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OUT NOW: “Live at Kulak’s Woodshed” / Tyler Taormina talks to Even As We Speak

Hello again,

Another lovely free/pwyw release for you. Cloud‘s gorgeous Live at Kulak’s Woodshed audio and video live album is available now Bandcamp, Spotify and YouTube.

Incidentally, Tyler Taormina spoke to his longtime heroes Even As We Speak (Sarah Records / Emotional Response) about memories bitter and beautiful as well as their audio appearance in his debut feature film Ham on Rye. Visit Various Small Flames to read this sweet conversation.

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OUT NOW: Tempertwig – “FAKE NOSTALGIA: An Anthology of Broken Stuff”

Tempertwig (1999-2004) were a three piece from South London. They featured Ben and Adam Parker of the acclaimed groups Nosferatu D2 and The Superman Revenge Squad Band. The cult work of Ben and Adam Parker has found fans at Public Radio International, Drowned in Sound, Gold Flake Paint, DIY Mag, BBC Radio, TLOBF and many more.

Listen / Buy: Bandcamp (Limited Edition Cassette & Digital) / Spotify / Other Services

FAKE NOSTALGIA: An Anthology of Broken Stuff is a collection of Parker brothers material from their early and urgent days. Lyrical, frantic, minimalistic and eclectically unpredictable, theirs is a sound which has launched labels a decade apart. This collection is released by Audio Antihero Records, who formed in 2009 to release Nosferatu D2’s lone album, and, the fledgling Randy Sadage Records label, who are debuting in 2019 to release this Tempertwig anthology. This music means a lot to a few.

Press for ‘FAKE NOSTALGIA’:

“Angled hooks, mathematical elasticity, and unbridled ferocity, the Parker brothers are the lost pioneers of the indie-emo scene.”Cereal and Sounds

“It’s a cliché to say that the Parkers were ahead of their time – but it’s certainly true that the songs on FAKE NOSTALGIA are as relevant now as when they were recorded almost twenty years ago.”Beautiful Freaks

“It may have been written almost twenty years ago, yet listening to this collection, Tempertwig feel like they were not a band who ever really tried to fit in, as such they sound as fresh and intriguing now as they ever did.”For the Rabbits

“It’s simply stunning and sounds like the future even though it’s over 15 years old.”The Devil Has the Best Tuna

“Melancholic, tired anger…classic Parker brothers, the vulnerable honesty balanced with an unceasing self-consciousness, the cost of trying to communicate candidly in a culture that Mark Fisher labels ‘capitalist realism’—where everything has long since been used up and commodified, and nothing new can emerge.”Various Small Flames

0015764480_10For more from the Parker Brothers, check out these albums from Nosferatu D2 and The Superman Revenge Squad Band.


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“Elder Statesman: Nine Long Years of Audio Antihero Records” + 30% Off Entire Catalogue

Elder Statesman: Nine Long Years of Audio Antihero Records is a free/PYWY label sampler documenting the last nine years of Audio Antihero (but released a few months late).

Plus, you can get 30% off anything on our Bandcamp with the discount code “americannightmare” – just enter the code at checkout. Codes expires on Friday the 22nd of Feb tho!

For a heap more nice news, check out the latest Audio Antihero newsletter.

 


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Out Now: Frog – “Whatever We Probably Already Had It”

The day is here! New Frog!

Buy Digital & Cassette on Bandcamp!

Plus, it’s streaming on Spotify and everywhere else.

“Frog returns and is alive with tales of sadness, hysteria and delusions. Though the narratives are ambiguous and chimerical, each feel personal and poignant. The cult of Frog will only get bigger.”Cereal & Sounds (Album Premiere)

“One of the most emotionally gripping tracks we’ve heard this year…There’s so much happening within every second of this song to latch onto.”The Grey Estates (“Something to Hide” premiere)

“Locked between the unstoppable force of self-deprecation & the immovable object of the American Dream.”Various Small Flames (“American” premiere)

“Frog continue to exist outside of musical fads and trends, a welcome moment of quiet contemplation in the sometimes hectic modern world, a subtle, stunning triumph.”For the Rabbits (“Bones” premiere)

The amazing “Kings of Blah” documentary is out now (and free via Vimeo) too:

Thank you all.

p.s these tapes look nice – buy one:

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New Frog Record! Nov 30th! Pre-Order!

It’s been a long time since Kind of Blah but Frog will be issuing their Whatever We Probably Already Had It at the end of the month. Limited cassettes and lossless digital Go pre-order on Bandcamp and check out the singles on Spotify.

The “Something to Hide” single was premiered on The Grey Estates.

The “American” single was premiered on Various Small Flames.

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Follow Frog on: Bandcamp / Twitter / Spotify / Facebook / Instagram


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Out Now: Benjamin Shaw – “Megadead”

Benjamin Shaw‘s Megadead album is out now. You can get it from Bandcamp digitally for $1 (or more), plus there’s tapes ($5) as well as CDs (from Kirigirisu Recordings).

Listen / BuyBandcamp / Spotify / Kirigirisu Recordings / More Services

“Your nails dig into the back of your head and you tug at your hair, wondering how hard you could pull before you finally rip it out of your skull. That’s what it feels like to listen to Benjamin Shaw’s new single…There is something so intensely private about his work, like he is somehow reaching through your headphones and speaking to a part of you which you didn’t know existed. It’s quite rare that a song can make you feel everything at once.” – Atwood Magazine 

“A chameleon of genres, the Melbourne-based shaw has drifted through washes of shoegaze and fields of electronica, melding dissonant drones and folk affectations into an incredibly singular and raw brand of confessional music, its ennui palpable.” – Dimestore Saints 

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Out Now: Benjamin Shaw – “Terrible Feelings!” Single

Hi hi,

In two weeks Benjamin Shaw will be releasing his first album on Audio Antihero since 2014’s acclaimed Goodbye, Cagoule World. Megadead will be out on August 31st, it’s a split release with Kirigirisu Recordings (founded by Neil Debnam of Broken Shoulder and Fighting Kites).

Before that though, check out the lead single “Terrible Feelings!” for a wee idea of what’s to come. It’s also backed with an exclusive b-side that you won’t hear on the album.

If you like reading good music writing, I’d recommend having a look at the premiere feature that Atwood Magazine did for the single.