We are very elated to announce The Great American Novel, the third full-length from the Brooklyn, NY trio known as Proper. Available March 25 digitally and on LP, CD, and cassette April 29, The Great American Novel is being released in tandem with our friends at Big Scary Monsters throughout the UK & Europe.
“The Great American Novel is a concept album about how Black genius, specifically my own, goes ignored, is relentlessly contested, or just gets completely snuffed out before it can flourish,” says vocalist Erik Garlington (he/him). “This record is a concept album that’s meant to read like a book; every song is a chapter following the protagonist through their 20s. Imagine a queer, Black Holden Caufield-type coming up in the 2010s. Produced and recorded by Bartees Strange and mixed and mastered by Brian DiMeglio, The Great American Novel is abrasive, powerful, and beautifully poignant.
Pre-order the Baby Pink & Evergreen Splatter Father/Daughter exclusive vinyl, CD, and cassette here and watch the music video for "Milk & Honey" below.
Tasha's sophomore album, Tell Me What You Miss The Most, will be released digitally on November 5 and on LP/CD/Cassette on December 3. Watch the music video for "Perfect Wife" below and pre-order the Transparent Milky Clear Father/Daughter exclusive vinyl here.
We're beyond excited to introduce you to our newest artist, S. Raekwon! Steven Reynolds, the NYC by way of Buffalo, NY singer/songwriter behind S. Raekwon, wowed with his 2020 double A-side single released as part of Saddle Creek's Document series. He follows that up with his debut album entitled Where I’m at Now, out October 8.
Recorded between New York City and a six-month stint at his girlfriend’s parents’ home in Edwardsville, IL during the pandemic, Where I’m at Now is the album S. Raekwon made for himself with a clarity that arrived as he located his missing pieces in the world. His time in the Midwest proved influential on Reynolds; it is where he reconnected with the Black side of his family, his father’s, and took part in the worldwide protests against police brutality.
Mastered by Heba Kadry, the self-produced album encapsulates the life and influences of a 21st century 20-something, at the start of not only a new path but a new decade as well. It embodies the relentlessness of the East Village and the quiet serenity of Edwardsville. Reynolds handles the compositions and all of the instrumentation himself (save for drums on two songs), uniting guitar, piano, percussion, and synths beneath his tender tenor.
Where I’m at Now is available on beautiful half opaque custard, half baby blue vinyl ~ a F/D exclusive limited to 500. Place your pre-order here!
We are excited to announce mui zyu's debut EP, a wonderful thing vomits, out July 30. Today, you can hear the new song "yolk" and watch the accompanying video below. Born in Northern Ireland to Hong Kong parents and now based in London, mui zyu (pronounced “moy joo”) is the solo project of musician Eva Liu, also of experimental pop trio, Dama Scout. Exploring themes of alienation, cultural displacement, escape, and her own gathered trauma as an East Asian queer woman not sure where to call home whilst trying to find strength and positivity through creativity, mui zyu’s sonic palette draws on her love of video games, film soundtracks and 90’s Cantonese pop songs. mui zyu melts syrupy melodies with traditional Chinese instruments and disintegrating lo-fi soundscapes. Pre-order the EP here.