New Releases

RELEASE DATE
November 07, 2004
Various –
“DetroitSpaceLink” (CD)

HybridElectric Records

The Detroit Space Link is a compilation CD, showcasing some of the best independent music Detroit has to offer. Featuring bands like Füxa, Paik, No More Than 7, Delta Waves, Urban Design and much more. See why Detroit truly is the Space Rock City.

RELEASE DATE
September 14, 2004
Zelienople –
“Sleeper Coach” (CD)

Loose Thread Records

RELEASE DATE
August 10, 2004
Coastal –
“Halfway To You” (CD)

Words-On-Music

…”‘Halfway To You’ is the most sophisticated collection of Coastal songs to date and a welcome reminder that leisurely-paced music can also shimmer and beguile”…

RELEASE DATE
August 10, 2004
Ulrich Schnauss –
“A Strangely Isolated Place” (CD)

Domino Recordings

State-side re-release of the amazing 2003 German record.

RELEASE DATE
August 04, 2004
The Telescopes –
“Altered Perception” (CD)

Space Age Recordings

RELEASE DATE
July 27, 2004
Epic 45 –
“Against the Pull of Autumn” (CD)

Where Are My Records

RELEASE DATE
July 13, 2004
Paik –
“Satin Black” (LP)

Clairecords

Limited vinyl double-LP monster. Paik are wicked conjurers of a seriously delirious thunder, unleashing a maelstrom of sound that is as lilting as it is crushing. Evoking the roaring resonance of Kevin Shields’ levitating guitar innovations and the minimalist weight of a band like Earth, Paik are a heady force on the avant rock map. Satin Black is truly a beautiful noise. CD on Strange Attractors Audio House

RELEASE DATE
June 30, 2004
The Frenchmen –
“Sorry We Ruined Your Party” (CD)

Clairecords

The debut full-length from Sacramento’s best band is about to be unleashed on the world – The Frenchmen craft noisy pop in true c86 fashion, taking cues and giving nods to some of their favorite influences like The Flatmates and Talulah Gosh. The Frenchmen made their debut in late summer 2003 with the Powdered Blue 7″ on Shelflife Records – 4 tracks that captivated turntables worldwide. Not since the days of 60s bubblegum pop has a single 7-inch record endured so many repeat listens amidst huge smiles and giddy dancing around the bedroom. Recorded by a number of California’s heavyweights, including seven tracks recorded by Chris Woodhouse (FM Knives, A Frames) and one by Wyatt Cusick (Aislers Set, Track Star). The Frenchmen’s unstoppable high-speed jangle pop is a concoction of hyperactive guitar strumming, boy-girl vocal melodies rife with “ba ba ba” ‘s, and machine-gun drum fills. Net results may cause heart palpitations and permanent grins. The 12 songs on this disc whiz by and before you realize it, you’ve just hit repeat for the 17th time. “Tell Me Why” is a cover of the classic Flatmates tune. “Powdered Blue”, from the debut single, makes a welcome repeat appearance, this time via live radio transmission on UC Berkeley’s radio station KALX. The other ten tracks you;ve never heard before, and they will delight to no end! *** Special Bonus!! First 20 copies sold will also receive a special mix CD, made by one of the Frenchmen members! It’s hot stuff! So act quick!

RELEASE DATE
June 30, 2004
Airiel –
“Crackled” (CD)

Clairecords

Formed in 1997 by Jeremy Wrenn, Chicago’s Airiel craft mesmerizing cascades of guitar-driven noise evocative of the Cocteau Twins and the Pale Saints. Their sound is as transportative as it is consuming, spiriting the listener away in a blur of aural flux and smash. MTV Local’s Nick Marino called them “forward-thinking and yet reverent towards the early ’90s heyday of dream-pop noise” -an apt description indeed: Airiel also pays homage to shoegaze’s early-’90s heyday by issuing their output not as a single full-length, but via Winks & Kisses, a unique passel of separate (but equally captivating) EPs that harkens back to the series Lush and My Bloody Valentine became legendary for. Crackled marks Airiel’s first outing with a permanent drummer– a change whose impact could hardly be more striking. John Rungger’s presence behind the kit lends the group’s already-kinetic songs unprecedented energy. His explosive cymbals, combined with the color, texture and sheen of dual-guitar backdrops, makes for an experience that leaves the listener floored. Airiel will tour regionally this summer and nationally this fall. Like its predecessors– Frosted, Dizzy and Melted– Crackled is limited to a 750-copy pressing. The four EPs will be issued as a limited-edition boxed set complete with new packaging and an expansive inlay book later this year. It’s sure to be a benchmark in shoegaze’s vital second wave.

RELEASE DATE
June 29, 2004
The BrotherKite –
s/t (CD)

Clairecords

…”thebrotherkite is a stirring dream-pop experiment that is as absorbing as it is challenging – and one that no discerning listener should go without”…