Album Stream: John Vanderslice - Dagger Beach

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San Francisco, Calif. singer-songwriter John Vanderslice is set to release his latest album Dagger Beach next week, and if fans’ enthusiasm over the recording process is any indication, it’s going to be a big release.

Vanderslice funded the record release on Kickstarter, explaining to fans how donations would be used to print the vinyl via his own record label, Tiny Telephone, and rewarding supporters with a full cover of David Bowie’s 1974 release Diamond Dogs.

“It’s now just you and me,” he said in the Kickstarter story. “The label has one employee, and you’re looking at him. I’m trying to bring this stuff back to its essence.”

And it seems he has succeeded, both in reaching his monetary goal (in just over two hours!) and in dialing back the recording process to the basics. Dagger Beach was recorded on two-inch analog tape without the use of any computers, and will be released as a GRP audiophile limited pressing.

Dagger Beach is set for release on June 11, but you can stream the album in its entirety in the player below.