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Deerhoof
Halfbird

Halfbird was the third album by San Francisco indie rock absurdists Deerhoof. The band formed in 1994, so 2019 marks their 25th anniversary. Halfbird is being reissued by Joyful Noise along with debut The Man, The King, The Girl and sophomore album, Holdypaws. This is the first time the album has been issued on vinyl, and it’s on pink/yellow split colour vinyl n’all! 
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El Ten Eleven
El Ten Eleven (15th Anniversary Edition)

They didn’t get much attention when they first emerged back in 2004, but El Ten Eleven’s career over the years has blossomed into something quite special, rising to become one of the most exciting post-rock acts around. Now, their self-titled debut album gets a 15th anniversary re-issue, with the special amber vinyl version coming with a bonus 7” flexi. 
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Tropical Fuck Storm
A Laughing Death in Meatspace

Psychrockers Tropical Fuck Storm are finally dropping their debut album, a bewildering bomb of disorienting five-minute middle fingers raised at easy-listening. Expect no respite on A Laughing Death in Meatspace, but aggressively off-beat drums, angry vocals, and screeching guitars circling the listener with almost nauseating inconsistency. Aussies here turning everything upside-down again, especially your sense of balance.

Why?
Aokohio

Almost two decades on from Yoni Wolf’s first release, he continues to ask ‘Why?’. In the case of 'AOKOHIO' the answer seems to be something to do with an accompanying visual project and an LP broken up into short song-suites. Musically it’s another set of bombastic avant-rap from the singular Wolf. Once again the likes of Dirty Projectors and Of Montreal are your sonic touchstones for a Why? album.
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Tropical Fuck Storm
Braindrops

The Drones were on hiatus but are now officially over. Founding member, Gareth Liddiard and his musical and life partner Fiona Kitschin are carrying on though. They’re rocking out with a new-found purpose in Tropical Fuck Storm. Braindrops is the band’s second album in 18 months, following on from A Laughing Death In Meatspace. Doc At The Radar Station by Captain Beefheart was a big influence on this album, so expect some weird, wonky and wonderful noise.

Coughy
Ocean Hug

A seemingly innocuous side-project from Speedy Ortiz’s Andy Molholt and Ava Luna’s Julian Fader which began at a performing arts summer camp, Coughy is one of the most wildly creative and fluid bands in recent memory. Ocean Hug is their ridiculously fertile debut album released a few months back, and it gets a limited edition white vinyl issue. 
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Anal Trump
The First 100 Songs

Inspired by the late Seth Putnam’s pan-offensive Anal Cunt, this San Diego project transforms 100 of 45’s most absurdist utterances and disturbing ideals into blink-and-you-miss-em grindcore tracks. There’s a terrible fittingness in ‘I Like The Soldiers Who DON'T Get Captured’ and ‘9/11 Was Inconvenient For Me, Personally’ being pressed into this aesthetic: but of course, the titles are pretty much all there is to this high-concept fare, with the music as an afterthought. It may get away with straddling the divide between incisive satire and one-joke novelty, but with every day bringing fresh racist, misogynist, planet-threatening authoritarian horror, does anyone want to relive it ironically over blastbeats? 

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
There Is No Feeling Better

Do you like your guitar pop to come via ‘60s and ‘70s influences such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and Big Star? Then There Is No Feeling Better, the new album by Mike Adams At His Honest Weight, is just the thing for you. Jangling riffs and glorious melodies and harmonies abound.

Kishi Bashi
Omoiyari

Kishi Bashi was previously a member of bands Jupiter One and Of Montreal. Omoiyari is his fourth solo album. Bashi, as the son of Japanese immigrants, has been feeling insecure since Trump took office with talk of walls and all that, bringing back feelings of how Japanese Americans were treated after WWII. On Joyful Noise.

Big Business
The Beast You Are

We don’t get much music catagorised as ‘heavy rock’ these days, it’s always labelled with a more specific sub-genre. Here we have an unashamedly heavy rock band in L.A.’s Big Business. The band are influenced by Melvins, Tad, Torche and High On Fire, so if any of those bands float your boat you best give ‘em a go. On Joyful Noise.

