Near the end of 2011 we released an amazing record by the Bay Area’s very own Primary Structures. As we reach the one year anniversary of the release, there are only 2 copies left of this amazing 12” (which was produced in a limited run of 250). Here’s what some folks have had to say about the album:
“This strange encounter between post-punk and pop lyricism - with the singer’s voice as the main vector - is enough to raise our membership and make their first album a new playmate for some time.”
“Primary Structures are just what we need, a rock band with no frills, focused on creating solid rock music with a vocalist that isn’t afraid to sing without heavy effects.”
- We Listen For You
“The more I hear this, the more it starts to slowly sound like Entertainment!’s simple, disarming melodies, with Kyle really selling his vocal instead of the post-modern can’t-be-bothered. I can respect someone who takes their entertaining seriously.”
Buy one of the last remaining copies of the record for only $12.
Monster Rally dropped an awesome track yesterday called “Strange Creeper”, it’s a 4-part movement dedicated to a creepy neighbor. I’ll let the fine folks over at Potholes In My Blog describe the sound:
Monster Rally is not like any other artists out there. Their sound is simple and minimalist, yet has the uncanny ability to evoke emotion and nostalgia with each and every brief instrumental. While their normal format is that of a lengthy full-length, their latest project called “Strange Creeper” sees a changing of gears. Taking a stab at a four part movement dedicated to the producer’s creepy neighbors, “Strange Creeper” is a distant exploration into the unknown. And, like I said before, listen to this piece alone, and watch how the simple loops paint such a vivid picture in your imagination.
There are a limited number of copies left of Monster Rally’s latest LP called Beyond the Sea, so I suggest you grab one now before they’re gone.
The good folks of IMPOSE recently had Monster Rally & RUMTUM put together a mixtape titled “Music & History”. It features tracks off upcoming solo releases from both artists as well as their collaborative project. The mixtape serves as an introduction to both of our separate production styles and allows for greater comprehension of how those styles collide. Stream and download it below.
You can also pre-order Monster Rally’s upcoming limited edition 12” titled “Beyond the Sea” which drops on June 19th.
Well, most of the lyrics describe scenery or situations. What I really want is for the lyrics and melodies to fit together and convincingly set a scene or a tone without really being about anything. Or maybe a better way to say it is that I’d like the lyrics to be evocative of a place and situation but also simple enough that they can just fit into song.
But the limited edition self-titled 12” for only $12 here.
Took the above photo a while back, was super proud to see the Not the 1s LP on the front rack at Amoeba alongside Lil Wayne. It’s an appropriate lead-in to the fact that I only have a few copies left in stock. Additionally, we’ve slowly started working with an actual physical distributor, so you may see this beauty pop up in a real-deal record shop near you. Order the 12”, or just check out the track below which was produced by Monster Rally.
Happy Yalls 7” Release Day! To mark the occasion, we’ve also dropped a new remix of “Settle Down” by the esteemed Monster Rally. The track premiered over on Dipped in Dollars, and I think they say it best: “Monster Rally lures the Bay Area producer to the tropics in this rework, wrapping his iridescent vocals with the loop heavy atmospheres we’ve all come to know and love.”
Buy the limited edition Fantasy 7” by Yalls here.
[Photo credit: Angela Marlaud, taken in Berkeley]