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ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF THE GARMENT DISTRICT: LUMINOUS TOXIN
OUT 06.20.15 VIA KENDRA STEINER EDITIONS
Order the CD and read more about the release here.

IF YOU TAKE YOUR MAGIC SLOW
THE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM [vinyl + digital]
BY THE GARMENT DISTRICT IS OUT ON JULY 15, 2014 ON NIGHT-PEOPLE RECORDS!

Read more about the album here.

Listen to a premiere of the album’s first track, Secondhand Sunburn, on AdHoc.

Purchase IF YOU TAKE YOUR MAGIC SLOW from Night-People Records.

Purchase IF YOU TAKE YOUR MAGIC SLOW from one of the following digital retailers:

EXCLUSIVE TRACK FEATURED ON ESOPUS 20: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Book + CD)

7″ OUT NOW ON LA STATION RADAR
The Garment District 45 features 3 tracks: a remix of Nature-Nurture by English musician/producer Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum & E.A.R.), as well as two brand new songs: Miraculous Metal and Vigor. My lovely cousin, Lucy Blehar of Pittsburgh/Chicago, provides the vocals on Nature-Nurture. Vigor is a sound collaboration with circuit bender Kevin C. Smith (The Artificial Sea), who is based in Oakland, California. Artwork for the album’s front and back covers and labels created by Seattle-based collage artist Jesse Treece.

The Garment District:
Nature-Nurture [Sonic Boom Remix] b/w Miraculous Metal/Vigor
7 INCH / 45 rpm
300 copies • 70 gsm
Available from La Station Radar
Order the 7″ here
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EXCLUSIVE TRACK FEATURED ON OPAL VOL. I & II (MOON GLYPH)
I am honored to have been invited to contribute an unreleased track (“When Raven Claws the Sky”) to the epic compilation released on October 30th by the Oakland, CA-based label, Moon Glyph.

 Comprised of 2 halves, 26 tracks & over 2 hours of music, “Opal Vol.I & II” spans the diverse psychedelic gamut that Moon Glyph has been fostering since inception. A free, digital compilation will 100% fresh, exclusive tunes for this collection.

Download Opal here.
Read more about Opal here and here.

OPAL VOL. I & II
MG52: Various Artists

Opal Vol.I
1. Tara King th – “Hidden Jack”
2. The New Lines – “The Fishtown Mathematician”
3. Velvet Davenport – “Dark”
4. Halasan Bazar – “Everybody Dies”
5. Dead Luke – “A Midnight Ride”
6. Brute Heart – “Sonambulist”
7. Samantha Glass – “Shifting Worlds”
8. The Garment District – “When Raven Claws the Sky”
9. Magic Castles – “Sky Sounds”
10. Clipd Beaks – “This Is Dusk”
11. FWY! – “Savage Heat”
12. Wume – Untitled
13. Deep Earth – “It Stands Our Mother”
14. Muscle Drum – “At Will / At Fault”
15. Food Pyramid – “Birthday Money”

“Opal Vol.II”
1. Treasure Hunt – “Skinny Parrot”
2. Matthewdavid & Diva – “Diva’s Thumb Piano”
3. Deep Magic – Untitled
4. M. Sage – “Illusory Promenade”
5. Zomes – “Metacenter”
6. Meadowlands – “MTTam”
7. Beyond – “The Commune”
8. Angel Eyes – “B/M/E/”
9. Beat Detectives – “One Speck”
10. Million Brazilians – “Dyngia Nomad”
11. Future Shuttle – “The Silver Line”

THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THE SMITHS BOOK

I contributed an essay to THE FIRST TIME I HEARD: THE SMITHS, part of a series of music-related e-books that collect brief, conversational first-person accounts by musicians and writers about the first time they heard a specific iconic band.

The first five books compile essays about the authors’ first experiences with (1) David Bowie, (2) Cocteau Twins, (3) The Smiths, (4) Kate Bush, and (5) Joy Division/New Order. The book series is edited by Scott Heim(author of the novels Mysterious Skin and We Disappear). Contributors include members of Throwing Muses, Mercury Rev, Lamb, Electrelane, Swervedriver, Lush, The Ladybug Transistor/The Garment District, Shudder To Think, The Wedding Present, Gang Gang Dance, Curve, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Slowdive, ’til tuesday, Engineers, American Analog Set, Earlimart, Stereolab, Babes In Toyland, Laika, Antony & the Johnsons, Pale Saints, Maps, Catherine Wheel, Clan of Xymox, The Teardrop Explodes, Microfilm, B-Movie, The Aluminum Group, Hood, Spiritualized, Isan, Trespassers William, Film School, Guided By Voices, and many others have already contributed, as have individual musicians like Harold Budd, Annette Peacock, Tiffany Anders, Annie Barker, and John Grant, as have several novelists, journalists, and poets.

The book is available from Amazon US and UK, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble.

LINDA ZINE

A new batch of LINDA ‘zines has appeared on my doorstep! I contributed photography to issues No. 4 & No. 6, so look out for them at your fine local record store & book seller.

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