Good Fuck
Good Fuck

There's already been a band called Fuck now we have Good Fuck which I suppose narrows down the description a bit. This is no normal Fuck. It's a good one. Well you know who it is is don't you? It's bloody Tim Kinsella (Joan of Arc, Cap’n Jazz) with Jenny Pulse (Spa Moans).  Together they make oddball dark electronica and one of their songs is called Jenny Dreams of Pies.  

Eerie Wanda
Pet Town

‘Pet Town’ by Dutch/Croatian singer and visual artist Eerie Wanda is an intimate look into the mind and life of its creator. It has the effect of sounding like a private affair recorded from the confines of the artists own home, with lush guitar plucking that thankfully avoids the realms of twee. It’s a truly joyous and inviting songwriter record.

J Fernandez
Occasional Din

Joyful Noise Recordings (Chad VanGaalen, Swamp Dogg) drop an LP of pleasant jangle-fuzz from Chicago singer-songwriter J Fernandez. Occasional Din is an apt title for this record. From time to time things get loud, but as a general rule Fernandez is happy to allow his airy ditties to pootle along in a manner reminiscent of Mac Demarco and Ultimate Painting.

Danielson
Snap Outtavit

Despite being known to dress as a tree, Daniel Smith is surely one of America's most underrated musicians. His Danielson Famile and Danielson and Bro Danielson records are wild joyful rides through the back roads of avant indie folk. Recent albums show a newfound maturity gained from being a dad and raising kids and (whisper it) are all the better for it.  
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Why?
Moh Lhean

Ah some nice news for 2017 we have Why? back. It's been awhile since his last missive the rather underwhelming 'Mumps etc' but opener 'This Ole King' promises a return to the enjoyable twisty pop of 'Elephant Eyelash' etc. Entirely recorded at home for the first time since his very early work the oddly titled 'Moh Lhean' promises a multi-layered, warm and optimistic album. 

Swamp Dogg
Love, Loss and Auto-Tune

Despite his recording career running to over half a century at this point (!), Jerry Williams, Jr. shows no signs of taking it easy in his old age. If anything, his latest LP might be his boldest move since abandoning the pop ditties of his Little Jerry years for the gnarled psych-soul sound of Swamp Dogg. Love, Loss and Auto-Tune claims inspiration from Kanye West’s 808s And Heartbreak, but the massed electro-warbles on tunes like ‘I’ll Pretend’ actually have more in common with what Bon Iver was getting up to in the background of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. One wonders if this might be the sort of thing Captain Beefheart would be doing were he still alive today.
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OHMME
Parts

Experimental but in the fun way indie rock from Chicago duo OHMEE. As both Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart are classically trained pianists they decided to leave the keys behind for Parts and focus on the humble guitar to constrain themselves into making something interesting. Best here though is the pair's constant vocal harmonising, allowing the different qualities of their voices to play off each other.

Why?
Alopecia (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

Ah 2008.... when we nodded to the sounds of 'Alopecia', the Brudenell Social Club full to bursting with backpacks. All those guys are dads now so it's time to squirrel away bits of the childcare money on a lavish re-treatment of the album featuring a bonus demos LP and Boards of Canada and Dntel remixes. It's the 'star' record, the 'road' record. But 'Elephant Eyelash' is better. Deal with it.    
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Optiganally Yours
O.Y. In Hi-Fi

I remember these from the '90s. They were based around the Optigan chord organ a curiosity made by Mattel which played back lo-fi sound loops on flexible LP-sized discs. Astonishing. The magnificently named Pea Hix had one of these things and had the idea of starting a band and Rob Crow (Pinback etc) got involved. This time round they rescued all the original studio master tape which held all of the sounds recorded for the Optigan discs and now they can present Optiganally Yours in hi-fi! 

The Ophelias
Almost

After self-releasing the Creature Native LP back in 2015, Cincinnati group The Ophelias have signed to Joyful Noise (Joan Of Arc, Of Montreal) for their new album Almost. There’s a nice balance of influences here ranging from Joanna Newsomist baroque kook to the indie-punk twee of Mitski and Girlpool. A joyful noise indeed.
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Perfecto
You Can't Run From The Rhythm

Perfecto’s 2015 LP for Joyful Noise (The Low Anthem, No Joy) is back on vinyl. You Can’t Run From The Rhythm is an enjoyable hip-house record with a winking, parodic element to it. Think PC Music if the sound they were playing with was music from 80s workout VHS’s. Fifth track ‘The Labrador’ is a psychedelic synth epic that features production from cLOUDDEAD member Odd Nosdam.

