July 7, 2015
We have arrived – the smog daze of summer, waterless and confirmed for extinction. Each day another turntable’s worth of melting moods. No time like the present to blow a mind and believe in the present. All 3 of these full-lengths have been hovering on our horizon since definite 2014 terrain and it’s exciting to get to share them by the side of the pentagram superhighway. Take a chance.
WHITE POPPY “NATURAL PHENOMENA” CD / LP
Crystal Dorval’s second full-length presents a warm, woozy wardrobe of decayed dreamcatcher pop, fried snakecharmer psych, and electric mosquito netting ambience, billowing by the open window. Beautiful songs devoid of distraction. A healing dome of ultraviolet haze.
BEAT DETECTIVES “CLIMATE CHANGE” LP
Minneapolis / Brooklyn anarchy-acid trio deliver their vinyl debut after a string of trashed tapes for North America’s finest. Drum machinery, smeared samples, dub junkyards, Oakley on the mic in a room of confusion and sweat – people’s music if the people were fearless.
NIGHT COURT “LAW & ORDER” LP
Miraculous document of insurgent VHS-scrambled prog-techno improvisations by the nexus of Minnesota’s renegade synth division. Mass energies channeled for a purpose, the conduit of resistance. Crucial and destined for greatness in this life or a better one.
ALSO, a pair of new SILK offerings for those unafraid of bodily movement:
BOBBY BROWSER “CLUBSPINNING” 12″
Lifer coast-swapping producer Andre Ferreira caps his SILK EP trilogy with “Clubspinning,” four of the richest, most dialed-in pieces of music he’s ever coaxed from an interface. Whether the world wakes up or not, the Browser keeps browsing, no tab left untouched, a treasure for future crates.
V/A “SUNSET SILK” CS
Comp tape of unreleased trax and remixes marking SILK’s 5th year in the killing fields of electronic rhythm music. Lots of friends old and new, spanning a consortium of faded coastal dance interzones. Reality used to be a friend of us.
Jax For Daze
May 5, 2015
After a prolonged holding pattern Jupiter Jax’s long-anticipated debut LP, Visions, has finally arced into the hangar, and is now available for home use. While supplies last the record is also available with a full-length companion cassette of additional material sourced from the Visions sessions, in the same ice-dusted, mirage-heavy style: Visitors. Please Paypal accordingly.
THAT’S NOT ALL – a quartet of new cassettes have also landed, all of which we biasedly find totally exceptional.
Vincent Caylet’s latest Cankun concoction flares and dissipates like sunspots, melted voyages of guitar, synth, loops, beats, and haze. Psych transmissions lit by solar eclipses. Vinyl version on French curatorial squad Hands In The Dark.
Warehouse ritual entity Severed+Said hails from Jacksonville, Florida and harnesses all the bleakness and marsh-menace that geography implies. Amplifier buzz, Heathen Earth bass throbs, and burner keyboard motifs, caught in the undertow of bad moons.
Andrew Morrison’s “tape throb” identity, The Cyclist, is a long-time fave of in the realm of grainy, sandblasted house, and Hot House advances his agenda in glorious, wrecked ways. 12″ edition for sale via revived London imprint Music/is/for/losers.
March 24, 2015
An array of new tapes and records are filtering through the jaws of production currently but with Record Store Day on the horizon there’s a lot of essential quadruple Aerosmith represses and things of that nature slowing the gears so will be a few more weeks at least.
UNTIL THEN: pulled together some stray OOP items and distro gems, check the SHOP if u need some sounds for spring. Among the additions:
January 24, 2015
Continental rover Antoni Maiovvi‘s latest slab of desert planet horizon electronics, Avrokosm, finally returned from the pressing plant and is available in the NNF Storefront. He’s been developing his hybrid breed of sci-fi giallo disco for nearly 7 years now, and you can hear it in his planetary designs. Investigate his rich trail of vinyl if you’re feeling sleuth-y.
