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Mac Blackout
Love Profess

Mac Blackout is the recording moniker of Mark McKenzie. 'Love Profess' sees him moving away from the KBD-meets-sci-fi-punk style of his previous output. Here, he has stripped his sound right back to reveal analogue synth-led pop. A surprise inclusion of some free-jazz and avant-garde influences enlivens 'Love Profess' still further.
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David Nance
Staunch Honey

David Nance is a singer and guitarist from Nebraska. 'Staunch Honey' is his fifth studio album, which has been perfected - in order to sound perfectly imperfect - over the last two years. The songs here range from the Stones-y, ramshackle country-blues of lead single 'When The Covers Come Off' to 'If The Truth Ever Shows Up', an instrumental wig-out with a six-minute guitar solo. 
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Sunwatchers
Oh Yeah?

Well you have to laugh don't you? Everything about New York's Sunwatchers is somewhat contrary. Their name suggests summery power-pop but their music is darker and experimental. The sort of music that should be Dead Serious but the band have a playful side oddball song titles and in jokes. This six track effort is their fourth so far and sees them compared to the likes of the Fugs and Horse Lords. 
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FACS
Void Moments

Post-rock-inspired outfit FACS formed in Chicago a little over three years ago, in the aftermath of the break-up of Disappears. Guitarist Brian Case and drummer Noah Leger have come a hell of a long way in that time, already on their third (and, again, different-sounding) full-length. Void Walker is arguably their most melodic and direct to date, while remaining faithful to the post-punk minimalism of previous efforts. 
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The Hecks
My Star

Chicago group The Hecks are back on Trouble In Mind (Ultimate Painting, Omni) for their third LP My Star. The band have expanded to a four-piece for this record, a move that gives them greater control over their helter-skelter indie-rock sound. As such, My Star contains some of the tautest, peppiest work yet - tracks like ‘So 4 Real’ are the sort of jerky post-punk we heard a lot of in the years after Is This It. Frankly, here at Chateau Norman it’s a sound we could roll with all day and all night.

Parsnip
When The Tree Bears Fruit

You know Giggs? Yes, as in the rapper. Nowadays he’s all about drinking cinnamon tea with Drake, but back at the start of the career he was a proper hard-nosed MC who made tough, nasty street-rap. However, because he came from England rather than the United States, his bars were also full of the humorous everyday tit-for-tat one found in grime. One of his early singles, 2008’s ‘Uummm!’, is notable for two reasons. The first is that it cemented one of Giggs’ catchphrases, which is basically him just grunting loudly on-beat ('uhhngh!'). The second is that features an all-time great lyric; ‘Hollow Meets Blade and that Ard sh*t/Came up from the dirt like a parsnip’. ‘Came up from the dirt like a parsnip’ is the sort of thing that lodges in your brain for life and influences all of your subsequent interactions with the word ‘parsnip’. As such, it’s hard for this Norman Records™ chum-swiller to listen to 'When The Tree Bears Fruit', the debut LP from Australian band Parsnip, with fresh ears. Sure, this is an album of charming twee-punk in the vein of Girlpool or The Courtneys. Yeah, songs like ‘Lift Off!’ render positivity in melody in a manner that Jonathan Richman would be proud of. Of course, it’s a winning opening gambit from a group that we’re rooting for. But you know what? On every single one of these indie-pop ditties I’m just waiting for someone to barge up to the mic, shout out the SN1 crew and then launch into a verse of Dracula-voiced gutter-rap. And until we get Giggs to reprise his verse from ‘Uummm!’ over one of Parsnip’s summery jangles, this Norman Records™ text-chump won’t be able to sleep easy in his bed. Parsnip, Hollowman, you know what to do. Uhhngh!

Omni
Multi-task

Omni's debut 'Deluxe' was one of those records which seeped rather than marched into your consciousness. The fact that we sell a copy seemingly on a daily basis exemplifies it's popularity. The band have the nimble fleet fingered sound of fellow Athens group Pylon and in guitarist Frankie Broyles they have an ex Deerhunter nimble on the fretwork.  This second LP expands their musical palette whilst keeping their minimalist agit-pop sound intact.   

Possible Humans
Everybody Split

It’s been an achingly long six-year wait for Melbourne’s Possible Humans to deliver their debut album Everybody Split. Indeed, when it was announced on April Fool’s Day 2019, many assumed it was a joke. But the quintet delivered a brilliant record, encompassing all the best reference points in DIY/underground history.

