2021 In Review

December 27, 2021 2 min read

This year certainly threw a bunch of curveballs our way, but we're thankful for the fact that we got to team up with our literal heroes to share their amazing art with the world.

 

Thanks a million to Caithlin De Marrias, Harmony Woods, and Dikembe for trusting us with their works. A bit on these new albums below.

 

Harmony Woods - GRACEFUL RAGE

Across two records that spoke to the quietest of bleeding hearts, Harmony Woods expanded on processing grief, trauma, and other aftermaths.GRACEFUL RAGE—their third and Bartees Strange-produced LP—allows revelations to blossom on their own terms. It’s the Philly band at their most aware and assured, snug behind a radio-ready punch.

Dikembe - Game Over

Take all of the greatest songs from throughout Dikembe’s epic and storied discography, remix them in nostalgic 8-Bit form, and toss them in a video game to help promote their latest album, ‘Muck,’ and you end up with “Game Over.”

Caithlin De Marrais - What Will You Do Then?

Caithlin De Marrais’ third albumWhat Will You Do Then? is incandescent—a candle lit in memory of the moody midnight teenage bedrooms of the early 90’s. 

It feels nicked from the “Alternative” section of Tower Records, among CDs by New Order, Depeche Mode, and Siouxsie & The Banshees, from the days beforeNevermind appended “-Rock” to the genre’s original name. 

Of courseWhat Will You Do Then? is no album from another decade. The songs were mastered by Adam Ayan, who put the finishing touches on Lana Del Rey’s most recent records, and he casts over the proceedings a looming dreaminess. 

Lustrous and sometimes deeply spare, the songs took form over the course of two and a half years, shaped by Rainer Maria guitarist Kaia F, with contributions from vocalists Annie Nero and Mark Duplass, multi-instrumentalists Lary Hoffman and Lucola Bang, drummer Stuart Gunter, MIDI programmer Emily Lee, and others. 

What Will You Do Then? is a question tumbling towards an answer. It is the bookmark of a coming love, an embrace of resonance and relationality. These are songs enchanted, slowly circling the dizzy edge of ecstasy. 

 

In addition to these albums, we got to share glimpses of great new music on the way from Dreamtigers, foxtails, and Zeta - all of which will see their new albums drop in full early next year.

 

Watch a playlist of all our latest music videos here.



 

The real MVP though is our loyal fans. Shoutout Skelly Squad for showing up and giving us love. We can't wait to show you what we've been working on.

P.S. - new signing announcement going down on New Year's Day with plenty more news to share next month ;) Stay tuned!