Your Week in Spacebomb – January 15, 2021
MANAGEMENT — Fruit Bats announced their eighth studio album, The Pet Parade (out March 5th on Merge Records), with new single “Holy Rose.”
Aerial East, whose album Try Harder is coming February 12th on Partisan, released her new single “Katharine” with a video.
Laura Veirs released a new video for “Freedom Feeling.”
STUDIO — Molly Burch worked with Wild Nothing on her new track “Emotion,” written and recorded in part here at Spacebomb.
Your Year in Spacebomb — 2020 Edition
2020 has been a very different and difficult year for almost everybody. At times, we wanted to hide away from it all, and sometimes that was all anyone could do. But in the end, we focused on what we do best and tried to share great art with the world. We couldn’t be prouder of these musicians and releases and are humbled we are partners in sound with so many talented people.
A few of these albums have been recognized by critics as being among the year’s best:
Angelica Garcia – Cha Cha Palace
The Sunday Times’ Albums of the Year (#6)
NPR Music’s Best Songs of 2020 (#32)
NPR’s The Best Music Of 2020: Staff Picks (Stefanie Fernández’s Top 10 Albums, Jacob Ganz’s Top 10 Albums, Stefanie Fernández’s Top 10 Songs, Felix Contreras’ Top 10 Songs)
Paste’s Best Songs of 2020 (#37)
Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman
MOJO’s Folk Albums of the Year (#1)
MOJO’s 75 Best Albums of the Year (#66)
PopMatters’ Best Folk Albums of 2020 (#13)
Paste’s Best Albums of 2020 (#34)
Uncut’s Best Albums of 2020 (#38)
Rough Trade’s Top 100 Albums of 2020 (#80)
NPR’s The Best Music Of 2020: Staff Picks (Ann Powers’ Top 10 Albums)
opbmusic’s Best Albums of 2020
Dan Croll – Grand Plan
The Wild Honey Pie’s Top 30 Albums of 2020 (#22)
Nadia Reid – Out of My Province
MOJO’s Best of 2020 (#48)
Tim Heidecker – Fear of Death
The Best Music Of 2020: NPR Staff Picks (Raina Douris’ Top 10 Albums & Top 10 Songs)
Your Week in Spacebomb – December 11, 2020
LABEL+MANAGEMENT — Tim Heidecker releases a new video for “Backwards,” and his new album Fear of Death is out on vinyl and CD today.
PRODUCTIONS — Swedish singer-songwriter lodet returns with new EP “Many Days,” produced by Matthew E. White at Spacebomb. WATCH
Dan Croll, who came to Spacebomb to record his last album Grand Plan, is back in the studio this week for more production work.
Your Week in Spacebomb – November 20, 2020
MANAGEMENT — Bonny Light Horseman released their cover of Elliott Smith’s “Clementine” for Kill Rock Stars’ celebration of Elliott Smith‘s 25th anniversary.
LABEL — Tim Heidecker was a guest on World Cafe where he spoke with host Raina Douris and performed songs from Fear of Death with Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering.
OTHER — “A Little Bit at a Time” is a phrase that Spacebomb founder Matthew E. White has kept, written on a note card in orange marker, at the center of his workplace and studio since before he ever had a real workplace or studio. We took that same handwritten note from Matt’s desk and turned it into a limited-print crewneck sweatshirt. SHOP
Your Week in Spacebomb – October 30, 2020
MANAGEMENT — Laura Veirs released her 11th solo album, My Echo. Uncut gives it 9/10, saying, “My Echo is both longer in reach and richer in expression than a ‘divorce record,’ as you’d expect from the sweet-voiced author of some of the most effortlessly insightful songs in the modern country-folk canon.” LISTEN
Following her cover of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill,” Aerial East announced her album Try Harder with a video for the title track. Try Harder is due out February 12, 2021, on Partisan Records.