Friday, November 30, 2012

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Push The Sky Away


CD / CD & DVD / LP

via Kobalt Music 
proudly distributed by Rhythmethod in NZ

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Way Home Album Release Party: 12 October

Critics on Mirrors: 

"Precise playing is complemented by a terrific mix that gives every instrument space while somehow still sounding dense and powerful." -

"Mirrors is a beautiful balance of heavy and ambient.  The soundscapes created by so many different guitar layers and other textures, counterbalanced with metal/hardcore aggression sets this release apart..." - NZRock

"the five piece hailing from Auckland have incorporated the perfect blend of delicate harmonics and unrelenting heaviness..." -

Mirrors is out now.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Look What We Found in Aisle 1

So there's some pretty decent stuff in our warehouse this week.  In Aisle 1* in particular.  See, that's where we stash the records.  And some DVDs and a bunch of stuff that belongs to those good sorts at Ode Records. But we'll save that business for another day. Whaddayareckon of this small selection:

Here we have some Tiny Ruins. A limited quantity of You Were Meant For Sea LPs going on sale next week.

And there are a few of the latest Om LP Advaitic Songs left right here.

Via our friends at Unwucht this lovingly restored and remastered 3rd 12" (Schwimmen in der See) in the Bilders/Bill Direen reissues series. Sold out elsewhere y'know.

These are shipping rather swiftly.  The xx LP Coexist is available in both your standard or deluxe gatefold styles. Each comes with the CD included.

Don't panic, there are more than two copies of Cat Power's Sun left. Deluxe. Includes limited edition 7" with bonus tracks. And a download coupon for your digital needs. 

*Here we must take a moment to acknowledge that this is the tidiest and most organised Aisle 1 has been since...ever.  Thanks to warehouseperson Andy. You rule.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Farewell to The Checks

Dear friends,

We have broken up.  
Thanks for all your love and support over the last 10 years.  We couldn't have asked for more from you.  
Take care of yourselves and each other.


The Checks

And we sadly say goodbye to The Checks. we've loved working with you crazy geniuses... Love the 3rd video too - glad we got to see that part of plan fulfilled!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bailterspace Strobosphere LPs In the Building

Found in the Rhythmethod warehouse, but not for long (see them perched there, it's cos they're shipping too quickly for us to even bother filing them onto the A-Z shelf).  Yep, it's the new Bailterspace LP Strobosphere.  Release date's today, and it's on CD too, via our pals at Arch Hill.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Shipping! Nightchoir See The First Star

It's about this time we find something in the Rhythmethod warehouse that's worth reporting, and today is no exception. You see, Crib'n'Andy are shipping Nightchoir's See The First Star, the band's second album for 1157 Records. It's all a bit exciting.

Nightchoir see out our last month of winter and first bit of spring touring:

Leigh: Friday 10 August Sawmill Cafe
Auckland: Saturday 11 August Dogs Bollix
Paikakariki: Friday 17 August St Peter's Village Hall
Wellington: Saturday 18 August Mighty, Mighty
Oamaru: Thursday 6 September The Penguin Club
Dunedin: Friday 7 September ReFuel
Lyttelton: Saturday 8 September Wunderbar

And Mike Hall talks about See the First Star and the band here on 95bFM's Morning Glory show with Charlotte Ryan.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Low and Behold, High and Beyond

Oh yes. 
Low and Behold, High and Beyond, the new Sola Rosa album is out on 
10 August 2012.

