header: Distro

Distro


+ Browsing Vinyl
+ Back to Main Distro Page




  • Animal Daydream "Citrus "
    From Jigsaw Records
    { PZL097 }   { 7 inch }

    last year, Animal Daydream appeared on the scene and took the indiepop world by storm, garnering positive press from all around the globe - pretty impressive for a new, enigmatic duo from Gothenburg, Sweden. Now, just over one year after the release of their debut single, we are proud to present another small batch of songs that will just melt away in your ears. Not too far off from what they gave us the first time, these songs are reminiscent of later Teenage Fanclub and Fleet Foxes, but also borrow liberally from the sound of '70s soft rock, particularly Fleetwood Mac and CSNY, with their strong vocal harmonies and overall smooth, almost slick production. And once again, all four tracks are pure gold, solid gold.
    $5.00 ppd
    $5.00 + shipping
    $5.00 + shipping



  • Animal Daydream "Easy Pleasures"
    From Jigsaw Records
    { PZL065 }   { 7 inch }

    releasing a record - particularly a 7" - is really trying these days. They're expensive and they take ages before they turn up at your door - so, you have to really like a band and their music to be able to endure the rigors of pressing vinyl. Enter Animal Daydream (of Gothenburg, Sweden) and their wonderfully gentle but grand sound. These four songs that comprise their debut release just swept us off our feet on first listen, and they never get old. Imagine a cross between later period Teenage Fanclub, the Zebras (fellow labelmates!) and a healthy dose of American '70s soft rock (see if you can spot the Fleetwood Mac nod in the title track!), with layers of jangly guitars, vocal harmonies and assorted vintage keyboards and percussion throughout. Definitely a great way for Jigsaw to start its 2015!
    $6.00 ppd
    $6.00 + shipping
    $6.00 + shipping



  • Azusa Plane/Ahimsa Observatory "split"
    From Little Mafia
    { LM017 }   { 7 inch }

    Classic lo fi drone/shoegaze psychedelia.
    $5.00 ppd
    $5.00 + shipping
    $5.00 + shipping



  • Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk "Think Tone"
    From Fire Talk
    { FTK036 }   { 12 inch }

    The latest beautiful masterpiece from Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk. BBDDM have evolved over the years and I like to think that "Think Tone" wonderfully meshes their knack for pop nuances and rich melodies with the ethereal, ambient washes of sound that they have been employing more so in recent years. The song "Saturday" is easily one of my favorite songs in recent years and the whole record is beautiful portrait of what a collective of friends and artists can create when they do something that they truly believe in. "Think Tone" is a modern classic, period.
    $13.00 ppd
    $13.00 + shipping
    $13.00 + shipping



  • Bearchild "Wishing Well"
    From self released
    { }   { 12 inch }

    { out of stock }
    Full length of melodic guitar/keyboard driven pop songs by Justin Williams of Deep Pockets.


  • Bearchild "Freedom Songs"
    From self released
    { }   { 10 inch }

    this 10 inch 7 song EP is a collection of songs justin morgan williams wrote over the past few years. in a departure from his basement recordings he actually entered the studio with drummer jason crawford. spending a few weekends in february/march 2012 @ audiobarn in east northport long island with engineer/producer ian bryn at the helm, justin created the album he always wished he could create. 11x17 doublesided foldover with original watercolor/crayon art by beth vendryes williams and lyrics included. limited run of 100 all hand numbered.
    $9.00 ppd
    $9.00 + shipping
    $9.00 + shipping



  • Bingo Trappers "Sister Planet"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT022 }   { 12 inch }

    { out of stock }
    The phrase "under appreciated" gets tossed around rather liberally sometimes but I don't think there can be any other way to describe the Bingo Trappers. Their intelligent song writing and lyricism is so beyond most bands it isn't even funny. Channeling the sounds of the yesteryear such as The Velvet Undergound, Love or The Byrds through 90s lo fi, bedroom pop the Bingo Trappers create music that is absolutely timeless for those fortunate enough to lend an ear to the band's sounds. In the past they have released gems on such labels as Shrimper, Sing Eunuchs!, Luveable Nurse, Morc, etc. and "Sister Planet" is no different. An instant classic. Hand painted covers limited to 50!! No two covers a like. Includes a insert with liner notes by Simon Joyner.


