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Artist: ALTAR OF FLIES/SEWER ELECTION
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $18.00
"Two of the best acts currently dwelling in the depths of the Swedish underground scene. Sewer Election should be well-known by now, previous releases includes a split 12" with Incapacitants, cds on Troniks and Chondritic Sound and the amazing Killing-tapes. Altar Of Flies has created quite a buzz over the last year with a huge amount of very limited tape/cd-r releases. On this split LP, Sewer Election contributes with the nasty Rotten Corpse. A crude and disgusting piece. Monotonous, freezing coldness. Altar Of Flies continues with his dark and eerie forest rumblings. Buried claustrophobic lo-fi insanity straight from hell. Heavy outbursts of feedback. Couldve been outtakes from an old Dario Argento soundtrack. Mean-spirited ugliness from both bands. Limited to 325 copies. Thick black printed sleeves with a sticker, black innersleeves, black vinyl. Photocopied inserts." -Release the Bats

Artist: BLESSURE GRAVE
Title: Judged by 12, Carried by 6
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $23.00
"Founded as a duo by T. Graves and Reyna Kay in September 2008, Blessure Grave blurs the lines between the goth, postpunk and neofolk genres. The pair has since developed the project into a full band while building a cult-like following, scattering various vinyl and tape releases on boutique labels around the globe. Citing Killing Joke, Death in June, March Violets and The Cure as influences, Blessure Grave injects a pop sensibility into songs otherwise doomed to dreariness, creating an interesting mix of old and new but dark all around. The music initially appears rather simple, but quickly reveals the fact that the songs are fully fleshed-out and genuinely memorable. The album provides the perfect soundtrack for contemplating todays troubled times or for simply being swept away with the nostalgic 80s vibe that permeates much of the recording. The band does not waste a lot a time allowing tracks to drone on: the songs are short and to the point, with the average track approximately three minutes in length. 12 tracks." - Release the Bats.
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Artist: BLESSURE GRAVE
Title: Making the Death Beds for Teenage Vampires
Format: 7"
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
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Artist: BLUE SABBATH BLACK CHEER
Title: Crows Eat The Eyes From The Leviathans Carcass
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Blackened mayhem from Seattles Blue Sabbath Black Cheer. Crows Eat The Eyes From The Leviathans Carcass is a collection of several older, long out of print cuts and included is also two unreleased tracks. Mastered by Hans Grüsel. Limited to 500 copies in a Stumptown Printers cardboard sleeve with artwork/design by FEEDING. Black on black print both on the cover and the disc. Blue Sabbath Black Cheer formed in late 2005, in Seattle, WA, USA, and is centered around the duo of wm.Rage: guitar, vocals, electronics and tapes - and Stan Reed: vocals, electronics, tapes and bass. The sound of BSBC is dark and heavy, violently bleak horror-noise: ⿿a demon network of scraping nails. 500 copies⿝ -Release The Bats

Artist: D YELLOW SWANS
Title: Live During War Crimes #2
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"The second volume, this time a collection of darker and more sinister live recordings taken from their tour in Europe early 2006. 42 black minutes of creepy soundscapes painting a depressive picture of a world going down in dust and ashes. The 5 songs all has a weird desperate and dense apocalyptic feel to them, making this a haunting and very bleak experience. Trashy dark rumblings and total coldness. Again very well-edited stuff by Pete Swanson, works more like a full proper album than just a collection of random recordings. Amazing! Comes packaged in a Dual Plover full color sleeve with black felt. Cover drawings by Liz Harris of Grouper. 1000 copies." - Release The Bats.

Artist: DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE
Title: The Music of Belief
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $13.00
2010 release.

Artist: DUCKTAILS
Title: Backyard
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Ducktails is Matthew Mondanile from New Jersey and Backyard is an anthology of his first recordings. Raw-sounding and shimmering 3-minute diamonds, longer trance-inducing journeys into heated minds and blurred visions of the Pacific City... This is laidback music for late, late summer nights. Though being remastered to suit the CD format, the roughness from the casssettes are still here. Included here is all the tracks from the II tape, the 1992 demo tape, the split tape with Mudboy, some stuff from the Dreams In Mirror Field session as well as some new cuts. Playtime of close to 74 minutes. Glossy 4-panel digipack." - Release The Bats. 500 copies.

