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The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Clinton awoke from his slumbers on overhearing the news that theres another Brian Jonestown Massacre album out. This time its called 'Methadrone' which is a very typical Brian Jonestown Massacre title. A further internet investigation tells me its not a new album at all but a re-issue of a 2004 album. It comes on lovely blue double vinyl...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland Vol 1

Re-mastered for vinyl release, this 15 track compilation covers the years of 1995 up to 2004, and provides ‘key’ tracks from all the albums that fans have come to adore. The collection also includes live recordings and many unreleased tracks, stretching out its arms to both the listener of old and new. ...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Who Killed Sgt Pepper

After years of hating the BJM, thinking they were total tosh, I finally gave in with 'My Bloody Underground' and thought they were pretty good. I started to see the fuss. Subsequent releases have been so so with the odd decent track here and there but let's say it's all been reasonably patchy. The opener to 'Who Killed Sgt Pepper' s...view item »

Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe
Right On EP

Brian Jonestown Massacre main-man Anton Newcombe has hooked up with Tess Parks once again for the Right On EP. It serves as a taster of things to come later in the year when their next LP is released. It features the title track and three exclusive tracks, includi...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Don’t Get Lost

After several enticing preview singles, the world now gets to enjoy the sixteenth album by The Brian Jonestown Massacre in full. Don’t Get Lost is the band’s Berlin album, and it mixes their classic psych-clatter sound with elements of jazz and post-punk, with help from guests like Tim Burgess ...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Groove Is In The Heart

While you wait for the forthcoming Brian Jonestown Massacre album Don’t Get Lost to drop, you can enjoy this tantalising preview single. Groove Is In The Heart is a psychedelic swagger of a track, featuring vocals from bot...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Something Else

Something Else is the first of two full-length albums promised to us by The Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2018. After dabbling in experimentation - using Brazilian and Middle Eastern Music along with shoegaze as inspiration for a couple of albums, Anton Newcombe returns to the sound his fans know and love. 180g wh...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
If I Love You

More atonal compositions from the man, the myth known as Chris Cornell.. I mean Anton Newcombe. It's an oldie is this one my brothers, the tracks on side B are from 1991/2 the tracks on side A are taken from the L.A. sessions in 2001. A beguiling mix of old Massacre and.. Erm, slightly less old Massacre. The opening track is a lovelorn ode to lo...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Hold That Thought

Are you ready for not one but two Brian Jonestown Massacre albums this year? Well get in the swing by buying this 10" which contains a taster track off each record. Another big year for the never pausing collective and look there is Anton on the cover looking like someone has just sat on his sitar.  ...view item »

The Magic Castles

Magic Castles are a Minneapolis group well-versed in the ways of blissfully floating psychedelically-inclined folk-rock. Gentle harmonies float above winding streams of twanging guitar and organ clouds. Starflower, their third album, is released by ‘a’ Recordings as a CD or as a lilac-coloured vinyl LP....view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Bravery, Repetition & Noise

One of the BJM's best! Featuring a handful of songs that have become firm fan favourites down the years ('Telegram', 'Nevertheless', 'Sailor'), another another handful that deserve wider acclaim ('Just For Today', the haunting 'Leave Nothing For Sancho') this was first released in 2001 and has now been reissued on vinyl (for the first time)...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Here's a re-issue of the Brian Jonestown Massacre's 12th album released in 2012. Recorded in Germany and featuring original member Matt Hollywood alongside former Spacemen 3 member Will Carruthers , this is a varied album mixing up their signature psych rock with Eastern influences and songs sung in Finnish.&nbs...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
+ - EP

Shoegazer and sour psych rocker Anton Newcombe brings more songs to the table for his Brian Jonestown Massacre project here, offering up three songs recorded in that classic songwriter timeframe: on tour, between shows. The tunes on the '+ -' EP share the typical conventions of his band's sound but are also influenced by Eastern sounds. ...view item »

Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe
Cocaine Cat

We all know who Anton Newcombe is  - he's the one out of Brian Jonestown Massacre. We know less about Tess Parks but according to Alan McGee "Tess is an amazing lady” so this should be an interesting collaboration. They recorded this in Berlin and I *think* it's a taster for a forthcoming full length. Brian Jonestown-related stuff alw...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Sun Ship

Well the good news is that there's a new the Brian Jonestown Massacre album due in October but while we wait for “Third World Pyramid” to land we must be grateful for these two taster tracks released on honey coloured vinyl (how delightful). If it beats the incredible 'Revelation' I'll eat a horse but it's alway...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man

If you want to hear The Rolling Stones, you should probably listen to The Rolling Stones -- what's wrong with you? But if you've exhausted your supply and are trawling through old '60s psychedelia, I invite you to go to the '90s and investigative 'Take it from the Man'! Filled with endless guitar hooks and groovy anthems like "BSA" and "Vac...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
This Is Why You Love Me

