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Artist: DUCKTAILS
Title: Mirror Image
Format: 7"
Label: Shdwply
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Total bliss-out gem from MATT MONDANILE (aka DUCKTAILS), offering two nostalgia-warped avant-pop picks on Shdwply. Compared with the last few, 2010 has been a quiet year for Ducktails, this being his first solo release of the year and all, but dudes obviously just been chilling, going on a road trip or hanging out at the beach or something. On the A-side, Apple Walk sounds like he just got home after a long hot day and laid his vibe straight onto 4-track, making for 3 minutes of distorted jangle and flanged vocals with a sublime intention. With Mirror Image Index on the flip he enters a slightly stranger zone, a few hours down the line and the air is still warm and the effect is a little druggier, imbuing his looped drums, woozy organ and spiraling synth with a lilting, almost African sense of psyched repetition. Magical."-Boomkat.

Artist: FLORIDA
Title: Haunted House
Format: 7"
Label: Shdwply
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"What a great year in music it has been, all these lo-fi seedlings popping up all around us and making our lives better. With that said, I bring you FLORIDA, not to be confused with those other Florida bands. This Florida incorporates a ghoulish brand of lo-fi pop akin to John Maus and Ariel Pink but not to a point where it becomes bland or insipid, moreso Florida took some of the same influences of David Bowie that John Maus and Ariel Pink did, in that way they are alike. Of course just when I think Ive pinpointed the bands sound I hear a song full of psychotropic drone, appeasing the John Cale fan in me. This band has a great 7-inch out on Shdwply Records and I most certainly encourage you to purchase it."-Weekly Tapedeck.

Artist: GARY WAR
Title: New Raytheonport
Format: LP
Label: Shdwply
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Gary War, the mysterious upstart from Brooklyn, NY has just released his debut LP this winter on SHDWPLY/DISARO Records. Playing with vast, sweeping echoes, softly sung lyrics, and infusing sonic textures through synth-driven overtures, Gary Wars album, New Raytheonport takes us through the often banal sonics of the psychedelic form with a fresh take on what seems at first, an aggregate of the past couple of decades of drug-influenced music, and drops us dead center, at the doorstep to La La Land. His tonal insobriety, from one song to the next is a true sign of the times, where artists are driven to explore different avenues, melding genres, vocal styles and instrumentation to arrive somewhere new, all the while taking the listener along for the ride. Pulling from influences that hold as much up to Chrome as they do Syd Barret, Gary War is able to wrangle them from every corner, and he even covers The Alan Parsons Project without sounding misguided,or a late arriving hippie on a hotbox high. Instead, Gary War creates a sound that wisps through the knobby branches of the past and sumptuously uproots our notions of the boundaries of psychedelia." - www.victimoftime.com.

Artist: PC WORSHIP
Title: Live Reduxion
Format: 7"
Label: Shdwply
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Ranging from discordant, hazy slacker gems, stunted tribal jazz improv to woozy drunken psych pop. The general off-kilter madness is very fitting of this Shdwply imprint, I love the production on these records-proper old-school reel to reel tape recordings capturing progressive thinking musicians fannying around in basements attempting to hit on something new. I must admit theres a real oddsnsods feel to this album but for fans of pioneering early 90s labels such as Siltbreeze and the likes of early Sebadoh or even some of the recent noise/dissonance output from acts such as Ashtray Navigations-this album has plenty of juicy sonic fallout & monged psychedelia to offer the casual yankophile."-Norman Records

Artist: PC WORSHIP
Title: Stone Age
Format: LP
Label: Shdwply
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"PC WORSHIP is GARY WAR/TEETH MOUNTAIN member, JUSTIN FRYE who lives in Brooklyn, many of the recordings stem from a mix of song ideas, improvisations, and all night recording sessions at his studio space in the Market Hotel; a Brooklyn DIY space dedicated to putting on all ages shows. This collection of recordings was made between 2006 and 2009 and represents an era of collective output and collaboration with many other local musicians. This particular collection of music was recorded on a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel tape machine, a Radio Shack handheld cassette recorder and various computers. Although Frye spearheads this project, there are all sorts of other players involved and the live show can range from a solo performance to members in double digits. The sound is all over the board, containing elements of free jazz, grunge, psychedelic punk and pop to create a wash of consonant and disorientating sound." -Shdwply

Artist: SORE EROS
Title: Know Touching
Format: LP
Label: Shdwply
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"With Know Touching, SORE EROS have crafted a record that is simultaneously dense and soothingly melodic, fulfilling the considerable promise of their debut, 2009s Second Chants. For this record, the band (ROBERT ROBINSON and ADAM LANGELLOTTI) made a conscious departure from its debut, recording the album direct to a 1/2-inch 8 track reel-to-reel without the aid of computers. From this the band emerged with a record that blooms with melody and innocent joy that bring to mind such similarly spaced out artists as Atlas Sound and Kurt Vile. When patched together, this detailed attention to arrangement and dreamy melodic sensibilities combine to make Know Touching an effortlessly beautiful record." -Shdwply.

Artist: SUPER VACATIONS
Title: Henry
Format: 7"
Label: Shdwply
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Definitely one of the more ambitious and mysterioso bands of this run-down, SUPER VACATIONS provide a perfect example of a group turning the limitations of home-recording to their advantage, assembling a beguiling psych rock sound from the palette of slightly warped rock n pop elements at their disposal. Their debut album burns through sixteen songs in about twenty-five minutes, each of them a swirling wonder of crisply recorded hi-hat n snare grooves, twangin, FX heavy surf guitar, hazy layers of psychedelic jangle, occasional bursts of chaotic space-fuzz washout and ultra-compressed vocal tracks that range from pristine, chanted harmonies to distorted answering machine skree"-Shdwply

Artist: SUPER VACATIONS
Title: Thicker Milk
Format: LP
Label: Shdwply
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Thicker Milk is the new sprawling, twenty-one song opus which finds the band, since the release of their self-titled debut in 2008, expanding in every possible way. Now a formidable five piece, the bands exploratory psych-surf nuggets are bigger, bolder, more aggressive, and occasionally darker than before. The riffs are instantly memorable, the melodies blissfully sloppy and the psych expertly concentrated. Think Captain Beefheart, Guided By Voices, Kinks and 13th Floor Elevators whizzed up in a heady audio cocktail of pop goodness. Recorded over the past two years by the band across various locations, Thicker Milk is a record that dips its toes in psych, punk, surf, pop and points in-between without ever sounding nostalgic or dated. Over the course of twenty-one tracks in thirty-five minutes, the band whittle their precision riffs and ethereal harmonies down to perfect pockets of sound." - Shdwply

Artist: VELVET DAVENPORT
Title: Get Out
Format: 7"
Label: Shdwply
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Our previously loved psychedelic friends, VELVET DAVENPORT have just sent over their newest slice of 60s infused pop. On their recent LA vacay they met up with like minded nostalgists Ariel Pink and Gary War, the resulting Get Out is an acid flashback into a more liberal state of mind. Backed with the song Run."-Shdwyply

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