As we edge ever closer to the end of this year I think its only right to review all the things we accomplished this year and give you some insight into tapes we did put out this year.
We came out slinging back in March with Tongues of Fire and their LP ‘Everybody Hates Us’ which judging from the fact that we are currently sold-out on the site and I don’t even think you can get one from the band at this point. Maybe a repress is in order, let us know if that is something you would want to see in 2020.
Fast-forward to June and we put out probably one of the most out-there tapes currently on the label. When Hyperlink! sent in his demo I wasn’t sure what to think but the description he used in his email caught my attention and I figured what the hell I’ll give it a spin. After hearing it I didn’t know quite how to describe it to other people but I did know that I wanted to be apart of this new shit.
I am an Orlando based producer with a deep love for chaotic punk, hard-ass hip-hop, and weird shit that makes people uncomfortable. I present to you my first full length album – Preparation H. It is a 22-track instrumental album in the vein of Donuts by J Dilla, but the main difference being I pulled my sample sources from old obscure (and not so obscure) punk and avant-garde samples (and Fleetwood Mac) which are then chopped and manipulated to all hell. The tracks are short for the most part as the album is meant to be listened to in one whole sitting. With the help of vocal soundbites pulled from movies and miscellaneous internet media from the dingiest corners of Youtube, the album tells a loose story of identity and expressing oneself no matter how weird one may feel while doing so.this was the what Hyperlink! said in the email
Then it turned out that audio wasn’t the only thing Hyperlink! was capable of manipulating he also put together this series of seizure-inducing visuals.
Finally, the last thing we ended up putting out this year was our annual Cassette Store Day Release the Godless America Mixtape. This year saw the release of volume 6 containing 27 tracks featuring artists from such exotic places as Portland, OR, Oakland, CA, Orlando, FL, Durham, NC, Halifax N.S, Canada, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, St. Petersburg, FL, Palm Bay, FL Sunbury, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Doylestown, OH, and New Jersey. Over an hour of music from the sub-underground we are pretty sure you haven’t heard yet.
You can find all these cassettes in our Store and on Bandcamp we would like to thank every one of you that ordered a tape this year or even just listened it means the world to us. Also, we would like to thank all the amazing artists and friends we get to help promote and hopefully expose to all you loyal freaks out there. Thanks again for all the support and let’s make 2020 the best year yet for Godless America.