BASEMENTS - I'M DEAD (BLACK)
After their debut "Heart of stone" 7"ep on Lost In Tyme Records, the garage psych band from Thessaloniki, Greece strikes back with a brand new release. Their debut album "I'm Dead" contains 12 original recordings that will blow your mynd with their US 60s & 80s inspired garage psych tunes. Limited edition release of 350 black vinyl pieces. "Couped up in the lower quarters of their collective dwelling house bravely trying to capture the impulses and absorb all the raw electrical vibrations of the city before they are flitted up and out into the ether - into society's upper echelons and beyond. A young quintet from Thessaloniki fed from an endless succession of loud plasticised aural delights culled from a bygone age and ceremoniously beamed down to them from strange gatherings of well-wishers and soothsayers. They exist many days now on nothing more than this strict diet of guitars, organ, drums, harmonica, maracas and vocals. They are The Basements and they have now arrived to the ongoing party fueled by the cacophonous fuzz-buzz jet-roar of travelling everywhere anytime, their journey only occasionally infiltrated with the here-it-is-again clang of daybreak, to climb amidst the toils, spoils and peculiar stresses of inescapable modernity; of life to be lived and died in the fast-burning, stomach-churning candle wick reality of the clock-bating new world. Only time will tell if once more they'll poke their heads above the paraquet to crawl among the ruins for truths they seek to uncover!" ~Lenny Helsing.
BRANDED - EVIL GONE WRONG
Here it comes, the third LP by your favourite Swedish garage punkers THE BRANDED - and as you could have guessed, this band will once again blow your minds with it! EVIL GONE WRONG is a mixture of punk, 60s R&B and stomping, wild garage. Just like its predecessors (released on DIRTY WATER RECORDS), you will instantly fall in love with this fantastic raw garage-monster! Not least because it has been recorded with analogue equipment and vintage instruments only, to ensure an authentic garage sound.
ELECTRIC MESS - FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH
Like their debut album, "Falling Off the Face of the Earth" was recorded at The Church in Brooklyn, engineered and mixed by David Horowitz (The Above), and mastered by punk legend Ivan Julian (Richard Hell and the Voidoids). 10 of its 13 songs have already been heard on radio stations across the U.S. and in Japan, France, Scotland, and Germany. Reviews: "...ear-piercing Farfisa, raucous guitars, driving rhythms and sneering vocals, echoing the surge of original punk that rocked a thousand suburban basements... Great original songs, blazing guitar riffs with neo-psych shades." (Hyperbolium) "Thirteen songs that move through the garage punk label perfectly... a band that makes a wall of 60's sound with total conviction." (Kick Out the Jams) "...uncompromising and unpretentious sounds of the great garage bands of the 60s... songs that catch fire right out of the gate and conjure images of The Yardbirds, the 13th Floor Elevators, The Stooges, and at times, even early Stones." (Burning Wood)
LOST SOUNDS - LOST LOST (+7")
Rare and unreleased material from Memphis synth-punk supergroup featuring JAY REATARD and ALICJA TROUT. LP + 7". Includes download with bonus material.
LES TERRIBLES - QUELQUE CHOSE COMME ÇA
They did it again! The french ambassadors of the yéyé beat return with their third album "Quelque chose comme a"! So, are you ready for an amazing 60's dance party? Well, don't forget to bring this platter to the DJ! LES TERRIBLES deliver an incredible mix of 60's garage-punk & big-beat shouters and give all of you Beatkeller-dwellers an excuse to dust off your winklepickers and give your mojo a workout! The band that includes members of THE NO TALENTS, LES SYNAPSES, DUTRONC, CECILIA UND DIE SAUERKRAUTS & OPERATION S goes back to the sound of the French Beat & Roll when it was bitten by the Big Bad British Bug back in 1965. Imagine how THEM, THE SMALL FACES, THE YARDBIRDS or the early STONES would've sound if they were from France, never turned professionals and Van Morrison, Keith Relf or Mike Jagger were chicks. All the songs are in French, with that glamorous 'mademoiselle' accent! The band could've been described best as the great french sixties rock band that should have existed but never did. Owing to cultural impediments and lame business practices, there were very few outstanding french rockers from that period. Ronnie Bird, Larry Greco, and a dozen others you've never heard of: LES TERRIBLES cover them all, and every song makes you wanna dance. The band rounds out their set with some originals, as well as their own french versions of some great foreign songs that never got adapted before, all done with a perfect ear for the style. Fronted by the charming and talented chanteuse Rudie this hard-working orchestre delivers the groove that gets the dance floor moving to the Swim, the Jerk, and the Hully-Gully. Les Terribles are sur scene ! ((Jon Dragueur) A Top 10 forever-must have this one is. What more can we tell you?
VARIOUS - LE BEAT BESPOKÉ, VOL. 5
Featuring rare underground dancefloor fillers from the New Untouchables club scene, brought to the market in conjunction with Circle Records. With bespoke artwork from Pip Pip! , it highlights DJ Rob Bailey's inspired selection of obscure, hard to find, yet none the less must have tracks that display the ability to move seamlessly from one musical style to the next. All, naturally, done with restraint and good taste, but at the same time, compelling the listener to groove along with it all. This is number 5 of the series. Vinyl version has 16 tracks. See track list below: 1. Make Love - Grabbeltons 2. That's The Way Life Goes - The Deep Set 3. Sunset Show - Sense Of Humour 4. Giny - The Hush 5. Ahora Ella Se Fue (Now She's Gone) - Los Delphines 6. Turn Out The Lights - Sands of Time 7. Gingerbread Man - Dickie Loader 8. Girl - Simon De Sade 9. Gentle When You Say The Word - Gary Scruggs 10. I'd Like to Know - Tobias 11. One Fine Morning - James Curtis 12. Ymouille A Sciaux - La Revolution Francaise 13. A Better Mind - Maximus 14. Come C'mon - Satin Bells 15. I'm Still A Child - Joy & The Hot Kids 16. Loving You Sometimes - The Outcasts.