Hidden Shoal in Textura’s Ten Favourite Labels of 2018 List!

Hidden Shoal is incredibly honoured to have been selected as one of Textura’s Ten Favourite Labels of 2018. Textura is, in our opinion, the premiere new music magazine and favourite of the label team for unearthing and exposing new and exciting new music. This is the second time Hidden Shoal has been selected in Textura’s best labels list and as always we are nestled against some other very special labels, all of who you should check out. Now for a very brief and unnecessary acceptance speech – we are nothing without our incredible roster of artists, who continually amaze, inspire and surprise us. Thank you all!     Related Items:Three Hidden Shoal Albums in Textura's Best of 2018!Interview with Chloe March at TexturaChloe March's "Starlings & Crows" in Textura's Top 10 of 2020!Chloe March's "Starlings & Crows" in the Curve Ball Top 30 for 2020Chloe March 'Snow Bird' Reviewed at Trust The...

Washington Hebrew s/t Debut Out Now!

The time has come for this wild sonic ride to be unleashed upon the world. The debut solo album from Washington Hebrew (aka Michael Kentoff of The Caribbean) is now officially with us, available via Bandcamp and the usual online stores and streaming services. Featuring the brilliant single ‘Bank Holiday Wknd‘, Washington Hebrew acts as both a leap and bridge for Kentoff. Inspired by his use of samples and loops for installations, remixes and soundtrack projects, Kentoff has employed these raw materials to craft new songs akin to the wonderfully skewed and melodic pop of The Caribbean, but with a magic all its own. “They are bound to confound your expectations several times on any given album, and if you’re into that, they’re good enough at putting these weird songs together that they can pull you in with surprising ease.” – Pitchfork on The Caribbean In Michael’s own words, “I wanted Washington Hebrew to take what I loved of Chicago footwork, soundtracks, Dilla, and broken beats, take existing sounds and music, sample them, chop them up (often beyond recognition), and create completely new hooks and songs out of the raw, pulpy material. Recorded largely (although not entirely) alone, I was able to work on the nine songs making up Washington Hebrew in the studio, at coffee shops, at work, helping the record radiate an intimate, sneaky, and slightly indulgent glow while emphasizing the glitchy, danceable beats that made me look really weird while I mixed tracks at Starbucks.” Related Items:The World of Dust - The Life of GodsMoonchy & Tobias 'Vertigo Trail' Reviewed at Left BankNew Lunar Landscape Album...

New Washington Hebrew Single – Stream and Download!

Good times, people! You can now get your first taste of the wild and wonderful self-titled debut from Washington Hebrew (Michael Kentoff of The Caribbean). ‘Bank Holiday Wknd’ is the perfect intro to the Washington Hebrew universe, with its dizzying psych/space jazz and Kentoff’s trademark vocals. The track is available now as a free download via Bandcamp and can be streamed via SoundCloud. Having performed in The Caribbean since 2000 and with no pressing desire to go ‘solo’ or work outside that secure, familiar context, Washington Hebrew acts as both a leap and bridge for Michael Kentoff. Inspired by his use of samples and loops for installations, remixes and soundtrack projects, Kentoff has employed these raw materials to craft new songs akin to the wonderfully skewed and melodic pop of The Caribbean, but with a magic all its own. “They are bound to confound your expectations several times on any given album, and if you’re into that, they’re good enough at putting these weird songs together that they can pull you in with surprising ease.” – Pitchfork on The Caribbean Washington Hebrew‘s self-titled debut will see release on April 20. Read more about Washington Hebrew here. Related Items:The World of Dust - The Life of GodsKarl Blau & The World of Dust - "Blue Herons" Split 7"First Single from New Hidden Shoal Remix CompilationNew Hidden Shoal Remix Comp Released - Free Download"By any other Name" RTRFM Feature Album and...

Washington Hebrew (aka Michael Kentoff of The Caribbean) Signs to Hidden Shoal!

We’re incredibly excited to announce the signing of Washington Hebrew to the Hidden Shoal family. Having performed in The Caribbean since 2000 and with no pressing desire to go ‘solo’ or work outside that secure, familiar context, Washington Hebrew acts as both a leap and bridge for Michael Kentoff. Inspired by his use of samples and loops for installations, remixes and soundtrack projects, Kentoff has employed these raw materials to craft new songs akin to the wonderfully skewed and melodic pop of The Caribbean, but with a magic all its own. “They are bound to confound your expectations several times on any given album, and if you’re into that, they’re good enough at putting these weird songs together that they can pull you in with surprising ease.” – Pitchfork on The Caribbean Washington Hebrew‘s self-titled debut will see release on April 20, 2017 preceded by a single on March 14th. Read more about Washington Hebrew here. Related Items:The World of Dust - The Life of GodsKarl Blau & The World of Dust - "Blue Herons" Split 7"Alpha Hall Sign to Hidden Shoal, Debut Album Coming SeptemberKramies "Of All the Places Been & Everything the End" Reviewed at The Grey LanternNew Hidden Shoal Remix Comp Released - Free...