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Bed Wettin' Bad Boys

Rot

    Look, there isn’t any way to write this without commenting on the name Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys. We’re not gonna bring ourselves to it, but with all measures of certainty, you are. You’re casting aspersions on their name, maybe formulating in your mind what they might sound like, and wondering why Agitated / RIP Society is bringing them to your attention. Have they no shame, you thought. Do they want to sell records and attract fans, you ponder. Thing is, they’ve heard it already. They own it, and they’ve done so since 2009. Save your opinions. It’s time to get that sentiment stricken from the slate, because we’re here to talk about their music, which is bold, passionate, ear-splitting rock & roll, performed with tremendous heart and determination. It’s a barrier of entry for those unable or unwilling to look past the surface.

    Rot is the name of the second full-length from Sydney’s Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys. Hang it on regional slang (“My mum used to say, ‘what a load of rot’ instead of ‘what a load of shit,’” mentions guitarist Joe Sukit), or pin it to the way they perceive themselves as veritable dinosaurs of their local scene, set adrift to crumble on their love for classic rock and lack of fashionable ideas. Maybe even put it in the novelty canon of “Rock, Rot & Rule.” Or why not add a fourth R, because this thing rips. Those guitars are hoisted in defiance of cool, and are loud enough to break your concentration and enforce an active listening experience.

    Musically, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys haven’t budged an inch from their debut full length (2013’s Ready for Boredom, released on bassist Nic Warnock’s R.I.P Society label). Nor should they have; they are in the (sporadic) business of writing durable, sentiment-stirring riffs, the kind that lifted the first stirrings of punk in England (see Eddie and the Hot Rods, maybe), or of the direction of power-pop that was more focused on writing worldbeaters than fixing its hair (look at the Replacements, perhaps, or Mission of Burma). Not one drop of power is wasted or lost here; raw emotions push through these tracks in songs about love, about watching the world turn, about casting off distractions and focusing on the need for human connection.

    We may not have much time left to say these things, before we begin to rot. This is their chance. Might be your chance as well.

    TRACK LISTING

    Away
    Stunned
    Plastic Tears
    Expanding Horizons
    Work Again
    Victoria
    Thing Called Love
    Device
    Company
    Rot
    Turn The Page

    Dumbo Gets Mad

    Levitation Sessions

      Levitation Sessions continue with Italian psych pop group Dumbo Gets Mad, as they take us on a journey through 13 of their feel-good, groovy tunes. Recorded in Reggio Emilia in Italy, Dumbo Gets Mad invites us into the taste of a European summer day. Get a preview of the upcoming session and prepare your eyes and ears for the full release Cotton Candy Colored Vinyl . "In the countyside of my hometown there is a forgotten Villa from the 1700s that is surrounded by peace and quiet. It is a pastoral place that hosted my band and me for this special session. We got there on a hot summer day, hooked up a Studer mixing console, and start playing a bunch of Dumbo Gets Mad jams. When the sun came down, we realized that our session was over but it had been a very nice day indeed, one that I had the pleasure to spend with friends and music." - Dumbo

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Self Esteem
      2. Eclectic Prawn
      3. Plumy Tale
      4. Before Kiddos Bath
      5. Crystal Balls On A Roll
      6. Congratulations
      7. Try To Be Your Best Person
      8. Makes You Fly
      9. She Knows
      10. Indian Food

      East Los Angeles quartet Levitation Room’s floaty, cosmic songs are always a trip. Since forming nearly a decade ago, they’ve self-produced dizzying, otherworldly music that’s connected with fellow travelers in the hallucinogenic world of outré rock music.

      Led by singer and guitarist Julian Porte along with founding members Gabriel Fernandez (lead guitar) and Johnathan Martin (percussion), the band has enchanted live audiences at Desert Daze and on tour with like-minded groups Post Animal and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. The band’s vivid sound has found them placed on popular playlists like Modern Psychedelia and the legendary superproducer’s Danger Mouse Jukebox. Their 2015 debut, “Friends,” has surpassed 18 million streams. Joined by new member Kevin Perez (bass) in 2021, Levitation Room have continued to expand their colorful, unearthly sound, a process that has culminated with the vibrant new album Strange Weather.

      Collaborating with former Brian Jonestown Massacre keyboardist Rob Campanella, Jason Kick (Mild High Club), and Black Crowes’ Joel Robinow, Levitation Room take a new step in their story and vision with Strange Weather. The record’s lyrical narratives—about love in the park, life in the city, and the fact that “The world today is such an illusion”—are appropriately steeped in ’60s sonics and a dreamy, lo-fi atmosphere. It’s spacey, celestial guitar music for escaping into, and “it feels just like heaven.” Join Levitation Room on their new voyage.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: A brilliantly widescreen fusion of heady psychedelic rock, perfectly manicured breakdowns and crisp, rhythmic percussion. Strange Weather have the pace and groove of the best electronic indie forebears with the carefree aura of the most exploratory free-psych of the 70's. Lovely stuff.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Heaven
      2. Strange Weather
      3. Cool It, Baby
      4. Expectations
      5. Immortal Love
      6. Scene For An Exit
      7. Pintura
      8. Morning Star
      9. Revelations
      10. The Other Side

      Various Artists

      Soul Jazz Records Presents PUNK 45: There’s No Such Thing As Society - 10th Anniversary Edition

        Soul Jazz Records’ new 10th anniversary edition of their long-out-of-print Punk 45: No Such Thing As Society. This is a one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing and download code.

        The album charts the rise of underground punk and post-punk in the UK from 1977-81.

        This new edition is fully remastered, repackaged and includes five new tracks from 23 Skidoo, Notsensibles, Pretty Boy Floyd, The Astronauts and The Impossible Dreamers.

        The album is a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and post-punk singles from the likes of The Mekons, Johnny Moped, The Killjoys, The Rings and many more which all chart the rise of independent music and Do It Yourself culture that exploded in the wake of punk and during the years of Britain under Margaret Thatcher.

        The album comes complete with text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork. Limited-edition super-loud, super-heavy double gatefold-sleeve vinyl edition complete with full sleeve-notes plus download.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. The Users - Sick Of You
        2. Johnny Moped - Incendiary Device
        3. The Astronauts - Everything Stops For Baby
        4. Pretty Boy Floyd And The Gems -
        5. Rough, Tough, Pretty Too
        6. 23 Skidoo - Last Words
        7. Notsensibles - I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher
        8. The Rings - I Wanna Be Free
        9. The Now - Development Corporations
        10. The Killjoys - Johnny Won't Get To Heaven
        11. The Impossible Dreamers - Spin
        12. The Lines - White Night
        13. 'O' Level - East Sheen
        14. The Jermz - Power Cut
        15. Roses Are Red - Can't Understand
        16. Eric Random - 23 Skidoo
        17. The Nerves - TV Adverts
        18. The Mekons - 32 Weeks
        19. The Freeze - For J.P.S. (With Love And Loathing)
        20. The Scabs - Leave Me Alone
        21. The Cravats - You're Driving Me
        22. The Shapes - Wot's For Lunch Mum?
        23. The Cigarettes - They're Back Again, Here They Come
        24. Disturbed - I Don't Believe
        25. Puncture - Mucky Pup
        26. Josef K - Radio Drill Time

        King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

        Demos Vol. 5 + Vol. 6

          Career spanning demos recorded between 2010 - 2022 by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

          TRACK LISTING

          SIDE A
          1. Music To Think Existentially To
          2. Lunch Meat (Demo)
          3. Brassicas
          4. Venusian 2 (Demo)
          5. Pleura (Demo 1)
          6. MTV
          7. Honey (Demo 2)
          8. Moses
          SIDE B
          1. Ugly Guitars
          2. Vomit Coffin (Demo)
          3. The Hungry Wolf Of Fate (Demo 2)
          4. O.N.E. (Demo)
          5. The Dripping Tap (Demo 3)

          DISC 2
          SIDE C
          1. Music To Burn Money To
          2. You Can Be Your Silhouette (Demo)
          3. Not Enough Time...Land
          4. Invisible Face (Demo)
          5. Blue Horse
          SIDE D
          1. Digital Black (Demo)
          2. Lukey's Brain
          3. Self-Immolate (Demo)
          4. Marble 5. Pleura (Demo 2)
          6. Sweet Talking
          7. All Is Known (Demo 2)
          8. The Dripping Tap (Demo 4)

          Goat

          Levitation Sessions

            Levitation Sessions return with a live performance album from Goat. Despite their cryptic and secretive lifestyle, the mysterious Swedish collective have been at the forefront of modern psych, and this live release follows a decade of cult-classic LPs - each a timeless entry into the psych canon, a heady mix of world music, 60s fuzz, afrobeat and funk grooves and Swedish psychedelia, from their 2012 debut World Music, to their most recent 2023 release, Medicine. Their Levitation Session live album was recorded in the heart of winter in early 2023, capturing the alchemy of the band’s creative process and a glimpse of their legendary live show, filmed in the band’s studio headquarters. 

