Site Move!

God forgive me for taking so bloody long to say, but we’ve moved! Thanks for visiting, but now check out the real site.

Royal Rhino Flying Records’ website has moved to a pretty new tumblr. All orders are now being processed through our bigcartel page.

LOVE YOU!
Dwight

PS, you can buy the Mellows 7″ here.

Much more love than even that message could convey.

<3, Dwight

October 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

Yellow Ostrich – The Morgan Freeman EP

Yellow Ostrich - The Morgan Freeman EP

Inspired by Morgan Freeman’s wikipedia page.

This is the claim made by Alex Schaaf, a Maine resident that records prolifically under the name Yellow Ostrich, about his latest free release: The Morgan Freeman EP. I think for most people this sort of production would strain their notion of a concept album, but the EP is at once incredibly catchy and listenable, while consistently bearing out Schaaf’s claim. Track 4 – for example – “Morgan Freeman’s Alleged Relationship With His Step-Granddaughter,” with its wikipedian title, is an emotional exploration of (Schaaf’s?) feelings about the real-life controversy, that ends with the line “Morgan, I think no one understands you.” The Morgan Freeman EP is six tracks of lo-fi folk-pop; glitchy and driven by primitive beats, and ultimately sustained by good songwriting… enjoyable regardless of one’s post-modernist tendencies. Download it and many other releases from the Yellow Ostrich bandcamp.

Yellow Ostrich – Morgan Freeman’s Selected Filmography
Yellow Ostrich – What Is Morgan Doing Now?

<3

Dwight

August 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm 2 comments

Alice Cohen Exhibition at Live With Animals Gallery

Alice Cohen Collage

Earlier today, Olde English Spelling Bee announced that Williamsburg gallery Live With Animals will be hosting their very own Alice Cohen’s debut solo art exhibition from August 7th to 29th. Normally, I would politely ignore any mention of cultural activities taking place in New York City, because 99.9% of the time I live here in Morgantown, where New York famously isn’t. On this occasion, I can happily let you all know, because I’ll be in town for a week and it will be totally within my power to drop by. I might even not drop by. Who knows. But at least I had a choice. Here’s OESB’s briefing and a preview of a Cohen film set to debut at the opening tonight:

The ever-amazing Alice Cohen has been super busy for the last couple months putting together her first solo art show for the Live With Animals gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show is titled “Mirror Moves For Private Eyes” and will feature paintings, collages, installations, and a brand new 15 minute long animated video that she also created a soundtrack for (an excerpt from the video is below).

There will be musical performances at tonite’s opening by Labanna Bly (P.A.R.A.) and the mysterious Mechanick Preachers (Upstairs cdr / Irma Vep Tapes). The opening party will be from 7 to 10 p.m. – and there will be an afterparty at Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint. Live With Animals is at Metropolitan & Kent in the same building as Monster Island and Secret Project Robot. Below are some snapshots from the exhibit that I took yesterday.

Rest assured, it will be weird.

Dwight

August 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Kites Sail High – Alone/Secrets 12″

Kites Sail High is San Franciscan Mario Baltodano, a composer of what he very descriptively terms “ambient dub.” His 12″ double-EP on Life’s Blood (“aural releasing entity”) showcases that, without really becoming in any way niche – plenty of the tracks are catchy enough to seem not too distantly removed from the “mainstream” (if one can be said to exist) of instrumental indie-pop. Its twelve tracks are a genuinely varied lot, exemplifying more or less his self-characterization and striking several distinct notes: the catchy, the meditative, and sometimes the damn near danceable.

Alone/Secrets saw it’s street date on the fourth of this god-fearing August, and god-willing I’ll be seeing my copy shortly. You can see yours for $13, or a bit more if you aren’t a rosy-cheeked citizen of Uncle Sam’s land.

Kites Sail High – Pollen
Kites Sail High – Dancing Sprinklers

Gordbresy’all,

Dwight

PS, I still love you.

August 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Big Darn Batch of Releases: GOBBLE GOBBLE & Mellows vinyl

Today, we unveil our biggest batch of vinyl to date and one of the single biggest expenditures of energy I’ve ever subjected myself to:

•RRFR-020, GOBBLE GOBBLE Neon Graveyard 12” LP
•RRFR-022, Mellows It’s In The Stones/Ghostriding 7”
•RRFR-023, GOBBLE GOBBLE Lawn Knives/End of Days 7”

Head over to our Orders to grab a copy or copies, and download all three releases totally for free.

Love,
Dwight

GOBBLE GOBBLE – Neon Graveyard 12” LP

•RRFR-020, GOBBLE GOBBLE Neon Graveyard 12” LP

Mellows – It’s In The Stones/Ghostriding 7”

•RRFR-022, Mellows It’s In The Stones/Ghostriding 7”

GOBBLE GOBBLE - Lawn Knives/End of Days7”

•RRFR-023, GOBBLE GOBBLE Lawn Knives/End of Days 7”

August 6, 2010 at 1:51 am 1 comment

Updates & Wish Remixes GOBBLE GOBBLE

wish

Today, after a nearly month long revery, fraught with complex planning and extensive nonsensing about, the silence ends! Over the next month or so, the public face of Royal Rhino will shift a bit, along with what you may expect from release to release. We’ll have a better website, a slew of releases, new projects and fun furloughs with friends, and loads of free stuff. This August, expect a free EP from Cough Cool and the official release of GOBBLE GOBBLE’s debut LP Neon Graveyard on a gorgeous white 12″ and breakout Lawn Knives/End of Days singles on black and transparent 7″s, coming up for preorder in the next couple of weeks and shipping on August 17th. More on both soon.

