Record Highlight — Johnny Foreigner

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Lame-O Records is stoked to announce its first non-Philadelphia based signing, Johnny Foreigner from Birmingham, England! As part of the announcement, the band made Lame-O its very own Johnny Foreigner Mixtape to help get you affiliated with these speedy indie rockers. Check out Worse Things Happen At Sea over on the Lame-O Records bandcamp.

The band’s full-length You Can Do Better is shipping soon from Lame-O soon.

 

Record Highlight — Jack Hotel

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Günter Voelker, Joe Salvati, Marty Steinhausen, Josh Rector, and Casey Hollingsworth join forces to vanquish evil, poverty, and blight.

Your mom would say she “likes” it, but she would walk distractedly out of the room when you were trying to show her your favorite song. You’d be all, “Mom!” and she’d be like, “What? I’m still listening!”  The debut album from Jack Hotel – Good Sons and Daughters is available now!

 

Record Highlight — League

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This is an extremely limited archival release of the League self-titled record, courtesy of Secret Audio Club.  Who is League?  Read about it here (and be quick to grab a copy – they will not last).

 

Record Highlight — 49th Parallel

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<p>LION LP-138 (LP + color insert)<br />
UPC: 778578313814   </p>
<p>•First official vinyl reissue since its original release in 1969</p>
<p>•LP limited to 500 copies</p>
<p>•One of the top Canadian rock albums of the psychedelic era</p>
<p>•Comes with color insert with band history and photos</p>
<p>In the spring of 1969, 49th Parallel had a hit in with ‘Twilight Woman’, a lovely song that sounds like a poppier version of what bands like Tomorrow were doing in England. That success led to the release of 49th Parallel’s only album. All hyperbole aside, it is easily one of the top Canadian rock albums of the psychedelic era. The album is strong throughout—from the pulsating psychedelia of ‘Lazerander Filchy’ and the ultra-strange ‘(The) Magician’, the shimmering beauty of 'Twilight Woman', to the quintessential slashing guitars punk edginess of ‘Now That I'm a Man’ and ‘(Come On Little Child &) Talk To Me’. Dan Lowe's blazing fuzz guitar work stands out on ‘Missouri’ and also when matched by organist Jack Velker's brilliant work on ‘Eye To Eye’, ‘Talk To Me’ and ‘(The) People’.</p>
<p>Track List:<br />
Side 1:<br />
1. Now That I’m A Man (2:33)<br />
2. Get Away (2:35)<br />
3. Eye to Eye (2:56)<br />
4. Missouri (3:28)<br />
5. Lazerander Filchy (3:03)</p>
<p>Side 2:<br />
1. (Come On Little Child &) Talk To Me (3:00)<br />
2. (The) Magician (3:44)<br />
3. Twilight Woman (2:32)<br />
4. Close The Barn Door (3:14)<br />
5. The People (2:51)</p>
<p>Catalogue number: LION LP-138<br />
UPC: 778578313814

In the spring of 1969, 49th Parallel had a hit in with ‘Twilight Woman’, a lovely song that sounds like a poppier version of what bands like Tomorrow were doing in England. That success led to the release of 49th Parallel’s only album. All hyperbole aside, it is easily one of the top Canadian rock albums of the psychedelic era. The album is strong throughout—from the pulsating psychedelia of ‘Lazerander Filchy’ and the ultra-strange ‘(The) Magician’, the shimmering beauty of ‘Twilight Woman’, to the quintessential slashing guitars punk edginess of ‘Now That I’m a Man’ and ‘(Come On Little Child &) Talk To Me’. Dan Lowe’s blazing fuzz guitar work stands out on ‘Missouri’ and also when matched by organist Jack Velker’s brilliant work on ‘Eye To Eye’, ‘Talk To Me’ and ‘(The) People’.

This is the first official vinyl release of the album since its debut in 1969.  Pre-orders start shipping on 7/22.

 

Gilead Fest 2014

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This weekend is Gilead Fest 2014 in Oshkosh, WI.  Thanks to Gilead Media for enlisting us to press several of the titles which will be available for sale at the fest — Barghest, Bastard Sapling, Sea Of Bones, and Alaune.  You can catch these bands, as well as many other doom, black metal, drone, and experimental music acts throughout the weekend.  

