"Ridiculously good lo-fi beach fuzz pop" (Beach Tapes). "Best Coast enthusiasts be warned: this one may be directly up your alley." (Nashville Cream). We're proud to bring you the limited edition swirly vinyl 7" "Baked + Bruised" from Big Surr featuring Cosine Tangent, Cicada Summer, and Blessing. Scoop one up quick! The suns forever at Infinity Cat!
Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders are back with a scorching slab of black vinyl that will take you back to a time when punk was punk. Brooklyn Vegan says "Since the unfortunate passing of Jay Reatard, there has been a void in the hearts of (punks) everywhere. Enter Cy Barkley, a man straddling the line between garage and punk with a black Gibson in hand". We love Cy, so does Nashville, and so does Get bent: "Cy Barkley is the man to know in Nashville, TN. Fronting both Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders and the hardcore punk band Slammers, he’s like the Kevin Bacon of the underground scene in Nashville—it probably only takes three moves to get to him" Can ya smell the bacon sizzling? This one will fry your ears.
Volume 3 in our "ECONOLINE" 7" series is "Killin' Machine" by Denney and the Jets. This is their first vinyl release and its a real hell of a slab! You may recognize "Pain Pills" from our spring MP3 sampler or if you got one of the 100 copies of Denney's cassette "Devil's Harvest" that is now sold out. These are hand numbered and stamped in an edition of 350!
We are proud to announce the release of "Loose Jewels", the debut from one of Nashville's favorite bands, Diarrhea Planet! SPIN Magazine raves about the first single, "Warm Ridin'": "The track is a taut, '70s-style rocker, the sort of jam meant to be blasted on the system of an old Camaro that's barreling down the spine of suburbia. Its bouncy guitars are underpinned by some thunderous bass -- think the Romantics, taken on a desert rock acid trip with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme."
"I'm not sure when I first saw Diarrhea Planet play live, but I know what really struck me about them was how much fun they had playing," Jake Orrall tells SPIN. "The music completely reflects that image too, just a bunch of bros having a great time. It's a beautiful thing."
It comes with a free digital download of the entire LP!!! We are proud to release Ham1’s third album almost exactly a year after their last release, the lo-fi, eclectic and winning The Captain's Table (on Orange Twin). Like its predecessor, The Underground Stream is a blend of surf rock instrumentals, sleepy vocals, and surrealist lyrics, as Willingham is joined by the usual Ham1 suspects: Eric Harris (Elf Power, Olivia Tremor Control), Jacob Morris, and Chris Sugiuchi, with additional contributions from Lucas Jensen (Venice is Sinking) and Jason NeSmith (Casper & the Cookies), who helped engineer the album.
Well, here it is. Super Treatment! The new album from Heavy Cream. Just when you were beginning to think the future of underground music belonged to MicroKorgs and looped nonsense, Nashville’s Heavy Cream are back with a new album to remind you that the two and a half minute rock and roll blast is alive and well.?The new album (produced by Ty Segall and recorded by Eric Bauer in San Francisco) doesn’t have a song longer than three minutes, but every track on Super Treatment packs the garage punk punch Heavy Cream created on 2010’s Danny and then some.?Super Treatment was given the Segall Treatment with songs like ’79 and Prison Shanks clear examples of the bands decision to soak their songs in distortion and fuzz. Includes a download coupon!
CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS:
“The quartet of garage punkers have developed into a veritable pile driver of sound. Guitarist Mimi Galbierz works the bottom three strings of her guitar in the same muscular way as Infinity Cat label mate Jake Orrall (JEFF the Brotherhood), and Jessica McFarland’s anxious vocals compel the listener’s attention. Songs on Super Treatment tackle a variety of topics—living in a women’s prison in “Prison Shanks” and the ever-present “T.V. Preachers”—and also include a couple of pop/punk jewels in “Louise” and “I Know This.” Jealous anger is expressed rather than rage (“John Johnny”) and the group is at its best just being off-the-wall (“Tunnel Vision”). Like punk icons, The Ramones, Heavy Cream is comfortable being eccentric, taking their music, but not themselves, seriously. The main goal, as it is for garage rock in general, is to have fun.” (GLIDE MAGAZINE) “The sheer raw power that Super Treatment possesses should not go unnoticed. Heavy Cream's sound comes off with so much force, it will literally blow your wig off... if you happen to be a wig wearer. The amount of distortion and fuzz is so large that it sometimes seems like you'll never find your way out of that guitar, but there's a noticeably strong rhythm that fits the guitar so well, keeping Heavy Cream's songs moving forward thanks to some quick drums. The energy throughout Super Treatment never slows, and when the duration of 26 minutes is up, you'll be left ears ringing, dizzy, and pressing play all over again. Moral of the story is, if you're looking for something that will leave your head spinning, check out Heavy Cream's Super Treatment.” (RECORD STACHE) "The three ladies and one guy that comprise Heavy Cream have crafted a record that is a savage, pounding slice of garage punk. This is some vicious, attitude-laden music that makes a lot of recently-released garage seem weak and tepid in comparison. Guitarist Mimi’s fuzz tones are massive and bludgeoning, drawing inspiration not just from the The Stooges, but from ancient metal like Blue Cheer. It’s the type of sound that blows out eardrums and amps, and definitely works in giving the band a leg up on the competition. It also helps that lead vocalist Jessica has the right snotty tone to her voice, while drummer Tiffany and bassist Seth maintain a blistering rhythm. In a genre where many of their peers are toned down copies of a copy, it’s cool to see that some are still keeping it wild and woolly. Hopefully, they won’t tone it down anytime soon, because that would wreck this awesome sound they have." (VERBICIDE)
It's back in stock! Heavy Cream's wicked and perfectly pissa debut album "Danny"! Got the download coupon inside so y'all can digitize it, can ya dig it? And it includes an insert lyric poster. But that's not all. 'Cuz now it's on half and half split down the middle two color swirly vinyl!
"When most of us think of Nashville, we think of sticky hot summers, leaky old trucks, tall grass and charming Southern delights we can eat on a wooden stick. But we’ve got our eye on the grimy, garage-punk outfit Heavy Cream. Heavy Cream kick started their career with their 2010 debut LP smash Danny, which sent the band to immediate underground-darling status. The record presented the band as a powerhouse of catchy, sing-a-long punk with scrambled melodies and playful beats." - HAERTY MAGAZINE
Hey! We got a nice surprise when we scored a box of these limited edition split 7"s featuring Heavy Cream and Those Darlin's. Released jointly by Infinity Cat and Oh Wow Dang Records, it was a tour-only release- but we scooped some up for Infinity Cat's loyal customers. High quality picture sleeve, and an interesting twist: the A + B side labels are on the wrong sides. Hey, it happens. Pick one up today, cuz when they're gone, they're gone for good.
"Nashville garage country gals (and guy) Those Darlins and fellow rock neighbors Heavy Cream have put together a solid 7” split in time for some autumn shenanigans. With a charming mixture of punk rock moxie and effeminate sass, Jesse Darlin drives “Summer’s Dead” and on “Prison Shanks”, Heavy Cream hit hard and fast behind a fuzz-happy wall of noise." (LO-PIE)
"Heavy Cream have a song called "Prison Shanks" that's hard as steel and impossible to not headbang to, and Those Darlins hit the garage-rock nail on the head with their new song "Summer's Dead." (THE STRANGER)
"Tennessee troupe Those Darlins makes convincingly and enjoyably bratty girl-group/Runaways-style rock & roll. Nashville's Heavy Cream sets the mood with scuzzy, rollicking garage rock." (TIME OUT NEW YORK)
We are so proud to present the debut LP from Hell Beach.
Everyone's buzzing about this record around the Infinity Cat house.
Listen to "Ocean Floor" and "Garments", and you'll know why.
Check out their interview with Converse who says "Hell Beach rocks in that old-school way that makes you want to bang your head and wear black t-shirts with the sleeves cut off."
The first 50 copies sold will include a lim/ed postcard from Hell Beach.
