End Of An Ear New Releases and Events

It’s a big week down at End of and Ear with today’s new releases and Chaos in Tejas starting on Thursday. There are still plenty of tickets still available for a number of these shows down at the ‘Ear. Also on tap, End of an Ear will be hosting a few instores this weekend to coincide with Chaos in Tejas:

Sat, June 4th

3pm Air Traffic Controllers

4pm Unholy Two

5pm Milk Music

Sun June 5th @3pm – Manikin

And here’s a rundown for their latest new arrivals. Not mentioned but also available is the new My Morning Jacket album, Circuital, which drops today.

Pop / Rock

Battles “Ice Cream” 12″ (Ninja Tune) Limited 12” features the first single, ”Ice Cream” from Battles’ forthcoming album Gloss Drop (out June 7th).
Bazan, David “Strange Negotiations” CD (Barsuk) His latest with a full band.
Cave In “White Silence” CD/LP (Hydra Head) Their first full length in more than half a decade.
Foster the People “Torches” CD (Columbia) Debut release. Comes with a free EP.
Friendly Fires “Pala” CD (XL) Their latest kinetic art funk. 10 tracks and on sale for $5.99.
Kids on a Crime Spree “We Love You So Bad” CD/12″ (Slumberland) Debut from new SF pop group.
Lady Gaga “Born this Way” 2CD/CD (Interscope) Her latest. Special edition contains bonus disc of remixes.
Moore, Thurston “Demolished Thoughts” CD/LP (Matador) Third solo album from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore was produced by Beck and features Mary Lattimore on harp, Samara Lubielski on violin, and Beck on various instruments. Limited blue vinyl.
Pollard, Robert “Lord of the Birdcage” CD (GBV Inc) On this new album Pollard reverses his songwriting process, transforming a dozen previously written poems into songs.
Sleep Over “Casual Diamond” 7″
V/A “Delta Swamp Rock” CD + BOOK (Soul Jazz) Subtitled: Sounds from the South: At the Crossroads of Rock, Country and Soul. “Soul Jazz Records’ Delta Swamp Rock is a definitive guide to the music of the southern states of USA created between 1968-1975 where country, rock and soul met.


Cola Freaks “s/t” LP (Douchemaster) Eleven tracks of quick, clean and nervous new wave / punk rock from Denmark.
Energy, The “Get Split” LP (Team) Killed by Death -ish, heavy psych mix out of Houston.
Eskorbuto “Eskizofrenia” CD (Munster) Reissue of debut 1985 LP. Spanish punk at it’s finest.
Golden Staph “s/t” LP (RIP Society) Female fronted Aussie 5 piece that draws from the history of punk rock and post-punk, without being a homage to anyone in particular. Echoes of the Avengers and the Wipers.
Reatards “Teenage Hate / Fuck Elvis” CD (Goner Records) Deluxe reissue of Jay Reatard’s first full-length LP, with a bonus album of early tracks recorded on four-track and only released on cassettes.


Autopsy “Macabre Eternal” 2LP (Peaceville) New album from the American Death Metal masters, their first since 1995. 12 new songs of pure brutality. Import double vinyl.
Blackdeath “Jesus Wept” LP (Wohrt) Newest release from the Russian black metal masters. 4 new songs and a cover of Burzum ‘Jesus Tod’. Includes patch, poster and sticker. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Boris “Attention Please” CD/LP (Sergeant House) First album on which all vocals are sung by lead guitarist, Wata. Very nice and pretty mellow on the whole.
Boris “Heavy Rocks” CD/LP (Sergeant House) Features guest appearances by Ian Astbury (The Cult, BXI), Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer), Aaron Turner (Isis, Mammifer), and longtime Boris collaborator Michio Kurihara.


