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APRIL 2012 NEW RELEASES

I STREET DATES 4.10.12 & 4.24.12

A DIVISION OF ALLEGRO MEDIA GROUP

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Blue Stahli, Peelander-Z, Trucker Diablo, The Moog, Darius Jones Quartet, Joan of Arc, Theo Bleckmann


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Peelander-Z............................................................. 4 Trucker Diablo....................................................... 5 The Moog.................................................................. 8 Darius Jones Quartet.......................................... 11 Lords of Acid......................................................... 13 Joan of Arc............................................................ 15 Theo Bleckmann................................................... 21

NAIL WELCOMES FiXT

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FiXT is a forward-thinking independent music & media company founded and owned by flagship artist Celldweller. The FiXT label is focused on building the careers of dedicated artists who blaze new trails that transcend genres and entrance listeners. From the big screen to the club floor, FiXT sets the soundscape for a new frontier.

NAIL WELCOMES RIPPLE MUSIC

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Hard-driving, guitar-mad, heavy rock ‘n’ roll! Ripple Music is the record label by music fans for music fans. Or as Captain Beyond Zen Webzine says, “The best record label in the world for ’70s hard rock and classic rock.” Ripple Music exploded onto the music scene in 2010 with 10 releases, and proceeded to spend the next 12 months building a roster of established veterans and youthfully exuberant authentic rock acts. As of early 2012, Ripple has 11 artists that call the label home, with more on the way. Originally started as a music review blog under the name The Ripple Effect, proprietors Todd Severin and John Rancik set out to create an artist-friendly home for the music that has always meant so much to them—authentic rock ‘n’ roll. In part to preserve the music, in another part to advance it, the members of Ripple Music spend day after day passionately working the music for a new generation of hard rock fans.

NAIL WELCOMES LENTONIA records

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Inspired by France’s innovative traditions of pop and electronica, the founders of Lentonia Records release emerging artists in vinyl, CD, and digital formats. The independent label works first and foremost with female musicians, in genres ranging from electro-pop and dark wave to electro-rock and “hip-pop.”

P: 800.288.2007 James Cho, NAIL Business Director x2049 • james.cho@allegromediagroup.com

New york P: 800.288.2007 Damon Sgobbo, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing x2139 • damon.sgobbo@allegromediagroup.com Greg Beshers, Senior Director of Digital Strategy x2088 • greg.beshers@allegromediagroup.com

PORTLA ND P: 800.288.2007 Andrea Aiello, Assistant Product Manager x2036 • andrea.aiello@allegromediagroup.com Nic Moen, Sales & Marketing Coordinator x2043 • nic.moen@allegromediagroup.com Amy Micallef, Internet Marketing Coordinator x2006 • amy.micallef@allegromediagroup.com

US SALES P: 800.288.2007 Peter Wiley, Eastern Region Account Mgr. x2126 • peter.wiley@allegromediagroup.com Rusty Allison, Southeast Account Mgr. x2125 • rusty.allison@allegromediagroup.com Mike Marshall, Director of Special Markets Sales x2071 • mike.marshall@allegromediagroup.com Virginia Papaia, West Coast Account Mgr. x2066 • virginia.papaia@allegromediagroup.com Brian Poore, National Accounts Mgr. x2075 • brian.poore@allegromediagroup.com Bobbi Lee, Special Markets Account Mgr. x2016 • bobbi.lee@allegromediagroup.com Don Spielvogel, Director of DVD Sales 215.860.5533 • don.spielvogel@allegromediagroup.com

CANADA P: 289.316.0513 Kim Pullen, National Sales Manager x1151 • kim.pullen@allegromediagroup.com Jonathan McNally, Retail Distribution Manager x1150 • jonathan.mcnally@allegromediagroup.com

TOP 10 RECENT RELEASES 1. Pink Martini & Saori Yuki 1969 (HNZ 12) 2. Pink Martini A Retrospective (HNZ 11) 3. Various Artists Songs of the Jewish-American Jet Set (RBS 19) 4. Pop Will Eat Itself New Noise Designed By A Sadist (MTP 766) 5. Koffin Kats Our Way & The Highway (SLG 23) 6. SKOLD Tonight (MTP 763) 7. Adanowsky Amador (ELR 34) 8. Nels Cline Angelica (ENJ 9577) 9. Lindsay/Ribot/et al Anarchist Republic of Bzzz (IPT 254) 10. Barry Adamson I Will Set You Free (CCI 19)

VISIT NAIL’S B2B SITE! You can place & track orders; check inventory; view promotional deals & schedules; browse tour itineraries, and more! To register please visit: www.allegrob2b.com

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Blue Stahli Blue Stahli

Selling Points

• “ULTRAnumb” single has sold 16,500+ copies. • Recently remixed BT, Celldweller, The DNC, and My Brightest Diamond (forthcoming). • 2010/11 live member of Celldweller. • Recent film/TV/game music features include Tron Legacy, Predators, The Tourist, Jonah Hex, Repo Men, Knight & Day, From Paris With Love, Armored, The Final Destination, Race To Witch Mountain, Victoria’s Secret, “Bones,” “COPS,” “CSI,” “Knight Rider,” Fox Sports, NBA, MLB, “America’s Next Top Model,” and “Stylista.” • RIYL: Celldweller, TOOL, A Perfect Circle, Innerpartysystem, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, Pendulum, Linkin Park.

Media & Marketing

• Viral video campaign via YouTube. • Targeting customized list of magazines, blogs, and netzines.

Blue Stahli arrives at your party in suave style, with a bombshell on each arm and martini in hand—but by night’s end he will be throwing burning couches into your pool. Such is the one-two punch of the debut self-titled album, 10 tracks of cathartically vengeful alternative rock with a streak of Ray-Bansporting electro-funk that gives it a sexiness punk never had. Stahli doesn’t shy away from playing with the reigning dance styles of our day, but each track retains the distinct flavor that wrenches your head open, climbs in, and uses your brainy bits to pantomime Pete Townsend’s entire history of guitar-smashing. With powerful vocal hooks and a knack for hybridizing genres—such as album closer “Give Me Everything You’ve Got’s” epic flash-bang of frenetic punk riffage and dubstep bass warble—Blue Stahli is an album aimed squarely at the front lines of alternative music.

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Bret Autrey: guitar, bass, vocals Klayton: backup vocals, drums XINA: vocals Beth: vocals Track Listing: ULTRAnumb • Scrape • Anti You • Doubt • Corner • Takedown • Kill Me Every Time • Throw Away • Metamorphosis • Give Me Everything You’ve Got Key Markets: Hometown: Detroit. Also: Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Denver

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“It is so cleverly put together that this record should easily appeal to both open-minded metalheads and club dwellers alike. You can almost picture this being played in both rock clubs and nightclubs simultaneously, and that’s what makes Blue Stahli so goddamn good.” — Sputnik Music

Genre: Alt Rock Label: FiXT CD: CDW 38 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Peelander-Z Space Vacation

Selling Points

• Performs more than 200 live dates a year, including festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, Voodoo Fest, Wakarusa, Fun Fun Fun, and many others. • Video for “Star Bowling” in production, directed by the Zellner Brothers (who have a film at Sundance 2012). • Guests include members of Foot Patrol, Schmillion, Octopus Project, and other Austin indie stars. • In-store and TV appearances planned for 2012. • RIYL: The Ramones, Aquabats, Devo, 5-6-7-8s.

Media & Marketing

• Press and publicity by Fanatic Promotion. • Servicing to select college and public radio.

“Now that the original Fantastic Four have buckled, only these real-life comic punk superheroes remain intact—Peelanders Red, Yellow, Green, and Pink. Japanese New Yorkers, the PZ prog-pop monkeys found their calling on last year’s children’s CD P-TV-Z, for Austin indie Chicken Ranch Records.” — Austin Chronicle Genre: Rock Label: Chicken Ranch CD: CHX 1056 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1 Eco Wallet, Box Lot 40 D

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LP+DVD: CHX 1056 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 2 LP Jacket, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12

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Peelander Peelander Peelander Peelander Peelander

Yellow: guitar, vocals Red: bass, vocals Green: drums, vocals Pink: hype, vocals Black: guitar

“Standing on the sidelines is not an option when Peelander-Z hits the stage.” — Time Out “As the diverse crowds in each performance can testify, Peelander-Z is more than just punk rock for anime nerds … Anyone with a lust for creative ridiculousness and hilarious absurdity will enjoy Peelander-Z, who have brought an interesting Japanese/American/superhero hybrid to eager audiences, forged their niche putting a totally unique spin on punk rock, and probably gotten laid more than once in the process.” — PunkNews.org “Panda punk RAWK, samurai action stars who could kick the Power Rangers’ asses any day of the year … they put on the most unbelievably fun shows.” — Razorcake

Track Listing: Intro • Space Vacation • Under Zero Gravity • Galaxy Smile • Star Bowling • Mr. Tea • Big Bang • K.M.G.T. • P-Radio • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun • Space Kiss • Get Glasses • Love Love Peelander-Z • Sa Yo Na La-La • Outro Key Markets: Hometown: New York. Also: Austin, Nashville, LA, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago

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P-TV-Z

CD+DVD: CHX 1046 Price Code: 2E Number of Discs: 2

CD+DVD: CHX 1036 Price Code: 2E Number of Discs: 2

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Trucker Diablo

The Devil Rhythm

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Guest appearance by Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy). Features hit single “Drink Beer, Destroy.” Includes bonus track “Running Scared.” Includes web link to exclusive downloads. RIYL: Clutch, Roadsaw, Orange Goblin, Thin Lizzy, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry.

