NEW MUSIC: THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION 'GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS' (UK ONLY)

24/08/15

Since their formation in Wellington in 1997, The Phoenix Foundation has been subject to a raft of success including five critically acclaimed albums and countless nominations and awards. The latest offering, Give Up Your Dreams, is their most contemporary venture and explores a more rhythmically driven and cosmic soundscape.

Co-frontman Samuel Scott explains - “Give Up Your Dreams could sound like a defeat but it represents something quite defiant, joyous and celebratory…It’s a mantra... Read more?

MCCARTHY 'I AM A WALLET' - LEGENDARY 1987 DEBUT LP REISSUE ON OPTIC NERVE

McCarthy | 17/08/15

By the time McCarthy appeared on the NME’s C86 cassette they had already been playing together for a couple of years and released two excellent singles. Their debut “In Purgatory” and the indie masterpiece “Red Sleeping Beauty” (both included on this release). The following year McCarthy released the brilliant “Frans Hals” before unleashing their debut album “I Am A Wallet”
Now recognised as an indiepop masterpiece it has gone on to achieve cult... Read more?

TEEN

Brooklyn’s TEEN came together when brainchild Teeny Lieberson, left her previous band Here We Go Magic to make music with her sisters Katherine and Lizzie and their longtime friend Jane Herships.  Forgoing girl-group gimmickry and fervor, the band’s digital-only debut EP, Little Doods (2011)  fleshed out a sound of languid, lo-fi psyche pop.

Recorded during the summer of 2011 in a converted barn in rural Connecticut, their debut album ‘In Limbo’ was recorded during the summer of 2011 in a converted barn in rural Connecticut and mixed and produced in collaboration with Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum). 

TEEN's sound relies heavily on... Read »