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hello Bucket! + Bouquet EP

coming hot out of western Mass, we're excited to welcome Bucket to the roster, and announce that their new EP Bouquet will be out March 31st. The first song, "Glue Gate" is streaming now, courtesy of the Pioneer Valley Underground.

Andrew Wang: “Gluegate” kicks off with textural guitar work reminiscent of classic American lo-fi band Swirlies; interludes of feedback and whammy dives provide a perfect backdrop for vocalist Will Meyer’s sharp sing-spoken delivery. All the noisy atmospherics and slidey noodling belie a rather unconventional song structure. The first chorus doesn’t come in until halfway through, and the track peaks with the guitars continuing to meander into a perfectly off kilter solo."

Pre-order their record here:

Posted on March 22nd, 2017
Mothpuppy's new record "Cool & Pretty" out now + nice review

Mothpuppy's incredible record Cool & Pretty is out now on cassette and digital (via their bandcamp). Check out what GoldFlakePaint had to say about the album:

"Morgan Murphy sings with a gusto and buried sense of longing that feels crushingly pertinent, even to those of us on the outside of such a story. This kind of unbridled desire for making the most of what you’ve got is wonderfully invigorating but it feels beaten down, for much of the record, by life’s (and other people’s) ability to shackle such things."

Read the rest of the piece here:

The tape is for sale in our store, and comes with a digital copy of the record :)

Posted on March 16th, 2017
welcoming Mothpuppy // stream "Flea" // Cool & Pretty out 3/10

we've been sitting on this news for far too long, and are profoundly excited to finally announce Mothpuppy's debut album, Cool & Pretty will be out March 10th. The Le Sigh have premiered "Flea," the first single off of the record, below. Listen, and read an excerpt from The Le Sigh's Abbie Jones:

“Flea” is a dreamy, abashed waltz with gentle notes to reassure the self. Murphy proves that disclosing your darkest moments can be empowering as she depicts a relationship on the edge of combustion. She croons with a palpable sense of unease creeping into her heart, “Why did you kill me / My body was perfect / Free of all defects / I latched on to you.”

this album is truly incredible, and "Flea" is a fantastic introduction.

pre-order is available here:

read the rest of the piece here:

Posted on February 23rd, 2017
hello, Spew

we are beyond excited to be releasing Spew's debut EP, Only The Worst this friday. the album premiered via the truly wonderful Dan G at Post-Trash. an excerpt:

"Blending elements of post-hardcore, math rock, skate metal, and noise punk to their own spastic whim, Spew's debut is unrelenting and thoroughly abrasive. Built on dizzying menace ("Bad Egg") and jagged opposition ("No Reference Cartoon"), the duo's technical ability is unquestionably phenomenal but it's their destructive spirit that really shines in only the worst of ways. Devastation you can get behind."

stream the EP here:

and read the rest of the review here:

Posted on February 9th, 2017
welcoming Double Grave to the family + new song

we're extremely happy to welcome Minneapolis' Double Grave (fka Ego Death) to the sad cactus family. their blend of harmonic, yet scuzzy rock is truly engaging, at once visceral and cathartic. their new song "New Year's Day" off of the upcoming New Year's Daydream premiered on Post Trash, and can be heard below. keep your eyes peeled for more news and the record pre-order!

The full piece, courtesy of Dan Goldin, can be read here:

Posted on January 11th, 2017