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welcoming Mothpuppy // stream "Flea" // Cool & Pretty out 3/10

we've been sitting on this news for far too long, and are profoundly excited to finally announce Mothpuppy's debut album, Cool & Pretty will be out March 10th. The Le Sigh have premiered "Flea," the first single off of the record, below. Listen, and read an excerpt from The Le Sigh's Abbie Jones:

“Flea” is a dreamy, abashed waltz with gentle notes to reassure the self. Murphy proves that disclosing your darkest moments can be empowering as she depicts a relationship on the edge of combustion. She croons with a palpable sense of unease creeping into her heart, “Why did you kill me / My body was perfect / Free of all defects / I latched on to you.”

this album is truly incredible, and "Flea" is a fantastic introduction.

pre-order is available here: http://www.sadcact.us/products/586960-pre-order-mo...

read the rest of the piece here: http://www.thelesigh.com/2017/02/premiere-mothpupp...

Posted on February 23rd, 2017
hello, Spew


we are beyond excited to be releasing Spew's debut EP, Only The Worst this friday. the album premiered via the truly wonderful Dan G at Post-Trash. an excerpt:

"Blending elements of post-hardcore, math rock, skate metal, and noise punk to their own spastic whim, Spew's debut is unrelenting and thoroughly abrasive. Built on dizzying menace ("Bad Egg") and jagged opposition ("No Reference Cartoon"), the duo's technical ability is unquestionably phenomenal but it's their destructive spirit that really shines in only the worst of ways. Devastation you can get behind."

stream the EP here:

and read the rest of the review here: http://post-trash.com/news/2017/2/7/spew-only-the-...


Posted on February 9th, 2017
welcoming Double Grave to the family + new song

we're extremely happy to welcome Minneapolis' Double Grave (fka Ego Death) to the sad cactus family. their blend of harmonic, yet scuzzy rock is truly engaging, at once visceral and cathartic. their new song "New Year's Day" off of the upcoming New Year's Daydream premiered on Post Trash, and can be heard below. keep your eyes peeled for more news and the record pre-order!


The full piece, courtesy of Dan Goldin, can be read here: http://post-trash.com/news/2017/1/4/double-grave-n....

Posted on January 11th, 2017
2016 is nearly, thankfully over, but there were some incredible tunes


hello -- like everyone else, we feel that the end of the year is a goood time to look back and see how blessed with good tunes we've been, and for an otherwise immensely shit year, we've been unbelievably lucky to get to work with the people we did this year.

this year gave us everything from SUPERTEEN and Vishnu Basement (the bands who comprised our first two releases ever in way back in 2014!) to the chance to finally work with old friends Quarrels, Off Drugs, and Ideal Husband, to an absolutely jaw dropping group of new friends and unbelievable musicians in Abi Reimold, Rita Fishbone, BIG FRED, darkturn, Fern Mayo, floral print, and (rip) Fake Boyfriend.

you can find all of these albums digitally and physically here: http://www.sadcact.us/releases

thank you to everyone who bought a tape, or streamed a song.

see you in 2017!

Posted on December 20th, 2016
Fern Mayo EP "Hex Signs" on cassette out now + new video

We're extraordinarily excited to announce that we're issuing Fern Mayo's EP Hex Signs on a physical format for the first time! Hex Signs is a continuation of the incredible debut Katie Capri and Fern Mayo released back in October of 2015, and one of the best records to have been made this year, and the cassette features a new song "SS Ari" exclusive to the physical release. The Hex Signs cassette comes out today, alongside a new video for "New Ketamine" that premiered on The Le Sigh.

"Katie Capri’s songwriting carries the intimacy and openness of an emotionally packed vignette, allowing the listener into the scribbled margins of her diary. . . Capri conjures power within every line she speaks. Her soft chants build into an anthemic roar as she sings, “What would you do different / If you knew you wouldn’t get everything they promised / If you just stay stay still a bit longer.” - Abbie Jones (for The Le Sigh)

The cassette is available at any live shows and here: http://www.sadcact.us/products/582672-pre-%20order...

You can see the video and read the full piece here: http://www.thelesigh.com/2016/12/premiere-fern-may...

Fern Mayo's Upcoming Tour Dates:

December 10 @ All Nite Diner, Philadelphia *

December 14 @ Silent Barn, Brooklyn ~Tape Release Show~

January 5 @ Shea Stadium, Brooklyn

January 11 Montclair, NJ @ tbd ^

January 12 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong ^

January 13 Philadelphia @ All Nite Diner ^

January 14 tbd

January 15 Albany, NY @ Relief Theater ^

January 16 Burlington, VT @ Monkey House ^

January 17 Northampton, MA @ Flywheel ^

January 18 Boston @ Middle East Upstairs ^

January 19 Brooklyn @ Silent Barn ^

*solo

^ with Human People

Posted on December 9th, 2016