Former Whirlwind Heat/Skyblazer member Brad Holland on guitars, Jolene Boyce on drums, and Susan Tinsley's vocals will take you deep into a dream you may never wake up from.
Welcome to Hell Beach.
The long awaited vinyl version of "Castle Storm". Includes download card. One of three limited colors. This one started out clear, then layered with black, green and white smoke.
The long awaited vinyl version of "Castle Storm". Includes download card. One of three limited colors. This one is Coke bottle green with white smoke.
The long awaited vinyl version of "Castle Storm". Includes download card. One of three limited colors. This one is Green with black smoke.
The long awaited vinyl version of "Castle Storm". Includes download card. In three limited colors: Coke bottle green with white smoke, Clear with black, white and green smoke, and Green with black smoke. Some people want all three. If that's you, save $6 and buy the 3-pack!
Heavy Days is back in stock this time in split random mixed color vinyl! And an awesome new back cover. Download and insert included of course.
Spin Magazine December issue: #1 on list of Songs You Must Hear Now! "Post-adolescent bros dig into the sweet spot between punk and hard rock".
The new champions of good time, feel good grungy rock, complete with industrial guitar distortion and tightly packed Barracudas percussion. Jeff The Brotherhood are squeezing out the remaining warmth from this years final months, heroically preserving the summer. (Mojophenia)
Noisy, psychedelic, grungy, even ever-so-slightly post-punk, JEFF feels like a stroll through the best record collection ever (Whispers of Wire, Sonic Youth, Devo, Talking Heads, and Chisel come to mind). (Punk News)
The infectious "Bone Jam" rides a falsetto chorus like a ray of turbocharged sunshine through chugging guitar, while the "The Tropics" puts the "power" back in power ballad. (Nashville Scene)
This is the totally kick-ass JEFF The Brotherhood Live at Third Man Records 12", recorded straight to tape, and boy does it sound amazing. Incredible fat warm recording of an as-then high point performance by the brothers Orrall. They've dressed it up a bit in a white sleeve with hand-glued xerox, with an additional plastic outer sleeve. Here's the setlist: U Got The Look, Heavy Damage, Mellow Out, I’m a Freak, Heavy Days, Shredder, Bone Jam, Dreamscape, The Tropics, Mind Ride, Beastmaster 420. Played by JEFF The Brotherhood, Produced by Jack White, Recorded by Vance Powell, and enjoyed by all.
"The Brotherhood Of Light" is a collection of previously released but out of print odds and ends. There is Side One (21:40) and there is Side Two (22:45). There is no silence. Black vinyl.
It sold out across the country on Record Store Day, and we've got the last of them. When we sell out, they are gone, gone, gone!
On October 18th, 2011, JEFF The Brotherhood were joined by William Tyler (Tompkins Square), Loney Hutchins (Cleft Records) and Joey Plunket in recording Volume 3 of the Upstairs at United series. Each song in this session was recorded in a single take direct to ¼ inch tape then cut at 45 RPM for the ultimate listening experience.
JEFF The Brotherhood, the sibling duo of Jake & Jamin Orrall show their prog rock side on this recording. While the recording consists of only three songs those songs totalled enough time that they rocked out until they literally ran out of tape (as can be heard at the end of ''In Space No One Can Hear You Scream, Part II').' While traditionally a two piece, JEFF The Brotherhood, was joined in this session by William Tyler on guitar, Loney Hutchins on keys and crazy space sounds, and Joey Plunket on bass. The recording features an 11 minute version of tour favorite ''I'm A Freak'' (Wicked Lady), an 11 minute cover of Hawkwind's ''Master Of The Universe'' and the 8 minute improvisational jam ''In Space No One Can Hear You Scream''.
Keep that Bro-hood vinyl collection complete! From our friends at the mighty Volcom. Here are the deets:
- Side A: Jeff The Brotherhood "Six Pack"
- Side B: Jeff The Brotherhood "Six Pack (Breaking Bad remix by Juiceboxxx)"
- Jeff the Brotherhood's goodtime jam "Six Pack" gets a (breaking) bad-ass remix by Juiceboxxx.
