Sunday, October 21, 2012
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)
Posted by Blair at 12:48 PM
Monday, July 23, 2012
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:
Posted by Blair at 8:50 AM
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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 Turnover, Styrofoam Drone, Wax Trash
Order below. ($5.00 + $2.50 shipping in the US....*for shipping outside of US email blair.amberly (at) gmail.com)
Posted by Blair at 9:36 AM