UPDATE: The record pressing gods have frowned upon us! Looks like we’ll have the records will now make their way to stores in the second week of August. We’re told they’re imminent, though!
Since we started the label, every record (except for our two early Anthony Naples releases) has been from a different artist. This year we’re planning to release music from some artists we’ve already featured, and we’re starting that push with General Ludd and Archie Pelago. Both of their releases are coming out this Friday. (We hope. Check below for a note about pressing plant delays.)
The first, which you can preview above, is from Archie Pelago, who did the second Mister Saturday Night Records release. They’re a trio made up of a cellist, trumpet player and saxophonist; and all of them works the knobs. The A Side, Clammy Customer, takes dozens of twists and turns, weaving in vocals by the always excellent Gabriel Garzon-Montano; and the B Side, Madame Suede Nightshade, was apparently made with us in mind (check the initials). Both sides are tried and tested on our dancefloor and cut at 45rpm for maximum oomph.
The second, which you can preview below, is by General Ludd, a pair of guys based in Glasgow (though one is originally from New Jersey, and the other is originally from Canterbury). This record is a more left field turn than their first, but, we can assure you, both tracks will break discerning dancefloors wide open.
Both EPs are due out Friday, July 24th, though we never know exactly when they’ll arrive because of the current state of affairs in the record pressing world. They’ll be here soon enough, though, and you can immediately pre-order them on the Mister Store. Remember that you get free digital downloads of the tracks on the album if you pre-order the physical copies, and we ship you the physical copies as soon as we have them in stock.
We’re getting down this Sunday as usual. The only two changes for this week are that Ends Meat will be subbing in for Nowadays in the food court, and we’ve created a smoking section so we can keep most of Mister Sunday smoke-free. If you wanna have a cigarette, just head back to the back half of the courtyard behind the main bar. (There are signs around the space that will lead the way.) Finally, we’re starting to get full again, so we do recommend advance tickets.
That’s it! Hope to see you this Sunday!!!
Eamon Harkin recorded live at Industry City playing solo all day long whilst Justin Carter manned duties at Mister Sunday in London. As has become customary this is two recordings combined into one – one direct from the mixer and one from a microphone perched in a tree just off the dancefloor.
It’s been a busy week over here at the Mister/Nowadays HQ so we’ll let the music do the talking. This Sunday I’ll be opening up Mister Sunday with a full airing of Terry Callier’s ‘Speak Your Peace’.
If you’re in town this holiday weekend, good news! We’ve got you covered for July 4th AND July 5th.
For the Fourth we’re doing a back yard barbecue at Nowadays. It’s not a dance party, but it’ll most definitely be a good time. Eamon and Justin are bringing down back-yard-appropriate-LPs from their home listening collections, and they’ll be playing them in full, on vinyl, from noon onward; the Nowadays kitchen crew (who generally keep it all-American) are adding corn dogs and bomb pops(!!!) to the menu for extra America-ness; aaaaaand, finally, Eamon’s organizing a ping pong tournament. Sign up’s first come, first served, and matches start at 2pm. The winner shall be rewarded. Best thing about all that? It’s free. Just come down.
As for July 5th? Well, it’s Mister Sunday, and you know the drill with that: dancing to good tunes in the great outdoors. What could be better? (By the way, it seems like the advance ticket craze is dying down, so don’t stress it too much if you’re trying to figure out your weekend. We’ll let you know from here out if advance tickets seem like a necessity.)
Hope you have a nice mellow week leading up to the holiday. If you’re going out of town, have a great time, and if you’re sticking around, we hope to see you at least once!
July 4th at Nowadays // Saturday, July 4th // at 56-06 Cooper Avenue near Wyckoff, Ridgewood // take the L to Halsey // free // all ages // dogs welcome on a leash // general hours, directions and other info about Nowadays
Mister Sunday // Sunday, July 5th // 3pm – 9pm // at Industry City // 644 2nd Ave, Brooklyn // $15 // advance tickets // all ages