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Artist: THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT
Title: This Kind Of Punishment
Format: CD
Label: Roof Bolt
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"This 1983 album was Peter and Graeme Jefferies? first foray into 4 track recording; at Chris Knox?s insistence it was initially pressed by Flying Nun but it was out of print for years before Roofbolt reissued it in 1998. This is what happens when a couple of New Zealand country boys shut themselves into a big city flat with a borrowed tape machine and their well-studied John Cale, This Heat, and Wire records. The Jefferies brothers have subsequently recorded under their own names and with the Cakekitchen, Two Foot Flame, and about a dozen side projects." - Roof Bolt.
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Artist: THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT
Title: A Beard Of Bees
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"In the fertile terrain of New Zealands 1980s post-punk scene, few figures loom as large as the Jefferies brothers. Graeme Jefferies and Peter Jefferies -- the primary forces behind This Kind Of Punishment -- wrote some of the best music to come out on Flying Nun, Xpressway or elsewhere. A dizzying mix of pastoral ballads and DIY experimentation, TKPs songwriting was at once classic and acutely raw. Among This Kind Of Punishments myriad recordings, A Beard Of Bees best outlines the collective vision of the Jefferies brothers. Their classic second album feels more meticulous than its predecessor, proffering a grey, near-Mancunian influence that serves as both touchstone and springboard for the proceedings. The unique maneuvering on Trepidation is a marvel: guitar sweetness shifting toward melancholic piano and ending with their combined shimmer. Conversely, the augmented VU-inspired noise of East Meets West positions itself as the albums prime moment of severity, creepily building toward horror-show screams that inch to a buried, found-sound resolution. Originally self-released in 1984, A Beard Of Bees has been out of print for almost 25 years." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT
Title: Radio Silence
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Recorded in Auckland in 1984, these archival tracks capture seminal New Zealand band This Kind Of Punishments unique alchemy of poignant melody and four-track claustrophobia. The previously unreleased Radio Silence offers an astringent, phantasmagoric comment on -- and perhaps retreat from -- the contemporaneous NZ scene. Reaching An End (from legendary compilation Killing Capitalism With Kindness) is a classic in the mold later perfected on Peter Jefferiess solo output: unadorned piano blanketed by rich, wistful vocals, plucked strings and muffled drum beat. Less, after all, can be so much more. Cover photography by Chris Knox. Translucent orange vinyl pressed in limited edition of 1,000 copies." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT
Title: This Kind Of Punishment
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"In the fertile terrain of New Zealands 1980s post-punk scene, few figures loom as large as the Jefferies brothers. Graeme Jefferies and Peter Jefferies -- the primary forces behind This Kind Of Punishment -- wrote some of the best music to come out on Flying Nun, Xpressway or elsewhere. A dizzying mix of pastoral ballads and DIY experimentation, TKPs songwriting was at once classic and acutely raw. On their self-titled debut, the Jefferies brothers and Chris Matthews eschew the punk-informed modes of their contemporaries for a sound that is decidedly more deliberate / intimate. Rooted in a marriage between simplistic, classically-influenced piano, alternating guitar chime and sparse, subtle violin drone, This Kind Of Punishment is a contemplative, inventive collection of ideas corralled via economic 4-track recordings, minimal instrumentation and an austere performance style entirely of the Jefferies own making. Songs like After The Fact, In View Of The Circumstances and Two Minutes Drowning boast a living quality whereby the listener can act as bystander to these moments of creation -- a trait that the band would expand upon throughout the course of their brief tenure. First-time vinyl reissue since its initial release in 1983." - Superior Viaduct.

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