Have a listen to the great new single from Literature's new album “Chorus.” Classic indiepop done right. You can pre-order the album now, including a beautiful pink+purple splatter version and an optional bundle with a copy of the band's first album, “Arab Spring.”
Check it: http://www.slumberlandrecords.com/catalog/show/273
Since 2010 and over 2 albums and a slew of singles and tapes, Terry Malts have been exploring the murky area where hope meets disgust, an area populated with anger, hatred, exhaustion, delusion, seclusion, consumption, life, death, breathing, eating and a host of other conflicting and confusing ideas. Their records to date have a been a refreshing blast of catchy punk, pop-influenced but also chaotic, noisy, shredding. Now Terry Malts are releasing their first new material in almost a year. The Insides EP might be their most “pop” record yet, but don’t let that make you believe that they’ve given up on the blazing, verge-of-feedback guitars or pummeling rhythms.
Catch them on the road with Girl Tears:
Aug 22 - Portland OR - Bunk Bar **
Aug 23 - Seattle WA - Barboza **
Aug 25 - Bellingham WA - The Shakedown **
Aug 27 - San Francisco CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall **
Aug 28 - Los Angeles CA - Los Globos **
Aug 30 - San Diego CA - Awesomefest
** with Girl Tears
Devon Williams' “Gilding The Lily” is one of the year's finest LPs, and now he's taking his band on the road (with FRANKIE ROSE, The Mantles,Melted Toys and others) to bring the music straight to your heart.
08/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Little Joy / Echo Park Rising
09/06 - Santa Rosa, CA - Arlene Francis Center *#
09/07 - Olympia, WA - Northern *
09/08 - Seattle, WA - Dragon Room *
09/10 - Portland, OR - Holocene *
09/11 - San Francisco, CA - The Knockout %
10/25 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour $
11/01 - San Diego, CA - Casbah ^
11/02 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg ^
11/04 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill ^
* = w/ Melted Toys
# = w/ The Hive Dwellers
% = w/ The Mantles
$ = w/ Tennis
^ = w/ Frankie Rose
Great news! Joanna Gruesome are coming over to the US to play a select set of east and west coast shows, including some with the BFFs Perfect Pussy. A rare chance to see this fantastic band here in the US, don’t miss them.
08/20 Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4-Go! Records w/Tony Molina & Hard Left
08/21 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop - Popscene w/ Manatee
08/22 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell w/Dunes, Michael Vidal & DEBT
08/24 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest at LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park
08/25 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, The Love of Everything
08/27 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, The Love of Everything
08/28 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, The Love of Everything
08/29 New York, NY - South Street Seaport Seaport Music Festival w/Big Ups
08/30 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel w/Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, The Love of Everything
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Literature are taking their spectacular new album “Chorus” on the road this Fall. Here are the first set of dates, check back soon for more mid-west and west coast shows.
Sept 05 - Bethlehem, PA - Tour Kickoff @ TBA
Sept 06 - Baltimore, MD - Holy Underground w/Expert Alterations
Sept 07 - Washington DC @ George Washington University
Sept 08 - Marietta, OH @ Project Active Media
Sept 09 - Cleveland, OH @ Dag house
Sept 10 - Dayton, OH @ South Park Tavern
Sept 11 - Nashville, TN @ Betty’s
Sept 12 - Athens, GA @ TBA
Sept 13 - Savannah, GA @ The Bomb Shelter
Sept 14 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
Sept 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sept 16 - New Jersey @ TBA
Sept 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
Sept 18 - New York, NY - CAKE SHOP NYC
Pre-order Chorus here.
Slumberland Records and Suicide Squeeze Records are proud to join together to re-release all three albums from seminal indie-pop band The Aislers Set. The albums have been re-mastered and all three will feature new eco-friendly CD packaging and will be available on vinyl LP for the first time in at least a decade. Further, the band will play a select set of shows this Fall, and a new album of singles and rarities is being prepared for release in early 2015.
"Terrible Things Happen" and "The Last Match" are the first releases in a projected year-long celebration of Slumberland’s 25th anniversary. We’re super excited to make these incredible albums available again, and we’re even doing a limited edition color vinyl run of each for mail order and the band’s upcoming west coast shows only. Look for more reissues, special gigs and publications soon.
Pre-order Terrible Things Happen and The Last Match here. Both are available in limited color vinyl editions, and there’s a bundle that includes both albums at a super-friendly price.
We’re super excited to let you know that Slumberland will be releasing the new album from Philadelphia pop band Literature next month. It’s sparkling, classic indie-pop will sit comfortably next to your Orange Juice, Close Lobsters and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart records. The tunes on “Chorus” are timeless, immediate and well-crafted, each song exploding with energy, clever lyrics and brilliant instrumental detail. Every song on here could be a single; it’s that stacked.
The album is out August 19th, but you can pre-order it now. Mail order copies of the LP are on pink+purple splatter vinyl while supplies last, and there’s also an optional bundle that includes a copy of their great first album “Arab Spring.” The iTunes pre-order includes an immediate download of the album’s first single “The English Softhearts,” which you can listen to below.
Pre-order LP/CD: http://slumberlandrecords.com/catalog/show/273
Pre-order from iTunes: http://smarturl.it/chorus-itunes
"There was absolutely no way that bands like the Bags, Germs or Screamers would have been signed to
a major label. I still don’t hear anything quite as confrontational as “We Will Bury You” or “Richie Dagger’s Crime” on the radio, no matter what people say about punk being mainstream
nowadays. One thing that will never come into fashion is challenging the expectations of the average consumer.”
Agony Shorthand interview with Alice Bag.
Interview we did with Alice Bag on our ancient Agony Shorthand blog is linked to here.
Our Slumberland Record of the Day is the sole album from FRANKIE ROSE with her band The Outs. Fantastic garagey pop with echoes of Shop Assistants, The Aislers Set and some rather Opal-esque moments of moodiness. Great tunes throughout, including a very nice Arthur Russell cover.
Get the LP/CD here.