Joyful Noise Recordings, based out of Indiannapolis, have announced that they will begin a series of 7″ releases that they're calling Cause and Effect. The releases will be split 7″s, which JN describe as having “an inﬂuential, historically-significant solo musician on Side A, and the modern result of that musical influence on Side B.” The first volume, which is set to release on 5/28, conveniently the date of my birthday (hint hint), features Thurston Moore/Talk Normal, Lou Barlow/Dumb Numbers, and David Yow/Child Bite. The special, limited edition run that is available only to VIP Joyful Noise members is pressed on silver/clear split color vinyl, while the regular edition for all the other people, is printed on black/clear color vinyl. The three 7″s are packaged together with beautiful line drawing art by Shawn K Knight, including sketches of the bands as inserts.
It's a great little package that will become a yearly series to look out for on Joyful Noise, and you can stream the six tracks at the bottom of this link.