Artist: HEAVY WINGED
Title: Spreading Center
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Two new long tracks from Heavy Winged, following up releases on Three Lobed, Archive, Not Not Fun etc. Massive and big-sounding stuff, but with more subtle and quiet openings and endings, and without ever loosing the abrasive feeling of being dragged in grit and dirt forever and ever. Driving and powerful proto-psych-metal that manages to sound very much improvised and extremely focused and precise at the same time. Both tracks recorded live, Loudun recorded in Davis, California on 6/30/08. Strigoi recorded in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York on 11/2/07. Limited one-time pressing of 500 copies. Dual Plover gatefold sleeve with black felt and artwork by Twin Vixen. Play it loud." -Release The Bats

Artist: LOOSERS/OWL XOUNDS
Title: Split
Format: 7"
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $9.00
"Loosers from Portugal continues with their psychedelic free noise jams after releases on labels such as Qbico, Ruby Red, Meudiademorte and Woodsist. A quiet and subtle guitar-driven piece, feels like a slooow and hot Sunday afternoon. The flipside has more crude and dirty out there jazz madness from Brooklyns Owl Xounds Exploding Galaxy, featuring Adam from Holy Mountains La Otracina. 420 copies, all on black vinyl." - Release The Bats

Artist: NO BALLS
Title: Come Clean
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $26.00
"No Balls is Drajan Bryngelsson and Dan Råberg from Brainbombs. Monotonous protopunk with some No Wave hints. Drums and guitars. Some vocals and trumpets thrown in occasionally. The sound is raw, intense and in your face. Kind of like a mix of Brainbombs, DNA and Ruins. 11 tracks, 35 minutes. Black print on brown cardboard covers. Limited to a mere 300 copies." - Release The Bats.
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Artist: NTHnth sthSTH
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"Finland and New Zealand meets again on this second collaborative album from Uton and Antony Milton (first one released as a limited CDR on Celebrate Psi Phenomenon back in 2004). A perfect clash of two beautiful worlds over 2 sidelong journeys divided into 5 shorter segments intersecting with each other. Field recordings, layers of majestic droning sounds, buried voices, percussion... Recorded in Linnavuori and Wellington from 2005 to 2007. Full colour artwork by both Jani Hirvonen and Antony Milton and liner notes by Jon Dale." - Release The Bats. 2008 release.

Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Behold Secret Kingdom
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $14.50
"Behold Secret Kingdom is the first proper fullength release from Iowa Citys Raccoo-oo-oon after several limited cd-r/tape/vinyl releases (including cd reissues on Time Lag and Release The Bats). The band spent the last year working with Behold Secret Kingdom, tremendous amounts of love and hard work has been put into this recording which now will be unleashed by Release The Bats! 8 new songs that takes the bands psychedelic and dynamic free-form punk from previous releases to new heights, this is definitely their most focused and perfected recording so far. Darker, denser and almost brutal at times, Behold Secret Kingdom is also the heaviest recording they have done. It only takes a few seconds into Black Branches and the mood is set for the rest of the album immediately. The stunning closer Tail At Prospect Peak could easiest be described as campfire-doom with its slow riffing, heavy use of percussion and chanted vocals (everything suddenly bursting out in a chaotic crescendo�?�). The trademark tribal-like drums is still present, as is the vocal drones and the furious saxophone swirls. Behold Secret Kingdom is a epic masterpiece, there is really no other way to describe it. Chaotic and all over the place, yet so beautiful. Puts earlier comparisons to bands like Excepter and Animal Collective to a shame! Recorded by Mike Dixon in Bloomington, IN. Full colour digipack with the bands now well-known amazing artwork."

Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Is Night People
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"Swirling sax-and-effects-heavy free-form punk from Iowa Citys Raccoo-oo-oon. Is Night People is their first magical recording, 7 organic rituals creating a majestic outlet of neverending energy. Beautiful cascades of manipulated vocals and layers of feedback melting together over sunny explosions of insane drumming. In the vein of Sun City Girls, Here Comes The Indian-era Animal Collective, Excepter etc. The cd comes in a letterpressed black Arigato Pak with gold ink made by Stumptown Printers and stunning art by Shawn Reed in the band." - Release The Bats.

