NEW RELEASE: TLV075 - Big Ups - Rash/Not Today

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Following the release of their debut album in January, Big Ups return with a new two-track 7” on October 27th. In July 2014, Big Ups took an extended nap and somehow woke up in THUMP Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. They decided to try to record a few new songs, and - despite the band’s grogginess- they actually finished the recordings. These new songs will be released on 7” vinyl - Rash b/w Not Today will be released via Tough Love Records in Europe on October 27th, 2014.

 With today’s announcement, the band are streaming the release’s blistering A-side, Rash. Of the track, vocalist Joe Galarraga states, “‘Rash’ is a song about feeling exposed. We live in a city so densely populated, that it feels impossible to escape and actually be alone. We’re always surrounded by people on the street and the transit system. Even in our apartments, we are separated from our neighbors by a few feet of drywall. On bad days, this can all be too overwhelming. Specifically, the song uses the idea of rash to manifest this idea; everyone can see one’s irregularities in the open without pretense.”

 Both tracks from the upcoming 7” will also be released as bonus tracks on a deluxe edition of the band’s critically-lauded debut record ‘Eighteen Hours of Static’. This extended edition will be released on 27th October is available to pre-order from iTunes now.

Pre-order
Tough Love - white vinyl 7”
iTunes
iTunes - deluxe album

Cymbals Eat Guitars - ‘Warning’ (Pitchfork - Best New Track)

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"If you’ve never seen Cymbals Eat Guitars play Lenses Alien live, you might be shit out of luck. The Staten Island band performed not a single song from their excellent 2011 LP while debuting new material on the road this past fall. “It was work playing material from Lenses Alien live,” frontman Joseph D’Agostino explained. “If you had even a couple drinks before the show, there was no way you were gonna nail everything.” But judging from the singles Shaolin’s finest have let go from their upcoming third record LOSE, their only mistake was forgetting to have fun.

Even more so than "Jackson" and "Chambers", “Warning” maintains every development from last time out and gets rid of the unnecessary complexities that might cause an audience to check out. Essentially a rocket-fueled redux of "Shore Points", you get the same tricky guitar riffs and hyper-detailed lyrics—”You’re lookin’ mighty ghostly just like Bowie on ‘Soul Train’,” D’Agostino sings. But this time, it’s within an instantly knowable song structure where the chorus actually repeats; they hit the crescendo at the end, resulting in quintessential indie rock that’s quickly identifiable as Cymbals Eat Guitars. After years of cleverly taking from the indie rock canon, “Warning” is Cymbals Eat Guitars’ gift back.”

Pitchfork have premiered another new track from Cymbals Eat Guitars' new album, LOSE, out on 25th August. Check it out 'Warning' here.

Pre-order LOSE from the below stores. Please note that pre-orders from the indie stores also come with a free live disc, LOOSE.

Tough Love
iTunes (w/ instant grat of ‘Jackson’)
Drift
Norman
Piccadilly
Resident
Rough Trade

"Technically NYC"

From Cymbals Eat Guitars upcoming full-length LOSE, out August 25, 2014.

Pre-Order the album and exclusive packages here.

iTunes pre-order

“It’s been like this dark undercurrent in everything that I’ve written in my life so far […] and now it’s not an undercurrent, it’s totally explicit. And it’s all out there. And I do feel like I can begin to write about other things in an equally honest and forthright way. Which is really liberating. I’ve kind of said my truth at this point. So we’ll see what that becomes.”

Stereogum have run the first interview with Cymbals Eat Guitars about new record, LOSE (out 25th August). Read it here.

That same site have also premiered new track, ‘Chambers’, a song about 'dealing with the loneliness and alienation that comes from living in that part of New York, and the anxiety of watching your family grow older.' That’s the song in the Soundcloud player the top.

Pre-order LOSE here

"The feedback is swirling, the howls are guttural, and every beat hits like a Hulk smash" - Stereogum

Stereogum have premiered ‘Unhinged’, a new track by AUTOBAHN taken from forthcoming EP, 2.

Pre-order 2.
iTunes
12”

AUTOBAHN live

Thu 10th Jul @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - EP launch show
Fri 11th Jul @ The Victoria, London - EP launch show
Sat 12th Jul @ The Hope, Brighton
Sat 26th Jul @ Tramlines (The Harley), Sheffield
Sat 9th Aug @ Beacons Festival, Skipton

One hundred beers of solitude….

