Wednesday, 30 September 2009


I love Ganglians. 'Monster Head Room' and the self-titled 12" are two of my favourite releases of the last year.

They've been on tour with Wavves in the US recently and called in at Todd P's Market Hotel in Brooklyn, the ever excellent Chocolate Bobka filmed this video of 'Never Mind' (labelled as 'Never Mine' though):

Ganglians - Never Mine from Chocolate Bobka on Vimeo.

There's also this unknown song:

Ganglians - unknown song from Chocolate Bobka on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Banjo or Freakout 'Left It Alone' MP3

Banjo or Freakout's new single 'Left It Alone' is out on Monday 19th October on transparent vinyl and download. If you buy the 7" and want the mp3s drop us an email - us at halfmachinerecords dot com - and we'll send them over to you (same goes for all our releases). Or, you could just download the a-side from below and the b-side from Pitchfork



Monday, 21 September 2009

Ducktails 'Landscapes'

Ducktails just released his new album 'Landscapes' on Olde English Spelling Bee, following on from the singles and tape comp 'Backyard' and the recent Not Not Fun released self-titled. Having seen him mesmerize the Old Blue Last in May with a mixture of new and old songs, this new album is going to be amazing. Check out the live video of 'House of Mirrors', a downbeat 6 minute guitar pop jam, which features on the new album:

Ducktails - House of Mirrors from Chocolate Bobka on Vimeo.

And buy all of the albums and stuff from Matt HERE.

Matt also plays guitar in Real Estate, who's debut album is out on Woodsist in a couple of months and is everything you wanted it to be. New version of 'Green River' is a slowed down, autumnal pop song that should be the theme to the Royal Tenenbaums 2.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Jumbling Towers 'Kanetown City Rips' MP3

Jumbling Towers' debut single, 'Kanetown City Rips' b/w 'Gilberta', will be available on Monday 2nd November on 7" and digital download. Available only on the Half Machine shop, in independent record shops and iTunes.

Kanetown City Rips

Jumbling Towers' current project is dedicated to the fictitious world of 1981 Kanetown City, and the group of exiled youth who made the music soon to be heard. Their story is one of passion, poverty, and racial tolerance. The Towers themselves practice neither passion nor poverty but are certainly advocates of racial equality.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Ray Concepcion/ Sore Eros/ Ducktails/ Titus Andronicus/ Smith Westerns

Ray Concepcion is making the best live videos around at the moment. After the beauty of his Real Estate videos and Woods videos, he's done a load more that we love just as much:

Sore Eros:

Chocolate Bobka: Sore Eros from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo.


+Ducktails from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo.

Titus Andronicus:

Monster Island: Titus Andronicus from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo.

The Smith Westerns:

Monster Island: The Smith Westerns - 'Be My Girl' from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo.

Real Estate 'Fake Blues' live in New York City

Real Estate - Fake Blues from Chocolate Bobka on Vimeo.

Filmed at the recent Big Troubles/Zola Jesus/Desolation Wilderness/Real Estate gig Saturday at Silent Barn, New York.

"It's not summer music people, it's life music."

Via the ever excellent Chocolate Bobka

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Banjo or Freakout 'Breathe Out' MP3

The b-side to the upcoming 'Left It Alone' single, 'Breathe Out', has been posted up as an MP3 on Pitchfork. You can download it by going HERE

Real Estate live on WMUA Radio

Real Estate , whose debut album is out soon on Woodsist (and sounding incredible), recorded a live session (sans Bleeker) for WMUA radio, you can download the set below. It's a more stripped back acoustic affair than usual and still awesome.

What's great about it is they play the new, slowed down version of 'Green River', which will appear on the album and some Ducktails tracks, including the new song 'House of Mirrors'.

You can download the whole thing from WMUA's website HERE

The tracklisting is:

1. Green River
2. Younger than Yesterday
3. Fake Blues
4. Beach Comber
5. Backyard
6. House of Mirrors
7. Let's Rock the Beach
8. Pizza Time

There's still some 'Fake Blues' 7"s available, so get one whilst you can.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Woods in the woods

Filmed last week at Party in the Pines, a low-key festival northern California forest presented by Kemado Records, Mexican Summer and (((folkYEAH!))).

via Fader

Friday, 4 September 2009

Banjo or Freakout 'Left It Alone'

We are pleased to announce the release of the new Banjo or Freakout single 'Left It Alone', backed with 'Breathe Out'. The a-side is up on BOF's myspace to listen to or using this fancy widget below:

Left It Alone by halfmachine

Released on 7" and digital download on Monday 19th October on Half Machine Records

Pre-order the 7" here

Us at Reading Festival 2009

Featuring: Christopher Bellam, Sam Eldridge, Radiohead, Natalie Judge, Craig Ainsley, My Ex-Boyfriend Records, Satan, Vampire Weekend, Richard Onslow, Adam Buxton, Magistrates, Jon Wilkinson, Ellie, Stephen Hallowes, Lizzie, Nikki from Big Brother, Harry Potter (in the gas mask) Lucy Stehlik, Faith No More, Hannah Overton, Ruth Barlow, Rosie Ware, Imran Ahmed, Gareth Simpson, Samuel Strang, Mike Clewley, Patrick Johnson, Hannah Gould, Phil Laslett, Caroline and Ben Beardsworth, Stephanie Haughton, Daniel Turner.

Video by this chump