Plains – ‘Innovator’ b/w ‘Stuck In The Night’ 7”
Guy Harvey – ‘Take Your Time (With Me)’ b/w ‘Never Seen Snow’ 7”
Above are the inaugural releases from Discosoma Records, the music wing of the Coral Morphologic empire. As their website so eloquently explains, Morphologic “is a marine biologist-owned and operated company that serves to connect discerning, conscientious aquarists with the highest quality Floridian corallimorphs, ricordea, and zoanthids.” Discosoma, named after a popular aquarium coral, serves to connect discerning fans of contemporary indie rock with the highest quality Floridian pop and roll. The singles above, from Miami’s Plains and Lake Worth’s Guy Harvey, come in crafty, hand packaged sleeves (stencils, screen prints, hand stamped labels, etc) and are limited to 100. Check out the Miami and Broward/Palm Beach New Times reviews of the Guy Harvey release party last Friday at the Vagabond.
More new local music (and art) after the jump.
The James – ‘Rat People’ b/w ‘The Haunted Rider’ 7”
Speaking of Palm Beach County and last week’s show at the Vagabond, we’ve also got copies of the new single from The Jameses, a heavy-on-the-reverb jangle pop trio from the exponentially growing Lake Worth/West Palm rock scene.
Bulletproof Tiger – The Starving Hearts CDEP
Hey, there’s great music from Miami too (duh). Above is the latest self-released record from dynamic, broadly influenced Bulletproof Tiger. They closed out the Drugged Conscience showcase (see: M.I.T.O.T.R.) at Sweat last Friday, and it was striking how varied their sound was: a little anthemic No Idea-styled punk, a little psychedelic riffage, noise interludes between songs, etc. Each copy of their new EP comes with completely unique (ridiculous, schizophrenic, etc) artwork, so you can get the edition that’s right for you.
I Swear 44 page monograph by Lazaro Rodriguez
Above is the debut release from the publishing offshoot of Roofless Records. The book develops the iconography and distinct tone of local artist Lazaro Rodriguez’s Plan2Cry and LazRodriguez picture blogs, pairing found images with original photographs and drawings to probe interlaced themes such as the decadence of youth, queer desire, and digital self-conception. You can find this on our bookshelf under local authors.