  • Brick Mower "Why Are We Doing This?"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL51 }   { 7 inch }

    Based out of New Brunswick, NJ the power trio of Brick Mower has been a obsession of mine from the first second I heard their incredible "Floors EP" on Stumparumper Records and Viking On Campus. And with each subsequent release and live show since I was chomping at the bit for an opportunity to release some music for them. It is a honor and privilege to be able to be a part of sharing Brick Mower's rad music with the world. Brick Mower plays a brand of fuzzy guitar indie rock that I can't get enough of. If you dig catchy indie rock/punk stuff that is like Superchunk, New Sweet Breath, Small and fluf then say hello to your new favorite band. "Why Are We Doing This?" is limited to 200 copies and is packaged in fold over cover and includes a insert.
    $5.00 ppd
    $5.00 + shipping
    $5.00 + shipping



  • Brick Mower "Under the Sink"
    From Stumparumper
    { STUMP-016 }   { 12 inch }

    Brand new full length from NJ's great indie rock/buzz pop trio Brick Mower. 11 awesome tunes that channel indie rock heroes of yore such as Superchunk, New Sweet Breath, Small and Fluf. Easily one of my favorite bands in the last year. I have been obsessed with their "Floors EP" and "Under the Sink" is even better. Look at for a Brick Mower 7 inch on Rok Lok Records later this year.
    $10.00 ppd
    $10.00 + shipping
    $10.00 + shipping



  • Brick Mower "My Hateable Face"
    From Don Giovanni Records
    { DG59 }   { 12 inch }

    { out of stock }
    Second full length from New Brunswick, NJ's answer to Superchunk and Archers of Loaf. If you like great tuneful yet discordant indie rock you NEED this album. One 2012's best!


  • Bugskull "Hidden Mounatin"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT016 }   { 12 inch }

    { out of stock }
    Legendary experimental/lo fi group Bugskull!! Limited Edition of 110 copies with handmade handrawn all different sleeves


  • Charlie Mcalister "Mes Motifs Sont Fous"
    From Little Mafia
    { LM052 }   { 10 inch }

    { out of stock }
    The one, the only-Charlie Mcalister. A bizarre, unique pastiche of lo-fi folk and field recordings that really defies classification. There truly is no one like Charlie Mcalister.


  • Charlie Mcalister "Wheel of Fortune"
    From Little Mafia
    { LM006 }   { 7 inch }

    { out of stock }
    Four tracks of lo fi psych folk by eccentric genius Charlie Mcalister.


  • Charlie Mcalister/Furniture Huschle "Umpo Scuzzi/Convicinio"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT027 }   { 12 inch }

    { out of stock }
    Two lo fi legends, and purveyors of the weird and obscure together on one split lp. Charlie McAlister and Furniture Huschle-Joel of WCKR SPGT fame!! Hand painted cover with insert. No two covers alike


  • Criminals, The "Never Been Caught"
    From Dead Broke Rekerds
    { DBR-088 }   { 12 inch }

    The Criminals' debut album, Never Been Caught, originally on LOOKOUT! RECORDS, now re-issued in all its punk rock glory at its new home at Dead Broke! The album was recorded at Catbox Studios in Oakland, California in January 1997 and was engineered by Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), and features cover art by Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy). Originally existing from 1994-2000, The Criminals have reunited in 2012 to tear shit up. Trashy, grimy, menacing & poppy punk rock like no other than The Criminals. Members of: BLATZ, THE GR’UPS, BLACK CAT MUSIC, THE FRISK & a million fucking more. Crime pays. Only 300 pressed on Black vinyl! *First 50 orders get a 11x17" poster! (Comes w/ download code)
    $10.00 ppd
    $10.00 + shipping
    $10.00 + shipping



  • De Portables "It's Time To Leave This World Behind"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT019a }   { 12 inch }

    "De portables are a Belgian rock band formed in Ghent in 1996, who are steadily becoming one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Since their international stardom, the group consists of Jürgen De Blonde (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Bertrand Lafontaine (guitar, bass guitar, vocals), Ingwio “Wio” D’Hespeel (guitar, drums, vocals) and Hans Gruyaert (drums, guitar, vocals). Rooted in postrock and 1990s indierock, the group later started working in many genres ranging from folk rock to psychedelic pop, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways." Limited Edition of 125 copies with handmade handrawn - each individually designed - sleeves
    $10.00 ppd
    $10.00 + shipping
    $10.00 + shipping



  • Douglas Kramer Nye "No Good Samaritan"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT021 }   { 12 inch }

