During the course of all the parties, meetings, showcases and debauchery of last weeks’ NXNE conference, I managed to meet up with some bloggers (both from in and out of town). A few people I met at the Kelp Records BBQ on Friday afternoon were the rad guys at Tympanogram; a Rochester, NY based blog I’d started following a couple months ago. Their posts always get a listen from me because most of the time, its a quality new artist I haven’t heard. Trusting their ears, I’m happy to report that they’ve decided to take a step into the limited-release vinyl label end of this, launching Tympanogram Records with their first signing Joywave.
The first release from fellow Rochesterians Joywave is a 7” single (limited to 500 copies) on white vinyl. The A-side is a track called “Ridge”, which will be sure to make a few summer mixtapes. The AA-side is an original that was on the bands’ wildly successful 77777 mixtape – “Traveling at the Speed of Light.” Look for this release probably by the end of July, in the meantime pre-order.