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tricot // T H E + A N D on Vinyl

Exciting news everyone! We're putting out not one, but TWO tricot releases this year! These albums have never been released outside of Asia, and we think it's about time you all get your hands on them! We will be releasing both T H E, tricot's first full release, which came out in 2013, as well as A N D, tricot's second release, which came out back in 2015.

tricot has a truly inspirational sound-- a blend of native Japanese vocals, jazzy instrumental breaks, and an overall layer of post-punk sound. If you're a math-rock head, believe us, they've got the whole genre covered.

We are beyond excited to be able to get these releases in all of your hands. Pre-orders are available now.

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Elephant Gym // Balance, Angle, and Work on Vinyl

We are so excited to add yet another powerhouse of a band to our roster! We are working with Taiwan-based math-rock band, Elephant Gym, to put their releases Balance, Angle, and Work on vinyl for the first time ever! You can pre-order your copy here - http://tpshlf.co/tsr_elephantgym

If you've already purchased our 2018 label subscription, you'll be receiving these releases as soon as they are available.

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Special Explosion // 'To Infinity' Premiere

We've kept this a little hush hush, but the cat is finally out of the bag – Special Explosion has a new album out tomorrow! You can stream 'To Infinity' in full via GoldFlakePaint today, who called it a "detailed and impassioned masterpiece." The album was recorded at Modest Mouse's Ice Cream Party Studio in Portland, OR and sounds nothing short of incredible. Give it a listen – it's sure to make it to those end of year lists.

Pre-order 'To Infinity'

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Gingerlys // Album Release Day!

The day has finally arrived! Five-piece indie pop band, Gingerlys, has released their new self-titled album through us and the amazing Babe City Records! The long awaited record includes catchy lead singles like "Turtledoves" and "Let Down" and "See You Cry" – as well as fuzzy new tunes that take dream-pop melodies to a whole new level.


The album is available on cassette, CD, vinyl, and digitally on our website & at Babe City Records.

Listen to the album today through or purchase it digitally through any of these retailers!


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No Vacation // Intermission

Ever since their reunion, No Vacation has stunned us once again with their nostalgic bedroom-pop vibes and wavy sounds that can be heard in "Mind Fields" and "Yam Yam". These two singles encompass the band's niche for dreamy hooks and clever lines – and their long awaited EP has more to bring. On November 17th, we will be releasing Intermission digitally, on cassette, and vinyl (one-sided 12" - out 12/15). Pre-orders for the EP, bundles, and other merch are up now! If you pre-order any format of the EP, you'll receive instant downloads of both singles.

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Colossal // Self-Titled EP on Vinyl

With a re-master for vinyl by Chicago Mastering in hand, we've partnered with our dear friends in Count Your Lucky Stars Records to release Colossal's self-titled EP (more commonly known as "Brave the Elements" for those keeping score at home) on vinyl for the very first time. This is a record that we hold close to our hearts and we are so excited to finally get this format out to the world. You can order the cream variant thorough us, or navy through CYLS.

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Wild Ones // 'Mirror Touch' Release Day!

Portland's infectious, upbeat pop outfit, Wild Ones, have finally dropped their long awaited album, Mirror Touch. In this album, the band pushes into uncharted, futuristic and sonic territory while exploring the themes of isolation and the self. Mirror Touch innovates pop and solidifies their sound with earned confidence.

Danielle Sullivan of Wild Ones on Mirror Touch (from The Le Sigh's premiere of the music video for "Standing in the Back at Your Show") –

"Mirror Touch considers the boundaries between self and other when creating art. How do you know yourself when there are a thousand voices considering every angle, analyzing every choice? On this record there are love songs, anxious songs, and songs of isolation. My favorite pop songs contain heartache in seductive packaging, like some kind of emotional Trojan horse. This is our version. It took us two years to make and we went through multiple renditions of everything. What you have now is our truest, most honest expression of the last few years. We're happy to share it with you."

"Mirror Touch" can be found everywhere online so stream or purchase their album now at your favorite location!

Catch them in your city on their upcoming tour with Tennis!

  • 11/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
  • 11/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
  • 11/13 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar *
  • 11/14 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *
  • 11/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre *
  • 11/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
  • 11/18 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho *
  • 11/24 - San Diego, CA @ Music Box *
  • 11/25 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
  • 11/27 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's *
  • 11/29 - Eugene, OR @ Hifi Music Hall *
  • 11/30 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
  • 12/01 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
  • 12/02 - Vancouver @ Rickshaw Theatre *

*With Tennis

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Prawn // Run Out Today!

First of all, we'd like to give a huge "thank you" to everyone who has supported Prawn over the years. We've had the honor of working with this band on their past few releases & we are absolutely elated to finally get to share their new album, Run with y'all! It's officially out now on all digital platforms, in addition to our store and a bunch of brick and mortar record shops!

The band is currently on tour in the UK and Europe with The Flatliners & they will be selling this tour-exclusive variant on all dates!

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  • 9/22 - Diest, Belgium @ JH Tijl
  • 9/23 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Sugarfactory
  • 9/25 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
  • 9/25 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
  • 9/27 - Dresden, Germany @ Scheune
  • 9/28 - Hannover, Germany @ Bei Chez Heinz
  • 9/29 - Nurnberg, Germany @ Desi
  • 9/30 - Prague, Czech Republic @ OO7
  • 10/1 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
  • 10/2 - Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert
  • 10/4 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
  • 10/5 - Seregno, Italy @ Honky Tonky
  • 10/6 - Lucerne, Switzerland @ Sedel
  • 10/8 - Munich, Germany @ Kranhalle
  • 10/9 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Keller Klub
  • 10/10 - Cologne, Germany @ MTC
  • 10/12 - Brighton, England @ The Hope
  • 10/13 - Southampton, England @ Joiners
  • 10/14 - Bristol, England @ The Exchange
  • 10/15 - Manchester, England @ Rebellion
  • 10/17 - Newcastle, England @ Think Tank
  • 10/18 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Stereo
  • 10/19 - Leeds, England @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 10/20 - Nottingham, England @ Bodega
  • 10/21 - London, England @ The Dome
  • 10/22 - Kingston, England @ Fighting Cocks

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Gingerlys // New Album + Single

Happy first day of Fall everyone! We are thrilled to announce that we are teaming up with Babe City Records to release Gingerlys' upcoming S/T album on November 17th! Today, you can listen to the first single "Turtledoves" on SpotifyThe Fader said the track's vocals "soar over a melodic dream-rock soundscape."

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Queen Moo // 'Mean Well' Out Now

Now that you've had over a week to stream Queen Moo's brand new album, Mean Well, we know you're dying to get your hands on a copy of your own! All formats are available on our store, or head to one of these online retailers to stream or grab a download!

CDs, cassettes, vinyl, and digital copies are also available on our store and at their record release shows!

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