This week's list includes new titles from Fuzz, Hex Dispensers, Deerhunter, Purling Hiss, and a bevy of cool compilations from loost punk gems to French Yeh-Yeh gold!! Check out the list below for further details…
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CHICAGO SHOP STUFF
The Chicago shop continues on with its blow out sale! All Used LPs $4.99 and under all 1/2 off!
LOS ANGELES SHOP STUFF
10/27/2015 - 8:30 PM
Permanent Records Presents:
Faisons La Fête! @ Ace Hotel (Upstairs!)
Permanent Records Presents is back again!! Get ready for a night filled with French pop straight from the 60's and slightly beyond. Think Dutronc, Hardy, Bardot and of course, Mr. Gainsbourg. C'mon, let's party!!
One Off Cover Variant
A show of altered LP covers.
Co-curated by John Miner and Permanent Records LA
December 12th 2015
Call to artists:
This is a show of altered Lp covers, the existing cover is your canvas. All forms of media excepted: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, stencil, ect. This is not one of those pop culture "Re-Do" a classic album cover show. This more a show of creating something new using the existing cover art as a background or as an element in your artwork. Use your creative license as you see fit, you can be serious or mess up the cover art in a humorous way. The show will presented on the walls of Permanent Records LA, so you might want to choose an Lp that someone would actually want to listen to. Artwork must be done on an Lp cover, not a 12x12 inch piece of paper. Your artwork must be the complete package, the record has be in the cover. Condition of the record can vary. You can even deface a rare record if you choose to! Price your artwork as you choose to, but price to sell. Artwork submissions must be at the shop no less than three days before the show. You can deliver it in person, or mail it to the shop. Please include your name as you want it listed, title of your work, media, price and contact info. Permanent Records will take 20% of final sale price. Art will displayed on the evening of the show only, and can be purchased on the spot just like the records normally on the wall. All artwork can be posted for online sales as well. Please reply by October 31st if you want to be in the show.
Tour Dates 2015
Oct 24 The Palms Twentynine Palms, CA
Oct 27 Slidebar Fullerton, CA
Oct 28 The Viper Room Los Angeles,CA
Oct 29 Milk Bar San Francisco, CA
Oct 31 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA
LABEL RELEASE COUNTDOWN
LP - Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Official 2013 Reissue, Repress, Black Wax, Ltd 300) 13 copies of this acid fried punk record still lookin' for a good home.
LP - Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Tune in while you still can, under 10 copies to go.
LP - Frankie And The Witch Fingers - Frankie And The Witch Fingers (Black Wax, Ltd 350) – Only 6 copies of this 2015 fuzzed ear pleaser!
LP - Heater - God And Hair (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Columbia Missouri's short lived DIY RNR summer jammer, less than 10 copies are still in the mix.
LP - Leather Slave - Leather Slave (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Under 25 copies left, then it's OOP,c'mon creeps, there's still time!
LP - MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea (White Wax, Ltd 100) Only 17 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl! Come up for air and grip a copy!
LP/Screened Tour LP/Tour TAPE - Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss- Only 7, 36, and 7 copies of this guitar skree masterpiece across various formats respectively!!
FEED THE FREAKS
And just like every week, P-Rex Los Angeles DJs continue to FEED THE FREAKS !!!
Here's the general info on Feed The Freaks:
"Every Wednesday. Black Boar - 1630 Colorado Blvd. 10-2am.
Rock'n'Roll Partytime! With Lance Bummer and Special Guests.
Drink specials. Excellent adventures, only. Absolutely, no bogus journeys.
EMPTY BOTTLE (CHICAGO) + PERMANENT RECORDS CHICAGO = FREE SHOWS.
Check the full list below and hit us up:
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED RELEASES & REISSUES
LP - Fuzz - II 2xLP - $21.99
-In The Red
Tape - Purling Hiss - Meandering Noodle - $8.99
"You gotta hand it to Mike Polizze – he’s got a sense of humor about himself. When it came time to release a new EP of instrumental, expansive and largely improvised Purling Hiss recordings, he decided to call it Meandering Noodle: words we’re more used to hearing slag music rather than title it. It’s cool, though – Polizze takes ‘em back before you can use them against him.
