Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hollow Hand - Ancestral Lands on Ongakubaka Records!!

Thrilled to announce that next up on our humble little label is the stellar debut album from British psych-folk artist Hollow Hand! 

Hollow Hand is a group based in London. The music is recorded at home in various low budget studios and at ‘Cosmic Ocean’, the band’s rehearsal space (essentially a glorified shed at the bottom of a garden). After gathering the talents and limited equipment of 4 like-minded friends, the band were able to record their first music; the ‘Ancestral Lands’ album. The band’s songwriter Max explains: “We listen to lots of different music but I would say that these songs and productions are influenced by the music I was listening to whilst writing; electric folk and records of the late 60s/early 70s (the first two Steeleye Span records, Fairport Convention, Iain Matthews, Gene Clark etc), married perhaps with a little progressive rock. I produced this music myself and have become fascinated by the sounds and atmospheres which bands are able to create with their records, something which catches your ear the moment the track begins.”

We completely fell in love with these gorgeous tunes on first listen, and we think you will too. If you're looking to fill the void left behind by Fleet Foxes, or are a fan of the 1970's British folk scene, this is the album for you. Limited to 100 copies, the crystal clear cassettes are available to pre-order over at our bandcamp and will be shipping out January 8th! 

- Dan

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fuzz Ghost - s/t EP on Ongakubaka Records!

Excited to bring to you the debut EP from Nashville's Fuzz Ghost! Ty Segall/Wavves-style fuzzy beach time vibes on a killer light blue tape. Digital (only $4) is available right now and tapes will be shipping out 11/20! Grab a copy ASAP before all the other skater kids get hip to it.

- Dan

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Staches - EP III

Badass female-led garage jams out of Geneva, Switzerland. Impossible to not fall in love with this one. 6 track 12" maxi single available through Six Tonnes De Chair Records. Cassette version courtesy of Burger Records/Gnar Tapes.

- Dan

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shadow Folk/Sunny Beaches - Split LP Cassette

Solid split release from two psych bands out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Earth. Catchy British Invasion-inspired tracks to help carry your summer vibes through the fall weather. Grab a name-your-price download or a limited edition cassette via bandcamp.

- Dan

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Snuggalos - Hocus Opus

It's Halloween! Actually, I'm not very excited about it at all this year, but this record helped get me in the mood. A fun lo-fi throwback record that sounds like it could have come out of the Elephant Six Collective and would be great any time of the year. Download the whole thing for $1.

- Dan

Monday, October 19, 2015

Walter - Get Well Soon

Super digging these tunes from Meatbodies/Ducktails offshoot, Walter. Get ready to fall in love, Ty Segall fans. In fact, they'll be hitting the road with FUZZ in November. Grab a digital download through bandcamp and stay tuned for the cassette release through Burger Records.

- Dan

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Dunes - Live at the Soundlounge 2015

Australia's The Dunes recorded a pretty amazing live set at The Soundlounge earlier this year, properly mixed it, and are sharing it as a name-your-price download via bandcamp. Excellent dark and billowing female-fronted psych. Get on it.

- Dan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

VIDEO: Kill West - Out to the Stars

Kill West dropped some amazing eye candy for the lead single from their debut LP "Smoke Beach" yesterday. Give it a spin and head over to our bandcamp to pick up a cassette/digital copy of the record. We're running low on tapes so act fast before they're gone forever. For all you big spenders, the album is also available on limited edition vinyl through the newly formed Echo Drug Recordings.

- Dan

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Cult of the Dead Bird - s/t

Good luck labeling these tunes out of Brazil. These tracks are all over the psychedelic map. From ambient noise to feedback-laced churning psych to atmospheric shoegaze, it's best to just ingest this record from front to back. Available as a free download over at bandcamp. 

- Dan

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

OUT NOW! The Tailbreakers - s/t

The 5th release on Ongakubaka Records is here! Stream it in full and grab a tape or digital copy over at our bandcamp, and be sure to check out the new video for their psychedelic cabaret single, "Rooster Call", below. 

