A pervy little montage to go along with the jam “Sister” from the debut 7″ by THE SWEETS.
The last of the 7″s can be purchased directly from the band here.
There were two girls.
The first one, Ophelie, was engaged.
The second one, Mary, was married.
Both of them had a terrible destiny.
That’s what we tell in our two songs “Ophelie” and “Judgment Day”.
Blanche as a Name are Sébastien and Bénédicte.
The writer is Bénédicte.
The composer is Sébastien.
After spending most of 2013 releasing free digital EPs and various cassettes, North Carolina’s THE SWEETS have returned with 4 newly recorded favorites from their fast-growing catalog to press on this 45rpm 7″ single out on Bleeding Gold 24 March 2014. This edition of 250 copies features Glow-Blue-In-The-Dark vinyl with awesomely-pervy artwork by Rafal Karcz.
Here is an exclusive preview of the first track “Coffee In The Morning”:
Moses Gold is the creative vision of Manchester’s Phill Young. Formed in 2013 after the dissolution of his previous project, the critically acclaimed Christian AIDS/Stay+, Young re-emerged with some of the most extraordinarily heart-rending and beautiful music that the city has ever heard. Working with producer Ben Pearson (Espher) the wounded baritone of Young’s voice glows against a sparkling electronic backdrop. Vivid and visceral, Young’s expression of loneliness and regret is littered with melancholy and tiny glimpses of hope. Confrontational, but more emotionally than physically, he’s been described as “Ian Curtis trapped in a 21st century nightmare.”
Debut single ‘Paradise Lost’ features a collaboration with former bandmate and friend London based producer Stay Positive (Black Butter, RAMP, OWSLA) Young who has previously spoken with unerring honesty about his long-term battle with depression, wants to create music people“can relate to and respond to. Not enough singers do that.” After leaving his previous band it was vital for Young to continue to make music to challenge himself and his audience. Enter Moses Gold, meaning “Prophet of Greed” whose début single ‘Paradise Lost’ is a huge statement of intent and the first step in achieving the ambitious goal Young has set himself “to write an album as beautiful as ‘Kid A’ or as honest as ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’. ‘Paradise Lost’ is released March 10th on limited edition 12″ vinyl.
BG071 // 10 Feb 2014
Songs For Walter aka Laurie Hulme is back with another slice of folk pop, this time armed with a banjo and a story about his Grandfathers philosophy, communism and constitutional stance about Laurie changing his university course to politics.
The title is from the philosopher: Thomas Hobbe’s ‘Leviathan’ of which Laurie studied during his time at university. Hobbes says that ungoverned man would be constantly at war because of Competition, Diffidence and Glory. This is a comprehensible story about family life and how it can affect your studies, read into it as much as like.
Free download here.
BG072 // 10 Feb 2014
North Carolina’s The Sweets and PETEY return to Bleeding Gold for another split cassette release, this time featuring 2 new EPs – 9 tracks of slacker lo-fi goodness. Cassette comes in white with purple ink or translucent purple with white ink, double-sided full color jcards and digital download cards. Order here. Stream here.
BG066 | Special Guests “War” || Manchester’s SPECIAL GUESTS join the Bleeding Gold family for the New Year! This 3-track EP was recorded last summer and has been in my playlists ever since. My fave jam – #2 “True” – features guitar and vocals from Ben of former Bleeding Gold band S’s. Download the EP for $2 here.
BG067 | Just Handshakes “Kiwi” b/w “Sink In” || Just Handshakes start off 2014 with a new 7″ single featuring a newly-recorded B-side. The single comes on Limited Edition “Kiwi”-colored vinyl. Order from the US here and the UK here. (Japan and Taiwan, too!) Watch the new video by Cherry Kino for “Kiwi” above.
I first met Pierre (Golden Glow), and then later that night Laurie, on a trip to the UK in 2011 when the band THE NOTES had toured a bit in France and I played tour-dad. Before the guys headed back to Uni in Southampton and I returned home to the US, we traveled up to Manchester to meet up with Pierre. He and I had already begun planning the release of his debut album and this was a good time to meet face to face. We met for a pint, went to Piccadilly Records, had some more drinks, met up with Pierre’s friends that would eventually make up the live band for Golden Glow, and continued the party until there were no other places open in the city. Legendary night!
BleedingGold: How did you get involved with the recording of the EP?
