We’re pleased to announce that Young Boys' storming debut, New York Sun, is now available. We’re garnered some great press from the likes of Brooklyn Vegan, Hero, YVYNYL, Alt Sounds, The Philadelphia Daily News and more.
Friends, I am sure you’ve heard the news. The USPS recently enacted a rate hike for shipping costs. Though, domestically the rates will remain close to what they were, internationally, rates are a different story. First Class Package International Service will see up to a 60% increase for packages up to 1 pound while Priority Mail International will see a 8.8% increase.
For a taste of what sort of impact you might feel, a pair of examples: Prior to the increase the cost to ship one LP internationally (secured in LP mailer) was around $14.50; Now that’s closer to $20.
The cost to ship something small like a shirt, booklet or 7” was around $9-$11 and is now $14.
We at Holloweyed apologize for any inconveince this causes, but know this is out of our hands. For international fans, we hope the desire to purchase our records doesn’t wane.
Being said, the last few remaining copies of Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders' Hurtsville 180gram LP are still shipping worldwide.
Young Boys' fantastic new release, New York Sun will release at the end of February and will be available to ship worldwide.
Read the official word on the increase hereand a nice piece on how the rates impact indie labels via Stereogum here.
We’re excited to start the new year off with a new record. Brooklyn’s Young Boys have been a favorite of ours since we heard their demos early last year and we’re honored to now have their debut LP, the booming New York Sun, on the horizon for February. Full info soon. Until then, read a bit about the band and check out “Love Hits.”
With a rooted affinity for black-leather noise, synth-strewed weirdness and layered, wall-of-sound pop, Young Boys is a story that crisscrosses the continent. Formed by Oakland-bred David “Legs” McDaniel who, after traveling across the country, guitar in hand, looking for love and a place to call home, hooked up with fellow slimers Ethan Miller and a Minneapolis-bred player Lee Lichtsinn to solidify ranks in New York City.
Now knee-deep in NY grime and projected through technicolor static, Young Boys come armed with a pair of out-of-tune guitars, a drum machine and a certain, crunchy cohesion. The trio’s slobbering stance on classic garage pop balladry has awarded them gigs alongside Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Dengue Fever, Ex Cops and SISU and gathered praise from the likes of NME and The Village Voice.
Holloweyed is honored to release Young Boys’ debut longplayer; the six-song wave of growing deconstruction, New York Sun follows the group’s 2010 split with California noise enthusiasts FM Face for Digitalis and a 7” of “Bring Em Down” for Chicago imprint, Rococo Records. New York Sun will be issued on vinyl (w/ download card) and digital formats soon.
Jack Ladder to play Spunk Tones Fest alongside Beach House
Australia friends, Jack Ladder (w/ his Dreamlanders) will be performing alongside Beach House, Sharon Van Etten, Wintercoats & Bored Nothing at a mini-festival called Spunk Tones, presented by Spunk Recordsand Mistletone Records in January.
Jack Ladder Talks to Vice, Premieres New Video For Album B-Side
Today, we are excited to announce yet another brand new video for Hurtsville b-side, “3 Stomachs / No Weekend.” The video was directed by “Short Memory” director, Wilk. The song is apart of the soundtrack to Watch With Mother, an iTunes horror sketch series that Jack Ladder composed the music for.
Today, we are excited to announce a brand new video for “Dumb Love” from Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders’ stunning LP, Hurtsville. The b+w video was directed by Wilk, and premiered today over at Impose.
Holloweyed is nearing its final stock on the limited-edition LP version of the Hurtsville LP. So, if you’ve been on the fence for the lovely special-edition (w/ screened lyric/photo book and digital download card), I’d say now’s the time to make the call.
More copies will be available to those fans in Australia (no more import charges guys!) very soon via Spunk and the artist directly. For the time being, you can purchase one of the LPs from the States, right here.
In other news, fans in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg can now get the album via Skycap Music. Here’s their iTunes link.
We here at Holloweyed are excited to announce that both KROQ,Suffolk and CoolandConnections, the new show from Guitar Center and reknowned DJ Nic Harcourt have all been playing tunes from Jack Ladder’s HURTSVILLE.
