COMMODORE MENISCUS - Tired Eyes, Fragmenting Skull
Esoteric noise merchants Commodore Meniscus will release a new full length album via SideCartel on April 19th. Digital download and limited edition cassette. Further details to follow.
HD - We Have Your Images
We Have Your Images from the the highly secretive HD is available now on SoundCloud.
Listen to We Have Your Images here
You can discover only a very little but more about HD here
PREHISTORIC MAN - In The Library
Available from the SideCartel on April 9th, a new recording from the Prehistoric Man. Or at least the London based Prehistoric Man. Other Prehistoric Men are out there... namely in Oslo/NY but our Prehistoric Man is, local.
Prehistoric Man In The Library is the first new release from Prehistoric Man in over four years. Pieced together with aching precision in a Mill Hill woodwork shop, In The Library contains 7 new tracks,
- Through the Straw
- Bowel of Cherries
- In Thin Air (Hot)
- The Red Carpet
- Walk Off
- Select Long Filter Natural
More about Prehistoric Man here
NOVEMBER SPAWNS THE MONSTERS
WAYNE WOLFSON, CHRIS CONNOLLY
New books and music for November (and forever) from the SideCartel. Something for those who have everything it's most unlikely that they'll have these yet.
Wayne Wolfson's - Arrondissements
Wayne Wolfson is an artist and writer who splits his time between Paris and San Diego. Two very different places. Arrondissements, is Wayne's first collection of essays weighing in with around 200 pages of work drawn from his frequent contributions to pop culture magazine Outsideleft, and elsewhere. Arrondissements offers a glimpse of Wayne's unique worldview, melding fact and fiction and I just saw her standing there frisson.
More about Wayne Wolfson here
Buy Arrondissements for Kindle here.
Chris Connolly's - Every Day I Atrophy
Chris Connolly has shoehorned around 30 stories into his slender, beautiful and scary collection of stories, Every Day I Atrophy. Gathered from all sorts of places including one recently produced for RTE. Every Day I Atrophy is perfect for reading while riding the bus. The stories are often short, and there's another one along in a minute.
More about Chris Connolly here
Buy Every Day I Atrophy for Kindle here.
Severely delayed by 20 Years, available at last on April 9th 2013
Ron & Nancy
Some say 20 Years too late, the first ever Ron & Nancy full length collection of songs has been gathered together and should be available later in April after a very severe 20 year delay.
After creating a storm virtually no one can recall while perverting the fringes of Southern Californian punk rock in the 90s, Ron & Nancy are back with two great archive sets 'The World of Ron & Nancy' - feature two unreleases singles and a host of studio material from their unreleased debut album, remastered by The Prehistoric Man. Also 'The Neigbourhood Freaks' incorporates their six-track first EP - available in strictly limited vinyl or as a 10 track digital download with previously unavailable material.
More about Ron & Nancy here
KIRK LAKE BAND
LAST NIGHT AT THE SANDS & ENGLAND IS CRUMBLING
Available now as a digital download Last Night at the Sands was previously only available on a Dreamy Records compilation CD. Featuring the full band line-up of Kirk Lake (voice/wood blocks), Tim Hughes (piano), Stuart Smith (guitar), Don Brosnan (bass), Tom Hodges (sax/musical saw), Dominic Redsell (drums) the song was originally written and recorded as a demo for Marianne Faithfull. England is Crumbling is an otherwise unreleased "glitch-pop" number created with Stuart Smith at the sessions for the third album.
mp3 available from Amazon, iTunes and so on. Kirk Lake Band - Last Night at the Sands + England is Crumbling
THE DISCO SCOOTERS
FROM MUD TO THE MOON
The Disco Scooters were from St Leonards-On-Sea in East Sussex. Named after a children’s funfair ride on Hastings promenade they were one of numerous obscure acts writing and recording music in the “isolated pockets” of the UK in 1986. Pre-internet most of these bands were only heard by a handful of friends in village halls and local pubs and the only possibility of reaching outside any local scene was to get a mention, or a place on a cover mounted flexi-disc, in one of the photocopied fanzines hawked at gigs or ignored in the racks of the local record shop. Influenced by bands like Suicide, Orange Juice, Swell Maps, T.Rex and It’s A Beautiful Day, From Mud To The Moon was recorded above a hairdressers on Norman Road (the sound of angry curling tongs on the ceiling can be heard partway through the incongruously heavy “Rock’n’Roll”) on a Fostex four-track cassette deck with effects supplied by a home hi-fi. Originally planned as a vinyl album the Playground label ran out of money after the test pressings and it was released on cassette only. After being named one of BBC Radio Sussex’s records of the year, leading to a live session broadcast from the public toilets on Hastings sea front and a single Radio One play by Janice Long the band called it a day.
Listen to The Disco Scooters - Rain Rain Reign Supreme
or watch the video from Some Tree Talking.
The Disco Scooters - From Mud to the Moon
(originally released on Playground Records in 1986)
Available Now as a limited edition cassette and an unlimited mp3.
Limited Edition Cassette
, £4.00 including shipping to anywhere in the world!
mp3 available from Amazon
, iTunes and so on.