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For the Record

Form A Log

Electronic - Released July 15, 2014 | Bathetic Records

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Sunburner

United Waters

Progressive Rock - Released June 15, 2014 | Bathetic Records

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Coma Gears

Matt Christensen

Alternative & Indie - Released February 11, 2014 | Bathetic Records

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Acts Without Error

Lazy Magnet

Electronic - Released December 4, 2012 | Bathetic Records

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Theories of Ageing

Villages

Experimental - Released October 16, 2012 | Bathetic Records

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Half Way Home

Angel Olsen

Alternative & Indie - Released September 4, 2012 | Bathetic Records

With Half Way Home, her first proper solo album following some lesser EP and cassette material, Chicago songwriter Angel Olsen constructs a landscape so starkly beautiful it's surprising she can hide any of the emotional intricacies of her songs in a sound so wide open. Olsen spent some time collaborating with Bonnie "Prince" Billy on tour and singing on his records as part of the Cairo Gang, and while relating her sad-souled Americana songs to those of Bonnie Billy's wouldn't be wrong, that lazy comparison doesn't really do justice to their complexity. Half Way Home is a collection of hidden moments and gracefully wounded sounds taking notes from decades of masterfully melancholic artists. The nostalgic bounce of "The Waiting" filters an upbeat indie folk arrangement through a heavy Roy Orbison lens, spotlighting the deep loneliness locked in what comes off as a sprightly mellow rocker. Angel flits between these shades of classic '50s icons like Orbison and Patsy Cline, echoes of Joni Mitchell's '70s free-spirit wandering, and the more modernized approach shared by her indie contemporaries. On tracks like "Can't Wait Until Tomorrow" and "Always Half Strange," she manages to run through all of these styles, building from a disaffected deadpan to a soaring, yodeling crescendo. Olsen keeps the arrangements minimal for much of the album, but the more fleshed-out numbers like "Lonely Universe" and "The Sky Opened Up" have touches of '70s Euro-folk, with understated percussion, haunted vocal delays, and mumbling bass bringing out touches of Fairport Convention or even the muted sorrow of Sibylle Baier. It's the understatement that makes Half Way Home such a heart-wrenching and gorgeous listen. By album closer "Tiniest Seed," Olsen has laid out a transfixing set of tunes that fold back into a softy crushing whole. Bare-bones harmonies, restrained instrumentation, and Olsen's brilliantly isolated musical persona result in an album to return to repeatedly, with new layers revealing themselves each time. © Fred Thomas /TiVo
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Rarities, Volume 1: 2009-2012

Cough Cool

Progressive Rock - Released August 21, 2012 | Bathetic Records

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Miracle of Love: A Bathetic Records Compilation

Angel Olsen

Electronic - Released August 14, 2012 | Bathetic Records

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Sanguine Futures

High Aura'd

Ambient - Released July 10, 2012 | Bathetic Records

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Bill Murray

William Cody Watson

Ambient - Released June 26, 2012 | Bathetic Records

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Ready Country Nimbus

Padang Food Tigers

Folk/Americana - Released May 8, 2012 | Bathetic Records

3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey've stripped everything to mayfly skeletons, guitar, banjo, and close-miked ambience..." © TiVo
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I Sleep With Their Bones

Eric Paul

Literature - Released April 2, 2012 | Bathetic Records

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The Spilling Past

Villages

Experimental - Released March 13, 2012 | Bathetic Records

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Untitled

Angelo Harmsworth

Experimental - Released December 13, 2011 | Bathetic Records

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Cough Cool

Progressive Rock - Released December 13, 2011 | Bathetic Records

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Sound A Sleep Sound

Zac Nelson

Ambient - Released December 13, 2011 | Bathetic Records

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The Night Music for Driving Collection

William Cody Watson

Electronic - Released November 17, 2011 | Bathetic Records

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Bitchin Bajas

Experimental - Released July 19, 2011 | Bathetic Records

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Her Tusk Was Adorned With Rose Petals

William Cody Watson

Ambient - Released July 19, 2011 | Bathetic Records

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Deep In The Woods: An Introduction to Bathetic Records

Various Artists

Alternative & Indie - Released June 14, 2011 | Bathetic Records

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