Anton Newcombe continues his tireless mission to reissue all the early The Brian Jonestown Massacre records with the re-release of the 1997 four track E.P 'You love me'. It's of the usual high standard you'd expect from these LA garage rocker/shoe gazer favorites and a excellent reminder o...view item »

Alex Lipinski

With The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe (also the label runner of ‘a’ Recordings, who are putting this album out) at his side as producer, Alex Lipinski has crafted a snappy record of sixties-style pop-psych rock. Alex was recorded in six hours apparently, a...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Led by the infamous Anton Newcombe, Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded their 14th album, Revelation in Newcombe’s Berlin studio over 18 months between 2012 and 2014. Eastern influences had started to make their way into the band’s psychedelic groove. The band are a swirling collective helmed by Newcom...view item »

Pete International Airport
Safer With The Wolves...

Pete International Airport is the new solo project from Peter Holmstrom, guitarist for The Dandy Warhols. He has named his project after a Dandy Warhols song of the same name from their 1997 album, The Dandy Warhols Come Down. Safer With The Wolves is being released by A Recordings, the label ow...view item »

Minus One

"They're meant to be the new Jesus and Mary Chain or something" said Phil. Bollocks they are. There's much more to this album than that. OK, it's pretty clear that Nick Wood - aka 'Klaus Von Barrel' in earlier times, heh - and Kat Day have probably played Psychocandy a good few times in their li...view item »

Sleaford Mods

Filthy-tongued and opinion-polarising electropunk grimeballs Sleaford Mods are riding a massive wave of hype thanks to their no-fucking-about slices of pissed-the-fuck-off modern life. 'Fizzy' is their latest cut, you know the score, purposefully cheap-sounding stripped back electronics bounce monotonously away while frontman Jason turns the air...view item »

The Vacant Lots
Berlin EP

Following their 2014 debut Departure,  4-track offering - Berlin EP. The LA-incepted duo are masters of shoegazing psychedelia, and continue to meld hypnotic guitar riffs with dynamic electronics and poetic lyricism. Proven by this mysterious, swaggering yet minimalist and layered cut - sometimes les...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Third World Pyramid

Their previous album 'Revelation' was to my mind one of the finest of their career so we are all hoping that the Brian Jonestown Massacre's late renaissance continues with this their 15th studio album. Anton hasn't exactly been sat around in the meantime, there's been tours, albums with Tess Parks, the ...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
And This Is Our Music

Double LP full of ace stuff from Californian band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Anton Newcombe has been the subject of much scrutiny under the guide of documentary Dig which catalogued his battle to achieve fame and not just notoriety, something this album continues to examine with tracks such as Prozac vs. Hero...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Musique de film imaginé

The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcome here produces, not the soundtrack to a film, but a ‘soundtrack’ to the idea of a non-existent film in the vein of classic French New Wave directors. You know that'll sound lovely. Musique de film imaginé includes the vocals of SoKo ...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Bout Des Doigts

Fronted by the infamous and only constant member, Anton Newcombe, Brian Jonestown Massacre have seen more than twenty members pass through their ranks down the years but the quality has rarely erred. Although their sound is now well defined, different influences are picked up through the years. Bout Des Doig...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Pol Pot’s Pleasure Penthouse

This early example of Anton Newcombe’s psychedelic Brian Jonestown Massacre vision was recorded way back at the start of the nineties in Anton’s San Francisco home. FOur-track recordings made on the fly as demos and then sent around and forgotten about… Until such a time as no...view item »

Magic Castles
Sky Sounds

Jason Edmonds and his merry psych-folk folk continue to reduce the genre to its simplest, prettiest form, making dreamy tunes rather than what you might call 'face-melters'. They still like to make a horrible noise when they can, though, so who knows what you're gonna get: 'Sky Sounds' has an optimistic and light tone, but the guitars often jang...view item »

Brian Jonestown Massacre
Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck)

Here is the third single to be taken from the new Brian Jonestown Massacre album Don’t Get Lost, to be released in February. Dropping Bombs On The Sun (UFO Paycheck) is a typical Jonestown cut, featuring vocals from Tess Parks. The B-side also features saxophone from ...view item »


LeVent are a Berlin based group making stripped back indie rock with a nod to post punk and the more ethereal and swirly contemporary bands in their wake. A somewhat dreamlike story sits behind this record, picked up and brought into sweet existence by none other than Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre....view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland Vol 2

Tepid Peppermind Wonderland Vol 2 is a 22 track compilation spanning The Brian Jonestown Massacre's trajectory from 1995 - 2004. Pressed on 180g vinyl and in a gatefold sleeve, it's been remastered featuring the band's essential tracks from all of their output, alongside live recordings and unreleased mat...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Open Minds Now Close

