Mall Daze,
The TVD First Date

“You’ve always been such a beautiful way to express and convey the art of music throughout the years and throughout my life, I just can’t imagine any artist (known or unknown) not having been moved to some degree by a great and ever expanding comprehension of value regarding this soft black spherical capture of note and tone.”

“As time drags on and we find the sound growing in accessibility when paired with the wide lens of the cover art to place us amidst the full thought of a complete LP, instead of the broken (yet necessary) compressive claw of downloads and online shares.

Through the turning over of decades and the weight of years, there is a weight to physical things as well that begin to wear on us and bring us to our knees over time, and yet there is no comparison to the perfect cap to a long recording bender by way of morning’s coffee heavy with robe and forest green corduroyed armchair surrounding with the soft sounds of the amazing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” (of course) pouring through the den speakers as the sun rises…

Then after a short nap and I suppose I’m feeling a bit more indulgent (showered and dressed to kill) when I drop into Power, Corruption & Lies with the possibility of inspiration for “1979” by none other than the Smashing Pumpkins, but of course not until after “Age of Consent” and approximately two minutes and eight seconds of “We All Stand.”

Then after that I believe I’ll be leaning into a long stint with The Cure’s Disintegration while putting the laundry on and eating leftover homemade spring rolls from the night before and followed up quickly with “Boys Don’t Cry” to really tip things off. Then at that point it’s back into the studio with perspective and inspirations ever new.

But on the way down to the basement, there I feel compelled to consider the appreciation for not just the dusted fidelity of your soft pressed vinyl shell, but for the first time hearing The Clash, Starflyer 59, The Smiths, Joy Division, David Byrne, Bowie, My Bloody Valentine, or Roy Orbison push through the wood framed Yamaha twelve-inchers we picked up from the neighborhood Salvation Army (little home repair needed) and soaking into nostalgia’s implications and the comfort of the artists who were my friends when I had none. You are the way for which I know them. Thank you.”
Sincerely, Tyrell from back in the Alaska days.

“Ten Favorites” is the first single off of Mall Daze’s debut full-length album Ash House, in stores October 16, 2020.

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