Posted on August 17th, 2018
mewithoutYou release surprise EP & announce forthcoming [Untitled] LP out 10/5

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Following the mysterious release on Monday of a new track, "Julia, (or, 'Holy to the LORD' on the Bells of Horses)" and the appearance of a countdown clock heralding a pre-order beginning Friday at midnight on their website, experimental rock act mewithoutYou has revealed two new releases. The band released a brand new EP, [untitled] e.p., today while simultaneously announcing a new album, [Untitled], which arrives October 5. Pre-orders for both releases are now available.

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Additionally, mewithoutYou announced a fall US headlining tour in support of the releases today. Pre-sale tickets are currently available, and on-sale starts next Friday (all tour dates below).

Posted on July 10th, 2018
RFC signs Advance Base, "Animal Companionship" out 9/21

We are extremely excited that Chicago’s own Advance Base has signed to RFC. Advance Base is the project of Owen Ashworth (formerly Casiotone For The Painfully Alone), and on September 21st, in partnership with Ashworth's own Orindal records, we’ll be releasing their new album ‘Animal Companionship’. Stereogum is premiering the first track titled “True Love Death Dream” as well as an interview with Owen.


Owen Ashworth’s albums have always been about the human condition, and his latest is no exception. The meditative nature of Ashworth’s songwriting process can be heard in Animal Companionship’s spacious arrangements. Blissful drones and lush synthesizer textures envelop soft electric piano arpeggiations and spare drum programming, creating an almost hypnotic backdrop for Ashworth’s lyrical narratives. And the lyrics themselves have found a new focus: dogs.

“When you explain the relationship you have with a pet, it can sound crazy. We all tend to anthropomorphize the animals we love, talking about them as if they're children, siblings, even spouses,” said Ashworth. “I wrote these songs to help myself understand what pets mean to their owners, how those animal relationships affect our human relationships, and vice versa.” Taken as a whole, Animal Companionship is not just a step forward for Advance Base—it’s the culmination of everything Ashworth has been building for the past two decades. It’s a record that’s gentle in approach and endearing in practice, the kind of thing that only Ashworth could create.

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