Dumb Numbers
Stranger EP

Aussie grunge revivalists Dumb Numbers came about a new way of presenting their songs after their drummer was forced to pull out of a US tour with Lemonheads. After having bought their pricey plane tickets, the rest of the band didn’t want such a financial outlay to go to waste so carried on with their plans. Instead of replacing their drummer, they hired cellist Aniela Perry. The songs became longer and slower and took on a new life. After a successful tour the band decided to record the songs. Stranger EP is the result. Features Melvins drummer Dale Crover, Swans’ Thor Harris on Tubular Bells and Geordie Stafford from fellow Aussies, Golden Bats. Olive and Oxblood swirl coloured vinyl on Joyful Noise, limited to 500 hand numbered copies.

Joan Of Arc
1984

Yellow vinyl? Hello sailor. This limited-edition release from Chicago's Joan of Arc, out of Joyful Noise, is a sidestep from the indie band's usual output, complete with almost-a capella performances from vocalist Melina Ausikaitis. Backed up with sparse instrumentation, Ausikaitis' Midwest twang swings from soft and gentle to a fearsome roar. A great listen. 
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Richard Edwards
Verdugo

Indiana's Richard Edwards loves his fans, which is why he's releasing new record 'Verdugo', out on Joyful Noise, on coloured AND black vinyl. It's an uplifting listen, the story of a man stitching himself back together after personal trauma. Here his vocals swing between tender falsetto and deep melancholy, backed with soaring guitars and storming drums. Killer.

Helvetia
Dromomania

Helvetia make a guitar-rock that sort of lopes along casually: not so much in a slacker way, more in the sense suggested by the name of the album. Dromomania is a sort of ‘dissociative fugue’, and the band sound somewhat dissociated from the world around them. Surprisingly, this is a big plus, giving the album a strong atmosphere. On Joyful Noise.

The Coke Dares
Fake Lake

The Coke Dares are a long running and now long distance power trio whose main claim to fame was that Jason Molina tapped them out to play on his raw and raucous Magnolia Electric Company LP. Their own music however is a tight and taut blend of the Minutemen, Wire and with a bit of Sparks and prog rock chucked into the equation. 

No Joy / Sonic Boom
No Joy / Sonic Boom

This is a collaboration between this Canadian chanteuse and the... um... forgetful Spacemen 3 legend. In fact neither can remember quite how they met but here they pass compositions back and forth across the big pond resulting in a record way out of both artists comfort zone taking in electronica, noise and even trip hop along the way.  

Oneida
Romance

The heads have been waiting a few years for this moment, but here it is… a full new Oneida album! Romance is a considerable proposition, with eleven tracks over two LPs (or one CD), each exploring a different facet for the astonishing beast that is the O. So much going on in here, you are really going to have to dig in for yourself. On Joyful Noise.

The Low Anthem
The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depths of the Sea

The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depths Of The Sea is the fifth album by The Low Anthem. From their origins as folk revivalists through to their last album, Eyeland (2016), being wildly experimental, this is a subtle yet resolute effort that reins in the experiments. Here, they combine the folky sound of their early days with electronic instruments to produce a work that is as natural as it is visionary.

Big Business
Head For The Shallow

Reissue of the Seattle duo’s debut, originally on Hydra Head in 2004. The pair hit on a simple but immediately agreeable formula - bombastically heavy and fiercely rockin’ songs brought to life by the powerful but nuanced drumming of Coady Willis and Jared Warren’s fuzzed-up bass and full-throated but tuneful vocals. It’s easy to see why Melvins took them on wholesale for a while. Viscerally satisfying stuff. Limited LP.

Sound of Ceres
Nostalgia for Infinity

Nostalgia for Infinity is technically the debut for Sound of Ceres, but their dreamy pop and sample-heavy bossa nova sound has actually be honed through previous bands and live performance. Delicate guitar and drums are hidden within a patchwork of samples and soft boy/girl harmonies. We have the CD, vinyl LP and limited aque blue independents-only vinyl!