 

 

Record Highlight — Johanna Samuels

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25-year-old Johanna Samuels broadens the definition of pop music. The melodically and lyrically focused singer-songwriter sings about the depths and dualities of life with her unique bell-like voice. Standing on the shoulders of the great musicians of the 1960’s and 70’s she manages to create a sound and sense of musical place that is completely her own. The native New Yorker grew up in Los Angeles, where from a young age she sang in school choirs and obsessively learned to play the songs of her musical heroes by ear.

After moving back to New York at the age of 18, Samuels began writing her own songs alone in her bedroom. Soon after, she was playing solo shows at small downtown music venues like East Village’s Sidewalk Café.  With her feet firmly planted, Johanna plans to stick around the only ways she knows how: earnestly pouring out her heart, soul and creativity in the form of ear candy for us all.

Double Bind is her new full length album – pre-order it now!

 

Groove & Brew 2014

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Back and bigger, this year’s Groove & Brew  (presented by Gotta Groove Records and Indigo Imp Brewery) is on July 12, 2014 11am to 5pm!

This year’s bands include:

Buffalo Killers

Chris Allen & The Guilty Hearts

Faux Paw

MEanderthal

Party Plates

with DJ Alright spinning between sets

 

Food available for purchase from:

Boca Loca Burrito Factory

Betty’s Bomb Ass Burgers

Urban Sweetness

Melt Bar & Grilled

Beer available for purchase from Indigo Imp!

PLUS……one day only….the Cleveland Flea will be located at Groove & Brew!

FREE EVENT!  (no bottles, cans, or coolers please!)

TYLER VILLAGE 3615 Superior Avenue (off E 36th St parking lot).  Parking off of E. 36th and in the parking lot in the back of E. 36th.

 

Record Highlight – Maurizio Bianchi

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The late 70′s rejection of punk and rock-oriented music within select underground subcultures was signified by the works of of bands like Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Whitehouse. Using their network of record labels and propaganda, these like-minded noise makers created a sound and aesthetic that is known far and wide as something quite English.  But in Italy, a storm was slowly brewing in the works of a lone composer by the name of Maurizio Bianchi.   Starting in 1979, Bianchi formed his earliest sketches of abstract loop composition under the pseudonym Sacher-Pelz.  After only a few months, he felt it was time to start producing more conceptual works under his given name, sometimes shortening his authorship to only MB.  The following years saw some of industrial and ambient music’s most  genre defining works. Rumors surrounded a series of mischievous unauthorized releases only to be contradicted by his humble and earnest willingness to collaborate with other like minded composers coincidentally followed up by his ominous “disappearance” from music during the late 80′s / early 90′s.  His various comebacks always showed MB to be the master of his own device who undoubtedly influenced and inspired thousands of musicians, artists and composers with his creative output.  Most recently, MB has been reflective on his 35 year history in music and the impact he has had on it. His recent works show MB as undoubtedly reflective yet remaining persistently original.

Amentest is Bianchi’s most recent work employing the 7” single format, a medium that MB has only dabbled in briefly. Keeping his abrasive rhythmic sounds, beautiful use of delay patterns and selective subject matters at hand, MB’s genius still shows that he is as relevant today as he was back when he was quietly manufacturing his echoed sound sculptures in the foothills of Italy in 1979.

Limited to 300 copies. Edited by Kris Lapke (Alberich) with artwork by Ryan Martin (York Factory Complaint / Dais).  Available now from Dais.

Record Highlight — Gazer

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Cincinnati noisepunk band Gazer’s “Double EP” will be available very soon from Phratry Records. The Fake Bulbs EP was engineered and mixed by Will Allard at Missed Connections.  The Phone Commercial EP was engineered by John Hoffman at Eye Candy and mixed by Gazer.

 

Record Highlight — The Core Trio Featuring Matthew Shipp

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The Core Trio was part of the the avant garde quartet Rosta. After the break up of the that group, The Core Trio formed in 2004. With the line up of Seth Paynter-saxes, Richard Cholakian – drums and bassist/leader Thomas Helton, The Core Trio began to develop their unique style of compositional improv.

In 2013 TCT recorded their first album with New York pianist and long time friend, Robert Boston. Shortly after the release, drummer Richard Cholakian left the group. After much consideration the group moved on and hired Joe Hertenstein to replace him. With Hertenstein, the trio played a very successful series of shows in NY at Downtown Music Gallery, Freedys Backroom, Goodbye Blue Monday and Douglas Street Collective.

While in NY the trio recorded their new record with piano great Matthew Shipp to be released July 11.