Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series.

This week Falling Off A Building (AKA Adam Cullum of Can't Kids, Magnetic Flowers, and more) played his song "Walmart Parking Lot" during one of the monthly potlucks we have at our house. We were hoping more of the talking and people noise bled it's way up the stairs to the room where we were recording, but it didn't quite make it. Just like his other projects, Adams songs are filled with plays on words, fun language tricks, and nods to the funny relationship of what we say vs. what we mean to say.

 
Posted on: Fri. May. 31 1:18PM

Tagged Bands: Can't Kids



Sometimes things happen that are within your control, and sometimes things happen that are completely out of it. We've learned, in our brief existence as a "record label" that it's very important to be comfortable with both of these situations. That being said...

Although being "officially" released on April 9th, we FINALLY HAVE THE PANDERCAKES "PAINT BY NUMBERS" CASSETTES! It's been a long wait for all of us and we are so excited to be able to send these powerful indie-pop masterpieces out to everyone who pre-ordered/ordered them! Also, as an apology, we've left up all of our pre-order deals that contain either the Pandercakes/Pussy Wizard split 7" + the Pandercakes "Paint By Numbers" cassette, the 7" + an extremely metal Pussy Wizard T-shirt, or all three items together, all for respective discounted prices. 

If you haven't, give a little listen to the 7" here, and the "Paint by Numbers" EP here.
Posted on: Tue. May. 28 8:03AM

Tagged Bands: Pandercakes Pussy Wizard



Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series!

This week we welcome our friends Ned & The Dirt and it was a surprisingly difficult entry into the Casual Friday cannon. Ned has a pretty incredibly loud singing voice and it seemed like he was almost overpowering the drums as well as his fingerpicking acoustic guitar waltz. We eventually decided to run the acoustic through a little amp and even get Ned to face into another room while he was singing at the end of the song just so we could keep a good balance without the mic peaking like crazy.

Ned & the Dirt just released a new rock & roll album called "Giants" that you should give a listen to, and check out the video of the performance by our friends over at later today!

Posted on: Thu. May. 23 9:16PM




Yes yes you all. Head over to Pitchfork to give the new single "Burn A Church" a listen. Then if you feel so inclined the preorders are up, too! 12" + CD in our store, or super limited cassette from Orchid Tapes.

...also... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAT!
Posted on: Wed. May. 22 8:43AM

Tagged Bands: Coma Cinema

Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series!

This week the one and only Coma Cinema gives a sneak peek into their new album, "Posthumous Release" (out June 11 on Fork & Spoon Records & Orchid Tapes), with a Casual Friday version of the title track.

If you're in NYC, make sure you don't miss the Orchid Tapes showcase TOMORROW at Living Bread Deli (2 Knickerbocker Ave in Brooklyn) with Coma Cinema, Julia Brown, Foxes In Fiction, R.L. Kelly, Happy Trendy, & Alex G. There is absolutely no reason why anyone would want to miss this. 8PM. $10.

Posted on: Fri. May. 17 10:12AM

Tagged Bands: Coma Cinema



Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, on-microphone recording series!

This week we welcome our very own Those Lavender Whales to the table with a brand new jam called "A Book" Those Lavender Whales is the project of one of Fork & Spoon's founders, Aaron Graves, and features another Fork & Spoon founder, Chris Gardner, Aaron's wife, Jessica Bornick, and their dear, dear friend, Patrick Wall, performing on this stuttering, confessional pop tune.

Check out their releases on Fork & Spoon and come see them on their upcoming jaunt to Texas & back!

5/16 - Ft. Worth, TX - the Where House
5/18-19 - Austin, TX - Renegade Craft Fair (Jessica will be selling her hand designed children's clothes & accessories as Owlette)
5/19 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas w/Poppy Red & Act Rights
5/20 - Memphis, TN - TBA
5/21 - Nashville, TN - the East Room w/LYLAS, Loney John Hutchins, & Chicken Little

Posted on: Fri. May. 10 5:54AM

Tagged Bands: Those Lavender Whales