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  • December 20, 2013

    SUICIDE SQUEEZE RECORDS —-> 2013 RECAP

    JULIANNA BARWICK PACING EP

    Julianna Barwick returns with two new haunting compositions. “Pacing” features Barwick’s voice and layered harmonies, “but it’s a bit of a diversion from the vocal loop-based songs I tend to make” says Barwick. “I absolutely love the piano. I wish I could play it better. For the cover, I chose my friend Peter Coffin’s photograph of a piece he did based on the Newton color scale that corresponds perfectly to the musical scale. I absolutely love the image and it corresponds well with the piano pieces on the single.” The b-side, “Call,” is a frail and passionate solo piano piece.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/pacing

    WHITE WOODS BIG TALKING EP

    White Woods is the alias for Julia Kugel, better known for her work as the guitarist and vocalist for Atlanta’s riotous garage rockers The Coathangers. Under her solo moniker, Kugel delivered a heartfelt blend of golden-oldies and subdued Americana with her debut single on Suicide Squeeze last year. Now Kugel is back with another two-song White Woods offering, exploring the same kind of sultry vintage sounds that made her first 7” sell out so quickly. The A-side, “Big Talking,” takes The Coathangers’ attitude, unplugs it from the amps, and delivers its admonishment with a graceful AM radio vibe. On the flipside, “Corner Town” conjures the sex and strut of David Lynch’s pop-culture nods to ‘50s.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/big-talking

    NUMERATORS DEAD EP

    George W. Bush. Cormac McCarthy novels. Chainsaw massacres. Texas has a reputation for being a grim place. Sure, there’s the rock n’ roll haven of Austin, the metropolitan hubs of Dallas and Houston, and the weird art commune of Marfa. But by and large, it’s a land of dry counties and conservatism. Which makes the demented psych garage of Lubbock’s Numerators all the more compelling. Western Texas is perhaps the most inhospitable region of the state for a young band of misfits to combine a love of David Lynch’s twisted take on the ‘50s with a requisite dash of Lone Star homage to 13th Floor Elevators, yet somehow the Numerators managed to thrive under such stark conditions. Now based in Brooklyn, the trio continues to belt out their hallucinatory reverb-drenched garage rock on their latest single for Suicide Squeeze.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/dead

    "FINALLY SEES" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hcn6wbAp3w

    AUDACITY FINDERS KEEPERS EP

    There’s a common-held notion that great rock music only comes out of big cities, as if the grime and struggle of life in urban spaces is the essential fuel for truly passionate rock n roll. But this was a belief when cities were emptying out and the suburbs were growing. Now we’re witnessing the repopulation of major metropolitan areas. Suburbs are becoming the new wasteland. Perhaps that’s the reason why the Orange County suburb of Fullerton was finally able to birth a band like Audacity. Nurtured by local garage rock havens like record store/label Burger Records, the young brash power pop of Audacity kick out jams that are both aptly sunny and gritty—a perfect blend of SoCal’s good weather and endless concrete. With two LPs under the young four-piece’s belt, they’ve set aside two songs for a 7” on Suicide Squeeze before they unleash another full-length later this year. For the uninitiated, “Finders Keepers” b/w “Onomatopoeia” is the perfect introduction to Audacity’s potent combination of pop melodies and roughly hewn energy.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/finders-keepers

    THE COATHANGERS / NÜ SENSAE DEREK’S SONG EP

    Atlanta’s reigning garage rock daughters The Coathangers return with the third installment in their series of split 7”s on Suicide Squeeze. This time they’ve teamed up with labelmates Nü Sensae. Both new listeners and longtime fans of The Coathangers will be whipped into a frenzy with “Derek’s Song”, a party-banger perfectly encapsulating the quartet’s capacity for sharp hooks and jagged instrumentation. Nü Sensae contribute “Throw” to their side of the split. Rounding out their sound with the recent addition of guitarist Brody McKnight, Nü Sensae’s newest song is a ferocious and harrowing leap forward. Brody unleashes foreboding guitar squalls while bassist/vocalist Andrea Lukic rages like Kim Gordon at her most incendiary moments and Daniel Pitout beats his drums to a bloody pulp. The Coathangers’ side will make you wanna get off your ass and dance while the Nü Sensae side will make you wanna go torch a car.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://thecoathangers.bandcamp.com/album/dereks-song-throw

