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OUR 2017 RELEASES
The latest solo album from Turnip King guitar & flute guru Cal Fish. A brisk 13 tracks of melty warped pop music. Like taking a dip in a freezing cold pond weaving chaos with comfort, the album rolls from one slippery crevice to the next. "Is it Good? If it Feels Good?"
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"INTRICATE, WOOZY SONIC LAYERING." - AD HOC
“They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought,” Dr. Hawking said in his famous robot voice, now processed through a synthesizer. “If you feel you are trapped in a black hole, don’t give up. There is a way out.”
"Black Hole" is the debut studio album from The Spookfish. Dan Goldberg began performing as The Spookfish in 2007. Over the next several years Dan trekked around the globe living, recording and writing songs in far off places like Busan, South Korea, China, Berlin Germany, Russia and Portland Oregon. The project was an attempt to document dreams, subconscious melodies, and moments of strong intuition through sound as a personal journal. Upon arriving back in NYC in 2013 Dan began hosting shows in the Hudson Valley of New York State that involve a group of people hiking a mountain together and stopping at different landmarks (the peak, streams, the ruins of an old estate, etc...) to watch musicians perform. He has led 30 of these hikes between then and now eventually catching the eye of The New York Times which brought on a series of unfortunate turns, but that's another story. In January of 2017 Fire Talk re-issued a vast collection of material from Dan's journeys while embarking on a new endeavor. The Spookfish's debut studio album entitled "Black Hole" out April 21st on Fire Talk. Think John Fahey meets Black Moth Super Rainbow meets The Microphones.
300 Midnight Purple Vinyl
200 Black Vinyl
"Goldberg treats music as both personal and shared experience, something capable of connecting us with the natural world.." - HYPE MACHINE
"His guitar playing superimposed the scruffiness of the city onto the plaintive calm of our bucolic surroundings." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
Gold Dime is the vision of Andrya Am bro. Am bro is best known as one half of the noise rock duo Talk Normal, who released two critically acclaimed albums, Sugarland and Sunshine, and shared the stage with the likes of Sonic Youth, Wire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Zola Jesus. The dissolution of Talk Normal marked a shift in Ambro's writing process. Going forward as Gold Dime, her compositions now veer towards an exploratory sound that is distinctly her own. Her drumming is rhythmically-centered, a reflection of driving West African beats crossed with a blunt industrial throbbing, which serve to both underscore and retreat from Classically-influenced orchestrations. Bass lines dance. Guitar riffs in rare tunings purposefully stray from typical rock n' roll conventions. Their urgent squalls gracefully enter and exit, allowing for a permeable tension throughout each of these tracks. Ambro's lead vocals are forceful but can seamlessly alter to a deadpan counterweight-- a prominent feature to Gold Dime's cover of the British spoken-word artist Anne Clark's "All We Have To Be Thankful For." And for all of the Gold Dime's musical density and elaborate noise, the magic that ensues when Ambro's thunderous vocal style is often foiled by Adam Markiewicz's (The Dreebs, PC Worship) falsetto voice is palpable. Her lyrics are frequently confrontational ("Quota," "4 Hours"). But they also speak to the challenges of maintaining our most sacred relationships (as in the case of "Easy"), as well as confronting the struggles to continue creating when forces seem against us ("Rock," "Shut Up").
300 White Vinyl
"Grooving rhythms with disjointed, often noisy guitars that draws the listener into a universe of its own." - SHE SHREDS
"Like the exiting of the tide only to return with a tsunami." - IMPOSE
"It’s a complex and innovative record, rooted in an elegance and reassurance that makes for a euphoric listening experience." - IMPOSE
Weeping Icon is an experimental noise punk band based in Brooklyn, NY. All four members are long-time vets to the DIY Brooklyn music scene (former & current bands ADVAETA, Lutkie, Mantismass, Warcries, Water Temples), and they are breaking new ground with their explosive take on the traditional rock configuration. Their live show is immense and energetic; their addictive combination of searing riffs & rhythms, fearless vocals and thrillingly unexpected sounds - delivered through heaps of hair and controlled feedback - is expertly crafted into an enveloping landscape that doesn’t let up from start to finish. Their anticipated debut EP “Eyeball Under” will be joint released July 14th, 2017 on Kanine Records and Fire Talk Records.
300 Black Vinyl
"exhilarating" - STEREOGUM
"like an open wound, raw and rough and sticky. " - NYLON MAGAZINE
"stoned, stoic, and wholly unsubtle" - INDY WEEK
"thoughtful, internal, mood heavy music " - POST TRASH
Nassau is the collaborative recording project from Brooklyn-based songwriters Justin Wilcox and Jeffrey Silverstein. Both seeking new creative outlets following respective projects in Baltimore and Chattanooga, the duo formed in late 2015 out of a mutual respect for raw, honest music. Sitting on a handful of riffs and half-songs, material would soon actualize for Hoss (2016), their debut EP of tranquil ambient/folk for Fire Talk Records.
Heron, the group’s first proper LP, sees the duo hitting their stride. Recorded, mixed, and produced by Wilcox at his home studio in South Williamsburg, the album explores new territory both sonically and thematically. Taking a far more deliberate and careful approach to writing, the album centers on the concept of change and balance- the Heron often representing an ability to progress and evolve in folklore. A warm, full-bodied sound envelopes each track giving breathing room for interweaving guitar lines, meditative rhythms and Wilcox’s gentle vocal delivery. Relying only on guitars, drum machines, and synth, the duo capitalize on using ambient textures as a base layer for each of these 8 beautiful tracks.