Category Archives: Press Release

OUT TODAY • October 2015 Tape Batch • Derek Rogers, Skullcaster, Phillips & Jensen


Today is the day! We are proud to release a trifecta of experimental ambient compositions into the world today, 10/16/15 – Derek Rogers‘ electroacoustic granulized album A Physical Ascension, Skullcaster‘s undefinable middle-eastern tinged Revaluation, and Phillips & Jensen‘s synthetic audio resort Patra.

Head over to our STORE to grab the tapes individually, or, as a “batch deal” on all three. Digital versions can be had at our bandcamp or other fine digital retailers.

We also urge Austinites to go and pick up the tape batch from our favorite record store in the country, End of an Ear, who will be the exclusive retailer carrying the tape batch on Cassette Store Day (10/17). To boot Skullcaster will be performing at 5pm on 10/17 at End of an Ear (event here)…so hop to it if you’re in town!

And should you want to get lost in nearly three hours of uncategorizable sounds, dive into the full streams for the batch below!

For full-info on Phillips & Jensen’s Patra, go here

For full-info on Derek Rogers’ A Physical Ascension, go here

For full-info on Skullcaster’s Revaluation, go here

Announcement • Skullcaster – Revaluation (HD024)

HOLODECK is proud to announce the release of Skullcaster‘s Revaluation. Experimental music listeners may be familiar with Chris Cones from his contributions to both How I Quit Crack and FUTURE BLONDES. However, Cones own solo effort Skullcaster is another beast all together – and we could not be more happy than to be putting his immaculate effort Revaluation out on cassette and digital. Noisey, who premiered the first excerpt today, said the album uses “throbbing synths, sitar samples, and more to come to a spaced out and blissful conclusion…it’s trippy, it’s smart, and it’s just plain dope.” – we happen to whole-heartedly agree.

The album will drop on October 16th, one day before Cassette Store Day, and is part of a three-tape batch that will be released the same day. The next two albums will be announced shortly, so, stay tuned…

You can pre-order Revaluation on tape at our STORE, and digitally on our bandcamp. Fine digital retailers will carry the album shortly. For more info click “more” below…

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Announcing BOAN’s debut LP “Mentiras” + Premiere


The long awaited debut from Texas-based electronic duo BOAN has finally arrived, at last bringing their unique incarnation of minimalist synth-pop to an eager and international cult following. BOAN consists of José Cota (SSLEEPERHOLD) and Mariana Saldaña (ex – //TENSE//) who, outside of their lauded individual creative efforts, are widely known as two thirds of the now defunct electro-trio Medio Mutante. MM’s critically acclaimed 2008 EP Inestable was released by Cititrax, an imprint of the illustrious Minimal Wave Records, and was the first modern album allowed into the label’s celebrated cannon of classic reissues. On BOAN’s highly anticipated debut LP Mentiras, Cota & Saldaña continue to deconstruct, sharpen, and enhance their idiosyncratic cold wave tradition by using all hardware electronics to sequence and arrange infectious live dance music. Cota’s vivid analog compositions form a solid foundation for Saldaña’s indelible and predominantly Spanish vocals to sink into, reflecting a unique confluence of Texas’ vibrant electronic music scene with its rich and inextricable history of Hispanic culture.

Pre-order MENTIRAS on LP or CS at our STORE (LP is in an edition of 800 black vinyl, 200 clear). Digital pre-orders can be had at our bandcamp.

Marie Davidson’s “Excés de vitesse” Premiere // U.S. Tour Dates

Marie Davidson

The second track off of Marie Davidson’s upcoming LP Un Autre Voyage has dropped, premiering via the one and only AdHoc! Excés de vitesse captures Marie’s unique ability to marry propulsive-sequencing and minimalist sensibilities with potent psychological weight. Utilizing “ruin” as her compositional motif on the track, AdHoc claims Marie “takes the instability of love and deconstructs it, amplifying the sadism to strong-arm a response from the listener…” and we cannot disagree.

In addition, we are proud to announce Marie Davidson’s full-on “Balade Aux USA” tour (translation: Promenade of the USA) which will transpire between 3/13 and 4/25 – first focusing on the Texas-region & SXSW, and then heading out for a full-on West coast tour with BOAN (which includes ex-Medio Mutante members José Cota (Ssleeperhold) and Mariana Saldaña (ex-//TENSE//)).

Save the date(s) below // Un Auture Voyage can be pre-ordered on LP, CS, and DL at our STORE.


3/13 – Norman, OK @ Dope Chapel w/ Troller, SSLEEPERHOLD
3/14 – Denton, TX – 35 Denton Festival (9:30 @ Service Industry)
3/16 – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas Unofficial Showcase @ The Center Spot w/ Steve Gunn, Weyes Blood, Silent Land Time Machine, Jock Club
3/20 – Austin, TX @ AdHoc Unofficial SXSW showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie’s w/ Lust For Youth, Lydia Ainsworth, Prince Rama, Downtown Boys, Weyes Blood, GABI-
3/20 – Austin, TX @ HOLODECK Records Official SXSW Showcase @ the Madison w/ SURVIVE, Boan, Silent Land Time Machine, Skullcaster, Flatliner
3/21 – Austin, TX @ Tiny Mix Tapes Official SXSW Flatstock Stage Showcase
3/21 – Austin, TX @ House of Vans @ Mohawk (Inside) Official SXSW Showcase
3/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia w/ Boan, Troller, and Creeper
3/27 – Houston, TX @ CivicTV w/ Boan, Troller,
3/28 – McAllen, TX @ Metropolis SSLEEPERHOLD and Troller (Squeezebox)
3/29 – San Anonio, TX @ Paper Tiger w/ SSLEEPERHOLD and Troller

