"Garage Rock" has been cut up into so many subgenres and had its gene pool polluted to the point where it's difficult to remember what an honest to goodness garage band even sounds like anymore. Let Atlantic Thrills remind you. There are a lot of groups today playing in one corner of the genre, playing the same old song over and over - some do it well, some not. But there aren't many bands that can play across the board, any style - agitated punkers, reverb-drenched wailers, drug-soaked psych-outs, beach party anthems, moody slow burners, twanged-up poppers - the Thrills provide you with all of that, and in spades. As great as "Day At The Beach" was as a single, don't let it fool you into thinking these guys are all sunshine and kegs - there's lots to brood on here, plenty of shadows and alleys to wander in the midst of the partying and dancing. Good and evil, yin and yang, uppers and downers, rock and roll, Atlantic Thrills play it all across the duration of this LP, a hot dozen cooked to perfection in the studio and laid on wax for your pleasure. One of the best true garage rock records to come down the pike in some time, and perfect listening to help make spring and summer seem that much closer - or at least keep you warm until then.
LP $14 (US)
LP $17 (International)
Liquor Store - In The Garden LP / CD
LIQUOR STORE may very well be the only REAL rock'n'roll band in existence today, or at least the only one with enough balls and attitude to be as true to the form as they are. These guys will save America if everyone can stop posing long enough to give them a chance. Whereas Yeah Buddy was a magnum 2xLP opus, In the Garden clocks in at a concise 35 minutes with eight songs of uncut rock showing off the guitar moves they've tightened the screws on even further since last go-round. The production is fittingly big, the instrumentation full of flash and bang and polished with liberal doses of piano, harmonica, tambo, keys, snaps, claps and more that sound like a million bucks. Lyrically, these tunes have some of the finest poetry written since Andy Shernoff was still on an active roster. The triple guitar assault is devastating, recalling the majestic three gun attack of Molly Hatchet and echoing some of their fine Southern rock moves as well. "Keys to the Face" is the big time anthem here—as tough and tight as leather pants, a mean and mysterious rocker that drives with indelible catchiness. Guitar lines bob and weave and intertwine with each other, the type of teamwork not seen outside of organized sports. "Big Wheels" is a tale of takin' care of business delivered with a twangy zest and zeal that even BTO couldn't muster (probably because they were Canadian). "Pile of Dirt" cribs moves from the good ol Nuge himself, take-no-prisoners guitar action that hasn't been heard since "Stranglehold", combined with the world-beating self-loathing that powered the best of classic punk. "Vodka Beach" shows off their sensitive side - who needs romance, when you've got a hand? "Titty Was Loc'd" is some band of brothers kinda shit with the type of spirit that would make The Boss proud. And speaking of The Boss, "Midnight Walker" fits in somewhere between him and the Dead Boys, a modern day "Sonic Reducer" as envisioned from the shores of New Jersey. If anyone has any taste (or a clue) this record should be launching Liquor Store into the music stratosphere. Real rock'n'roll is a mercurial thing—don't let it slip through fingers (Chuck Barrels)
LP $14 (US)
LP $17 (International)
Real Numbers - "What Was & What Is" Cassette
16 track REAL NUMBERS collection cassette! All songs previously / only available on vinyl!!
