Singles Club #9

by Shivering Window

  • Rok Lok Records

  • Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited to 50 cassettes with hand stamped labels and full color, numbered j cards.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Singles Club #9 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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The term "lo fi" gets thrown around a lot and perhaps because there is still a renewed interest buzzing around in that everything 90's is "cool" again. A lot of contemporary bedroom musicians have boiled down lo fidelity and the overall aesthetic to a science . And while this rebirth of lo fi, if you will, has spawned some fuzztastic pop gems one element I do have to say that has been absent is the more earnest, dare I say emotional element. I know the past decade has dragged the term "emo" through the mud so much that anytime emotion is mentioned in correlation with music one can't help but squirm. Trust me there are no flailing on the floor antics here, Shivering Window combines heavy doses of tape hiss with heavily reverberated guitars and crooning vocals. Imagine if Lou Barlow's Sentridoh and East River Pipe had more of a shoegaze leaning and that will give you an idea of what to expect from Shivering Window. Just as he has done on his previous two cassettes, including a split with Vehicle Blues (both on Juniper Tree Songs label) Matthew Conrad Gray's Shivering Window offers two songs on this Singles Club entry that will draw the listener in with a sound that is haunting yet soothing at the same time. These fragile songs reek of pure sincerity and are wrapped in a tapestry of swirling guitar sounds with hushed yet guttural vocal performances. Shivering Window has only been recording for about a year and the output thus far has been nothing short of superb. This cassette is another step in the evolution of a project that I think all will come to know and love if they don't already. It is a thrill to be a part of documenting the wonderful sounds of Shivering Window. Limited to 50 cassettes with hand stamped labels and full color, numbered j cards.

This is Rok Lok Records #66 and Singles Club #9


released November 1, 2012


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A Long Island, NY based DIY record label/mail order founded in 1998 interested in indie rock, indie pop, post punk, lo fi, folk, ambient, drone, post rock and post hardcore.

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