Slumberland Records Update, May 15 2012


15. Mai. 2012, 19:43

Hello all-
We've been waiting for this week for a while; we have three GREAT new releases from Violens, English Singles and Black Tambourine for you! YES!
As always, you can use the coupon code "bulk" to get a 10% discount on all orders over $100 (excluding freight).

*** Violens' sophomore album "True" out now ***
True is an amazing album that stakes out a totally unique place in the dream-pop landscape. Combining the sonic guitar-driven sound of bands like Pale Saints and Boo Radleys with stellar song-writing, peerless arranging and lovely 60s-tinged vocal harmonies, Violens have managed to create a truly new sound. Tunes like "Totally True", and "Der Microarc" are at once visceral and ethereal, typical of an album that delivers some of the most accomplished, powerful and challenging pop you'll hear this year. If you have any interest in noise-pop/dream-pop/shoegaze/whatever you want to call it, you NEED to check this record out. Mail order copies on milky white vinyl while supplies last, and they are going fast. As usual, mail orders come with free posters, stickers, badges depending on what format you get.


*** Black Tambourine return with new EP of Ramones covers ***
Never say never! To commemorate and help finance their Spring 2012 reunion, Black Tambourine decided to do some recording, and this tribute to one of their favorite inspirations, Ramones, is the result. Four great tunes spread across two 7" vinyl records, the OneTwoThreeFour EP is a fine addition to the band's catalog. A lot of thought went into these interpretations, each one bearing the band's unique stamp. From the chaotic noise-pop blur of "I Want You Around" to the dreamy version of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", these songs could have fit in perfectly on any of Black Tambourine's original records. Featuring guest backing vocals from Linda Smith, Rose Melberg, Dee Dee fromDum Dum Girls and Jenny Robbins from Honeymoon Diary.


*** English Singles release debut EP ***
Backstreet Pages is the excellent four song debut from this great Sacramento band. Containing members of bands like The Bananas, Ski Instructors, Bright Ideas and Nar, this is some top-notch DIY pop that will scratch that TVPs/McTells/Cause Co-Motion! itch just fine. With added flavor provided by angular 12-string guitar leads, English Singles have been described as a cross between Buzzcocks and Razorcuts and we concur. Top quality.


*** Allo Darlin's new album out now ***
Europe is Allo Darlin's stellar follow-up to their excellent 2009 debut. Achingly personal, incredibly poignant and familiar all at once, Elizabeth Morris' songwriting has deepened and developed since their debut, serving only to enhance the band's ability to create sophisticated, intelligent pop music with an uplifting, joyous feel. Featuring the singles "Capricornia" and "Europe", this beautiful album is one of the finest, most complete pop records in recent memory. The white vinyl is sold-out, but we are still sending out posters and stickers with orders.


Also, Allo Darlin' are on a US tour (with Wave Pictures!) now. See below for dates and ticket links.

05/15 Chicago, IL - Schubas * + The Halamays (tix:
05/16 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern * + Gomez Adams (tix:
05/17 Stanhope, NJ - Stanhope House *
05/18 New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine * + The Wee Bees (tix:

05/20 New York, NY - NYC Popfest @ Littlefield w/Swearin' (NYC), Sleuth (CANADA), Dot Dash (DC), The Holiday Crowd (CANADA), White Town (UK), The Wave Pictures (UK), The Ladybug Transistor (NYC)

* w/The Wave Pictures

*** Evans The Death debut album out now ***
The eagerly-awaited debut album from Evans The Death more than delivers on the promise of their brilliant "Threads" and "Telling Lies" singles. Tough, smart pop that touches on the best bits of Brit-Pop (Echobelly, Sleeper), Pulp, The Long Blondes, early Kenickie and The Pixies. Great song-writing combined with noisy, passionate playing and Katherine's amazing vocals all add up to make Evans The Death a uniquely assured debut. Mail order copies on white vinyl while supplies last.


*** Other recent releases still hitting ***
Violens "Totally True" 7":
Veronica Falls "My Heart Beats" 7":
Roommates "Winnifred" 7" EP:
Allo Darlin' "Capricornia" 7":
Evans The Death "Telling Lies" 7":
Terry Malts "Killing Time" LP/CD:
Frankie Rose "Interstellar" LP/CD:
Frankie Rose "Know Me" 7":
Neverever "Shake-A-Baby" 12"/CDEP:

*** Up next ***
We're very excited to announce that in June we'll be releasing the lovely debut album from London's Echo Lake, an excellent new single from the reunited June Brides and a fresh Girls Names/Weird Dreams split single. Later this summer, look for a new album by Slumberland pioneers Lorelei, who will also be playing a few select gigs on the west coast.

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Until then-
Ma and Pa Slumber
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