New items from Hi-Tide Recordings, Slowey and The Boats, Black Flamingos, Satan’s Pilgrims & more just added
Sunday, November 18 - Hi-Tide presents a special midnight DJ set by Nick Waterhouse at Little Buddy Hideaway following his SOLD OUT show at House of Independents. 21+, FREE
We are excited to welcome Aqualads to the Hi-Tide Recordings family! Listen to the lead track from the upcoming 2-song holiday single below. “Angels We Have Heard On High” b/w “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” single - available November 30!
Ferenc Dobronyi of Frankie and The Pool Boys reviews Black Flamingos latest, Play Speedway and Other Hits
Black Flamingos’ new album further explores their surf-noir sound…warmly filling the tracks with a bare bones rhythm section that places Robbie Butkowski’s lush guitar in the spotlight. There are some minimal, and always very tasteful side accompanists, padding a production that sounds period specific to the late fifties. The tracks have a natural ambience, and I don’t detect a shred of digital embellishment or trickery. Just some talented session cats sitting in a room together, making music.
Play Speedway and Other Hits is not an album that relies on gimmicks, shock or bluster. It has a tonal minimalism that focuses on the prowess of the lead voice. The arrangements are uncluttered, so you can really hear the reverb fall-off and the cymbal sizzle. I think every song is augmented by some kind of 4th instrument- an acoustic guitar or percussion - but they rarely repeat, and the trio remains the focus.
The first song, “Speedway" is the lone epic in the set, a slow burner starting with legato chords, then a two-step groove picks it up as the dragster engines alight The chorus shakes with additional tambourine, then featured breaks for the rhythm section and a crunchy lead guitar solo to kick it into high gear.
“Beneath an Amber Moon” releases January 18, 2019 from Hi-Tide Recordings
Slowey and The Boats’ second full-length album “Beneath an Amber Moon” will release January 18, 2019 on Hi-Tide Recordings. The album features 11 Hawaiian-inspired recordings, primarily instrumental with occasional guest vocals by Shannon McGill.
We are excited to welcome Los Freneticos from Argentina to the Hi-Tide Recordings family! New LP coming summer 2019!
Watch the video for “Bamboo”