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!
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).
“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
“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)
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 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.
Maki‘s sophomore album Illustrations of Botany drops today! This release is a collaboration with Hello L.A. (Clermont-Ferrand/FR) and is available on limited edition handcrafted analog cassette and in digital version.
UGSMAG has teamed up with long running rap radio show Third Verse (est. 1997) for a podcast companion to the weekly radio show (online at CFCR.ca or 90.5 FM in Saskatoon, Wednesdays 9-10:30pm CST). Join Chapter Thrive and Chaps as they bring you conversations with the best in Indie Canadian Hip Hop.