- White Vinyl
- Limited Edition of 1000
- It will make you want to buy the Infinity cat debut from JUICEBOXXX
It's here. Order today and we'll mail it today!First 50 orders get an Infinity Cat flag sticker and a "Come and like it now with us" bracelet! Wear it and you'll feel the Dark Energy!
The LP version of Hypnotic Nights is a special package that includes a black vinyl LP, a beautiful gatefold sleeve, a CD version of the album, a color poster and a cheesy old-fashioned black and white promo photo (suitable for framing!).
"Nashville brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall want the simple things in life: to hang out with friends, to drink a ton of beer and, oh yeah, a handle on their lives and relationships. Hypnotic Nights, JEFF the Brotherhood’s sixth full-length album, aptly describes the frustration and restlessness that comes with getting older. Here, the duo shows maturation musically and lyrically, albeit wildly, proving that they are true, spirited forces to be reckoned with. (FILTER)
"it's vintage (underlined) Rivers Cuomo whose influence can be felt most throughout the two-and-half-minutes of glee that is "Sixpack." The distortion, the nursery-rhyme guitar lines, the daisy chains of ooooh and synth, the way Jake Orrall twists his vocals in the pre-chorus — check out one of the Brothers' most economical and inescapable pop gems." (SPIN)
"Zeppelin-meets-Ramones ode to getting wasted in the summer." (FUSE) "a beer soaked anthem readymade for summertime pool parties. Musically its like a sloppier version of Wilco during Summerteeth with more unruly guitars. The tune is melodic and catchy and has a great keyboard line that is going to be tough to listen to ONLY once." (SPACELAB)
Rolling Stone says JEFF The Brotherhood "back up the balls of this album title- the Blue Cheer-with-Neu! surge of "Mellow Out" is fast bliss" in their 3 1/2 star review in this weeks Zach Galifianakis issue, on newstands now. SPIN Magazine says "It's as if ace classicist duo Jake and Jamin Orrall built JEFF the Brotherhood's musical DNA from elements of rock's greatest fellow siblings. Their pared-down arrangements and bluesy riffs recall AC/DC's Young brothers and their fun-loving zeal is akin to honorary bros the Ramones." This weeks Nashville Scene says "JEFF the Brotherhood's latest shows a band ready for world domination". Well we couldn't agree more.
Packaged old school in a beautiful gatefold sleeve and new school with a download card inside!
Surprise! If you caught JEFF The Brotherhood on their last US tour, you might have snagged a tour-only version of this split 7" from Jake and Jamin and their friends in Hell Beach. Limited to 666 copies, we've got about 300 in red vinyl and the rest in black, so we're listing them both in case you want one of each. Hand numbered and assembled, this one will go fast! JEFF The Brotherhood contributes a scorching version of "Turpentine", while Hell Beach equals the noise with "Teenage Whore". Come and get it. YOU ARE ORDERING THE BLACK VERSION.
The reviews are in: In a world of musical compromises, Milwaukee journeyman Juiceboxxx stands alone. “Pump It” reminds you what it was like to be a teenager: record scratching, a “Hey, ho” singalong bridge and lyrics about partying. If you were an adolescent in the 90’s, feelings of déjà vu might creep in and give you the sudden urge to listen to some Naughty by Nature.“Like A Renegade” is, hands down, the best track on the album. His style sounds less like a hodge-podge mixture of interwoven genres and more like a mixed media masterpiece. The chorus, “I got a hole in my life that I can’t escape / and now I’m living on the run like a renegade,” mixed with distorted guitars and pure emotional delivery has the potential to be a modern-day anthem for the hopeless and those in despair." (MXDWN)" After countless singles, EPs and mixtapes, "I Don't Wanna Go Into The Darkness" is his first official full-length, set for release July 24th as a co-venture between his own Thunder Zone label, JEFF The Brotherhood's Infinity Cat and Gnar Tapes from Portland. American music re-imagined for a new era, "I Don't Wanna Go Into The Darkness" is the most fully formed distillation of the Juiceboxxx vision to date. Somewhere between Def Jam and "Jack and Diane", this is the sound of a lifetime of rap and classic rock radio, punk shows and raves. Not since peak-era Beastie Boys has rap and rock made so much sense together, but on "Darkness" they are just two elements fully integrated into a complete sound. "I Don't Wanna Go Into The Darkness" connects the dots between a continuum of American music running from soul and garage rock through rap, Miami bass and Chicago House. This is Mike Skinner if he were American, or Beck if he worshiped Springsteen instead of Dylan.
