LST-56 DOGBRETH – ‘SENTIMENTAL HEALTH’ CS
Tristan Jemsek and company from Phoenix, AZ are back with their second full length. Positive pop punk with good messages. Stick close to your friends and sing along. This one will help you get through the winter. Listen to a little bit of Arizona and envoke the desert during the cold months. It was even recorded in the summer, at audioconfusion just like the first Dogbreth album, “Chookie”. Longtime member of Dogbreth, Erin Caldwell, gets main vocal duty on track “How Long” and it sounds great! LP coming out in Dec on Plan-It-X Records. Cassette tape comes with digital download code and specially formatted-for-cassette artwork.
LST-57 WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS – ‘WHEN YOU MOVE’ CS
What can I say about Rebecca Redman that I haven’t already said? If you ask her, I think she would call this the second “official” Watercolor Paintings album, the first was “Open Your Mouth”. This album takes a distinct step towards a darker motif compared to previous folk/pop releases. This is one of the first documents of a mostly Hoshwa-less Watercolor Paintings since he began playing regularly with his sister Rebecca. Look forward to the heavy droner “Showers Of Stones” though there are plenty of tunes on here that are culled from previous cassette or CDR releases that have been reinvogorated with a new backing band and excellent mid-fi recording fidelity. LP coming out in Dec on Plan-It-X Records. Cassette tape comes with digital download code and specially formatted-for-cassette artwork.
LST-58 PARASOL – ‘NOT THERE’ CS
Inspiring punk rock/anarcho pop from the east side, Boston, MA. 3-piece critical buzzsaw with hooks galore. Sounds dangerous. It IS dangerous. Lily’s guitar leads inspire me to wanna shred. This is disarming music that might make you realize you’ve been trying to tear down the system all along by bolstering your community and lending a hand to your neighbors. This is their first full length album and we’re unbelieveably excited to share it with the world! LP coming out in January 2013 from Square Of Opposition, Nervous Nelly, and Lauren Records. Cassette tape comes with digital download code and specifically formatted-for-cassette artwork.
LST-55 SHAWN MRAZEK LIVES! – ‘THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD’ CS
Debut album from Shawn Mrazek Lives!, “Thought He Was Dead”, is now on cassette tape following an extremely limited self-released LP edition. Shawn has played in a lot of Canadian indie rock bands, including being the current drummer in Nardwuar’s band The Evaporators, but this is his first time taking the lead and writing the songs. This is radically positive rock and roll music from some of the greatest musicians and people in Vancouver, BC. The general theme of the mini-album is that there’s shit you can’t control in this world, so let’s just try and stay positive. Shawn Mrazek says “if you feel like crap, this record is for you!!” Edition of 100 white cassette tapes with hand stamped, natural, kraft paper labels. Comes with digital download code.