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After a year or so of relative silence, DC/Baltimore/Atlanta-based Hoss Records has revamped its website, cleaned up its game, and released its fall release schedule. It was worth the wait, though.
The label has just released the first installment in it’s “Techno” 12″ series, which features Mi Ami (which includes two former members of DC’s Black Eyes) performing two side-long quasi-covers of dubstep pioneer Shackelton’s “Blood on my Hands.” It’s a step in a different direction for the band, embracing slowly evolving synthesizer drones and tweaked 808-style bass, rather than squealing noise-guitar solos.
Then, in a few months, Hoss will release Yesterday’s Work, a new full-length by Baltimore-based guitar-pedal aficionados Ecstatic Sunshine. That record will be preceded by the 7″ single “Turned On,” in August.