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WEIRD HOT AMERICAN SUMMER:
A DANCE PARTY FOR THE FREAKS
DJ sets by
Colby Drasher (Don't Ask Don't Tell)
& Modern Lighting
Great Scott | 8/4/2013 | 8PM | 18+
ELECTRONIC CHILL ZONE DJ NIGHT
& DJ WON'T
River Gods | Monthly
THEE OPEN SEX (BLOOMINGTON, IN)
O'Brien's Pub | 3/31/2013
OLDEN YOLK (ft. mem Quilt)
DAWN FAUNA (ft. mem Quilt)
DJ sets by everydayisamixtape
Great Scott | 2/13/2013
Great Scott | 1/31/2013
MODERN LIGHTING - Apsis
EMT010 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
Electronic drones and zones built from 8 years of abandoned recordings. Edition of 100 pro-duped black/white cassettes with full-color jcard.
HALFSOUR - Half Sour
EMT009 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
Sweet jangles from the Pollard School of indiepop. Featuring members of The Big Big Bucks, Dig Safe, and Cheat Sheets. Edition of 50 clear red c15 cassettes with full-color jcard.
PRETTY & NICE - Golden Rules for Golden People
EMT011 | Cassette + DL | BUY NOW
Thirty-two minutes & twenty seconds of spazzy pop wonderfulness. The perfect soundtrack to your Spring/Summer/forever. Edition of 250 white cassettes with gold ink, with full color triple fold-out jcard (with lyrics!), download, and exclusive 1" pin.
Order now at our new online store
CD/LP/Digital available from Equal Vision / Rory Records.
MIDNIGHT BRUISERS - Midnight Bruisers
EMT008 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
Garage punk gunk with a short attention span. "A better Ramones than the Ramones" - Dan G. Members of Clippers / Lube / Sneeze / No Fun bang out 6 skronky tunes in 9 minutes. Pay-what-you-want digital / limited second edition of 25 clear red c10 cassettes with full-color j-card.
SPIRIT KID - INNOCENT BLUES / WHERE DID YOU SLEEP?
EMT007 | Cassette | STREAM A-SIDE
Available ONLY at Spirit Kid's show with Darwin Deez and Caged Animals at Brighton Music Hall on 4/2. CASSINGLE preview of Spirit Kid's new record, two smooth pop tunes, one low price. Mastered (and drummed) by TW Walsh. Limited first edition of 25 on clear red c7 cassettes.
DANA FOWLER AND THE - Horror Story
EMT006 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
A synth rock beast of an album. Edition of 100 clear purple / clear green cassettes with full-color j-card.
BIRTHDAYS - Birthdays
EMT002 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
A simultaneously joyous and dark bedroom pop gem. Selected as Impose Magazine’s #10 best album of 2012. Edition of 150 pro-duped clear purple cassettes with full-color j-card.
PRETTY & NICE - US YOU ALL WE
EMT003 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
Shimmery spazz-pop gem. Tour edition of 100 pro-duped clear cassettes with full-color j-card (almost sold out!).
Previous ReleasesDOUBLE AWAKE
Stream PRETTY & NICE’s GOLDEN RULES for GOLDEN PEOPLE now at Alternative Press. This album is incredible and you deserve to have it in your brain.
Listen outside in the sun, if possible. If you like it, you can buy a copy on cassette + DL from everydayisamixtape, or snag the CD/LP/Digital from Equal Vision Records.
DANA FOWLER AND THE - HORROR STORY
OUT NOW. A dark, synth-rock beast of an album. RIYL Panthers, Death From Above 1979, Nine Inch Nails, the last couple of Brand New records. Edition of 100 clear purple clear green cassettes with full-color j-card. Cassettes - $6 / Digital - name your own price. EMT006
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS KILLING THE HOME TAPING INDUSTRY
One of the most enjoyable parts of my journey with EMT has been sending tapes to other countries. A few people in Italy dug the SUNRAM tape. People in Finland, Argentina, Australia, Japan, and many others bought Pretty & Nice tapes. When I swung by the post office to ship Birthdays pre-orders, I came face to face with what I had been dreading since USPS rate hikes were announced, it costs A LOT more to send a tape internationally. While the up to 50% increase hurts everyone shipping physical media, the addition of the mandatory tracking flat fee REALLY hurts those shipping lighter packages (i.e. tapes). Last time I shipped to the UK, it cost about $6, which is the same price as the tape. Now it costs almost $10 to send that tape. Assuming that mailers are free (which they are not), the recipient has to pay two and a half times the list price to get it in their hands across the pond. It’s not like any of us are in the tape business to make money, but these rate hikes make it harder to just break even and offer our product for a fair price.
We’ve finally got the utopia we’ve been begging for since we were misspelling Metallica in Napster searches; we can stream almost every song ever recorded via Spotify and Bandcamp for free. We can also pay money for that same music if we feel so inclined. It’s never been easier to record music and have people all over the world discover it, and it’s never been easier to put your music out in a physical format. However, increasing international shipping rates loom over all of this; are we transitioning into a period of physical media isolationism? Has the internet made the import redundant? Is it more important for us to support domestic labels and give a higher percentage of our money to the people making/putting out music rather than to the USPS?
On the plus side, it still costs less than a small coffee to send a tape to California.