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Free Music - Knick Knack Records Summer 2015 Sampler

Free digital download of Knick Knack Records artists

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Tell It To Me (Low Hums) from the EP "Adventuring In The Near and Far"

Getting Over (Sweet Jesus) from the album "Shortwave Oracle"

Hero (Teleferik) from the album "Lune Electric"

Go To Sleep (Crazy Eyes) from the album "Ring Ring Jingalong and Dark Heart Singalong"

400 Dollars (The Foghorns) from the album "The Sun's Gotta Shine..."

Snake Feast (Ray Cashman) from the album "Desolation"

Bunnies (Half Light) from "The Lost Album"

Flesh & Bone (GravelRoad) from 7" single "Flesh & Bone" b/w "Weavin"

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Half Light album release show on June 12 at the High Dive, Seattle

The album release show for Half Light's latest release "The Lost Album" will be on Friday June 12 at the High Dive in Seattle.

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Also appearing: Black Nite Crash, This Blinding Light and Blackpool Astronomy

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On June 2 Half Light will release the long anticipated "Lost Album".   After Half Light’s 2008 self-release “Sleep More, Take More Drugs, Do Whatever We Want,” blew up The Church’s drummer and producer, Tim “TimEbandit” Powles’ computer during mixing, the band was surprised that he was willing to work with them again.  This time however, instead of just receiving tracks to be mixed, Tim was on board pre-recording. 

Even before tracking started, the Seattle-based, dream pop, sextet Half Light wanted to call this collection of songs “(That Was) Soul Crushing At Best,” as it summed up how everyone’s lives were going at the time. Borrowing from author Cormac McCarthy, vocalist Dayna Loeffler mentioned, “Half Light would have time to think about that choice of album title.” In brief, the next five years included recording in a hotel room, one-way plane tickets, emergency soldering with a hairdryer, a computer taking final mixes to its grave, lost jobs, broken relationships, and the departure of half the band members. Recorded in 2010, “The Lost Album” is a moody collection of 11 songs (10 originals and 1 Black Sabbath cover), that offers “gauzy, impressionistic” (The Delete Bin) soundscapes to soothe the listener’s crushed soul.” …

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Free Music - Knick Knack Records Spring 2015 Sampler

Free digital download of Knick Knack Records artists

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Close To Death  (Crazy Eyes) from the album "Ring Ring Jiingalong and Dark Heart Singalong"

WWIII Songs in Hiii-Fiii  (Crazy Eyes) from the album "Ring Ring Jiingalong and Dark Heart Singalong"

Ain't I A Man  (The Foghorns) from the album "The Sun's Gotta Shine..."

Sons and Daughters of The Molly Maguires  (The Foghorns) from the album "The Sun's Gotta Shine..."

Desolation  (Ray Cashman) from the album "Desolation"

You Don't know My Mind  (Ray Cashman) from the album "Desolation"

Broken Again  (Half Light) from the "Lost Album"

Wasting Time  (Half Light) from the "Lost Album"

Lord Have Mercy  (GravelRoad) from the album "El Scuerpo"

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean  (GravelRoad) from the album "El Scuerpo"

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Half Light to release their long anticipated "Lost Album" on June 2

On June 2 Half Light will release the long anticipated "Lost Album".   After Half Light’s 2008 self-release “Sleep More, Take More Drugs, Do Whatever We Want,” blew up The Church’s drummer and producer, Tim “TimEbandit” Powles’ computer during mixing, the band was surprised that he was willing to work with them again.  This time however, instead of just receiving tracks to be mixed, Tim was on board pre-recording. 

Even before tracking started, the Seattle-based, dream pop, sextet Half Light wanted to call this collection of songs “(That Was) Soul Crushing At Best,” as it summed up how everyone’s lives were going at the time. Borrowing from author Cormac McCarthy, vocalist Dayna Loeffler mentioned, “Half Light would have time to think about that choice of album title.” In brief, the next five years included recording in a hotel room, one-way plane tickets, emergency soldering with a hairdryer, a computer taking final mixes to its grave, lost jobs, broken relationships, and the departure of half the band members. Recorded in 2010, “The Lost Album” is a moody collection of 11 songs (10 originals and 1 Black Sabbath cover), that offers “gauzy, impressionistic” (The Delete Bin) soundscapes to soothe the listener’s crushed soul.” …

The album release show will be at the High Dive on June 12.

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Knick Knack Records Winter 2014 Sampler Out Now, Free

This winter we've got an updated sampler for you that includes the latest releases from The Foghorns, Michael Wohl, GravelRoad. Mystery Ship and the newest and strangest yet addition to our roster, Yellowline Music.  Typically we are known for releasing heavy blues and rock music, but in staying true to our rebellious nature, we're going to throw some psychedelic, progtronic drug music your way just to keep you on your toes.  
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The Big Takeover, video premier: 'Feel Better Fast by Half Light'

Brooklyn, New York music magazine, The Big Takeover premier of the new video from Half Light 'Feel Better Fast'
"The idea was to capture the feel of listening to music while taking public transport,” says Half Light singer/bass player Dayna Loeffler

This lovely song, from the Seattle-based dream-pop band’s second LP,Things to Figure Out, “is about escape,” says Loeffler, quoting the lyric: “You could feel better fast, but it’s not gonna last.” 

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Knick Knack Records label showcase at Everyday Music in Seattle

Knick Knack Records will host a label showcase with three of our bands at Everyday Music in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

Mystery Ship, GravelRoad, and Half Light will be performing songs from their new albums and we'll have special deals on vinyl records.

This is a FREE ALL AGES event and starts on 2pm.

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 GravelRoad

GravelRoad

GravelRoad

GravelRoad

GravelRoad

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Seattle Band Half Light: Too Old for Trapezes

Halg Light, Knick Knack Records, Nada Mucho

The music blog Nada Mucho recently caught up with with Knick Knack Records artists, Half Light prior to their appearance at Durge Fest (at Barboza).

Below is an excerpt from the interview conducted by Matt Ashworth:

NadaMucho.com: What is Half Light and why should anyone care?
Dayna Loeffler: Half Light is a Seattle based psychedelic pop band that writes textural, dreamy sound-scaped type songs. We’re too old to keep up with the “Flavor of the Month” and therefore will never be eligible for soundtrack placement on any The OC type series or any Fast and Furious franchise “films,” but we’ve been playing together for a good chunk so we understand how to interact with one another, how to ebb and flow.

NM: What can people expect from your show tonight at Barboza?
DL: We’re too old for any trapeze acts, even if we have some great ideas on paper. So, probably just a lush 45 minutes of guitar-driven, textural, vibey rock songs. Barb can’t be there to play cello but our friend Amanda will sit in on violin for three songs. It’s sounding real nice.

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premier of 'Emerald City' from Half Light on The Delete Bin

"If gauzy, impressionistic dream pop in the vein of Mazzy Star is your idea of summer music, then look no further then Seattle’s Half Light. This is summer music like a sunny sky that’s streaked with storm clouds. The song [Emerald City] appears on the band’s full-length Things To Figure Out."

-The Delete Bin

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The Equal Ground review of the new Half Light album 'Things To Figure Out'

The Equal Ground has given Half Light's new album 'Things To Figure Out' 3.9 out of 5 stars.  Here's what they had to say about the album:

"melodic sensibilities that remind me of artists like Bjork or Sonic Youth. Things to Figure Out is a portrait of a cohesive band with a clear focus on their identity, constructing elaborate, yet instinctive layers of sounds and striving to create a beautiful contrast with the simple, driven rhythm section and the embracing textures built with guitars and synth. "

-Matt Jenson, The Equal Ground

 

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