Coming April 24 : Lewsberg – ‘In This House’

February 2, 2020

(photo by Hasret Emine) ‘In This House’, the second album by Rotterdam-based Lewsberg and their first US release will be issued on LP by 12XU on April 25. (PREORDER ‘In This House’  – 12XU  / Bandcamp*) In This House by Lewsberg The quartet’s latest offering seeps into your consciousness in a different way to their debut, though […]

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Coming January 24, 2020 : Xetas – The Cypher

November 26, 2019

The Cypher by Xetas (video directed by Kana Harris) Xetas – The Cypher (12XU 120-1)   out January 24, 2020 Why do people start bands anymore? To get rich and famous? Compliment re-tweeting? To gain the respect of their peers in the RIAA? I don’t know, and I don’t have a computer so I can’t look […]

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Coming October 18 : Rocket 808 – ‘Rocket 808’

November 26, 2019

Rocket 808 by Rocket 808 (photo : Frostine Shake) Following a late 2018 debut 7″, ‘Rocket 808’ is the eponymous debut LP from the latest brainchild of John Schooley, a guitarist with an impressive resume in the American underground going back a couple of decades with bands including but not limited to the Revelators, the […]

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Coming October 25 : Spray Paint – ‘Into The Country’ (12XU 119-1)

August 30, 2019

Into The Country by SPRAY PAINT Stream “Cleaning My Gun” at Spotify Preorder ‘Into The Country’ from 12XU Preorder ‘Into The Country from Bandcamp ‘Into The Country’ was recorded throughout the year of 2016 in-between touring/working and Cory & Chris moving to Mexico and Australia respectively. Basic tracks were recorded by longtime collaborator Ian Rundell […]

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Coming June 6 : Golden Pelicans – ‘Grinding For Gruel’

April 17, 2019

Grinding For Gruel by Golden Pelicans Over the course of the last 8 years, Orlando’s GOLDEN PELICANS have made a compelling case for themselves as one of the planet’s most relentlessly malevolent ensembles, both live and on record. Thankfully, however, this is not an episode of “Hot Bench” and rather than finger-pointing and tearful recriminations, […]

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USA/Mexico – “Vaporwave Headache” and “Shoofly” Videos

April 6, 2019

 “Vaporwave Headache” – video by George Mayo “Shoofly” – video by Oliver Lewis USA/Mexico – ‘Matamoros’ LP available from 12XU or Bandcamp UK/EU version available from Riot Season.

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Coming March 22 : USA/Mexico – ‘Matamoros’

January 21, 2019

As a young person I frequently heard tales that high-end stereo shoppes used Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ as a demonstration disc, in order to fully document the prowess of their impossibly-expensive wares. I rarely frequented any of these establishments but always took these stories on faith. I’m no audio guru, but it […]

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Coming February 22 : Dark Blue – ‘Victory Is Rated’

January 16, 2019

‘Victory Is Rated’ is the 3rd studio album from Philadelphia’s Dark Blue, following 2014’s ‘Pure Reality’ and 2017’s widely acclaimed ‘Start Of The World’. Over the course of the last half decade, the ensemble —helmed by Clockcleaner / Puerto Rico Flowers founder John Sharkey III, have walked a thin line between defiance and fatalism, often […]

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Coming October 5 : Missing Pages – “Long Way Down” 7″

September 17, 2018

(“Long Way Down” – video by Raul Vela IV) Missing Pages is the new project from Stephen Svacina (Sweet Talk, Jonly Bonly, ex- Mind Spiders) featuring Ali Ditto (Talkies, Mean Jolene), Gabriel Pastura (Sean Morales, Church Shoes), and Garrick Thurston (Slow). Taking cues from genre benders before them and shaped by the musical overload of […]

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Coming Septemer 21 : Borzoi – ‘A Prayer For War’

August 24, 2018

(“Big Pink” – video directed by Taylor Browne) Borzoi – A Prayer For War (12XU 109-1) out September 21 I’ve grown weary of calling Borzoi one of the nation’s best live bands, not because it isn’t 100% true, but because I’ve long ago stopped making excuses for how their prior recordings failed to capture the […]

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