18th October 2011
 
 
 
Named after one of the most feral punk seven inch singles of all time - (I'm So)Agitated by the Electric Eels, Agitated Records is a label kicking up some dust with a bunch of records by artists and music it likes and is inspired by.
 
Read on for a whole host of NEW NOVEMBER RELEASES from Icarus Line, Bardo Pond/ Carlton Melton, Koolaid (Global Tyranny), Mugstar as remixed by Robert Hampson (of LOOP fame) and Moon Pool & Dead Band.
 
 
PRESS LINKS FOR ALL RELEASES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

 
Also, coming in January 2012 is Precious JulesKim Salmon (Scientists,/Beasts of Bourbon/’Grunge’ inventor) and Michael Stranges (Morning After Girls/Ripe) debut album - 11 slices of glam, garage, punk and pop in the tradition of Ramones, NY Dolls, T-Rex and Bowie; it plays up to, and scrutinizes the notions of rock ‘n’ roll that have been distilled since its early days. 
 
Don't believe us? come check KIM SALMON out at Rough Trade WEST (6.00pm) on 7th November
 
 
Bardo Pond & 
Fallen &

 
Release Date: 31st Oct 2011
Label: Agitated
Format: 12” Vinyl
 
Carlton Melton
Slow Growth
 
 
 
Tracklisting:
Side A. Bardo Pond ‘Fallen’
Side B. Carlton Melton ‘Slow Growth’

 
An epic two track (and 40 minutes!) from two of the modern psychedelic underground's greats. 
 
The legendary Bardo Pond spoon out the molasses with the an expansive droned psych thrum, helmed by some driving rhythms, the power, the loud with 'Fallen'. As you are almost pummelled into nothingness, Isobel's flute and vocals come through and wash upon wash of righteous guitar sound. A sonic attack indeed.
 
On the flip, Agitated's flagbearers, Carlton Melton bring the magiick karpet ride much higher with 'Slow Growth', a dense but much more free than their previous recordings.  Like a mv/ee saucer attack, synths lead in, the name is apt, but it builds and transforms into a drone meets new-age psychedelic haze, be careful where you sit maan! 
 
 
MUGSTAR

 
 
 
 
Serra Distant Sun Remix
 
Release Date: 31st Oct 2011
Label: Agitated
Formats: CD/ 12"
 
Tracklisting:
CD
1. Serra (Distant Sun Remix)
 
12” Green Vinyl
Side A. PRT 1
Side B. PRT 2

Serra Distant Sun Remix is a 2 Track EP (PRT 1 & 2) / 1 track CDEP exclusively featuring the remix work of Robert Hampson of Loop / Main.
 
Hampson has transformed Serra into a 39 minute planeshifting kosmische epic. PRT1, the first 19 (or so) minutes (side one on the vinyl) pulse with fizzing electrical energies that evoke obscurio Kraut rock demo tapes from the mid 70s, moving slowly onto PRT 2(side two on the vinyl) with beats and rhythms subsiding into early (early!) and wholly immersive, wholly essential. Tangerine Dream-esque ambience.
 
Both "sides" combined as the whole on the CD version. The 12” is limited to 800 copies and available on clear green vinyl. 
 
 
ICARUS LINE
 
 

 
 
Bad Bloods / Slow Death
 
Release Date: 7th Nov 2011
Label: Agitated
Format: 7" Single
 
Tracklist
1. Bad Bloods 
 
WATCH: 'We Sick'
 
LISTEN: Slow Death 
 
'King Baby' and 'We Sick' taken from the album Wildlife.
 
"What happened tonight was a great show. A great rock 'n' roll show. Sleazy, poisonous, dirty, dangerous. Rock 'n' roll….. Since their conception in 1998, The Icarus Line have been a lot of things. They've been long forgotten, oft ignored, occasionally feted. But now they're back, and they're just fucking great." Music OMH
 
The Icarus Line will release a double A-Side 7" featuring  a new, non-album version of 'Bad Blood' and their scuzzy cover of The Flamin' Groovies' 'Slow Death' on 7th November.
 
