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First Aid Kit
Drunken Trees

Sweedish folk duo First Aid Kit deliver their debut: Drunken Trees. This quietly accomplished mini LP centres itself around an acoustic sound. At no point does this record make a concerted effort at hiding an undeniably impressive vocal capacity. This is a mightily impressive sounding record. 
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB201LP)
  • CD (WEBB201CD)
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Cloud Nothings
Last Building Burning

Great news! Cloud Nothings have made their loudest record to date! It's also one of their fastest. The Cleveland OH band have drafted in Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth etc.) to help replicate their intense and powerful live sound on this thirty-minute one-sitting-listen slab of racket churn.  
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB550LP)
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  • CD (WEBB550CD)

Feels
Post Earth

Feels make equal amounts of noise and melody. Post Earth is the L.A. four piece’s follow-up to their self-titled debut, released through Castle Face, which was produced by none other than Ty Segall. Here, they switch labels to Wichita and soak up influences from The Breeders to Warpaint to Queens Of The Stone age.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB560LP)
  • CD (WEBB560CD)
  • Label(s):
  • Wichita

Indoor Pets
Be Content

Most pets I suppose are indoors. Maybe rabbits, guinea pigs and horses would count as outdoor pets. And bees? Is a bee a suitable (predominantly) outdoor pet? Aaaanyway this is the debut record from this Kent power pop lot whose fuzzy infectious songs recall early Weezer and Ash and have already been grabbing ears on various 6 music playlists.  
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB555LP)
  • Limited edition
  • CD (WEBB555CD)

Los Campesinos
We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

Ah, Los Campesinos!. Early birds of the 2000s NME heartbreak-tweecore indie scene, their success with university freshers up and down the country was all but sealed. 2008’s We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, albeit a subradar piece knocked out half a year after the previous album, contained many a fan hit of its own, especially the title track.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB546LP)
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  • CD (WEBB546CD)

Los Campesinos
Hold On Now Youngster


  • Vinyl Double LP (WEBB545LP)
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  • CD (WEBB545CD)

The Goon Sax
We're Not Talking

The junior to The Go-Betweens' senior, this very good band features Louis Forster, son of Robert, probably none too happy about this endless comparison, but I just really like the word junior so was compelled to namedrop. They released a real Norman beloved record in Up to Anything and for this here follow-up they've hopped over to Melbourne to record with James Ceecil and Cameron Bird, who both know several things about indie pop via their time in overtly-saccharine super group Architecture in Helsinki.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB540LP)
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  • CD (WEBB540CDN)

Scent
KIM EP

Scent are a three-piece from London who play what I can only describe as semi-ethereal indie-pop. Kim EP is their debut single. The band are keen to throw people like me, who try to tell the general public about them, off their scent (no pun intended) with weird and incomprehensible press releases. Anyway, they’re new to Wichita Recordings and they have a pretty good track record of signing successful bands, so why not give 'em a go? One sided 12" single, limited to 300 copies.
  • Vinyl 12" (WEBB515T)
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  • Limited edition

Simian Mobile Disco
Murmurations

Simian Mobile Disco’s fifth studio-length album builds a sonic soundscape that sounds equally as powerful blasting through your headphones on the morning commute as it does in a sweaty club at 4am. It’s all pretty Bladerunner-esque as the techno machine that is Simian Mobile Disco collaborate with the very human voices of Hackney-based collective The Deep Throat Choir. Named after the cloud-like formation starlings make as they swoop and whirl in union, ‘Murmurations’ swirls together the natural and electronic and creates something sublime. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (WEBB535LP)
  • CD (WEBB535CD)

Simian Mobile Disco
Attack Decay Sustain Release

Originally released in 2007, this limited edition of ATTACK DECAY SUSTAIN RELEASE celebrates the tenth anniversary of this seminal debut album by Simian Mobile Disco. Remastered onto double vinyl, this electronic classic is now getting the deluxe vinyl treatment it deserves. Singles I Believe, Hustler and It’s The Beat are included on this epic package.    
  • Vinyl Double LP (WEBB144DLP)
  • Limited edition

