16-December 2011

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  Merry Christmas from WOODS
★ BAD WEATHER CALIFORNIA –>>Release new album, Sunkissed via Akron/Family label, Family Tree Records. Listen to track 'You're My Friend'
★  THOSE DARLINS - >> confirm UK dates for March and April. New album Screws Get Loose is released 13th February
★  NUMERO GROUP ->> NEW RELEASES The Nickel & Penny Recordings, Boddie Recording Company and Los Nombres. Listen to a label sampler HERE
★  DELICATE STEVE'S ‘Butterfly’ proclaimed as 'The year's most epic sun-bleached back porch jam session." by NPR ->> Good job it’s the next single (out 23rd Jan)
  BEIRUT ->> confirmed for Field Day 2012
 REMEMBER REMEMBER ->> confirmed as main support for Errors Feb 2012 UK tour

We don't really like to congratulate ourselves much, but my, look at all the lovely records / bands and labels we have worked on this year.
If you think this is good, just you wait till you hear MORE of what we have coming up for next year.... it's gonna be great!
Akron Family ALBUM S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey of Shinju TNT Dead Oceans
Bardo Pond/ Carlton Melton Split LP Fallen/ Slow Growth Agitated Records
Beirut ALBUM The Rip Tide Pompeii Records
Carlton Melton ALBUM Country Ways Agitated
Crystal Antlers ALBUM Two Way Mirror Recreation Ltd.
Davilla 666 ALBUM Tan Bajo In The Red
Delicate Steve ALBUM Wondervision Luaka Bop
Dirtbombs ALBUM Party Store In The Red
Ducktails ALBUM III:Arcade Dynamics Woodsist
Dum Dum Girls EP He Gets Me High Sub Pop
Dum Dum Girls ALBUM Only In Dreams Sub Pop
Emily Jane White ALBUM Ode to Sentience Talitres
Exit_International ALBUM Black Junk Undergroove
Fair Ohs Album Everything Is Dancing Honey High Records
Fair Ohs SINGLE Everything is Dancing Honey High Records
The Goldberg Sisters SINGLE Shush Play It Again Sam
The Goldberg Sisters ALBUM The Goldberg Sisters Play It Again Sam
Howlin Rain EP The Good Life American/ Birdman
Icarus Line Album Wildlife Cobraside / Roar Scratch
Icarus Line 7" Bad Blood/ Slow death Agitated
Idaho ALBUM You Were A Dick Talitres
Juliana Barwick ALBUM The Magic Place Asthmatic Kitty
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Bird ALBUM Gorilla Rose In The Red
KoolAid (Global Tyranny) LP w/ free Cd version s/t Agitated
La Sera ALBUM La Sera Hardly Art
Mark Sultan ALBUM Whatever I want, Whenever I want In The Red
Mikal Cronin ALBUM Mikal Cronin Trouble in Mind
Moon Pool & Dead Band LP s/t Agitated
Mugstar Album LP  reissue Lime Agitated
Mugstar Clear Green 12" Serra Distant Sun Remix PRT 1 & 2 Agitated
Mugstar CD Serra Distant Sun Remix Agitated
Outshine Family ALBUM GALERIA DE LA LUZ blackmaps
Ponytail ALBUM Do Whatever You Want All The Time We Are Free
Remember Remember ALBUM The Quickening Rock Action
Religious To Damn ALBUM Glass Prayer M'Lady's Records
Sore Eros ALBUM Know Touching Agitated/ SHDWPLY
Small Engine Repair EP (7 Tracks) An Introduction to Small Engine Repair iLabel
Small Engine Repair SINGLE Another Nervous Love Song/ Smile iLabel
Samantha Crain ALBUM (You Understood) Ramseur Records
Thee Cormans ALBUM Halloween Record w/ Special Effects In The Red
Thee Oh Sees ALBUM Castlemania In The Red
Thee Oh Sees ALBUM Carrion Crawler / The Dream In The Red
The Spits ALBUM s/t (5th Album) In The Red
The UV Race ALBUM Homo In The Red
This Frontier Needs Heroes ALBUM The Future HEROIC ENDEAVOURS
Vivian Girls ALBUM Share The Joy Polyvinyl
WOODS ALBUM Sun & Shade Woodsist
Wounded Lion ALBUM IVXLCDM In The Red
MP3: Woods - "Christmas Time Is Here