" this [is a] rather excellent new record" The Quietus

"Wildlife rocks like rock still truly matters...." **** Uncut

"The Icarus Line are going to return with a new record this year and I am over the moon. Are you? You bloody well should be" Drowned in Sound
 
Koolaid (Global Tyranny)

 
 
S/T
 
 
Release Date: 14th Nov 2011
Label: Agitated
Format: LP with free CD version
 
Tracklisting:
1.     18/11
2.     Inter-city Firm
3.     Ritual #3
4.     The Process
So, we get a tape of this in the post, yes, a TAPE. It was pretty wild.  Then we heard nothing… a while later we get a CDR, well, two of them, some mix cassette, and a CD with some OTT modern day Pop Art sleeve design that is retina rubbling (!) and a scrawled note saying, “when you put the record out, you have to limit it to 500 LPs with a bonus free CD version that has a different mix of the music on it, NO downloads whatsoever, and while your are at it, make some giveaway cassettes up of the mixtape we sent to go with it  - the sleeve has to be wrap-around, like it could be a poster, on thicker card and full colour. We are Koolaid (Global Tyranny) on this record…send us some copies when its done….”
 
Well that was telling us, so we had to put the record out. We listened to the CD again; it was bonkers, some wild psychedelic noise stomping round the room, meshed with some dark samples, really heavy and LIVE drums, almost a non stop mix of edge-of-the-seat paranoiac scuzz, with loops that pulse through the entire record. Like a modern day mix of the avant pop samplings and cut-up wizardry of Negativland, the obscure fractal pop and psychedelic rock of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, some of the white hot guitar of the Stooges / Loop variety, and a primal beat /rhythm that could have been lifted from Cro-Magnon..
 
We started putting the RSD 2011 12” together, when another missive arrived, this time the message was simpler…”when’s our LP coming out? And can you put this out too, we are Koolaid (Alien Ballroom) on this track…”, that was a crunchy, noisy version of Daft Punk’s “Da Funk”, and nothing like the album.. We put it on the RSD Agitated 12” release “I’m So Convoluted which also featured exclusive tracks from Carlton Melton, Mugstar, The Heads & Big Naturals. They fitted in well.. And no, we have no idea who is in the collective, band, or whatever they are or might be.. in a way, that makes this even greater…. 
 
 
THE MOON POOL & DEAD BAND

 
 
 
S/T
 
Release Date: 28th Nov 2011
Label: Agitated
Format: LP 
 
Tracklist:
Inches Of Mercury
Recycling Concept
Subterraneans
The Creation
Inches (Over-Space)
Moon Pool & Dead Band is David Shettler and Nate Young, a Detroit duo who deal in an old school DIY tweaked and bleaked techno ideal that assimilates the dystopian furies oft found amongst some of the master-works of John Carpenter to a no-future groove.
“It is all analog synth, real drums and whatever.. played live=no overdubs, make no mistake this is syncopated synthesizer music or Detroit Techno....Dance music" ---Nate Young
 
ALSO AVAILABLE ON AGITATED
7" PRECIOUS JULES PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
7" SCIENTISTS FRANTIC ROMANTIC / SHAKE (TOGETHER TONIGHT)
7" ELECTRIC EELS (I'M SO) AGITATED / CYCLOTRON
7" MOON DUO Catch As Catch Can / Set it On Fire (scientists cover)
7" FRESH & ONLYS IMPENDING DOOM / TROUBLING VISION
CD/LP SORE EROS KNOW TOUCHING
CD/LP CARLTON MELTON COUNTRY WAYS
CD/LP CARLTON MELTON PASS IT ON
CD/LP FRANCIS HAROLD WHO SAID THESE WERE HAPPY TIMES
& THE HOLOGRAMS
LP MUGSTAR LIME
LP VARIOUS I'M SO CONVOLUTED
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