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Russian Tsarlag / Secret Boyfriend – Split CS

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Russian Tsarlag and Secret Boyfriend are two of the most distinct and inimitable makers in the canon of the contemporary American β€œDIY” underground. In 2013, the two artists released an untitled split 12” on Ryan Martin’s (Secret Boyfriend) prolific π»π‘œπ‘‘ π‘…π‘’π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘’π‘  label. It’s a pleasure to host their reunion as a part of the ENXPL series, sharing new work.

Russian Tsarlag’s side A is gorgeously trudging and despondent; these syrup drenched ballads and collages sit amongst some of his finest work, (see his most recent self released work through his Wasp Video Roadhouse imprint). Side B is the domain of Secret Boyfriend. The effort hosts an eclectic batch of dense and emotive ambient passages, live recording, and bedroom shoe-gaze. Martin’s Secret Boyfriend project allows for a fluidity in form and content, mastering longing through a myriad of languages.



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