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march 12, 2021 will see the release of sunburned hand of the man's pick a day to die. this exhilarating and wild ride is steered the way that only sunburned can - unpredictable, rhythmic, visionary, irascible and truly unlike anything else out there. this is the band's fifth release with TLR and their first widely available release in close to ten years. pick a day to die is also a true studio album, a bit of a rarity in their 170+ installment deep catalog. when paired alongside 2019's headless (check the band's staggeringly deep bandcamp site), the album showcases both the band's current lineup and sound, proclaiming loudly a return to the throne for this multi-decade ensemble. if you have been into the sunburned vibe and output historically or persistently, the release of pick a day to die will signal that 2021 is a great time to continue to wave that flag high and proud, new salad days. if you have been a sunburned dabbler in the past or - gasp! - have never tried your hand at their particular brand of action we feel confident that you will find this album to be a great time on its own and a welcoming invitation for you to dive deeply into their wide and immersive discography. ever since the trio of the wild animal, jaybird and headdress filtered across the TLR radar in the earliest of the aughts we have been truly and deeply captured by sunburned's wild and uncontainable magic. we learned early on the complete and freeing truth of the sunburned mantra "NO WAY OUT". it has been a privilege and joy to be able to both participate in the singular longform narrative that is their discography as well as to have them along for this series, especially when their entry is as potent as this album. to steal and paraphrase for a moment from brent sirota's magnificent essay, pick a day to die, sure, but definitely not today. pick a day to die is available for pre-order now for delivery in advance of the album's street date. pick a day to die is a part of the three lobed recordings 20th anniversary series alongside several other LPs by other long-standing three lobed family members / favorites.

october 9, 2020 saw the release of soundkeeper, the fourth album from the gunn-truscinski duo. this duo has long held a special place within the three lobed catalog. to crib from jesse jarnow's essay, "with a decade-long partnership that is far more like a real band than their discography might imply, soundkeeper is the duo's fourth proper album. no one-off blowing session carved into tracks, soundkeeper is a focused realization of the pair's full dynamic sweep. it's music that goes straight for it, ecstasy and flotation and otherness, neither songs nor jams. perhaps more like windows. or events. it's music that immediately goes out, gets out, stays out, has always been out, a glowing radius around the amp and drum kit, intimate even at volume." soundkeeper is here to provide you with the care that you need. released on 2xLP, CD, and digital, this album is shipping now. soundkeeper is a part of the three lobed recordings 20th anniversary series alongside several other LPs by other long-standing three lobed family members / favorites.

july 10, 2020 saw the release of music for walks, the debut album from silver scrolls. silver scrolls is a DC/NC duo consisting of dave brylawski (polvo, idyll swords, black taj) and brian quast (polvo 2.0, vanilla trainwreck, the BQs, the cherry valence, etc.) and their craft in trade is rock. what kind of rock? well, music for walks is an amalgamation of psych rock, 90s indie rock, math rock, classic rock and prog rock that spins all of of these ideas down into two side-long suites. heady and refined, the perfect soundtrack for your urban(e?) walks or your nature walks. be prepared. released on LP and digital.

on the navigation bar to your left you will find a link to a compendium of tour dates from some of the various friends of three lobed. if they're in your area, please check out a show!

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three lobed recordings
p.o. box 2345
jamestown, nc 27282

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updated 11 january 2021