- Another EP sampler in the style of Vulpiano Sampler EP: Vol. 1 will be coming out soon, collecting tracks from the past ten label releases.
- J.G. Hackett’s Trans-Racial Impression coming soon - listen up for a sample track from the album following this post!
- Tiny Tide and Vulpiano Records were recently featured over at The Devil Has the Best Tuna! http://besttuna.blogspot.com/2011/01/more-swimming-against-tide.html
Six-piece UK band Fire Island Pines’ debut release Bratislava EP (VULP-0027) comes from Anton Rothschild (vocals and guitar; he previously released one of his solo albums, The Year of the Kitten, on Vulpiano Records in 2010), and “a band of Cornish indie wanderers”, Andy (drums), Ben (trumpet, flugel horn, percussion), Seamus (bass, glockenspiel), Simon (guitar), and Tom (guitar, vocals). The EP contains five tracks which each serve to signal the talent the band has for weaving smooth, compelling - and nd sometimes groovable, as in the case of “Heaven Till You Say” - songs.
From their press release: “Together [Fire Island Pines] have woven Anton’s bleak lyrics into a jaunty, uplifting sonic tapestry punctuated by shimmering trumpet lines and an unholy tri-guitar wall-of-jangle. The result; a distinctive yet accessible bittersweet pop parcel, is showcased to devastating effect on their debut release Bratislava…Fire Island Pines will be playing live throughout 2011 with plans to release a full-length album before the year is out…” Cover art is by BreeAnn Veenstra.
Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?krf12v57o235aoq
1. You Didn’t Mean to Hurt Me
4. Heaven Till You Say
5. Fire Island
Following the single release of the same title, VULP-0026 is Richey Hackett’s eighth album Flawed Above Bored. Described by Hackett as much more stripped down than his previous release, Flawed finds Hackett rising out of the darkness of Void Songs and into lighter atmosphere even when the subject matter is heavy, with a strong sense of melody (“Breakdown in Communication”) and moving guitar work (“Modern Paranoia”, “Never Gonna Be Famous”). Stand-out tracks here include “Modern Paranoia”, “Flawed Above Bored”, and the churning, mysterious “To Bring Me Around”. Album cover designed by Ben Enser.
Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?yx1oj3y8ej5ax9i
1. A Thing Like Me
2. Go Ahead
4. Breakdown in Communication
5. Modern Paranoia
6. Flawed Above Bored
7. Soundtrack Trauma
8. Never Gonna Be Famous
9. To Bring Me Around
10. If I Die On a Sunday
Prolific Vulpiano Records artist Richey Hackett’s new single “Flawed Above Bored” (VULP-0025) is taken from the forthcoming album of the same name. Previously appearing on the label with a compilation, single, and album, Hackett has taken a uplifting and catchy direction quite different from the dark electronics of Void Songs.
Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?7wtf7nidd8xy5t6
1. Flawed Above Bored
The latest album from Belgian artist Le Fils des Trois Mousquetaires (who originally had the honor of first album release on Vulpiano Records), elle dégrafa son anacoluthe et l’oublia sur le lit (VULP-0024), is another collection of delightful melancholy, and 22 (!) acoustic tracks in all. Highlights include “amnesia”, “porcelain flu”, and the closer “flavor”.
Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?zpufeyf66r55nd4
1. the bridge man
2. in the woods
4. big hole
6. smiling face
8. time and space
9. easy girl
12. another one
13. the doll
14. le ruban
15. who watches the watchmen
16. porcelain flu
17. the hole
18. hide and seek
VULP-0023 is British synth pop/rock artist J.G. Hackett’s third album, Trans-Racial-Impression. In an era of exciting electronic experimentation combined with nods to retro synth styles, this album not only fits in but goes more than a little beyond expectation. With catchy beats and rhythm (“State of Flux”, “Too Many Times”) appearing alongside more harrowing numbers (“Johnny Drank His Own Future”) and truly stand-out tracks that deserve repeating, the previously highlighted “Dereliction” and moving closers “Where To Next?” and more organic sounding “Epitaph of the Architect”. The first album release for Vulpiano Records in the new year is one I’m quite proud of.
Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?7bd6aunu6u133di
1. Can’t Get Away
2. State of Flux
3. Water Addict
4. Johnny Drank His Own Future
5. Too Many Times
6. Lose Yourself
8. Where To Next?
9. Epitaph of the Architect
The sequel to our first EP sampler, Vulpiano Records Sampler EP: Vol. 2 (VULP-0022) is another great intro to the eclectic label, showcasing the growing variety and offering up a little something for everyone, from the electronic to the acoustic to the downright uncategorizable.
Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?d5lx9lad4d0ddrd
1. Ricky Lynn - “Loops”
2. Natural Snow Buildings - “Solar flares”
3. Year of the Tiger - “Electric”
4. Richey Hackett - “Coming Home”
5. Richey Hackett - “Softly, Slowly”
6. Microscopes - “Those Summer Days”
7. Tiny Tide - “Right Now”
8. Richey Hackett - “Face”
9. Vladee Divacc - “Expansion Teams”
10. Snail Quail - “Phoenix, AZ”
Looks like Vulpiano, the “cybercollective”, is getting some attention in Arizona for Vladee Divacc and Snail Quail’s newest releases thanks to Phoenix New Times.
Hot from the presses:
Phoenix native, quirky folk-punk artist and newest Vulpiano artist Snail Quail have released their first single and music video for Phoenix, AZ (VULP-0021)
Fans of the post-apocalyptic Fallout: New Vegas are in for a treat of machinima with this one.
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