• Slumberland Records Update, May 26 2011

    Mai 26 2011, 22h33 por SlumberlandRecs

    Hello all-
    While we're awfully busy getting ready for the SF Popfest this weekend, we couldn't wait to tell you about the great new Slumberland release out next week.

    *** Clap your hands for Kids On A Crime Spree ***
    About a decade ago Mario Hernandez (of Ciao Bella & From Bubblegum To Sky) was casually sitting on a Stockholm couch when a friend put on the "Back To Mono" box set and Hernandez's life was forever changed. As time passed he kept coming back to the idea of a simple pop song that wasn't really that simple — a happy melody with a dark underpinning in the lyric — and he knew that it wasn't enough to just listen. He had to make his own version of this great sounding stuff. Kids On A Crime Spree is the result of this obsession.

    After living in New York for a spell to more fully immerse himself in the culture that spawned the music he loved, Hernandez moved back to California and began recording in earnest. …
  • The New Classics @ Monday, November 15th, 2010

    Nov 15 2010, 22h45 por kahht

  • Slumberland Records Update, Oct 2010

    Out 23 2010, 17h08 por SlumberlandRecs

    As the leaves change colors and a nip enters the autumn air, this young man's fancy turns to… new singles!

    *** Crystal Stilts release amazing new single "Shake The Shackles" ***
    Crystal Stilts burst out of Brooklyn's storied post-punk indie scene in 2008 with a string of releases that culminated in their fantastic debut album Alight of Night. Deftly combining the spooked 60s Texas psych of 13th Floor Elevators and Red Crayola, the gothic blues/punk howl of Gun Club, the dark, experimental DIYism of early Flying Nun/Xpressway groups and a dash of classic 60s pop by way of early Mary Chain b-sides, Alight of Night won universal accolades and established the band as first-class purveyors of haunting, atmospheric post-punk pop.

    Spring 2009 saw them follow-up with the excellent 7" single of Love Is a Wave, a live favorite that was backed with the twangy classicism of "Sugar Baby." The band toured the US and Europe, releasing "Alight Of Night" in the UK to yet more accolades. …
  • Slumberland Records Update, Frankie Rose edition

    Set 21 2010, 22h16 por SlumberlandRecs

    Hello all-
    We're super-excited to announce the release of Frankie Rose And The Outs smashing new album!

    *** Frankie Rose And The Outs release debut album ***
    Frankie Rose has a reputation for her minimal, Maureen Tucker-like beats and iconic presence in such buzz-stirring bands as Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and Vivian Girls. Those groups spearheaded a scene that mixed the sounds of lo-fi garage, big reverb-drenched Phil Spector-produced 60s girl groups, the noise aesthetic of the Jesus And Mary Chain with a touch of Velvet Underground and a strong DIY ethic.

    Now united with her new group The Outs, we're very happy to announce the release of their self-titled debut album. Frankie Rose and The Outs have their heads in the clouds a bit more than Rose's previous projects; listening to the ghostly golden-oldie grooves of songs like "Girlfriend Island," "Candy" and the pedal-pounding "That's What People Told Me…
  • Dandelion Radio - August 2010 shows

    Jul 31 2010, 22h16 por DandelionRadio

    Andrew Morrison:
    Andy presents two shows during Dandelion Radio’s looping August schedule. His regular one marks Andy’s 50th monthly show for the station with sessions from Denmark’s Ghost Society and Scotland’s Vacuum Spasm Babies, along with an exclusive remix from Cygnus X-1. New music includes The Pony Collaboration, Sad Day For Puppets, His Electro Blue Voice, Kele, The Orch and many others. Teresa’s Tasty Tip is recorded on location in Sweden, and Scott’s Funky Five minutes comes from The Portsbridge beer garden.

    Elsewhere in the schedule, the return of Andy’s Archives offers an hour of music at least ten years old, picked randomly from his sizeable record collection. Blasts from the past include tunes from The KLF, The Fatima Mansions, dEUS, Sterling Void, A Certain Ratio and many more.

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    In her August show Marcelle has the Slovakian Urbsounds Collective in session, demonstrating that the most adventurous and never-heard-it-like-this-music comes from the more remote places.
  • New singles from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Tender Trap

    Jun 2 2010, 23h00 por SlumberlandRecs

    Hello all-
    We're super-excited to announce the release of two great new singles.

