You heard “Sykia,” you heard “My Place,” and you watched all the live videos in eager anticipation for this, Young Buffalo’s debut album: House! It’s so close you can taste it… now House is available for preorder! Be prepared to have a good time when the album is fully released!
1. Man In Your Dreams
2. No Idea
4. Cliff Diver
5. My Place
7. Black Eye
8. Summertime Blondes
10. Old Soul
11. Beat Back
Brandi Carlile will make her independent label debut on ATO with the release of The Firewatcher s Daughter. The 12-song album explodes with energy, urgency and pristine harmonies and represents the start of a fresh chapter for Carlile and her longtime collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth, also known as The Twins.
1. Wherever Is Your Heart
2. The Eye
3. The Things I Regret
4. Mainstream Kid
5. Beginning To Feel The Years
6. Wilder (We're Chained)
7. Blood Muscle Skin & Bone
8. I Belong To You
10. The Stranger At My Door
11. Heroes and Songs
12. Murder In The City
Daisyhead is made up of Zach Chiarizzio (bass/vocals), Michael Roe (vocals/guitar), Curtis DuRard (guitar) and Chad Burroughs (drums). The band’s sound takes listeners back to the heyday of the 90’s post-hardcore/alternative rock and early 2000’s era of Revelation Records while injecting their own unique edge and style. In 2013, they released their debut EP, I Couldn’t Face You, which helped established the band as one of their scene's most promising newcomers.
In the fall of 2013, Daisyhead joined No Sleep Records and released a split EP with Have Mercy early the following year. After touring in support of the release the band entered the studio in the fall of 2014 to record their debut full-length record, The Smallest Light.
"The Smallest Light is a record with thoughts shared by each member of the band, which makes it so much more special to me," says Roe. "We wanted to be sure our first LP was one we were all really proud of, and that’s exactly what it is. It’s a pleasure to be releasing a record alongside some of my personal all time favorite records. I can tell that this record would not nearly be the same if it wasn’t this exact lineup. Everyone equally shared the responsibility of making it what it is, and that becomes apparent when you learn more about the meaning behind the songs."
After several years of touring and EP releases, Daisyhead has arrived with the debut fans have been waiting for. From the infectious and anthemic jams of “Take” to the massive sing-along hooks in tracks like “Lacking Basis” and “I Didn’t Deserve This,” The Smallest Light proves even further that Daisyhead will be a staple in the scene for years to come.
2. Lacking Basis
5. The Halt
6. The Smallest Light
7. Lost Her
9. East Bend
11. I Didn't Deserve This
Gill's self titled third album is his first on the ATO label, but he is not new to the family. He's played guitar, banjo, pedal steal, and been a contributing songwriter in Old Crow Medicine Show since 2004. Although Gill's music is influenced by some of the same sources as Old Crow, from Dylan to old delta blues songsters, his music is very much his own. As one reviewer put it, "Landry's too sharp a storyteller, too tuned-in a craftsman, too real, to find himself on the wrong side of suspicion. Like Tom Waits, John Prine, Steve Earle... Landry is down-to-business believable. His songs carry their own persona, and though they may be creepy and otherworldly at times and nasty and grubby at others, they're familiar while remaining at arm's length."
Gill produced and recorded the album, "mostly from a ramshackle, shanty-ass apartment on the south side of Nashville," but was aided by a constellation of talents gathered on his nonstop travels. From Laura Marling, who duets on "Take This Body", an urgent plea that images the desperate love that courses through our impermanence, to trumpeter Nick Etwell of Mumford and Sons, who plays with tasteful power on a handful of songs. From Odessa Jorgensen, who lends harmonies and violin to a number of tunes, including the waltz-time love letter "Emily", to Robert Ellis who's eloquent and understated guitar work on "Fenario" and "Bad Love" is mellifluous.
1. Funeral in my Heart
2. Just Like You
3. Waiting for your Love
5. Take this Body
7. Lost Love
8. Lately Right Now
9. Long Road
10. Bad Love
First US vinyl pressing of their seminal debut for FatCat
“Despite an overload of music these days, if often feels like there are fewer essential listens.
