Happy to announce our two releases for 2013 International Record Store Day, an exclusive 7″ from both Paper Beat Scissors and Michael Feuerstack with some very special guests.

Paper Beat Scissors – Tendrils (Live at St. Matthew’s Church)

This past summer, Paper Beat Scissors performed with NY-based contemporary classical group Clogs, sometime-members of, and regular collaborators with the National. This pairing led to an onstage collaboration that was recorded live at the beautiful St. Matthew’s Church during the Halifax Jazz Festival. A-side Tendrils, a haunting contemplation on what lies just below the surface, finds new life with the added instrumentation of oboe, violin, steel drum and guitar, and feautres support vocals by My Brightest Diamond. B-side, Onwards is a previously unreleased song performed with a chamber ensemble of Gina Burgess (violin), Devin Wesley (oboe) and Anna Plaskett (french horn). In these new sound environments, Tim Crabtree sounds as unique and focused as ever. Limited to a run of 250, the record comes with a postcard with download for a 7-song digital EP recorded at the same show.

Michael Feuerstack – Shadow / Wolves

With his upcoming album, Tambourine Death Bed, out on May 7th, Michael Feuerstack is ushering in a new chapter in his musical career where he drops the longtime Snailhouse moniker in lieu of his given name. Shadow & Wolves are two songs from these sessions that feature woodwind work from Canadian sax god Colin Stetson. A-side, Shadow, is an uptempo song about personal struggle backed by a bossa nova drum machine while B-side, Wolves, is a new recording of the beautiful song that was originally featured on the 2012 digital EP A Sentimental Companion. Package is limited to 250 clear vinyl 7″ records and comes with sleeves hand-screened, signed, and editioned by Montreal artist Nick Kuepfer.

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