Julia Brown

i guess this is heaven, i hope it’s just like the song

at a book fair in fall, alone in a church parking lot

it’s not art it’s something much smaller than that

then i felt its bloom, different shades of blue

the static swelled in me right, i closed my eyes and wanted to cry

it’s not art it’s something much softer than that

it was the most beautiful thing i’ve ever felt and probably ever seen

hm

Anonymous asked: where does the name julia brown come from?

it came to alec in a dream 

pretty-damn-shabby asked: Are any of the Teen Suicide albums getting another press on vinyl?

not that i know of but maybe one day 

Anonymous asked: Why don't you think pressing tbcty to vinyl would be a good idea?

i don’t think it wouldn’t be, we just haven’t done it because we can’t afford it and i don’t think its worth it right now when there’s so much else im putting my time into

logistically it doesnt make a lot of sense cause the albums too long for a 7” but too short for a 12”, unless we do album on one side and b sides on the other, but even then

also since it was never mastered but each song was just compressed really hard when bounced from tape it’d be really really hard (if not impossible) to master it for vinyl without it sounding really, really bad. unfortunately i can’t fix that cause i dont have unmastered/original versions of the songs and the tapes are destroyed and the boombox long gone so 

420lovesongs:

hey all it’s sam. i haven’t posted anything in like years on this blog because i’ve been busy working on a handful of projects (including at least one full length album thats been in the works for over a year) i dont wanna just post stuff here i dont deem worth keeping for a record, but i dont end up with a lot of demos either usually cause so much of my writing process is at this point tied up in recording too. i wanted to post a song though that i do have a true ‘demo’ of i guess since i dont know if it will be part of any album or what to do with the real recording. right now i just have this reel to reel demo with live guitar and vocals that warren helped me record while i’ve been staying at his place in bk. i dont really have a title for it yet and iv’e been calling it ‘urgency’ and it  parallels a song on the orchid tapes compilation he’s releasing soon. it’s an important song to me but i’ve been at a loss for a while what to do with it and while i try and figure it out i’d like to share this live version. 

you can feel its bloom

in a car at night in june

or on a roof 

feel wind blow through

dark spots appear where things once were clear

if the world doesn’t start being good to us soon

i swear i might disappear 

but why should the world be good to me?

have i ever been good to the world

i feel some urgency

pressing hard on me

to tell everyone 

sometimes love’s not enough

Anonymous asked: Can you guys put the new song up on soundcloud plz :) <3

unfortunately not im sorry 

Kim k ugly crying is my entire state of being now and most likely always

orchidtapes:

orchidtapes:

orchidtapes:

You can now pre-order the Boring Ecstasy 12” compilation from our Bigcartel page. Thanks for the love and support, everyone.

Release notes:
• Limited to 150 coke bottle green &amp; 150 electric blue (both transparent).
• Every 50th record sold will include one of 5 test-pressing of the vinyl.
• Each record jacket will be sprayed with a tiny amount of a custom scent from a NYC fragrance shop, made specifically for the release of Boring Ecstasy.
Each order will include:
• A photo print from our showcase happening on March 29th taken by one of the musicians performing • A large photo print of the album artwork • A thank-you note + Orchid Tapes sticker • A logo-stamped oolong or jasmine tea bag • Guava candy • Endless love from your friends here at Orchid Tapes :+)

These are almost half gone!! You guys are ridiculous and I love you all, so so so excited to be able to send everything out next month :’))))))

Our first new song in almost a year is on this :)

orchidtapes:

orchidtapes:

orchidtapes:

You can now pre-order the Boring Ecstasy 12” compilation from our Bigcartel page. Thanks for the love and support, everyone.

Release notes:

• Limited to 150 coke bottle green & 150 electric blue (both transparent).

• Every 50th record sold will include one of 5 test-pressing of the vinyl.

• Each record jacket will be sprayed with a tiny amount of a custom scent from a NYC fragrance shop, made specifically for the release of Boring Ecstasy.

Each order will include:

• A photo print from our showcase happening on March 29th taken by one of the musicians performing
• A large photo print of the album artwork
• A thank-you note + Orchid Tapes sticker
• A logo-stamped oolong or jasmine tea bag
• Guava candy
• Endless love from your friends here at Orchid Tapes :+)

These are almost half gone!! You guys are ridiculous and I love you all, so so so excited to be able to send everything out next month :’))))))

Our first new song in almost a year is on this :)

thelesigh:

LP: Frankie Cosmos - Zentropy

i wrote about zentropy cause it&#8217;s an amazing album &amp; you should hear it if you haven&#8217;t 

thelesigh:

LP: Frankie Cosmos - Zentropy

i wrote about zentropy cause it’s an amazing album & you should hear it if you haven’t