At the end of Weirdo Rippers, you're left with a rare sense of having discovered something
new.” 8.0/10 - Pitchfork
“Weirdo Rippers created an entire world within an album....so obviously a Los Angeles
record. From the ambient guitar scratch on “Loosen This Job” to the plaintive field
recording of waves on “Every Artist Needs a Tragedy” to the defiant, almost snotty “Boy
Void,” which sounded like it was recorded from inside a crusty cardboard box, the Los
Angeles that No Age were writing was all warehouses, skating at sunset and unpretentious
Shimmering shoegaze pop and glowering punk collide and burst into flames on this
delightfully rude debut. Surging waves of frayed yet beautiful electronica give way to urgent
rants, with voices buried in the mix like distant cries for help. - SPIN
By now the two young heavyweights
from the LA Skate / Art /
Punk underworld, No Age, are a
well-known and established part
of the indie pantheon. But back
in 2007 Dean Spunt and Randy
Randall were just building quite a
bit of noise in the wake of the
demise of their previous band
After working out their sound in
the LA scene revolving around
the now fabled venue The Smell
(pictured on the cover of Weirdo
Rippers) they decided to release
five ltd. vinyl only releases on a
variety of DIY indie labels across
the globe on the same day (namely
UTR, Deleted Art, Teardrops, Youth Attack, and Dean’s own PPM label). Designed by
Brian Roettinger, Randall and Spunt, the back of each record's sleeve was a different
color, and had one of the letters that, when you collected all of them, would join to spell
"No Age." Their debut LP release for FatCat, ‘Weirdo Rippers’, was a collection of
recorded highlights taken from the aforementioned releases. At the time it was readily
available on CD and has since found a home digitally but it’s not found its way back to the
vinyl format that first gave many of these tracks life. Now we’re presenting the first
domestically available version of ‘Weirdo Rippers’ pressed to vinyl; an utterly essential
piece of No Age’s past.
1. Every Artist Needs A Tragedy
2. Boy Void
3. I Wanna Sleep
4. My LIfe’s Alright Without You
5. Everybody’s Down
6. Sun Spots
7. Loosen This Job
8. Neck Escaper
9. Dead Plane
Comes With 7" Featuring Lead Single “Animal” & Vinyl-Exclusive B-Side “Fadeaway”
Moon Duo began work on their latest album during a period in which they
faced a curious new reality. Freed from deadlines and expectations, and suddenly
off the road for a stretch, Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada found themselves
each experiencing strange shifts in their perceptions of reality. Like the beginning
of an acid trip, or the edge of dusk, when shadows converge mysteriously with
light, life began to slip into a surreal dream, and then back, suddenly, without
warning. Unstable in these strange shadows and light, the band turned to music
to tether themselves to a kind of working sanity.
Shadow of the Sun is the result of a few months of wrangling with this new unsettling
way of being. Working both in a dark basement in Portland, and above
ground in sunny San Francisco, these new sounds and songs veered dramatically
from groove to groove, revealing sonic textures the duo had not previously
explored. The song “Night Beat,” with its woozy dance rhythm, is an attempt at
finding joy and acceptance on this new, shifting ground, while “Wilding” plays
off the familiar Moon Duo sound, taking refuge in a repetitive, grounding
riff-scape. Elsewhere the band gives itself entirely up to the trip, cruising along
on the fuzzed rhythms of “Slow Down Low” and “Free the Skull,” crashing into
the clenched-teeth herky-jerk of “Zero,” and floating down, down, down, on the
narcotic mist of “In a Cloud.”
To further coat the album in a fog of stoned confusion, the duo decamped to
Berlin to mix with Finnish beat-meister Jonas Verwijnen of Kaiku Studios. There
they managed to entirely reverse the clarity of the album, increasing the overall
focus, and creating an unorthodox argument for sanity through extreme negation
of proper technique and conventionality.
The result, at the end of the trip, is the album Shadow of the Sun.