    "Douglas Kramer Nye is an Iowa City-based singer/songwriter who has made a name for himself with his gritty, unadorned vocals and heartfelt lyrics. With hints of traditional blues music infused into his folky, acoustic songs, Kramer Nye has the ability to quiet a room with his powerful presence and booming voice alone. This talented performer’s tunes will take you on a musical emotional rollercoaster, from dark and menacing to sweet and tear-jerking – but you’re sure to enjoy the ride." Limited Edition of 110 copies with handmade handrawn - each individually designed - sleeves
    $10.00 ppd
    $10.00 + shipping
    $10.00 + shipping



  • Echo is Your Love "Humansize"
    From Sabotage Records
    { SAB00LP }   { 12 inch }

    After eight years, three albums and several tours around Europe, Finland's ECHO IS YOUR LOVE are back with their finest album. Humansize is a tight and unique mix of no-wave guitar madness, dreamy indiepop melodies, hardcore aggression and danceable post-punk rhythms. Haunting female vocals, sometimes angry, sometimes heavenly, wash over shards of guitar noise and shuddering drums, like if the girls from the B-52s were invited to sing with the one band that wants to save the world with its noise.
    $9.00 ppd
    $9.00 + shipping
    $9.00 + shipping



  • Edith Presler "Drag"
    From Little Mafia
    { LM014 }   { 7 inch }

    { out of stock }
    Classic 90s lo fi bedroom indie pop whom had releases on Catsup Plate, Cactus Gum, etc. Five songs of disjointed yet tuneful indie rock in the vein of early Pavement, Silver Jews and Guided By Voices.


  • Eureka California/Good Grief "split"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL70 }   { 7 inch }

    Two awesome offerings of indie rock on one 7 inch!! Eureka California hail from Athens, GA and they played fuzzed out garage pop that reminds me of stuff like The Summer Hits, 13th Floor Elevators and the sort of sun baked noise pop that is associated with the west coast. Short bursts of anthemic fuzz pop that will beg multiple listens before you put the record back on the shelf. On the flip side Liverpool's Good Grief gives us a one, two punch of indie punk rock that reminds me of Superchunk and New Sweet Breath. Good Grief get your attention with super melodic tunes that feature a driving low end and hooky guitar lines as well as powerful vocals. This 7 inch is a co-release between Happy Happy Birthday to Me, and strictly no capital letters. It is limited to 500 copies all with silk screened covers.
    $6.00 ppd
    $6.00 + shipping
    $6.00 + shipping



  • Fellow Project "7 inch bundle"
    { }   { 7 inch }

    Here is a super duper bundle of all five of the Fellow Project 7 inches including "Boots", and splits with Jonesin', Go Sell Drugs and Thousandaires. Also included is the Dead Broke 4 way split series Volume #1 which includes a exclusive track. You basically get two 7 inches for free! Perfect for anyone who has been holding out.
    $16.00 ppd
    $16.00 + shipping
    $16.00 + shipping



  • Fellow Project "Boots"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL38 }   { 7 inch }

    This one has been a long time in the making. Joe & Tia of Fellow Project have been long time friends of mine whose music has inspired me for about 12 years now. I have always wanted to do a record for Fellow Project and for whatever stupid reason it took me this long to make it happen. And I couldn't be more excited to share these four brand new amazing tracks with everyone. 4 tracks of rocking indie rock with great lyrics and vocals. Take the lyrical gusto of Lou Reed channeled through stuff like Television and The Feelies with a bit more of a modern approach. I even hear some Cursive and Grifters in here. Indie rock that actually rocks. Features members of Bridge & Tunnel, and Yes Sensei as well as ex On the Might of Princes. A limited pressing of 300 with full color covers and a insert.
    $5.00 ppd
    $5.00 + shipping
    $5.00 + shipping



  • Fellow Project "Stable Life"
    From Answer Key Records
    { AKR-002 }   { 12 inch }

    The brand new Fellow Project full length is out and it is awesome. Driving and louder than they have ever been with the same trademark great vocals and lyrics. Mix The Grifters, Cursive, and Television along with a dash of 90s post hardcore like Drive Like Jehu or Crownhate Ruin. Ex-members of Bridge & Tunnel, On the Might of Princes, and Yes Sensei.
    $10.00 ppd
    $10.00 + shipping
    $10.00 + shipping



  • Fellow Project "Where's the Wire?"
    From Make Or Break Records
    { }   { 10 inch }

    Back in stock!! One of my favorite Fellow Project releases. "Where's the Wire?" is the wonderful bridge between early Fellow Project and their current sound. Really catchy yet driving indie rock with great lyrics and vocals.
    $8.00 ppd
    $8.00 + shipping
    $8.00 + shipping



  • Fellow Project "Basic Axemanship"
    From Dead Broke Rekerds
    { DBR126 }   { 10 inch }

    { out of stock }
    Fellow Project is a band that exists without any kind of hype attached whatsoever. After forming nearly 13 years ago on Long Island, the band put out one of their first albums, "The Buried Life" on Dead Broke Rekerds. Another album followed ("The Stable Life") a few years later, amongst many EP's and 7" Splits. Now, the powerhouse known as Fellow Project brings forth their best material to date with their newest 6-song EP. Ex-members of: Bridge & Tunnel and On The Might of Princes.


