Jeremy / HI54LOFI
Another excellent selection of 'Selected Songs' from Antiquated Future — get this one and then go check out the other collections of forgotten gems from great artists that probably first flew under your radar too \m/
Favorite track: Walls.
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Includes a PDF booklet/mini-zine with accompanying essays by co-curator Joshua James Amberson and Two White Cranes' songwriter Roxy Brennan. Also includes a full lyric sheet.
Purchasable with gift card
$7USD or more
Cassette + Digital Album
On metallic gold-foil cassettes, hand-numbered, packaged in letterpress and offset-print boxes by Stumptown Printers Worker Cooperative, accompanied by Whatnow Press risograph-printed booklet with personal essays by Selected Songs series co-curator Joshua James Amberson and Two White Cranes' songwriter Roxy Brennan.
Includes unlimited streaming of For When the Future Rolls Around (Selected Songs, 2012-2017)
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Written over the course of a 20s spent in U.K. DIY scenes and spaces, Two White Cranes was the short-lived-but-beloved songwriting project and occasional band of Roxy Brennan (Radisson Blue, Joanna Gruesome, Trust Fund, The Nervy Betters). Seamlessly shifting between full-band indie-pop, solo bedroom-folk, and nods to post-punk and punk, Brennan imbued each song—regardless of genre—with a distinct, singular voice and approach.
"For When the Future Rolls Around (Selected Songs, 2012-2017)" collects songs from Two White Cranes' two studio albums, as well as home-recorded releases, a live album, a wide array of compilation tracks, and unreleased material. This collection aims to see Two White Cranes as a body of pop song-work worthy of recognition and celebration.
"With a sound that borrowed equally from folk, DIY pop and post-punk, Brennan’s music was continually surprising and distinctive...It’s a fitting tribute to the project, a must for long-time fans and the ideal introduction for new listeners." - Various Small Flames
"Charming, raw, and catchy" - Bandcamp New and Notable
"Essentially, this project has ‘that’ warmth exuded when an artist is afforded free reign to indulge their musical passions and is the paramount reason why this back catalogue is so very worthy of being given the showcase compilation treatment." - Janglepophub
"From the sidewalk you can see in the front window there is a glass of water, a plant of some kind, and a cat, but you're not sure if the cat is a statue or not." - Small Albums
released May 28, 2021
1. Unattached (from The Pin Pal Club series, Art is Hard, button/digital, 2016)
All songs written by Roxy Brennan, with the exception of “Adam’s Song” (written by Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge) and “Among All Women” (written by Joanna Newsom).
Mastered by Fred Thomas, 2021.
SELECTED SONGS SERIES
The Selected Songs series seeks to shine a light on under-appreciated and overlooked artists from the present and past. Each volume serves as a curated primer to an artist’s catalog, or a hand-picked selection of an artist’s lost or forgotten songs.
The series is released by Antiquated Future Records and designed by Two Plum Press. Printed in editions of 200 gold-ticket cassettes, each volume is packaged in letterpress and offset-print boxes by Stumptown Printers Worker Cooperative, accompanied by Whatnow Press risograph-printed booklets with personal essays by curators Andrew Barton and Joshua James Amberson to give context to the artist’s work.
Our long-running compilation series. Over the years has had tracks by artists like Broken Water, David Thomas Broughton, and Stephen Steinbrink, and members of Grass Widow, The Lowest Pair, and Lake. Antiquated Future Records