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Goner to release Michael Beach

Posted Jan. 21, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Goner to release Michael Beach

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Goner Records hannounced plans to release the next Michael Beach album.

Titled Dream Violence, the new LP hits the streets on March 19. Beach is an Australian musician with three previous albums to his name.

A new video is out now, "De Facto Blues”, which is shared below and gives a taste of what's to come. Beach also frequently collaborates with Israeli guitarist Charlie Megira and Australian guitar-pop band Thigh Master.

The album will release via Poison City in Australia and New Zealand.

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6131 takes on Rat Tally

Posted Jan. 16, 2021, 12:33 p.m.
6131 takes on Rat Tally

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Chicago musicial Rat Tally has joined 6131 Records and, as of yesterday, released a new single "Shrug" on the new label hom.

With a style described as alternately straight forward and poetic, Rat Tally previously self-released an EP named When You Wake Up, leading to 6131 taking notice.

Listen to the single below.

Shrug by Rat Tally

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Labels New Good Friend and other Red Scare updates

Posted Jan. 9, 2021, 12:39 p.m.

New Good Friend and other Red Scare updates

Irish punks Good Friend have a new EP out now called The Erin Rose EP. Vive le Rock premiered a video already. Additional label news comes about some 2021 plans, namely new releases from Fleau ...

Labels Kill Rock Stars 30th anniversary celebrations

Posted Jan. 3, 2021, 4:03 p.m.

Kill Rock Stars 30th anniversary celebrations

Kill Rock Stars is celebrating thirty years throughout 2021, kicking things off with a subscription-based covers series. Fans who subscribe will receive 30+ covers throughout the year, starting with Mary Lou Lord and Mikaela Davis ...

Labels 30 years of Relapse sampler

Posted Dec. 24, 2020, 11:33 a.m.

30 years of Relapse sampler

Rerlapse Records has just shared an expansive sampler of the label's catalog, just in time for xmas. The sampler includes over 200 songs from the band's thirty years in business, including from Death ...

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Labels Terminal Bliss through Relapse

Posted Dec. 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m. in Labels by Loren

Terminal Bliss through Relapse

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Terminal Bliss from Richmond, VA has signed with Relapse Records. The band, featuring brothers Chris (vocals) and Mike Taylor (guitar), plus drummer Ryan Parrish and ...

Labels Art As Catharsis 2020 label sampler

Posted Nov. 27, 2020, 8:36 p.m. in Labels by Loren

Art As Catharsis 2020 label sampler

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Australia's Art As Catharsis label has shared a new 15-song 2020 label sampler, with a range of different underground music styles stretching from "from ...

Labels New Black Map expected next year

Posted Nov. 18, 2020, 8:38 p.m. in Labels by Loren

New Black Map expected next year

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San Francisco, CA power trio Black Map has announced plans for a new record in 2021. For the album, tentatively set for a spring release ...

Labels Gizeh 100

Posted Nov. 14, 2020, 11:06 a.m. in Labels by Loren

Gizeh 100

One hundred releases is an accomplishment for any label. Gizeh Records has announced GZH100, a two-disc compilation named We Hovered With Short Wings, featuring a ...


The concept of reaching the rather heady number of 100 releases when I started the label in 2002 was neither an ambition nor a consideration. I began by putting out CD-r’s for friends and it was about as primitive and DIY as it gets. No goals, no plans. It’s safe to say the desires and ethics for starting the label are still fully present and relevant all these years later and this milestone feels like as good a time as any to take a moment to reflect and celebrate this steady and patient ascent.
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you. To the outstanding artists I’ve had the privilege of working with, many of whom have become close friends. And to everyone who has supported the label, be it buying records, writing reviews, putting on shows or simply helping to spread the word. Holding truly independent values and practicing sustainability in this world is not easy, we need people to buy into what we do and that support is never, ever taken for granted. Gizeh has never felt part of any music ‘industry’ and we have always deliberately operated outside the boundaries of genres and scenes. This approach comes with considerable headaches but ultimately it’s what has given the label its energy and longevity and, personally, it’s what keeps it interesting on a daily basis. I always liked the notion of the label being somewhat representative of my own record collection where there is room for tastes to change and grow and develop in unexpected ways.
This century release has been looming on the horizon for some time and thoughts of how to mark it have come and gone. The idea for this compilation was floated in the early part of the year with an open call to almost everyone who has been involved in the label to participate. It felt right to gather together so many people who have contributed so much to Gizeh in the past 18 years. The title is taken from a song by the late, great Vic Chesnutt. It seems to perfectly sum up our journey these past years and it’s a firm nod to someone who provides endless and much needed inspiration.
The end result is 21 exclusive pieces of music that offer a timely reminder of how important and necessary art is to the world. We need it now more than ever.

