Red Pants Share Paper Moon From The Just Released Gentle Centuries EP

Today Red Pants, the Madison, WI lo-fi recording project of Jason Lambeth issues Gentle Centuries which follows up the excellent When We Were Dancing released early this year on Paisley Shirt Records. For those familiar with our pages may remember last winters coverage of Red Pants here. I recently caught up with Jason to discuss the new album and video which we’re thrilled to be premiering today to learn a bit more about how these songs came to life in Lambeth’s basement. “Gentle Centuries began in the early winter of ’22 when Elsa Nekola and I started practicing more and more in my basement. We ended up recording an acoustic version of the last Red Pants album live to my 4-track and that led us to want to continue recording more on the 4-track as opposed to on the computer like we usually do. Because we were in my basement instead of our usual practice space, I got to incorporate my acoustic guitar and my old Hammond organ as the main instruments. This was our first time playing with the organ and drum set up. Elsa picked up on my Stereolab/Krautrock vibes immediately on Century Phaser and that sort of busted the door wide open to try anything. One session, I presented Paper Moon as a couple new chords and we made it through it well enough on the second take that I was able to finish writing the song around the improvised take.

Check out the charming new video for Paper Moon. Highly recommended for fans of cassettes, ice coffee, not to mention intelligent and captivating post-underground pop songs. You can obtain both the limited edition tape or digital copies of the album at Red Pants Bandcamp.

Premiere: Red Pants – Another Haircut [Video]

Madison, WI post lo-fi concern, Red Pants will release their 2nd long playing album, When We Were Dancing on February 18th via San Francisco’s exemplary Paisley Shirt Records. The release will be available both digitally and on limited run of 100 cassettes. For the uninitiated, Red Pants is the solo project of Jason Lambeth: curator and owner behind Painted Blonde Tapes, avid 4-track cassette user, father, and all-around supporter of independent & DIY music-makers. Jason is joined by longtime collaborator Elsa Nekola on drums and vocals to complete their most spacious sounding album yet.

Today Red Pants give us the privilege of premiering their new song and video for Another Haircut. On the track the duo delivers massive hooks, guitar fuzz, and driving beats. The video for the noise pop gem has the feel of an adorable home movie, featuring Lambeth’s two daughters.

Red Pants forthcoming new album, While We Were Dancing is avialable for pre-order now.