Friday 18th November 2011
With the chilly nights closing in - it's time for some Odd Box news - The next 3 singles club releases will be ready in 6 or so weeks! Read on for more information on the upcoming 7" records....
See also:Various Artists "Odd Box Singles Club"
ODD023 The Hairs / The Medusa Snare
The Hairs - Hey Hitler / Feeling A Lot Of Feelings
From Brooklyn, NYC. Signed to Magic Marker in the US. This is the bands debut release in the UK. This is Kevin (Knight School, Lil Hosptial) new project and it's a beautful scratchy lo-fi pop music. The two songs on this 7" are exclusive to this release (as are all songs in the Singles Club). They have another UK release coming soon on Wee Pop! Records too. The Hairs are soon to be cult favourites.
The Medusa Snare - I Saw You Look The Other Way
Following up from their debut release (Cinderella album on Squirrel Records). The latest release by Manhattan Love Suicides off shoot The Medusa Snare sees Adam John Miller honing his sound down to a howl with echoes of his former band The Manhatten Love Suicides. 'I Saw You Look The Other Way' comes with an added kick of anthemic guitar, showing that The Medusa Snare are not afraid to push the volume and get their rock action on.
ODD024 Gold-Bears / Bracelettes
Gold-Bears - You Don't Want a Boyfriend / Bedroom
Gold-Bears are special (with releases on Magic Marker and Slumberland) - this is their debut UK release. Their recent debut album 'Are You Falling In Love?' gained 7.6 on Pitchfork. The two songs on the Singles Club (both exclusives) are bristling with noisepop energy sounding like a cross between early My Bloody Valentine and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. This is pop! This is punk! This music will steal your heart. Fall in love.
Bracelettes - Those Days / You Make Me Laugh
Bracelletes are a trio from London (via Japan). This is their debut 7". Imagine The Ramones reincarnated with a front duo of Japanese girls on bass/guitar and vocals. The 1,2,3,4 heads down approach of The Ramones at their live shows (where they've recently supported Shonen Knife and Trash Kit) is augmented on record by managing to nail some catchy tunes to their frenzied pop punk sounds. Delicious.
ODD025 Ketamines / The Vignettes
Ketamines - A Rotten Bond / 1 YR
Ketamines from Canada are a fuzzy psych influenced storm of garage guitars. Their debut release came out on the cult label Hozac in the US. These two songs are the bands first released in the UK. A Rotten Bond is swirling trip that calls on 50s b movies, 60s garage and punk fuzz guitars. '1 YR' is a brooding piece of garage rock that creeps and crawls whilst being haunted by ghosts of rock n roll past. Spell binding.
The Vignettes - Baby Angel Boy / Not Much To Say
Another US band getting their first UK release on the Odd Box Singles Club. The Vignettes are a duo from Memphis, TN (arguably the birth place of this thing we call rock n roll). These two songs were recorded at the legendary Sun Studios (Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley etc). These girls who have a host of self released lo-fi CDs to their name have scrubbed up their sound to find a couple of genuine foot stomping rock n roll classics. This is banshee wailing female fronted rock'n'roll - hear them scream!
All those that ordered the Singles Club subscription should get these in 6-8 weeks time. For those that haven't yet ordered we still have a few subscriptions available. They come with an Odd Box drawstring bag, 4 badges, 2 postcards, a sticker, six 7" singles and D/L codes for all 6 releases (that's 12 bands and a total of 20 songs!).
We're also working hard on getting a wee Odd Box fanzine together to go with the above. Fingers crossed it all comes together in time!
We will also be doing another Singles Club in 2012. We're ironing out the details at the moment but we've got some cracking bands lined up. More announcements coming soon - keep your eyes (and ears) peeled.