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Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C.



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    Coloured LP Info: Transparent yellow vinyl.

    Deer Tick

    Mayonnaise

      Mayonnaise is a compilation album and companion piece to Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. On Mayonnaise, you will find alternate versions of songs from Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 that we feel have their own merit and we wanted to share them with our fans. To add to this collection, we decided to record some of the cover songs that Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 inspired us to play along the Twice Is Nice Tour. We had such a good time playing these covers live that it felt appropriate to document them here. And, last, if we are going into the studio, why not write a few new songs, record them, give the fans something new and round this whole album out? So, here you go, this is Mayonnaise. 

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      Coloured LP Info: Limited white vinyl, comes with a bonus 7".

      Fontaines D.C.

      Too Real

        Partisan Records are proud to release the upcoming 7” from Fontaines D.C., titled ‘Too Real’. Fontaines D.C. met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture, their response has been to make concise and immediately authentic indie punk that has done anything but fall on deaf ears.

        The last six months have seen Fontaines D.C. release three hotly received double A-side singles, both of which were named as Single Of The Week by many retailers and garnered early support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and others on 6 Music, as well as earning feature space from every major Irish publication. Similarly, the band have played a number of shows across Europe, Ireland and the UK earning a reputation for their brooding and trenchant live performances, supporting the likes of The Horrors, Girl Band and The Lemon Twigs, as well as playing festival slots at Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes and Other Voices.

        Previous singles such as ‘Liberty Belle’, ‘Hurricane Laughter’ and ‘Chequeless Reckless’ call to mind the likes of the Modern Lovers, The Fall, Iggy Pop and The Strokes, seamlessly blending immediate lyrical hooks with melodic golden-era indie instrumentation and 70s Stooges punk thrust, all of which is strewn with defiant rock and roll overtones.

        “The energy, the urgency and the emotion of these brilliant new songs made me stand up and take notice that this is the band I’ve been waiting for” - John Richards (KEXP, Seattle)

        “Snarling, Swaggering Post Punk” - Stereogum

        Bristol, UK 5-piece Idles (aka “the UK's best punk band" - The Guardian) release their sophomore LP - ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ 

        Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality - all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarizes: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: Much of the same wry lyricism, insightful and observational social commentary and clever irony as their much-lauded debut but brought into the present with an inter-band chemistry and development of style that the intermittent years have brought out. Snappy, clever and loud.

        The Black Angels

        Death Song - Glow In The Dark RSD Edition

          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas.

          This is their fifth studio album.

          Produced by Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Father John Misty, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, The Shins).

          Ambassadors of the current psych rock scene with not only their music, but as the founders and hosts of the annual Austin Psych Fest/Levitation Festival for the past 9 years

          Their music has been used in numerous film, advertising and TV projects including HBO's True Detective, Nashville, True Blood The Twilight Saga, Assassin's Creed, etc.

          250K cumulative albums sold worldwide

          The band has toured with Queens of the Stone Age, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Keys + more, and played festivals such as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Primavera, Coachella and Bonnaroo.  "Heavy psych rarely feels as fresh as it does with The Black Angels“ - NPR Music.

          “Deliver insistent, neo-psychedelic drones, reaching back to the most ritualistic 1960s songs of the Velvet Underground, the Doors and their hometown forebears from Austin, the 13th Floor Elevators, along with a touch of 1970s krautrock” – NYT

          “Some of the heaviest material of their career...blistering“ - Consequence Of Sound

          This RSD version of their album is on glow in the dark vinyl, black light cover, double LP, sticker, poster, download card.

          Limited to 500 copies for the UK and Eire.

          Violents And Monica Martin

          Awake And Pretty Much Sober

          ‘Awake And Pretty Much Sober’ is the debut full-length album from multi-instrumentalist and producer Jeremy Larson - AKA Violents - and vocalist Monica Martin (of PHOX).

          Colourful, effervescent, honest and emotive, the record turns the traditional duets album on its head, offering up its own version of electronic-influenced pop music along the way.

          Stacked with string arrangements, electronic samples, pop melodies, bursts of piano, layers of vocal harmonies and blasts of brass, their collaboration bridges the gap between two musicians from different ends of the musical spectrum.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Coloured LP Info: LP pressed on pink marbled vinyl.

          Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

          Written and recorded in large part during the recent election cycle, the music on ‘Death Song’ serves as part protest, part emotional catharsis in a climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease. “Currency,” a strong contender for the heaviest song the band has ever put to wax, meditates on the governing role the monetary system plays in our lives, while slow-building psychedelic earworm “Half Believing” questions the nature and confusing realities of devotion.

          Recorded between Seattle and Austin, ‘Death Song’ features production from Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The Shins). The 11-track collection offers a sharply honed elaboration on their signature sound - menacing fuzz guitar and cutting wordplay, steeped in a murky hallucinatory dream.

          The band will tour extensively behind ‘Death Song’, including a headline set at one of the first-ever shows at new NYC venue Brooklyn Steel on May 2nd. Full itinerary below for “The Death March Tour”, which begins in Nashville. The band will be supported by A Place to Bury Strangers.

          Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock, and the New York Times has said they “play psychedelic rock as if the 1960s never ended, and they are absolute masters of it”. The band has toured with Queens of the Stone Age, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Keys + more, and played festivals such as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Primavera, Coachella and Bonnaroo. Two of the band members co-founded Levitation Festival (formerly Austin Psych Fest) in 2008, which has since grown into one of the best-reviewed and expertly-curated festivals in the country (returning in 2018).

