Abe Vigoda: Throwing Shade b/w Vivid
Abe Vigoda make a bold new return to the game with this 7''!!! The a-side is off of their forthcoming album CRUSH (Release date 9/28/2010) and features a non-album b-side! This is limited to 1000 copies worldwide and will be blowing your mind!
Abe Vigoda: Crush
Those who clocked Abe Vigoda's transition from 2006's angular-punk debut Kid City to 2008's startling tropicali-punk Skeleton should know the LA quartet aren't ones for repeating themselves. To Skeleton's hot-hot-hot template, they now add glassy shards of 'cold wave' pop, with synthesisers, sequencers and altogether broodier beats. Scorching temperatures, icy currents - Crush is a thermal column of vertiginous brilliance!
Abe Vigoda: Animal Ghosts
Barr: Song Is The Single b/w The B SIde Is Silent
Best Coast: Something In The Way
Best Coast is Bethany Cosentino (ex ? Pocahaunted) with Bobb Bruno (Polar Goldie Cats). Leaving NY behind Bethany returns to Los Angeles with a different perspective on music and the world. She writes great pop songs and has a beautiful voice that sings hooks that are hard to get out of your head. Her aesthetic is semi lo-fi but you can hear the growth within. Best Coast is making headway in Los Angeles and is cramming bars left and right allover, see what all the fuss is about.
C.R.A.S.H.: War On All Fronts
Let it be known that the recipe for a hard-knocking, non-fronting hardcore ep is as easy as pie. Add 50 years worth of pedigree via Brooks Headley's time in UOA, Born Against, (Young) Pioneers, and Wrangler Brutes, Dean Spunt's efforts in Wives and No Age, Cundo Bermudez's sentences in Nazti Skinz and Wrangler Brutes, and finally Michelle Suarez's terms in Mika Miko and Le Face, bake for 5 hours in L.A.'s MacArthur Park during 100 degree weather, and quickly press record on the tape machine. Instant success. C.R.A.S.H.!
Chalk Circle: Reflection
Chalk Circle existed in the Washington, DC metro area punk/hardcore scene between 1981 and 1983. They were the first all-female rock or punk band to ever record and perform in DC, and in January 2011 their recorded output will finally be available in one place: on the Reflection LP, released by both Mississippi Records and Post Present Medium. The 12 songs on this release are from compilations on Outside Records and WGNS, live shows, and unreleased recordings. It also comes with a 16-page booklet compiled by guitarist/vocalist Sharon Cheslow that tells the Chalk Circle story in its entirety for the first time. The booklet features photographs, press clippings, and extensive liner notes by renowned musician and producer Don Fleming, whose band Velvet Monkeys headlined Chalk Circle's first shows.
Collage Culture: Examining The 21st Century's Identity Crisis
"Collage Culture: Examining the 21st Century's Identity Crisis" is a new work of nonfiction written by Aaron Rose, Mandy Kahn and designed by Brian Roettinger. This companion recording combines audio excerpts from the book's text with an original musical score by No Age, examining these questions and allowing the listener space to think. This is a limited record with beautiful and enticing sounds split in two separate channels for your listening pleasure. Brilliantly designed by Brian Roettinger who was nominated for a Grammy for his work on No Age's "Nouns"
David Scott Stone: Plays Modular Synth
Dunes are a mysteriously ethereal and minimal trio from Los Angeles. Appropriating pop and experimental music into a familiar swirl, whileretaining a fresh outlook and approach, Dunes inhabit a space of tweaking, twisting, imagining moments and emotions from the past, destined to end up as their future. Stephanie Chan, formerly of Austin Texas bands Finally Punk, and The Carrots plays guitar and sings in Dunes, she creates surreal and dreamy narratives with her lyrics and uniquely beautiful, powerful voice. Mark Greshowak plays barritone guitar and sometimes bass, he used to write songs and tour with seattle area band Talbot Tagora, now he and Stephanie weave their melodies back and forth, making lush tones for our eardums. Kate Hall, played drums in Mika Miko before holding down the rhythmic duties and also singing for Dunes. Having released a 12" EP on Mexican Summer, 2 7" EP's, one on Los Angeles label Teenage Teerdrops, the other on San Diego's Art Fag and a tape on Ooga Booga Dunes are primed to release a full length to the world.