BOLACHAS PREMIERE: Point Reyes, “Buildings”
To get Brooklyn band POINT REYES off the ground, Asa Horvitz suggested that percussionist Kyle Farrell and cellist Daniel Bindschedler join him in Warsaw, Poland (where he was working supported by a Fulbright grant) to spend four months writing, rehearsing, and giving concerts in a completely foreign environment. Farrell and Bindschedler jumped at the opportunity and in May 2011 the trio moved into a sunny attic loft across from the Vistula river. Throughout the summer of 2011, POINT REYES immersed themselves in Poland: they performed in towns where no Americans had performed before, rehearsed ten hours a day in the basement of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music, studied Polish, swam in flooded meadows, became obsessed with Communist architecture, played festivals in Krakow and Berlin, collaborated with Polish musicians and theater artists, and wrote and recorded their debut full length album. The project was funded in part by the Fulbright grant awarded to Horvitz. POINT REYES’ debut album is the culmination of their time in Poland. It will be released on CAKES AND TAPES (Portugal) in January 2012.
I’m so glad I’m able to work with talented people like this trio. For you, here’s BUILDINGS. Free streaming and download below. WARSZAWA is out tomorrow, January 12th 2012.
[full download] Lizard Kisses, “Tiny Island Teeth” (2011)
New release on our Cakes and Tapes, this time from Brooklyn’s pop darlings Lizard Kisses. Please support us by downloading, spreading the word and/or buying the limited edition cassette! Head on to Cakes and Tapes’ website to learn more about them.
Lizard Kisses is a boy-girl duo based in Brooklyn, NY, consisting of Cory Siegler and Marc Merza. Their slow, dreamy pop tunes sound like anything you love, but drenched in honey. We hope you like honey. Even if you don’t, you’ll still love them. If you have a something beating deep in your chest that, even vaguely, resembles a heart, that is.