Taken from the mini-album, Furious Sons

Buy here
iTunes

12”& CD gatefold set

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Tough Love is excited to announce that it will be releasing the new album by Cymbals Eat Guitars on 25th August. LOSE is the New York band’s third album, and was recorded with John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.). 
As the title infers, the album is a meditation on loss, and stands as a cathartic tribute to the death of friend and collaborator, Benjamin High. Frontman Joseph D’Agostino explains:
“LOSE is a very apropos title because it refers not only to losing Ben, but also it’s about a sort of nostalgia, a longing for a time when music meant everything to you and your friends, and it seemed like one great rock record could change everyone’s life the way it changed yours. It’s about being in mourning for your long-held belief that music could literally change the world. That’s the contradiction at the heart of LOSE… You’re disillusioned, but somehow you can do nothing else but rail against that feeling mightily and try, once again, to make a record that makes you and everyone else wake up wanting to listen to records.”
'Jackson', the opening track on the album, is streaming below. LOSE will be available on CD, LP and download.
Tracklisting1. Jackson2. Warning3. XR4. Place Names5. Child Bride6. Laramie7. Chambers8. LifeNet9. 2 Hip Soul

Tough Love is excited to announce that it will be releasing the new album by Cymbals Eat Guitars on 25th August. LOSE is the New York band’s third album, and was recorded with John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.).

As the title infers, the album is a meditation on loss, and stands as a cathartic tribute to the death of friend and collaborator, Benjamin High. Frontman Joseph D’Agostino explains:

LOSE is a very apropos title because it refers not only to losing Ben, but also it’s about a sort of nostalgia, a longing for a time when music meant everything to you and your friends, and it seemed like one great rock record could change everyone’s life the way it changed yours. It’s about being in mourning for your long-held belief that music could literally change the world. That’s the contradiction at the heart of LOSE… You’re disillusioned, but somehow you can do nothing else but rail against that feeling mightily and try, once again, to make a record that makes you and everyone else wake up wanting to listen to records.”

'Jackson', the opening track on the album, is streaming below. LOSE will be available on CD, LP and download.

Tracklisting
1. Jackson
2. Warning
3. XR
4. Place Names
5. Child Bride
6. Laramie
7. Chambers
8. LifeNet
9. 2 Hip Soul

Buy Furious Sons on iTunes 

Brooklyn Vegan have premiered new AUTOBAHN track, ‘Ulcer’, taken from their forthcoming second EP, appropriately titled 2. Available as a 3-track, one-sided 12” (ltd to 300 copies) and download. 
Pre-order AUTOBAHN 2.iTunes12” 
Live Thu 22nd May @ The 100 Club, London w/White Lung Fri 23rd May @ The Duchess, York w/Chameleons Vox Sun 25th May @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/Chameleons Vox Mon 26th May @ Fruit, Hull w/Chameleons Vox Fri 20th Jun @ The Camden Crawl 2014 (Proud), London Sat 21st Jun @ The Camden Crawl 2014 (Lock Tavern), London Thu 10th Jul @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - EP launch show Fri 11th Jul @ The Victoria, London - EP launch show Sat 12th Jul @ The Hope, Brighton Sat 26th Jul @ Tramlines (The Harley), Sheffield Sat 9th Aug @ Beacons Festival, Skipton

Brooklyn Vegan have premiered new AUTOBAHN track, ‘Ulcer’, taken from their forthcoming second EP, appropriately titled 2.

Available as a 3-track, one-sided 12” (ltd to 300 copies) and download.

Pre-order AUTOBAHN 2.
iTunes
12”


Live
Thu 22nd May @ The 100 Club, London w/White Lung
Fri 23rd May @ The Duchess, York w/Chameleons Vox
Sun 25th May @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/Chameleons Vox
Mon 26th May @ Fruit, Hull w/Chameleons Vox
Fri 20th Jun @ The Camden Crawl 2014 (Proud), London
Sat 21st Jun @ The Camden Crawl 2014 (Lock Tavern), London
Thu 10th Jul @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - EP launch show
Fri 11th Jul @ The Victoria, London - EP launch show
Sat 12th Jul @ The Hope, Brighton
Sat 26th Jul @ Tramlines (The Harley), Sheffield
Sat 9th Aug @ Beacons Festival, Skipton

"Expansive, inventive and weird in all the right ways" - Line of Best Fit
"Triumphant" - Fake DIY
"Fuzzy pop with big dreams" - NME

Learning To Vanish
, the debut release by Jr. Sea, is out on download & tape this week. The Line Of Best Fit are streaming it in full now


Buy Learning To Vanish
tape w/download (ltd ed. 50)
iTunes

Listen to ‘Holiday From Pain’, a new track taken from Jr. Sea’s debut release, Learning To Vanish, out next week.

