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Mirah
Understanding

Duvet-voiced songstress Mirah returns with an album that returns to the unconventional lo-fi recording processes of her earlier work but also uses guests such as frequent collaborator Eli Crews (tUnE-yArDs, The Julie Ruin, Son Lux) and Greg Saunier (Deerhoof...view item »

Calvin Johnson
A Wonderful Beast

Calvin Johnson, the man behind Olympia’s indie heroes Beat Happening and the label K Records has a new solo album out and it’s called A Wonderful Beast. It was recorded in Nashville and  produced by Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney. In a curveball-ish move by Johnson, it also f...view item »

Dub Narcotic Sound System
Rhythm Record Vol. One

First out in 1995, this record of extremely dubbed-out dub is now available as a reissue! Dub Narcotic Sound System is a grouping involving Calvin Johnson, Kicking Giant...view item »

Mirah
Sundial

Soft-voiced crooner Mirah was asked to do the soundtrack for  BRIC Arts/Media House in Brooklyn and so enlisted composer and world's best Derek side project Jherek Bishoff to do the strings and stuff. Eventually it occurred to them to release the stuff....and so they have! On K Records of course.  ...view item »

City Center
Zen Kids

This is ok actually - It's on K Records who I am happy are still releasing records. Its lo fidelity guitar stuff that doesn't really recall anyone - a bit of early TV on the Radio here a bit of The Microphones (esp. Mt Eerie) there. Atmospheric guitars, pounding drums, pleading chanting vocals. The B side has some absurd vocal effects which alwa...view item »

Selector Dub Narcotic
This Party Is Just Getting Started

Calvin Johnson, the man with the lowest voice on the entire planet is back with more party jams courtesy of his slightly reworded Dub Narcotic brand.  This is a collaboration between Johnson and hip hop producer Smoke M2D6 and of course heavily features Johnson's trademark melodica puffing along with the dance pop gara...view item »

Aries
Adieu or Die

Aries is the solo project of Isabel Fernández Reviriego, who is responsible for every little detail of these rich productions. Her Spanish-language vocals, harmoniously multi-tracked, fly around the centre of the mix, surrounded by stacks of shiny sound. Adieu Or Die has that sugar-rush effect of...view item »

Mirah
(A)spera

One of my favourite female voices of all time has glided heroically back into the frame. K records star Mirah - friend & collaborator of PW Eleverum from the Microphones, featuring on 3 tunes here - is a wonder to behold. On new album '(a)spera', her honeyed tones embrace atmospheric folk, experimental baroque pop & offbeat tropicalia, thes...view item »

Jeremy Jay
A Place Where We Could Go

This twee pop singer/songwriter employs a more-than-half-spoken style that is supported by a lo-fi guitar-piano-drums combination. It gives a narrative feel to the songs. A Place Where We Could Go is Jay's first full length album. His melodies hearken back to an earlier 1960s rock era, while his lyrics are reflective of the challenges of li...view item »

Dub Narcotic Sound System
Degenerate Introduction

Dub Narcotic Sound System have a new CD of comedy percussive jams & bass/vox grumbling out now on the occasionally inspired K records of Olympia, WA. I really think that any given household should have at least one DNSS record but no more than that cause it's all a bit samey,  like. I said t...view item »

Eprhyme
Punklezmerap

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Make Up
Sound Verite

Do you spend much of your day inside? Because this album is well outside. Make Up really do not give a damn about your cubicled genres and boundaries, they just throw it all together on a whim. Sound Verite is weird and wonderful, but uncomfortable and catchier than a baseball glove. Features several Dub Narcotic f...view item »
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Angelo Spencer
Angelo Spencer Et Les Hauts Sommets

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Dub Narcotic Sound System
Fuck Shit Up

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The Shivas
You Know What To Do

Your garage rock is safest in the hands of Calvin Johnson: this record, the fourth by the Shivas, was recorded in house at the Beat Happening frontman's K Records studio, Dub Narcotic Studios. The record continues to show off a Shivas who like to dabble in psych rock, raucous punk tunes and twee slow jams....view item »
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Ruby Fray
Grackle

'Grackle' is the newest record from Ruby Fray, a songwriter who tells dark stories by the way of sweet Americana melodies. Following up on 'Pith', this record continues to showcase Fray's brand of soft but equally unsettling indie folk, but also utilities left-field tactics, bringing in trip-hop style rhythms on "It's Mine" and honest-to-god bea...view item »

