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):
There's also this unknown song:
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
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
LEFT IT ALONE MP3 [SENDSPACE LINK]
PRE-ORDER THE 7" HERE
Monday, 21 September 2009
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:
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' 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 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:
The Smith Westerns:
The Smith Westerns:
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
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
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
Friday, 4 September 2009
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
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