M’Lady’s had one of my favorite releases in 2011 with the debut album from Coasting & 2012 is already shaping up to be another great year for the Portland, OR-based label. On February 28th M’Lady’s will be shipping two releases that I’m unbelievably excited about — the first is a split single featuring Grass Widow and Nature. Grass Widow is one of my favorite bands in recent years — their releases have been consistently fresh and challenging, but always fun to listen to. You can stream “Disappearing Industries,” their side of the split, below.
M’Lady’s is now taking orders for the 7” — the first 100 copies of the single will be in hand-marbelized and letterpressed sleeves designed by members of Grass Widow and Nature.
In addition to the Grass Widow/Nature split, M’Lady’s is currently taking preorders for the Shotgun Seamstress box set. Shotgun Seamstress is one of the seminal zines regarding punk & race and I’m super excited that M’Lady’s has put this anthology together. All six issues of Shotgun Seamstress have been printed and packaged together in a box with a bonus mixtape. There aren’t too many zines that I would assign a “required reading” tag to, but Shotgun Seamstress is one of them and if you haven’t had a chance to read it, I couldn’t think of a better way for you to encounter Osa Atoe’s zine than in this anthology set. The anthology is limited to 100 copies, so I would recommend preordering it if you’re able to.
You can preorder both releases from the M’Lady’s website & they’ll ship at the end of February. Order now & give yourself something to look forward to this winter!