Sleeperhold #6

Sleeperhold publications brings us a new release. 3 brand new tracks by the strangely beautiful and intoxicating sound of Tropic Of Cancer and a picture etching by Miranda Lehman. Tropic of Cancer is the solo project of LA-based Camella Lobo; Taylor Burch of Dva Damas  joins her for live performances, and Juan Mendez (aka Silent Servant) had a hand  in the first three Tropic of Cancer records, The Dull Age / VictimsBe Brave and  The Sorrow Of Two Blooms. The band’s romantic yet sparse, curiously numbed-out sound yolks together elements of goth, shoegaze, Martin Hannett-produced post-punk and even Angelo Badalamenti’s music for Twin Peaks, and has earned them a sizable cult following. Blending bleak minimal electronics and gorgeously mournful vocals and the spirit of post-punkand industrial underpinnings, Tropic Of Cancer have stoked their slow burning reputation into the makings of what is being referred to as a ‘modern classic’. Follow Tropic Of Cancer here. The B-side of the vinyl contains an original, detailed etching of a piece by amazing Portland-based photographer & filmmaker, Miranda Lehman, who also provided the artwork for the front and back sleeve. Miranda takes photographs that are like dreams — stunning and mysterious. For this release she provided 2 haunting images, of which one was etched on one of the side of the vinyl record. See more of her work here.