I'm very happy to announce that long time buds commissure are joining the Conditions family. I'll be releasing their new EP titled 'Sketchbooks + Road Maps' both digitally and on cassette on June 3rd. Clocking in at 12 minutes, these two new songs are a beautiful example of the evolution of the band over the years. Pre-orders are now live here. Be on the lookout for June tour dates coming soon.
Greetings friends. I've got two releases coming out this fall and I'm thrilled on both of them. I've been listening to these songs for the last six months straight and I'm excited to finally get them into your record player. Please, sit down, let me tell you about them.
Lil Dowager - Never Too Late To Hate 7" (CR-09)
First up is Lil Dowager, hailing from the streets of Oakland. The Never Too Late To Hate EP is their second effort and first on vinyl. Recorded by Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden, this record contains 4 insane songs. Though each are under 2 minutes, the point is driven home - Lil Dowager are as tight and riotous as they come. The songs come across equally violent and playful, seemingly taking influences from every part of the west coast's noisy history.
The Down House / Red Wood - Split 7" (CR-10)
Next up is a split 7" between so many friends from the Bay Area. The Down House and Red Wood (both from and residing in San Francisco and Santa Rosa) have recorded a song each for this split, which seem to be ever so complimenting of each other. The Down House tackles the A-side with a dreary and dreamy nod to shoegaze gods of past with their song I Got My Gun. The vocals are kept low, drowning into a fuzzy atmosphere of drums and starry guitars.
Red Wood, whose members also run Don't Look Down Records who is co-releasing this split with me, provide the B-side in what is one of my favorite songs to release lately. Clocking in at nearly 6 minutes, the song is a driving, epic masterpiece of post-punk rock and roll.
Both bands are already quickly developing followings that match their recorded output and I'm thrilled to be part of building on that history.
Pre-orders are live (here) and are expected to begin shipping in early December.
I'm thrilled to be working with more friends from the Bay Area on our next release. Super Unison is a new band based in Oakland, filled with members from other bands you've surely heard of. They've just finished tracking a 4 song EP that is bursting with energy and left me immediately wanting more. In mid-May, they'll be embarking on a Pacific Northwest tour with fellow Oakland band Composite.
In preparation for their upcoming 7" debut, we're releasing a cassette version of the EP. This will be pretty limited and I'm guessing it won't last long, but if it does, we'll post leftovers online. Tour dates are being finalized and will be posted here as soon as they're ready. For now, get a sample of this upcoming release on our Bandcamp, right here.
Hello and happy summer to you, unless you're in the southern hemisphere.
I'm slowly working on some website updates to make this whole thing a little more "legit," though to whom I'm not entirely sure.
The Yearbooks and No Limbs tapes are our newest hot hot hot items and are FOR SALE until they run out, clearly.
Some things in the works for the fall with some more interesting folks I've been wanting to work with. Stay tuned, friends.