New Los Angeles-based record imprint Easy Sound Recording Company will hit the ground running this spring, having announced that its first batch of releases will include albums and single from the likes of Vetiver, former Belle and Sebastian member Isobel Campbel and former Fruit Bats leader Eric Johnson's new EDJ project.
First up from the label will be a trio of split 7-inch releases for Record Store Day (April 19). While an exact breakdown of how the acts will be paired off has yet to be revealed, they'll feature new or previously unreleased songs from Vetiver, Howlin Rain, Papercuts, the Donkeys, Rodrigo Amarante and EDJ.
Easy Sound jumps into the full-length game May 6 with the release of San Francisco indie pop outfit Papercuts' Life Among the Savages. Album details have yet to arrive, but this will be the project's first LP since their Sub Pop-issued Fading Parade from 2011.
Also due May 6 is a North American pressing of Little Joy member Rodrigo Amarante's 2013 set Cavalo, which had been issued last year through Brazilian imprint Polysom. San Diego indie outfit the Donkeys, meanwhile, have left Dead Oceans after a two-album stint to deliver their Ride the Black Wave on June 3.
Though details are forthcoming, Campbel, Howlin Rain, EDJ and Vetiver will apparently also have full-length releases issued through the fledgling imprint before the end of 2014.
You'll find a trailer teasing the Easy Sound release schedule down below, as scored by Amarante's "Maná."
"I've loved these bands for years, and in the last year or so, they all starting hitting my orbit over and over, whether it was seeing Vetiver and Howlin Rain together last New Year's, Papercuts at Eric's Huichica Festival, or the Donkeys/Fruit Bats northwest tour last fall. And Isobel is just magic, of course," label manager Stephen Brower said in a statement. "The possibility of creating a label home for (and with) what was already an amazing congregation of artists is something that just made complete sense."