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DEERHOOF'S 'LA ISLA BONITA'

20 August 2014

Almost 11 years ago, we put on our first show by a band named Deerhoof. Now we're releasing their new album! It's also their 20th anniversary!

'La Isla Bonita' will come out on 3 November, with 10 new songs that alternate between minimalism and bombast, melody and dissonance, and dynamism and tranquility.

The first song to drop is "Exit Music", which you can hear in our 'Latest Releases Mixtape' below.

You can also find out more over at the blog and pre-order the CD or LP now for shipping later in the year.

VEXX'S 'VEXX' OUT SOON

10 August 2014

We'll be releasing VEXX's re-mastered debut record 'Vexx' on 29 September, as a joint venture with our friends at M'Lady's Records.

Living in and playing out of Olympia, Washington, VEXX have been devastating the Pacific Northwest music hubs for the last year now, so this mini album is one helluva death-defying listen.

You can stream it over at SoundCloud or pre-order the CD or LP now.

SPRAY PAINT'S 'CUSSIN'

17 July 2014

Our latest release is imminent - a fierce EP from Austin, Texas no wave punk outfit, Spray Paint.

Available on 7" or digitally, it's a solid slab of repeato-rock rapture - buzz-sawing guitars run headlong through labyrinthine tunnels of reverb, chased down by some wildly brain-bashing drums and a three-way jostle for the words.

You can pre-order it now in the shop, ready for shipping on August 11, or take a listen over at SoundCloud.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

JULIE BYRNE

HEIDI ALEXANDER

SLUSHY GUTS

Thursday 28 August

The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, N1 9JB | Map
8:00 | £5 | Buy tickets

JULIE BYRNE creates elegant, deliberately wrought songs that chronicle memory, hope, and loss using finely crafted lyrics and complex fingerpicked guitar run through delay. The somber, dreamlike quality of her songs is similar to a stripped-down Grouper, or an echo-splashed Anne Briggs, with restraint and measure in her deep, unusual vocal timbre. Byrne's voice is so delicate it sounds like she's harmonizing with a breeze, her songs so transfixing - the sun is setting, and the magic-hour light is warm and enveloping - that those of us who've gathered to watch her are sitting slack-jawed. Julie's first recording for Orindal was a 7" called 'Faster Or Greener Than Now'. It was produced by Owen Ashworth & was released on December 4, 2012.

Her debut album, 'Rooms With Walls and Windows' collects twelve tracks from two limited edition cassette releases, recorded between 2011 & 2012 by Jake Acosta in Chicago, IL. Each song was recorded live, with Julie accompanying herself on pastoral guitar. 'Rooms With Walls & Windows' was released on vinyl, CD & digital formats in early 2014 by Orindal. It's songs unfold from bare folk simplicity to abstracted tales of homelife and longing that conjure up a simultaneous feeling of warm-cabin intimacy and a deep interior sadness. This will be Julie's debut show in London during her first European tour.

HEIDI ALEXANDER is the songwriter/guitarist of San Francisco's sad-pop trio The Sandwitches. She also traverses the musical landscape as Earth Girl Helen Brown and Pruno Truman and has leant her vocals to the Fresh & Onlys, Thee Oh Sees and The Intelligence. Heidi relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles last Autumn in pursuit of a graduate fellowship in Architecture at UCLA, and since then has been working on a French language LP, 'Qu'est-ce Qui se Passe?' for Moi J'Connais Records.

Heidi's songs bring that flicker of vacuum tube light to the memory cluttered space of a dark room. The reverb touches and soft string arrangements stir the definitive flagship revered Americana sound of San Francisco, where Heidi moves the sleepy sung narrative of natures across vistas of beautiful coasts to home bound, love-longing spells. Heidi will be traveling in Europe for architectural research in solar-optic structures and supporting summer releases through Southpaw and Empty Cellar.

