As you may remember, the limited first run lathe-cut edition of MYTY KONKEROR "I miss the future." sold out pretty fast at the end of 2010 after appearing on several year-end "Best of" lists. We only cut 70 of those, so we are now happy to announce the official release date for a 2nd edition pressing on 140g white vinyl. The band is honored to be sharing its release party with western Massachusetts' premier literary journal Meat for Tea on March 12 at Northampton, MA's The Elevens. In addition to music by MYTY KONKEROR, Constantly Burning Fire, Sculptural Freedom, and Curious Buddies, the show will feature readings as well as performances by The Happy Hour Burlesque Troupe. We’ve been taking pre-orders here, but if you're anywhere near Noho that weekend, come out to the show and pick up a copy of the album and the newest edition of this stellar literary magazine in person.
In anticipation of its second coming, the band has just posted a new video for one of the album's standout tracks. If you dig B-movies and drag racing, check out "Cell Division."
In addition to iTunes, eMusic, and all the other major online retailers, digital downloads of the album are now available at MK's new Bandcamp site. Physical copies will also be coming to Insound.com soon.
We are pleased to announce the release of Michael Beach’s “A Horse/The Exhilarating Rise"-- our first on 7-inch vinyl. Beach’s first single since relocating to San Francisco from Australia, "A Horse" is a clear display of the versatility he has become known for after multiple releases with Melbourne’s Electric Jellyfish (Ecstatic Yod/Twin Lakes). In the first sessions for his sophomore album, Beach brought together friend and co-producer Raymond Raposa (Castanets) and engineer Seth Lorinczi (Corin Tucker Band, Golden Bears) at Seth’s Little Golden Book Studio in Portland, Oregon. The tape hiss and sparseness of "A Horse" recall early Elliott Smith recordings mixed with upbeat Townes Van Zandt melodies, while the B-side offers a euphoric Glenn Branca-esque guitar drone with hints of White Light/White Heat-era Velvet Underground madness. Though they span a wide array of influences, both songs are held together by Beach’s single-handed approach to recording and an exploration of alienation, unity, sadness, and joy. There’s a depth to these songs that have kept them in heavy rotation here at Twin Lakes ever since Beach sent us the masters. The vinyl version of this two-song treasure officially drops on February 8th but can be pre-ordered here now. Digital downloads are immediately available on a name-your-price basis over at Beach's Bandcamp site.
In addition to a selection in IMPOSE Magazine's Best 25 Albums of 2010, we recently found out that MYTY KONKEROR's "I miss the future." was also picked for Built on a Weak Spot's Top 20 Records of 2010, as well as The Styrofoam Drone's Top 25 Albums of 2010.
As nice as it was for the record’s music to be recognized on these lists, its inclusion in Redefine Magazine's 90 Notable Album Covers from 2010(#26) might be the raddest of all. Kanye was their #1 pick…we don’t intend to lose to that guy again.