Also got in the limited magnetic tape edition of Profligate’s Finding The Floor, on midnight blue cassettes, complete with two non-LP bonus tracks. Already down to the last 15 copies or so.
Look for him in Europe and the UK this fall on his first ever overseas tour.
Maniacs Will Win
December 8, 2014
the NNF marketplace recently received 4 new precious pods of physical media, all of which merit sharing and absorption:
Noah Anthony’s second official full-length statement, Finding The Floor, capitalizes on all the black magic and mayhem of his earlier vinyl missives, pushing further into strobing slaughterhouse techno and maniacal basement moods. Thick and threatening from start to finish.
San Fran secret stalker Swanox has skulked various peripheries for years, pursuing his panhandler’s exotica and dazed squatter meditations in inconsistent waves. But the long-rumored Duskrunner finally blends his hermetic hitchhiker modes into an appropriately out of time long-player. A soul swallowed by the city, singing for pennies and peeling paint, Casio dust for all the muggers by the bus stop.
Australia/Berlin concrete-wave trio Ill Winds push post-punk into post-life, a bleak seer’s purgatory of guitar, bass, synth, and metronomes, airless and otherworldly. Heavier on vision than heaviness.
The first NNF compilation in over 100 releases, She Knows More Than She Thinks is a collection of six solo female DIY electronic from Russia and Ukraine, curated by St. Petersburg musician and raw culture enthusiast Galya Chikiss, spanning feverish electro, cultic chanting, moon safari chansons, and ghosted soviet pop. Unpredictable, uncut, and unconnected to the hivemind.
The Cuticular Range
November 12, 2014
Midwest America’s most alien asteroid atomizer, Cuticle, returns with a sophomore full-length, his first in 3 years: Mind Holding Pattern. Rich with fluctuating acid, air duct whispers and buffering grids. In textured melting-face silkscreened hand-assembled sleeves designed by Daniel Luedtke.
Wayfaring axeman Joe Knight revives his roving instrumental Americana operation Rangers for a fresh LP of shapeshifting transmissions, Reconsider Lounge. Partly culled from last year’s OOP cassette on Bezoar Formations, Scraps, the vinyl edition transmutes older tape tracks within a framework of new cuts for a rusted satellite dish’s worth of fantastical rock. Artwork by glyph-reader Suzanne Pfutzenreuter. Limited stock.
October 13, 2014
LA motorcycle viking Filthy Huns’ second collection of road songs is his best yet, open spaces stained with grease and deathless chug. Complements his work on the latest Daughters of the Sun LP nicely, stripped to the skeleton, rattlesnake jewelry hanging from the handlebars. Killer art/design by Eric Carlson and Chris Hontos.
The Profligate Truth
October 4, 2014
Legendary Features Of The Sun
August 18, 2014
Melbourne hidden energy duo Legendary Hearts have been a longtime label love who we’ve repeatedly hounded to pool together more of their fluorescent fluid liquidity. Their latest, Aerial View, coagulated into shape across nearly a year, then was lovingly mastered by Lawrence English. Listen layeredly:
St. Petersburg doomed beauty duo Delicate Features’ debut, The Passenger, sinks through ten strains of stained glass electronic sorrow with a haunting touch. Late and alone it grows richer and unreal:
Minneapolis/LA roadburn trio Daughters Of The Sun refuel the butane on their first new album since 2010. Ride To Die revs a fresh cycle of moonburnt highway music, from power burials to cosmic revolt. Rare west coast tour begins first week of September. Live to ride:
June 29, 2014
First heard John William Tanner’s aerosexual soft rock shapes way back in 2012 but sorting them into proper squadron formation took a spell – honored to finally hang-glide his debut, Delta Horizon, into international tape decks. For a window into Perth coastal action scope the footage/video of him riffing ’round scenic local seasides, sea lion perches, and the prow of rowboats. Copies available NOW, in the NNF Shop.
