Jan 24, 2012
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Jan 18, 2012
Two things to share today.
Here is an interview with Loincloth where they talk about Gauchiste. Tannon plays in both bands and both records came out on 1/17/2012. Very metal!
And here is a Gauchiste interview - the first one! (and it even includes a proper band photo that not even I have seen before!)
Jan 17, 2012
If you live in Richmond, VA, the CD and LP is available at Deep Groove, Plan 9, and Steady Sounds TODAY.
If you are a record shop (or a customer at a local store) elsewhere in the world., the CD and LP will be available through Cobraside with a street date of 1/31 and should start shipping out next week.
If you are more into the digital thing, the music is available through all your traditional MP3 stores like iTunes and Amazon RIGHT NOW ! ! !
Copies of the CD and LP are also available through our webstore.
Thanks to all who have already purchased it or made mention of it in the press. Most of all a huge thank you to the members of Gauchiste for making such an interesting and exciting record, Kenny for making it look so darn handsome, and Talia for getting word out to the press. The label might be just me on paper but it really is everyone who helps to make these releases possible and those of you who are kind enough to support us by buying the art we release.
Jan 9, 2012
Great is a failed description of what this RVA Mag review actually is.
This is the kind of review that makes me ashamed of all the various things I have tried to say or write about Gauchiste and the kind of music they make. My words are like a clumsy quivering third grader's Etch A Sketch outline of the band's art and this review manages to capture the record as if it what as an Ansel Adams still life photo.
Thank you RVA Mag. Truly, thank you.
Jan 6, 2012
Jan 5, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
Head on over to my web store (link up top) to pick up a copy of the brand new self titled Gauchiste CD or LP. The street date is January 17th, 2012 but I will start shipping them out to the people who order them early late next week.
There is also a web store on the label Facebook page now and you can pick up any of my releases there.
If you aren't a physical product type person, the release will also be available in the digital format come January 17th as well.
If you are a record store or distro interested in carrying this release, you will be able to purchase the CD and LP via the good people at Cobraside or drop me a line at email@example.com
Dec 21, 2011
Do to some unforeseen circumstances Canary oh Canary will not be releasing music via Little Black Cloud at this time. I wish them the best of luck while they regroup.
Dec 5, 2011
Nov 28, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Here is a little sample of the album art for the new Gauchiste record coming out January17th, 2012. More details about the overall cover art / packaging and the CD will resemble a compact mirror case. So good! So reflective.
And one more gift for you - stream the first song from their debut album here.
Oct 19, 2011
Gauchiste got a nice little shout out here.
We hit a little bit of a SNAFU with the Gauchiste cover art (who knew mirrored paper would be so damned expensive!) so we had to regroup and redesign the cover. We are in the middle of reworking the layout and but at this pace it looks like we will never make the November release date. Since the music industry doesn't really release records in December, my guess is this record will come out closer to the end of January. Trust me, it will be worth the wait!
Sep 11, 2011
you can download the whole thing (and then some!) here.
Sep 7, 2011
This is just a quick note to say Bob Schick, vocalist from Dynamic Truths, Honor Role, and Coral will be interviewed tomorrow on WRIR in Richmond, Va. He hasn't done a radio interview in decades and rarely talks to the press so this interview will be a one of a kind treat for fans. Bob isn't just one hell of a front man or one of the finest lyricists out there, he is also incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about music of all kinds.
For those of you living in Richmond, VA, tune into 97.3 FM from 7PM to 9PM. The show is called Cause & Effect and Bob will not only be interviewed but has picked two hours of music that reflect his influences as a musician and writer.
If you aren't lucky enough to live in RVA and listen to the show the old fashioned way, you can stream the show live on the radio station's website.
If you need a calendar reminder, here is the official facebook invite.
Sep 5, 2011
GAUCHISTE is a trio consisting of Tannon Penland, Tomas Phillips, and Craig Hilton. Tannon is based in Richmond, VA and is also in the instrumental group Loincloth who are newly signed to Southern Lord Records. Tomas as well as Craig are from Raleigh, NC and are prolific electronic musicians specializing in the sparse. (Absinth Records, Trente Oiseaux, AFE Records, Young Girls Records to name just a few)
Out of a shared love of both metal and abstract, minimalist forms, GAUCHISTE are two parts electronic genius and one part grim reaper. The sum of those parts is a self titled debut coming November 15th, 2011; seven songs that fuse Penderecki to Celtic Frost.
Little Black Cloud Records is honored to be a part of this groundbreaking collaboration of styles and artistry. This release is presently being mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Scorn, Lotus Eaters, etc...) who specializes in making extreme music of all kinds shimmer and has worked with heavyweights such as Sunno))), Earth, and Goslings.
Updates in regard to this GAUCHISTE release (CD/ LP/ DIGITAL), links to their forthcoming band website, and samples of their music will be placed here on the LBC website in the days to come as well as our twitter and facebook page.
At long last sounds of terror you can meditate to.
Aug 22, 2011
Norwegian photographer Andreas Frøland captured Runhild in all her mystery and beauty. Here is just one example from the series. Such GORGEOUS work!
As I mentioned we also have a brand new exclusive distributor and here is a link to their first release book. If you are a store or distributor looking to stock one of our releases, please reach out to the good people at Phantasm. Tell em' I sent you!
Aug 7, 2011
Runhild's first press is nearly sold out but Southern Lord will have some for sale soon via their mailorder. I still have a few for sale in the web store and there is plenty to go around on the second pressing. I can't be any more thankful for all the press Amplicon has received and a HUGE thank you to all of you who have purchased the LP or digital version of the record.
Ringfinger (AKA me) is in the process of working on a new record. I don't expect it will be done until next year but it is in the works. Check back here for links to the demos as I finish each new song. I have two songs done with a third in the works right now.This time around I will be releasing the LP and the digital myself.
The Stephen Brodsky 2 song 10" has grown into what will be at least a 5 song EP. I was hoping it would be ready for release by this Sept but realisticaly I think it won't be ready until December. The awesome news there about the delay is there wil be even more material to enjoy so I swear, we will make this release worth your wait!
The next release will be a retrospective collection type thing by the now defunct New Jersey indiepop band called Dunebuggy. They had a few singles out but nothing in a full length form so this has been a long time coming - like 15 years. Members Jon and Keith were friends I made while working at a record store called Flipside Records in Pompton Lakes, NJ back in the late '80s. Eventually I ended up singing with them for a handful of recordings so while I never played with the live - we did practice for a stretch there and Jon was also a guitar player in my band at the time Dahlia Seed. Dunebuggy broke up in 1995 after just releasing two singles, one self released and the other on Spinart but sadly no other music by them has ever seen the light of day no less remixed and mastered. This October I will be digitally releasing a collection of songs by Dunebuggy and I can't tell you how excited I am for this happen. Not just because they are longtime friends or that I sang on a few song - their music was/is amazing. They were lyrically brilliant with a quirky balance of pop and guitar craziness that fans of groups like Built to Spill, Polvo, Lemonheads, Pixes, and the Blake Babies are bound to appreciate.
Lots more about this release soon but in the meantime, enjoy this screen shot from the fan remix version of the movie Empire Records. Hi there Dunebuggy 7" peeking out of the bin!
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 10, 2011