  • Fellow Project/Go Sell Drugs "split"
    From Kiss of Death
    { KOD-059 }   { 7 inch }

    Two new songs from Fellow Project and Go Sell Drugs, out just in time for their East Coast Tour. Don't Miss this amazing Record.
    $4.00 ppd
    $4.00 + shipping
    $4.00 + shipping



  • Fellow Project/Jonesin' "split"
    From Kiss of Death
    { }   { 7 inch }

    Fellow Project band members are into music, horseracing, snakes, knitting, the buried life, etc.. They also play in the following bands that you may want to know, Bridge and Tunnel, On the Might of Princes, Yes Sensei, God's Gift to women, and Church of the Rowdy. Jonesin' come from the ashes of Down In The Dumps. Sounds like Dukes Of Hillsborough by way of Gunmoll: burlaped voice, like someone's throat is a bedroll of knives, dirt, and glass shards. Florida-ation facial grown rock by way of NYC that's working on, and beginning to succeed, in sounding epic.
    $4.00 ppd
    $4.00 + shipping
    $4.00 + shipping



  • Fellow Project/Thousandaires "split"
    From Kiss of Death
    { KOD051 }   { 7 inch }

    Brand spankin' new split 7 inch with two jams from each band. Fellow Project plays driving indie rock stuff that meshes together the lyrical gusto of Lou Reed with The Feelies and Television albeit with a more modern approach. I would say I even hear a little Cursive. Features members of Yes Sensei and ex- Bridge & Tunnel and On the Might of Princes. Thousandaires play driving, catchy indie punk rock stuff. Members of Bridge & Tunnel and ex-Get Bent.
    $4.00 ppd
    $4.00 + shipping
    $4.00 + shipping



  • Fire Team Charlie "Discography 2004-2008"
    From Bear Records
    { BEAR036 }   { double 12 inch }

    This is the Discography from Fire Team Charlie collecting all of their tracks ever recorded. It contains all the released tracks as well as an addition unreleased track which is a Rites of Spring cover! This is also the first time that all of Fire Team Charlie's stuff has been in any way possible to get on CD! Each copy comes in a nice gatefold package with the CD on the inside. "FIRE TEAM CHARLIE, based in Houston/Texas, played a unique style of 90's rooted passionate hardcore that convinces with brilliant written melodies, a skillful preside over their instruments and varied song structures . Easy to grasp and full of joy these 15 songs leave an impression of melancholy, departure and tranquility. Everybody who's into bands like Closure, Off Minor, L'antietam or Saetia should take a notice."~moment of collapse
    $16.00 ppd
    $16.00 + shipping
    $16.00 + shipping



  • Fish, The "s/t"
    From Life On An Island
    { LOI-40 }   { 12 inch }

    great debut rock record from THE FISH, a band featuring members of Wildebeest, Nude Beach as well as a handful of others. Old-timey, beautifully fuzzy and melodic punk rock. This is a split release with Reserved Records and Command, 11 tracks, limited to 500, screen printed sleeves!
    $9.00 ppd
    $9.00 + shipping
    $9.00 + shipping



  • Giant Peach "Callous & Strange"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL53 }   { 7 inch }

    Long Island indie rock trio Giant Peach first came to my attention well over a year ago with their debut cd "Glow Away, Ghetto Away" which was solid in its approach to to noisy yet melodically rich brand of tunes. And then this past year my mind was absolutely blown when I heard their new EP "People Don't Believe Me". It took me a matter of minutes to look into my crystal ball on see a Giant Peach release in the future on Rok Lok! And that release is "Callous and Strange" which is a four song 7 inch, that captures Giant Peach at their best. This bass-less trio plays noisy guitar indie rock that is a wondrous mesh of Polvo, Helium, Bettie Serveert, "Electropura" era Yo La Tengo and Rainer Maria. This 7 inch is a co-release between Rok Lok and a label that I have admired for a long time, Life On An Island. This 7 inch is limited to 250 pieces with a full color fold over cover, insert, download code and a full color silk screen poster.
    $6.00 ppd
    $6.00 + shipping
    $6.00 + shipping