And they're on the road through August and September celebrating:

Auckland - Friday 10 August @ The Studio
Raglan - Saturday 11 August @ Yot Club
Havelock North - Friday 17 August @ Underground Cellar / Black Barn
Ohakune - Saturday 18 August @ Hot Lava
New Plymouth - Friday 24 August @ Mayfair
Wellington - Saturday 25 August @ San Francisco Bath House
Christchurch - Thursday 6 September @ Dux de Lux
Dunedin - Friday 7 September @ Sammy's
Queenstown - Saturday 8 September @ World Bar

See ya at a show...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Inbound! Opossom Vinyl

We're falling over ourselves about these.  Opossom vinyl is coming this way:  a triple 7" set, and your regular LP version.  How about those colours?  Heck. Totally exclusive and in limited quantities.  Out early August. Go pester your local vinyl peddler immediately. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Collapsing Cities - Strangers Again

Out now: the Collapsing Cities album Strangers Again. And how good is this video? Really fucking good.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Lawrence Arabia The Sparrow 6 July

Finally Lawrence Arabia week is upon us, with the release of his third album The Sparrow this Friday. Download the first single for free. It's real good. So's the entire album.  And take a look at for forthcoming local and international tour dates, blog, more music and news.  


Friday, June 29, 2012

Hot Pie Friday

We all know a good pie is the sustenance of any band on the road and there's no denying The Nudge have put in the hard yards since their album Big Nudge Pie was released.  From the Black Barn with Fat Freddy's Drop to the premiere summer festivals:  Coromandel Gold, Kaikoura Roots, Summer Sunday at Matakana, Sounds Aotearoa, The Great Kiwi Beer Festival in Christchurch and Splore, The Nudge has delivered blistering performances from the Catlins to Auckland and, on writing, can be found enjoying a cocktail or three as they play out a one month residency at super club Potato Head in Bali.  It's a long way from Newtown!

Check their tans (and new single Leif)on their return at these shows:

WELLINGTON - Friday 27 July - Meow
AUCKLAND - Friday 28 July - Powerstation with KORA


Monday, June 25, 2012

Hot Chip Monday?

(l-r: sales man, warehouse dude, birthday boy)
 Today we broke tradition and ordered up the hot chips (and giant fish burgers) to celebrate Gerry's 70th.  
Happy Birthday dear Gerry, accounts man and master of spreadsheets, data and reporting, appreciator of odd music and mouldy cheese. 
Bottoms up!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Die! Die! Die! New Album & Tour in July

July 6th 2012 sees Die! Die! Die! release their fourth studio album.  

Harmony brings together the raw energy and emotion from their live shows, fusing those savant pop elements with their DIY punk philosophy.

Die! Die! Die! are also touring their face-melting shows this July.

Hamilton Thursday 12th July - Static
Auckland Friday 13th July - Winchester (95bFM Private Function)
Tauranga Saturday 14th July “Die Die Die Booze Cruise on the Luvboat” – SOLD OUT!!!
Dunedin Wednesday 25th July - Crown Hotel
Port Chalmers Friday 27th July - Chicks Hotel
Christchurch Saturday 28th July - Dux Live
Wellington Friday 3rd August – Bodega


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We've Got the Ocean, Got the Babes, Got the Sun, We've Got the Waves

Fireworks. Watermelon. Convertibles. Beaches. Babes. Wavves.  Girls just like to have fun and so do Best Coast - whose recently released The Only Place is ranking up there in our top albums of twentytwelve.

The video accompaniment to the first single from the album is an unashamed love letter to summer.  This Ace Norton directed clip has Bethany and Bobb getting up to all sorts of no good:

So there's a bit of a competition happening on our Facebook.  Post a postcard to our wall of your Only Place for a chance to win stuff.  Only half a year till summer's back here again...

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Eastern release Hope & Wire Double LP

As soon as the boxes arrived, the immensity of what they'd done became obvious to the Eastern. Making a double album suddenly seemed heavy. Like half a tonne heavy. Ordering and shipping a chunk of records from the Americas seemed like a great idea until they realised a double album meant double the shipping. If only the EMI NZ vinyl pressing equipment hadn't been pushed into the sea a couple of decades back. It's why we love The Eastern: their bold schemes and grand ideas make for results such as this glorious record. The Eastern's Hope & Wire is out and about now on double vinyl.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Free Download: New Bailterspace Single 'No Sense'

Beyond exciting! A new Bailterspace album, Strobosphere, their first in thirteen years, is to be released in NZ on Arch Hill. Standby for further information, and get 'No Sense' for now.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Extended Play

By virtue of the gang upstairs who organise these things, an extension has been granted till Monday 4 June for entries to our sleeveface competition. So now you've got all weekend to get your face on and submit to our Facebook page.  (For rules and stuff check preceeding posts).

