New & featured releases, updated December 4th, 2023

Jeanines "Each Day"

[7" » $9.00] [more info]
Each Day

Jeanines Each Day 7"

Supremely well-executed pop that recalls a diverse swathe of indie history, from 60s folk-pop and girl-group tunes to 80s DIY pop to solid gold 90s touchstones like The Aislers Set, The Cat's Miaow and the post-Black Tambourine bands of Pam Berry. "Each Day" is moody jangler that delivers melodic and emotional heft that belies its brief 1:43 length. "What The Echoes Say" and "Tilt In Your Eye" are both strummy delights, showcasing Alicia Jeanine's lovely vocal harmonies to maximum effect.

Chime School "Coming To Your Town"

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Coming To Your Town

Chime School Coming To Your Town 7"

Following up their very well-received 2021 self-titled debut album, Chime School are back with more perfect pop, this time on the most pop of formats, the 7" single. "Coming To Your Town" was recorded while sick with COVID and rather fittingly is a feverish attempt to describe the reactionary political moment that seemed to infect the Bay Area during the pandemic. Leave it to Chime School to pen a classic 12-string jangle pop tune about the breakdown of civil society. It's not all cats and motorbikes chez Chime School! On the flip side we have the band's lovely Brighter/Field Mice-esque take of Buzzcocks' "Love You More." Originally released on the Oakland Weekender Buzzcocks covers cassette, it's available on vinyl here for the first time.

The Reds, Pinks and Purples "They Only Wanted Your Soul"

[LP » $19.00] [more info]
They Only Wanted Your Soul

The Reds, Pinks and Purples They Only Wanted Your Soul LP

Limited edition reissue of a very scarce 4 song EP, now expanded to mini-LP length with the addition of six bonus songs. Recorded around the same time as the songs that went on to comprise the beloved "Uncommon Weather" album, "They Only Wanted Your Soul" contains some of the best examples of Glenn Donaldson's melancholy but wry take on indie pop. It has songs about record shopping, religion, worker's rights, dysfunctional holidays, and of course heartbreak, sung over a maze of shimmering fuzzy guitars and drum machine beats -- an essential chapter of the Reds, Pinks & Purples story.

The Reds, Pinks and Purples "Summer At Land's End"

[2xLP » $25.00] [LP » $19.00] [CD » $9.00] [more info]
Summer At Land's End

The Reds, Pinks and Purples Summer At Land's End 2xLP/LP/CD

"Summer at Land's End" is the 4th LP from The Reds, Pinks & Purples, Glenn Donaldson's solo kitchen pop "band." Since 2019 The Reds, Pinks & Purples has built an obsessive, ever-growing following by combining a vinyl-oriented release schedule with regular drops of new songs on Bandcamp. 2021's "Uncommon Weather" was something of a breakthrough and now Donaldson is back with the brilliantly ambitious "Summer At Land's End." Like the blossoming flower-themed sleeve might imply, it's bursting with heart-ripped-open vocals, ringing guitars, and warm reverberations. As before, "Land's End" contains plenty of concise indie-pop songs, but it also expands into hazier acoustic sounds and some extended mood pieces. You might hear '80s and '90s influences in the echoing guitars, but more so you might hear melodies and words that resonate deep down in some mysterious, transcendent space.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Belong"

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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart Belong LP

In 2011 The Pains teamed up with Flood (Depeche Mode, U2) and Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Jesus and Mary Chain, Ride) and delivered a second album that was as amazing as we had all hoped. It's a massive sounding album, sonically ambitious but still grounded in the peerless song-craft that The Pains are known for. Anchored by classic tunes like "Belong" and "Heart In Your Heartbreak", Belong is every inch a Pains record, but louder, bolder and and brighter.

Go Sailor "Go Sailor"

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Go Sailor

Go Sailor Go Sailor LP

Vinyl-only reissue of all the recordings made by this GREAT 90s super-group that featured Rose Melberg (Tiger Trap, The Softies, Gaze, Brave Irene), Linton (Henry's Dress, The Aislers Set) and Paul Curran (Crimpshrine). Fourteen slices of classic, timeless indiepop.

Frankie Rose "Love As Projection"

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Love As Projection

Frankie Rose Love As Projection LP/CD

After spending nearly two decades establishing herself across New York and Los Angeles independent music circles, Frankie Rose returns with a fresh form, aesthetic, and purpose embodied in her new album "Love As Projection." Celebrated by countless critical and cultural outlets over the years for her expansive approach to songwriting, lush atmospherics, and transcendent vocal melodies and harmonies, "Love As Projection" is a reintroduction of her iconic style through the new lens of contemporary electronic pop. Featuring beautiful, ethereal songs like lead-off single "Anything," "Sixteen Ways" and "Come Back," this album is more than a rebirth, a refinement, a resurgence – it's a culmination of influence and the most personal and accessible collection of art-pop that Frankie has delivered yet.

The Laughing Chimes "Zoo Avenue EP"

[cassette » $7.00] [more info]
Zoo Avenue EP

The Laughing Chimes Zoo Avenue EP cassette

The Laughing Chimes is a musical project formed by teenage brothers Evan and Quinn Seurkamp. The band draws inspiration from American and British jangle pop from the 80s and 90s, creating timeless songs that could just as easily have originated in Athens, GA or Dunedin, NZ as eastern Ohio. The "Zoo Avenue EP" is terrifically assured follow-up to their 2020 debut album, one that sharpens their sound and broadens their musical palette while retaining all of the considerable charm of their debut.

Peel Dream Magazine "Pad"

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Peel Dream Magazine Pad Ltd Edition LP/LP/CD

Joe Stevens' Peel Dream Magazine project has dazzled savvy listeners for the last several years with its tuneful yet hypnotic synthesis of post-punk, shoegaze, 60s pop and motorik kosmische grooves. Now Stevens is back with "Pad," a new, conceptual album which draws on influences from baroque pop to Bossa Nova, folk and mid-century orchestral, from Burt Bacharach-era 60s pop to first wave homemade post-punk. First single "Pad" is a perfect introduction to what the album is all about, all finger-snapping cool, groovy flute and sumptuous harmonies; a whispering sigh of a love song. Like the album it lends its name to, "Pad" is conceptually playful and sensuously subterranean, blurring the line between blithe escapism and pointed subversion. The limited edition mail order-only edition includes a bonus 4-song 7" EP.

Peel Dream Magazine "Agitprop Alterna "

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Agitprop Alterna

Peel Dream Magazine Agitprop Alterna CD/cassette/LP

Peel Dream Magazine is the musical vehicle for NYC's Joe Stevens, who launched the band in 2018 with the critically acclaimed album Modern Meta Physic, a mysterious, liminal tribute to the hazy end of '90s dream-pop that found its place on numerous "Best of 2018" lists. Now Peel Dream are back with Agitprop Alterna, an album that pays homage to the fuzzy, mod-ish pop of acts like My Bloody Valentine and early Stereolab, but it's also indebted to stateside bands like Yo La Tengo and Rocketship that were cut from a similar cloth. Agitprop Alterna finds Stevens deepening the connection between the existential and the interpretive first explored on Modern Meta Physic. It is a rejection of manipulation in all its forms and a buzzsaw against complacency; it's a rare trick to agitate without being obvious, and perhaps that makes Agitprop Alterna the most Peel Dream Magazine-like statement yet.


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