A Short Walk To Pluto - Wild Giants - Desert Liminal - U.S. Girls x Glenn Gould
Love can mean taking a leap of faith without really knowing where you're going to land – exposing yourself to the uncertainties that lay outside your comfort zone.
Earth and Venus are two planets whose orbits result in a stunning flower pattern centred around the Sun. This is a dance that is so beautiful, but impossible without both moving parts.
Along the way, one may find Winter, used here to personify a beautiful and delicate being whose appeal is suppressed by their cold, unwelcoming touch.
One can only hope that they are not stifled by their Winter, and continue the search for their Venus.
==========================================================================Wild Giants - Why Aren’t We Freaking Out?
Rock band, Wild Giants, dropped their new single, “Why Aren’t We Freaking Out?” a thought-provoking anthem that makes listeners stop and think about the acknowledgment of aliens. With constantly changing news cycles, some major news events do not get the attention they may deserve. “Why Aren’t We Freaking Out?” brings attention to a topic that we may need to be freaking out about. The indie-rock single is now available to download and stream on digital music platforms worldwide.
With heavy guitars and strong vocals, “Why Aren’t We Freaking Out?” brings the listener on a musical journey that blends between science fiction and current news. Lead singer Austin Walashek took inspiration for this song from his own interest in sci-fi and conspiracy-related events. He calls this single his “best piece of work” so far. As the song transitions from a single guitar to a frenzy of instruments captivated by a controlled yet chaotic guitar solo, listeners get a taste of what the band was freaking out about in music form. “The day the Pentagon opened the lid on UFOs by publicly confirming their existence and alien origins, I assumed the world as we knew it would be changed forever,” says Walashek.
Wild Giants reminds us that it is okay to take some time to “freak out” about some things that deserve more headlines. The combination of Walashek on vocals and guitar, Lyman Lipke on bass, Todd Flaming on guitar, and Corey Batorski on drums, meshes perfectly. Their synchronicity allows listeners an experience to absorb the music itself along with the unique content in the lyrics as well. “The revelation was seemingly swept under the rug by the general public, but I couldn’t keep my mind off of it… I kept asking myself, ‘why aren’t we freaking out,’” he explained, “I channeled my inner Tom Delonge for this track in hopes of bringing the spotlight back on the subject.” Produced by Dan Parker, “Why Aren’t We Freaking Out?” is the third single off of the group's forthcoming EP, Hey There, Slow Down, Help Me.
==========================================================================Desert Liminal - Watercolor.
We are really excited to share the third single and video from the Chicago D.I.Y stalwarts Desert Liminal's upcoming LP Glass Fate out this fall. "Watercolor" opens the album and it was the first song to ever catch my ear.
It's a brooding and meditative composition led with a strong melodic lead with eliding keys. A song that's downcast with a sweet core. The subverted power-trio of Desert Liminal offer a simmering and soaring composition featuring Sarah Quillin's fluid vocals, Mallory Linehan's violin and Rob Logan's understated and deep percussion. It's a bold volley from a Chicago Indie Rock band that takes its cues from Tony Conrad and Haley Fohr. We hope you enjoy it.
A pretty unprecedented vinyl manufacturing disruption have caused us to switch up our release strategy a bit. We will be releasing a new single each month from 3 LP's out in November from Whited Sepulchre Records artists Zvrra, Desert Liminal and Allison Lorenzen.
==========================================================================U.S. Girls x Glenn Gould - Good Kinda High.
In 2020 Meg Remy's long-running project U.S. Girls released the album Heavy Light, the latest in a run of critically-beloved releases from the acclaimed artist, and with its line up of 20 plus session musicians, perhaps the most collaborative of Remy's career to date. Remy is returning with a truly unlikely collaboration, a track called "Good Kinda High" that is a collaboration with the Classical Music icon Glenn Gould (1932-1982).
The track arrives nearly forty years after the death of renowned pianist, and is being released as part of a project from producer Billy Wild called Uninvited Guests, in which he uses samples of Gould performances to build new works in collaboration with contemporary artists in a wide range of genres.
The project was initially incubated with Wild’s Division 88, a Toronto-based collective, who dug deep into the Gould catalog with the goal of retaining the musical integrity of the original recordings, while making new songs that could resonate in modern context. The pianist was himself shunned by the Classical community in his day for his views on the future role of technology in music, and Wild contends that the project is a fitting tribute to Gould's adventurous artistic spirit, and something Gould would have approved of.
"This started 7 years ago as a challenge on whether or not Glenn Gould could be made to sound current," says Wild. "The main thing I learned on Gould is that he truly belonged in this generation."