those retro-futuristic robots from outer space? That crazy love-baby of Joe
Meek, Les Yper-Sound and Terry Terauchi? Well, they’ve done it again. We’re
pushing out another 45 of Les Robots. This 7” will be a run-up to their first
album, which we will release later this year. For now; two new songs, and we
must admit, they are K-I-L-L-E-R!
“Big Trouble In Outer Space / Whiskas Watusi” // PRE-ORDER: From Monday JAN. 21, 2019 // Release date: FEBRUARY 22, 2019.
Les Robots is the alien outfit of programmed bots. It consists of mechanic writers duo D.V.R. and R-John and live-assets Pete-R and C.A.S.E. When we heard their first songs “Do The Robot!” and “One Way Ticket To The Moon” we could not resist to throw it on a 45! So we did (still available by the way!). Now the second one is on the way, before the first one sunk in. A batch of 300 copies will be pressed on 7” vinyl.
But still, who are these robots? What are they doing here? And what do they want? Their precise whereabouts are unknown, yet what is known is that they hide out somewhere in The Netherlands ready to lure in their prey, and just when you are getting into that sound it hits you in the back of your head.
As it happens we are announcing a second release by a band from Montreal. After the great 45 by NEW VOGUE we are putting out the first vinyl release of garage-blues-psych project J’AI PEUR DES CRABES! And we are more than happy to do so!
“Cocobongo / City Walls” // PRE-ORDER: From Monday DEC. 24, 2018 // Releasedate: JANUARY 25, 2019
JPDC is a project of multi-instrumentalist Emmanuel Alias of XS Studio. Its strange, instense and elevating mix of garage, psychedelic, blues, southern rock and glam rock make this release highly exciting, yet beautiful. The 45 embodies a dreamy sadness that feels like Heroes by Bowie, while maintaining that powerful garage grit. Think of a blend of Natural Child, T.Rex, The Night Beats and The Velvet Underground. Two digital EP’s have been released so far “MAAAAD” and “Cocobongo”. From the last EP both songs were taken to make this 7-inch release. As they say “It gives you the desire to take Steve McQueen’s Mustang and take on Route 66 like Kowalski drives his Challenger to vanishing point!”.
The 7″ will be pressed in a batch of 300 numbered copies as you may expect from us by now. The artwork for the 7″ has been made by Rens Muis of 75B.
JPDC: Bandcamp / Facebook
After Black Friday comes Black Christmas with a Spazz Black Box. A delicately crafted black box that contains our first five 7-inches for safe keeping. Just 50 hand numbered boxes were made. Spazz up your friends life with this box! Or do yourself a favor!
Last Thursday we celebrated the release of Les Robots at Bar and we had a blast. Les Robots were fantastic! And so were the guys of The Kryng! Many thanks to everybody that came out to see the bands. Thank you Les Robots for taking this ride with us. Thank you The Kryng for playing. Thanks to Jan Visser for being a magnificent sound guy. Thank you Pleuni and Anne for handling the door. A thank you to the Bar-crew for having us, especially Kris and Colin for your hospitality. And a thank you to the pizza delivery guy. Pizza!Read More
Le Guess Who? is one of the coolest festivals The Netherlands has to offer. It’s spread out through the whole city of Utrecht. They book the most interesting acts from all over the world, old, new, doesn’t matter. From 70’s Arabian composers to blunt garage punk. Last Sunday we were invited to host one of the venues of the LGW fest. On top of that both Pig Frenzy and J.C. Thomaz & The Missing Slippers were invited to play at their spin-off festival Le Mini Who? Where they offer all the best from NL. Both bands killed it! Needless to say we had a more than fantastic weekend! A big shout out to the organisation of Le Guess Who? and Le Mini Who? And anyone that came out to see these bands.
All the way from Tennessee, USA, we present to you: The Ghetto Blasters. Mean hi-energy rock & roll influenced by the ’77 punk rock of the Dead Boys, the all-female rock & roll of The Runaways and Japanese underground garage punk icons Teengenerate.
“Hot Rocks / Too Loose” by The Ghetto Blasters will be pressed in a batch of 300 numbered copies on 7″ vinyl. Pre-order from Monday November 5. Release date: December 15.
