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Stereogum is calling Florist a “Band To Watch!” Not only that, they’ve premiered “Vacation,” off their upcoming EP, “Holdly.” We’d link to the song here but you know how exclusive premieres work! Over at Stereogum there’s an in-depth interview with Emily where she talks about the EP, the upcoming full-length, “The Birds Outside Sang,” & the artistic process! 

From the article:

This EP is a collection of their newest songs, and serves as a precursor to their full-length debut, The Birds Outside Sang, which will be released via Double Double Whammy in early 2016. That record was originally slated for release this month, but vinyl pressing issues — a frequent issue of late for smaller independent labels — delayed it. In this situation, though, it’s a case of frustrating circumstances yielding even better results: Holdly is the ideal introduction for a quiet, intricate band who write songs of this weight. 

Check it out! 

http://www.stereogum.com/1835369/band-to-watch-florist/franchises/interview/

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The Epoch is ____.

Produced and edited by Richard Gin
Location Audio - Jack Greenleaf & Jonnie Baker
Title Graphics - Susannah Cutler
Live Audio Mixing - Jack Greenleaf

With (in alphabetical order)

Emily Sprague - Florist
Felix Walworth - Told Slant
Gabrielle Smith - eskimeaux
Henry Crawford - Small Wonder
Jack Greenleaf - Sharpless
Oliver Kalb - Bellows
Susannah Cutler - Yours are the Only Ears

Also with,

Charlie Dore Young
Dan Goldberg
Ian Cory
Jonnie Baker
Max Coburn
Montana Levy

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The Epoch
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Emily Sprague

Emily records and performs under the name “Florist.” She also does woodwork and visual arts under her own name. She contributes to Told Slant & Yours are the Only Ears. Her latest album is “6 Days of Songs.” Her work can be found at,
florist.bandcamp.com

Felix Walworth

Felix records and performs under the name “Told Slant.” Felix also contributes to Bellows, eskimeaux & Florist. In the past, they have contributed to Small Wonder, Sharpless & Yours are the Only Ears. Their most recent album is called “Still Water.” Their work can be found at,
toldslant.bandcamp.com

Gabrielle Smith

Gabrielle records and performs under the name “eskimeaux.” She makes illustrations and comics under her own name. Gabrielle also contributes to Told Slant, Bellows & Yours are the Only Ears. Her latest album, “O.K.,” will be released by Double Double Wammy later this year. Her catalogue can be found at,
eskimeaux.bandcamp.com

Henry Crawford

Henry records and performs under the name “Small Wonder.” He also contributes to Bellows & Sharpless. His most recent album, “Wendy,” has graced numerous “Best of…” lists for 2014. His music can be found at,
smallwonder.bandcamp.com

Ian Cory

Ian records and performs under the name “Lamniformes.” He also writes under his own name for various outlets including Unrecorded.mu. He contributes to Sharpless. He has also contributed to Small Wonder and Bellows. His music can be found at,
lamniformes.bandcamp.com

Jack Greenleaf

Jack records and performs under the name “Sharpless.” He also contributes to eskimeaux, Small Wonder & Told Slant. He produced and engineered Small Wonder’s “Wendy” as well as eskimeaux’s forthcoming “O.K.” His albums can be found at,
music.sharplessmusic.com

Lago Lucia

Lago writes poetry and essays under their own name, and often distributes by self-publishing. They also contribute to eskimeaux. Their work can be found at,
thisismymoonpoetry.tumblr.com

Max Coburn

Max writes and performs as a composer and DJ under the name “MAXO.” Max also contributes to Sharpless. Max is exceptionally prolific and his massive catalogue can be found at the following places,
maxoisnuts.bandcamp.com
levelmusicmaxo.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/maxoelectronic

Oliver Kalb

Oliver records and performs under the name “Bellows.” He also contributes to eskimeaux & Told Slant. His latest album, “Blue Breath,” was called one of the best of 2014 by NPR Music’s Bob Boilen. His albums can be found at,
bellows.bandcamp.com

Richard Gin

Richard is the house photographer, documentarian & designer for The Epoch. His work has been used by Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine, The Village Voice, Print Magazine and Thrill Jockey Records among others. Richard is proud to have been asked to sing on albums by eskimeaux and Bellows. His portfolio can be found at,
richardgin.org

Susannah Cutler

Susannah records and performs under the name “Yours are the Only Ears.” She is an accomplished visual artist, producing works large and small under her own name. She also contributes to eskimeaux. She painted the album cover for Small Wonder’s “Wendy,” and has contributed to the band in the past. Her work can be found at,
yoursaretheonlyears.bandcamp.com
cargocollective.com/anulee

The Epoch would like to thank,

The staff of Lincoln Center
The staff of Shea Stadium
The chefs at Silent Barn
The upstarts at Aviv
Our neighbors at David Blane’s The Steakhouse
Impose Magazine
Gold Flake Paint
Portals
Frankie, Our Prince and forever friend
Ben Seretan
Our Parents

Richard Gin would like to thank,

Kate Murray
Ariel at Palisades
Quinn Moreland
Nora Dabdoub
Jonnie Baker
The Epoch Doggs

morning coffee but I’m already warm
in bed sheets
don’t look underneath
just yet
I’m hoping for a miracle tonight
I’ll pray to God

morning birds sing songs like Ms Robinson
inside my head
I’m a child again
but there’s a pill for that
and I’ll pray to death

wasn’t it all I thought I could see
wasn’t it all I thought that I’d be
and wasn’t the joke on me when I started to bleed


do you and your friends wanna come into the field and watch the fireworks shoot up into the air?
do you and your friends wanna come into the field and watch the fireworks shoot up into the air?
does the night sky terrify you and does the day sky mesmerize you and make you dream things better than the day?
does the night sky terrify you and does the day sky mesmerize you and make you dream things better than the day?
do you and your friends wanna come into the field and watch the fireworks shoot up into the air?

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Florist = mesmerizing