2. Night Beat
3. Free the Skull
5. In a Cloud
7. Slow Down Low
East Nashville firebrand Lilly Hiatt will release Royal Blue - the feisty, adventurous and smart follow-up to her critically lauded debut full-length Let Down. Recorded at producer Adam Landry’s (Deertick, Diamond Rugs, T. Hardy Morris) Nashville studio Playground Sound, the twelve new tracks skirt the edges of any neat genre definitions, boldly combining sounds of Austin folk rock, Pacific Northwest indie, pre-Oasis Britpop, 90’s alt guitars, 00’s indie synths and New York punk circa 1977.
1. Far Away
2. Off Track
3. Too Bad
4. Get This Right
5. Worth It
6. Somebody's Daughter
7. Jesus Would've Let Me Pick The Restaurant
8. Heart Attack
9. Your Choice
11. I Don't Do Those Things Anymore
12. Royal Blue
Kai Hugo works in two guises. Palmbomen is a group-oriented collaboration suited for live dynamics and instrumentation, while Palmbomen II is geared toward solitary production with an austere toolset: classic sequencers, time-tested drum machines and their contemporary counterparts. Hugo’s foray as Palmbomen II makes its debut on Beats In Space Records with the eponymous full-length Palmbomen II.
Guided by voices hardwired into machines of house productions past, Hugo found his footing on the road most travelled by pioneering dance producers by following a spontaneous ethos to create Palmbomen II. The live ideology applied to Palmbomen’s 2013 album Night Flight Europa guides this path, yet the true vehicle of Palmbomen II is optimized with a single driver-seat.
Recorded during a summer lockdown in his mother’s attic in their hometown of Breda, The Netherlands, Hugo monastically set forth making Palmbomen II with tools of a seemingly distant trade: machines – to program and to play – and tape – to record the results. By reversing the perceived potential in hardware versus software production, Hugo returned to the creative core sometimes blinded by too much screen glow: make good music and the rest will follow.
“Program the rhythms, arrange the harmonies, play these together, and record to tape. That’s it,” says Hugo. By virtue of Hugo’s reductive approach, Palmbomen II is flagrant with moments that fall outside an “ideal” mix. The album is imbued with a literal human touch. One hears Hugo riding Oberheim DX faders in real time, improvising Arp 2600 patches at the turn of a track, and dripping sweat across Roland TR-909 keys.
Beyond the process of Palmbomen II, the album maintains to two metaphysical atmospheres: his mother’s attic and The X-Files. The attic’s liminality inspired a routine practice of tracking four songs a day for a solid week throughout different parts of the summer. A solitary binge of sorts, the fourteen tracks of the album represent only a portion of the escapist trove Hugo yielded.
Simultaneously, Hugo’s binge-watching of the 90s / early aughts sci-fi television show colored characteristics in his music. Set in Vancouver, The X-Files’ early seasons are felt in the wave-crashing, deep forest melodies of “Cindy Savalas” and “John Lee Roche”, while the languid rhythms of “Carina Sayles” mirrors the human condition as morphed by the show’s extraterrestrial encounters.
Palmbomen II possesses the qualities of an artist slowly slipping from one reality to the next, yet it welcomes listeners to experience this transcendence in tandem. By toeing the primal lines drawn in early electronic production, the base – and bass – from which Hugo explores the fringe remains musically bright and in sight.
1. Peter Tanaka
2. Cindy Savalas
3. Lorraine Kelleher
4. Teena Mulder
5. Carina Sayles
6. Samuel Aboah
7. Mary Louise Lefante
8. Vic Trevino
9. Gerd Thomas
10. Caitlin Ross
11. John Lee Roche
12. Jesse OʼNeill
13. Rebecca Waite
14. Leo Danzinger
Sydney's Au.Ra, a duo composed of Tim Jenkins and Tom
Crandles, are set to release their new full length Jane's Lament, a
work which carefully envelops the listener in dreamy hues of
sound. Made over the course of two years, the LP was birthed
from improvised jams the pair play over droning guitars and
looped drum beats. Tracks like “Sun,” and “Pyramid” emerge
slowly out of interplays between simple melodies and layered,
Au.Ra's “emotive soundscapes” perfectly encase their
nontraditional pop songwriting, like on highlight “Morning,” where
shimmering guitar riffs transport you to a serene, meditative
realm. Their repetitive lyrics belie this easy transcendence,
sometimes even verging on incantation. These songs evoke a
languid drive along a bending highway in autumn, the scenery
and light shifting ever so slowly out the windows. As the sun sets
earlier, this is an album to savor with the dying light.