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Full print press campaign. Full web press campaign. Video for single “Drink Beer, Destroy” available. Ads with Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, This Is Rock!, The Ripple Effect, and more.

The folks at the 2011 Download Festival felt it. Fans who saw them opening for Black Stone Cherry felt it. The lucky masses who will be at Hammerfest 2012 are about to feel it. Soon, everyone will know the band that Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot has called “absolutely awesome stuff!” Trucker Diablo’s The Devil Rhythm is a 40+ minute, high-octane thrill ride down the rock ‘n’ roll highways! Mixing bits of southern rock with classic rock ‘n’ roll and injecting modern-day melodic sensibilities, The Devil Rhythm embraces a rebellious rock attitude that is capturing the imagination of a new generation of rock fans. “Easily one of the best ass-kickin’ rock bands to come out of Ireland in at least a decade.” — My Global Mind “WOW. This hard rocking outfit from Northern Ireland’s release of The Devil Rhythm (on Ripple Music) is destined to set fire to the stale offerings on the current platter of modern hard rock. Most bands simply don’t have the skill—or smarts—to mesh the old and new school rock, but Trucker Diablo gets the job done and then some.” — Now This ROCKS!

“Devilishly fantastic.” — Hard City, HHHH ½

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Tom Harte: vocals, guitars Simon Haddock: guitars, vocals Glenn Harrison: bass Terry Crawford: drums Track Listing: Drink Beer, Destroy • Juggernaut • Big Truck • Stand Up and Fight • Voodoo • Never Too Late To Sin • Dirty Love • Black and Blue • When Angels Die • Rattlehead • Running Scared (Bonus) Key Markets: Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Phoenix

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“Trucker Diablo play good old no-nonsense heads-down boogie-fueled damnation rock and roll. Imagine a truckload of Molly Hatchett and Black Oak Arkansas southern boogie in a motorway horror smash with a cargo of Spider/Dedringer-style NWOBHM and a van load of Black Stone Cherry-type modern hard-rock sensibilities piling into the wreckage and you’ll get the general idea.” — BCFM Sunday Rockshow Review

Genre: Rock Label: Ripple Music CD: RPL 2140 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 40 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Stone Axe II

Selling Points

• Deluxe two-disc set! • First disc features original album. • Second disc includes over an hour of bonus material previously only available on the band’s vinyl releases and various compilations. • RIYL: Free, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, The Who, Procol Hurum, AC/DC, Rival Sons, Firebird, Whitesnake, Bad Co.

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Genre: Rock Label: Ripple Music CD: RPL 2157 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 2 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Dru Brinkerhoff: vocals Tony Reed: guitars, vocals Mykey Haslip: drums Mike DuPont: bass

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DISC ONE: Old Soul • We Know It’s Still Rock n Roll • Chasing Dragons • Live For The Day • Those Were The Golden Years • On With The Show • Ain’t Gonna Miss It • One More Time Before I Die • Just A Little Bit • Turned To Stone DISC TWO: SWLABR • Black Widow • Shine On • Rhinoceros • King of Everything • When I Came Down • Taking Me Home (live) • Stonin’ • The Devil’s Hand • Metal Damage • For All That Fly • Nightwolf • The Last Setting Sun • Slice the Darkness • Transmissions (pt2) Key Markets: Hometown: Port Orchard. Also: Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Austin, Dallas, Phoenix

Full print press campaign. Full web press campaign Video for first single “Chasing Dragons” available. Ads with Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, This Is Rock!, The Ripple Effect, and more.

Following the band’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Stone Axe returns with an album so steeped in ’70s rock ‘n’ roll that one might feel the urge to feather their hair, break out the denim vest, and fire up the Camero! This two-disc deluxe CD set features the original album, which celebrates everything that we’ve come to love about rock music as rock preservationist and bandleader Tony Reed channels his collective influences to near-perfection. The second disc includes over an hour of bonus material that was previously only available on the band’s vinyl releases and various compilations. “There is sincerity to each and every note, beat, and word of every track … a fantastic album that gets better and better with every play.” — Heavy Metal Time Machine “Excellently, soulfully performed heavy rock soaked in blues and rock ‘n’ roll.” — Cosmic Lava


TOP SELLERS FROM RIPPLE MUSIC Ask your account manager for a complete list!

Poobah Let Me In

CD: RPL 2058 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Previously available D

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Poobah & Ripple Music “re-unleash” this classic 1972 debut! This brand-new edition includes exclusive bonus tracks that never saw the light of day! Also available on double vinyl, where the legendary guitar antics of Jim Gustafson are on full display in a collector’s edition multi-colored gatefold 12” (RPL 2027).

Mos Generator Mos Generator 10th Anniversary Edition

LP+CD: RPL 2133 Price Code: Y (SRP $24.99) Number of Discs: 2 Previously available

Iron Claw A Different Game

CD: RPL 2126 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Previously available D

A Different Game is the first new music from Scotland’s Iron Claw in over 40 years and by the sound of things, these early peers of Black Sabbath haven’t lost a lick! This 13-track digipak CD is made up of melodic, hard, and heavy rock developed from a lifetime of classic rock influences!

Grifter Grifter

CD: RPL 2119 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Previously available D

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Gatefold LP featuring the remixed and re-mastered version of the album that started it all! Includes full CD version, a previously unreleased track from the original recording sessions, the entire Live at the Manette concert, and a download card with never-before-heard demos, live cuts, and a half-hour extended rehearsal jam!

Fen Trails Out Of Gloom

A self-titled 40+ minute barrage of hard and heavy, gritty biker blues-rock that owes as much to the classic sounds of AC/DC and Motörhead as it does the more modern sounds of Soundgarden and Clutch. This UK trio of ’70s-loving hard rockers are bringing their high-octane, Guinness-fueled sound to the rest of the world!

JPT Scare Band Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden

CD: RPL 2003 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Previously available

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Vancouver’s beloved alienists on the path of self-discovery return with their most accomplished album to date. Trails Out Of Gloom is an ambitious and sprawling epic soundscape that dances between uplifting hopefulness and the dregs of darkened despair. Available in deluxe full-color CD digipak.

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Made up of seven tracks (nine for the vinyl edition) that span the (in)glorious history of the band, Acid Blues will make listeners rethink how they feel about the blues. This gem is available in deluxe CD digipak format and multi-colored double 12” vinyl with bonus tracks (RPL 2010).

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The Moog

Seasons In The Underground Selling Points

• Produced by legendary British producer Ken Scott (The Beatles, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Duran Duran). • A modern art rock showpiece from Hungary’s biggest alternative rock band! • RIYL: David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Hives.

Media & Marketing

• Full national PR campaign for print and web media. • National video promotion campaign for “Seasons Change In The Underground,” “I Wanna Take You To Paris,” and “Highway.” • Ads with Magnet, Filter, SPIN, and more.

If you dare to touch the pen of the menacing Statue of Anonymous that sits in the court of Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest, it is said to make you a better writer. The Moog, who hail from Hungary’s biggest city, have had the unfair advantage of hanging out with the mystery man their entire teenage lives, and it left a mark. With the release of their third full-length, the band is set to claim its title as the country’s hottest commodity! Genre: Alt Rock Label: Musick Recordings CD: MSR 32 Price Code: I (SRP $10.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Tonyo: vocals, piano, keys Miguel Gyorgy: guitar Adam Bajor: guitar Csaba Szabo: bass Gergo Dorozsmai: drums

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Track Listing: Seasons Change In The Underground • We Walk In Fast • I Wanna Take You To Paris • Highway • Call Me Up • Run • I Can’t Wait • No Time To Turn Around • We Walk In Slow • March Of The Unholy Truth • Hey Little Bird Key Markets: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Miami, New York, Cleveland, Akron, Chicago, Denver

The Moog combine the sexiness of dirty garage rock with warm synth fuzz and massive pop hooks to bypass the dark matter of familiarity in their genre. The boys are no strangers to working with the biggest names in the industry; their last two albums include collaborations with Jack Endino (renowned for his work on Nirvana’s Bleach) and Geoff Ott (Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan). This time around, The Moog went after the man that inspired them, Ken Scott, who has engineered albums by The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and more. The Moog encapsulated Scott’s unique vision and created their own version of rock ‘n’ roll essence, and Seasons in the Underground is the sound of a band leaving behind comparisons to incite their own sonic revolution. “Rough-around-the-edges garage pop tunes.” — SPIN “With Buzzcocks-sounding intros and fuzzy pop bodies … they have a fucking star with a capital F in lead singer Tonyo, who struts, preens, and confronts with the best of them.” — Tiny Mix Tapes

ALSO AVAILABLE Sold For Tomorrow

Razzmatazz Orfeum

CD: MSR 28 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1

CD: MSR 31 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Throttle Elevator Music Throttle Elevator Music

Selling Points

• Saxophonist Kamasi Washington tours with acts such as Chaka Kahn and Mos Def, and wrote the music for Stacey Peralts’ “Bloods and Crips” shown on PBS in 2011. • RIYL: Pharoah Sanders, The Clash, Eddie Harris, The Ramones, Phil Ranelin, The Stooges, Cannonball Adderley, Hawkwind, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Dead Kennedys, Albert Ayler.

