New Records for the New Year October 31 2014
It's only Halloween, but we're already excited about next year. Our first batch of 2015 releases comes out in February and they have a nice mirror-image of LPs vs. singles / black-and-white vs. color.
During one of WIRE's extended hiatuses, B.C. GILBERT / G. LEWIS joined forces for a series of experimental projects. Originally released on 4AD in 1980, their album 3R4 takes the "studio as instrument" concept to cinematic heights. They return to more song-based territory on the single Ends With The Sea. These first-time reissues provide a vital glimpse into the creative forces that even a band as daring and inventive as WIRE could not contain. Pre-order LP here and Pre-order 7-inch here.
Named after San Francisco Chronicle's pink-hued arts and entertainment guide, PINK SECTION came out of SF's rich and fleetingly art punk scene, producing an unusual brand of off-kilter post-punk against a backdrop of Dadaist aesthetics. This first-time retrospective LP collects the group's rare 1979 single, the self-titled EP, unreleased demos and live material. Preorder LP here.
More of a performance art troupe than a traditional rock band, INFLATABLE BOY CLAMS recorded one of the greatest all-female art punk records ever made, a wrongfully obscure double 7-inch EP which has garnered a cult following ever since its initial release in 1981. This first-time reissue is co-presented by Superior Viaduct and Subterranean Records. Pre-order double 7-inch here.