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  • Hissing Prigs (Awaiting Repress) Hissing Prigs (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Hissing Prigs (Awaiting Repress)

    Brainiac's final album is their definitive statement of intent. Coming out of the rich Ohio tradition of freewheeling, noisy punk, the band fused new wave keyboards with a spacey, inhuman aesthetic.
    1.Indian Poker (Part 3)
    2.Pussyfootin'
    3.Vincent Come On Down
    4.This Little Piggy
    5.Strung
    6.Hot Seat Can't Sit Down
    7.Vulgar Trade, The
    8.Beekeeper's Maxim
    9.Kiss Me, You Jacked Up Jerk
    10.70 Kg Man
    11.Indian Poker (Part 2)
    12.Nothing Ever Changes
    13.I Am A Cracked Machine
    Brainiac
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  • Daughter of Everything Daughter of Everything Quick View

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    Daughter of Everything

    Vertical Scratchers is John Schmersal (ex-Brainiac/Enon, live Caribou,
    and Crooks on Tape) and Christian Beaulieu (ex-Triclops!/Anywhere).
    Vertical Scratchers formed in Los Angeles in 2012. John and Christian
    met at a Thanksgiving party, began hanging out, and then just decided
    to be a band together. John says, "I love Christian's drumming because
    he approaches it like a songwriter, as he is one in his own right. There
    aren't really drum fills-more like rhythmic accents that punctuate
    what is happening at that point in the song itself."


    One of the most persistent elements you will hear throughout the
    record is the percussive nature in which the guitars were played and
    recorded. Guitar playing is vertical scratching, and in this band, the
    guitar strums are almost louder than the amps. John explains, "Part
    of the aesthetic we were establishing when writing Vertical Scratchers
    songs was to maintain a sense of urgency and raw energy without
    relying on volume and distortion. I wanted the guitars to sound light
    and jangly, and most songs were purposefully sung in a soft falsetto."
    Most Vertical Scratchers songs clock in under the two-minute mark
    but often go in twice as many directions as your average-length song.
    Pop deception. Think the Kinks with a Buzzcocks brevity.


    Daughter of Everything was recorded live in Los Angeles at The Smell
    in September of 2012. The special guest appearance lead vocal from
    Robert Pollard was recorded at Waterloo Sound in Ohio by Todd
    Tobias.

    1. Wait No Longer
    2. Turn Me Out
    3. Memory Shards
    4. Pretend U Are Free
    5. Way Out
    6. Chambermaids
    7. U Dug Us All
    8. Kingdom Come
    9. Someone
    10. Run Around
    11. These Plains
    12. Get Along Like U
    13. My Only Want
    14. Rainbows
    15. The End
    Vertical Scratchers
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  • Stairs And Elevators Stairs And Elevators Quick View

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    Stairs And Elevators

    The Heartless Bastards' story starts in Dayton, Ohio, where Erika Wennerstrom found the name on a multiple choice video trivia game at a bar. As a songwriting teenager during a time when GBV and Brainiac were packing local bars and three of the Breeders were still in town, Wennerstrom used to sneak into clubs to check out the scene. I would just see those people, my music heroes, hanging out at the bar like everyone else, she remembers. I could see myself in them. It gave me inspiration to do my own thing.


    After doing the usual business of playing local shows, the trio set out the following year on a regional tour. One of the first gigs of the trip took them to a bar in Akron, where Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney just happened to be one of only a handful of people in the audience. This chance encounter led Wennerstrom and the Heartless Bastards to Fat Possum Records, with whom they released this, their debut, Stairs and Elevators, in early 2005.

    1. Gray
    2. Onions
    3. New Resolution
    4. My Maker
    5. Runnin
    6. Autonomy
    7. Pass and Fail
    8. The Will Song
    9. Swamp Song
    10. Done Got Old
    11. Piano Song
    12. Laz
    Heartless Bastards
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  • The Mountain The Mountain Quick View

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    The Mountain

    The Heartless Bastards' story starts in Dayton, Ohio, where Erika Wennerstrom found the name on a multiple choice video trivia game at a bar. As a songwriting teenager during a time when GBV and Brainiac were packing local bars and three of the Breeders were still in town, Wennerstrom used to sneak into clubs to check out the scene. I would just see those people, my music heroes, hanging out at the bar like everyone else, she remembers. I could see myself in them. It gave me inspiration to do my own thing. After doing the usual business of playing local shows, the trio set out the following year on a regional tour. One of the first gigs of the trip took them to a bar in Akron, where Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney just happened to be one of only a handful of people in the audience. This chance encounter led Wennerstrom and the Heartless Bastards to Fat Possum Records, with whom they released their debut, Stairs and Elevators, in early 2005.


    The band moved on with critical praise in their back pocket, including a four-and-a-half star review from Rolling Stone, which took note that, when Wennerstrom opens her throat on Stairs and Elevators she sounds like shes wailing on the shoulders of giants; her sad and angry vocals channeling all the swagger and spit of a young Robert Plant. All This Time, was released during the summer of 2006, it received even more widespread critical acclaim than Stairs and Elevators. The Bastards played hundreds of shows to support the record. They played huge festivals and toured with Wilco and Lucinda Williams. Wennerstroms songs appeared often on TV shows and in films, this would be measured by most as a huge success. Though in Wennerstroms mind her sound and band were still evolving, and she knew it was time for a change.


    In true ascetic discipline, she moved to Austin, Texas in 2007 for a change of inspirational scenery and a new recording project. With the help of producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead), she assembled a group of musicians with whom she gave the songs life and uncovered yet another layer of herself and the Heartless Bastards. The two new Bastards arent Texas ringers, but fellow Dayton brethren Dave Colvin on drums, and Jesse Ebaugh on bass, who actually played on the original demo that hooked Fat Possum. The album, entitled The Mountain, delivers the powerful howl that fans expect from the Heartless Bastards, but also weaves in adventure with mandolins, banjos, strings and Erikas transcendent voice.

    1. The Mountain
    2. Be So Happy
    3. Early in the Morning
    4. Hold Your Head High
    5. Out At Sea
    6. Nothing Seems the Same
    7. Wide Awake
    8. So Quiet
    9. Had To Go
    10. Witchy Poo
    11. Sway
    Heartless Bastards
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 7 - Sealed Buy Now
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