Media & Marketing

• Radio promotion through Groov Marketing.

performance dates

May 26 San Francisco, CA – Yoshis June 1 Oakland, CA – First Friday Street Fair

Cross Coltrane with The Clash and it would resemble the sound of this record. Instead of a vocalist, saxophone-legend-to-be Kamasi Washington takes the lead and raises the bar for instrumental intensity. The compositions range from short, punk-minded flurries to thematic uptempo romps, rounded out with a few expansive journeys. Kamasi’s tonality is comparable to that of a young Pharoah Sanders and bonds well with the electric undercurrent laid down by punk drummer/guitarist Lumpy and bassist/ keyboardist Matt Mongomery. “A collective of talented in-house players from San Francisco-based label Wide Hive. Producer and label owner Gregory Howe, who clearly has a great ear, has penned a striking selection of soul-fused jazz tracks for his house band.” — BBC Music magazine

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Kamasi Washington: saxophone Lumpy: drums, guitar Matt Montgomery: bass, piano Gregory Howe: composition Track Listing: Thrill Seeker • Breather: GTFO • Bass In The Sublime • Violet Revolutionary • Ratchet • Throttle Rocket • Free Just • Chilton Alley • Dancing Dust Moat • Capital Rumble • Rampart • Inner Spatial Dub • Elevator Shaft • Standards Reproach • Sacred Rights Key Markets: Hometown: San Francisco. Also: Los Angeles, Detroit, Seattle, New York

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“Bandleader and saxophonist Kamasi Washington is one of the exciting young players on the jazz scene today. The award-winning saxophonist has performed with artists ranging from Billy Higgins and Wayne Shorter to Snoop Dog and Mos Def.” — Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA)

Genre: Alt Rock Label: Wide Hive Records CD: WID 307 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 50 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Eri Yamamoto Trio The Next Page

Selling Points

• All-new album of deeply melodious compositions/ performances by Eri’s long-standing trio. • Eleven luminous songs (over 70 minutes of music) presented as two distinct sets, akin to hearing Yamamoto live in a jazz club. • RIYL: Hiromi, Bill Evans, Mose Allison, Paul Motian.

Media & Marketing

• Promotion by Improvised Communications.

Genre: Jazz Label: AUM Fidelity CD: AUM 71 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 40 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Eri Yamamoto: piano, compositions David Ambrosio: bass Ikuo Takeuchi: drums

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Track Listing: Sparkle Song • Whiskey River • Just Walking • Night Shadows • Green Grows • The Next Page • Up and Down • Dark Blue Sky • Waver • Catch the Clouds • Swimming Song Key Markets: Hometown: New York. Also: Baltimore, Philadelphia, Hartford, New Haven, San Francisco, Chicago

It has been two years since Eri Yamamoto’s last album of wonderfully melodious songs. Folks around the world get effusive when they hear her music, and that is an organically beautiful reality. Yamamoto has also been busy writing, and The Next Page presents a treasure trove of all-new compositions. Swinging eloquence, luminous lyricism, a deep rapport with her long-standing trio, and refreshingly original material are the key factors to this music. She breathes new life into the jazz piano trio format every time she plays. Because there was so much new material when it came time to record, it was decided to format this album as two distinct sets, akin to hearing her live in a jazz club, with a short break in between. While it was recorded in highest fidelity sound at Systems Two Studio in Brooklyn, the presentation is based on her regular engagement at Arthur’s Tavern, NYC as well as her popular appearances at Cornelia Street Café, NYC. The trio has been working together for 16 years, and this seventh album moves their music forward onto The Next Page. Joy remains their aim! “Yamamoto’s playing, unhurried and unforced, demonstrates an active imagination and gift for melody; her improvisations favor focused introspection, in the spirit of someone who stops along the way to pore over the small details of everyday life that often elude those who hurry on.” — All About Jazz “A lovely touch and an active musical imagination … each piece shines with its own interior light.” — BBC “One would think that the piano trio format would have played out its creative potential long ago, but there’s not a cliché to be found within a hundred miles of this lovely recording. Highly recommended.” — Other Music

ALSO AVAILABLE In Each Day, Something Good

Redwoods

CD: AUM 59 Price Code: T Number of Discs: 1

CD: AUM 49 Price Code: T Number of Discs: 1

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Darius Jones Quartet

Book of Mæ’bul (Another Kind of Sunrise) Selling points

• Third part of Jones’ highly acclaimed first trilogy! • Conclusion of the first chapter in the Man’ish Boy epic, which will encompass nine volumes. • Features highly talented generational peers Matt Mitchell, Trevor Dunn, and Ches Smith. • This is avant-garde jazz music that has been purposefully designed to embrace the listener. It might just be one of the finest jazz (or otherwise) record albums to be released in 2012! • RIYL: Miles Davis Quintet, Keith Jarrett’s American Quartet, Jason Moran, Charles Lloyd.

Media & Marketing

• Record release celebrations in New York, Washington DC (May 20/Bohemian Caverns), New Haven, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. • Promotion by Improvised Communications. • Ads with New York City Jazz Record, Signal To Noise, Point of Departure.

2011 was a banner year for alto saxophonist/ composer Darius Jones. The promise of his acclaimed 2009 debut was met and further illuminated by a pair of utterly distinct albums, each of which gave and received a great measure of love: Cosmic Lieder introduced a standing duet project with established jazz master Matthew Shipp (who celebrated his 50th birthday last year, and released the crowning Art of the Improviser), and Big Gurl (Smell My Dream) animated the bodacious titular character via Jones’ bad-ass trio with Adam Lane and Jason Nazary. Now, 2012 reveals the magical third character in the Man’ish Boy epic, and if God is paying attention, shall see the appreciation of Darius Jones swell to a level concordant with his voluminous musical gifts.

“Equally earthy and avant-garde … intellectually stimulating though anything but academic … the appealing unruliness to his music coexists with authority.” — JazzTimes

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Darius Jones: alto saxophone, compositions Matt Mitchell: piano Trevor Dunn: bass Ches Smith: drums Track Listing: The Enjoli Moon • The Fagley Blues • Winkie • Be Patient With Me • My Baby • You Have Me Seeing Red • So Sad • Roosevelt Key Markets: Hometown: New York. Also: Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Richmond, New Haven, Portland

ALSO AVAILABLE Big Gurl (Smell My Dream)

Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)

CD: AUM 69 Price Code: Q Number of Discs: 1

CD: AUM 57 Price Code: T Number of Discs: 1

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Book of Mæ’bul (Another Kind of Sunrise) elevates Darius’ estimable work as composer and bandleader to a new level of creative magnitude. It is his first Quartet release, and once again features a stunning new book of compositions written specifically for the project. Sublime melodies, purposefully juxtaposed meters, love, and beauty map the exquisitely detailed yet fluid movement of the music. Book of Mæ’bul, inspired by Jones’ lifetime just before and right after his 2005 arrival in NYC, is the third part of the first chapter in the Man’ish Boy epic. From this point forward, the inspiration behind/revelation of each new volume and character will be in real time.

Genre: Jazz Label: AUM Fidelity CD: AUM 72 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 40 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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One of the most-played artists in the industrial and dark electro genres. Companion remix album to be released concurrently (see below). Facebook ad campaign coinciding with release. Full servicing to press, radio, and club DJs. RIYL: Suicide Commando, Velvet Acid Christ, Funker Vogt, Grendel.

The master of evil electro returns! One of the hardest working and most prolific artists in the genre, :W: mastermind Rudy Ratzinger presents his all-new electronic opus, the malevolent beast Women and Satan First. From the sinister opening notes of “Hallelujah” to the seething spoken lyrics of “Kill That Little Fuck” and the dark dance rhythms of “Burial On Demand,” “Grobian,” and “Blutsturtz, Baby,” Women and Satan First is an impressive addition to the :Wumpscut: legacy of evil.

Wumpscut Women and Satan First

Genre: Electronica/Industrial Label: Metropolis Records CD: MTP 793 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

“Eeerily brooding lamentations that sound like they should be playing as you and a couple of friends explore that abandoned mental asylum down the street.” — Rue Morgue Track Listing: Hallelujah • Women And Satan First • Death Panacea • Kill That Little Fuck • Burial On Demand • Grobian • L’Enfer Noir • Blutsturtz, Baby • Cunnilingus Creutzfeuer • Kaufe Deine Seele Key Markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Antonio, Boston, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh

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Selling Points

• Companion album to Women and Satan First. • Facebook ad campaign coinciding with release. • Full servicing to press, radio, and club DJs.