    "DEREK’S SONG" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu6wUrCNYlQ

    DESTRUCTION UNIT TWO STRONG HITS EP

    Newly reborn out of the Ascetic House art collective, Destruction Unit emerges with “Two Strong Hits,” a 7” single that will stick in your head for weeks, more and more echoed until you no longer hear it — you LIVE it. It is organized, driving chaos, determined to break everything loose and free everybody from their imaginary prisons and phony leaders. In just under eight minutes, Destruction Unit’s sonic repetition, feedback experimentation and pummeling drums make for two songs that go off like a machine gun in the trenches of your psyche, all without a note feeling out of place. They will drive you crazy out of your head and into your body. Both tracks are loud, noisy and organic, no flashy solos or technical pandering. In fact, don’t expect to find music at all. Destruction Unit is a direct message from the American underground - and the message is FREEDOM! Turn everything over to the freaks and BE FREE!

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/two-strong-hits

    "SONIC PEARL" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkbgRkHihvI

    ANTWON DYING IN THE PUSSY EP

    Hip-hop has always been a cultural mash-up. Starting with the mixed-genre sources of its turntable roots and evidenced in its appropriation into other music forms, hip-hop thrives under the absorption and re-contextualizing of the world around it. San Jose artist Antwon is a continuation of hip-hop’s legacy of amalgams. Rather than building songs out of drumbreaks from old funk and disco records, Antwon is more likely to rap over shoegaze and post-rock samples. He commiserates and collaborates with black metal bands and chillwave pioneers. His performances garner crowds more akin to Gilman Street punk shows than rap concerts—an appropriate development considering his outspoken appreciation for Bay Area powerviolence bands. In keeping with his unlikely bedfellows, Antwon’s latest EP comes courtesy of indie stalwart Suicide Squeeze. Mixed by Lars Stalfors, producer and engineer behind multiple Mars Volta and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez albums, “Dying In The Pussy” marries an MC’s traditional sexual bravado with a signature style of smoked-out fatalism over ominous interweaving synth lines. In contrast to the A-side’s sinister swagger, “Life Is What You Make It” is Antwon’s summer jam. A stylistic continuation of last year’s collaboration with Pictureplane, this b-side gem is a perfect blend of chilled-out West Coast hip-hop set against the backdrop of glitchy, warbling electropop.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/dying-in-the-pussy

    "DYING IN THE PUSSY" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9saLEZlKEU

    YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN YT//ST CD/LP (re-issue)

    YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN are a psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of ‘eastern’ culture in giant monochrome paper sets. Blending Noh, Peking Opera, Buddhist Ritual Punk, Taiko Shows, Tokusatsu, Performance Art, Rock Opera and their own mangaesque cardboard ‘NEVERFLAT’ style of 2.5D set design, their bizarre form of music//altheater have awed and shocked audiences in Montreal for several years.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/yt-st

    "HOSHI NEKO" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://vimeo.com/36662755

    LA LUZ BRAINWASH EP

    Seattle quartet La Luz immediately brings to mind the girl groups of the ‘50s and ‘60s. The immaculate four-part harmonies, the luscious layers of reverb, the occasional choreographed dance move, even the band’s penchant for oldies-style artwork—it all conjures images of beehived ladies singing sweetly on grainy black-and-white television. But give the new “Brainwash b/w T.V. Dream” single a spin and try to pin down a specific reference point from the past. You can’t. The dexterous but economic keyboard lines of Alice Sandahl and the stripped-down groove laid down by the rhythm section of Abbey Blackwell and Marian Li Pino don’t fit in with wall-of-sound icons like The Crystals or The Ronettes. The nimble surf rock twang of guitarist Shana Cleveland is at odds with classic Motown groups like The Marvelettes or The Supremes. Yes, the doo-wop nostalgia is certainly there, but the manufactured glamour and studio sheen is absent. The ladies of La Luz are true Pacific Northwesterners—swathed in warm wool sweaters, laying into their instruments as their hair messily spills over their faces, making records in trailer parks on the outskirts of the city, and battling the gloomy weather by channeling the summer on the two golden nuggets of their latest EP.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/brainwash

