Hollow Sunshine "Bible Sea" MLP Out 7/29 on Vinyl and DD 5 July 2016

Bible Sea is the new all-electronic record from California's Hollow Sunshine, the duo of acclaimed visual artist Reuben Sawyer (Dry Insides, Florida Man, Blood Bright Star) and Morgan Enos (Other Houses, Hheaven).

In contrast to Hollow Sunshine's previous LPs Held Above and Bring Gold, Bible Sea ditches all semblance of a rock band in favor of disfigured samples, 808 sequences, and driving industrial percussion. A harsh, otherworldly musical atmosphere is soothed by Enos’s melodic vocal approach. Enos sees the lyrical theme of this lush darkwave masterpiece as "spiritual weaponry" while main instrumentalist Reuben Sawyer says that the sounds are "cold and alienating, which is a good thing...the vocals remain sensitive while the music is buried in...

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New on Iron Pier: Mary and the Small Omission "The Effects are Cumulative" 24 May 2016

Iron Pier will release the new record from Mary and the Small Omission, The Effects are Cumulative, on June 10th.

Mary and the Small Omission is Mary Brulatour (Self Defense Family) and Steve Price. Together, the duo craft a compelling mix of intimate bedroom dreampop, ambient soundscapes, and electronic loops.

Cassette, digital, and merch preorders are up now at Iron Pier.

You can check out the premiere and write-up of the music video for "Rabbit Mask" now at Flood Magazine.

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Wild Moth Premiere Music Video for "Buried" 2 April 2016

Wild Moth and the Iron Pier record label are excited to premiere a new music video for the Wild Moth song “Buried,” which comes from the Bay Area post-punk band’s recent full-length, Inhibitor. Featuring stop-motion animation, the video creates a world both grotesque and beautiful and channels the turmoil of the band’s recent life changes. Watch the video for "Buried" now via Impose Magazine or directly on YouTube.

After finishing their US tour for Inhibitor, Wild Moth had to struggle with their interpersonal relationships as well as how the band should work when a founding member moved across the country to New York. Drummer Cal Tung says: “In our...

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Alan Huck of Self Defense Family's "No Strings" Playlist 18 December 2015

Today on our new blog: a collection of songs put together by Alan Huck of Self Defense Family, partially inspired by the band's new release with Iron Pier, When The Barn Caves In and centering on drummers. Alan's photography work graces the front and back cover of the new single, and the B-side, "Alan," is named for him. A multi-instrumentalist, Alan put together a selection of songs inspired by his experience recording When The Barn Caves In titled "No Strings." 

Alan writes: "I don't actively consider myself a drummer and bandmates know me to be somewhat of a curmudgeon when it comes to actually playing them, but there are certain players who make me want to...

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"It's Better This Way": Making a Photo-book for Self Defense Family 18 December 2015

Iron Pier recently published a low-run 5"x7" perfect-bound photo-book of tour photos by Kai Stone of Self Defense Family, It's Better This Way. The book was paired with the limited Iron Pier mail-order-only vinyl color-way of the new SDF single, When The Barn Caves In, with the remaining few photo-books to be available just through the band. The polaroid-style photos are intimate and stark in appearance but warm in spirit, showing everyday moments of the band on tour. They show them at Magpie Cage studio recording WTBCI with J. Robbins, at Mary's family's farm, and on the side of many highways. The style of the polaroids inspired the production: The idea was to create something limited, fun, and memorable, something tangible to...

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