It only took us, oh, nine years and forty records, but Hometapes has finally released a tape.
NOW AVAILABLE FROM OUR STORE:
All Tiny Creatures “An Iris Mixtape” cassette tape.
Made for All Tiny Creatures’ September tour, An Iris Mixtape is limited to 250 copies, most of which have found homes. But — we’ve got a good stack left, and we’d love for you to have this souvenir of Hometapes 2010. The music, the packaging (Stumptown Printers Brad Pak), and the process by which it was created (made, start to finish, in a short three weeks) really capture, to put it simply, the vibe we’ve got going around here.
Built around two songs from All Tiny Creatures’ upcoming full-length Harbors (supplemented by mind-bogglingly terrific cassette-exclusive compositions, totaling almost 30 minutes of music), the tape features the single “An Iris” — complete with guest vocals from ATC leader Thomas Wincek’s Volcano Choir bandmate and Bon Iver frontman, Justin Vernon, as well as The Caribbean’s Matt Byars. Side B was constructed around the track “Cargo Maps” and includes vocals from Roberto Lange, a.k.a. Helado Negro.
There’s much more to come from All Tiny Creatures in the coming months, and this little release definitely sets the tone (and the music sounds really, really good on tape). And do not fear: the cassette includes a link to download sides A and B for digital listening (and a little snooping will lead you to those now).
Full disclosure: we listen to this release every day.
BUY: All Tiny Creatures “An Iris Mixtape”
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LISTEN: “An Iris” by All Tiny Creatures