For more than a year, Baldi was able to write these songs and flesh out them out with his bandmates—drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke—before they finally joined producer John Goodmanson (Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie) at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, for three weeks in March of 2016. The result is Baldi’s most polished and considered work to date, an album that speaks to his evolving gift with melody while also betraying the sort of perspective that time provides. You can hear it in the aerodynamic guitar pop of “Modern Act,” and feel it in the devastating wisdom of “Internal World,” a lullaby-like howler that dwells on “the fact that being yourself can be uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous at times.”
“Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world,” Baldi says. “But there was a point in which I realized that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn't realize you were missing until it's there—hence the title. This record is like my version of new age music,” he adds. “It’s supposed to be inspiring.”
01. Up To The Surface
02. Things Are Right With You
03. Internal World
04. Darkened Rings
05. Enter Entirely
01. Modern Act
02. Sight Unseen
03. Strange Year
04. Realize My Fate
Limited edition - pressed on 180g green + white vinyl with an embossed sleeve.
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Praise for Life Without Sound:
"Baldi has bulked up the band’s lo-fi production values for a more muscular sound while retaining the youthful energy of his songwriting. " 4/5 - The Guardian "With his band's thrilling fourth album, Baldi successfully develops his own take on the merger of powerpop and hardcore brawn." 8/10 - Uncut "Life Without Sound feels more confident, the songs themselves coming from a more positive position." 4/5 - DIY
*"Life Without Sound is the next logical step in Cloud Nothings’ upward trajectory" *- The AV Club
*"Cloud Nothings’ best work to date." *- Clash
On the Thomas Dolas-produced Outside (briefly), Froth has dialed back the noise of their previous albums to reveal delicately beautiful melodies, intricately arranged instrumentals and some of their most experimental songwriting to date. Formed in 2013 in Los Angeles, Froth first garnered attention with their debut LP, Patterns. Originally intended as a small-run cassette release, the album quickly became an underground sensation in the Southern California music scene, catapulting the band to local fame and prompting a vinyl re-release in 2014.
2015 saw the release of the band’s sophomore album, Bleak. A more dynamic, adventurous effort, the record matches lush shoegaze soundscapes with driving krautrock beats, and earned the band press attention from outlets including NPR Music, Noisey, Vogue.com, and Stereogum, among others. Froth toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe in support of the album, opening for acts such as The Drums, Tamaryn, Pond and Craft Spells.
Froth is: JooJoo Ashworth (guitar/vocals), Cameron Allen (drums), Jeremy Katz (bass), and Nick Ventura (guitar).
02. Shut The Windows
03. Passing Thing
05. Romantic Distractions
01. Sensitive Girl
02. New Machine
04. Show A Flower A Candle And It Will Grow
Limited edition LP pressed on 180g yellow vinyl, includes download code.
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Praise for Outside (briefly): “an adventurous work” **** - The Guardian “dreamy, unhurried pop” - Loud & Quiet
Sick Scenes is the sixth studio album by Los Campesinos! and follows their highly acclaimed 2013 release, NO BLUES. The album was produced once again by long-time collaborator John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab For Cutie) and band member Tom Bromley and was recorded during Euro 2016 in Fridao, Portugal. The band have described the album as* “an expression of the pent-up aggression we felt due to being inactive for so long, but it’s also a celebration of just getting to be a band, of getting to play music with our friends.*” The themes of aggression and celebration that inspired the album have resulted in 11 tracks that find the band sounding as vital and life-affirming as ever.
1. Renato Dall'Ara (2008)
2. Sad Suppers
3. I Broke Up In Amarante
4. A Slow, Slow Death
5. The Fall Of Home
1. 5 Flucloxacillin
2. Here’s To The Fourth Time!
3. For Whom The Belly Tolls
4. Got Stendhal’s
5. A Litany/Heart Swells
6. Hung Empty
The LP is pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and includes a double-sided fold out lyric/poster insert plus a download code for the album.
Praise for Sick Scenes:
“Scene stealing stuff” **** – The Guardian
“This is the best they’ve sounded in years” ***** – Upset
“this is the an album where Los Campesinos! have finally embraced who they are” *****- Dork