The Goon Sax We're Not Talking A new album from the Australian trio The Good Sax. The Goon Sax are James Harrison, Louis Forster and Riley Jones from Brisbane, Australia. Still in high school when they made their first album Up To Anything in 2016, their brand of awkwardly transcendent teenage guitar pop took earned them wide-spread critical acclaim. For album number two, they flew to Melbourne to record with James Cecil and Cameron Bird, respectively former/current members of Architecture In Helsinki, and 'We're Not Talking' shows how much can change between the ages of 17 and 19. It's a record that takes the enthusiasms of youth and twists them into darker, more sophisticated shapes. Relationships are now laced with hesitation, remorse, misunderstanding and ultimately compassion. Wichita CD | LP
Simian Mobile Disco Murmurations The fifth full length album from electro/techno royalty Simian Mobile Disco. A thrilling 9-song set, Murmurations is as perfectly pitched for headphones as it is for clubs, named after giant cloud formations of starlings and themed around the stunning emergent behaviors that appear within them. To mirror these movements in the sonic landscape and visuals of Murmurations, SMD’s James Ford and Jas Shaw collaborated with the celebrated Hackney-based vocal collective The Deep Throat Choir, as well as creative directors Kazim Rashid of ENDLESSLOVESHOW (Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawk) and Carri Munden. Wichita CD | LP
Scent KIM EP The debut release from Scent, a unique alternative and art pop-trio that have just signed to Wichita. "He hung skinny in the basement for a week or two. Didn’t go outside. Blindsided by vacuous jump cuts, i guess. I dunno, i didn’t ask him. He had a nice face and slow hair. You know, the kind that gradually primps itself upon exiting the folds of a dirty pillow. Great body too. Huh. Played guitar a bit, probably better at bass. Not a bad drummer. Wore old t shirts and a selection of European tracksuit bottoms. Yeah, yeah. Don’t shoot. There were two other kids too, I mean, they could have been older. Some chick, no, uh, guy. Sung a lot. Probably sung more than spoke. Recorded thousands of hours of this stuff in a loft. Something about “the great leveller”. Pretty spurious. That other guy, though? Nice and tan. Power in his wrists. Good record collection, if that matters. Sugar-moulded face before he hit the showers with the rest of them." - The band. Wichita 12"
Spectrals Get A Grip Spectrals release new single The first single from ‘Bad Penny’, the debut album Mixing ingredients of pop, soul, doo wop, and a garage rock ballad, it sounds vintage but current, while the Yorkshire lilt in his voice (a result of his hometown, Heckmondwike) places him firmly in the UK, rather than Detroit. A side produced by Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Hood, Telescopes, Spectrum). B side demo version is more similar to the fuzzier earlier Spectrals sound. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spectrals/106109132779585 Wichita 7"
Cloud Nothings Cloud Nothings Cloud Nothings release self titled album on Wichita! It's been a crazy year for Cloud Nothings since they burst onto the music scene last winter. At the time main man Dylan Baldi was eighteen, living at home, and making lo-fi indie rock on a crappy computer in his parent's suburban basement outside Cleveland. Since then, Cloud Nothings has released an EP and a handful of singles, and the band has put a few North American tours under its belt. With all the internet notoriety and their recent signing with Wichita Recordings, Cloud Nothings are now able to record somewhere besides the basement. For a producer, Dylan chose Baltimore's Chester Gwazda, known for his work with Dan Deacon and Future Islands. Recorded this past August in a warehouse studio in Baltimore's famed Copycat Building (home to the original Wham City and many of the city's best musicians and artists), the self-titled Cloud Nothings album shines through with a crispness and boldness that Dylan has always envisioned. The songs now sound as they do live: full of energy, precision, and hooks. Dylan plays all the instruments on the album, but this time without the lo-fi scuzz. The excitement and emotion are practically jumping off the grooves. www.myspace.com/cloudnothings Wichita CD
Peggy Sue Fossils And Other Phantoms Released 5th April Debut album from Peggy Sue out on Wichita Records! Features the singles 'Watchman' and 'Yo Mama' www.myspace.com/peggywho Wichita CD
Mariachi El Bronx (The Bronx) Mariachi El Bronx One of the best bands in the world release Mexican mariachi side project. Not much else needs to be said. Get a Corona and a Burrito and stick it on! 1. Cell Mates 2. Litigation 3. Despretador 4. Quinceniera 5. Sleepwalking 6. Silver Or Lead 7. Slave Labor 8. Clown Powder 9. Holy 10. My Brother The Gun 11. My Love www.myspace.com/thebronx Wichita CD
Lovvers OCD Go Go Go Girls Released 17th August. The fuzz-punk party garage rockers finally release a long-awaited full length not to be confused with their previous single (note the extra "Go"). Super lo-fi, super fun. Get into it! 1. Creepy Crawl 2. Four Count 3. Ad Lib 4. OCD GO GO GIRLS 5. I Want To (Go) 6. 100 Flowers 7. Golden Bars Blue 8. AXTXTXIXTXUXDXE 9. Alone With A Girl 10. Human Hair 11. D. Boon 12. Wild Smiles www.myspace.com/letscommunicate Wichita CD