2/3 of the roster from the first Vin Du Select Qualitite releases play a very special
LA in store at Vacation on Thursday at 7pm!
Mark McGuire + Joshua Blatchley
Thursday, December 17 @ 7pm - Vacation Vinyl - Los Angeles, CA
Come by to see what happens when two musical innovators
who have recently put out solo acoustic guitar records come together!
Mark McGuire, who you may know as one-third of Cleveland noise trio Emeralds, has more than 20 releases under his belt, but none quite like his offering for VDSQ. Of his song "Front Porch Breeze," McGuire says, "It started out as a ten-minute track..I had just come in from outside when I recorded it and I remember my hands being too cold from the wind to play at first. If I had waited a few minutes to start this would probably be a much longer piece."
Joshua Blatchley fronts the band Mountian Home and his release on VDSQ is his first solo instrumental guitar album. Stereogum praised his music as being "wandering, openly structured, classically tuned atmospherics."
What is Vin Du Select Qualitite?
VDSQ (Vin Du Select Qualitite) is a new acoustic guitar LP series curated by Steve Lowenthal of Swingset Magazine and Plastic Records. The first three releases include the debut recording from Joshua Blatchley of Mountain Home, Mark McGuire, who plays guitar in Cleveland drone hero’s Emeralds, and session-man, indie rock legend Chris Brokaw, who played in bands such as Codeine, Come, The New Year, Pullman, and the New Wave Bandits and many others. The series will be released on high quality LP with Letterpress sleeves, each with a picture of the guitar used to record the record.
Track-by-track liner notes will be included.
"The idea behind VDSQ was really to do a label that was a nod to the great guitar-oriented labels like Takoma and Transatlantic but focusing on contemporary artists rather than reissues," said Lowenthal. “I tried to curate a series that transcended genre and really pull together some exceptional musicians from different geographic and musical scenes. The goal is to hopefully bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary styles of music all within the context of acoustic guitar music. The process of each edition of the series is such that it really lets the personality of the player come to the forefront so each record really reflects the essence of the personality of the players."