The Brooklyn label marks half a decade in the sunshine.
Mexican Summer, home to Kurt Vile, Ariel Pink, Oneohtrix Point Never and dozens more of some of the most fascinating artists of recent years, is to celebrate its fifth birthday by releasing a book and a 10″ of collaborations between its artists.
Mexican Summer: Five Years is a 250-page book, limited to 1,000 copies, which features art and ephemera, photos and written contributions from a host of the label’s artists. Designed by longtime collaborator Dan Schechter, the book has an embossed cloth cover and a screen-printed paper wrap.
Accompanying the book is a 10″ record of exclusive collaborations from Bay Of Pigs (Spiritualized, Soldiers Of Fortune and Neil Hagerty), Jorge Elbrose (Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink), Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, Bobb Trimble and Quilt, and The Lonely Sailor and Renée Mendoza Haran (members of Total Control, Lace Curtain & Ashrae Fax). This music is exclusive to the book and will not be available digitally.
To coincide with the book and the vinyl, the label is also hosting a festival at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn. Taking place on October 11-13, the event will feature sets from Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, No Joy and Tamaryn among others, including cult folk icons Linda Perhacs and Bobb Trimble, as Pitchfork reports.
01 Jorge Elbrose – ‘Called To Ring’
02 Bay Of Pigs – ‘Bay Of Pigs’
03 Bobb Trimble and Quilt – ‘Starry Eyed Dreamer’
04 Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz – ‘Alive’
05 The Lonely Sailor and Renée Mendoza Haran – ‘Holdin’ On’