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Too Much
Patent Leather / Dyslexia

Merge presents one of its newer artists Too Much, composed of Nation of Ulysses’ Ian Svenonius and Deep Dish’s Rich Morel, who deal in a self-styled genre they call ‘tech noir’. This debut single ‘Patent Leather’, backed with ‘Dyslexia’, feels like a love letter to their classic dance influences. And there's a bum on the cover! Wow!
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Live at Third Man Records

Ian Svenonius - he of Chain And The Gang and The Nation Of Ulysses fame - has been busying himself with his Escape-ism project of late. It sounds pretty much exactly like what you'd imagine a Svenonius solo endeavour would sound like. Live At Third Man Records does a good job of capturing Escape-ism’s freakified Jonathan Richman thing.

The Lost Record

Escape-ism is of course ex Make Up, Nation of Ulysses and professional irritant Ian Svenonious. With this latest project he has decided to make an album that could be considered a 'lost' record. However he doesn't want to go through the usual process 'lost' records have to endure such as poor initial sales, critical panning etc. No he's headed straight to the moment when they are rediscovered and reassessed.  

Introduction to Escape-ism

Like Jon Spencer, Ian Svenonius is one of the hardest working men in contemporary rock 'n' roll. Over the years he's amassed an awesome discography with The Nation Of Ulysses The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, XYZ, Weird War etc. but hasn't stepped out on his own. Until Now. Here he is, but naked and armed with a guitar, drum box and cassette player.

Chain & The Gang
Experimental Music

Chain & the Gang is of course the latest musical trip of Ian Svenonius the idiot/genius behind such bands as the Make Up and Nation of Ulysees. The press release uses LOTS OF CAPITALISATION to highlight the importance of the man and claims that in one hundred years writers will still be trying to work out what this is all about. You've been warned. 

Escape-ism / Light Beams

Split 7” release to showcase two fabulous Washington D.C. outfits. Escape-Ism is Ian Svenonius (yes, the underground legend behind The Make Up and Chain & The Gang!) in lo-fi synth-pop mode, and Light Beams is Justin Moyer’s lo-fi dance-pop project. Lots of fuzz and fun-vibes here on this Split 7” on the Lovitt label.
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