Ride
Weather Diaries

Much like Take That, Ride were popular and much-loved in their earlier days and following a long hiatus made a successful comeback where one of them was wearing a hat. Here, finally are the first fruits of their new work which was rather unfathomably produced by DJ, producer and remix man Erol Alkan. How will these lords of shoegaze fare in middle age? We’ll find out soon.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (WEBB510LPI)
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl Double LP (WEBB510LP)
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  • CD (WEBB510CD)

Girlpool
Chinatown

Earnest, open-hearted songs from duo Girlpool. Having met at legendary DIY venue the Smell, Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad were inspired to create something raw from just guitar, bass and vocals. Chinatown is angsty, heart-on-sleeve stuff that’s sure to strike a chord with many. Out on 7” vinyl from Wichita.
  • Vinyl 7" (WEBB434S)
  • Label(s):
  • Wichita

Los Campesinos!
Sick Scenes

Good times for UK indie-pop fans as Los Campesinos! make a full-length album return, their first since 2013. Sick Scenes is an eleven track dash through the signature Los Camps style of witty, highly-personal lyrics belted out over jumpy melodic guitar thrash. Lovely stuff, as ever! Out on Wichita, with a foldout poster included with both CD and vinyl editions.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB500LP)
  • CD (WEBB500CD)
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Froth
Outside (Briefly)

Froth are an LA band working that productive meeting point between melodic hazy synth-song and infinite-chug motorik grooves. Outside (briefly) features Froth showing off the most refined version of their sound to date, heavy with slick atmosphere and flair. CD and limited yellow vinyl LP editions available, on Wichita.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB495LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • CD (WEBB495CD)

Cloud Nothings
Life Without Sound

Cloud Nothings have a fourth album ready to go: not bad going given that main man Dylan Baldi is still just 25 years old. Derek Bailey once said that “Life without music would be a mistake”, and we can only assume that Life Without Sound would be even worse. Fortunately, there is plenty of polished rock sound to be enjoyed on this album: the Nothings sound more accomplished than ever. Out on Wichita.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB505LP)
  • Limited edition
  • CD (WEBB505CDL)

American Football
American Football

A smattering of twinkling guitar teardrops and that overwrought Kinsella coo... American Football are surely back. Long after worrying he'd accidentally made the emo revival happen, our fearless leader steps back in, releasing the third record the band have titled American Football in their career. Tough one, this. Just as beautiful as ever, the music sounds emotive and mathy, feeling but showy, and of course, the lyrics are teenage as hell. "Doctor: it hurts when I exist". Same.
  • CD (WEBB490CD)

Owen
The King Of Whys

Mike Kinsella has done a lot of time in the Chicago indie-etc. scene, in bands like Cap’n’Jazz, American Football and Joan of Arc. But his most personal music is made in his solo project Owen (no I don’t know the significance of the name). Much of the Owen music has been lo-fi and acoustic, but The King Of Whys is a fully-fledged big-production record. Out on Wichita.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB485LPC)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (WEBB485CD)

Health&Beauty
NO SCARE

Health&Beauty (their spacing) have been around a long, long time (since 2003 in fact) so why are they cutting through now? Well it's perhaps that this version of the band that backed Ryley Walker on his incredible 'Primrose Green'. We know then that they have 'chops'. The music here appears to be jagged indie rock. Let's give 'em a chance eh?   
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB475LP)
  • CD (WEBB475CD)

Mothers
When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired

Mothers are an indie-folk-rock four piece from Athens,GA who have been making waves in the online and printed music press as well as on mainstream radio stations. Their debut long-player When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired explores the big questions: what is our value, what is our place in the universe, mortality and how these questions affect our relationships. The music is, in places, gorgeous, elegant and spacious, whilst in others elements of post rock and math rock are introduced. Vinyl LP and CD on Wichita.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB470LP)
  • CD (WEBB470CD)

Globelamp
The Orange Glow

Globelamp is the solo project of Elizabet Le Fey, formerly of Foxygen but now boldly doing her own thing. The Orange Glow is a strong statement, with Le Fey’s songs swaggering and swooning around like the sun-and-angst tinged music of 70’s California: the album was produced in Los Angeles. Out on Wichita.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB480LP)
  • CD (WEBB480CD)

Waxahatchee
Ivy Tripp

Katie Crutchfield started out in the wordy punk band P.S. Eliot, where she played with her sister Alison (now of Swearin' fame). She went on to collaborate with Chris Clavin of Plan-It-X Records, later releasing an honest-to-god folk punk classic in American Weekend. Her sound has expanded enormously since; where that record was skeletal as can be, Cerulean Salt was a torched indie rock record in which confession met composition. Ivy Tripp is another lyrically incisive record that proves Crutchfield to be getting better still at songwriting.

