The Quiet Life presents Touch Tones:
After nearly a 10 year break from releasing a music based project, The QL audio department is back and excited to announce the release of a new Capsule Collection with Chicago’s Touch Tones. This music project consists of a 12 track limited LP on solid lemon yellow vinyl and a hand-screened, custom turntable slipmat packaged in a double DJ sleeve, with glossy outer and matte inner sleeves, featuring unique artwork by previous QL contributors Sonnenzimmer. The Capsule also includes a custom woven shirt, woven beach shorts, a bucket hat, and a dad hat. All items produced in extremely limited quantities using the amazing artwork from the record sleeve. A special QL x TOUCH TONES woven label was also produced especially for this collection.
This capsule and LP will be available at select retailers world wide in Mid August, pre-leasing exclusively at thequietlife.com and the QL Store on Friday, August 4th.
Touch Tones is a rotating cast moving through a revolving door spinning on celestial poles. Two longtime Chicago friends inviting one another into variance, to find solace in a state of flux, and mutual mutability. With rough-hewn, sonic sketches in hand, the duo entered the studio for short and sweet session to avoid the overthinking that often comes with recording projects without a blueprint. The studio dance card was filled with guest singers and players including free-jazz dummer Tim Daisy, avant garde violist, vocalist, and, in this case, trumpet player, Liz Payne (Town & Country), Scottish vocalist and author Chris Connelly (The Bells, Ministry, Revolting Cocks), and mixed at the Wilco loft by sentinel6 (John McEntire of Tortoise, The Sea & Cake, etc.).
Check out the Touch Tones bandcamp page and to check out a preview of this record.
The album art was designed by Chicago art duo Sonnenzimmer featuring a unique, double DJ sleeve, with glossy outer and matte inner sleeves, and includes solid lemon yellow vinyl, a custom silk-screened turntable slipmat, and an album download. Strictly limited to 250.
Sonnenzimmer is the collective work of artists Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Their collaborative practice was established in 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Initially recognized for their idiosyncratic commissioned screen-printed posters, their practice has since morphed into an interdisciplinary toolshed spanning multiple platforms, including exhibitions, publishing, performance, graphic design, and exhibition design. Equal parts balancing act between art and design and radical reclamation of all aspects of visual expression, the studio is grounded in the lasting potential of the graphic arts, while exploring the physical and conceptual friction between abstraction and communication.