As a Christmas gift to you, and to celebrate their upcoming Dec. US tour dates, Woods has released a cover of the Vince Guaraldi classic "Christmas Time Is Here" as a free download.   WOODS released their 6th full-length album, Sun & Shade, earlier this year on their own Woodsist record label. Recorded Winter to Winter, 2010-2011, Sun & Shade features a helping hand from west coast brother, Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums) and is the first full album recorded at the new Woodsist Headquarters in the small upstate town of Warwick, NY.
“If records can be classified into 'urban' (not in the R & B sense) and 'rural', then At Echo Lake is surely from the countryside,” Drowned in Sound

“Woods make a brand of new folk that’s blissfully whimsical, happily nostalgic and, most importantly, classically and simply melodic..” Loud & Quiet 

“An album that exposes itself to the forces of the great outdoors” Uncut
OUT NOW via Woodsist
'Sun & Shade'
'At Echo Lake'
Koolaid (Global Tyranny)
OUT NOW via Agitated
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…. 

Bad Weather California’s new album, Sunkissed is their debut for Akron/Family’s Family Tree Records label and is like a 65 Impala convertible driving down the road where the Minutemen, Meat Puppets and early Flaming Lips shake hands with your parents’ classic rock record collection, with the spirit of Juju master King Sunny Ade looking at you in the rear view mirror. It’s the soundtrack to a Summer party that’s always happening around the corner. 
THOSE DARLINS have confirmed UK DATES following the release of their 13th February released album Screws Get Loose for March and April.
28-Mar London Lexington
29-Mar Bristol Start The Bus
30-Mar Nottingham Bodega
31-Mar Leicester Lock 42
01-Apr Glasgow King Tuts
02-Apr Leeds Brudenell Social Club
03-Apr Manchester Ruby Lounge
04-Apr London Brixton Windmill
We are very excited to be working with the rather fantastic Numero label. 

From the beautifully packaged (see below!) and imminent releases of ECCENTRIC SOUL: THE NICKEL & PENNY LABELS and BODDIE RECORDING COMPANY: CLEAVELAND, OHIO to January's release of LOS NOMBRES - the undisputed kings of Northern Ohio’s rust-belt barrios. Moving on into February and March, Numero will release recordings from SHIRLEY ANN LEE, LOU RAGLAND  as well as their 'PERSONAL SPACE' Electronic Soul (1974-84) and ECCENTRIC SOUL (DC Soul 1972-1977) compilations.
19-Dec Eccentric Soul THE NICKEL & PENNY LABELS
17-Jan Los Nombres s/t
Feb Shirley Ann Lee Songs Of Light
05-Mar The Russian Wilds Howlin Rain
20-Mar Lou Ragland I travel Alone
20-Mar Personal Space Electronic Soul 1974-1984
Apr Eccentric Soul A Red Black Green Production (DC Soul 1972-1977)
“Delicate Steve is effortlessly joyful pop music that lifts spirits as wholly as it shakes bodies.” Anand Wilder Yeasayer  

If Delicate Steve’s music were any more polished, it wouldn’t be half as intriguing or anywhere near as much fun - New York Times Critics Pick – Jon Pareles  

“Wondervisions teems with life, [with] all the amp hiss, jack static and spontaneity left in. Whether this is post rock, space rock or ad-hoc it’s hard to say, but who needs taxonomy when music feels this good?” MOJO 

Delicate Steve are among the first confirmations for End of The Road 2012 (31st Aug – 2nd Sept) which takes place with the wonderful environs of Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset. 
DS will also be releasing a brand new 7”, ‘Butterfly’ on 23rd January  2012. The single will be backed with their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Albatross’ 
  “…you’ll never hear this album the same way twice” AU Magazine “Shifting from one moment to the next, it's continual evolution shows no sign of abating.” CLASH MAGAZINE 

