The Dreams “Morbido” LP OUT NOW! 8

We’re proud to announce the release of the debut LP from France’s The Dreams. Members of Le Grande Tripple Alliance, The Dreams are two-piece jungle/tropicalia/reggae/glue wave band from France that play a spaced out, psychedelic mix of dub, reggae, post-punk, and French garage rock. It’s impossible to pin down or classify, but you’ll dance like your inner-stoner was set free into a tropical tiki party where the punks are all hanging out with the masters of reggae and dub, and everyone’s having a good time. Their first LP, “Morbido”, contains an amazing mix of feeling and aesthetics that will instantly appeal to fans of early Rough Trade records, Trojan box sets, or modern Glue Wave French punks. Mastered by Seb Normal of the Normals/The Feeling of Love. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl.

Click the image above or here to get it now. Check out the video below for the track “Milk by Myself”:

New Distro

A few new distro items in here again. Check them out below:

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Beko Digital Singles <3 Kill Shaman + New Distro Items 0

Beko

So it’s been a while (again) since we’ve posted, but we have some pretty cool updates for you. First off, we wanted to announce that one of our favorite labels, Beko Digital Singles, has put out a pretty sweet compilation called “This is What LA Doesn’t Sound Like” that includes a bunch of Kill Shaman bands, friends, and side projects. “This is What LA Doesn’t Sound Like” includes tracks from Night Control, Healthcare (members of Turrks and Night Control), Ger^^an, German Army, and Hiking (ex-Bad Dudes, Turrks, and Silver Daggers guys). Check out the compilation and download it for FREE here. While you’re there, check out some older stuff they did with Night Control, The Feeling of Love, The Dreams, Turrks, etc.

The Dreams

The new LP from the Dreams titled “Morbido” should be here next week. The Dreams are two-piece jungle/tropicalia/reggae/glue wave band from France that play a spaced out, psychedelic mix of dub, reggae, post-punk, and French garage rock. It’s impossible to pin down or classify, but you’ll dance like your inner-stoner was set free into a tropical tiki party where the punks are all hanging out with the masters of reggae and dub, but everyone’s having a good time. Their first LP, “Morbido”, contains an amazing mix of feeling and aesthetics that will instantly appeal to fans of early Rough Trade records, Trojan box sets, or modern Glue Wave French punks. Mastered by Seb Normal of the Normals/The Feeling of Love. Check out the video below for the track “Milk by Myself”:

New Distro

Lastly, there’s a ton of new stuff we put into the distro store recently. Lots of great stuff from Canada, France, the good ‘ol US, and all over the place. Here’s a solid list:

Thanks again for reading,

Crabby

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New Releases! The Rebel / Bomber Jackets “Split 7″ and The Feeling of Love’s “Dissolve Me” LP 0

Kill Shaman is proud to announce two awesome new releases:

The Rebel / Bomber Jackets “Split” 7″

A brand new split release between Ben Wallers (Country Teasers) The Rebel and James Pheromoans’ (Pheromoans) Bomber Jackets. Limited to 300 copies and released as a split release between Kill Shaman and Savoury Days (UK), we have less than 100 copies here in the US after the bands got their share, we split the rest with Savoury Days, then sent a bunch out for radio and stuff. Each band gives out 2 tracks of epic post-whatever weirdness. If you’re a fan of the output from any of the people involved in this thing, this is a must have.

Buy it HERE.

The Feeling of Love “Dissolve Me” LP

The Feeling of Love’s 3rd album, their second for Kill Shaman, “Dissolve Me” picks up right where “OK Judge Revival” left off. it’s got a great Velvets sheen, but with some trace-like psychedelia and caveman head-bangers. If you liked “OK Judge Revival”, this will blow your socks off. Eleven tracks of pure, unadulterated garage-psych-kraut beauty. Catchy, repetitive, and sure to be on heavy rotation. Please note that this LP will not ship until next week!

Buy it HERE.

Distro Updates

And from last time, we’ve added some new records in the distro store:

Up Next!

Up next, we’ve gor a great LP from France’s The Dreams coming out, titled “Morbido”. The album is full of crazy minimal synth reggae tracks that make you want to dance awkwardly and smoke a big doober. After that comes a great record from Sweden’s BRANKO! They sound like the Ventures gone punk. Amazing. Come back soon, ya hear!

