After a short hiatus, Signor Benedick is back with a new release. This kid is unstoppable.
Follow up to the acclaimed Opus 3, that you can still get on our webstore, the new album Garage Raps Vol.1 is out now and exposes yet another style of The Moor, arguably a bit more punk and grungy.
Alongside the track on bandcamp, he also released another track through a music video that you can watch below:
The first round of exhibitors for the annual day-long DIY Cultures Zine Fair has been announced and we are very excited and proud to be among these fine DIYers and zine makers as a part of this year’s edition.
It will be our first time participating as an exhibitor so we're siked about it.
Taking place at East London’s independent arts venue Rich Mix on Sunday 24th May, DIY Cultures Zine Fair is a festival of zines, artist books, comics, artist-run spaces, talks, films, animation, video art, exhibition, workshops, all in ‘the spirit of independence, autonomy and alternatives.’
We'll be doing promotional prices and maybe even have a few surprised specially done for the day. Come and show your support for great DIY art and grab a copy of our fanzines.
On his last night in NY, me and Christian (that’s sbthemoor's real name, FYI) sat in a pizza joint in Brooklyn and talked about the future. I told him I was confident and positive but also afraid, as this new vinyl was Juicy’s biggest investment ever, and if things went really bad it could compromise everything for us. Christian was understanding but had an uncompromised look on his face. That look, that genuine rock solid self-belief, gave me the final push I needed to make this record happen. After all, working with art, especially music, is about long shots, extra miles, and believing in the quality of what you are putting out.
Almost six months later, the record is out, and I have cuts on my lips from biting sellotape to seal pre-order packages. Opus 3 – Man Atop the Tower was our most pre-ordered release ever, the snippet we put on Soundcloud reached 1000+ plays, and things are looking good.
Huge THANK YOU to the people from US, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Sweden, Brazil and Portugal that put their trust (and money) in us, and all the other cool people who in the meantime have put down an order too. We love you and we hope you'll love the record as much as we do.
BUT there’s still a long way to go, and we really wanna sell the shit out of this 1st press, so this email is also a call for help. Tell about Benedick’s music to your friends, share the links on your social media, write about it on your blog, make a giant banner and hire a plane to go around your city… We’re a strictly and ethically independent DIY label, we don’t have press and PR teams, we don’t have distribution deals. We rely on people like us - music fans - who truly care and support the artists they love.
If you have friends who run music websites/magazines, tell them to get in touch and we’ll hook them up with a digital/physical promo for review.
And here's the full stream of the album, we figured it was about time:
What do you do when your new record is not done in time for the artist's tour? You innovate.
So we came up with these pre-order cards, which you can buy on the gigs, directly from the man himself, with a customized code that he'll write down for you on the spot. That code, once entered on the checkout of our webstore, reduces your payment to zero (cause you already paid, duh!) and your record ships along the rest of the pre-orders.
Simple ideas, that's what we're about. Signor Benedick The Moor is currently touring the West Coast, more details on dates here.