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Bhang Bhang, I'm A Burnout

Dum Dum Girls

Perfect buzzsaw pop from one of our favorite bands. "Bhang Bhang, I'm A Burnout" is taken from their I Will Be album and is one of their toughest tunes, a fuzz-laden slice of garage pop with a killer chorus that muses on the virtues of psychedelics. "Last Caress" on the flip is a cover of the Misfits tune; it hearkens back to Dee Dee's more minimal roots, her fragile vocals and jangling guitar getting right to the pop at the core of the song.

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I Own It

Phil Wilson

Ex-June Bride Phil Wilson is back with a new band and his first new songs since the late 80s. Taken from his forthcoming album God Bless Jim Kennedy, "I Own It" combines electric and acoustic guitars to create a light, folky atmosphere. It's a brilliantly catchy tune that showcases Phil's finely-honed pop sense. The b-side, "What Time Can Do," is exclusive to this single.

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Shake The Shackles

Crystal Stilts

"Shake The Shackles" is Crystal Stilts' first release since "Love Is A Wave" and is a great snapshot of where the band is now and a taster for their second album, due in early 2011. Driven by echoed guitar strum and droning keys, it's a dexterous update of 60s garage pop that places it alongside late 80s Paisley Underground heroes, but the song itself is totally timeless, and impossible to place anywhere but firmly in Crystal Stilts' own unique style. B-side "Magnetic Moon" is exclusive to this single.

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7th Date

Spectrals

Excellent Spector-esque pop that combines classic 50s/60s songwriting with modern suss and a punk rock vibe. 7th Date is Spectrals' first release for Slumberland and it's a corker - an understated slow-dance shimmy punctuated by tambourine shakes and tinkling bells. Lovely!

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Do You Want A Boyfriend?

Tender Trap

Tender Trap are back and man did we miss them. With two extra girl voices (from new members guitarist Elizabeth and drummer Katrina) this great single combines the harmonies, oohs, ahs and sha-la-las of classic girl-pop with the stripped down beats and dirty guitars of the Shop Assistants and The Vaselines. The punk-rocking flip side "The Sum and The Difference" is exclusive to this single.

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Say No To Love

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

The Pains are back with a perfect pop single for those hot summer months. "Say No To Love" is an absolute smash, a tune bursting with melody, great riffs, delicious guitar jangle and the infectious energy we've some to expect from the Pains. "Lost Saint" on the flip is an altogether moodier affair, and exclusive to this single.

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Indecision

Manatee

Straight-ahead power-pop inspired by bands as diverse as Velvet Underground, The Ramones, The Feelies and The Replacements. Impassioned, timeless noise-pop, featuring Mike from Whorl/Black Tambourine/Bright Coloured Lights/Crabapples.

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Never Mine

Brilliant Colors

Inspired in equal parts by post-punk DIY fervor and the spiky pop of C86 and early Flying Nun/Creation label output, Brilliant Colors are back with two brand new songs that further cement their status as first class purveyors of crash pop. Both tunes are non-lp!

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Have A Little Faith In People

The Lodger

Digital-only taster for their upcoming album Flashbacks. Includes two non-album b-sides. Excellent soulful pop from Leeds' finest.

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Your Timetable

Summer Cats

Melbourne's pop greats are back with two brand-new songs. With all the fuzz, fizz and jangle you've come to expect, this double a-side single is the perfect party platter with which to kick off your summer.

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Thee Only One

Frankie Rose

Haunting pop from Brooklyn's Frankie Rose. Timeless music that recalls the ghosts of 60s girl group sounds, Brill Building songwriters and the 80s/90s/00s continuum of Black Tambourine, The Aislers Set and her previous groups Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts.

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Promised Land

Gregory Webster

Lovely 12-string folk-pop from one of out all-time favorite artists. From Razorcuts to Saturn V to Sportique, Mr. Webster has always delivered the goods, and we're pleased as punch to have this understated gem of a single on Slumberland.

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Spike Milligan's Tape Recorder

various artists

The Membranes noisy post-punk classic gets a 2009 re-rub from Sarandon - dig the howling chaos. To sweeten the deal we've put the 1984 original on the flip. Death to trad rock!

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Sufferer

Devon Williams

Jangly power-pop that connects the dots between Buddy Holly, the Brill Building and the punk-informed pop classicism of songwriters like Chris Stamey and Paul Westerberg. Top drawer tunes and smart arrangements make this one a double a-side winner.

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Searching For The Now 5

various artists

Our Searching For The Now series continues with this excellent all-Swedish edition. The note-perfect C86 girl-pop of Liechtenstein makes a great complement for the feedback-driven buzz-pop of The Faintest Ideas on the flip. Three great songs on cream/black swirl vinyl.

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Searching For The Now 6

various artists

Slumberland's popular Searching For The Now split single series continues to fire on all cylinders with this excellent UK pairing. On the a-side we find Welsh pop mavens The School, with a smashing cover of late Left Banke tune "And Suddenly." George Washington Brown creates pastoral, psychedelic power-pop, and his two songs on this split single are brand new and exclusive. Pressed on grey/black swirl vinyl.

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Blue Genes

The Champagne Socialists

Totally ace 60s-flavored girl group power pop from ex-members of The Royal We and Bricolage. Imagine Shadow Morton and Joe Meek hanging out at CBGBs and you're almost there.

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Love Is A Wave

Crystal Stilts

Their first new songs since the brilliant Alight of Night, and what a corker it is. An upbeat summer stomper that brings to mind such classics as "Tally Ho" and "Don't Slip Up." Limited edition white vinyl.

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