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.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Label Love: M'Ladys

Shipping now, two records released by our pals in Portland M'Ladys (listen and browse their catalogue, go good). Autumn is the debut album from Wellington four piece Golden Awesome, and You're Never Going Back is by guitar and drums duo Coasting.  Both available on CD and LP. More M'Ladys forthcoming.  We'll be sure to let you know.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Note From Bannerman...

"Hello everyone.  We have a gig!   Do join us on Saturday night at the salubrious Golden Dawn - Tavern Of Power (Ponsonby, Auckland). 
Our last show there was for the album release for Dearly Departed and it was awesome.  A repeat performance is certainly a possibility. 
On Saturday we'll be without guitarist Matt Ledingham, who has inexplicably moved to Melbourne and left us wandering around morbidly at practice.
So I'll be wielding one of those double necked guitars and Finn will be grafting an extra hand to his elbow - probably worth the $5 admission alone.
This is going to be our last show for a few months as Cass is off to Europe with Tiny Ruins and Finn and I with Batucada Sound Machine
The plan is to be back on the live scene towards the end of the year with a new six piece band and new material.  Hot damn!
Hope some of you can make it along.
Golden Dawn
Saturday 21 April
10pm start
$5 door


Congratulations to The Black Seeds

Dust and Dirt 
debuts at Number 1
in the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart


Friday, April 13, 2012

Tronics via Sic Alps!

Looking forward to this: out in a couple of weeks is Pangea Globe, a four track 7" EP of Tronics songs done by Sic Alps. Shark Fucks is one of 'em. Thanks Drag City.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Back Up the Truck

SBTRKT out and about on CD and LP, yeah we know, released last year, but still worrying our turntable. Very much liking the suitably unsettling video for Hold On.

Alabama Shakes 'Boys and Girls', the debut album out now on CD and LP via Rough Trade. Favourite Youtube comment on this clip:  "She looks like a middle school teacher and sings like SATAN. Holy crap is this good." 


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Willis Earl Beal


On high rotate round here, Willis Earl Beal's album Acousmatic Sorcery.
Out 16.4.12 via XL Recordings on CD and LP.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Arc of Ascent - The Higher Key

So love these guys.  Their new album The Higher Key is out now.

"The beauty of this band is the slugging grace they have to their unique sound.  It's power music. 

Search for Liberation morphs between tranquility and wailing pestilence, the lurch of Redemption is bracing and brutal, and nine-minute finale Through the Rays of Infinity plays out like a ritualistic slaying."
- Scott Kara, NZ Herald 7/4/12 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Soon Come: Mark Lanegan Band

Well, we've reluctantly put down our beers and de-camped from the Kings Arms -  for a few days at least - after propping up the bar this past week at Boris, Dead Meadow, Pink Mountaintops, Arc of Ascent, Wooden Shjips and Doug Jerebine. But before the serious  post-show depression kicks in, best start looking forward, eh.

On the calendar:  Mark Lanegan Band plays the Powerstation, Auckland, on Wednesday 18 April.  This concert follows the release of the superb new album Blues Funeral.

Get tickets from Ticketmaster