I am more than stoked to announce you a new release for the end of the month, it is the 2nd LP from local punk favorites Faux Départ ! If you never heard of them, they play some tight punk rock with some great LoFi 80s UK / Australian indie touches. It’s tight, it’s melodic and totally addictive. They’ve been the best example of what a punk-band-from-lyon can be at his best but with this new release, we reached a new point of awesomeness. And the guys have a VERY solid punk culture, they do awesome radio shows here and also do
To tell you the whole story, I know them for years and they asked me to work on the artwork with my buddy Benjamin Pic. They sent me an advanced mix to listen to and it was so good that I had to put it out.
It eventually ended in a great corelease with Destructure, Les Chœurs de L’Ennui, Collila, Tocsin and Mutant Records. 500 pressed on black vinyl, the records come with a lyric sheet.
listen to a first track here
Also, the other news is that a repress of Daïtro‘s second LP, Y is on the works. It will be a « deluxe » repress, housed in a beautiful gatefold jacket with a booklet, reproduction of flyers and a small tour poster. There will be some limited colored vinyl as well.
Preorders should be up by the end of the month, expect a release in march.
More about it soon !
Preorders are up for Contractions LP « demain est annulé ». All preorders will ship on sept. 23rd with band goodies.
Also, go on the mailorder page to check all the great bundles with demo tapes and shirts etc.
This record is a co-release between Adagio 830 and Purepainsugar but I’m in charge of the distribution of Purepainsugar copies.
About the record, we could say that making this LP was a HUGE work… A lot of time was spent with Bruno Germain recording / arranging / mixing it. Then it was sent to Mikey Young to get a top vinyl mastering and it sounds G-R-E-A-T ! Expect some good indie-punk-garage vibes, some 12 strings guitar licks, sometimes melodic bass lines, acoustic guitar overdubs, electric guitar riffs with a few solos and a lot of phaser pedals, maracas and tambourines arrangements, pounding drum patterns and last but not least melodic vocals AS MUCH IN TUNE AS I CAN DO (and also for the first time, Macst sweet backing vocals).
On l’a gardé secret ce projet pendant une bonne année et demi et on est pas peu fier ! Ouais c’est un bouquin, et pas un disque pour une fois. Un vrai régal, plein d’humour et d’anecdotes accompagnant chaque sélection.
Un beau boulot en collaboration avec Seb (évidemment) et Barbapop. Recueil d’affiches, pochettes de disques, tshirts et autres…
Couvertures serigraphiée, 36 pages d’illustrations, de textes explicatifs ou anecdotes, du noir et blanc, de la couleur, des affiches de concerts, des t shirts, des pochettes de disques, des projets avortés par Sebastien Radix, musicien et graphiste / artiste (ce que vous voudrez) Lyonnais que vous avez forcément déjà croisé ou vu en concert.
Il y en a 200, ne tardez pas, c’est dispo depuis quelque jours et ça part comme des petits pains !
Happy release day, Monplaisir ! « The Agreement » is out… So stoked to have this amazing record out. A true labour of love… Fans of Sonic Youth / Thurston Moore Group, Pavement and 90s indie, don’t miss that one ! For those who didn’t know, Monplaisir is made 2 members of Sport (Flo and Clement) but also Yohan and Pierre who are both amazing musicians. Recorded at Mikroksom Studio in Villeurbanne (Thurston Moore, Oiseaux Tempête, Baton Rouge), this LP puts the band on a higher level, combining their sonic explorations with amazing melodies and hooks.
350 copies on black vinyl including a booklet with lyrics and notes about the recording, coreleased with Adagio830.
surprise ! we kept it secret a little bit but here it is, after the well received demo that I pressed on a 12″ 2 years ago, Monplaisir are back with a new album called ‘The Agreement’. With the pressing time production, expect this to be physically out by the end of the year, but you can now stream 2 songs off of this masterpiece right now.
I was actually supposed to put the label on hold after the Daitro ‘Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes’ re-releases but watching the band playing their new songs live a couple times in Lyon gave me no choice, I had to release this because it’s way TOO good.
Recorded in february 2018 at Mikrokosm (Baton Rouge, Thurston Moore Group), with Benoit Bel, then mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago, this first LP is the result of months of hard work in their practcie space. Expect brillant guitar licks and layers, amazing driving bass lines and inventive drum patterns, as they did on their first effort, but with some magic added. Last but not least, beautiful vocals mostly recorded in one take. The sound of the LP is full of dynamics, space and sound. Something really happens on that record.
I think I can tell without any doubt that this is by far one of the best record I had the chance to put out with Echo Canyon. And to make it even more exciting, this LP is another great co-release with my good old buddy Robert from Adagio 830 in Berlin. Hope you’ll all be as enthusiastic as the band, Robert and I are about this one.
Preorders will come when the test pressings will be aproved.
As the 300 copies sold super fast, I repressed a new batch of Daïtro‘s Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes for those who couldn’t get it, it’s out now. You will get the same thing (flyers, DL code, lyrics and a small article about the writing / recording process) and they still look like this picture below.
Don’t wait, there are only 200 copies available and I don’t plan to repress it again since I’d like to slow down the label activity a bit in 2018.
Also, the Contractions demo tape is available again as well as shirts in the mailorder section, they look like this :
DaitroLaisser Vivre les Squelettes repress LP is out now ! Here’s a picture of what you will get with this limited repress, another labour of love…
300 copies on black vinyl with reproduction of flyers of shows / tours, lyrics and translations, an article about the making / recording of the album and a download code. What is crazy is that it almost sold out with the preorders, I have about 20 left now, so don’t lose time to get your copy before it’s too late.
By the way, thanks a lot to all the people who preordered it, your orders all shiped a week ago and my good old buddy Seb / Purepainsugar and I spent a whole evening to pack orders until 1am.
Surprise ! A new repress of Daïtro’s first full length Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes is on its way. It’s a small pressing of 300 copies for those who were still looking for it on vinyl. It is pressed on black vinyl and will come with a lyric sheets and an extra insert with my personnal memories on the making / recording of the album, as well as flyers, DL code etc
It will be released on nov. 20th.
you can preorder it right now and order a special priced bundle with the Mihai Edrisch LP (both album were released in the same time back in 2005) for those who didn’t get their copy yet.
Also, I did a sale on the back catalog to get some space. Check the mailorder page to find cheap oldest releases !
I am stoked to announce that the Mihai Edrsich Un Jour Sans Lendemain LP is finally available again !
500 copies pressed on colored vinyl, comes with a 12 pages booklet with an interview of the band members from 2017, pictures and lyrics, reproductions of flyers and a DL code. A true labor of love !
Repressed for the first time of their full length released on Purepainsugar in 2005…
For those who are not familiar with the band, Mihai Edrisch was like a comet in the sky… shortlived but full of light. Active in the early 2000s, in a time when bands like Amanda Woodward, Daïtro, Belle Epoque, Gantz, Hyacinth, Sed Non Satiata & co were releasing records and touring, [b]Mihai Edrisch[/b] as well had that (what is trademarked now as) ‘french screamo’ touch but they pushed the intensity, complexity and depth further than their peers. Driven by emotional high-ends guitars, heavy drums, aerial bass lines and desperate vocals, that album is a true masterpiece for the genre and it was time to bring it under the light once again.
Featuring members of Celeste, Daïtro, Baton Rouge, Lost Boys, Pinku Saido & more