    "BRAINWASH" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cahFMKorqM

    MEAT MARKET TOO TIRED EP

    With a name like Meat Market, you’d expect this Oakland-based band to sound like the soundtrack to Saturday night in some douchey velvet-roped nightclub. You’d expect big thumping booty-bass and lascivious lyrics. You’d expect a fan-base of popped collars and bared midriffs. While the quartet does wield the power to pack in throngs of sweaty young people looking to dance, their sound bears little resemblance to the incessant thud of your standard club-banger. Instead, these four college-aged kids bust out a blend of surf guitar twang with garage-crafted power pop—think The Ventures meets The Marked Men. The band has already amassed a solid following in California and along the route to SXSW with just a self-titled cassette/LP to their name. Meat Market now offers up two new songs via Suicide Squeeze. “Too Tired” perfectly encapsulates their sound: a marriage of propulsive Stratocaster riffs with a big catchy chorus. B-side “The Return of Prince Donathunn” is an even stronger nod to the wave-riding instrumental groups of the ‘60s, with the steady 4/4 beat and dueling guitar leads belying the bands outspoken apathy towards surfing.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/too-tired

    THE COATHANGERS / AUDACITY ADDERALL EP

    The Coathangers are a relentless force. Not content to rest on their laurels with 2011’s sweaty summer classic Larceny & Old Lace, Atlanta’s roadwarrior daughters delivered a new split 7” every six months courtesy of Suicide Squeeze Records. Previous installments have paired their no-fucks-given badassery with Puerto Rican partiers Davila 666, Canadian bass-riff maestros Nu Sensae, and Nashville vintage-rockers Heavy Cream. The Coathangers’ final chapter in the series has them sharing a slab of vinyl with recent Suicide Squeeze signees Audacity. Hailing from Orange County, Audacity perfectly embody Southern California’s polarizing elements of sunshine and urban density. While not exactly “Good Vibrations” or “Welcome To The Jungle”, Audacity’s split-exclusive “Earthbot” shows both undeniable pop savvy and savage fretboard awareness. For their side, The Coathangers pay homage to driver’s-little-helper with “Adderall”. Showcasing the grittier side of their sound while still maintaining all of their token swagger, “Adderall” is a fitting cap on the split 7” series that carried through two years of relentless touring across North America and Europe.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://thecoathangers.bandcamp.com/album/adderall-earthbot

    AUDACITY BUTTER KNIFE CD/LP

    Audacity’s latest full-length Butter Knife is still, at its core, a garage rock record. Album opener “Couldn’t Hold A Candle” is a perfect introduction to Audacity’s battle plan—a balanced blend of pop sensibility and ribald power. “Hole In The Sky” showcases the band’s gift for the on-the-dime changes, sophisticated melodies, and clever instrumental interplay. “Red Wine” demonstrates a Robert Pollard-like knack for turning an unexpected chord combination into a remarkably punchy chorus. And album closer “Autumn” harkens back to the balladry of power pop kings Big Star. All of which is to say, Audacity are tighter and more clever than your average suburban band, and consequently they’re one of the strongest acts in the Southern Californian garage rock scene.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/butter-knife

    "HOLE IN THE SKY" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzNp8pcdoog

    MINUS THE BEAR ACOUSTICS II LP

    In February 2009, an EP called Acoustics was released featuring newly recorded acoustic versions of fan favorites from Minus the Bear’s prolific career along with one new track. Limited to 5000 copies of vinyl, Acoustics is now out of print. Acoustics II is the second volume in this exciting series and this time it’s a full LP containing a batch of eight newly recorded and interpreted stand out tracks in addition to two brand new songs entitled “The Storm” and “Riddles”. Acoustics II is sure to please long time fans and welcome new fans to this critically acclaimed rock band.

    "ACOUSTICS II" OFFICIAL TRAILER - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txBJugGYll4

    YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN UZU CD/LP

    With their sophomore effort UZU, Alaska and Ruby continue their exploration of cultural dualities. While YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN has always provided an outlet for the core duo’s celebration of their Asian heritage, the inclusion of auxiliary musicians and artists into the fold has reinforced one of the most crucial defining dualities of the group: the merging of diasporic and indigenous perspectives. This meeting of East and West is perhaps most visible in UZU’s lead single “One”. As the first YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN song to extend the songwriting credits beyond the core duo, “One” incorporates the indigenous upbringings of the extended group by leading off with a traditional Iroquois song. The introductory chant is a social song calling all people together, and is performed by people of the Mohawk tribe. From there, the band kicks into a driving guitar line and a vocal hook as sweet as any J-pop hit. Metal riffing, free-jazz cacophony, and meditative Eastern percussion patterns accentuate the song. In the hands of lesser visionaries, this kind of cross-pollination would sound like a schizophrenic genre mash-up. But YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN’s appropriations never sound forced. Rather, it sounds like a celebration of the cultural collision of Alaska and Ruby’s upbringing. The hybridization is evident throughout UZU—you can hear it in the operatic piano-and-vocal opener “Atalanta” segueing into the dynamic prog of “Whalesong”, the Eastern melodies seamlessly melding into the synth arpeggio and guitar dirge of “Windflower”, the musical storytelling tradition of “Seasickness Pt. 1” juxtaposing with the Heart-like classic rock gallop of “Seasickness Pt. 2”, and the closing choir passage of “Saturn’s Return” descending into Merzbow-esque white noise. It is safe to say there is no other band like YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN on the planet. In a world that is increasingly homogenized, a record like UZU is all the more important for demonstrating how disparate cultural perspectives can merge into something entirely new while retaining their individual sovereign character.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/uzu

    "ONE" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH3X4D0NyS8

    "SATURN’S RETURN" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://vimeo.com/75122835

    NATURAL CHILD / GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH SURF N TURF EP

    There couldn’t be a better title than Surf N Turf for a split 7” between Portland, Oregon’s Guantanamo Baywatch and Nashville, Tennessee’s Natural Child. While Guantanamo Baywatch bask in the coastal traditions of surf rock, Natural Child deliver the backwoods boogie of the landlocked Southern interior. To be fair, there’s much more to GB than vibrato-soaked Mosrite guitars. The recent Suicide Squeeze signees offset their Dick Dale-styled twang with the trashy hybrid of garage punk and surf rock spewed out by The Mummies. Sure, “Raunch Stomp” is in step with the Ventures’ tremolo-picking tradition, but a song like “Love This Time” explains why the band spent time on the boisterous Dirtnap Records roster. Neither is Natural Child to be mistaken for mere good ol’ boy sons of Skynyrd. Though they’ve certainly got a knack for a country-fried ballad (as evidenced on “Don’t Wake The Baby”) or a sweetly stoned fuzzed-out lead on guitar, the trio are better suited for sharing a beer-soaked bar stage with fellow Nashevillians JEFF the Brotherhood and Heavy Cream than headlining the mainstage at the state fair.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/surf-n-turf

    EATING OUT BURN EP

    Eating Out is the crunchy, distorted, pop-oriented project of Nü Sensae drummer Daniel Pitout. The big distorted guitar riffs and heartfelt melodies of Pitout’s brainchild are a notable departure from Nü Sensae’s roaring assault. But Eating Out also has the proud distinction of being a Vancouver supergroup of sorts. While Pitout assumes the songwriting duties and the accompanying positions of guitarist and vocalist, fellow Sensae Brody McKnight rounds out the guitar department, White Lung vocalist Mish Way lends her bass skills, and Peace’s Geoff Dembicki fills in on drums. While vestiges of Nü Sensae’s brash tonalities, White Lung’s melodic treatment of hardcore, and Peace’s bold anglophile pop can all be heard in Eating Out, Pitout’s songs owe more to girl-grunge groups of the early nineties than to any of his co-conspirators’ primary projects. The three songs on their 7” for Suicide Squeeze Records originally appeared on a limited run of 150 cassettes released by Burger Records back in 2012. “Burn”, “Come Around”, and “That’s My Man” are given a new life on vinyl, showcasing Pitout’s penchant for the triumphant loud-quiet-loud structures and electric catharsis of groups like Hole and L7.

    FULL ALBUM STREAM - http://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/album/burn

    "BURN" OFFICIAL VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5sE9p4NAaI

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  • November 27, 2013

    BLACK FRIDAY SALE !!!

