June 6, 2010

Order our new comp ... and EKR t-shirts are here!

That's right, the 21st and FINAL release from eskimo kiss is now available. Just click the little "Buy CD" button over to your left to order, OR order any of our previous releases and get the comp for FREE. So surf on over to our Releases page to check out our other offerings.

To celebrate 10 years of eskimo kiss, we've also printed new t-shirts! A few of you were so kind to order our very first t-shirts back in the day, and we still hear of folks still wearing them (THANK YOU!). We think you'll love these new shirts even more; we've got a few designs and style to choose from, all on nice, soft and stylish American Apparel shirts.

Click here for a preview of the designs, and contact Kim (email kim at eskimokissrecords dot com) to place your order. Once again, thanks so much for all of your support over the past 10 years. xoxoxyz.

May 9, 2010

"Let's Do Art and Be Best Friends" + WE Fest showcase!!!

We've been short on updates, but long on ideas here at EKR HQ. Some BIG BIG news, so I'll cut right to the chase. June 15 marks the release date for Let's Do Art and Be Best Friends, a compilation spanning 10 years (that's right, EKR is 10!) of the label plus some rare and unreleased gems. This is a very special collection, not only because it's a culmination of the label's history, but also because it will be the LAST release from eskimo kiss. I (Kim) am putting the label to rest to focus on other things in my life. If you want to keep up with my goings-on musically, I'd love for you to check out my new blog, Pretty New Songs. That will serve as my outlet to talk about music and hopefully expose people to great, undiscovered artists.

To help celebrate 10 years and say farewell, we're doing an eskimo kiss showcase at WE Fest, in Wilmington, NC. The label got its start in Wilmington, so its only fitting that we go out with a bang there too. We're stoked that Goner, Citified, North Elementary, Jay & Jane from Velvet, and The Good Graces—all from the EKR family—will perform as well as friends Actual Persons Living or Dead. It all goes down Sunday, May 30 at the Soapbox's top floor stage, so we hope to see some old Wilmington friends there!

Thank you so much for all the support over the past 10 years. We're so glad we got to share so much wonderful music with you! Hope to see you real soon.

January 26, 2010

Tracy Shedd EP88 now available for pre-order!

Yes yes, it's finally here! We're so very excited about the Tracy Shedd EP88 10" that we are unveiling it for the world in advance of its February 23 release date! Just click the little "Buy 10"" button to the left to place your secure order, direct from EKR. We'll begin shipping on or around February 8. As a special treat to our special friends (YOU!), we'll be throwing in some free Tracy Shedd goodies along with our direct orders, while supplies last!**

In other news, EKR labelmates The Good Graces and North Elementary are about to embark on a three-day wirlwind tour of NC! If you're in or near Greensboro, Chapel Hill, or Charlotte this weekend (Thurs-Sat, respectively) then be sure to check out a show! Check the Facebook invite for all the details, or the band's respective websites.

**Sales-speak aside, this is a really lovely record and we can't wait for you to hear it. But don't take our word for it, check out some early reviews and blog profiles of the record here (in Dutch!) and here.

New Releases

Various Artists

Let's Do Art and Be Best Friends

Celebrating 10 years of EKR! Includes a best-of spanning all our releases, plus unreleased tracks from the likes of North Elementary, Citified, Goner, Gerty and more. 25 tracks total! A steal at $5, or FREE with any other purchase!!!

Tracy Shedd


The piano debut from multi-instrumentalist Tracy Shedd, of Teenbeat Records fame. On glorious blue 10" vinyl! Lush, introspective, and simply beautiful. Includes free digital download!

The Good Graces

Bring on the Tambourines!

The new EP from Atlanta's minimalist indie-folk popsters. Jangly guitars, toe-tapping, catchy tunes, and tambourines aplenty!