STREET DATE APRIL 10, 2012

DJ Dwarf XII is the companion to the new :Wumpscut: album Women and Satan First. The DJ Dwarf Series, originally released only to European DJs, is an ongoing set of remix albums and EPs released in conjunction with new :Wumpscut: material. Featuring all-new and exclusive remixes and edits from such names as Cynical Front, Switchface, Advent Resilience, Memmaker, Solitary Experiments, and :W: himself, DJ Dwarf XII stands as a worthy companion to :Wumpscut:’s new album, Women and Satan First.

Wumpscut DJ Dwarf XII

Genre: Electronica/Industrial Label: Metropolis Records CD: MTP 794 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Track Listing: Women And Satan First • Grobian (Dwarf Edit) • Hallelujah (Dwarf Edit) • Bloodsport (Wumpscut Remix) • Burial On Demand (Splitter Remix) • Cunnilingus Creutzfeuer (Memmaker Remix) • Grobian (Reiz Remix) • Burial On Demand (Cynical Front Remix) • Grobian (Switchface Remix) • Grobian (Advent Resilience Remix) • Burial On Demand (Advent Resilience Remix) • Kill That Little Fuck (Advent Resilience Remix) • Wreath Of Barbs (Solitary Experiments Remix) Key Markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Antonio, Boston, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh Also Available MTP 599 (Q) Bunkerton 7 Re-Sample Edition (782388059923) MTP 583 (Q) Fuckit (782388058322)


Lords of Acid Deep Chills

Selling Points

• Follow-up to the incredibly dirty and acclaimed EP Little Mighty Rabbit. • Album Voodoo-U was certified Gold in the US. • Lords of Acid’s music has appeared in films such as Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Sliver, and Paparazzi as well as the video game Mortal Combat (as The Immortals). • Strong social networking presence. • RIYL: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, KMFDM.

Media & Marketing

• Full servicing to press, radio, and club DJs.

Lords of Acid, the Belgian electro-industrial-techno outfit fronted by the legendary Praga Khan, has returned with Deep Chills, the outfit’s first new album in 12 years. Khan & longtime collaborator Erhan Kurkun (music and arrangements) follow up the smash success of the comeback single Little Mighty Rabbit with an all-new sonic orgy. From the Our Little Secret-era bounce of “Pop That Tooshie” to the driven, acid-house-flavored, anthemic beats of “Children of Acid” and the elecro-rock vibe of “Love Bus,” Deep Chills offers an innovative, updated take on the deviant sounds that make Lords of Acid so loved.

“A spectacularly tight, well-structured, and wild ride that manages to sound like something entirely new while still delivering the Lords of Acid you’ve loved all these years.” — Coma Music ALSO AVAILABLE Little Mighty Rabbit CD: MTP 731 Price Code: I (SRP $10.99) Number of Discs: 1 D

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Praga Khan: vocals, synthesizer, programming DJ Mea: vocals Virus: guitars Murv Douglas: bass Kirk Salvador: drums Track Listing: Little Mighty Rabbit (Album Version) • Drowning In Ecstacy (Album Version) • Long Johns • Sole Sucker (Album Version) • Pop That Tooshie • Love Bus • Children Of Acid • Hot Magma • Medicine Man • Censorship Blows • Slip N Slide • Mary Queen Of Slots • Paranormal Activity • Surfin’ Hedgehog (+ Bonus Track) Key Markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Antonio, Boston, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh

STREET DATE APRIL 10, 2012

Not ones to shy away from a little experimentation, Khan and Co. expand their musical repertoire in all sorts of interesting directions. The surf rock and punk flavored “Surfin’ Hedgehog” will have you singing along instantly. The alt-country tinged “Slip N Slide” answers the question “What if Cowboy Junkies wrote really, really dirty songs?” The track “Paranormal Activity” features guest vocals by Zak Bagans (TV Host/Producer for Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge, NY Times best-selling author of Dark World) and blends dark, menacing, stabbing trip-hop, haunting synths, and classic Lords of Acid grooves. Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid returns with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases.

Genre: Electronica/Industrial Label: Metropolis Records CD: MTP 785 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Selling Points

• Long out-of-print, available in digital-only format … until now! • Features several never-before-heard remixes and bonus tracks. • First in a series of remastered reissues of the band’s first four albums. • Tour being planned for Fall 2012. • Full servicing to press, radio, and club DJs.

The early ’90s were a prosperous time for the industrial music underground, marking the transition toward a more caustic and aggressive sound. At the forefront of this new machine rock movement was 16volt, whose 1993 debut album Wisdom helped usher in what would come to be referred to as “coldwave.” Sadly, the original album has been long out-of-print, available via 16volt’s website as a digital album only … until now! In 2012, Metropolis Records releases Wisdom to the masses, remastered and featuring several never-before-heard remixes and bonus tracks. Featuring production from renowned figures like Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy) and Keith “Fluffy” Auerbach (Ministry), this re-release is a momentous occasion for fans of 16volt and industrial rock alike; a piece of underground music history that shows no signs of aging after almost two decades.

16volt Wisdom

Genre: Alt Rock/Electonica Label: Metropolis Records CD: MTP 772 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

Track Listing: Motorskill • Wisdom • Head of Stone • Filthy Love of Fire • Hand Over End • Will • Dreams of Light • Downtime 1 • Motorskill (Quad – Hate Dept. Remix) • Dreams of Light (Nightmare – Hate Dept. Remix) • Filthy Love of Fire (Unreleased Dave Ogilvie Remix) • Black Hole (Unreleased Bonus Track) • Motorskill (Demo Version) Key Markets: Hometown: Portland. Also: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Antonio, Boston, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Detroit

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Selling Points

• Dark, sensual, noisy, melodic, and loud! • Fanatic Promotion will work this title, starting January 16. • RIYL: Salem, My Bloody Valentine, Board of Canada, Slowdive.

STREET DATE APRIL 10, 2012

Unison is recognized in France as a leader in the “Witch House” movement. The band conjures up a highly unique music of dark layered sounds that pulsates its way through waking dreams. Unrelenting beats and waves of guitar tracks by Julien Camarena are met by Melanie Moran’s siren-esque voice. “‘Brothers & Sisters’ is a magic pop song that any artist, from Britney to Swans, would be proud to put out … these are artists to give your heart to.” — Stylus

Unison Unison

Genre: Alt Rock Label: Lentonia Records CD: LEN 5 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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“Heavy slabs of uncompromising, relentless death-trance that is equally capable of melting your heart with a siren-like voice … a compelling listen.” — Just Music That I Like Blog

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LP: LEN 5 Price Code: Y (SRP $24.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket, Box Lot 10 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Track Listing: Blood Blood Blood • Heartcore • Harmless Omer • Lost Generation • Brothers & Sisters • Outside • Arp Quad Rollerskate • Darkness Intimacy • First Degree • Put Your Hands In The Air Key Markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Seattle


Selling Points

• Epic soundtrack to the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc, intended to be synced manually to the film. • 150 hand-numbered copies on white vinyl. • 150 hand-numbered copies on black & white split color vinyl. • 150 hand-numbered copies on blood red vinyl. • Digital download included! • Promo campaign through Terrorbird.

Joan of Arc has always been an unpredictable band. In their 17-year history they have consistently sidestepped convention and expectation, often leaving less-adventurous listeners scratching their heads in the wake of their insane (and perhaps brilliant) endeavors. In 2011 Joan of Arc released their most conventionally “rocking” album in years, the Albini-engineered Life Like. Now, the band explores the other extreme: an epic instrumental soundtrack to the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Recorded live on opening night of the 2011 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, the new album is the latest unexpected turn for the band. Joan of Arc have composed a dark, flowering sonic counterpart to the film’s grim subject matter (a rather haunting depiction of savage religious persecution). Released in vinyl and digital formats only, Joan of Arc Presents: Joan of Arc is intended to be synced manually to the film, all Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz style. Track Listing: The Beginning • The Shadow of the Cross on the Floor of the Cell • Joan Has Just Fainted • The Crown Has Just Been Swept Up • Joan Accepts her Fate

Joan of Arc Joan of Arc Presents: Joan of Arc Genre: Experimental Label: Joyful Noise Recordings LP: JNR 88 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) Number of Discs: 2 LP Jacket, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 D

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Key Markets: Hometown: Chicago. Also: New York, Milwaukee, Boston, Louisville, Portland

Selling Points

• Opening for of Montreal (and playing violin with the band) on their 48-date world tour in March/April 2012. • Tour dates on page 29! • Raised over $20,000 to record 151a via Kickstarter from an already blossoming fan base. • Sold over 1,000 copies of self-released debut EP with no label support or promotion. • Four-month press campaign by 2:30 PR (of Montreal, Japandroids). • Aggressive college and internet radio campaign. • Ads with Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, Ghettoblaster, Under the Radar. • RIYL: of Montreal, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective.

