The New LoFi

Ten Years

SALES: ivy


Dearest baes and all-time faves SALES are at it once again with the release of their new single ‘ivy’. Set to release a new album on #420, SALES have been touring like mad since their first EP over a year ago. After last month’s dreampop-like single ‘jamz’, ‘ivy’ is a hypnotic love-letter that continues the trend of subtle sonic experimentation. There are a number of new tricks on display: the gentle erosion of Lauren Morgan’s vocals paired with a gritty distorted guitar line have the effect of blown speakers. Jordan Shih is on point here.

‘ivy’ is rough around the edges, and a testament to the band’s ability to paint particular pictures while maintaining their familiar minimalist sound. There is a subtle but noticeable evolution, perhaps they sprouted a new set of fingers for the momentary synth riff around the one-minute mark, but part of SALES enduring charm lies in the fact that they’re able to sound completely different while sounding exactly the same.

Mark your calendars for April 20th. Seriously. Mark them. Your short-term memory is probably going to be a little taxed.

Catch SALES on tour!

4.15 – The Jam – Swamp Records Showcase (Gainesville, FL)
4.16 – WPRK Fox Fest (Orlando, FL)
4.17 – Club Downunder (Tallahassee, FL)
4.20 – Album Release 420 Babe Party @ Will’s Pub (Orlando, FL)
4.21 – Bardot (Miami, FL)
4.22 – Unitarian Meeting House (Amherst, MA)
4.24 – Bar Le Ritz PDB (Montreal)
4.26 – The Space (Hamden, CT)
4.27 – The Middle East – Upstairs (Cambridge, MA)
4.29 – Middlebury College – The Bunker (Middlebury, VT)
4.30 – Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY)
5.01 – World Café Live (Philadelphia, PA)
5.02 – DC9 (Washington, DC)
5.04 – Middle of the Map Fest (Kansas City, MO)
5.08 – Analog Theater (Portland, OR)
5.11 – Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco, CA)
5.13 – The Loft @ UC San Diego (San Diego, CA)
5.14 – Troubadour (Los Angeles, CA)
5.15 – The Rebel Lounge (Phoenix, AZ)
5.17 – Lost Lake Lounge (Denver, CO)
6.04 – Independent Public Alehouse (Greenville, SC)
6.07 – Strange Matter (Richmond, VA)
6.08 – Metro Gallery (Baltimore, MD)
6.09 – Northside – Rough Trade NYC (Brooklyn, NY)
6.11 – The Drake Hotel – Underground (Toronto, ON)
6.12 – Majestic Cafe (Detroit, MI)
6.13 – Mahall’s 20 Lanes (Cleveland, OH)
6.16 – Daytrotter (Davenport, IA)
6.17 – 7th Street Entry (Minneapolis, MN)
6.18 – Schubas Tavern (Chicago, IL)
6.21 – Double Happiness (Colombus, OH)
6.22 – MOTR Pub (Cincinatti, OH)
6.23 – The High Watt (Nashville, TN)
6.25 – The Masquerade – Purgatory (Atlanta, GA)