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					NEW RELEASES MAY 2009 STREET DATES 5-12-09 & 5-26-09
A DIVISION OF ALLEGRO MEDIA GROUP 8% RESTOCK DISCOUNT APRIL 1–30, 2009 SA# 885432

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE
AND THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O.
LORD OF THE UNDERGROUND: VISHNU AND THE MAGIC ELIXIR

INSIDE Deer Tick • The Durutti Column • The Mighty Sparrow V/A: Andrew Weatherall vs.The Boardroom • Y-Love • Cave Ocean • Bardo Pond • Los Natas • Master Musicians of Bukkake

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O.
Press Quotes

LORD OF THE UNDERGROUND:VISHNU AND THE MAGIC ELIXIR
“Instead of taking the normal instrumental rock route of build-buildbuild-foundsound-build-build-build-build-cresendo, Acid Mothers Temple take a more subtle, even playful path, entering periods of long repetition, teasing the audience with blasts of feedback, looping back on themselves, then inexplicably skipping forward past logical progressions.” — PopMatters “It’s difficult not to be stunned by the music of Acid Mothers Temple … the playing, particularly from lead guitarist Makoto Kawabata, is visceral and gripping, shifting from gentle harmonies to ear-rupturing noise.” — The Guardian

Selling Points

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Lord of the Underground: Vishnu and the Magic Elixir
Genre: Rock Label: Alien8 Recordings CD: ALI 84 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Digipak; Box Lot 35
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• Single LP available in a limited edition. • Upcoming North American tour. • Will be promoted heavily in North America via print and electronic media outlets as well as college radio. • Ads with The Wire, Signal To Noise, and more.

Overview
Alien8 Recordings celebrates Acid Mothers Temple’s return to North America by honoring them with a new release, their fourth for the label. AMT is slated to tour North America in early Spring 2009 in support of their last few releases, including Lord of the Underground: Vishnu and the Magic Elixir. This latest full length is made up entirely of new studio recordings that have captured the band in fantastic form. Lord of the Underground will see the light of day on both limited edition vinyl and CD. The band is captured flying at full speed, dishing out three slabs of Turkish–psych–meets–Krautrock, served up Acid Mothers Temple style.

LP: ALI 84 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) LP Jacket; Box Lot 35
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Featured Artists
Tsuyama Atsushi: bass, voice, acoustic guitar, flute, toy trumpet, kazoo Higashi Hiroshi: synthesizer Shimura Koji: drums Kawabata Makoto: guitar, bouzouki, sitar, organ, percussion

Track Listing
• Eleking the Clay • Sorcerer’s Stone of the Magi • Vishnu and the Magic Elixir

“AMT’s music is so dramatic, texturally rich, and, well, big that it creates its own world … the only band in the universe that matters.” — Dusted
ALSO AVAILABLE

Acid Mothers Temple
Electric Heavyland
CD: ALI 34 Price Code: P

Acid Mothers Temple
Mantra of Love
CD: ALI 44 Price Code: Q

Key Markets
New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Portland, Austin

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Acid Mothers Temple
CD: ALI 62 Price Code: Q

Starless and Bible Black Sabbath

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Press Quotes
“Few groups mesh together like Torngat, whose three-pronged telepathy for mischievous musical paths has fostered … a bold, animated masterpiece.” — Exclaim “Moody and spirited, this EP contains patient songs, comfortable enough in their own skins to make impressions on their own terms … simply a joy to listen to, a tastefully lush document of mature players allowing songs to find their own path and being rewarded for trusting their instincts.” — Echo Weekly “Montreal’s Torngat is a three-piece that employs French horn, melodion, xylophone, Wurlitzer, analog synth, drums, and trumpet to create music to truly lose yourself in. Nothing is forced, the timing is perfect, and the melodies are complex.” — Ottawa Express “An instrumental three piece that makes more noise than a small army … Imagine the most joyous moments of the Rachel’s oeuvre fused with the accessibility of Belle & Sebastian’s most spellbinding melodies. In terms of the excitement in the room and the amazed response of the crowd, it was everything Godspeed You! Black Emperor used to be, minus the politics and pretense.” — Splendid

Torngat La Petite Nicole
Genre: Rock Label: Alien8 Recordings CD: ALI 83 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Digipak; Box Lot 35
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Selling Points
• Single LP comes with free digital download card. • Features members of Bell Orchestre and the Luyas. • Will be promoted heavily in North America via print and electronic media outlets as well as college radio.

Overview
Montreal’s ambient power trio Torngat creates majestic instrumental music that is at times as breathtaking as the glorious Quebec mountain range from which they take their name. Now, Torngat returns with La Petite Nicole, the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2007 effort You Could Be. This time around, the band sports a grittier, propulsive-sounding record that more closely resembles its live sound. La Petite Nicole offers forays into dub-heavy elements of post rock as well hints of Krautrock and the occasional miniature freak-outs. Aside from these flirtations in new directions, though, the sound that has made the group popular in Canada and on festival stages abroad remains.

LP: ALI 83 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) LP Jacket; Box Lot 35
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Featured Artists
Pietro Amato: French horn, percussion Mathieu Charboneau: percussion, Wurlitzer, trumpet, melodicas, synthxylophones Julien Poissant: drums

Track Listing
• Interlude • La Petite Nicole • L’ecole Pénitencier • Afternoon Moon Pie • 6:23 PM • Turtle Eyes & Fierce Rabbit • Going What’s What

Key Markets
New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle

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Torngat

You Could Be

CD: ALI 71 Price Code: Q
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DEER TICK "WAR ELEPHANT" ON

TITLE SPOTLIGHT:

10

% DISCOUNT

MAY 1-31, 2009

SA# 88726 (DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY TO LP)

Deer Tick War Elephant
Genre: Alt Rock Label: Partisan Records CD: PTS 3 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Digipak; Box Lot 30
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2XLP: PTS 3 Price Code: 2L (SRP $23.99) Gatefold Jacket; Box Lot 30
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New Album

Born On Flag Day
PRESS QUOTES
Coming In June!
“The lone singer with a guitar will always be an icon of American folk music, but modern American folk is a diverse and rich genre that branches into rock, country, and blues. Deer Tick understands this.” — NPR “I got lucky and stumbled onto Deer Tick.” — John Pareles, New York Times “There is plenty about Deer Tick’s debut album, War Elephant, to suggest that frontman John McCauley has seen more than his 21 birthdays.” — Pitchfork

SELLING POINTS
• Re-issue of the critically lauded debut from this Providence band. First time available on vinyl! • Limited edition red, white, and blue etched vinyl makes this an instant collector’s item. • LP comes with a free digital download card. • Booking by Ground Control Touring. • Publicity by Force Field PR. • Radio by SPECTRE Entertainment Group.

