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DEERHOOF'S 'LA ISLA BONITA'

20 August 2014

Almost 11 years ago, we put on our first show by a band named Deerhoof. Now we're releasing their new album! It's also their 20th anniversary!

'La Isla Bonita' will come out on 3 November, with 10 new songs that alternate between minimalism and bombast, melody and dissonance, and dynamism and tranquility.

The first song to drop is "Exit Only", which you can hear in our 'Latest Releases Mixtape' below.

You can also find out more over at the blog and pre-order the CD or LP now for shipping later in the year.

VEXX'S 'VEXX' OUT SOON

10 August 2014

We'll be releasing VEXX's re-mastered debut record 'Vexx' on 29 September, as a joint venture with our friends at M'Lady's Records.

Living in and playing out of Olympia, Washington, VEXX have been devastating the Pacific Northwest music hubs for the last year now, so this mini album is one helluva death-defying listen.

You can stream it over at SoundCloud or pre-order the CD or LP now.

SPRAY PAINT'S 'CUSSIN'

17 July 2014

Our latest release is imminent - a fierce EP from Austin, Texas no wave punk outfit, Spray Paint.

Available on 7" or digitally, it's a solid slab of repeato-rock rapture - buzz-sawing guitars run headlong through labyrinthine tunnels of reverb, chased down by some wildly brain-bashing drums and a three-way jostle for the words.

You can pre-order it now in the shop, ready for shipping on August 11, or take a listen over at SoundCloud.

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LINKS

UPCOMING SHOWS

JACK OBLIVIAN

STRAIGHT ARROWS

THE SHEIKS

Sunday 31 August

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

44-46 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB | Map
7:30 | £8 | Buy tickets

JACK OBLIVIAN, depending on whom you ask, is either a rock legend or an absolute unknown. This dichotomy is well-understood by Memphis musicians, as underground "fame," for all its rewards, has, with a few exceptions, been the ceiling for local acts for decades. And no one knows this dichotomy better than Jack 'Oblivian' Yarber, who may be Memphis' most influential active rock musician. The list of noteworthy bands Yarber has been a member of over the years is massive and includes Johnny Vomit & the Dry Heaves (a high school punk project that also featured future Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus), new-wavers the End, '68 Comeback, Knaughty Knights, and Tav Falco's Panther Burns.

Two of Yarber's former bands - the Compulsive Gamblers and the Oblivians - have seen their reputation and following swell in the decade since their demise, especially the Oblivians, whose international fan base borders on rabid. Due largely to his stint in these bands, both partnerships with Greg Cartwright, now of the Reigning Sound, Yarber has been an acknowledged influence on artists such as the White Stripes and Jay Reatard. In the years since, Yarber has toured and released a string of successful solo albums as Jack Oblivian, on a range of labels including Fat Possum and Sympathy For The Record Industry.

STRAIGHT ARROWS started out with Owen Penglis yelling about getting dumped and kicked out of bands into a four track cassette machine in his bedroom, soon to be joined by Alex Grigg, Angela Bermuda, and Adam Williams, all friends with coloured musical pasts. Slowly the four honed their reverb-laden, catchy, fuzzed out punk garage into something barely listenable and less antisocial. Unable to actually get any shows, Straight Arrows started putting on their own at the notorious (and now abandoned) Newtown Hotel, culminating in the release of their first 7" record 'Something Happens/Can't Count' on their newly formed label Juvenile Records. Forward two years and Straight Arrows are no longer kids, now with a host of 7"s and a debut LP under their belt, tours and shows with amongst others Thee Oh Sees, Eddy Current Suppression Ring and The Black Lips, the band come forth with their astonishing new album 'Rising', through Agitated.

THE SHEIKS are touring with Jack Oblivian during this epic Euro tour. Bringing that Memphis rock'n'roll swagger to their distinct brand of garage-y psychedelia, the band's debut, self-released album, 'Witches and Mystics', blends howling vocals and explosive drumming with reverbed-to-hell guitars that are drenched in filthy distortion.

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records, featuring...

