Yalls is on fire. The prolific and talented artist recently dropped a new EP and has been keeping quite busy while prepping his new LP which we hope to share with you later this year. It’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the awesome stuff he’s doing, but this will get you started:
- Doing a DJ set for Matthew Dear and James & Evander tomorrow (Wednesday May 22nd) at The Mezzanine in SF.
- Dropping some knowledge on PORTALS in their Silk Screens series where he describes the making of his “Remember” track.
- Remixing a new track by Churches.
You can still grab a copy of his limited edition Fantasy 7” right here on Gold Robot Records.
The prolific Yalls dropped a free EP today in anticipation of his full-length which is due later this year (right here on Gold Robot Records). We’re loving these tracks, which you can grab for free right here.
If you haven’t gotten a copy of his limited edition Fantasy 7”, you should check it out as well.
Rhye – “The Fall (Yalls Bootleg)”
Glenn Jackson – “Save”
Yalls – “Outerbanks (Friendzone Remix from Academy of Science night)”
Majical Cloudz – “Turns Turns Turns (Yalls Remix)”
Antwon – “Automatic”
Heathered Pearls – “Precious Dive”
Dave Reep/Dan Casey – “DD-LRPARMS”
Wildarms – “Unity”
Luminous Veil – “Flesh Origami”
You can also grab a copy of the limited edition Fantasy 7” while they’re still available.
Near the end of 2011 we released an amazing record by the Bay Area’s very own Primary Structures. As we reach the one year anniversary of the release, there are only 2 copies left of this amazing 12” (which was produced in a limited run of 250). Here’s what some folks have had to say about the album:
“This strange encounter between post-punk and pop lyricism - with the singer’s voice as the main vector - is enough to raise our membership and make their first album a new playmate for some time.”
“Primary Structures are just what we need, a rock band with no frills, focused on creating solid rock music with a vocalist that isn’t afraid to sing without heavy effects.”
- We Listen For You
“The more I hear this, the more it starts to slowly sound like Entertainment!’s simple, disarming melodies, with Kyle really selling his vocal instead of the post-modern can’t-be-bothered. I can respect someone who takes their entertaining seriously.”
Buy one of the last remaining copies of the record for only $12.
The extra-prolific Yalls recently dropped his latest collection of jams, titled Yalls II, as an appropriate (and linear) follow-up to Yalls I. You’ve probably heard most of the tracks previously, but it’s nice to have them all in one place. Additionally, he has included songs from this alter-ego project Daniel Sex Jr in the compilation as a nice surprise. Do yourself a favor and download the full thing through his bandcamp page.
We’ve got some copies left of the excellent Fantasy 7” as well for you vinyl lovers.
The debut LP for Roman Ruins is out today! All the “Homebuilding” pre-orders have been shipped, we’d love to see pictures of the translucent milky white vinyl on some new turntables. Check out some of the reviews thus far:
“Quasi-tropical percussion and subtly energizing bass lines sneak in and out of the track while layer upon layer of everything under the sun (vocals, rainsticks, synth squeaks, oohs and aahs) flesh out the rest. Part high life, part Beach Boys, part post-Animal-Collective musical hieroglyphics, it’s exactly the sort of music I get all giddy for in 2012… which is why Homebuilding has rushed near the top of my albums-to-watch list. Can’t wait to hear the rest.”
- I Guess I’m Floating
“It should be no surprise that Hill has a spectacular ear for percussion creativity. On “Mighty Love”, the track opens with the sound of feet running on a crunchy surface and slowly becomes the backbone for a dreamy and expansive track filled with twists and turns. It takes a bit for all the sounds to come together, but once Hill’s Beck like vocals kick in, the track hits a nice groove that holds strong until the end. This is a very laid back track that upon multiple listens new layers are uncovered and the listener is rewarded.”
- We Listen For You
“Hill takes a Comfy In Nautica approach to modern pop, floating gauzy vocals over meshed loops of natural sound, harmony, and instrumentation. Hill’s luminous concoction sets us on a gravel road in the South, cruising past a chain-gang toiling alongside a sea of sunflowers, cicadas and the waning summer sun in the bed of ‘54 Chevy Pickup. From our perspective, it’s a rather beautiful taste of Americana.”
You can order the limited edition 12”, or if you’re in the Bay Area come on out to Bar 355 in Oakland thus Thursday (March 1st) for a release party. We’ll have plenty of records on hand!
Stream the album in full over on bandcamp, or check out the lovely track “Wildflower below.