Glide Magazine premieres Cryptids After Dark’s debut album

Glide Magazine premieres the new debut album from Cryptids After Dark!

“With ‘Some Distant Light’ Cryptids After Dark mix elements of synth pop, new wave and ‘shoegaze’ with 60s influenced jangle pop.”

Some Distant Light is out this Friday on Hibernator Gigs, but you can stream the whole album now!

Brightest Young Things premieres Cryptids After Dark’s music video “Nearly Perished Before”


Brightest Young Things premieres the new single and music video for “Nearly Perished Before,” the lead single off Some Distant Light, the forthcoming debut album from Columbus, OH’s Cryptids After Dark, set for release from Charlottesville label Hibernator Gigs on December 8th!

“We like anything that reminds us of a Wes Anderson movie…[‘Nearly Perished Before’] features found objects, green screen adventures and old photos for the ultimate mind-blowingly DIY experience. It’s a fun one.”

Nailgun Media profiles Hibernator Gigs Records

Nailgun Media profiles new Charlottesville record label Hibernator Gigs in an article that highlights their deep love for the Charlottesville music scene, their creative video production division, the vinyl release they recently pressed, and their addictive new-wave/power-pop output as Weird Mob. Read the whole piece here!

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C-VILLE Weekly reviews Hibernator Gigs records compilation

C-VILLE Weekly digs into the new Hibernator Gigs records compilation “Songs In The Key Of Bob”, detailing the origin story of Adam Brock in a library warehouse surrounded by archival materials and re-imagining periodical titles as lost Guided By Voices tracks.

“Adam Brock turns boredom into brilliance with Songs in the Key of Bob, a cover concept album that riffs on titles of archive periodicals…The results are immediately satisfying, so much so that it might take multiple listens, or a peek at the liner notes, to discover the record’s real premise: These songs are not, in fact, reinterpretations of Guided By Voices songs, but original compositions played in the style of the band; it’s a pastiche, rather than a covers record.”

Read the whole piece here.

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Full Stream: Songs In The Key Of Bob – GBV-inspired compilation by Hibernator Gigs Records

Songs In The Key Of Bob

“Songs In The Key Of Bob” is a ten minute journey through a shared obsession, inspired by one man’s torment during a bleak stint sorting books in a library warehouse. Adam Brock, front man for Borrowed Beams of Light and drummer for Invisible Hand and Weird Mob, found his mind running to flights of fancy in an effort to stave off the boredom of book sorting, re-imagining the titles of the theses and journals which he came across as Guided By Voices song titles, encountering such names as Cream of the Jesters and Popular Dogs. Brock made up a list of the best titles, which he circulated to several of his favorite bands with simple instructions to pick a title and write the best approximation of a GBV song, keeping the songs short while utilizing 4-track or 8-track cassette recording technology, all in the spirit of Dayton, Ohio’s finest indie band.

The compilation features seven tracks, from the catchy crunch of Invisible Hand‘s opener “Dinosaur Treadmill” to the lowest of low fi burst of energy that is Left & Right‘s “Reexamination Of Fallout Materials”, the sinister groove of Borrowed Beams of Light‘s “Stone Cutters Journal” to the poppy balladry of Weird Mob‘s “Unified Warehouse Terminal”. The mighty Naked Gods throw down the triumphant minute and a half epic “Drinking Penicillin At The Wedding” and Digging Up Virgins conjure the spirit of Tobin Sprout with the gentle “Viet Cong Motivation”. The comp concludes with The Moore Brothers and their hauntingly beautiful “Alice Bird”.

The comp will be available on May 28th in limited quantities on blue vinyl, and can be streamed in its entirety here:

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