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Wishbone Zoe "Drivedrivedrive" premiere + new album 2/21

We are thrilled to announce our next release, Wishbone Zoe's (Western Mass) phenomenal French of the Bird out 2/21. The lead single/video "Drivedrivedrive" (above) premiered today via the wonderful folks at Secret Wine Press.

About "Drivedrivedrive" Al Engelbrecht says: "The ebbs and flows between robo-tuned synths and sweet but sour vocals are paired beautifully with the video’s (created by Kochanski herself) use of dubbed over nature scenes, featuring cartoon alien-like animal creatures drawn over a glitched out forests and spliced in shots of (presumably) Kochanski’s face as she mouths along to the track. Frantic moments of the song are encapsulated by brushes of rainbow oils and one of our caricatures frantically jittering about."

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You can pre-order the record here:

Posted on February 11th, 2020
Big Fred release final record "Slapstick" 12/20

it is with both pleasure and also sadness that we announce the release of Big Fred's final EP Slapstick, out 12/20 digitally. Across three records with Sad Cactus, the project of Conor McCann has consistently evolved and grown outwards, like ivy. Each of these records, <3Pals<3, Oh Hi Hello, and now Slapstick, are direct views from McCann's beautifully strange perspective, rooted in the concrete minutiae of every day life ("Gas Station Apple") but unafraid of the metaphysical. Big Fred forever.

You can purchase Slapstick and the other records here: and stream the records anywhere streams are strum.

Posted on January 23rd, 2020