So, the two new FAINTEST IDEAS cds on Jigsaw don't officially come out until next week, but they just showed up on our porch today, and are in the shop now! And for a very limited time, you can get both TFI cds AND their brilliant album on Magic Marker for a mere $20! (Or if you already have the MM cd, get both Jigsaw cds for $15!)
What are these releases, you ask? Well, the first is titled "Terrific Times And Unrehearsed Crimes" and dates back to when they were called Javelins, collecting their first batch of EPs and assorted pre-Magic Marker tracks. It was originally released on Melodrama Records back in 2005, but has been out of print for ages; plus the Jigsaw version replaces the live version of "Same Shirt" with the 7" version of the same song and adds one bonus comp track that was left off the first version.
The second disc is titled "This Is How Fast You Go", and collects ALL of the Faintest Ideas' non-album tracks, including EPs on HHBTM, Cloudberry and Slumberland, as well as various comp tracks, an aborted single (and other songs recorded during that session), a complete 10-song radio set and finishes off with their very first demo, recorded before the line-up was even solidified!
Staying in Sweden, we've recently received a nice big package from LUXURY RECORDS, containing all sorts of great releases from ALMEDAL, HAPPY HANDS CLUB, WESTKUST and MAKTHAVERSKAN. Another excellent label we're now proud to stock is DEATH PARTY RECORDS, who have released 7"s from HEATHERS, BIRTHDAY KISS and a split between SURF CLUB and Slumberland's MANATEE, as well as a cool lp from YUNG LIFE. Nice!
Getting to labels that we've been supporting since the very beginning, there are four new releases on MATINÉE RECORDINGS in the shop now: new full length albums from AZURE BLUE, MATH AND PHYSICS CLUB and BUBBLEGUM LEMONADE, as well as an ace compilation celebrating the label's 15-year anniversary! Our buddies at LOST SOUND TAPES also have a few new releases, namely cassettes from WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS, DOGBRETH and PARASOL - all of which come recommended, of course!
We've also gotten in a few other odds and ends in stock, like the brilliant TALULAH GOSH retrospective cd, the new DISCOS DE KIRLIAN releases (JULI BUSTAMANTE 7", GENTE JOVEN cd and the lost COACH STATION REUNION album!), the debut EP from THE KING IN MIRRORS from the UK, and the newest record from our pals, CARS CAN BE BLUE. You can catch all of these - and more, of course - on the new releases page.
Jigsaw's release schedule is packed for the next few months, with releases from the SKYWRITERS, SCARY MONSTER, TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC and CARAMEL SNOW... and that's only what I'm sharing at the moment - we've got lots more up our sleeve that you'll just have to wait and hear about later...
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