The Pine Hill Haints
The Magik Sounds of The Pine Hill Haints

Eerie spectral folk sounds are what The Pine Hill Haints are all about, who take a ride through the Alabama countryside with 'The Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints', playing songs about ghosts. The band is formed around country songwriter Jamie Barrier, and is in turns contemplative and scary, with songs moulded out of quiet strumming, palm-m...view item »
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Mirah
Changing Light

Always fond of the first clutch of albums by this lady, a kooky New York diva who seems to have spent almost her entire career on K records of Olympia, WA. I cannot even recall quite what her last one was like through the dense mists of time but I'm not sure it was as commercial is this latest collection. She's not dressed up like some w...view item »

The Hive Dwellers
Moanin'

K Records honcho Calvin Johnson and his Hive Dwellers are back this week with another album of their deconstructed rock'n'roll country indie lo-fi minimal pop. They've got quite a bare bones thrown-together sound, with everything non-essential disposed of until only the very essence of the song remains. After a slightly shaky start they ...view item »

The Shivas
You Make Me Wanna Die / Whiteout and So Far Out of Control

Nice little single here from the mighty K Records from The Shivas. It's a slinky bit of tropical indie rock'n'roll complete with hi-gain vocals and handclaps and a twangy slightly out of tune guitar. It's got a very authentic '60s garage pop feel to it with some tasty doo-wop backing vocals and a simple melody that has potential to get stuck in ...view item »
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Beat Happening
Black Candy

I love Calvin Johnston’s deep drawl and Beat Happening’s dark, echoing, thrashy jangle and it is very much in full force on “Black Candy”. “Cast A Shadow” and “TV Girl” are the best tracks on this odd, lo-fi masterpiece. Only Calvin Johnston can remain cool whil...view item »
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Girl Trouble
Hit It Or Quit It

Interesting reissue alert! As you are probably aware by now, grunge is officially back. We've got youngsters like Cloud Nothings, Henry Blacker, Dope Body and Kal Marks turning up and injecting new life and per...view item »

Chain & the Gang
Music's Not For Everyone

Ian Svenonius returns with a second installment of his Chain & The Gang project! Oh happy, happy day! Recorded with pretty much the same musicians and singers (this includes Brian Weber, Spencer Kelley, Arrington De Dionyso, Tara Jane ONeill and the mighty Joey Casio among many more) down at the legendary DUB NARCOTIC STUDIO by Mr. Calvin Jo...view item »
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Beat Happening
Jamboree

Two of Beat Happening’s best songs appear on “Jamboree”, their 2nd LP, from 1988. “Indian Summer” is simple with its basic drums and guitar but that plus Calvin Johnston’s vocal makes this an absolute triumph of entirely non-technical music. A tale of innocence with great l...view item »
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Lake
The World Is Real

"The World Is Real" by Lake is quite a nice album. Opener "Do You Recall" is a take on '70s soft rock, or yacht rock and is little more alternative sounding, due to distorted guitar flourishes, than stuff that was on the decent "Too Slow To Disco" compilation that came out in 2014. "Bury The House" is a little closer to what you's expect from a ...view item »
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Kendl Winter And The Summer Gold
It Can Be Done!

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Arrington De Diosyno's Malakait Dan Singa
Open The Crown

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Dub Narcotic Sound System
Bite

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Love As Laughter / The Seductive
Tour Split

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Chain & the Gang
In Cool Blood

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Mahjongg
The Long Shadow of the Paper

I'm a big fan of Mahjongg's stuff. The group evolution has been a treat to observe and the fact that head honcho and lead singer Hunter looks uncannily like a mix of Eminem and Gareth S. Brown only sweetens the deal. Now, Mahjongg fit into a weird sub genre of music that i'd refer to as art-dance music, it's like art-rock but obviously it's more...view item »
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Little Wings
Light Green Leaves

Light Green Leaves is definitely more of a Will Oldham sound and Wonderue does have a Flaming Lips likeness at points, but Kyle has a style all his own. I find his songwriting a little more quick-witted than Will or Wayne. I'm not saying he's a better writer than Will, but he d...view item »
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Mount Eerie
Distorted Cymbals

Not heard much from Mount Eerie for awhile or maybe I've just had my head in a sewer. This has been recorded with low voiced Beat Happening/K Records legend Calvin Johnson and head Eerie Phil Elverum returns a little towards his old The Microphones sounds with thrashy drums underpinning ...view item »
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The Microphones
Glow Pt. 2 (Reissue)

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The Pine Hill Haints
Welcome to the Midnight Opry

I really do quite like American roots music and the Haints have that feel with an ongoing Halloween theme - they are quite unique in style, and very haunting, yet fun. I’d be very much down to see them live from stories I’ve heard/read, but they don't seem to list concert dates and they seem to play for free (they do accept donations). These fo...view item »

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Featuring...