OVERVIEW
A re-issue of the critically lauded debut from Providence band Deer Tick. Songwriting prodigy John McCauley III wrote and recorded the album at the age of 19, and he plays every single instrument on the album. Originally a very limited issue release, War Elephant is currently available on CD and limited edition red, white, and blue vinyl on Partisan Records.

TRACK LISTING
Ashamed • Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin) • Standing at the Threshold • Dirty Dishes • Long Time • Nevada • Baltimore Blues No. 1 • These Old Shoes • Not So Dense • Spend the Night • Diamond Rings 2007 • Sink Or Swim • Christ Jesus • What Kind of Fool Am I?

KEY MARKETS
Hometown: Providence. Also: New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland

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THE DURUTTI COLUMN
Press Quotes
“Vini Reilly has always been a genre mixer, and here he plays with the usual suspects of folk acoustic guitar, soul vocalists, world music textures, scuzzy beats, sonic explorations, and his own melancholic voice.” — All Music Guide “Reilly’s music … has a timeless quality; it displays a definite sense of craft; it has no commercial dimension or mass appeal; it has a certain beauty; and it bears the mark of a distinctive, unique authorial vision.” — Dusted

LOVE IN THE TIME OF RECESSION

Selling Points
• Second album to feature new vocalist Poppy Roberts, who also plays electric piano on several tracks. • Service to press, radio, and television.

Overview
The Durutti Column follows up 2007’s Idiot Savants with a brand-new album, Love in the Time of Recession. Written and played by Vini Reilly, with drums and percussion from guru Bruce Mitchell, this is the second album to feature new vocalist Poppy Roberts, who also plays electric piano on several tracks. Despite the tremendous critical acclaim that greeted his music, Reilly seldom performed live during the early 1980s. However, his reputation grew quickly, and by the ’90s Durutti Column’s legendary status make them a cult attraction all over the world. Factory Records released Durutti Column’s debut album, The Return of the Durutti Column, in 1979. Produced by Martin Hannett, the edgy, primitive LP showcased Vini Reilly’s “honey wrapped in sandpaper” guitar playing and set the tone for twenty years of meditative and fearless music. Reilly has drawn on influences as diverse as Fats Waller and heavy metal, experimented with samplers and chamber music, and collaborated with other Manchester luminaries such as Morrissey and Peter Hook (New Order).

The Durutti Column Love in the Time of Recession
Genre: Alt Rock Label: Fulfill CD: FCD 64 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 25
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Featured Artists
Vini Reilly: guitar Bruce Mitchell: drums Poppy Roberts: electric piano, vocals Keir Stewart: keyboards

Track Listing
• In Memory of Anthony • Rant • More Rainbows • I’m Alive • For Bruce • Painting • Wild Beast Tamed • Rainbow Maker • My Poppy • Loser • Lock-Down

“If most rock guitar still roots itself in the earthy, wooden fire of the blues, over the last 25 years Vini Reilly has explored a liquid, airy form, notes bent by the other gravities and atmospheres of whichever planet Martin Hannett now calls home.” — Uncut

Key Markets
New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Austin

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Nail welcomes THE MINKY records FAMILY to its roster
Minky Records is a high-end reissue label of punk rock, garage rock, world music, folk, and blues. In the upcoming months, Minky will reissue Rampart Records titles featuring many of the greatest Chicano garage and soul bands of the 1960s including Cannibal & The Headhunters, The Premiers, and The Mixtures. In association with Van Dyke Parks and Bananastan, Minky will also release classic calypso titles.

THE MIGHTY SPARROW
HOT + SWEET
Press Quotes
“As far as concept and intelligence and warring with words, Mighty Sparrow was and probably still is the king … his shows are like prize fights and he always comes out on top, all this and a fifteen or twentypiece band just blasting away … he’s fantastic.” — Bob Dylan, as quoted by Cameron Crowe, on the Biograph box set notes “[Colin Powell’s] favorite artist is the Mighty Sparrow, a legendary singer known as ‘the master of the naughty phrase.’” — New York Times

Selling Points
• First of two releases from Van Dyke Parks’ Bananastan, under license to Minky Records. • The legendary 1972 Warner Brothers album, produced by Van Dyke Parks & Andrew Wickham. • The finest Calypso vocal recordings ever produced, from the man known as “The Calypso King of the World.” • Cross-file under Calypso, World/Caribbean, and Van Dyke Parks. • CD includes lyrics! • Van Dyke Parks will be available for interviews.

The Mighty Sparrow Hot + Sweet
Genre: Alt World/Calypso Label: Bananastan CD: BNR 101 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 30
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Overview
The legendary 1972 Warner Brothers album, produced by Van Dyke Parks & Andrew Wickham, Hot + Sweet features the finest Calypso vocal recordings ever produced by the man known as “The Calypso King of the World.” The Mighty Sparrow’s career spans over 40 years and 70 albums. He continues to redefine the true meaning of Calypso Power through his amazing ability—not only to put into words and tempo the exploits of society, but to crown it all with showmanship and appeal. The Mighty Sparrow is Slinger Francisco, Chief of The Yorubas, who has brought honor, glory, and dignity to an indigenous art form that was once scorned by the elite of Caribbean society. He utilizes his medium not just to entertain, but also to edify, enlighten, and educate. “Recorded during a hurricane in Miami, the power of the wind and rain whipping the studio were matched only by the power and beauty of these compositions, chosen by Andrew and myself as the greatest in Sparrow’s prodigious catalogue.” — Van Dyke Parks

Featured Artists
Mighty Sparrow: vocals Van Dyke Parks: producer, arranger, orchestration Andrew Wickham: producer

Track Listing
• Sparrow Dead • Chinese Love Affair • Jane • Maria • More Cock • Mr. Walker • Hello People • English Diplomacy • Who She Go Cry For • Memories

Key Markets
Hometown: Los Angeles. Also: New York, San Francisco, Oxford MS

“The Mount Olympus of Calypso … It’s not just the good Calypso I like. I like the naughty stuff too, you know. My aides didn’t understand the lyrics, and they were too dirty for me to translate.” — Colin Powell

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Press Quotes
“Dubby, spaced-out electro, techno, and disco designed by experts.” — Mixmag

Selling Points
• New album from the legendary producer/DJ Andrew Weatherall and his chums. • US tour dates in late May 2009. • In-house mailing to press, radio, and web outlets. • Buddyhead interview confirmed.

Overview
The Boardroom is a group of dapper men about town who spend their leisure hours haunting Boardroom Studios, producing aural delights for fans of electronically informed dance floor beats. Andrew Weatherall dropped in and, inspired by the tunes he heard, twiddled a knob or two. Aided and abetted by the Boardroom’s resident guru Steve Boardman, Weatherall came up with this marvelous collection. In fact, he enjoyed himself so much he invited Mr. B to collaborate on his upcoming solo album A Pox on the Pioneers!