  • Humble Ary "Do It For Fun/What You Feel Means Nothing to Me"
    From Ash From Sweat
    { AFS07 }   { 6 inch }

    2 songs of driving post hardcore scream from Humble Ary who sound like a cross between Yaphet Kotto,Sinaloa and maye a little Unwound. White vinyl.
    $5.00 ppd
    $5.00 + shipping
    $5.00 + shipping



  • Imaginary Pants "Channels/Seacliff"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL79 }   { 7 inch }

    Words don't justice to describe the great emotions I feel about being a part of this release. For starters it feels great to document more of the great music that my friend Jon Manning (Sandy City, Blanket Truth, Lost Sound Tapes) creates but it feels even greater knowing that I am also helping document music that the other half of Imaginary Pants, Rose Melberg, has created. To put things in perspective, as of this writing I am 35 years old and I have been listening to music the Rose has written/recorded with her various projects (Tiger Trap, The Softies, Go Sailor, Gaze, as well under her own name) since I was a 16 sixteen your old indie rock kid in highschool. If a past version of me got knowledge from the future about this release he (I) would be freaking out. Fanboy nonsense aside, it feels great to simply document great music by people such as Rose and Jon who have an impeccable track record of being a part of some of the best indie pop music my ears have ever been fortunate enough to hear. "Channels/Seacliff" is a two song 7 inch that is an indie pop lover's dream come true with an old school large center hole (a first for Rok Lok!) and it is limited to an edition of 500 copies. It is packed in a full color fold over cover.
    $6.00 ppd
    $6.00 + shipping
    $6.00 + shipping



  • Infarto! "Sul Fondo Insieme A Tutti Gli Sassi"
    From Bear Records
    { }   { 12 inch w/ cd }

    This is by far the most elaborate release BEAR has been a part of so far. This is a split release between many different amazing DIY labels. The covers are completely screenprinted by Corpocavernoso, who did an absolutely fantastic job. They look so good. Full screened outside with sick art, and inside all the lyrics in both Italian and English translations... plus more words. The record features 9 new tracks and comes on either black or orange. The red is more rare. In total there are 399 copies of this record all hand numbered. 40 for BEAR in the USA. 30 of those are black and 10 are orange. This also comes with a CD which contains some bonus tracks, the songs from the Infarto/Lady Tornado split 10 inch. Infarto!, previously called The Infarto, Scheisse are a heavy/punk/screamo influenced band from Italy, but it sucks to put labels on things. Really what you need to know is this record rips hard!!!!
    $10.00 ppd
    $10.00 + shipping
    $10.00 + shipping



  • Iron Chic "Split N shit"
    From Dead Broke Rekerds
    { dbr087 }   { 7 inch }

    3 Songs from Iron Chic's two European 7 inches, including a bonus alternate cover song
    $6.00 ppd
    $6.00 + shipping
    $6.00 + shipping



  • Iron Chic/Low Culture "split"
    From Dead Broke Rekerds
    { DBR125 }   { 7 inch }

    Having toured together on the East Coast/Canada as well as the Southwestern desert, the Iron Chic and Low Culture decided that the next logical step would be to release a split 7" - and not just a split 7", but a split label/split 7" between Mike from Iron Chic's Dead Broke Records and Chris from Low Culture's Dirt Cult Records.
    $6.00 ppd
    $6.00 + shipping
    $6.00 + shipping



  • Kent State "The Wrong Side of History"
    From Debt Offensive Records
    { DEBT004 }   { 12 inch }

    (Debt #4) Psychedelic death pop from members of Deep Sleep, Suspect, Catholic Spit. 16 lo-fi, fucked up, catchy noisepop gems that's unequal parts Swervedriver, Guided by Voices, Mega City Four, Jesu, etc. The first time I heard this it instantly became the best thing I'd heard in longer than I can count, and to say I'm excited about this record would be a massive understatement. Originally released as a series of limited run cassettes (all OOP), these songs have been lovingly remastered by North London Bomb Factory.
    $12.00 ppd
    $12.00 + shipping
    $12.00 + shipping



  • Kevin Greenspon + Nicole Kidman "Already Dead"
    From Bridgetown Records
    { Bridgetown#85 }   { 7 inch }

