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Bundle Up – Winter Sale

Friends & Fiends.

We’ve donated over $3,500 in funds to more than 10 different charities in 2019 alone thanks to each and every one of you – your purchases of a RVNG LP or CD directly helps an organization of our artists’ choosing through the Come! Mend! initiative.

As a thank you for your support, we’ve compiled a digital compilation on Bandcamp for free / pay what you want, gathering singles from 2019 and a very special surprise bonus track.

The digital comp is included with purchase of these year-in-review bundles: our best selling LPs and CDs of 2019; Helado Negro’s This Is How You Smile and Live at KCRW (with smiley bumper sticker – last ones left!); a grip of Freedom To Spend classics; and both brand new Commend There tapes at a friendly discount for easy stocking stuffers.

Explore the range of discounted items in our SALE collection here. We’ve added a few more titles and offering goods for as cheap as 50% off. The sale runs through December 18th and is exclusive to the RVNG store.

More thoughts on 2019 to come – for now, enjoy the dive into our year’s catalog.

RVNG Intl.

December 6, 2019

Melanie Velarde “Another Para” + Commend There

Commend There is a new series collecting and presenting music materialized beyond Commend’s four-ish walls that still maintains a special connection to our space station. 

If you aren’t familiar, Commend is RVNG’s storefront and community space located in the Lower East Side of NYC. Coming up on our five year anniversary, Commend has provided a space for people to congregate and connect through music, meetings, and so much more.

Melanie Velarde, keeper of temporaryarchives and faithful stenographer of the world’s mysterious blur, returns with Bez, her latest reminiscence of sound and the inaugural installment of Commend There.

Enjoy the video for “Another Para,” Bez’s first offering, directed by Melanie, below:

Learn more here.

November 21, 2019

Helado Negro and the Smile Band – Live at KCRW

OUT NOW

As Helado Negro and the Smile Band, Roberto Carlos Lange and his faithful music-making companions recreate the sounds of This Is How You Smile for Live at KCRW, a recording of the ensemble’s inspired performance on Jason Bentley’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Learn more here.

November 15, 2019

Colin Self – Orphans

Colin Self follows up his 2018 album Siblings with Orphans, an EP of three new original recordings alongside a Planningtorock remix of “Survival,” a track from Siblings.

In part a prequel to Siblings, Orphans continues to center non-biological family storytelling based on the forgotten, unnamed, and marginalized. At Orphans‘ nucleus is the eternal child, left to their own devices to survive through pleasure-seeking, creative community-building, and imaginative strategizing.

We celebrate Orphans‘ release with a video for “Dispossessed” by Nico Gogan featuring Charlene Incarnate’s performance of the piece.

Learn more here.

November 12, 2019

RIYL-ty Bytes: Ka Baird

Each month, we invite an artist from the cast of characters that color the RVNG, Beats In Space, and Freedom To Spend universe to compile 15 – 20 tracks that are resonating with them.

From Ka Baird, to you ~ 

I present you with Activation Exercises, a playlist to rejuvenate and energize. A provocation to action, a provocation to move your body. Some more juicy, some more groovy, some more jilted, some more raw. Featuring the sounds of Uganda’s MC Yallah w Debmaster to Vienna’s Jung An Tagen to Japan’s YPY to Helsinki’s Pekka Airaksinen to Shanghai’s 33EMYBW to Lisbon’s Puto Tito to American experimentalists Max Eilbacher, 75 Dollar Bill and Paul Demarinis (to name a few)! 

Feel it, don’t think it! Enjoy! And maybe see you on the dance floor!

xoKa

RIYL-ty Bytes is updated by a different artist each month. If you like something, save it to your library.

November 7, 2019

Sign Libra – Sea to Sea

Sign Libra is the sigil under which Latvian composer and artist Agata Melnikova delivers her mystical, musical musings. Sea to Sea, Melnikova’s sophomore album, operates at the node between cerebral and celestial, the complex and magnificent systems of our immediate and greater cosmos arranged into exquisite and eccentric sound patterns.

Watch the video for “Sea of Islands” directed by Sign Libra below:

Learn more here.

November 6, 2019

Michele Mercure – “Antarctica”

South African visual artist and filmmaker Sean Metelerkamp, best known for his videos for Death Grips and Die Antwoord, contributes a hazy, technicolor complement to Michele Mercure’s brief yet anthemic ambient song, “Antarctica”, released in November 2018 as part of her archival compilation, Beside Herself.

Michele will be performing select shows overseas this November. Learn more here.

October 31, 2019