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    7” $3 / CD $5 / LP $10 / Tapes $3

    The Aislers Set “How I Learned to Write Backwards” {CD}
    Antwon “Dying in the Pussy” {7”}
    Audacity “Finders Keepers” {7”}
    Audacity “Butter Knife” {CD} {LP} {CS}
    Julianna Barwick “Pacing” {7”}
    Chin Up Chin Up “This Harness Can’t Ride Anything” {CD}
    The Coathangers “Scramble” {CD} {CS}
    The Coathangers “143 (Dan Deacon remix)” {7”}
    The Coathangers “Larceny & Old Lace” {CD} {LP} {CS}
    The Coathangers / Heavy Cream “Merry Go Round” {7”}
    The Coathangers / Audacity “Adderall” {7”}
    Cotton Jones “Paranoid Cocoon” {CD}
    Cotton Jones “Tall Hours in the Glowstream” {CD}
    Crystal Skulls “Blocked Numbers” {CD}
    Crystal Skulls “Outgoing Behavior” {CD}
    Destruction Unit “Two Strong Hits” {7”}
    Gap Dream “Ali Baba” {7”}
    Goon Moon “I Got A Brand New Egg Layin’ Machine” {CD} {LP}
    Headphones “Headphones” {CD}
    HEALTH “Perfect Skin” {7”}
    Hella “Bitches Ain’t Shit But Good People” {CD}
    Hella “Church Gone Wild / Chirpin Hard” {CD}
    Hint Hint “Young Days” {CD}
    Human Highway “Moody Motorcycle” {CD} {LP}
    The Magic Magicians “Girls” {CD}
    The Magic Magicians “The Magic Magicians” {CD}
    Meat Market “Too Tired” {7”}
    Metal Hearts “Socialize” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic” {CD} {LP} {CS}
    Minus the Bear “Highly Refined Pirates” {CD} {CS}
    Minus the Bear “Bands Like it When You Yell ‘YAR’ at Them” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “Menos El Oso” {CD} {LP}
    Minus the Bear “Interpretaciones del Oso” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “Planet of Ice” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “They Make Beer Commercials Like This” {CD}
    Eugene Mirman “The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman” {CD}
    Modest Mouse / 764-Hero “Whenever You See Fit” {CD}
    Numerators “Dead” {7”}
    Nü Sensae “Sundowning” {CD} {LP}
    Page France “Hello, Dear Wind” {CD}
    Page France “Tomato Morning Tour EP” {CD}
    Page France “…and the Family Telephone” {CD} {LP}
    Past Lives “Strange Symmetry” {CD} {LP}
    Past Lives “Tapestry of Webs” {CD} {LP}
    Peace “The World Is Too Much With Us” {LP}
    Pedro the Lion “Progress” {CD}
    Red Stars Theory “Red Stars Theory” {CD}
    Russian Circles “Station” {CD}
    Russian Circles “Geneva” {CD}
    S “Puking and Crying” {CD}
    sBACH “sBACH” {CD}
    Six Parts Seven “Things Shaped in Passing” {CD}
    Six Parts Seven “Lost Notes From Forgotten Songs” {CD}
    Six Parts Seven “[Everywhere] [and Right Here]” {CD}
    Six Parts Seven “Casually Smashed to Pieces” {CD}
    Elliott Smith “Division Day” {7”} {CD}
    Elliott Smith “Pretty (Ugly Before)” {7”}
    Suicide Squeeze 12 Pack {7”x12}
    Tammar “Visits” {CD} {LP}
    These Arms Are Snakes “Tail Swallower & Dove” {CD}
    This Will Destroy You “Tunnel Blanket” {CD} {2xLP}
    The Unicorns “2014” {CD}
    Various Artists “Slaying Since 1996” {CD}
    We Ragazzi “Wolves With Pretty Lips” {CD}
    White Woods “Where Did You Go” {7”}
    White Woods “Big Talking” {7”}
    YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN “YT//ST” {CD} {LP}
    YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN “UZU” {CD} {LP}