Various Artists Andrew Weatherall vs. The Boardroom
Genre: Electronica Label: Rotters Golf Club CD: RGC 16 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 25
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Track Listing
Radical Majik: Spread the Hot Potato • Le Sarge En Board: Through the Robot Chicken Shed • E.S.C.: The Legacy • Radical Majik: Spread the Hot Potato (Weatherall Remix) • Le Sarge En Board: Through the Robot Chicken Shed (Weatherall Remix) • E.S.C.: The Legacy (Weatherall Remix) • Two Lone Swordsmen: Patient Saints (Dave Congreve’s Boardroom Remix) • Two Lone Swordsmen: Shack 54 (E.S.C. Remix)

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Key Markets
New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, Boston

Two Lone Swordsmen
CD: RGC 12 Price Code: P

Emissions from the Archive Vol. 1

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Press Quotes
“Y-Love is like Talib Kweli and Saul Williams in a yarmulke … finally making hip-hop Kosher.” — XXL

Selling Points
• Re-release of this revolutionary hip-hop album mixing progressive styles with Orthodox and scriptural rhymes. • Has shared stages with luminaries as varied and respected as Lou Reed, Idan Raichel, DJ Spooky, Matisyahu, Steinski, and Immortal Technique, and been featured in publications from USA Today to XXL. • Modular Moods will handle promotion to new media and magazines.

Y-Love This Is Babylon
Genre: Hip-Hop Label: Modular Moods CD: MMD 40 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) Digipak; Box Lot 30
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Overview
Y-Love (Yitz Jordan) is part of the new guard of hip-hop revolutionaries. His style, described as “global hip-hop,” seamlessly intertwines English, Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin to combine ethereal scripture with gritty social consciousness and reflect his own life-changing conversion to Hasidism. This Is Babylon boasts stand-out electric dance tracks like “Bring It On Down” and politically supercharged anthems such as “6000,” with a Parliment/Outkast-esque production vibe. With each word he spits out in the tongue of ancient Babylon, Y-Love breathes new life into hip-hop, one beat at a time.

Track Listing
This Is Babylon • Bump • Bring It On Down • Keep the Party Divine • Check the Technique feat. Shaanan Street of Hadag Nachash • Exhibit A: The Diagnosis • New Disease • 6000 • This is a Test • State of the Nation • Mind Transit • From Brooklyn To Ramle feat. Saz • Mt. Sinai feat. Super Dane • Mehadrin Rhymin’

Key Markets
Hometown: Brooklyn. Also: Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia
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Press Quotes
“Fragile, folky songs that at times evoke elements of Neil Young. (Not all evokers of Neil Young are worth spending time with, but this act is).” — USA Today

Selling Points
• 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl, limited to 500 copies. • Follow up to 2008’s La Lamentor album on Badman Recording Co. • Produced by Adam Selzer (M. Ward, She and Him) and Badman label head Dylan Magierek (Mark Kozelek, The Mother Hips). • This outstanding live band will tour the US for six months beginning in April 2009. • Full promotional campaign by Riot Act Media.

Weinland Breaks in the Sun
Genre: Folk/Rock Label: Jealous Butcher LP: JLO 79 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) LP Jacket; Box Lot 45
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Overview
It’s uncommon for a contemporary artist to create a timeless album, one that is both surprising and comforting. Yet after only a few listens to the new record from Weinland, a soon-to-be well known quintet from Portland, you’ll know it’s still possible. The characters in Adam Shearer’s lush songs are often tense, morose, and struggling, but they’re informed by a wry, celebratory hope. Their calm sense of knowing foils the emotional complexity in Shearer’s lyrics—that, and the gorgeously subdued vocal harmonies, atmospheric finger picking, strings, brushed drums, melodica, and subtle percussive minutiae.

Track Listing
Sunken Eyes • I’m Sure It Helps • Hardly Worth Saving • People Like You • Autumn Blood • The Letters Ii • Piano Interlude • It’s Already True • I Feel Wasted • The Breaks In The Sun • Piano Hymn

Key Markets
Hometown: Portland. Also: Salt Lake City, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans

Selling Points
• EBM is making a comeback, and nobody does it better than these Belgian maniacs! • Features high profile remixes by Orange Sector, Ionic Vision, and Ad:Key. • Excellent club tracks with guaranteed dace floor appeal. • Approx 150 promo copies will be sent to DJs and radio stations. • Approx 25 copies will go to print and web media. • COP International digital promo; MySpace campaign with 100,000 contacts. • Ads with Vampire Freaks.

Overview
Darkmen officially starts the battle to earn a well-deserved place amongst the big players in the EBM scene with the Guilty EP, where tracks from their upcoming album Guilty By Association get the full remix treatment. Packed with extreme high-quality content, this strong set of remixes will force you to move while making you ache for more brutal electronics.

Darkmen Guilty EP
Genre: Electronica Label: COP International/ Machineries of Joy CD: COP MOJ 902 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 25
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Track Listing
Stop the Machine (Transmission Edition) Edited By Ionicvision • No Future (Transmission Edition) Edited By Ionic Vision • Stop The Machine (Backfire Mix) Remix By A.D.A.C. 8286 • No Future (Angst Vor Der Zukunft) Remix By Orange Sector • Stop The Machine (Ionic Machines Take Over) Remix By Ionic Vision • No Future (No More Pain Mix) Remix By Darkmen • Stop The Machine (Detune Mix) Remix By Ad:Key • No Future (Was Ist Die Wirklichkeit) Remix By Orange Sector

Key Markets
New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Atlanta, Boston

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PRESS QUOTES
“Sotto Voce blends bebop, funk, free improv, poetry, and hip-hop … irresistible.” — DownBeat [HHHH]

SELLING POINTS
• Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce is the brand-new concept from the gifted saxophonist. • Features fellow Jazz Passengers Curtis Fowlkes and Sam Bardfeld along with singing bassist Tim Kiah and human beatbox/singer Napolean Maddox of the Cincinnati hip-hop/jazz outfit Iswhat?!

Overview
Sotto Voce, a brand-new concept from the gifted mind of saxophonist Roy Nathanson, features Jazz Passengers Curtis Fowlkes and Sam Bardfeld along with singing bassist Tim Kiah and human beat-box/singer Napolean Maddox of the Cincinnati hip-hop/jazz outfit Iswhat?! This new CD from the group allows Nathanson’s poems, inspired by moments on the NY subway, to take their own journey. Roy Nathanson has a varied career as a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, actor, and teacher. He is leader and principal composer of the Jazz Passengers, a six-piece group that he founded with Curtis Fowlkes in 1987. He also co-leads a duo with keyboardist Anthony Coleman, with whom he has also toured the US and Europe. Their third album, I Could’ve Been a Drum, was released on John Zorn’s Tzadik label.