4. You’re On My Mind
6. Spare the Thought
7. Talk Show
Radical Dads is Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin. Back during their collegiate years, they were all friends on account of liking similar cultural things and rebelling against similar institutional things. They were listening to bands that were au courant in certain circles at the time, such as the Pixies, Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, The Clean, and Yo La Tengo. During the course of this liking/rebelling/listening, the three of them began to play music together in different combinations. They all moved apart and did separate stuff for a while. Which is what people do after college taking time to find themselves and/or take artistic risks to make it in the biz and/or take an unsatisfying job for the health insurance in case something bad happens. Robbie played in the band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah during this time. In 2007 they made it an official band with a name that they liked because it has internal rhyme. Universal Coolers is their 3rd full length and first on Old Flame. The cover art is a Steve Keene original!
1. Absurd Tests
2. Tomorrow's Trash
4. In The Water
5. Don't Go
6. Universal Coolers
7. Desperado Dude Lens
8. Flight To NZ
9. Dj Pancake
10. Cassette Brain
In 2014, ‘Damsel in Distress’ a free mixtape album created by 23 year old J’Kerian Morgan, aka Lotic, garnered universal praise from all who heard it. Consisting of all original material and mind-warping edits of smash hits like ‘Drunk in Love’ by Beyoncé, the mixtape was lauded as an ‘important turning point’ in regards to where electronic music could go next. ‘Heterocetera’ is Lotic’s first official release since the unveiling of ‘Damsel in Distress’ and marks the producer’s debut on Tri Angle. This is the sound of tomorrow, today.
Produced By Thom
Monahan (Peter, Bjorn & John,
Devendra Banhart And Vetiver)
Won 2014 Houston Press Music
Awards For Best Folk/Americana
And Best Male Vocals
Some places you feel like you only sort of fit in and it is this
theme that permeates Houston based folk rock band Buxton’s new aptly
titled album Half A Native. One of the leading lights of an emerging music
scene from a city with a burgeoning youth culture, Buxton have won 2
Houston Press Music Awards as Best Houston Folk/Americana Band as
well as Best Male Vocals (Sergio Trevino).
Their new album ventures into vast sonic territories, sometimes
pairing atmospheric piano with off-kilter electric guitar, blanketed by
Trevino’s heart-clenched voice and melancholic but optimistic lyrics.
“We take from a lot of different genres and present it in a way that i think
is most honest for us,” Trevino says. “You’ll hear rock, folk, country,
ambience, and distortion, all interpreted through us.”
Recorded in Los Angeles with Thom Monahan (Peter, Bjorn & John,
Devendra Banhart and Vetiver), the 11 new tracks broadcast a wandering
sound, from the dusty tones of guitar-slinging anthems to lonesome
acoustic affairs that look outward and within. Their latest effort is
music for the search for home; the long journey to find somewhere,
something, or someone that makes everything fall into place.
1. What I'd Do
2. Good As Gone
3. Old Haunt
4. Half A Native
5. High Tones
6. Miss Catalina 1992
7. A Little Bit More
8. Be Somebody Else
9. The Heart Won't Bend
11. Pool Hall
Pressed On Pristine 150 Gram Vinyl By Quality Record Pressing In An Edition Of 800
“Blues: The ‘Dark Paintings’ of Mark Rothko” is one of Loren Connors’
most cherished and sought after albums. Originally released in a handmade
edition of around 300 copies on Connors’ own St. Joan label in
January 1990 under the name Guitar Roberts -- this album has been
unavailable in any form until now.