-Crabby Levine

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New Distro Updates: Red Mass, Vomit Squad, Burning Itch, Puberty, Holy Cobras 0

Bunch of new distro updates! We’ll keep this short, so here they are:

  • Burning Itch “Satisfaction” 7″ - Burning Itch is a Tennessee KBD -style punk band. This record consists of two songs that will fuck you up. They are loud, fast and punk as fuck. Enjoy. Imported from Italy from Goodbye Boozy.
  • Holy Cobras “S/T” 7” – First 7″ from these Canadian noise rockers. Pretty cool spaced out jams for a simple two-piece. Available from Telephone Explosion.
  • Puberty “Invitations/Party” 7″ – Here’s a banging new 7″ from Lars Finberg’s (A-Frames, Intelligence) new band, Puberty. Sounds a lot like where the Intelligence left off, except with boy/girl vocals. Lots of stuff going on too. Pretty damned good.
  • Red Mass “Happy Endings” 7″ –  Another Red Mass 7″, this time from Italy’s Goodbye Boozy records. Limited to 300 copies with 3 cover variations. We have a few of each cover option available. Hand #’d and all that jazz.
  • Vomit Squad “Amon Ra Bless America” LP – The Squad features those stalwarts of Montreal RnR, Choyce, D. Marks, A. A. Khan, and their childhood buddy, Rich Ritalin. The EP is a mongo-masterpiece of KBD dummy punk. Cool.

Update on The Feeling of Love’s new LP “Dissolve Me”; it’s at the pressing plant and should be done during the last week of April. Check out their first video for the album “NUMBOY” below:

THE FEELING OF LOVE – ‘NUMBOY’ from sebnormal on Vimeo.

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2011 And Some Bullshit… 0

So it’s been a while since we last posted, and I apologize for that. We’ve been working on quite a few new things which should be super cool and interesting for y’all. I want to thank all of you people that actually read this thing and shop in our store for making 2010 our best year ever. Thanks for continuing to support us and buy music that we put out. We love doing this and we love you for loving us.

2010 in Review:

  • Uphill Gardeners “5-6″ LP
  • The Feeling of Love “OK Judge Revival” LP
  • Night Control “Life Control” CD
  • Agent Side Grinder “Debut” CD
  • The Moles “Untune the Sky” 2XLP
  • The Dictaphone “S/T” LP
  • Sharp Ends “S/T” LP
  • Movie Star Junkies “In a Night Like This” 10″

You can see plenty of reviews all over the internet for most of these. Records by The Feeling of Love, The Moles, Night Control, and Agent Side Grinder made tons of top-10 lists for the year from everyone from Aquarius Records, Revovler/Midheaven, Dusted, and more. Check them out, they’re some of our favorites.

2011 in Progress

So now that we’re done with all of the 2010 stuff, I’d like to share our plans for 2011. First off, we’re working on adding digital downloads to our website. Since we often offer vinyl-only records, we’re thinking of adding free digital downloads when you buy directly from us. Additionally, we’ll allow folks to buy digital downloads if they’re so inclined to do so. I’m not sure people will care, but hey, it’s worth a try. Now, onto our plans for this year:

  • KSR49: The Rebel / Bomber Jackets Split 7″ – The Rebel is Ben Wallers (Country Teasers) and crew making weird sub-humanoid bar crawlers. Bomber Jackets is a Pheromoans side project that has equal appeal.  Split release with Savoury days. We’ll only have 100 copies or so, so get ‘em, while the gettin’s good. Out in March.
  • KSR50 – The Feeling of Love “TBD” – A year after “OK Judge Revival”, TFOL are ready for another Velvet’s-like banger. Released in Europe on Born Bad and by Kill Shaman in the US and Canada. Should be out in April.
  • KSR51: The Dreams “TBD” – We’ve been talking about this one for a while, but it got a bit delayed so the band could record some new material. Tehy were going to use some tracks from their split with Scorpion Violente but decided not to. Heavy dub-like skronk punk stuff. Very cool.
  • KSR52: Branko! “Branko!” LP – We’ve delayed the hell out of this one too, but we need to get it out there. It’s really damned good. If you haven’t heard Branko!, check them out because their punked up Ventures-style garage madness is unparalleled.

Look for forward to some other great things to come too, many of which are still in the works. All we can say is that we’ll be releasing something by Yves Son Ace (Love Tan, Factums members), and if all goes well, we’ll release something by the band that inspired us to play music and start a label. Maybe. We’ll see. More distro updates and bullshit rants soon!

