Today’s SLR record from the vaults is a peach. “Everything With You” was the first single from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's first album and is surely one of *the* defining documents of 00's indie-pop. Thrillingly melodic, noisy, immediate, and just plain *right*. Look for some Pains news soon!
Let’s make out.
Super excited to share the new Withered Hand single with you. Like the rest of his new album “New Gods” it’s a corker. Pre-orders opening very soon, including a snazzy limited edition LP version. Also announcing SxSW (and hopefully other US shows) details soon.
We’ve been itching to let this cat out of the bag! Tony Molina's “Dissed And Dismissed” is one of our favorite albums of the year, and we're thrilled to announce that we'll be reissuing it this March on red vinyl LP, futuristic cassette tape and digital download. If a crush collision of Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr, Thin Lizzy and Guided By Voices sounds good to you then you gotta jump on this.
Super excited to be able to share the first single from Withered Hand's new album. “Black Tambourine” features guest guitar from The Vaselines' Eugene Kelly, and backing vocals from none other than Pam Berry, singer for Black Tambourine. Yes, it’s all connected. And it’s a GREAT tune. The album “New Gods” is out February 25th on Slumberland and a few weeks later in Europe on Fortuna POP.
Veronica Falls have recorded a fab new tune for their tour of Australasia, which starts October 30 in Sydney. Complete dates:
30 - GoodGod Small Club, Sydney
31 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
2 - Camp Symmetry festival, Singapore
6 - Voice Space, Bangkok
7 - Freeman’s Sporting Club, Tokyo
8 - Cay, Tokyo
9 - Est, Tokyo
10 - Noon, Osaka
12 - Backstage, Hong Kong
The Bay Area’s Terry Malts are back with a smashing new album, and it’s every bit the equal of their debut “Killing Time.” On this tough second album, Terry Malts deliver up eleven bone-crunching punk/pop anthems that ably blend smart, disgusted lyrics with breakneck tunes and stick-in-your-head melodies. From ripping opener “Two Faces” through alienated first single “I Was Not There” right down to closer “So Serious,” “Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere” is a total blast. Listen to it now, buy the album and catch them on tour starting this Thursday at their record release show in SF.
Joanna Gruesome are premiering a new single on Pitchfork. “Sugarcrush” is a raving blast of noise-pop with great melodies and a fierce, discordant coda. The album really is *that* good. Pre-order now and get limited edition pink+white swirl vinyl, poster and sticker.
We’re unfeasibly excited to finally be able to announce our forthcoming album from Black Hearted Brother. Featuring the talents of Neil Halstead (Slowdive , Mojave 3), Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel, Locust, Scala) and Nick Holton (Coley Park), Black Hearted Brother’s debut album is a gorgeous and mysterious journey into experimental spacegaze. More info and pre-orders soon!