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I’ve encountered a few people that claim Oscar Award Winning Memphis Hip Hop group Three 6 Mafia are a one-and-done deal...
20/06/2024

I’ve encountered a few people that claim Oscar Award Winning Memphis Hip Hop group Three 6 Mafia are a one-and-done deal. That they’re not interested in anything past their 1995 debut ‘Mystic Stylez’. I’m sorry to be rude but that’s straight up horse hockey!

Da Triple Six have a deep and rich discography that may not have the same underground infamy of their debut and cassette era, but retains every aspect that made their debut great and much more.

Take 2003s ‘Da Unbreakables’ for example. So much charisma, attitude and hilarity, not to mention production chops and vocal dexterity that feel both ‘classic’ and ‘ahead of their time’. The three song run of Testin’ My Gangsta, Bin Laden and Ridin’ Spinners rivals any three song run ever! Thank you Triple 6 Mafia for enriching my life. - Nic

Three 6 Mafia - Da Unbreakables 2LP (Get On Down, 2023/2003) $69.95

I’ve gone loco for Jessy Lanza!!!! Honestly she may be my favourite electro-pop / contemporary R ‘n’ B producer and voca...
19/06/2024

I’ve gone loco for Jessy Lanza!!!! Honestly she may be my favourite electro-pop / contemporary R ‘n’ B producer and vocalist from not only Canada, but the whole of the god-forsaken Commonwealth.

I have to bring up my #1 R’n’B hero, Patrice Rushen, when writing about Lanza. Both have beginnings in Jazz but embraced popular music and technology, not as a career move or in serving a diva sized ego, but in seeing the real potential for emotional and creative expression when Pop is approached from an exploratory and non-cynical perspective.

All four of her albums rule, and are in stock, literally just jump in anywhere. ‘Love Hallucination’ (2023), sees a new level of vulnerability in her songwriting, which sits well in contrast to a production that’s a move away from bedroom synth-pop to BIG sounds.

I don’t know any of the additional producers listed on this album but collectively they form a voltron-like figure equivalent to a contemporary Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (The Time, Janet Jackson etc). - Nic

Jessy Lanza - Love Hallucination LP/CD (Hyperdub, 2023) $39.95/$24.95
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They just don’t miss do they??Some twelve years on from their last LP and a stack of excursions between (most notably El...
18/06/2024

They just don’t miss do they??

Some twelve years on from their last LP and a stack of excursions between (most notably Ellis as Nick Cave’s right hand man, Turner’s Mess Esque project, and White still playing on half the records under the sun including the ever-great Xylouris White), the Three reconvenes for another album of ragged, conversational, and melancholy compositions.

There’s an ease and comfort to the record that makes it feel like for the trio, playing together feels as natural as breathing. But that’s not to say they’ve just pi**ed out another D3 record to satiate the fans. The loops of the last LP fade further into the rearview of the mix and Ellis seems to play just as much piano as violin here. These tracks feel like slower burners, droning and rolling through and swelling across the record with nooks and cracks that beckon further exploration.

A killer return!
-Mitch

Dirty Three - Love Changes Everything (Remote Control, 2024), New LP, $49.95 / New CD, $24.95

It’s been a while since this one’s been in stock and it feels especially pertinent with the latest Th Blisks record comi...
17/06/2024

It’s been a while since this one’s been in stock and it feels especially pertinent with the latest Th Blisks record coming out on Friday (who seem to me like one of the modern inheritors to the legacy of this record) so figured it’s time to recycle an old write up for once…

An all timer from The Raincoats!
The scattered rickety guitar music of the first LP here morphs into something else entirely, full of weird contradictions and paradoxes. An album that is seemingly composed and spontaneous and both amateurish and accomplished at the same time. Fluid bass lines that sound like they draw from reggae or dub, droning chord structures, vocals that are mysteriously buried in the mix, layers of scattered percussion (featuring a Robert Wyatt cameo!?).
A classic!
-Mitch

The Raincoats - Odyshape (1981), New LP, $42
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New and restocked CDs that have rolled through in the last few weeks! A bunch of Hyperdub (Burial, Jessy Lanza, Babyfath...
15/06/2024

New and restocked CDs that have rolled through in the last few weeks! A bunch of Hyperdub (Burial, Jessy Lanza, Babyfather, 700 BLISS, Foodman) punk classics and soon to be classics (Bad Breeding, Angelic Upstarts, G.B.H., Hi No Kyu) and others from Possible Humans, Brian Eno and Harold Budd, and Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru (which I forgot to include in this pic, whoops!)

