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Mother Room's Scorched LP Now Available For Pre-Order; The Bay Bridged Premiere New Song "Debt Collector"

Last week we introduced you to James Meuleners's Mother Room, and a song that's been floating around the web for a while, "Whole" – this week we have some more details:

Firstly, we're excited to officially announce Mother Room's debut album, Scorched. The record will available worldwide on June 3rd on a limited edition cassette tape, and your choice of digital download formats. Cassette editions will be pressed on red shells, and come packaged in a Five-Panel J Card, and black case. 

In the vein of Dirty Beaches and Forest Swords, Scorched finds Meuleners fusing elements of drone and noise with gothic, and at times even pop intonations into swelling suites of disorienting distortion. Scorched was recorded almost entirely by Meuleners, and will serve as his debut release as Mother Room. Scorched is currently available for pre-order on cassette tapedigital download, and a cassette tape/ zine bundle which includes a a 10 page zine of gorgeous photographs taken by James.

In addition, our friends at The Bay Bridged premiered a new track off the upcoming Scorched LP, "Debt Collector". Not only is it one of the most song based tracks on the record, but The Bay Bridged calls it, "a dark and enthralling song that will leave you aching for just a bit more," and of the upcoming LP "a refreshing and absolutely captivating piece of music."

Click here to pre-order Scorched on cassette tape, and your choice of digital download formats. Click here to listen to "Debt Collector".


UPDATE: You can now stream "Debt Collector" below:


Posted on April 23rd, 2014
Koji Announces South Africa Tour

This summer Koji will be traveling to South Africa for his first ever tour in the region! Dates, and a few thoughts from Koji below:
 
"This year has been tremendous so far. My return to doing solo shows here in the United States and my upcoming trip to the United Kingdom this month have me feeling grounded and inspired. Today, I am happy to announce that I will be traveling to South Africa in June to play some shows. This is my first time performing in South Africa and I will be joined by Lacey May from Johannesburg. The tour dates are listed below."

4th June – Arcade Empire, Pretoria

5th June – Wolves, Johannesburg
6th June – Rumours Lounge, Johannesburg
7th June – VENUE TBC, Durban

10th June – Champs, Grahamstown

11th June – Pool City, Port Elizabeth
12th June – Zanzibar, Knysna
13th June – Ragazzi Live Bar, Cape Town
14th June – Aandklas, Stellenbosch

Koji is currently on tour in the UK with Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement tour, joined by Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Rob Lynch, and Brian Marquis.

Posted on April 21st, 2014
Welcome Mother Room, and Vow to The Native Sound

Today, I could not be more proud to introduce you to the newest members of The Native Sound family, Mother Room, and Vow.

Hailing from Oakland, California, Mother Room is the brainchild of James Meuleners. Formed as a lo-fi bedroom project last October, Mother Room has since morphed into monster of a solo project whose debut LP – out this Spring, details TBA – is a challenging set of experimental drone movements teeming with atmospheric and nomadic undercurrents.

The upcoming LP was recorded almost entirely by Meuleners, and will serve as his debut release as Mother Room. Look out for more details, pre-orders, and tour dates in the coming weeks.

For now, listen to “Whole” off the forthcoming LP:



Also from California – this time, Los Angeles – is Vow. Consisting of vocalist Julia Blake, and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas, Vow have been known to dance along the genre lines of synth-pop, dream-pop, dark wave and post punk. Driven by drum machines and rich bass lines, Julia's soulful, and melodic alto vocals ooze on top of the analog pulsing synths and dreamy pads.

Vow will follow their outstanding self-released Make Me Young 7"EP with a second EP this summer via The Native Sound. The upcoming release will find the band transition from the darker textures of their debut, to more Cocteau Twins-inspired dynamics, implementing chorus-drenched guitars/bass, and palpable pop-informed vocal melodies. As with their debut, the EP will again feature Touché Amoré guitarist, and one-half of Andrew's ambient guitar duo, Wife, Nick Steinhardt on guitar. Steinhardt, who interestingly enough introduced Andrew and Julia to each other, will also take charge of all visual aspects relating to the band's upcoming EP.

More details will be available in the coming months, but for now, you can purchase/ stream their Make Me Young 7"EP here, listen to Julia sing on Touché Amoré’s “Blue Angels” here, and check out Andrew’s other project Wife here.

Here’s a sample of what to expect with “Palm” off the upcoming EP:

Posted on April 16th, 2014
Divino Niño's Pool Jealousy Out Now

Divino Niño's incredible Pool Jealousy LP is officially out today! Vinyl is in, and began shipping yesterday morning, and looks incredible. We could not be happier with how the physical records and packaging turned out. 

Pool Jealousy is available for download at the following outlets:

iTunes 
Amazon 
Bandcamp 
Google Play 
eMusic 

Vinyl details:

– Translucent Teal/ Black vinyl
– Uncoated, reverse board jacket
– 11"X11" printed insert
– 3MIL poly-bag

Chick here to purchase the vinyl, and receive an instant download of the album

Posted on April 8th, 2014
Tiny Mixtapes Premiere "Initials LV"; Bandcamp Pre-orders Live

Just two and a half weeks away from the release of Divino Niño's Pool Jealousy LP, Tiny Mixtapes has premiered "Initials LV". 

In conjunction with this, Bandcamp pre-orders are now live at a discounted price, and include immediate downloads of the songs "Pink Diamond", "It's Been Like It Never Used To Be", and "Initials LV".

Vinyl pre-orders, limited to just 300 copies (100 on Translucent Teal, and 200 on Black) are still available and also include your choice of digital download formats. 

Click here to stream "Initials LV" at Tiny Mixtapes, and here to pre-order Pool Jealousy at Bandcamp

Posted on March 21st, 2014