Taperwave

August 12, 2015

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Summer in the Southland is still curdling with chemical-skied days and starless nights of coyotes foraging through vegan garbage so the need for escape feels as relevant as ever. As such we’ve facilitated a few new immersion capsules ideal for free-floating or mantric motion, info below. There have also been a number of long OOP NNF titles re-added to the SHOP as a couple palettes of stock were salvaged from a dusty distributor, please browse and take advantage. Deals and details abound.

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2814 – Miraculous sophomore collaboration by Dream Catalogue heavyweight duo bends mist and moods within metropolitan infinities. Originally released in a run of 50 CDRs NNF is honored to present this future classic to boomboxes worldwide.

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CHERUSHII – Mission District deep house deep believer Chelsea Faith strays far from the disco lights on this new tape collection, exploring aquatic digitalitism, ultraviolet night themes, and reflective rave, flexing fresh circuits.

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PARADISE 100 – Belgian craftsman Graham Peel re-emerges from an extended absence with 4 new paradise constructs of hybridized hypno-jack, covering various bases, the sly touch on point and up for grabs.

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AUSCULTATION – Recent PDX transplant Joel Shanahan continues mining his splinter alias, Auscultation, after a stunning debut last year on 1080p Collection. Slinky designs spun through gauzy modes of longing and plasmatic electricity. Quite possibly the deepest material he’s yet coaxed from the vault of self.

ALL ARE AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.notnotfun.com/shop-3/

OF NOTE: PURCHASE ALL 3 NEW SILK CASSETTES AND ENJOY A FREE 100% SILK VINYL RELEASE OF YOUR CHOOSING (simply mention your preference – and alternate – in your Paypal notes).

ALSO: miraculously back in stock, salvaged from a London dungeon:
1. KWJAZ “S/T” LP
2. BLANK REALM “HEATLESS ARK” LP
3. EXPLORERS “BERMUDA TELEPATHS” LP
4. ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE “PSYCHICAL” LP
5. RUSSIAN TSARLAG “MIDNIGHT AT MARY’S HOUSE” LP
6. TOPAZ RAGS “CAPRICORN BORN AGAIN” LP
7. ROBEDOOR “TOO DOWN TO DIE” LP
8. HIGH WOLF “KAIROS: CHRONOS” LP

Solstice Scorch

July 7, 2015

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

ALL can be ordered HERE in the NNF + distro STOREFRONT

Jax For Daze

May 5, 2015

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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.

CANKUN
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.

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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.

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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.

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Swank chrome escalator muzak from Kansas City’s Brandon Knocke (Discoverer, etc). Upscale lobby vibes, with free Wi-Fi.

Spring Strays

March 24, 2015

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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:

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NAKED ISLAND LP – mesmerizing collab between Ensemble Economique and Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier, with insane lenticular cover artwork

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C.L.A.W.S. 12″ – slaying splatter-colored vinyl by Bronze’s Brian Hock with some remixes including one by Bobby Browser

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TSARLAG “GAGGED IN BOONESVILLE” LP – rare stash of 10 sealed mint copies of the Man In Gak’s 2013 opus

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LX SWEAT digipak CD edition – superlimited compact disc edition of screwed club fantasia with extra Spencer Longo layouts and a non-LP bonus track

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STRATEGY “PRESSURE WASSURE” – one of Paul Dickow’s best and most baffling vinyl offerings, with crazy red fuzzy raised artwork in the classic high maintenance Peak Oil mode

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J REINHARDT “MASK” LP – small restock of this galactic disco and terrarium music longplayer after being OOP for about a year

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TEMPLES 12″ on Ecstasy – Avalon Kalin’s “ambient jack” debut, new/unplayed copies, pagoda aerobics music via chimes and hardware

Avrokosmic

January 24, 2015

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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.
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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.
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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:

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

AVAILABLE NOW

Filthy Curse

October 13, 2014

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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.

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Stacey Wilson’s parallel identity, Regional Curse, captures her furthest forays into ceremonial detachment and textural dread, a stylized sink into hollows of misperception. Elegant and unknown.

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LA heathen duo’s 2013 LP gets a limited tape edition for their forthcoming European tour. Dates to be posted asap.

The Profligate Truth

October 4, 2014


Legendary Features Of The Sun

August 18, 2014

OUT NOW:

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:

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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:

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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:

Eleventeen Time

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.

ALSO:
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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:

Doll Feeders

June 9, 2014

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‘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

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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!

Maria’s Galaxy

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

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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

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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

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LX Sweat and Cuticle are rolling through an array of Deutschland vicinities together (see above); locals hungering for alien electronics and screwed moods would be wise to attend.

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:

LX Sweat – “Living In The City (No Way Back)” from Not Not Fun on Vimeo.

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: notnotfunrecords@gmail.com with yr order details!

Bronze Hawks

March 4, 2014

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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:

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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:

10 Years Young

February 18, 2014

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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

Enter Blackhoods

December 15, 2013

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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

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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

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Celebrate the holiday by giving thanks AND infusing your record hoard with radical sounds, simultaneously!! Seize the day via NOT NOT FUN’s first ever Blackest Friday sale, wherein:

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 notnotfunrecords@gmail.com 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!
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Road To Rhoda

October 30, 2013

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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

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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.

Sapphire Flows

September 25, 2013

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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

Smog Wave

September 16, 2013

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Worldwide Tape Day

September 7, 2013

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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:

Poppy Season

September 3, 2013

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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.