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welcome new band Fitness to the label with single "Dec '98" + new record "Full Well" out 3/5

We're absolutely thrilled to welcome Edmonton, Alberta band Fitness to the label and announce their upcoming record Full Well out March 5th, 2021. The first single and video premiered Friday via Cups and Cakes Pod. You can watch below, and read the premiere here.

Placing cerebral and impassioned lyrics over a dynamic and discordant instrumental bedrock, Edmonton, Alberta’s Fitness emerged with their debut album -ing in February of 2018. Gaining attention for their unique sound, which incorporated wiry guitar progressions, melodic bass work, off kilter drum lines, and surreal takes on masculinity, self-image, and belonging, the band developed a small following in Canada. Charting on college radio from coast to coast, the album ended the year as the third most played record on Edmonton’s CJSR.

On Full Well the band shifts to a more polished sound while retaining their brand of eccentric art-punk. This is an album about coming to terms with the limits of one’s understanding. Informed by a close family member’s manic episode, another family member’s deteriorating memory, the Hebrew bible, and a university graduation, the words grapple with the confusion induced by an increasingly complex and perplexing world. And although the words are sung with the fervent conviction of a street side sermon, it is a conviction that quickly reveals itself as hollow as the words devolve into contradiction, irony, and frustrated rambling. Fittingly, the instrumental foundation for these rambling lyrics shifts restlessly throughout Full Well as the band moves abruptly through time, tempo, and mood changes, never allowing the listener the comfort of knowing full well where they are, or where they may be going next. Full Well releases March 5, 2021.

We couldn't be more excited to be working on this electric record, and we're positive that this one is a hit.

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more music soon!

Posted on February 1st, 2021
Maxshh new video single "Speeddial" + new record "Feedback & PB" 1/29

we're thrilled to formally announce the new record from Maxshh Feedback & PB due out 1/29/21! the first single "Speeddial" is out today on youtube:

you can pre-order the cd here:

and the digital here:

Feedback & PB is the second full length record from Maxshh, the solo project of Max Goldstein (Fred Cracklin, Eieieio, et. al) composed about seven years ago, and tinkered with ever since. Following in the footsteps of 2020's Half A Loaf (named one of Post-Trash's 50 best of the year), Feedback & PB is a collection of songs that Maxshh was working on rerecording, and generally tweaking to perfection for half a decade. The end result is a gorgeous and multifaceted look at his work across time - there are sonic elements here from other more well known projects (Tundrastomper, Fred Cracklin) and textures and ideas yet unprecedented in his catalogue. Taken together, it is the pure uncut Maxshh that is so rending and genuinely exceptional. Tracks "Breakfast of Chimps," "Song for F," and "Achilles First Stand," traverse an enormous sonic palate, and yet they are decidedly of the same unfettered origin, showing the immense talent and creativity on display. Moments on "New Jane, New John" and "Hungry Hungry Hypocrite" push the boundary between the pedal-mania of Max's work with Vishnu Basement and the simpler bleeps and bloops associated with home recording. Here, and elsewhere on the record they intertwine, the analog digital (guitar pedals, live drums) being interspersed with the digitally analogue (direct-in keys, programmed drums), all exhibiting the building up and manipulation of this music over time. As in much of Maxshh's songwriting, the lyrics here skew towards animated realism, alluding to tactile sensations grotesque or intentionally understated in their language, serving as a throughline across the different geographies of the record. There is an immense amount here to bury oneself in, and certainly something for everyone.

Posted on January 11th, 2021