My turn to wax lyrical about this one as it enters back into LP print in the UK!The more I listen to Ryan Davis’ Dancing...
14/06/2024

My turn to wax lyrical about this one as it enters back into LP print in the UK!

The more I listen to Ryan Davis’ Dancing On The Edge (which has been far and away my most listened to album in the last 12 months), the more I realise that it’s makes me think of those overlooked gems that lurk in the back catalogues of the canonical artists.

Think the surreal and conversational sprawl of Dylan’s Brownsville Girl meets the strange instrumentation and wryness of Cohen’s I Can’t Forget meets the driving narrative propulsion of Joni’s Coyote. Songs that pushed the craft and pushed out beyond radio or single friendly playing times.

But where it seems that these big dogs only seem to pull it off once every record or so (if you’re lucky), Ryan does it over and over again. The kind of record that has me constantly returning to it and discovering a new detail. ALL TIMER!
-Mitch

Ryan Davis & The Roadhouse Band - Dancing On The Edge (Tough Love Records, 2023/2024), New LP, $59.95

Still plenty of copies of our CD run of this still available too for $19.95
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It’s been 10 years since Low Life’s ‘Do***ng’ was unleashed onto the world. I’m not big on anniversaries, I don’t want t...
12/06/2024

It’s been 10 years since Low Life’s ‘Do***ng’ was unleashed onto the world. I’m not big on anniversaries, I don’t want to feel like a discarded verse from Springsteen’s Glory Days, but from my perspective there’s a few lesser known aspects of the Do***ng story worthy of a dot point....

- Do***ng was originally slated for release on Negative Guest List, but after Brendon’s untimely death Disinfect Records took on the project. My label, R.I.P. Society jumped on board to help quite late in the project.

- Disinfect Records CEO Kerem ‘Dizzy’ Daldal, the unheralded driving force of getting this record into the world, managed the difficult logistics of figuring out how to pay Gary Numan’s mechanical royalty within a day of us realising we needed to do this or the records would not be pressed.

- The recording skills of John “Crystal Palace” Duncan deserve acknowledgement. He’s not one for the spotlight but deserves to be a part of the Do***ng lore. There’s a unique sound and atmosphere to the record that avoids being overbearing, overshadowing the band, or being goofy. It really served the band circa 2012’s strengths.

- I fu***ng hate phenomenons but the initial Do***ng phenomenon was exciting and validating for someone that believes (and still believes) in fostering an industrious underground music network that runs counter to the industry-at-large. It wasn’t hype from above, it was excitement and endorsement from various sections of the underground. Shout out to Easter Bilby, Goner, Little Big Chief and other US factions that got the ball rolling.

- While I loved this initial word-of-mouth excitement, later waves of enthusiasm left me cold. Hordes of men so eager to demonstrate in an almost nationalistic manner that this music spoke deeply to their lived experience, completely missing the deeper and more satirical messages of the record.

Max Easton explores some of these feeling better in episode 12 of the Barely Human podcast series . ‘I’m in Strife; I Like Low Life (...and Haram)’. Check it out. Oh, and I’m glad the Alter Records in the UK re-released this album, a class label! - Nic
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Hear me out here, Possible Humans’ excellent debut Everybody Split is THE perfect album for the Compact Disc player in y...
11/06/2024

Hear me out here, Possible Humans’ excellent debut Everybody Split is THE perfect album for the Compact Disc player in your car and maybe the CD is THE perfect medium for Possible Humans’ Everybody Split.