Track Listing: Intro / Pathos, Pathos • Manchester • Bright Whites • It All Began With a Burst • Wonder Woman, Wonder Me • Chester’s Burst Over the Hamptons • Atticus, In the Desert • I Am the Antichrist to You • Beat the Bright Out of Me Key Markets: Hometown: Norfolk, VA. Also: Washington DC, New York, Chicago, St Louis, Boston, Louisville, Atlanta, Athens

Kishi Bashi 151a

Genre: Alt Rock Label: Joyful Noise Recordings CD: JNR 92 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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LP: JNR 92 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket, Box Lot Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Having collaborated and toured with indie strangelings of Montreal, Regina Spektor, and Sondre Lerche, singer, violinist, and composer Kishi Bashi has embarked on his epic orchestral solo project. On his debut full-length 151a, the songwriter expands on the majestic sound of his Room for Dream EP (Aerobic International), teasing out the baroque mysteries suggested in those songs while sharpening focus. Since the release of the EP, Kishi Bashi has toured with Sondre Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, and of Montreal, collaborating as producer with oM’s Kevin Barnes on that band’s new album, Paralytic Stalks (Polyvinyl).

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• Third album by Gustaf Hildebrand, featuring unique space ambient soundscapes. • Edition of 1,000 copies in six-panel digipak. • Ads with various online and print magazines, in the US and Europe. • Over 100 promo copies sent out for review. • Promotion through Cyclic Law mailing, Facebook, MySpace, SoundCloud, and music-specific user groups. • RIYL: Lacus Somniorum, Tholen, Visions, Kammarheit.

Gustaf Hildebrand Heliopause

Genre: Rock/Ambient Label: Cyclic Law CD: CYC 42 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Finally, we are graced with brand new material from Sweden’s Gustaf Hildebrand, a few years after the epic Primordial Resonance album and his joint project with Amanda Votta, Lacus Somniorum. The Heliopause is the point outside our solar system where the solar wind ceases to be, transitioning into what is known as the Interstellar Medium where our sun becomes just another pinprick of light among a billion others. If you were to find yourself stranded in such a place with nothing but a radio receiver, Gustaf Hildebrand imagines that this is what you would hear; low rumbling soundscapes interspersed with bursts of static, com-chatter, and signal interceptions from a distant world. This new chapter in Hildebrand’s discography reaffirms his position as a true visionary and unique craftsman of exploratory ambient. Track Listing: Cataclysmic Variable • Array • Nomadic Singularity • Heterodyne • Manifold • Decaying Orbit • Nucleus • Accretion • Vacuum Geometry Key Markets: York, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles

Selling Points

Reissue of this long-deleted gem, originally pressed in 200 copies. Features a previously unreleased bonus track. Edition of 500 copies in four-panel digipak. Ads with various online and print magazines, in the US and Europe. Over 100 promo copies sent out for review. Promotion through Cyclic Law mailing, Facebook, MySpace, SoundCloud, and music-specific user groups. • RIYL: Klinik, Kammarheit, Sinke Dus, Tholen.

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Peter Bjärgö & Gustaf Hildebrand Out Of The Darkling Light, Into The Bright Shadow Genre: Rock/Ambient Label: Cyclic Law CD: CYC 43 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Previously released in 2006 as a strictly limited edition on Peter Bjärgö’s own label Erebus Odora, Out Of The Darkling Light, Into The Bright Shadow now receives a worthy re-release treatment! Abstract electronic beats and rhythms collide with occultism and brooding ambiances to conjure up images of secret societies, locked away in candle-lit chambers below street level, performing rituals the outside world is blissfully unaware of. A unique fusion of ambient, ritual, and electronic elements, it offers a glimpse into a world just out of reach, a world where the state religion was penned by Aleister Crowley and esoteric symbols have the power to influence both mind and body. Features a previously unreleased bonus track and a fully remastered edition. Track Listing: Desire To Be Initiated • Skriptum • The Secret Watchers • Silence And Circumspection • Black Codex • Voice Of The Silence • Out Of The Darkling Light... • Into The Bright Shadow • The Secret Doctrine Key Markets: New York, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago


Selling Points

New album from the enigmatic Amanda Votta. Edition of 500 copies in six-panel digipak. Over 80 promo copies to various magazines and radio stations. In-depth web promotion campaign through Facebook, MySpace, SoundCloud, and more. • RIYL: Lacus Somniorum, Gustaf Hildebrand, Allseits, Kammarheit. • • • •

The Floating World is the solo project of Amanda Votta. Begun in 2005, three albums have been released so far: Full Sturgeon Moon (Hand/Eye 2005), Unda (Barl Fire 2005), and River of Flowers (Foxglove 2006). Amanda has collaborated with Gustaf Hildebrand in Lacus Somniorum, as well as with Far Black Furlong and New Risen Throne. She also has a band, Secrets to the Sea, with Neddal Ayad from Desolation Singers. The Apparition is Amanda’s attempt to capture that moment when things are other than what they appear to be; when a sound is not just a sound and a voice not just a voice. The Floating World’s signature flutes overlay drifting, minimalist ambiances, combining to weave soundscapes that are as dreamlike as they are melancholic. Track Listing: Another Way • Vernal • Belief in Summer • Chromatic Abberation I • Impossible • Succor • If Only the Moon Key Markets: New York, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago

The Floating World The Apparition

Genre: Rock/Ambient Label: Cyclic Law CD: CYC 44 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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New EP after four years of silence! The world’s true descendants of Dead Can Dance. Edition of 1,000 copies in four-panel eco wallet. Ads with various online and print magazines, in the US and Europe. Over 100 promo copies sent out for review. Promotion through Cyclic Law mailing, Facebook, MySpace, SoundCloud, and music-specific user groups. • RIYL: Dead Can Dance, Enya, Brendan Perry, Lycia.

Track Listing: As The End Draws Near • A Cage • Precious Stone Key Markets: New York, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago Also Available CYC 27 (3T) The First Era 1996–2002 (620953396229)

Arcana Emerald

Genre: Rock/Ambient Label: Cyclic Law CD: CYC 45 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Eco Wallet, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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The brainchild of Peter Bjärgö, this legendary Swedish ethereal/neoclassical act is back with a new release after four years of silence since their last full-length, Raspail. While 2010 saw the re-release of their first four albums with The First Era 4XCD box set, we now offer a superb follow-up to their long tradition of awesome melancholic melodies. Longtime fans will rejoice in these mesmerizing songs, and new fans will surely be conquered. This mini-CD also serves as a prelude to their upcoming full-length As Bright As A Thousand Suns, scheduled for a May 2012 release on Cyclic Law.

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Selling Points

• Will tour the US in April and July. • First two albums Secular Works (Planaria, 2008) and Made Flesh (LOAF, 2010), and EP Ripped Heart (Last Things, 2011) received wide critical acclaim and landed on countless year-end lists. • Review copies submitted to top indie publications, major weeklies, and blogs/webzines. • Radio campaign targets college and indie stations in major US cities. • Ads booked with The Wire. • RIYL: Zs, Sightings, Parenthetical Girls.

On April 10th, Northern-Spy Records will release Dream Seeds, the third full-length album by Brooklyn art-rock provocateurs Extra Life. Since 2008, Extra Life has challenged and seduced various underground scenes by fusing the obsessive intricacy of minimalist composition, the suicidal swoon of Morrissey, the epic strength of metal, and the solemn purity of medieval chant. With a pedigree including Zs, Dirty Projectors, and Dax Riggs, the band’s dark, dramatic sound has been called everything from “genius” to “pretentious.”

Extra Life Dream Seeds

Genre: Rock Label: Northern-Spy Records CD: NSE 22 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 40 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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“Intense, avant-garde wanderings.” — VICE LP: NSE 22 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

Track Listing: No Dreams Tonight • Righteous Seed • Discipline for Edwin • Little One • Blinded Beast • Ten Year Teardrop • First Song Key Markets: New York. Also: Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Chicago, Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis

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STREET DATE APRIL 10, 2012

• Installation version of Duane Pitre’s new composition, “Feel Free.” • New 20-minute piece from Eleh. • Letterpressed jackets pressed in an edition of 500.

This split vinyl record is being released as a companion piece to two new releases by Duane Pitre and Eleh. “Feel Free” is a new composition by Duane Pitre that has three possible manifestations: solo performance, group performance, and sound installation. At the core of all of them is the pillar of the work, an open yet orderly system whose intention is to produce potentially infinite variations of selfgenerating rhythm and melody. The installation version is void of any performers, and is meant to embody a certain stillness. And while the listener may become familiar with what seem to be recurring patterns, no sounds are ever looped, but are rather continually moving forward, yet still remain suspended.

Genre: Modern Composition Label: Important Records LP: IPT 350 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 D

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Track Listing: Eleh: Empty Summer Endless • Duane Pitre: Feel Free (Installation Version)

Eleh & Duane Pitre Empty Summer Endless & Feel Free

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Key Markets: Hometown: New Orleans. Also: Brooklyn, Portland, Boston, Los Angeles


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A major new composition written by Duane Pitre. Installation version released simultaneously on split vinyl with Eleh. Full promo mailing via Important Records. Ads booked with The Wire. RIYL: Pauline Oliveros, Ellen Fullman, Eliane Radigue, Barn Owl.

