JOVONTAES – ‘Things Are Different Here’ LP
limited to 500. Jovantaes are Lexington, KY.  They emerge from (and possibly define) my town’s peculiar skate/Kraut/nihil/garage axis, evoking the smell of stale Miller High Life and burning couches: stumbling match-grip surf rolls, howling chorused-out guitar, droning Adderall haze, and a singer who makes Will Shatter sound like Scott Walker.  Imagine Moolah playing at a beach party on the edge of the Kentucky River, big gray globs of unidentifiable garbage drifting silently past and the dense wet air becomes gridlocked with mosquitoes- Trevor Tremaine (Hair Police) The current line up, and longest running, consists of Mark Murray on guitar and electronics, Reid Small on drums and vocals, and Josh Blaine playing bass and home modified electronics. Recorded mostly at Small’s Void Skateshop in Lexington, “Things Are Different Here” is a fresh look at the future of underground improvised music.

THE POLYPS – ‘Ants On The Golden Cone’ LP
limited to 500. Raf Spielman was born and raised on the West Coast.  He is active in the fringe music community through his Eggy Records label, and has released music on the Night-People, Digitalis and Not Not Fun labels, among others.  After a handful of cassettes and a 7″ under the Polyps moniker, this debut LP is his most realized statement to date, having been assembled from a year and half’s worth of sound and field recordings.  “It’s never right, because it doesn’t have everything in it,” de Kooning.  A book of his drawings was recently published by Container Corps Arts Press.


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