Music that drives in it’s own way with winding guitars that stretch out like long sections of highway, sing-a-longable melodies, enough interweaving and intricate parts to keep you awake behind the wheel but not enough to grate while coughing more exhaust into the “lung of the city.”

Not to mention, housed in a slight cardboard wallet that won’t take up too much glovebox real estate!
-Mitch

Possible Humans - Everybody Split (Trouble In Mind, 2019), New CD, $$21.95

Open usual hours today despite the long weekend and with a bunch of new titles and restocks back in store!The latest rec...
10/06/2024

Open usual hours today despite the long weekend and with a bunch of new titles and restocks back in store!

The latest records from Container and Lewsberg, the last three Jessy Lanza albums, a couple of heavy hitters from The Raincoats, Witch, and Big Black, the latest Charlemagne Palestine and James Rushford on Blank Forms, local classics from Possible Humans, HTRK, and Itchy Bu**er, a couple of post-Terminals LPs from John Chrisstoffels, and more!

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Algorithm means you missed a post? Forgot what you were looking for? Got bored of Mitch and Nic rambling while you were ...
08/06/2024

Algorithm means you missed a post? Forgot what you were looking for? Got bored of Mitch and Nic rambling while you were scrolling but would want to read a slightly truncated version? Taking a ‘digital detox’?

All that was previously digital only is becoming physical, with the rollout of staff picks tags in the racks. Revisit the hot takes, big opinions, contextualisation, and yelling into the void from the comfort of the shop floor!

Welcome back and happy release date!Five years between LPs (a healthy amount of time if you ask me!) Program return with...
07/06/2024

Welcome back and happy release date!

Five years between LPs (a healthy amount of time if you ask me!) Program return with a record of mid-paced and melodic burners that chug forward with a casual but self-assured manner.

Charming melodies and a lackadaisical approach that recalls Pavement or Teenage Fanclub and places them alongside local heavyweights The Stevens, Possible Humans, Dippers/Thigh Master, Dag, and Shrapnel!
-Mitch

Program - It’s A Sign (Anti Fade, 2024), New LP, $38

SJN’s 2004 demo tape gets the Winter Garden deluxe treatment! 20 page fanzine, A3 riso poster, hand stamped 7” sleeve an...
06/06/2024

SJN’s 2004 demo tape gets the Winter Garden deluxe treatment! 20 page fanzine, A3 riso poster, hand stamped 7” sleeve and envelope. A band certainly worthy of decadent documentation but if we’re opening the SJN archival floodgates I’ve got a request.....

Straightjacket Nation – Icons cassette (2004, self released) as a black 7”, photocopied fold-over sleeve, edition of 10,000.

In my opinion those two between 12” releases are an integral piece of the SJN puzzle. While ‘Nationalism’ (Iron Lung, 2012) saw them at their most bordering on noise-rock or dare I say it (sorry)
“Mysterious Guy” Hardcore, ‘Icons’ honed it into a Rival Mob level of menacing precision. Yes, three tracks would end up on the Self Titled 12” but Tom “Hardcore” Hardisty’s production and Per Bystrom’s art are also great arguments for the stand alone treatment.

Apologies to the WInter Garden conglomerate for going off track on the sales pitch, but I’m confident these demo 7”s will sell themselves. - Nic

Straightjacket Nation - 2004 demo 7” & fanzine (Winter Garden) $32

When I think of the all tjme greatest American music duos I think Su***de, Outkast, Daryl Hall & John Oates and at the v...
05/06/2024

When I think of the all tjme greatest American music duos I think Su***de, Outkast, Daryl Hall & John Oates and at the very top of that list is Jennifer Herrema and Neil Michael Hagerty a.k.a Royal Trux.

Not only are they my favourite duo, but I’d vote them best rock ‘n’ roll band of the 90s. I mean that more in the conceptual spirit of rock ‘n’ roll.. which sometimes isn’t rockin’ at all. I desperately wish I could hear their philosophy (not a one dimensional affection of rock/drug cool) in more guitar groups today!