“[an album]  that is made with such evident relish, positivity and joy that it can only bring the same to its listeners.“ The Liminal 
WATCH the video for Butterfly HERE
"From (the) inner space to outer space Delicate Steve radiates with the kind of rainbow positivity into the hearts of this world half frozen by cynicism - ready to thaw and thump wild again in the warmth of the sun" Miles - Akron/Family
"songs that turn large crowds of adults into excitable, jibbering kids" The Guardian 

“Triumphant” Q Magazine 
BEIRUT - who released their acclaimed THE RIPTIDE earlier this year are amongst the early confirmations for 2012's Field Day Festival, at London's Victoria Park on 2nd June.
OUT NOW via Pompei
Remember Remember are delighted to announce that they will support Errors on their UK tour in February 2012. The Glasgow-based seven piece will also support We Were Promised Jetpacks at Glasgow’s ABC on 16th December.
09-Feb Newcastle The Cluny
10-Feb Manchester Islington Mill
11-Feb Liverpool Kazimer
12-Feb Birmingham The Rainbow
13-Feb Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
14-Feb Bristol The Fleece
15-Feb Brighton The Haunt
16-Feb London XOYO
17-Feb Leeds Cockpit 2
18-Feb Dublin Grand Social
24-Feb Dundee Doghouse
25-Feb Aberdeen The Lemon Tree

Based in Glasgow, Scotland Remember Remember return with their second album, The Quickening on Rock Action Records. Recorded in early 2011 at Chem 19 Studios, Scotland against a background of tumultuous global events, The Quickening sees Remember Remember return with the same seven piece group heard on last year's "RR Scorpii" EP – Graeme J.D. Ronald, Andy Brown, James Swinburne, Joanne Murtagh, Joseph Quimby, Steven Kane and Tommy Stuart - further embellished on the second full length by the nylon string guitar talents of R.M. Hubbert and a full string quartet.

02-Jun UK London Field Day Festival
The Riptide' is OUT NOW on Pompeii via Forte
17-Dec UK London O2 Academy*
18-Dec UK London Relentless Garage *
Black Junk is OUT NOW via Undergroove
31- Aug – 2-Sept UK Dorset End Of The Road Festival
Wondervisions is OUT NOW via Luaka Bop
Butterfly' b/w 'Albatross' is released on 23rd Jan 2012
25-27 May UK London ATP I'll be Your Mirror @ Alexandra Palace
09-Feb UK Newcastle The Cluny
10-Feb UK Manchester Islington Mill
11-Feb UK Liverpool Kazimer
12-Feb UK Birmingham The Rainbow
13-Feb UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
14-Feb UK Bristol The Fleece
15-Feb UK Brighton The Haunt
16-Feb UK London XOYO
17-Feb UK Leeds Cockpit 2
18-Feb UK Dublin Grand Social
24-Feb UK Dundee Doghouse
25-Feb UK Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
The Quickening' is OUT NOW via Rock Action Records
29-Feb UK London Rough Trade East
01-Mar UK London Cargo
Tramp' is released on 6th Feb 2012
28-Mar UK London Lexington
29-Mar UK Bristol Start The Bus
30-Mar UK Nottingham Bodega
31-Mar UK Leicester Lock 42
01-Apr UK Glasgow King Tuts
02-Apr UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
03-Apr UK Manchester Ruby Lounge
04-Apr UK London Brixton Windmill
Screws Get Loose' is released on 13th Feb 2012

19-Dec Eccentric Soul ALBUM The Nickel and Penny Labels Numero
19-Dec The Boddie Recording Company ALBUM Cleaveland:Ohio Numero
17-Jan Los Nombres ALBUM s/t Numero
16-Jan Precious Jules ALBUM s/t Agitated
06-Feb Sharon Van Etten ALBUM Tramp Jagjaguwar
13-Feb Those Darlin's ALBUM Screws Get Loose Oh Wow Dang
23-Feb Delicate Steve 7" Butterfly b/w Albatross Luaka Bop
Feb Shirley Ann Lee ALBUM Songs Of Light Numero
20-Mar Lou Ragland ALBUM I travel Alone Numero
20-Mar Personal Space ALBUM Electronic Soul 1974-1984 Numero
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