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: A live document of one of the most important bands in the world of psychedelic rock. Goat are a force to be reckoned with in the recorded medium but it's in their fluid, grooving live iteration that the tunes really come alive. This Levitation session has the best of both worlds. Essential.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Golden Dawn
            2. Under No Nation
            3. Fill My Mouth
            4. Lorcan
            5. Do The Dance
            6. Behind The Plank
            7. Queen Of The Underground
            8. Let It Burn
            9. Midnight Madness

            The Black Angels

            Levitation Sessions (Black Friday 23 Edition)

              THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH).


              The Black Angels debut a live set and film spanning their career recorded live at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas. Never released physically and only streamed for one weekend, this Double LP + DVD is the ultimate live release from the seminal psych rock outfit.

              "We decided to return to Carson Creek Ranch's 'River Stage', the former site of LEVITATION to bring it all back home. The setting lent itself well to the hot and humid Vietnam river delta feel we were trying to capture. In the early days we used to play along with the film “Apocalypse Now” and this brings it back full circle. - THE BLACK ANGELS

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Viet War
              2. Colors
              3. History
              4. Yellow Elevator
              5. Grab All You Can
              6. Here And Now
              7. Vermillion Eyes
              8. Young Men Dead
              9. Bad Vibes 
              10. Without A Trace (Naan)
              11. Lifesong
              12. Comanche Moon
              13. Science Killer
              14. Empires Falling (Spinning Wheels)
              15. Life Song
              16. Commanche Moon

              Wisely armed with bliss to fight our age of calamity, LA psych-kraut explorers Hooveriii return with their pastoral and expansive 4th album “Pointe.”

              “Pointe” is not the sound of Hooveriii maturing. It’s the sound of a band at the height of their power ascending.

              There’s a moment leading up to each decision where, for a brief instant, there are infinite possibilities that have yet to be distilled into a singular outcome. It’s a phenomenon that has been explored over the years by novelists like Graham Greene and a concept that Hooveriii frontman Bert Hoover also feels inexplicably drawn towards. “I find that period in time to be fascinating, maybe I’m in it often, but a lot of these songs take place in that moment and that moment can last for years,” he explains. This idea lies at the conceptual core of Hooveriii’s fourth album Pointe, a collection of songs that features musicians from the band’s past and present and sees them collectively exploring musical geography that Hooveriii hasn’t explored in the past. “We just wanted to do something different,” Hoover says. “We were feeling a little burnt on guitar rock and really wanted to challenge ourselves.”

              The result is an album that was inspired by everything from the ‘60s psychedelic act Pisces to Phil Lynott’s solo releases and pioneering electronic acts like Tangerine Dream, to craft a collection of songs that are more about creating a specific type of feeling than fitting into a specific genre. “I feel like on this album we were bringing a lot of influences to the forefront that we never had the maturity to accomplish before while also leaning into the humor a little bit and avoiding being full-on ‘serious songwriters,’” Hoover adds. Correspondingly, the music roster on Pointe features Hoover, Kaz Mirblouk, James Novick, Owen Barrett, Gabe Flores, Gabriel Salomon, Anna Wallace, Paco Casanova, Matt Zuk, Jon Modaff, Shaughnessy Starr, Olaf Selland and Ari B. Jones and was—and unlike previous Hooveriii releases—was recorded over an extended period of time and was both consciously and subconsciously inspired by the touring the band did in support of 2021’s Water For The Frogs and 2022’s A Round Of Applause. “I’m really grateful for all of the people who contributed to this album and it’s a long list of people but it’s important that they are all listed because we all really pulled together to make this album,” Hoover adds.

              “Every record is kind of a response to the last record and I like listening to people’s discographies like that,” Hoover explains. “When we finished A Round Of Applause we were in rock mode playing with a lot of rock and psych bands and I was really thinking about what do you do with a fourth record?” The answer turns out to be something more esoteric and less predictable than a guitar-driven album while retaining the core of the band’s sound, which has made the Los Angeles-based act such an exciting act to watch evolve. From the spacey groove of the opener “Prom” to the expansive, synth-friendly ballad “This Rock” and the epic future-folk experimentation of the album’s closer “Dreaming” (which features vocals by Wallace), Pointe is an album that references the past while stretching toward an unknown future. “I think that our intuition going forward is to keep ourselves surprised and keep people who like us surprised, hopefully without isolating anyone,” he adds.

              When it comes to the lyrics for Pointe, Hoover says that while some of these are more personal than his previous material, it’s important for him to leave the actual content up to each listener’s own interpretation. “I like songs where people can admit to being deadbeats even if it is more of a character or you’re reflecting on one aspect of your personality,” he explains. “It’s also a transitional record in a lot of ways because sonically we wanted to drift away for album number four.” Correspondingly, Hoover considers “This Rock” to be a love song. But it could just as easily be about existential dread or the way that another person can change one’s orientation to the universe. Or the countless small decisions that can lead up to an outcome and the way our own smallness can be a catalyst for putting something out into the world that can affect so many other people in unexpected and important ways. Or maybe it is about none of these things, it’s whatever it means to you.

              More than anything else Pointe feels like a full circle moment for Hooveriii, which has evolved from a bedroom solo project into an expansive band that features an army of talented musicians and contributors. “In a lot of ways, Pointe feels like an epilogue to one phase of the band and a prologue to the next one,” Hoover says of how the band’s latest release fits into their musical catalog. Pointe is a collection of songs that weren’t recorded in a linear fashion but that fit together in a way that feels almost cosmic in nature. In other words, it’s Hooveriii at their most creative and undistilled. “I don't really care about trying to push the envelope forward,” However admits, looking back at the long road leading up to completing the album. “I care about making a good record that sounds cohesive—and I feel like with this one, we did a good job.”

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A
              1. Prom
              2. The Tall Grass
              3. This Rock
              4. Can't You Hear Me Calling?
              5. I Am Alive
              Side B
              6. The Game
              7. Circling The Square
              8. The Ship That I Sail
              9. Dreaming

              Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

              Live At Levitation

                In the early 2000s, San Francisco's Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were part of a vanguard of acts spearheading a garage rock revival - each a beacon of the staying power of gritty guitar music: The White Stripes and Dirtbombs in Detroit, The Kills in London, The Strokes and Interpol in New York, The Raveonettes in Copenhagen - the list goes on. Each made their mark, and BRMC’s take on rock and roll in the 20th century was particularly alluring - dark and atmospheric, their debut LP took them immediately out of the underground and onto stages worldwide, bringing their rock and roll manifesto to a new generation of music fans and artists.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Red Eyes And Tears
                2. Funny Games
                3. Six Barrel Shotgun
                4. Beat The Devil's Tattoo
                5. Whatever Happened To My Rock And Roll
                6. Spread Your Love
                7. Lose Yourself
                8. Fire Walker

                Mull Historical Society

                In My Mind There's A Room

                  Bringing his worlds of words and music together, Colin MacIntyre’s (aka Mull Historical Society) brand new album ‘In My Mind There’s A Room’ features an all-star cast of literary giants who have penned words about a special room that plays or has played a significant part in their lives. Using these words as the lyrics, Colin has then written the musical arrangements to create a 14 track album of personal and thoughtful songs. Featured authors include Ian Rankin, Nick Hornby, Jacqueline Wilson and Liz Lochhead plus many more. Recorded, fittingly, in a room that means a lot to Colin – his grandfather’s flat above the bank in Tobermory, Mull which has now been turned into a recording studio.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Not Enough Sorry
                  2. 1952
                  3. Wake Up Sally
                  4. The Red Flame Diner
                  5. Panicked Feathers
                  6. Kelshabeg
                  7. Somebody Else’s Life
                  8. My Bedroom Was My Rocket
                  9. Seeds
                  10. Meltwater
                  11. All Empty Rooms Must Be Mourned
                  12. Room Of Masks
                  13. Anaglypta
                  14. Memories Of Mull 

                  Frankie And The Witch Fingers

                  Data Doom

                    There’s long been a growl festering in the West, an earthen rumble fed by tectonic tension, acrid smoke, and sun-parched air. The brew has boiled over lately, a pressure-cooked chaos that can no longer be contained. The growl has grown to a howl.. the howl is at the door. Few are as ready to meet the madness head on as Frankie and the Witch Fingers. On ‘Data Doom’ the band hurtles the listener head first into the wood-chipper of technological dystopia, systemic rot, creeping fascism, the military-industrial profit mill, and a near-constant erosion of humanity that peels away the soul bit by bit. With a fuse lit by these modern-day monstrosities the band seeks to find salvation through a thousand watt wake-up of rock n’ roll exfoliation.

