Hey there good looking!
New batch out officially tomorrow. All the tapes are done in the new 'Church style, and all future tapes will be in this style as well (although it is sure to improve and evolve over time). All printing is done on 100% recycled fiber paper that looks real tight, all cases are hand folded/scored o-cards, and instead of tape labels there are liners that I put inside each and every cassette so they look super snazzy! A lot of work and time has gone into making these tapes, so check them out if you can.
Obviously the most important part of all of this is the music, so let me introduce it!
This new album from Portland's Virgin Blood is totally creepy, prime synth action, with some killer vocals to match! Really dark, cool stuff that grips you tight and lets you know that your ass is being haunted. Felisha is really rad and has made some other rad stuff too that you should check out. She also does DONTCARE TV on public access (and online) in out in Portland, which is fucking hilarious.
Raven is a Serbian noise e-homie of mine who is a super sweet guy. He fights for animal and human rights, runs a few blogs about such topics, and on top if it all makes lots of cool tunes! This album is a couple of noisy gems that get pretty hairy and engrossing. Seriously cool stuff that is long enough to seep deep into your noggin, but short enough to keep you from passing out or getting bored.
Mr. DeCorte lays down some sick synth action in the vein of Lava Church hero Sky Stadium on this here cassette. This is the kind of shit you put on some headphones and chill to--like on the beach, the roof of your house, under the covers, on your paddle board in a sick ass cove, or anywhere you feel comfortable. David is a totally cool dude who not only makes this stuff by himself, but is also in a totally cool band called Just Satellites. I first met David at the St. Pete Noise Fest last year, and I'm glad I did! As I try to move Lava Church into featuring and representing more Florida people, it's good to be in the company of someone as cool and talented as David.
So there you have it! That's the August batch in it's entirety. All of the people involved with these projects are super cool people who should be recognized for their hard work and talents, so please link, share, buy, whatever you can to spread the gospel!
Thanks to everyone for making this possible! <3
- The High Priest of Lava Church