A new Yalls track has recently been released into the wild, listen to “Lifestylist” below. It’s a burbling, tranquil trip - and we love it. Look out for a new Yalls LP in early 2014, and grab the Fantasy 7” right here.
(image courtesy of The Bay Bridged)
Gold Robot just got the “labeled” treatment by the fine folks over at IMPOSE Magazine. Read about how the label started and where we’re headed. We also put together a new sampler of recent tracks for you to stream if you’re not familiar with the sounds coming out of the label. Thanks for everyone’s support over the years!
Finally, we’re able to announce a new LP by Meanest Man Contest! Everything worth mentioning drops on 10/29 as a limited pressing of 250 12” records on white vinyl. Pre-order it here!
"Merit, the 2003 debut from California duo Meanest Man Contest, remains an underrated collection of DJ Shadow-indebted instrumental hip-hop that contains a seductive darkness inside its psychedelic tapestries. A decade later, Noah Blumberg and Eric Steuer are back with Everything Worth Mentioning, out October 29th via Gold Robot, and those familiar with Merit might be thrown for a loop by the first single, “In the Dark”, which is more tear-stained electro-pop than anything that approaches good ol’ boom-bap— but it still retains the DIY bedroom charm of their older material. “Do you ever think of me in the dark?”, dolorous vocals ask as they’re stretched across a woozy bed of synths; elsewhere, guitars shimmer like rays of mid-morning light, giving our first taste from Meanest Man Contest’s return a bittersweet flavor.” - Pitchfork
Our good friend Dan Casey (aka Yalls) recently re-named his solo guitar-centric project and announced the debut album Empty City. The record will drop in October on the very excellent Ceremony Recordings. In addition to premiering the lead single on NPR’s All Songs Considered, he also spoke with IMPOSE about the project. We have all heard bits and pieces of demos over the past year, but let me promise you that this is an album you won’t want to miss.
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.