Pre-order Learning To Vanish
Tape w/download (ltd ed. 50)
iTunes

Biography
Jr. Sea writes, records and produces music in a room near Sevilla. Pictures of Lee Hazlewood, unsettling sunsetting ocean-scapes, Tammy Lynn Leppert and Calvin Harris are tacked to the walls. His first interface with the world is Learning To Vanish, which absorbs eight tracks from a constantly expanding catalogue of fuzzed weirdo tensewave; homemade pop with hi-fi ambitions, waving a fist at the sun, and everything else.

Learning To Vanish was produced and recorded entirely by Jr. Sea, and then mixed by Tarek Musa. It will be released as a limited edition cassette tape and download on 7th April via Tough Love.

1. Woke Up Backwards
2. I’m Hungry
3. Holiday From Pain
4. Drowned In Paradise
5. Out of Body Auto-Reply
6. Horror of Home
7. Be Good
8. Weather System Yawning

www.learningtovanish.tumblr.com
www.facebook.com/jrsea

"Yvette are a noise-rock duo from Brooklyn who manage to turn drilling sounds and drones, the hum and clatter of machinery, into riveting entertainment."
YVETTE are new band of the day on the Guardian. Listen to two new songs below, and pre-order the album nowiTunesTough Love - limited LP

"Yvette are a noise-rock duo from Brooklyn who manage to turn drilling sounds and drones, the hum and clatter of machinery, into riveting entertainment."

YVETTE are new band of the day on the Guardian. Listen to two new songs below, and pre-order the album now

iTunes
Tough Love - limited LP





This morning The Line of Best Fit premiered ‘I’m Hungry’, the lead track from Jr. Sea’s debut release, Learning To Vanish - an 8-track cassette tape limited to just 50 copies, released 7th April via Tough Love. Learning To Vanish was produced and recorded entirely by Jr. Sea, and then mixed by Tarek Musa.
Jr. Sea writes, records and produces music in a room near Sevilla. Pictures of Lee Hazlewood, unsettling sunsetting ocean-scapes, Tammy Lynn Leppert and Calvin Harris are tacked to the walls. His first interface with the world is Learning To Vanish, which absorbs eight tracks from a constantly expanding catalogue of fuzzed weirdo tensewave; homemade pop with hi-fi ambitions, waving a fist at the sun, and everything else.
Pre-order the limited edition tape (50 copies) w/ free download HERE.
Tracklisting1. Woke Up Backwards2. I’m Hungry3. Holiday From Pain4. Drowned In Paradise5. Out of Body Auto-Reply6. Horror of Home7. Be Good8. Weather System Yawning
More Jr. Sea:www.learningtovanish.tumblr.comwww.facebook.com/jrsea

This morning The Line of Best Fit premiered ‘I’m Hungry’, the lead track from Jr. Sea’s debut release, Learning To Vanish - an 8-track cassette tape limited to just 50 copies, released 7th April via Tough Love. Learning To Vanish was produced and recorded entirely by Jr. Sea, and then mixed by Tarek Musa.

Jr. Sea writes, records and produces music in a room near Sevilla. Pictures of Lee Hazlewood, unsettling sunsetting ocean-scapes, Tammy Lynn Leppert and Calvin Harris are tacked to the walls. His first interface with the world is Learning To Vanish, which absorbs eight tracks from a constantly expanding catalogue of fuzzed weirdo tensewave; homemade pop with hi-fi ambitions, waving a fist at the sun, and everything else.

Pre-order the limited edition tape (50 copies) w/ free download HERE.

Tracklisting
1. Woke Up Backwards
2. I’m Hungry
3. Holiday From Pain
4. Drowned In Paradise
5. Out of Body Auto-Reply
6. Horror of Home
7. Be Good
8. Weather System Yawning

More Jr. Sea:
www.learningtovanish.tumblr.com
www.facebook.com/jrsea