CHARLES – THAT’S HOW BABY LEARNS // L.A. DREAMPOP ON AN AWESOME TAPE!

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Some people apparently start revolutions from their beds. I, in times gone by, have built space station forts from pillows and duvets and imagination. Charlotte Lindèn Ercoli Coe aka Charles has created an awesome album of considerable dream-pop classics that not only perfectly suit our format of choice – Cassettes! In case you weren’t listening – but feels like it was made for it. Now I’m not saying producing ‘That’s What Baby Learns’ from the comfort of some wood and linen is any more of an achievement than my pillow space fort, but it’s probably a lot easier to drop into everyday conversation.

 

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As you have become accustomed, and before I wax on about this gem of an album, have a little listen and come back when you’re convinced:

 

 

Effing great huh? It’s the kind of album I can sit back and close my eyes and let it wash over me with it’s dreamy layered super pop. It also feels like reading someone’s diary (specifically Charlotte’s!)  but a diary written with Ariel Pink stationery (why isnt there Ariel Pink stationery?). It’s getting some good hype at the moment and you can read one such review over at Gorilla vs Bear.

 

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Charlotte is playing with POST/POP favourite, Neon Indian on Feb 24th (tomorrow, day of release!) so if you are in Hollywood and have a ticket to the show, you can buy this tape from the lady herself, or from POST/POP using any of the links that points to “SHOP” on this site.

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I can’t recommend CHARLES enough, but I am incredibly biased as I am trying to get you to listen/buy so don’t tale my word for it, check her out in these other places too and make your own mind up!

https://twitter.com/Charlesdecrema

https://cactusmilk.bandcamp.com/

 

Hope you like this album as much as I do gang. stay tuned as I have some BIG releases out in the next few weeks! Also you might see me pop up in all kinds of cool places (more on that later!)

<3

 

jed

 

NO CARS // YOKO GOES TO BOLLYWOOD – CASSETTE ALBUM OUT NOW!

 

I’ve released a few tapes for NO CARS and seen their evolution from a novelty pop band, to a fully-fledged juggernaut of originality and FUN. This is the third album POST/POP has released for NO CARS and it’s the best by far. A concept album where the concept is ” Japanese Girls Do Bollywood” is so far deep into the rabbit-hole, we may never see the light of day.

‘Yoko Does Bollywood’ continues the No Cars tradition of name checking as many foodstuffs as possible until the actual product has no meaning and all you know about ‘Curry’ is what lead singer Haruna tells you. I originally believed Curry to be a nice menu option, preferably as hot as possible, but now I know it to be integral to a dance routine and cultural confusion.

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MODEL VILLAGE // HEALING CENTRE – LTD EDITION TAPE OUT TODAY!

 

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I want to go on record that ‘Healing Centre’ is the best MODEL VILLAGE album there is. You see, I thought the last one was the best, but turns out this one is. If I say this about their next album, please remind of this paragraph so I can reign in my adoration for a band with the specific skill of wrangling every inch of pop from a chorus, until there is nothing left but heartfelt verses of  heartbreak and the administration of a family owned business.

 

God I love this album, but I want to point you first toward Track 5, also known in certain circles as ‘Time To Share’ (I’ve helpfully put the whole album to stream below). Have a listen now…

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GUNSHIP – GUNSHIP // LTD EDITION ALBUM ON GOLD TAPE – SIDE B A C64 GAME!

It’s Cassette Store Day once again, and this year, POST/POP is doing something very special. Not only are we releasing a tape for the effing incredible GUNSHIP, but we are doing it in STYLE. Yes, that is a Limited Edition Gold tape and yes, it is as beautiful in real life as it looks in that photo! How about that trailer above? Please share with likeminded people and show the love!

 

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just look at this tape. isn’t it just beautiful?

 

It’s Cassette Store Day once again, and this year, POST/POP is doing something very special. Not only are we releasing a tape for the effing incredible GUNSHIP, but we are doing it in STYLE. Yes, that is a Limited Edition Gold tape and yes, it is as beautiful in real life as it looks in that photo!

Side A features the self-titled album from GUNSHIP filled with the most epic sounding songs you have heard in your lives. Don’t believe me? Have a listen:

 

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MEGA RAN – “RNDM” – THE BEST NERDCORE HIP-HOP TAPE YOU’LL BUY THIS YEAR!

 

 

 

BUY “RNDM” BY MEGA RAN HERE

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It’s about damn time POST/POP did a hip-hop tape, but we waited until we had something real good and original. MEGA RAN is both of those things and more. Mixing old skool hip-hop with every genre you can think of, there is really something for everyone on RNDM. We have chiptune in there, we have some new wave stuff, we have some hardcore in there too, all accompanied by MEGA RAN’s (Raheem Jarbo) killer flow and I’m convinced this guy is going to be a crossover star. If I was Steven Speilberg, I’d use RNDM as the ready made soundtrack for ‘Ready Player One’ as its the ultimate hype music. Its fight music, if your name is Ryu and you are just about to take to the streets with your mate Ken, to face an enemy with limbs that stretch over 50 metres.

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Have a listen; let me suggest ‘Infinite Lives‘ as a good starting place. You know, if you want to feel like you can punch a car until it explodes.

 

Its not just about party music though, there are moments where Raheem gets real and explains the current struggle of an artist in America, and sometimes just being a human being in America. All this, with the chameleon like ability to change from 90s hip-hop, to 80s hip-hop and then to 70s sounding jams with a flick of the tongue. Even though RNDM recalls the best of all these decades, it sounds so completely fresh, so 21st century, that it feels like we are listening to the future. The mix of styles, is so perfectly executed here, it almost caters to fans of every genre, regardless of musical prejudice.

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To love it, is to listen to it. Limited to 50 tapes @ POST/POP and 50 with Mega Ran himself. Released today September 11th 2015. Buy now from the POST/POP Shop and you can find out more about Mega Ran in these places:

megaranmusic.com

https://twitter.com/MegaRan

https://www.patreon.com/BitsAndRhymes?ty=h

 

jed

 

 

 

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