                    After tearing through the tender heart of the Midwest, Frankie and the Witch Fingers found themselves clamped down on the fried edges of Los Angeles, carving out a niche that’s equal parts molten tar pit teardown and cataclysmic careen. Following releases on Hypnotic Bridge, Let’s Pretend, and Permanent, the band landed between the twin barbs of Greenway and The Reverberation Appreciation Society, a perfect fit for their frenetic blend of rhythmic whiplash and sonic soul shake. Anchored by songwriters Dylan Sizemore and Josh Menashe, the band has kept a rotating door of friends and collaborators moving through their midst over the past few years, coalescing post-pandemic into a symbiotic stage beast that’s become the beating heart of their new album, ‘Data Doom’. Bassist Nikki “Pickle” Smith and drummer Nick Aguilar have been road-hardened and readied over the last year, laying the groundwork for the new record’s 300 pounds of pummel and propulsion.

                    That heft was hurtled onto tape in the band’s Vernon, CA studio space. The locale let the city’s grit creep into the crevices of their new record, a wild swing at the sternum that hits the listener like an adrenaline shot to the heart. Wiping away the haze of stoned-ape psychedelics that permeated their opus ‘Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters’… the band favors an asphalt assault of rock, riff, and amphetamine rhythm. As they’ve wound out of the last phase, their sound, over a series of singles, has begun to thicken and throb. It’s coalesced into a darker strain that ingests the explosive impulses of gas-crisis-era proto-punk, the rhythmic insistence of 70’s German Progressives, and the elasticity of funk fusionists alike. They’ve welded their arsenal of influences to a chassis of nail-bitten bombast that drives ‘Data Doom’ into the midst of the maelstrom.

                    The band has shared bills with Kikagaku Moyo, Ty Segall, Oh Sees, Cheap Trick, and ZZ Top, churning their stage-side scorch into household recognition — burning through a barrage of multicolored vinyl pressings and sparring with indie heavyweights for Billboard chart positions. ‘Data Doom’ looks to cement that status, a sinewy slab cut on the stone of social collapse and licking the blade in anticipation of what’s to come. “Never name the darkness itself,“ intones Sizemore, but the darkness is already here, embedded in every moment, inextricable from the capital, sabbatical, sustenance, and solace of the modern age. ‘Data Doom’ is the elixir and the exorcism, it’s the reformation rendered in rock ’n roll.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: 'Data Doom' is a wonderfully weird melting pot of freak-out psych, angular guitar riffery and Frankie And The Witch Fingers' own brand of wry politicism. This is classic Frankie fare, but with the volume and weirdness turned up to 11. Superb.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A:
                    1. Empire (7:31)
                    2. Burn Me Down (3:08)
                    3. Electricide (3:35)
                    4. Syster System (6:18)
                    Side B:
                    5. Weird Dog (3:58)
                    6. Doom Boom (4:10)
                    7. Futurephobic (3:39)
                    8. Mild Davis (4:46)
                    9. Political Cannibalism (4:26)

                    A Place To Bury Strangers

                    Live At Levitation

                      New York City's loudest band A Place to Bury Strangers have had their intense live performance captured and immortalized directly to 12” wax.

                      The post-punk legends are the 9th & latest entry in the Live at Levitation archival vinyl series. “Levitation 2021 was our second show as a new band and I felt so psyched to bring the new band members to such an epic festival. It was like a homecoming for me. Bob Mustachio was doing lights and playing with Ringo Deathstarr, Kikagaku Moyo & the Black Angels all on the same bill had me so rev’d up and excited. I knew it had to be an epic show. I remember right when we started I was flailing around so much like a freak on speed that I almost flung my guitar off the stage. By the time we got out into the crowd I thought I was gonna pass out. I remember we rented this PA speaker from Rock N Roll Rentals and for some reason they trusted us with this top of the line like $5000 12” monitor that we rolled around in the crowd while I was screaming at the top of my lungs. I love Levitation and Austin Psych Fest. They are always a UFO of a good time.” - Oliver Ackermann (APTBS)

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Dragged In A Hole
                      2. I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart
                      3. Lets See Each Other
                      4. Ocean
                      5. Have You Ever Been In Love
                      6. We've Come So Far
                      7. Never Coming Back
                      8. Alone

                      Angelica Rockne

                      The Rose Society

                        “It took a few trips through the underworld, and cutting through the illusory to arrive at a more ripened version of true love and freedom.” Sitting amongst the fruit orchards of Corralitos, California, Angelica Rockne reflects on the recent past. Her forthcoming album “The Rose Society” has been in a process of distillation for five years now. “It sounds like a lifetime,” she remarks, “but really it’s been equally ephemeral as it has been eternal.” Going through some of life’s greatest rites of passage and the accompanying gravity of their transformations will do that to you.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Age Of The Voyeur
                        2. The Rose Society
                        3. The Distance Is High
                        4. White Cadillac
                        5. Protection, Prayers And Vigilance
                        6. Crystalline
                        7. The Undoing
                        8. Path Of The Rose
                        9. Ripe To Ruin
                        10. The Night Dreams Of You

                        Thee Oh Sees

                        Live At LEVITATION

                          Back in 2012, Thee Oh Sees made their first appearance at Austin Psych Fest, performing an electrified set at Emo's East. The first of many Levitation appearances down in Austin, this show has been mixed by John Dwyer and mastered for vinyl by JJ Golden. Now immortalized on glorious 12" colored wax. "I think this was our first time at levitation but our millionth time in the amazing and tough as nails city of Austin, Texas. Brigid Dawson, Mike Shoun, Petey D and myself had already laid the live show out in front of crowds here, so it wasn't our first rodeo and certainly not my last. Our love is obvious here as we bring forth a short but sweet set of hits and deep cuts. This is also the version of the band with Lars "Fingers" Finberg of Intelligence fame as second banana drummer. So enjoy some primal and sensual double drumming and as a side note, no one died at this show. Thanks as always to Levitation for making shit happen" - John Dwyer 


                          The first Austin Psych Fest was held in March 2008, and expanded to a 3 day event the following year. The event quickly developed into an international destination for psychedelic rock fans, with lineups spanning the fringes of indie rock, from up-and-comers to vintage legends, and capped off with headline performances from co-founders The Black Angels, along with Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Thee Oh Sees (in various forms) and many more. LEVITATION helped spark a movement, inspiring the creation of similar events across the globe and a burgeoning psych scene that would soon ignite. The series captures key moments in psychedelic rock history, and live music in Austin, Texas, pressed on beautiful limited edition colorful vinyl pressings - each an eye popping visual representation of the music contained within. The artists and sets showcased on Live at LEVITATION have been chosen from over a decade of recordings at the world-renowned event, and document key artists in the scene performing for a crowd of their peers and fans who gather at LEVITATION annually from all over the world.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. The Dream
                          2. Devil Again
                          3. Tidal Wave
                          4. Enemy Destruct
                          5. Robber Barons
                          6. Block Of Ice
                          7. Meat Step Lively
                          8. Minotaur

                          Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

                          Levitation Sessions

                            The Perth-based psychedelic rock n roll machine rip through a full platter of their high-speed tunes, shot in two locations and heralding their new LP, Night Gnomes. Crunchy riffage, addictive melodies and no-holds barred psychedelia is on tap.

