Did you miss this gem in the first round? Throw y’rself at this one ASAP, it’s a real treat! The first pressing of 250 on White Vinyl went pretty fast, just sayin’… Here’s what the original release made me type back in June last year (details updated + full album stream added);

Holy crap…  I’m  bringing this news from my holiday in sunny Portugal, which suddenly got put on hold while I do my best to convince you to CHECK THESE GUYS OUT!  The Bilinda Butchers is one of those rare acts that has actually managed to define a certain branch of shoegaze, by bringing traditional Japanese vibes and melodies into the genre. There has been a number of great japanese bands gazing down before these guys entered the scene, but these to my knowledge never intertwined their musical heritage into their sounds . Even the ones singing in their native language (please correct me if I’m wrong on this..).    I remember how genuinely happy I was when I first discovered the brilliant “regret, love, guilt, dreams” EP back in 2011, and I’m so stoked that they’re finally releasing their first proper album via the Orchid Tapes-label. I’m so very happy to be able to share this one with you, enjoy!

The Orchid Tapes-treatment includes a bunch of extra treats as usual;

• An info/lyrics/artwork insert
• A thank-you note + Orchid Tapes sticker
• A hand-pressed Bilinda Butchers button
• A logo-stamped oolong or jasmine tea bag
• Guava candy
• Endless love from your friends here at Orchid Tapes :+)

In addition to this, every 50th record bought will include one of the test pressings of the record!

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007}

 

The Details



OCT043: THE BILINDA BUTCHERS - HEAVEN

Ships close to the beginning of March.
Limited to 150 black vinyl records.

HEAVEN is the debut LP from the San Francisco pop trio The Bilinda Butchers and is also their first release with Orchid Tapes.

About the concept behind the album:

"Heaven is the title of the diary written by Nakajima Ume, a young woman who lived in Japan from 1836 to 1864. It's entries catalog her catastrophic marriage to a cruel nobleman, and her later introduction to a young, idealistic poet whose expressions of sympathy inspire her to escape from her unfortunate circumstances.

When her friendship with the poet is discovered, Ume is sent away to a distant village, where she falls into a deep depression and eventually learns of the poet’s death. Though the news of the poet’s death initially disturbs Ume, she soon discovers within herself a new sense of clarity and motivation. Her diary ends with a final pronouncement: she will drown herself in order to reunite with her fallen lover."

1. Ume ft. Juri Nakashima
2. Less Than
3. Old Style Amami ft. Juri Nakashima
4. Shadow Beat
5. Golden House ft. Sarah P
6. New Style Akashi ft. Juri Nakashima
7. The Lovers' Suicide
8. Tanka ft. Lamp
9. Edo Method
10. The River Sumida
11. Golden House 2 ft. Juri Nakashima
12. Heaven Holds a Place ft. Harriet Brown
13. Heaven ft. Juri Nakashima

Each order will include:

• An info/lyrics/artwork insert
• A thank-you note + Orchid Tapes sticker
• A hand-pressed Bilinda Butchers button
• A logo-stamped oolong or jasmine tea bag
• Guava candy
• Endless love from your friends here at Orchid Tapes :+)

Every 50th record bought will include one of the test pressings of the record.

Thank you so much for your love and support, we wouldn't be able to do the things we do without it.

Price $18

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