Kathy Heideman - Move With Love
Oh man, Kathy Heideman, you guys! We’ve been trying to get this record in the club for years! I can’t even tell you how excited we are to have finally scored this one and with a Tandem exclusive color variant to boot! It’s happening! Our friend Phil brought this album into our lives a few years ago and Kathleen played it constantly at home and in both shops for several months. I wrote to Numero right away to see about getting it for The Good Thing. They had some copies in stock at the time but not enough to fill the subscription. Bummer! I continued to check in with the label periodically over the years to see if any turned up, as if they might find hundreds of Kathy Heidemen records that had fallen behind a cabinet. Earlier this year they wrote back informing me that it was about to be repressed! Finally! Only recently did we learn about the amazing background on this record. At some point in the mid-70s Kathy recorded it as a demo for a songwriter she’d just met named Dia Joyce. Joyce didn’t like the way the album came out and apparently destroyed the master tapes and most of the records that got pressed. Providence played its hand in 2007 when Andy Cabic of San Francisco band Vetiver found a copy in a thrift store. The next year Vetiver covered “Sleep a Million Years” for their covers record which brought Move With Love out of the dark and finally into your hands today. Numero Group tracked down Joyce before her death in 2010 and Kathy was finally tracked down in 2019 under the name Kat James living in Park City, UT. The album was first reissued in 2013. Heideman was, understandably, completely taken aback by the success of the album after all of these years. Just imagine. Great story for a great record. Enjoy this one!
Niquinho - Carmo de Minas, Brazil
Brazil is not just for blending. It's taken us a little while to get on that train, but after such strong feedback from our single origin Brazil lots last year, we knew we had to bring some stuff back. This is our second year in a row offering coffee from Sitio Senhor Niquinho, though our lot this year is a natural process instead of honey. This mid-size farm in Carmo de Minas primarily grows Yellow Bourbon, but this lot is 100 percent Red Bourbon, and it's incredibly sweet. While it is a natural process, there's no funk to be found. Juicy grape flavors give way to ripe cherries and a pastry-like sweetness.