                            "Thank you Levitation for getting us out the house! Absolute pleasure to be asked to collaborate on something together. There’s a brilliant story involving an angry local and a bulldozer if you’re won-dering why the location changes, but for the minutes we were filming it was magical. Gnomes till we die! Thanks to Jelly, Tay, Jared, Dima, & the McEwan crew for helping us put this together, love you all." – PPC

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Keen For Kick Ons
                            2. Hymn For A Droid
                            3. Lava Lamp Pisco
                            4. Bill's Mandolin
                            5. Tally Ho
                            6. Gurzle
                            7. Mundungus
                            8. Cubensis Lenses
                            9. Found God In A Tomato
                            10. Cornflake
                            11. Mr. Prism

                            SLIFT

                            Levitation Sessions

                              “This set was recorded and filmed at the Cemes laboratory, in Toulouse, south of France. The place is called "La Boule", and the structures you see behind us are the top of an old particle microscope. The sound turns infinitely in this sphere of aluminum. We wanted to confront our songs with this environment full of endless echoes and noises. Thank you very much to our crew, Levitation, and all the good people at Cemes, it was an intense sonic and physical experience for us, we hope you'll enjoy watching it. Can't wait to play for ya'll in real life, but until this day arrives... We salute you, from the deep space and the night !” - SLIFT

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Disc: 1
                              1. Ummon
                              2. Thousand Helmets Of Gold
                              3. It's Coming...
                              4. Citadel On A Satelite

                              Disc: 2
                              1. Lions, Tigers & Bears
                              2. Hyperion
                              3. Heavy Road
                              4. Altitude Lake

                              Lost Society

                              If The Sky Came Down

                                Pounding riffs weighing several tons? Check! Catchy choruses and symphonic flashes? Check! Relentless eruptions of utterly chaotic, yet catchy modern metal? Check! Passionate performances by elaborate musicians? Check!

                                You got it right: over the last twelve adrenaline-filled years, braindead™ Finnish cannonball squad LOST SOCIETY has been fearlessly exploring the lights and shadows of the world of heavy metal. Still, despite the dirty deeds of the past years and the praise of legendary colleagues such as Kreator's Mille Petrozza and Sepultura's Andreas Kisser, it now feels like the band's rocket is just about to take off.

                                Enter 2022. The epochs of darkness have just been left behind...

                                LOST SOCIETY – featuring guitarist Arttu Lesonen, bassist Mirko Lehtinen and drummer Taz Fagerström as well – is about to unleash the most ambitious, versatile and innovative record of their career. Well, so far.

                                If The Sky Came Down is a bona fide example of what may happen when utterly talented musicians recognize the magnificent feeling: we are capable of reaching the heavy metal skies.

                                The definitive nail in the coffin is the record's spectacular closer Suffocating. There are cold shivers down the listener's spine as Samy Elbanna spits fragile but powerful lines such as "only death can heal me" and "the air is pure but I'm suffocating".

                                The lyrics may sometimes be secondary in the mystical realms of rock 'n' roll, but If The Sky Came Down heads out to another highway – and certainly not just within the unique serenity of aforementioned Suffocating.

                                And now the rockets are about to be launched again... What does the future look like?


                                Moon Duo

                                Live At Levitation

                                  The first Austin Psych Fest was held in March 2008, and expanded to a 3 day event the following year. From there the festival quickly developed into an international destination for psychedelic rock fans, with lineups spanning the fringes of indie rock, from up-and-comers to vintage legends, and capped off with headlining performances from The Black Angels each year. The Black Angels and Levitation helped spark a movement, inspiring the creation of similar events across the globe and a burgeoning psych scene that would soon ignite. The series captures key moments in psychedelic rock history, and live music in Austin, Texas. The artists and sets showcased on Live at Levitation have been chosen from over a decade of recordings at the world-renowned event, and document key artists in the scene performing for a crowd of their peers and fans who gather at Levitation annually from all over the world.

                                  These recordings capture Moon Duo as they rose to prominence as one of the defining creative forces of the psychedelic rock scene, with Sanae at the helm of their signature cosmic synth boogie + mind melting guitar work from Ripley Johnson. Side A showcases the band in its original incarnation, at Austin Psych Fest 2012, the band rose as a powerful two piece filling a sonic space with a pulsating and driving wall of sound. Side B shows the bands 2014 return and growth, now as a trio joined by John Jeffrey, live drums mix’d perfectly with their distorted synth sound creating a propulsion unlike any other and very distinctly Moon Duo. Working closely with the band to ensure an authentic listening experience, this show has been mixed and mastered for vinyl.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE A
                                  1. Run Around
                                  2. Dead West
                                  3. Motorcycle, I Love You
                                  4. Set It On Fire
                                  SIDE B
                                  1. Sleepwalker
                                  2. I Been Gone
                                  3. In The Sun
                                  4. Goners

                                  Psychic Ills

                                  Live At Levitation

                                    The first Austin Psych Fest was held in March 2008, and expanded to a 3 day event the following year. From there the festival quickly developed into an international destination for psychedelic rock fans, with lineups spanning the fringes of indie rock, from up-and-comers to vintage legends, and capped off with headlining performances from The Black Angels each year. The Black Angels and Levitation helped spark a movement, inspiring the creation of similar events across the globe and a burgeoning psych scene that would soon ignite. The series captures key moments in psychedelic rock history, and live music in Austin, Texas. The artists and sets showcased on Live at Levitation have been chosen from over a decade of recordings at the world-renowned event, and document key artists in the scene performing for a crowd of their peers and fans who gather at Levitation annually from all over the world.

                                    When it comes to following the beat of their own drum, New York’s Psychic Ills have exemplified the phrase since their beginnings in 2003. Initially spawned from electroniccentered home recording experiments, they progressed into all-night full-band exploration in a neighborhood where noise wasn’t a problem. They soon after evolved into a live band seemingly at home within the extended jam, exploring a variety of musical terrain. The early years saw several releases for Social Registry, tons of time on the road, and collaborations with artists as diverse as Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) and Sonic Boom (Spacemen Three/Spectrum).

                                    We are proud to welcome Psychic Ills to the Live at Levitation series. The release showcases the band's appearance at Austin Psych Fest 2012. Mixed and Mastered for Vinyl.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    SIDE A
                                    1. Midnight Moon
                                    2. Mind Daze
                                    3. Incense Head
                                    4. Ring Finger
                                    5. Electriclife
                                    SIDE B
                                    1. Meta
                                    2. Diamond City
                                    3. January Rain
                                    4. I'll Follow You Through The Floor

                                    The Lounge Society

                                    Tired Of Liberty - Postcard Set Edition

                                      Returning for the third time to the studio of Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey, Hebden Bridge’s The Lounge Society are back; this time, with the mindset of crafting a debut album conceived out of desire, raised by collaborative muscle-memory, and kept beating, by the sacred-heart of emotional-spirit.

                                      Recorded over two weeks in November 2021, ‘Tired of Liberty’ is a stunningly ubiquitous snapshot of instrumental meltdown, and timeless adolescence. Keen to uphold the manipulated elasticity of a recorded event, the majority of the eleven tracks that make up the record (with the exception of ‘Generation Game’, which saw its beginnings as part of the Speedy Wunderground 7” series, and was subsequently re-recorded), were written either just before, or throughout the duration of those fortnight sessions.

                                      A rarity for most bands, The Lounge Society functions best as a collective entity. With no core-leader, everything from the sources of inspiration, to the lyrics themselves, is handled collaboratively, and with equal merit; as they strive to create a self-sufficient creative unit, larger than the individual. Far from a documentation of disenfranchised youth, ‘Tired of Liberty’ seeks to overthrow with striking articulation. Stirringly fearless, it masterfully combines archetypal storytelling, with as many disparate principles as introspectively possible; capturing the aural shifts in time and attitudes between ‘Generation Game’, and where we join The Lounge Society now.

                                      Brimming with anthemic-myriad, this is the real deal. Genuine urgency from a group of young creatives living and breathing their inaugurated prime, with breath-taking, anarchic-proficiency. Whether it’s “lies drenched in sarcasm” (‘Blood Money’), or, the clattering, riff-screaming irony of ‘Remains’, The Lounge Society’s deep-rooted inversion towards our “culture of anti-freedom”- the ludicrous excuses man makes for the ceasing of mankind, is one which is both culturally-associative, and, counter-culturally embracing.

