WA-004 // Release date: June 7th, 2013
Vinyl includes high quality digital download
Long Dark Valley
Back to Grace
A limited run of 150 on 180 gram vinyl.
We’ve had our eyes on Matt Radick since his days playing house parties as Blood River in Gainesville. His lo fi, homemade recordings of carefully crafted, quietly crushing songs stuck with us through the years, and every time we were lucky enough to catch him live we were floored.
Although he’s kept busy with Holopaw’s (Subpop, Misrah records) studio and touring schedule, we were finally able to track him down. We’ve spent the last year recording, mixing and mastering this collection of songs, and we couldn’t be happier to be able to share the fruits of those labors with you all now.
Recorded on a cassette 8 track, this album builds upon the intimacy and warmth found on his early recordings and gives them new life, layering hushed vocal harmonies, swells of fuzz guitar, and crystalline synths. Lyrically cryptic and with a vocabulary all their own, Radick’s songs drift through dark territory, often wrapped and packaged as jangly pop.
“Under his new moniker, Radick has an “old man with his pole in the river”-style feel, similar to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy or Nick Drake.”-Under the Radar