Roy Nathanson Subway Moon
Genre: Jazz Label: ENJA/Yellowbird CD: EJW YBR 7711 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Digipak; Box Lot 30
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TRACK LISTING
Love Train • Subway Noah • Party • Alto Rain • Dear Brother • Orange Alert • Two Horn Rain • New Guy To Look At • Stand Clear • Safer End of Subway Moon

KEY MARKETS
New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago

selling points
• Five mysteriously evocative electro-acoustic pieces built from a palette of short fragments of early compositions, then totally transformed into new, elegant works that speak to Adams’ current musical interests. • Front Cover Sticker: “Adams’ major works … have the appearance of being beyond style; they transcend the squabbles of contemporary classical music” (The New Yorker). “His music is haunting and quite unforgettable” (MusicWeb International). • Review copies will be sent to all appropriate newspaper, magazine, and e-magazine reviewers, and to NPR and PRI. Promotion will be handled in-house. Earlier recordings have garnered positive reviews from such diverse publications as Gramophone, International Record Review, The Wire, Fanfare, Signal To Noise, and the Los Angeles Times.

John Luther Adams the place we began
Genre: Avant Classical Label: Cold Blue Music CD: CBM 32 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 25
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overview
John Luther Adams, whom Lou Harrison called “one of the few important young American composers,” has created a unique musical world rooted in wilderness landscapes and natural phenomena, particularly that of his native Alaska. His music for orchestra, chamber ensemble, soloists, and electronic media has been recorded on the Cold Blue, New World, Cantaloupe, Mode, and New Albion labels. Wesleyan University Press published his book Winter Music, and his writings have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies. In 2008, popular classical music critic Alex Ross wrote a feature article for The New Yorker on Adams and his sound & light environment.

ALSO AVAILABLE

John Luther Adams
Red Arc/Blue Veil
CD: CBM 26 Price Code: R

Track listing
in a room • in the rain • at the still point • at a distance • the place we began

Key markets
New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Austin

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Selling Points
• Expanded lineup featuring Rob Smith from Traindodge. • Summer/Fall 2009 tour to support the new album. • Press & radio by Planetary Group. Track will appear on their sampler, distributed at CMJ 2009. • Track will appear on Ascetic sampler, to be inserted into 2,000 copies of Alternative Press in Fall 2009. • Ads with Magnet, Copper Press, Amplifier, and more.

Overview

Roma 79 Praise the Divide
Genre: Rock Label: Ascetic Records CD: ASC 21 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 30
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After the dust had settled from the release of Roma 79’s debut full-length The Great Dying—as well as a smashingly successful European tour and some intense, soul-satisfying meditation at Stonehenge—the band members cast their gaze to the future: a new album. Epic and almost cinematic in mood, Praise the Divide explores electronic, synth-driven terrain while maintaining a constant focus on melody. The songs recall the artful pop sensibilities of Abacab-era Genesis, Brian Eno, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, or Cocteau Twins, rejuvenated for the 21st century.

Track Listing
Rounders • Praise the Divide • Colorful Acts • By Design • Shapes They Had to Build • Phantom Comes to Life • Common Man • Brand of Virtue • Quintet • Chain • Capital Cities

Press Quotes
“Caethua builds a majestic framework of rural poetics and darkly colored orchestration that manages to cross the aesthetics of Harry Smith and This Mortal Coil.” — Dusted

Selling Points
• Copies will be sent to reviewers who like weird folk music and the like. • Good response so far from several larger online sites, such as Foxy Digitalis. • Ads with Signal To Noise.

Overview
Raised in Upstate New York, Clare Hubbard has been striving to recreate the stark and ghostly sounds of her birthplace through lo-fi multi-instrument experimentation. Composed, recorded, and produced independently, her music is clearly influenced by early psych-folk composers, combining stark imagery with slow drones, haunting melodies, and scratchy field recordings.

Caethua Village of the Damned
Genre: Avant Rock/Folk Label: Bluesanct CD: BLE 83 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 25
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Track Listing
Village of the Damned • Retreat • Playing Dead • Meditation • They Walk At Night • Burning Yarrow • Tragic • Consecration • Black Water

Selling Points
• First Cindytalk track in 10 years to feature vocals by Gordon Sharp. • Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl with pearl ink. • Beautiful sleeve features a full-color front image and silver letterpress image/text back. • Ads with Signal To Noise.

Overview

Cindytalk Silver Shoals of Light 10”
Genre: Avant Rock/Ambient Label: Bluesanct LP: BLE 84 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) 10” Jacket; Box Lot 15
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The concept behind this series is to celebrate the 10 th year of the label with a series of releases that give an excuse to work with some of its biggest influences. Silver Shoals Of Light is quintessential Cindytalk, written and produced by Gordon Sharp and Matt Kinnison. For those not familiar with Cindytalk’s work, it is a sound that straddles several genres. Gordon Sharp was at one time perhaps best known for lending his angelic voice to several tracks on This Mortal Coil’s classic 1984 masterpiece It’ll End In Tears (4AD), but those tracks are nothing but a footnote in history. Since 1982, Cindytalk has recorded half a dozen fiercely challenging albums of devastating beauty, and there is no end in sight for this seminal group.

Track Listing
Silver Shoals Of Light

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Press Quotes

PSYCHIC PSUMMER

CAVE

“The bottom finally falls out, the shit finally hits the fan, and the rubber finally peels from the proverbial road and warps the pick-ups on the guitar that shape-shifts the song for its next three minutes. The rhythm doesn’t care about the guitar, and the guitarist certainly doesn’t give a fuck about the rhythm. Imagine Thurston Moore and J. Mascis trading 8s through big amplifiers in an alley behind a German disco around 1973.” — Pitchfork

Selling Points
• This record totally fucking rules. • Recent EP Hunt Like Devil scaled the heights of the underground, generating a big buzz. • LP limited to 1,000 copies. • Features members of the now-defunct Warhammer 48K. • Recorded and mixed by Benjamin Balcom and Cave during Fall 2008. • Mastered by Blue Hawaii at Shape Shoppe in January 2009. • Promotional mailing to press and radio by Important Records. • Ads with The Wire and more.

Overview
Important Records’ dream come true—a full length studio album from Chicago’s Cave. Major momentum, expertly crafted and embracing maximum minimalism, repetition, Can-cloud-bounce, and full-on heavy chant. Like driving a train full-speed off a cliff only to discover that the plane can fly and you’ll live forever if you stay inside. Hell yeah, this is the record.

Cave Psychic Psummer
Genre: Rock Label: Important Records CD: IPT 247 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) Digipak; Box Lot 30
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LP: IPT 247 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) 12” Jacket; Box Lot 30

“Kraut-flecked hypnorock. AQ freakout worthy.” — Aquarius Records

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Featured Artists
Rex: drums, guitars, bass, keys, vocals Adam: drums, guitars, bass, keys, vocals Dan: drums, guitars, bass, keys, vocals Cooper: drums, guitars, bass, keys, vocals Rotten Milk: drums, guitars, bass, keys, vocals Josh: drums

Track Listing

Cave Made In Malaysia
Genre: Rock Label: Important Records 7”: IPT 246 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) 7” Sleeve; Box Lot 30
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• GAMM • Made In Malaysia • Encino Men • High, I Am • Requiem for John Sex • Machines and Muscles

Key Markets
Hometown: Chicago Also: San Francisco, Boston, New York, Portland, Los Angeles

“Made In Malaysia” is the single off Cave’s brand new full-length Psychic Psummer. The B-side, “Boneyard,” was pulled from the same recording sessions but is exclusive to this 7” release. Limited edition of 500 copies, with the first 200 on mixed colors.

