Your Week in Spacebomb – July 31, 2020
MANAGEMENT – Laura Veirs announced her new album My Echo and released the song “Burn Too Bright,” written for Richard Swift. My Echo is available to pre-order now on limited edition pink and clear splatter vinyl and bundle including t-shirt, lyric and TAB book, signed postcard, and access to the release day live stream. LISTEN
At the 2018 Newport Folk Festival, Fruit Bats‘ Eric D. Johnson curated the special set “Beneath the Sacred Mountain” featuring the Spacebomb House Band, Phil Cook, Josh Kaufman, Matthew E. White, James Mercer of the Shins, and more. As a part of their Newport Folk Revival Radio series this weekend, you can hear the set air at 3pm EDT on Saturday, August 1st. Johnson also guested on “If I Had A Song” from the 2019 festival, singing “Suite Judy Blue Eyes” with Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes and Mercer, which airs at 6pm on Sunday, August 2nd. MORE INFO
The NBA 2K21 soundtrack has been announced and Pure Bathing Culture‘s “Dream the Dare” is on it alongside tracks by The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, and The Strokes.
Your Week in Spacebomb – July 24, 2020
LABEL – Spacebomb House Band have just released their ninth collection of tracks, IX: The Best Played Lands, which is out digitally everywhere today. LISTEN
Angelica Garcia returned to Music Diaries to perform “It Don’t Hinder Me” from home. WATCH
MANAGEMENT – Fruit Bats announced a full-album cover of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream, to be released on August 21st as a Turntable Kitchen vinyl exclusive. The track “Today” is out now. LISTEN
PUBLISHING – Darren Jessee announced his new album Remover, out October 16th on Turnfables & Bar None Records. PRE-ORDER
Your Week in Spacebomb – July 10, 2020
LABEL – Angelica Garcia wrote and recorded a new song, “Horsemen,” for NPR’s Morning Edition Song Project. LISTEN
This year’s halftime reports are in, and Garcia’s Cha Cha Palace landed on lists by Paste, NPR Music, and WBEZ Sound Opinions, and Nadia Reid’s Out of My Province made UNCUT’s The Best of 2020 Halftime Report.
PRODUCTIONS – Two new tracks from Dan Croll’s forthcoming album Grand Plan, a Spacebomb Production, are out now. LISTEN
PUBLISHING – Pure Bathing Culture released Carrido, an EP of four songs recorded in four days at Richard Swift’s National Freedom studio. LISTEN
Your Week in Spacebomb – July 3, 2020
Out today, A Little Bit at a Time: Spacebomb Family Rarities is a celebration of our artists and a collage of what Spacebomb has become since its inception in 2011. It’s a time capsule in which artists from across Spacebomb’s label, management, publishing, and production divisions are all featured, artists like Matthew E. White, Laura Veirs, Pure Bathing Culture, Tim Heidecker, the Spacebomb House Band. Read more about A Little Bit at a Time.
LABEL / PRODUCTIONS / MGMT / PUBLISHING
It is natural, and has been the case, that Spacebomb is often covered exclusively as a record label. But since the beginning, Spacebomb has offered support to artists in a diverse range of ways. “We are, of course, a label, and are proud of that work,” founder Matthew E. White says. “But we also work with artists as a publisher, as management partners, as a production destination, and as a studio. It is our intention in this compilation to highlight all of those relationships, as that is a much more holistic way to take this family portrait.”
Spacebomb is a record label dedicated to unrelenting taste. We have been known to make our records in-house, but we support tremendous artists from every house.
Spacebomb is a team of experienced managers who frown on that industry-standard title for their job. Better phrased, we are a team of advocates, supporters, and a think tank for a wide variety of musical careers. We work very hard at finding, cultivating, and connecting the dots.
Spacebomb is a family of musicians and a studio in Richmond, Virginia, who would bet on themselves against anyone on the planet. We are flexible and excitable and prefer to be working on your music more than almost anything else.
Spacebomb is a publishing company representing the finest songwriters, dedicated to finding the perfect placement, the right collaborator, and the respect of the craft.
Your Week in Spacebomb – June 26, 2020
PROD – Hiss Golden Messenger visited Spacebomb to work on two tracks that are now out on Merge Records. The result is the next chapter in the Alive at Spacebomb Studios series, and the first to be released on another label. Listen to the Cameron Ralston-produced tracks “Cat’s Eye Blue” and “Standing in the Doorway.” LISTEN