At the time of its release, Connors was still an inscrutable guitarist
whose matchless and alien rendering of the blues was just gaining recognition
despite more than two dozen solo and collaborative releases
since 1978. Connors’ classic, song-based “In Pittsburgh” had only been
available for three months when “Blues” welcomed the new decade. It
would be the first of four solo albums issued by Connors that year and
distilled the blues form into bleak, minimalist lines and tone; a compound
of influences spanning Louisiana guitarist Robert Pete Johnson
to painter Mark Rothko.
For this reissue, the audio has been restored to Connors’ specifications
of how these seven instrumentals were originally intended to sound.
Cover art is an untitled 1969 Rothko work -- one of the paintings that
influenced Connors to record this album. The original LP art and liner
notes are replicated as a full-color inner sleeve. New liner notes by music
historian Byron Coley chart Connors development and Rothko’s effect
on the music. Pressed on pristine 150 gram vinyl by Quality Record
Pressing in an edition of 800.
1. Blues No. 1
2. Blues No. 2
3. Blues No. 3
4. Blues No. 4
5. Blues No. 5
6. Blues No. 6
7. Blues No. 7
Limited Edition of 1000 Copies On Red Colored Vinyl
Limited edition repress! Dinosaur Jr performing “Bug” in its entirety at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, June 2011, now back in print on vinyl for a limited time. This is a beautiful recording, mastered exclusively for vinyl and featuring a Marq Spusta (“Farm”, “Several Shades of Why”) rendition of the original “Bug” cover art.
1. Freak Scene
2. No Bones
3. They Always Come
4. Yeah We Know
5. Let It Ride
6. Pond Song
8. The Post
№ 4 is the fourth album released by American grunge rockers Stone Temple Pilots, released in 1999. The album was a return to the band's earlier Hard Rock roots, while also blending elements of Heavy Metal, Psychedelic Rock, and Alternative Rock.
Despite the lack of promotion due to singer Scott Weiland's one-year jail sentence shortly before the album's release, No. 4 was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. The song "Down" was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the Grammy Awards. The album also produced one of STP's biggest hits, "Sour Girl", which charted at #78 on the Hot 100, their only song to appear on that chart.
No.4 displays a deliberate effort by the band to return to a more Hard Rock-oriented sound featured on its first two albums. Allmusic cited the album as STP's "hardest effort" since Core, remarking that "it's as if STP decided to compete directly with the new generation of alt-metal bands who prize aggression over hooks or riffs." Stephen Erlewine also wrote that No.4 "consolidates all [of STP's] strengths."
2. Heaven & Hot Rods
4. Church On Tuesday
5. Sour Girl
6. No Way Out
7. Sex & Violence
9. I Got You
Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Stan Ricker
Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
Gatefold Jacket And 11 X 22 Insert
SRCvinyl is proud to bring you Goldfinger's self-titled album on vinyl for the first time ever! Goldfinger is the first album by ska punk band Goldfinger, originally released in February 1996.
''The year 1996 was a breakthrough year for a new sound: the fusion of ska and punk. The Suicide Machines debuted, Less Than Jake made their major-label debut, but no one had more success with this new sound than Goldfinger on their self-titled debut. That could be because the band went even farther with their genre-bending, throwing metal and a touch of reggae into the mix. Or it could be because songs like the hit ''Here in Your Bedroom'' and ''Mabel'' are irresistibly catchy, creative, and, with such self-effacing lyrics as the maybe-size-does-matter line in ''Mabel,'' hopelessly endearing. The album is an emotional roller coaster, from the self-affirming ''Bedroom'' (''You have changed/Cuz I still feel the same'') to the confusion of ''Mind's Eye'' (''Every time that I see you/I act like a different man'') to the oh-well-I-give-up humor of ''My Girlfriend's Shower Sucks'' (''It's like the shower's going pee''). And there's plenty of anger and aggression left over for songs like ''Answers.'' The album went gold in 1998.'' -- Allmusic.com
1. Mind's Eye
3. Here In Your Bedroom
4. Only A Day
5. King For A Day
10. The City With Two Faces
11. My Girlfriend's Shower Sucks
12. Miles Away
13. Nothing To Prove
15. Telephone Conversation
16. Fuck You And Your Cat
Annie Clark, better known by her stage name, St. Vincent, is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She began her music career as a
member of The Polyphonic Spress and was also part of Sufjan Stevens' touring band before forming her own band in 2006. Annie currently resides in
Her debut album was Marry Me, and was followed by Actor (2009). Her third album Strange Mercy was released on September 13, 2011.