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sleeve Face Update

A fine selection of entries from the NZ Sleeve Face competition happening over on our Facebook page.  Wanna enter?  You've got till 5 pm Friday 1 June...

Monday, May 28, 2012

NZ Music Month Face-Sleeving Competition

To celebrate the last week of NZ Music Month and the release of Fabulous Arabia's Unlimited Buffet on LP, we're having a good old-fashioned 'face-sleeving'* competition.

The rules are simple.  Take a photo with you and a New Zealand album or albums - following the face-sleeving guidelines below - and post it on Rhythmethod's Facebook:

The winner will be judged on creativity, subject matter and seamlessness of the finished result.

The winner will be drawn of Friday 1st June and will be notified via Facebook.

The prize will contain a stack of NZ musical goodies including records, CDs and t gotta be in it to win it!

*Face-sleeving - one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion - check out this website for inspiration:

Fabulous Arabia:  Unlimited Buffet LP
Release date:  1 June 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

One Little Plane - Into the Trees album

Music for your hot chip Friday (and beyond). This record is getting love all around the office. Out on Kieran (Four Tet) Hebden's Text Records, Into the Trees is a wee folk beauty by Chicago based musician Kathryn Bint. Hebden produced the album and Colin Greenwood of Radiohead guests on bass. Release date: 1 June 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What We're Wearing

We love our warehouse, and here comes the inevitable but, but about this time of year we start moaning that it's so much warmer outside than it is in, how the place is a fridge disguised as a distribution outfit and are continually bitching about the front door being left open. The awful arm socks and scarves go on, hoods go up, the building reeks gloriously of microwaved wheat bag, and still we complain of the cold, and how much we hate winter.

Easing the pain a little this year though are the New Zealand Music Month hoodies which have fast become de rigueur Rhythmethod warehouse attire. You can get 'em for men, for women, in all sizes, in a suitable shade of black with the target logo front and back, from all decent music retailers or at online at or Mighty Ape. Yup.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fast, Angry & Straight to the Point

“Shitripper like things fast, loud and heavy…The Auckland-based punk act only know one way forward - full throttle, and that's exactly what they deliver on this blistering nine-track EP… sure sound exhilarating in a heckle-raising, fist-pumping kind of way, and achieve the band's ambition of honouring their underground heroes Circle Jerks and Minor Threat.” – Chris Schulz, NZ Herald 

Shitripper - Shitripper is out now on CD

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Opossom - Electric Hawaii


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fabulous Fabulous Arabia Unlimited Buffet Vinyl

Coming soon on our favourite format, yes, that's vinyl, is the Fabulous Arabia album 'Unlimited Buffet'.  Best hop to it when the time comes though, cos this record is far from unlimited, it's been pressed in a (numbered) edition of only 200 copies. 

Release date forthcoming, so check back ok. 

Here, as further explanation to the content, it is appropriate to reprint the letter from the President of Economy Records found in the sleeve notes:

"UNLIMITED BUFFET is a twin-hulled power-yacht of a record.  It is a craft built with only one concern in mind:  unbridled speed.

On UNLIMITED BUFFET, the words of LAWRENCE ARABIA are yoked to the musical arangements of MIKE FABULOUS in a fashion that is - dare I say it - quite provocative indeed.

In the past, ARABIA has wrestled the wraiths of weary nostalgia - not to mention the juxtapositions and moods of contemporary banality.  UNLIMITED BUFFET rests amid that all pervading energy-field that the thinkers term "le life-style".