Experimental / Composers

Contrepoison “Until Next Morning” 12″ (Avant Records) Contrepoison is the brand new solo project by Pierre-Marc Tremblay, young Canadian musician who’s been also involved in other extreme bands in the last years such as Akitsa and Curved Blade.
Cult of Youth “Filthy Plumage” LP (Avant Records) Third vinyl release from Brooklyn’s dark folk act Cult Of Youth.
Fell, Mark “Manitutshu” 2LP (Editions Mego) Double 12″ single, featuring 9 tracks and a remix from Mark’s friend and colleague, Mat Steel. Comes with full color poster.
Gray, Barry “Stand By For Adverts: Rare Jingles, Jazz And Advertising” CD (Trunk UK) 81 tracks of unissued advertising electronics, jingles and jazz by none other than the master composer behind Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and UFO, Barry Gray. Everything from infectious ditties for new banana cereal to raw, experimental sounds for a new space age washing machine.
Lust for Youth ‘”Solar Flare” LP (Avant Records) Young duo out of Goteborg, Sweden. Blending industrial murky noise, dark-wave gloomy atmospheres and lo-fi synth pop catchy melodies, all drenched in reverberation and beaten by distant vocal chants.
MacLise, Angus “Dreamweapon I” LP (Gallery Boo-Hooray) Live recordings of Angus MacLise, Tony Conrad, and Jack Smith from the MacLise tape archive. In a silkscreened sleeve. Edition of 500.
MacLise, Angus “Dreamweapon III” LP (Gallery Boo-Hooray) Previously-unheard recordings of Angus MacLise and Tony Conrad from the MacLise tape archives. In a silkscreened sleeve. Available only on LP. Edition of 500.
McGuire, Mark “Solo Acoustic Volume Two” LP (Vin Du Select Qualitite) 2011 repress, originally released 2009. One third of the drone masters Emeralds.
Nilovic, Janko “Soul Impressions” LP (Vadim Music) Another piece of period brilliance from this Yugoslavia-by-way-of-France composer/arranger/library music kingpin.
Scorpion Violente “Uberschleiss” LP (Avant Records) The gay beast from France obsessed with trash electronics and bad sexual habits. Eight longs tracks of a sort of sick mix between Giorgio Moroder italo disco and the paranoid minimal wave by Suicide and Cabaret Voltaire.

Prog / Psych

AKA “Hard Beat” CD/LP (Strawberry Rain) Anthology from Indonesia’s heaviest Psychedelic and Progressive Funk Rock group. AKA is an acronym of Apotik Kali Asin.
Anima Sound “Stürmischer Himmel” LP (Wah Wah) Reissue of their Ohr debut. An organic collection of improvised atonal pieces ranging from the atmospheric to the wild with much use of screaming, horns, percussions, ambience recordings, wordless vocals and all kinds of home-made sound devices.
Finjarn & Jensen “s/t” CD (Shadoks) Norwegian heavy rock album, originally released in 1970 only in Norway. Heavy, British-style psychedelic flower power rock.
Gila “Free Electric Rock Session” LP (Second Battle) Live recording from Cologne in 1972 that was broadcasted ‘live in studio’ by a radio station in Germany. Great sound. Limited to 1000 copies.
Jump “Jump” CD (Kismet) A short-lived quartet who’d formed on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip in the spring of 1971. This lost progressive pop-rock gem is a catchy blend of hard-edged pop and rock, with meaty guitar and organ interplay. Boasts the talents of long-term Iggy Pop sideman Scott Thurston.
v/a “High All The Time Vol. 2” CD (Past & Present) Gathers together 14 of the best 1960s psychedelic obscurities you’ve never heard. Representing the length and breadth of America (with contributions from Arizona, California, Ohio, Kansas, and elsewhere).
v/a “Maximum Prog: 16 Rare Gems From The Golden Age Of British Progressive Rock” CD Past & Present Scorching new collection of British prog rarities, culled from 16 of the most collectible albums in the genre, originally released between 1969 and 1973.


Landry, Dickie “Fifteen Saxophones” CD (Unseen Worlds) Now in stock on CD. Reissue of this little known classic from founding Philip Glass Ensemble member Richard ‘Dickie’ Landry. Following two jazz LPs issued on the Chatham Square label (which he co-ran), Dickie Landry released Fifteen Saxophones, a set of 1974 recordings done with engineer Kurt Munkacsi, on the Northern Lights and Wergo labels in 1978.

Techno / Electronic

Jaar, Nicolas “Love you gotta lose again” EP 10″ (Double Standard) Repressed special edition all-white 10″.
Matthewdavid “Outmind” LP (Ninja Tune) New album from LA based electronic artist. Light, gauzy moments blend with those densely layered.
Tobin, Amon “Isam” CD/LP (Ninja Tune) Re-drawing and blurring the lines between psychedelia and sci-fi, between art and entertainment, between sound design and melody, Amon Tobin has created the finest, most intense work of his very considerable career.


Sarmiento Y Su Bravo, Michi “Aqui Los Bravos!” CD (Soundway) Subtitled: The Best of Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo 1967-77. A collection of pure Colombian dancefloor thunder; 16 tracks of the finest guaguancós, descargas and cumbias recorded by legendary bandleader Michi Sarmiento Y Su Bravos.
v/a “Brand New Wayo Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983” CD (Comb & Razor) An exploration of the colorful world of popular music from Nigeria, starting with the post-disco era of the late 1970s and early 80s.


Cohen, Ira “Invasion Of Thunderbolt” Angus MacLise DVD (Gallery Boo-Hooray) Ira Cohen ‘s 1968 film :The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda” is brought to you by Boo-Hooray as a fully restored director’s cut DVD. Edition of 500.


Decibel July 2011 Morbid Angel on the cover.
Wire Magazine Issue 328 Soundway, Battles cover story.

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