Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Adam Widener - Vesuvio Nights

"Vesuvio Nights" is the debut album from Bay-area wonder-kid Adam Widener.

Catchy and addicting, these 14 songs are impossible to genre-classify.  You can call it mod-punk or fuzzed-out new wave, glam-pop, or whatever.  These songs show a range of influences as diverse as The Undertones, Elvis Costello, Jay Reatard, and Devo.  Isn't it refreshing to hear someone sounding confident, polished, and unlike anything else out there!  Rock n roll. Dig!

Listen below to "Laughter On Your Heels I'll Follow" and order here.  LP comes with free download of album.  Now shipping.  ($12.00 for LP + $3.00 shipping in the US....*for shipping outside of US please email:  blair.amberly (at) gmail.com) 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Ar-Kaics

Introducing "She Does Those Things To Me" the debut 7" from Richmond, VA's The Ar-Kaics! Out now on speakertree records.

Patty, Kevin, and Johnny make troglodyte, teenbeat garage-punk with enough primitive grit to rival your favorite pebbles, nuggets, and back-from-the-gravers.  Their debut single unleashes two essential scorchers into the wild.

"She Does Those Things to Me" delivers a catchy 4-chord foundation before pummeling you with buzzsawing guitars, pounding drums, and a full-on throaty wail.  B-sider "Don't Need Your Love" is just as catchy, coated in lo-fi snarl with enough sentimentality and twang to really mean it. 

Listen below to "She Does Those Things To Me" and order here.  Now shipping!


Monday, July 15, 2013

coming soon: Adam Widener - Vesuvio Nights LP (teaser)

Adam Widener's debut album, Vesuvio Nights, is at the pressing plant now! After a string of punchy, highly-addictive singles, Adam Widener (ex-Bare Wires, Zygoteens) is about to hit us with his 14-song album.  These songs are all earworms! If Richard Hell were backed by Devo instead of the Voidoids, this is the kind of catchy, mod punk/powerpop jams you'd be hearing.

The cover art is above.  The album will be available this fall on speakertree, but for now, here's a teaser trailer to get ya ready.  Dig!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Lilys / Big Troubles - split 7"

We are beyond excited to bring you the latest Speakertree release - a split 7" between two of our absolute favorite shoegaze/dream-pop artists past and present - Lilys and Big Troubles.  This one has been YEARS in the making...

Kurt Heasley's music is often as mercurial as his whereabouts, but Lilys have always been two or three steps ahead of the musical curve.  They nail it again with their first recorded song in over 6 years, the expansive "Well Traveled Is Protest."  Kurt describes his current style as "a Fela Kuti rocketship vibe" and we have to agree.  This is an incredible pop song unlike anything we have ever heard!

New Jersey natives, Big Troubles, have been making sweeping pop songs for several years now with their last LP on Slumberland Romantic Comedy being one of the better records of 2011.  "Comb My Hair" is the B side of the 7" and has a late night burn that, after a few listens, becomes indelible.

Pre-order below ($5.00 + $2.50 shipping in the US....*for shipping outside of US email blair.amberly (at) gmail.com)

Monday, July 23, 2012

White Laces - MOVES

On Sept. 11th, we are excited to release the incredible debut LP from Richmond, VA's White Laces.  The album, MOVES, is an undeniable force, delivering 8 well-crafted pop songs that float from the mesmerizing cool to the intensely immediate, often times within moments.

LP limited to 500 copies, the first 100 on green vinyl.

Listen to the first single, "Crawl/Collapse" below and check out the video at Impose.

Available now.  Order here:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Unwed Teenage Mothers

We've got some exciting things coming your way this summer.  First up is a new EP from The Unwed Teenage Mothers.

The Mothers unquestionably prove that they can hold their own in a world measured up against a Marked Men-level of pop songwriting. There is a classic urgency swelling in the heart of each of these four tracks with influence pulled from 70s powerpop filtered through a driving, burning swagger. Distorted guitar tones cut through chiming, punchy melodies at key moments, effectively forcing a restless confusion into the hook-laden tracks.  Behind the manic mask of hyper-active ADD jitteriness, lies a somewhat despairing, familiar undercurrent which works to lend the music a certain depth and relatability.  If you're looking still for that close-out summer soundtrack or even just a party pleaser, these guys are here to help. This is rock'n'roll for the disheartened and it's perfect.                                                                    - Chaz Martenstein (Bull City Records)

 7" limited to 300 copies.

Listen to the first single over at Get Bent! (here)
and other press from  Record TurnoverStyrofoam Drone, Wax Trash 

Order below.  ($5.00 + $2.50 shipping in the US....*for shipping outside of US email blair.amberly (at) gmail.com)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Borrowed Beams of Light (spkr003 & wr001)

Got another great one for you - Charlottesville's own Borrowed Beams of Light. Their debut, Stellar Hoax (a co-release with our friends at World Recs) is a psych-pop gem-of-an-album inspired by the Voynich manuscript.

Check out this great review from Dusted!

SALE! - Only $10 (which includes shipping within the US)