    *** The Pains of Being Pure At Heart release new single! ***
    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart had quite a 2009, and 2010 is shaping up to be even better. They released their self-titled debut last February to universal acclaim, racking up features in magazines like Spin, Rolling Stone and NME, earning Best New Music status from Pitchfork, and touring the US and Europe non-stop. They began 2010 with a month-long tour of Japan, New Zealand and Australia, but somehow managed to take a breath to record this fantastic new single.

    Say No to Love is a big step forward for the band, combining The Pains' now-trademark youthful energy and infectious song craft with a more considered approach to the studio. The result is what we think is the best Pains single yet, a peerless slice of pure pop just right for the summer. "Say No To Love" is an absolute smash, a tune bursting with melody, great riffs…
  • Dandelion Radio - February 2009 shows

    Fev 1 2009, 19h13 por DandelionRadio

    With the Festive 50 now over, we get back to regular shows - plus a new DJ, Katherine Godfrey.

    Andrew Morrison:
    Andy's 2-hour February show offers much more than the sum of its parts. small crew are exclusive session guests, providing four excellent new tracks. Brand new music comes from The Race, Y Diwygiad, James Yuill, Joy formidable and Shortwave Fade as well as a storming new remix of a Bomb the Bass classic. There's striking sounds from Andy's unsigned new find Raw Milk, and further unsigned tracks from Galchen, The War Crimes and others. Add Scott's Funky Five Minutes and Teresa's Tasty Tips into the equation, and there really is no reason not to factor the show into your leisure time calculations this February!

    Jeff Grainger:
    Jeff croaks his way through his first show of 2009 with thankfully enough brilliant tunes to distract you, dear listener, from the fact he totally lost his voice, to tonsillitis, the day after he recorded this show.
  • Cars Can Be Blue to headline Indietracks Christmas Event!

    Nov 20 2008, 18h28 por NatD

    Cars Can Be Blue will be headlining this year’s Indietracks Christmas Twee event, held at the Midland Railway on Saturday 6th December, 2008. Also playing the event, which will be held at the railway station in Butterley, Derbyshire, will be June Brides founder Phil Wilson, and local popsters Mascot Fight.

    The Athens-based duo, made up of Nate and Becky, formed in 2002 after Nate’s cover band and Becky’s comedy improv group broke up, leaving them free to work together on their unique fusion of comedy and music. Their 2005 debut record, All The Stuff We Do, received rave reviews for its witty combination of humorous lyrics and pop-punk sounds, and brilliant new album Doubly Unbeatable is out now on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records. We just can’t wait to hear all the new songs performed live!

    Phil Wilson, founder of C86 legends The June Brides, came out of musical retirement to perform solo, releasing the Industrial Strength EP on Slumberland Records in August this year. …
  • Dandelion Radio - September 2008 shows

    Ago 30 2008, 8h20 por DandelionRadio

    Andrew Morrison:
    Andy has two shows repeating every day in September's schedule on Dandelion Radio. His two hour regular show features two brand new sessions: one from John Peel faves Decoration, the other from Fidgital. Decoration's second session for the show includes exclusive versions of material from their forthcoming second album 'See You After The War' and a mystery cover version. Fidgital contribute an innovative live violin and decks set as their session tracks. There's also a live recording from Alex Canasta's album launch party in Copenhagen at which Andy was a guest DJ, as well as an exclusive new remix of a track from the album. The show also has several tracks from bands playing at September's Bestival on the Isle of Wight and the excellent 12" version of Bloc Party's new single 'Mercury'.
    The latest instalment of the occasional Andy's Archives finds him once again rummaging randomly through his sizeable record collection for an hour, picking lots of excellent tracks that are at least ten years old. …
  • August update: Phil Wilson single now available for pre-order!

    Ago 3 2008, 21h01 por SlumberlandRecs

    hello all-
    Welcome to the August Slumberland update. Lots going on in the world of Slumber.

    Phil Wilson "Industrial Strength" EP available for pre-order!
    As the creative force behind seminal 80s English pop titans The June Brides, Phil Wilson should require no introduction. The June Brides were active during that critical period in the mid-80s when savvy bands were consolidating the lessons of punk and laying the groundwork for what we might now call indie-pop. The June Brides' sterling pop tunes, urgent playing and literate lyrics placed them in the A-League with groups like The Loft, Jasmine Minks and Hurrah!

    After the dissolution of the Brides, Phil recorded a series of superb solo singles for Creation and Caff, but then dropped out of the music industry for nearly 20 years. Now he's back, and we're awfully pleased to be able to bring you his "Industrial Strength" EP. A rather interesting record it is too, featuring acoustic drone-folk covers of Faust, Throbbing Gristle, S/T and Kraftwerk. …