The Get Up Kids Problems Indies exclusive LP is on sea-foam green coloured vinyl. The new full length album from the emo-rock legends The Get Up Kids. After releasing their highly anticipated Kicker EP in the summer of 2018 (which Pitchfork described as the band's "most satisfying release in nearly 20 years"), The Get Up Kids have eturned with an invigorating new full-length album, Problems - their first since 2011's There Are Rules. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Gang of Youths), Problems sees the band expanding on the unmatched energy and emotion found on Kicker and channeling it into a fresh collection of songs that showcases the highly developed songwriting characteristics and impeccable use of melody we've come to expect from the Kansas 5-piece. Standouts like "Satellite" and "The Problem Is Me" make it clear the band has come full circle while continuing to evolve. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Pedro The Lion Phoenix The long awaited new album from Pedro The Lion, following on from Achilles Heal that was released 14 years before. A band that has been very influential, bringing another dose of their folk-indie fused with emo elements. “I had abandoned my natural way of working in the hopes of creating space for a consistent band to write with… and it hadn’t worked. So I got a rehearsal space, mic’d up drums, bass, and guitar, and really leaned into my original process again. It immediately felt like home. Before long I realized it also felt like Pedro the Lion.” Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Delta Sleep Ghost City Rarities [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. This EP follows up on the band's critically acclaimed 2018 album, Ghost City. Featuring two acoustic reworkings plus two tracks with vocals re-recorded in Japanese by Tricot. The EP comes on limited edition pink vinyl, with all four tracks on the a-side and a beautiful etched b-side, plus download code included. The release precedes the band's biggest headline show to date at The Garage in London, and follows their third tour of the US. Big Scary Monsters 12" RSD 2019
Martha Love Keeps Kicking The new full length album from Kingston visitors and Banquet favs, Martha. From their sudden and deliberate first chord on Love Keeps Kicking, beloved British punk collective Martha announce their intent to kick back. Across 11 tracks, these daughters and sons of Pity Me, England, show that, while our world might be in spiral, there is still plenty worth fighting for. In many ways Love Keeps Kicking is a breakup record, with each song inhabiting different parts of the process. “This year blew my world apart” sings guitarist/vocalist Daniel Ellis on album opener “Heart is Healing.” With lush vocal harmonies (and one of the best riffs in Martha’s discography) “Healing” explores the uncomfortable period between love’s end, and when the heart is ready to move on. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Pkew Pkew Pkew Optimal Lifestyles The second full length album from the awesome punk-rockers Pkew Pkew Pkew, following up from + One. Where once upon a time, Pkew Pkew Pkew were the sort of punk band who revelled in the chaos of the mosh pit, or drinking a ton of beers, things have changed. The pit feels like a workout, hangovers are crushing, and the reality is starting to set in. They aren’t going to stop, but have had the realisation these things aren’t good for them. Their second record Optimal Lifestyles, chronicles these destructive behaviours with unflinching clarity and precision, offering no solutions, just 15 anthemic super-charged tracks of punk rock in the vein of Japandroids and The Replacements for you all to enjoy. Big Scary Monsters LP
Single Mothers Through A Wall The new full length from Single Mothers, released through Big Scary Monsters. Since their formation in 2008, Single Mothers’ only constant is change. With a perpetually revolving line-up that has even seen Thomson leaving the band, they have now settled into a Mark E. Smith and The Fall inspired operation where any collaborator is welcome to join him for the ride. “The door is always open,” says Thomson. “We just have a few guidelines: if the songs sound good and you’re a friend, you can play with the band anytime. Once a Mother, always a Mother.” Big Scary Monsters LP
Cursive Vitriola The eighth full length album from Cursive, following on from 2012's I Am Gemini. We're super excited to see this legendary emo / post-hardcore group release some long-awaited new music. “...Cursive rocking out at its best. Lyrically, frontman Tim Kasher never misses a step (see the men-as-animals ‘From The Hips’ and ‘Donkeys’), proving once again why he’s among indie rock’s greats.” - Billboard Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Yndi Halda A Sun Coloured Shaker One track of typically brilliant, 12 minute yndi halda epicness. A Sun Coloured Shaker picks up where previous album Under Summer leaves off, with beautiful single-sided vinyl to match. Side B is etched, making this record as good to look at as it is to listen to. Big Scary Monsters 12"