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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tri Angle Records Fetes Its Birthday with oOoOO and Water Borders, Outside Lands 2011 Wrap-Up, and More

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From SF Weekly's latest print music section:

oOoOO's Christopher Greenspan
  • oOoOO's Christopher Greenspan

Tri Angle Records showcase: Roughly a year ago, a young New York-based blogger named Robin Carolan did what many lovers of music often only dream of: He started his own record label. Calling it Tri Angle Records, Carolan launched his imprint with a couple of outstanding EPs, including the debut by a somewhat unknown San Francisco producer with a strange moniker: oOoOO.

The project went well -- really well, in fact.

"I'm really glad I [released my record] with Tri Angle," says Christopher Greenspan, who makes music under the name oOoOO (pronounced "oh"), "because everything the label has put out is amazing. [It] really feels good to be a part of it." Greenspan's brand of dreamily screwed, beat-heavy tunes helped solidify Tri Angle as an outpost for the dark and spectral side of electronic music. Along with singer Laura Clock (aka Butterclock), oOoOO crafted five gauzy tracks for his self-titled EP, which linked him -- unwittingly -- to a rising genre known as "witch house" and garnered him international notoriety. [continue reading]

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