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KENNY LEE – THE CONSTANT // Jet-Black Tapes of Super Dream POP!

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If POST/POP was a 90s film noir, Kenny Lee would be Keyser Soze. While this label has been slowly gaining traction, scoring awesome band after awesome band, Kenny Lee has been watching from the shadows, quietly engineering things with whispers and half-gestures. You liked all the HETTIE stuff we’ve put out? All produced by Kenny Lee. You liked the Apple Eyes tape? Kenny was in that band! You definitely loved the Model village albums we put out… yes Kenny is in that band too. You see, without you knowing it, Kenny Lee has been in your life for longer than you realise, so it’s about smegging time he put out his own album… and what an album it is! Featuring all of your favourite POST/POP artists such as HETTIE, Model Village, No Cars (Yes, No Cars is on this album! I know, I’m excited too!) + members of Wolventrix (not released anything on POST/POP yet weirdly!) and a few other surprise cameos.

 

 

‘The Constant’ (an obvious nod to the greatest episode of LOST, nay the greatest episode of TV ever) is essentially the soundtrack to your next decade. Chockablock full of pop songs you had only dreamt about, at times 80s while others firmly futuristic. It’s like if someone made a musical of that time you were truly happy, but had nobody around to share that happiness with and then suddenly you do. The culmination of years of graft in myriad bands, Kenny has finally written his opus, and for those that have kept an eye on his output since dot, it’s everything you never knew you wanted.

 
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By now, if you’ve listened to any of the album, you will have already bought it. POST/POP is around to bring you new music on the format you love, and if you don’t like this then there is no point in anything. It’s like a best of POST/POP before I actually do one (soon!), so get it now using the link below or click on the shop link to the right!
BUY THE CONSTANT BY KENNY LEE ON CASSETTE NOW

 

oh and I directed the Hall & Oates inspired music video for ‘System Offline’ ft. Matthew Walker from APPLE EYES!

 

<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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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