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Artist: FEATURES, THE
Title: X-Features
Format: LP
Label: Flying Nun
Country: New Zealand
Price: $22.00
"The Features, perhaps more than anybody, were the band that provided the stylistic delineation between punk and post-punk in the Auckland, New Zealand scene. The band formed in late 1979, led by Jed Town (guitar) and James Pinker (drums). Both were members of The Superettes with Paul Kean (later The Bats), and when Kean left to join Toy Love they pulled in Karel Van Bergen (vocals, ex-Primmers), and Chris Orange (bass, ex-Terrorways) to complete the line-up. Features are repeatedly named as a primary influence by many acts that followed them, breaking down, as they did, the barriers that had been constructed by the first and second waves of New Zealand punk." - Flying Nun.

Artist: KNOX, CHRIS
Title: Seizure
Format: LP
Label: Flying Nun
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
“Where does one start with Chris Knox? A Musician, artist, cartoonist, director and much more, Knox is the godfather of alternative New Zealand music. While, Seizure, originally released in 1988, is certainly not the start for Chris Knox it is often considered his first proper solo album. Though, in fairness, there is nothing proper about it as it explores the surreal, the political, the satirical and, sometimes, simply the crazy, all of which would never been seen on the hit parade. Yet, musically its an album that should have been there. Packed with brilliantly skewered hooks and humorously scathing lyrics, Seizure is a lo-fi mix of punk, indie rock and pop that works perfectly. With its DIY recording, wit and melody, Seizure highlights why Knox is considered one of New Zealands finest songwriters. From fronting early NZ punk band The Enemy to Toy Love and then the Tall Dwarfs through to helping launch Flying Nun Records recording the likes of The Clean, the Dunedin Double and more. Its near impossible to fit his entire bio into this space. And, his influence has reached out well beyond these shores inspiring generations of musicians - no better shown than on the benefit album (Stroke: Songs of Chris Knox) released as a fundraiser following his stroke in 2009, which featured the likes of Bill Callahan, Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Stephin Merritt and many more. From the simple pop of "The Face of Fashion", through to the driving force of "Wanna!!" and the strangely uplifting brood of "My Dumb Luck" - all that without even mentioning "Not Given Lightly" , the love song to end all love songs - Seizure, despite our dislike of the word, is a legendary release in the Flying Nun catalogue. Now, re-issued again on LP and CD, with the audio taken direct from the original master tape to vinyl lacquer, the releases also features the original cover art from its first pressing.” - Flying Nun.

Artist: KNOX, CHRIS
Title: Seizure
Format: CD
Label: Flying Nun
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
“Where does one start with Chris Knox? A Musician, artist, cartoonist, director and much more, Knox is the godfather of alternative New Zealand music. While, Seizure, originally released in 1988, is certainly not the start for Chris Knox it is often considered his first proper solo album. Though, in fairness, there is nothing proper about it as it explores the surreal, the political, the satirical and, sometimes, simply the crazy, all of which would never been seen on the hit parade. Yet, musically its an album that should have been there. Packed with brilliantly skewered hooks and humorously scathing lyrics, Seizure is a lo-fi mix of punk, indie rock and pop that works perfectly. With its DIY recording, wit and melody, Seizure highlights why Knox is considered one of New Zealands finest songwriters. From fronting early NZ punk band The Enemy to Toy Love and then the Tall Dwarfs through to helping launch Flying Nun Records recording the likes of The Clean, the Dunedin Double and more. Its near impossible to fit his entire bio into this space. And, his influence has reached out well beyond these shores inspiring generations of musicians - no better shown than on the benefit album (Stroke: Songs of Chris Knox) released as a fundraiser following his stroke in 2009, which featured the likes of Bill Callahan, Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Stephin Merritt and many more. From the simple pop of "The Face of Fashion", through to the driving force of "Wanna!!" and the strangely uplifting brood of "My Dumb Luck" - all that without even mentioning "Not Given Lightly" , the love song to end all love songs - Seizure, despite our dislike of the word, is a legendary release in the Flying Nun catalogue. Now, re-issued again on LP and CD, with the audio taken direct from the original master tape to vinyl lacquer, the releases also features the original cover art from its first pressing.” - Flying Nun.

Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Ambivalence
Format: LP+CD
Label: Flying Nun
Country: New Zealand
Price: $16.00
"A reissue of New Zealand post-punk band, THE PIN GROUPs complete discography. "THE PIN GROUPs short career was the perfect escape act-they produced a small but peerless body of work in adverse circumstances and in almost complete obscurity, and then evaporated before anyone could get a hook into them. A doubly impressive trick, when you consider that they also made the first record for Flying Nun, a label that was to define underground rock music for an entire generation... A big part of their mysterious appeal-apart from their unparalleled understanding of the ultimate drone-rock magic trick of how to hold one chord just too long-was their masterly visual presentation. From that first blackest-ever single it was apparent that not only were they New Zealands ultimate VU-inspired band (a palm for which moreover the competition was unspeakably intense in those days)-but they even had their own Warhol, in the person of RONNIE VAN HOUT. For that first delirious year he was a one-man design tsunami for Flying Nun, but it was his covers and posters for The Pin Group that represented his most perfectly-realized total artwork. A big part of my wanting to see Flying Nun get off the ground again in a new century was to get the chance to re-marry the sonics of The Pin Group with Ronnies silver Factory visual vibe of Brillo boxes and black helicopters. And this is it: a legend that defies time. Now you too have the chance to experience The Pin Groups irresistible blend of the puritanical with the libidinal-wrapped in a point-perfect distillation of proto-hipster psychedelic reference-points from the dawn of post-modernity."-Bruce Russell, September 2011.Vinyl includes a bonus CD with a previously unreleased live material, plus download coupon with both recordings." -Flying Nun.
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Artist: TALL DWARFS
Title: Weeville
Format: LP
Label: Flying Nun
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“As the opening liner notes proclaim, Weeville is "the first straightforward LP by Tall Dwarfs - uh...in terms of having the same number of tracks on each side -- both of which play at the same speed and which aint a compilation." Nonetheless, their 1990 release is filled with the Tall Dwarfs eclectic mix of homespun psychedelia, densely textured pop songs and a wallop of hard nosed punk.
The Tall Dwarfs are a partnership between New Zealand home-recording pioneers Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate. A duo, who have been making music together since 1977, first in New Zealands early punk band, The Enemy, followed by Toy Love. In 1981, Chris and Alec returned as the Tall Dwarfs. They purchased a four track, and over the next 30 plus years would release wonderfully demented records and go on to influence bands such as Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Neutral Milk Hotel and countless more.
Now, re-issued again on LP and CD, Weeville is wired with hypnotic tunes, weird and wonderful instruments and brilliant songwriting. Whether that be the raw spookiness and two guitar harmony of "Breath" and "Crawl" or the oddly compelling "Skin Of My Teeth" and "Bodies," all brushed with a scent of the macabre. Along with a 20 page booklet featuring the duos individual art and design, Weeville is a fantasy land built on tape loops, feedback and distortion. Its pop music just how they like it.” - Flying Nun.

Artist: TALL DWARFS
Title: Weeville
Format: CD
Label: Flying Nun
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
“As the opening liner notes proclaim, Weeville is "the first straightforward LP by Tall Dwarfs - uh...in terms of having the same number of tracks on each side -- both of which play at the same speed and which aint a compilation." Nonetheless, their 1990 release is filled with the Tall Dwarfs eclectic mix of homespun psychedelia, densely textured pop songs and a wallop of hard nosed punk.
The Tall Dwarfs are a partnership between New Zealand home-recording pioneers Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate. A duo, who have been making music together since 1977, first in New Zealands early punk band, The Enemy, followed by Toy Love. In 1981, Chris and Alec returned as the Tall Dwarfs. They purchased a four track, and over the next 30 plus years would release wonderfully demented records and go on to influence bands such as Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Neutral Milk Hotel and countless more.
Now, re-issued again on LP and CD, Weeville is wired with hypnotic tunes, weird and wonderful instruments and brilliant songwriting. Whether that be the raw spookiness and two guitar harmony of "Breath" and "Crawl" or the oddly compelling "Skin Of My Teeth" and "Bodies," all brushed with a scent of the macabre. Along with a 20 page booklet featuring the duos individual art and design, Weeville is a fantasy land built on tape loops, feedback and distortion. Its pop music just how they like it.” - Flying Nun.

Artist: V/A
Title: Time to Go: The Southern Psychedelic Moment
Format: Double LP
Label: Flying Nun
Country: New Zealand
Price: $22.00
"A collection of tracks featuring the more psychedelic side of the Flying Nun roster circa 1981-84. Compiled by BRUCE RUSSELL, you get songs from THE PIN GROUP, THE CLEAN, PLAYTHINGS, GORDONS, BUILDERS, VICTOR DIMISCH BAND, TALL DWARFS, THE CHILLS, GREAT UNWASHED, SNEAKY FEELINGS, SCORCHED EARTH POLICY, LOOK BLUE GO PURPLE, THE PUDDLE, WRECK SMALL SPEAKERS ON EXPENSIVE STEREOS, and others." -Flying Nun.
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