Dæva (pronounced day-va) is the recording project of Gigi Mead, Brooklyn resident who lives with a cat named Aubrey and casts spells, slings books, and writes songs in her spare time. To borrow from Wake The Deaf, "Her debut EP, Beta Persei, is an experimental dream pop project which focuses on the only themes relevant to any experimental dream pop act worth their salt – love, loss and The X-Files."
Rainwater Swimming In Sunlight LP
'Swimming in Sunlight' is the debut release from Rainwater, a project helmed by songwriter Blake Luley. The album is an intimate, personal journey out of the dark wilderness of adolescence and self-loathing into the light of love and acceptance. These gentle, shimmering songs were written and recorded in a variety of places, from bathroom floors to studio spaces, over the course of eight years, charting the ups, downs, and quiet revelations of Luley’s young adulthood in Brooklyn, NY. Available digitally (iTunes, Spotify, etc), on CD (handmade by Pavonine Packaging ltd to 100), on cassette tape (ltd to 100) direct from Furious Hooves.
• Order CD/Tape here: Swimming In Sunglight at The Furhoof Giftshop
Temazcal The Future Belongs To Ghosts LP
'The Future Will Belong to Ghosts' is the debut album from Temazcal that works to explore the haunted experience we all seem to be in the midst of, concerned mainly with the idea of simultaneously being and not-being, of existing in-between, being both present and absent. Attempting to evoke both the terrifying and beautiful aspects of contemporary existence, 'The Future Will Belong to Ghosts' looks to inspire a sort of perpetual state of becoming, drawing attention to the in-between nature of our experience. Available digitally (Bandcamp) and on cassette tape (ltd to 50) direct from Furious Hooves.
• Order Tape here: The Future Belongs To Ghosts at The Furhoof Giftshop
STAY RAD SAV – The long-awaited next installment of Stay Rad compilations is finally here! Furious Hooves has teamed up with local Savannah label Soft Science Records to bring you a curated selection of the diverse & superb music scene of Savannah, GA. The 2xTape Compilation comes in a VHS-style trimpack, hand-numbered & limited to 200, also comes with a 20-page zine featuring art & interviews from art collectives: Fist City & The Clambake.
Velvet & Soil offers nods to acts like The National or Grizzly Bear through bright pop melodies that emerge from dark, pulsing rhythms. — Sean Pritchard, The Blue Indian
Sounds Better With Reverb has premiered the second single & title track from the upcoming Dear Tracks' Soft Dreams EP. Matt Messore also took some time out to talk to Sjimon Gompers of Impose Magazine about the Soft Dreams recording process, cat cafes, and his winter survival tips.
GoldFlakePaint premieres the debut single "Brushes Like A Fox" from Saint Corsair saying it's "...part opulent pop song and part languid, withdrawn nightly mumble – and it makes for a consuming and stirring three minutes or so."
Bill at hissing lawns was kind enough to do a blog-blast of all things furhoof!
•Furious Hoops Vol. 01 gets the tape treatment for Cassette Store Day this Saturday. Check out the new video from Gnaw Rains' contribution... and learn about sportsmanship.
•Unfortunately, our other CSD release STAY RAD SAV has ben postponed, but it's still coming. More info on that soon.
•New Heavy Boots music video for "So Long" off of new Triathalon-collaboration album Sister Lives.
•AND we'll have a table at Graveface Records & Curiosities Friday, for their 4th anniversary block party. 6pm, stop bye... we'll have stuff! Consider it a pre-game to their all-day (and night) Graveface Fright Fest on Saturday which you should also attend. Buy tickets below.