Last year Arch Hill celebrated their tenth birthday and to mark the occasion they compiled the compilation ’10.’
It is available free from their bandcamp page.
Arch Hill 10 – track listing
- Surf City See How The Sun
- Street Chant Yr Philosophy
- Family Cactus Coal Town
- The Clean Loog
- The Bats Steppin’ Out
- The Haints of Dean Hall Brown Wig
- Don McGlashan Everything’s Broken; Life’s So Sweet
- Luke Buda Weekend Dad
- White Swan Black Swan Ode To Sergio
- Grand Prix Always Beginning
- David Kilgour Yenisei
- Jay Clarkson Mad Mary
- Mestar Konked Out
- Ghostplane The Straight and Narrow
- Pine Then I Was Left Out
- Fang Employee of The Month
- Lanky Here Come The Rains
- David Mulcahy Kissed Away
Without Arch Hill, a monstrous pit may well have confined some of New Zealand’s best music from the last decade to silence. The Bats, The Clean, David Kilgour, Mestar, Family Cactus – and along with numerous others – Pine, one of the first to appear on Arch Hill. I wrote about Pine here on the release of their free Books and Magazines album in September last year.
Another favourite are The Haints of Dean Hall, they also have given up their latest album Sleeper free. I have written about them here.
Following the tradition of past NZ indie labels – providing a collective for an eclectic roster of staunchly independent musicians – Arch Hill have built an impressive catalogue over the years. They continue to impress today with some of the best young bands around with the likes of Surf City, Street Chant and Ghost Wave.
You can buy from the Arch Hill website. Turntable folk will be pleased to see they love vinyl as much as the CD and mp3.
The ever expanding Free Range catalogue of albums and singles, which includes the anniversary compilation are available at Bandcamp. Infinitely more desirable than that pit of silence.
Ka Pai Arch Hill and Whanau.
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