Glass Wands' Glass Wands available March 25th!
2013 was the first year in a decade without an official Esperanza release, but it was also a year marked with tremendous change. From our inception, we've rolled out the releases from our adopted home of Jackson, MS, but in June of last year, some new opportunites arose, so we packed up a moving truck and made our way north to set up our new homebase in Memphis, TN. Since, we've been slowly gearing up to get back to business, and we're starting the new year by welcoming a new (sorta) addition to the roster!
On March 25, we'll be releasing the debut release of Glass Wands, the solo project of Little Rock native Brooks Tipton. Brooks is no stranger to Esperanza, as he was a founding member of Bear Colony, and toured with Colour Revolt during their final days. Following the wrap of Colour Revolt's final tour, Brooks shifted his full attention to his solo material, and (with an assist from fellow Esperanza compatriot Chase Pagan) began recording in early 2013 back in his home state of Arkansas. What he's created is something unlike any of his other affiliated projects. The thirteen sweeping instrumental tracks that make up this debut each play like an individual score to their own moving picture...and they do not disappoint! Stay tuned here and here for more exciting news from Glass Wands throughout 2014.
In addition to the Glass Wands debut, we've got some other goodies in the works for later in the year. More to come...from Memphis!
Hi. We're Esperanza Plantation. We opened our doors in 2002. That makes us like 48 in indie-label years. What have we learned since our inception? Lots. We formed our own credo which sums up the entire experience: "Don't start a record label on the cusp of a digital revolution unless you're in it for the art." Fortunately, we're in it for art's sake, and have seen our family grow steadily since the first split 7" release as a result. However, through this growth one constant still remains --- we still believe in a sense of "hope" (esperanza) that music can provide and instill, and we're working to give this art a happy home.