New Release // My Autumn Empire // Dreams of Death and Other Favourites

November 6th sees the release of the fourth My Autumn Empire album entitled ‘Dreams of Death and Other Favourites’

Dreams of Death and Other Favourites - Cover

A darkly beautiful collection of songs, about childhood nightmares as well as the haunted and dislocated experience of returning to the place where you grew up.

Available as Vinyl (limited), CD and Digital + Special Collectors Edition. Keep eyes and ears open for more info, video and sounds.

Label Showcase // This Weekend // Union Chapel, London

Daylight Music: Wayside and Woodland Recordings Label Showcase
Field Harmonics + Benjamin Thomas Holton + Component#4
Union Chapel, London /Saturday 20 June

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The Wayside team invite you to an afternoon of music, tea and cake at Islington’s legendary Union Chapel. We are looking forward to taking over this impressive venue to bring you a Wayside showcase featuring Field Harmonics, Benjamin Thomas Holton (My Autumn Empire) and Component#4.

The music kicks off at noon and entry is free – find out more about Daylight Music here.

Facebook event here. 

 

My Autumn Empire // Tape Folk…

Some words from Ben :

“Around mid 2013, whilst I was working on The Visitation, my computer decided to go to sleep and not wake up, like they sometimes do. Instead of spiralling into despair, or maybe as well as, I walked away from any attempts to fix it and chose instead to set up my 4-track and record some folk songs that have been with me since childhood. They have remained unreleased ‘til now but I thought I’d throw a couple up here for the hell of it…”

Released via Sound In Silence available from bandcamp

My Autumn Empire // ‘The Visitation’ Released

Last week marked the release of the new album from My Autumn Empire, The Visitation. Available in CD and digital form, please follow the links below to purchase!

Thanks to those of you who already had it pre-ordered and thanks to those who are yet to purchase but intend to, your support is gratefully received.

If you’d like to book My Autumn Empire to play a show, please get in touch via info@myautumnempire.co.uk

Physical (UK & Europe) :

Wayside and Woodland

Norman Records

Amazon

Physical (Worldwide) :

Inpartmaint (Japan)

Darla (US)

Digital:

Bandcamp

Amazon

iTunes

Spotify

My Autumn Empire // Blue Coat single and video // Out Now

Blue Coat, the first single from the new My Autumn Empire album The Visitation is now available to purchase from the Wayside & Woodland Bandcamp page. For your money you get four beautiful remixes from Seamajesty, E L Heath, Charles Vaughan and Field Harmonics, each putting their own unique spin on the original song. As if that wasn’t enough, you also get a copy of the video for Blue Coat, directed by Benjamin Holton and Mark Cartwright.

It will also be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon etc. within the coming week.

The music video for the single premieres over on God Is In The TV today, alongside an interview with Benjamin.

My Autumn Empire // New Album // Pre-Order

Its with great excitement that we can finally reveal details of the forthcoming My Autumn Empire album, ‘The Visitation’, which is the latest solo album from Ben Holton of epic45.

The Visitation - Cover

‘The Visitation’ takes its name from an early 80’s Doctor Who story in which an alien crash lands on Earth and was part of the inspiration for the album, but Holton expands on the concept with humour and draws a comparison to real life events that affected him at the time.

“It’s also homage to the 70s/80s sci-fi I was watching at the time with all the stagey acting, strange atmospheres and Radiophonic synthesizer sounds that come with them, sounds that have definitely had an impact on the music. Also to the outlandish concepts that drove a lot of the ELO albums I was listening to, in particular the 1981 album ‘Time’ about a man who gets stranded in the future and attempts to have a love affair with a robot.”

However, with tracks such as ‘Andrew’, ‘Where’s Everybody Gone?’ and ‘It’s Around’ the focus shifts to how we can alienate ourselves from social interaction and engagement in the outside world by immersing ourselves in media and fantasy.

“Musically, ‘The Visitation’ hits such diverse reference points as ELO, 10cc, Sparklehorse and The Wedding Present. I also think there’s an influence of some of the American ‘indie’ music I enjoyed in the latter half of the 90s, things like Grandaddy, Pavement and Sparklehorse.”

1. When You Crash Landed
2. Blue Coat
3. Where Has Everybody Gone?
4. Summer Sound
5. Afternoon Transmission
6. It’s Around
7. Andrew
8. The People I Love
9. The Visitation
10. All In My Head

We are now taking pre-orders for both the standard CD edition (which comes in a card gatefold sleeve with fold out lyric sheet) as well as the collectors set, which includes :

– The Visitation CD.
– Bonus Disc (Re-interpretations of songs from all 3 MAE albums.)
– Original Artwork Print (Signed by Ben Holton.)
– Download code (Out Takes & Demo Versions.)
– ‘The Visitation’ Download Code.
– Wayside and Woodland Postcard.

PRE-ORDER* STANDARD CD FOR £8

PRE-ORDER* COLLECTORS SET FOR £15

*ships on 16/04/14

Finally, we have a short album teaser video : enjoy!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5dQSZ4gxtg]

W&W // New Shop Now Online

We’re very pleased to announce that the dedicated Wayside & Woodland Recordings online shop is now open. It’s the place to buy W&W CD and vinyl releases, including epic45, My Autumn Empire, Field Harmonics, EL Heath and more.

The list of items now for sale features epic45 vinyl rereleases and the Fragments #3 10″ EP rarity, the brand new Field Harmonics album Walls, My Autumn Empire’s The Village Compass and MAEII bundled together at a bargain price, plus a host of other W&W goodies.

The shop is set up via the popular Limited Run service, which is being used by an increasingly large number of indie labels and artists to sell their work direct to fans. You can pay with confidence and convenience by credit card or Paypal, with shipping available anywhere in the world. Just click the link below to browse and buy.

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Wayside & Woodland Recordings online shop

W&W // Spring 2013 Label Sampler

Brand new for spring 2013, an 8-track sampler from Wayside and Woodland is now available for streaming and free download. The compilation features exclusive tracks from My Autumn Empire, July Skies and other W&W favourites. Just click on the artwork below to go to our Bandcamp store.


W&W Spring 2013
Free download compilation | April 2013

Tracklist

1. epic45 – Defeat 02:22
2. Field Harmonics – Walls 05:25
3. My Autumn Empire – All In My Head 03:35
4. Charles Vaughan – One Shadow 03:52
5. E.L. Heath – Dandelion Clocks 02:20
6. Component#4 – Before She Left (Uneasy Lover) 03:17
7. Surfacing – Hypocalypse (Frankenhausen version) 03:27
8. July Skies – British Summer Time 04:44