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New SPLLIT Single + SWEEPING PROMISES US tour dates!
Hey folks, well it sure feels like summer here in Virginia. Been a real slow few weeks here while we've been waiting for the pressing plant to finish up a hefty amount of represses (Sweeping Promises [finally!], Smirk, and Spread Joy) plus the new Spllit and Lysol LPs. All of this is supposed to finish up by the end of next week, and I have blocked off all of my time to try and get your preorders out the door as soon as possible. We also approved test presses for a hot new Cleveland group's debut 12" and a very cool/secret 7" reissue of some crazy shit from 1979. Look for more news on that starting in August, with the return of Bandcamp Friday :)
SPLLIT - How Long Can Delight Hold?
SPLLIT: Marance and Urq (photo by Raegan Labat)
Our friends at Post-Trash are premiering the final single from SPLLIT's upcoming debut album Spllit Sides. It's a great weird pop tune from way down South. Here's what Dan at Post-Trash had to say: “How Long Can Delight Hold?” is one of the record’s most accessible moments, a song that trades a lot of harsher and more jagged edges for something that leans toward psych pop… at least for the verses. Spllit’s Urq and Marance harmonize together, their vocals slinking over distant synths and a deep bass groove. After a minute of these sweetened melodies, the song unsticks itself from time, the duo’s vocals bounce around with alien echo, syllables breaking apart between the speakers, captivating the listener with a quick barrage of spoken experimentation. What seems familiar at first travels down the rabbit hole and emerges on the other side. It’s also the tale of two halves and Spllit are locked in the entire time.
In case ya didn't already see the announcement, Sweeping Promises are headed out on a big run of US dates starting in September and running into November! Some big gigs including Goner and Levitation fests. We will have the band stocked up on LPs, as well as new CD and cassette versions of Hunger For A Way Out. Presale tickets for individual shows available here. Tour poster by D.H. Strother.