I am a strong believer in the intimacy of lo-fi music so I got a bunch of my favorite lo-fi artists (along with a few friends who don't necessarily fall into that category) and put together an 8-way split in honor of Valentine's Day, one of the most cute and intimate holidays of the year.
The first half of this split features a new song from each artist, while
the second half of this split features each artist covering a love song (loosely defined in some cases) that resonated with them.
released February 14, 2015
The beautiful art is on behalf of Mary Allen of Tombo Crush.
This 8-way split is to be put out on tape by Little L Records and Driftwood Records.
Little Tyrant is tumblr heartthrob Matt Diamond. They take the best aspects of upbeat folk punk and mix it with their dynamic voice and strong ear for harmony. Their original is Muster and they cover flatsound's "old lumina". littletyrant.bandcamp.com
Mrs. Hopewell is Chris Nicastro. He uses lo-fi to tell elaborate historical and literary narratives in a fun and engaging way. His original is "holly and i are soup snakes" and he covers Brand New's "Soco Amaretto Lime". mrshopewell.bandcamp.com
chill corea is Melissa Caren. She writes cute bedroom pop with wonky synths and quirky lyrics that contrast perfectly with her pristine voice. Her original is "@sound guy" and she covers Canadian Wedding's "The Midwest is So Far East". chillcorea.bandcamp.com
Tombo Crush is Mary Allen. Her ukelele shredding along with her beautiful, cathartic voice make Tombo Crush a really irresistible project. Her original is "doesnt/isnt" and she covers Cyberbully Mom Club's "i'm tired and i hate this song (don't go)". tombocrush.bandcamp.com
Randy's Got a Playdough Face is Daniel Marino. Randy is the embodiment of 80's speed metal wrapped up in a soft indie package. Randy's original is "College Point" and Randy covers QUARTERBACKS's "CENTER". randysgotaplaydoughface.bandcamp.com
peaches davenport is Cole Wharton. He creates immense soundscapes while retaining a lo-fi quality that is altogether odd and engaging. His original is "black black moon pt 2" and he covers Little Joy's "Play The Part". peachesdavenport.bandcamp.com
Kill the Intellectuals is Angela-Grace Foster. She combines the blunt aspects of folk punk with the harshness of lo-fi to create something brutally honest and always sonically interesting. Her original is "i miss u but you rlly suck" and she covers Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea". killtheintellectuals.bandcamp.com
"sober love" is performed by Jorge Velez of Personality Disorders. My songs are cool sometimes. I covered NOUNS's "my life through cold sweats" but their version is better.
I'm very happy to have organized this cute split with all my friends.
Love is for chumps and I'm a sucker.