    After years in the works, these two best friends team up once again for a new collaborative record of sugary sweet pop punk anthems that are instantly catchy and relatable to anyone who has felt young at least once in their life. For their second collaborative record, Kevin Greenspon and Jon Barba aka Nicole Kidman contribute sincere, heartbreaking and intimately personal songs of foolish love backed by the simple beauty of a busted keyboard, blown out drum machine and raw guitar fuzz. Greenspon's guitarwork has been stripped down from the thicker shoegaze on his prior split CD with Cloud Nothings to complement the trademark Yamaha tones and frantic beats Nicole Kidman has made a name for himself with. Bridgetown's first vinyl release captures the duo's finest moments together from several years of writing and were recorded in such varied settings as a poolhouse the two formerly ran a venue in (see video above), a dusty woodshop in Oakland, and even on a junked television set. "Already Dead" includes 4 exclusive songs and crowd favorites that fans will recognize from their tours together such as "Thirst For God" plus 8 more bonus songs in the included digital download. Limited to 550 records with metallic silver labels, housed in tri-fold jackets with doublesided, full-color printing on 100# glossy stock. Package includes all lyrics, over a dozen photos taken by and of the duo, and a high-quality digital download in your choice of format. 100 copies are available as a European edition from the recently revived Almost Halloween Time Records, 50 of which feature handmade covers. European orders are recommended to order from them!
    $7.00 ppd
    $7.00 + shipping
    $7.00 + shipping



  • Kevin Greenspon/Former Selves "Betrayed by the Angels/Apropos of Golden Dreams"
    From Bridgetown Records
    { Bridgetown#100 }   { 12 inch }

    For their second split release together, Kevin Greenspon and Paul Skomsvold have written and recorded a pair of miniature albums that seamlessly fold into each other, serving as the definitive work by both artists. Together, the two halves embody the spirit and structure of classical scores and film soundtracks using the vocabulary of ambient, new age, harsh noise and the various other experimental genres the artists have operated within for the past several years. Arranged over the span of a year, Greenspon's "Betrayed by the Angels" is a personal reflection on finding where one belongs in the chaos of leaving. The story is told by an intimate orchestra of guitar and synthesizer voices singing out against a backdrop of crackling rumble. Emerging from the wreckage, Former Selves presents three of his finest compositions yet. Each piece that comprises "Apropos of Golden Dreams" is a graceful dive into the timelessness of hope and beauty, reenacted by the comfort of piano keys and a dizzying whirl of euphoric melody. Both sides are driven by emotional experiences in the search for a feeling that can't be found on the outside and ends with the ultimate realization that the root of happiness and growth comes from within.
    $12.00 ppd
    $12.00 + shipping
    $12.00 + shipping



  • Le Almeida "Paraleloplasmos"
    From IFB Records
    { }   { 12 inch }

    { out of stock }
    Le Almeida hails from Rio in Brasil and has been super active pumping out lo-fi indie/grunge/punk for years now. If you have heard the Tape Rec - Death Friends LP, this is from the same minds and should be right up your alley. This record is just absolutely perfect raw pop - if you want to feel like you're in a convertible on your way to the beach, this is the perfect soundtrack. All art features Le's amazing collage work. Truly if stuff like Guided By Voices, Built to Spill, Butterglory, Pixies, Sonic Youth, and 90's indie in general spark your interest, this is guaranteed to please. Aysia says it might be her favorite album ever.


  • Lunchbox "Smash Hits"
    From Jigsaw Records
    { PZL077 }   { 7 inch }

    Lunchbox's comeback album, "Lunchbox Loves You", was very highly praised when it came out last year, and now we're pleased to present an EP of six new songs! Taking their special brand of bubblegum pop a step further, these songs have a bit of a punkier edge, sounding a bit like Boyracer, classic Beatnik Filmstars or our beloved Faintest Ideas. In just over 13 minutes, these songs speed by, leaving behind a trail of memorable melodies and hummable hooks! You can either call this a really long EP or a really short LP, but irregardless, this is a very strong batch of songs from one of the best noise-pop bands around today!
    $5.00 ppd
    $5.00 + shipping
    $5.00 + shipping



  • Make It Plain "Somersault"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL57 }   { 7 inch }

