Posts Tagged ‘Labrador’

Before we leave for SXSW2019 tomorrow, we thought we’d go ahead and release a lil’ acoustic dual single! So, if you ever wanted to hear what “Power” and “Secret Feelings” sound like Nebraska-style with just me and my tenor guitar,
A dual single featuring acoustic versions of “Power” and “Secret Feelings” from Labrador’s debut EP, “Tell Me About Your Dad” 
released March 10, 2019
Vocals, Tenor Guitar – Hannah Switzer 
All Songs by Hannah Switzer

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Hannah Switzer’s band Labrador describes its songs as “wry and melancholy meditations on all the ways the Patriarchy creeps into relationships and ruins everything.” The group’s debut EP, Tell Me About Your Dad, pairs those meditations with brightly rendered, strangely moody, slightly countrified arrangements that meet somewhere between Neil Young and the stormier reflections of Big Thief. Switzer herself looms largest over the proceedings with a rangy and evocative voice that can haunt, lament and sneer, sometimes all at once.

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Hypnotic vocal melodies, intricate undercurrents of drums and bass, and the unusual touch of finger-picking tenor guitar.
Labrador The Band
Vocals, Tenor Guitar – Hannah “Sundance Lass” Switzer 
Drums – Lawrence “Casio Kid” Gann 
Bass – Kent “2 Moist” Genis 
Guitar Solo on “Dumb” – Grant Kempski 
All songs by Hannah Switzer
released November 16th, 2018.

This is the recording project of Aaron Powell from Newfoundland, Canada.  this band display a unique sound and songwriting that makes this a pleasure to me. Aaron Powell (Born 1993) is better known by his lo-fi singer songwriter moniker Fog Lake where he creates music that’s been best described as “a complex collage of nebulous angst and heartfelt nostalgia” .

Born and raised on the island province of Newfoundland, he’s lived his life in relative isolation writing and recording a total of six releases in four years including his two most current LP’s Virgo Indigo (2014) & Victoria Park (2015) both being released by Brooklyn based tape label Orchid Tapes (Foxes In Fiction, Alex G, Teen Suicide).

Aaron’s relentless and prolific approach has garnered worldwide critical acclaim receiving coverage on The FADER, DIY Magazine, Noisey, Tiny Mixtapes, The 405, BBC, CBC, Earmilk, Chart Attack, Exclaim! and many others. His unrelenting approach to releasing music has lead to an ever-increasing cult following, seeing Fog Lake featured by the likes of renowned YouTube channel, Majestic Casual for the second time where it has racking up over 400,000 plays. In addition, tastemaker blog Gorilla Vs Bear has named his single ‘Rattlesnake’ one of the Top-25 Tracks of 2016. 

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Released July 5th, 2018

written and produced by aaron powell
vox by j. king on ‘acrylic’
keys by kenney purchase on ‘dinosaur’