The two major focal points in the creation of composer Duane Pitre’s “Feel Free,” his new work for a unique sextet combination, were rhythm and melody. An open yet orderly system intended to produce potentially infinite variations of self-generating rhythm and melody was carefully created for this piece, allowing the sextet musicians to approach these factors in a freer manner. This musical system, combined with the fixed elements of the composition, spawned a rich foundation of harmony & rhythm that sounds and feels exotic and new. The title, “Feel Free,” derives in part from one of the composition’s instructions to its performers. It suggests that they should feel free to interact with (or ignore) one another, as well as with the random, real-time, computer generated patterns of guitar harmonics (the pillar of the work). This approach creates a performance that is unique upon each occasion that it is performed; it is free from its own restraints. “Strings cascading over one another like warm honey … immense waves of warm, majestic harmonics completely engulf you.” — Cyclic Defrost Track Listing: Feel Free: Section I, Section II, Section III, Section IV, Section V

Duane Pitre Feel Free

Genre: Modern Composition Label: Important Records CD: IPT 349 Price Code: P (SRP $16.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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LP: IPT 349 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket, Box Lot Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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Hometown: New Orleans. Also: Brooklyn, Portland, Boston, Los Angeles

Selling Points

• Anticipated CD issue of an LP edition that sold out instantly. • Remastered for the digital domain. • Heavy duty letterpressed gatefold jackets.

Eleh was formed in 1999 as an exploration of analog synthesis. The group creates highly minimal and deeply personal/spiritual pure analog electro-acoustic music with emphasis on tonal juxtapositions, harmonic intervals, bass tones, and various acoustic phenomenon. Eleh’s work emphasizes the physical presence of sound as it has been inspired by the physical world.

Track Listing: Night Of Pure Energy • Death Is Eternal Bliss • Bright & Central As The Sun Itself • Measuring The Immeasurable

Eleh Radiant Intervals

Genre: Electronica Label: Important Records CD: IPT 354 Price Code: P (SRP $16.99) Number of Discs: 1 Gatefold Jacket, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/24/12 D

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“Eleh demonstrates how a single amplified gesture delivered just so can reveal the workings of an entire cosmos.” — The Wire

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• Heavyweight color vinyl! • Full size poster insert! • Members of top selling punk rock acts The Unseen, A Global Threat, Crash And Burn. • On tour this summer with The Scarred. • Ads with AMP, Ox, Trust Fanzine, Razorcake, MRR, Juice. • RIYL: The Unseen, A Global Threat, Hatebreed, Crash And Burn.

Ashers Kill Your Master

Genre: Punk Label: Sixty Nine Apple Recordings LP: SNA 12 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Ashers is a hardcore/trash punk band from Boston fronted by Mark Civitarese, vocalist of the Boston-based punk band The Unseen. Mark has been keeping busy for half his life not only as the singer of The Unseen, but frequently lending his voice to other acts such as Blood For Blood, Rejected Youth, The Rabble, and recently singing on Death Before Dishonor’s new album. Like a punk rock supergroup of sorts, Ashers also features members of Crash And Burn and Deadly Sins. This vinyl debut offers up 12 tracks of anger, isolation, and frustration the likes of which haven’t been seen since The Unseen’s So This Is Freedom album! “Fans of The Unseen, don’t think twice before picking up this album!” — PunkNews Track Listing: SIDE A: Kill Your Master • Destitution • End Of The Rope • Vanished • Watch It Burn • Time Lapse • SIDE B: Blood And Gain • Killing Time • Now So Clear • Eyes Of Demise • Cold Dark Place • Class Of 94 Key Markets: Hometown: Boston. Also: New York, Portland (ME), Providence, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco

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STREET DATE APRIL 10 & 24, 2012

• Debut album from Chicago punk favorites, who tear up the scene with their high-energy performances. • Frontman Dan Evans is a member of Die Warzau. • Guitarist Xmas Smits spent time in industrial band Sister Machine Gun. • Full press and college radio mailing with an emphasis on punk, skateboard, and snowboard magazines. • Featured on WTII’s free digital sampler distributed to Amazon, Vampire Freaks, and Coma magazine. • RIYL: Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, Iggy and the Stooges, Green Day, Mindless Self Indulgence, Blink-182.

Dead On TV Fuck You, I’m Famous

Genre: Punk Label: WTII Records, LLC CD: WTI 79 Price Code: D (SRP $6.99) Number of Discs: 1 Slimline, Box Lot 45 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Dead On TV has stroked audiences all over the Midwest with their brand of electro-punk narcissism coupled with the smash-and-grab disruption of lead singer Dan Evans, the brutal ineptness of drummer Vince Mcaley, and a complete and heinous disregard for the life and welfare of guitar player Xmas Smits. The band’s debut, Fuck You, I’m Famous, is a fast and furious guitar-driven five-track EP with witty sarcastic lyrics reminiscent of the UK punk scene of the late ’70s. Tracks like “Dead On TV” and “Fuck You, I’m Famous” will solidify the band’s place in the current punk scene and provide a glimpse of what lies ahead for this strong up & comer. Track Listing: Dead On TV • Fuck You, I’m Famous • Dirty American • Cocaine • Last Chance for Love Key Markets: Hometown: Chicago. Also: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh


Theo Bleckmann

Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush Selling Points

• Grammy nominee Theo Bleckmann takes on the music of Kate Bush! • Special guest Caleb Burhans on viola and guitar. • Appeared on the David Letterman show with Laurie Anderson. • Created the space alien language for Steven Spielberg’s Men In Black; the newest MIB film will be released May 25.

Media & Marketing

• Promotion handled by Matt Merewitz. • Reviewed by the New York Times’ Nate Chinen. • Profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air.

After tackling American maverick composer Charles Ives—and being rewarded with a Grammy nomination—vocalist Theo Bleckmann takes on the songbook of British pop recluse Kate Bush. A jazz singer and new music composer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts, Bleckmann makes music that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful. This project goes beyond merely recreating Kate’s Bush music, taking it to further realms of sound and interpretation. Joining Theo in this venture are longtime collaborator percussionist John Hollenbeck, bassist Skúli Sverrisson, and keyboardist Henry Hey. “From start to finish, Bleckmann’s explorations of his cult hero in the pop world provide the ideal vehicle for him to rise above his own cult status in modern jazz.” — DownBeat “Kate Bush is a special fit for him. The arc of her career, uneasily abutting art-rock and alternative music, jibes with his own off-kilter profile.” — Nate Chinen, New York Times “One of the most flexible and uncategorizable figures on the New York scene—since the mid-’90s he’s been doing his thing in a niche of his own invention, somewhere between jazz, cabaret, classical, experimental, and improvised music.” — Chicago Reader

Genre: Jazz/Pop Label: Winter & Winter CD: WTR 183 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Smartpak, Box Lot 20 Street Date: Available Now! D

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Theo Bleckmann: vocals Henry Hey: keyboards Skúli Sverrisson: electric bass Caleb Burhans: strings, voice, guitar John Hollenbeck: drums, percussion Track Listing: Running Up That Hill • Suspended In Gaffa • And Dream Of Sheep • Under Ice • Violin • Hello Earth • Cloudbusting • All The Love • Saxophone Song • Army Dreamers • The Man With The Child In His Eyes • Watching You Without Me • Love And Anger • This Woman’s Work Key Markets: Hometown: New York

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Johnny Bertram and the golden bicycles Neon City Selling Points

• Recorded at Black Wings Studio, home of Fat Possum Records’ famous Money Shot studios. • “We Used to Talk” features vocals by labelmate Allison Jenkins from the band Wooden Finger. • RIYL: Bon Iver, Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket.

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Johnny Bertram’s sophomore effort, Neon City, shows him stepping away from the predominant acoustic/folk instrumentation of his debut and plugging in the gear for a more rocking affair. Tracks like “Out of the Darkness” and “Mistake” show Bertram moving into moodier, more energetic material than the shiny, happy tunes that carried his debut. Recorded live in the studio, Neon City showcases the union that Bertram has formed with his steady backing band of three years.

Genre: Alt Rock Label: Esperanza Plantation CD: ESZ 22 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 D

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LP: ESZ 22 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT

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“Johnny Bertram is a real diamond in the rough. Those who are lucky enough to cross paths with his music should consider themselves fortunate.” — SeattleShowGal.com “Bertram has his own clean & cutting tenor and his songs combine the rustic vibe of the Northwest with the Southern twang of the Mississippi capitol named for the 7th President of the United States. Bertram fits into the continuum of new singer-songwriters like M. Ward, Jim James, Ray Lamontagne, and Josh Ritter, yet brings his own unique sense of storytelling to the proceedings.” — WXPN.org

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Johnny Bertram: guitar, vocals, bass, keys, percussion Matthew Magee: bass, fiddle, cello Jason Daniel: guitar Dave Hutchison: drums, percussion Jamie Weems: mandolin Track Listing: Wave • Out Of The Darkness • River • Neon City • The Sawtooth Range • Miracle • Mistake • The Fever • Stranger’s Bed • Relax • We Used To Talk Key Markets: Hometown: Portland. Also: Jackson, Boise, Seattle, Memphis, Nashville ALSO AVAILABLE Days That Passed

Sing Your Song EP

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• Highly anticipated follow up to 2007’s Harsh Generation. • Full servicing to press, radio, and club DJs. • RIYL: Suicide Commando, Wumpscut, The Retrosic, Herschlag.

