No demos, please.
This month I’ll be working on a limited release of home-dubbed tapes and hand made CDs for Lafayette, LA locals Neat!
This release is a little different from the stuff I normally put out, but is a style that I do very much enjoy so you can expect to see these guys again on Ritual in the future.
Here’s a track from the upcoming EP called I Want To Be An Ice Gator.
For those who don’t/won’t get the “Ice Gators” reference, they’re Lafayette’s semi-pro hockey team!!! :)~~~
Listen to the whole EP at http://thatsneat.bandcamp.com
FFO: Pavement, Sebadoh, other 90s lo-fi, fun rock jams
It’s been far too long since this section has gotten any love but with so many cassette labels poised to grab attention from those diehard vinyl connoisseurs, now is a better time than any to get things going again.
Graveyard Orbit is an Austin based label run by Randall Taylor that’s had me hooked ever since their Cassette Store Day compilation last year and from then on, things haven’t stopped moving. With a unique aesthetic, eclectic selection of releases, and a heap of charm, Graveyard Orbit is definitely a label that you need to know and once you’re acquainted, your ears (along with your tape player) will be sure to thank you for it.
My bud Randall at Graveyard Orbit did an interview with Cassette Rewind and gave me some shout outs :* Label luv!
Go check out his stuff if you haven’t already!
Limited to 100 copies & never to be “pressed” again, Ritual Tapes is proud and very excited to announce the release of “Sad” on cassette!
Warmline(Nic Hamersly) and I have been kicking the idea around since the new year and we finally sat down and worked out a solid track list for the tape. Side A holds all 5 songs from the original release, and side B presents 5 more tracks picked from singles and compilation submissions from 2011 leading up to his posthumous submission to the Black Earth compilation. This tape offers 42 minutes of downright dismal pop music of the coldwave persuasion. If you haven’t, I HIGHLY recommend you listen to it now so you don’t miss out on this release.
Check out Nic’s new project here:
Each track has a link to the artist’s bandcamp or soundcloud page for further listening. Thanks so much every who participated! There will still be some time before the tapes are done, but as soon as I finish them I’ll mail out the complementary copies and put the rest up for sale in the store.
Packaging announcements to follow.
Just got in a few copies of these 2 releases from Grimoire Cassette Cvlture:
HOPE DRONE - HOPE DRONE
"Brilliant post-black metal from Brisbane, Australia. Chrome-plus high-bias cassette tape with 4-panel J-card. Black cassette tape w/ silver imprinting. Only 100 copies available." (I have the only copies left in the United States)
ETHEREAL SHROUD - ABSOLUTION|EMPTINESS
"Depressive black metal/funeral doom for the morose and abandoned. 5 tracks of uncompromising, oppressive music. Chrome-plus high-bias cassette tape with 4-panel J-card. Black cassette tape w/ black imprinting. Only 100 copies available."
Check them out here if you’re into it!
(scroll down to the “Distro” section)
With so many Tape labels sprouting up in towns, cities and countries all over the globe, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out as an imitable label, but more importantly, as an overall brand.
Talented musicians, quality sound, and eye catching graphic art are all standard when…
My good friend Randall over at Graveyard Orbit got a BEAUTIFUL write up acknowledging the amount of time and effort he puts into packing items for his customers. He’s doing a lot of seriously awesome stuff this year and if you don’t keep up with him then you’re missing out!