Saturday, March 13, 2010

001-003|Twin Sister|Alex Bleeker|Run DMT

It's a pleasure for me to finally announce the incarnation of The Curatorial Club, a new project-based imprint specializing in producing and releasing a wide variety of unique projects. The first batch finds us curating releases by three of our favorite young recording acts; Twin Sister, Alex Bleeker and Run DMT.

Twin Sister's Alternates (TCC 001) is a 30 minute collection of demos from their Vampires with Dreaming Kids EP and the soon-to-be-released EP Color Your Life. Recorded over the past couple of years, the songs shed light on Twin Sister's influences, while giving unique insight into their evolution as a band. The band has 25 copies of the tape on tour, others will be made to order through The Curatorial Club. (Download the A-side here.)

Sold Out (May be available at Twin Sister shows)

TCC 002 is a C20 by Alex Bleeker. Mad Dog is an "audio sketch book" that spans a year of bedroom recording Alex did, mostly "lying on my back in bed." The cassette is an invitation to view the work in progress, to hear loose picking evolving into the skeletal framework for songs like "Summer," which Bleeker notes "was literally the first time i had played it." "The first thing ["Mad Dog"] was something I did randomly on Matt's 8-track while I was waiting for him to get ready to leave. Then I found the handheld in my closet a few days ago because I wanted to record the last 'song' on there...It spans from December '08 to now."

Sold Out (May be available at Bleeker shows)

The third release in the first batch from The Curatorial Club is Run DMT's physical debut. This C60 collects his initial work, Bong Voyage & Get Ripped or Die Trying, which were initially intended to be released as a two-sided tape. In addition, to the instant classic mixes, the tape is speckled with unreleased, exclusive Run DMT magic dust. Original run of 20 is sold out. A new batch, featuring a new mix, as well as different new, never-before-heard tracks, as well as "Spruce Bringsteen", is now available. This batch will be made to order. Each j-card will be individually designed by Run DMT and The Curatorial Club.



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  2. The RUN DMT Tape is killer, I just got mine.

  3. The Run DMT tape is great and all, but the J-Card is straight up just a picture ripped from a magazine. I know making a profit is great, but the minimality of this rlease is a tad disapointing. For 6.50 you'd expect real j-cards, labels, tracklistings, you know, a pretty well put-together the release, I'm not that disapointed, but just a little since it's not really that full of a release. but I'll try out another release next time, or maybe, but yeah. anyways.

  4. Sorry that that came off kind of dickish, the tape is a major jammer for sure, was just expecting some nice extra razzle dazzle to be coming out of the Run DMT camp.

  5. the link for Twin Sister doesn't work. can you please update?