Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friends and Friends of Friends:
Moss of Aura, Brendan Sullivan, The Violet Hour

Moss of Aura at the Ottobar
Friends and Friends of Friends was released for free yesterday, 60 minutes of new music somehow rooted in Baltimore by Friends Records. I'll be featuring a handful of tracks each day all week, and today we're really excited to present you with new sounds from Moss of Aura, Brendan Sullivan, and The Violet Hour.

Moss of Aura is Gerrit Welmers, a fellow who is largely responsible for the Future Islands LP that's about to drop in a really big way - In Evening Air. One-third of Future Islands, Gerrit has been putting out releases under the Moss of Aura moniker since 2006, and there's a batch of CDRs I highly recommend perusing here. Below is a brand new track from Moss of Aura called "Generations", which will be blasting side A of our cassette off into 80s montage wonderment.

<a href="http://friendsrecords.bandcamp.com/track/moss-of-aura-generations">Moss of Aura - Generations by Friends Records</a>

Listen to new tracks from Brendan Sullivan and The Violet Hour after the jump.

Brendan Sullivan is 1/2 Weekends, and has a plethora of tapes under his belt under his own solo moniker. Many of said recordings are worth a super heavy gander, and "Young Thunder Pt. 1" is alot like some of the new sounds heard in his stellar set played after Male Bonding at the Golden West a few weeks back. This is part one of two of a piece, on a release that's currently TBA.

<a href="http://friendsrecords.bandcamp.com/track/brendan-sullivan-young-thunder-pt-1">Brendan Sullivan - Young Thunder Pt. 1 by Friends Records</a>

The Violet Hour at the Metro Gallery
The Violet Hour opened up our first show back in January, after releasing their brilliant debut in 2009. This is a brand new song from Beth Varden and Andriana Pateris called "Echoes", which will hypnotically and beautifully close out side A of the tape comp. We're really stoked for more to come from The Violet Hour, and also quite excited for a tape Beth is working on with Lost Ghosts Records.

<a href="http://friendsrecords.bandcamp.com/track/the-violet-hour-echoes">The Violet Hour - Echoes by Friends Records</a>

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