22 July 13 // Poppy Red "Keep Your Heart" CS now available
In a simple and saccharine close to yet another Haute Magie cycle, we present you with the debut EP by Arkansas-bred but Austin-based Poppy Red. This short and sweet tape of six etherous love hymns rests somewhere comfortably between folk, electro-pop, and 90s rock lull. Nostalgic to the teeth yet decidedly modern - a wholly fresh sound. Floating yet never faltering, this is a gem in the loam, a diamond in the rough, and an altogether appropriate sendoff for both the band (on their month-long tour with Classy Nude) and the label itself. This will be the last Haute Magie relic of its kind, and the close to phase two.
Though the label is not seeing an end and is seeing yet another new beginning, allow Keep Your Heart to lay a more-than weary head to rest.
Limited to 75 copies, white tapes with black pad print, full colour 3 panel Jcards with artwork by Nicolas Nadeau, norelco cases with shrinkwrap. Note that we only have 25 of the 75 copies, so act fast. Order now for only $7 plus shipping from the site.
We are leaving tomorrow morning to go to Boston for two weeks, but any orders placed before 10:30 AM CST will be shipped today. Any orders placed after that will be shipped on August 8th / 9th.
A special thank you to everyone who has ordered from us, gone to a show, or just said hello. And, of course, to Molly for entrusting this beautiful album to us.
In other news, enjoy a new track by my project Human Skins over at Non-Reality
The full length tape will be available from Crash Symbols this Fall
My group LOCI (with Michael Balance & Dominick Damo) has a 3"CDr coming out on Small Doses very soon named Around The Edges of All and our debut tape Into Blindess (stream here) will be out on Haute Magie / Gilded Peradam within the next month. Our site is hosted on Haute Magie's portal http://hautemagie.com/loci/
Look for other new joint releases on Haute Magie / Gilded Peradam coming soon, and Haute Magie's official realisation as the home for Human Skins, LOCI, Dogface Judas, and Medosevo works, as well as other scattered incarnations and half-breaths.
And last but not least, you can now pick up a large handful of relics from our favourite Israeli label / distro Heart & Crossbone.
12 July 13 // News for the no new
We must (mostly only slightly) regretfully inform the reading public that as of today, we are no longer accepting unsolicited demos. We are always interested in hearing new music, seeing new art, and reading new words, but due to personal views & an overall monetary "life" situation, Haute Magie is now officially a private press for the works of Medosevo, Human Skins, LOCI, Dogface Judas, and collaborators. Works may appear here & there from our core collective of artists, but outside of that we cannot experience new things with the promise of a release. This is an important step for general well-being, and the revitalised focus on our own music & other work has been extremely gratifying.
The announcement for the Poppy Red cassette "Keep Your Heart" will be here momentarily (a beautiful little gem) and Molly & the crew are going on a tour with Classy Nude very shortly.
Medosevo's novella Qualia Contrived should also see the light of day very shortly, once we figure out a printing method that will work.