Our very first mystery bundle sale is now live! Save some dough and get 3 LPs for $18! 3 tapes for $10! 5 tapes for $15! 3 7"s for $12! 3 CDs for $10! 5 CDs for $15! There are so many deals happening we can hardly bear it.
Act fast, sale comes down on Friday 9/28!
On her debut album Alone at Last, Tasha celebrates the radical political act of being exquisitely gentle with yourself. For years, the Chicago songwriter has dreamed hard of a better world—she's worked with the local racial justice organization Black Youth Project 100 and has been on the front lines at protests around the city. But as she returned to the guitar, an instrument her mother first taught her to play when she was 15 years old, she began exploring the ways music can be a powerful force for healing. It might not fix a deeply broken world all by itself, but it can offer comfort and respite for those who, like her, dare to imagine a thriving future.
Alone at Last is available digitally and physically as a 12" vinyl and a CD. LPs are pressed on baby blue wax, limited to 500 copies, and include a zine with poems from Tasha Viets-VanLear, Imani Jackson, Keisa Reynolds, Kara Jackson, Jamila Woods, and Stella Binion -- all Chicago based, black women writers.
Peep The FADER's piece on the new Whitney Ballen single here. Duncan Cooper quotes Ballen recalling her memories and feelings associated with an old partner:
“Mount Rainier tends to show itself on the days we need it most here, at least for me it does,” Whitney, who’s from Washington, says. “It's a casual reminder of the things that linger in an ever-changing world. Rainier was the view from an ex's dining room window (before it was sold for condos), where the housemates would sit and drink crafted coffee most mornings. When things go away — friends, mothers, fathers, houses, partners — we find and hold onto memories through the most mundane things. Luckily, Rainier is still here.”
You could pre-order a tape or CD of You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship before it's release on 8/24 here.
"Go" makes way for new beginnings for Whitney Ballen, the newest addition to the Father/Daughter roster. Her forthcoming record, You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship, combines elements of her two previous releases and is all sowed with unabashedly honest lyrics that make Ballen’s music equal parts visceral, vulnerable, and resilient.
"Her music evokes the the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, an intense stillness broken up by the crashing of internal thoughts. “Go” is jittery and nervous — it sounds like biting your nails and breaking the skin." --Stereogum
The album’s twelve tracks are set perfectly in Ballen’s Pacific Northwest, a place collectively pictured in a romantic mist that blots out its everyday banalities. Vocally, the Washingtonian shares space with the likes of Mirah, Laura Stevenson, and Jenny O. Describing her sound, Seattle Weekly writes, “Imagine Joanna Newsom as a ghost, benevolently haunting a cabin in the woods, and you’ll get an idea...”
You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship will be available on both tape and CD formats and releases on 8/24.