Test Pattern Records

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Arts & Leisure
Arts & Leisure

'Arts & Leisure' is the fourth release by Baby Grand, and it's most diverse and realized release to date. While continuing their tradition of beautifully orchestrated pop songs in the vein of groups such as Belle & Sebastian and Camera Obscura, this album brings more of the band’s influences to the forefront, and breaks out of the indie pop mold with songs that run the gamut from country waltzes to 1960s-era folk and girl group sounds.

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Mixer
Mixer

Desario returns to follow up their Darla Records debut, Zero Point Zero, with the release of a fresh new offering, Mixer. Built on layers of jangling guitars accentuated with bursts of synths and percussion, Desario's gazey pop is like the welcomed first snow of winter watched through the window of a warm room.

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The Amador Frequency
The Amador Frequency

The Amador Frequency explores the magic of rural California that 1998’s Unknown Territory (named one of the Chicago Sun-Times’ Records of the Year) and 2000’s Halo In My Backpack (which earned a 4 star review in No Depression) merely touched upon.

Tags: Forever Goldrush, Amador Frequency, Releases
Highs and Lows
Highs and Lows

Soft Science is from Sacramento, California and features former members of California Oranges, Holiday Flyer, The Sinking Ships and Forever Goldrush. The album was produced by Dana Gumbiner (Deathray, Night Night, Tape Op). This is their debut release and it brings a fresh mix of melodic hooks delivered in an ocean of feedback, shimmering guitars, and angelic vocals. Soft Science blends indie pop and shoegaze with lyrics about love both lost and found.

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