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Drive Like Jehu reunion show vid

added by Andy Malcolm on Tuesday September 2 2014 in Bands

You weren't there. Pretend you were!

Further - Where Were You Then LP

added by Andy Malcolm on Tuesday September 2 2014 in Reissues

This is one of those obscure 90s indie rock bands that most people never heard of, me included. Bad Paintings has seen fit to compile various bits and pieces from their existence. And that's jolly good of them because this is wot indie rock is supposed to sound like, i.e. Dinosaur Jr and Archers of Loaf. Have a wobble, and if you think "shit, I wish indie rock was this good still in 2014", buy one.

link: badpaintings.bigcartel.com/product/further-where-were-you-then

Secta Suicida 7" and tape

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday September 2 2014 in New Releases

Discos MMM and Rat Trap Records have co-released a 7" and tape from Bogota punx Secta Suicida. The band play stuff that's "as much inspired by the old sounds of classic Spanish punk, such as Commando 9mm, La Uvi and Larsen, as by the new sounds of punk today, such as Peligro Social."

link: www.discosmmm.com

New Vashti Bunyan LP - 6th October - FatCat

added by Andy Malcolm on Thursday August 28 2014 in New Releases

Legendary British singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan has revealed new track ‘Holy Smoke’ ahead of her new album ‘Heartleap’ – out 6 October (FatCat Records). And here it is...

link: fatcat.sandbaghq.com/vashti-bunyan-heartleap-pre-order.html

The Body / Sandworm - upcoming split LP

added by Alex Deller on Thursday August 28 2014 in New Releases

This year will see yet another release from arch miserablists The Body. I would ordinarily make some snide comment about how prolific they are, but, heck, I can't when they're so good and when they plumb such hateful, negative depths. This time they'll be duking it out with fellow RI denizens Sandworm, who are new to me but apparently play "raw unapologetic punk-like black metal." The LP comes out on October 20th, and you can check out a Sandworm song from it below.

link: soundcloud.com/thrilljockey/sandworm-desert-warfare

Hookworms - 'The Hum' LP

added by Alex Deller on Thursday August 28 2014 in Pre-orders

While I don't think we've ever reviewed them (for shame!) we don't half like a bit of Hookworms. They have a new LP coming out via Weird World on November 10, and you can pre-order it now. It should be good. They are also playing some gigs, which should also be good. Where and when:

Saturday 30th August Dorset End Of The Road Festival

Saturday 20th Sept Ardeche Heart OF Glass Festival

Saturday 25th October Birmingham All Year’s Leaving Festival, Hare & Hounds

Sunday 26th October Sheffield Queen’s Social Club

Monday 27th October Liverpool Music Week, Kazimier

Tuesday 28th October London Tuffnell Park Dome

Wednesday 29th October Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Thursday 30th October Bristol Start The Bus

Friday 31st October Newcastle Cluny 2

Wednesday 19th Nov Leeds Brudenell Social Club (album launch party)

link: www.hookworms-thehum.com

Wild Rocket - 'Geomagnetic Hallucinations' LP

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday August 27 2014 in New Releases

The debut LP from Wild Rocket, entitled 'Geomagnetic Hallucinations' is out now. The Dublin band play a blend of 'pounding space rock and psychedelic magic' and the album comes on vinyl or as a download.

link: wildrocket.bandcamp.com