STOLYETTE release video for "Team"

October 10th 2017

StoLyette have just dropped the first video from their recent album SummerThis video was directed and edited by Nicholas Perez with production assistance from David Ziemer.  The video was largely filmed at Icehouse during a Marijuana Deathsquads show where many many members of the twin cities music community partied hard until the very late hours of a school night.

StoLyette will appear on stage next to support Astronomique for their single release show along with Beasthead on November 16 at Icehouse.

Stream the new Velvet Negroni LP. Vinyl preorder is up in the Shop.

August 18th 2017

Stream the new Velvet Negroni LP.  Vinyl preorder is up in the Shop.

After an agonizing wait, the debut album from Velvet Negroni is finally here.  Listen to it then go to the shop and preorder the vinyl.  

Listen to the title track from Stolyette's upcoming full-length album "Summer"

June 30th 2017

Listen to the title track from Stolyette's upcoming full-length album

StoLyette have just announced "Summer", their first full-length album which will be available in full on July 19th. The band have greatly expanded their previous formula of bass loops and Russian-folk vocals by adding new layers of textured beats. The results are wonderful, and transform the project from a unique, artful take on traditional Russian songwriting to an upbeat frenzy of weird rock structures and dance floor jams (all while remaining unique and artful, of course). 

Listen to the title track from "Summer" here:

Come celebrate this excellent release on Friday, July 21st at 7th St Entry.

StoLyette Record Release Show
@ 7th St Entry
Friday, July 21st
w/ Andrew Broder, Invisible Boy, c. Kostra, and Devata Daun

Listen to "She's Responsible For", a new podcast from Polica's Channy Leaneagh

June 28th 2017

Channy Leaneagh has released the first episode of a new podcast entitled "She's Responsible For", in which Channy hosts a free-form conversation between her and her guests. Episode one includes guests Sarah White, Sophia Eris, Chastity Brown, Maggie Morrison, and Channy. 

I wanted to talk to some people I respect deeply about living as a human these here days...Listening and talking to each other outside of social media is an act of resistance. More coming soon. Thank you so very much to Sarah White, Chastity Brown, Sophia Eris, and Maggie Morrison for being a part of the first one. Baby steps!  -- Channy

POLIÇA and s t a r g a z e announce first of two collaborative records

June 14th 2017

POLIÇA and s t a r g a z e announce first of two collaborative records

TGNP (N. America) and Transgressive Records (World) have teamed up to co-release a new collaboration between POLIÇA and s t a r g a z e, a 12" vinyl record of their expansive, blistering approach to Steve Reich's minimalist composition "Music for Pieces of Wood".

Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood is the first of two releases to come from Poliça and s t a r g a z e. Taking “Music For Pieces of Wood” as a basis and corrupting its polyrhythms across a continuous twenty minutes of music, this pushes the boundaries of both artists in a truly engrossing and transportative collaboration.   

The release is a one-sided 12” vinyl record, with a decorative etching on side B, packed in an “old-style” tip-on jacket and black dust sleeve designed by Jake Luck. 

Preorder the 12" vinyl here.

s t a r g a z e is an ever-evolving project, marrying modern composition with alternative attitudes and sounds. The first official s t a r g a z e release was a pioneering re-interpretation of the music of the alternative experimentalists Deerhoof “Deerhoof Chamber Variations” which led to the fulsome, and controversial takeover of the BBC Proms for the David Bowie night, which saw s t a r g a z e collaborate with artists as diverse of John Cale, Elf Kid, Mark Almond and Anna Calvi amongst others to celebrate the astounding, at times contradictory, music of this soulful, inspirational polymath.

Poliça have themselves blazed a trail across the modern musical landscape – across their three albums of dark, personally political pop they have distorted the conventions of production and form to create deeply affecting songs that claw into your consciousness.