Bad Paintings Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Dylan Rodrigue was raised within a Californian peaceful, yoga-based community. The peace was shattered when he got his hands on a copy of The Who’s classic, Who’s Next. This led him on a musical journey of discovery with The Beatles, Fugazi, Pixies, Elliott Smith, Vic Chesnutt, Neil Young and The Stooges all playing their part in creating his sound. Cats’ Game is his debut album and follows up from a four-song EP that was released last summer. LP on CD on Bad Paintings / Palamino.
XXL sees the experimentation of american band Xiu Xiu meet the experimentation of Italians Larsen. If you like your music weird, then Puff O’Gigio is probably for you. The title is taken from a a mythological, genetically modified character - a cross between a Belgian creature the size of a pair of apples and some Italian mice that can dance and sing. Limited heavyweight vinyl on Bad Paintings.
- Vinyl LP (BP0033LP)
- Limited edition
- Vinyl LP (PYN001LP)
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
Manchester’s Proto Idiot resurrect the proto-punk sound for 2016, cheerfully combining snarly lead vocals with 60’s pop-chorus vocal harmonies. For Dummies is garage rock probably recorded in an actual garage, and it jumps through 13 fun-time tracks in 35 minutes. Released by the Bad Paintings label.
If you like Beachwood Sparks, The Brian Wilson Band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Rain Parade, you may very well like FIR, as members all of the above are represented here. Summer Wasn’t There / Winter Doesn’t Care is a lovely little single, pressed to 7” with a CD of alternate mixes of the songs. 200 copies on Bad Paintings.
Extremely limited vinyl 12” produced by Self Defense Family for Record Store Day 2016. The Power Does Not Work In the Presence Of Nonbelievers is bleak and dysfunctional blues rock, with some post-punk drones added for good measure. Overdriven guitars mix with motorik drums and melancholic melodies.
Merzbow & Xiu Xiu
Xiu Xiu, the art-rock project of Jamie Stuart, joins forces with… Merzbow! Yes, literal Merzbow! Unusual to see Masami Akita venturing outside of the noise world for a collaboration, but very welcome. Merzxiu is strictly limited: 200 copies in Europe, on splatter vinyl, courtesy of Bad Paintings.
Sometimes we all need to make some pretty pissed off music, of course - everybody knows that. The real question here is, does the name Fawn Spots refer to a place where fawns hang out, or is about different times people spotted fawns? Or maybe it’s about the spots on a fawn’s lower back. Honestly this band is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, but their new 7" sure sounds tasty!
- Vinyl 7"
- £4.99 £2.50 (saving: £2.49)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Last copy
Further were an early 90s indie rock band indebted less to the wordy, snarky bands around them and more to the slow, sludgy guitar jams of bands like Dinosaur Jr; just listening to "Filling Station", the guitar duelling instrumental that opens to 'Where Were You Then?', is proof of that. Further were super lo-fi and fit snugly into an indie rock scene that went on to eclipse them. Their own brand of noisy, no frills rock fun is available again with 'Where Were You Then?', courtesy of Bad Paintings.
Over & Out
She Lives By The Castlr
5. Surfing Pointers
Quiet Riot Grrrl
Spheres Of Influence
I Wanna Be A Stranger
Be That As It May