New single taken from The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s forthcoming album Don’t Get Lost. As well as Open Minds Now Close itself, the 12” also contains an exclusive mix of the song ‘Melody’s Actual Ech...view item »

Out Of Body

After their last LP ‘Always Then’ on Clan Destine sold out pressing after pressing, and the follow-up on Anton Newcombe’s A imprint dazzled both our Nath and the customers brave enough to submit their own opinions, “Klaus Von Barrel”’s The KVB are back this week with a short but sweet EP, recorded in Berlin la...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Spacegirl and Other Favourites

San Francisco based psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre have put together ‘Spacegirl And Other Favourites’ from the original vinyl release of the tracks. Title track ‘Spacegirl’ is a drawn out, droning whiteout with psyche chants with bursts of classic seventies organ sounds that pick up the infectious, rep...view item »

Les Big Byrd
Stockholm Death Star

Following support slots with Goat and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Les Big Byrd commit their Scandinavian space rock to tape with Stockholm Death Star. Fuzzy and full of modern-psych overtones it’s also packed with a distinctly Swedish knack for pop hooks. Out on vinyl 12” from ‘a’ Recordings....view item »

The Cobra Lamps
The Cobra Lamps EP

Barrie Cadogan leads Little Barrie, and has also played guitar sideman to acts like Morrissey, Primal Scream and Edwyn Collins. The man knows his rock music, and now he’s doing it on his own for the first time, as The Cobra Lamps. This deb...view item »

David J with Federale & Friends
The Day That David Bowie Died

David J (who was in Bauhaus, don’t ya know?), found himself with a booked studio session immediately after hearing of the death of David Bowie. Overwhelmed by the news, he realised he needed to pay his respects, and so ...view item »

Mirror Travel
Mexico EP

The songs on Mexico weren’t quite recorded in Mexico, but Southern Texas isn’t far off in terms of blistering heat and psychedelic desert vibes. This EP is a special release for the UK, taking 4 of the finest tracks from Mirror Travel’s debut album. Quality garage-psych, released by Anton Newco...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Mini Album Thingy Wingy

Mini Album Thingy Wingy features seven new tracks by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Anton Newcombe recorded the songs over the last year in his Berlin studio. Initially influenced by The Rolling Stones’ psychedelic phase, Newcombe has been incorporating ‘90s ...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

Thank God For Mental Illness is the third album by The Brian Jonestown Massacre. It was originally released in 1996. Their consistent quality and prolific nature is mind blowing enough, but when you realise that this album was recorded in one day for less than $18, you’ve just got to applaud their chops. ...view item »

Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe
I Declare Nothing

Anton Newcome of The Brian Jonestown Massacre has been working with Tess Parks for a little while, and the collaboration has now borne fruit in the form of I Declare Nothing, ten sprawling tracks of hazy tone, languorous vocals from Parks over Newcombe&...view item »

Weird Owl
Interstellar Skeletal

Summer-evenings-in-California style electro-psychedelia is the sonic territory that Weird Owl like to work, and Interstellar Skeletal works it well. I think the album name and the album sleeve give you a good feel: colourful, space-themed, and fun. CD or ‘milky clear’ vinyl on ‘a’ Recordings....view item »


Word of, or sound by Chinese bands rarely makes it into the UK domain, but don’t you dare use that to assume that these bands aren’t out there. Birdstriking are a great group making highly energised indie rock, and their self-titled record is released as a double LP (Side D contains an etching, not music)....view item »

Swearing At Motorists
Swearing At Motorists

A project that formed as an actual joke, Swearing At Motorists have nevertheless managed to exist for two decades thus far: to celebrate this achievement, here is their 17 minute self-titled debut album, released on vinyl for the first time! Lovely and lo-fi, as is the cover, which is reminiscent of something from primary school...view item »

Swearing At Motorists
While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth

Blessed with a knack for simple, compact but profoundly affecting songwriting and a voice of pure silk, Dave "Swearing At Motorists" Doughman makes the jump from Secretly Canadian to Anton Newcombe's 'A' imprint for 'While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth', his first full-length since 2006. A welcome return for Doughman's melodic, emotive voc...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Revolution Number Zero

The Brian Jonestown Massacre are my favourite band ever, but their releases since about 2008 have been a bit underwhelming. Both of their most recent albums ('Aufheben' and 'Who Killed Sgt. Pepper') contained moments of absolute bri...view item »

Les Big Byrd
They Worshipped Cats

Anton Newcombe's A Records seem to have been particularly busy of late, which is fine by me because I love all this hazy good-times psych stuff. This album by Stockholm's Les Big Byrd is no exception. This lot have a smooth and woozy take on this psychedelic krautrock style that's all the rage nowadays, and this debut album plants nine serious h...view item »

