Fleeting Youth Records have released their first label compilation featuring over an hour and a half of infectious and fuzz-fucked tunes! These thirty four tracks are from past releases, unreleased demos, brand new tunes from artists that they haven’t even announced yet, and bonus tracks from friends that will be playing at their free unofficial SXSW party on Thursday, March 13th! The compilation is a name-your-own-price download because any purchases will be used as donations towards the event.
In Fleeting Youth Record’s own words about the event, “YES! We will be throwing a SXSW party on Thursday, March 13th from 2pm-2am. We would LOVE if you came and got weird with us. Free beer, free entry, loud noises. Who is playing? Mumblr, Clouder, HABITS, Big Bill, LA Font, Krill, GRASS IS GREEN, Two Inch Astronaut, The Ghost Wolves, Gunther Doug, Butter The Children, Bent Shapes, and Basketball Shorts!!! Brooklyn, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, oh my.” Stream the compilation below and pick it up on their Bandcamp!
Brooklyn-based Clouder are preparing the release of their sophomore album, Sister Raygun, due out March 4th via Fleeting Youth Records. The beginnings of the album were fleshed out by Clouder’s rhythm section (Max, Jim, Steve, and Matt) in their Brooklyn practice space and then sent off to lead singer Eric Gilstrap who was living in North Carolina. After months of immersing themselves in writing and recording rough demos back and forth, Clouder rekindled in producer Jeff Berner’s Brooklyn studio and left it ablaze with album in hand. The first single, Lost in Reverie reveals Gilstrap’s adeptness at shifting seamlessly between droning pitches and invigorating yelps and the band’s capability of bolstering their blank-generation-new york-meets-60s-rock swagger propelled by antsy guitars that morph in and out of surf and psychedelic jangles. Just to emphasize the point once more Gilstrap’s vocals are pretty damn phenomenal. Pre-order the album digitally or on cassette here and stream the single below.