You can listen to Nic Harcourt’s last show right here.
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HURTSVILLE is available now in limited vinyl (now shipping internationally!) and normal digital formats.
The time has come. We’re honored to release Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders' stunning album, Hurtsville in various formats to North America. After months of preparation, it really feels amazing to have it out there.
To celebrate the release, the folks over at Spinner will host an exclusive stream of the album in its entirety. Listen here.
Also, Steve Jones (of Sex Pistols fame) recently played that DM Edit of single “Cold Feet” on KROQ.
Recorded in the expansive NSW countryside at the 115-year-old Blackburn Estate, this collection is cinematic, brooding and impacting in its delivery; it’s easy to say Hurtsville finds the two-time Australian Music Prize nominee at his absolute best. From its vintage production techniques (digital metalizer anyone?) and evocative symbolism of regret, subversion, death, misguided love and panic, Ladder and his cohorts deliver a set that’s deeply from the heart, its grip unyielding.
"Unable to shake from my daily listens" - My Old Kentucky Blog
"Electrifying"- Beats Per Minute
"Immersive rock soaked through with atmosphere…the band will draw you in all by itself" - Rawkblog
"Seriously, the dude knows how to deliver with the vocals" - Austin Town Hall
Inspired by the slow-motion house music played at heyday London come-down parties where guests might ingest acid-laced apricots and sway lazily to the music, Miller channels greats like Omar S. and Theo Parrish to produce an impactful reworking with a retro and hallucinogenic feel.
The DM Edit of “Cold Feet” premiered today at My Old Kentucky Blog and is now available for download.
Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders’ Hurtsville releases in North America on July 17th via Holloweyed Records.
Pre-order the limited, 180 gram vinyl, complete with download card and hand-numbered photo/lyric book, via the Holloweyed webstore now.
Sometimes it’s about the entire package, about a fully-formed conception of how art and sonics can envelop. A downright massive offering, the Hurtsville longplayer from Australia’s Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders cannot be ignored. Recorded in the expansive NSW countryside at the 115-year-old Blackburn Estate, this collection is cinematic, brooding and impacting in its delivery; it’s easy to say Hurtsville finds the two-time Australian Music Prize nominee at his absolute best.
A stalwart density soaks these songs. From its vintage production techniques (digital metalizer anyone?) and evocative symbolism (regret, subversion, death, misguided love, panic) Ladder and his cohorts deliver a set that’s deeply from the heart, its grip unyielding. The impression that singles “Cold Feet” and “Short Memory” produce proves helpful in understanding the textured palette that follows- Lush linger and challenging atmospherics.
Holloweyed Records is honored to present Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders’ Hurtsville to North America. The album will be released in both digital and limited, 180-gram vinyl formats on July 18th.
For boutique labels, vinyl copies of albums are fantastic things. Especially when you get to shout on about how great it is and it’s your little logo on the back of it. It’s akin to a feeling of honor I’d say. A process indeed- I know, I apologize- the long-awaited vinyl version of JACK LADDER’s fantastic album, HURTSVILLE has arrived and is coming very soon via Holloweyed Records
Stay tuned for an official announcement soon as well as some other exciting new things.
Happy Holidays everyone. I’m pleased to say most of my shopping is finished. Post Office trips are next. Ugh.
Anyways, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders' “Cold Feet,” has been getting lots of Tumblr love lately. Thanks! Free music is always a good thing, especially around the holidays. Snag our debut single for free over at Bandcamp.
The first single from Jack Ladder and the Dreamlander’s fantastic HURTSVILLE is available now. Head over the the Bandcamp to download the six-minute gem for free. You can also use that little widget right here:
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After months of preparation, Holloweyed Music is honored to present the U.S. release of Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders. A downright massive release, HURTSVILLE cannot be ignored. Recorded in the desolate Australian countryside, the collection is delicate, limitless and impacting in it’s delivery- by far one of the best things we’ve heard in ages. The first single, “Cold Feet” is available now right here.