Celebrate the holidays and support your favorite tape label with your very own festive wallpaper from Chill Mega Chill Records! Choose from 8 different designs!
Mat Jones AKA It is rain in my face. has been building up a steady fan base over the last couple of years, and for good reason. With each album he puts out he tweaks and bends his sound further and further in the experimental folk arena, and his latest The Framer is no exception. Stripped-down, rustic, and soaked in whiskey, these nine tracks take Mat’s sound into his twangiest territory yet. The result is a challenging merging of experimentation and time-worn tradition that feels both deeply personal and somewhat alien.
The Framer is available for streaming on our Bandcamp and download on Mat’s Bandcamp. If you’d like to grab a cassette though, make sure to pre-order one today. Be patient though, the cassette process is unpredictable!
2. Gone On the Fair Side
3. To Hide
4. Raise Your Hands, Raise the Dead
5. Give One Season to the River
6. Man with a Screen
7. I Want You Back
8. Here Until They’re Done
9. Barb Wire Fence
Chill Mega Chill is pleased to announce TORMENT, the inaugural full length LP from Tallahassee musician Jake Tobin. Recorded alone over the course of a few months at his woodland compound, Tobin’s songs display a white collar work ethic of almost surgical precision. Here is guitar slanging and avian twittering, drenched with lilting shrieks from a (possibly) stolen saxophone. Brassy drones and stuttering keys occasionally drift in like clouds of airborne toner. These are tunes for confetti-filled elevators or long drives to lunch dates with corporate suits at drab cafes. TORMENT proves to be a caustic but also compassionate take on pop, cutting the safety net out from the 9-5 malaise. Jake Tobin’s TORMENT, coming out on 12” vinyl this Spring on Chill Mega Chill.
It’s that time of year again, our favorite time of year! And for the third year in a row we’re celebrating the most depraved of holidays with an amazing compilation of our favorite artists and friends spooky creations, both audible and visual. Spanning 16 tracks of macabre, downtrodden the Chiller III is a perfect companion to your spectacularly evil activities today.
Accompanying the creepy compilation, is a small collection of art, from some of our favorite ghosts and ghouls, for your viewing pleasure.
Dive in to the Chiller III here.
Download the free Hallowzine here. (digital flipbook also available)
Last week we announced the release of Orca Life's new album Modern Living and today sees official cassette release. That means if anyone pre-ordered a cassette, they are coming to you soon! If you’ve yet to grab one, make sure you do. We’ve only got 50 copies and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
PS - Don’t forget, each order comes with a hand-numbered 8x11 poster and either a (newly designed) sticker or a new button.
PPS - Also scope this new video created by Dreaming Android Films for the album track “Aquatic.” Mmm, relaxing.
Today is the day. Born Gold’s I Am An Exit is out, you can purchase the album on iTunes, via Art Control/Hovercraft. But if we know you, and we hope we do by now, you’ll be wanting this beautiful piece of visual and auditory art in some sort of physical form. Luckily for you (and all of us, really), IAAE will be available on a limited edition cassette from yours truly. In addition, keep an eye out for announcement of other physical manifestations of the album such as vinyl, CDs and possibly even smoke signals.
You can pre-order the cassette here. Tapes will start going out next week.
3. Gasoline Bath
4. Clever Animals;
5. Strange Wind
6. I Am The Bent Blade
7. Boy Foundry
8. No Reflection
P.S.—For those of you who will be in New York next week for CMJ, Chill Mega Chill will be setting up shop at the Portals showcase at Shea Stadium, so please come say hi!
You wouldn’t believe us if we told you how long this release has been gestating. Orca Life is the recording project of Virginia native Chris Roberts, and he has been nothing but patient with the many roadblocks that have been put in the way of this release.
Modern Living marks a change of pace for Orca Life and is sure to stimulate welcoming ears. If you’re not aware, Chris also runs the cassette label Otherworldly Mystics so we are not only thrilled to be releasing this album on Chill Mega Chill, but we’re also excited to get a little bit of cross-pollination going on between our two labels.
As of now you can get Modern Living from digital retailers (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) and then the cassettes will follow suit next Friday (10/11). Each smokey-tinged cassette will come with an 8x11 poster hand-numbered by Chris himself, so act fast! When they’re gone, they’re gone!
1. Voices 04:12
2. Aquatic 04:27
3. Vacation 03:41
4. Bells 02:10
5. Time 04:34
6. Connecting 02:55
7. Spells 03:32
8. Swim 04:04
Hear ye! Hear ye! We are proud to announce the debut album of Houston’s Children Of Pop – Fiesta/Drift.
This floral-printed psychedelic vortex is bottled into 11 pop-sized fragments magnetized onto a candy pink tape shell. Fiesta/Drift is split into two sides, one dedicated to the party and the other focused on meditation and relaxation… the perfect soundtrack for any day, any time.
1. I Know
3. Power From The Sun
4. Build A Home
5. Love The Now
6. In It
7. All This Love
9. One Step Ahead
10. The Cool
11. Taken Alive
Grab yourself a copy of this limited run, before they all sell out! Also, be on the lookout for a 7” release of singles “I Know” and “Power From The Sun” which will be available in collaboration with The Treaty Oak Collective in the very near future!
Born Gold: BORN GOLD HOUSE SHOW TOUR 201308-24 - Edmonton, AB - Bucklandham...
We are so excited to announce the latest member to our mega chill family.
The vibrant pop stylings of this Houston, TX native made a minor splash a couple of years ago with the euphoric vocal wash of single “Charge.” Children Of Pop re-emerged last month with the colorful “I Know.” The single is marked with brazen electric guitar notes that stab the air with a bold and breezy tropic maraca shuffle in the background.
"I Know" will open Children Of Pop’s debut album Fiesta/Drift, which will be released in the next couple of weeks right here from your favorite chill label. Join us in welcoming Children Of Pop with some cyber high-fives and be on the lookout for Fiesta/Drift updates very soon!
Some more gold from Born Gold. Upcoming record I Am An Exit is growing closer. Hope you’re ready.
BORN GOLD HOUSE SHOW TOUR 2013
08-24 - Edmonton, AB - Bucklandham Palace
08-25 - Calgary, AB - The Water Shed
08-26 - Abbottsford, BC - Champion Jack’s
08-27 - Vancouver, BC - Chapel House
08-28 - Seattle, WA - The Cockpit
08-29 - Bellingham, WA - The Dull Haus