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Space Project

It’s almost time, friends. Record Store Day is TOMORROW, April 19th, and that means you can finally get your hands on our Space Project! A limited number of 7″ box sets (pictured above) will be available at stores throughout the world, but you can also pick up it up on 12″ vinyl, CD, or digitally. Check in with your local record stores to make sure they ordered copies!

Also, major thanks to Pitchfork for including Space Project in their Top 25 Releases of Record Store Day 2014!

Full tracklist below:

Jupiter:
A: Porcelain Raft, “Giove”
B: The Antlers, “Jupiter”

Miranda:
A: Mutual Benefit, “Terraform”
B: Anna Meredith, “Miranda”

Neptune:
A: Spiritualized “Mississippi Space Program,” “Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)”
B. The Holydrug Couple, “Amphitrites Lost”

Uranus:
A: Youth Lagoon, “Worms”
B:  Blues Control, “Blues Danube”

Saturn:
A: Beach House, “Saturn Song”
B: Zomes, “Moonlet”

Earth:
A: Absolutely Free, “EARTH I”
B: Jesu, “Song of Earth”

Io:
A: Benoit & Sergio, “Long Neglected Words”
B: Larry Gus, “Sphere of Io (For Georg Cantor)”

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A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Crushin'

A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s brilliant new record Sea When Absent drops on June 24, and now you can hear the second single “Crushin’” over at Pitchfork!

“Crushin’” is the emotional baseline in the vast majority of A Sunny Day in Glasgow songs—in lieu of decipherable lyrics, the Philadelphia band’s woozy daydreams present love as more of a playful, conceptual thing, a daydream or some other kind of passing fancy that lets you know why there’s an slangy apostrophe rather than a proper gerund…just crushin’, no big deal, y’know? -Ian Cohen

Pre-order Sea When Absent and get ready for this thing to give you the best head massage.

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Space Project

The wait is finally over… you can hear all 14 tracks from the Space Project right now on NPR!

Space Project is due April 19th for Record Store Day on CD, LP, and limited 7″ box set. Visit your local record store to pick up a copy next Saturday!

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Jesse Ruins - Fractured Holy Symmetry

We’re extremely excited to announce a Lefse digital release of Jesse Ruins’ gorgeous remix album Fractured Holy Symmetry! The record is chock full of re-worked tracks from A Filmincluding remixes from Soft Metals, Diane Halls, and more. Pick it up now via iTunes and peep the entire tracklist below as well as some alternate cover art.

1. I
2. Lana (Diane Halls Remix)
3. II
4. Talk to Alicia (WMX Bestial Mouths Remix)
5. III
6. Laura Is Fading (Naliza Moo Remix)
7. IV
8. Fausta (Soft Metals Remix)
9. V
10. Sleepless In Tokyo (Radio Friends Remix)
11. VI

Jesse Ruins - Fractured Holy Symmetry

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Space Project - super/collider

Next Tuesday, April 15th, super/collider is presenting an exclusive listening party of the Space Project at London’s Ace Hotel before the whole thing drops on April 19th for Record Store Day. The event will begin with a roundtable discussion on cosmic sounds that will include The Quietus editor Luke Turner, space scientist Andrew Coates of University College London, astronomer Radmila Topolovic of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and astrostatistician Daniel Mortlock of Imperial College London. After the discussion, all 14 tracks from the Space Project will be heard in their entirety, alongside the original sounds of earth from the Golden Records. More details on the event can be found here.

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Absolutely Free

Absolutely Free

Absolutely Free stopped by their local Jewish Community Centre in Toronto to perform a very special set in honor of the “On the Beach” release. Chart Attack caught the band sporting rare aquatic apparel while playing a beautiful version of the b-side “Clothed Woman, Sitting.” Watch the session right here. Copies of the “On the Beach” 12″ are still available so grab one now.

New tour dates announced:

04/19 – Toronto @ 3030
04/25 – Ypsilanti @ Woodruff’s w/ Child Bite
04/26 – Sarnia @ Empty Fest w/Teenanger
05/15 – Toronto @ Revue Cinema
05/28 – Hull @ Le Temporaire w/ Fet.Nat
05/29 – Montreal @ Turbo Haus w/ Fet.Nat, Organ Mood
05/30 – Toronto @ Mercer Union w/ Swiss Dice, Weaves
05/31 – London, ON @ The Grickle Grass Festival
06/07 – Notre Dames des Monts @ West Side Festival
06/08 – Paris @ Villette Sonique Parc de la Villette

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We are pleased to announce that A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s upcoming album, Sea When Absent, is due out June 24th via Lefse Records. The first single, “In Love With Useless”, which was released earlier this year received Pitchfork’s “Best New Track” distinction, is available for those who may have missed it here.
Get the full scoop on the announcement over at Pitchfork.

 

 

Pre-order Sea When Absent.

1. Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End)
2. In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)
3. Crushin’
4. MTLOV (Minor Keys)
5. The Things They Do to Me
6. Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites)
7. Never Nothing (It’s Alright [It's Ok])
8. Double Dutch
9. The Body, It Bends (ペルセポネが帰ってきた!)
10. Oh, I’m a Wrecker (What to Say to Crazy People)
11. Golden Waves

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Space Project

We’ve already shared the contributions from Youth Lagoon and Spiritualized, now the latest Space Project track was unveiled this morning on All Songs Considered: “Saturn Song” by Beach House! Listen to the entire discussion here, which features the song at the 26 minute mark.

Space Project drops April 19 for Record Store Day. More info and full tracklist below:

Last Thanksgiving, Matt Halverson, who runs the Portland-based label Lefse Records, was talking with his brother in law, Exogenesis President and Chief Scientist Sean Anklam, who described a trove of recordings the NASA-launched Voyager space probes had made in the outer solar system. Halverson, the Walter White to Anklam’s Hank Schrader, was overtaken by an idea: to commission imaginative artists to create songs and soundscapes out of the Voyager recordings. The interest among musicians—including , Spiritualized, Beach House, The Antlers, Mutual Benefit, Blues Control and others—was overwhelming. Lefse will release the resulting album, entitled Space Project, on April 19, Record Store Day. It will be available on vinyl, CD, and as a 7” box set.

The audio tracks that form the raw material for Space Project were recorded by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes that NASA launched in 1977 and still uses to study the outer solar system. The satellites carry numerous instruments fine-tuned to record in different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The “sounds” recorded by the Voyager probes aren’t sounds in the conventional sense; rather, they are electromagnetic radiation fluctuations in the magnetosphere of the planets, moons and large asteroids the Voyager probes traveled near. Each celestial body is composed of different elements, has its own size and mass, and therefore sounds unique.

Jupiter:
A Porcelain Raft: “Giove”
B The Antlers: “Jupiter”

Miranda:
A Mutual Benefit: “Terraform”
B Anna Meredith: “Miranda”

Neptune:  
A The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program: “Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)”
B The Holydrug Couple: “Amphitrites Lost”

Uranus:
A Youth Lagoon: “Worms”
B Blues Control: “Blues Danube”

Saturn:
A Beach House: “Saturn Song”
B Zomes: “Moonlet”

Earth:
A Absolutely Free: “EARTH I”
B Jesu: “Song of Earth”

Io:
A Benoit & Sergio: “Long Neglected Words”
B Larry Gus: “Sphere of Io (For Georg Cantor)”

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Each Other

It’s here! Each Other’s masterful, bright new record Being Elastic is out now! We are so very excited for you to hold this special record in your hands. You can purchase a CD, LP, or both (if you love them as much as we do) over at our store or pick it up digitally on iTunes.

The band is currently on tour and stopping by Atlanta tonight, do not miss them!

03/03 Atlanta, GA – 529
03/04 St. Petersburg, FL – The Fuzz Factory
03/05 Sarasota, FL – New College Bike Shop
03/06 Orlando, FL – Peacock Room
03/07 Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Fest
03/08 Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Fest
03/09 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
03/10 New Orleans, LA – The Mushroom
03/12 Beaumont, TX – The Pub
03/14 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/15 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/17 Denton, TX – Whitehouse
03/18 Memphis, TN – Court House Co-op
03/19 Nashville, TN – Springwater
03/20 St. Louis, MS – The Heavy Anchor
03/21 Chicago, IL – Cole’s Bar
03/22 Ann Arbor, MI – Space 2435
03/23 London, ON – Hideaway Records and Bar
03/24 Waterloo, ON – Princess Cafe
03/25 Guelph, ON – Van Gogh’s Ear
03/26 Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood
03/27 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha
03/28 Kingston, ON – The Artel
03/29 Montreal, QC – Drones
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Each Other

You can now hear Each Other’s new record in full over at Noisey! The band also shared some insight into love (or lack thereof), their stomachs, and why aisle seats on airplanes rule. Being Elastic is out in just a few days so make sure to snag a copy here. They are currently on a US tour, full dates below.

02/26 Winston-Salem, NC – Krankies
02/27 Boone, NC – Boone Saloon
02/28 Asheville, NC – Toy Boat
03/01 Athens, GA – Go Bar
03/02 Athens, GA – The Fortress
03/03 Atlanta, GA – 529
03/04 St. Petersburg, FL – The Fuzz Factory
03/05 Sarasota, FL – New College Bike Shop
03/06 Orlando, FL – Peacock Room
03/07 Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Fest
03/08 Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Fest
03/09 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
03/10 New Orleans, LA – The Mushroom
03/12 Beaumont, TX – The Pub
03/14 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/15 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/17 Denton, TX – Whitehouse
03/18 Memphis, TN – Court House Co-op
03/19 Nashville, TN – Springwater
03/20 St. Louis, MS – The Heavy Anchor
03/21 Chicago, IL – Cole’s Bar
03/22 Ann Arbor, MI – Space 2435
03/23 London, ON – Hideaway Records and Bar
03/24 Waterloo, ON – Princess Cafe
03/25 Guelph, ON – Van Gogh’s Ear
03/26 Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood
03/27 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha
03/28 Kingston, ON – The Artel
03/29 Montreal, QC – Drones
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