Oscar
Sometimes / Breaking My Phone

Sometimes/Breaking My Phone is the newest vinyl 7” from Oscar. The two tunes, taken from Oscar’s imminent album, capture his infectious mixture of Brit-pop songwriting and noisy US indie elements. The witty lyrics and deadpan delivery make it sound like a glorious offcut from The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
  • Vinyl 7" (WEBB463S)

Oscar
Cut & Paste

This electro pop/rock multi-instrumentalist finally release his debut album on Wichita. Oscar has been honing a catchy sound that borrows from hip-hop to Brit-pop and everything in between. These influences are kept in check with his baritone voice and great, messy synth playing. Cut & Paste is the sound of DIY pop experiments being released from the bedroom and is available on vinyl and CD.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB460LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (WEBB460CD)

Cheatahs
Mythologies

The sophomore release from international band Cheatahs gleans its name from Roland Barthes’ collection of essays. Mythologies follows a diverse touring schedule accompanying the likes of No Age, Metz and Wavves - absorbing a little influence from each along the way. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Wichita and Sonic Fun!.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB440LP)
  • CD (WEBB440CD)

FIDLAR
Too

Garage rock album recorded in just two weeks because that’s how the hell you do that from FIDLAR, but their first album working with a real producer, because lo-fi gets a little tiring and un-punk, frankly, when you can’t tell one end of a mixing board from another. Available on vinyl LP, CD from Wichita. One for fans of Fucked Up and Eagulls.

FIDLAR
40oz On Repeat / West Coast

40oz On Repeat / West Coast is the new double A sided single from Fidlar. The L.A. skate-punk four-piece have been gaining interest from fans and media alike since their clutch of EPs in 2011 and 2012 and their self-titled debut which was released the following year. Both tracks featured here are taken from their forthcoming Wichita Recordings album, Too.

The Pattern
Real Feelness


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Cheatahs
SANS


  • Vinyl 12" (WEBB359T)

Cheatahs
Sunne EP

A sunny panzanella (an Italian salad, ok?) from Cheatahs. Their first release since their debut record, Sunne EP is yearning for optimism. Awash with reverb on everything, big hazy vocals, a wall of guitars and grooving drums. This is a nice slice of spring light at the end of the wintery tunnel. Think No Age, Cave-In and Real Estate. Out on 12" vinyl from Wichita.
  • Vinyl 12" (WEBB432T)

Cheatahs
Murasaki

‘Murasaki’ is Cheatahs third release, following their debut album and underground hit ‘Sunne’ EP. The record sees Canadian Nathan Hewitt, Californian Dean Reid, British James Wignall and German drummer Mark Raue more consciously exploring their cultural diversity over distorted guitars and breaking synth lines. For fans of Sonic Youth or My Bloody Valentine.
  • Vinyl 12" (WEBB438T)

Oscar
Beautiful Words

Oscar, who apparently thinks he has the cultural weight to be known only by his first name, has a family history of music-making, and this shows in his obviously capable song-craft. Beautiful Words builds itself up around Oscar’s baritone vocals, with lots of big drums and synth melodies. Mini LP (so an EP?) on Wichita.

The Dodos
Time To Die


  • CD (WEBB223CDL)
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Meg Baird
Don't Weigh Down The Light

Meg Baird’s music is compellingly subtle, like an eerie breeze rustling into the room. After a ton of collaborative work (recent years have involved the likes of Will Oldham, Sharon Van Etten, and her own bands Esper and Heron Oblivion), Don’t Weigh Down The Light finds her hauntingly alone once more. On Wichita.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB445LP)

Frankie & The Heartstrings
Decency

A brand new record (the first since 2013) from Frankie and his band of loyal Heartstrings, now featuring the recognisable vocal contributions of a former Futurehead as well. Decency sounds pretty decent all told, the indie melodies catchy, the riffs and strums of the guitars sounding just right. On Wichita.
  • CD (POPSEX080CD)

