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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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)
Posted by Blair at 5:11 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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! ($5.00 + $2.50 shipping in the US....*for shipping outside of US email blair.amberly (at) gmail.com)
Posted by Blair at 4:02 AM
Monday, July 15, 2013
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!
Posted by Blair at 11:39 AM
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