Traditionally the 30th anniversary is symbolized with gifts of pearls (or in modern times diamonds), but Slumberland Records has something else up their sleeves for all of you indie pop devotees: a Singles Club. The record label, first formed in 1989 in Washington, D.C. and now based out of Oakland, CA, is no stranger to the 7” – they’ve released 126 singles on wax over the years, cementing their status as an indie singles godhead. Their subscription-based singles club will begin in late July, though you can order it now. It costs a total of $100 for a pair of singles every three months for 18 months ending in December of 2019 – postage included if you’re based out of the US. If you’re based elsewhere, the record label has a few options on how the 7”’s will be shipped, as postage is higher priced. Who might you hear on these singles, you may wonder? Australian pop band Rat Columns, Sheffield legends The Suncharms, Wildhoney, Dolly Dream, Pale Lights, Lake Ruth, David Callahan, Odd Hope, and Failed Flowers.
That’s not even the complete list of artists, as the label is still pondering the final singles. The one thing you can be guaranteed of: “The goal is to work with a group of artists not traditionally associated with the label, to showcase bands’ best material and, as always, to help get some of the finest music around out there in a tangible format.” These singles are described as “very limited”, so don’t miss out. Oh, and apparently “fun goodies” are also included on an occasional basis (the suspense is maddening). Check out the Rat Columns single ‘Sometimes We’re Friends’ along with The Suncharms’ ‘Red Dust‘ down below.