We’ve reached the end of our Dummy Days Of December as we’re closing up the office tomorrow. So far we’ve told you inside details, stories, and thoughts on all of the records we’ve released in 2015, and we’re down to the final two. Today we’re going to talk a bit about The Lees Of Memory and their Record Store Day 7” Soft Places b/w Within A Dream II.
Last year, we had the honor of releasing the debut album from The Lees Of Memory, Sisyphus Says. As most of you know by now, we had re-issued a couple Superdrag records and that’s how our relationship with John and Brandon really began. Sisyphus Says was a whirring ride through alternative rock and shoegaze that had everyone talking —Stereogum called it “expertly executed,” IMPOSE praised its “guitar-glossed guts and glory” while Exploding In Sound raved that the record was “wholeheartedly and uniquely sincere.”
We’ve always loved Record Store Day and encourage fans to head to their local independent retailer to pick up some goods to support. So when the idea came up to do a special, limited RSD exclusive 7” with The Lees, we simply couldn’t pass it up! John is a huge audiophile and loves the vinyl format quite possibly more than his own children (JK!), so getting to work on this with him and the band was quite a treat.
Prior to RSD, we got to hang out with the band and their lovely wives/friends/family down at SXSW in Austin, TX. They played a couple killer showcases – one with BrooklynVegan and another with Burger Records – in addition to recording an outstanding session with Daytrotter.
Pick up the 7” and Sisyphus Says in our webstore NOW and get 15% off with the code: XMAS https://sideonedummy.com/search?q=the+lees+of+memory