Dale Crover
The Fickle Finger Of Fate

Dale Crover is, of course, one of the core members of sludge legends Melvins, and as such has about a thousand releases to his name. But The Fickle Finger Of Fate is the first time, in all those decades of music-making, that Dale has released a full-length solo album! This rare treat mixes surprising catchiness with more disorientating weirdness, making for a wonderful whole. Perfect for Melvins fans, but maybe also for non-Melvins fans… Out on Joyful Noise.

Sound of Ceres
The Twin

Follow-up album time with The Twin churning them out. After 2016’s debut LP, Nostalgia for Infinity, pop duo The Twin ain’t waiting about and it’s time for number two; Sound of Ceres. Inspired by a read of The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, The Twin deliver some ethereal and exotic pop with hints of ‘70s synths.

Deerhoof
Mountain Moves

Jittery art rockers Deerhoof normally make their splintered music in isolation but here on their new album they have opened the door to the outside world and collaborated with the likes of Matana Roberts,Lætitia Sadier and Juana Molina. They also have a go at a Bob Marley song. Human contact = good. 
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Jad Fair, Tenniscoats and Norman Blake
Raindrops

What a team-up: Jad Fair of Half Japanese plus the wonderful Tenniscoats, as well as Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub. With this personnel, Raindrops could hardly fail to be one the most playful and odd records of the year, and it does not disappoint! Lovely pop music from way outside, served up as a double LP on the Joyful Noise label.
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Surfer Blood
Snowdonia

Snowdonia is the fourth album by Floridian indie band Surfer Blood. It’s the band’s first album since the tragic death of guitarist Thomas Feteke. Bassist Kevin Williams also left the band, prompting high school friends Michael McCleary and Lindsay Mills to be recruited on guitar and bass respectively. As with previous Surfer Blood albums the hooks are in place, however, Snowdonia boasts bigger and more complex songs. Frontman John Paul Pitts returned to a formula that he used on the band’s debut album Astro Coast by writing and mixing the album alone. Overcoming the tragedy has strengthened the band. This could be their best yet….

Psychic Temple
IV

Chris Schlarb’s band Psychic Temple recorded IV, their fourth record (apart from their full-length cover of Brian Eno’s Music For Airports) in an LA studio in the old way, with big grand sessions. Guests like Terry Reid and Nedelle Torrisi help Schlarb craft his classic smooth-rock visions into reality. Out on Joyful Noise.

Jason Loewenstein
Spooky Action

Here is the first solo album in 15 years from the 'other one' in Sebadoh. Whilst Lou Barlow always had his pop chops to hand, Loewenstein was a bit more ragged and out there and so it proves on this album of inventive grungy pop with hints of Beefheart in some of tangled guitar playing. Sebadoh fans, you need to be on board. 

Sleep Party People
Lingering

Sleep Party People started out as the solo home recording project of Brian Batz, and although he’s picked up some bandmate assistants for touring, he still writes, performs and produces everything you hear on Lingering. Quite the feat when you hear how fully-formed these bright-eyed epic-pop miniatures are. Lingering is released by Joyful Noise.

Richard Edwards
Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset

Richard Edwards, formerly of Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s, has had a pretty rough time in the last few years: a stomach condition almost killed him, and both his band and  his marriage left him behind. But, like any good artist, Richard was able to use these experiences as rich creative fodder: Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset is his powerful and personal response. Released by Joyful Noise.

Tall Tall Trees
Freedays

This is pretty much a Mike Savino solo-effort. Recorded somewhere in the hills of Georgia (the state, not the country... probably), the Tall Tall Trees-frontman poured his heart and delayed guitar into his own record. Freedays, the result, is an up-tempo folk-pop effort that breathes both warmth and optimism - but never without a hint of loneliness.

Joan Of Arc
He's Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands

Joan Of Arc are veterans of the game by now, having been crafting post-rock in Chicago since 1995, when post-rock still meant ‘inventive and interesting’. He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands, their first album in five years, is as brimming with melodic detail as any of their work. Out on the Joyful Noise label on CD and black and pink vinyl editions.
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Rafter
XYZ

XYZ is the brainchild of San Diego-born experimentalist Rafter which is influenced by a sprawling range artists, from Talking Heads to The Beatles. Its spearhead single, You Are The Last Of Your Kind, particularly showcases creativity as bombastic drums and searing squelch synths set the track alight.
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Busman’s Holiday
Popular Cycles

Popular Cycles is the rich, bold, authentic folk album from songwriting duo Busman's Holiday. Recreating folk with their own brand of kooky orchestral instrumentation and adventurous composition, the duo's third studio album brings a fun, charming and uplifting spirit to the genre. Available on Black Vinyl LP via the Joyful Noise label.

