“Flare Gun”

Erik Hall worked patiently and solitarily for four years to craft Driver, his sophomore album as In Tall Buildings. Raised in downtown Chicago, Hall played drums and guitar in high school rock bands, and then went on to study percussion and audio engineering at the University of Michigan. While in college he joined the avant afro-funk band NOMO and met His Name is Alive’s Warn Defever, who produced many of the band’s albums. As a multi-instrumentalist and producer Hall eventually went on to record and tour with several groups, including old friends His Name is Alive and, more recently, dream-pop duo Wild Belle, performing the rhythm section tracks and lending an engineering hand to their Columbia Records debut. +

“Doctor M”

Native Texan Travis Johnson has lived, worked, and created in the ever evolving Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn for over a decade. His band Grooms practiced, and recorded at Brooklyn’s Death By Audio for seven years (first as Muggabears, then as Grooms) before they were forced out of their spiritual and literal home. A little over a year before, with the band’s income not providing enough money to support any of it’s members, bass player and co-writer Emily Ambruso went on hiatus from the band, leaving Johnson as the only original member. Despite these unfortunate blows, Johnson soldiered on, soon recruiting Jay Heiselmann on bass, and actor/comedian Steve Levine on drums. +

Glass Ghost’s founding members Eliot Krimsky and Michael Johnson have kept busy since the release of Idol Omen in 2009. Johnson joined Dirty Projectors as their new drummer, Krimsky has been collaborating with Here We Go Magic on keys, and the duo welcomed Tyler Wood and Aerial East to the group. LYFE features Joan Wasser of Joan As Policewoman, Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors, Jane Herships (formerly of TEEN), and Brian Betancourt of Hospitality. Check out "Triangle" which premiered on Stereogum. +

We’re proud to announce the deluxe reissue of Balmorhea’s debut album. The audio has been remastered, and the packaging will feature gold foil artwork. In conjunction with the reissue, we’re releasing two new songs on a limited edition colored vinyl 7″ titled HEIR. On HEIR the band returns to the simple structures and melancholic tone that colored their first recordings. You can check out "HEIR I" which premiered on The Atlantic. The band will perform two shows in Texas before Rob Lowe and Michael Muller head to Europe to tour as a duo. +

Walk Me Home is an album that finally reflects the band’s live chemistry and their diverging lives and musical tastes. It took years of traveling in different directions for Secret Cities to make an album that brought them closer together than ever. You can check out the video for "Bad Trip" which Stereogum premiered, and download the mp3, which premiered on Wondering Sound. +

Working with Justin Vernon (a friend and former bandmate who, in a 2011 interview noted that The Rosebuds make “some of the most important music in the world”) as well as Bon Iver drummer Matt McCaughan and Sylvan Esso’s Nick Sanborn on bass, The Rosebuds created Sand + Silence, an album that radiates with the joyful energy that comes from making music with friends. +

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