                                      Periodically awakening the living rebel running skin deep in us all, ‘No Driver’ is a heart-wrenching masterpiece. With every guitar-laden growl, it intricately sheds and unveils each layer of humanity until all that remains is skeletal distress, and intervening frequencies of invigorating-abandon. “The sun is sleeping, all of the time” yet The Lounge Society are awake and desirous; insatiably hellbent on tearing down failing social-structures, before the new-dawn seeks to counterattack.

                                      Be it the self-prophesying hum of the studios ‘Lounge’ recording-light, or, the re-configuration of the entire room so the mics moved away from the instruments with each song, (“we wanted to start with a hard focus and end chaotically”- notes Carey), every possible attention to detail was considered in order to honour the core ethos of fulfilled direction. Fervently striving to build an environment that grows bigger with sound and time, in ‘Tired of Liberty’ the creative process itself holds as much experimental value, as the conceptual journey as a whole.

                                      Whether its personal growth, banded maturity, or a hearty combination of the two, ‘Tired of Liberty’ is an expertly captured documentation of four young-adults, at the baptism of their cultural-ignition. After all, you only get one opportunity at a debut record. “Anything that follows, is just an evolution from that.”- The Lounge Society.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1 People Are Scary
                                      2 Blood Money
                                      3 No Driver
                                      4 Beneath The Screen
                                      5 North Is Your Heart
                                      6 Last Breath
                                      7 Remains
                                      8 Boredom Is A Drug
                                      9 It's Just A Ride
                                      10 Upheaval
                                      11 Generation Game

                                      Windhand

                                      Levitation Sessions

                                        The live album from Windhand's show on Levitation Sessions. The Richmond, VA based quartet has quickly risen to the top of the heavy rock music scene, with their genre-defying take on doom and psychedelia. Perhaps the perfect soundtrack to these dystopian times.

                                        “It was great to get together with the band after so many months apart, to plug in all the gear and let the demons loose once again. For a moment there it almost felt like being back on the road. We got to work with our old friends like Jonathan Kassalow (lighting and organ), and frequent music video collaborator Jordan Vance. They pulled it all together and made the show a heavy visual experience to pair with the audio which was recorded and mixed by our live sound engineer, Chris Moore. We look forward to seeing you on the road sometime soon at a real show, but this is as close as we'll get for now. Hope y'all enjoy.” - Dorthia, Garrett, Parker, and Ryan

                                        Windhand is one of the key artists in the resurgence of heavy music, and in a scene teeming with great bands inspired by Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Sleep and Electric Wizard, Windhand stands apart due to their mastery of the craft and the stunning vocals of singer Dorthia Cottrell.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        DISC 1
                                        SIDE A

                                        1. Old Evil
                                        2. Diablerie
                                        SIDE B
                                        1. First To Die
                                        2. Forest Clouds

                                        DISC 2
                                        SIDE C

                                        1. Three Sisters
                                        2. Grey Garden
                                        SIDE D
                                        1. Orchard
                                        2. Cassock

                                        Hooveriii

                                        A Round Of Applause

                                          Time after time, we all talk about … well, time — often in aphorisms and cliches. X is “a waste of time,” while Y is “time well spent.” We are all apt to lose track of time but, perhaps in equal measure, we have plenty of time on our hands. We think we have all the time in the world -- until we remember that time flies, after which our time runs out and we’re dead (for a long time).

                                          Since 2020, internal clocks have had to be readjusted with the pace of life ebbing and flowing. For Los Angeles psych-rock sextet Hooveriii (pronounced "Hoover Three") that adjustment seeped its way into their songwriting and ultimately their forthcoming album, A Round of Applause.

                                          The record cherrypicks from an array of genres — pop, girl-group ditties, synth-ish keyboards and funk —but the end result is a cohesive long-player with songs that revolve around the Spanish Inquisition (“Stone Man”); or follow “the legendary Peruvians who run long distances in the Andes Mountains (“The Runner”). “I let my imagination run wild,” Hoover said. Elsewhere on A Round of Applause, the Hooveriii frontman finally recorded a song, “The Pearl,” that he wrote in 2017. “It sounds like a Harry Nilsson jingle like to me, a fantasy song,” he continued. “It's more like a nursery rhyme than a song with an important message. You know, it's just like keeping things fun. … Nilsson didn’t take everything so fucking seriously. We want to avoid that self-seriousness. We're a bunch of goofy musicians.”

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          SIDE A
                                          1. See
                                          2. Out Of My Time
                                          3. Twisted And Vile
                                          4. Water Lilly
                                          5. Time - The Outlaw
                                          SIDE B
                                          1. My Directive
                                          2. Stone Men
                                          3. Iguana
                                          4. The Runner
                                          5. Cruisin'
                                          6. The Pearl

                                          Top dog at Exotic Robotics (alongside fellow sports-wear aficionado Sports Casual), Patrick Conway finally makes his debut on the label. Now gaining a fierce reputation in the studio, the international man of mystery delivers an absolute heater for his homegrown imprint - showcasing his gift for crafting crisp futurist techno, underpinned with heavy UK rave influences.

                                          This is the 6th release on the label after their 5 previous sell-outs from the likes of Flora FM, DJ Guy, Fettburger, Textasy and Cofaxx.

                                          DJ Python delivers a masterful remix on the flip.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Spring Sonnet
                                          2. Early Assembly
                                          3. Vertical Society
                                          4. Vertical Society (DJ Python Remix)

                                          Karen Dalton

                                          Shuckin' Sugar

                                            In 1962, Karen summoned Richard Tucker to join her in Colorado, extolling the healthier lifestyle, and plentiful gigs at Boulder folk club The Attic. Upon his arrival, the pair solidified their personal and professional relationship, riding horses in the mountains, and performing as a duo at parties and venues throughout Denver and Boulder. Stories of the spell they conjured – and rumours of tapes! – have circulated among friends and musicians who witnessed them, but until now, no recorded evidence had turned up. Shuckin’ Sugar is the glorious result of three reel to reel tapes that miraculously found their way to us in November, 2018; which featured two complete shows from The Attic in January ‘63, and a benefit concert for The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) recorded the following February. Their gigs would often include brief solo sets from Karen and Richard, in addition to the duets, and all seven solo songs of Karen’s found on the three reels are included here, as well as five duets, sequenced as close to how it all went down as humanly possible. To describe the record would take a poet, but all I can say is that unveiling a missing chapter in the Karen Dalton story – with six songs we’ve never heard her sing before – is cause for celebration in Delmore’s world.

                                            “From her opening, jaw-dropping lift-off with early blues standard “Trouble In Mind,” the unique otherworld Karen conjured springs into vivid life. Playing to audiences inevitably bound to the era’s formalities and traditions, Karen instinctively pushed the envelope, straying into uncharted territory beyond the established borders. She must have bewildered many who came to see her in those winsome Peter, Paul and Mary times." From the liner notes by Kris Needs


                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Trouble In Mind 
                                            If You're A Viper
                                            When First Unto This Country 
                                            Shiloh Town 
                                            Shuckin' Sugar Blues 
                                            Everytime I Think Of Freedom 
                                            Ribbon Bow 
                                            Blues Jumped The Rabbit 
                                            Lonesome Valley 
                                            When I Get Home 
                                            In The Pines 
                                            Katie Cruel

                                            The Lounge Society

                                            Silk For The Starving EP

                                              Pre-order this EP to be in with a chance of winning an exclusive signed test-pressing.

                                              With their first two singles under their belts – "Generation Game", the fastest selling 7" for the award-winning label, and "Burn The Heather" – plus a raft of Ones To Watch accolades for 2021, there is much anticipation for what lies next for the band.

                                              In early 2020, "Generation Game" announced the band as artists shaping powerful narratives around a fast-fragmenting society. With the lyric “what will the US do?” they served up a painfully prescient prediction of American unrest.

                                              Follow-up single "Burn The Heather" made a left-hand turn for the more punk-funk, sneering at culture wars and the damaging impact of a class divide.

                                              New single "Cain’s Heresy" shakes with the propulsion of a nimble rhythm section, full of bite and scorn, simultaneously swinging angrily at a negligent political class ("The death of four souls is less than a kick in the teeth, for them"), the threat of misinformation ("Poisonous ideals on the screen breed a vicious way of thinking, off the screen") and the noxious follow-the-leader march of celebrity culture ("They’re servants to fame"). The EP title “Silk For The Starving” in itself probes at a society that routinely neglects the needs of the have-nots.

