Three Lobed assembles 5LP box set ft. Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Bill Orcutt, Six Organs, and more

Three Lobed assembles 5LP box set ft. Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Bill Orcutt, Six Organs, and more

Those lucky ducks at Three Lobed Recordings are living the dream. Everyone knows that being a record company is the single coolest thing anyone can do, and now they’ve taken that to a new level by assembling a box set of collaborative albums that seems to be more of a hypothetical wishlist come true.

The Parallelogram 5LP collection takes five musical pairings and lets each one put together a full-length slab of vinyl. And the pairings that Three Lobed has managed to pull off are the cream of the guitar/drone/folk intersection for which the label is known: we’re talking Six Organs of Admittance backed by William Tyler, Philadelphia buddies Steve Gunn and Kurt Vile going head to head, and various iterations of demi-gods such as Thurston Moore, Bill Orcutt, Chris Corsano, and Yo La Tengo doing their thing. Yowzers!

There will be about 950 box sets available, and the label assures us that the individual records won’t be available to buy a la carte, although the artists themselves will be releasing their own contributions at a later date. But if you don’t want to wait, get over to the website and pledge your $110 (including shipping) to secure your copy now.

The box set (which includes a downloadable version) will be housed in letterpressed “matchbooks” and will be shipping around August.

Parallelogram
- Hiss Golden Messenger / Michael Chapman
- Six Organs of Admittance / William Tyler
- Kurt Vile / Steve Gunn
- Thurston Moore & John Moloney: Caught on Tape / Bishop – Orcutt - Corsano
- Bardo Pond / Yo La Tengo

• Three Lobed: http://threelobed.com

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