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Out Now: Frog – “Kind of Blah” (Vinyl / DL / Streaming)

It’s out! Frog‘s “Kind of Blah” LP is out now! We made it look and sound as good as we possibly could so I hope you’ll support it and enjoy it – because it rules (and vinyl is expensive, yo). This is the kind of aching guitar music that reminds you why you ever gave a fuck about any of this nonsense in the first place.

Listen / Buy: Bandcamp (LP: £10 / DL: £5) / iTunes / Spotify / Rdio

It’s had some really nice support at press and radio. Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and Tom Ravenscroft have been playing it a wee bit and lots of really nice press.

Press:

“A safer bet there’s never been – this record is essential.”GoldFlakePaint

“A bit of a masterpiece.”7BitArcade

“Oh, god. Help me, words. Help me convey what a blessing Frog is.”Collapse Board

“Utterly brilliant…they make you nostalgic for memories you never had and take you back to places you’ve never before been.”London In Stereo

“Frog sounds like Isaac Brock wearing a Stetson while jigging through a speakeasy quaffing nostalgia…Frog are a strange duo, but they work well that way.”Bearded Magazine

“Dreamy Americana soundscapes…”The Line of Best Fit

“Makes me grin so hard I think my face may actually split into two separate parts.”The 405

“Kind of Blah is America, the U S of A in eleven songs – quirky, joyous, breathless, exhausting, addictive, heartbreaking and downright weird, accelerating towards a distant horizon while keeping its eyes firmly on a halcyon past that sure seems like it should have been more fun.”Wake the Deaf


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Coming Soon: “Kind of Blah” by Frog

In exciting news…the “Kind of Blah” LP by Frog is coming to Audio Antihero and all of you on May 25th 2015. Frog are a two person guitar band from Queens, New York – they sound like this.

Pre-Order it here + stream a couple of songs ahead of the release date:

Plus…

Free Single: “Judy Garland” (already picking up airplay on BBC Radio 1 and Amazing Radio + press at The Line of Best Fit and GoldFlakePaint):


Pre-Order: Vinyl / iTunes.

This record is astounding and I really can’t wait for you to hear it. Lots more to come over the next few weeks but in the meantime, enjoy the free single (+ the gorgeous non-album b-side “Rainbow Road”) and let me know what you think.


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Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love: NEW VIDEO / NEW ALBUM / LAUNCH SHOW (Feb 19th)

Hello!

It’s Low-Low-A-Go-Go!

Firstly, the band put together this stunning and heartbreaking video for “Burrow” – which you should watch:

Secondly, the ‘Last’ LP is available on Vinyl and as a lossless download.  Buy on Bandcamp:

Or – buy from Other Electricities / iTunes.

Launch Show! We’re launching the album on Feb 19th at Servant Jazz Quarters with support from Owl & Mouse and Superman Revenge Squad:
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LAUNCH: Facebook / Tickets / Songkick

Watch the band rehearse for the show:

Thank you so much for all your support.


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Free Single / Vinyl Pre-Order: Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love’s “Last”

Hello friends,

Audio Antihero kicks off a busy and expensive 2015 (did I tell you I got engaged?) with a new and free single from Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love. They’re a band I’ve loved for a wee while, courtesy of my transatlantic buddy Emile’s Other Electricities label…and because it’s good to share things with friends, we’ve teamed up with a bit of a jobshare to release “Last” the aptly titled final album LowLow.

The album is out Feb 16th on Vinyl and Download, it looks absolutely beautiful and sounds a little better.

For a wee snapshot of what the record has to offer, stream/download the free single “Burrow” below:

The album is available for pre-order now from our Bandcamp / iTunes and Other Electricities.

Plus, psssst. We’ll also be launching the album with a small show at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston on Feb 19th. Support comes from Superman Revenge Squad and Owl & Mouse.
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Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/301324


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Five Long Years of Audio Antihero (Free Birthday Compilation/50% Discount) + “You & Me – EP + Halloween Spectacular”

Hello friends,

Today is Audio Antihero’s fifth birthday. Can you believe that? Half a frickin’ decade ago, AAH “released” Nosferatu D2‘s “We’re Gonna Walk Around This City With Our Headphones on to Block Out the Noise” and Benjamin Shaw‘s “I Got the Pox, the Pox is What I Got” without a clue. Jeepers.

