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After a six week break around October last year it’s been really tough to get back into the swing of things and it’s only now I’m starting to get back on top of it all. There is a LOT in the pipeline for this year (and as you can see below there’s been quite a few releases already!) so I think this newsletter will probably be quarterly this year to save me a little more time! Keep up with the latest news in all the usual ways – at the website, facebook etc.
Skip Skip Ben Ben – Sacrifice Mountain Hills CD
Ben Ben (Boyz & Girl) heads out with her new band, release and familiar dreamy fuzz-pop.
Cartavetro – Here It Comes, Tramontane! LP+CD
Italian DIY indie rockers recruited Mike Watt for help on this great slab of vinyl.
Fun – 1/3 7″
First of 3 7″s from our fiendish noise rock drinking buddies in Finland.
The Gar – The City of Burning Identities CD
The Gar are legends in Beijing and finally produce a new 6 track EP for your listening pleasure.
Chui Wan – White Night CD
Experimental psyche rockers from Beijing with their debut release.
Nick Van Breda/zzzounds – Split 7″
Two super famous Sydney rockers go acoustic for a clear seven inches. Also available in black.
Noise from China- 2xCD
Only the 2nd ever collection of experimental noise from China, compiled by legendary organiser Yan Jun from Subjam.
Dear Eloise – I’ll Be Your Mirror wood backed 7″
This sold out on the day of release but you can still listen and download digital
Daighila/Grinding Halt – Split 7″
Malaysian screamo legends Daighila team up with the Netherlands noise monsters Grinding Halt
Birdstriking – CD
Debut album from Beijing Indie punks Birdstriking – vinyl soon available thru Anton Newcombe’s A label.
Mr Graceless – The Tree Ever Green CD
Dynamic Beijing indie that sold out quickly – now back in stock.
White+ – CD
Beijing experimentalists with one of the most appreciated CD releases of 2012 – easily the biggest seller so far!
X is Y – Never Sever/LP CD
Double disc from this mathy Shanghai trio – brings to mind Pinback and other Rob Crow genius.
Bamodi – Smell Heaven LP
Crazy Japanese influenced Perth punks. FFO: Rudimentary Peni
Quiet Steps – Dying Livers/Secular LP+CD
Brisbane’s Quiet Steps come from a long line of Brisbane indie bands wowing Aussie ears over the last 5 years.
Michael Crafter/SMG – split 7″
Malaysian grindcore legends meet Aussie semi-legends! Mad thrashing!
Stellarium – CD
Debut album from Singapore freak out psychedelic fuzzlords!
Eurpides Berserker – digital discography
Made when Dave Drayton (Milhouse, zzzounds etc) was just a baby, banging out ideas quick smart!
Fat City/LuXinPei – Super Split CD
Two exciting Chinese experimental groups across 2 discs. FFO: xNOBBQx, Breakdance the Dawn
Ted Danson With Wolves at Black Wire
My pictures are pretty much up to date these days!
Check them out and post some comments to let me know what you think.
You can find all my pix here.
Maybe you didn’t know that tenzenmen also stocks Stumptown Arigato packs for CD, tape and 7″!
Plenty of stock available again now!
This month’s special
Hinterlandt – Migration Motion Movement
Get yourself 50% off Hinterlandt’s beautiful CD Migration, Motion, Movement. 3 long pieces that never sit still taking you on the journey of the artist moving from Germany to Australia. Enter the code ‘mmm’ at check out!
Offer valid til 1st April 2013.