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FEB042: “Syntherely Yours” by The Very Most

 

February Records is very proud to offer the latest album from Boise, Idaho, indiepop band The Very Most. This is a very special digital-only release with nine of your favorite songs by The Very Most re-recorded as synth-pop songs featuring guest vocalists for each track. Guests include Lisle from Tiny Fireflies, Adriano from Postal Blue, Colin from The Smittens, Charles from Math and Physics Club, Thomas from Pale Spectres, Sam from Boise band Central City Music Company, Adam from California band Adam and Darcie, Laz from Bubblegum Lemonade/Strawberry Whiplash, and Geoff Crestwell from Boise City, Oklahoma, shoegaze band Pellow.

  1. Good Fight Fighting (Featuring Adriano do Couto of Postal Blue)
  2. Things Too Obvious to Sing (Featuring Geoff Crestwell of Pellow)
  3. This is Where I Should Be (Featuring Sam Counsil of Central City Music Company)
  4. Jonathan Richman (Featuring Colin Clary of The Smittens and Colin and the Clarys)
  5. Polygraph (Featuring Charles Bert of Math and Physics Club)
  6. Today it is Even Better (Featuring Laz McCluskey Strawberry Whiplash and Bubblegum Lemonade)
  7. Sweater (Featuring Thomas Guilcher of Tomiji and Pale Spectres)
  8. You’re in Love With the Sun (Featuring Lisle Mitnik of Fireflies and Tiny Fireflies)
  9. Multnomah Now! (Featuring Adam Sanders of Adam and Darcie)

Pre-order the album from Feb. 15-Feb. 22 and immediately receive two tracks for download, “Sweater” featuring Thomas Guilcher, and “Multnomah Now!” featuring Adam Sanders. “Syntherely Yours” will be available for purchase on Feb. 23.

The Very Most was started in Boise, Idaho, by Jeremy Jensen in either 2002 or 2003 (he honestly can’t remember). Since that time, the band has released three full-length albums, seven EPs, and a bunch of miscellaneous tracks. Recorded entirely in Jeremy’s backyard studio (made from a converted shed), the music exists in a pretty little spot on the Venn diagram where The Beach Boys, Camera Obscura, New Order, Teenage Fanclub, and The Wedding Present meet. It makes heavy use of male/female harmony, vocal call-and-answer, and lushly layered instruments, both conventional and not-so-conventional. It’s all pop, and it’s all melodic, but it finds a lot of different ways of being melodic pop.

Jeremy Jensen and co … are just perfecting their craftsmanship, each new song seems to be more enduring and rich. Can’t wait for the rest!Bloodbuzzed

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Upcoming for 2016

February Records has been pretty quiet lately, but that’s about the change. We have three projects on the horizon for early 2016 that have been keeping us pretty busy and that we’re really excited about.

March, April & May No. 2 — At some point this winter, we will be releasing the second issue of our zine. We’ve rounded up some great contributors, so expect more interviews and more news. More information will be coming soon!

Syntherely Yours by The Very Most — In February, we will be releasing the next album from Boise, Idaho, indiepop band The Very Most. This will be a very special digital release, a collection of synthpop songs from the band featuring lots of guest vocals. Guests will include Lisle from Tiny Fireflies, Adriano from Postal Blue, Colin from The Smittens, Charles from Math and Physics Club, Thomas from Pale Spectres, Sam from Boise band Central City Music Company, Adam from California band Adam and Darcie, Laz from Bubblegum Lemonade/Strawberry Whiplash, and Geoff Crestwell from Boise City, Oklahoma, shoegaze band Pellow.

Constant and True: A Tribute to the Songs of Rose Melberg — In late Spring, we will be releasing Constant and True, a compilation CD of indiepop artists paying tribute to one our favorite artists of the last 25 years — Rose Melberg. Rose’s bands (Tiger Trap, The Softies, Brave Irene, Go Sailor, Knife Pleats) have been important to indiepop nearly since its inception. Rose has also made several gorgeous, mostly acoustic solo albums for labels like K and the late, great Double Agent records. Constant and True will feature such bands as Rocketship, The Smittens, Band a Part, LAKE, Seapony, Transmittens, The Very Most (featuring Sarah Lowenbot), Marc Elston, and many others covering Rose’s songs.