Girlpool
Before The World Was Big

Relief and elation fight eachother as Girlpool release their new record Before the World Was Big! Thank goodness for that; following on from their EP of spry, confrontational jangle pop, they offer more songs about personal growth and identity, intertwined with unbelievable melodies that are modestly stated but deeply felt. Phew.
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB450LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • CD (WEBB450CD)

Total Babes
Heydays

Sharing a drummer with Cloud Nothings and featuring the synth stylings of Emeralds’ John Elliot, Total Babes are sure to pique interest across the spectrum. Heydays is a summer-ready jaunt in the vein of Tokyo Police Club or Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Out on digipak CD and vinyl LP from Wichita.
  • CD (WEBB430CD)
  • Vinyl LP (WEBB430LP)
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Oscar
Daffodil Days

Oscar may have flunked his attempts at further education being an art-school drop-out but he shows no signs of flunking in his music career. He has been quite prolific in the last twelve months, producing a number of songs or “Laptop Pop” in his bedroom. He takes his cues from ‘80s indie-pop and the likes of The Magnetic Fields. His debut single was self-released in 2013, but now he has signed to the legendary Wichita label to release Daffodil Days.
  • Vinyl 7" (WEBB433S)
  • Label(s):
  • Wichita

Girlpool
Girlpool

Keep things simple and rock 'n' roll will be forever: Girlpool are founded on these honourable principles, sticking to guitar and bass and hoping it'll translate louder than the biggest of the big bands. Their self-titled debut is a love letter to the days of DIY, lo-fi nonsense, a place where all the best pop songs came from. 

Swearin'
Swearin'


  • Vinyl LP (WEBB395LP)
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Sky Larkin
Motto


  • Vinyl LP (WEBB380LP)

Hard Skin
On The Balls

Cassette on Wichita. Formed in Millwall, South London in the mid '90s and their first album since 2004, Hard Skin are still carrying the massive parody OI! flag from the early versions of bands such as Cocker Sparrer and Cockney Rejects. Released for cassette store day 2013, the energy is still there, chanting loudly from the back of the bar.
  • Label(s):
  • Wichita

Hard Skin
Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear

These offensive Oi!-sters have this curious tape on Wichita. Hard Skin have upped the prank-age by recruiting a gang of vocalists to sing on all the songs from their album, The Balls. And not just anyone -- Joanna Newsom, Alela Diane and Alison Mosshart all contribute. Now the title makes sense.
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  • Wichita

Waxahatchee
American Weekend

For her first record as Waxahatchee, Katie Crutchfield hauled up in her room with a guitar and a lot of remorse, crafting skeletal folk-punk songs about relationships and romantic non-starters. It's a less electric and rawking affair than her previous work in P.S. Eliot with twin sister Alison (of Swearin'), instead recalling the artists on Plan-It-X as well as Hop Along and Nana Grizol.

Waxahatchee
Cerulean Salt

Waxahatchee re-emerges as a full on indie rock star on Cerulean Salt, crafting songs with small flourishes and delicate melodies that work around a proper band structure. The same emotions of relationship grief resonate as did on the sparse American Weekend, but this record shows a maturer and more precise songwriter.
  • Label(s):
  • Wichita

Simian Mobile Disco
Unpatterns

Imagine if patterns weren't. Okay? Good. You've got Unpatterns freshly implanted in your suggestible mind, a record of relentless pop grooves and electro that swings from the vines. Simian Mobile Disco continue doing what they do best on this record, button-mashing their dance sensibilities with a reverence for ambient and electronica. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (WEBB330LP)
  • CD (WEBB330CDL)

The Cribs
In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull


  • Vinyl Double LP (WEBB335LPX)
  • Indies-only

First Aid Kit
The Big Black & The Blue


  • Vinyl LP (WEBB222LP)
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Simian Mobile Disco
Seraphim


First Aid Kit
The Lion's Roar


  • Vinyl LP (WEBB320LP)
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  • CD (WEBB320CDL)

Star Slinger (featuring Reggie B)
Dumbin'


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  • Wichita

Meg Baird
Seasons On Earth


  • Vinyl LP (WEBB306LP)
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