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  • Big Joanie 'Back Home'

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    Big Joanie 'Back Home'

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    Black feminist punk band Big Joanie have announced their upcoming second album 'Back Home', on Daydream Library Series in the UK and Kill Rock Stars in the US.

    The brand new album 'Back Home' follows on from last month's one-off single 'Happier Still', and the release of their 2020 single ‘Cranes in the Sky’, a cover of Solange Knowles released on Jack White’s Third Man Records.

    Recorded at Hermitage Works Studios in North London, 'Back Home' was produced and mixed by Margo Broom (Goat Girl, Fat White Family) and features violin courtesy of Charlotte Valentine of the experimental art rock project No Home, who recently collaborated with the LA-based artist SASAMI.

    'Back Home' is a dramatic leap forward for the band; the band build on their tightly knit, lo-fi punk formula to bring forth a collage of blazing guitars, down tempo dance punk, and melancholic strings that evoke the full depth of the band’s expansive art punk vision.

    The album title references a search for a place to call home, whether real or metaphysical. “We were really ruminating on the idea of a home and what it means,” explains Stephanie.
    “It’s about the different ideas of home, whether that’s here in the UK, back in Africa or the Caribbean, or a place that doesn’t really exist; it’s neither here nor there."

    The band worked with multidisciplinary artist Angelica Ellis to design the striking embroidered cover art, which is a depiction of Chardine’s nephew at the barbers. The artwork is a reference to the embroidered wall hangings popular in Caribbean homes post-Windrush that were a callback to the homes they left behind.

    The album’s strength lies in the band’s bold and varied new sound. Album opener ‘Cactus Tree’ is an eerie, gothic folk tale that tells the story of a woman waiting for her lover while a wall of euphoric harmonies and screaming feedback roll in the background.

    Lead single ‘Happier Still’ is a driving, Nirvana-influenced track that grapples with the idea of wanting to push through a depressive episode. Inspired equally by the melodic rock of Hüsker Dü and the mystical sensibilities of Stevie Nicks, closer ‘Sainted’ brings the club-ready sentiment of the 2018 single ‘Fall Asleep’ to its natural conclusion.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Cactus Tree
    2. Taut
    3. Confident Man
    4. What Are You Waiting For?
    5. In My Arms
    6. Your Words
    7. Count to Ten
    8. Happier Still
    9. Insecure
    10. Today
    11. I Will
    12. In My Arms (Reprise)
    13. Sainted



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  • Big Joanie 'Sistahs'

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    This repress does not include the fanzine.

    BIG JOANIE are Stephanie Phillips (singer/guitarist), Estella Adeyeri (bass) and Chardine Taylor-Stone (drums). The band formed in 2013 and released their first EP Sistah Punk'in 2014 and the single Crooked Room'in 2016.

    As part of London's thriving DIY punk scene BIG JOANIE have played with locals Shopping; toured with US punks Downtown Boys; and Dutch Punk band The Ex; and performed at the first UK Afropunk festival.

    Inspired by The Ronettes, Nirvana, Breeders and Jesus and Mary Chain, Big Joanie have described themselves as being 'similar to The Ronettes filtered through '80s DIY and Riot Grrrl with a sprinkling of dashikis.'

    Big Joanie recorded SISTAHS'over several sessions from November 2017 to January 2018 at Hermitage Works Studio with producer Margo Broom. The album title derives from the band's belief in sisterhood and female friendship. One of the main reasons for coming together was to create an atmosphere to be 'completely ourselves as black women and discover what was possible to realise in those spaces.'

    The album cover features Steph's mum Joan, whom the band is named after, and her aunt on holiday in Wales. Outside of the band all three members are involved in communitarian activities whether running the festival for punks of colour Decolonise Fest, volunteering at Girls Rock Camp, or leading the Stop Rainbow Racism campaign which works to stop racist performances in LGBT venues. SISTAHS.

