SEASONAL SÉANCE : SUMMER SOLSTICE


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



May Day by SILICA GEL


        The source for this piece is “Kalenda Maia,” a 12th century Occitan troubadour song by Raimbaut de                   Vaqueiras.  "Kalenda Maia" roughly translates to "First of May" or "May Day" in English.  Silica Gel
        channels the full ecstasy of spring by wrangling the song into a digital psycho crush banger with
        warped visuals to match in this video teaser.  Enjoy and stay stoked for More Mangled Medieval singles             coming from them soon!


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              SEASONAL SÉANCE : VERNAL EQUINOX



                    Seasonal Séance spring tapes, Art prints & Zines are available. Git 'em Here!
                    The zine features art by Sarah C.R. & Jasper Lee, album notes on the music and
                    additional contributions from the musicians.                  
                    Seasonal Séance is a rekindling of seasonal awareness & celebration through                     sonic folk craft in the Southeastern United States. Herein are personal and                     collective interpretations of timely folk songs, sonic evocations of ancient rites,                     calls for cultivation and growth, communications with the spirits of the season,                     holiday music for astronomical observances.
                        The first volume is a collection of music made for Spring and released on the                     Vernal Equinox. Featuring Mother Harmony, Flusnoix, Turner Williams Jr., Cleers,                   Jimmy Griffin, Victor Spezzini, Karst Vanities, Magic Tuber Stringband & Jasper Lee.
                    Throw your windows wide and let it pour over the plants and planets around you!
                  The series will continue with volumes being released on each equinox & solstice
                    this year, providing the soundtrack to your own seasonal rites and gatherings.                     Stay tuned!