The EP is a cassette-only self release, limited to 100 copies and is available for pre-order here. The track available from it is called “Crocodile Tears,” and it’s pretty easy to get lost in; a jazzy bassline floats along with a Kruatrock-y beat for seven minutes and change while Polizze jabs and wails on his guitar strings over top." - The Key/WXPN.org
LP - Various Artists - Toujours Chic! More French Girl Singers Of The 1960s - $25.99
Star of the show is series debutante Laura Ulmer, who graces the cover of the CD version and contributes three adorable tracks from what would have been the finest of her four EPs, had its release not been cancelled at the test pressing stage. Also new to the series are Fabienne with two cool jazz-tinged numbers, “it girl” Zouzou with a pair of Marianne Faithfull-influenced folk rock tunes, future star Véronique Sanson with her solo debut, Charlotte Walters with her esoteric cult favourite ‘Angel Of Sin’, Brian Jones lookalike Stone with two pop-psych nuggets, Nicole Legendre of the duo Les Ruby Baby with a standout track from her solo career and Eurovision stalwart Isabelle Aubret with ‘Arc-En-Ciel’, one of the several Serge Gainsbourg compositions in her catalogue.
Girl-pop buffs with a penchant for psychedelia should dig Delphine’s ‘Les Prisons De Sa Majesté’ with its prominent sitar, while those who prefer their yé-yé more traditional might go for ‘La Guerre Des Chansons’ by France Gall or Sheila’s ‘A La Fin De La Soirée’, her cover of the Exciters’ ‘We Were Lovers (When The Party Began)’. Other highlights include Annie Philippe’s terrific ‘Pour La Gloire’, Pussycat’s Spectoresque ‘Cette Nuit’ and the ultra-trendy ‘Ce Que Je Suis’ by singing actress Valérie Lagrange.
LP - Disasterpeace - It Follows: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - $21.99
The horror/thriller tells the story of 19-year old Jay who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must finds a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.
Video game composer, Disasterpeace, composed the synth heavy and pulsating score. The electro, '80s influenced backdrop serves a character itself in the film and has been praised wherever the film has been screening." - Milan Records
“Rich Vreeland’s score deserves a mention all by itself – heavily John Carpenter-influenced, the blaring atonal drones of ascending volume are so omnipresent and willfully overblown that it’s where the film's two-sided ambition is most fully realized.” - The Playlist
LP - Deerhunter - Fading Frontier - $19.99
Following the death-rattle garage catharsis of Monomania, the group have shifted towards something strikingly balanced, focused on melody and texture. The songs are brighter; if not in content, then in the album's production. Starkness plays against clutter in what is the band's most complex yet accessible work to date.
Cox and Pundt share lead vocal duties (a first for the band) on the enthralling "Breaker," while the darker "Take Care" (featuring Broadcast's James Cargill on synthesizers and tape manipulation) and "Leather and Wood" – a strange hybrid of J.G. Ballard's dystopian grey-skied science fiction, and the most spartan Motown downer imaginable – paint a varied spectral landscape. Elsewhere, the likes of "Snakeskin" showcase a sinister flirtation with minimalist funk, whilst Pundt makes a typically masterful statement with the synth-diffused "Ad Astra," which culminates in one of the album's most transcendent moments.
Fading Frontier shows that a decade in, Deerhunter has lost none of its intensity. As the group matures, so they have grown into the most consistent purveyors of art-rock of their generation." - 4AD
LP - Hex Dispensers - III - $16.99
The most funereal album of 2015 comes crafted by a band walking a tightrope over the chasm connecting the Wipers and the Misfits since 2007. Ten tracks bristle with propulsive energy, grimy guitars, and enough melody and hooks to fuel an AM radio afternoon in 1965. Yet the mood is so drenched in dread it will send a depressive straight to his or her therapist in minutes flat. Much like Roky Erickson post-Rusk State mental hospital, Alex Cuervo's local quartet clearly equate the blue glow of black & white midnight TV creature screenings with whatever sick noise courses through their heads. "There must be a parallel/ Who stayed and lived to tell the tale," intones "Parallel," the first track. "Another me whose mother cried/ Another me who lied." Or, as the anthemic "Personality X-Ray" shouts, "That person is a time bomb/ That person is a nightmare factory." Hex Dispensers have clearly sussed out that the modern world is far more hellish than anything Dario Argento could lens.
