Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Includes a PDF booklet/mini-zine with an accompanying personal essay by curator Joshua James Amberson about Twig Palace history and the Olympia music scene of the late 2000s.
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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 a personal essay by co-curator Joshua James Amberson.
Includes unlimited streaming of Your Most Secret Name (Selected Songs 2008-2011)
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
For a few short years, Colleen Johnson and Evan Hashi combined their respective powers to become Twig Palace. A playful but mighty force of the late '00s Olympia, Washington music scene, Twig Palace's songs were perfect little sonic worlds, retro-pop gems, each uniquely its own.
In the decade since, the two members have gone on to play in countless bands—Flying Circles, Little Angry & The Sweets, Silver Shadows, The Hive Dwellers, Upside Drown, Reighnbeau, The Mumlers, Lazer Zeppelin, Will Sprott, Mega Bog, to name just a few—but their recordings as Twig Palace have largely faded from memory.
“Your Most Secret Name (Selected Songs 2008-2011)" collects 16 songs from Twig Palace's brief existence. Gathered from self-released CD-R releases, long out-of-print compilations, and cassingles, the album serves as a primer to one of the best lost Olympia bands of all.
"Across sixteen songs, Your Most Secret Name reinforces Twig Palace as one of the most inventive and distinctive bands from a fertile period of indie music, preserving their music and extending their influence even further." - Various Small Flames
released December 4, 2020
1. Wicker Frames (from Well, I Don’t See Why Not, Vol. 1 compilation, Ms. Valerie Park Distro, CD-R, 2008. Collected on the Try, Try EP, self-released, CD-R, 2010)
2. Tin Bees (from Twig Palace, self-released, CD-R, 2009)
3. Paragraph on a Pin’s Head (from Twig Palace, self-released, CD-R, 2009)
7. Up All Night (from Try, Try EP, self-released, CD-R, 2010)
8. Where Land Meets Sky (from Try, Try EP, self-released, CD-R, 2010)
All songs written and performed by Colleen Johnson and Evan Hashi. Recorded by Evan at Bellhead Studios in Olympia, Washington from 2008-2011
Remastered by Evan Hashi, 2020
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
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Bought my 1st Mt Goats cassette in 1993?94? from Shrimper -- direct. Best song? "Going To Chino." Been deeply in love w/ Mr. Darnielle since. And this new one's going on my Best of 2020 List. You done the pagans proud, kind sir. Otis Nugatory