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Cheveu “1000″ LP OUT NOW!!! Plus Distro Updates! 0

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Paris, France’s Cheveu’s newest release “1000″ shows a much more polished and slicker sound than their previous releases, portraying the bands growth and adventurous, other-worldly style. That’s not to say it doesn’t sound like a Cheveu album, which is usually pretty damned difficult to pinpoint anyhow. Expect a whole new foray of sounds that include full string arrangements, crazy RUN DMC-style beats, and the usual flurry of noisy electronics and Rolling Stones-type blues riffs. Limited to only 1000 copies on black vinyl in the US and Canada, licensed from Born Bad in Europe. Amazing cover art made out of fruit stickers and other fun stuff. Love it.

Tracks:
1. Quattro Stagioni
2. Charlie Sheen
3. No Birds
4. Impossible is not French
5. Sensual Drug Abuse
6. Show!
7. Ice Ice Baby
8. Push Push in the Bush Bush
9. Like a Deer in the Headlights
10. Payback Game
11. La Fin Au Debut
12. My First Song
13. Bonne Nuit Cheri

If you’re in Europe, get this from Born Bad Records.

NEW DISTRO

7″s:

  • Killerlady “Minneapolis” 7″ – Amazing solo debut from this EA-80 member. Really great garage/punk stuff.
  • Killerlady / Japnische Kampfhorspiele “Split” 7″ – Great split between two solo projects from EA-80 members. Good.
  • Staatseinde “Eindplaneet” 7″ – Great electro pop from Enfant Terrible. If you got the Kamp Holland comp, you know this.
  • Nuerobit “Till it all Fades Away” 7″ – Another Kamp Holland band, great Terry Riley-esque stuff. Limited.

LP’s:

  • Dead Luke “American Haircut” LP – Perfect psych-pop weirdness. One of our 2010 favorites.
  • Kim Ki O “Dans” LP – Great post-punk electro stuff from this Turkish band. On Enfant Terrible. Recommended.
  • Myelin Sheaths “Get On Your Nerves” LP – Weird canadian pop band, pals with Sharp Ends. Great stuff.
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Coming Soon: Cheveu “1000″ LP on Kill Shaman 1

Coming in mid-January, look for the newest LP from Paris, France’s Cheveu titled “1000″ on vinyl in the Kill Shaman store. Limited to 1000 copies (obviously), Kill Shaman will be pressing the record for US and Canadian audiences. For European folks, get the LP or the CD from Born Bad.

Paris, France’s Cheveu’s newest release “1000″ shows a much more polished and slicker sound than their previous releases, portraying the bands growth and adventurous, other-worldly style. That’s not to say it doesn’t sound like a Cheveu album, which is usually pretty damned difficult to pinpoint anyhow. Expect a whole new foray of sounds that include full horn arrangements, crazy RUN DMC-style beats, and the usual flurry of noisy electronics and Rolling Stones-type blues riffs. Limited to only 1000 copies on black vinyl in the US and Canada, co-released by Kill Shaman in the US/Canada and Born Bad in Europe. Amazing cover art made out of fruit stickers and other fun stuff. Love it.

To whet your whistle, here are a couple of amazing video previews for “No Birds” and “Quattro Stagioni” off of the LP:

CHEVEU – NO BIRDS from “1000″ on Kill Shaman and Born Bad Records

CHEVEU – NO BIRDS from cheveu land on Vimeo.

CHEVEU – QUATTRO STAGIONI from “1000″ on Kill Shaman and Born Bad Records

Cheveu feat. “Robert Mitchum is dead” – Quattro Stagioni from Frères Purple on Vimeo.

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Brand Spanking New Releases: Sharp Ends, Movie Star Junkies 0

NEW RELEASES

Kill Shaman is proud to release two new records, one from Canada’s Sharp Ends and one from Italy’s Movie Star Junkies. Details below, tracks from each album available for listening at killshaman.com.

SHARP ENDS “S/T” LP

Calgary, Canada’s Sharp Ends have released their first LP on our very own Kill Shaman. After two amazing 7″s that moved at light speed on Hozac and Mammoth Cave, Sharp Ends spent the next 9 months writing and recording the 10 tracks that have been lovingly smashed into wax for this fine release. The LP contains some of the finest post-punk weirdness that we’ve ever heard, channelling bits of 80′s British No Wave and colliding it with a Dischord-like agressive aesthetic, Sharp Ends have a real winner here. Recordeed by Ryan Sadler, mixed by the band, and mastered by Gabe Dudes; these 10 tracks will blow out your eardrums. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl only, 45 RPM.

