New Release // Charles Vaughan’s Pylon Reveries

This weekend saw the release of Pylon Reveries by Charles Vaughan, the keen eyed will note this album has been in the works for a good few years.

The album is presented on CD, with an accompanying cassette tape of exclusive works you’ll not hear anywhere else.

The release is an exclusive to the Wayside & Woodland store, you won’t hear this online anytime soon.

“From an early age, I had a fascination with pylons. The public information films of my childhood did little to quell this creeping sense of unease. Over the years, this preoccupation has informed my work, inspiring many pieces of music. Some of it found its way onto the ‘Substation Index’ release, a mini CDr I left at any substation I came across on my travels. It was free, you just had to find it. 

This collection was harvested from the many tapes and hard drives that have been slowly filling up over the years. I hope it makes some sense.” – Charles Vaughan

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Some of our favourite online mags have reviewed this release see Monolith Cocktail and [sic]Magazine, as well as being included in the spring review over on a closer listen.

Field Harmonics // ‘Girls’ // Tape

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After a slight delay, heres the link to purchase the limited tape edition of the new Field Harmonics single ‘Girls’, backed with their cover of the Low song ‘Words’ on the b-side. Comes on ‘Jellybean Green’ cassette tape, in black card Bradpak sleeve with stickered front. Also contains a download card for ‘Girls’/’Words’ and HD download of the video for ‘Girls’, directed by Angela Slater.

Includes free Field Harmonics sticker.

+STRICTLY LIMITED TO 30+

http://waysideandwoodland.limitedrun.com/products/552824-field-harmonics-girls-cassette-tape-and-download

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‘Girls’ b/w ‘Words’
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Please note : Will ship W/C 22nd June 2015.

Component#4 // Single and Album

We are very excited to announce our first release of the new year as the download single, The Call Centre, by Component#4 – from his forthcoming album,…Into Memory…

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The single is available from our Bandcamp page as a 5 track EP and also features remixes from Field Harmonics, Benjamin Thomas Holton (My Autumn Empire/epic45) and Alex Keane (who also provided the artwork for the single and album). Click HERE.

The single is also accompanied by a video which was produced and directed by Angela Slater and shot around the Black Country area of the West Midlands where Mike Rowley of Component#4 grew up, and which forms the backdrop for much of the inspiration behind the album. The video is also included in the download bundle via our Bandcamp page. 

You can also pre-order the CD album from our Wayside and Woodland store which will ship on Monday 9th March for just £6. You will also find details of offers and our Collectors Set edition here.

The Collectors Set for this release includes :

– CD copy of the album
– Download code for ‘Call Centre’ single, remixes and video.
– Download code of ‘Barbed Wire Sunday’ EP with remixes.
– Limited art print of album cover (Signed and numbered by artist Alex Keane)
– W&W postcard

….all for just £10 (strictly limited to 20)

Component#4 // Single and Album release details…

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Afternoon all and welcome to our first post of 2015.

The debut album…Into Memory…by Component#4 will be released on Monday March 9th as a CD and Collectors Set edition. Before that, next Monday (February 23rd) will see the release of single, The Call Centre, via our Bandcamp page – which will also feature remixes from Field Harmonics, Benjamin Thomas Holton (of epic45/My Autumn Empire) and Alex Keane (formerly of The Arm). The single will also be accompanied by a video directed by Angela Slater. Links and more details on the album, single, remixes and video will be available next week.

epic45 // Against The Pull Of Autumn // 10th Anniversary Double Vinyl Edition

As the English Summer gives way to Autumn, this seasonal shift provides the perfect backdrop to some very exciting news from epic45. Back in 2004, we released our second album, ‘Against the Pull Of Autumn’ and to mark the 10th anniversary of this record we are planning an extra special double 12″ vinyl reissue.
In order to make this happen we are appealing to epic45 fans to help us gain the funds to make this pressing a reality by pre-ordering one of our special collectors set editions. We are making 50 sets available which will help us achieve our target, and once sold out the record will go to press.
For 50 lucky fans – we are offering the following :
– Remastered double vinyl in gatefold sleeve
– A personal ‘thank you’ in the accompanying insert
– Signed artwork print
– Download card with access to full remastered album plus outtakes and exclusive unreleased material from the time.…all for just £20 (plus P&P)*
Please support us in September by pre-ordering the collectors set edition and be a part of making this reissue happen.

Pre-order now 

*Collectors sets will be shipped as soon as we receive the copies from the pressing plant and we will send out email updates on the expected dispatch date.

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.

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‘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!

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