    The Daydream Library Series of records and tapes is the independent house label of Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and Eva Prinz's publishing imprint Ecstatic Peace Library

    Tracklisting:
    1. New Year
    2. Fall Asleep
    3. Used To Be Friends
    4. Eyes
    5. Way Out
    6. Down Down
    7. Tell A Lie
    8. Token
    9. It's You
    10. How Could You Love Me
    11. Cut Your Hair

    Release Date: 30/11/2018

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  • Devon Ross 'Oxford Gardens' Vinyl 12

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    Devon Ross 'Oxford Gardens' Vinyl 12"

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    Devon Ross 'Oxford Gardens' Vinyl 12"

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    Devon made her musical debut releasing her first ever recorded single, 'Swim' to swooning fans in September 2023, and followed it up with the sultry high energy tune entitled ‘Killer'. ‘Killer’ was the second song released by Actress/Model/ - and, now Musician, Singer/Songwriter: Devon Ross. ‘Killer' hit all digital platforms worldwide 1 December 2023 in advance of Devon’s very first concert at London's legendary 100 CLUB on December 13. 2023.

    Inspired by Sixties and Seventies legends, such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, The Stooges and Television, Devon Ross is finally debuting her first recordings on the forthcoming EP, entitled OXFORD GARDENS. OXFORD GARDENS was recorded in Paris and mixed & mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London and set for release on Thurston & Eva Moore's indie record label, The Daydream Library Series the week of St. Valentine’s Day in February 2024.

    Oxford Gardens was recorded in Paris and mixed & mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London and set for release on Thurston & Eva Moore’s indie record label, The Daydream Library Series. 

    Model-actress-guitarist, 23-year-old recording artist was raised in Los Angeles and moved to London in 2020. British Vogue cited Ross as “the coolest model currently climbing up the ranks”. During 2019, Gucci recruited her for a Rome runway show before casting her in the launch of the Gucci x Disney Collection (notably shot at Disneyland).
    It opened up the floodgates as she went on to walk for Valentino, Erdem, Gauchere, Sies Marjan, and Simone Rocha and lead campaigns for Vivienne Westwood and Mulberry.

    Her career would be chronicled by L’Officiel, 10 Magazine, W, and many more. In 2021, she joined the cast of HBO and A24’s Irma Vep - The Serial (2021) alongside Academy® Award Winner Alicia Vikander, Adria Arjona, Carrie Brownstein, Byron Bowers, and others.

    Eva & Thurston met Devon at Cannes Film Festival in France in 2021 and started going to shows and kicking around London together. After witnessing her guitar playing and hearing her music the couple invited her to release music on their independent record label.

    This month November 2023, The Daydream Library Series independent record label will celebrate five years in operation. Thurston & Eva founded the label in 2018 to release the debut album Sistahs by London’s black, feminist, punk band Big Joanie.

    Tracklisting:
    1. I Don’t Wanna
    2. Swim
    3. Killer
    4. Mine Not Yours
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  • Katherina Bornefeld 'Angeltalk' CD

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    The Daydream Library Series is honoured to release ANGELTALK by Katherina Bornefeld, best known as Kat', the drummer of Holland's long-running and legendary anarcho-punk experimental noise n'rhythm rockers The EX.

    Unbeknownst to most, Kat is a practicing sound healer of note and this album is a sonic meditation of spirit music where the mind and body embrace into sentient peace. A beautiful wholly other experience of listening where the essence of vibratory love comes to play. 

    'Releasing Katherina Bornefeld's debut recording ANGELTALK is a dream come true for Eva and I at Daydream Library. As huge fans of Kat's band The EX we were enchanted by the fact that she herself is a practicing sound healer. We asked her to present a recording of her work and she delivered a gorgeous and deep spirit musical meditation CD. Listen, soar, sleep, dream, awake into positive vibrations.'  ' Thurston Moore

    Release Date: 20/09/2019
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  • Seafoam Walls 'XVI' Vinyl LP Sea Foam Green

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    Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jayan Bertrand, bassist Josh Ewers, electronic drummer Josue Vargas and guitarist Dion Kerr have coined new genre “Caribbean Jazzgaze” to describe their wholly unique combination of jazz, shoegaze, rock, hip hop, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms that is Seafoam Walls.

    Seafoam Walls caught the attention of cultish music and art communities around South Florida with a soundtrack befitting of their dark tropical paradise, and have remained a Miami secret since 2016.