As they wrote in their bio: “The Ghetto Blasters plan on going ape in a town near you soon, leaving a trail of empty bottles, infuriated douchebags, and confused bystanders in their wake.” The Ghetto Blasters are Justin Savage on guitar and vocals, Buddha on guitar, Terry Clouse on bass and Patrick Wilkey on drums. The band hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. It is not the first band the band members play in. Some of these bands are or were: The Fast Boys, Tuff Tits, and the Drug Czars.
On December 15 The Ghetto Blasters will throw a release party at Santamania in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA). Go see them!
Left Of The Dial. Forty-eight bands played over two nights on six different locations. They gave us the opportunity and freedom to program and host one of those locations on a Friday night. We took care of the red lightship named V11 and got Les Robots, J.C. Thomaz & The Missing Slippers and Pig Frenzy to play there. We had an absolutely fantastic night! Thanks to the everyone who visited for bringing a great atmosphere, thanks to our bands: Les Robots, J.C. Thomaz & The Missing Slippers and Pig Frenzy for nailing it, thanks to the V11 staff for the lovely treatment and the beers and thanks to the organisation of Left Of The Dial for having us host this place and treating us well.
Black Currant made some beautiful pictures of the Pig Frenzy show. Check them here!
Why should we limit ourselves to just earthly delights? Right! We shouldn’t. An outer space formation has found our planet and indulged itself in the earthling’s 60’s treasures of instrumental rock-n-roll and surf sounds. Due to maintenance on the intergalactic express way they arrived over fifty years late on earth, yet here they are: Les Robots! [APPLAUSE]
“Do The Robot! / One Way Ticket To The Moon” by Les Robots will be pressed in a batch of 300 numbered copies on 7″ vinyl. Pre-order: from Monday October 8. Release date: Friday November 17.
Les Robots are programmed masterminds D.V.R. and R-JoHN backed up by their live assisting bots Pete-R and C.A.S.E. Who programmed these robots? That’s officially unknown and unofficially; classified, though people do speculate that it might be legendary producer Joe Meek. Whoever or whatever programmed these mechanical men does have a soft spot for mental earthlings like The Shadows, The Ventures, Terry Terauchi, Booker T & The MG’s, Link Wray and various composers of sixties cinema soundtracks.
On Friday October 19 Les Robots can be seen on stage for the first time at Left Of The Dial in Rotterdam, where we will have a “Spazz Out!” on lightship Vessel 11. Next to Les Robots label mates Pig Frenzy and J.C. Thomaz & The Missing Slippers will take the stage. The “Spazz Out!” is part of the official program of the festival.
We are hyped to tell you the following: We’ve got another new release coming out! It’s “Birdcage (Slap Yourself Free) / Space Junk” by Montreal garage punk / post-punk outfit NEW VOGUE. Believe us when we say New Vogue is the new addiction that’ll spread like wildfire through your veins and hits you in a way that’ll make all the cells in your body scream for more, more, more.
As per our first two releases it’ll be pressed in a batch of 300 numbered copies on black 7” 45rpm vinyl. Pre-order starts on Monday September 10. Release on Friday October 12.
New Vogue is the project of Max and Chance (ex-Sonic Avenues). On May 17 they released a first set of new tracks as New Vogue on a self-titled album cassette. All songs written, recorded and produced by Max and Chance under the influence of Talking Heads, The Fall and Swell Maps. Mastered by Mikey Young. Critics took a like in New Vogue; Steve Adamyk wrote in Razorcake: “The Songs are upbeat and punchy, but lean on a post-punk vibe and rawness that can’t be ignored.” And D.I.Y. rock’n’roll reviewer on YouTube Anti, formerly known as Jimmy, wrote about the tape on his channel: “New Vogue is sheer chaos contained in a compact cassette, a duplicitous undertaking that regularly falters between ethereal, summery vibes and a new-wave punk intensity…”. When we heard these recordings ourself we went totally spazz! The songs “Birdcage (Slap Yourself Free)” and “Space Junk” of this album will be pressed on vinyl.
As written in their bio “…you can expect to see the group in a five-headed configuration, performing live music concerts across America and Europe in the nearish future.” We can’t wait to see them live!