Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra's first album turns ten! Kinda funny and it figures that a young Walter would release his first album on 4/20. Hey Bird is one of my all time favorite Walter songs and it's on this precious album.
For this weekend only we're lowering the price on these to $8 and you'll get a free Walter Enamel Pin!
Order here: http://www.lauren-records.com/products/641117-walt...
Made a new playlist that we'll keep updating as time moves on. Everything Lauren Records has one song from every (most) release of ours that's on Spotify! So far its 3.5 hours consisting of the earlier bands like Joyce Manor, AJJ, Japanther, Joyride!, Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra to the newer like R.L Kelly, Katie Ellen and Blowout! I'm eternally grateful of all of these bands for at one point trusting Lauren Records to release something for them! Everything on the playlist is in order from oldest to newest, it's kind of nice going through a brief history of the label.
Anyway, feel free to check out the play list and add it to your library here: bit.ly/EverythingLR
Listen to Real Life Buildings third and final album, "Ohio and West," thanks to Stereogum. "Real Life Buildings have a brief-ish but storied history, a snapshot of a New York scene that is slowly fading and shifting into something new. Across three full-lengths, 2014’s It Snowed, 2017’s Significant Weather, and now Ohio And West, its revolving contingent members have included musicians that make music as Vagabon and Crying and Gabby’s World and Told Slant. They’ve also reconfigured elsewhere, making beautifully expansive songs as Act Of and raging hardcore as Closer.
The songs on Ohio And West are contemplative and rousing, knotty and hopeful. Van Asselt continues with his fixation on markers of time — seasons and rising water lines and life characterized by movement or the lack thereof. On its closing track, he sings: 'I could move to the woods and never go online/ Or I could stay in New York and never have the time/ Or I could find some way to balance everything that’s on my mind.'" - Stereogum
Read More: https://www.stereogum.com/2037128/real-life-buildings-ohio-and-west/music/album-stream/
Pre-orders are up for the second run of R.L. Kelly's collection cassette. The first pressing sold out really fast and we're only doing another 100 on clear shells. "The Back Catalogue Vol. 421" has her 2013 Ep "Life's a Bummer" on side A and her split with Alex G and Spencer Radcliffe on side B. Check it out! Click the image to order or stream.
New pressing of Algernon Cadwallader's "S/T" is here on Opaque Red vinyl! Looks beautiful, click the image to order.
Been such a fan of Rachels for a long time. New music coming soon under her own name, Rachel Levy, but for now here's all the R.L. Kelly catalogue in one place and on one cassette.
Order - http://bit.ly/2Hv28xi
Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2F1qJqm
Read about it thanks to the Grey Estates here: https://www.thegreyestates.com/blog/album-the-back...
Real Life Buildings is releasing their third and what might be their final album called "Ohio and West" on March 29th. You can hear the new song here thanks to The Alternative. We released their last album "Significant Weather" in 2017. If you haven't gotten around to checking that out yet please do as well!
The "Ohio and West" cassettes come with handcrafted screen printed covers. Matt is so good at screen printing and his cassette packaging is so thoughtful and precise. I haven't seen these yet, but I've seen the other RLB cases he's made in the past and they're amazing. Super impressive detail thats puts all other basic cassette packaging to shame.
Anyway, please check it out and hope you like it!
Still in the process of closing our Distro. LOTS of stuff is gone, but there are still some gems so why not get them for cheap? Use the code everythingmustgo and get 30% off.
Just like the Lauren Records Record Club, the Cassette Club is a way you can get the next 10 releases for cheap. It's $30 to subscribe and you'll receive the next 10 cassette releases before they ship to anyone else. As early as they arrive! Check it out and more details here: http://www.lauren-records.com/products/636847-laur...
Hey all - Planning on clearing out our distro. I'll keep stocking records that are somewhat related to our label, but other than that they've got to go! Search under our distro tab and get 20% off everything in it with code: death2distro [ENDS NEXT MONDAY]
In their new reviews for "Some Kind of Cadwallader," "Parrot Flies," and "S/T," Pitchfork looked back at Algernon Cadwallader's legacy and influence.
Pitchfork's Ian Cohen writes, "Ten years and many label rosters’ worth of imitators later, Some Kind of Cadwallader still leaps out of the speakers, an album that treats its songs like secrets they’re dying to share—they can barely contain themselves even during the starstruck ballads and the 13-minute jam."
The reissues "testify to their influence, idiosyncrasy, and proudly uncommercial spirit." All three albums are available here in our web store and at Asian Man Records. As of today, they're also on streaming services including Spotify!
Both "Some Kind of Cadwallader" and "Parrot Flies" are now available for purchase on vinyl, CD, and cassette. The brand new self-titled collections LP is also out today, on turqouise and magenta colored vinyl! We're so excited to release their essential discography. Order in our webstore or at Asian Man Records.