FABULOUS has once again trimmed his musical moustache and turned out as charming a series of anecdotes as my speakers have had the very good fortune to chuckle over in quite some time!"

Monday, May 14, 2012

Download Beach Pigs + Hear Latest Beach House

Quickly following posts on Wavves and Best Coast, today finds Beach House and Beach Pigs lined up next on the big ol' to-do-list white board.  Thematic, yes, but truly not on purpose. But if this was one of  those marketing meeting bingo boards you'd be putting a big X over the 'synergies' square. Why not break it up with a new 'found around the warehouse', a hot chip report or a big dose of label love you say.  Because we're an impatient bunch when it comes to putting stuff on here that we like, so today you get a twofer.  No cheap merchandise here mind you, top quality items only.  It's what we do.  Like a rising tide that lifts all boats.  Or something.

So here you go with Arch Hill band Beach Pigs.  A free download of their new single 'Catch Up In the Sun', plus (crazy 21st party at the beach action) accompanying video:


And if that isn't enough, it sure as hell isn't for us, Rackets and Beach Pigs are taking their CHAOTIC FULLY SICK RAUCOUS PARTY to the road on a two isle tour all the way to Invercargill and (hopefully) back.

Beginning 17 May for four weeks they aim to play anywhere and everywhere. Every day at least two shows a day, and not all slots are filled yet.  So if your house, hall or high school needs a shindig they can bring it - get over to Arch Hill and enquire, they'll sort you out.

Dates confirmed so far:

17th Thurs: Palmerston North - Bad Cave
18th Fri: Wanganui - Space Monster
19th Sat: Wellington - House Party (deets tbc)
20th Sun: Mapua - The Tap
23rd Wed: Christchurch - Dux Live
24th Thurs: Dunedin - Refuel
25th Fri: Queenstown - Dux De Lux
26th Sat: Invercargill - Louies Bar
27th Sun: Riverton - The Long Room
29th Tues: Fox Glacier - Cook Saddle
30th Wed: Franz Josef - Blue Ice
31st Thurs: Barrytown - Barrytown Hall

1st Fri: Westport - Star Tavern
2nd Sat: Wellington - Mighty Mighty
5th Tues: Rotorua - Pheasant Plucker
6th Wed: Thames - Speakeasy
7th Thurs: Raglan - Yot Club
8th Fri: Baylys Beach - Funky Fish
9th Sat: Auckland - Kings Arms

Office favourite alert, and constant on the upstairs big-boy stereo (read: can be heard all over the building) is 'Bloom', the new Beach House album. Following on from 2010's gorgeous 'Teen Dream' this album is ten songs of lo-fi airy synths, swoony electric guitar and alluring, romantic but dark reverb soaked vocals. Listen:

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Mad Scene: Blip LP out now

17 years after their last album, Mad Scene (Hamish Kilgour (The Clean), Lisa Siegel (Vegetarian), Steve Thornton (Go-To Guy), Georgia Hubley (Yo La Tengo), Gary Olsen (Straight Shooter), Josh Feldman (Professional Athlete), Cassie Tunick, Danny Tunick (Same Last Names!) and Brian Turner (WFMU Music Director) release a new album 'Blip' on Siltbreeze.  Go hassle your record shop now, and read more about it here at Siltblog.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Download Best Coast's The Only Place

Well, we're making space in the warehouse for the new Best Coast album 'The Only Place' which is set for release on 18 May.  Not too long to wait. Meantime, download the title track here:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Wavves Support Announced

In touring news, Street Chant and The Raw Nerves have been added to the bill for the only Wavves show in NZ.

Wavves, Street Chant and The Raw Nerves
Kings Arms, Auckland
Thursday 3 May

Street Chant have a new  single and digital release out shortly.  Look for the Frail Girls / Salad Daze double A side 7" single on Arch Hill.

The Raw Nerves have their debut self-titled album getting pressed onto vinyl right now, ready for a June release.