Recommended by us on 29th July 2011.
Following on from OIB Records Split Series Volume 3 (featuring Lovvers; Knyfe Hyts; The Death Set;
Best Fwends) and OIB Records Split Series Volume 4 (featuring Calories; Tubelord; My Device; Oneida)
comes OIB Records Split Series Volume 5, a limited edition 7bringing together four of the most exciting
and experimental electro-pop party bands.
The OIB Records split 7series was created in 2008 as an opportunity for the bands invited to be involved to
experiment more widely and create something outside the constrictive parameters of the more cohesive
album or EP format. Each volume is constructed around a different musical theme, while the 4 bands on any
given volume may differ wildly in sound they all share a common ground in their ethos and approach to
Limited to just 450 copies worldwide each record comes with reversible gatefold sleeves, inserts and one-
inch badges designed by the bands involved. The series will culminate in mid 2011 with Volume 5 and a
series comprehensive compilation in late 2011, bringing together all five volumes into one deluxe package.
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Goodbye Parthenon
After years of delivering perfectly formed, home-made lo-fi gems, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone,
retires his nom de guerre with the ultimate kiss-off farewell. Goodbye Parthenon sees the songs narrator
fleeing town, driving over the horizon towards an unclear future, flipping the bird and kissing goodbye to the
small town that shaped his life as he goes. The track is a high-energy, poignant sign-off from one of the
most consistently fantastic and innovative artists of the genre, and a bittersweet swan-song from an all time
OIB favourite, whose work will be sorely missed.
Why? Close To Me
The inimitable cult legend, Why? offers up a rare and unreleased one-off joint in the shape of Close To Me,
a reverberant whisper, or an echo of a wish, Close To Me sees Yoni痴 uniquely expressive vocals utalised as
the backbone as the track builds steadily to an understated but irrefutably powerful crescendo. A perfect pop
song perfectly realised by undoubtedly one of the greatest musicians of our generation.
Future Islands New Face
An unused off-cut written for the psychedelic music-based children痴 TV show, 添o Gabba Gabba Future
Islands fist-pumping anthem New Face is equal parts Springsteen痴 泥ancing In The Dark eerie
panoramic synth pop encore, and dreamy electro power-ballad. From Baltimore, Maryland, Future Islands
have proven themselves to be true masters of simple, direct and immensely powerful 途ock in its most
Nullifier - Quesht
Brighton痴 Nullifier are the brain-child of Jimi Swells (ex-The Tumbledown Estate) and Todd Jordan (ex-My
Device), and craft manic space-rock and surf-pop epics about science, girls, and Armageddon. Quesht sees
the duo seeking adventure and oblivion, clawing their way over a series of obstacles as they throw
themselves at the mercy of a series of increasingly poor drink-related decisions... It痴 a heady-brew of hook-
laden, maximal keyboard rock with a 杜ore is moreethos and a wantonly self-destructive bent, like a
partially constructed sonic rollercoaster.
1) Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Goodbye Parthenon 2) Why? Close To Me 3) Future Islands New Face
4) Nullifier Quesht
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