Archive for February, 2014

Williams Shift

Lacquer masters for the forthcoming Williams Shift album We Were Wonderers are at the pressing plant and our good friend John Ringhofer is currently working on the etching for the 4th side. We’re hoping for some test pressings soon!

Williams Shift is the synth pop project helmed by Matthew Stone (Soporus, Saxon Shore) with (Grammy award winning engineer) Stephen Roessner (Saxon Shore), Matt Thomas, and Jill Purdy. This has been a long-time dream for a project that honors the defensive infield shift inspired by a Ted Williams plate appearance and Ted Williams’ life and death, especially his cryonically preserved head and the resulting existential and philosophical ramifications. The album is a story of love lost, remembrance, baseball, and the cosmos told through the perspective of Ted’s frozen head floating in space. Titled We Were Wonderers, the album will be released as a 2xLP with a 4-side etching along with digital downloads available in all of the normal locations. Our good friends at Flannelgraph Records will also be releasing a special instrumental version of the album on cassette.

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steven r. smith

There’s an excellent article about steven r. smith and his various projects at Pitchfork in The Out Door column this week. His latest 2xLP Ending/Returning as steven r. smith and Ulaan Kohl was released by our friends over at Immune Recordings and you can buy it there or in the btv online store. I’m a big fan of everything he does, so definitely worth your attention.



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