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Stream the title track from the forthcoming Ducktails (a.k.a. Matt Mondanile of Real Estate) full-length “The Flower Lane,” fourth album and his first for Domino Recording Co.. Due out on January 29th, 2013 in North America and January 28th, 2013 in rest of the world.




The album was recorded over the summer of 2012 with his fellow New Jersey band Big Troubles, and contributions from Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Joel Ford (Ford + Lopatin), Madeline Follin (Cults), Jessa Farkas (Future Shuttle) and Sam Mehran (Outer Limitz). Mixed by Al Carlson (Peaking Lights, Oneohtrix Point Never).

The ten songs, along with a stunning cover of founding Clean/Chills member Peter Gutteridge’s “Planet Phrom”, on “The Flower Lane” move across a range of expressive pop songs that are bright and expansive, but venture even further with forays into saxophone leads, synth lines and piano accompaniment that would have been at home on the early records of sophisticated guitar pop icons such as Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout. –Domino

by WFMU

Yo La Tengo Quartet – WFMU Marathon March 2, 2012
— James, Georgia, Ira and Mr. Bruce Bennett 



Here Come The Warm Jets by Speed the Plough
Brian Eno’s “Here Come the Warm Jets” as performed by The Trypes on December 7, 1983 at Folk City, Greenwich Village. (via Speed The Plough Soundcloud)

Acute Records will be releasing Trypes‘ compilation “Music for Neighbors” on vinyl, featuring the entire “Explorer’s Hold” EP (Coyote, 1984) and the digital download code for their seven additional rehearsal recordings. Also it includes a large-format 8 page booklet with notes from John, Marc and Glenn, and an introduction by Ira Kaplan (of Yo La Tengo). Due out on April 27th. Tracklisting and album teaser, HERE.
Trypes has been known as a psychedelic folk rock band from suburban New Jersey, in the early 80s. The band was formed in 1982 by John Baumgartner, Toni Paruta, Marc Francia and Elbrus Kelemet, and later joined by some Feelies, Glenn Mercer, Bill Million, Dave Weckerman, Stan Demeski and Brenda Sauter. Later… in 1984, Speed the Plough rose out of the ashes of The Trypes.

“After the Graveyard”                        “Clear Skies Over Black River”



Liam The Younger – An Easy Place Pt.3, from “After The Graveyard”

Liam The Younger – Cooking, from “Clear Skies Over Black River”

Former Titus Andronicus guitarist, Glen Rock, NJ native Liam Betson aka Liam The Younger has a couple of re-issues soon, “Clear Skies Over Black River” and “After The Graveyard” are due out on February 7th through his own label A Learning Computer and Underwater Peoples, with his first proper studio recorded full-length to follow in the spring. Both albums are re-mastered. Available for Pre-Order.



Stream Liam The Younger’s 2010 album “Revel Hidden Worlds” in its entirely through Underwater People’s SoundCloud. This album has been available on vinyl.




Family Portrait – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Family Portait‘s cover of Mariah Carey’s version, taken from the upcoming Fire Talk Christmas Compilation for McGolrick Trees.


Family Portrait – Dark Roast
Family Portrait’s newest EP “Dark Roast” is available now via Underwater Peoples.

Real Estate “Days”
photograph by Dan Graham



Real Estate – Green Aisles


Another new song from Real Estate’s forthcoming second album and first for Domino “Days,” due out on October 18th via Domino. The album was recorded with the help of Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, The Walkmen). Pre-order, HERE. “Days” cover art is a photograph entitled ‘Row of New Tract Houses, Bayonne NJ 19667 by Dan Graham from his “Homes For America” series (1966).



Big Troubles – Misery  from “Romantic Comedy”

Big Troubles‘ upcoming 7″ single ‘Sad Girls’ b/w ‘Phantom’ is due out on August 30th and their second full-length “Romantic Comedy” is due out on September 27th via Slumberland Records / Plancha (jp), 日本盤はボーナス・デモ・トラック3曲を追加. “Romantic Comedy” was recorded with producer Mitch Easter formerly of Let’s Active and Sneakers with Chris Stamey (of the dB’s), and as a producer, well known for his work with R.E.M, Pavement, Velvet Crush among others. The single’s B-side ‘Phantom’ was recorded for the Shaking Through sessions curated by Jenn and Liz Pelly, the twin sister co-authors of PellyTwins.blogspot.com.


Big Troubles – Georgia / Video: Alexander Iezzi
from 2010 album “Worry” via Olde English Spelling Bee / Plancha (jp)

R.J. Reynolds High vs Ridgewood High ….  
ハイスクール時代のガレージバンド仲間がシーンを作り上げて後にホーボーケン/ニュージャージーへと北上したウィンストン・セーラム/ノース・カロライナ育ちのミッチやクリスたちと、リアル・エステートやヴィヴィアン・ガールズ、ビッグ・トラブルスなど昨今のリッジウッド/ニュー・ジャージー一派、どこかちょっと似ているような。

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