Clark has opened shows for such acts as Television, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Jolie Holland, John Vanderslice, Death Cab for Cutie and Grizzly Bear.
Teased late last year in a series of cryptic status updates, the forthcoming self-titled album from St. Vincent is one of the most anticipated of 2014.
The album was produced by John Congleton and features Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss and Midlake's McKenzie Smith on percussion. "I knew the groove needed to be paramount," Annie Clark said in a press release. "I wanted to make a party record you could play at a funeral."
2. Birth in Reverse
3. Prince Johnny
4. Huey Newton
5. Digital Witness
6. I Prefer Your Love
8. Bring Me Your Loves
10. Every Tear Disappears
11. Severed Crossed Fingers
Los Angeles-based alt-pop quartet, Echosmith recorded Talking Dreams with producer Mike Elizondo (Tegan and Sara, No Doubt, Maroon 5), who signed them to Warner Bros. with WBR chairman and fellow producer Rob Cavallo.
Echosmith might be just starting out on the newest chapter of their career, but that doesn't mean this Los Angeles-based four-piece are strangers to what it takes to make it as a band. In fact, they've known each other their whole lives.
The four siblings - Jamie, Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass) and Graham (drums) - have been playing together as a band for several years, honing in on their sound and perfecting their collaborative song-writing process.
Now that Echosmith have refined that sound into what can be described as alt-pop influenced by a lot of early-'80s new wave, they have big plans to share that sound with new fans.
1. Come Together
2. Let's Love
3. Cool Kids
4. March Into The Sun
5. Come With Me
7. Talking Dreams
8. Tell Her You Love Her
9. Ran Off In The Night
10. Nothing's Wrong
11. Safest Place
12. Surround You
Parquet Courts brought a sweltering performance to the hallowed grounds of Third Man’s Blue Room on June 5th of last year--and very fortunately, TMR was able to lovingly capture it with their one-of-a-kind, direct-to-acetate recording process. The set included a dynamic selection of songs from last year’s critically acclaimed album Sunbathing Animal, as well as the 2013 EP, Tally All The Things That You Broke. The end result? A record that will have your feet stompin’ and body rockin’ as soon as the needle hits.
1. Duckin & Dodgin
3. Black & White
4. Vienna II
5. Always Back In Town
6. Dear Ramona
8. Instant Disassembly
9. Raw Milk
10. Into the Garden
11. Sunbathing Animal
Astral Swan’s All My Favorite Singers Are Willie Nelson is a collection of stark psychedelic folk from the unfiltered neuroses of Calgary’s Matthew Swann. Songs steeped in universal anguish, marveling at the world’s knack for enterprise and cannibalism, come across instead as subtle, reassuring lullabies. These are quiet, relatable anthems for the outsider set, balancing gentle melodies on Swann’s self-obsession with moral fallibility. On first single “Beginning Of The End”, Swann delves into the album’s various drug states in his sweetly apprehensive tone, a lowly guitar dancing loosely with intoxicated children, asking: “Who told the kids in the yard that they’re mostly dust? Now they just stay drunk. Keep getting more fucked up”.
Equally inspired by serene 60’s folk, 80’s no-wave alienation, and the insouciance of 90’s grunge, Astral Swans’ music is spacious yet constrained, hauntingly personal and oddly sincere. The skeletal “Let Their Faces All Blur Out” races softly with the punk rock abandon of early Sonic Youth and Eric’s Trip; “What Calms You Down, Freaks Me Out” bears the ominous pleasance of Syd Barrett, Arthur Russell, Nick Drake, and fellow Calgarian Chad VanGaalen. More structured than Swann’s Extra Happy Ghost!!! project (produced by VanGaalen), this album’s experimental spirit denies the haphazard “singer-songwriter” label that some might attach to Astral Swans.