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Angelo Spencer Et L'orchidee D'Hawai
L'Argent

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Chain & the Gang
Cry, Cry, Cry Over You

Anyone hankering for follow-up material to Chain's outstanding debut 'Down with Liberty...Up With Chains' will be pleased to hear that he's crafted one of them there Dub Narcotic Disco Plate 7"s. This one takes the root of 'Down With Liberty''s opener 'Chain Gang Theme (I see)' and runs with it, adding new vocals and generally monkeying around w...view item »
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Tara Jane O'Neil and Nikaido Kazumi
Tara Jane O'Neil and Nikaido Kazumi

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Thao and Mirah
Thao and Mirah

I thought that this record was going to be a straight indie-folk type affair, but was pleasantly surprised to put it on and discover the first track 'Eleven' is a right old dancefloor stomper, much closer to the likes of M.I.A. than what we're used to from these ladies. We get back to the brittle, silky-voiced folk we were expecting after that, ...view item »
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Chain & the Gang
(I've Got) Privilege / Detroit Music

I like these guys. I've heard a lot of good things about 'em. I'm "au fait" with singer/mouthpiece Ian Svenonius's work... In the sense that I've listened to and proper bummed his previous musical offerings. Now Mr Svenonius enters the fold with his new band and I have to say it sounds ace. It seeps cool from every pore. It made me want to mooch...view item »
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Lake
Giving and Receiving

While not as musically interesting as Lake's other releases, this album's lyrics have a little more occasional bite to them as well as a bit more humour. There are not a lot of surprises on this album if you've already listened to the band, but it is nonetheless a nice addition to their previous works, offering more enjoyable lo-fi odes to bette...view item »

Arrington De Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa
Suara Naga

My experience of Arrington de Dionyso thus far has been limited to wondering where to file him in the stock room although I think I remember hearing Old Time Relijun once or twice in the past. His voice is totally the thing you've gotta talk about here. On the first track he sounds like Arthur Brown singing on an Indonesian Um Bongo advert. On t...view item »
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Karl Blau
Golden Chariot b/w Dub Chariot

I've never heard Karl Blau before. Always liked his name though... quite fancied being a Karl. Anyway I have no point of reference to how this sounds against the rest of his wares but this is a funky soulful little tune. It's a mega stripped back number with it mainly being a Rhythm and Mr Blau's soulful crooning over it with the occasional pian...view item »
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Atlas sound
Atlas Shrugged

I had the good fortune to see Atlas Sound a while back and I was suitably impressed. In fact I'm a bit obsessed by him.... if you are too then check out his blog as there's a million free songs on there. So many you'll probably never want to buy any of his records which means you may not want this new one on K records. Which is a shame cos it'...view item »
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Lake
You Are Alone b/w Higher Than Merry

This is not the kinda thing I'd usually expect from the K underground staple but I can see the appeal for Calvin and the lads as this is totally warm-hearted indie pop at it's finest. On first listen the A-side reminds me of the greatness of early Pinback singles or the first couple of American Analogue Set LP's. This is due to the tasteful orga...view item »
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D+

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Courtney Love
Highlights

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The Blow
Bonus Album

Whatever has been piped into K's water supply I went some of it they are releasing some darned odd stuff right now. The Blow give us an odd little 10". Sounds like Lois and Mirah duetting over old school K stuff with guitar by Tracey Thorn circa Distant Shore...b...view item »
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The Microphones
Song Islands

While definitely not as cohesive as a full-album effort like The Glow, Pt. 2, or even It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water, this collection of various singles released over the years by Elvrum and company is quite charming in its disconnectedness. Unlike the band's albums, this one benefits from "shuffle" play, allowing one to experience each song...view item »
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