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  • November 21, 2013

    EATING OUT ANNOUNCES ‘BURN’ EP

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    ORDER NOW

    COME AROUND PREMIERE AT SPIN

    Limited to 500 copies! Eating Out is the crunchy, distorted, pop-oriented project of Nü Sensae drummer Daniel Pitout. The big distorted guitar riffs and heartfelt melodies of Pitout’s brainchild are a notable departure from Nü Sensae’s roaring assault. But Eating Out also has the proud distinction of being a Vancouver supergroup of sorts. While Pitout assumes the songwriting duties and the accompanying positions of guitarist and vocalist, fellow Sensae Brody McKnight rounds out the guitar department, White Lung vocalist Mish Way lends her bass skills, and Peace’s Geoff Dembicki fills in on drums. While vestiges of Nü Sensae’s brash tonalities, White Lung’s melodic treatment of hardcore, and Peace’s bold anglophile pop can all be heard in Eating Out, Pitout’s songs owe more to girl-grunge groups of the early nineties than to any of his co-conspirators’ primary projects. The three songs on their 7” for Suicide Squeeze Records originally appeared on a limited run of 150 cassettes released by Burger Records back in 2012. “Burn”, “Come Around”, and “That’s My Man” are given a new life on vinyl, showcasing Pitout’s penchant for the triumphant loud-quiet-loud structures and electric catharsis of groups like Hole and L7. The 7” is limited to 500 copies (100 on opaque pink/lavender/yellow-mixed vinyl, 400 on black) and comes with a download code. The songs are also available digitally worldwide on December 3, 2013.

    LISTEN/POST: COME AROUND

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    Eating Out
    Burn
    December 3, 2013

    A. Burn
    B1. Come Around
    B2. That’s My Man

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  • November 20, 2013

    NATURAL CHILD SHARE “DON’T WAKE THE BABY”

    DON’T WAKE THE BABY PREMIERE AT IMPOSE

    Limited to 750 copies! There couldn’t be a better title than Surf N Turf for a split 7” between Portland, Oregon’s Guantanamo Baywatch and Nashville, Tennessee’s Natural Child. While Guantanamo Baywatch bask in the coastal traditions of surf rock, Natural Child deliver the backwoods boogie of the landlocked Southern interior. To be fair, there’s much more to GB than vibrato-soaked Mosrite guitars. The recent Suicide Squeeze signees offset their Dick Dale-styled twang with the trashy hybrid of garage punk and surf rock spewed out by The Mummies. Sure, “Raunch Stomp” is in step with the Ventures’ tremolo-picking tradition, but a song like “Love This Time” explains why the band spent time on the boisterous Dirtnap Records roster. Neither is Natural Child to be mistaken for mere good ol’ boy sons of Skynyrd. Though they’ve certainly got a knack for a country-fried ballad (as evidenced on “Don’t Wake The Baby”) or a sweetly stoned fuzzed-out lead on guitar, the trio are better suited for sharing a beer-soaked bar stage with fellow Nashevillians JEFF the Brotherhood and Heavy Cream than headlining the mainstage at the state fair. Surf N Turf is available as a limited edition 7” (125 copies on opaque red vinyl, 125 on a green and lavender mix, and 500 on black) with a download coupon. The songs are also available digitally worldwide on December 3, 2013.

    LISTEN/POST: DON’T WAKE THE BABY

    Natural Child / Guantanamo Baywatch
    Surf N Turf
    December 3, 2013

    A. Don’t Wake The Baby
    AA1. Love This Time
    AA2. Raunch Stomp

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  • November 7, 2013

    HELP US HELP LA LUZ

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    On Tuesday night Seattle surf-rock quartet, La Luz were involved in a serious car accident. Their van was totaled, merch and gear completely destroyed and the girls were left terribly bruised. The band was on tour with Of Montreal en route to a sold out hometown show at Neumos when they were tragically rear ended by a large truck. La Luz has canceled all further tour dates. Suicide Squeeze would like to help La Luz by donating 100% of profits generated from sales of the Brainwash EP through our online store.

    Order Brainwash 7”

    Purchase a digital copy of Brainwash

    Donate via Hardly Art PayPal

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  • November 1, 2013

    GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH PREMIERE “LOVE THIS TIME” | ON TOUR NOW

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    ORDER NOW

    LOVE THIS TIME PREMIERE AT SPIN

    Limited to 750 copies! There couldn’t be a better title than Surf N Turf for a split 7” between Portland, Oregon’s Guantanamo Baywatch and Nashville, Tennessee’s Natural Child. While Guantanamo Baywatch bask in the coastal traditions of surf rock, Natural Child deliver the backwoods boogie of the landlocked Southern interior. To be fair, there’s much more to GB than vibrato-soaked Mosrite guitars. The recent Suicide Squeeze signees offset their Dick Dale-styled twang with the trashy hybrid of garage punk and surf rock spewed out by The Mummies. Sure, “Raunch Stomp” is in step with the Ventures’ tremolo-picking tradition, but a song like “Love This Time” explains why the band spent time on the boisterous Dirtnap Records roster. Neither is Natural Child to be mistaken for mere good ol’ boy sons of Skynyrd. Though they’ve certainly got a knack for a country-fried ballad (as evidenced on “Don’t Wake The Baby”) or a sweetly stoned fuzzed-out lead on guitar, the trio are better suited for sharing a beer-soaked bar stage with fellow Nashevillians JEFF the Brotherhood and Heavy Cream than headlining the mainstage at the state fair. Surf N Turf is available as a limited edition 7” (125 copies on opaque red vinyl, 125 on a green and lavender mix, and 500 on black) with a download coupon. The songs are also available digitally worldwide on December 3, 2013.

