It's All Happening!
May 22, 2007 10:25 AM
GUESS WHO'S BACK!?!?!?!? It's Grown Zone, baby. States Rights Records' 3rd compilation in the Zone series is this labels largest project to date. It's a double disc comp, 38 songs, 36 bands, all new and unreleased material, all made for the comp with a very specific challenge. The artists were challenged to take a formative love of theirs (mostly music but a couple non musical) that had at some point become somewhat shameful (in their own eyes or peers or the critical public opinion) and to make a new song that embraces and pays a loving tribute to that GROANish influence. Some artists went straight for the GROAN jugular and went far from their current sound and straight to that influence and other artists tried to incorporate their love into their current vibe and aesthetic in a more subtle fashion. Each artists also provided us with a short statement about their song to maybe give a little insight into their groan or their process, which is a great help into this deeper experiment
GROW beyond the GROAN. I think we have. This is a really amazing collection of songs that is truly all over the map. From Op Ivy covers to disco and Enigma and System of a Down the influences are all over the place but as a group it all comes together and tells a story of early days of musical love being tapped into again in a new and refreshing way. To make it more about the artists and the process each artist on the comp is represented in the very special artwork by Rebecca Carlisle-Healy as a drawing of themselves.
2 CDs in a rad 2 pocket stumptown package with a beautiful 11x17 poster/insert. Such a tight little package!
I have been working on this project for a long time and i have so many feelings now that it is done mostly relief and pride and excitement to get it to people who might like it.
It is only $10 right now for a limited time (it was will be $12 after this wonderful sale) so it in on the ground floor of this wonderful new opportunity! YOU COULD BE RICH (in music and spirit)!
The artists are: Bad Weather California, Valet, E*Rock, Eats Tapes, Cains & Abels, Flaspar, White Rainbow, ctrl alt AWESOME, D'n'D, Panther, The Kallikak Family, S. American Agriculture, Manta, Powdered Wigs, This Song Is A Mess But So Am I, Okay, Dites Donc!, The Navin R. Johnsons, Jib Kidder, Dirty Projectors, Bobby Birdman, YACHT, World Court, Kixly, High Places, White Fangs, Golden Shoulders, Pash, The Mouth & The Bone, Nat Baldwin, Jason Anderson presents The Weather Channel, Atole, Andrew Kaffer & the Fun Hogs, Kanda, Best Friends Forever, & Lucky Dragons
UPDATE: BRAND NEW RODCAST POSTED (6/12)