Black vinyl, color inner sleeve, no download card.
Fiesta Red Records’ Rob Seidenberg and executive producer Gary Burnette have teamed up to release Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe. The album’s proceeds will benefit both the Nashville Rising Fund and the Central Texas Wildfire Fund. We are pretty psyched to score a few of the LP's (rumor has it it's a run of 300, but we're not sure), and JEFF The Brotherhood fan's will find a lot to love here, including great performances from Caitlin Rose and Robert Ellis. Also available in our CD department.
"Known more for his contributions to D.I.Y. punk sounds, production of Elvis Costello’s first five albums, and unrivaled lyrical sagacity, this tribute album reminds us of Nick Lowe’s roots origins and passions demonstrated in his years with the group Brinsley Schwarz—especially his affinity and reverence for country music. On Lowe Country, a fine cast of contemporary musicians, including Nashville staples such as Jeff the Brotherhood, Hayes Carll, and Caitlin Rose, showcase beautiful reinterpretations of Lowe songs. It’s a welcome salute to a prolific musician who is reaching a new height of popularity after more than four decades in the business." -OXFORD AMERICAN
"Robert Ellis delivers a cheeky, honky-tonk-ready version of “All Men Are Liars," drawling out comical lines like, “Girls, bring rusty pliers to pull this tooth, because all men are liars,” and the brothers Orrall kill with their combination of rag-tag basement country and ’70s glam riffage on “Mary Provost,” the tribute’s most immediately enjoyable track. Ron Sexsmith also turns in an effort worth remembering on the intimate closer “Where Is My Everything," where he forgoes the bells and whistles of modern country for a moving and simple guitar-and-vocal rendition." -PASTE
"nobody really knew what JEFF’s version of “Marie Provost” would sound like. Try listening to that one without cracking a smile."- NO DEPRESSION
1. Lately I’ve Let Things Slide – Caitlin Rose
2. Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love – The Parson Red Heads
3. All Men Are Liars – Robert Ellis
4. I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass – Amanda Shires
5. Marie Provost – JEFF the Brotherhood
6. Hayes Carll – I’m Gonna Start Living Again If It Kills Me
7. Lover Don’t Go – Erin Enderlin
8. When I Write The Book – The Unsinkable Boxer
9. You Make Me – Colin Gilmore
10. Heart Of The City – Chatham County Line
11. What’s Shakin’ On The Hill – Lori McKenna
12. Crackin’ Up – Griffin House
13. Where Is My Everything – Ron Sexsmith
Debut LP by Natural Child. Here's what Nashville's Dead said: "It’d almost be easier for us to just write about the first time we saw each song played live. Like the first time we saw them play “Let It Bleed” at Mercy Lounge back last May and how we watched all the girls’ eyes get dreamy. Or maybe it’d be easier for us to talk about the importance of “Easy Street” and what that song means to Nashville and how a lot of their shows end with that song for a reason. It’s about getting famous. Or about how we heard the finished version of “The Jungle” for the first time and could make out the voice of our buddy DD666 on the track. We know that song’s not on 1971, but whatever. There’s just always an instillment of rock and roll in our heads after seeing Natural Child. Be it “Stones-y” or “stoner” or whatever, it’s still the raw rock and roll that you can’t find anywhere else right now. And in that same vein, 1971 is like a real album. It’s not a bunch of songs thrown together or a bunch of singles collected onto one LP, it’s a record that’s meant to be heard in it’s entirety and taken in as a whole."
More reviews below...
