Justin Vernon talks about midwest pride, autumn in Wisconsin and how it’s dangerous to just be an artist.
I have so much respect for this guy for staying true to Wisconsin and representing it every chance he gets.
May be my favorite thing i’ve ever written.
I’m digging this new album we just finished. Mike is a big part of the reason why.
E&E-008 Cinematic Indie
The latest incarnation of our Eyeballs & Eardrums series is online now (coming soon to Spotify & iTunes).
Cinematic Indie is filled with heart wrenching and melancholy tracks perfectly suited for dramatic climaxes, rising to the challenge, overcoming odds, celebrating the human condition.
Fans of Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Ros, Augustana, Helios, The Fray, Copeland, The Album Leaf, Múm, and Volcano Choir should feel right at home with these emotionally compelling post-rock and indie soundtracks featuring long builds, developing atmospheres, and expansive but powerful sonic vistas.
We’re also pleased that we were able to have a few friends join us in the studio on this album, including Andrew Jonathan (vocals) and Tony Olla (guitar) of Northern Room [Spotify, iTunes], and Jon Mueller (drums) of Volcano Choir [Spotify, iTunes].
You can preview and download music here.
We release approximately 100 albums each year, and a few of them stand out as special, more memorable and personal than the others. This is one of those that I’m just a li’l more proud of. Check it out if you’re into this type of music… lovely stuff.
I’ll post Spotify and iTunes links next week when they’re live.
Jon Mueller (of Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Pele, Death Blues) was in session earlier this week at our Milwaukee studios playing drums on compelling new post-rock tracks for a forthcoming Eyeballs & Eardrums release… E&E-008 Cinematic Indie.
Pictured above (L to R): Kyle White, Tony Olla, Jon Mueller, Daniel Holter, Mike Wisth in Burst HQ’s Studio A
Last night was fun. :)
Instead, what I find is absent from streaming music is everything that complements the act of listening to music. It’s the very thing that digital music, more even than records and CDs, should excel at: metadata.
Who produced that debut album from Lorde? Who were the musicians who played with her on it? Where was it recorded, and when? Does Lorde thank God, her parents, and/or her cat for making the record possible? I don’t know the answer to any of these questions, because I’ve only ever experienced Lorde’s music via Spotify, where such information is absent entirely.
Sadly this hasn’t jumped into the digital era. Getting meta data out of artists can be a major pain, especially for those in the business(it’s particularly bad as a publisher…) There is a lot of on the ground politics between artists, producers and other people on each album that we don’t always get to see. They have to go to great care to make sure that the right people get thanked and aren’t overlooked, while making sure each of their individual brands are protected in case of future scandal or success. Many would rather do nothing than risk faux pas.
YES YES YES YES YES.