“TNT” is John Airfield’s invigorating new single, out digitally today. Named after This N’ That, a formative and beloved queer bar in Brooklyn (which we heard closed exactly five years ago to the day), this single is a bittersweet homage to places and relationships that no longer exist. “TNT” celebrates how we remain permanently marked by what has left us and what we’ve left behind. Photograph by Chris Bernabeo.
King Bongo is back with two spicy singles following last year’s massive World Power Love LP. “Sunburnt” and “Boys Gone Crazy” are out October 8th.
The double single release shows two sides of the same coin, flipping the Meriden trio between their present-day surf rock musings, and back in time to their early punk days. Both tracks were mastered by Daniel Carr at Blind Moose Studios. Album artwork by KB’s Henry Tobelman.
Liminal Space is a benefit compilation featuring 28 musicians on and beyond our roster, whose music resonates deep in our core. The two-disc set features exclusive tracks by Kelly Quigley, Them Airs, Pink Navel, NOVA ONE, Griff, Queen Moo, Lumot, Mild Monk, @, Berta Bigtoe, Pearl Sugar, Greetings… and more. Artists have come to use our benefit series as a means of unearthing rarities, debuting new projects, collaborations and covers… all while raising funds for nonprofits doing vital work. A real win-win for all, hm?
Its sibling is Import Sky, an arts journal featuring 42 multidisciplinary artists — a communal constellation of our creativity as we traverse this bizarre, liminal state. We’re blessed to have received a collection of stunning work by Buck Meek, Jasmine Jones, Eric Aldieri, Haley Maiden, Katie Skau, Matthew Meigs, Meltycats, Gla4, Christie Clause, Kulimushi Barongozi, BRAINMIND and many more.
Both projects are available now. There’s a limited batch of physical copies of Liminal Space and Import Sky to snag before they’re gone ~ shipping out October 1st. Artwork by Alex Falconer, James Fitzgerald and Molly Alexander. Created and curated by Dylan Healy. CT Verses did a track-by-track review, check it out!