Sneaky Pinks - "I'm Punk / Puke Pudding" 7"
The Sneaky Pinks are the best band for jacking off with used lube or getting your pussy licked by a german shepard mix. On thier third 7", Sneaky Pinks expand thier art funk sound and explore even new musical terrorrism with hired prodoucher Rickles Rubinsteinberg. "It was fucking easy," said bassist Trent Purd "we had the time, the cocaine, and the talent. The only thing missing was the fellatio, but honestly I'm getting more into Pokemon anyway". Singer Justin Champlin sheepishly admitted, "It's the best music being made at the moment. There is no greater poet than me. I am the lord. Nibble on my nuts". The New York Tymes called the new record "Nazi Punk Kiddie Porn for collector faggots and the working class hipster. Toilet humor and inside jokes that make the Jean Means seem mature. Songs so beautiful you'd swear you were right next to a seafood dumpster." With swine flu, government shuttdowns, and thee end of times near, there is nothing more important going on than acquiring this 7". Buy by any means necessary. FIRST 200 ON PURPLE VINYL (limit one per order)
Atlantic Thrills - A Day At The Beach 7"
Let this song be a part of your weekend soundtrack. It’s been hot as FUCK (there is no other way to say it) up here in the northeast, and a day at the beach is something we could all use right about now. Providence’s ATLANTIC THRILLS bring that to us, in sonic form, with this A-side to their debut single out on Brooklyn’s ALMOST READY RECORDS. This is garage rock done right, kids, and this time it’s coming from our own backyard. “A Day at the Beach” sounds like jumping on your skateboard with a bag full of bourbon and mushrooms and going to meet all of your favorite scumbag friends down by the shore. A little surfy at times but this ain’t no BEACH BOYS song, it leans more towards the type of demented sound that LOS SAICOS were dreaming up in Peru in the 1960′s. I can’t wait to hear more from this band, I think they’re onto something. - Boston Hassle
NOBUNNY - Love Visions 6x 7" Box Set
The ultimate edition of Nobunny's debut LP "Love Visions". The modern outsider punk classic is spread across SIX 7"s. Remastered from (as many) original source tapes/files (as possible), to polish these turds to maximum scuzzocity! Featuring a 21"x21" poster, a sticker sheet, and an insert/ lyrics / liner notes / history by the Nobunny himself.
Songs catchy like herpes. Both obvious and inventive at the same time. Love Visions is one of, if not thee best "lo-fi" RnR debut since HASIL ADKINS' "Out To Hunch" or SUPERCHARGER'S s/t LP. Perfect in it's imperfections, with songs that stick to you like peanut butter & bubblegum.
Big Dipper offers sound advice on romance and investing with its limited release picture sleeve 45 to celebrate Record Store Day 2013. It's the only place to get the vinyl versions of two new Dipper essentials, "Joke Outfit" and "Market Scare", previously released on their 2012 CD, Crashes on the Platinum Planet. The ever value-conscious Dippers are also throwing in collage art by Robert Pollard, so it's a win-win-win proposition for the thrifty vinyl consumer. - One time pressing of 500 copies
Big Dipper - Crashes On The Platinum Planet LP / CD
New studio album from Boston indie rock vets. Cover art by Robert Pollard. First 200 on blue vinyl.
LP $15 (US)
LP $18 (International)
NOBUNNY - Love Visions LP / CS
"Nobunny is certainly hitting a chord that's turning ears all over into fuzzy, pink, and protruding embarrassments.... Like a pop machine spewing out a small rivulet of hits... Nobunny's ability to deliver blithesome songs with a maddened and frothy smile is simply brilliant. His bouncy and rollicking style conjures images of dirty bubbles rising over a landscape of unkempt, and insanely catchy hooks that will have the stuffiest of the arm folding camp dancing and acting like idiots within the first couple of chords." -Brett Cross, Victim Of Time
First 200 copies on blue vinyl!!
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Liquor Store - Yeah Buddy 2xLP / CD / CS
Sarim Al-Rawi started Liquor Store with friends from northern New Jersey, presumably to start trouble and mess with people at shows under the guise of being an Internet legend on Terminal Boredom. He used to play drums in Titus Andronicus, Home Blitz and Live Fast Die, where he eventually moved up to guitar. But as the other bands in his social orbit — TA, Real Estate, Ducktails, Big Troubles — began to attract critical attention, Liquor Store took a cue to look elsewhere, and started to make Rock Music with initial caps, borne of suburban bounty and room to rage. Once you get the obligations to society and one's fellow man out of the way, you can pretty much write your own ticket. Yeah Buddy personifies that attitude. They're the best band out of that whole scene by a comfortable distance.