In the meantime, redigest GOBBLE GOBBLE’s “Lawn Knives” and the first of a whole slew of remixes Cecil’s songs will be subjected to (the first of three that Wish alone will be handling) while we gear up for their official releases:

GOBBLE GOBBLE – Lawn Knives
GOBBLE GOBBLE – Lawn Knives (Wish Remix, Take 1)

& download both GOBBLE GOBBLE releases in their present entirety while you’re at it – each download will be supplemented with its full compliment of remixes once they’ve all been made, hehe:

Neon Graveyard 12″
Lawn Knives/End of Days 7″

While everything develops, the website will probably be less frequently tended than in the past. For more consistent updates, friend us on facebook and keep your eyes peeled.

Love love lovE,
DwighT

August 1, 2010 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

GOBBLE GOBBLE + Weed Diamond Tour Dates

I’m a bit late getting these up, but I thought I’d fill everyone in on the tour schedules for two of our favorite bands, the first with a bunch of releases coming up this summer and the second with an LP slated to ring in the fall.

GOBBLE GOBBLE

July 3rd – Calgary, AB, CA @ The Weird Canada/Sled Island BBQ, Tubby Dog
July 4th – Winnipeg, MB, CA @ Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre
July 5th – Thunder Bay, ON, CA @ The Apollo
July 6th – Thessalon, ON, CA @ Auld Kirk Arts
July 7th – Toronto, ON, CA @ The ALL CAPS Festival
July 8th – Toronto, ON, CA @ The ALL CAPS Festival
July 9th – Waterloo, ON, CA @ The Screaming Fish
July 10th – Guelph, ON, CA @ The Upper Deck
July 11th – London, ON, CA @ TBA
July 12th – Kingston, ON, CA @ TBA
July 13th – Peterborough, ON, CA @ The Spill
July 14th – Montreal, QC, CA @ The Playhouse
July 16th – Quebec, QC, CA @ The OFF Festival
July 17th – Fredericton, @ NB BOOM! Space
July 19th – Halifax, NS, CA @ House Party
July 20th – Charlottetown, PEI, CA @ The Alibi
July 21st – Springhill, NS, CA @ Fundraiser
July 22nd – Fredericton, NB, CA @ The Farmer’s Market
July 23rd – Antigonish, NS, CA @ The EVOLVE Festival
July 24th – Antigonish, NS, CA @ The EVOLVE Festival
July 26th – Toronto, ON, CA @ Brohaus
July 27th – Batchawana Bay, ON, CA @ Scotch Tapes Beach Party
July 28th – Thunder Bay, ON, CA @ The Willarium
July 29th – Winnipeg, MB, CA @ GOODFORM
July 30th – Saskatoon, SK, CA @ Amigo’s
August 1st – Edmonton, AB, CA @ The ARTery
August 3rd – Calgary, AB, CA @ Tubby Dog
August 4th – Missoula, MT @ BSMT
August 5th – Sheridan/Cheyenne, WY @ Sheridan Inn
August 6th – Denver, CO @ House Show
August 7th – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Rubbish Gallery
August 8th – Fort Collins, CO @ Artlab
August 9th – Salt Lake City, UT @ House Show
August 10th – Reno, NV @ The Closet
August 12th – San Francisco, CA @ Milk
August 13th – Sunnyvale, CA @ Julian’s House
August 14th – Los Angeles, CA @ McWorld
August 15th – Irvine, CA @ Acrobatics Everyday
August 17th – San Diego, CA @ TBA
August 19th – Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
August 20th – Tucson, AZ @ TBA
August 21st – Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
August 22nd – Denton, TX @ TBA
August 23rd – Paris, TX @ House Show
August 24th – Dallas, TX @ TBA
August 25th – Austin, TX @ House Show
August 26th – New Orleans, LA @ TBA
August 27th – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
August 28th – Gainesville, FL @ Spin Cycle
August 29th – Miami, FL @ TBA
August 30th – Jacksonville, FL @ TBA
August 31st – Orlando, FL @ The Barbecue Bar

Weed Diamond, with Dash Jacket and Tan Dollar

July 7th – Irvine, CA @ UC Irvine, w/60 Watt Kidd
July 8th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell w/Nicole Kidman
July 9th – Santa Barbara, CA @ TBA
July 10th – Oakland, CA @ TBA
July 11th – San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar on Haight St.
July 12th – Sacramento, CA @ The Den
July 13th – Eureka, CA @ Empire Squared
July 14th – Portland, OR @ Ella St. Social Club w/Burning Yellows + And And And
July 15th – Olympia, WA @The Mango House w/Naomi Punk + APOC
July 16th – Seattle, WA @ Cairo w/ Wet Paint
July 17th – Portland, OR @ House show, daytime mini-festival
July 19th – Davis, CA @ The Shack
July 20th – San Francisco, CA @ Submission w/Neighbors
July 21st – Santa Cruz, CA @ House show
July 22nd – San Luis Obispo, CA @ TBA
July 23rd – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Curio w/Slow Animal
July 24th – Laguna Beach, CA @ TrashPretty (vintage store)
July 25th – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe

<3 <3 <3

Dwight

July 3, 2010 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

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