MARISA ANDERSON, LORI GOLDSTON, DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER & ERIC ISAACSON

Monday 15 September

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
7:00 | £10 | Buy tickets

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records is Eric Isaacson's new concoction - a combination of film, slide show, lecture and soundscape. It instinctively and idiosyncratically illustrates an entire history of recorded music - from the birth of the first star in the universe all the way to the dark ages of the 1980s. The ultimate intention of this travelling exhibition is to give the audience a sense of wonder; that anything is possible and art is worth doing. Tonally, the presentation navigates into the outer reaches, bypassing academic stuffiness in favour of entertainment value and immediacy. This whirlwind 90 minute sound and visual representation will attempt to sum up as many important points in the evolution of recorded music that can be done in such a short amount of time, using materials from Mississippi Records' vast and seldom seen archive of film, music and art.

MARISA ANDERSON is a composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from Portland, Oregon who works both solo and in beautiful tandem. Inspired by Delta blues, West African guitar, country and western radio from the 60′s and 70′s, gospel, noise, rhythms, cycles, mortality, and praise. Featuring an impressive 12 improvisations for guitar and lap steel Marisa has released two albums on Mississippi. In the past two years, Anderson's music has landed her slots with artists including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Devil Makes 3 and Sharon Van Etten.

LORI GOLDSTON is a cellist, based in Seattle, with an emotional and magic touch. Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic is full, textured, committed and original. She wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and sanctuaries. Collaborations famously include being thrown in the dark end with Nirvana and enjoying the songs of David Byrne and Cat Power. Lori also co-founded Black Cat Orchestra and has been key to Earth live shows. She has received commissions to do live scores for several silent films.

DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER is a solo project from Brian Mumform, performing songs rooted in folk and country traditions, though ruptured, complicated, and complimented with broken textures of feedback, drones, tape hiss, and homemade oscillators. Chance elements and candlelight sensitive instruments destabilize customary electro-amplified-tightness & introduce improvisation to the recitation of these songs. Brian also plays in Sun Foot, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Deep Fried Boogie Band, & Jewelry Rash. He runs a small cassette & CDR label called Musical Impressions. Brian has collaborated with TJO, Chris Johanson, John Wiese, Makino Takashi, John Butcher, Gino Robair, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Vic Chesnutt, Pete Swanson, and many others.

MAGIK MARKERS

SICK LLAMA

MAGIK MARKERS

Tuesday 23 September

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
8:00 | £10 | Buy tickets

MAGIK MARKERS self-referential improvisations and gritty brand of strutting, spinning and splitting in packed houses, panel trucks, and the underground sound and light discotheques, began in a Hartford basement around the Millennium. Whilst consistently releasing some wild material on their own Arbitrary Signs label the band have also spun out some remarkable records for Ecstatic Peace, Hospital Productions, Not Not Fun and most recently Drag City, who released their terrific album 'Surrender To The Fantasy'. 'STTF' (never too soon for the acronym) kicks off with that hoary old trope of punk records, the song about the Chesapeake Valley Runoff and the mating cycle of crabs.

After that kind of in-your-face Attenborough-core, where could the record go? Nowhere but everywhere, all the creepy outposts of American detritus from other times, when hitchhiking and h-bombs were still hot, viable new ideas and on beyond. 'STTF' builds monolithically in its penultimate moment, then blazes out with possibly the best prescription cough medicine solo in the history of Elisa Ambrogio's storied career. This is a Mainliner-ish ode to the American underbelly that spawned rock and roll heroes and bad life choices; long a topic of fascination and adoration in the MM camp, and it ends the Fantasy by beginning another.

SICK LLAMA is the solo noise/drone project from the man behind Michigan-based label Fag Tapes. He holds the rotten essence of Midwest Basement Mystery Mind Sound inside the marrow of his weird skull, right behind the strawberry blond tuffs, unblinking bug eyes, and mildewed skin. Sick Llama writes imaginary music for your imagination, walking a fine line between composition and improvisation. It's a wall of your own dreams to contend with, a tunnel with no light at the end, a wrong turn down the right road. New LP out soon on Premier Sang.

ALISON'S BIRTHDAY are a sour trio of amateur dramatics from Brighton, conjured via seance to soundtrack your VHS-horror nightscapes. Writing spooked hypnotics of songs, Alison's birthday haunt the crossroads between womb gloom and witch punk. A demo tape is imminent via the band themselves, essential listening!

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records, featuring...