Set for release on Dan Mangan’s Madic Records, these twelve songs lavish in Swann’s startlingly sardonic reflections, in his own words, “confronting our strange ways of experiencing personhood, in the moral gorge between ideals and inadequacies”. Tracked live in Swann’s living room, and later embellished in an old Calgary warehouse with local experimental/improv mainstay Brad Hawkins (Ghostkeeper), All My Favorite Singers Are Willie Nelson is flawed if not for its air of accidental perfection, normalizing existential struggle with rhythm and harmony, a natural marriage of the sweet to the acrid.
1. There Are Ways To Get What You Want
2. Beginning Of The End
3. Let Their Faces All Blur Out
4. Please Don’t Leave Me Strange
5. What Calms You Down, Freaks Me Out
6. You Carry A Sickness
7. Park Street
10. My Conscience Don’t Work In The New World
12. Grass Girl
Roam will release their follow up EP, Viewpoint, following their signing to Hopeless Records. The UK pop-punk band shines with their
ability to write catchy hooks and the use of high energy throughout the EP.
1. Over Your Head
2. Warning Sign
‘Our aim was to make an album where each track was as strong as the one before it, and having done that we didn’t want to put the focus on to just one ‘single.’ Ideally we’d release every track off the album individually, putting out three singles at once will give people a better picture of the full scope of the album.’
- Darius Keeler
1. Feel It
3. Kid Corner
4. End Of Our Days
5. Third Quarter Storm
6. Half Built Houses
7. Riding In Squares
10. Black And Blue
11. Greater Goodbye
Invisible Familiars has announced their debut album, Disturbing Wildlife, will be released on Other Music Recording Co. In conjunction with today's LP reveal, the band premiered album track “Heavenly All” – featuring Nels Cline on guitar – via Bullet. Invisible Familiars signed to Other Music this spring, releasing the 7” single “Clever Devil” b/w “Digger’s Invitation” in June. Stereogum called it, “T. Rex in a funhouse of horrors,” advising, “Let it cast a spell on you.” Invisible Familiars is led by Jared Samuel, a New York City-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has long made his living playing music and supporting a variety of NYC artists – from Sharon Jones to Martha Wainwright, and most recently, Cibo Matto and the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger.
Samuel retreated to the seclusion of a houseboat docked in Jamaica Bay to write the music and words that would become Disturbing Wildlife. "It was the first time I'd ever spent more than one day completely by myself," said Samuel, "wondering just exactly what is real and then, ultimately, feeling fine." New single "Heavenly All" is a lyrical treasure map to the transformative and often playful experience of solitude: talking to myself again, cravin heavy metal. Back on land, Samuel enlisted good friend Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan/Yoko Ono) to co-produce the record and gathered a striking group of musicians to help perform it, including Robbie Mangano, Tim Kuhl, Jolie Holland, Yuka Honda & Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Nels Cline, Ryan Sawyer, Stuart Bogie (Antibalas), and many more.
Disturbing Wildlife is a record that slinks and slithers through time, defying the notion of genre and embracing the risk of feeling. It never lets the listener pin it down and, instead, returns the favor, holding you still between the sometimes-dream of existence and the exquisite power of Samuel's compositions.
1. Clever Devil
2. Elaine Serene
3. Heaven All
4. You And Arrow
5. Bestial Western
6. Act One
7. Disturbing Wildlife
Tagged in the music press as a "Swedish supergroup", Amason are the collective talents of Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow), Gustav Ejstes (Dungen), Petter Winnberg (Little Majorette), Amanda Bergman (Hajen, Idiot Wind), and Nils Tornqvist (Little Majorette).
5. Went To War
8. Yellow Moon
10. Pink Amason