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Hello Sunshine label preps new LPs from Jovontaes and The Polyps

By September 15, 2011No Comments

Hello Sunshine is a new imprint of Woodsist Records dedicated to limited edition vinyl releases with a more experimental slant. The label is pleased to announce its fourth and fifth releases from Portland band The Polyps and Lexington, KY’s Jovontaes, respectively. These LPs follow two releases from Herbcraft and a solo LP from Ryan Garbes. Digital copies of both of these new albums are available upon request.

Jovontaes :: Things Are Different Here
(Hello Sunshine) :: Street Date: Oct. 11, 2011
Formats: LP (limited to 500) / Digital Only

  1. Mountain Pass
  2. Nojangles
  3. Falcon
  4. Transcendentalism
  5. Phantomask
  6. Tow In

“Jovantaes are Lexington, KY. They emerge from (and possibly define) my town’s peculiar skate/Kraut/nihil/garage axis, evoking the smell of stale Miller High Life and burning couches: stumbling match-grip surf rolls, howling chorused-out guitar, droning Adderall haze, and a singer who makes Will Shatter sound like Scott Walker. Imagine Moolah playing at a beach party on the edge of the Kentucky River, big gray globs of unidentifiable garbage drifting silently past and the dense wet air becomes gridlocked with mosquitoes”- Trevor Tremaine (Hair Police)

The current line up, and longest running, consists of Mark Murray on guitar and electronics, Reid Small on drums and vocals, and Josh Blaine playing bass and home modified electronics. Recorded mostly at Small’s Void Skateshop in Lexington, Things Are Different Here is a fresh look at the future of underground improvised music.

Tour Dates

OCT. 1 Chicago, IL the dust bowl / nitetrotter fest
OCT. 2 Detroit, MI @ donovans w/ derek staton (awesome color)
OCT. 4 Washington, DC @ papersun w/ buildings
OCT. 5 New York, NY @ don pedros w/ suspensors
OCT. 7 New York, NY @ shea stadium w/ d. charles speer and the helix
OCT. 8 Philadelphia. PA @ tea room w/ Trevor Transylvania & Th’ Creepy Classics/Traits/Winners

The Polyps :: Ants on the Golden Cone
(Hello Sunshine) :: Street Date: Oct. 11, 2011
Formats: LP (Limited to 500) / Digital Only

  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV

Tour Dates

Sept 23 — Waltham, MA Brandeis University w/ Mount Eerie
Sept 24 — Providence, RI – City Effect w/ Japanther, Cat Vet, Jacob the Terrible
Oct 2 — Brooklyn, NY – Rad Town – w/ Lame Drivers
Oct 3 — Hoboken, NJ – Live on WFMU
Oct 4 — Nashville, TN – Betty’s Bar – w/ Lame Drivers
Oct 5 — Athens, GA – Farm255 – w/ Lame Drivers
Oct 6 — Chapel Hill, NC TBA – w/ Lame Drivers
Oct 7 — Baltimore, MD TBA – w/ Lame Drivers
Oct 8 — Washington DC The Cherch w/ The Cheniers, Lame Drivers
Oct 9 — Philadelphia, PA Pi Lam w/ Pet Milk, Lame Drivers

Raf Spielman was born and raised on the West Coast. He is active in the fringe music community through his Eggy Records label, and has released music on the Night-People, Digitalis and Not Not Fun labels, among others. After a handful of cassettes and a 7″ under the Polyps moniker, this debut LP is his most realized statement to date, having been assembled from a year and half’s worth of sound and field recordings. “It’s never right, because it doesn’t have everything in it,” de Kooning. A book of his drawings was recently published by Container Corps Arts Press.