Saying all that, their 1988 debut isn’t an album I’ve dug out often in the last decade. While it’s not their most bombastic or subversively straight chapter, it’s a real cool time! High art meets lizard brain, The Rolling Stones swag to No Wave shronk, The Shaggs grappling with Ornette Coleman harmolodics, 60s prankster psych... it’s all here.

Drugs may have been involved but to be honest I think that narrative distracts from the sheer amount of creativity, cool and highly considered takes on low-culture evident in this band’s discography right from the beginning! - Nic

Royal Trux - Royal Trux LP (Fire Records, 1988/2024) $49.95

Finally got around to flicking through the first two issues of Joe Tunis from Carbon Records’ My Teeth Need Attention zi...
04/06/2024

Finally got around to flicking through the first two issues of Joe Tunis from Carbon Records’ My Teeth Need Attention zine and hot damn these are great!

Longform interviews with New Haven mainstays Stefan Christensen and David Shapiro in the first two issues and Matthias Andersson (Discreet head honcho) and Antony Milton, with each zine also featuring photo essays, fiction, reviews, and tour diaries that traipse thru the trails of US/UK/Euro/Oz/NZ DIY music culture all printed on lux paper stock with colour imagery throughout.

PS. Also looks like Joe also runs an incredible podcast covering similar worlds, issues, and people that I can’t wait to start listening to with interviews with shop favourites including Kryssi Battalene, David Nance, Bruce Russell, Emily Robb, Bill Nace, Greymouth and more.
-Mitch

My Teeth Need Attention, Issues 1 & 2, New Zines, $12 ea

Another collab from two of the greats of contemporary improvised music!Jim White with his signature across the kit sound...
03/06/2024

Another collab from two of the greats of contemporary improvised music!

Jim White with his signature across the kit sound playing alongside Marisa Anderson’s droning American Primitive inflected guitar lines. Like watching a storm roll in over the ocean from a distance, there’s a bulk and relentless driving force to these recordings, but with surprising pivots on blues or folk guitar turnarounds.

One for fans of other killer guitar and drum duos from the last couple years like Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano or Monocot (Rosali Middleman and Jayson Gerycz).
-Mitch

Jim White and Marisa Anderson - Swallowtail (Thrill Jockey, 2024), New LP, $42 / New CD, $23.95

Usually we take our physical retail store glamour shots on beautiful blue skied days. I decided to use this very average...
02/06/2024

Usually we take our physical retail store glamour shots on beautiful blue skied days. I decided to use this very average winter’s day to make the profound point that everyday can be beautiful when you let
independent music into your heart and mind.

Stacking the racks with more restocks and new releases from Iron Lung, International Anthem, Sundazed, Thrill Jockey and...
01/06/2024

Stacking the racks with more restocks and new releases from Iron Lung, International Anthem, Sundazed, Thrill Jockey and more!

Just had a listen to the latest Marisa Anderson and Jim White collab record and I reckon I’ll have more to say about it later in the week!
-Mitch

This reissue came out a few months ago and I’ve been struggling to put into words the sprawling reach of this set. Origi...
31/05/2024

This reissue came out a few months ago and I’ve been struggling to put into words the sprawling reach of this set. Originally a bootleg that captures Sonic Youth in the UK in the mid-80s there are moments here where they really take off as a group.

Reading Greil Marcus’ Real Life Rock columns the other day I stumbled across him capturing it better than I ever could, so in the words of Marcus….

“It meanders over a blurred terrain until flair ups cause the music to contract past its surface of cryptic eschatology down to its unstable core; loathing, fatuity, confusion, smugness, play/ The goal seems to be to turn amusement into dread, to sustain dread long enough to turn it into a threat, which can be shaped into a song, which can be destroyed.”
-Mitch (cribbing Greil Marcus’ Real Life Rock column 15 April 1986)

Sonic Youth - Walls Have Ears (Goofing, 1985/2024), New 2LP, $59.95

The depraved and disgusting minds at Me S**o Un Ojo and Rotted Life* give the debut demo from Toronto’s Coprolith the bi...
30/05/2024

The depraved and disgusting minds at Me S**o Un Ojo and Rotted Life* give the debut demo from Toronto’s Coprolith the big disc treatment.
Pleasingly ugly (no need for a prefix) Death Metal with many hard riffs expertly/ignorantly sequenced, with squealing dumpstered amps providing the tension and hostile atmosphere.