“Some sweet garage rock drenched with a little bit of surf. [The Tailbreakers] could be a very cool lost nugget from ’66…” – 50Third and 3rd 

 “Fueled by fuzzed out wha-wha guitars and a swagger filled rhythm section these guys sound like something straight out of "Easy Rider". The smooth sounding vocals are nothing short of stellar and bring to mind The Small Faces, Lemon Pipers and The Morning Dew.” – Custom Made Music 

“The Tailbreakers have a great sparse, classic Garage Rock sound that you will dig if you like the Nuggets/Pebbles era bands.” – Thee Psychedelicatessen

- Dan

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sheraf - 12" Maxi-Single

Amazing brooding psych out of France. Quality tunes pressed on, and surrounded by, quality materials. Limited to only 200 copies on 180g vinyl and encased in a heavy black paper screen-printed with silver ink, this Six Tonnes De Chair Records' release is the most representative of the label's mantra of "MAKE LITTLE MAKE GOOD". If you dig the dark trance of The Blue Angel Lounge or anything on Fuzz Club Records, you're going to love Sheraf's sound. Grab a copy of the vinyl before it's too late over at bandcamp.

- Dan

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Holy Monitor - Aeolus

Hypnotizing psych out of Athens, Greece. Driving rhythms and a rotation of foreboding vocal/organ/guitar riffs will have the 4 track EP quickly burrowing its way into your memory. Grab a digital download for cheap through their bandcamp.

- Dan

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Minami Deutsch - s/t

Great new release from one of my favorite newer labels, Tokyo's Guruguru Brain. Transcendent Can/Neu!-influenced kraut grooves. Drift away to two of the tracks over at bandcamp and pre-order yourself a limited edition cassette asap.

- Dan

Friday, September 4, 2015

VIDEO: Baby Jesus - Deep Blue Delay

Made this little video for the hottest and heaviest jam from Baby Jesus' self-titled debut release. We are down to our last few copies of the metallic gold tapes. Grab one now before they're gone forever!

- Dan

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mankid - Mankid 1

Brutal dueling electronics/percussion à la Mindflayer. In other words, it definitely sounds like it could have been a product of Fort Thunder and they'd fit in nicely with the rest of the Load Records lineup. This is METAL in the most literal sense of the word. The 3 track cassette EP, limited to 50, as well as the name your price download, are available via bandcamp. 

- Dan

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Tailbreakers - s/t on Ongakubaka Records!

Next up on Ongakubaka Records is the debut release from The Tailbreakers! Still riding the sonic wave of the electric 60's, the 4-piece band formed in 2014 in Toronto, Canada, delivers its audience the pioneering sounds of underground dance-to rock and roll, garage-beat and psychedelia. The Tailbreakers' self-titled album recalls the vintage days of analog, live-off-the-floor recording techniques and reintroduces the listener to familiar tape hiss, slap-back echoes and reel to reel's warm, all-natural compression. Stream two of the tracks below and head over to bandcamp to pre-order a copy of the limited edition red tinted cassettes. Tapes will be shipping out 9/26!

The lead single, "Electric Monkey", is available as a free download via bandcamp. Hope you enjoy, and be sure to check out the hip to trip video below!

- Dan

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Diamond Center - Crystals for the Brass Empire

The former Richmond, VA beloveds, now residing in Austin, TX, are back with a fresh full-length that is easily their best work to date, and it sounds as though their "southern gothic" take on the psych genre has reached full bloom. Sinister yet enticing. Dark yet brightly burning beneath the hot desert sun. Can't recommend this one enough. The tri-label limited vinyl release is available to order through EggHunt Records/Funny/Not Funny Records/Steady Sounds.

- Dan

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Mighty Boys - Dole Cheque & Kabana

Sassy good time garage punk party vibes from Australia's The Mighty Boys. Cassette is out now courtesy of our buds over at Six Tonnes De Chair Records

- Dan

Friday, July 31, 2015

Super Luxury - Ten Solid Years of Applause

Amazing fist-pumping riffage out of Leeds, and quite possibly some of the noisiest tunes you'll hear this year. Turn this one up at your next party to clear out the stiffs and find out who's truly worth your time. Can't recommend it enough. Stream it up. Buy it up. Fuck shit up.

- Dan

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lasso - The Dig Lasso

A sudden but welcomed departure for Lasso. Now a one-man show residing in Tucson dropping killer beat tapes? I'm into it. Hoping it will be revealed that this is actually the OST of The Hateful Eight. Stream it below and name your price over at bandcamp. 