Another tranced Australian cruise unit, Flat Fix, with another man-made slab of horizon-line electricities: An Unkempt House. Housed in a double-sided silkscreened vellum J-cards courtesy of famed Tokyo misanthrope R. Kuramoto. Have been soaking in the charged currents of these sides for months, stick a fork in the socket below to see if its yr speed:
June 9, 2014
‘Couple’ bands can skew a bit sickly sweet and domestic sometimes but thankfully Iowa City crawlspace texturalists Doll Food take the opposite tactic, using their union as a vehicle to explore a more freaked and decayed inner soundworld. Their debut, Marrow Deep, evokes the witchy attic weirdness of prime Inca Ore and early U.S. Girls which, coming from us, is no light compliment. Chew on the two samples below to gauge if yr palette can stomach the Marrow.
The New Coast
May 30, 2014
Records taking small lifetimes to finalize isn’t new but this debut LP by Skeppet has been skulking in TBA territory since definitely 2010, if anyone remembers back then. Xtra thanx to everyone who’s been feeling it thus far and saying so. The A Side, “Den Nya Kusten,” holds a special infinity jam slot in our heart – felt compelled to share the unabridged cosmsosis of it:
There’s also a pastoral video excerpt of the track here:
The band’s label Kosmisk Vag is a treasure horde of Swedish psych cassette indescribables, track down some if overseas shipping doesn’t intimidate you.
Tons of new distro gems about to go up, more soon!
May 6, 2014
NNF’s favorite comedienne/diva/artstar Maria Minerva returns with her greatest album to date, Histrionic, encapsulating universes of life wisdom, deadpan truth, and heartbreak abstractions. Rumor has it she may migrate west soonishly so we’ll hold out hope. 4 SALE in the NNF Shop NOW.
States Of Being
April 22, 2014
Premiere LA party architects States Of Being are hosting some sick west coast heads this friday at a fresh downtown location – RSVP to attend! Starring Mood Hut heroes Pender Street Steppers, plus Benedek and Austin Cesear. TGIF 4 REAL.
Record Slaughter Day
April 17, 2014
The day is upon us: this SATURDAY APRIL 19th is Planet Earth’s one 24-hour block dedicated to the appreciation of physical music. Make the most of it! We’re reprising our 1 year tradition of offering the delusional deal of BUY 1 GET 1 FREE on all vinyl titles currently available in the NNF Shop (including distributed stuff). As with last year, the details are:
-order must be placed between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM on Saturday April 19th
-free item(s) must be of equal or lesser value to purchased item(s)
-just mention in your Paypal “notes” section which bonus title(s) you’d like
-orderers must pay postage for entire order
-NO LIMIT (so if you buy 7 you get 7 free, etc)
And if you have the day free please frequent a physical record store in yr locality and show some appreciation. It’s the music-lovers equivalent of election day: one day to get off the web and ROCK THE VOTE.
Nights Of Romance
April 2, 2014
ALSO: LX’s avant-confusion videographer Phung-Tien Phan has crafted another logic-negating visual accompaniment to his “Living In The City (No Way Back)” cut from City Of Sweat. Eyeball it and go blind:
Temple Of Umberto
March 26, 2014
L.A. transplant Umberto is currently crisscrossing Old Europa, and will be for the next 6 weeks. Area residents are advised to attend a performance as long one suffers no fog machine allergies. Dates and details are listed HERE. To celebrate the trek we’re offering up a new 12″ EP of revamped visitations on his 2010 nightstalker classic, “Temple Room.” Available now in the record SHOP.
Also on hand are a choice selection of new SILK statements from core brotherhood Magic Touch and Octo Octa: Palermo House Gang and Cause I Love You, respectively. Both will be jamming up and down the west coast this week, hitting SF, LA, San Diego, and Tijuana. Scope the cities and specifications HERE. Rock a track if you need to test the water:
ALSO in the distro zone: scored the final 10 copies of Magic Eye’s debut, Shreddin’ On Heaven’s Floor, from defunct Brooklyn retailer Animal Image Search. Cleaner tonalities than on their Babylon cassette but includes some overlapping songs.