    It is wonderful sometimes to sit back and watch something grow. Metamorphosis is certainly strange but beautiful thing. Truth be told when I first heard Make It Plain's initial demo it didn't leave much an impression on me. It wasn't as if the songs weren't good, it just felt as if something was missing. Something that I felt was there but just wasn't hearing- then it hit me. I vividly remember going to see Deep Pockets and Weed Hounds play at Mr Beery's and as it turned out Make It Plain were the first to hit the stage. Everything about that night was right- the vibe in the venue was aces, the beer specials were a treat and then Make It Plain just killed it. Everything about the set was perfect and the things I walked away from that set were that A) I really appreciate bands who don't over play and let the melodies/vocals carry the songs B) Kristin MacDougal (Make It Plain's lovely vocalist) has an absolutely wonderful voice and C) Make It Plain write exceptional pop music! And now with this two song 7 inch, "Somersault" and also their forthcoming split 7 inch with Deep Pockets (on Dead Broke) Make It Plain are about to let folks outside of Long Island be aware of all those facts and more. Without being tied down to tired cliches, "Somersault" has a spirit that reminds me the carefree nature of 90s indie rock while sounding relevant for 2012. Make It Plain remind me of a cross between Velocity Girl, Lush, Red Dye No. 5 and Rainer Maria. This record is limited to 200 pieces with full color double sided covers and it is another co-release with my buddy Andy at strictly no capital letters. Pressed at Palomino Records. Covers at Moxicopy
    $6.00 ppd
    $6.00 + shipping
    $6.00 + shipping



  • Make It Plain/Deep Pockets "split"
    From Dead Broke Rekerds
    { DBR082 }   { 7 inch }

    This split 7" is pretty special to us. 2 of Long Island's best upcoming DIY bands, sharing a nice little piece o' wax. Deep Pockets feature members of Everything Sucks & Make It Plain includes members of: Capital, Sister Kisser, Crow Bait & even Deep Pockets! DP deliver two of their groovin' indie/pop rock songs, complete with smooth vocals & killer guitar licks. MIP whip out two 90's-style indie/pop gems with melodic, catchy rhythms & beautiful singing. 1st pressing: 300 pressed on Black vinyl. (Comes w/ download)
    $5.00 ppd
    $5.00 + shipping
    $5.00 + shipping



  • Moon Socket "It's the End of the Trip"
    From Little Mafia
    { }   { 7 inch }

    { out of stock }
    Chris from Eric's Trip playing lo fi acoustic bedroom indie/folk. If you dig the acoustic tunes of Eric's Trip records then you'll love this record. On white vinyl.


  • Moon Types "Know The Reason"
    From Jigsaw Records
    { PZL075 }   { 7 inch }

    here's yet another Jigsaw 7" from a new Swedish band, and like our previous one (by Animal Daydream - check 'em out!), this one features a set of easy-going and jangly pop songs in the vein of fellow Jigsawers, the Zebras and Ocean Party, as well as Ladybug Transistor (check out the trumpet in the title track!) and some more hipper bands like Real Estate. Though "Know The Reason" is the obvious hit, due to its instantly catchy melody and bouncy feel, the other two songs are no less dazzling in their own subtle ways, from the descending chord progression in the chorus of "Nothing's Holy" to the haunting feedbacky/ebow-ed guitar melody in "Do It All Over Again". Take a dip and you'll find that this little EP just keeps getting better and better with each listen!
    $6.00 ppd
    $6.00 + shipping
    $6.00 + shipping



  • Rahim "The Same"
    From Dimension Arts
    { DA001 }   { 7 inch }

    French Kiss Records own Rahim gives us an amazing two song 7 inch, that features a non album track from their new album. on limited edition green vinyl Rahim continues to perfect its rhytmic, percussion centric post punk. For fans of Blonde Redhead, Q & Not U
    $5.25 ppd
    $5.25 + shipping
    $5.25 + shipping



  • Sandy City "Surfin' WA"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL43 }   { 12 inch }

    This is a record that came to be because within minutes upon hearing the tape version of "Surfin' WA" on Fox Pop Tape Company, I absolutely had to do something for this band. Yeah, the lo fi aesthetic is something that I enjoy but what really made me go ga-ga for Sandy City is that their music is really fun which is something lots of bands sadly lack. And man, are the tunes ever catchy-just super infectious little jams that I found myself humming for days on end. I guess what also helped is having a great appreciation for the people involved in the band as individuals and the various creative endeavors of theirs that I have admired for some time now. From Jon and his wonderful Lost Sounds Tapes label and his Blanket Truth project. Chris with his lengthy list of amazing bands, Indie Pages and his Jigsaw Records label and its accompanying walk in store in Seattle which everyone should hit up-the list goes on; these cats are doing stuff, keeping it real and having fun in the process and are happy to share it with everyone. So need further convincing why this record should find its way on to your turntable? Let me tell you...Sandy City play upbeat lo fi indie/surf punk that is a cross between Cause Co-Motion!, Eric's Trip. Crayon, and the Beach Boys. I even hear some early Tullycraft in here. Solid stuff. The record is limited to 300 pieces and is a one sided 12 inch with a silk screen on the b-side. It is packaged in a fold over black & white cover and includes a insert with a download link. 270 are screened with white ink and 33 pre-order editions were made with gold ink and a numbered sleeve.
    $9.00 ppd
    $9.00 + shipping
    $9.00 + shipping



