We are so honored to collaborate with many incredible artists from across the country on this project including Angel Bat Dawid, Frank Hurricane, White Gourd, P.O.T.I.S., Junior Mint Prince, Them Natives, Jamillah Bell, Silica Gel and more.  Herein are sonic evocations of the season, calls for cultivation and growth, a musical communion of people and spirits. This collective effort to align ourselves with the currents of the season feels especially important right now as so many of us are fighting for racial equity and systemic change.  In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, proceeds from this album will be donated to the amazing Black Women's Blueprint group and the Musical Arts Institute.  It is Sweet Wreath's mission to be a platform for revolutionary ideas and to highlight the role of music and art in activism.  We hope you enjoy this unique album and have a beautiful and powerful summer ahead!  Listen and get a tape or download here!

~ Pink Dust ~
Music by Cleers
Art by Devon McFarland

Introducing a new monthly single series by Cleers!  Is there such a thing as an improv single? 
There is Now!  Are experimental artists aware of what people call "the marketplace"?  Not really! 
From the mutant were-mind of Taylor Rouss comes a deep dive into supernatural free jazz
that is sure to tingle the senses.

"Pink Dust" is dedicated to Betty and Barney Hill, the first American couple to report being
abducted by aliens in September of 1961.  Betty and Barney were driving through the mountains
of New Hampshire when they saw a point of light which bounced around in the sky and eventually
approached their vehicle.  Several humanoid figures were seen in the windows of the craft which
resembled the shape of a giant pancake.  One figure communicated to Barney, telling him to
"stay where you are and keep looking."  The Hills quickly drove away but heard a rhythmic series of
buzzing or beeping sounds vibrating their car and sending tingling sensations through their bodies. 
They then experienced an altered state of consciousness and returned to awareness after having
traveled 35 miles. (there's a lot more details to this story which are worth looking up!)  After they
returned home from their encounter, Betty noticed her dress was torn and hung it in the closet. 
She later took it out to hang on her clothesline and discovered a pink powder on the dress which
blew away in the wind.

Listen to Pink Dust Here

~ Mary Anderson ~
Music by Cleers
Art by Devon McFarland

Our next release in the Cleers single series is dedicated to notable Birmingham figure and inventor of the windshield wiper, Mary Anderson!

Mary was an entrepreneur who thought of the idea for the windshield wiper on a visit to New York in 1902. She was traveling aboard a trolly through the snowy streets, when she saw that the driver had to repeatedly get out of the trolly to clear the wet, icy windshield.  When she returned to Birmingham, she hired a designer to assist in the creation of a blade that could clear the window and be controlled from inside the vehicle. Anderson sought and received a patent for her invention in 1903.

Continuing in a vein of music which evokes the stories of curious explorers, Cleers recorded a piece dedicated to Mary Anderson and her gift to travelers in all manner of vehicular craft. In the first half of the piece, you may hear what it's like to drive without windshield wipers. The second half of the piece is the sound of driving with windshield wipers. We present Cleers. Seen Cleerly. Through a Cleer window. A window of Invisible Sound. Mary Anderson, thank you.

Listen to Mary Anderson Here