Goblin Cock
Necronomidonkeykongimicon

Look, I don't know what the music sounds like yet, but that's easily the greatest album cover of the century. The conversely awfully named Goblin Cock is the pseudonym of soft Pinback feelings guy Rob Crow. He likes to make heavy metal sometimes, going after a different kind of catharsis with maximum \m/. You may well ask: does Necronomidonkeykongimicon rock or does it rock? It will probably rock and rock, as Crow goes after the cheesiest and most classic metals a la Ozzy and all that.

Dumb Numbers
II

Dumb Numbers is the dream supergroup of any respectable fan of heavy, sludgy, grungy guitar music. The rotating line-up includes representatives of Melvins, Dinosaur Jr, Einstürzende Neubauten, Jesus Lizard and more besides. II is the sound of some total pro’s playing together with no stress, no pressure: just the urge to make some thick and lovely songs. Out on Joyful Noise.

Kishi Bashi
Sonderlust

Sonderlust may sound merry and shimmery, but it is a record produced from the depths of a challenging personal struggle: Kishi Bashi’s marriage was on the brink of collapse. The heavy situation inspired a heartfelt record of beautiful electronic / orchestral pop music, with Bashi’s soul bared over shuffling rhythms and booming choruses. Sonderlust is released by Joyful Noise.

Jad and David Fair
Shake, Cackle and Squall

Jad and David Fair will be more familiar as the brothers behind Half Japanese, but this session sees them casting off other members and the moniker for stripped-back fun. Shake, Cackle and Squall is a drums-guitar-voice set of wonderfully-titled weirdo rock songs, as uninterested in doing anything properly as ever before. Fun and games on Joyful Noise.
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Big Business
Command Your Weather

Good old-fashioned shouty guitar rock from LA's Big Business, aka Coady Willis and Jared Warren (The Melvins). Apparently it has a concept, something to do with nature and its power over mankind, but aside from that it's a good record to destroy your brain cells to on the dance floor. Available on vinyl or CD. Rock on. Yeah.

Yoni & Geti
Testarossa

Yoni & Geti are Yoni Wolf of Why? and Serengeti, and they’ve not been heard together since 2011. But now Testarossa is here, and it just so happens to be a narrative-heavy record, the pair telling the tale of 2 characters in a troubled relationship. This is told through deft flows and inventive beats, just as you’d expect from Mr Why?. On Joyful Noise.

Tim Kinsella
Firecracker In A Box Of Mirrors

Tim Kinsella of Joan of Arc and Cap’n Jazz shares some of his solo songwriting with the world, cutting back the branches of other instrumentation to let things stand with just voice and guitar. Firecracker In A Box Of Mirrors is a lot less violent-sounding that its title suggests: in fact it is rather quiet and intimate. Orange vinyl on Joyful Noise.

Saqqara Mastabas
Libras

Close collaborators from their shared time in Fiery Furnaces, Matthew Friedberger and Bob D’Amico (also of Sebadoh) have gone wild and spiritual with this Saqqara Mastabas project of theirs. Libras sounds something roughly like the kind of pagan ritual pictured on the sleeve art: ina good way, obviously. Out on the Joyful Noise label.
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Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
Casino Drone

I’m frankly a little disappointed that Casio Drone isn’t just an album of Casio keyboard drones. But that’s probably a minority opinion, as the actual sound of Mike Adams At His Honest Weight is richly-textured independent pop, warm and friendly and full of wit. There is some ambience too to be fair… Out on Joyful Noise.