With so many production options on-hand in 2024 it’s refreshing to bathe in Coprolith’s boneheaded band-in-a-room churning charisma. - Nic

Coprolith - Coprolith MLP (Me S**o Un Ojo / Rotted Life) $39.95



*just kidding, both labels must have truly determined and diligent brains behind them as they keep churning the quality Death Metal!!!

Lots of great stuff in from the reputable  with even more on the way. Reek Minds, Klonns, Paprika and Sect Mark are just...
29/05/2024

Lots of great stuff in from the reputable with even more on the way. Reek Minds, Klonns, Paprika and Sect Mark are just the tip of the iceberg!

A big thank you to the head of Australasia Punk Logistics for providing the synergetic stock fulfillment solutions.

After years of being out of stock, Bill Orcutt’s Odds Against Tomorrow has been a welcome re-addition to the racks!Maybe...
28/05/2024

After years of being out of stock, Bill Orcutt’s Odds Against Tomorrow has been a welcome re-addition to the racks!

Maybe it’s because it was the first of his solo records I heard, but OAT still remains my favourite of his return to the guitar catalogue. THE crispest telecaster tone but also featuring some of his most beautiful winding melodies and the slightest bit of skronk.

A perfect intro to his extensive catalogue, I reckon a gateway record for fans of Richard Thompson, Dirty Three, Peter Green, Steve Gunn, and general shredderz!
-Mitch

Bill Orcutt - Odds Against Tomorrow (Palilalia, 2019), New LP, $48

It feels criminal that such an overlooked classic has been sitting in the racks for so long. Sure, the hokey reggae-lite...
27/05/2024

It feels criminal that such an overlooked classic has been sitting in the racks for so long. Sure, the hokey reggae-lite rhythmic way Dylan sings “Mahatma Gandhi” on his cover of Kristofferson’s ‘They Killed Him’ is cringeworthy, and some of the reggae into soul arrangements are particularly enlightening, BUT HEAR ME OUT!

Brownsville Girl is worth the price tag alone. An epic eleven minute opus composed alongside Sam Shepard that veers from a dreamscape half remembrance of seeing a Gregory Peck western entwined with a longing remembrance of travels with a long-lost lover. Dylan at his funniest, most beguiling, and most surreal. His ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ of the 1980s but so much better, simultaneously tapping into his old mate Allen Ginsberg’s notions of capturing everyday American speech patterns while simultaneously framing it all within the language of mythologising the US West.

One of his best tracks ever!
-Mitch

Bob Dylan - Knocked Out Loaded (CBS, 1986), Secondhand Japanese Pressing, $35

Let’s hope this t-shirt offer still stands! Even if you’re not a fan of the New York Heavy Metal band, it’s a great way ...
26/05/2024

Let’s hope this t-shirt offer still stands! Even if you’re not a fan of the New York Heavy Metal band, it’s a great way to communicate that you’re waiting until you find your one true iron maiden ❤️

Not to marinate in nostalgia, but I woke this morning to a social media notification reminding me that it’s been a whole...
25/05/2024

Not to marinate in nostalgia, but I woke this morning to a social media notification reminding me that it’s been a whole decade since Nic held the RIP Society Bday show at the Opera House, which also marks ten years since The Dead C came to town.

Which is also coincides with their classic Harsh 70s Reality being available in store for the first time in god knows how long. An album that cracked my head open when I first heard it and continues to baffle me in the best way possible. A release (here slightly trimmed to make a double LP fit on a single CD) that taught me that noise guys can rock and that rockers could dispatch sprawling, ambitious, and beguiling transmissions!
-Mitch

The Dead C - Harsh 70s Reality (Siltbreeze, 1992), New CD, $19.95

Five newbies from Altered States Tapes that I’m gonna spend the next couple of days exploring!The much-anticipated debut...
24/05/2024

Five newbies from Altered States Tapes that I’m gonna spend the next couple of days exploring!

