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This Weeks New Releases – October 13th

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Tons of great new records came in this week.  In addition to the JETS TO BRAZIL and SKINNY PUPPY reissues, these are the records were super excited about

 

TY SEGALL – Slaughterhouse LP

LIMITED COLORED VINYL AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! A reissue of the 2012 debut release by the Ty Segall Band on In The Red, featuring a bonus song not on the original release! The Ty Segall Band is Ty Segall (obviously), Mikal Cronin, Charlie Moonheart and Emily Rose Epstein. While Segall has released many incredible solo releases, Slaughterhouse marks the first time he recorded with his touring band. For this mini-album (originally released as a double 10-inch, but now expanded to a double 12-inch) the band recorded with Chris Woodhouse at the Hangar, turned their amps all the way up, set their fuzz pedals on “obliterate” and commenced to kick ass and take names. Seriously, this record will melt your face. All of Segall’s usual psych-pop sensibilities are present but Slaughterhouse adds the full-throttle, go-for-the-throat bombast that the band delivers in the live setting. The fuzz riffs, bratty howl and Cro-Magnon bashing culminate with a feedback freakout that’s clearly the only sensible way to end a workout of this magnitude in shit to announce the debut release by the Ty Segall Band.

 

LEBENDEN TOTEN – Mind Parasites LP
Another LP (seven tracks) from the legendary Lebenden Toten. (Blackwater/Leben Toten Records #10)

 

THE COMPLICATORS – s/t 7”
This exciting new Bay Area band burst onto the scene in the fall of 2016 featuring members of both ROBOCOP 3 and STREET JUSTICE! Not quite oi or streetpunk and not quite hardcore; somewhere in the middle, drawing on lots of different influences. This band is straight-up in-your-face, physically and lyrically completely intimidating, yet lyrically on-point and hooky enough to scare you into singing and screaming along. 7″ includes digital download. (Pirates Press Records #178)

 

SLENDER – Walled Garden 7”
Debut 6 Track EP from NYC’s Slender after two Demos in 2014 and 2015. Slender is the runt of the litter yet seem to be having more fun than anyone making music for themselves. The EP starts with Suddenly I See which sounds like The Snipers on Crass Records mixed with Warsaw – all tense, basic and rigid. Anxiety follows and has that home recorded Swell Maps feel. There She Goes barely gets to end with a a 4 Track recorded quality and.a Fuck Off records type of experimentation. On the B-Side – there is no let up in the weirdness stakes. It Exists To Make The World Feel Nice has a crazed theremin through the whole song whilst Magic is driven by a Peter Hook style bass line and a sinister vocal. Last track Not Afraid completes the EP with a woozy guitar, theremin and recording quality that just adds to this 2017 outsider music. In twenty years time people will discover this record and still think it’s out there.  Limited to 300 copies.  (La Vida Es Un Mus #146)

 

