BANDCAMP FRIDAY!

It’s been a difficult year for so many of us. It’s been a season of isolation, desperation, investigation, determination, and the list keeps on going…

We here at HSAL wanted to remind you that all is not lost. Know that you are not alone. Know that as long as there is a spark of hope in your heart, the fight for living life (not just existing, but really LIVING) isn’t over.

Consider the sounds we have helped to birth this year as our humble accompaniment to everything you are feeling. A reminder that there are people in this world who are still pushing things from deep within themselves out in to the light.

  • HSAL #58: honeybrandy, “Deaton Forestbrook”
  • HSAL #57: Various Artists, “Isolation”
  • HSAL #52: Graven Image, “Wayfaring Stranger”

OAHU BOGO Action!

To celebrate Todd Webb‘s participation in the “On Scale” exhibit here in Lynchburg, we are running a special connected with his most recent musical affair, “Slow Waves & Simple Sounds“. From now until the exhibit closes on April 16th, purchase HSAL #53/54 (it’s a double CD set) at the regular price – $15 – and get any one of the following releases pictured below for free. Simply add a note with the catalog number of the release you want for free and we’ll include it in your order (we’ll cover the additional postage as well):

HSAL #52 – Graven Image, “Wayfaring Stranger” (CASS)
HSAL #41 – Ben Mauch & Oahu, “Phases” (CASS)
HSAL #38 – Steve Scott, “Cross My Heat” (CD)
HSAL #32 – Ben Mauch, “Golden Bay Garden” (CASS)
HSAL #31 – Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, “Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon” (CD)
HSAL #25 – Ben Mauch, “For My Friends” (CASS)

Nigel Headed To Austin!

Nigel playing Speakertree, 02.28.2020

A year after dropping HSAL #48 (a cosmically stellar 12″ EP co-released with Charlottesville’s Infinite Repeats), Parker and the Good Dog Nigel gang are still going strong. After being accepted into the offical roster for this year’s South By Southwest festival, the band began erecting a tour itinerary to get them from Virginia to Texas. Here are the confirmed dates as of now:

Well wishes and positive vibes as you represent the Ol’ Dominion, boys!

INVENTORY ALERT! We are nearly out of Nigel’s vinyl debut (less than 10 copies in stock). If you haven’t scored a copy yet, better jump on it now. Never know how a killer band can absolutely blow up after spending a week at SXSW…

Thanks, Folks!

We’re only days away from the end of the decade! It’s been a complete BLAST working with so many talented folks thus far. We are especially thankful for what 2019 brought our way:

  • EP’s from Good Dog Nigel and You’re Jovian
  • Full lengths from Andres Momentomori and L.A. Dies
  • A double CD from Oahu
  • A completely killer ten-year anniversary party at the Academy Center featuring friends old and new

We threw together this Spotify playlist as a “debrief” for all that action that we were a part of this year. Also included are some choice sounds that the Commonwealth birthed over the past twelve months. Some of these are as-of-yet unsigned acts (Emily Brophy) while others are between labels (Big Baby, KEEP, Opin). Then there is the latest single from our good buds DEMONS for good measure…

Here’s to a new year, a new decade, and a new chapter in the HSAL story!

New L.A. Dies Single!

On Friday, November 29th, we are dropping the new L.A. Dies maxi-single! “Tend To Do” is the second official cut to be featured from the four-piece’s spectacular LP, “Drifting Still“. HSAL fans can the entire release here prior to the 29th!

At the album’s release back in September, we reached out to HSAL friends & family about the possibility of reworking one of the tunes. Multiple responses were that the track would have to be “Tend To Do”. For this maxi-single, which clocks in at roughly 18 minutes, the single proper is paired with remixes from Tracy Shedd (ex-Band & The Beat), Benjamin Mauch (Colin Phils) & Opin (who are currently mixing down their new LP).

The single comes across like a long-lost remnant from the last Cocteau Twins album. Slithering bass lines that work around programmed rhythms with a vocal delivery that earns allure as it escapes translation. Each of the remixes lean into the ethereal space trapped within the original. Tracy Shedd & Opin both find themselves working with processed percussive elements to augment the tune. Ben Mauch’s redux is floats away from the base, landing at an authentic recreation.


Listening Party!

Circle” (created by Stefanie Murza)

We’re throwing a listening party for the new L.A. Dies album! Come out to Speakertree the night before the Harding & Main Music Fest (Friday, 09/27) & hear “Drifting Still” in its entirety for the FIRST TIME! We’ll also premiere the GORGEOUS video for “Circle” (created by Stefanie Murza). Oh, all attendees will be entered into a drawing for a signed test copy of the LP! SEE YOU THERE…