Step Pepper Turns Five

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Null, Ant’lrd, Nowhere Squares, Urbandy, Omari Jazz, AF THE NAYSAYER, In Snow, Freaky Deakys, Loveislight, Yakuza Dance Mob, Cosmonaut on Vacation, Onehundreds, Balcony View, & Vawter.

Sponsored by:
Good People Brewing Co.
Seasick Records
Communicating Vessels
The Spring Street Firehouse
Substrate Radio
Barbecutioners
Pixie Ice Cream

A day of non-stop music—14 acts on two stages. Step Pepper Records invites you and your friends to celebrate 5 years of original experimental DIY music — LIVE! It’s all going down at Saturn Birmingham on Saturday, Nov. 14th.

$10 advance, $15 at the door.
Free raffle ticket with admission.
RSVP


Cydny—Drifts (single)

Cydny—Drifts

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“Drifts”—the debut single by Cydny (aka Ryan Coath from Chicago), the newest artist from Step Pepper. From his forthcoming self-titled cassette arriving in September. Download includes exclusive bonus track “Crystal”.

Follow Cydny:
soundcloud.com/cydny


sLanguage—The Midnight Project

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This 19-track edition of The Midnight Project includes 2 previously unreleased tracks “Where the Wild Things Are” featuring Jane Gee & “Best Kept Secret” featuring ABDEF.

“The Midnight Project is 17 instrumentals comprised mostly of jazz and soul samples, and inspired by the night time (mainly 12am—5am), and how I feel in the hours that pass. It’s meant to capture the mood of anything from late night rides, to lying in bed with your own thoughts, to bad dreams, to watching the sun rise in the morning. More than anything though, this was a project made for you to chill to as a listener in your calmer moments, or find inspiration in as an emcee.” —sLanguage

sLanguage is a constant presence in the Birmingham hip-hop scene, perhaps best known for his skills as an emcee and as one-half of the duo Pen Pals. His recent collaboration with Omari Jazz, Ancestor, is due out later this year.

Follow sLanguage:
soundcloud.com/theslang
instagram.com/rap.is.hard


Jack Vogt—Meditation

Jack Vogt—Meditation

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Jack Vogt returns with his first proper LP since 2012’s seminal Step Pepper debut Sea Creatures. Meditation’s equally strange beauty blossoms in eager abundance.

Newer fans of Vogt, still “buzzing” from 2014’s delicious Sweet Buzz EP, will find Meditation high on a mountain top, reflecting on past adventures yet conscious of the road ahead. No less colorful than previous titles, there is however something grounded about the album’s core elements, attenuating the glassy futurism of recent works to instead meditate upon the vast wavelike forms of terra firma.

More from Jack Vogt:
Sea Creatures, 2012
Stay Kind in the Mind, 2012
Space Order 121, 2013
Sweet Buzz, 2014
Levitation, 2015

Follow Jack Vogt:
facebook.com/jackvogtmusic
soundcloud.com/jackvogtmusic


All Too Much!

All Too Much! by Andrea Really - Original Soundtrack by Omari Jazz

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Watch the video at ThePersonShow.com

Download includes bonus track and digital photo booklet. All Too Much! was a new-media exhibition by Andrea Really at Montevallo College of Art in early 2015, with music by Omari Jazz. The show included paintings and a video installation. “The Person Show” video was produced & directed by Andrea Really and stars Jonathan Evans. Original soundtrack ‘All Too Much!’ by Omari Jazz on Step Pepper Records.

Follow Andrea Really:
youtube.com/andreareally

Follow Omari Jazz:
soundcloud.com/omarijazz
twitter.com/omarijazz
facebook.com/omarijazz


NIABD—Sexual Repression

Now I Am Become Death - Sexual Repression

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The new album from Now I Am Become Death (aka Blake Ortego). A dark, lusty, 808 bass-scape. Watch videos for “The Feeling” & “The Trust” directed by Blake Ortego. And in case you missed it, check out Blake’s Step Pepper debut Now I Am Become Oni Jijo, a soundtrack album created for the upcoming video game ‘Oni Jijo’.

Follow NIABD:
niabd.tumblr.com
soundcloud.com/blakeortego


Nowhere Squares – Escape Plan

Nowhere Squares—Escape Plan

Nowhere Squares have returned and they’re releasing FOUR new cassingles back-to-back. Each release includes instrumental and extended versions of the title track as well as assorted hits from past Nowhere Squares albums. Get your copy of the newest cassette and watch the official video for the 4th single “Escape Plan” directed by PCWilm.

Watch the video at nowheresquares.com

Follow Nowhere Squares:
facebook.com/nowheresquares
youtube.com/user/nowheresquares
nowheresquares.bandcamp.com