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;

• HEAVEN 12″ on white vinyl with a gold-foil stamped sleeve
• 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 :+)

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

Catch them touring with Craft Spells this summer, and you’re guaranteed to experience a double dose of awesome.

If you haven’t already, check out our coverage of the upcoming Craft Spells album “Nausea” to get the limited to 500 Special Edition Box Set HERE

The Details



OCT044: THE BILINDA BUTCHERS - HEAVEN

HEAVEN is the debut LP from the San Francisco pop trio The Bilinda Butchers and is also their first release with Orchid Tapes. Ships on or after July 15th.

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

Limited to 250 white vinyl records. Each sleeve will have the title HEAVEN stamped with gold foil on it.

Each order will include:

• HEAVEN 12" vinyl with a gold-foil stamped sleeve
• 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 :+)

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

Price $20



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