Olden Yolk
Living Theatre

Olden Yolk hit us square in the eye with their self titled debut last year. Some lovely watery sounds there.. I'm talking the Feelies and early Yo La Tengo you know. So all is set for their second album proper which has seen the former Quilt duo relocate to sunny Los Angeles where the warm day vibes with hopefully infiltrate their guitar pop sound.       

Writhing Squares
Out Of The Ether

Writhing Squares put out their second LP ‘Out of The Ether’ via Trouble In Mind following a debut on Siltbreeze - a label known for underground legends like Harry Pussy, The Shadow Ring and The Dead C. Writhing Squares sound here has this churning psyche quality, topped off with spaced-out guitar fuzzery and squawks of sax. It’s a satisfying fusion of various underground strands, from the squelchier end of industrial to Hawkind-esque jam rituals.   

Klaus Johann Grobe
Du bist so symmetrisc

In case anyone was wondering, this is a group not a man (like a Swiss version of Danny Wilson I guess). They play the sort of mixture of pulsing kraut inspired electronics and wild psych moves that you will enjoy if you like people like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Cavern of Anti Matter. They throw a few dance moves and mutant funk in too. Let's kraut boogie. 

Omni
Deluxe

Featuring former members of Deerhunter, post-punk outfit Omni hail from Atlanta, Georgia. The band combine über-precise beats and riffs with laid back Talking Heads style vocals. Recorded in the bands own practice space by Carnivores' Nathaniel Higgins, you can stay old school with the traditional black vinyl, or, for the more adventurous, why not try the purple?

Ethers
Ethers

Ethers are a supergroup. Well, to those who are au fait with the Chicago indie rock scene they are, anyway. They are made up from members of Radar Eyes, Heavy Times and Outer Minds. Their brand of mid-fi, hook-heavy indie recalls band such as Royal Headache, Reigning Sound and The Feelies. LP and CD on Trouble In Mind.

Negative Scanner
Nose Picker

Chicago based four-piece Negative Scanner bring their sophomore album Nose Picker to us through Trouble in Mind. Rowdy, lo-fi, and filled with a snarling joy Nose Picker hits the ground running with opening track T.V. and doesn’t let up. DIY or die attitude (all their stuff is recorded in their practice room) and a directness that fans of Sleaford Mods will certainly enjoy.

Connections
Foreign Affairs

Trouble in Mind welcomes Columbus, Ohio indie rock quintet Connections (former members of 84 Nash) with their fifth record Foreign Affairs. The album is decidedly pleasanter and more interesting than the sequence of words “Connections - Foreign Affairs” might suggest. Right down to the mucky late 1980s-style cover art, it’s a charming, lo-fi DIY affair.

Matchess
Somnaphoria

Limited to 500 copies on coloured 12” vinyl from Trouble in Mind. Break-away experimental solo project from Chicago based Whitney Johnson (Verma). Soothing and explorative mixing of classical music and modern electronica elements, with tape loops, oscillators and violas backed by virtually-not-there ghostly vocals. If you like Brian Eno, Julianna Barwick, and Grouper this is for you.

Holograma
Waves

This bright collection of electronic textures -- sustained in the background, restless and ever-moving in the foreground -- comes from Fancisco Borjra, known proudly as Holograma on his newest release. A one man band (but with electronics rather than percussion and a harmonica), Borja sets ambient soundscapes in the back and then lets his melodies run loose, incorporating tinny drum machines to keep a forward-thinking rhythm going. This is euphoric electronica that recalls the celebratory collages of Pop Winds.

FACS
Negative Houses

Formed from the ashes of Disappears, Chicago group FACS come through with their debut LP for Trouble In Mind Records (Ultimate Painting, Negative Scanner). The trio create an almighty racket on Negative Houses. Sky-scraping reverbs recall golden-era My Bloody Valentine, but the lumbering post-punk grooves and screes of guitar invoke This Heat and PiL.
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Salad Boys
This Is Glue

Salad Boys impressed with their debut, Metalmania, back in 2015. A mere three years later the New Zealanders return with their second album, This Is Glue. It’s everything Metalmania was but more so - the hooks are hookier and their approach to the album is a more mature one. This is all good news for fans of REM, The Bats, The Clean, Yo La Tengo, The Feelies and Ultimate Painting, because this is a record you will like. If you act quickly you can get a limited edition powder pink coloured vinyl version, otherwise it’s black vinyl or CD.

Ultimate Painting
Dust On My Eyes

Well this is nice. It’s two totally exclusive unavailable elsewhere tracks from pretty darn nice indie-poppers Ultimate Painting. We already know them from such albums as last years ‘Dusk’ where we found that  their charming understated indie rarely fails to satisfy. Lovely stuff. 

