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We’ve got 3 new tapes for you from ok vancouver ok, Katie And The Lichen, and Lê Almeida!
Buy them and more, for $5 each, in our new and improved online store!
Long time project of Jeff Johnson, OK Vancouver OK, back with an album as a trio! 10 songs and 4 bonus tracks. This is the most focused and fully realized OK Vancouver OK release to date. Each member of the band compliments the others while having their own distinct and unique characteristics. The album was produced by Eli Moore of the band LAKE with the exception of the song “Loving You”, which was recorded by Jeff at home, solo. In addition to the cassette tape version, this album is also available on LP by Kingfisher Bluez Records.
Limited edition cassette tape, 100 copies, for the OK Vancouver OK/Katie And The Lichen “Community Over Capitalism” tour! White tapes with pale blue labels. Stand in Vancouver, BC on a sunny day and hold this tape up to the sky, it will be camouflaged. Full color covers and hand stamped labels.
Katie And The Lichen are from Vancouver, BC! This time with 100% more autoharp than previous albums. After a couple of tours with Calvin Johnson and some alone time in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Katie has emerged with 14 tracks that comprise her sixth full length album. In addition to the cassette tape version, there’s also a self released LP that you can get from her this fall while on tour.
Limited edition cassette tape, 100 copies, for the Katie And The Lichen/OK Vancouver OK “Community Over Capitalism” tour! Clear purple tapes with white labels. Full color covers and hand stamped labels.
Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Guided By Voices. These are bands that Lê Almeida takes inspiration from. His band name may be the same as his own name but this isn’t a stripped down solo project. Lê Almeida, from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, creates catchy, buzzsaw indie rock jams, tempered with laid back vocals all in Portugese.
In addition to being the chief songwriter for this group, Lê Almeida also runs the fantastic and important Transfusão Noise Records. He seems to have his hand in all the great indie rock albums coming out of Brazil, whether as a musician, producer, or graphic designer. Since 2007 the band Lê Almeida has released three EPs, three singles, one LP and a split single with fellow Brazilian band Top Surprise.
Pré Ambulatório is a 9 song EP with 2 bonus tracks on the cassette tape version. Highly recommended.
3 new tapes coming this Saturday, get ready!
Yes, we know that May 18th is a Saturday and “industry standard” is having release dates on Tuesdays. Well we think that’s dumb and the game is stupid. It does however coincide with the OK Vancouver OK/Katie And The Lichen tour kick off show in Vancouver, B.C.
LST-52 ok vancouver ok “Food Shelter Water” cassette tape
- Long time project of Jeff Johnson, OK Vancouver OK, back with an album as a trio! 10 songs and 4 bonus tracks.
LST-51 Katie And The Lichen “Yours Truly” cassette tape
- New album from Katie And The Lichen from Vancouver, BC! This time with 100% more autoharp than previous albums.
LST-49 Lê Almeida “Pré Ambulatório” cassette tape
- Super catchy indie rock from Brazil! Recommended if you like Dinosaur Jr or Guided By Voices.
You can check them out in the LST 2013 Soundcloud playlist:
New website on the horizon!
May 18th will also coincide with a brand new Lost Sound Tapes website! This one has served the label well for the last 8 years but it’s time to move into the future. It will still be at lostsoundtapes.com but it will now accept credit card purchases, track inventory, and just generally look different/fresher. Here’s a sneak peek of what it will look like:
(photo by Makiko Sugita)
We’ve restocked the Rose Melberg “September” and Imaginary Pants “Self Titled” tapes. They’re already going quickly, so if you want one, get one while you can. Here’s some more info about the restocked cassette tapes. One per customer please, contact us if you have questions about this.
LST-44 Rose Melberg “September” cassette
w/ digital download
Ever wonder what it would be like to hear Rose Melberg cover Black Sabbath? Then this tape is for you! She completed a song-a-day project during September 2012 and decided to release 22 of the songs (all covers) on a cassette through Lost Sound Tapes. All instruments were performed by Rose Melberg and the covers range from Sabbath to The Clean to Simon & Garfunkel to Sesame Street to Thin Lizzy. Nearly 60 minutes of music.
Second edition of 200 copies, basically identical to the first pressing so if you already got one please let others order them. Only one per person, please. Blue cassette tapes with hand stamped labels and a color photo affixed to the cover. Comes with free download card.
Listen to Rose Melberg ‘We’re Through’ (Hunky Dory) on SoundCloud
LST-45 Imaginary Pants “Self Titled” cassette
Imaginary Pants is a duo from Vancouver, BC who play what feels good to them. When they play shows out in the world, they seem to bring as many instruments as songs. Bedroom garbage, pizza rock, acoustic ballads, buzz words.
Second edition of 100 with hand stamped stickers on soft polybox cases and hand stamped labels.
Download the EP for free on Bandcamp
Next up on Lost Sound Tapes
New releases coming May 18th, 2013. Our upcoming three releases are:
LST-49 Lê Almeida “Pré Ambulatório” cassette
100 copies from these Brazilian rockers. Listen here.
LST-51 Katie And The Lichen “Yours Truly” cassette
100 copies for their worldwide tour with ok vancouver ok. Listen here.
LST-52 ok vancouver ok “Food Shelter Water” cassette
100 copies available for their epic tour with Katie And The Lichen. Listen here.
Katie and the Lichen are raising money to release their first LP, “Yours Truly”!
It’s Katie’s sixth full length album but it will be the first on the vinyl format.
Basically you can preorder the LP or there are a variety of other incentives for donating in addition to a copy of the record.
Here’s what they say about community funding and mutual aid:
* Mutual aid is super important in a community like ours. We are ignored by state funding, and the corporate music industry. The work we do in music is not legitimate work in the eyes of the majority. By practicing mutual aid we are directly exposing the negligence of society and acknowledging our work is important. It is up to us to create work for ourselves to enjoy. We are alienated and uninterested in the products of the mainstream.
*Thank you so much for participating in the production of this work and making it possible.
*I want to acknowledge all my loving friends and family for believing in me and supporting me this last year. It couldn’t be done without eachother.
Lost Sound Tapes will be releasing a cassette tape version of the album this spring, so look out for that too.
Here’s a music video from their last album and help them fund their new one:
It was recorded in Santa Cruz, CA with contributions from members of James Rabbit, as well as David Jaberi (Jaberi & Deutsch), Michelle Shofet (Glass Cake), and many others.
Zach Burba has harnessed the 80′s soft pop vibe and added his own penchant for the absurd and beautiful. It’s a funny album, a serious album, a dance album, a rock album. Zach always seems to create an album that’s unique and true to himself. My favorite moment is the flute solo on ‘Picture of the Sun’.
Edition of 500 copies in full color jackets, black vinyl, and a digital download code. Pressed at Gotta Groove Records. Co-released with Seashoes (Zach Burba’s label).
Lost Sound Tapes has only 125 copies for sale so get it while the getting is good.
PS: Don’t forget that iji is on tour right now with copies of the LP in hand.