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NEWS: Song, By Toad and GoldFlakePaint to release new split 12”

Over the last couple of years, the blog and label Song, By Toad has put out a number of split 12” records.  For the latest in the series, Song, By Toad owner Matthew Young has teamed up with fellow blog-label GoldFlakePaint to bring together another collection of specially recorded songs.  Lo fi dreampoppers Beach Moon/ Peach Moon, singer-songwriter Small Wonder, rhythmic indie group Eskimeaux and fuzz pop outfit Furnsss have all recorded tracks for the release.

The collection was recorded at the studio at the National Opera Centre in New York, where Young’s brother works as a sound engineer.  He talked about the atmosphere of recording the Centre:  “When we record at home the bands just naturally take it easy – they’re just visiting our house after all.  But in the studio there was only really my ‘natural charm’ to keep the atmosphere relaxed, and suddenly because of the formality of the setup things like monitoring and proper tracking took on more importance than they ever do in someone’s living room.”

He also spoke about why he chose Tom from GoldFlakePaint to collaborate with on the new 12”:  “When Mrs. Toad and I arranged to move to New York for three months at the end of 2015, and the idea of doing a Split 12” locally whilst we were there was born, Tom made perfect sense as someone to collaborate with on the release, given his own affinity with many of the bands I love from that part of the world.”

The split 12” is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp.  For a taster of what to expect, watch the promo video below.

Split 12″ Vol.5 – Eskimeaux, Furnsss, Small Wonder, Beach Moon Peach Moon from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.

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