LaurieHulme: Obviously I really enjoyed playing in GG. Pierre writes great tunes and he allowed us all a certain amount of freedom to develop parts or play things subtly differently when we played live. Pierre records most of his stuff on his 4 track but he talked about wanting more control over the mix and with us practically living next door to each other it made sense to mix in my (very humble) home studio.
BG: What is your favorite track and why?
LH: Probably ‘The Scene.’ When we first played it live it was a lot faster. The version on here is so much dreamier, it has a kind of effortlessness to it and the Anna Karina vocal sample fits so well.
BG: Knowing Pierre the little bit that i do, i’m assuming there were some crazy nights involved – care to share any stories of over-drinking, etc possibly related to the recording?
LH: We probably spent ten times the amount of time talking about the fact we were gonna do this EP than it took to actually sit down and do it. We’d often mix for a bit and then head out into town. We had a practise room right in the middle of town which we’d often visit in the small hours after the bars had closed and play music at ridiculous volumes through the PA into the morning. I recall one morning when Pierre was so hungover he went to work wearing his slippers!
BG: Your thoughts on Pierre’s move to London?
LH: I think Pierre is really suited to London. I know he’s loving being in the thick of it already. He knew pretty much everyone in Manchester so I guess it’s very different for him being more anonymous down there, perhaps a lot more refreshing.
Golden Glow, the solo project of singer-songwriter Pierre Hall, is set to release a new 6-track EP, ‘Beauty / Duty’ on 27th January via Bleeding Gold Records, with a sound that echoes the laid-back, idyllic melodies of Real Estate and Wild Nothing. After some full band recording sessions with an outside producer, Pierre decided the sound was becoming almost too clinical and lost some of the magic that comes with the limitations of using more basic equipment. Pierre decided to abort the sessions and go back to the four-track, the result being the new 6-track EP, ‘Beauty / Duty’, influenced by Felt, New Order, Arthur Russell, Velvet Underground, The Cure, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
10 Bleeding Gold cover songs by other Bleeding Gold artists!!
Bleeding Gold will be slowing down for the remainder of the year. We are taking a break to reassess the current musical landscape, pay off some serious business debt and return to the fold at a later date with a new business plan that will be better for the artists, the label, and most importantly, the fans.
The download is FREE – but if there is anything you can give, know that the money will go into helping Bleeding Gold return like a phoenix!
Dark sounds and deep vocals.
Transient Scenes is So Sexual‘s debut vinyl release featuring 4 brand new tracks of dark, gothwave recorded by Andy Fernihough at Crash Studios in Liverpool, UK. Pressed on double seven inch gatefold on clear vinyl – disc one has black and silver splatter, disc two has black and gold splatter. Order here (USA) or here (UK/EU.) Officially out on Sept 30th, but shipping begins this week!
Today marks the release of More Songs About Animals and TV, the new EP from Asheville duo, Alligator Indian on San Diego-based label, Bleeding Gold Records. More Songs is a continuation in Christian Church and Spooky Bubble’s journey from blissed out noise to a ritualistic form of modern trance since relocating from Orlando. Their sound sits comfortably between the visceral pulse of dance and the cerebral headspace of the avant-garde. The four track EP is a weird ride that you’ll wait in line for again and again.
Allligator Indian recorded their EP at The Reptile Reservation in Asheville, NC. It was mastered by Warren Hildebrand (Foxes In Fiction) and all artwork was created by Zach Smith (Difference Clouds).
After playing playing shows at Total Bummer and Hopscotch Fest, the duo will be hitting the road again at the end of September with Molly Nilsson. The dates will include stops in Atlanta and their hometown of Asheville. Check out all of the tour dates below.
9/24 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Molly Nilsson
9/25 – Athens, GA @ Go Bar w/ Molly Nilsson
9/26 – Asheville, NC @ Apothecary w/ Molly Nilsson, Shenzhen
9/27 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Krankie’s w/ Molly Nilsson
Also available at these stores:
All Access | France
La Fabrique Balades Sonores | France
Ground Zero | France
L’international | France
Le Silence de la Rue | France
Le Rideau de Fer | France
Nationale 7 | France
Plus de Bruit | France
Souffle Continu | France
The official cassette release from FURROW now available in small runs of various colors: Solid Red, Transparent Blue, Yellow/Green and White all with GOLD ink imprinting. Features full-color, double-sided jcards. Order here. Grab it on iTunes here.