soso and Maybe Smith Podcast

Our good friends at ugsmag.com are hosting a special edition podcast featuring a conversation with soso and Maybe Smith as they reminisce about their classic album Tinfoil on the Windows! Visit ugsmag.com to listen or go direct to apple or Spotify

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Originally released in 2007, Tinfoil on the Windows was a highpoint in the creative output of prairie rapper, soso. Produced by his tour-mate, collaborator and Canadian indie-rock icon, Maybe Smith, the album paired his layered, sprawling instrumentation with soso’s confessional lyrics and fragile vocal melodies. Tinfoil on the Windows is now available on limited edition vinyl, here.

In addition to the podcast, soso and Maybe Smith have also put together a Spotify playlist featuring some of their musical influences from around the time of the album’s recording and other collaborations they’ve done.

Check out the ugsmag shop for soso shirts and other merch from Tinfoil on the Windows as well as from his brand new album with Maki, If and Only If.

soso - Tinfoil on the Windows - T-shirt

Happy Release Day soso and Maki!

The new album from soso & Maki, If and Only If, is now live on all streaming and download platforms! We are so excited for you all to hear this project! Please find us on the socials and tell us your thoughts!

The album is available on limited edition vinyl (100 copies) and cassette (50)!

Shouts to our partners Audio Recon and Mism Records!
Happy day to all involved! xo

Vinyl: Canada: Endemik Music / USA: Audio Recon / Europe: Mism Records (sold out)
Cassette: World: Hello.L.A. Records
Buy/stream: ENDEMIK SHOP / BANDCAMP / SPOTIFY / ITUNES

Tinfoil on the Windows – Video Trailer

soso’s Tinfoil on The Windows is coming on vinyl after all these years. The test press arrived and sounds beautiful. Maybe Smith said this will be his first appearance on vinyl.

Check out the trailer video that soso made:

To PREORDER the limited edition vinyl, please visit:
Canada/World: https://endshoppe.com/product/soso-tinfoil-on-the-windows-vinyl/
USA: http://audiorecon.us/album/tinfoil-on-the-windows
Europe: https://mismrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mism17-tinfoil-on-the-windows-vinyl-reissue

soso and Maki – And Yet – Single & Video!

The new single, “And Yet”, from soso and Maki‘s upcoming full length album, If and Only If, is now out!

Buy digital single: BANDCAMP / SPOTIFY / ITUNES

Check the video!

Direction and video editing by Troy Gronsdahl.
Videography by Kenton Doupe

To PREORDER the limited edition vinyl, please visit:
Canada/World: https://endshoppe.com/product/soso-and-maki-if-and-only-if-vinyl/
USA: http://audiorecon.us/album/if-and-only-if
Europe: https://mismrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mism18-if-and-only-if

Cassette presale through Hello.L.A.
https://store.hellola-hellola.com/product/soso-maki-if-and-only-if

soso & Maki – New album! New vinyl!

Who says the pandemic has to be only depressing news?!

Last week, we dropped some news about the vinyl edition of Tinfoil on the Windows and this week we have more exciting news for you!

soso is back with a brand new album, If and Only If, that he has created with his long-time collaborator and good friend, Maki!

soso - If and Only If - Vinyl Mockup - Full

On If and Only If, their first album in seven years, Maki has crafted a delicate and evolving backdrop for the contemplative lyrics that established soso’s reputation as one of the most unique voices in alternative hip hop.

The album is set to be released March 31 and will be available worldwide on all of your favourite digital platforms.

The limited edition vinyl is available through Endemik in partnership with Mism Records (Switzerland) and Audio Recon (USA) and on cassette through Hello L.A. (France). Pre-orders are now available!

View the release page for more information and to find your pre-order link! xo

soso - If and Only If - Vinyl Mockup - Front

soso - If and Only If - Vinyl Mockup - Back

soso & Maki - If and Only If - Cassette

soso – Tinfoil on the Windows – Limited Edition Vinyl!

