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June 3, 2017

ECR 008
Hanako - Hanako
Warsaw's Hanako have come out swinging with their self titled debut. Vocalist Bibi's indignant yells lurk just beneath a turbid sea of feedback and crunchy bass. The first two tracks showcase a wide range of influences. There are bass grooves reminiscent of Baklavaa, blastbeats, and dueling vocals. It is short, sweet and to the point. We eagerly await future material and are going to have a field day listening to all the related projects of the band members. This is a project to watch!

cassettes available

April 12, 2017

ECR 007
Tongues - Swamp Mom // Lost Dad

Emocat is happy to present the debut EP of Toronto's 'Tongues'. Megan and Nicole share multi instrument, vocal and programming duties to weave a playfully demented tapestry of sound. This is music for the technologically privileged children of a post-singularity future. The opening credits to Saved By The Bell if it took place on the Mars of Total Recall. The first song is a reimagining of a traditional folk song into a dirge with a sombre atmosphere and pitch shifted vocals. The second song is much more playful with no-wave tinged synths and talk singing. The third song (our personal favourite) is the longest on the EP and opens with guitar lines that sound straight out of the 90s Kentucky post-hardcore scene. Playful is the best word to describe the groove the band locks into when they hit their stride. Lo-fi synths and samples weave their way around a shuffling bassline until the end.

We are very excited to be releasing this and look forward to hearing more from them.

cassettes available

March 9, 2017

You can now find our cassettes in Stylus Records in Vancouver, Canada!

You can see our Belladone and Paper Wounds cassettes front and centre!
Stylus Records x Emocat Records 

March 1, 2017

Wednesdays are the traditional day you release albums in France. It's Thursday in France but it's still Wednesday here, so we are doing two releases today!!! First up~

ECR 006
Belladone/Black Knight Satellite

This is a split between Lyon, France's crusty Belladone and Vancouver's chaotic Black Knight Satellite.

Available for free download on bandcamp and available for purchase on hand dubbed red cassettes with multiple sticker variations.

cassettes available

 

ECR 005
Foxtails - III

We are beyond excited to present III, the latest effort from Connecticut's Foxtails. Math and jazz influenced screamo driven by the versatile vocals of frontwoman Megan. Twinkly tapping and jazz chords tangle with gentle croons and soul piercing shrieks.

Free download on bandcamp, tapes available for preorder now.

Hand dubbed transparent silver foil tapes with glossy inserts and cassette case sleeves start shipping March 8th.

 

Feb 19, 2017

We are pleased to present ECR 004, Always Hurt by Paper Wounds.

Do you like shoegaze, emo and dreamy noise pop?

Look no further as we are pleased to present Paper Wounds of St. Petersburg's excellent EP Always Hurt.

Male and female vocals intertwine under gentle swells of feedback, singing songs of heartache and confusion. Their fuzzed out instruments combine with the insistent drums in such a way as to keep you on the edge of your seat. Featuring members of Nevasca, this is a band we are excited to keep our eyes and ears on.

Hand dubbed blue tapes with multiple sticker variations and artwork and lyrics on glossy insert. Each order comes with a free Emocat pin.

 

Feb 16, 2017

We are pleased to present ECR 003, Kid, Feral's 2016 Demo.

High energy Swedish screamo that is as playful as it is furious.

Available for free download and for sale on pink hand dubbed tapes with art and lyrics on glossy insert. Each order comes with free
Emocat pin.

 

Feb 15, 2017

Terrifying Girls' High School got mentioned by the kind folks over at DIY Conspiracy!

"Next onto ‘Picking Poisons’ were there’s two vocals than on the previous tracks, causing an amazing avalanche of wordy paranoia and fear, much to the nods of The Plot to Blow the Eiffel Tower." —PHILLIP STOUNN, DIY Conspiracy!

 

We can assure you there is much more TGHS coming and they will be making an appearance at the Pathetica music festival in Vancouver this summer.

 

 

Jan 06, 2017

Black Knight Satellite got mentioned alongside Gif From God and Gas Up Yr Hearse‼ in this post about the history of #Sass !!

https://youdontneedmaps.wordpress.com/…/on-the-subject-of-…/

 

Dec 22, 2016

Hello emocats! We are pleased to inform you that we have some more releases on the way for the new year. This is also a note to our European fans: We have competitive and affordable shipping to Europe compared to many other retailers, if you were worried about shipping costs being high please check our bandcamp. You may find it's not so painful at all. We at Emocat wish you all the best this holiday season and we will see you very soon. The swell of support we've had since we started means the world to us, and we have big plans for 2017.

Best,

Emocat

 

Dec 18, 2016

A big thank you to Filip of Confusion Specialist Records - a small DIY tape/net label from Belgrade, Serbia for hosting the TGHS EP and for the kind words in his mini review. We hold similar ethics and they have a lot of quality music and tapes available. They are definitely worth your time to check out and support and we can almost guarantee you will find something that catches your ear.

It's always a pleasure to be brought together with likeminded individuals through art and the internet which connects us all.

Dec 14, 2016

Our second physical release out now is the debut EP from Terrifying Girls' High School.

A spazzy post-hardcore anime movie soundtrack for disturbed twentysomethings.

Hand dubbed white tapes available now for $5 with artwork and illustrations by Ikedda and Ranjit Gill.

Buy here

 

 

Oct 28, 2016

We are pleased to announce we will be doing the North American tape release for Always Hurt by Paper Wounds from Russia.


A warm and fuzzy shoegazey EP with emo undertones.

They are about to embark on tour with Nevasca

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES W/ NEVASCA:

  • 01/11 - Saint-Petersburg, RU @ Fish Fabrique Jr.
  • 02/11 - Minsk, BY @ DK
  • 03/11 - Warsaw, PL @ Przychodnia Sklot
  • 04/11 - Krakow, PL @ Warsztat
  • 05/11 - Hradec Kralove, CZ @ Hudebni Klub #4
  • 06/11 - Hof, DE @ TBA
  • 07/11 - Giessen, DE @ AK44

!!! 08/11 - NEED HELP! DE / NL / BE !!!

  • 09/11 - Leipzig, DE @ Atari
  • 10/11 - Berlin, DE @ TBA
  • 11/11 - Kaliningrad, RU @ TBA
  • 12/11 - Riga, LV @ Nabaklab
  • 13/11 - Tallinn, EE @ Ulase 12

 

 

Oct 26, 2016

Emocat Records is an independant label based out of Vancouver with a focus on but not limited to sad and/or aggressive music.

 Here is our first Release


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