Seamonster’s Baldessari LP drops today! The vinyl edition is limited to 250 copies pressed on easter yellow wax and all orders will instantly receive an MP3 download of the album. The digital version also includes bonus remixes by Monster Rally, Yalls, Roman Ruins, Eric Steuer, and DJP & MrT!
The album is named after John Baldessari, an artist whose creative appropriation of discarded materials to make new and interesting art was a huge inspiration to the process of making this particular group of songs. The following instruments were used to create this record: Casio Sk-10 toy keyboard (which he received as a Christmas present in second grade), Yamaha PortaSound PSS-130 (thrifted), ukulele, an old iphone (purchased from a friend for $50), a Campbell’s soup can, and a broken Danelectro guitar.
“The results are sublime and beautiful.”
“Musically, Webb balances elements of traditional songwriting against his conceptual musical explorations. For example, there are clear sonic road signs pointing to his Elephant 6-inspired background (especially Neutral Milk Hotel and early Apples In Stereo). Throughout, lo-fi psych gives way to fully textured compositions and delicately threaded instrumentation.”
- Turntable Kitchen
“Building a lush orchestra of what I sometimes think of as “miniature noises” with less presence, but that in Webb’s work gain a new potential to inform the overall system, which unfolds most spectacularly in the presence of his voice.”
- Decoder Magazine
Buy the limited edition 12” now over at the GRR shop!
The digital version of Seamonster’s upcoming (and excellent) Baldessari full-length includes a mini-collection of remixes by the likes of Yalls, Roman Ruins, Monster Rally, DJP&MrT, and the multitalented Eric Steuer. You might recognize him as half of Meanest Man Contest, half of Not the 1s, or as any number of his other gigs. Check out his remix of “Adeline” below, and grab a copy of the limited edition 12” while you still can.
(photo credit: mecredis)
The next 12” on Gold Robot Records is the lovely Baldessari LP by Seamonster, which drops physically on September 11th as a limited edition pressing on easter yellow vinyl (seen above!). The digital version, out today, also features some amazing remixes by Eric Steuer, Yalls, Roman Ruins, Monster Rally, and DJP & MrT. The good folks over at Smoke Don’t Smoke dropped Monster Rally’s remix of “Parasol” today in celebration of the digital release. Listen to it below:
Pre-order the 12” now and get an immediate download of the full album plus remixes, it’s limited to only 250 copies.
Eric Steuer of Meanest Man Contest and Not the 1s recently sent over an amazing project, the soundtrack for a fake Quentin Tarantino film titled Whistle Bait. Check it out:
“So here’s music from “Whistle Bait,” which, if it were real, would have come out in the summer of 1995, between “Pulp Fiction” and “Jackie Brown.” It would have starred Asia Argento (in the role that would have made her a star) as a young private eye with a penchant for violence, Angela Bassett as her thrice-as-sadistic mentor, and Sean Penn as a lawyer/coke dealer/their friend. Pretty sure Samuel L. Jackson woulda been in it too. And, like, Arliss Howard in a small part.”
 Temptation - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
 Bar-B-Q - Wendy Rene
 One Look Over My Shoulder (Is This Really Goodbye?) - Average White Band
 Daddy Cool - Boney M.
 Dirty Old Man - The Sonics
 Come Live with Me - Dorothy Ashby
 Night Life - Willie Nelson
 Never Marry a Railroad Man - Shocking Blue
 Holy Ghost - The Bar-Kays
 Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
 Castin’ My Spell - Marci Lee & Johnny Otis
 If You Didn’t Hear Me the First Time - Madeline Bell
 Hold It - Bill Doggett
 Put Your Gun Down Brother - Riot
 The Fool - Sanford Clark
Download the soundtrack over at Get Off The Coast.
The talented Eric Steuer (of Not the 1s and Meanest Man Contest) has an interview up on The Bold Italic, check it out.