                                              The Lounge Society sing about what they know then. Make no mistake, this is the sound of young England: articulate, enraged and energised. And – perhaps crucially - highly danceable too. It should give hope to anyone who has lost faith in the future, because here the future is in safe hands.



                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Burn The Heather
                                              Television
                                              Cain’s Heresy
                                              Valley Bottom Fever

                                              Hooveriii

                                              Water For The Frogs

                                                Having originally been born as a solo drum machine project by Bert Hoover, Hooveriii (pronounced "Hoover Three") has now evolved into it's true final form - a six member band adept at creating their own brand of psychedelic space rock. And after almost a decade in, the band is set to release their sophomore album and debut for The Reverberation Appreciation Society, Water For The Frogs. Influenced by Iggy’s The Idiot, Bowie’s Berlin records, and Soft Machine, the LP sees the band creating their own version of prog rock, circa 2021.

                                                In 2019, Hooveriii took their live show to Europe for the first time. Bert Hoover shares, “seeing all the old cities and beautiful landscapes while becoming closer as a band had a huge impact on this album. A lot of our favorite music came from the Krautrock scene in Germany from the late 60's-70's, and when we had a day off in Furth, Germany, we spent most of it writing the record,” he continues, “we were able to rehearse in an old German bunker that has been converted to rehearsal space. It definitely had a strange energy that helped give this album light.”

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                SIDE A
                                                1. Cindy
                                                2. Control
                                                3. Hang Em' High
                                                4. Shooting Star

                                                SIDE B
                                                1. We're Both Lawyers
                                                2. Erasure
                                                3. Gone

                                                Karen Dalton

                                                1966

                                                  Karen Dalton was a remote, elusive creature. A hybrid of tough and tender with an unearthly voice that seemed to embody a time long past. As is often the case with such fragile beings, she instinctively understood that the only way to survive the harshness of the world around her, was to keep herself hidden. So it comes as no great surprise that she rarely sang in public or ventured into the unnatural setting of a recording studio. Only twice, for 1969’s It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best and then again for 1971’s In My Own Time, was she coaxed from her habitat into the studio. Other times she made music in casual settings, sitting around a kitchen table or wood burning stove with her friends, singing and playing until daybreak. In 1966, Carl Baron brought his reel to reel over to her remote cabin in Summerville, Colorado and recorded one of those exquisite musical evenings. Karen and Richard Tucker were rehearsing for a gig when Carl hit the “Record” button. The result is a 45-year-old tape, carefully exhumed, documenting Karen at her most raw and unfiltered. On it are Fred Neil and Tim Hardin songs we’ve never heard Karen give voice to before, as well as traditional songs she uncannily makes her own, including a devastating version of ‘Katie Cruel’, that is so powerful, it is as if the ghost of Katie Cruel seeped into her blood. This recording is a window to her Summerville cabin opened, allowing us to eavesdrop on Karen Dalton at her most pure and unaffected.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Reason To Believe
                                                  2. Katie Cruel
                                                  3. Cotton Eyed Joe
                                                  4. Green Rocky Road
                                                  5. Don't Make Promises
                                                  6. Other Side To This Life
                                                  7. God Bless The Child
                                                  8. Little Bit Of Rain
                                                  9. While You're On Your Way
                                                  10. 2:19 Train
                                                  11. Misery Blues 
                                                  12. Mole In The Ground 
                                                  13. Shiloh Town 
                                                  14. Hallelujah

                                                  Frankie And The Witch Fingers

                                                  Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters...

                                                    Bubbling up from the psychedelic tar pits of L.A., Frankie and the Witch Fingers have been a constant source of primordial groove for the better part of the last decade. Formed and incubated in Bloomington, IN before moving west to scrap with Los Angeles’ garage rock rabble, the band evolved from cavern-clawed echo merchants to architects of prog-infected psych epics that evoke a shift in reality. After a stretch on Chicago/LA flagship Permanent Records the band landed at yet another fabled enclave of garage and psychedelia - Brooklyn’s Greenway Records, now working in tandem with psych powerhouse LEVITATION and their label The Reverberation Appreciation Society, the groups latest effort is dually supported by a RAS / Greenway co-release.

                                                    After years of searching for the specific alchemy that would tear open the cosmos, they found the formula with the addition of Shaughnessy Starr on drums in the summer of 2018. They began a new cycle and tripped into tip-on double gatefold territory, flesh-ing out their lysergic impulses into a monolith of sound that closes in from all sides. The band reached new levels of grandiosity and utilized every minute to manifest their psych-soul Sabbath in four dimensions, spilling psychic blood on a populace ready and eagerly waiting. Yet, as expansive, inventive, and immersive as any studio album might be, the band is born for the stage. As their live prowess caught the ears of some legends in their own right, the band practically lived on the road last year with stints opening for Oh Sees, Cheap Trick and ZZ Top. Along the way the constant pulpit of the stage would form ZAM into a transformative experience while plotting their next permutation of space and time.

                                                    That transformation, Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters... (repeated infinitely,) rises like a Phoenix from the road tar, van exhaust, and ozone crackle of amps in heat. Once off the road it was recorded in just five blistering days. Though, while the tour may have hammered the album into shape and brought about a wind of change, those changes stretched to the band itself as well. In the wake of the tour the band’s longtime bassist Alex Bulli made his exit, with the majority of bass parts on the album being written and played by multiinstrumental magician Josh Menashe with occasional pitch in from songwriter Dylan Sizemore. Stripped to their core the band has created their most ambitious work to date, an album that takes the turbulence of ZAM and crafts it into a beast more insidious and singular than anything in their catalog. Moving forward, the band has taken on new blood. Completing their lineup, Nikki Pickle (of Death Valley Girls) will join them working the new album out roadside on bass. A new horizon of Frankie and the Witch Fingers draws near and we’re all set to follow them into the unknown.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    SIDE A
                                                    1. Activate
                                                    2. Reaper
                                                    3. Sweet Freak
                                                    4. Where's Your Reality?
                                                    5. Michaeldose

                                                    SIDE B
                                                    1. Can You Hear Me Now?
                                                    2. Simulator
                                                    3. Urge You
                                                    4. Cavehead
                                                    5. MEPEM...

                                                    Jane Weaver

                                                    Loops In The Secret Society - Deluxe Edition

                                                      This unique package successfully archives the key elements of Jane’s ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ tour. Housed in a concise limited-edition pocket-compendium the new CD version brings Jane’s fully realised ‘Loops Variations’ and sonic installations into your own environment with new illustrations based on the songs by Andy Votel and DVD featuring the experimental film installation featured on the tour by Nick Farrimond. When science fiction turns science fact the effect can be truly momentous. The state demands that no-one wants an unlicensed machine-hum from an outbuilding; no-one wants clever prose mapping the future, no-one wants “music” that is attention-seeking, soul-defining, beneficial, Biblical, baroque and beautiful.

                                                      No-one told Jane Weaver that. Jane Weaver’s multi-layered synthetics evolved into a welcoming slew with 2014’s ‘The Silver Globe’, continuing through to 2017’s ‘Modern Kosmology’. ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ is a re-imagined journey through parts of both albums, with new ambient pieces primed and polished; with new tangents explored in a lab-friendly blossoming of the Weaver vision that travels yet further into the psych of our future. A continuous experience with one-line observations set in glorious sense-stimulating sound. That source material was then united in an expansionist experiment in late 2018. The ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ tour fused unrelated sounds set off against sympathetic new textures, tones and drones; hot-housed into an idealistic soundscape that formed the conducive parts of the imminent album of the same name. Co-conspirators include Henry Broadhead, PJ Phillipson and Andy Votel. Renegades all, headed by the enigmatic Weaver all under surveillance. 

