On June 1st 2016, Calligrams became available! The record is available on 12” vinyl. This project has been a longtime coming and we are all excited to finally have it out. We wrote a little press release for it in an older post, but some early reviews are saying this:
“The music runs the gamut from surf inspired power pop to metal to shoe-gazing noise rock and all with a punk attitude…Not a bad song on Calligrams.” – thenoise-boston.com
“Out of the basements of Connecticut lies an indie music scene that is certainly more worthy of recognition than is currently taking place. Luckily for us, a few of these underground artists decided it would be for the best to create an LP which sampled music from each of the bands, giving their listeners a collaborative listening experience that offers both diversity and originality.” –nomoredivision.com
OUR PARENTS and SIGNIFICANT OTHERS LOVE IT AS WELL!
You can get a copy for $15 bucks right here: https://calligrams.bandcamp.com/
Calligrams is an unorthodox four-way split album that takes a small snapshot of the happenings in the Connecticut indie music scene, its basements and its bedrooms. While the project features a broad array of sounds and styles, the entire record delivers a 60s via the 90s nostalgic flavor. The split has eight tracks total, two from each of the participating bands. On March 4, 2016, Calligrams became available for streaming through its own bandcamp page. 12-inch vinyl with a free digital download are also available for pre-order. The bands are releasing it in conjunction with Obscure Me Records. Calligrams is a most glorified playlist; better yet, it’s the apotheosis of a playlist.
In alphabetical order, the Willimantic-based Dr. Martino is a high energy, garage rock trio influenced by 60s pop and surf music. Next comes Ghost of Chance, who is a post-garage rock band based somewhere in a dark room around New Haven. Hailing from Danbury, scene vet Spectral Fangs floats tight melodies high above a coalescence of ’60s soul, ’70s punk, irreverent ’90s rock and indie pop. And last but not least, Terrible Roars is the continuing misadventures of neurotic CT-native minstrel Ross Page and his team of friendly twenty-somethings.