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Macula Dog - Breezy
Macula Dog
Breezy
12" | 2020 | US | Original (Wharf Cat)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 24.04.2020
New York City's Macula Dog is a duo known for their singular style of clattering electronic synth music that takes influences like Devo and The Residents to their (un)natural conclusion. Macula Dog return with the Breezy EP containing four new cuts to tease the rhythmically inclined. Breezy is Macula Dog's second release on Wharf Cat Records, following 2016's Why Do You Look Like Your Dog? LP. Breezy was tracked completely live with the help of analog wizard, Paul D Millar (Ariel Pink's Band) at his Bug Sound East studio, and marks the first Macula Dog release recorded with an outside engineer. With Millar they achieve new levels of fidelity including a slapping low-end, perfectly suited to the 12" 45PRPM format and sure to knock over fans who have been waiting for these new songs, a few of which that have entered their recent live sets. Breezy tunes for Breezy times. With tales of industry, aging, apocalypse and insanity, we see the band's first attempts at pop songs and "conventional" song structures only hinted at on past gemstones like "Lawnmower" and "Purchase Power Station." Just when the racketing barrage of echoes cannonading from across the canyon's walls have begun to die down, we hear the sound of an engine reving.
P.E. - Person
Practice - Gentle Grip Yellow Vinyl Edition
Practice
Gentle Grip Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Wharf Cat)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 15.05.2020
On their debut full length, Gentle Grip, Public Practice reanimate the spirit of late `70s New York with their playfully angular brand of no wave-meets-funk and dark disco. While magnetic singer and lyricist Sam York and guitarist and principal sonic architect Vince McClelland (who both played together as members of the meteoric yet shortlived NYC post-punk outfit WALL) take an almost anarchic approach to songwriting, Drew Citron, on synth and bass, and drummer/producer Scott Rosenthal (both previously of Brooklyn indie-pop favorites Beverly) bring a more traditional, pop sensibility to the table. These contrasting styles challenge and complement each other, resulting in a sound that is full of spiraling and exhilarating tensions. Lyrically, York explores the complexities and contradictions of modern life overtop grooves and choruses that disarmingly open up the doors to self-reflection. "You don't want to live a lie / But it's easy / Your house is important / Your car is important / Your shoes are important / Dinner's important" she sings on "Compromised," begging the question: how does one balance material desires with the desire to be seen as a good person? Changing pace, the supremely groovy "My Head" is about tuning out the influx of external noise and staying true to your inner creative force. But whether they are poking holes in commonly held ideas centered around relationships, creativity, or capitalism, Public Practice never lose sight of the fact that they want to have fun, and they want you to have fun too. After all, who needs a soapbox when there's a dark, sweaty dancefloor out there with room on it for all of us?
Practice - Gentle Grip Black Vinyl Edition
Practice
Gentle Grip Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Wharf Cat)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 15.05.2020
On their debut full length, Gentle Grip, Public Practice reanimate the spirit of late `70s New York with their playfully angular brand of no wave-meets-funk and dark disco. While magnetic singer and lyricist Sam York and guitarist and principal sonic architect Vince McClelland (who both played together as members of the meteoric yet shortlived NYC post-punk outfit WALL) take an almost anarchic approach to songwriting, Drew Citron, on synth and bass, and drummer/producer Scott Rosenthal (both previously of Brooklyn indie-pop favorites Beverly) bring a more traditional, pop sensibility to the table. These contrasting styles challenge and complement each other, resulting in a sound that is full of spiraling and exhilarating tensions. Lyrically, York explores the complexities and contradictions of modern life overtop grooves and choruses that disarmingly open up the doors to self-reflection. "You don't want to live a lie / But it's easy / Your house is important / Your car is important / Your shoes are important / Dinner's important" she sings on "Compromised," begging the question: how does one balance material desires with the desire to be seen as a good person? Changing pace, the supremely groovy "My Head" is about tuning out the influx of external noise and staying true to your inner creative force. But whether they are poking holes in commonly held ideas centered around relationships, creativity, or capitalism, Public Practice never lose sight of the fact that they want to have fun, and they want you to have fun too. After all, who needs a soapbox when there's a dark, sweaty dancefloor out there with room on it for all of us?
