IMPORTANT PLEASE READ!
Hey! before you get into the rest of the newsletter, please note, if you place an online order through the Related Records website, Discogs store, Depop or Bandcamp AFTER Tuesday December 12th, it will not be shipped out until December 27th and you probably will not get it until 2024. I won't have access to my office or inventory from December 13th-26th. This is important if you care about getting stuff in time for holiday bullshit. Get your orders in now!
NEW TO THE ONLINE STORE!
I decided to make a whole page on the Related Records website about all the different playlists I have made and continue to make. You can check it out here.
I also wanna make it clear that Related Records does not endorse or support Spotify. They are an awful company that makes billions of dollars on the backs of hardworking musicians, producers, fans, labels... basically anyone who contributes or works within the music industry - Spotify is making money off you whether you want them to or not. BUT I also recognize that they are affordable and easy to use, which is why so many music fans use it and why I have created these playlists for you to enjoy. If you are a Spotify user, no shame or hard feelings meant for you. But fuck Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon forever.
NEW TABOR MOUNTAIN MUSIC VIDEO!
New TABOR MOUNTAIN music video is so sick! Please watch and enjoy! And if you haven't already, pick up a copy of the new album Twilight Apologies. It rules and I hope it makes it's way onto everyone end of year lists.
WELCOME TABOR MOUNTAIN TO THE RELATED RECORDS FAMILY!
Patrick Tabor and I have known each other for over a decade now, which is really bizarre to think about since we have only seen/hung out with each other maybe 4-5 times in person. He used to play in this freaky psychedelic electronic pop performance art party band called Creepy Marbles. They released an EP on Holy Page Records in 2011 that is so incredible. Seeing them live was very epic, freeing and liberating. Patrick and I became friends and have followed each others musical careers ever since. Patrick started doing this solo project called Tabor Mountain around the tail end of Creepy Marbles and I loved it even more but in a totally different way. Although musically you can tell the two are related, Tabor Mountain is much more soulful, passionate and smart.
In 2012-2013 Patrick started working with his friend Douglas Du Fresne and they started 2 different electronic projects that are like a ying and yang to each other. Morning Hands - which is more of a dream pop / vaporwave / posi-motivational type thing and then Diesel Dudes which is like a synth punk / industrial / dungeon muscleman type thing. Both of which I am very into and only mention here so you can get into them too.
The new album is called Twilight Apologies and it will be available for pre-order on October 6th! It is officially coming out on November 3rd, but if I get them before then, so will you if you pre-order. Expect another email about that as it all gets closer and in the meantime check out this sick music video for the song "Already Dead" which is going to be on the new album.
A TON OF NEW MUSIC ADDED TO THE DISTRO THIS PAST WEEK!
I made a post about this on Instagram last Sunday (September 17th) and I meant to send a newsletter out about it back then, but I've been so stupid busy with school and work recently that I haven't been able to. ANYWAY, check out everything in the distro here. Or if you're only interested in the new shit, just scroll down to view it all.