UPSTART CALGARY LABEL WYATT RECORDS TO RELEASE SPLIT 7” FROM CHAD VANGAALEN AND BRY WEBB
In reality, Wyatt Records started almost a decade ago when Evan Van Reekum and Paul Lawton began Mammoth Cave as a way to release a 7” for Chris Zajko’s band Sharp Ends. Since that label is now extinct, Van Reekum has partnered together with dear friend, compatriot, and bandmate Samantha Savage Smith, and longtime label supporter Adam Feuchuk to pick up where Mammoth Cave left off. Together the three of them hope to create a sustainable project that maintains the utmost level of integrity and reliability while delivering a standard of quality that listeners and participants may come to expect with every single release.
Coincidentally, Wyatt Record’s first official release and roster addition was Zajko’s newest project, Melted Mirror, whose first run of cassettes are already sold out (soon to be re-printed). Today, as a quasi-grand-opening of the label, Wyatt Records is announcing the release of a split 7” from two of Canada’s most acclaimed artists, Chad VanGaalen and Bry Webb.
While VanGaalen’s track, “Primitive Brain” has existed in a couple forms, having been previously released on small run cassettes, the idea to create a split between himself and Bry Webb was born simply out of excitement. Webb was sold on the concept right away and created his song, “Modern Mind”, as a response to “Primitive Brain”. Webb’s contribution is available to stream today courtesy of Exclaim!. A limited run of physical copies of the 7” are available to pre-order today via Wyatt Records website. The split will also be available on all digital platforms in the near future. Watch Wyatt’s social media channels for an announcement on the specific date.
In the coming months Wyatt Records will be announcing many more fantastic artist signings and releases. Keep an ear to the ground for more news coming soon.
CHAD VANGAALEN / BRY WEBB SPLIT 7”