STREET DATE MAY 26, 2009

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BARDO POND
GAZING AT SHILLA
Press quotes
“The Bardos, anchored by sibling guitarists John & Michael Gibbons, have been playing the fuzzed-out stuff of stoner dreams since the mid’90s, joining the frighteningly well-endowed Matador Records clan early on. Although their flirtations with melody have produced absolutely heavenly music, as on their quasi-dream-pop masterpiece, 1997’s Lapsed, they’ve always been allied first and foremost to experimentation, crushing distortion, and, of course, the drone.” — Pitchfork “The elements that made the Stone Temple Pilots, Oasis, and Live rich are there [in Bardo’s sound]: jangling, acoustic blues riffs that drag up dust along a country road, beats that lazily kick rocks into a river, and vocalist Isobel Sollenberger’s weary, murmuring tone. However, Bardo Pond’s trademark showers of intoxicated guitar distortion and gutbucket blues riffs still kick in after they tell John Lennon’s fairy tale, and then plead to go home.” — Stylus

Bardo Pond Gazing At Shilla
Genre: Rock Label: Important Records LP: IPT 248 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) 12” Jacket; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

“Philadelphia’s most psychedelic small band (the Sun Ra Arkestra has the town’s big band niche all wrapped up for all time) has always traded in contrasts … They also juxtapose forwards and backwards motion … guitars and chimes flicker in retreat across the stereo spectrum like a time-lapse movie of the day’s cloud movements.” — Dusted

Selling Points
• Top gear Bardo improvisations captured and pressed on virgin vinyl. • Limited edition pressing of 1,000 copies.

Featured Artists
John Gibbons: guitars, percussion, sax Michael Gibbons: guitars, percussion Jason Kourkounis: drums Clint Takeda: bass

Overview
Limited edition pressing of 1,000 copies on vinyl heavy enough to hold some of Bardo Pond’s headiest jams. This is the first of four vinylonly Bardo-related releases coming out simultaneously on Important Records. Gazing At Shilla is Bardo Pond’s first release on Important. The two pieces, very different in sound and feel, have sat patiently in the Bardo archive waiting for the most opportune moment for release. “EightThousanders” and “Kali” are both entirely improvised pieces with no overdubs. Slide blissfully into a smoky heaven and then forget your mind in a lower world of strange tones on side A. If you’re still able to flip the record when the needle hits the runoff groove, you’ll find yourself exposed to the Goddess Kali’s naked blackness. Bardo is out. Are you in?

Track Listing
• Eight-Thousanders • Kali

key markets
Hometown: Philadelphia Also: Boston, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle

“Improv-friendly, sprawling, psychedelic songs.”— Splendid

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PANTHEON OF THE LESSER LP

OCEAN

Ocean Pantheon of the Lesser [Black]
Genre: Metal Label: Important Records 2XLP: IPT 220 Price Code: 2P (SRP $31.99) Deluxe Jacket; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Ocean Pantheon of the Lesser [White]
Genre: Metal Label: Important Records 2XLP: IPT WHT 9220 Price Code: 2P (SRP $31.99) Deluxe Jacket; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Press Quotes
“Imagine the climax of your favorite post-rock explosion lasting longer and gilded with the heavy elements and themes of desperation. Ocean crawl through big riffs, rewarding the attentive with method and nuance, an achievement that recalls the subtle payoffs of classical composers Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass.” — Pitchfork [8.4]

Selling Points
• Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Includes bonus tracks not on the CD version. • Available in a white and a black version, each with their own unique D-side tracks. • Black version includes a cover of Black Flag’s “Three Nights.” • White version includes a cover of the Swans’ “You’re Not Real, Girl.” • Deluxe letter-pressed outer jacket with screen printed monochromatic inner jackets, all done by Ocean’s Reuben J. Little at his 43rd Parallel Press in Portland, Maine. • Major international press and media campaign.

Overview
Pantheon of the Lesser chronologically follows the huge success Ocean had with their debut album Here Where Nothing Grows, which received stunning reviews and features in Terrorizer, Mojo, Pitchfork, Kerrang, and many more. Ocean vinyl has created a bit of collector’s frenzy, with copies of Here Where Nothing Grows fetching large sums on auction websites. RIYL: Neurosis, Slint, Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Buried At Sea, Sunn 0))), Earth, Electric Wizard, downers, absinthe, molasses, or sloths.

Track Listing
Black: The Beacon • Of The Lesser • Three Nights (Black Flag) White: The Beacon • Of The Lesser • You’re Not Real, Girl (Swans)

Key Markets Hometown: Portland, ME. Also: Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Cleveland, Milwaukee

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NOT FINAL ARTWORK

Press Quotes
“There’s no need to argue. Merzbow stands as the most influential figure in noise music.” — All Music Guide

SELLING POINTS
• Fifth volume of a 13-CD series of limited edition albums. • Deluxe handmade, numbered bamboo storage box available from Important Records. • Ads with The Wire.

OVERVIEW

Merzbow 13 Japanese Birds Vol. 5
Genre: Experimental Label: Important Records CD: IPT 252 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Merzbow’s 13 Japanese Birds is a 13-month series of releases inspired by Olivier Messaien’s Catalogue D’Oiseaux. Begun in January 2009, one volume will be released each month. The 13th and final volume will be released in January 2010. Each will be a onetime pressing of 1,000 copies, with cover art by Jenny Akita. Author, activist, painter, and sound artist Masami Akita has been at the foreground of experimental music for over 25 years. Inspired by psychedelic rock, free jazz, early electronic composition, and the physical arts—especially Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbau—he has created a unique musical language.

TRACK LISTING
13 Japanese Birds Vol. 5

Key Markets
New York, San Francisco, Boston, Lowell, Detroit, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Austin

press quotes
“AMT are on the verge of moving into yet another realm … ranges from trademark AMT free-form intensity overload to acoustic dronescape with electronics to nearly ambient folk music and back with new textures and uses of spatial dynamics previously unheard on AMT releases.” — All Music Guide

Selling Points
• Limited edition single AMT vinyl—snap it up quickly! • 1,000 copies, available in five different colors of vinyl. • Ads with The Wire.