After getting its start under a different name in 1997, Grendel (named after a character in Beowulf) has developed a massive following in the electro-industrial scene. Renowned for unorthodox and original use of orchestration, and obscure samples incorporated with harsh and pounding EBM structures, Grendel has perfected a unique spin on aggrotech. Previous releases such as End of Ages, Prescription Medicide, Soilbleed, and Harsh Generation all stand as scene favorites and still dominate dance floors worldwide. Now, after three long years of silence, Grendel emerges from the studio with the all-new Timewave:Zero. With this new release, Grendel returns to its signature sound and pushes aggrotech further into new territories, continuing the band’s tradition of delivering cutting-edge harsh EBM. Be a part of the harsh generation and live by the bassline! Track Listing: Rise • Conflict Instigation • Timewave : Zero • EPR // EDP • Wheels In Motion • Out Of My Mind • Deep Waters • Neon City Lights • Chemicals + Circuitry [v.2012] • Fall Key Markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Antonio, Boston, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh

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MTP 489 (Q) Harsh Generation (782388048927)

Grendel Timewave:Zero

Genre: Electronica/Industrial Label: Metropolis Records CD: MTP 795 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Selling Points

• Debut album from Gregor, a contributor to Reaper, Modulate, and Santa Hates You! • Targeted Facebook ad campaign to coincide with release. • Street teams will distribute promotional materials in select markets. • Full servicing to press, radio, and club DJs. • RIYL: Reaper, Modulate, Santa Hates You.

Track Listing: Somnia • Strom und Drang • Befreiungsschlag • Sinnkrieg • Face It • Urwerk (Funke) • Urwerk (Feuer) • Urwerk (Asche) • Deconstructors • Schall und Rauch • City Demon • The Buying Dead • ZeitgEist • Schall und Rauch Kriegsmonster Remix by Peter Spilles) • Strom und Drang (Orange Sector Version) • Befreiungsschlag (Nachtmar Remix) Key Markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Antonio, Boston, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh

Skyla Vertex Urwerk

Genre: Electronica/Industrial Label: Metropolis Records CD: MTP 796 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Combining harsh beats with deep, mostly German lyrics to create unabashedly old school rhythms modernized for today’s dance floors, Skyla Vertex burst onto the scene with crushing remixes for Santa Hates You (Rocket Heart EP) and Reaper (Dirty Cash). Now, the band’s debut album Urwerk proves that Skyla Vertex deserves the attention they are starting to receive. The album, which shows that harsh beats and an intellectual approach do not need to contradict each other, is a full concept album with 16 tracks (including remixes by Nachtmahr, Peter Spilles, and guest vocals by Orange Sector). Skyla Vertex is an intriguing new act on the German electro scene, and Urwerk is an incredible debut.

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Selling Points

• Promotional copies sent to college radio stations, music blogs, and select print media. • RIYL: Iron & Wine, Wilco, Foreigner, Buzzcocks, NOMEANSNO.

This album reflects William Corsello’s more introspective and experimental songwriting, a slight departure from their freshman release Select a Gather Point. Nine of Clubs is a study in music production, rather than a documentation of a live band. Taking that into perspective, the listener is brought to different eras of music with every song. Different styles and sounds help differentiate recognizable genres from one to the next, all the while keeping it within the wide realm of rock. Track Listing: Enemy Eye • Badge of Honor • Beneath the Wheel • Hoof • Dry Well • Black Cloaks • Radio’s Bust • Ballin’ • Dirt to Dirt • There’s a World • Left Behind • Ad Hoc

Good Times Crisis Band Nine of Clubs Genre: Rock Label: Australian Cattle God CD: ACG 29 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 40 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Key Markets: Hometown: Austin. Also: New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Boston, Seattle, Portland LP: ACG 29 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket, Box Lot Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

Also Available ACG 18 (O) Select a Gather Point (733792767720)

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• Features Matt Kelly from Sprawl and Middle Finger. • Features Peter Stopschinsky from Brown Whörnet’s Golden Hornet Project. • Promotional copies sent to college radio stations, music blogs, and select print media. • RIYL: Yes, Dirty Three, Versus, Mates of State, X, Boston.

Good Touch Bad Touch is the sophomore effort from Austin’s highenergy progressive rock heroes, with keyboard-heavy rock and male/ female vocals throughout. Lick Lick is a five-piece progressive punk band from Austin that features members of 30ftFALL, Middlefinger, Brown Whörnet, and the Fence Cutters. The members share a love of power chords, off-kilter changes, feedback, twang, and new wave throb. The intensity and sharpness of Lick Lick’s live shows have earned them a strong reputation in the competitive Austin club scene.

Lick Lick Good Touch Bad Touch

Genre: Rock Label: Australian Cattle God CD: ACG 30 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1 Slimline, Box Lot 40 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Track Listing: The Commuter • The Show Me State • Laundry Time • The Darkness of Popery • And Now... Helicopters • Belladonic Haze • Money, Murder, Sleep • Gamboling Problem • Charms Akimbo Key Markets: Hometown: Austin. Also: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Columbia, Kansas, St. Louis Also Available ACG 19 (O) Lick Lick (733792767829)


Selling Points

• First full-length album for Important Records since his stunning 2006 release O True Believers. • Recent recordings have been on Michael Gira’s Young God label. • RIYL: Robbie Basho, John Fahey, Jack Rose, Glenn Jones.

Important Records is proud to welcome back James Blackshaw for his first full-length album since O True Believers, released in 2006. Blackshaw has since forged a remarkable career, achieving critical praise for his dexterity, deep songwriting, and beautiful arrangements. The six original pieces contained on the album are based alternately around nylon-string classical guitar and grand piano, with spare and subtle vibraphone and B3 organ parts overdubbed by Blackshaw himself. Love Is The Plan is an incredibly warm and intimate recording, and perhaps Blackshaw’s most concise, consistent, and overtly melodic to date. “One of the best and most original instrumentalists in the new, acoustic renaissance.” — David Fricke, Rolling Stone Track Listing: Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death • Her Smoke Rose Up Forever • And I Have Come Upon This Place By Lost Ways • A Momentary Taste Of Being • We Who Stole The Dream • The Snows Are Melted, The Snows Are Gone Key Markets: San Francisco, New York, Portland, Boston Also Available IPT 84 (O) O True Believers (793447508429)

James Blackshaw Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death Genre: Alt Rock/Folk Label: Important Records CD: IPT 355 Price Code: P (SRP $16.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Selling Points

• Anoice’s first album for Important has been a steady catalog seller, and fans have been eagerly awaiting this follow-up. • Pieces from The Black Rain are included on a charity compilation titled More Hope For Japan. • RIYL: Rachels, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Arvo Pärt, Sigur Rós.

Track Listing: Self-Portrait • Colder Than Thermite • Ripple • Tipsy Dance • Cat In The Rain • White Paper • Drops • The End of Something • Finale • Fall Asleep Key Markets: New York, Boston, Los Angeles Also Available IPT 76 (T) Remmings (793447507620)

Anoice The Black Rain

Genre: Alt Rock/Classical Label: Important Records CD: IPT 351 Price Code: P (SRP $16.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Six years after Anoice’s first release in 2006, they finally come out with The Black Rain, which is their reaction to both the darkness and hope that engulfed Japan after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. The Black Rain was written throughout 2011, and recorded in Tokyo and London. It is both a reflection on disaster and a prayer for healing. The structure of this release flows as an album full of preludes working up to the gigantic full band composition, titled “Finale.” As this finale comes to a close, the attentive listener is rewarded with a soft landing called “Fall Asleep.” Most of the arrangements for The Black Rain are comprised of strings, piano, and organ. Pianos were recorded at various locations, including a hotel ruined by the earthquake.

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Selling Points

• Single “Keep Running” featured in hit show “The Vampire Diaries.” • Promotion to press, TV, and radio. • RIYL: Thea Gilmore, Jack Savoretti.

