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  • LBC Update 4/11/13


      Thanks for finding your way to the Little Black Cloud website and giving this a read. We have been a small, independent record label for 5 years and are based out of Richmond, Va.

      So much great news to share!

    * Thank you Stereogum who were kind enough to say this today "If you are a fan of Cave In, you may be as surprised as I was to hear front man Stephen Brodsky’s new solo EP. A short collection of gentle folk songs, Hit Or Mystery balances a pastoral beauty with a psychedelic vibe all complemented by Brodsky’s soothing voice. There’s a lot of variety here too — “Days Of Heaven” balances acoustic guitar with subtle electronic touches; the single, “Real Surreal Beauty” is a sweet, delicate love song, and “Your Sweet Love” builds Brodsky’s vocals around a gorgeous drone. The whole record sounds beautiful in a fragile and patchwork way — and it’s an unexpected surprise. Listen to in its entirety below." Even better than the great review is the fact you can stream all 8 songs from the long playing EP too! 

       This gorgeous record entitled Hit or Mystery is out next Tuesday (4/16/13) and is available now via our web store. The first 500 records are spectacular two tone vinyl and are going fast. I suspect at this rate they will be gone by the end of the month so if you want the fancy first press, ORDER NOW. You can view a little video on our Facebook page.

       Stephen is playing a handful of tour dates with Boris on the East Coast:

    • 05/02 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
    • 05/03 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    • 05/07 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

    * The Universe People's debut LP Go to the Sun is out now! If you missed their live performance on KEXP, you can listen to it here. Speaking of KEXP, Universe People are also playing a neat all day event called Hood to Hood on April 19th. Get the details here. High Five to FinestKiss for this terrific blog post on the band too!

    * Newest signing to the label is local RVA band Positive No. This is my new band and we are going back in the studio at the end of May to finish recording our debut EP at J Robbin's studio Magpie Cage. We just posted a stream of the first single "Georgia Purchase Agreement" here. We also have shirts available for sale via the label web store and they come with a digital download for this song as well as our next single called "Powers of Ten".

    * I should also mention that Loincloth, yes that band on Southern Lord, also contains three members (AKA all of) Little Black Cloud band Gauchiste, is playing the famous GWAR-B-Q on August 17th in Richmond. Also on the bill? Municipal Waste, Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, and Cannabis Corpse. Epic!  We don't have many of their second press less so this is your last chance to pick up their slab of wax or a CD-R.

    * One last bit of news to share. Blasco AKA Malhombre has an art show up this month at Steady Sounds, one of Richmond, VA's finest record stores. 

    Thanks if you have made it all the way through my news update and thanks for all the support over the years. Our fifth year is shaping up to be our best yet and it is all because of you. 


     Tracy Wilson


    PS: Radio peoplel - I have a 2013 digital label sampler if you want it! Email me.

    PPS: If you are a record store and woud like to stock one of my releases, please contact Cobraside Distribution.