Just posted clips and a free download of "Weeds," the opening track from our third release: Small Sur's Bare Black EP. The song is a complete reworking of a track recorded for the 2008 Friends and Friends of Friends Compilation on their former label Tender Loving Empire.Check the album page for much more (artwork coming very soon). The album goes on sale in CD-R (limited-run, 200 ct.) and digital formats starting July 12th. Baltimore locals can snag it a few days early at the EP release party on July 9th at the Windup Space. Helping to celebrate are Moss of Aura (J. Gerrit Welmers of Future Islands), Ghost Life and Lo Moda.
More exciting label news: our fourth release will be coming from one of the night's celebrants (and one of Baltimore's most unique musical mélanges): Lo Moda. Look for that sometime this fall/winter.
Catch them on tour with Pontiak. They hit Baltimore's Floristree this Thursday, May 13 along with Jason Urick and Human Host.
Baltimore giants Arbouretum will be releasing a digital album with us in the next few weeks. Mastering is almost done. It is all one big instrumental track. Stay Tuned
In other news, Small Sur's Bare Black EP will feature 3 new songs and will hopefully be mastered in the next two weeks. It drops July 9th.
Small Sur is going into the studio all weekend to record what will be our sophomore release. Stay tuned for more details!
Caverns' EP We Lied is now for sale on Bandcamp. The next chance for you to grab one of the limited run CDRs is either March 6th @ Cafe 611 in Frederick, or you know, when the boys go on a North American tour with the mighty Marylanders in Clutch at the end of March/most of April! Peep the dates here and come out and support your openers!
In other Aural Slate related news, our second EP will be released sometime this late Spring/early Summer. It will be a glorious cut from Baltimore's own Small Sur. Stay tuned for more details.
Come grab one of the 200 limited-run CDRs at the DC release show on February 19th @ Comet Ping Pong or the Frederick release show on March 6th @ Cafe 611. You can also snag it digitally on Bandcamp starting Feb 19th!
Baltimore label debut party coming this Spring, along with more exciting announcements!