Conceived by Emily Reo, the Clubhouse Split collects songs from four other kindred musicians, enlisting Johanne Swanson, aka Yohuna; Rebecca Doerfer, aka Brown Bread; and Malee Bringardner, aka MoonLasso. Though each is animated by their own unique projects, the inspiration for the split came from a mostly independent discovery and appreciation of each other's music. Each has a unique style and approach, but each of these tracks' orientations line-up somehow.
So, n the spirit of good will and basic arithmetic, the Clubhouse split offers eight songs and four genuine exemplars. If you include the packaging designers, that total raises to six; much thanks to artist Kaley Dickinson and designer Liz Pavlovic for their contributions.
Oh so nicely mentioned in Jordan Lee's 2013 Pitchfork Guest List,
Featured in Impose Magazine's Best Cassettes of 2013 List,
"Each artist on the tape brings a different approach to electronic pop: Yohuna’s contributions are moody and minimal, looping her vocals to sound like a choir of one. MoonLasso brings the most powerful, soul-inflicted vocals (her 'Vibrasonics' has the biggest hook on the split), whereas Brown Bread’s patchwork of sounds brings the most experimental moment on 'Sister'." -Stereogum
"This four-way split tape had a past life as a single album. You can’t convince me otherwise." -Impose Magazine
"Every artist brings something different to this tape, and both sides equally impressed me. It's not often that I encounter music that's so organic, carefully crafted, or self-aware." -The Le Sigh
"...hazy, unique bedroom pop. Clubhouse is such a simple concept, but executed so well that it rises above being just a showcase or sampler of some sort. Clubhouse is eight wonderful tracks of outsider pop, by four distinct artists, all contained in one lovely cassette." -The Creative Intersection
"Whether traditional pop or something more experimental, the result is the same: happiness rules." -Beach Sloth
released March 12, 2013