Monday, February 1, 2010

I Don't Know Where You Live But You Aren't Living

If I were you (or maybe if you were me) you should pick up the amazing split cassette from Obeast Tapes (great name!) featuring Handglops and Sea Lions. It's only made in 100 copies, came out in November and not many are left! You can get it from Sea Lions' myspace, or Obeast HQ. This is how they describe the packaging: "Each tape comes hand numbered with full color, fold out, reversible j-cards and color labels on translucent blue tapes." Now, doesn't that make you smile? Well, maybe not.

A truly lo-fi release, it was recorded in a garage and the hiss is loud - even the download you get is a low bitrate one! It's quite an uneven split, with 6 tracks from Sea Lions and only 4 from Handglops. But since it's the Sea Lions side that makes it worth the purchase (only 3 bucks anyway, the artwork alone would be worth that!), who am I to argue? Only "I Wish I Was Lou Reed" is on their myspace now, but if you visited it a few weeks ago you would have heard the brilliant "I Loved Her So Much" as well.

No need to pout though, Sea Lions have uploaded 3 new very promising tracks: "Real Swell Time", "You Don't Know" and the Orange-Juice-class "A Cloud". According to the topmost blog post you can get a free cd or tape of songs if you send Adrian a stamped envelope! Maybe those songs would be on it? Also, both tracks from the split-12" with Watercolor Paintings that I mentioned last year are up for your listening pleasure. It still hasn't been released by YAY!, but since Sea Lions just keep getting better it will be a guaranteed purchase once it is.

5 comments:

Erik said...

a cloud...fantastic tune

maegan said...

I picked this up awhile back and the design did indeed make me smile! I bought it for the Sea Lions, but I actually really dig the Handglops stuff too.

Anonymous said...

both sides flow beautifully. Don't Go Out and No Fun Nights on Handglops side should have been two of the biggest songs last year...

Anonymous said...

Handglops is brilliant.

Andrew said...

THE TAPE IS ALREADY SOLD OUT!!!

BUT DONT WORRY!!!

we are going to make alot more in the second run... very soon.