Overview
Acid Mother’s Temple’s Glorify Astrological Martyrdom is sure to appeal to the myriad AMT fans who have made Crystal Rainbow Pyramid a new fan favorite. Professionally recorded mega riffage, for a super defined clean sound. Kawabata Makoto and company deliver this focused rock explosion full of hyper repetitive heavy hooks and freaked out pitched up vocals. Cover art by Seldon Hunt.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Glorify Astrological Martyrdom
Genre: Rock Label: Important Records LP: IPT 226 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) 12” Jacket; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Track Listing
Stargate Of The Hell • Cosmic Soul Death Disco • Phantom Utopia Or Suicidal Star Wars

Key Markets
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Boston, New York, Providence

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Selling Points
• Limited edition LP-only pressing of 500 copies on deluxe virgin vinyl. • Features John Gibbons, Michael Gibbons, and Hason Kourkounis from Bardo Pond.

Overview
Guitar out-crunch hailing from the Bardo axis. Alasehir is grounded stoner heavy Zen, and the second in our four-part Bardo Pond-related vinyl set. Alasehir’s fourth release—following a CD apiece for the Important, aRCHIVE, and Siltbreeze labels—Torment of The Metals continues their sonic exploration of dense, languorous, free expansion.

Track Listing
Typhoon • Fire Crack • Wheel Of Anguish

Alasehir Torment of the Metals
Genre: Rock Label: Important Records LP: IPT 249 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) 12” Jacket; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Selling Points
• Limited edition LP-only pressing of 500 copies on deluxe virgin vinyl. • Alumbrados is a project of the Bardo Pond community.

Overview
“Deep in the forest ethno-drones, drenched in buzz and shimmer. Sitar, guitar, cumbas, and all sorts of percussion create exquisite layers of psych drone Nirvana that will transport you to another dimension. Strangely peaceful, the music we hear in our heads when we lay in grass at night staring at the stars” (Aquarius Records).

Alaumbrados Monochord
Genre: Rock Label: Important Records LP: IPT 250 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) 12” Jacket; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Track Listing
The Psychology Of Sulfur • Serious Joke • The Riddle Of Consciousness • Parzufim

Selling Points
• Limited edition LP-only pressing of 500 copies on deluxe virgin vinyl. • Rare trans-global collaboration between underground giants Bardo Pond, Alasehir, and Suishou No Fune.

Overview
Moon Phantoms is a collaboration of Bardo Pond, Alasehir, and Suishou No Fune, and the fourth release in our four-part Bardo Pond-related vinyl set.

Track Listing
Departure To The Space • Dance Of The Moon Phantoms • All Is Dyed In The Midnight

Moon Phantoms Monochord
Genre: Rock Label: Important Records LP: IPT 251 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) 12” Jacket; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

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Press Quotes
“Boston-based altoist Jim Hobbs and his Fully Celebrated Orchestra combine vast musical prowess and playful, irreverent intelligence.” — All About Jazz “The band’s core instincts involve bold, expressionistic playing and drums with emphatic glee. These emotions are channeled through compositions that span a variety of moods: from relative calm to frenzy. Indian raga, free-form swing, waltz, ballad, Latin, and funk rhythms were employed before the climactic rave.” — Boston Globe “Hobbs is a solid sender, strong and powerful on alto, but it is his superb writing that distinguishes the set, his vision that mixes tempos, time signatures, harmonies, and timbre.” — Cadence “The FCOs first gained notoriety in the rock clubs—or at least, it was the rock crowd that first created the buzz. Maybe that’s because the band are proponents of old-fashioned avant-garde inclusiveness: funk, Latin, blues, Balkan, and any number of ‘world’ melodies, scales, and rhythms show up in the FCO book, with plenty of free-jazz-collective chatter.” — Boston Phoenix

The Fully Celebrated Drunk on the Blood of the Holy Ones
Genre: Jazz Label: AUM Fidelity CD: AUM 54 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) Digipak; Box Lot 40
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Selling Points
• The Fully Celebrated Orchestra’s magic 7th release is a stellar collection of all-new compositions recorded live in studio and mixed utilizing the latest dub technology. • CD contains an embedded music video (playable on most computers), the extended skateboard groove and flex film Can You Do The Mackie Burnette? featuring cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum. • Service/promotion to national press, e-media, and targeted regional press by Improvised Communications. • Service/promotion to college and non-commercial radio by Improvised Communications. • Ads with All About Jazz, Signal To Noise, Wax Poetics, and Point of Departure.

Featured Artists
Jim Hobbs: alto saxophone, compositions Timo Shanko: bass Django Carranza: drums

Track Listing
• Moose and Grizzly Bear’s Ville • Reptoid Alliance • Drunk on the Blood of the Holy Ones • Brothers of Heliopolis • Enemy of Both Sides • Pearl’s Blues (Your What Hurts?) • Conotocarius • Dew of May

Overview
Long one of Boston’s musical gems the Fully Celebrated Orchestra started as a jazz band playing the rock clubs like the young punks they were, developing into the sages they have become. Following a series of European and self-released albums, for their auspicious AUM Fidelity debut their name has been shortened to simply The Fully Celebrated. Principal composer/band leader Jim Hobbs is an untouchably gifted master of the alto saxophone, producing a holy array of sounds from his horn that the instrument was not originally designed to manifest. Supremely skilled musicians all, and with a voracious musical appetite, The Fully Celebrated wield an incomparable arsenal of ways and means to transform the here and now through mighty song.

Key Markets
Hometown: Boston Also: New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Haven, Chicago

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Press Quotes
“Bands like Gay Beast used to get me excited, but none have had such a gloriously bent and creative batch of songs to match up with the innovation.”— Dusted “Think Health, think Lovely Little Girls, think DNA. But don’t think too hard. It wouldn’t be right.”— Sound & Fury “Gay Beast is one of the few bands I’ve seen around that are seriously challenging the form and content of modern rock music. Their compositions and execution are ambitious and effective. A truly unique and weird band.” — Weasel Walter

Selling Points
• Available on compact disc and an astonishing 12” vinyl collector’s edition, extensively adorned with hand silk-screened sleeves and inserts. • Mastered by Weasel Walter (XBXRX, Flying Luttenbachers, Lake of Dracula) for maximum penetration. • Gay Beast will tour like the dickens to support Second Wave. • Press & radio mailing; web & social network marketing. • Ads with Signal To Noise, Skyscraper, and more.

Gay Beast Second Wave
Genre: Alt Rock Label: Skin Graft Records CD: GRA 93 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Overview
Hear Ye! Fear Ye! Join us May 26th for the coming out dance party of the year as Gay Beast rides the Second Wave straight onto the streets! Formed in 2005 and renowned as Minnesota’s premier agit-prog queer band, Gay Beast cuts a careening groove between the prickly corners of tunefulness and musical density, danceability and controlled chaos. On their sophomore effort and first release on Skin Graft Records, the trio lets fly with utopian visions of second-wave feminism, exposing a mood-swinging musical reach heretofore unheard. Join us as the nuclear family explodes into a psychedelic mushroom cloud of writhing, urgent vocals set against the precise, premeditated clatter of guitar, drums, and keys. Add a dash of electronic psych and a spoonful of sax, and your goose is cooked. Join us.