Jack Cooper
Sandgrown

As his debut solo record, comprised of 9 gorgeous tracks, Sandgrown is the hometown-inspired creation of British experimentalist Jack Cooper. Whilst Blackpool provided the specific inspiration for this evocative piece, the nostalgia is universal and is designed to move individuals from any corner of the world.

Greg Ashley
Pictures of Saint Paul Street

With a career spanning back into the 90s through the moniker of several bands, including The Strate-Coats, The Gris-Gris and The Mirrors, Greg Ashley has no intention of stopping yet. Pictures of Saint Paul Street is his latest venture, and one that critiques modern day society under the guise of solid folk songwriting.
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Ultimate Painting
Green Lanes

Ultimate Painting is a bit of a side project, taking up the personal time of Jack Cooper of Mazes and James Hoare of Veronica Falls. Here on Green Lanes they get to kick back a little from the driving indie-rock formula, making low-key lyrically-focused tracks until the cows come home. Out on Trouble In Mind.

Doug Tuttle
Peace Potato

The third full length solo venture from Wildildlife and Mmoss member Doug Tuttle. Performing and recording the entire album himself at home, Peace Potato is chocka with Beatles charm, George Harrison in particular, and summer afternoon dream state bliss. On black or indie only coloured vinyl or CD from Trouble In Mind.

Ultimate Painting
Dusk

Ultimate Painting are a laid back duo of Jack Cooper and James Hoare who sound like if they have a plan it is to make a distinctly English version of the kind of fresh as a breeze guitar tunes the Velvet Underground blueprinted on their third album. Indeed this is the third record from our heroic duo and once again it has been recorded onto tape in one of their flats.  Expect alluringly lush guitar pop and stellar songwriting chops. 

Rays
Rays

Rays are an Antipodean garage post-punk outfit making their debut with this self-titled full-length. They have the thrusting heft of Australian punk rock, but also the indie-pop-melodic sensibility of the New Zealand Flying Nun guys, and boy, what a combination it makes. Rays is released by Trouble In Mind.

The Paperhead
Africa Avenue

Psychedelic students The Paperhead continue to pay their respects to the rock 'n' roll of the 1960s on 'Africa Avenue', playing their fuzzed-up guitars and acoustic strums like their hair is doing most of the work. It's their most directly pop work as a band yet, though the band still want you to think they're totally weird, so bring in some country fever and even brandish a harpsichord at one point.

Ultimate Painting
Ultimate Painting

A collaboration between Jack Cooper & James Hoare of Mazes & Veronica Falls fame, respectively. Sharing the songwriting evenly between the pair, they craft some fine, Velvet Underground-esque indie rock ranging from the chilled to the pumping. A great combination of the lads intertwining vocals and jangling guitars.

Chook Race
Around The House

Young Australians Chook Race will pump you up with their speedy guitar energy whilst simultaneously relaxing you with the comforts of their sound. It's no critique to say that Around The House feels familiar: it has all the trappings of jangly DIY indie pop music á la Flying Nun, and that just feels right. Out on Trouble In Mind.

The Hecks
The Hecks

The Hecks have a whole world of alt and avant-rock styles under their belt, and they deploy what they know with real aplomb. This self-titled album often feels like some vintage Sonic Youth, with just the right balance between indie-poppy songcraft and flared-up noisiness. A trio that will surely go far. CD / LP / Coloured LP on Trouble In Mind.

Doug Tuttle
It Calls On Me

It Calls On Me is the second solo album by Doug Tuttle. It follows on from his 2013 eponymous debut and his work with New Hampshire psych-rock outfit Mmoss, a band who shared members with Woods. On It Calls On Me, Tuttle leaves behind the anxious, unrequited love themes of his debut and concentrates on delivering some delicious, hazy psych-pop. Available as limited indies only coloured vinyl, standard vinyl and CD, on Trouble In Mind.

Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp
The Island

The sleeve art to Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp’s new record The Island gives you a good impression of what they achieve here. Over four tracks, the pair’s synths and guitars recline into a warm haze of sunset ambience. The two play off each other with lots of nice details, but all in service of the music’s blissful vibe. On Trouble In Mind.

Primitive Parts
Parts Primitive

Tight little garage rock trio from London here, with constituent parts taken from Sauna Youth, Male Bonding and Monotony. That kind of pedigree unsurprisingly makes Primitive Parts a strong proposition, and their almost self-titled debut Parts Primitive serves ten slices of their bouncy sound. On Trouble In Mind.

