Kasumuen Records is very proud to announce the Australian vinyl release of the new Xylouris/White album Mother.
This is the third album from the duo of Cretan lute master George Xylouris and Australian born, New York based Dirty Three drummer/percussionist, Jim White.
Fugazi’s Guy Piciotto (renowned for his recording relationships with Blonde Redhead, Make-Up, Gossip and others) has once again taken on mixer/producer duties for this album.
This is the first Xylouris/White record to be pressed in Australia and to celebrate this a very limited number of the first Australian pressing of Mother will be on coloured vinyl. These LPs will only be available direct from Kasumuen Records and only for a very short time as they are sure to sell out.
Stay tuned for pre-orders and watch out for Mother‘s video single, Only Love.
THE DOUBLE (USA) feature Jim White (Dirty Three/Xylouris White) & Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang)
Having recorded and released their debut Dawn of the Double on vinyl with In The Red in the US, now the full unedited recording is released on CD by Kasumuen Records.
“Could The Double’s epic new Dawn of the Double spawn a dance craze?” asked the LA Times, full review here
While making some investigations into rock and roll, THE DOUBLE was found!
You’ve heard of the fox trot, you’ve heard of the twist, now there’s a new dance in town … The DOUBLE. DANCE THE DOUBLE!
Jim White (Dirty Three / Xylouris White / Venom P. Stinger) and guitarist Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang) are THE DOUBLE. They’ve distilled THE DOUBLE’s essence into DAWN of the DOUBLE.
“You can meditate to this record,” says Larry Hardy of In the Red. “The first few seconds, it’s like, ‘OK, this sounds like the Gories. Then it’s, ‘No, this is like the Velvet Underground. Oh … it’s Glenn Branca. It just goes and goes.”
“It’s Terry Riley meets Bo Diddley, and it works so hard you won’t even know it. Incredible, heads down focus and dexterity, with each chord hit with the twang of all of the blues, just fuckin’ layin’ it in there like it should.” Still Single
“One of the best albums of 2017 by any band, any place. Uplifting, thrilling, surprising and just completely captivating. Expectations exceeded.” – Jonathan Alley, Triple R presenter
“Brimming with ideas… impossible to pigeonhole… Perhaps if The Beatles had stayed in India they would have sounded a little like this” – Jeff Jenkins. Howzat
“The real treat this album delivers is the extended instrumental breaks that feature winding guitar solos and spaced out synths” - Guido Farnell, The MusicAlbum of the Week, The Age. EG
Exploding from the eye of the universe, the band who notoriously formed on the set of Neighbours return with studio album number six – Pleasure Maps. Kasumuen Records is proud to release Sand Pebbles new album on 180gm, coloured vinyl and CD – the CD contains a bonus track, a cover of The Velvet Underground’s Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ featuring Amaya Laucirica on vocals. Stream Oh! Sweet Nuthin’here
Following sold out shows with the reformed Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes, founding Sand Pebbles’ members – Andrew Tanner, Ben Michael X and Christopher Hollow – got together with Dark Magic producer, Malcolm McDowell, to try out new songs. A note left under their door persuaded them to continue. For a band always looking for signs, this was enough to inspire headway, leading to the recording of Pleasure Maps.
Produced by the dynamic duo of McDowell and James Dean [who helmed 2008’s Ceduna], Pleasure Maps features guest appearances from local Melbourne identities such as Buried Feather’s Steve McLennan and cellist Gareth Skinner. It also includes fabulous performances from long-time Sand Pebbles Tor Larsen and Wes Holland, who recently exited to London.
Order Pleasure Maps her now – [First pressing on 180g/coloured vinyl SOLD OUT.]
Powerline Sneakers are something of a supergroup of seminal Aussie 90s underground talent: - Sly Faulkner (Splatterheads) - John Nolan (Powder Monkeys) - Katie Dixon (Ripe) - Mark Hurst (Guttersnipes).
They deliver a debut album filled with a firebrand rock’n’roll that has its roots firmly planted in Aussie punk.
Kasumuen Records is proud to release the 11 track ‘disasterpiece’, resplendent with powerful vocals, 3-piece horn section, Motown style all-girl harmonies and riffing that only seasoned players of this calibre know how to deliver!
“An instant classic” Rock and Roll Army magazine (Spain) – full review here
“Faulkner’s brilliantly ragged and seasoned pipes have stood the test of time and again he stands and delivers” Martin Boulton, The Age/SMH (Australia) – full review here
“I hope to hear a better rock and roll album this year but I probably won’t. I’ll be fine with that.” The Barman, i-94 Bar (online) – full review here
“Powerline Sneakers are the real deal.” Patrick Emery, Beat Magazine (Melbourne) – full review here
These seminal musicians have delivered a record which is a true document of their own uncompromising form of melody driven rock n roll. They are a band that knows how to fall in love and live life with a broken heart. sometimes with the simplest hope (“I hold your hand and I’m indestructible…”), or a letdown (“…buy you a wedding ring but please don’t pawn it.”).
Check out album video-single ‘Bank Robber’ by clicking image above and stream album track ‘Miracle of Sin‘ here:
disasterpiece is out Friday 24th February on Kasumuen Records. Get it with free delivery in Australia by ordering it here now:
The album will be available at the band’s national launch shows, beginning Saturday 25th February at Ding Dong, Melbourne.
