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Disq - Gentle

Disq - Gentle

July 07, 2021

Wisconsin's Disq put out their debut album "Collector" in the early part of 2020 to international acclaim. Full of youthful exuberance and crafting whip-smart indie-rock, punk and power-pop, the Madison four-piece forged one of the strongest debut albums of recent memory and are currently working on the follow-up. After an A-listing at 6 Music and selling out key UK dates last year only to see their trip over cancelled due to the pandemic, the band return today with the brand new video for album highlight, "Gentle".

The band today also share a remix of of the track by draag me, the alter-ego of Zack Schwartz from SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE, their Saddle Creek labelmates.

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PENDANT - Blood Rite

PENDANT - Blood Rite

June 29, 2021

Chris Adams - the Los Angeles via Oakland producer/songwriter/multi-hyphenate known as PENDANT has signed to Saddle Creek. To celebrate, he’s released a new song, “Blood Rite,” a gleaming rave-infused, pop track with dark undertones, and along with it, a live performance from his recent Doomin’ Sun Fest appearance curated by Bachelor. The performance takes you from his LA apartment, onto his beloved Motor Bike (which you’ll see more of), and to the beach. Watch here. On the track Adams notes:

"I wrote Blood Rite as an attempt to reckon with my past, unveiling traumas from my childhood and connecting them to the person I see myself as today. I wanted to track the ways in which I’m bound to my past for better and for worse - the memories that haunt me make me who I am just as much as the sentimental ones. It all runs through my blood concurrently and guides me through my life."

His debut album, Through A Coil, released in 2019, was the first step in the evolution of Adams’s musical growth. Coming from hardcore and noise-punk bands, Through a Coil saw a shift in songwriting that melded shoegaze with Britpop recalling the likes of Stones Roses and My Bloody Valentine. “Blood Rite” marks yet another transformation and creative leap in songwriting that will bridge the gap between Though a Coil and his forthcoming Saddle Creek debut. Set for an early 2022 release, it’s an instantly definitive record that connects 90s house and rave music with hip-hop, shoegaze, and pop. Stay tuned for more info in the coming months.
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Ada Lea - hurt

Ada Lea - hurt

June 21, 2021

Montreal’s Ada Lea (the moniker of Alexandra Levy) latest single is “hurt,” her first new piece of music in 2021. “hurt” lives in a snowy Montreal winter, a city that Levy calls home and lives and breathes through her music. It thrums with bass and brooding keys, as Levy uses frank language and imagery: “somebody hurt me badly, now I’m stuck in a rut // now I don’t know my body // I could say it or say nothing at all // take a walk or take none at all // get on a bus back to montreal // tell my friends or say nothing at all.” When the song hits its peak, her voice is carried by a swirl of strings and quick-tempoed keys.

Like 2020’s woman, here EP, “hurt” was recorded in LA with producer/engineer Marshall Vore (Phoebe Bridgers, Better Oblivion Community Center), and a band that includes Johanna Samuels (backing vocals), Harrison Whitford (guitars, bass), Eve Parker Finley (strings) and Tasy Hudson (drums). In the accompanying video, directed by Monse Muro, Levy sits at a decorated table, awash in desaturated colors. Peculiar images and colors flash through as the song grows in intensity.

“hurt” follows Levy’s woman, here EP (2020) and her debut, what we say in private (2019), a collection of raw, confessional, and at times messy emotions, presented through beautifully colorful pop songs. “hurt” is a first taste of what’s to come.

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Any Shape You Take

Any Shape You Take

June 15, 2021

Today we announced that Indigo De Souza's brand new full-length album, Any Shape You Take, is out August 27th! Indigo also released the first single from the album, “Kill Me,” and its wild companion video directed by Jordan Alexander.

Any Shape You Take was produced by Indigo and Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee) and is available for pre-order now. The album is being released on a number of vinyl options, CD, Cassette, as well as digitally.
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Culxr House:Freedom Summer

Culxr House:Freedom Summer

June 02, 2021

We’re excited to announce the release of Culxr House:Freedom Summer on July 30th ~ a collaborative project showcasing a host of talent from Omaha, Nebraska, all tied to innovative community hub Culxr House. The compilation is available digitally and on limited 12" vinyl, with 50% of the album’s profits shared between the artists involved, and the other 50% donated directly to the Culxr House venue that brought this project to life. Hear first track “Inherit the Earth” and preorder now.

Culxr House is an innovative community hub based in the city that focuses on providing artists and creatives a safe space to grow their talent and obtain access to resources necessary to turn their art into economic opportunities. They exist to bridge both social and economic gaps through the cultivation of talent and artistry within the inner city. Spearheaded by Marcey Yates, founder of Culxr House, ‘Freedom Summer’ showcases the talent that has long been under-recognized in Omaha, captures the spirit of the Culxr House community, and spotlights a time when they stepped to the front of a movement for social justice in Omaha. For more information on Culxr House and the work that they do, visit culxr.house

 

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Indigo De Souza - I Love My Mom

Indigo De Souza - I Love My Mom

April 21, 2021

We are elated to welcome Indigo De Souza to the Saddle Creek family. On June 11th we will reissue her beloved debut album I Love My Mom, but you can pre-order your copy now! You can also expect new music from De Souza later this year.

Additionally, she has announced a hometown show in Asheville, NC at The Grey Eagle on August 27th. Tickets go on sale on this Friday, April 23rd.
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SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE

SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE

February 03, 2021

Philadelphia shape-shifting rock band SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE's debut Saddle Creek LP ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH, is out April 9th, but you can pre-order your copy nowToday you can watch the video for the first single from the album "THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO."
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Ohtis

Ohtis

January 25, 2021

The fifteenth installment of our Document Series, Ohtis's Schatze b/w Failure, which features Stef Chura, is out February 26th. Order your copy of the 7-inch today at the Saddle Creek Store.
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Hand Habits - dirt

Hand Habits - dirt

January 19, 2021

dirt is the latest EP from Hand Habits, the songwriting project of Meg Duffy.

The EP, which was co-produced by Duffy, Sasami Ashworth (SASAMI) and Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), is available for pre-order now and due February 19th. The digital download included with the 7-inch also contains a bonus track, Katie Dey's remix of the Hand Habits song "what's the use."

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Mal Blum - Nobody Waits

Mal Blum - Nobody Waits

October 20, 2020

The fourteenth installment of our Document Series, Mal Blum's Nobody Waits b/w San Cristóbal, is out November 20th, but you can order your copy of the 7-inch today at the Saddle Creek Store.
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