- Dan

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Soviet Space Programme - Space is Hell

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be a Soviet astronaut and victim of a botched rocket launch that sends you spiraling into the never-ending abyss with no hope of survival? Yeah, me too. This is a nicely executed concept album, and easily one of the more intriguing noise tapes I've heard in a really long time. Winding layers of heavy feedback supported by NASA beeps and other space mission audio that creates the completely hopeless and isolating experience you've all been waiting for. The beautiful cassette, limited to 50, is still available through bandcamp.

- Dan

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Moon Destroyer - Pseudo Seance

Some nice and heavy droning psychedelic stoner jams out of Ottawa that I just stumbled upon while cruising bandcamp tags. 4-track digital EP is available over at their bandcamp. 

- Dan

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Travelling Wave - T-Wave

Dark female-led psych/shoegaze out of Brazil that may cause crossed eyes and diminished motor control as the low hum backing many of these tracks gradually burrows into the cerebrum. It seems I won't be leaving this couch any time soon. Cassette is limited to only 25 copies through fellow blog/label Hologram Skies. Grab a copy over at their bandcamp asap.

- Dan

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trementina - Almost Reach The Sun

Noisy female-led shoegaze out of Chile. Definite MBV and Swirlies vibes. Plan on giving this one plenty of spins. Available digitally through bandcamp.

- Dan

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nuvem Leopardo - Revolver Mercurio

Gloomy psychedelia/tropicália out of Brazil that mixes 1960s lovin' with 1970s hard-rockin'. Certainly a band to keep your eyes and ears on. Only good things to come, I'm sure. Name-your-price over at their bandcamp page. 

- Dan

Friday, June 19, 2015

Wild Raccoon - Mount Break

French summertime garage pop with lasting hooks and infectious beachside harmonies that also drops into some heavier grooves that are sure to get your body moving. CD and cassette are available over at Howlin' Banana Records' bandcamp.

- Dan

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jeremy Young & Aaron Martin - A Pulse Passes from Hand to Hand

Float along to these ambient layers of cello, guitar, and tape-collage textures. An unbelievably gorgeous collaborative record. Stream it below and head over to bandcamp to pick up the CD/digital from Japan's White Paddy Mountain.  

- Dan

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

OUT NOW!!! Kill West - Smoke Beach

The newest release on Ongakubaka Records drops today! If Kill West's amazing 4 track EP from last year fell under your radar (name your price here), this debut full-length is about to mow your blind. This is some heavy and hazy stoner psych greatness from Buenos Aires, and we've had it on repeat since the day we got it. Stream the whole thing below and head over to our bandcamp to pick up the album digitally or on a lovely light pink cassette. Hope you dig.
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- Dan

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Modern Folk - American Sewer

Stripped down lo-fi blues from blog/label/one-man-band, The Modern Folk. Recorded to cellphone underneath a Portland bridge in under 2 hours, American Sewer is one of three diy records released back in April, all of which are worth checking out and available as a pay-what-you-want downloads over at bandcamp.

- Dan

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Bats Pajamas - No Hello

Toronto's The Bats Pajamas are back with a new and incredibly scuzzy full-length record to soundtrack your next scat party. Chunky rhythms, casual vocals, and a level of distortion just short of Brainbombs. The album is available on tape through Fleeting Youth Records, and, as with all of their previous releases, is available as a free download via their bandcamp.

- Dan

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Duck Duck Grey Duck/Magic & Naked - Split 7''

Got a chance to give the newest release from our friends at Six Tonnes De Chair Records a spin. It's a split 7" featuring two excellent Swiss bands that couldn't have been better matched to share a release. Magic & Naked kick off the A-side with a wandering desert drifting tune featuring an Old West riff à la Spindrift. Duck Duck Grey Duck's B-side completes the journey by reaching just beyond the distant mirage with a hallucinatory reverb-soaked jam session to lose your mind to. Both tracks require an immediate second spin through, at the very least. Grab a copy of the 7", limited to 200 (100 green/100 blue), via the STDC bandcamp.