    LISTEN/DL/POST: Love This Time

    Tour Dates:
    FRI NOV 1 - Boston MA, Tufts University
    SAT NOV 2 - Manhattan NY, Cake Shop
    SUN NOV 3 - Purchase NY, SUNY Purchase
    MON NOV 4 - Boston MA, Charlie’s Kitchen
    TUE NOV 5 - Brooklyn NY, Death by Audio
    WED NOV 6 - Philadelphia PA, Golden Tea House
    THU NOV 7 - Cleveland OH, Now That’s Class
    FRI NOV 8 - Detroit MI, Lager House
    SAT NOV 9 - Chicago IL, Township
    SUN NOV 10 - Des Moines IA, Vaudeville Mews
    MON NOV 11 - Kansas City MO, House Party
    TUE NOV 12 - Denver CO, Lost Lake w/ Lisa Prank (Robin of Lust Cats)
    WED NOV 13 - Salt Lake City UT, Salt Haus
    FRI NOV 15 - Los Angeles CA, Redwood Bar
    SAT NOV 16 - San Francisco CA, Hemlock Tavern
    SUN NOV 17 - Santa Rosa CA, Pizza Punx
    MON NOV 18 - Reno NV, St. James Infirmary
    TUE NOV 19 - Boise ID, The Shredder
    WED NOV 20 - Spokane WA, Baby Bar
    THU NOV 21 - Portland OR, Star Bar
    SAT NOV 23 - Black Lodge w/ Big Eyes and Acapulco Lips

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    Natural Child / Guantanamo Baywatch
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    A. Don’t Wake The Baby
    AA1. Love This Time
    AA2. Raunch Stomp

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  • October 14, 2013

    YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN ANNOUNCE CMJ SCHEDULE, RELEASE NEW SINGLE

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    YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN are gearing up for their first run of dates in the US for 2013, starting next week with CMJ in New York. The band will be headlining the Pitchfork party on the Friday night as well as several other shows throughout the week. Time Out New York listed them as one of the top 6 acts to check out for the festival describing their sound as “Piano-driven prog tracks along with spaced-out sludge metal.”

    Click Here To Listen To “Windflower” On Pitchfork

    The band also released the second track from their highly anticipated sophomore LP UZU today, the album will be released on Suicide Squeeze Records in the US and Paper Bag in Canada on October 29th. Pitchfork posted “Windflower” saying “It swirls into frame, and then it swirls past it, shimmering in the darkness exactly and with beauty” and states the track “overflows with poetic, grandiose melancholy, circling astrological and mythological themes from Journey to the West, the Buddhist Chinese myth the band says inspired the record.”

    You can check out their full CMJ and North American tour dates below including a special show at the Basillica in Hudson on Halloween. UZU can be pre-ordered here now.

    POST: Windflower

    CMJ Schedule /
    10/16 - Fontana’s (Pirate Radio Showcase) - New York, NY (3:15p)
    10/16 - Knitting Factory (Panache Booking Showcase) - Brooklyn, NY
    10/18 - Arlene’s Grocery (M For Montreal Showcase) - New York, NY
    10/18 - Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn Vegan Showcase) - Brooklyn, NY
    10/18 - 285 Kent (Pitchfork Showcase) - Brooklyn, NY

    North American Tour Dates /
    10/29 - Cabaret Mile End - Montreal, QC
    10/30 - Space Gallery - Portland, ME
    10/31 - Basillica - Hudson, NY
    11/01 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
    11/02 - Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
    11/03 - Happy Dog - Cleveland, OH
    11/05 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
    11/06 - The Garrison - Toronto, ON
    11/07 - Babylon - Ottawa, ON

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