Members of Annuals & Friends Launch Terpsikhore Collective
w/New Releases From Sunfold and What Laura Says
Stream Sunfold’s “Sara the American Winter” mp3 here: http://www.terpsikhore.com/sunfoldtoytugboats/
What Laura Says: http://www.myspace.com/whatlaurasaysthinksandfeels
Members of Raleigh, NC six-piece Annuals and friends are excited to announce the national launch of their Terpsikhore label. As an organized collective-style entity, Terpsikhore has revealed its first set of releases for 2008 from Sunfold and What Laura Says.
Sunfold is Annuals guitarist/vocalist Kenny Florence’s latest and most potent collection of songs to date, under its newest incarnation (formerly Sedona). Introduced through the recent Wet Zoo split EP w/Annuals (Canvasback), Kenny’s full-length debut, Toy Tugboats, will be released on Terspikhore July 22. The second Terpsikhore release is an incredibly like-minded act out of Tempe, Arizona (the label’s first and only out-of-state signing – shown in top photo) called What Laura Says, showcasing their reworked debut album, Thinks and Feels, out August 19.
JK Horne started Terpsikhore in 2002 as a recording studio and record label in Garner, NC. In 2003 he met Adam Baker, Kenny Florence, and Mike Robinson– members of a local band in the Triangle (then called Sedona) who recorded an album at JK’s studio. After JK moved the studio to Raleigh, he enlisted their help with getting a studio and label off the ground. Over the next couple of years it became clear that as high school teenagers, their ability to produce music outshone their ability to release and promote it. The one thing everyone could always agree on, and that ultimately kept the crew together- was that they loved the music that was being made.
Terpsikhore incorporated in 2004 and began to put out droves of demos for various projects including Annuals and Sedona. Before long Terpsikhore had unwittingly attained an artist roster just from the friends who came to record. Eventually Adam’s project, Annuals, caught the attention of an established indie label in NYC by the name of Ace Fu. Over a lot of deliberation it was agreed that it would be for the betterment of everyone to let go of the reigns and start to forge a new, more tangible path into the music industry.
If you’d like to request a copy of either release, set up an interview, or have any questions please let me know.