Kasumuen Records is very proud to announce its debut release with an overseas artist.
For the uninitiated, The Bevis Frond are an English band, 25+ years in existence. Labelled neo-psych in the early 90s, their early Lps now rank as collector’s items, in part due to the band having self-recorded and self-released almost all of their 27 albums.
The band has maintained a credibility and consistency over a quarter of a century that is astoundingly rare. They performed at a slew of Terrastocks in the 2000s, appeared at Glastonbury in 2014 and just this year billed with John Cale and The Fall at ATP. Containing the 80s Hawkwind rhythm section, The Bevis Frond remain a vital live act authentically presenting such classics as ‘Splendid Isolation’ and ‘High In A Flat’ alongside the tougher guitar tones on 2015s ‘Example 22′ double Lp.
It was on the late 2015 European tour for this release that The Bevis Frond and Aussie two-piece, Fraudband crossed paths. Fraudband were on their debut European tour, looking to fill a date between Berlin and Paris, happening to score a Tuesday night slot at Hamburg’s Hafenklang. This proved to be quite fortuitous, The Bevis Frond drew a solid audience that consumed much of their merch afterwards. The bands shared a meal, getting on well, Fraudband cheekily borrowing Bevis Frond’s guitar amp before being awestruck by the Frond’s set.
What better way of celebrating this cross hemisphere connection than a split Lp release!
“Fraudband are more convincing than Sonic Youth” – 5 Beers, 1-94 Bar – full album review here
Fraudband re-record their first two (sold out) Eps and wrap them into a full album, recorded, mixed and mastered in Melbourne by Loki Lockwood (The Drones/Harry Howard & NDE/Sun God Replica etc).
With a debut European tour ahead of them, the band were running out of their first two, Ep releases – a 10” vinyl and a cassette. So, thinking like Courtney Barnett ala ‘Sea of split peas’, Fraudband decided to put these first two releases together to form their debut long player – ‘Many ways in… one way out’.
The tracks from these two releases had developed through extensive live work. So, when an offer came from famed producer Loki Lockwood to record with some classy equipment, and recording skills, the band took this a chance to re-record tracks from their first two releases.
In 22 hours of studio time Fraudband made a nine track record of the band’s first two years together. An introduction for those who’ve missed the first two releases and a hello to Europe!
The band has proven to have wide appeal without playing to the lowest common denominator. Their music resonates as authentic yet going out on a limb with intensity. There is risk, and there is passion in this music, as Sonic Masala put it – “I have always loved Fraudband….. finding the rhythm and f**king it over and over again. And believe me, you will enjoy it.”
Cutting his teeth in the Brisbane music scene in the mid-2000’s with acclaimed outfit NIKKO, Jackson Reid Briggs has wandered about the east coast and Japan these last few years writing and performing with an eclectic ensemble of musicians. Finding himself in Melbourne with a swag full of skeletons and a new band, Jackson is currently bombarding ear drums with his unorthodox brand of Australian Rock ’N’ Roll.
“Immediate and personal, this artist has something unique and distinctive to say that is not confined by market trends or what other people will think of him. ” -The Equal Ground
Meeting up in the shadowy haze of the Berlin streets, the keeper of the keys Dimitri Kucharzweski (The Hollowmen) & guitar slinger Jo Brockman (James McCann’s Dirty Skirt Band, Brian Hooper Band) formed Midnight Scavengers upon arrival in Oz. This duo added the rumbling bass of Jeff Hooker (Darling Downs, James McCann’s Dirty Skirt Band), hard hitting drummer Tim O’Shannassy (The Paradise Motel, MJ Halloran) and the melodic chaos of Andrew Watson (Waywardbreed, The Interim Lovers, The Man Who Wasn’t There) on violin/guitar.
They have become one of the most respected groups in Melbourne, playing alongside The Ears, Kim Salmon, Spencer P. Jones, Ron S. Peno & The Superstitions and countless others. Their debut album is a labour of love, releasing their beautiful violence upon unsuspecting ears, it is a repeat player that gives more with each listen.
Fraudband follow up their debut cassette release of 2014 with the 10″ vinyl “Some Things“. Also issued on Ltd Cd, both vinyl and Cd editions of this release come in individually hand painted covers.
Containing five tracks, ‘Some Things’ was recorded at Bakehouse Studios, mixed and mastered by legendary engineer/producer, Simon Grounds (God, Rocket Science, Venom P Stinger, Powdermonkeys etc). Fraudband will have this 10″ and cd release available at upcoming shows, and at a special Melbourne launch tba.
Click image to watch an album track video – features strong use strobe lighting.
Julian Cope – “your new album is fucking excellent, highly useful and needs nothing”.
Australian psych-noise rockers, Paul Kidney Experience, have gone and done something special, produced their debut vinyl release!
Forming in late 2009 in response to a booker’s request for a band to fill a prized late night spot, the ‘band’ haven’t stopped since. Touring Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and everywhere inbetween, they’ve supported Mudhoney on two tours, Thee Oh Sees, Damo Suzuki (CAN), Grong Grong and Primitive Calculators, recording an album with original Krautrock drummer Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru/Harmonia/Acid Mothers temple) along the way.
Now they release this essential document of their intoxicating, twisted psych-noise.
Free post in Australia, reduced post overseas, includes download code.