"From the moment they thump out that infectious, sledgehammer beat, Natural Child had me in their sludgy yet vigorous, stoner-punk clutches. The Nashville, Tennessee trio’s Hard Workin’ Man is a thick-as-molasses, low-speed stomper; wicked in tone, yet with a sweetly innocent, melodic thread woven throughout. Like somewhat menacing, backwoods cousins to The Sonics and Question Mark and The Mysterians, these southern ruffians have been thoroughly steeped in 60’s garage rock and psychedelia, and from it distilled their own gnarlier, countrified rock and roll. I tend to find unabashed ganja enthusiasts refreshingly honest and slightly hilarious, so it hits me both in a soft spot and with a giggle that the band is choosing to drop their debut full-length 1971 this coming 4/20. It’s also worth mentioning that wearing their pro-cannabis freak flag on their sleeves in no way slackens the hot-wired, Big Brother and The Holding Experience-inspired, kozmic riff-funk they’re pumping out. Currently on a nationwide tour, Natural Child are working up quite the rep for mischievous onstage banter and a jovial, yet mercilessly rawkin’ good time. I suggest you catch them in a smaller venue, while you still can." (My Old Kentucky Blog) "While I tend to shy away from calling things rock 'n' roll, there's really no better way to describe the feel of Natural Child. Through boisterous vocals, a bare bones style of play and lyrics that are all the more clever for keeping it simple - you're left with the insatiable urge to see this band live, or at the very least, crack a cold one" - RCRD LBL "One of the most exciting, energetic, and ridiculous rock sets I'd seen in a long time." (WFMU [Beware of the Blog]) "Nashville might be known for its country, but miscreants Natural Child demonstrate that the city can bust out rugged and catchy garage rock when it wants to like its a new Detroit." (Prefix Mag) "The Nashville band exhale equal amounts of fiery swagger and stale beer into its Southern fare, creating a wonderfully eclectic world where punk rock and country music stand toe-to-toe in a perfect swaying boozy harmony", (Everybody Taste)
We are proud to bring back Peach Kelli Pop's debut album, this time on split random swirl vinyl! Free download card included with a sweeet full-color insert. We are in love, and you will be too! "If there’s anything that will toast your buns, it’s the album equivalent of Joey Ramone and Fay Fife smashing on a pile of rainbows, amirite?" (IMPOSE) "This shit is absolutely adorable. Peach Kelli Pop is the solo project of Allie Hanlon, member of the Ottawa-based garage rock outfit the White Wires. It is lighthearted, very lo-fi, and catchy as all fuck." (SPACE ROCK MOUNTAIN) "File this under music to beat off to. The album starts off with what sounds like really good suitcase drumming and jumps into the singer telling you about different made-up dances that she wants to do with you and also that she has a crush on you. Be still my heart." (VICE)
"She is the drummer for the amazing band White Wires as well. On this extremely (sometimes power) pop record, every song stays in your head. Really catchy. Overall: 9.8/10 strongly recommended. I can't praise this enough. Love it." (HARDCORE PUNK REVIEWS)"PKP's bubblegum pop will melt your heart into a puddle of goo... and you will beg for more! Allie and co are sure to be the stars of many a gooey teenage dream." (OTTOWA EXPLOSION) "Super catchy lo-fi pop sounds played and recorded by Peach Kelli Pop! Do the Eggroll all the way down to the Eenie Meenie Minie Moe, this album will have you dancing in your sleep!" (BURGER RECORDS)
Here it is, the long awaited 7" e.p. from PUJOL a.k.a. Daniel Pujol of MEEMAW and WIZARDZ fame!! 3 songs, and not a second of filler, this release is straight up killer. It's 2011, and that means it's time to own 2010. "What is known about Mr. Pujol is that he rocks hard. If you dig Wavves, you'll probably dig Daniel Pujol. And you'll be in on the ground level when he breaks out of Nashville. You can tell your friends in 2012, "Oh I know that guy, his 2010 work is so much more... raw." (Speakers In Code)
Also available by PUJOL: Sexttape (Cassette) Timbre Shades Of Great (Cassette) Ringo, Where Art Thou (mp3 download) MEEMAW (7" with CD and poster) WIZARDZ (CD)
We love Boston. Not gonna get into all the reasons why, but the 3 of us that started Infinity Cat were born there, so...there's that. JEFF The Brotherhood love to go to Boston, and here's a big reason why: the good people of SKIMASK. So when they asked us to participate in a joint release of their album "Cute Mutant", I (WE) Couldn't Say No! (another Boston ref). And we're so glad we did! Now we only have 100 of these (scratch that - 91 after staff purchases!). So, this may be a short post. (That means grab one now!). Oh- Opening this beautiful package is a 4 step process involving our feisty Infinity Cat D. Boone. Here is a short vid explaining how.