ON A FINAL NOTE: as a thank you to the loyalists out there, from now on ALL direct-from-label purchasers are eligible for a free DL code emailed to them, should they so desire. Merely mention as much in one’s Paypal notes, or drop a line to: email@example.com with yr order details!
March 4, 2014
San Fran’s weirdest alloy fusionists Bronze grace NNF with their latest slab of serpentine psychedelia, World Arena. Tours both overseas and domestic are currently being schemed, please drop a line if you have the means/interest in facilitating a show! Lick some metal below:
From the opposite coast comes Luke Wyatt, prolific video manipulator and guitar wrangler. Through Force Of Will may be one of this most uplifted rep sets yet, blazed but buff, never say die. Available digitally or on limited cassette. Sample the closing jam if yr on the fence:
A Decade Of Double Negatives
February 10, 2014
Who knew a decade could dissolve so fast? Thanks to all who have stumbled through our gift shop at one time or another. We’ll dust the shelves. Keep keeping the faith.
L.A.’s resident malcontent Afterhours slinks into the low lights with a captivating collection of night moves, trip-hop, faded house, sax romance, and melancholic glitch. Sensual and isolated.
White Poppy’s passport is renewed and ready to go for her first overseas tour/trek this March. To christen the bon voyage we’ve reissued her first NNF tape, I Had A Dream, as well as her debut full-length on cassette.
Also new to the NNF marketplace is the latest collection of methadroned pop by Edinburgh trio Magic Eye, Babylon. Embryonic shoegaze soaked in chloroform.
Please peruse and partake: NNF STORE
December 15, 2013
Out this week: stateside tape debut by Blackhoods, Sunk, metronomic guitar slash, battered amp hum, dub-sludge, nodding off in an electric storm. Will also have some copies of the new Tsarlag opus, Living In The Past, on his own/new Wasp Video Roadhouse imprint. Decayed and divined. Keep an eye out for the compilation he put out as well, Crawling In Blue Traffic, with trax by Pod Blotz, Secret Boyfriend, Tsarlag, Mark Van Fleet, and more. As a final cassette uncovering we’ll be listing a tiny stack of Robedoor City Of Scum tapes salvaged from the October European tour.
All Blackest Friday sale orders should have arrived or be arriving any day, thanks to all for the economic votes of power and brave taste. 2014 is burning to the periphery already, bring it on.
Dependent Label Marketplace
December 3, 2013
Community leaders IAMSOUND have organized the 3rd bi-annual Independent Label Market this Sunday in Los Angeles. An array of vinyl retailers will be on hand cutting ridiculous deals, sweet-talking passerby, explaining their used bins full of illegible Belgian noise tapes (maybe that’s just us), and drinking alcohol. The event is free; there will be food trucks, DJs, and all the trappings of communal urban life in the 21st century.
The Blackest Friday
November 28, 2013
WITH EVERY LP YOU PURCHASE, YOU GET 1 FREE
Therefore, buy 2 LPs, get 2 FREE; buy 3 get 3, etc. Offer also applies to CDs and 100% SILK titles – but not to cassettes. Two catches: 1) the FREE item(s) must be the same or a lesser value than the one(s) you’re buying, and 2) non-US customers must pay full postage costs [email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange].
NOTE: Offer only valid Friday November 29th, 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM. But: all order requests PLACED on Friday will be honored. Stock up on gifts for finicky friends, hip loved ones, open-minded co-workers, estranged roommates, yourself, etc!!
Happy Thanx-giving!! Make the last sliver of 2013 count!
Road To Rhoda
October 30, 2013
After much anticipation, SF exoticist Group Rhoda’s sophomore statement is out on the streets and available for purchase. 2014 should be rich with tours and travels so learn the songs now so you can hum along later. Stream the record too for a limited time:
Maria Heads West
October 8, 2013
Estonian cultural emissary Maria Minerva is finally venturing west after a year of globe-trotting, comedic understudy, and American assimilation. All dates are with SF hardware house lifer Cherushii (forthcoming EP on 100% Silk). Stop by a date and get physical.
