Thursday, August 26, 2010

Observatory - 5th Anniversary Edition

2010 marks the 5th Anniversary of Observatory's first (and currently, only) full length release. To celebrate, we are releasing a FREE download with a bit of a re-organization of the track listing. Download it now!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Buy Stuff Here

Please let me know what you want to purchase, by emailing me here. We do accept PayPal.

(erg029) OBSERVATORY / BLUIGLOOS - Text / All the Rage Split - $5
(erg026) THE VAGUE ACCOUNTANTS - Mellow1 Single - $6
(erg012) HEY! DEATH? - Ze Bastard synthetics EP - $10
(erg009) OBSERVATORY - Observatory - $10
(erg006) OBSERVATORY - Danger in the Drowse/Audit of James Single - $6
(LDCK08CD) LEGIONNAIRE'S DISEASE - A Chatham Kent Indie Compilation - $15 (Includes Tracks from Underwater Solitaire & Observatory)

2010 Effortless Records Logo Hoodie (black) (M/L/XL) - $40
2010 Effortless Records Logo T-Shirt (black/white) (M/L/XL) - $20

Effortless Records - 2009 Logo Sticker - $ FREE
Effortless Records - Keith Smith YellowTeddyBear Sticker - $ FREE
Observatory - Secrets or MemoryMan Sticker - $ FREE

Please let me know what you want to purchase, by emailing me here.
We do accept PayPal. A small shipping charge will be added to your total.

Sunday, August 15, 2010



New Release: Observatory / BluIgloos Split Single


Found my Sam Roberts Autograph!

Summer Days....

Not much to report. The Studio is busy, despite many technical glitches. 2 weeks ago the main data drive blew. (The one with ALL the recordings on it). Through luck and minor technical wizardry, I was able to save everything. Fast forward a week after that, during a mastering session with Hey! Death?, Cam and myself watched helplessly as the other drive followed suit. That one - could not be saved.

Luckily, no recordings were lost. Just time. Lots of time was lost. We were able to borrow Kyle's rig from ITA Studio 2, which saved the Gay's 3 day recording session. Yay!

Recent studio visitors include Gay, Hey! Death?, Observatory, The Exotic Pets, and The BluIgloos. So much recording - still with nothing being close to a release. I know it's only rock and roll - but I like it.

Updated: Studio Page

I think this summer has been pretty shitty.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Observatory vs. Mod Cloth!

Astral Grenades was selected to be in the background of this Mod Cloth promo video!!!

What's going on at Effortless... (Rumor Mill)

A little update on some of the going(s) on around here...

1. Yes - the place is for sale. I have no idea what will happen, but I'm also not too worried. I don't like the expense of the place - and I can find a better deal elsewhere, if need be.

2. The Exotic Pets have been in studio a fair amount...

3. The Gays are still working on their project...

4. The Hey! Death? project may be back on the table...

5. Observatory's "Secrets of Memory Man" may be back on the table...

6. An Observatory song has been chosen as part of a fashion project... I have no details at this time.

7. Gear has been sold.

8. Some geer has been purchased.

9. The Studio still has no name - but is for sale - doh!

All around, it's been an Effortless Summer - for better or worse.