Anyway, you can download a free “Five Long Years” compilation to celebrate our continued existence. Ten of my favourite songs from the catalogue and a couple of hidden fun bits too.

Also, if you’re quick (ends Friday) you can get 50% off anything on the Audio Antihero Bandcamp with the discount code “fuckthisshit” – so, have a look – www.audioantihero.bandcamp.com.

Plus!

Jack Hayter, Cloud and Broken Shoulder recently all re-worked Benjamin Shaw‘s “You & Me” for this lovely cash-in EP.

It was designed to help me sell more of Ben’s “Goodbye, Cagoule World” album…and it did. It was also intended to help get us the on the radio some more and thanks to Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft that worked too. You all fell right into my trap. Thanks. x

FINAL THING: Audio Antihero’s Halloween Spectacular is up now to listen to and it rocks.

Audio Antihero's Halloween Spectacular by Audio Antihero on Mixcloud


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Out Now: Benjamin Shaw – “Goodbye, Cagoule World”

You probably already know this but if not, that Benjamin Shaw album we kept talking about (“Goodbye, Cagoule World”!) is now available to buy on CD (£5) / Stress Ball (£4) or Lossless Download (£3) or all three (£7) via Bandcamp. Also on iTunes. It’s lovely. The launch show went WONDERFULLY and the reviews have been really really nice but if Subba Cultcha want to come and slag it off belatedly then we’d welcome it (and fully deserve it).

Thanks to everybody who bought it, streamed it, reviewed it or otherwise supported it.

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“‘Goodbye, Cagoule World’ is a messy, miserable comedown that may just provide the most beautiful moments you share with music all year.”The Music Fix“Shaw may be pop’s outsider – something many outlets noted upon his entry into the world of music (Clash even called him a freak, though they meant well) – but with this release, he shows a faint desire to join the central fold. Perhaps it’s due to resolute defeat, but still, that counts, right?”The 405

“Embrace this record, ‘cos it’s a true crafted thing of beauty, and no ball of sentimental aerie fluff..”GoldFlakePaint
“Recalling mock suicidal exclamations from Daffy Duck, or a wretched sob before a particularly strong drink, the record is a welcome piece of self-indulgent oblivion to give your life some much-needed perspective. Goodbye Cagoule World is a nice, dry bit of kit to brave the ridiculous weather.”Bearded Magazine
“…a definite contender for album of the year.”Cracklefeedback“Several things are certain in life – death, taxes and that Benjamin Shaw is a total mess.” Young Gold Teeth

“The arrangements on this record are nothing short of masterful..What Benjamin Shaw has done here, is create something that demands a few hours of your time, something unique.”7BitArcade“Those who hang around long enough will be rewarded by a record of subtle beauty, endearing disorder and genuine human sentiment.”Shout4Music

“Shaw’s distinctly smart and singular voice — whipsmart and deeply affecting, and we’re using “voice” in the figurative sense here — puts him in the rarified company of non-hitmakers of the day including Krill’s Jonah Furman or Los Campesinos!’ Gareth Paisey.”Clicky Clicky Music Blog

“It is rare that a singer-songwriter shows this level of self-awareness, and this “singer-songwriter” (if you wanna be so bourgeois as to call him that) is fussing with the parameters of the pop song and re-examining the rules of what it is to be a singer-songwriter.”Old School Record Review


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ALBUM LAUNCH: “Goodbye, Cagoule World” with Benjamin Shaw, Jack Hayter and Superman Revenge Squad @ Servant Jazz Quarters (29.04.2014)

I’m overcoming my phobia of booking scary live events for one night only…this month I’m glad to invite you suckers to attend the Album Launch for Benjamin Shaw‘s “Goodbye, Cagoule World” album, April 29th at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, London. Support from Jack Hayter and Superman Revenge Squad + DJ. Co-promoted with our buddies The Popside.

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Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/679215978805162/?fref=ts

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/267752#.UzH6w61_syY

Do come along. See the sights. Make us feel like less of a massive failure.

Pre-Order “Goodbye, Cagoule World”: Bandcamp / iTunes / Amazon



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