LP: GRA 93 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) LP Jacket; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Featured Artists
Isaac Rotto: guitar Daniel Luedtke: keyboards, sax, vocals Angela Gerend: drums, electronics

Track Listing
• Beach • Revolt Revolt • Aspirin • Xerox • White Diamonds • Exploding Knee • Make a Map, Pressing Hard • Tides • Eeexxxpppaaannndddiiinnnggg • Reprise

Key Markets
Hometown: Minneapolis/St. Paul Also: Chicago, Providence, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles

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Press Quotes
“An astonishingly raw, loose, even ragged brand of fuzz rock.” — All Music Guide

Selling Points
• Los Natas have developed a very loyal fan base in their 15-year career, regularly touring the globe. The band will tour in support of this release. • Recorded at Monsterland and El Attic, where the Cult recorded their most recent effort. • Received critical acclaim in Rolling Stone, Metal Hammer, Kerrang, and Alternative Press, and shared stages with Alabama Thunderpussy, Queens of the Stone Age, and Samiam. • Finished copies to press, radio, and e-media. • Features expected with Blabbermouth and StonerRock.com. • Music will be featured on various programs on Fuel TV, MTV, and more.

Los Natas Nuevo Orden De La Libertad
Genre: Rock/Latin Label: Small Stone Recordings CD: SSO 92 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Overview
When grunge ruled supreme, Los Natas were just finding their way out of the third world and into the underground. Countless releases (several on Man’s Ruin) have been scattered across three continents, forming the foundation for the reputation these Latin sons have created. Thick, heavy, psychedelic swirlings combine the best of the band’s two worlds: one foot firmly set in the heyday of 1960s rock fury, the other planted squarely in their South American roots. Produced by Sergio & the band at the Monsterland and El Attic Studios in Buenos Aires, Nuevo Orden De La Libertad produces a confident picture of a band coming into its own. Latin Heavy Psych has never sounded so fresh, or so familiar.

ALSO AVAILABLE

Los Natas

Track Listing
Las Campanadas • El Nuevo Orden De La Libertad • Resistiendo Al Dolor • Hombre De Metal • Ganar-Perder • Noviembre • David Y Goliath • Bienvenidos • 10.000 • Dos Horses

El Hombre Montana
CD: SSO 66 Price Code: O

Key Markets
Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Boston, Austin, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Louisville

NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Press quotes
“I’ll draw comparisons to the DC/Dischord scene, the Chicago ‘noise rock’ skronk, and the Amphetamine Reptile bite, among others—though the group’s overall songwriting aesthetic is somehow very fluid and tangible despite some of the jarring shifts and chaotic tendencies that seep into play on occasion … could appeal just as much to fans of Quicksand and Fugazi as to those of The Jesus Lizard and Failure.” — Aversion

Selling Points
• Has toured the US with The Paper Chase and Haymarket Riot. • Radio promotion by AAM. • Press and retail promotion by Latest Flame/Greyday. • Ads with Daytrotter, Magnet, Under the Radar, and Big Takeover.

Overview
Full-length from new Latest Flame band hailing from Kortrijk, Belgium. Is there a music category or genre for “guitar terrorism” yet? If not, it starts here! Hitch rocks and Clair.Obscur will strip the paint off your walls!

Hitch Clair.Obscur
Genre: Alt Rock Label: Latest Flame Records CD: LTF 24 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Digipak; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Track Listing
Art Nouveau! • Carbon Wheels • The Day Kid C Bit The Dust • Dance Dance Dance • Burn This Place • We Were All Wrong • Old Modena • Dirty Trixxxxxxx • This Is Where It Ends • The Paper Beast

Key Markets
Chicago, Minneapolis, Austin, Milwaukee, Portland, Seattle

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Selling Points
• Produced by Paul Savage (Delgados), who also produced Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap, and Mogwai. • College radio promotion by Vitriol Independent Promotions. • In-house press and web promotion. • Ads with Pitchfork and Stereogum.

Overview
Some people will tell you there are only two types of people in Glasgow: lowlife punks in bad track suits, and pretentious art students. But listen to that false tale of two cities at your peril, because between the cracks in that hackneyed picture comes the sound of the city’s finest purveyors of candid indie-pop. The twins that front Wake the President were brought up on the hard-knock streets of Maryhill but earned their stripes knocking around the council libraries, drinking dens, and underwear-strewn bedsits of Glasgow’s bohemian West End. Lead singer Erik Sandberg’s songs—melancholy reminiscences of blonde girls, deceit, and the debauchery of the West End—resonate with the slurred poetry of old men philosophizing over whisky water. His songs of masturbatory melancholia move from optimism to despair, querying the existence of love but acknowledging the omnipresence of desire. Bjorn Sandberg, his quieter twin, provides the parchment upon which Erik’s witty commentary is scrawled, with guitar playing channeling the clang of C86, the fury of Josef K, and the jangle of Johnny Marr. And, underneath this thunder resonates louche bass lines and drums that sound like they could lead an army to battle.

Wake the President You Can’t Change That Boy
Genre: Alt Rock Label: Magic Marker CD: MMK 52 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Track Listing
Something To Turn Up • Professor • Mail, Alice • Miss Tierney • Wake • You Can’t Change That Boy • Remember Fun? • The Security Place • Just Give Me Two Secs • A&E

Key Markets
New York, Portland, Seattle

Press Quotes
“This piano-pounding Arkansas native combines Jeff Buckley’s spaciness, Fiona Apple’s melodrama, and Freddie Mercury’s exhibitionism.” — SPIN

Selling Points
• Full online and print press campaign by Girlie Action. • Featured showcase artist at SXSW 2009. • Featured session performance on Daytrotter in support of Bells & Whistles. • Featured in Scott Irvine’s upcoming photo book. • Extensive touring in major markets during 2009. • Ads with CMJ and Magnet.

Chase Pagan Bells & Whistles
Genre: Rock Label: Esperanza Plantation CD: ESZ 14 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Overview
The songs that Chase Pagan writes are timeless in nature, and seem to come from deep within an old soul trapped in a young man’s body. After hearing his records, one can imagine him locked away in the confines of his mountain home, far from the mediocrity of pop culture as he paces the floors with guitar in hand. Pagan’s second album was recorded in Fall 2008 with Chad Copelin at Black Watch Studios in Norman, OK. His recent material is more upbeat and uplifting than the brooding material of his 2006 debut, released on the Militia Group label. Pagan is happily content with his station in life, snug between the walls of his mountain abode, and this satisfaction is reflected in his latest work.

