The new Matt Fishbeck/Holy Shit album SOLID RAIN is out on vinyl, and will be followed by a second Fishbeck release later this year. SOLID RAIN is the first musical release from Semiotext(e), and the album’s liner notes are by Ariana Reines.
“Putting out the record for us now that L.A. is rapidly changing into a gentrification nightmare is a way to acknowledge how important Matt has been to Semiotext(e) in the last 10 years. It’s kind of a missing piece in that history.” — Semiotext(e) co-editor Hedi El Kholti*
HOLY SHIT—SOLID RAIN, Semiotext(e).
See “Running in the Rain: Josh Da Costa Chats with Matt Fishbeck About Solid Rain,” PARIS LA 15, (Spring 2017): 6 – 9.
*See Josie Thaddeus-Johns, “Holy Shit!,” Frieze, May 26, 2017:
Top: Solid Rain album cover. Photograph by Quentin Dubret.
Bottom: The first Holy Shit performance, in Los Angeles at The Echo, 2006. Left to right: Matt Fishbeck, Janet Kim, Ariel Pink. (Benjamin White not in photograph). Photographer: unknown. Image credit: Holy Shit and Frieze.