Bambara - Stray Black Vinyl Edition
Gong Gong Gong - Phantom Rhythm
Gong Gong Gong
Phantom Rhythm
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Wharf Cat)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Guitar-and-bass duo Gong Gong Gong charges out from Beijing's underground scene with a distinct vision and uncompromising sense of purpose. The group unites musical cultures, drawing on inspirations as wide-ranging as Bo Diddley, Cantonese opera, West African desert blues, drone, and electronic music.On their debut LP, Phantom Rhythm, the locomotive chug of Tom Ng's guitar combines with Joshua Frank's thumping, harmonics-laden bass lines to conjure an aura of ghostly snare hits and timpani overtones. Over Frank's enigmatic melodies, Ng sings in Cantonese, piecing together abstract tales of absurdity, doubt, desire, and lust. Synchronized to the point of near-telepathy, the band use their minimalistic tools and idiosyncratic playing style to challenge the notions of rock `n' roll and strip the form down to its bare essentials: rhythm, melody, and grit.
Public Practice - Distance Is A Mirror EP
Public Practice
Distance Is A Mirror EP
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Wharf Cat)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
The debut EP from New York band Public Practice, Distance is a Mirror, is a
confident, juried testimony of love steeped in dark optimism. Dry, deadpan vocals
chant over skittish guitar and danceable 70s grooves_songs snapping like rubber
bands_seesawing between post-punk and its insomniac twin sister disco. With
contradicting references as overt as Talking Heads (without the shoulders), but as
specific as Haruomi Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra (with some polka dots), the
band is carrying a funky torch that does not get lit too often. A short and bittersweet
4-song EP, Public Practice anchors themselves as a new band with wisdom like
their influences, bringing songs distinctly fresh as they are familiar. Public Practice will
privately change your mind about where guitar music is going. Tired of the familiar?
Seeing dots? Wake up!
V.A. - Aclu Benefit Compilation
V.A.
Aclu Benefit Compilation
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Wharf Cat)
33,74 €* 44,99 € -25%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2018!

In this powerful benefit compilation, an assortment independent artists, engineers and manufacturers join forces to raise funds for the American Civil Liberties Union and its heroic mission to protect the rights of all people as we head into the second year of the Trump administration and its ongoing assault on the Constitution. The album is available in a limited run of double LPs featuring all-new material from a range of artists across genre. Features tracks from Dollar Band, The Men, Psychic Blood, Palberta, Merchandise, Profligate, Horoscope, The Sediment Club, Signal, Mail Thief, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Ornament, and many others.
Profligate - Somewhere Else
Profligate
Somewhere Else
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Wharf Cat)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Noah Anthony walks the line between dark pop and noise on the new Profligate LP, Somewhere Else. In doing so, he weaves minimal beats, synthesizer, electric bass, hushed vocals and sheets of droning noise into something larger than the sum of its parts. First single “Enlist” acts as the album’s centrifuge—a flashing synth and electric bass drive the track directly into a thrilling accelerando where the instruments swirl madly. This track is the peak of the album’s fevered middle third, which pushes the more meditative songs to Somewhere Else’s more languid bookends. The glacial title track achieves grandness by pairing hyper-detailed and minimal instrumentation with gorgeous vocals by Anthony and L.A. poet/musician ELAINE KAHN framed by an arrangement that allows a spacious build. “Black Plate” is the dark pop moment here, featuring airy lead vocals from Kahn above a stately beat all leading toward the refrain, “Touch what’s sweet like / There is no one home.” Anthony’s live bass is in full force on this track with jazzy figures that respond to Kahn’s careful phrasing—if you’ve seen Profligate in the last year you know the bass is the secret weapon. These are just three tracks on this diverse collection that nonetheless feels like a cohesive song cycle. Somewhere Else deftly balances seeming opposites—chaos and composition, melody and noise, programmed and live instrumentation, all with a distinctly human touch.
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