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

McCarthy | 17/08/15

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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 status, receiving praise from the likes of Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers) as one of the most important albums of the 80s. Known by todays indie acolytes as the band that spawned Tim Gane and Leititia Sadier (both Domino Publishing) who of course went on to form Stereolab.


It’s a seamless album reminiscent of the Byrds. Wonderful, if slightly twee, jangly guitars  with complex and rarely rhyming lyrics, Malcolm Eden’s strident left wing political views are manifest on I Am A Wallet. Cloaked in pretty guitar and propulsive drums, Eden sets about attacking the pillars of the day, MPs, Prince Charles, Fleet Street, religion, the response to AIDS and on almost every song capitalism. The horrors and inequalities of the capitalist system are laid bare for all the see. The system which enables some to get rich at the expense of others is reviled and attacked.

This limited edition double album set contains the original LP plus 13 bonus tracks taken from their first four singles

Pressed on Red vinyl

Extras include

Bonus LP containing 13 Bonus tracks

20 page 12"x12" full colour  booklet containing all the lyrics and packed full with photos, many previously unpublished. Press clippings and other memorabilia. Introduction by Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers and track by track commentary by Malcolm Eden

First 250 copies will include a reproduction copy of McCarthy's first 7" "In Purgatory"  All three tracks have been remastered from the original master tapes and presented in a wraparound sleeve, just like the incredibly rare "Wall Of Salmon" original.

 

NEW MUSIC: ROISIN MURPHY 'HAIRLESS TOYS' LP (PLAY IT AGAIN SAM)

11/05/15

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Today see's the release of Róisín Murphy's first album in 8 years, the incredible 'Hairless Toys', released on Play It Again Sam Records.

“Queen of reinvention”  9/10  DJ

“Outstanding… a career high”  8/10 Mixmag

“A remarkable comeback”   8/10 NME

“As intimate and provocative as anything Murphy’s put her name to”   8/10  Uncut
“her innovative output makes her rank among the world’s most celebrated musicians”   8/10  Esquire
“A sublime comeback”   ★★★★ Q

“Her most exquisitely produced yet. Pure, evocative elegance”  ★★★★ The Guardian


"Murphy is one of pop's great unpredictable elements"  ★★★★ Independent On Sunday




 

NEW MUSIC: LOWER DENS 'ESCAPE FROM EVIL' (O.B.O. RIBBON MUSIC)

Lower Dens | 31/03/15

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Ribbon Music is pleased to announce the return of Baltimore’s Lower Dens with their third album, 'Escape from Evil'.
 
Lower Dens’ 2010 debut, 'Twin-Hand Movement', was a stunning evolution of guitar brilliance and murky emotiveness, while its 2012 follow-up, 'Nootropics' was a stark, textured paean to experimental bands of the krautrock era. 'Escape from Evil' marks a bold, monumental step forward for the band and the welcome manifestation of Jana Hunter as a singer we’ve never quite seen until now.

SPOTIFY

 

DOMINO SXSW SHOWCASE 2015 LINE-UP REVEALED

03/03/15

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The official SXSW 2015 Domino Showcase Line-Up has been revealed. Hosted by VANS at the Mohawk Venue, on 19th March, 2015.

For more shows from Domino artists, check out the schedule below. We will be updating this as additional shows are announced, so be sure to check back often!

Sunday, March 15th

6:00 PM - Steve Gunn @ Mohawk Inside - Barbarian Group Party
9:30 PM - Dan Deacon @ Mohawk Outisde - Barbarian Group Party

Monday, March 16th

4:15 PM - Meatbodies @ Spider House Cafe Ballroom Stage - Quinquennial Freaks Meet Folks Fest
5:00 PM - Real Estate @ Red 7 Outside - The Onion/A.V. Club Party
6:00 PM - Meatbodies @ Lady Bird Lake - Bruise Cruise Boat
6:30 PM - Son Lux @ Red 7 Inside - The Onion/A.V. Club Party
7:15 PM - Hamilton Leithauser @ Red 7 Outside - The Onion/A.V. Club Party
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM (set time TBA) - Steve Gunn @ The Center Spot
9:30 PM - Son Lux @ Icenhauer's - Superfly Presents Aether Live on Rainey
12:00 AM - Meatbodies @ Hotel Vegas (Vegas Room) - Strange Brew 4 

Tuesday, March 17th

4:00 PM - Waxahatchee @ End of an Ear Records
9:00 PM - Steve Gunn @ Mohawk Outside - Transmission Events Presents
11:00 PM - Waxahatchee @ Mohawk Outside - Transmission Events Presents
11:00 PM - Publicist UK @ The Liberty
12:00 AM - Royal Thunder @ Dirty Dog Bar
1:00 AM - Angel Olsen @ Mohawk Outdoor - Transmission Events Presents

