MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

Enter the download code you received with your purchase to claim your downloads. Keep in mind many mobile devices don't have built in support for opening ZIP files; you may want to download on a computer.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

Passwords must be at least 6 characters

Life Is...

V/a

Life Is...

Mono Records
LP $12.75

05/06/2016  

MONO 07 


***"Echo Park’s Mono Records was an early supporter of the Echo Park bands who don’t fit so easily into that kind of garage/psych/fuzz-and-fun punk-as-pop sound; instead, Mono’s select releases tend to celebrate the esoteric, and here’s the definitive statement so far: a compilation of L.A. bands heavily inspired by U.K. sounds during that bottomlessly special post-punk moment where the spirit of ‘anything goes’ met the ability to make everything sound good. Shoegaze, C86, labels like Glass and Fire and Rough Trade—this is what Life Is … or at least where it starts. Some tracks here are previously released—two from FROTH's excellent Bleak LP, a-side of TRACY BRYANT's 'Little Things' single also on Mono—but necessary anyway, especially if you didn’t get a limited original. But some apparently exist nowhere else, like the churning 'Fear' by JEFF FRIBOURG (ex-Froth, now in MIND MELD) and his band NUMBER.ER and also his Omnichord, or the Nikki Sudden-Go-Betweens stand-out bum-outs from BEAT HOTEL, or BILLY CHANGER's pixilated John Carpenter-style mostly instrumental 'Ride,' a close cousin to his recent LP track 'Chiller.' NOAH KWID (once of DIRT DRESS) also makes solo vinyl debut here as KWID, an understated Fast Product-style drum-machine post-punk song called (naturally) 'I Find Myself, and MOTHER MERRY GO ROUND delivers two striking songs that split the difference between Orange Juice and Joy Division. Altogether, it’s not just a powerfully consistent vision but a nice counterpoint to what the outside world thinks it is people do here: seven bands a little out of step and a little out of time, except for with each other."—Chris Ziegler (L.A. Record)

Related Items

V/a

Om Winter Sessions Volume 2
Om Records

V/a

Good God - Born Again Funk
Numero Group

V/a

An Anthology Of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008
Sub Rosa

V/a

Fat Beats Vol. 2
Fat Beats

V/a

Fallin’ Off The Reel 1
Truth & Soul

V/a

Amphibian Swamp
24-7 Records

V/a

Wayfaring Strangers - Lonesome Heroes
Numero Group

V/a

Chebran: French Boogie 1980-1985
Born Bad

V/a

Moon-drenched (DL CARDS ONLY)
Castle Face

V/a

Less Self Is More Self
Ecstatic Peace

V/a

Release The Bats
Three One G

V/a

Built For Speed - Mot
Victory