NOISEY (USA) MAY 2015 When you’re a teenager you feel like a monster. Then you get older and you don’t feel that way unless you hate yourself/feel completely alienated from human society or, in some rare cases, you are an actual monster, like, with horns and scales and whatnot. The Hex Dispensers make music for both kinds of self-aware denizen of the night. The Hex Dispensers are a poppy dark punk outfit out of the Austin axis, where most good poppy dark punk spring from; tentacles wiggling like nobody’s business. I hesitate to try to describe The Hex Dispensers. Not because they are indescribable but because the obvious description (influenced by Ramones, horror, b-movies, Cthulhu and all the various liars and Manchurian Candidates in our midst) doesn’t do them justice. Most bands that sound like the Ramones are boring. Most bands influenced by horror and b-cinema, generic. Most bands that are influenced by Cthulhu just…aren’t. So why are Hex Dispensers one of my favorite rock and roll bands, a band whose music I return to again and again be it bar, van, or just headphones at night? I don’t know. Why is Rosemary’s Baby more than just goat-man slash fiction? Hex Dispensers have the charisma and sure hand of veteran Satanists, along with a sly humor and a simplicity that’s deceptive like, uh, Satan I guess. Anyway I truly believe that they are dealing in larger forces. Or they are just very good at bats releasing, dire wolf kissing Rock and Roll music. Theology after all is not my strong suit. Hex Dispensers have a new album, called III (just like the grandson of someone spooky!) and it has a song called “Agatha’s Antlers” that is totally not a metaphor but also is and it’s the most beautiful love song of 2015. The whole album is a slow burn stunner, like The Spits playing Carrie’s prom, and we at Noisey are delighted to be able to premier the stream of it in its entirety. The Hex Dispensers III comes out on Alien Snatch! Records on June 6th (ZL)
LP - Spike Penetrator - Yeah! Yeah!...Baby! - $11.99
From the mastermind of classical Syracuse KBD punk pioneers The Penetrators comes a demented album from before the bands existence.
Don't sleep on snagging this gem, this is the limited U.S. pressing of this record.
Scum Stats: 100 units, black vinyl. no variant
LP - Various Artists - Bloodstains Across Buffalo - $11.99
Bloodstains Across Buffalo LP - the first city specific compilation in the classic BLOODSTAINS saga. 15 tracks of first-wave punk and power-pop from Buffalo, NY, all from the golden age of punk; 1977-1984. A total classic!
Wow, been a while since I’ve seen one of these. As with other volumes in this long-running series of bootlegs, the sonic emphasis here is on the “rock” end of the punk rock spectrum (though there are a couple of power pop/new wave stabs thrown in for good measure), this time from a cluster of now-obscure bands (only one I’ve ever heard previously is the Vores’ “Love Canal”) that apparently called the titular city home. The fifteen songs included in this volume—courtesy of Aunt Helen, The Jumpers, Secret Saviour, Pauline & the Perils, Lip Service, and the aforementioned Vores, as well as others—stick well to the series’ conventions, yet the compiler is wise to push to both ends within its parameters, balancing crude, simple thud-punkery with more sophisticated and nuanced fare. Hell, there are even synths being used non-facetiously buried in some o’ the tunes. In all, this is a nice addition to the series.
A1 –The Jumpers This Is It
A2 –The Cobras One Way Street
A3 –Aunt Helen Big Money
A4 –The Fems Go To A Party
A5 –Mickey Mamp With Intro-Verse Please Police Me
A6 –The Stains Of Life
A7 –The Enemies* Test Tube Baby
B1 –New Toys F.Y.Y.B.
B2 –Parousia Miss Ogyny
B3 –Secret Savior First Love
B4 –Electro-Man Go Go Go
B5 –The Good Clouds
B6 –Pauline And The Perils* See For Yourself
B7 –The Vores Love Canal
B8 –Lip Service The TV Made Me Do It (Blame It On The Quasar)