Tracks:
1. Goodbye to Berlin
2. The Other Door
3. Mother Squid
4. 44
5. Senseless Feeling
6. Live Action
7. Equalizer
8. Signal Hill
9. Teenage Warfare
10. Hybernation

MOVIE STAR JUNKIES “IN A NIGHT LIKE THIS” 10″ EP

It’s not often that one comes across a band as original and experienced as Movie Star Junkies. Kill Shaman have been fans of the band since we first heard early releases on AVANT! and their split with fellow KS band, The Feeling of Love. Mixing some sort of Italian spaghetti western aesthetic with goth, post-punk, and the volume and stage presence of the best garage bands, Movie Star Junkies have shared a sweet little 4-song 10″ EP with us. The album is 100% black vinyl, limited to 500 copies and comes with beautiful packaging, including upgraded 10″ stock and a beautiful printed inner-sleeve complete with lyrics and creepy artwork (hence the price tag). For fans of Nick Cave, Dog-Faced Hermans, and any of the other Le Grande Triple Alliance bands. Note for European customers: This 10″ is available on Ghost Records in Italy. Get it there.

Tracks:
1. Loneliness Like Clouds Above (3:21)
2. Twice Upon a Time (3:28)
3. Odyssey of Jason (3:24)
4. Death, Silence, and Sleep (2:55)

MEGA SALE

We have other news too. Guess what! We have all these new records coming in and we need to make some space. Here’s what we’ve done:

  1. We’ve discounted tons of items. Stuff be cheap right now.
  2. There’s bulk discounts that work like this: Spend $25, get 10% OFF!!! Spend $50, get 15% OFF!!! Spend $100, get 20% OFF!!! That’s how it works.
  3. As always, we give away free stuff with every order. This is usually a free CD or 7″ that we choose, along with a poster and pin. We do this for EVERY ORDER. Get it in your head.
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Away on Business 0

Kill Shaman will be unavailable from October 6th through October 25th. The store will continue to function and you can buy stuff, but nothing will be shipped until after the 25th. On the plus side, when we get back we should have two awesome new records:

THE SHARP ENDS “S/T” LP

THE MOVIE STAR JUNKIES “IN A NIGHT LIKE THIS” 10″

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The Feeling of Love “OK Judge Revival” Repress OUT NOW 0

This bad boy is back in stock in the KS store in limited quantity. Repressed for the band’s upcoming euro tour in a quantity of 500, half of which went to the band. We have about 250 or so left for sale in the US, so get them quick. This guy was on the top of many lists for a while there and is sure to make a best of 2010 for some asshole out there. Dusted says this in their mid-year roundup:

On OK Judge Revival, The Feeling of Love subdue the vicious bad-assitude of earlier releases in order to highlight the Velvets groove and Spacemen trance that their peers mostly ignore. Out of 11 tracks, the first nine cut a mean swath, and “Young Jesus” pops up from an earlier 7″ to close out the album with a delirious, repetitive, stomping sing-a-long; but all of that isn’t really why the album is the best thing I’ve heard this year. No, this album is all about “God Willing.” The track lifts woozy speak-sing daydreaming into an unholy pre-meltdown adolescent bitchfest that improbably straddles the line between too-cool-for-school and legitimate, unnerved teenage self-loathing. I haven’t heard a more gob-smacking garage track since the A Frames’ “Eva Braun.” In a scene where many great bands are content to simply kick out the jams, these guys are special.

Available in the Kill Shaman Store here for only $10 US. Get it now before it’s gone again. There will be no more pressings of this LP (Kill Shaman sticks to a maximum of 1000 records pressed for any release).

Next Up!

We’ve got some great things in the works. Coming very soon are two great vinyl slabs; the first is The Sharp Ends “Self-Titled” full-length LP. Great post-punk rock from these punkers in Canadia. Sort of similar to Bipolar Bear in arhythmic styling, but with a much more accessible and all around polished sound. Second up is a 10″ from The Movie Star Junkies titled “In a Night Like This”; some brilliant Italian post-punk with nods to Ennio Morricone, Dog-Faced Hermans,  and The Wire all at once. Includes members of A.H. Kraken, etc. Expect both records to be out in late-October.

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