Lil BUB
Science & Magic

Lil BUB is a cat! An actual cat! Whooah! Quirky! From the cutesy name through to the cutesy concept, this is truly a contemporary internet-age record. Science & Magic is the debut full-length for this cat (and its band): turns out felines really like electro-pop! Who knew. CD / LP, with the coloured vinyl available only from independent stores.
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Half Japanese
Perfect

After a very welcome reissue campaign of their essential old records, the time has now come for a brand new Half Japanese album! Perfect is as full of energy as ever, boldly jolting through a joyful set of tracks. They have picked up some instrumental abilities over the years (like it or not), but their sound remains one-of-a-kind. On Joyful Noise (with indies-only coloured vinyl available).
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J Fernandez
Many Levels of Laughter

J Fernandez sounds like he has been sitting out in the sun for a long time thinking about these songs, enjoying the warmth but also feeling a bit sad. Not too sad, but a touch of melancholy. Many Levels Of Laughter is a very well crafted piece of psychedelic songwriting, pressed to LP (including some indie-store-exclusive coloured vinyl) by A Joyful Noise.

Jad Fair & Norman Blake
Yes

Jad Fair and Norman Blake last worked together in 2003 on the Jad Fair & Teenage Fanclub album, Words Of Wisdom And Hope. Musically, Yes is more in the vein of Teenage Fanclub’s hook-laden guitar pop than the jarring stabs of Half Japanese, but Jad Fair’s very own vocal stylings and lyrical craziness remain intact. A marriage made in heaven.

Stranger Cat
In The Wilderness

Sufjan Stevens’ right hand woman takes centre stage here with her new project Stranger Cat. With a CV that takes in the likes of The Shins, Sharon Van Etten and Son Lux, Cat Martino belts out a number of tunes with her sights trained directly at the radio. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Joyful Noise.

Reptar
Lurid Glow

College kids make the darndest music. Reptar's debut was recognized as a collection of crazy phantasms when it was released, and Lurid Glow promises to go in the same direction - but bigger, better and a tad more orchestrated. Expect danceable afrobeats with disorienting breaks, all soaked in an optimistic twee sauce.
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Half Japanese
Overjoyed

Shambling dissonant geek-rock/fidelity-eschewing godheads Half Japanese shock the indie world with their first new studio album in 13 years. Always an acquired, divisive taste, this brother-led band of envelope-pushing ragamuffins nevertheless are hugely influential on the US underground and way beyond. This is a real treat for haters of contemporary music who yearn for the brighter, less studious days. The thinking man's GBV are back! Get involved. Yes, we know Kurt adored them yada-yada. Judge them on their own merits though.

Man At Arms
A Waste Of Time And Space

Man at Arms makes music that has been called "The most masculine thing I've ever heard," "articulate" and "like Primus" (which they sympathize with, but are reluctant to understand). A gracious critic once wrote of them: "Fuck you America, this is what you should be listening to." The band's first full-length album A Waste of Time and Space (coming after of the Being and Commerce EP recorded for Friction Records, and a rather remarkable split with Abner Trio) manages to simultaneously capture the essence of the band's raucous live sound with more polish than any of its previous efforts. Expanding in all directions, the band continues in its musical explorations of repetition, concision, dynamic shifts and stagnancy.
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Kishi Bashi
Lighght

Lighght is Kishi Bashi’s follow up to his acclaimed debut, 151a for which he was awarded the accolade of Best New Artist by NPR. 151a was recorded over a stretched out 4 years when, The singer, composer and violinist went on tour with the likes of Sondre Lerche, Regina Spektor and became a full time member of Of Montreal. Towards the end of 2012, his own music became his priority again and work on Lighght began. The album’s title is taken from minimalist artist Aram Saroyan’s one word poem. Lighght is available on vinyl LP and CD.

Busman's Holiday
A Long Goodbye

Busman’s Holiday are a duo made up of brothers Lewis and Addison Rogers. The boys make indie-pop music together and harbour little quirks such as using a suitcase as a bass drum. Their musical cvs include touring with Swedish indie-popper Jens Lekman when Addison played drums and Lewis being the original guitarist in Sleeping Bag. A Long Goodbye is available on vinyl LP and CD.

Jorma Whittaker
Jorma Whittaker

Best known as the frontman in Indianapolis dark pop band Marmoset, this eponymous debut is very much a one-man affair despite featuring an array of interesting instruments. Dealing essentially with relationships, and with some impressive Phil Spector-inspired production, it's definitely worth a spin. 

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Pheel Phree


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Sleeping Bag
Women Of Your Life


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Racebannon
Wrap The Body


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