This week on the Mid-Week Beat we look at the launch of a new record label: Electric Company Records, we have a peek at The Twilight Sad and suggest you check out the new EP from Cuushe. We also have a stonking “and finally” video for you.
Electric Company Records
As most of you know, we are all about DIY here at Brown Paper Tickets. This is why we are hoping to see Electric Company Records achieve great things. They are a truly independent label releasing music from their favorite artists on vinyl, CD, cassette and digital download. They’re doing it their way; with artists that they love and enjoy working with.
Electric Company was first mooted in 2012 when they opened Dixon Street Studios in Glasgow. For them, a record label seemed a natural progression as they continued to forge good relationships with the bands that played & frequented their gigs and recorded and rehearsed in their studios. With their love of doing things themselves and with the luxury of having their own studio to record in, they were in a great position to put out records. The New Fabian Society became their first signing and with the launch of www.electriccompanymusic.com they hope to not only be recording and releasing local artists, but distributing works from bands and artists the world over.
Their maiden release will be available on 7″ vinyl & digital download exclusively from them on Friday, 12th April 2013 and they’re having a release party that night at Nice N Sleazy where The New Fabiian Society are supported by KVB and The Cherry Gaze. Grab your tickets here.
Here are The New Fabian Society with their song “Cyclothymia”:
The Twilight Sad
The Twilight Sad are a Scottish indie rock band who have been building a steady following since they formed in 2003. They have released four albums along with several EPs with their most recent offering “No One Can Event Know the Remixes” being released on Fat Cat Records in November of 2012.
They are unmistakeably Scottish as you can hear through vocalist James Graham. There is a real poetry to their lyrics and the Scottish drawl brings out the emotive nature of the songs, making it easy to get lost in their music. They are currently touring the US, supporting fellow Scots Frightened Rabbit and fitting in some of their own headline shows where they can. After a busy few months they will be back in Glasgow on Sunday, the 23rd of June for the Closing Party of Glasgow’s West End Festival. You can grab tickets here but hurry they are going quickly!
Here’s The Twilight Sad in one of my favourite videos with their song “The Wrong Car”:
Don’t worry though, Cuushe is back after a three year hiatus with a gorgeous new set of songs. In this superbly produced new EP, entitled “Girl You Know That I Am Here But the Dream” the multi-talented Cuushe has once again carefully crafted songs that are sonically designed to illustrate beautiful dreamscapes. With her feathery voices, floating electronic sounds, and heart-melting, dream-pop melodies, these are certainly special tracks. This was not lost on Time Out Tokyo as they listed the EP as one of the best Japanese albums of 2012.
This is the video for Cuushe’s track “Do you Know The Way to Sleep”:
We had to show you this fabulous video from Pete into Orbit which features him doing a cover of Lionel Ritchie’s “Ache in my Heart” with only iPhone instrument apps! Pete continues his monthly London residency this Friday at the Ginglik and here’s more information on how to buy tickets
That’s it for this week, in the mean time if you have anything that you think we should feature in future weeks please leave them in the comments section.