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

This week, we welcome one of our oldest, dearest friends from Charlotte, NC, Andy the Doorbum! Andy plays a weird mix of growly southern folk metal that is somehow simultaneously abrasive, confrontational, inviting, and relatable all at the same time. On top of having one of the gnarliest beards around, he's also one of the easiest people to talk to and genuinely encouraging to anyone interested in anything creative.

He's on a giant tour up and back down the East Coast right now, so make a point to go see him if you can, and check out the rest of his tunes!

Posted on: Fri. Jul. 26 7:25AM

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

This week, our friend Bakari Lebby (aka sandcastles.) brings his dreamy electronic pop music down a notch into the realm of acoustic guitars and cheap Yamaha keyboard speakers. It's pretty refreshing to see mostly electronic bands successfully re-imagine their songs into real life instrument versions, and even more fun when they throw in little pop culture references and nods specifically for that. You're getting something a little extra for hunting down the alternate versions, and that's exactly what happened with this version of "Spectra."

Sandcastles. just had a new album called "Tantrums" come out earlier this week. Give it a listen and hear the fully realized version of this song.

Posted on: Fri. Jul. 19 8:27AM
Dear friends who purchased "Posthumous Release" on vinyl,

We want to thank you again and again and again for your patience. It has been an insanely irritating, exhausting and dodgy time in dealing with the pressing plant.

A couple of hours ago we received an email from United saying they have yet again ruined one of the plates (the a-side this time. This happened to the b-side in May). They made it sound like they would get the new plates in the next few days (but we have heard that from them before...). There is no reason a label should wait five months for a record to be pressed (we sent them the money, plates, jackets and inserts back in March). And at the same time there is no reason a customer should wait two months for a product they have paid for. We will continue to call United multiple times a week, excitedly post pictures of us listening to the test pressing whenever we get those in, and put your beautiful slab of wax in the mail as soon as we get them... and until then we will try to come up with goodies to throw in with your record as soon as they can ship.

Sincerest apologies to you (the listeners) for this delay and additional apologies to our friend Mr Cothran for such a crappy mishandling of his record. Such beautiful music deserves a plant that will treat it much more timely and professionally. If anyone knows of such a place, please introduce us.

Please please please feel free to contact us anytime (info@forkandspoonrecords.net) or any of us individually (jordan@forkandspoonrecords.net, chris@forkandspoonrecords.net, aaron@forkandspoonrecords.net) if you have any questions/concerns/complaints/comments.

infinite love,

Fork and Spoon (Jordan)
Posted on: Tue. Jul. 16 3:26PM

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

If you live in Columbia, SC, chances are you know David Adedokun. You may not hang out every afternoon, but you've had at least a couple good, solid conversations with him. Enough for you to consider David a friend and not just an acquaintance. He's one of those rare people that has the ability to talk to ANYONE and can find something interesting and relatable in any conversation and keep it going, all the while being completely genuine about his interest in you and in the words coming out of your mouth.

If that wasn't enough, David also writes some seriously beautiful songs, and it was a pleasure to sit here and record him playing one.

Posted on: Fri. Jul. 12 6:10AM

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

While everyone is recovering from their celebrations and firework explosions, you can lean your heads in closer to your speakers or let your mind deeper into your headphones for this beautiful little modern folk song by Columbia brother-sister duo, Stagbriar. The harmony filled emotions swell and lull with a pretty fun-to-listen-to musical chemistry.

Give their newest album, "Quasi-hymns, Murder-ballads, and Tales of How the Hero Died" a listen and then watch them at Conundrum on Monday.

Posted on: Fri. Jul. 5 12:31PM

Southern Femisphere's album "Houses" releases today! Pre-Orders just shipped out, but if you slept on it you can order your copy Here. Also, if you live in the South make sure to catch them on tour this month:

7/16- Columbia, SC @ Shredquarters

7/17- Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof

7/18- Boone, NC @ Black Cat

7/19- Nashville, TN @ Dollhouse

7/21- Columbia, MO @ 602 Fay Street

7/22- Little Rock, AR @ The 8-Bit

7/23- Fayetteville, AR @ Lalaland

7/24- Austin, TX

7/25- Houston, TX @ Girls Rock Houston

7/26- New Orleans, LA 

7/27- Athens, GA @ Little Kings

7/28- Charlotte, NC @ Tommy's Pub

7/29 Richmond, VA

Posted on: Tue. Jul. 2 9:58AM

Tagged Bands: Southern Femisphere