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Artist: ASTRONAUTS, THE
Title: Peter Pan Hits the Suburbs
Format: LP
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Reissue of this long lost masterpice from 1981 originally released by Bulge / Genius records. The Astronauts were (and are, after close to 30 years and a history of lineup shifts only bested by The Fall) the definitive psych-punk ensemble, though even that title doesnt do em justice. Their sound culminates the post 77 punk dabblings of head forbears Twink (his Do it 77 single and The Rings I wanna be free platter), Nik Turner (the outstanding Inner City Unit and the punkier late 70s bits of Hawkwind) and Daevid Allens planet Gong (with fellow acid-punkers Here and Now) all woven in with an earlier Robert Wyatt / mellow candle-y psych folk vibe... While not sounding like any of those things at all. Get it? The albums range is gigantic: from dissonant punk a la Fall (Everything stops for baby), to epic progressive folk (Protest song, Baby sings folk songs), ditties (Sod us), hard-rock (The Traveller), pop (How green was my valley), garage / surf (Still Talking), industrial (How long is a piece of string), and set to arrangements that employ synths, flute, saxophone, and strays into progressive or even free-form / psychedelic sections. The icing on the cake is the mature statement of the lyrics, a cynical and bitter exploration of the lives of simple men, miles away from the generic horror / punk overtones that permeated most of alternative albums at the time." - La Vida Es Un Mus. Highly recommended!

Artist: ASTRONAUTS, THE
Title: Survivors
Format: LP
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Second release on the Astronauts early works reissue campaign. It covers the 1979-1980 vinyl releases of Mark Wilkins and company. It includes the four tracks from the self titled EP from 1979 and the four tracks from "Pranksters in Revolt" EP from 1980 on Bulge records. These tracks show us perhaps the most straight forward side of The Astronauts. Tagged at the end of each side youll find one of the tracks recorded under the Restricted Hours on the rare split EP with The Syndicate for the Stevenege RAR back in 1979. Swinging from proto punk to hard rock and from echo folk to epic synth jams - these tracks feature the amazing Wilkins lyrics of inner city criticism, self doubt and despair. This is free / DIY / Punk music as its best. The record comes with both a 11"x22" insert and a 4 X A5 insert with some rare pictures and magazine clippings as well as the lyrics for all the songs." - La Vida Es Un Mus. Highly recommended!!

A SIDE
"The Astronauts" EP
Survivors
All NightParty
Back Soon
Everything Stops The Baby
Getting Things Done (Restricted Hours)

B SIDE
"Pranksters in Revolt" EP
Young Mans World
Moderation Is Boring
We Were Talking
Big Ben
Still Living Out The Car Crash (Restricted Hours)
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Artist: CONSTANT MONGREL
Title: Living In Excellence
Format: LP
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Formed in 2009, Constant Mongrel began as a two-piece (Tom Ridgewell and Hugh Young) creating immediate and, at times, improvised songs in an old disheveled laundry in inner city Melbourne. Inspired by the more flamboyant side of protopunk such as Electric Eels and Chrome, over the next few years the band added members Amy Hill (bass) and Andrew Murray (guitar) building upon their intense sound and developing a unique humor. Consisting of members from Terry, Woollen Kits, Nun, and Taco Leg, Constant Mongrel has several previous releases on RIP Society Records and Siltbreeze Records. After three years since their last release Constant Mongrel have developed a diverse collection of songs gradually over time. Recorded in the summer of 2017 in a studio, produced by Tom Hardisty and mastered by Mikey Young, Living In Excellence brings a more formed sound and aesthetic with striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section. Added for this on particular tracks is a fried, effected saxophone with warm synths and analogue sounds added to enhance the LPs thoughtful textures. The new record has a sharper British post punk expression reminiscent of the usual suspects in Wire, Blitz, The Mob, Siekiera, and The Fall, while also exploring elements found outside of the genre from Les Rallizes Dénudés to youth crew hardcore to country music and beyond, theres greater depth and sensibility found amongst the angst. James Vinciguerra (of Total Control fame) designed the cover which is a perfect depiction of this modern-day punk record with its sharpness, color, and feeling of slight discomfort. The bands lyrics and themes vary in subject matter. Songs of certain romance, the monotonousness of self-loathing, the joy of a riot, atrocity of western religion, an abundance of a fresh modern fascism, white-middle-class-self-entitled guilt and the beauty in misinterpretation. But behind every idea the tongue remains continually in cheek as the bands humor seeps through and prevails in its sound. The truth is that no one is truly Living In Excellence and this false mantra is prominent throughout a record that is over flowing with character, bleak satire, and grunt." - La Vida Es Un Mus.

Artist: HYGIENE
Title: Public Sector
Format: LP
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"On their debut album Public Sector, Hygiene take the listener on a post-pub stagger through the concrete walkways and underpasses of Britains decline. Daydreaming at their offices on a weekday or at home with their record collection on a Saturday night, the members of Hygiene are dislocated in both time and space. Their LP has one DM boot in the past and the other longwing brogue firmly up the backside of the present. Public Sector hearkens back to a time of Polytechnic radicalism, Special Patrol Group repression and O Level temptresses yet evades the pitfalls of vapid historicity and pastiche. Hygiene see historical continuities and follow them to their logical conclusions, reducing their influences down to their essential constituent elements and reassembling them into now music for now people. Flouting Rockist conventions with equal doses of stark minimalism and plodding fury, these post-punks resolutely refuse the "post" prefix." - La Vida Es Un Mus.
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