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June 15, 2016
9:53 am

Announcing Allah-Las New LP – Calico Review

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Allah-Las Calico Review

Out September 9, 2016
LP / CD / DIG 

Pre-Order Calico Review here. 
Calico Review is Allah-Las’ third album (their first for Mexican Summer) since the band’s auspicious formation in 2008. Indeed, the lessons learned by the Allah-Las – guitarists Miles Michaud and Pedrum Siadatian, bassist Spencer Dunham, drummer Matthew Correia – have been tempered with experience, transforming this time into wisdom. The band’s trajectory, formed around mutual appreciation for the same kinds of music and a host of shared experiences, focuses on both the outer trappings of their home and surroundings, and the through line of darkness that suffuses life in LA county.

Where the Allah-Las display their insight, and what really shines across the 12 songs that comprise Calico Review, is the way that the group has pivoted from specific influences and nods to the music they love, to crafting the feelings of freedom, grit, and melancholy in their music. That feeling – the peerless capture of music long in the tradition and mood of California pop, the sound that’s captured the essence of the LA experience – aligns with their stylistic technique and their experience in the studio environment to create their strongest album to date.

Calico Review bears the mark of four students becoming the teachers, sharing the sentiments of the town they call home. Join them. There’s a lot to learn.

 

Complete your pre-order by adding on one of these many bundles to choose from, or mix and match individual products:

 Limited Edition LP + 7″ + T-Shirt + Tote Bag Bundle

CD + 7″ + T-Shirt + Tote Bag Bundle

 Calico Review Limited Edition LP + ‘Could Be You’ 7″

You can also catch the Allah-Las performing live on tour in the US and EU this Summer and Fall:

June 17 – Levitation Festival – Vancouver, Canada
June 18 – Sunstock Solar Festival – Los Angeles, CA
June 25 – Piknik I Parken – Oslo, NO
June 28 – Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, CZ
June 29 – A38 – Budapest, HU
July 1 – Festival Beat – Salsomaggiore Terme, IT
July 2 – Eurockéennes – Belfort, FR
July 4 – Tivoli Vredenburg – Utrecht, NL
July 11 – Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, CH
July 14 – Oslo – London, UK
July 16 – Dour Festival – Dour, BE
July 16 – Kliko Festival @ Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
July 19 – Rockwave Festival – Athens, GR
July 29 – Underground Music Showcase – Denver, CO
September 5 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV ^
September 6 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT ^
September 9 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO ^
September 10 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN ^
September 11 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN ^
September 12 – The Basement – Columbus, OH ^
September 15 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC ^
September 18 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA ^
September 19 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA ^
September 21 – La Tulipe – Montreal, QC ^
September 22 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON ^
September 23 – Double Door – Chicago, IL ^
September 24 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN ^
September 28 – Neumos – Seattle, WA ^
September 29 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR ^
October 7 – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA ^
October 8 – The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA ^

More coming soon…

^ With TOPS


 
June 6, 2016
6:09 pm

Don’t Miss These Northside Festival Shows!

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Now in it’s eighth year, Northside Festival has made a name for itself as an event where attendees can see emerging new acts as well as all-time favorites, all in the same city block. The festival takes over essentially every venue in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, aka the North side of Brooklyn. Thus, Northside’s namesake.

Mexican Summer is being represented by two of our killer artists, Weyes Blood and Pill. Weyes Blood performs a solo set at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Psychic Ills on Saturday night. Pill plays two shows, first taking the stage at Bushwick venue Alphaville on Saturday, then at Palisades on Sunday. If you haven’t yet seen Pill perform live, this is a great time to do so; the band’s new single “Medicine” received praise from outlets including NPR Music and Pitchfork, and are gearing up to release a debut LP Convenience later this summer.

Weyes Blood at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 6/11

Pill at Alphaville on 6/11

Pill at Palisades on 6/12

 


 
June 3, 2016
12:25 pm

Pill Announces Debut LP Alongside Video For “Medicine”

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Convenience is Brooklyn quartet Pill’s debut album for Mexican Summer. It explodes through a field of emotional and political upheaval, where something that makes life easier for one group of people might make life harder for another. Call Pill post-punk, call them No wave; Convenience is more modern-day folk or protest music for the conflicted confines that New York City has become.

Rally behind the unrestrained sound of four musical conspirators — Veronica Torres, Andrew Spaulding, Benjamin Jaffe, and Jon Campolo — bonded by Convenience’s concepts of “physicality, catharsis, and psychic release.”

Take a wild ride on Pill’s looney tunes tour van in “Medicine,” the first video from Convenience. Artist and director Buddy Melvin Milton Croissant III transforms footage from the band’s Southwestern tour into a glorious neon toxic wasteland.

Watch the video here!


 
May 27, 2016
4:58 pm

Padova Premieres on NPR

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Written by Quilt vocalist/guitarist Shane Butler and directed by Christopher Good (cinematographer on Perfume Genius’ Best of 2014 music video “Queen”) Quilt’s “Padova” is the second video from their third LP, Plaza. Deeply personal, the vibrant and powerful narrative explores an ongoing conversation with a passed loved one.

Shane explains the inspiration behind the video in a note to NPR Music, where the video premiered on Thursday.

Watch the video here


 
May 25, 2016
5:28 pm

FREAK TERRAINS IS NOW A PODCAST

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Our Freak Terrains continue to expand. Mexican Summer and Anthology’s bi-weekly talk and music radio show has landed on iTunes and can now be experienced as a podcast. Subscribe now and catch up on over 15 different episodes featuring label artists such as Connan Mockasin, Weyes Blood, and Quilt as well as special guests from within and surrounding our freaky fam.

Today – Wednesday, May 25 — we broadcasted live from 2pm – 4pm EST at one of our favorite Greenpoint spots, The Lot Radio. We were joined by very special guest on deck and on the decks: Ron Like Hell, New York DJ and buyer for Academy Records Brooklyn.

Follow the Freak Terrains podcast here for deep catalog cuts, future burners, special guests, and live performances from the depths of our label group’s universe.

Scope our archives on Soundcloud here..
Listen to The Lot Radio here.


 
May 23, 2016
2:20 pm

Win a Test Pressing of Dungen’s Allas Sak + 4!

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Want to win a very limited edition test pressing of Dungen’s latest album, Allas Sak, and a freshly re-issued 2008 LP 4?

Follow Dungen on Spotify to enter! Increase your chances of winning by following the band on their social media accounts.
Enter to win >> http://bit.ly/DungenToneden