    Bandleader Jayan began his journey as a musician listening to metal and classic rock. His first formal lessons after a year of self-taught practice came from a family friend and talented jazz guitarist, Bemol Telfort. Although jazz wasn’t his first love but opened his heart to explorations of free improvisation which led to an introduction to Dion, Josh, and Josue — all active members on South Florida’s jazz scene.

    Seafoam Walls released their first EP, titled R-E-F-L-E-C-T in 2018 and ROOT in 2019 via Bandcamp. The band recently attracted international rock n roll consciousness following a secret all-ages matinee in the gardens of North Miami’s Centre for Subtropical Affairs with DC hardcore photographer Susie J (Teen Idles, Minor Threat, et al.) and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore front row centre.

    The Miami indie band completed the eight-track album entitled XVI earlier this year. Norwegian sound artist Lasse Marhaug mastered the work, and the band will stream three singles through the summer and autumn months before releasing the complete album at the end of 2021 on seafoam-green coloured vinyl via Daydream Library Series.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Sound Check
    2. You Can’t Have Your Cake And Ego Too
    3. Ai 
    4. Dependency 
    5. You Always Said 
    6 .Program 
    7 .See 
    8 .Rushed Rain 
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  • Thurston Moore 'By The Fire'

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    This is Thurston Moore's seventh solo album, and features musicians Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) on bass and backing vocals, Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly'(of Negativland) on electronics, James Sedwards on guitar, and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, as well as Jem Doulton, alternating on drums.  

    Hashish'is the ï¬rst single from the album to be released and is described by Moore as 'an ode to the narcotic of love in our shared responsibility to each other during isolation." The song includes a video with footage from The Thurston Moore Group's tour in early 2020 in Europe, as well as footage of Thurston quarantined in his home during the past few months 'with respect to the sacred healing truth of nature.' Prior to isolation during the COVID pandemic, Thurston worked in recording studios in North London until the third week of March 2020 to complete this album for release on September 5, 2020.

    While the musicians may not immediately tour, Thurston was adamant to release BY THE FIRE in 2020, and with Daydream Library, has released this quote: - ¹

    BY THE FIRE is music in ﬚ames. 2020 is our time for radical change and collective awareness and Thurston Moore has written nine songs of enlightenment, released to a world on ï¬re. Taking a cue from Albert Ayler's "music is the healing force of the universe", this recording offers songs as ﬚ames of rainbow energy, where the power of love becomes our call. These are love songs in a time where creativity is our dignity, our demonstration against the forces of oppression.

    BY THE FIRE is a gathering, a party of peace'songs in the heat of the moment. Some of the songs feature all of the musicians whist a few are solo guitar and vocals. Thurston is working on the ï¬nal cover and sleeve art with London-based artist Radieux Radio who also scribed lyrics for a few of the tracks.

    BY THE FIRE will come out on The Daydream Library Series record label which was founded in 2018 especially to release London Afro-punk feminist trio Big Joanie's debut album Sistahs'.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Hashish
    2. Cantaloupe
    3. Breath
    4. Siren
    5. Calligraphy
    6. Locomotives
    7. Dreamers Work
    8. They Believe In Love [When They Look At You]
    9. Venus Instrumental

    Release Date: 25/09/2020
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  • Thurston Moore 'Hashish' Vinyl 7

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    Thurston Moore 'Hashish' Vinyl 7" Shaped Picture Disc

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    Wobbly aka Jon Leidecker has remixed two versions of HASHISH for this limited cannabis WE-ED THE PEOPLE 7-inch.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A
    TikTokMix (Vocals)

    Side B
    Version (Space)
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  • Thurston Moore 'Pollination/Leave Me Alone' Vinyl 7

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    Thurston Moore 'Pollination/Leave Me Alone' Vinyl 7" Yellow Vinyl +8 Page Zine

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    DAYDREAM LIBRARY SERIES are ecstatic to announce the release date and launch party details of Thurston's forthcoming trio of 7-inch singles:
    1.) SPRING SWELLS
    2.) THREE GRACES
    3.) POLLINATION each 7-inch comprises an excerpted moment from the THURSTON MOORE GROUP live in 2019, free-mixed and free-created by Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker).