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1 Element (Loops Variation)
                                                      2 Milk Loop
                                                      3 Arrows (Loops Variation)
                                                      4 Found Birds
                                                      5 H>A>K (Loops Variation)
                                                      6 Did You See Butterflies (Loops Variation)
                                                      7 Sun House
                                                      8 I Wish (Loops Variation)
                                                      9 Mission Desire (Loops Variation)
                                                      10 Battle Ropes
                                                      11 Found Birds
                                                      12 Slow Motion (Loops Variation)
                                                      13 Margins
                                                      14 Cells (Loops Variation)
                                                      15 Code (Loops Variation)
                                                      16 Signs Are Rising
                                                      17 Ravenspoint (Loops Variation)
                                                      18 Sous Le Même Soleil, Vie Disparu Dans Le Ciel (Loops Variation)
                                                      19 Majic Milk (Loops Variation)
                                                      20 Conduit
                                                      21 Ivana Vessel
                                                      22 Battle Ropes

                                                      When science fiction turns science fact the effect can be truly momentous. The state demands that no-one wants an unlicensed machine-hum from an outbuilding; no-one wants clever prose mapping the future, no-one wants “music” that is attention-seeking, soul-defining, beneficial, Biblical, baroque and beautiful. No-one told Jane Weaver that.

                                                      Jane Weaver’s multi-layered synthetics evolved into a welcoming slew with 2014’s ‘The Silver Globe’, continuing through to 2017’s ‘Modern Kosmology’. ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ is a re-imagined journey through parts of both albums, with new ambient pieces primed and polished; with new tangents explored in a lab-friendly blossoming of the Weaver vision that travels yet further into the psych of our future. A continuous experience with one-line observations set in glorious sense-stimulating sound.

                                                      That source material was then united in an expansionist experiment in late 2018. The ‘Loops In The Secret Society’ tour fused unrelated sounds set off against sympathetic new textures, tones and drones ; hot-housed into an idealistic soundscape that formed the conducive parts of the imminent album of the same name.

                                                      Co-conspirators include Henry Broadhead, PJ Phillipson and Andy Votel. Renegades all, headed by the enigmatic Weaver – all under surveillance.

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Andy says: Beautiful reinterperations of tracks from Jane's last two albums, interspersed with new ambient style pieces to make a brand new album in its own right. Gorgeous.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1 Element (Loops Variation)
                                                      2 Milk Loop
                                                      3 Arrows (Loops Variation)
                                                      4 Found Birds
                                                      5 H>A>K (Loops Variation)
                                                      6 Did You See Butterflies (Loops Variation)
                                                      7 Sun House
                                                      8 I Wish (Loops Variation)
                                                      9 Mission Desire (Loops Variation)
                                                      10 Battle Ropes
                                                      11 Found Birds
                                                      12 Slow Motion (Loops Variation)
                                                      13 Margins
                                                      14 Cells (Loops Variation)
                                                      15 Code (Loops Variation)
                                                      16 Signs Are Rising
                                                      17 Ravenspoint (Loops Variation)
                                                      18 Sous Le Même Soleil, Vie Disparu Dans Le Ciel (Loops Variation)
                                                      19 Majic Milk (Loops Variation)
                                                      20 Conduit
                                                      21 Ivana Vessel
                                                      22 Battle Ropes

                                                      The Leisure Society

                                                      Arrivals & Departures

                                                        On the 10th anniversary of their first ever single (The Last of the Melting Snow), The Leisure Society release a new single entitled God Has Taken a Vacation, along with news of their fifth album, Arrivals & Departures. Speaking of the release of the new single, their highly-lauded songwriter Nick Hemming said: "I started writing the song about my break up, but world events started finding their way in too. Division, borders, a loss of hope. There were a lot of shared themes!” During the promotion of the band’s previous LP, The Fine Art of Hanging On, Nick and their flautist Helen Whitaker went through a long process of separation, ultimately resulting in Nick moving out of their Brighton home. This displacement set the tone for the next 18 months, as Nick moved from one temporary accommodation to the next, writing and recording demos constantly as he came to terms with the break up - which would eventually become the foundation of their upcoming fifth full length album, Arrivals & Departures.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Disc 1
                                                        Arrivals & Departures
                                                        A Bird A Bee Humanity
                                                        God Has Taken A Vacation
                                                        I’ll Pay For It Now
                                                        Overheard
                                                        Let Me Bring You Down
                                                        Be You Wherever
                                                        Arundel Tomb

                                                        Disc 2
                                                        Don’t Want To Do It Again
                                                        Mistakes On The Field (Part I)
                                                        Mistakes On The Field (Part II)
                                                        Leave Me To Sleep
                                                        Beat Of A Drum
                                                        There Are No Rules Around Here
                                                        You’ve Got The Universe
                                                        Ways To Be Saved

                                                        The Kinks

                                                        The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

                                                          2018 Stereo Remaster of original album, from original tape high definition transfers. 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. Original gatefold artwork replicated. Insert with notes and band photos.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. The Village Green Preservation Society
                                                          2. Do You Remember Walter?
                                                          3. Picture Book
                                                          4. Johnny Thunder
                                                          5. Last Of The Steam-Powered Trains
                                                          6. Big Sky
                                                          7. Sitting By The Riverside
                                                          8. Animal Farm
                                                          9. Village Green
                                                          10. Starstruck
                                                          11. Phenomenal Cat
                                                          12. All Of My Friends Were There
                                                          13. Wicked Anabella

                                                          Miss Destiny

                                                          Miss Destiny

                                                            Miss Destiny are a band from Melbourne, Australia who play music that’s reminiscent of a mythical time when guitar music’s material of choice was transitioning from denim to leather. Post-hippie, pre-punk era rock ‘n’ roll meets the origins of New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with a glimmer of Sunset Strip feel-good excess. While this could sound like another careful curation of rawks past, and eggheads could argue about the relevancy of rock music in 2016, there’s a life and spirit in this band beyond the typical genre curations that often render rock music one dimensional.

                                                            Their self titled debut album is released by R.I.P. Society Records / Agitated and was recorded across a couple of hot summer days in 2015. The all-female line-up on the recording was Harriet Hudson (Circle Pit, Ratsak, Southern Comfort), Harriet Stewart (Sleepless Nights, School of Radiant Living), Annie Llewellyn (Grotto, The Angel & Baby Chain) and Emily Jans (Straightjacket Nation, Bloody Hammer). This record extends on the “muscle and bite” (Evan Minsker, Pitchfork) of their debut 7” on Hozac Records, with a startling leap in the departments of power, precision and overall toughness. No doubt this has to do with powerhouse Emily joining behind the kit, who recorded both this and the forthcoming Straightjacket Nation record while very pregnant! Find another example of this in punk/hardcore/rock ‘n’ roll history, I dare ya.

                                                            The track “Killers” focuses on the horrendous effects of domestic violence, it’s Miss Destiny’s reaction to the number of women murdered or harmed by domestic violence in Australia in 2015 - a big ”go fuck yourself” to the perpetrators, and a song for those affected and those who stand up against the perpetrators to draw strength from, and party to.

                                                            It might be said that any time a woman rebels against archaic societal gender roles by playing music and having a voice, it’s a political act. And while this record label and Miss Destiny would agree with this, the band are weary of being positioned as such - they’re just just a rock band having a good time. They possess a self-deprecating sense of humour and deep appreciation of the excesses of rock ‘n’ roll - shared beers, shared jokes, shared experiences. Miss Destiny are having a laugh while sticking it to the man.

                                                            The ladies in the band say their main influences are KISS and Danzig, but I can hear a bunch of gals from a punk/D-I-Y/basement rock perspective getting hip to Di’anno era Iron Maiden and Girlschool. But mostly it just sounds like them being their true selves, fierce and fun.

                                                            Like the Runaways if they recorded for Neat records.. .Denim and Leather and Studs and Bullet Belts!!!!

                                                            Kermit Leveridge & The Super Weird Society

                                                            This Is The Last Time You’ll See Me Here

                                                              Growing up in a Caribbean household, ska was a staple for Kermit, and Derrick Morgan’s easy skanking ‘Seven Letters’ was a record that particularly resonated.

                                                              Taking him back to childhood; mentally, emotionally and spiritually, ‘Seven Letters’ is one of those songs that’s been a constant in his life.

                                                              Originally a soul track written and recorded by Ben E. King, ‘Seven Letters’ follows a series of love notes sent to his girl over a week.

                                                              In this contemporary version, Kermit’s decided enough is enough and he’s heading back home; his bags are packed, his boots are laced up and he’s going down that long dusty road - this is the last time you’ll see him round here.