MARISA ANDERSON, LORI GOLDSTON, DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER & ERIC ISAACSON

Tuesday 30 September

Cafe Oto

22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL | Map
7:00 | £10 | Buy tickets

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records is Eric Isaacson's new concoction - a combination of film, slide show, lecture and soundscape. It instinctively and idiosyncratically illustrates an entire history of recorded music - from the birth of the first star in the universe all the way to the dark ages of the 1980s. The ultimate intention of this travelling exhibition is to give the audience a sense of wonder; that anything is possible and art is worth doing. Tonally, the presentation navigates into the outer reaches, bypassing academic stuffiness in favour of entertainment value and immediacy. This whirlwind 90 minute sound and visual representation will attempt to sum up as many important points in the evolution of recorded music that can be done in such a short amount of time, using materials from Mississippi Records' vast and seldom seen archive of film, music and art.

MARISA ANDERSON is a composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from Portland, Oregon who works both solo and in beautiful tandem. Inspired by Delta blues, West African guitar, country and western radio from the 60′s and 70′s, gospel, noise, rhythms, cycles, mortality, and praise. Featuring an impressive 12 improvisations for guitar and lap steel Marisa has released two albums on Mississippi. In the past two years, Anderson's music has landed her slots with artists including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Devil Makes 3 and Sharon Van Etten.

LORI GOLDSTON is a cellist, based in Seattle, with an emotional and magic touch. Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic is full, textured, committed and original. She wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and sanctuaries. Collaborations famously include being thrown in the dark end with Nirvana and enjoying the songs of David Byrne and Cat Power. Lori also co-founded Black Cat Orchestra and has been key to Earth live shows. She has received commissions to do live scores for several silent films.

DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER is a solo project from Brian Mumform, performing songs rooted in folk and country traditions, though ruptured, complicated, and complimented with broken textures of feedback, drones, tape hiss, and homemade oscillators. Chance elements and candlelight sensitive instruments destabilize customary electro-amplified-tightness & introduce improvisation to the recitation of these songs. Brian also plays in Sun Foot, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Deep Fried Boogie Band, & Jewelry Rash. He runs a small cassette & CDR label called Musical Impressions. Brian has collaborated with TJO, Chris Johanson, John Wiese, Makino Takashi, John Butcher, Gino Robair, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Vic Chesnutt, Pete Swanson, and many others.

SPRAY PAINT

SHIT AND SHINE

THE GUTTERS

TENSE MEN

Friday 31 October

The Victoria

451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS | Map
8:00 | £5 | Buy tickets

FUTURE ISLANDS

Thursday 6 November

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT | Map
7:00 | £15 | Sold out

TY SEGALL

THE INTELLIGENCE

Wednesday 12 November

Electric Ballroom

184 Camden High Street, Camden Town, NW1 8QP | Map
7:30 | £15 | Buy tickets

WHITE FENCE

Thursday 29 January

100 Club

100 Oxford Street, W1D 1LL | Map
8:00 | £9 | Buy tickets

UPCOMING RELEASES

DEERHOOF

'La Isla Bonita'

UTR069 | CD / LP | Pre-order

VEXX

'Vexx'

UTR068 | CD / LP | Pre-order

LATEST RELEASES

SPRAY PAINT

'Cussin'

UTR067 | 7" / Digital | Buy

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT

'Party Jail'

UTR066 | CD / LP | Buy

THE PHEROMOANS

'Hearts Of Gold'

UTR065 | LP / Digital | Buy

PREVIOUS RELEASES

NO BABIES

'Yo No Soy Como Tu'

UTR064 | 7" / Digital | Buy

DOG CHOCOLATE / RAVIOLI ME AWAY

'Split'

UTR063 | LP

GARY WAR / PURPLE PILGRIMS

'Split'

UTR062 | LP | Buy

WAY THROUGH

'Clapper Is Still'

UTR060 | CD / LP | Buy

SILVER FOX

'Silver Fox'

UTR059 | CD / LP | Buy

CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA

'Shroud'

UTR058 | LP | Buy

HALO HALO

'Halo Halo'

UTR057 | CD / LP | Buy

PEEPHOLES

'The Overspill'

UTR056 | CD / LP | Buy

FUTURE ISLANDS

'Tomorrow / The Fountain'

UTR055 | 7" | Buy

THE PHEROMOANS

'Does This Guy Stack Up?'