Artist: SHEPHERDS
Title: Loco Hills
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Loco Hills, the debut full length from these Brooklyn bush babies, is the sound of a rolling Southwestern road trip. It is the sound of unknown terrain, and appropriately Loco Hills finds SHEPHERDS entering full band territory for the first time. A fully realized jam document, toying at times with structure, Shepherds never lose sight of the "drop everything and make music" mentality that makes them so exciting. Swirling strings, tape manipulations. Bongos and wah, fire and bone. This is our music. Features members MENEGUAR, WOODS, and THE VANISHING VOICE. Digipack and limited to 500." - Release The Bats

Artist: SKULL DEFEKTS, THE
Title: The Drone Drug
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.50
"First there was Skkull then there was The Drone Drug... Continuing on the same path, the sound of The Drone Drug is of a similar relentless minimalistic nature as its predesessor. This could be seen as the electronic backbone to last years amazing Blood Spirits & Drums Are Singing (Conspiracy Records), creating a heavy beast with the most basic and stripped-down use of variations in drones and frequencies instead of guitars and percussion. Monotonous motor humming via drugged-out machinery and assaults of feedback attacking with a strong feel of claustrophobia. Compared to Skkull, The Drone Drug evolves more around a grim and abrasive sound, constantly toying with lo-fi aesthetics and a rough industrial edge. The atmosphere created is thick and black, bringing up visions of a dystopian society trembling on the edge of the world. Spreading the disease in a world slowly dying, The Drone Drug is poison and affect you it will. On this recording, The Skull Defekts is Joachim Nordwall and Henrik Rylander. 4 tracks cut by an unsharpened razor. Total playtime of 52 minutes. 4-panel digipack with artwork by Daniel Fagerström." - Release The Bats

Artist: WARMER MILKS
Title: Let Your Friends In
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"The current line up of Warmer Milks is probably not what it was yesterday or what it is today. Hell, there is talk of it changing up for next month. Blame this on schizophrenia or an urge to not run in circles but its how things have always been for the loose group. Founder Michael Turner started Warmer Milks in 2003 and has refused to go backwards regardless of outside (or in house) opinions since its inception. Warmer Milks have toured by themselves throughout the United States as well with the likes of Six Organs of Admittance, Bonnie Prince Billy, Arbouretum, Howlin Rain and others The band did an extensive tour throughout Europe winter of 2007 and will be back on said continent Summer 2008. Let Your Friends In is another chapter in the more brash, aggressive side of Warmer Milks catalog. Leaning more towards skate punk and black metal, the group touched on intensities left behind from nerd critically acclaimed Radish On Light (Troubleman Unlimited 2006) but with a more street rock cum vomitorium feel. The flipside to the first track is a spook gang romper, drumless yet still punching the walls with a force no other rock can manage. The "Let Your Friends In" sessions went down in Shelbyville, Kentuckee at Rove Studios home to engineer Paul Oldham (Speed To Roam, Bonnie Prince Billy Band, ex-Broadcast Choir and Royal Trux) where various members present during the "Soft Walks" sessions (coming March 2008, Animal Disguise) took time to record this scorcher. Featuring usual WM attendees Michael Turner and Greg Backus the two lengthy cuts on "Let Your Friends In" also boasts the addition of Shawn David McMillen (Austin, TX solo artist, Iron Kite member and former member of Ash Castles) on guitar and Paul O. on dead wah guitar. Where the group has flirted with heavy rock in the past, it is easy to say that group now owns heavy rock." -Release the Bats
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Artist: WET HAIR
Title: Dream
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Wet Hair is Shawn Reed and Ryan Garbes from the now defunct Raccoo-oo-oon. It started out as a soloproject of Shawn but after a while Ryan joined in as well. After several tapes and a 12", the duo is now unleashing Dream, their first fullength album. Four long tracks of analog synth atmosphere and industrial trance punk. Sure some Raccoo-oo-oon echoes can be heard if putting an ear close to the speaker, but Wet Hair is in many ways different. Melodic, upbeat, focused, dark, warm, cold, catchy, and confusing at the same time. Hints of everything from Suicide and Public Image Ltd to Spacemen 3 shines through. Dream has a strong nostalgic feel, fragments from the past is passing by and at the same time we get a strange glimpse of the future... Glowing stuff." -Release The Bats

Artist: XIU XIU & GROUPER
Title: Creepshow
Format: LP
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.50
"A beautiful exploration in ambience and darkness by Xiu Xiu and Grouper. This 5-song collaboration was created out of a shared childhood trauma involving some horror film from the 70s. The recording is ranging from melancholic, cryptic passages to lush soundscapes, all the time with a weird cinematic feel to it." -Release The Bats.
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