Tender Age’s particular brand of noise-infused pop music feels like
being pulled into an automatic car wash, but instead of hot
multi-colored foam, it's guitars coating you, and after being blown
dry you emerge from the tunnel shimmering and glossy. The music
can feel as euphoric at times as it does dark and complicated at others. Indeed, balancing contradictions is what the band does best. They juxtapose beauty with dissonance, punctuate accessible melodies with dense noise freakouts, and write cryptic vocals that come across deeply personal while being vague enough to be universally relatable. Fans of Sonic Youth, The Breeders, and Black Tambourine will appreciate common threads they love about those bands weaving throughout Tender Age’s music, but with a refreshing lack of genre clichés or tribute band vibes..
Banging from the barges of a swamp vessel gone astray comes Toxic Slime Records, a group of misfits hellbent on ensuring analog-camp and artful rebellion stay afloat in the digital age. Last year they emerged from the shadows with the debut compilation The Cauldron: A Mixture Vol. 1, filled with Halloween-inspired songs in C-30 format. After selling out in quick pace during a fateful basement Halloween soirée, they've since agreed to allow SINIS Recordings to reissue the album on Jack O' Lantern colored vinyl, in the faithful DIY production style as the original cassette. The result is a horrid amalgamation of garage-romp, punk-stew, and post-punk angularity, filled to the brim with macabre overtones that'd make The Cramps proud. Act quick, these won't last long past night.
In the ever-changing waves of electronic music, a new amalgamation is resonating in the construct of Adhere to Form, the Portland-based solo endeavor of Robert Eagleson and his debut LP, Departed. Eagleson, a founding member of the beloved Northwest darkwave troupe, Vice Device, has spent the last two years theorizing and composing songs that extend perpendicularly to that of his more notable affiliation. In Adhere to Form, he amps up the theatrics, calling to mind the syncopated churns of European forebearers D.A.F, leather-clad industrial occupants of 80’s Berlin, and the dystopian distress of early synth experimenters John Foxx, Cabaret Voltaire and The Normal. It’s an effort hinged just as much on elemental smearing as it is booted-up BPM.
The follow-up to the nearly sold out single "Get High" from Fall 2015 comes in the form of a new EP by Portland's Tender Age. Recorded, mixed and produced by the band and Eric Sabatino, "Disappear Here EP" is an aural demonstration of the band's more experimental tendency.
Two track 7" featuring “Get High” on the A-side and “Always” on the flip. Limited edition pressing of 300 on transparent green class vinyl, housed in pearlized crystal jacket, with double-sided insert and download code.
8-song 12" EP, featuring 4 originals on the A-side and 4 remixes of the title track by SKLLSCRPR, Joe Cocherell, Natural Magic and Kimberly Pierson on the B-side. Limited edition 100 clear-smoke vinyl and 400 black vinyl, housed in matte cardstock jacket with clear spot UV printing and download code including 4 bonus remixes.
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ADHERE TO FORM LP
CAUSTIC TOUCH / WM HART SPLIT
TOXIC SLIME LP
KIMBERLY PIERSON EP