                                                              The musical mind of Christian Bland seems to overflow with colors. The lyrics and even titles of his output with, The Black Angels drip with kaleidoscopic imagery. “Indigo Meadow”, “Black Grease”, “You In Color,” “Yellow Elevator #2”. Christian Bland & The Revelators has followed a similar path, and has released a red album, 2010's The Lost Album, and 2012's Pig Boat Blues.

                                                              Beyond that the thread which runs through all of Bland’s work - whether it’s his visual artwork, music with The Black Angels, and the myriad projects of The Reverberation Appreciation Society - Austin Psych Fest and it’s offshoots, and now an East Austin record store - is a timeless spirit of rock and roll, and in particular the psychedelic kind, circa 1968. He champions it. Lives and breathes it.

                                                              And what will attentive listeners discover they see when they hear “The Unseen Green Obscene”? The past? The future? The answer will be colored by your own.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1: The Sun Is Fading Away
                                                              2: The Last Summer
                                                              3: The Same Record
                                                              4: Daughters Of The Son
                                                              5: Syd Barrett Blues
                                                              6: Gnostic Blues
                                                              7: Diddley Stomp
                                                              8: The Reverberation Appreciation Society
                                                              9: Brian Wilson
                                                              10: Guns For Guitars
                                                              11: Point Man Blues
                                                              12: Alone In Deer Park
                                                              13: Lifeboat

                                                              Joel Gion

                                                              Apple Bonkers

                                                                After spending a long and strange career as the legendary ‘Tambourine Man’ for the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Joel Gion has emerged with an armload of his own music done his own way.

                                                                As might be expected, there are plenty of classic 1960s sounds, but the sonic palette spans every decade since, coloured with timeless touchstones of Joel’s record collection – shoe-gaze, post-punk, psychedelia, alt-country and mod/beat music, it’s all there.

                                                                Co-produced by current BJM members Collin Hegna and Rob Campanella, Apple Bonkers also features contributions by Jonestown members Daniel Allaire and Matt Hollywood, along with former BJM members Jeffrey Davies and Miranda Lee Richards. Also along for the ride: Pete Holmstrom of The Dandy Warhols, Ryan Van Kriedt of The Asteroid #4/Dead Skeletons and Jason ‘Plucky’ Anchondo of the Warlocks/Sprindrift.
                                                                Much more than getting by with a little help from his friends, Apple Bonkers sees Gion leading the trip to a psychedelic land of honest-to-goodness rock and roll. 


                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1: Yes
                                                                2: Smile
                                                                3: Hairy Flowers
                                                                4: Dart
                                                                5: Change My Mind
                                                                6: Mirage
                                                                7: Radio Silence
                                                                8: Two Daisies
                                                                9: Sail On
                                                                10: Don’t Let The Fuckers Bring You Down

                                                                Society

                                                                14 Hours

                                                                  Society’s highly-anticipated second single ‘14 Hours’ is their first release on Angular, having shot to infamy late last year on the back of the remarkable runaway success of super limited, 7” vinyl only debut ‘All That We’ve Become’.

                                                                  The man behind the classic croon, 24-year-old London-based singer and songsmith James Girdler, is stepping into the spotlight, captured in signature cinematic style in the band’s first press shots. “This project has been a total labour of love for almost two years now,” says the frontman. “After countless nights making drones with amazing bits of old gear we’re very excited to let this project step out of the shadows.”

                                                                  The song itself feels the perfect next step for Society, with the familiar groove driven beats and cut-up backdrop, this time swaggering in triumphant hip hop fashion, set against bittersweet gospel cries, and Jamie’s unmistakable voice guiding us through vivid tales of regret, release and redemption.

                                                                  Available on one-sided 7” single.

                                                                  Austin, TX psych rock gang The Saint James Society plays electrifying rock music that brilliantly connects the dots between dark ‘60s blues-based garage rock and early ‘80s post punk resulting in a hypnotically powerful sound the fabulous four-piece calls "Pentecostal Desert Glam."

                                                                  TSJS's full length debut – the mystically-titled Bab(a/y)lon Rising – pulses through the speakers like punk rock gypsies on a rampage, perfectly capturing the band's apocalyptic nomad-rock as it drips with dark fuzz and acid drone that will surely find favour with restless sinners everywhere.

                                                                  It has been said that "The Saint James Society sounds as good as any band on the planet at full volume," a point to which the band's bustling fan network of artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, creeps and thieves would most assuredly agree. When the heavy swagger of vocalist/bassist Brandon Burkart and golden guitars of Dahveed Dubois align with the band's heavy-footed rhythms, ticking-time-bomb beat and stunning twin vocal tandem of rebel queens Elza Burkart and Candice Bertalan, the resulting musical statement mainlines the thrill of defiance straight to the listener's heart.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Refractions
                                                                  2. Bab(a/y)lon Rising
                                                                  3. The Serpentine Highway
                                                                  4. Blood & Sand
                                                                  5. The Book Of The Jaguar Priest
                                                                  6. Get Cold
                                                                  7. Post Tenebras Lux
                                                                  8. Ode To The Turquoise Ox
                                                                  9. Letters Signed In White
                                                                  10. Celestial Symbols Interpreted
                                                                  11. House Of Snakes

                                                                  The Saint James Society

                                                                  The Saint James Society

                                                                    Austin TX psychedelic garage rockers The Saint James Society play electric rock music that brilliantly connects the dots between the late 60s British blues-based bands and the brooding atmospheres of early 80s post punk resulting in a hypnotically powerful sound the fabulous five-piece has coined "Pentecostal Desert Glam" to create their self titled debut EP. Placing their steps in the petrified footprints left by the Velvet Underground and the slightly fresher ones of Spacemen 3, The Saint James Society reduces the blues to one nasty lick pickled in distortion.

                                                                    For fans of: White Hills, The Black Angels, The Stooges, Spacemen 3, Sisters of Mercy, The Velvet Underground, The Cult and Spiritualized

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Reflections
                                                                    2. The Ballad Of The White Horse
                                                                    3. Of Silver & Gold
                                                                    4. The Devil, An Angel And A Broken Widow

                                                                    The Storm Society

                                                                    Miles Away EP

                                                                      The Storm Society "Miles Away" EP, is the debut release by one of Scotland's finest up and coming! The Glasgow based band, who have only been together since June 2006 are, Stuart Kemsley - Vocals & Guitar, Andy Glen - Guitar, Stephen Gover - Bass and Nathan Caldwell on Drums. "Miles Away" is backed with "I Could Have Been Anything", as well as two exclusive extended takes, "Miles Away (Part 2)" and "I Could Have Been Anything" (Full Version).

                                                                      Viola

                                                                      Melancholydisco

                                                                        This exclusive remix compilation with minimalist and oh-so-silverish artwork brings you Finland's best kept secret: experimental popsters Viola. CD features fresh remixes and remakes by the unspoiled cream of Finnish underground electro scene and the band themselves, taking the original versions into unknown and spaced out territories. 'Music is Better' residents Boys Of Scandinavia and Roger deliver their trademark fusion of electronic dance music and punk/funk grooves. Think Yello and Brian Eno remixing hand in hand the lost Cure B-sides circa '81. Originally intended as an art gallery promo only the compilation was a kind of an underground success in Finland earlier this year, and now a limited pressing is available here too.

                                                                        Random Number

                                                                        Towards The Forlorn Society

                                                                          Randomnumber is the alias of musician Matt Robson, based in Catmobile's home town of Leeds. "Towards The Forlorn Society" is his debut full-length, and at just under an hour, it's an epic, emotive work. Matt realises more fully the depth of a style that has been maturing and progressing since his early noisecore releases on FFR records and his critically acclaimed work for both Rocket Racer (Tristeza, Accelera Deck etc) and Mogwai's rock action. From the furious rhythmic intensity of "The Instances" and "If It Escapes And Gets Out, Then What Do You Do?" to the more brooding, melancholy tracks like "Still Treading The Same Lanes As Last Year" and "All Things Become History", Randomnumber has imbued his music with soul and emotion. Although his music is primarily driven by layers of intricate beats, it also incorporates finely tuned melodies rarely heard in the genre.

                                                                          Enon

                                                                          High Society

                                                                            Traditional rock'n'roll, fused with samples, electronic creations and an 'anything goes' attitude. The songs are rockin' and poppy and downright catchy! Enon feature members of Blonde Redhead, The Lapse and Brainiac.


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