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  1. The 2004 album from The Heavy Blinkers. Checkout if you are a Beach Boys fan, From the label... "Label Obscura is proud to announce the upcoming reissue of one of the best Halifax independent pop albums of the early 2000s - 'The Night And I Are Still So Young' by The Heavy Blinkers. Described by Spin magazine as "one of the greatest bands you've (probably) never heard", the Heavy Blinkers is a five-piece formed in 1998 by Jason Michael MacIsaac and a group of friends, including keyboardist and songwriter Andrew Watt and ethereal vocalist Ruth Minnikin. They are based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. By 2004, the intricate and tightly constructed chamber pop of The Heavy Blinkers had become well known, winning them widespread acclaim, albeit without corresponding commercial success for their self-titled debut release in 2000 and the 'Heavy Weather' LP in 2002. The band reached a remarkable breakthrough with their fourth album 'The Night and I Are Still So Young' (2004), exhibiting a new maturity in this stunningly orchestrated pop masterpiece. Two years in the making, this album consolidates the nocturnal orchestrations of the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev and grafts them onto material akin to 70's era Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson or Randy Newman. This has led to the group gathering fans wide and afar, including Sondre Lerche, Van Dyke Parks and The High Llamas. The luscious pop songmanship of this album has earned The Heavy Blinkers comparisons with Brian Wilson's best work at his peak, as well as international acclaim and devoted fans. The band's sonic landscape is rich with multi-tracked vocals featuring an affecting interplay between Minnikin, Watt and MacIsaac, combined with a virtual enchanted forest of arrangements. Noisey recently included The Heavy Blinkers in their Completely Biased Ranking of the 60 Best Canadian Indie Rock Songs of the 00s, with the band also ranking in View 902's The Top 20 Albums by Nova Scotians. Label Obscura is giving this classic album the vinyl release it deserves. With brand new artwork by Yorodeo, detailed liner notes by Brian Chidester and pressed on 180 gram vinyl with a limited edition pressing of 300 copies, this release will bring plenty of smiles to fans new and old alike. It is now available for pre-order via Bandcamp. "
  2. I'd say the songs on Beach Music are even more developed than this album. If I were you I'd check that one out.
  3. REALLY good album. Definitely a nice change in direction for their sound thanks to Julian's guitar work. Martin still sounds like Martin tho so if you like his voice on previous albums you'll love him here. I recommend checking out Serve the Song and Saturday and if you like those you'll like the album. I feel like Serve is a great showcase for Julian's guitar playing.
  4. The stained glass 7" is beautiful, but the b-side is nothing special
  5. Message Fog Lake's facebook today and Aaron said he has cut ties with Orchid Tapes and is very sorry for all of this. He is going to look into getting this resolved for everyone.
  6. I really do wish we could at least get some sort of date as to when these tapes will ship I might be moving soon as well
  7. Haven't update in a wile but we have 3 new releases that are going fast! First is from Real Estate's new guitarist Julian Lynch: One is from Australia's VACATIONS only a few tapes left: Third is from Bane's World from Long Beach:
  8. Something some people might be interested in checking out... I am reissuing Julian Lynch's, Real Estate's new lead guitarist) out of print sophomore album on tape. Also Julian is working on a new solo album right now that will be released later this year!
  9. I would love that album if it wasn't for the shifted pitch.
  10. I just felt Another One as a whole was forgettable, especially following Salad Days. Sure there were good tracks but none that absolutely blew me away. These songs kind of feel like Real Estate meets Mac which could not be a better combination since Real Estate is my favorite band. I still enjoy Another One, but I rarely return to it and just listen to Salad Days and 2.
  11. Got the Special Edition and Cassette. Already can tell I am going to like this WAAAAY more than Another One.
  12. Real Estate's 4th album "In Mind" is out March 17th on Domino Records. Pre-Order the Limited Edition 180G Blue vinyl now here: Also here is a video for the first single Darling:
  13. Same, I hope so badly for a vinyl release but I doubt it will be
  14. Hey everybody! It's been pretty dead in here for a while so I thought I would share something I think a lot of you guys might like. I released these guys on my tape label back last November, they go by LOVING and are from Victoria, Canada hope you dig them!