Fall 2015 Releases (Part 1) July 23 2015
Our first batch of Fall releases revels in the fractured, outsider pop of the late '70s and early '80s.
The Way Out, 1979 solo debut from the Homosexuals bassist Jim Welton (a.k.a. L. Voag), attempts to cross over "obscure, nigh impenetrable" pop music with "best-selling, chart-topping" avant-garde. This first-time vinyl reissue includes a bonus 7-inch of the rare Move EP and is recommended for fans of Desperate Bicycles, This Heat and Mark Perry. Pre-order here.
Milk From Cheltenham hailed from Deptford (South-East London). Their sole album, A Triptych Of Poisoners, originally released in 1983 on famed DIY imprint It's War Boys, mines basement tapes and studio sessions, intersplicing a cornucopia of exotic instruments with a pastiche of truly bizarre samples. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Swell Maps, The Faust Tapes and LAFMS. Pre-order here.
Meanwhile in La Mesa, California, some five-thousand nautical miles away, Departmentstore Santas were recording their sole LP. Self-released by this mysterious band in 1984, At The Medieval Castle Nineteen 100-Year Lifetimes Since is an underground rock classic of the highest order, uncannily anticipating the 4-track movement of the '90s. This first-time reissue is recommended for fans of Television Personalities, Guided By Voices and Cleaners From Venus. Pre-order here.