Porcelain Raft – Half Awake EP (full stream)
The latest release from Italian born now Los Angeles based musician Porcelain Raft is here, Half Awake is available via Volcanic Field. The EP can be purchased digitally or with a limited edition cassette tape that also comes with a beautiful hand made linoleum print, made by the artist himself. Summer tour dates have been announced for major US cities starting later this month, you can check out all of those below.
Half Awake was streamed in full by Noisey last week who gushed about the release, writing, “Each song hovers in a narcotized haze, dreamy without being wishy-wash.” Of the record, Mauro Remiddi, the man behind the Porcelain Raft name said: “I composed and recorded Half Awake EP in less than a month in Brooklyn, soon after I moved to LA where I mixed the songs with Chris Coady and had the idea to start my new label,” explains Remiddi. “This whole process has been liberating. Things can be way more revealing when you stop to consider what you do as something that goes ‘up,’ that has to develop vertically to the top at all cost. “I wanted to go back from where I started, creating a limited edition cassette EP and handmade prints, copying each cassette one by one as I use to do in the early 90s when I had no one that would pay attention to my music, sometimes you have to start from the beginning to see why it’s still worth it.”
You can pre-order the EP or buy the cassette tape with the linoleum print here.
US Tour Dates
6.22.15 – DC9 – Washington, DC
6.23.15 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
6.25.15 – T.T. The Bears – Cambridge, MA
6.26.15 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
7.6.15 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
7.7.15 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
7.9.15 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
7.11.15 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA