Recommended/Lucky Numbers: 1,5,6,10,11


This here's gonna be the album/double EP thing that shoots us to stardom for sure. The Craters consist of a dude named Wes and a dude named Jared.  I begged these guys for a while to let me  try to make their recordings sound more "hifi" and "crisp" and other stupid things like that.  I think I missed the point because when they delivered this double EP set, I flipped a shit.  I remember driving around Austin  and bopping my head to the 1-2 punch of "Like You Used To Know" and "Baby".   "Sonic On My Sneaks" is a harsh tranquilizer, "Lear Jets" is extremely unsettling.  I was lucky enough to get to work on the mix for Bellyache and afterwards, it was stuck in my head for days.  The hooks aren't always immediate; this isn't Tal Bachmann™ or anything, but they're definitely there and the payoff is always strong.  They still won't let me give them new drum samples but fuck, these guys are so fucking talented they hardly need em.   Stream it for free here, tell your friends you helped them get to the top, and:

Cooling Pie is proud to be the Japanese/European/African label for the Craters.  On the American internets, they're also represented by Amazing Wow

We're also going to have hard copies of the double EP for sale up here ASAP.  You will know when it happens.  


Music Zombie | December 5, 2008 at 11:36 AM

I don't understand. Am I supposed to download this for free or pay for it?

Cooling Pie Records | December 5, 2008 at 3:36 PM

You can stream it, for now. I don't have the download links up yet but I will soon. For now, you can listen to the streams and if you've got liquid capital and like it, you can donate thru paypal. The money will go pretty much right into the musicians pockets. As of now, I'm not taking any commission on it because, well, there's no point in taking a commission out of nothing.

Jsf291@nyu.edu | December 5, 2008 at 8:52 PM

DAMMIT, the craters are good. I give them two thumps up