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

Today marks the completion of one full year of posting single microphone recordings every week. We've been lucky enough to have some truly beautiful and amazing songs performed by all kinds of wonderful bands and individuals from around the country.

This week we welcome home Jordan Blackmon of Pussy Wizard playing a song we released on a 7" split along with Pandercakes earlier this year.

Although the weekly part of this project is done, we're working on a way to commemorate all the wonderful recordings and drawings we've acquired, and I'm sure they'll creep up every once in again as we make new friends and record more songs of them playing. Thanks so much to everyone who has listened, shared, or played a CASUAL FRIDAY for us this year. Here's looking to all the growth and progression we're facing in 2014.

Forever with love,
Posted on: Fri. Dec. 27 9:24AM

Tagged Bands: Pussy Wizard

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

For this, our penultimate post for the year (and I guess our Christmas post...), we welcome Orphan Party which is made up of Mike from Happiness Bomb and Era from the Good Witch. In this song, they somehow keep it laid back but still heavy using nothing but their voices, electric guitar, kick drum, and tamborine, all over a bed of ambient sounds created by our daughters watching them play. And the fact that everyone was sitting around a Christmas tree and watching a fireplace burn in a TV helps to warm everything up.

keep it casual this holiday season.
Posted on: Fri. Dec. 20 2:35PM

Congrats to Coma Cinema, Pandercakes, Pussy Wizard, Those Lavender Whales, and Sein zum Tode for all making the Free-Times top 20 year end list. Check out the article here to see the kind words that were said as well as peep a ton of other amazing artists!

Posted on: Wed. Dec. 18 10:42AM

Welcome everybody to another chapter in the ongoing saga CASUAL FRIDAYS! This week's installment is brought to you by School Dance!

School Dance is a duo from Philadelphia, PA that plays dreamy synth-pop songs with a lo-fi, handmade quality to it. Allison sings and plays keyboards while Sam plays a makeshift drum kit (including suitcase kick drum) assembled around a vibraphone (minus the vibrato part, so not a vibraphone?)that he simultaneously plays throughout the song.

Posted on: Fri. Dec. 13 8:47AM

Sent off the first batch yesterday afternoon!!! More will be hitting the post office soon, so keep an eye on your mailboxes!

Right now you can only get it here at the Fork and Spoon online shop, but have your local record store get in touch with us if you'd like to see some copies there. And to all the record stores that have hit us up: we are crunching some numbers and will get a wholesale catalog to you shortly.
Posted on: Mon. Dec. 9 10:16PM

Tagged Bands: Sides of Chaz

Welcome back to CASUAL FRIDAYS! Our weekly, one-microphone recording series! Tape Waves from Charleston, SC stopped by our house one evening before a show and played this perfect dream pop jam.

Posted on: Fri. Dec. 6 10:01AM