We have some exciting news today and something we have been wanting to make a reality for 14 years! soso‘s beautiful album, Tinfoil on the Windows will finally be released on vinyl!  We have teamed up with Mism Records (Europe) and Audio Recon (USA) to help with their respective territories – please follow them.  Pre-orders will open on February 24th so stay tuned!

soso - Tinfoil on the Windows - Vinyl Mockup - Full

Originally released in 2007, Tinfoil on the Windows was a highpoint in the creative output of prairie rapper, soso. Produced by his tour-mate, collaborator and Canadian indie-rock icon, Maybe Smith, the album paired his layered, sprawling instrumentation with soso’s confessional lyrics and fragile vocal melodies.

His most musically ambitious release to date, Tinfoil on the Windows is now available on limited edition vinyl for the first time through Canadian label Endemik Music in partnership with Mism Records (Switzerland) and Audio Recon (USA).

soso - Tinfoil on the Windows - Vinyl

“This record is inspiringly brilliant…tops my list of this year’s musical accomplishments so far.” RVA MAG (US)

“There’s a sparsity and bleakness here that really affects you. The songs are quietly arresting, interspersed with some tender minimalism and experimentalism. ” – Norman Records (UK)

“Undeniably strange but weirdly compelling” – All Music Guide

soso - Tinfoil on the Windows - Vinyl Mockup - Front

“Ambient, pretty, and undulating, the music washes over you like a giant reverb-laden sedative cocktail. In contrast, Tinfoil On the Windows is lyrically blunt and anguished…” – Sparkplugg (US)

“The evolution of the new indie hip hop scene has thrown another curve ball with the atmospheric and melodic new album by Canadian songwriter soso…” – University Chronicle (US)

“The album is layered with lo-fi orchestral melodies (courtesy of fellow prairie musician Maybe Smith) over which he raps bittersweet images of nostalgia and angst.” – London Mewsings (UK)

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Higher State release a Remix Album!

Higher State drop a full remix album titled Second Wave: Remixes. The 11 song album features remixes from Higher State members EMC and Hermitofthewoods, along with Metropolis Votary, Intjay and Locdog.

The album will be dropping on all streaming and download sites on December 10 but will first be available to stream/download through our favorite 3rd party site, endemikmusic.bandcamp.com today, on December 4.

Endemik Music Fundrasier Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal

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Endemik Music has stood by our brothers and sisters throughout the #blacklivesmatter movement and will continue to do so. We stand by our Indigenous brothers and sisters and will continue to do so until true equality exists for all peoples.

Endemik Music started out with the idea of releasing music for artists we know and love, allowing them to do whatever they feel they need to. One of our other main goals was to try and help humanity however we could. We are small but we have done whatever we can and will continue to donate to charities and causes and help in any way possible.

For the remainder of the year, we will be donating 100% of our digital sales to the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal. We have chosen to start the initiative on November 6 on *Bandcamp Fee-Waive Day.  Bandcamp will only be waiving their fees for one day but we will continue to collect all sales until the end of year. Endemik Music will also donate an additional amount. If you ever wanted to download one of our releases, now is a great time! We are also offering the discography at 90% off – so you can grab everything at bandcamp for $25.24 ! www.endemikmusic.bandcamp.com

You can also visit www.endshoppe.com where 100% of the digital sales from any Endemik related release will also be contributed.

We thank you and love you!
#indigenouslivesmatter #blacklivesmatter

* For those who do not know – Bandcamp is an artist & label friendly online music marketplace. Bandcamp Fee-Waive Day started at the beginning of the pandemic where Bandcamp decided to waive its revenue share once a month on the first Friday of every month, in a move that would directly help artists and labels through this tough time.

New Release: Deadly Stare – Colors

Deadly Stare Order

Today the new full album titled Colors from Deadly Stare (aka Scott Da Ros) is released!

Colors is the fourth album from Montreal-based producer/composer Scott Da Ros and his second as Deadly Stare. Presented as a ten-song suite, the record creates an immersive world of ancient machines and uncertain futures that rumble like a vivid dream from one scene to the next.

You can download it today through our online store or through our bandcamp page – links below.

** PRE ORDER HAS ENDED JULY 10, 2020 **

We are also now collecting pre-orders for the limited edition stereo 12″ Vinyl Lathe Cut! For all USA order, we have teamed up with our pals at Audio Recon. Links below!

Pre-Order 12″ Vinyl Lathe Cut:

End Shoppe – Canada/World:
12″ Vinyl Lathe Cut

Audio Recon – USA/World:
12″ Vinyl Lathe Cut

Download/Stream:
End Shoppe
Bandcamp

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