Spencer Radcliffe / Everyone Else Enjoy the Great Outdoors The latest solo album from Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else. Laid back country influenced indie/punk tunes for fans of Pinegrove, Elliott Smith, Alex G. With the backing of “Everyone Else,” Radcliffe’s songwriting is at it’s finest on Enjoy The Great Outdoors. These ten tracks blend slowed down in¬die rock with folk and a slight alt-country twang that recalls the slow-brewed sound of The Silver Jews, The Microphones and early Wilco. Run For Cover LP
FIDDLEHEAD Between The Richness Indies exclusive LP is on 'white / blue / galaxy / swirl' coloured vinyl. The second full length album from the awesome emo-punks Fiddlehead, fans of Basement, Title Fight, Citizen and Gouge Away should check this out. Fiddlehead wasn’t supposed to make a second record. But, if we’re being totally honest, they weren’t supposed to make their first record either. Formed in what singer Pat Flynn describes as “a deeply, deeply, laughably depressing part of my life,” Fiddlehead was born with modest intentions. Flynn and his then-roommate, guitarist Alex Dow, decided to work on some songs, and with Basement having just broken up, guitarist Alex Henery entered the fold. Drummer Shawn Costa and bassist Adam Gonsalves - who has since been replaced by Casey Nealon - linked up with them and, all together, they wrote what would become the Out Of The Bloom EP. Those five songs established what Fiddlehead would be, a band that merged elements of post-hardcore, post-punk, and classic ‘80s emo into something that felt distinctly theirs. Run For Cover CD | LP Pre-Order
Slaughter Beach, Dog At The Moonbase The fourth full length album from the indie singer-songwriter Slaughter Beach, Dog. Written and recorded alone at home and at The Metal Shop, Ewald’s East Kensington recording studio, the album tracks an exercise in solitary production not unlike Slaughter Beach, Dog’s 2016 debut Welcome or 2017’s Motorcycle.JPG. On the heels of 2019’s Safe and Also No Fear, Ewald’s latest offering brings expanded arrangements and sharpened storytelling as he taps into salad days over slacker rock (“Do You Understand”), the dark grooves of seedy city life (“Song for Oscars”), and even a barroom-piano-driven “escapade through the great American bedroom” (“A Modern Lay”). At the Moonbase arrives March 26th on Lame-O Records. Run For Cover LP Pre-Order
Citizen Life In Your Glass World We're the UK/EU carriers for the 'half blue / half green' coloured vinyl, /300 worldwide. The highly anticipated fourth full length album from one of Banquet's fav bands of recent years Citizen, mixing up a wide range of punk, post-hardcore and emo, paired with Mat Kerekes inimitable vocals, brooding atmospherics and pulsating bass grooves. Fans of Title Fight, Basement, Thrice and Manchester Orchestra should definitely check this out. Citizen have always eluded definition. The Toledo, Ohio-based four-piece have been making dynamic, wide-ranging guitar music for over ten years, challenging expectations with each new album and refusing to fit neatly in a box. On their fourth full-length, Life In Your Glass World, Citizen have crafted their most singular work to date completely on their own terms—proving that only the band themselves can define their identity. This definition meant taking the entire process home to Toledo, Ohio – the Glass City – and creating everything in house. Recorded in vocalist Mat Kerekes’ home studio in his garage, Citizen’s need to continue moving forward creatively went hand in hand with their desire to be fully in control of their creative destiny. The new process afforded the band time to focus on each song’s individual mood, making their sig-nature blend of aggression and melody all the more pronounced, and even capturing appealing imperfections. The result is an album that represents the members’ vision in its purest form, something that feels distinctly Citizen while also marking the start of a fresh chapter. One of the most immediately striking elements of the direction on Life In Your Glass World is the band’s attention to rhythm. Many of the songs feature undeniably danceable beats and sharp, groove-laden guitar lines, which give both the barnburners and the brooding atmospheric tracks a pulsating heart. The band’s desire to assert themselves is palpable both in the music and Kerekes’ lyrics, mirroring not only their creative frustrations but also a long year of personal upheavals. It’s fitting for Life In Your Glass World, a record that proves Citizen’s true identity is rooted in the raw energy of constant evolution. Run For Cover CD | LP
Self Defense Family Make Me A Pallet Fire On Your Floor / Local Clerics A new 7" from the ever-excellent punk-rockers Self Defense Family. Recorded on a tour of Australia a few years back. A fun session with Neil Thomason at Headgap Studios. He was recommended to us on the strength of his old band, Ricaine, but his resume as an engineer is just as impressive. Our friend Amy Muir (of Fourteen Nights At Sea) blessed us with organ on this one. And that's former Sydney resident/occasional promoter and now Massachusetts homeowner Jessie Maas at the beginning. One of our members was left by their partner during the tour and the lyrics to 'Pallet Fire' reflect that circumstance. It was nice to sing about someone else's problems for a change. 'Local Clerics' is about as concise and clearheaded as I've managed to be on the topic of small minds. I hadn't revisited the song since the recording but hearing it now I believe it to be among our best. Run For Cover 7"