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Out Now: CHUCK – My Band Is a Computer

It’s out! Thanks to everybody who has bought it, blogged it, tweeted it, etc. We really appreciate your support.

Buy Cassette & Lossless Download: Bandcamp

+ Spotify / Apple Music / iTunes / YouTube

 
 

Early Press:

“He tells us of the forgotten people of New York City, the dead end jobs, the bottomless hopelessness of keeping a dying relationship alive….but also the romance of a night spent on a rooftop, or sleeping on a beach, or the chase for one last drink at one last bar.”The Line of Best Fit

“Seriously, do not let this one pass you by.” GoldFlakePaint

“Hopelessly optimistic? Or just hopeless? Winning compilation (and a) curious world.”London in Stereo

“He is one of life’s great narrators; he invites us to join him in a world of doomed high school romances, ageing friendships and awkward bedroom encounter…My Band Is A Computer marks CHUCK out as part of a natural lineage of lo-fi experimenters, you can trace his songwriting through Daniel Johnston, Young Marble Giants, Galaxie 500, even at times Jonathan Richman.”For the Rabbits

“Playing like a collaboration between Owen Ashworth and Bret Easton Ellis, the CHUCK brand of observant and at times cringe-inducingly honest indie pop will no doubt prove divisive…Covering everything that’s terrible and everything that’s not about being a young adult in the twenty-first century, somehow managing to tap into the human kernel at the centre of the zombified lurch of nostalgia and regret.” Wake the Deaf

“Celebratory DIY freak-fun.” IMPOSE

“CHUCK’s kooky collage-rock and lo fi wonky electronic pop, which congruously flows between The Magnetic Fields, Mercury Rev, Weezer, Apples In Stereo and even The Pixies, absorbs its influences to create a gorgeous, quietly optimistic, kind of melancholy and pathos.”Monolith Cocktail


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PRE-ORDER: My Band Is a Computer by CHUCK

Delighted to announce a new addition to the Audio Antihero family in CHUCK from Brooklyn. A polarizing artist, he’s been making weird kid pop for years and I’m excited to get to share what he does with some new people.

In other, stranger news, I thought it’d be a good idea to start a sub-label, by the name of Old Money Records (cos you probably gotta have a little bit of old money to run a fucking DIY label), so in addition to being AAH015, this will be OM001. Old Money Records, if it lasts, will be focused on archiving and celebrating lesser heard artists via compilations and reissues. We’ll see how that goes. Regardless, I’m really glad to get to share this remastered collection from CHUCK.

Thanks for giving this a try. Back soon with more.


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Free Download: “Live at SJQ” by Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love

The (presumably) final recordings from Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love are available now to download via Bandcamp. This was  both their final show and the launch party for their final studio album,’Last‘ (which is still available on vinyl and lossless download on Bandcamp). This was recorded live at Servant Jazz Quarters on a lovely evening in London and mixed by Ellis Dyson.


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“BERN YR IDOLS” Benefit Comp

Hey! We’ve thrown together a wee benefit comp of exclusive and rare songs to raise a little money for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. I called it “BERN YR IDOLS” because “Bern in the USA” was taken and “Bernie Foreigner Vs Everything” is stupid.

It costs £2 and features Frog, Cloud, Benjamin Shaw, Winter, CHUCK, Broken Shoulder, Birdwing, Jack Hayter, Wartgore Hellsnicker and Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love.

Buy / Listen via Bandcamp – www.audioantihero.bandcamp.com

Or (better yet) Donate / Volunteer directly – www.berniesanders.com (e-mail me a receipt and I’ll forward you the music).

Plus, here’s thirty years of Bernie Sanders speeches:


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Frog UK Tour (January 2016) + Tour Documentary

Frog are coming to the UK!

FROG Jan 2016 UK TOURConfirmed UK Tour Dates Include:
Jan 23rd – The Waiting Room, Colchester (with Roy / Sophie Nash / Chris Fox) – Info / Tickets
Jan 24th – Servant Jazz Quarters, London (with Alex Chilltown / Owl & Mouse) – Info / Tickets
Jan 25th – Fulford Arms, York (with The Drink) – Info
Jan 27th – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow – InfoTickets
Jan 29th – Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh (with Plastic Animals) – Info / Tickets
Jan 30th – DIY Space for London, London (with Rainmaker / The Johns / Brunch / Crows An Wra) – Info / Tickets

Tour Documentary Film:

Plus, director Alex Coppola will a documenting Frog’s first UK tour for a film titled “Frog: across the Pond” – you can learn a bit more about it on Kickstarter. They’ve raised over $5000 in a week, which is nuts.

Thanks for all of your support.


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Six Long Years: Nosferatu D2 reissue / free “Older, Wiser, Sadder” EP / Full-Live Set Video

Audio Antihero has been going for six long years. I’ve been doing this for most of my god damn twenties. That also means it has been six long years since Nosferatu D2‘s stunning debut album saw a release. I’m also leaving the country pretty soon, so who knows if any more label birthdays are coming – so we’re celebrating:

First up, there’s a remastered free/pay-what-you-want collection of non-album Nosferatu D2 recordings titled “Older, Wiser, Sadder” – It’ll be up on Spotify, Apple Music,Rdio, Deezer, etc, very soon too. Huge thanks to Drowned in Sound for this awesome write-up. “Heartbreak in motion” – woo!


ALSO, we’ve got a limited edition tangerine cassette edition reissue of Nosferatu D2’s “We’re Gonna Walk Around this City with Our Headphones on to Block Out the Noise”which you can order here with lossless download.

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PLUS, we’ve also dug (i.e Adam gave it to me) full set multi-camera video recording of one of Nosferatu D2’s few gigs. They’re playing an annual Croydon house party festival called “Malcfest” circa 2006/2007? It’s rough and raw but I think we’re pretty lucky to have it.

Watch Nosferatu D2 live at Malcfest:

Stream the original album (Spotify / Apple Music)