STORM059 - Talons' - Make America Again - LP
Seems fitting that we are fortunate enough to release this record the same week as Donald Trump's indictment. That my friends is what we call "kismet".
We are pleased (just so so pleased) to welcome Talons' to the SCLTD family.
Talons' is the solo project of one Mike Tolan (of The Six Parts Seven) and a longtime friend to our collective consciousness.
Mike has been a prominent Akron OH songwriter for about as long as I have been doing IIOI -- Maybe longer. His songs are heart-achingly confessional and beautiful and his influence can be heard across our bands but throughout contemporaries in both the ambient and low-fi singer songwriter space. Think Wild Pink meets Joan Of Arc meets Balmorehea.
With this, we bring you Mike's 2020 record Make America Again which is a gorgeous LP about navigating the confusion of the Trump years through the lens of being a new father and what that means to confront love, nihilism and adulthood. A gorgeous snapshot taken in a specifically rough time and one we felt worth sharing for home audio consumption. Put headphones on for this. It's very rewarding.
The inserts were handmade by Mike himself and the vinyl comes in two colorways which are both incredibly limited following our March vinyl subscription. Less than 30 of each.
A1 DEAD ELM
A5 QUIET PANIC
B2 STEADY HUM
B3 PURPLE MOUNTAINS
B4 MORNING IN AMERICA
4: TEST PRESSINGS (BLACK)
9: TRANSITION COPIES (BAND)
220: RED WHITE & BLUE