The spring thaw has finally, mercifully, descended upon the North Carolina Piedmont, and we have some seasonally apt news to share.
The Return of the High Roller
First, due to popular demand, our PoB High Roller t-shirts, which we debuted at SXSW last year, are back in stock and ready to ship. This super-soft, 100% cotton, power-washed American Apparel jersey short-sleeve shirt boasts a mesmerizing illustration by artist Mike Paré and design and typography by PoB. Available in Creme, Pewter, and Lilac in various sizes, it’s suitable for both ladies and gents, as seen below on our models Kathryn and Kiever, as well as PoB pal Kurt Vile.
Order now (more details here):
PoB Joins Forces with SCD
We’re thrilled to announce that, effective March 31, Paradise of Bachelors will be distributed exclusively worldwide by the fine folks at Secretly Canadian Distribution. Pre-orders are still rolling for our two May 12 releases–and our first in collaboration with SCD–The Weather Station’s Loyalty and Kenny Knight’s Crossroads. Place your orders below, and read on for some recent acclaim for these crucial records.
A stunningly beautiful thing. Lindeman’s voice has acquired a new depth, a smoky, distant, intriguing quality, while both musically and lyrically this is an intricately constructed piece, exacted with a cool gaze and sensuality reminiscent of Joni Mitchell or Leonard Cohen. – The Guardian
Timeless. Recalls the vignettes of another Canadian folk divinity [Joni Mitchell.] But the measured, perceptive storytelling at hand is purely Lindeman’s, singular in both its quiet clarity and compelling relatability. – Pitchfork
Loyalty is imbued with the crisp intimacy of the coldest season. Lindeman’s voice floats by in the higher registers of head voice, never breathy but, instead, misty and amorphous. Lindeman’s songwriting catches your attention and holds it. She’s clever without any smugness, rendering every day events into existential pictures of uncertainty, poking and prodding at subconscious desires without ever fully exposing them. – Stereogum
An understated Colorado country rock gem. Blending the dusty acoustic rambles of the Dead circa 1970, the world weary ache of White Light-era Gene Clark and Knight’s own brand of faded Americana, the ten tracks here offer up a shot of pure, private press pleasure. While the pedal steel and warm backing vocals are as lovely as a Rocky Mountain sunrise, there’s an intensity and melancholy seared into every moment here. – Aquarium Drunkard
An album full of songs evocative of all things wonderful about the cross-pollinating music of the 70’s. Great songwriting abounds on this LP. Crossroads is not only a welcomed addition to the collection of anyone who digs on 70’s singer songwriter fare but also for those looking to dip their toes into the more curious world of private press and loner folk musics. – The Big Takeover