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Worlds Lousy With Ideas Vol. 1 7"
The one that started it all. 5th anniversary pressing featuring exclusive cuts from Home Blitz, Boys Club, and Nothing People. Covers Vary.
UV Race / Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Live At Missing Link LP
Split-LP release from our Aussie favs! First 200 on white vinyl.
Grand Trine - 'Bohemians' 7"
300 pressed. From Canada.
World's Lousy Vol. 9 - Split 7"
Back by popular demand! Sleeve designs vary. Featuring Cheater Slicks, Thee Spivs, and Psandwich.
World's Lousy Vol. 6 - Split 7"
Featuring exclusive cuts from Psychedelic Horseshit, Eat Skull, and Little Claw. Sleeve designs vary.
Liquor Store / Natural Child - Split Tour 7"
Natural Child plays Gas Station and Liquor Store plays Crack Mountain. 100 with alternate "tour" sleeve...half available here and half available on tour.
Thee Spivs - It's True / Taped Up 7"
'Sort of like the Jam meeting screaming Lord Sutch crammed into stylish looking mod suits, these guys are one of London's most underrated live acts.' Be sure to get on down to one of Thee Spivs wild and energetic live shows and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
The Prefab Messiahs - Franz Kafka 7"
"1982 Wormtown Vault Extraction", or so Almost Ready says. How are we, the record buying public, supposed to keep up with the "brains" behind the Almost Ready and Last Laugh labels? Bahhhh, I give up. PREFAB MESSIAHS play a fun brand of '80s garage pop, too smart and enthusiastic for paisley or Beatle boots (I see two members wearing sandals on the sleeve!). Seems like the most suitable reaction against hardcore punk imaginable, turning towards '60s garage psych and giving it a go. A really fun "fuck you" of a garage record."
Home Blitz - Perpetual Night 7"
"Perhaps Daniels most accomplished recordings to date. Mastered loud and clear by John Golden. Full color / heavy weight pocket sleeves. If you buy one modern single this year...this be it!"
Alpha runs it's 25 minutes like a drug addled time warp hell bent on uniting the long distance love affair between the 70's No Wave scene on the east and the west's Synth-Punk. While it sticks to a mostly unrefined and visceral milieu that channels everything from Arto Lindsay and James Chance to the Screamers the album has a softer, more accessible undercurrent... that whole 'Pop' side of Noise-Pop.
The World's Lousy With Ideas Vol. 8 12"
The 8th installment of The World's Lousy presents itself as a 12", and it contains all of your favourite artists! Seriously, this volume is like a who's who of the scene's best talent. Vivian Girls, Blank Dogs, Times New Viking, Intelligence, Guinea Worms, Sic Alps, Thee Oh Sees, Tyvek and Pink Reason all lend an original, unreleased track. Grab this one while it's still sitting on the shelves, you'll be kicking yourself if you don't.
Liquor Store - Free Pizza 7"
As of press-time New Jersey’s Liquor Store boasts six guitarists (at least five of whom definitely can not be heard on these two songs) and a front man who looks like he should be working at one of those chop shops outside of Shea Stadium in 1986. Stoopid with a capital “O,” the Store is a non-stop fire sale/boner party for those of us who felt “Surfin’ Bird” was a little too deep. I know “trash” gets thrown around these parts regularly as a descriptor, but man, Oscar the Grouch meet your new favorite band. The A-side, “Free Pizza” is exactly that; there’s no one who doesn’t like free pizza, but there’s only one band who decided to write a song about it (and you know what they say, even the worst ‘za is pretty good). Snooze you lose, Peter, Bjorn & John. The flip, “Trash Sandwich (Parts 2 & 3)” sams and shams and more than lives up to its title. The white sleeve and generic label are perfect, as these guys give you exactly what you need (songs about food) and not a drip more. Liquor Store just might be the worst band in the world, but they’re the best worst band I’ve ever heard.