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New on Pug Records, Ciro Madd‘s 4 Songs for Alan McGee. A tribute to Creation Records on all its lo-fi glory. Free download here.

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a BOLACHAS.org premiere

Plastic Flowers may have released their sophomore EP Natural Conspiracy on cassette just one week ago, but their third release is already on its way. There’s no info about when Aftermath will be released yet, but while they were recording it in an old mansion outside Thessaloniki they played a two hour set for senselens, who captured this beautiful rework of a track off their first EP, “United Populists”, with added synthesizers and ethereal guitarplay. Plastic Flowers is a band constantly searching their own sonority and this take on an old song does a great job in showing that to the rest of us. (Plus, you also get one full minute of people talking in Greek, which is one of the most beautiful languages on Earth although I can’t understand it.)

Grab your Natural Conspiracy and Meltdown tapes (and free digital files!) now on Cakes and Tapes.

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I Can Hear The Grass Cannons

IDIOTIC PUNS FUCK YEAH

Grass Cannons are a New Zealand band. I love New Zealand. I’ve never actually been there – I haven’t actually been ANYWHERE not in the Iberian Peninsula (I’m lying, I’ve been to Mallorca once) – but I’ve always been fascinated by Pacific nations such as NZ, Australia, even tiny little Micronesia, one of my favourite countries of all time since, as a kid, I spent hours looking at maps and atlases (not a pun, though I enjoy that band). Grass Cannons e-mailed me a while ago after I wrote about BnP in the hopes I would pay them attention, and I like it when people send me e-mails, it makes me feel all fluffy and warm inside. But I’m writing about them not because I feel I should pay them back somehow, but because I find them good enough to be here. They lean on the shoegaze side of things, with a bit of a post-rock tinge, and you can listen to them/download their EP on Bandcamp. So enjoy.

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<a href=“http://grasscannons.bandcamp.com/track/wig-split” data-mce-href=“http://grasscannons.bandcamp.com/track/wig-split”>Wig Split by Grass Cannons</a>