Welcome to the new Cherub website.
Our fifteenth birthday is this year and so we figured it was time to open up the archives. We have scanned in hundreds of photos, flyers, and ephemera from every dusty corner of Cherub history. Soon, you'll be able to throwback, flashback, or slapback any day of the week you choose! We'll also be releasing lots of videos that have been transferred from various outdated analog formats. And if that wasn't enough, we have commissioned friends to write about each of the main projects for a zine that will companion a huge digital compilation.
But first, we decided to release a very special collection of recordings by the infamous Richmond improvisational group, The Colloquial Orchestra. The group is led by musical wizard, Dave Watkins and features many familiar faces from the RVAmusic community and Cherub family. The live recordings span over four years and range in sonic texture from quiet acoustic to funky Arkestra-esk jams to thick walls of electric guitar noise. We believe this to be an interesting and important document that helps tell the evolving Richmond scene. Along with the live recordings, we have collected a handful of videos, photos and flyers which will be released at the same time.
The Colloquial Orchestra collection continues our passion for releasing live recordings, that serve as audio mile markers of our community music and arts scene. We hope you'll go back listen to Lynchburg's Wakovia Bank Robbers and RVA's Baby Help Me Forget (plus the bonus Sprout closing show recordings) to hear the bigger picture of our evolution from bedroom record label in Lynchburg, VA to tiny home office label in Richmond, VA.
PJ Sykes 9/6/16