SLUSHY GUTS aka Londoner Stephen Keane, is a hard act to categorise, who plays lo-fi 4-track songs of droll introspection laced with an acerbic wit, which is perhaps why he has been described as a cross between David Berman of Silver Jews and Chris Morris of 'The Day Today'. With a string of limited cdr, cassette and vinyl releases under his belt, listening to Slushy Guts has been described as "like glimpsing the notebook of an experimental artist, who is never too precious to take risks with his selections,......vulnerable and contemplative, experimental and weird; classic bedroom recording from someone who understands the importance of this."

The United Kingdom of Upset, featuring...

SILVER FOX, TRASH KIT, THE PHEROMOANS,
RAVIOLI ME AWAY & DOG CHOCOLATE

Friday 29 August

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

44-46 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB | Map
8:00 | £6 | Buy tickets

SILVER FOX make music with no rules or preconceptions; pooling ideas and observations into songs that can be raucous, sad, reflective, powerful, wistful, or whatever they need to be. With vibrating harmonies and primal beats at their heart, their sounds and words group together in response to the lives we all live. Silver Fox are Susie Green (vocals, keyboards), Rebecca Knight (drums), Laura Lancaster (guitar, vocals), Rachel Lancaster (bass guitar, vocals). They formed in 2009 in Newcastle, and have had well-received single releases on M'Lady's (Waves on in/Marble World) and Milk (Capital Kiss/Arosa) in 2012. Their self-titled album with Upset the Rhythm was released last November and due to broken bones this show will act as an honour record launch. Silver Fox make intuitive sounds led by a responsive, if-it-feels-good-do-it approach, giving free reign to all ideas large and small. It's been too long since they played last in London so we had to do something about it!

TRASH KIT are a gang of flag-bearers with a wild feel for melody and a heartfelt kick inside each song. Mixing tumult, considered songcraft and overlapping harmonies in equal measure, the trio sound as joyful as they are focussed. Rachel Aggs, Rachel Horwood and Ros Murray formed the band in early 2009, and since then have been lighting up London, energising the UK underground with their raw performances. Trash Kit have a sound of their very own, it's both urbane and primal, drawing on the potential of punk and the naturalism of an internal folk music. After a ruminative 2013, this year the band headed out on tour with The Ex and are presently finishing a new album for Upset The Rhythm out this Autumn.

THE PHEROMOANS are a six-piece experimental rock band from the South East of England who deal in a deadpan DIY music. Married to the mundane yet surreal reportage of our lives, their music manages to address the truly restless boredom and absurdity of everyday life. The Pheromoans write songs for the end of the queue, songs that prowl the periphery, songs that stand up on the bus and stare out through the window, blasted through with brilliant sprawling sunshine. Over the last six years the band have released a slew of records, including numerous EPs, 7"s, mini-albums and LPs through labels as diverse as Night People, Convulsive, Sweet Rot, Monofonus Press, Clan Destine and their own imprint Savoury Days. These recordings largely focused on a ramshackle, wayward rock ethic, underpinned by lyricist Russell Walker's dry, observational musings that tread an almost diary-like path throughout the songs. New album, 'Hearts Of Gold', is the band's sixth album proper, following on from 2012's well received 'Does This Guy Stack Up?', also released by Upset The Rhythm. 'Hearts Of Gold' strides forward, casting its net across a diverse array of topics, including short distance holidays, ageing trendsetters, parenthood, functioning alcoholism and Hugh Laurie's blues career.

RAVIOLI ME AWAY are a dangerously ambitious and delusional all-girl jazzy, post-pop-punk, hip-funk outfit with a stylistic theme spanning all past, present and future human cultures and subcultures. Consider vintage Bananarama played with twice the sass and urgency, only reflected in the eyes of a much overworked and downright exhausted Julie Burchill on acid. Featuring members of Plug and Spin Spin The Dogs, Ravioli Me Away don't shy away from the impeccable vocal melodies and clattersome hooks you'd expect. 'Mic Check' is as hypnotic as it is sparse with plaintive keyboard touches and interplaying vocals that gambol across the drum machine. 'Cat Call' is a triumph of questing basslines and eerie synth blushes, locked down by Sian's charismatic choruses and Alice's asides inbetween. After their split record on UTR with Dog Chocolate from last year the band have been working on their debut LP called 'The Inevitable Album', out soon through Good Job.