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Twisting psychedelic passages, heavy wig-outs and tripped-out percussion. Brilliantly sedate in parts, only to soar into a mind-bending sunny haze of reverbed vocals and astral delay. Taking influence from all over the psychedelic spectrum, with throbbing single-note guitar lines meeting rolling, pulsing bass distortion and pitch-shifted screaming guitar.

          ‘Ambulance’ sees The Amazing continue their journey to a place where music is free of restrictions. Despite reflecting Chris Gunrup’s often bleak worldview, the music is expansive and beautiful, marked by playing that’s as much free jazz as rock - pure music without any showiness.

          The songs unfold slowly, without a traditional verse / chorus structure, spinning gauzy webs of shimmering mystery with their own inimitable dynamic of sinuous, swirling guitars; rich, ambient basslines; crisp percussion and restrained, church-like, keyboard textures. The stately tempos suggest a room full of shadows desperately reaching out for intimacy but never quite making the connection. The songs brim over with tension and more implied release than actual relief.

          Gunrup is known for his reluctance to talk about his process and prefers to let the music speak for itself and if 2015’s ‘Picture You’ was brighter, exploding outward to explore the limits of experience, ‘Ambulance’ is much more intimate. The mix denser and darker, the instruments pressing closer, crowding each other, imploding inward to reconnoitre the uncharted distances that exist between us, even in life’s most intimate moments.

          Sharing members with Sweden’s psych forefathers Dungen, the album delves into the hidden recesses of the heart, finding inner space to be just as expansive as the midnight sky. It was recorded in just a few days in one tiny room at Stockhom’s Buller & Bäng studio.

          The Amazing’s drummer, Moussa, is one of Sweden’s top jazz drummers and has also played with Rodriguez and Jose Gonzalez.

          The video for lead track ‘Ambulance’ features Ross Marquand (AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’).

          Previously the band have performed on The Late Show with David Letterman and toured with Tame Impala.

          “The Amazing specialize in a beauty that isn’t airbrushed or slick or antiseptic, it’s elemental rock - earthy, molten, aquatic, but using each of their qualities to soothe rather than destroy or intimidate.” - Pitchfork

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Indie roots and melodic intonations with a tantalising mix of Jazz structures and surf-rock tinged slide guitar. Mournful moments mix seamlessly with more upbeat offerings, showing the breadth of talents on display. Sweet vocal refrains and layered otherworldly harmonies float around the fluid instrumental backdrop. Gorgeous heartwarming masterpieces.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          LP includes MP3 Download Code.

          Lontalius is 18-year-old Eddie Johnston from Wellington, New Zealand. Eddie has been releasing music since the age of 13 but started to garner attention in the last year and a half with his self-released Casio covers of Top 40 pop hits which were picked up and praised by Lorde, Corbin FKA Spooky Black, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ryan Hemsworth and more. He was selected for the Red Bull Academy Class of 2015.

          Approaching the end of his teenaged years, Eddie began to create and share his own original compositions. Initially heavy on lo-fi presentation and shoegaze style aesthetics, Eddie’s emotionally resonant songs steeped in youth, confusion and sadness have grown to become cleaner and more richly melodic and lyrically focused while still maintaining his characteristic electronic and R&B fused style.

          The album was made in Bristol and produced by Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Youth Lagoon).

          Eddie was featured on the Ryan Hemsworth track ‘Walk Me Home’.

          Craig Finn

          Faith In The Future

            Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) will release his new solo album 'Faith in the Future' through Partisan Records on 11th September. Josh Kaufman produced the record in the cosy, rustic confines of Woodstock's The Isokon recording studio and helped Finn stretch the boundaries of his songwriting with confidence, invention and ambition to realise what will be a defining moment in his career.

            At times stark and spare, at other times vibrant and dynamic, 'Faith in the Future' is Finn's most compelling collection thus far, each song a powerfully alluring and subtly nuanced composition wedded to his distinctive short story narratives.

            Deer Tick

            Eel Bowel

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              While Deer Tick have been rightfully hailed for their raucous rave-ups, their last album ‘Negativity’ placed considerable focus on the band’s nuanced and tender side.

              At once heart-breaking, fist-pumping, and indeed, life-affirming, ‘Negativity’ stood as a genuine high water mark for Deer Tick – a defining collection from a band driven by an undying faith in rock‘n’roll’s evergreen power of redemption and transcendence.

              The band now present this collectible 7” exclusively edited for RSD with previously unreleased B-sides of those recordings.

              Comes in 4c sleeve and polybag.

              Includes download card.

              Limited to 300 copies for the UK and Ireland.

              Ages And Ages first came together in 2009 thanks to Portland’s ever-fertile music community. An ardent audience surfaced for their US debut, ‘Alright You Restless’, including committed cohort Barack Obama, who added (without permission, mind) the album’s ‘No Nostalgia’ on his 2012 campaign playlist.

              Ages And Ages spent much of the subsequent two years in wilful isolation following a barrage of unhappy events that befell some of the band members. As a result, they have composed an emotive and emotional song set that sees a band wrestling with many of the contradictions and confusion that life has to offer.

              Fraught with heartfelt drama, celebratory spirit, and sonic ingenuity, ‘Divisionary’ shows a band torn and frayed but optimistic, empowered and transcendent in spite of their turmoil and trials.

              Ages And Ages recently played their first ever European dates, including gigs in Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Brussels and Haldern, preceding the band’s scheduled shows at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, with more festivals expected in summer 2014.


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