September 25, 2013
Tokyo nightingale Sapphire Slows is embarking on an expansive North American tour this fall, with dates in Canada, Mexico, California, and New York (during CMJ week), in advance of her debut CD/LP “Allegoria.” Stop in and support if her route wings through your neighborhood:
10/11 – Toronto @ Double Double Land w/ HVYWTR + The Deeep (reunion show!)
10/12 – Montreal @ Inspecteur Epingle (DJ Set) w/ EZLV
10/13 – Montreal @ The Fall w/ Marie Davidson
10/16 – New York @ 285 Kent w/ White Poppy
10/17 – New York @ Glasslands (Gorilla vs Bear & Yours Truly showcase)
10/19 – Baltimore @ The Bookhouse (DJ Set) w/ Co La
10/20 – Baltimore @ TBC w/ Co La
10/23 – Middletown @ Wesleyan University
10/25 – Mexico City @ Cine Tonalá
10/26 – Mexico City @ Downtown Pool Party w/ Magic Touch **Daytime Party**
10/29 – Mexico City @ Café Zena
10/31 – San Francisco @ Academy of Science (6-10PM DJ Set) w/ Magic Touch, Matrixxman & Afterhours
11/1 – San Francisco @ Slate Bar w/ Magic Touch & Haceteria SF
11/2 – Los Angeles @ Human Resources w/ Jealousy, Pod Blotz, Robedoor
11/3 – Los Angeles @ KChung Radio (11PM) w/ Afterhours
Worldwide Tape Day
September 7, 2013
Fascinatingly, Earth has decreed September 7th Cassette Store Day, so take a moment to appreciate the magnetic tape reel medium (if that’s something you’re inclined to care about) and go out to a local record shop and support!
Attention Los Angelenos: local hub Mount Analog has a number of CSA exclusives, including tapes by Silent Servant, Torn Hawk, and a hand-numbered edition-of-30 NNF EP by UK psych-wreckage duo Blackhoods. Cruise by and make some savvy purchases! Here’s an amuse-bouche of their moors-stalking dread sludge:
September 3, 2013
Crystal Dorval’s psychic-wash world as White Poppy reaches fruition with her brand new debut LP (limited CD digipak edition available shortly), out NOW.
Further: she’s setting off next week on a special West Coast tour, hitting up an array of coastal spots both small and large, dates are thus:
9.06 – Vancouver, BC @ Railway Club : Tour Kick Off
9.13 – Seattle, WA @ Cairo
9.14 – Portland, OR @ Pals w/Talkative
9.15 – Springfield, OR @ Twin River
9.16 – Arcata, CA @ Mex ‘N’ Wow w/Tabloid
9.17 – Sacramento, CA @ Lowbrau: Le Twist Tuesday
9.18 – Oakland, CA @ Stranded Records
9.19 – Oakland, CA @ Life Changing Ministries w/High Wolf
9.20 – San Diego, CA @ The Void
9.21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Boy Manor w/Filthy Huns, Robedoor
9.22 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Crossroads
9.23 – Davis @ Third Space
9.25 – Eugene, OR @ The Wandering Goat
9.26 – Portland, OR @ Valentines
Live music can be a tonic for the soul – stay hydrated.
August 18, 2013
Oberhausen, Germany’s foremost esoteric trunk-crunk enthusiast LX Sweat finally drops his vinyl debut of V.I.P. syrup rituals (limited CD version available shortly), in dragon-velvet midnight eyes sleeve art by renowned Angeleno culture-jacker Spencer Longo. In the shop, while supplies last.
Also available: Invisible Path’s “The Levitating Mirror.” Spectral/astral electronics buoyed by blasted ancient metronomes. Leave your body. Down to the last 15 copies already.
More shows and vinyl percolating to the present tense, as always.