UTR054 | CD / LP | Buy

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT

'Jazz Mind'

UTR053 | CD / LP | Buy

WAY THROUGH

'Arrow Shower'

UTR052 | LP / Digital | Buy

GENTLE FRIENDLY

'Rrrrrrr'

UTR051 | LP / Digital | Buy

JOHN MAUS

'We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves'

UTR049 | CD / LP | Buy

PEEPHOLES

'Caligula'

UTR048 | 12" | Buy

NO BABIES

'No Babies'

UTR047 | LP | Buy

FORMER GHOSTS

'New Love.'

UTR045 | CD / LP | Buy

CLECKHUDDERSFAX

'Spen Beck'

UTR044 | CD / LP | Buy

PLEASE / SPIN SPIN THE DOGS

'Split'

UTR043 | 12" | Buy

MUNCH MUNCH

'Double Visions'

UTR042 | CD / LP | Buy

TRASH KIT

'Teenagers / How Do You Do?'

UTR041 | 7" | Buy

PLUG

'Plug'

UTR040 | CD / LP | Buy

COLD PUMAS

'Beat Mystery / Party Drip'

UTR039 | 7" | Buy

KIT

'INVOCATION'

UTR038 | CD / LP | Buy

DRUM EYES

'Gira Gira'

UTR037 | CD / LP | Buy

TRASH KIT

'Trash Kit'

UTR036 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

FORMER GHOSTS

'Fleurs'

UTR035 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

XIU XIU / PARENTHETICAL GIRLS

'Morrissey / The Smiths'

UTR034 | 7" | Buy

HANDS ON HEADS

'Tough Fun'

UTR033 | Digipack CD | Buy

FOOT VILLAGE

'Anti Magic'

UTR032 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

GENTLE FRIENDLY

'Ride Slow'

UTR031 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

THE STICKS

'The Sticks'

UTR030 | Digipack CD / 2 x 7" | Buy

BIRD NAMES

'Sings the Browns'

UTR029 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

GAY AGAINST YOU

'Righteous Signals, Sour Dudes'

UTR028 | LP | Buy

FUTURE ISLANDS

'Feathers & Hallways'

UTR027 | 7" | Buy

KIT FEAT. MIKE WATT

'Dreams Are Burned'

UTR026 | 7" | Buy

HIGH PLACES

'High Places'

UTR025 | Gatefold LP | Buy

T.I.T.S

'Second Base'

UTR024 | LP | Buy

FUTURE ISLANDS

'Wave Like Home'

UTR023 | Digipack CD | Buy

DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

'Insects Awaken'

UTR022 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

LUCKY DRAGONS

'Dream Island Laughing Language'

UTR021 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

SOFTBOILED EGGIES

'Try It Again'

UTR019 | Mini LP | Buy

HIGH PLACES

'Vision's the First... / Namer'

UTR018 | 7" | Buy

SOILED MATTRESS & THE SPRINGS

'Honk Honk Bonk!'

UTR017 | Digipack CD | Buy

GOWNS

'Red State'

UTR016 | Digipack CD | Buy

JOHN MAUS

'Love Is Real'

UTR015 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

a.P.A.t.T. / PEEPHOLES

'Split'

UTR014 | 12" | Buy

CHOPS / HELHESTEN

'Split'

UTR013 | 12" | Buy

NUMBERS

'Now You Are This'

UTR012 | Double gatefold LP | Buy

NO AGE

'Get Hurt'

UTR011 | 12" | Buy

BARR

'Summary'

UTR010 | CD / LP | Buy

HANDS ON HEADS / THE STICKS

'Split'

UTR009 | 10" | Sold out

KIT

'Broken Voyage'

UTR008 | Digipack CD / LP | Buy

DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

'Festival of Ghosts'

UTR007 | 12" | Buy

YIKES!

'Secrets To Superflipping'

UTR006 | Digipack CD / 10" | Buy

BARR

'Beyond Reinforced Jewel Case'

UTR005 | CD / LP | Buy

LEOPARD LEG / T.I.T.S

'Split'

UTR004 | Double gatefold LP | Buy

JOHN MAUS

'Songs'

UTR003 | CD | Buy

ESQUILAX / TRENCHER

'Split'

UTR002 | 10" | Sold out

DEATH SENTENCE: PANDA!

'Puppy, Kitty Or Both'

UTR001 | 10" | Sold out