Label News – February 2018: DFA, 4AD, Doom Trip, Eggs in Aspic

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Breeders-All-Nerve Label News - February 2018: DFA, 4AD, Doom Trip, Eggs in Aspic
Kooky-Nuts-Pop-Vol.-2 Label News - February 2018: DFA, 4AD, Doom Trip, Eggs in Aspic
Guerilla-Toss-Spider-Heard Label News - February 2018: DFA, 4AD, Doom Trip, Eggs in Aspic
Bend-Sinister-Tape2 Label News - February 2018: DFA, 4AD, Doom Trip, Eggs in Aspic

Taking a peek into things brewing at various labels across the globe!

 

Singles / Videos

Guerilla Toss – Spider Heard (DFA Records)

The Breeders – Nervous Mary (4AD) – from All Nerve

Speedy Ortiz – Lucky 88 (Carpark Records) – from Twerp Verse

Screaming Females – I’ll Make You Sorry (Don Giovanni) – from All At Once

Belly – Shiny One – from Dove

L7 – I Came Back to Bitch (Don Giovanni)


Full-lengths

Tarkamt – Live at the Necropolis (Doom Trip Records)

Tarkamt is a project by Cairene musician Cherif El Masri. He’s an Egyptian guitar player, a member of The Invisible Hands (with Alan Bishop), and has been a member of Nadah El Shazly’s live band – but that won’t provide much in the way of preparation for his solo debut as Tarkamt. Firstly, obviously, Live At The Necropolis ain’t no live album. It’s a trippy journey through noise, jazz, beats, psychedelia… all sorts really, jammed together into an oddly user-friendly gumbo.

 

Bender Sinister – Tape2 (Homeless Records)

South Seattle in the mid-1990s was an industrial wasteland. On Airport Way, there was a large “diesel” sign with the last three letters burned out, leaving giant 10 feet tall red letters that said “DIE”. This was the birthing grounds of Bend Sinister, a crucial step in the evolution of A FRAMES and INTELLIGENCE. 

From December of last year, but still worth mentioning (thanks to Dave Segal for a tip)


Compilations

Nice Enough to Beat – Psychedelic Sampler Vol. 1 (Eggs in Aspic)

An exclusive compilation of previously unreleased psych cuts from some of our favourite artists in the game today. From 60’s-inspired British psych pop through to Scandinavian komische, motorik neo-electronica and extended primordial stoner jams, it’s all here. Strictly limited to 25 copies on laser-printed semi-transparent neon shells tucked into recycled Manila sleeves. Includes digital download code.

Featuring Cult of Dom Keller, Monster Killed by Laser, Rhys Bloodjoy, Grotto, Guiding Light, Papernut Cambridge, Charlottas Burnin Trio, Kungens Män, Skyjelly, Jonny Gray, Moths & Locusts

 

Kooky Nuts Pop Vol. 2 (Proot Records)

“Eclecticism” seems to be the worn-out word but how to describe what happens here in another way? Take the swinging notes of Twink’s toy piano, the saturated deconstruction of Bartosz Zaskórski’s (Mchy i Porosty) early chiptune works, the Breakmaster Cylinder’s funny take on a dubstep drop cliché or Derbyshiresque retro-futuristic oozes generated by Xylitol (a work originally commissioned by Peter Strickland for his radio play). These are just four tracks mentioned of the twenty-one compiled on this record. 

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