So we just got the new Pink Frost single in early last week from the plant and we've been sitting on our hands and hopping up and down with excitement to unveil them. You'll have a chance to get first dibs at them in two days when Pink Frost play their release show for the single at Saki Records with Coins, and Scott Cortez of Astrobrite supporting. Pink Frost and Scott's sets will both be recorded by Epitonic for the purpose of Notes and Bolts and Saki Records releasing them as a short run cassette. Come on out, it's sure to be a rad time!
In bigger news, we have an announcement that we've been holding in for a bit. Pink Frost have been hard at work over at Electrical Audio putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming second LP, and follow up to their debut, Gargoyle Days. Notes and Bolts, in partnership with Chicago powerhouse BLVD Records, will be releasing the LP and we couldn't be more excited. Here's the 'official' press wordage from BLVD:
"Notes & Bolts and BLVD Records are happy to not only announce a most excellent partnership for an upcoming dual/split release, but also that this dual/split release (the first of many) is for awesome Chicago gazey psychedelic rock heavyweights PINK FROST (formerly Apteka)!
Following a cassette release of their "Gargoyle Days" album and a brand new 7" single (both on Notes & Bolts), the two Chicago labels will be joining forces to release the vinyl LP version of Pink Frost's highly anticipated upcoming album, due out this spring!"
Here are some kind words on the Frost from the Tribune and the Chicagoist:
"This quartet builds an expressway to your skull in the grand tradition of Sonic Youth, Spiritualized and other guitar armies. On its first full-length album, Apteka luxuriates in the sound and physicality of humming amplifiers, but crucially, the band doesn't forget the songs." -Chicago Tribune
"Apteka creates aggressive music you can hum along to. They don't quite fit in any easy categorization. The guitars shred and burn as they build up a trembling wall of sound that would enter shoegaze territory were it not so insistent on driving forward instead of draping easily over you. The drums and bass create a rock solid base of support without ever resorting to an easily followed rhythm.... But again, there's a surprising accessibility to this music and we think the point of entry there is probably through the band's appropriation of melodies that please instead of scare. These are songs that, no matter how much they make your skin want to melt into a puddle at your feet you can still hum along to." -Chicagoist
All in all, a lot to be excited about as we unveil this small avalanche of Pink Frost releases. We're pretty excited, and you should be too! The LP will be out in late Spring/early Summer while the new 7" will be in our webstore on Monday.