DOG CHOCOLATE are an elasticated, punk quartet based on the principles of self-propulsion and having too much fun. Jono plays a couple of drums, Matthew plays a guitar and a load of pedals, Rob plays another guitar and sings selected songs whilst Andrew sings most the songs and plays impressionistic blasts of keyboard when he's not. Having been active in a number of other bands including Yeborobo, Limn, Gasp! Cracking Eggs, Tea And Toast Band and Moulsecoomb Sword Gang, all four members are also frantic doodlers and illustrators. This over-spill of creativity can be seen on their recent split LP on UTR, entitled 'Or', which sees the band sprint through ten tracks of barely-controlled chaotic glee. Never dwelling for long, Dog Chocolate treat us to songs about pregnancy, poisoned eyes, public transport and cakes. Their observational, often candid lyrics match their nonsensical attitude to their music too, which tumbles and chases pitchshifted guitars through thick forests of feedback and blasting drums.

SUN FOOT

MEN OH PAUSE

CODY NOON

Saturday 30 August

Power Lunches Arts Cafe

446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE | Map
8:00 | £6 | Buy tickets

SUN FOOT are a Portland/Los Angeles trio who play low volume tunes through small amps and a drum set that consists of a hand drum, cymbal, pan lids, and electronic drum pad, all three singing, playing random cheap electronic keyboards maybe, and switching of instruments probably. Good to listen to if you are interested in the sun and tired of negativity. Sun Foot features Ron Burns (of Smog, Hot Spit Dancers, Swell), Chris Johanson (the painter, The Deep Throats, Tina Age 13) and Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Thicket, Jewelry Rash) all as members. Imagine Flipper and Chuck Mangione getting together and you're almost there.

MEN OH PAUSE are a dark DIY punk outfit from the darker recesses of the Sussex countryside. Featuring Jacindy Cartland from 'King Alfred, Man Of Leisure', Maureen Bourne from 'Leopard Leg' and Flo Brooks from 'Chaps'. Their debut EP, 'Pulse Check', was recorded in Lewes in winter 2013/14. The EP features four slices of claustrophobic, anxiety-strewn, lo-fi DIY punk, pressed in a run of 250 on black vinyl with download code included, Tuff Enuff Records, check it!

CODY NOON are Charlie Butler and Suzy Antoniw. They are a stripped-down two piece beat combo from London, who play instrumental, minimal yet atmospheric droning mazes of sound to varying degrees of proficiency.

JACK OBLIVIAN

STRAIGHT ARROWS

THE SHEIKS

Sunday 31 August

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

44-46 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB | Map
7:30 | £8 | Buy tickets

JACK OBLIVIAN, depending on whom you ask, is either a rock legend or an absolute unknown. This dichotomy is well-understood by Memphis musicians, as underground "fame," for all its rewards, has, with a few exceptions, been the ceiling for local acts for decades. And no one knows this dichotomy better than Jack 'Oblivian' Yarber, who may be Memphis' most influential active rock musician. The list of noteworthy bands Yarber has been a member of over the years is massive and includes Johnny Vomit & the Dry Heaves (a high school punk project that also featured future Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus), new-wavers the End, '68 Comeback, Knaughty Knights, and Tav Falco's Panther Burns.

Two of Yarber's former bands - the Compulsive Gamblers and the Oblivians - have seen their reputation and following swell in the decade since their demise, especially the Oblivians, whose international fan base borders on rabid. Due largely to his stint in these bands, both partnerships with Greg Cartwright, now of the Reigning Sound, Yarber has been an acknowledged influence on artists such as the White Stripes and Jay Reatard. In the years since, Yarber has toured and released a string of successful solo albums as Jack Oblivian, on a range of labels including Fat Possum and Sympathy For The Record Industry.

