It's been just under a year since the Alberta/Ontario record label Mammoth Cave Recording Co. shuttered its doors. Now, label co-founder Evan Van Reekum has bounced back with a new imprint.
Called Wyatt Records, the label sees Van Reekum working with Samantha Savage Smith (the renowned solo artist and member of Lab Coast) and Adam Feuchuk.
Though they're only just unveiling the label now, they already have one sold-out release under their belts. The imprint issued Calgary outfit Melted Mirror's excellent cassette debut late last year, and it will now soon be reprinted.
On top of that, though, the label will issue a long-gestating split 7-inch between two Canadian luminaries — ramshackle pop auteur Chad VanGaalen and beloved singer-songwriter Bry Webb.
A press release explains that the record was "born simply out of excitement," with VanGaalen offering his track "Primitive Brain" and Webb contributing "Modern Mind." Previous versions of VanGaalen's "Primitive Brain" have existed on some limited cassettes, and Webb wrote a response to the track for the split.
To get an idea what to expect from the release, Exclaim! is happy to premiere Webb's "Modern Mind," which you can find below.
You can pre-order the 7-inch here. A digital release of the split will also be made available.