2016 Year In Review 26 December 2016

2016 was one of our busiest years yet. We continued our annual streak of releasing a Self Defense Family record, put out another amazing record by Hollow Sunshine as well as an EP compilation, and we were lucky enough to connect with Neaux and Mary and the Small Omission for their debut and sophomore releases, respectively.

Thank you for your support of us and of our bands. We're proud of them and their releases. We're now looking forward to an exciting 2017 with releases forthcoming from Neaux,Other Houses, Self Defense Family, Hollow Sunshine and others. Check out our recap of 2016 below.

- David and Xin
Iron Pier

Mary and the Small Omission - The Effects Are Cumulative
Mary Brulatour (Self Defense Family) and Steve Price merge electronic pop, ambient drone, and jarring electronic loops to craft a unique and fascinating musical statement.


Hollow Sunshine - Bible Sea
Dark, all-electronic dreampop record from acclaimed visual artist Reuben Sawyer and songwriter Morgan Enos. Disfigured samples, 808 sequences, and driving industrial percussion. The first in Iron Pier's Mini LP series.


Self Defense Family - Colicky
A dark, roiling post-punk gem: a jagged, unflinching look at the disintegration of love and intimacy. Tight and eclectic, ranging from cerebrality and coolness to measured chaos. #2 in IRP mini-LP series.


Neaux - Fell Off The Deep End
Debut CS by Nick Fit (Loss Leader, Trash Talk), Sierra Kay (VERSA), Ryan Briggs (Have Heart) and Chris Peters. An alt-rock band who mix distorted garage rock with shoegaze, lyrical vulnerability and vocal melodicism.


Hollow Sunshine - Coward + Leader + Omega
Compilation of three guitar-based EPs from the prolific Hollow Sunshine duo. The pensive Coward casts a long, paranoid shadow, Leader's buoyant pop almost seems to defy gravity, and Omega burns the whole script in a psychedelic fever.