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Posted on March 27th, 2023
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal has returned with the announcement of his self-titled new full-length, due out June 2nd from Run For Cover Records. For over a decade the Pennsylvania-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Adam McIlwee, has been using the Wicca Phase Springs Eternal moniker to create a vast catalog that's as unpredictable as it is impressive, and now the name is also the title of his latest full-length: Wicca Phase Springs Eternal offers the musician’s most finely honed and welcoming songs to date, but it’s more than just a self-titled album–it’s a portal, an entryway into an entire world.
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To mark the announcement, McIlwee has shared the album's sweeping first single, "Moving Without Movement" and it's accompanying video. The track finds Wicca Phase Springs Eternal delving into cinematic synth pop, with a shimmering bass line and longing melodies that would sound right at home being performed at The Roadhouse on an episode of Twin Peaks. It's the perfect introduction to the deeply unique universe that Wicca Phase Springs Eternal offers.
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal has been a fittingly enigmatic umbrella for McIlwee's work, but with his self-titled album he extends a guiding hand through the mists to welcome new listeners and longtime fans alike. Working closely with Darcy Baylis and Ben Greenberg, McIlwee focused on going deeper than ever into the world-building aspect of WPSE, while also expanding his sound in new directions. Drawing on elements of house, trance, new wave, and more, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is bursting with mood and mystery, conjuring detailed imagery and cutting emotion in equal measure. It's an album that sums up what McIlwee does best: capturing both the romanticism and inscrutability of life’s biggest feelings. “I probably say the word ‘mystery’ a hundred times on this record,” he explains. “That’s what I’m trying to bottle up–this idea of something that’s hard to know, but enticing." When Wicca Phase Springs Eternal ends, you find yourself compelled to play it again–to enter the portal and once more find out where it leads.
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal has also announced two intimate album preview shows in Los Angeles and Brooklyn. See itinerary below.
04/01 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
04/15 Brooklyn, NY @ The Mona Liza
Posted on March 3rd, 2023
LANNDS have released their debut full-length, Music For The Future, out today. On Music For The Future, vocalist-guitarist Rania Woodard and multi-instrumentalist Brian Squillace, have made a shimmering psych-pop excursion that welcomes the listener into the world of LANNDS. With its vibrant instrumentation, powerful rhythms, and Woodard's soaring voice, Music For The Future has already drawn attention from the likes of The FADER, MTV News, FLOOD Magazine, Paste Magazine, Uproxx, BrooklynVegan, and more.
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Since forming in 2017, LANNDS have been steadily releasing EPs and always pushing their sound in new directions. Music For The Future follows lotus deluxe, a reissue of their 2020 EP with new material that marked their first collaboration with RFC. Now Music For The Future fulfills the promise of their earlier work, pushing the sound to new heights. Entirely produced, engineered, and mixed by Squillace and Woodard, the album reflects the duo's uniquely in-house approach to making such sweeping, widescreen music. “When we do it ourselves, even if it’s a little more 'home done' sounding, it’s just more us,” Squillace says. Years of collaboration have allowed the duo to embrace each other’s creative skills – whether it be Woodard’s blossoming layers of vocal melodies, or Squillace’s soulful piano chords – and shape them into a sound they can truly feel at home in, without the weight of outside influence. The result is a sound that LANNDS can truly call their own.
LANNDS will be celebrating the album's release with a run of North American shows this spring, including dates with Runnner and Kerala Dust. See full itinerary below.
04/07 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ~
04/21 Washington DC @ Songbyrd *
04/22 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
04/25 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
04/26 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
05/02 Austin, TX @ Antone's *
05/03 Houston, TX @ White Oak Upstairs *
05/04 Dallas, TX @ Ruins *
05/05 Santa Fed, TX @ Meow Wolf *
05/06 Denver, CO @ Bluebird *
05/07 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell *
05/09 Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading *
05/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
05/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room *
05/12 San Diego, CA @ Music Box *
05/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Walter Studios *
~ w/ Runnner
* w/ Kerala Dust
Posted on March 1st, 2023
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Superheaven releasing their debut album, Jar. To celebrate, the band have announced a new reissue of the record, due out April 28th from Run For Cover Records. With updated artwork and two bonus tracks—“Siblings,” a Jar-era one-off single and “Lucky,” a vinyl-exclusive b-side from the LP sessions—the reissue is an essential showcase of one of the most important releases in Run For Cover's classic-packed catalog.