Wednesday, March 18th

12:10 PM - Steve Gunn @ Weather Up - Billy Reid & Third Man Records Showcase
12:30 PM - Boxed In @ Blackheart Inside - Noisetrade Day Party
1:30 PM - Girl Band @ Fader Fort - Fader Showcase (invite only)
2:00 PM - Meatbodies @ 2208 S Lamar Blvd. - Do512 Sessions
2:15 PM - Steve Gunn @ Mohawk Outside - Pitchfork Day Party
2:45 PM - Son Lux @ Mohawk Inside - Pitchfork Day Party
3:00 PM - Wand @ Lady Bird Lake - Bruise Cruise Boat
3:30 PM - Boxed In @ Maggie Mae - Nettwerk Records
4:00 PM - Girl Band @ Red 7 - Laneway Showcase (Indoor Stage)
5:05 PM - Publicist UK @ 512 Bar - Colorado Music Party
5:30 PM - Son Lux @ Red 7 - Laneway Showcase (Outdoor Stage)
8:20 PM - Bob Moses @ Vulcan Gas Company - Resident Advisor Showcase
11:00 PM - Publicist UK @ 720 Club
11:15 PM - Kode9 @ Barcelona
12:00 AM - Waxahatchee @ Cheer Up Charlie's - Jansport Bonfire Sessions
1:00 AM - Real Estate @ Cheer Up Charlie's - Jansport Bonfire Sessions 

Thursday, March 19th

7:00 AM - Matthew E. White @ Four Seasons Hotel - KUTX 98.9 live broadcast
12:00 PM - Matthew E. White @ San Jose Hotel - South By San Jose
2:30 PM - Terry Malts @ Scoot Inn (Stage 2) - DOxPBR
3:30 PM - Wand @ Hotel Vegas (Patio Stage 2) - Austin Psych Fest
3:30 PM - Meatbodies @ Hotel Vegas (Hotel Vegas Stage) - Austin Psych Fest
3:40 PM - Terry Malts @ Cheer Up Charlie's - A.V. Club & Flowerbooking
3:45 PM - Waxahatchee @ Mohawk Outside - Pitchfork Day Party
4:00 PM - Boxed In @ El Sapo Cantina - Music For Listeners
7:00 PM - Jenifer Jackson @ NeWorlDeli
7:30 PM - Wand @ Holy Mountain - KVRX
8:30 PM - The Meatbodies @ Mohawk Inside - Domino 2015 SXSW Showcase
9:00 PM - Alex G @ Mohawk Outside - Domino 2015 SXSW Showcase
9:30 PM - Girl Band @ Mohawk Inside - Domino 2015 SXSW Showcase
10:00 PM - Bob Moses @ Mohawk Outside - Domino 2015 SXSW Showcase
10:30 PM - Boxed In @ Mohawk Inside - Domino 2015 SXSW Showcase
11:00 PM - Matthew E. White @ Mohawk Outside - Domino 2015 SXSW Showcase
11:15 PM - Alex G @ Longbranch Inn - Impose Magazine
11:30 PM - Son Lux @ Mohawk Inside - Domino 2015 SXSW Showcase
12:00 AM - Hamilton Leithauser @ Mohawk Outside - Domino 2015 SXSW Showcase
12:30 AM - The Mynabirds @ Mohawk Inside - Domino 2015 SXSW Showcase

Friday, March 20th

12:00 PM - Jenifer Jackson @ Strangebrew Early Bird Special
1:00 PM - Son Lux @ Mohawk Inside - The Windish Agency Day Party
1:00 PM - Publicist UK @ Sweetwater - Texas Metal Collective
1:15 PM - Meatbodies @ Hole In The Wall (Middle Stage) - Stereogum & Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion
3:00 PM - Wand @ Waterloo Records - Waterloo Records Day Party
3:45 PM - Alex G @ Hole In The Wall - Stereogum & Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion
4:00 PM - Girl Band @ The Aquarium - Altercation Records Bash
4:30 PM - Boxed In @ Latitude 30 - British Embassy
5:00 PM - Wand @ Hole In The Wall - Stereogum & Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion 
6:00 PM - Meatbodies @ 4424 Brandt Rd. - Feel Trip Party
7:40 PM - Wand @ Hotel Vegas Outdoor Stage 1 - Panache Booking Showcase
8:25 PM - Meatbodies @ Hotel Vegas Outdoor Stage 2 - Panache Booking Showcase
9:00 PM - Terry Malts @ Red 7
12:00 AM - Boxed In @ Latitude 30 - British Embassy

Saturday, March 21st

TBD - Alex G @ Fader Fort
1:00 PM - Publicist UK @ ABGB - Real Ale Party
1:45 PM - Alex G @ Red 7 - Brooklyn Vegan
2:30 PM - Wand @ Hotel Vegas - Burgermania IV
3:00 PM - Meatbodies @ Hotel Vegas (Patio Stage 1) - Burgermania IV
5:00 PM - Meatbodies @ Spider House (Patio Stage 1) - Panache Booking Showcase
5:15 PM - Publicist UK @ Yellow Jacket Social Club - Rock of Ages Tattoo Showcase
6:20 PM - Pinkish Black @ Yellow Jacket Social Club - Rock of Ages Tattoo Showcase
10:00 PM - The Mynabirds @ Red Eyed Fly Inside
11:00 PM - Boxed In @ Central Presbyterian Church - Under The Radar
12:00 AM - Solids @ Sledge Hammer
12:00 AM - Boxed In @ Latitude 30 - NME Showcase
1:00 AM - Girl Band @ Latitude 30 - NME Showcase

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