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San Cisco // Gracetown – Ltd Edition Cassette drops July 6th!

 

EDIT: (The band’s lot of tapes were sold out in a couple of hours today, so these are the only ones left on the planet! BUY NOW)

I’ve had some really good luck with discovering Australian bands. First up was the incomparably awesome PEPA KNIGHT, and since then, I have been on the lookout for another group of beautiful misfits from the furthest place away I can think of. Step forward San Cisco and the gloriously indie-pop ‘Gracetown’ album. Man, these guys know exactly what a chorus is, and make sure we don’t forget it. Incredibly radio-friendly Vampire Weekend-esque pop with bigger hooks than Candyman working part-time at a fishing shop; San Cisco are like a tonic to my tired ears. I’ve also just realised that I am totally projecting this band as a slightly older version of PUGWALL 🙂 “Morning to Midnight…. cha cha cha”

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THE SUBWAYS // THE SUBWAYS – OUT ON VERY LTD EDITION TAPE MARCH 28TH

 

The Subways album on tape!!
The Subways album on tape!!

 

You don’t need me to tell you about The Subways, they are one of the most consistent British bands in a decade, producing album after album of sincere rock, while remembering the all important mantra that Choruses Are Important. I love them and incredibly happy to be releasing the cassette version of their self-titled album. You can buy this digitally and on CD & vinyl through the bloody great record label Cooking Vinyl.

 

listen to the whole thing below!

 

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M&O – DOUBLE CASSETTE ALBUM FOR CASSETTE STORE DAY 2014! ft Chance The Rapper

BUY ‘ADVENTURE SOUL BY M&O HEREM&O

TWO albums in one!

 

This year, more than most, I have become obsessed with certain songs. Obsessed to the point where I listen to a song on repeat for half a day until the lyrics become meaningless and the music is less music and more the sound of my heartbeat wowing and fluttering until sleep brings me sweet relief. This happened, quite suddenly with the M&O song “Jimi Savannah”. I first heard it while scouring the depths of the internet for new music to populate my radio show (I no longer do my radio show btw, in case you’ve been tuning in on Sundays!) and often tried to find excuses to play it twice on the same show. I then found out that M&O had an album with this song on it called “The Joy” and it fast became one of my standard go-to albums for when I needed guaranteed audio quality. But lo, what’s this? They have another album that preceded, called “Almost Us” and it features multiple guest appearances including Chance The Rapper? Amazing! Let’s stop here for just one second.

 

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NO CARS & MODEL VILLAGE ALBUMS OUT TOMORROW (MAY 7TH) – Order Now!

ORDER BOTH ALBUMS HERE: https://postpoprecords.bandcamp.com/

model village and no cars tapes!
model village and no cars tapes!

 

Tomorrow is May 7th, which means POST/POP releases two new albums by two brilliant bands. Look at how lovely they look above!

There is this one from MODEL VILLAGE

and there is this one from NO CARS

To be honest, alot of them are already gone through preorder, so you will need to come to their shows, where there will be a few for sale.

Just off the top of my head, NO CARS are having an album launch party tomorrow (MAY 7th) at PAPER DRESS in Shoreditch. Check out their FB for details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Cars/226406527390081. Also, HETTIE is supporting them so you will get a preview of new material before POST/POP releases an EP for her later this year.

MODEL VILLAGE play Cambridge on the 8th and London on May 10th at the Buffalo Bar. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/modelvillagers

 

ORDER BOTH ALBUMS HERE: https://postpoprecords.bandcamp.com/ (Or click on hettie’s face on the right)

Don’t forget, the KIITES EP is out this weekend too. Details to come!

 

Jed

 

 

 

 

New album from NO CARS released on POST/POP and its called…

“YOKO MAKES TITS BIGGER WITH AIRBRUSH”.
(limited edition of 50 purple cassette tapes)

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Yes, thats what its called and I love them for it. You see, No Cars aren’t the type of band to shy away from japanese stereotypes. They are the type of band to take those very same Japanese Stereotypes and shove it down your kaiju-loving face.

So in this sophmore effort, No Cars have taken the general concept of the first record (YOKO EATS WHALES) – which is of course, Japanese girls being crazy, smashing things up, searching for Bowie, and how people are bitches if they don’t make you tea – and amplify it, creating a super-heightened version of reality where No Cars hang out with terribly abused sentient puppets (james anderson puppet), watch people having sex on hay bales (do re mi farming), celebrate how great cress is, finally! (cress) and also about how english guys are obsessed with japanese girls (jap trap). Are we? Probably. They always have such cool kicks.

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For this release though, they now have a guy in the band called “Candy Tanaka” aka Will Kwerk, who brilliantly voices the pain of the aforementioned puppet (james anderson puppet) as the girls kick him down the street, for no real reason at all besides he is alive.

No Cars feel like that kind of band you would make up to impress some identikit hipster girl, before realising that as you are saying it out loud, you wish the band existed and the girl didn’t…. but they exist!

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I am so pleased that they reworked “Tuna” on this album. It’s been a live favourite since day one and didnt make it on the debut album, but here is the video to it from the original version:

The new version on the album is twice the speed and twice the frolics, but you really have to seem them live to get the full effect.

Listen to the new songs below:

I’ve been obsessed with this band for years and lead singer Haruna needs to be held aloft as a fucking pioneer of trying to make people happy with music. The band is an inspiration to all other bands out there and if you are reading this and you are in a band yourself, listen to this album and convince your bandmates that you want to go in a Japanese direction. If they throw you out, start a No Cars cover band called “Really No Cars” or “Yes Cars“.

They are having an album launch party/gig at PAPER DRESS in london (http://paperdressvintage.co.uk/) on May 7th 2014 and not only will I be there, but HETTIE is supporting! She will be debuting tons of new songs so it really will be a great night. Did I mention it was FREE? You can buy the CDs and tapes from the band at the gig or…

PREORDER THE NEW NO CARS ALBUM, “YOKO MAKES TITS BIGGER WITH AIRBRUSH” BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK!

YOU CAN ALSO BUY THE FIRST ALBUM BY NO CARS. “YOKO EATS WHALES’ BY CLICK ON THIS LINK!

 

jed