Gemma Hayes’ much-anticipated fourth studio album, Let it Break, is an evolution of her unique style of music, combining prog rock, folk, and electronica. The album is a collaboration with producer David Odlum, and features Paul Noonan of Bell X1 and Ann Scott. Track Listing: Don’t Let Them Cut Your Hair • There’s Only Love • Sorrow Be Gone • Keep Running • Ruin • Shock To My System • Brittle Winter • That Sky Again • All I Need • To Be Beside You • Waiting For You • Fire • Noise Key Markets: New York, Los Angeles, Seattle

Gemma Hayes Let It Break

FULFILL

Genre: Alt Rock/Folk Label: Fulfill CD: FCD 134 Price Code: I (SRP $10.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Selling Points

Produced by Benny Grotto (Roadsaw, Dixie Witch, Gozu, Aerosmith). Will tour the US and Europe in support of this release. Music has been featured on MTV, FuelTV, and VH-1. Service copies to press and specialty radio in the US. Reviews and features expected in Kerrang!, Rock Hard, Classic Rock, Uncut, and many other outlets. • RIYL: Black Crowes, Allman Brothers, Blackfoot, The Brought Low.

STREET DATE APRIL 24, 2012

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Sun Gods In Exile Thanks For The Silver

Genre: Rock Label: Small Stone Records CD: SSO 124 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 4/24/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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Saddle up the horses and take your guns to town, because the Sun Gods In Exile are back! After a three-year silence, the Gods of Southern-Fried Biker Boogie Rock have returned to shake the dried clay from your boots and put a little swagger in your step. Ten thunderous tracks titled Thanks for the Silver add just a little more southern than fried this time around, and take aim with their six shooters hitting the target every single time. Adam and the boys haven’t just traded in their beer and muscle cars for whiskey and horses; Thanks For The Silver presents a band that is self-assured and self-aware, with all the strength and swing of the first album and yet more mature at the same time. Track Listing: Hammer Down • Moonshine • Writing’s On The Wall • Climb Down • Since I’ve Been Home • Broken Bones • Smoke And Fire • Nobody Knows • Thanks For The Silver • I Buried My Bitch’s Car Key Markets: Hometown: Portland, ME. Also: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, DC, Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Dallas, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis


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Brought back from a doomed space mission, an army of giant rats develops a big appetite for Los Angeles residents! Filmed using miniature sets, puppets, and green screens, Rat Scratch Fever has a growing cult following. Featuring Jeff Burr (Pumpkinhead 2, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Land of the Lost).

Four women awake in an underground cell with amnesia—and are soon visited by “The Surgeon,” who cuts four digits into each woman’s skin. The women must quickly piece together the dark secret behind this gruesome experiment, and somehow survive the Surgeon’s nightly visits. Is there any way to escape? Be prepared for a shocking ending that will leave you breathless!

• Directed by Jeff Leroy, the “master of miniatures” famous for Hell’s Highway! • Filmed using miniature sets & puppets! • Homage to the 1976 “Golden Turkey” Food of the Gods. • The newest DVD addition to the popular Fresh Meat line, starring Hollywood’s hottest up & coming talent. • Presented with consumer recognizable and collectible Fresh Meat cover.

• WINNER, Best Feature Film, LA Shriekfest Film Festival. • Serial Killer Slasher films are HOT; Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer has sold 200,000 units and counting! • Ads with Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Girls and Corpses, GoreZone, and more. • Viral and email campaign to over one million applicable consumers.

“Blends psychological horrors, slasher sensibilities, and a sci-fi story to make an AWESOME film.” — Fatally Yours

Rat Scratch Fever

BANE: An Experiment in Human Suffering

Genre: Science Fiction Studio: Shriek Show DVD: SSW 1203 Price Code: M Number of Discs: 1 Amaray, Box Lot 30 NTSC, Region 1 1.78:1, Color English (Stereo) Not Rated Run Time: 90 min ISBN: 1598838261 Street Date: 4/10/12 D

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Genre: Horror Studio: Chemical Burn Entertainment DVD: CBE 134 Price Code: V Number of Discs: 1 Amaray, Box Lot 30 NTSC, Region 1 16:9, Color English (Stereo) Not Rated Run Time: 120 min Street Date: 4/10/12 5% PREORDER DISCOUNT D

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“A totally balls-to-the-wall batshit insane sci-fi horror film that drops a cheese-bomb on you so big that you won’t see straight for weeks.” — Bloody Disgusting

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• The 1998 pop culture classic on Blu-ray for the first time! • Writer and director Quentin Tarantino recommended Kite as part of actress Chiaki Kuriyama’s preparation for her role as Gogo Yubari in Kill Bill. • A scene in the music video for No Doubt’s “Ex-Girlfriend” is based on Kite! • Special features include 5.1 English & Japanese Audio, Remastered Video, Storyboards, Interviews, and Art Gallery.

STREET DATE APRIL 24, 2012

She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive. But don’t be fooled. Sawa is a cold-blooded killer. If you’re on the wrong side of the law... you may be her next target!

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Genre: Anime Studio: Anime Works Blu-ray: AWS 1208 Price Code: W Number of Discs: 1 Blu-ray, Box Lot 30 NTSC, Region A 1.85:1, Color Japanese w/ English Sub/Dub (Stereo) Rated 16 & up Run Time: 50 min ISBN: 1598838288 Street Date: 4/24/12 D

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• Collectible cult horror never before available on Blu-ray! • Starring legendary porn icon Jeff Stryker and Massimo Vanni (Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York). • Original 1990 release in the popular Italian series of zombie films. • Supported by CD soundtrack featuring music and lyrics by Al Festa. • Loaded with extras, including an interview with director Claudio Fragasso! A woman returns to the tropical island where her parents, two research scientists, were murdered. With the aid of mercenary soldiers, she uncovers a diabolical voodoo priest who raises the dead for an all-out war against the living!

Zombie 4 (After Death) BD Genre: Horror Studio: Shriek Show Blu-ray: SSW 1112 Price Code: V Number of Discs: 1 Blu-ray, Box Lot 30 NTSC, Region A 1.85:1, Color English (Stereo) Not Rated Run Time: 84 min ISBN: 1598837958 Street Date: 4/24/12 D

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NAIL ON TOUR Kishi Bashi 151a

Talkdemonic Mutiny Sunshine

Pink Martini A Retrospective

CD: JNR 92 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1 UPC: 656605773124 3/7/12

CD: LMD 24 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1 UPC: 619981132923 3/23/12

CD: HNZ 11 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 UPC: 723721602055 3/23–24/12

Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Cafe

Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival

3/8/12

Orlando, FL – The Plaza Theatre

3/25/12

3/9/12

Vijay Iyer Trio Accelerando

3/10/12

3/12/12

CD: AMV 9524 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 UPC: 614427952424 3/14–17/12

3/13/12

3/24–27/12

3/14/12

4/7/12

3/18/12

4/10–14/12

Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf 3/11/12

Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Oklahoma City, OK – UCO Performance Lab Dallas, TX – Trees McAllen, TX – Sophie’s Saloon El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

St. Louis, MO – Jazz at the Bistro Gainesville, FL – University of Florida San Francisco, CA – Herbst Theatre New York, NY – Birdland

3/20/12

Los Angeles, CA – The WIltern 3/21/12

San Francisco, CA – Slim’s 3/22/12

San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore 3/23/12

Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom 3/24/12

Seattle, WA – The Showbox 3/25/12

Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival 3/27/12

Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue 3/28/12

Chicago, IL – The Metro

Dallas, TX ­– Strauss Square 3/28/12

Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre 3/29/12

Savannah, GA – Savannah Music Festival 3/30/12

Durham, NC – Durham PAC 3/31/12

Greenville, SC – Pearce PAC 4/1/12

Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall 4/3/12

Ft. Walton Beach, FL – Emerald Coast Center 4/5/12

Tampa, FL – Straz PAC

3/19/12

Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater

Oklahoma City, OK – Civic Center Music Hall

Finn Riggins Vs. Wilderness CD: TLE 22 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1 UPC: 751937358022 3/7/12

Denver, CO – Hi Dive 3/10/12

Denton, TX – 35 Denton 3/11/12

Shreveport, LA – Media Start Ent. Hall 3/14–18/12

Austin, TX – SXSW

4/7/12

West Palm Beach, FL – Dreyfoos Hall 4/13/12

Indianapolis, IN – Hilbert Circle Theatre 4/14/12

Indianapolis, IN – Hilbert Circle Theatre 4/18/12

Chicago, IL – Symphony Center 4/20/12

Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall 5/10/12

Cleveland, OH – State Theater 5/11/12

Kalamazoo, MI – Chenery Auditorium

3/22–24/12

Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest

3/29/12

Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom 3/30/12

New York, NY – Webster Hall 3/31/12

New York, NY – Webster Hall 4/1/12

Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club 4/2/12

Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer 4/3/12

Washington, DC – 9:30 Club 4/4/12

Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle 4/5/12

Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel 4/6/12

Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 4/7/12

Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

Typhoon Hunger and Thirst CD: TLE 24 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1 UPC: 751937382829 3/6/12

Tuscon, AZ – Solar Culture 3/8/12

Denton, TX – 35 Denton Fest 3/16/12

Austin, TX – SXSW @ Homeslice Pizza 3/21/152

Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge 3/23/12

Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court 3/24/12

Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest

SXSW 2012 SHOWCASE 3/17/12 @ Treasure Island CELLDWELLER W/DJ set PEELANDER-Z THE YUPPY PRICKS THE HENLEYS THE MOOG MR. LEWIS AND THE FUNERAL FIVE


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Sing Your Song EP

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