STRAIGHT ARROWS started out with Owen Penglis yelling about getting dumped and kicked out of bands into a four track cassette machine in his bedroom, soon to be joined by Alex Grigg, Angela Bermuda, and Adam Williams, all friends with coloured musical pasts. Slowly the four honed their reverb-laden, catchy, fuzzed out punk garage into something barely listenable and less antisocial. Unable to actually get any shows, Straight Arrows started putting on their own at the notorious (and now abandoned) Newtown Hotel, culminating in the release of their first 7" record 'Something Happens/Can't Count' on their newly formed label Juvenile Records. Forward two years and Straight Arrows are no longer kids, now with a host of 7"s and a debut LP under their belt, tours and shows with amongst others Thee Oh Sees, Eddy Current Suppression Ring and The Black Lips, the band come forth with their astonishing new album 'Rising', through Agitated.

THE SHEIKS are touring with Jack Oblivian during this epic Euro tour. Bringing that Memphis rock'n'roll swagger to their distinct brand of garage-y psychedelia, the band's debut, self-released album, 'Witches and Mystics', blends howling vocals and explosive drumming with reverbed-to-hell guitars that are drenched in filthy distortion.

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records, featuring...

MARISA ANDERSON, LORI GOLDSTON, DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER & ERIC ISAACSON

Monday 15 September

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
7:00 | £10 | Buy tickets

MAGIK MARKERS

Tuesday 23 September

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
8:00 | £10 | Buy tickets

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records, featuring...

MARISA ANDERSON, LORI GOLDSTON, DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER

Tuesday 30 September

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
7:00 | £10 | Buy tickets

SPRAY PAINT

SHIT AND SHINE

THE GUTTERS

TENSE MEN

Friday 31 October

The Victoria

451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS | Map
8:00 | £5 | Buy tickets

FUTURE ISLANDS

Thursday 6 November

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT | Map
7:00 | £15 | Sold out

TY SEGALL

THE INTELLIGENCE

Wednesday 12 November

Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High Street, Camden Town, NW1 8QP | Map
7:30 | £15 | Buy tickets

UPCOMING RELEASES

DEERHOOF

'La Isla Bonita'

UTR069 | CD / LP | Pre-order

VEXX

'Vexx'

UTR068 | CD / LP | Pre-order

LATEST RELEASES

SPRAY PAINT

'Cussin'

UTR067 | 7" / Digital | Buy

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT

'Party Jail'

UTR066 | CD / LP | Buy

THE PHEROMOANS

'Hearts Of Gold'

UTR065 | LP / Digital | Buy

PREVIOUS RELEASES

NO BABIES

'Yo No Soy Como Tu'

UTR064 | 7" / Digital | Buy

DOG CHOCOLATE / RAVIOLI ME AWAY

'Split'

UTR063 | LP

GARY WAR / PURPLE PILGRIMS

'Split'

UTR062 | LP | Buy

WAY THROUGH

'Clapper Is Still'

UTR060 | CD / LP | Buy

SILVER FOX

'Silver Fox'

UTR059 | CD / LP | Buy

CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA

'Shroud'

UTR058 | LP | Buy

HALO HALO

'Halo Halo'

UTR057 | CD / LP | Buy

PEEPHOLES

'The Overspill'

UTR056 | CD / LP | Buy

FUTURE ISLANDS

'Tomorrow / The Fountain'

UTR055 | 7" | Buy

THE PHEROMOANS

'Does This Guy Stack Up?'

UTR054 | CD / LP | Buy

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT

'Jazz Mind'

UTR053 | CD / LP | Buy

WAY THROUGH

'Arrow Shower'

UTR052 | LP / Digital | Buy

GENTLE FRIENDLY

'Rrrrrrr'

UTR051 | LP / Digital | Buy

JOHN MAUS

'We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves'

UTR049 | CD / LP | Buy

PEEPHOLES

'Caligula'

UTR048 | 12" | Buy

NO BABIES

'No Babies'

UTR047 | LP | Buy

FORMER GHOSTS

'New Love.'