  • Sandy City "Nice Hat"
    From Party Ngg!
    { }   { 7 inch }

    This one felt like a long time coming! Following up their awesome tape on Fox Pop, "Surfin' WA" (which will be soon getting the vinyl treatment from Rok Lok) Sandy City are back at it again with three awesome new tunes on this 7 inch. Lo fi indie surf punk for fans of Cause Co-Motion, Eric's Trip, The Beach Boys, and early Tullycraft/Crayon. Awesome!
    $5.00 ppd
    $5.00 + shipping
    $5.00 + shipping



  • Sandy City "Surfin' WA + Nice Hat Bundle"
    From Rok Lok Records
    { RL43 }   { 12 inch + 7 inch }

    FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY- Here is a bundle of two pieces of Sandy City vinyl. Do you like lo fi indie pop 'ala Eric's Trip, Crayon early Tullycraft? If so get this!!! Includes the one sided full length "Surfin' WA" 12 inch and their "Nice Hat" 7 inch.
    $11.00 ppd
    $11.00 + shipping
    $11.00 + shipping



  • Storm the Bastille "Dismantled"
    From Russian Folk Stories
    { }   { 10 inch }

    Jams filled with chaos that know when to bring it down a few notches, with tyrannical drumming that threatens to fall out of time but never does. Kind of like a cross between Joshua Fit For Battle and Jerome's Dream.
    $9.00 ppd
    $9.00 + shipping
    $9.00 + shipping



  • Tape Rec "Death Friends"
    From IFB Records
    { IFB077 }   { 12 inch }

    Seven songs of fuzzy, distorted, and infectiously catch 90's influenced punk, grunge, and indie rock. Featuring Le Almeida, Lo-fi pop song master from Brazil.
    $10.00 ppd
    $10.00 + shipping
    $10.00 + shipping



  • Tapes & Tubes "Moons/Stars"
    From self released
    { }   { lathe cut 5 inch }

    The Modern Folk Music of America says: tapes & tubes is the nom de tape of bedroom recording artist austin potter of philadelphia, pennsylvania. the tunes on his latest effort, ‘moon & stars’ are atmospheric, melancholy, story-songs. instruments and tapes fuzz create vaguely noir backgrounds for potter’s up-close, whispery talk singing. the music has a seriously narrative, cinematic feel to it, more like a modern beatnik radio play than any sort of rock’n’roll. This square lathe cut 5 inch is housed in sewn cardstcok stenciled jacket and is limited to an edition of 25. It is cut by the folks at LatheCuts.com It features one song
    $7.00 ppd
    $7.00 + shipping
    $7.00 + shipping



  • Tugboat: 3001 ad "First Tell Me Your Name"
    From Little Mafia
    { }   { 7 inch }

    Darren Rademaker from Further, and The Tyde plays fuzzed out lo fi indie rock. There is an early version of a Further song called "The Fakers & The Takers" as well as an awesome tribute song to John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats called "I Was Almost a Mountain Goats Song". Awesome record.
    $5.00 ppd
    $5.00 + shipping
    $5.00 + shipping



  • Whitman "Sinking"
    From Almost Halloween Time
    { AHT018 }   { 7 inch }

    Haunting lo fi indie folk that is the brainchild of Ezra Buchla. Beautiful hand painted cover limited to 50.
    $7.00 ppd
    $7.00 + shipping
    $7.00 + shipping



  • Wide Angles "Smile More"
    From Dead Broke Rekerds
    { DB086 }   { 12 inch }

    Melodic, urgent, & rough around the edges Chicago punk rock. If you dig classic Chicago bands like Naked Raygun & Pegboy, as well as contemporaries like Canadian Rifle & Das Kapital, you will love this record. Ex-Sidewalk Cracks. Comes with download. (Split release w/ Dirt Cult Records)
    $10.00 ppd
    $10.00 + shipping
    $10.00 + shipping

news   •   releases   •   distro   •   buttons   •   about
events   •   contact / info   •   links   •   privacy & security
© rok lok records   •   long island web design by valve media