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Psychic TV – Alienist

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This September, Angry Love Productions will present Psychic TV / PTV3’s new album – Alienist.  Also – Don’t miss Psychic TV performing Force The Hand of Chance live in it’s entirety August 12 at Teregram Ballroom in Los Angeles!!

 

Coffin Problem — S/T

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Here it is from Dizzybird Records — the debut from Coffin Problem (Grand Rapids, MI). Comprised of 4 guys that give a shit about tone…this is a monster of an LP. Choose-your-own adventures in life, sure, but take warning, some things are inescapable! Taxes. Bubbles in a swimming pool. The inspired feelings one gets while immersed in the wall of guitars on this album. Death. All things inevitable.

Embrace Coffin Problem, and you get wave after blissful wave that will send your drone-loving hearts into space. You get slow-burning epics and avalanche-inducing, frenzied finales. You get the impression that the members of Coffin Problem have better pedals than you. You get big, cinematic, Midwestern rock ‘n’ roll that you won’t soon forget.

 

Major Progress Program — Life and Death In Pandora’s Box

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Once upon a time, two bright little boys from North Tonawanda, New York were selected to participate in an advanced educational program for fifth and sixth graders. The Major Progress Program, created by master teacher Norman Schoell in the late 1960’s, was designed to challenge high-performing, creative young minds and stretch the boundaries of conventional elementary school curricula. Students in MPP were immersed in a college-type atmosphere where expectations were high and where they were encouraged to push themselves to their academic and creative limits. It was in MPP that Gregory Opalinski and Paul Swisher first met as ten-year-old boys. The year was 1970 and it was the beginning of a decades-long friendship that continues today.

MPP is donating all proceeds from the sale of this triple album to a scholarship fund set up in memory of their drummer, Ted Reinhardt.  Ted was killed in a plane crash in March 2015 shortly after the tracks for this album were completed.  Ted was best known for his work with the world famous jazz ensemble Spyro Gyra as well as his Buffalo-based jazz-fusion project, Gamalon.  Please visit the MPP web site, majorprogressprogram.com for additional information.

 

iji – Bubble

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iji (pronounced: ‘eehee’) is a West Coast pop group led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zach Burba of Seattle, WA. A consistent 10 years of touring and spewing countless, lush, home-made records and tapes has cemented iji as a notable voice in the USA’s underground DIY music scene. In 2015 iji released the highway opus, “Whatever Will Happen”, the band’s first studio album and debut with Team Love Records. iji now offers a new studio album that named itself “Bubble”.

While out on tour in 2015, iji began collectively writing down and sharing all band member’s dreams in one journal. This new practice inspired Burba to write an album in dream language; An album which explores the abstract and absurd tendencies of a confused and distracted mind. Recorded in only 5 days, the record is more of a band effort than any previous release, pointing to a raw and wild, new energy. Lightly tipping the scales more towards the DB’s than Squeeze; More towards Orange Juice than Aztec Camera. The current iji band, which features members of Sick Sad World, Pill Wonder and Neighbors, believes in playing without reservation, without fear. Trusting whatever comes out, simply for the love of wild music.

 

The Lees of Memory – Unnecessary Evil

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Long before The Lees of Memory debut album Sisyphus Says landed on your turntables and devices, the band was busy writing the sequel…. Unnecessary Evil. They are now overjoyed to finally be able to offer it up for pre-order NOW and get your copy on its way ASAP.  Once again, the band teamed up with world-class producer Nick Raskulinecz & his team of experts at Rock Falcon TN to help make this musical conception a reality—with an assist from ace mixer Mike Purcell at County Q.

 

Lydia Loveless – Real

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Rejoice! Singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless’s highly anticipated fourth album, Real, will be released August 19th by Bloodshot Records.

Real was recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios on her home turf of Columbus, OH and was engineered and produced by Joe Viers. “I chose to work with Joe Viers, engineer and producer of my last three releases, again because I trust him completely not only with my music but with my words,” Lydia said. “There was a lot to say this time around and I wanted to return to that sort of playground and (sometimes literally) throw things at the wall. Whereas our previous records could be described as blunt or raw, this one I wanted to be known as honest, as true, as real (rimshot),” she added.

 

Bob Goldstone – Thirty Tigers

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Our thoughts go out to family, friends, and all of those who were fortunate enough to have all-around-good-guy Bob Goldstone in their lives.  We will miss you Bob.

 

Dan Melchior — Plays ‘The Greys’

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Dan Melchior is artist as perpetual motion machine. We could say “shark,” but Dan doesn’t sniff for blood in the water. Instead, he is inviting you to his private lake; his solace relies on his relentless creativity. Whether painting, writing, collaging or recording, Dan offers nothing less than words, images and sounds transmitted directly from his subconscious, but filtered through the rigorous process of a true artist. Dan’s latest offering is a superb collection of songs and sonic vignettes that dips down deep into life’s trenches. Here, where light has to fight to be noticed, misery, monotony and melancholy mingle and bleed into one another. Accordingly, Dan doesn’t play the blues, he plays the greys.

Available now from Ever/Never Records.

 

Sequoia — Shots

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Your number-one fan getting to join your band is not something that happens often.  But, such is the case with Sequoia – a math-centric, riff-heavy quartet hailing from Chicago.

The band’s new double-LP album, Shots, will be available very soon on wild random colored vinyl.

 

The Rad Trads — Must We Call Them Rad Trads

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Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts. They bring their love of the game to a diverse style of soulful American music, with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago and delta blues, and rock & roll. Featuring three powerful horns, a driving rhythm section, and three captivating lead vocalists, The Rad Trads consistently win over audiences with their relentless energy, charisma, and enthusiasm.

Must We Call Them Rad Trads is available on vinyl (+digital download) from Dala Records now!

 

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