    The B-side of each is a special cover of a New Order track (recorded in Salford).

    Release Date: 08/11/2019
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  • Thurston Moore 'Pollination/Three Graces/Spring Swell' Vinyl 3x7

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    Thurston Moore 'Pollination/Three Graces/Spring Swell' Vinyl 3x7"

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    7” Yellow Vinyl +8 Page Zine                      
    7” Turquoise Vinyl +8 Page Zine
    7” Magenta Vinyl +8 Page Zine
    DAYDREAM LIBRARY SERIES are ecstatic to announce the release date and launch party details of Thurston's forthcoming trio of 7-inch singles: 
    1.) SPRING SWELLS 
    2.) THREE GRACES 
    3.) POLLINATION each 7-inch comprises an excerpted moment from the THURSTON MOORE GROUP live in 2019, free-mixed and free-created by Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker). 

    The B-side of each is a special cover of a New Order track (recorded in Salford).

    Release Date: 08/11/2019
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  • Thurston Moore 'Spirit Counsel' 3CD Boxset

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    Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore offers a CD boxset album SPIRIT COUNSEL with three compact discs and book. The box will be available for purchase on International Peace Day, which is September 21, 2019.
    Distributor date: September 20, 2019.

    SPIRIT COUNSEL is a collection of three extended compositions recorded between 2018-19. This collection represents a period of reflection on spiritual matters, collective musical friendships, and a time and space universally, without words or languages to distract from meditation.

    CD 1: Alice Moki Jayne'is a new composition from noise guitar explorations honouring Alice Coltrane, Moki Cherry, and Jayne Cortez. These female partners of jazz musicians brought spirituality into the lives and music that has most inspired Thurston Moore.
    12-string electric guitar army: Thurston Moore, James Sedwards, Jen Chochinov
    Baritone bass truth and soul: Deb Googe
    Magick drums: Jem Doulton
    Electronic Wobbly love: Jon Leidecker
    Engineer: Christophe Albertijn Recorded in Brussels, Belgium in 2019

    CD 2: 8 Spring Street'is a personal hommage to Glenn Branca, the title an address is in New York City, the apartment where Thurston first visited his mentor to rehearse.
    Electric guitar: Thurston Moore
    Engineer: Syd Kemp
    Recorded in London, UK in 2019

    CD 3: Galaxies'is an orchestral piece of music, with Moore as conductor and composer. Twelve guitarists are arranged as if one instrument, exploring the vast emotional depths present in twelve strings. Taking inspiration from a poem by Sun Ra Galaxies'ponders our place in the universe as we stare into imagery offered by satellites via space agencies.
    Guitar Army: Thurston Moore, David Toop, Susan Stenger, James Sedwards, Deb Googe, Alex Ward, Jen Chochinov, Jonah Falco, Rachel Aggs, Joseph Coward, Eugene Coyne & James McCartney
    Guitar technicians: Beetmol Troy and Matt Tag
    Recorded in London, UK in 2018

    Book: SPIRIT COUNSEL'is an artist book edited by Thurston Moore which includes photographs compiled during the process of creating the accompanying musical works and is available exclusively within this boxset.
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  • Thurston Moore 'Spring Swell/Leave Me Alone' Vinyl 7

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    Thurston Moore 'Spring Swell/Leave Me Alone' Vinyl 7" Turquoise Vinyl +8 Page Zine

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    DAYDREAM LIBRARY SERIES are ecstatic to announce the release date and launch party details of Thurston's forthcoming trio of 7-inch singles: 
    1.) SPRING SWELLS 
    2.) THREE GRACES 
    3.) POLLINATION each 7-inch comprises an excerpted moment from the THURSTON MOORE GROUP live in 2019, free-mixed and free-created by Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker). 

    The B-side of each is a special cover of a New Order track (recorded in Salford).