Salad Boys
Metalmania

DIY indie pop in that rich New Zealand tradition, that’s what we have here with Salad Boys. The album title, Metalmania, is a bit of a misnomer really. This debut full-length is a fleet-footed thing, bouncing poppy melodies along over a guitar / rhythm section churn. Satisfying stuff. Released by Trouble In Mind.

Dick Diver
Melbourne, Florida

Plenty of intermediate New Wave punks on this one, all of them adept at wringing a good pop melody out of a burst of anger. Dick Diver features members of the irreplaceable Australian post-punkers Total Control, as well as UV Racer alum; the simply titled Melbourne, Florida alludes to the sounds of those bands but has a sweeter, more straight-forward sound, stringing itself to the clean chords of Television and the bounciness of a chill new indie rock band.

Hiiragi Fukuda
Seacide

Two sides of cool improvised jams from Hiiragi Fukuda, one with guitar and one with a monophonic synth. A fun and playful sound, grabbed with whatever equipment was to hand, that also digs deep into spacey vibes. Seacide was first sighted on a limited cassette, so this proper vinyl / CD release on Trouble In Mind is most welcome.

Espectrostatic
Escape From Witchtropolis

Alex Cuervo could start a no frills garage punk outfit as quickly as you could put two pieces of bread in a toaster, but his Espectrostatic project has taken a lot more tinkering and thinking through. Here, he takes his love of synth music and tries to get in with the crew, hoping his electronic, Kraut-influenced drones will be good enough to get framed. 'Escape From Witchtropolis' is a fascinating experiment from an artist who's loved the sounds of Tangerine Dream and motorik acts for years but only recently found the confidence to honour them.

Germ House
Showing Symptoms

Dividing time between Las Cruces, NM & Boston, Justin Hubbard & Tara McManus (MR. AIRPLANE MAN & TURPENTINE BROTHERS) recorded "Germ House" w/Matt Rendon (RESONARS), providing a deranged amalgam of candidly direct & distinctive melodies drizzled atop ragged, lo-fi punk testimonials. Herein lies the uncomfortable duality of Germ House's album - a fascinating suite of tunes that are balancing with equal measure both the melodic & discordant.

Jeffrey Novak
Lemon Kid


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Mikal Cronin
Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin would later to go onto fairly well known things but at the time of his self titled debut he was simply known as the guy from surf punks the Moonhearts. His solo work would take its influence from classic era 60s songwriters such as Harry Nilsson and Del Shannon charting a melodic path towards chiming guitar rock. Produced by Ty Segall and featuring John Dwyer, his debut now gets the re-issue treatment from Trouble in Mind.  
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Lithics
Tower of Age

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Melenas
Dias Raros

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Rays
You Can Get There From Here

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En Attendant Ana
Juillet

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David Nance Group
Peaced and Slightly Pulverized

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Olden Yolk
Olden Yolk

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Sparrow Steeple
Tin Top Sorcerer

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FACS
Lifelike

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Estrogen Highs
Hear Me On The Number Station

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The Resonars
No Exit

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Sunwatchers
Illegal Moves

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Mountain Movers
Pink Skies

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The Shifters
Have A Cunning Plan

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En Attendant Ana
Lost and Found

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Peter Stringer-Hye
Sunday Girls EP

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Matchess
Sacracorpa

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The Love-Birds
In The Lover's Corner

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Sunwatchers
II

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Klaus Johann Grobe
Spagat der Liebe

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Mountain Movers
Mountain Movers

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Morgan Delt
Barbarian Kings / Black Tuna Gang

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Headroom
Head In The Clouds

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The Paperhead
Chew

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Morgan Delt
Morgan Delt

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Dick Diver
Calendar Days

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Beef Jerk
Tragic

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Jacco Gardner
The End Of August / Notus

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Ultimate Painting / Woods
Into The Darkness / Know Your Minute

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Klaus Johann Grobe
Baby Lass Uns Sein

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Alto!
LP 3

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Night Beats
Night Beats

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Dick Diver
New Start Again

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Chuck Johnson
Velvet Arc

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Invisible Astro Healing Rhythm Quartet
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Verma
Mul.apin

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The Butterscotch Cathedral
The Butterscotch Cathedral

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Pridjevi
Pridjevi

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Negative Scanner
Negative Scanner

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Woollen Kits
Shelley / Down Your Street

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The Liminanas
Costa Blanca

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Del Shannon
The Further Adventures of Charles Westover

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The Dentists
Some People Are On The Pitch

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Resonars
Greatest Songs Of The Resonars

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Klaus Johann Grobe
Im Sinne Der Zeit

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