Tidings From Our Light Purple Gam!

On Monday, March 17, Aaron Graves, bandleader of Those Lavender Whales and founder of Fork and Spoon Records, asked a doctor friend about the sudden trouble he was having with his vision. He was advised to go to the emergency room the next day. By that Friday, he was receiving a biopsy at Duke University on an inoperable brain tumor. Aaron is a positive force in the world and a cornerstone to the community of his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. Whether hosting a monthly potluck at the Fork and Spoon Headquarters or creating giant arms to hug the audience at a Those Lavender Whales show, it is impossible not to feel his love. Our community has made it a point to make sure that the love is returned in this difficult time for Aaron and his family. The local record store, the recording studio, bars, the burrito spot, the skateboard shop, friends, family, strangers — everyone is making an effort. Tidings From Our Light Purple Gam is Fork and Spoon’s contribution to this massive display of love and friendship.

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(album art by Sam Spina)

Tidings From Our Light Purple Gam (available on CD and digitally July 15)

1. Those Lavender Whales — “I’m So Proud (Of My Friends)”

2. Mike Collins Jr. — “Come On Out” (featuring Baby Willis)

3. Astronauts, Etc — “Coldboy”

4. of Montreal — “Did You See His Name?” (Kinks cover)

5. PWIZ — “Makin’ Do”

6. Say Brother — “Each Every Day and Night”

7. Painted Palms — “Big Balloon”

8. Snake Feathers — “Mer Ka Ba”

9. Kid Trails — “Vortex”

10. Can’t Kids — “Bite My Butt”

11. Helado Negro — “Meeting Friend”

12. Schooner — “I’ll Be Here”

13. Sadie Dupuis — “Zone”

14. Haints in the Holler — “Reasons”

15. Yes Yes — “Security Guards”

16. Toro y Moi — “Dog Days”

17. Bombadil — “Pretty Fine Fellow”

A big thank you to the kind folks at the Jam Room for donating studio time to master the compilation. Another big thank you to all the artists for contributing their amazing music. Preview the song “Coldboy” by Astronauts, Etc HERE, and be sure to check out their EP coming out this fall on LA-based Hit City USA.

A listening party/potluck for Tidings is being held at the New Brookland Tavern in Columbia, South Carolina, on Monday, July 14th at 7 pm. Come hang out, share food, have a drink, and listen to the album from start to finish the day prior to it’s official release. We will have copies for sale (as well as the rest of the still-in-print Fork and Spoon discography). And most importantly, all profits from this record will go to help the Graves family through these difficult times. All positivity generated by this record will go towards helping Aaron beat this stupid thing in his brain. Updates and other ways to help can be found on Aaron’s website. Also, feel free to shoot him some positive messages as he starts radiation treatment at Duke!!! Thank you in advance for your help and generosity. With love (always), Fork and Spoon Records

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Can’t Kids records are assembled (well… most of them)! Also, we had gotten a little behind on sending orders out, but junk hit the mail a couple days ago, and we are getting back on track.  Sorry for anyone who had to wait, thank you for your patience.  #restoked

Check out this new video Katherine McCollough did for Can’t Kids song “The Twist.”  Tons of fun cameos by some SC all stars.  Make sure to catch them this Saturday at New Broookland Tavern for the release show of their new album “Ennui Go.”  

It’s Time!  The follow up to their 2012 release “Brushes Touches Tongues,” Can’t Kids now offer us “Ennui Go.”  Out officially on May, 6 but available for pre-order now in our store on 10” vinyl and CD as well as on cassette from Space Idea Tapes.  You Ought To Hear This premiered the track “You Don’t Plan” earlier today and had some nice things to say about it.

It’s Time!  The follow up to their 2012 release “Brushes Touches Tongues,” Can’t Kids now offer us “Ennui Go.”  Out officially on May, 6 but available for pre-order now in our store on 10” vinyl and CD as well as on cassette from Space Idea Tapes.  You Ought To Hear This premiered the track “You Don’t Plan” earlier today and had some nice things to say about it.


thelesigh:

Monday Mix: Fork & Spoon

We made a mix for the Le Sigh’s “Monday Mix” series showcasing a bunch of women we know, love, & look up to. Give it a peek!

thelesigh:

Monday Mix: Fork & Spoon

We made a mix for the Le Sigh’s “Monday Mix” series showcasing a bunch of women we know, love, & look up to. Give it a peek!

summertimeinhell:

william starr busbee - college rock II
this album is going to be fucking amazing

summertimeinhell:

william starr busbee - college rock II

this album is going to be fucking amazing

bluetilesc:

Jordan wanted you to know that you could grind this hard on these reaves Woodworks boards.

bluetilesc:

Jordan wanted you to know that you could grind this hard on these reaves Woodworks boards.

Southern snow day.

Southern snow day.

Southern Femisphere has a new song out now and a new EP out on Friday!