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Released in 2013, Jar was a highly anticipated breakthrough album from the eastern-Pennsylvania four piece. Superheaven, along with contemporaries like Balance and Composure, Basement, and Title Fight, led the way with a new wave of heavy-yet-tuneful rock coming out of the punk scene. Working with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, the songs showcase a talent for writing songs that are equal parts towering guitars and emotionally charged hooks--all mixed with the size and clarity of major label grunge breakthrough records like Nirvana’s Nevermind or Failure’s Fantastic Planet.
Will Yip discussed his relationship with Jar, saying:
"Jar will always be one of the most important records of my life. When someone asks me about my favorite records I’ve ever produced, Jar is always in that list. From the second we tracked demos for this record, I knew Jar was going to be a classic. The band was so ahead of the curve with their songwriting, their sonic identity, and their realness. Everything they’ve ever done was 100% them. The band pushed me on a sonic level and I couldn’t be more grateful, it really help me with making a mental blue print on how to build a perfect feeling rock record. Jar forever."
Superheaven will also be performing the album in full at a run of Jar anniversary shows in the spring. See full itinerary below.
Posted on February 28th, 2023
waveform* have announced their new album, Antarctica, due out May 12th via Run For Cover Records. Antarctica is the Connecticut-based duo's most accomplished work to date, showcasing a dynamic blend of shoegaze sprawl, fuzzed-out hooks, and bedroom pop intimacy wrapped around a core of deeply satisfying songwriting.
Listen to "Lonely" via YouTube | Stream "Lonely" everywhere | Preorder Antarctica
To celebrate the album's announcement, waveform* have shared its first single, "Lonely." The song opens Antarctica with dreamy keyboards and acoustic guitars, slowly unfurling a gentle melody that instantly gets stuck in your head. It's a perfect introduction to the way waveform*'s manage to create atmosphere to spare without ever sacrificing song-craft.
Since 2018 waveform* have been earning a cult following with an already impressive catalog of releases, and now Antarctica offers something for longtime fans and new listeners alike. Made up of songwriters Jarett Denner and Dan Poppa, the band have steadily expanded and honed their sound, with each homemade album building on the potential of the last. Antarctica finds the duo fully collaborating for the first time, blurring the line between the two's strengths to make songs that truly feel like waveform* coming into their own sonic identity. The songs pivot on a dime between hushed indie folk and towering walls of guitar, as Poppa and Denner's lyrics explore solitude and isolation, evoking vast empty expanses but also moments of diary-like specificity. The result is an album that unfolds with an impressive mix of intimacy and mood, drawing you in with its lush arrangements and instant catchiness, but revealing more secrets with every listen.
Posted on February 17th, 2023
"...a sleek and propulsive take on indie folk, with Weinman’s voice gleaming amidst clattering drums, chiming banjo, and a blustery wall of sound..." - Stereogum
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Runnner, aka LA-based songwriter Noah Weinman, has released his debut full-length, Like Dying Stars, We're Reaching Out. Out today, the album hinges on Runnner's unique mix of hifi/lofi dynamics and intricate arrangements that incorporate guitars, banjo, synths, piano, and most importantly, Weinman's warm vocals and inviting melodies. It's a culmination of years of songwriting and home-recording that manages to feel both intimate and cinematic all at once, and has already drawn attention from the likes of Pitchfork, The FADER, Stereogum, Uproxx, Paste Magazine, Line of Best Fit, and many more.
To mark the album's release Weinman has teamed with BrooklynVegan to share an in-depth track-by-track breakdown of the entirety of Like Dying Stars, We're Reaching Out. BrooklynVegan praised the album saying, “…it’s an indie folk album with flourishes of alt-country, baroque pop, and more, fitting in nicely next to stuff like Sufjan, Elliott Smith, and Alex G.”
Runnner is also about to start a tour of North America with support from RFC label mates, waveform* and LANNDS. See full itinerary below.
02/24 San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room ~
02/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ~
02/27 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St OKC
02/28 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
03/02 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
03/03 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
03/04 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's *
03/05 Toronto, ON @ The Drake *
03/07 Boston, MA @ O'Brien's *
03/08 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right *
03/10 Washington DC @ Songbyrd *
03/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Ukie Club *
03/13 Carborro, NC @ Cats Cradle - Back Room *
03/14 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Purgatory *
03/16-18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/19 Fort Worth, TX @ Southside Spillover
03/21 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake *
03/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Beehive *
03/23-24 Boise, ID @ Treefort Fest
03/25 Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *
03/26 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
03/28 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord *
04/07 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ~
~ w/ LANNDS