Shortly after Surfer Blood announced their third record, 2015’s 1000 Palms, guitarist Thomas Fekete left the band in the wake of a devastating cancer diagnosis. Over the next year, friends and family launched various fundraising campaigns to help pay for his treatment, but he unfortunately succumbed to the aggressive form of sarcoma in May of 2016. As he sought experimental and alternative treatments for the rare disease, however, he never once stopped creating music. He released a solo cassette called Burner in the summer of 2015, and spent the rest of his life working on its follow-up. While he never managed to complete the effort before his passing, his widow, Jessica Fekete and Burner masterer Daniel Good dug through his computer to bring together the last work of his life as his posthumous sophomore album, Grow.
Produced by Yoni Wolf (WHY?), the new album Almost glides between palatial assuredness and pallid introspection, looking back on youthful yearning—the uncertainties, the traumas, the anxieties—without discounting its soft beauty. The Ophelias steer Almost through the lineage of coming-of-age confessionals, and affectionately document their growth into a warm, fractured adulthood.
Stereogum premiered official Lyric Video for first single ”Fog”. “Just under two minutes, it’s jumpy, sweeping, and polished. It feels alive and warm, as if covered in a sheet of honey.”
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When it dropped in 2008, Alopecia not only marked WHY?'s evolution from a sonically collaged mostly solo project to a live-recorded powerhouse band of badass multi-instrumentalists, it also minted a genre of one: wryly written, poignantly posed, simultaneously swaggering and heart-rending song-rap that jangles like folk, bursts like psych-rock, and sways like chamber pop. To this day, there is no other group that sounds or feels like WHY? does on Alopecia.The limited edition vinyl is pressed on cloud color vinyl; 'bonus 7" on red vinyl, featuring remixes by Boards of Canada and Dntel
After three years of work, Yonatan Gat has finally completed his ambitious and expansive new album: Universalists.
The sources of inspiration on Universalists are vast. This album is a conceptual and crafted snapshot of an artist evolving and experimenting, fusing the physical garage punk and freewheeling improvisational sounds with elements of avant-garde composition, electronic production and the signature sound of his inimitable guitar.
We are purveyors of interesting media for a variety of artistically-honest, exploratory & often haphazard musicians. We're not your standard noise or experimental label; nor are we interested in typical indie rock or pop. We do however love when these two sides of the spectrum intersect in interesting ways. And we gravitate towards artists who, in one way or another, bridge this gap between pop and noise.
Since our first release in 2003 the label has grown a diverse roster of bands including: Kishi Bashi, WHY?, Sebadoh, Son Lux, Big Business, Joan Of Arc, Half Japanese, Surfer Blood, David Yow, and many others. We have also released a slew of limited specialty releases from bands like Melvins, Dinosaur Jr., of Montreal, Daniel Johnston, Deerhoof, etc.
We are based in the great city of Indianapolis, Indiana.