    Release Date: 08/11/2019
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  • Thurston Moore 'Three Graces/Leave Me Alone' Vinyl 7

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    Thurston Moore 'Three Graces/Leave Me Alone' Vinyl 7" Magenta +8 Page Zine

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    DAYDREAM LIBRARY SERIES are ecstatic to announce the release date and launch party details of Thurston's forthcoming trio of 7-inch singles: 
    1.) SPRING SWELLS 
    2.) THREE GRACES 
    3.) POLLINATION each 7-inch comprises an excerpted moment from the THURSTON MOORE GROUP live in 2019, free-mixed and free-created by Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker). 

    The B-side of each is a special cover of a New Order track (recorded in Salford).

    Release Date: 08/11/2019
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  • Thurston Moore 'Trees Outside The Academy (Remastered)'

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    Thurston Moore 'Trees Outside The Academy (Remastered)'

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    Release Date: 24/07/2020

    Vinyl LP Cream and Army Swirl Includes 12 Pages Lyrics Zine.

    Originally released in 2007 This was Thurston's first solo outing since 1995's Psychic Hearts. From original 2007 Press release:  'Thurston recorded primarily on acoustic guitar and bass, laying down the core of the tunes with drummer compatriot Sonic Youth's Steve Shelly and violinist Samara Lubelski, a noted player from MV/EE and The Golden Road, Hall of Fame and other awesome gatherings as well as solo artiste. Thurston grabbed John Agnello to record and mix the sucker after having a helluva good time with the bro from working on Sonic Youth's 2006 killer Rather Ripped.

    They decided to work in Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis' Bisquiteen studio (the top floor in J's Amherst house actually) where Dino did their Beyond album. This worked out very nicely as it allowed Thurston to yell down the stairs every time he needed a shredding guitar solo and J would trundle up, plug in and BURN.

    Other guests on "trees outside..." are Christina Carter, she of Charalambides, and she of the most beatific, beautific voice on land, sea and air. One track called Honest James has Thurston and Christina singing duet against a single acoustic guitar and it is a naked groove.

    The otherworldly Canadian musician Andrew Macgregor aka "Gown" plays some spectacularly understated and incredible guitar and Sunburned Hand of The Man's John Moloney takes over the drum stool to absolutely flail on the pit snarling Wonderful Witches.

    And then there's the 20 seconds or so of primal noise wave courtesy of American noise underground genius Leslie Keffer on Off Work. Most of the tunes are lyric driven but there are a couple of majestic instrumentals like Trees Outside The Academy, which brings the album to a musical and breathless close.

    There's also some weird cassette tape that Thurston found at his mom's of him at 13 years old in the early 70s making some kind of sound-theatre.' 

     

    Tracklisting:

    1. Frozen Gtr

    2. The Shape Is In A Trance

    3. Honest James

    4. Silver>Blue

    5. Fri/End

    6. American Coffin

    7. Wonderful Witches 

    8. Off Work

    9. Never Day

    10. Free Noise Among Friends

    11. Trees Outside The Academy

    12. Thurston@13

     

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  • XOPHER DAVIDSON 'LUX PERPETUA' Vinyl LP

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    Electronic musician Xopher Davidson will release ‘Lux Perpetua’ this year via Daydream Library Series.

    A noted protége of Maryanne Amacher, Xopher recorded these two tracks in 2020 utilizing vintage synths within the beloved music studios of Mills College in Oakland, California.

    Xopher builds his experiments in electronic sound from a basis in painting, photography, and film, and through an interest in electronic circuits going back to building radios and homemade circuits as a kid.

    He has built and explored the sound world of a homebrew modular synthesizer comprised of surplus laboratory equipment: various oscillators, pulse generators, filters and an 'analog computer.

    He has released 4 albums as ANTIMATTER : ‘Transfixion’, ‘Antimatter Vs. Antimatter’, ‘Our Lady of the Skies’, and ‘Reset’.

    As an audio engineer, Davidson has worked on projects composed / performed by:
    the League of Automatic Composers, John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Subtropic, Diamanda Galas, Kid 606, DJ Rupture, Darwin's Bitch, Once 11, Mix MasterMike, Hans Grusel, Phoenecia, Jonah Sharp, We, Zbigniew Karkowski, and Iannis Xenakis.

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