Pony Village “Wouldn’t You Like To Know” 12″ LP
Available May 19
Balms S/T 12″ EP
SanFrancisco based three piece BALMS, can be described as a band whose lyrics are candid, cyclical and dream-like, with melodies and songwriting reminiscent of early 90s indie scene, noise and instrumental sections that expose an appreciation for post-rock, and vocal/guitar harmonies that bring up choral and classical influences.
“hauntingly enchanted… beautifully revealing, and scarily open”
– The Bay Bridged
COUCHES “Slackin’ Since The 80s” 12″ EP
That’s right, fun: a trait sorely missed in much of the indie landscape. Stripping away all musical pretense, this Bay Area based three-piece has an unabashedly straightforward, joyful approach, where a super tight rhythm section and catchy guitar hooks blasted through a Big Muff pedal are all the band needs to melt some minds and bob some heads. You’ll find them doing just that any given night across the US.
“This album is so good. ‘Train of Thought’ sounds like a Light Up Gold bonus track and “Don’t Slay the Dreamers” is achingly pretty.” – Canvasback Music
CHUNG ANTIQUE “Sweater Weather 12″ LP
“Sweater Weather has updated, perfected and gilded intertwining, riff/metallic-punctuated underground instrumental music — post-rock to math-metal and beyond — and made it more human than any band has since this stuff was invented in the ‘80s. These songs are flat-out beautiful. I am recommending Sweater Weather harder than I have recommended an album in ages… my #1 album of 2014.” -Andrew Earles, Still Single
COUCHES “California” 7″
Catchy hooks with nice comfortable melodies, their debut single “California” talks about the life and times of living in a corrupt country where you’re practically told how to think and how to live your life, even in the amazing state of California.