February Records is very pleased to announce that we will be dipping our toes into the world of zines. Having included exclusive interviews as part of our latest digital releases, we feel this is a logical step forward as an extension of the label.
The zine, which will launch this week as a series of interviews on our website, will be titled “… march, april & may” — a natural progression of February Records. We hope to transition to a physical publication in the near future.
Our first interview is a conversation with Brad San Martin (One Happy Island) about recording a live album, the final days of WeePOP! and what the future may, or may not, hold for him musically. Brad released a single on February Records as Secret Charisma in 2010 and was also featured on our “One Year Of Original Music From February Records” digital compilation.
We are looking for contributors. Please let us know if you’d like to be a part of “… march, april & may” by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re very pleased to announce that we will have multiple new releases this summer. We’re so excited to get back to releasing and promoting music we love. Stay tuned for more details.
February Records has transferred almost all of its releases to Bandcamp. All free releases are now available for download exclusively through Bandcamp. All pay releases are now available for streaming. So go download and go listen. It’s all free.
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I was asked to do an end-of-year best-of top-5 list by Felipe from the chaotisch and charmant blog. His blog will feature different best-of lists from various guests all this month, so check it out. I decided I might as well post my lists here as well.
There was so much good music this year — and so much I didn’t get a chance to listen to. I can think of at least five albums I didn’t get to hear that would probably have made these lists. From what I was fortunate enough to hear, these are the ones that really stood out. It looks like it was a really good year for female vocals, Slumberland Records and Comet Gain. I purposely left February Records releases off the list.
Top 5 albums
5. Veronica Falls – s/t (Slumberland)
4. Cat Naps – Why Don’t You Whisper? (self-released)
3. Gold Bears – Are You Falling In Love? (Slumberland)
2. Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams (Sub Pop)
1. Comet Gain – Howl of the Lonely Crowd (What’s Your Rupture?)
5. Pocketbooks – Carousel (Oddbox)
4. Fireflies – Autumn Almanac (Happy Prince)
3. Girls Names – Dead To Me (Slumberland)
2. Sea Pony – Go With Me (Hardly Art)
1. Wild Flag – s/t (Merge)
Top 5 EPs
5. Tiny Fireflies – Change (Little Treasure)
4. Kids on a Crime Spree – We Love You So Bad (Slumberland)
3. Burning Hearts – Into The Wilderness (Shelflife)
2. Brave Irene – s/t (Slumberland)
1. Chalk and Numbers – He Knew (self-released)
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Check out the new video from The Cavemen Go. The video was shot over the summer for this year’s single, “Someone’s Always Dying to Break My Heart.” It was filmed by Maxwell Thomas of Automata Films.
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