XLR8R's Best of 2017: Labels
Here are some of the year's best homes for great music, as chosen by the XLR8R staff.

Record labels play a major though often underestimated role in defining our musical tastes. The growth of the internet, and that of Soundcloud and Spotify, has made access to music far easier than it …

Second Storey Returns to Houndstooth
'Lucid Locations' LP is scheduled for August 25 release.

Alec Storey (a.k.a Second Storey) will release his second LP via Houndstooth—having release his first in 2014. Lucid Locations was informed not only by his own movements between the Suffolk countrysid…

Second Storey & Appleblim Return to R&S
'Gimme 6' EP is scheduled for November 4 release.

Second Storey & Appleblim will return to R&S for the Gimme 6 EP. Since their initial forays in 2015 on the label in the form of a trio of EPs and a compilation, the duo have gone on to refine …

Premiere: Watch a New Video from Second Storey
The London producer has shared an astronaut-themed video for a track on his debut album on Houndstooth.

London-based producer Alec Storey, who operates under the solo alias Second Storey, has shared a new video for “The Overview Effects (Parts 1 & 2).” Taken from his debut full-length Do…

Premiere: Hear Shackleton Remix ALSO's "Ashford Swaiths"
The Skull Disco co-founder reworks ALSO's original for R & S Records.

Following on from their trilogy of EP’s for the peerless R&S Records, Appleblim and Second Storey (a.k.a. ALSO) released their debut self titled LP this week to great acclaim.  Featured as a…

Second Storey Double Divide

Formerly operating under the name Al Tourettes, London-based artist Alec Storey began creating music as Second Storey in 2013 with his Margosa Heights EP. The four-track release confidently marked the…

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