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April 2012 Newsletter

Our Krypton Son And Sullivan & Gold at Weather Underground #1, Pre-Order OKS New Single 'Plutonium', Latest Bundle Deals, MTC Tour Video And FWW Single News.

[0] Weather Underground #1
 
Live from our recording studio in Derry on Saturday, 31st March @ 12:00 in a continuous live broadcast; Our Krypton Son and Sullivan & Gold performed, recorded, remixed, designed and released a brand new record. 
 
This session was Sullivan & Gold's first outing for the label. They were more than ably joined by Derry's Our Krypton Son who also recorded a brand new song. The remixes were curated by Figure Of 8 and Dollface.
 
Sleeve illustration was taken care of by More Than Conquerors' Kris Platt and design duties by the indefatigable Tim Farrell. Vinny and Connor from F12 archived the day on motion cameras and John from STILL documented the fun with some gorgeous still photography.
 
Yes, we actually managed to do this in 24 hours; despite musicians falling asleep and others going off to play gigs and coming back to do their pieces. It was down to the wire but everyone seemed to thrive off the challenge and are pleased with the results. You can get all the tracks now via independentmusic.com and also pre-order the 7" vinyl edition.
 
Check out tweets & Instagram images from the day on our Sessions page. Want to tweet us about it? Use #STAsessions to let us know your thoughts.
 
Thanks to everyone behind the scenes that has helped to make this happen, technically - it's the hardest thing we've attempted to do at STA Towers: Chris, Barry, Thomas and Kerona particularly.
 

 
 
[1] Introducing: Sullivan & Gold

This month we warmly welcome Ben and Adam aka Sullivan & Gold to the label. The eagle-eyed among you may recognise the guys from their previous incarnation The Good Fight. Having been away for a year and a half to write and refocus their sound, new material is reminiscent of Iron & WineMewBombay Bicycle Club and Jackson Browne.
 
We won't have much longer to wait for a new recording as they will perform and release their new track 'Jigsaws' as part of our session tomorrow. We are delighted to have the guys join the team!

 
[2] 'Plutonium' Vinyl Pre-Order

Mailing list exclusive: if you loved Our Krypton Son's'Catalonian Love Song' as much us at the office - you're in for a springtime treat. We're delighted to announce that the follow up to his delectable debut on is now available to pre-order on independentmusic.com (shipping 14th May).
 
New single 'Plutonium' is a deftly crafted piano waltz which showcases Chris's vocal and gently guides the listener through a beautifully painted, elemental love story. The single is backed with two brand new songs 'Nowhere' and 'As I Fade Away' and is available on a short-run of coloured 7" vinyl and an infinite-run of monochrome digital.
 



[3] April Bundle Deals

Mailing List Exclusive: this month you can own the full LaFaro discography and get a FREE t-shirt all for just £25! Bundles represent great value for money when bought directly from us - this bundle comprises:
• LaFaro Album [CD]
• Easy Meat Album [CD]
• Meat Wagon Single [7"]
• Easy Meat Single [7"]
• LaFaro 'Easy Meat' [T-Shirt]* Various Sizes Available
 
All orders from the UK and Northern Ireland are still free of postage and packing costs.

Also Instore Now:
'Alternative Therapies' Bundle
*While t-shirt stocks last.
 

   
[4] MTC Video Diaries

This month More Than Conquerors have been hard at work in the studio on their debut record. So far the guys have nailed the drums in a day and have explored unimaginably stinking guitar sounds (apparently they now have a 'secret studio weapon' - go figure). The lads have put together a studio diary to keep us all up-to-date you can check out all of their shenanigans here.
 
Don't forget for a limited time you can get your hands on theMTC Starter Pack which contains both the More Than Conquerors EP and Boots & Bones EP at a bargain price! 
 

   
[5] FWW Single News
 
Fighting With Wire released the first single from their much anticipated and belated second album by the same name 'Colonel Blood' this week. The band have decided to release the single for free stating that they could not wait an longer for redtape to be cleared. Read AU Magaine's interview with Cahir about the new single and being back on the road in Europe.
 
The band who are currently on tour with Helmet in the UK will be back in Ireland this month for a number of shows. Check their Facebook for more details.
 
 
 
 
 
[6] Keep In Touch! 

To keep STA alive for another decade the absolute best thing you can do is follow us on Facebook / Twitter where you can hear all of our news first!  Check out exclusive photos on Flickr and the newest videos via YouTube.  Buying our records is totally awesome, but sharing our stories is just as appreciated!

 

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