PERMISSION – Contagious Life LP
Storming debut by London’s Permission. An LP full of cut corners, but not the kind that diminish impact or relinquish effort to what could of been, bur more the kind of oblique angles and low sharp ceilings that cause the head that does not bang to bang, lesion, swell, and never clot. Forged in the tattered die-cut of the contemporary edges of hardcore but thoroughly punched clear out of the factory, thanks to the now legendary edge of guitar player Ralph Simmond’s stereo detuning, alongside tight turns and sharp time changes. Big moves pin this LP far beyond expectation and straight onto a great punk hit. Move or be shoved. Absorb or be locked out. Somewhere between a hi-fi Rudimentary Peni and if Saccharine Trust was a rugby team.  Contagious Life comes housed in a heavy weight reverse board sleeve designed by Ralph Simmonds and has a lyric insert and download code.  (La Vida Es Un Mus #151)
ORDEN MUNDIAL – Porque Las Drogas Son Veneno 7”
“Porque Las Drogas Son Veneno” is a limited 7”  released on time for ORDEN MUNDIAL USA/Colombia Tour including some of the songs that will be in their next LP. Their EP recorded analog in Berlin with Tobias Lilli displays the chaos and sonic venom that this Mallorca outfit have us accustomed to. Four existentialist tracks of distorted hardcore tracks joined together which bring to mind the most out of control parts of UNITED MUTATIONS or VOID with the in unapologetic attitude of WRETCHED or SHOTGUN SOLUTION. Look in the mirror, what you see is what you hate.  Limited to 300 copies with artwork by Bernat Mundial.  (La Vida Es Un Mus #154)
ANXIETY – Wild Life 7”
4 Track EP Wild Life was recorded in the aftermath of Anxiety’s debut self-titled release and is sharper but messier, more dystopian, bloodier and more viscous. Here Anxiety draw more on an industrialised take on Crass Records back cat and falling-apart HC, continuing the abstract moroseness that defined their debut. Recorded again with How To Make Sushi, Wild Life is drowned in distortion and short delay, cut out alive from a drain in the poorest, dirtiest bathrooms of short term tenancy Glasgow. Driven by all-consuming bass riffs, the guitars are obliterated by distortion, the vocals off the hook, one-take, warts and burps. The snare a morse code reminding you you’ve nowhere to go.  How come the songs are so short? The songs are about animals, about never having anything, about being too wrong all the time. Because you’re not worth it.  Wild Life comes housed in a wraparound sleeve designed between Sebastian Rivera and Kay Logan. Comes with lyric insert and download code.  (La Vida Es Un Mus #140)

 

IRON CHIC – You Cant Stay LP

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

PROPAGANDHI – Victory Lap LP

Limited edition red colored vinyl LP pressing. The first thing to know, if you want to know about Propagandhi, is that they came here to rock. Right from the snarling opening riff of their seventh album, Victory Lap, that much is clear. For everything else that swirls around the band now, and for the last 31 years – the politics, the people and, lately, a gnawing sense of despair – the sheer volume of it all hasn’t changed. Frontman Chris Hannah and bassist Todd Kowalski experienced a sea change in the band when after nine years with Propagandhi, guitarist David “The Beaver” Guillas left the fold for a teaching position and they added a new member, Sulynn Hago, a seasoned guitar-slinger from Tampa, Florida. That said, Guillas is still all over Victory Lap, contributing licks to four songs.

 

KING GIZZARD – Sketches of Brunswick LP

Received a 7.5 rating from Pitchfork. KING GIZZARD & THE WIZARD LIZARD has surprise released their third album of 2017, Sketches of Brunswick East, a jazz and Tropicalia infused collaboration with MILD HIGH CLUB. Sketches is a soothing balm of a record, a chance to get to know King Gizzard’s sunny, playful side. Where previous albums have slipped down sonic worm-holes to explore distant galaxies, this one is an examination of (and homage to) the Melbourne suburb in which King Gizzard write and record in their own studio, and from where they run their planet-spanning psychedelic operation. A knowing nod to Miles Davis’s Sketches of Spain, this album also sees the band further exploring a Tropicalia element their music only ever previously hinted at. The band’s various sketches about time and place were reworked and pieced together, akin to “sampling-culture, in which old ideas are reshaped and suddenly things make sense,” explained lead singer STU MACKENZIE, “It was like we were continually jamming with ourselves.”

 

BECK – Colors LP

Limited red vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release, the 13th studio album from the singer, songwriter and musician. Colors is the follow up to Grammy Album of the Year winning Morning Phase. Colors was recorded at Greg Kurstin’s Los Angeles studio with Beck and Kurstin playing nearly every instrument themselves between 2013 and 2017. Beck described the recording process to music publication NME, saying “for the first year, we were experimenting and there was a lot of trial and error. I was touring constantly while making it, so I was attempting to bring some of that energy back to the studio, which isn’t always the easiest thing to do.”

 

 

 

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