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Out Now: “Unpresidented Jams” Benefit Compilation for SPLC & NILC (feat. Jeff Lewis, Yr Friends and more)


Today we have released a benefit compilation for Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center entitled Unpresidented Jams. I was delighted to receive recordings from Jeffrey Lewis, Yr Friends, Okin Osan, Pearl Crush, Deerful, Alex Chilltown, Mulligrub, Fridge Poetry, Vassals, Betsy Ross and more (including Audio Antihero regulars like Cloud, Benjamin Shaw, CHUCK, Jack Hayter and Frogs Tom White).

This nineteen track compilation is available for a low minimum donation of £2.99 so that everyone can hopefully afford it but anybody who can dig a little deeper is encouraged to do so.

Thank you all so much.


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OUT NOW: Magana – “Pages” Single + Tour

In celebration of the fact that Magana is going on a little tour of NY and CA (and maybe more) over the next few weeks, we thought it’d be nice to give old live favourite “Pages” the single treatment. It’s free to download, so I hope you enjoy it.

Listen / Download: Bandcamp / Spotify / YouTube / Soundcloud

Plus, Magana’s highly acclaimed ‘Golden Tongue‘ EP is available for a limited time for £1 via Bandcamp.

Tour Dates:

tourFollow Magana on Songkick or Twitter to see when she’ll be in your area.

If you’re interested in booking Magana, you can contact us here.

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OUT NOW: Magana – “Golden Tongue”

Delighted to say that Magana‘s debut EP ‘Golden Tongue’ is out today from a wide array of digital oulets. I really hope that you’ll find a chance to give this a listen. I’m so happy with the music and I’ve really enjoyed working with Jeni on this release. It’s been fun. Find her on Twitter or Facebook to say Hi.

Listen / Buy: Bandcamp / Spotify / Apple Music / iTunes / YouTube

Early Press:

“Recalling Torres and Sharon Van Etten at their most intimate moments…Magana’s parched vocal is a complete heartbreaker.”The Line of Best Fit

“There’s something beautiful in finding what you want and demanding it, and Magana perfectly captures that.”The Grey Estates

“Magana enters the scene guns blazing with the simple request to be the real deal or no deal at all.”IMPOSE

“Through music I have learned the shape of desire – contoured and faceted, with the texture of velvet and the sheen of spilt oil on the blacktop. In Magana I feel it again.”Collapse Board

“Golden Tongue has enough range of emotion and musical variety to engage the attention from start to finish, and it feels like a journey in a way that many full albums fail to…It sounds like the birth of a new star.”Musos’ Guide

“Jeni’s voice is entirely her own.”For the Rabbits

“I truly can’t wait to hear what she does next.”VAMP

“A whisper in your ear, bedroom acoustics performer who has broken out from the background of being a session musician to taking centre stage.”Bearded Magazine

“When I hear a song like this, I start believing there is a primal source of strength that music, but only some music, manages to channel into the outer world. Magana does that.”Beautiful Freaks

“I could see her (right now) opening up for St. Vincent on her next tour. Yes that should happen. It feels right to me. After that I want to hear Magana’s full length.”American Pancake

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Label Birthday: Seven Long Years of Audio Antihero (Download: Free Albums by Benjamin Shaw & Nosferatu D2)

I’ve been doing this way too long. Audio Antihero started in October 2009 and has been dying ever since. Thanks to everybody for their support in keeping this dream alive.

By way of a small celebration of the past seven years, you can download our two debut releases (Nosferatu D2 and Benjamin Shaw) for free via Bandcamp for the next seven days.


Thank you all so much.

If you’d like to continue to support Audio Antihero beyond our seventh year, our latest two releases from Magana and CHUCK are available to order now:


Say hi on Twitter or something?

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Audio Antihero’s ‘Last Broadcast’ Halloween Mixtape

Spooky October time. I put together this Halloween mixtape, featuring lots of songs and scares from some of my favourite Horror soundtracks (and more).It’s hard to find good alternative Halloween / October music, so I really hope that you like it. Listen via Mixcloud or Soundcloud.

If interested in the Audio Antihero affiliated material in the playlist, you can hear more of those via Bandcamp or Spotify:  

Thank you as always and Happy Halloween.

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New Signing / Free Single + Pre-Order: Magana

Really happy to announce a new addition to the Audio Antihero roster: Brooklyn’s Magana. Jeni makes beautiful beautiful music, it’s haunted, emotional and eclectic and I think you’re gonna love it. The “Golden Tongue” EP is out on October 28th.
This release kind of came out of nowhere. I was just really lucky to get this opportunity and I totally wasn’t going to pass on it. I’m really excited for you to hear the whole EP but in the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy Magana’s “Get It Right” single which I think is a pretty good introduction.

Upcoming Live Dates – More TBA:

October 26th – The Studio at Webster Hall, Manhattan, New York (LAUNCH SHOW: Tickets & Info)

November 18th – Rockwood Music Hall, Manhattan, New York

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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