DELAYED TO

Track Listing
The Lonely Life • Life Garden • Warrior • Gun and the Sword • Summer Comes • John & Betty • Bring Down the Day • Don’t Be Gay (Working Title) • Nameless • Better Off • Just Fine • Search • Train-a-Coming

JUNE 2009

Key Markets
Hometown: Little Rock. Also: New York, Austin, Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle
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Selling Points
• Composer and bandleader of pioneering avant-rock group Slow Six. • Has performed live with Evan Ziporyn, John Butcher, and Zeena Parkins, among others. • Features virtuoso musicians Colin Jacobsen (Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and Margaret Kampmeier, an internationally renowned mainstay in NYC’s modern music scene. • Press, radio, and web campaigns by Western Vinyl. • Ads with Signal To Noise, The Wire, and more.

Christopher Tignor Core Memory Unwound
Genre: Avant Classical Label: Western Vinyl CD: WVR 61 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) Jewel Case; Box Lot 25
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Overview
For years, Slow Six bandleader, composer, and software designer Christopher Tignor has performed with his signature software instruments alongside fellow band members, sampling and transforming their live performances in accordance with his meticulous, emotionally charged scores. On Core Memory Unwound, Tignor’s debut under his given name, he brings his software to the forefront alongside some of his most intimate compositions for violin and piano.

Track Listing
Last Thought at Night • Last Nights on Eagle Street • Meeting in a Colored Shadow 1 • Core Memory Unwound • Meeting in a Colored Shadow 2 • Left in Fragments • Cathedral (pt. 1) • Cathedral (pt. 2)

Selling Points
• Features members of Sunn O)), Earth, Grails, and Burning Witch. • Features vocals by MMOB honorary member Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls). • Vinyl pressing limited to 500 copies.

Overview
Like a reverse dark side of the new age sound, on the Totem series MMOB perform ritualistic electric excursions into the outer and inner reaches. Outerspace Gamelan, dusty fuzz rock, meditations of a deranged Krishna, and blurry acoustic guitar majesty all reveal themselves in epic form.

Track Listing
Bardo Chikkhai • A Mist of Illnesses • In the Lightness of Sonoran • People of the Drifting Houses • Schism Prism/Adamantios • Cascade Cathedral • Eaglewolf

Master Musicians of Bukkake Totem One

Genre: Experimental Label: Conspiracy Records LP: CNS 79 CD: CNS 79 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) LP Jacket; Box Lot 17 Digipak; Box Lot 30
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Selling Points
• Neokarma Jooklo Trio released 3 LPs on Qbico Records, which sold out in no time. • RIYL: Yahowa 13, Kawabata Makoto, Master Musicians of Bukkake, Guru Guru.

Overview
And the cosmos has hatched a new egg of progression. The Neokarma Jooklo Trio is a wildflower in the Italian music scene, using cosmic improvisation and meditation techniques that gently hoover into musical religion. With up-tempo tribal percussion and trance-inducing Middle Eastern and Asian Gamelan influences, the group summons the ancient spirits of nature. Ethereal drones are woven to a magical flying carpet, then drenched in reverb and delay to dig deep in an emotional visionary barrel.

Neokarma Jooklo Trio Time’s Vibes
Genre: Experimental Label: Conspiracy Records LP: CNS 76 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) LP Jacket; Box Lot 17
NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA

Track Listing
Elevation Of The Carpet • Strange Land • Night Revelation • Electric Mirrors

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Get nailed. . on the road .
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
Lord of the Underground…
CD: ALI 84 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) UPC: 777078918420 4/3/09 Los Angeles, CA – Echo 4/4/09 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill 4/5/09 Portland, OR – Holocene 4/6/09 Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern 4/10/09 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry 4/11/09 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle 4/12/09 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop 4/13/09 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick 4/16/09 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs 4/17/09 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge 4/18/09 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas 4/19/09 Washington, DC – DC9 4/20/09 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar 4/21/09 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 4/22/09 Atlanta, GA – The Earl 4/23/09 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Café 4/24/09 Denton, TC – Hailey’s 4/25/09 Austin, TX – Emos 4/27/09 Tucson, AZ – Plush 4/28/09 San Diego, CA – Casbah

Pronto

All Is Golden
CD: CTP 76 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) UPC: 656605958828 3/25/09 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwells 3/26/09 Burlington,VT – Higher Ground 3/27/09 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theater

Pillars & Tongues
Protection
CD: CTP 74 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) UPC: 616892976127 * on tour with Bonnie “Prince” Billy 3/24/09 Calgary, AB – McEwan Hall 3/25/09 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre 3/26/09 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre 3/27/09 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom 3/30/09 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Laura Gibson
Beasts of Seasons
CD: HSH 86 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) UPC: 884501065870 3/24/09 Spearfish, SD – Flanagan’s 3/25/09 Bozeman, MT – Plonk 3/26/09 Bozeman, MT – Montana State University 3/27/09 Moscow, ID – Mikey’s Gyros 4/2/09 Portland, OR – The Old Church * dates below with Damien Jurado 4/3/09 Boise, ID – Neurolux 4/5/09 Denver, CO – The Hi-Dive 4/7/09 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room 4/8/09 Iowa City, IA – The Picador 4/9/09 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club 4/10/09 Chicago, IL – Schubas 4/12/09 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig 4/14/09 Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel 4/15/09 Montreal, QC – Il Motore

Merzbow

13 Japanese Birds Vol. 4
CD: IPT 241 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) UPC: 793447524122 5/17/09 Brooklyn, NY – No Fun Festival

Pink Martini
Hey Eugene!
CD: HNZ 3 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) UPC: 723721289454 5/15–16/09 San Antonio, TX – Lila Cockrell Theater 5/21/09 Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall 5/31–6/1/09 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 6/5/09 Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre 6/6/09 Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art 6/7/09 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre 6/9/09 Vienna,VA – Wolf Trap 6/12/09 Boston, MA – Boston Opera House 6/15/09 Portland, ME – Merrill Auditorium 6/16/09 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre 6/18/09 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall 6/23/09 St. Paul, MN – O’Shaughnessy Auditorium 6/25–26/09 San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall 6/27/09 Spokane, WA – Martin Woldson Theater

Cave

Psychic Psummer
CD: IPT 247 Price Code: P (SRP $15.99) UPC: 793447524726 5/14/09 Chicago, IL – Hideout 5/16/09 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s 5/22/09 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern 5/23/09 Oakland, CA – LoBot Gallery 5/24/09 Santa Cruz, CA – Blue Lagoon 5/28/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Smell 6/5/09 New Orleans, LA – Dragons Den 6/12/09 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Deer Tick

War Elephant

CD: PTS 3 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) UPC: 844185022422 3/14/09 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Café 3/25/09 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn 3/26/09 Durham, NC – Duke University Coffeehouse 3/27/09 Baltimore, MD – The G-Spot 3/28/09 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s 4/3/09 Swarthmore, PA – Olde Club (Swarthmore Uni) 4/23/09 Boston, MA – Harpers Ferry 4/24/09 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

The Sleepover Disaster
Hover
CD: DIW 115 Price Code: I (SRP $10.99) UPC: 723721397555 3/28/09 Fresno, CA – Tokyo Garden 4/18/09 San Francisco, CA – El Rio

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