DISC ONE

1. JULIA KENT - Nightjar
2. FIELDHEAD - oh god, i hate this wind
3. SOME BECAME HOLLOW TUBES - No One is OK
4. OTTO LINDHOLM - Antigone
5. A-SUN AMISSA - Dragging
6. FRÉDÉRIC D. OBERLAND - The Dead Govern the Living (Extract)
7. SNOWDROPS - Blue Mountains
8. AIDAN BAKER - Nightmoves
9. JEAN D.L. - Krabben
10. SHIELD PATTERNS - Bloom
 
DISC TWO

11. RICHARD KNOX & FRÉDÉRIC D. OBERLAND - Requiem for Laïka (Live)
12. AGING - Her Mercy
13. HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN - Ascension (Live)
14. ANDERS BRØRBY - Good Girls
15. JON MUELLER - Treasure & Elevation
16. CHANTAL ACDA - When Everything Feels Fluid
17. CHARLES-ERIC CHARRIER - ICI
18. NADJA - Fractured Moments
19. A.R.C. SOUNDTRACKS - Zuerst
20. CHRISTINE OTT - Tristan's Ascension
21. OF THREAD & MIST - We Do Not Sulk in Shadows of Unbelief

Curated by Richard Knox
Mastered by Mark Beazley
Artwork and design by Richard Knox
Hand-printed sleeves by Death Rattle Press

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Labels Deep Elm celebrates 25 years

Posted Oct. 21, 2020, 9:13 p.m. in Labels by Loren

Deep Elm celebrates 25 years

On Oct. 16, 2020, Deep Elm Records officially celebrated 25 years as a label. The band issued a statement, which can be read in its ...


Vol. 1 - "Origins" featuring music from Ruth Ruth, Camber, Walt Mink, Race Car Riot, Triple Fast Action, Pave The Rocket, Brandtson, Pop Unknown, The Appleseed Cast, Starmarket, Cross My Heart, Imbroco, Hundred Hands, Dead Red Sea, Drive Til Morning, Settlefish, Slowride, Lewis, Red Animal War, Desert City Soundtrack, Benton Falls, Surrounded, Burns Out Bright, Fire Divine and Sounds Like Violence. (DER-609)
Vol. 2 - "Affections" featuring music from Clair De Lune, Five Eight, Lock And Key, Eleven Minutes Away, Latterman, Flanders, So Sad Althea, Small Arms Dealer, Free Diamonds, Carly Comando, Track A Tiger, 500 Miles To Memphis, Desoto Jones, Ride Your Bike, Goonies Never Say Die, Nathan Xander, Cari Clara, Down To Earth, The Lions Rampant, Muckafurgason, She Bears, Les Sages, This Drama, Last Lungs and I Am Sonic Rain. (DER-610)
Vol. 3 - "Visions" featuring music from Athletics, The Sky Life, Summer Hours, Cast Before The Break, Ethienne, The Ghost of Otis, Moonlit Sailor, Coma Recovery, Keystone Kids, Accents, Lily And The Pearl, Again For The Win, The Dandelion War, Our Lost Infantry, Dorena, U137, Papermoons, Lights & Motion, Christoffer Franzen, Late Night Condition, Inward Oceans, Kid You Not, Everything In Waves, Wlots and Floating In Space. (DER-611)

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Labels The Moore Family Band joins Asian Man

Posted Oct. 17, 2020, 1:05 p.m. in Labels by Loren

The Moore Family Band joins Asian Man

Asian Man Records has shared news that San Jose, CA's The Moore Family Band will release a new record with the label. The new ...

Falling by Moore Family Band

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Labels Napalm gets Andrew W.K.

Posted Oct. 14, 2020, 9:35 p.m. in Labels by Loren

Napalm gets Andrew W.K.

Party rocker Andrew W.K. has new music is in development, and it will be release on Napalm Records worldwide, the label announced. No specifics ...

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