Blue Angel Lounge
A Sea Of Trees

Here's the latest offering on Brian Jonestown honcho Anton Newcombe's A Records, the third album by The Blue Angel Lounge. They make a kind of darkly psychedelic pop music which is informed by new wave, post-punk and goth, often coming across like a cross between the aforementioned 'Massacre and Ec...view item »

The Bang Girl Group Revue
Soul Shangri-La

Inspired by the old days of heart-wrenching and life-affirming soul music -- back when it was the much idolized '60s -- The Bang Girl Group Revue take retro and reroute it for the current day. The trio try and keep their sound on Soul Shangri-La as true to their vision as possible, doing soul re...view item »

Weird Owl

Here’s an interesting EP from New York psych-rock veterans Weird Owl, a trippy and schizophrenic voyage through smooth Tame Impala-meets-Stone Roses trip-pop, gothy darkness, psychedelic guitar fuzz, neon falsetto ‘80s pop and even a b...view item »

Tim Burgess
The Doors Of Then - I Am Yours I Am You

Here’s an interesting record. It’s got BJM’s Anton Newcombe putting a couple of tracks from Tim Burgess’s excellent recent ‘Oh No I Love You’ under the knife and turning them into something a bit different and as y...view item »

Gunman & The Holy Ghost
Things To Regret Or Forget

This one is on Anton from the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s ‘A’ label and features Berliner Hakon Adalsteinsson shuffling his way through 10 overtly miserable country ballads with names like &ls...view item »

Magic Castles
Magic Castles

Is it possible to review this without mentioning Anton Newcombe? It seems not - but then it's a decent indicator of where this is coming from.  That said, the BJM link is kinda misleading. Because for all that such influences are clear, for the most part we're talking gentle, warming, psychedelia here - a lot less of that whole "dar...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

Professional mad bastard Anton Newcombe has a charmingly unhinged EP out under his protective BJM umbrella. This one goes by the name 'Smoking Acid' and the first two tunes adopt a trashed-out punkgasm manifesto of sludgy shoegazer space rock that sounds suitably shambling, fuzzy & raw enough for this man to sit up & take notice. Recorded i...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Singles Collection (1992-2011)

This has all the singles that came out before I got "turned on" to this incredible music. So this gives me a feeling of completion with the bonus that it's all remastered to the hilt. Really sounds like Anton cared what it would sound like. Buy this if you never heard BJM before because it also contains their latest single, which is incredible. ...view item »

Blue Angel Lounge

There are many elements swirling around on Blue Angel Lounge's Narcotcia, from Goth to Psychedelia, from early music to Nico's solo work. I believe I even heard threads of the Canadian Goth-ish band, 5440, on this record, especially in the song: "Delete My Ideals," which Anton plays on, as well; this is perhaps the Got...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Bravery, Repetition and Noise

As the great rock bands of the early sixties drew their inspiration from earlier American rock, blues, and folk, Anton draws his from the early sixties' rock bands themselves, particularly those with a heavy psychedelic bent. Think the Byrds, the Velvet Underground, the...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The One EP

You may have heard the news of a forecoming 10th studio album from Anton Newcombe's group Brian Jonestown Massacre. 'The One' is a four track EP that precedes it's release with two tracks featured on the new LP accompanied by two exclusives. Recorded in Iceland and Berlin these tracks see Newcombe's lot jamming things out in a more dance orientated...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Just Like Kicking Jesus

So after that last Brian Jonestown Massacre album here's a brand new 5 track mini album thing on 12 Tonar which is an Icelandic label. These tracks were all recorded during the sessions of the last album... 4 are exclusive to this release. There's a bunch of alternate versions of tracks from the last album which are a bit useful. It took me a while...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
My Bloody Underground

Remember when you put a needle on a record and the sound that emerged was once of pure soul, melody and surprise. When records were full of twists and turns and you never quite knew what was coming next. When artists made music purely for the love of making it and not for material or monetary gain. Well if a time ever ac...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back!

Ah, good memories! Been a while since I sat down to listen to this one in its entirety. A shame: it holds up extremely well. First released in 1997 after their mammoth 'three albums in six months' 1996 spree, Give It Back probably represents the peak of the BJM’s 'vintage', 60s-drenched sound. Leaving aside the simply-fuck...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties Second Request

the greatest 'neo-psychedelic' record of our time. combines the beautiful 'beatlesque' pop with the drug fueled drone feel that reminds me of the Spaceman3 . BUY IT! ...view item »

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Bringing it all Back Home Again

The BJM being the BJM...doing what they want, even if that means playing just two chords for over thirteen minutes on an acoustic guitar while singing about some farmboy killing his parents. Whether 'Arkansas Revisited' really was co-written by Charles Manson is, let's face it, doubtful. But it's evil - in a good way - nonetheless...view item »