As the vinyl “boom” continues to look more like a bubble and beloved record shops like Other Music are forced to shutter, one simple question remains for working class musicians: What now? Underwater Peoples co-founder Evan Ønly has figured out one answer in the form of /\/\ARBLE, an EP due out next Friday as a digital release and design line. You read that right: the record doubles as /\/\ARBLE SS16, a limited series of all-over printed sweatshirts, iPhone cases, canvas prints, furniture pieces, and more.
Here’s what Ønly had to say about the project, followed by some product shots and the #selftitledpremiere of “Reboot,” a steam-pressed pop song powered by lithe synth lines, mechanized counter melodies, and a lingering sense of melancholy:
(Underwater Peoples, June 24th)
3. Tough Love
4. Clique Bait Queen
5. Birch Reprise