Gift Machine - New Tangles LP! PIAPTK-253
If you've been following PIAPTK for a while, you remember the excellent (and sold out) "Four Way Split Northwest" with Gift Machine, Graves, Karl Blau, and Nate Ashley. And you probably fell in love with the lo-fi harmonies of the Gift Machine's Dave and Andrea Matthies. The San Diego via Pac NW couple have cooked up a brand new LP of 13 tunes, which were mastered at Abbey Road.
Black Vinyl is unlimited, and there are 100 copies of the purple vinyl, available only here.
THE PRESS RELEASE:
The Gift Machine "New Tangles"
Release Date: October 19th, 2018
File Under: Indie Rock
“the gift machine recalls a lo-fi Beatles or Velvet Underground in
a laid-back mood. Dreamy stuff. - KEXP
The seventh full length studio record from West Coast
psych-pop stalwarts the gift machine unnrolls like a languid beach
break, wrapping the listener in soft-edged, heady warmth. The swell
builds and the record slides into a churning glide that radiates easy
confidence with the harmony vocals of husband/wife team
Dave and Andrea Matthies at the forefront.
Initially founded as an outlet for the solo work of songwriter Dave
Matthies, the gift machine soon mutated organically into a
near-collective of Washington State luminaries. Matthies ran
KNW-YR-OWN Records with Bret Lunsford (Beat Happening, D+)
in Anacortes, WA from 1998-2006, and collaborated with a long
list of NW notables including Karl Blau, Phil Elverum
(Microphones/Mount Eerie), Little Wings, Laura Veirs, the Graves,
Thanksgiving, Your Heart Breaks, the Murder City Devils and many more.
More than anything, New Tangles comes across as an honest work, art
created for its own sake out of some primal drive that pushes those of a
peculiar bent to form something from nothing more than hunch and
inspiration. “We (obviously) have no grand career plan or expectations”
laughs Matthies. “We make this music for us. I hope the sincerity of the
songs and the playing come through. Producing our own music and
releasing it on small labels has allowed us to keep progressing. I think
each gift machine record keeps getting better and better because there
is no pressure.” In an age of target-marketed music made by committee,
listening to a record this comfortable in its own skin is deeply refreshing;
and something we could all use a little more of. With luck, the gift machine
will keep on giving for years to come.
-Mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios, London, UK,
by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, The Smiths, Joy Division).
-National Publicity by Tiny Human, Seattle, WA (Death Cab
for Cutie, Laura Veirs, Lee Hazlewood).
-Guest appearances by underground icon Karl Blau on bass
-Physical Distribution by Light in the Attic, Digital Distrubution
by the Connextion.
-3 to 4 vidoes are being produced in conjunction with
the album by Cowboy Mustache.
-a national tour is planned for late 2018/early 2019.
Yellow Vinyl - 100 Copies (with bonus lathe cut for preorder qty TBD)
Black Vinyl - Unlimited