Behind the vision
Just days after my last record release, I left Toronto and moved to Spain. My life changed in a big way. That’s when I knew I'd be better off slowing down a bit, and taking my time with this next project. The change of scenerey really helped, and allowed my musical sensibilities room to stretch out some. This record is a purposeful step out of the box, conceptually, stylistically, and in how I approached the writing. I can't wait to share it with you.
Follow along with the full color insert sleeve which includes the lyrics for all 10 songs on the record. Each vinyl is pressed on high-quality audiophile-grade vinyl, ensuring that every detail of the storytelling is captured with clarity and precision.
the indelible creative act
The permanent creative expression that tattoos are, always made made me want to put thought into the ones I got. If it’s gonna be there forever, it should carry some meaning with it right? I feel the same way about the songs I write, so my tattoos seemed like a good place to pull an album concept from. I stuck to the "concept album" path, and that pushed me to new places in the writing and production which in turn lent to a more cohesive album.
As I was listening back to the first demos of the record, I realized that I had been looking for some personal change. Spiritually, creatively, socially, humanly. Later, in the project’s final phase I would find that this personal evolvolution was more important than I had first understood. It was to help me cope with the tragic suicide of my older brother, the death of both my stepfather and my dad, and the loss of one of my closest friends, all in pretty close proximity to each other. The process of creating is therapuetic somehow. I'm thankul for it.
for the format
To avoid compromising the sound of the vinyl, I kept it to 10 songs, less than 18 minutes on each side. This helps give the songs the space they need on the pressed vinyl to sound their best. (the more songs on the vinyl, the less fidelity) That being said, the full scope of what I wanted to say, and in the format of how I first envisioned the record, is presented best in the included digital download, which contains 5 additional songs. (download version only available with vinyl)
This release is truly special. *limited edition vinyl. There will only ever be 300 of these coke-bottle green pressings in existence. Get your hands on the deluxe vinyl before they're gone.
This is a very personal record, one that I’m more than happy to share with anyone with ears to hear. I learned a lot while making these songs. I feel like that’s an intrinsic value that comes with making art. It’s also a decent indicator that I’ve taken the right path, or at least as close as I can get to it. If I get to feeling like I can’t improve on the creation of these records, that’ll be the day I pack it in and go do something else. Hopefully that day will never come.
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Rel McCoy - The Tiger The Sparrow The Koi & The Chameleon
Full length album - 12” Vinyl
Limited edition features:
*COKE BOTTLE GREEN VINYL, FULL COLOR INNER SLEEVE WITH SONG LYRICS
*DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - **TSKC +5 additional songs (not on streaming services)
*INCLUDES FULL STICKER SET - 4pcs
TSKC | crewneck
Here comes that cool night breezing… It’s no time to simply be sporting just the T.S.K.C. polo… (although you do look cool as hell in it) but this right here.., this? This is the ultimate polo companion, the official T.S.K.C. Crewneck! Scientists can’t determine how you’re able to keep so cozy warm, and yet, are visibly, obviously, undoubtedly, arguably, the most frosty chill in this classic one of a kind long-sleeve. Check out the symbols on the front tho! Heat pressed and also hand sewn for the double seal of approval and maximum strength, the embroidered patches on this one of a kind pullover are stunning. Comes in Black, with all 4 album symbol patches across the front 4 size selections
LIMITED APPAREL COLLECTION
TSKC | Polo
This short-sleeve technical polo-shirt is maaaad comfortable tho. No cap! Made from 100% cotton, its breathable, easy to wash and dry fabric keeps that smooth feeling intact, to keep you looking fresh season after season. The classic knitted collar and 3 button placket bring that classy look, whether you like to rock it closed to the top button or wide-open, Tom Selleck style. Now in fashion for both men and women, the TSKC Polo comes in 4 different color choices - The Tiger (clay orange), The Sparrow (zen blue) , The Koi (light pink), or The Chameleon (mist green). Comes in and in 4 size selections, S M L XL. Did we mention?? These polos are the perfect pairing with T.S.K.C. Unisex Crew neck sweater. Pop that collar out the top of the crew neck for max fleek!
The official TSKC beanie. They say cooler heads prevail… but frozen heads fail. Head out in the cold and retain your body heat in style this year. This bad-ass beanie is made from 100% soft-touch acrylic, is sooo soft to the touch, and well insulating. This unisex luxurious double layer knit cuffed beanie is available in Black (with TIger embroidered patch) White (with Sparrow embroidered patch) Surf Blue (with Koi embroidered patch) and Bottle Green (with Chameleon embroidered patch) Rep the new Rel McCoy album in style with a TSKC Beanie today! One size fits all adults.
TSKC | Beanie
Easy peel back, the stickers included in this package are single color with clear backing. Great for transparent surfaces. (the yellow aspect seen in the thumbnail is actually the color of the peel off backing)
TSKC | stickerS (4)
You're here. That means you're a subscriber, and/or someone who I personally passed this link to. For a limited time I'm offering the vinyl & TSKC SET items to you at a discounted price. I want to give everyone a fair chance to get a copy of the limited vinyl, but will be happier if it goes to you, someone who's realluy engaed with what I've been working so hard at over here.
Just want to put this bug in your ear. All that you see here, comes from me. It's not just the music. From photos, to web design, to written copy, merch designs, video animations and a ton more... ALL of it. I'm working at this constantly. I say that to say, please forgive me if I missed something along the way, or made tpyos of any kind etc. Secondly, every order in the shop big or small, are what keep me doing this. Not a hobby, a full time job that I'm grateful to have. I'm doing my best to honour you with my commitment to make great music, and honor myself by staying transparent and down to earth.. Please accept my deepest THANK YOU for your continued support. 👊🏼💥