BEACH SKULLS // ‘Beneath The Waves’ // TAPE EP // £4
I appreciate that you may not want to know about what I am going to try and advertise to you, but please do try.
My friend Mike and I have been working on putting out this release for the past few months. It’s been a very interesting, brilliant (and at times, stressful) process. This is the first release we have put out on Cheesus Crust Records, an independent D•I•Y cassette only (for now) record label, based in a small town called Wrexham in north Wales, GB.
It might be the first real thing I have done with my life up to now, and it’s an enormous accomplishment to finally get this release out there for people to buy.
Beach Skulls are a very grounded, very DIY fresh lofi two piece, playing a very downbeat variation of surf rock (‘lounge surf’, if you will). Not only is their EP on our tapes, but it is also free to download on our Bandcamp. So, even if your cares are not for a physical release or more specifically, a tape release, you are more than welcome to have a download of the EP, and we want you to have it! Because free music is boss.
In buying this limited edition tape, numbered to 30 copies, you not only get something physical for your money, you get a hand written, personalised thank you note (and believe my aching wrist when I say they are all hand written) with unique artwork on each by both Mike and myself. Also there is a special surprise on the B-SIDE for those wanting to find it. The cover is a fold out, double-sided sleeve, complete with lyrics, and the labels are rad as fuck.
Generally, you’re getting a lot for your little pennies. Rad music, rad designs, rad things to stick on your wall, and the chance to make a connection with some kids who just want to put something awesome out there, doing it all ourselves, funding it all ourselves and all that. A lot of love has been put into these. And that £4 you pay will keep CCR alive to make more releases, and to keep Beach Skulls in gear and in bus fare.
It’s a charity, of sorts.
A: 1. All Right Island 2. The Waves 3. Grey Today 4. Grey Tomorrow 5. Bourbon
B: 1. 3AM 2. Summertime (george gershwin cover)
I realise I’ve written a lot, but if you believe in DIY, independent, cool music like we do, you’ll see what we have to offer.
We wish you a fine day, and we hope to see your name soon.
E L I O T FROM C.C.R.
† IN CRUST WE TRUST †
With luck, these fuckers will finally be made by the weekend. THE WEEKEND. Or at the very most, the end of the weekend. I’m sorry it’s taken so long, everybody. Printing is hard. And it is our first one, so cut us a little slack.
In the meantime, you can still download the EP for free regardless.