- Dan

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dolphin Lovers - Dolphin Lovers EP

Hit the beach with this summertime garage/psych pop EP out of Hamburg, Germany. Their cooing backing vocals and surf-worthy rhythms will have you packing your cooler and looking for an excuse to get to the nearest body of water. Name your price over at the La Pochette Surprise Records bandcamp and stay tuned for the cassette release.

- Dan

Thursday, May 14, 2015

KUFUKI - Akusekijima

Synth-heavy experimental electronic folk/psych diversions out of Tokyo. If you dig OOIOO, this has your fried mind all over it. The closing track of this EP is one of the more soothing and meditative tracks I've heard in a long time. Tapes are available through Portugal's Tapes, She Said.

- Dan

Monday, May 4, 2015

Telstar Sound Drone - Jaegerklause Berlin Jan 2014

New EP from Telstar Sound Drone featuring 4 live tracks, including a Red Krayola cover. Excellent spiraling reverb/delay-heavy psychedelia. Stream it below and snag a free download through bandcamp. They're working on a new record right now that should see the light be the end of this year. Can't wait. 

- Dan

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Gumbo Ya-Ya's - Bad Juju

Finally got a chance to check out the new EP from Cape Town's The Gumbo Ya-Ya's. 6 solid and sassy 60s-inspired garage tunes to curl your lip to. Stream it below and pick up a digital download via bandcamp. The full-length is coming soon on Soundflat Records

- Dan

Monday, April 20, 2015

OUT NOW!!! Baby Jesus - s/t

Happy 4/20!!! Baby Jesus' self-titled debut drops today! Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered a copy. You can now stream the whole thing over at our bandcamp page. All 10 tracks are killer, and I've had the b-side on repeat since I first got the recordings ("Deep Blue Delay"!!). Grab a tape for $5 plus shipping, or $7 for digital and help us get our next release out there! We've got a amazing band lined up for June!!!

- Dan

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Turbans - s/t

Here's some fresh garage/punk/surf/psych from a trio out of Jerusalem. Danceable riffs and catchy vocals make for a solid 10 track debut from front to back. ATTN LABELS: help these dudes get this on tape/wax. For now, it's only available digitally through their bandcamp. 

- Dan

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

VIDEO: The Vickers - Love You To (Beatles Cover)

It's so rare for bands to actually do the Beatles justice, but The Vickers have managed to pull it off with their electrified cover of Revolver's "Love You To". The track is one of two brand new tunes from an upcoming 7", and both are being offered up as a free download RIGHT HERE. They'll also be heading out on a European tour in a few weeks. Check them out at one of the dates below. 

- Dan

Friday, March 27, 2015

Baby Jesus - s/t on Ongakubaka Records!!!

We're incredibly psyched to announce that the 3rd release on Ongakubaka Records will be the debut full-length from Sweden's BABY JESUS!!! Hot and heavy psych garage jams inspired by the sounds of 13th Floor Elevators and the 1960s punkers of the Back From the Grave series. Pre-order the gorgeous metallic gold cassette w/ burgundy imprint or digital album over at bandcamp to get the first track from each side of the tape right now (both streamable below), and get ready to burn one when the full album drops on 4/20!!!! 

- Dan

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Catchy little EP from this Belgian one-man-band. Garage psych with a definite Oh Sees/Quintron vibe. Available as a free download via bandcamp. Full band line-up and live shows are coming soon.

- Dan

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

VIDEO: Jacco Gardner - Find Yourself

Really digging the new video for the first single from Jacco's upcoming album, Hypnophobia. It appears his sound has leaped forward a decade, leaving behind the sunny 60s psychedelia of his debut LP for a more hypnotic 70s horror movie soundtrack vibe. Can't wait to hear the rest of the record. Order the 7" or LP over at Polyvinyl Records.

 - Dan

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Guerra Despues de la Fiesta - HIERRO MUERE

Can't get enough of Spain's Guerra Despues de la Fiesta (or G.D.D.L.F.) right now. Definitely a darker take on eastern influnced psych. Some of the tracks seem to barely hold it together as the other instruments weave and tumble around the varied percussion, but other tracks fall into some pretty epic grooves that you'll never want to end. Should definitely be listened to front to back. Oh yeah, and it's pay what you want on bandcamp. Give them your money.

- Dan