From our friends at Ample Play in London, we have a very limited amount (40) of The Paperhead's "Focus In On The Looking Glass". Formerly available here on cassette, now we've got a 12' slab of vinyl featuring brilliant psychedelic sitar drenched poppy goodness from these fresh young Nashville lads. Recorded by the legenday David Steine of So Jazzy fame! The Paperhead will take you back in time by way of the future.Here's what Record Collector had to say:
"If you’re over 40, you may well survey the disaffected youth of today from behind a twitched curtain and sweepingly state that what they need is no haircut and a spell in the peace corps. Good news for you, if you take that view: The Paperhead are a trio of 18-year-olds from Nashville who, unlikely as it may seem, take their name from a lyric in My Clown by late 60s UK psych oddfellows July. Better still, and yet more unlikely, they seem to have based the bedrock of their sound upon that very single: vocals through a Leslie cabinet, drums plummeting down a neighbour’s stairwell, fuzztone guitar lines as thin as a fly’s entrails, the works. Focus In On The Looking Glass would be a thing of wonder whatever its provenance, but the fact that it springs from present-day teenage Nashville adds a frisson of insular weirdness that arguably hasn’t passed this way since the early Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci releases. Symon’s Monthly Meteorological Magazine represents a lovingly uncanny evocation of Interstellar Overdrive – and if you can keep from breaking out into a beatific, shit-eating grin when the sitar and tabla come in on The Coyote, then frankly you’re made of sterner stuff than anyone here."
Dear Mr. Vacant
Symon's Monthly Meteorological Magazine
In a Living Swing
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It's here! Uncle Bad Touch. The self-titled debut. We love this album! "“I’d rather die / than die a normal guy” sang Mikey Heppner under the trees. No chance of that. The Priestess metal frontman took a rad left turn into Uncle Bad Touch, his crazy garage-alt side band. Between I Wanna Love You – with bassist Kathryn McCaughey cackling the lyrics over Heppner’s crunchily attenuated lines – and Baby Baby Baby Baby, they crammed more retro-prog ideas into 2:58 than a dozen Nuggets bands. Strange City Sing To Me ranks as an early Osheaga highlight. Mikey, with his new wave haircut and vintage Harmony Bobkat, likes ragged melody lines in a tight frame, and originality. The range is extensive and ramshackle – could’ve been the band opening for Pavement or QOTSA or a Clash/Sham 69 show in ’78. Crazy good." (MONTREAL GAZETTE)
Want more? "In the better-late-than-never department is the debut full-length from Montreal lo-fi psych band Uncle Bad Touch, released on their own Bumby label. This is grade-a, sugar-coated bubblegum/psych that is sure to get toes tappin’ as you hum along to gleaming pop gems like “Strange City, Sing to Me,” “Only With You” and “Baby Baby Baby Baby.” Priestess’s Mikey Heppner and his better half Kathryn McCaughey trade off on the lead vocals, with McCaughey in particular proudly stating she’s this year’s Maureen Tucker. If you dig the psych sounds from 1967 to 1971, this is mandatory." (MONTREAL MIRROR)
Get Bent sez Wet Illustrated's "over-achieving drive to fit big ideas into little songs served them very well" on their debut LP 1x1x1 (out on True Panther). Well our San Fran babes are back with more BIG ideas, this time in a LIL 7"! "Scorpio Wings" and "Channel Steamer" are chockfull of their "sometimes-jangly, sometimes-riffy analog-gear retro-garage boom" (Stereogum) and has the coolest, most Batman-y music video we've seen in a long time. Only 350 pressed so get yours while it lasts!