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The Aislers Set are back!  Here‘s a new tune by Av Linton, featuring Kevin Barker (Currituck Co., Vetiver) on banjo.  And Aislers Set’s first two albums (Terrible Things Happen and The Last Match) are re-issued from Slumberland Records and Suicide Squeeze Records, Pre-order, HERE and HERE.  Also singles/rarities compilation will be appeared from Slumberland in 2015!



Stream the Spectrals‘ first single ‘Milky Way,’ from the forthcoming new full-length “Sob Story.” It was produced by former Girls member JR “Chet” White. Out on June 18th via Slumberland Records (US) / June 3rd via Wichita Recordings (UK).






taken from ‘Get A Grip’ single, one of the first songs for 2011′s Slumberland debut album “Bad Penny.”



Sea Lions, led by Adrian Pillado, are a group of friends who play music together from Oxnard, CA. Their Slumberland Records debut full-length “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sea Lions But Were Afraid To Ask” (2011, LP/CD) is available, HERE (USA) and HERE (on Cassette Tape via Burger Records), also via Violet and Claire (JPN). And Sea Lions / Teen Runnings (from Tokyo) split tape is available NOW via Neotomic Records, HERE.


Black Tambourine – What’s Your Game (Ramones cover)

Taken from Black Tambourine’s forthcoming reunion EP “OneTwoThreeFour,” a four song tribute to the Ramones. Due out on May 15th via Slumberland Records

Formed in Washington, D.C. in 1989, Black Tambourine were well known as the one of the earliest American twee pop bands from Slumberland Records, consisting of Archie Moore (Velocity Girl, The Lilys), Brian Nelson (Whorl, Velocity Girl), Mike Schulman (Whorl, Slumberland co-founder) and Pam Berry (Chickfactor ‘zine co-founder). “OneTwoThreeFour,” a double 7″ contains their first recordings since early 90s, their most-loved Ramones tunes. Special guests The ‘Rinettes providing backing vocals on ‘What’s Your Game’ are Linda Smith, Rose Melberg, Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls and Jenny Robbins from Honeymoon Diary.


“OneTwoThreeFour” EP
Tracklist:
01 – I Want You Around
02 – What’s Your Game
03 – I Remember You
04 – I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend



A radio advert for Black Tambourine’s upcoming “OneTwoThreeFour.”



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。



He’s traveled from punk rock roots to an enviable place where power-pop meets classic 60s melodies, the best of swirling 80s-flavored production and shimmering, jangling guitars. His brilliant debut solo album Carefree, released in 2008, demonstrated a knack for crafting timeless pop that’s equal parts Brill Building and Topanga Canyon. On it, Williams hearkened back to great songwriters like Nilsson, Chilton, Downes and Westerberg.

Devon Williams – Your Sympathy
7″ single, b/w ‘Sisters’ (out on June 28th) from the forthcoming “Euphoria” album (Slumberland/2011)

Devon Williams – Sufferer
taken from ‘Sufferer‘ b/w ‘Who Cares About Forever’ 7″ single (2009), as the debut via Slumberland.

Devon Williams – Elevator
taken from the first solo album “Carefree” (Ba Da Bing/2008)

L.A. popsmith Devon Williams, formerly of the SoCal’s melodic punk rock band Osker and folk/acoustic band Fingers Cut Megamachine, has a second solo full-length called “Euphoria” coming out on August 30th via Slumberland Records. A blissful shimmering pop album “Euphoria” features 12 new songs, recorded and mixed in several studios by producers like Brooklyn’s Jorge Elbrecht (of the Violens) and Vancouver’s Dave Carswell, who also produced The New Pornographers and Williams’ onetime touring mate, Destroyer.  He is also known for playing in (Vivian Girls) Katy Goodman’s La Sera, previously the Lavender Diamond touring band.

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Fingers-cut, Megamachine! – testament
from the 2005 self-titled album (Thick Records)

Osker – Kinetic
taken from Osker’s second album “Idle Will Kill” (Epitaph/2001).

The Champagne Socialists – Blue Genes
from ‘Blue Genes‘ 7″ single (Slumberland/2009), The Champagne Socialists (Jihae Simmons Meek, former Royal We, and Wallace Meek from Glasgow) featured Devon Williams and Mickey LaFranchi. It was released as their first single after moving to Jihae’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA.

(via Yuya Shimizu)

The Art Museums – Hostile Street
New song that will be featured on a Woodsist compilation being released this summer.


WATCH more :: The Art Museums’ ‘Dancing with a Hole in Your Heart’ (video) from a 3-song 7″ EP due out on Slumberland Records early summer 2011.


Pop Art/Post Punk influenced band, The Art Museums from San Francisco / Santa Cruz consist of Josh Alper, Glenn Donaldson, Carly Flies, Virginia Weatherby.  Their recent 7″ ‘S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G.’/'Feel Like Dreams’ is available on Dulc-i-Tone Records.