The much-anticipated debut release from gi (of Optic Nerve fame) has finally arrived alongside new releases of ambient electronics from Hayden Moon, trip hop meets ambient lap steel explorations of Leven Canyon, another release from the always intriguing People Skills, and a new split tape between label head honcho Cooper Bowman and Sam Kenna (Castings, Hour House, etc).
-Mitch

An absolute no-brainer for those who know, but those who don’t Kriegshög are a Hardcore Punk band from Tokyo. It’s their...
23/05/2024

An absolute no-brainer for those who know, but those who don’t Kriegshög are a Hardcore Punk band from Tokyo. It’s their first album in 14 years. While I’m a fan of the loose and spontaneous approach to Haredcore Punk, the refinement and superhumanness here is also very much appreciated!

While there’s aJapanese scene and tradition they’re a part of, outside of that I’m reminded of Impaler’s almost scholarly HC perfection and Poison Idea’s transition from the best punk band to the best punk rock ‘n’ roll band. - Nic

Kriegshög - Love & Revenge LP (La Vida Es Un Mus, 2024) $39.95

It’s not often I see the word “juke” in a press release, but if you’re going to use that beautiful word, don’t muck me a...
22/05/2024

It’s not often I see the word “juke” in a press release, but if you’re going to use that beautiful word, don’t muck me about! There must at least be some audible link to that bangin’ Chicago sound, even if a highly abstract version.

Bad Ambulance has not done me dirty. Yes there’s deconstruction-of-dance a la Lee Gamble here, but the cheeky lad sound art vibez make sense with the rapid rhythms and classic low end techniques are worthy (in my eyes) of the j-word, while feeling very at home in the Nice Music universe. - Nic

P.S. Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for another Nice Music release, an LP from NZ music legend Alastair “Ali G” Galbraith,

Bad Ambulance - Intel 95 CS (Nice Music) $12

Salve! Another lot from Italy’s most industrious garage punk label meets winemaker, Goodbye Boozy!Restocks of three Oz L...
21/05/2024

Salve!
Another lot from Italy’s most industrious garage punk label meets winemaker, Goodbye Boozy!

Restocks of three Oz LPs from Satanic Togas, Alf, and Gee Tee alongside 7”s from Kel and Ishka’s 2021 Gee Tee Vee collar (featuring a Jen bass cameo!), the latest split from WA punks Aborted Tortoise and the Ghoulies, cuts from S*x Mex, 208, Society, and Jeff Clarke & The Hops (of Black Lips fame) and restocks of Tee Vee Repairmann and Schizos.
-Mitch
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So much ‘folk’ in the contemporary is backwards facing, looking to the past and tradition. But with his latest LP, Shane...
20/05/2024

So much ‘folk’ in the contemporary is backwards facing, looking to the past and tradition. But with his latest LP, Shane Parish (member of the Bill Orcutt Guitar Quartet) asks what it means to consider the span of 20th Century music as a new contemporary folk tradition.

In the spirit of solo acoustic guitarists like John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, or American Primitivists John Fahey and Robbie Basho, or even Michael Morley’s more recent rifling through the bargain bins for classical guitar inspiration, Parish reinterprets canons, with a focus on a motley crew of titans of the last century: Ornette Coleman, Minutemen, Alice Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Apex Twin, Kraftwerk, Sun Ra, Roland Kirk, John Cage, and Fred Rogers.

By arranging these pieces down into for solo acoustic guitar, Parish abstracts the originals and boils down band arrangements drawing out parts of and approaches to these artists that I’ve always overlooked (Minutemen as THE punk rock flamenco??!!).
-Mitch

Shane Parish - Repertoire (Palilalia, 2024), New LP, $48

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