4/1 – Dallas, TX @ Crown and Harp w/ Lily Taylor and Black Taffy
4/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex (Maldoror)
4/7 – Eureka, CA @ Siren’s Song w/ DL Mathias
4/8 – Eugene, OR @ Boreal w/ Regosphere
4/9 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret w/ Cosmetics
4/10 – Portland, OR @ Lovecraft w/ Vice Device
4/11 – Spokane, WA @ Mootsy’s
4/12 – Seattle, WA @ Kremwerk (False Prophet)
4/14 – Sacramento, CA @ LoBrau (LeTwist Tuesdays)
4/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room (Body Shock)
4/17 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Lee Golde w/ Some Ember
4/19 – Tucson, AZ @ R Bar
4/24 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 “Un Autre Voyage” Record Release Show w/ Burnt Skull and SSLEEPERHOLD

Announcement: Marie Davidson’s “Balade Aux USA” (video) off upcoming LP Un Autre Voyage

HOLODECK is proud to announce Marie Davidson’s upcoming LP Un Autre Voyage (HD033), out 4/14/15 in LP, CS, and DL formats. This is the second time we’ve had the pleasure of working with Marie, the first being the release of her s/t EP back in June 2013. As a first look & listen of Un Autre Voyage we are treated with a (wonderfully strange) music video for Marie’s track Balade Aux USA, crafted in Montréal by Kaspar’89, which enjoyed its premiere on Noisey today.

You can Pre-order Un Autre Voyage on LP / CS at our STORE, digital at our bandcamp. Please call 1-855-SWT-BOIZ (798-2649) for Marie Davidson customer service.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Sungod’s s/t LP (HD027) out 11/11/14

HD027 Sungod s/t LP

HOLODECK is proud to announce our final release for 2014 and the last of our Fall line-up: enter Sungod’s Sungod (HD027), the band’s first full-length LP for HOLODECK and first release for the label since their blazing cassette Contackt (HD011).

Sungod drops on 11/11/14 in LP (500), cassette (200), & digital (∞) formats. A premiere will shortly follow with audio from this incredible release, so, stay tuned…

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Premiere + Pre-orders for Drophead vs. Silent Land Time Machine – From Ashes Comes the Day (HD020)

HD020 Drophead vs Silent Land Time Machine Premiere

HOLODECK is proud to announce the premiere of the upcoming Drophead vs. Silent Land Time Machine collaboration From Ashes Comes the Day, c/o the ever-vigilant Tiny Mix Tapes – you can hear it here or below. This album has been a long-time-coming and we are very excited to present it this Autumn – we have also opened pre-orders for the limited vinyl & tape editions, and digital pre-order can be had at our bandcamp.

From Ashes Comes the Day will be released on 10/14/14 in a limited vinyl pressing of 300 with hand-silk screened covers by Montréal-based musician & visual artist Nick Kuepfer (making each vinyl cover totally unique / see above), as well as 200 pro-dubbed chrome-plus cassettes and digital. The album will be collaboratively released with Eric Craven’s Drophead imprint and marks another cooperative effort between HOLODECK and our friends in the far away city of Montréal.

Pre-order a copy of the limited edition vinyl or tape at our STORE. For all the information you ever wanted on From Ashes Comes the Day go to the RELEASE PAGE.

PRE-ORDERS OPEN • This Will Destroy You – “Another Language” CS (HD028) + EU / US Tour Dates

This Will Destroy You - Another Language Cassette

HOLODECK is proud to announce that pre-orders are now open for the limited cassette edition of Another Language (HD028), the 4th studio LP of central-Texas-based quartet This Will Destroy You. TWDY’s full length will be available in an edition of 500 chrome-plus pro-dubbed cassettes with deluxe packaging plus liner note insert, complete with full art-work translated from the LP edition (c/o of Suicide Squeeze Records).

Pre-order your copy of Another Language on tape at our STORE.

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Announcing Symbol’s debut Online Architecture // out 4/8/14

HD022 Symbol Online Architecture HD022 LLR009

Symbol – Online Architecture (HD022/LLR009)
HOLODECK & Light Lodge Records – Release: 4/8/14 – LP (500) / CS (200) / DL

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Released originally on Oct. 15, 2013, the first pressing of SSLEEPERHOLD’s crushing debut Ruleth has sold out of its first vinyl edition of 300. Our HOLODECK stock began dwindling as early as December (owing thanks to Ruleth receiving Best Cassette’s of 2013 accolades from IMPOSE Magazine, as well as kind Winter words from Exclaim!, Tape Famous and Cactus Mouth) and, subsequently, we are now out of vinyl LP’s.

SSLEEPERHOLD’s 2nd pressing of Ruleth, released collaboratively between HOLODECK Records and Light Lodge, will drop just before SSLEEPERHOLD’s SXSW 2014 performance at HOLODECK Records’ official SXSW showcase (along with S U R V I V E, Troller, Marie Davidson, Thousand Foot Whale Claw, and Dylan C).

The second pressing of 300 will be available and shipping on or before February 25, 2014. We will begin taking pre-orders for the repress in the coming weeks. Thank you for listening.


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