twosyllable records


Where We Have Been and What We’ve Been Up To

Where We Have Been and What We’ve Been Up To March 27, 2014

There comes a time in every label’s life where it must take a hiatus. Ours happened in 2012. It wasn’t calculated or pre-determined in any way, but Zach was planning a wedding and Brian was embroiled in personal and professional pursuits of his own. Both were about to move to a new neighborhood and time just wasn’t on their side.

Then, it was January 2013 when Twosyllable would unexpectedly receive the masters for one of the most incredible and powerful releases to date, Candy Claws’ Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time. We immediately began on a plan for release. Partnering with composer Bryan Senti, our go to mastering engineer, Michael Satlsman, our fabulous distributor, MRI, and our stand-by producer we set a release date for June 25. 

That’s when it all started to fall apart…As the release date approached, we learned that unbeknownst to us, our local vinyl plant had shuttered. And, with hundreds of pre-orders to fill, we had no stock. Zero. 

We scrambled to get our hands on the metal parts from the factory, and when we finally did, WEEKS later, they were too damaged to use. Our distributor put us in touch with a new local plant, Brooklyn Phono, who then took over the job from scratch, unfortunately putting us in a long cue with the rest of their incredible customers. Again, weeks passed. 

But today, we come with good news…! This upcoming Tuesday, April 1, Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time will finally be available in stores in the US! If you haven’t heard the record, stream it below and pick up a copy at your local record store on Tuesday! 

P.S. For our international customers… While we are no longer shipping internationally due to exorbitant costs, know that we are working on a solution for this record in particular. Check back here for updates as we have them. You can always e-mail us with questions:

Heads Up World, “Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time” Out June 25

Heads Up World, “Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time” Out June 25 May 22, 2013


On their fourth full-length album - third for Twosyllable - Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time, Fort Collins creative collective Candy Claws delve deep into new territory. The subject for the concept of this album goes beyond place and time and takes the listener on a Journey Through the Mesozoic Era. The album is divided into three parts highlighting major periods of the extinct reptiles’ history, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. Experience it in one sitting and the story will unfold before you like a theatrical play, grandiose at times and playful at others.

Of track “Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)”, Pitchfork says:

"…in adding a palpable joy and guileless wonder to the shoegaze blueprint…Candy Claws ensure that "Transitional Bird" sounds like pretty much nothing else that’s resulted in 20+ years of Loveless worship."

Listen to “Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)” here !

Pre-oder the LP here



New Release: TSR016 Candy Claws - Two Airships / Exploder Falls

New Release: TSR016 Candy Claws - Two Airships / Exploder Falls September 14, 2012


On Tuesday September 18, for the first time EVER, Candy Claws freshman release, “Two Airships / Exploder Falls” is available on beautiful, audiophile vinyl! 

To celebrate this momentous occasion, please visit, click on the titles under the video, and enjoy both A- and B-sides of this phenomenal release. 

And when you’re done—and full hooked—pick up your 12” white label copy here

New Release: TSR015: Houtakker - Houtakker

New Release: TSR015: Houtakker - Houtakker August 29, 2012

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for Joseph Murphy, the man behind Chicago’s Houtakker, to expand on songs we’d heard over the past few years.  We are proud to digitally release this first offering from Houtakker.

Houtakker is no stranger to twosyllable, we included his wonderful “Judy, Judy” on our Chicago Comp last summer and he has played with Distractions and Pet Lions for years.

More interested in tones, textures and melodies than technique, Houtakker just wants to make you feel good.

Check out “The Spirit of Invention” below, and head over to our Bandcamp to listen to the entire album.

Houtakker - Houtakker

Digital | out August 28th

  1. Le Sphere De Monde
  2. Hush-a-Lala
  3. Your Front Door
  4. Judy, Judy
  5. The Spirit of Invention
  6. Inner Eye
  7. Death & Love
  8. You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice
  9. Endless Skies