Written by Aleah Antonio, of ALTANGELES
In 37 short minutes, Castlebeat’s Melodrama transforms what used to be speedy tempos and beach-rock riffs into a thoughtful, electronic new sound. Josh Hwang of Castlebeat is used to life’s changes and is built to adapt to them well. When he eventually got bored of his acoustic guitar and moved to the eccentric neighborhood of Bushwick from the small bouts of Orange County, his music went along with him.
Two years after their wildly successful full-length album 'Angel Youth' Vansire is back with a new, highly anticipated EP. Currently available on cassette & soon to be on vinyl & CD. Stream - Bandcamp - Instagram - Cassette
Written by Saachi Gupta, of The Luna Collective
Described as a “psych-pop capsule”, Coolhand Jax's debut EP No Dreams of Anything transcends the boundaries of his previous music as it reflects upon the neglected beauty of freedom, fun and idleness.
Written by Paria, founder of Kid With a Vinyl
To call Shimmertraps a band would be an understatement. Their music, stunningly colorful, mind-numbingly textured, and blissfully unpredictable, feels more akin to a performance art piece, a full-body deep-dive into an otherworldly atmosphere. While their 2017 debut album Ozius proved their initial skill in fuzzy, introspective lo-fi with hazy, intimate vocals to match, LOOK!, the Washington-based group’s sophomore album, instead shows a distinct and brilliant evolution for the group, every moment bursting with disco-inspired, glitchy multi-dimensional synth pop, radiating with equal parts intrigue and whimsy.
Welcome Shimmertraps to the label!
The Washington-based dream pop band will release their upcoming full-length album in June (SG28).