Posts tagged with "Bathetic Records"

Dwight’s 2014: Last Year, What Year? Just Say Hello

January 30, 2015

Dwight’s 2014: Last Year, What Year? Just Say Hello As I wrote in the introduction to yesterday’s label feature, 2014 looked like a good year for labels — we admittedly see and try to treat with a large number, but isn’t that any aspiring capitalist’s ideal vision of shopping? A world of choice, with access to varied experiences.... 

Side-by-Side: Bathetic’s ‘Dynasty at Ghost Town’

August 12, 2014

Side-by-Side: Bathetic’s ‘Dynasty at Ghost Town’ Asheville’s Bathetic label has always had an ambitious heart, serving as both a breeding ground for forever forlorn and experimental folk (Angel Olsen, Scott Tuma, Padang Food Tigers), doomed guitar-based haunts (High Aura’d, Kwaidan), demented bedroom “pop” (Cough Cool, Lee... 

Week in Review #19

May 17, 2014

Week in Review #19 It was this week, not last week, that the homepage reportedly died (the New York Time’s quickening spiral into irrelevancy marking the occasion), and the “oldest living surrealist” shared some advantageous developmental strategies for artists (in case you too are uncertain of your... 

Rale / Lolly Gesserit – Split Double Cassette

April 28, 2014

Rale / Lolly Gesserit – Split Double Cassette Asheville, North Carolina seems to be home to a number of interesting music-making entities and low profile/high quality imprints. Both Lynn Fister’s artfully-curated Watery Starve label and the equally delightful Bathetic Records outfit hail from the city, so I’ve added it to my list of... 

Week in Review #16

April 26, 2014

Week in Review #16 Wrapping up the week after Record Store Day has a fairly distinct flavor for me and probably many others… it was difficult to keep up with this year. The 2014 event’s sales were record setting and no one in the know can fail to observe its efficacy in the lives of many stores. Still, the... 

Week in Review #13

April 5, 2014

Week in Review #13 A DIS Magazine feature from earlier this month began my week, with Danish curator and critic Toke Lykkeberg encouraging art criticism to cool down, be introspective, and re-examine its parameters. He laments a lack of discourse and speculates that “If there is no longer any critical debate, it... 

Premiere: Kwaidan – “Space as Support”

December 19, 2013

Premiere: Kwaidan – “Space as Support” Kwaidan‘s Make All The Hell Of Dark Metal Bright might end up going down as one of 2013’s great overlooked records. Released by Bathetic Records back in June, the album was well-received by most critics but somehow never seemed to gain the attention an album featuring the considerable combined... 

Premiere: Cough Cool – “Velvet”

August 7, 2013

Premiere: Cough Cool – “Velvet” Philly boii Dan Svizeny continues poppin’ off Tees and guitar riffs into fuzz fantasies as Cough Cool. Gaze that dream-boat stare into eternity and feel nothing but “Velvet.” Sheer comfort is all this man ever axed of anyone, so let em slur it out the best way possible. And, shiiiiiit,... 

Unheard #14: Bathetic Records, The Meaning of Drone, Tusco/Embassy, and Chaos

June 21, 2013

Unheard #14: Bathetic Records, The Meaning of Drone, Tusco/Embassy, and Chaos Unheard explores the moist recesses of “unconventional music” and attempts to have fun doing so. Whether it’s pimply basement hounds jockeying weathered blocks of noise or beefy luddites clunking out waxy half-songs on broken Casio keyboards and even-more-broken electric guitars,... 

Playing Buried Music: An Interview with Lee Noble

June 17, 2013

Playing Buried Music: An Interview with Lee Noble Following a slew of cassette and LP releases on Bathetic Records, Moon Glyph, bumtapes, Sweat Lodge Guru, Deep Tapes, Hands in the Dark, Tape Drift, A Beard of Snails, Existential Cloth, and a floppy disc for Oral Traditions, Lee Noble has certainly built a name within the DIY music scene. Currently... 

Lee Noble, ‘Ruiner’

June 10, 2013

Lee Noble, ‘Ruiner’ Bathetic Records, 4/30/2013 The music of Lee Noble is a story of artistic obfuscation told in reverse. We start with Claude Monet. Monet was one of the founders of the Impressionist movement in the second half of the 19th century. As opposed to painting in the same, staid style of the Renaissance masters...