UTR045 | CD / LP | Buy

CLECKHUDDERSFAX

'Spen Beck'

UTR044 | CD / LP | Buy

PLEASE / SPIN SPIN THE DOGS

'Split'

UTR043 | 12" | Buy

MUNCH MUNCH

'Double Visions'

UTR042 | CD / LP | Buy

TRASH KIT

'Teenagers / How Do You Do?'

UTR041 | 7" | Buy

PLUG

'Plug'

UTR040 | CD / LP | Buy

COLD PUMAS

'Beat Mystery / Party Drip'

UTR039 | 7" | Buy

KIT

'INVOCATION'

UTR038 | CD / LP | Buy

DRUM EYES

'Gira Gira'

UTR037 | CD / LP | Buy

TRASH KIT

'Trash Kit'

UTR036 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

FORMER GHOSTS

'Fleurs'

UTR035 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

XIU XIU / PARENTHETICAL GIRLS

'Morrissey / The Smiths'

UTR034 | 7" | Buy

HANDS ON HEADS

'Tough Fun'

UTR033 | Digipack CD | Buy

FOOT VILLAGE

'Anti Magic'

UTR032 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

GENTLE FRIENDLY

'Ride Slow'

UTR031 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

THE STICKS

'The Sticks'

UTR030 | Digipack CD / 2 x 7" | Buy

BIRD NAMES

'Sings the Browns'

UTR029 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

GAY AGAINST YOU

'Righteous Signals, Sour Dudes'

UTR028 | LP | Buy

FUTURE ISLANDS

'Feathers & Hallways'

UTR027 | 7" | Buy

KIT FEAT. MIKE WATT

'Dreams Are Burned'

UTR026 | 7" | Buy

HIGH PLACES

'High Places'

UTR025 | Gatefold LP | Buy

T.I.T.S

'Second Base'

UTR024 | LP | Buy

FUTURE ISLANDS

'Wave Like Home'

UTR023 | Digipack CD | Buy

DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

'Insects Awaken'

UTR022 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

LUCKY DRAGONS

'Dream Island Laughing Language'

UTR021 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

SOFTBOILED EGGIES

'Try It Again'

UTR019 | Mini LP | Buy

HIGH PLACES

'Vision's the First... / Namer'

UTR018 | 7" | Buy

SOILED MATTRESS & THE SPRINGS

'Honk Honk Bonk!'

UTR017 | Digipack CD | Buy

GOWNS

'Red State'

UTR016 | Digipack CD | Buy

JOHN MAUS

'Love Is Real'

UTR015 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

a.P.A.t.T. / PEEPHOLES

'Split'

UTR014 | 12" | Buy

CHOPS / HELHESTEN

'Split'

UTR013 | 12" | Buy

NUMBERS

'Now You Are This'

UTR012 | Double gatefold LP | Buy

NO AGE

'Get Hurt'

UTR011 | 12" | Buy

BARR

'Summary'

UTR010 | CD / LP | Buy

HANDS ON HEADS / THE STICKS

'Split'

UTR009 | 10" | Sold out

KIT

'Broken Voyage'

UTR008 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

'Festival of Ghosts'

UTR007 | 12" | Buy

YIKES!

'Secrets To Superflipping'

UTR006 | Digipack CD / 10" | Buy

BARR

'Beyond Reinforced Jewel Case'

UTR005 | CD / LP | Buy

LEOPARD LEG / T.I.T.S

'Split'

UTR004 | Double gatefold LP | Buy

JOHN MAUS

'Songs'

UTR003 | CD | Buy

ESQUILAX / TRENCHER

'Split'

UTR002 | 10" | Sold out

DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

'Puppy, Kitty Or Both'

UTR001 | 10" | Sold out