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Photos by Devon Deimler



The second split release in our Trip-Friendship series hosts LUCKY DRAGONS and ECSTATIC SUNSHINE.

We’ve handsomely packaged this limited edition of 500 180 gram 7″s in reverse matte sleeves which are lightly embossed by the pros at Verlag Gottlund. Super super heavy vinyl. The songs are sweet and bouncy, just like we all like them.

LUCKY DRAGONS are about the birthing of new and temporary creatures–equal-power situations in which audience members cooperate amongst themselves, building up fragile networks held together by such light things as skin contact, unfamiliar language, temporary logic, the spirit of celebration, and things that work but you don’t know why. There have been hundreds of these simple yet shifting and unpredictable instances–with audiences ranging from the intense intimacy of one person to the public spectacle of thousands of people. At the heart of it all is playing together–building up social collectivities, re-engaging the wonder and impossibility of technological presence. It sounds–and looks–like simple and ancient patterns coming together and falling apart in a sincere attempt to let wires and screens and words become clear and crystal.

ECSTATIC SUNSHINE is a continual investigation of the places where transcendence and playfulness intersect. Their music is an illustration of everyday, vague positivity; like making out under the bleachers, or seeing a minor car accident, having a dream that is good, or hearing sounds that are pleasing.

The Trip-Friendship series is an ongoing project to release diverse music from across the world made by friends who share similar ideas about the future and seek similar ways to communicate those ideas. So far the project has given us a split 7″ from SANDCATS (rjyan kidwell, roby newton) and CAR CLUTCH (brenden fowler, ethan swan) as well as a split from ECSTATIC SUNSHINE and LUCKY DRAGONS.

Lucky Dragons Website

Lucky Dragons on Bandcamp

Lucky Dragons at the Whitney Biennial

Ecstatic Sunshine on Lastfm

Ecstatic Sunshine at Carpark

Ecstatic Sunshine’s Matt Papich is now Co La:

Co La on Soundcloud

Co La Tumblr