The wonderful new LP from Adam Payne! Years in the making, Famous Blondes is out now!
On Famous Blondes, Adam Payne summons up an imaginary internal myth-making Los Angeles, standing over-dressed, unshod, & sun-caked. No genre, style, or sound is hands-off. There's the late-night folk funk of "Tell Me" & "Nightmare" , the ham-fisted fey glam of "Eyes of the World", the neon go-kart slow burner "U. Angel", even doo-wop filth in "Open Up". While he reaches back to the origins of rock ‘n’ roll, before the confusion of tongues, this LP concurrently stands as a tribute to the present tense. Denuded of pomp, the free-range honeyed melodies blow from every bodily humor. Rinky dink keys tap along the highway shoulder. Layered guitar leads tunnel through alien lakeside causeways. Sampled rhythms tumble down the chaparral.
Over the last 13 years, he's had over a dozen releases while fronting the slippery and misaligned "live-action-psychedelic-mix-tape-of-a-band", Residual Echoes. Ever the worker, this multi-instrumentalist also spends time working with a list of seemingly disparate artists including but not limited to 6 Organs of Admttance, Gun Outfit, King Tuff, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Cass McCombs, & Hepa/Titus.
As one listens, a multitude emerges: Egyptian princesses, ice cream men, cigarette girls and hijras dance in a multiracial, beach-salted crowd acculturated to the polyglot musics of the La Brea Tar Pits and Angeles Forest. Everyone is right on time. These ten songs are hard cash in the economy of souls. You can’t escape your parents’ record collection by listening to vaporwave, because vaporwave has taken its place in the eternal order. It’s a pity postmodernism can suck, but at least there's this disc for a consolation prize....You can almost picture him streaking the Malibu Mountain Colony houses of Herbie Hancock and the late Ronnie Montrose, pausing only to eat their lunches.
More gold from Mr. Fukuda! A collection of home recorded solo guitar pieces (or Guitar Diary as Hiiragi puts it). Very raw and sparse but with all the power and emotional weight that those in the know have come so expect from Hiiragi. Lucky for us he has had new releases coming more frequently including a re-release of the Seacide tape on LP from Trouble In Mind and a fresh new 7" of My Turntable is Sloow outtakes that Selection brought to you in conjunction with the legendary Holy Mountain label.
Personal Server was meant as a palate cleanser for an upcoming brand new solo LP! More news on that as it is revealed. Perfect vibes for a late dark night.
A quick follow up to last years underground (far, underground) favorite, OK To Exist Doing Nothing. This time out it's just Yamada on Vox and Guitars, our man in Japan Hiiragi Fukuda on Bass and Synth accompanied by Mr. Rhythm Box, a Roland TR-33. Hypnotic boogies from space, spare and raw! A different vein than OK, but deeply satisfying.
Expect more from Yamada in the future!!! Let's all feast on this first.
Another blast from our hero Hiiragi Fukuda! From the My Turntable Is Slow sessions we offer two more gems. This time as a split release with the revered label Holy Mountain.
"Dump" (and its B-side "Don't Worry Be Slow") is the single with massive guitar solos that Hiiragi Fukuda's masterpiece of late night mellow My Turntable is Slow LP could not contain. Both songs have an earlier in the evening swagger that make them both as complimentary to Hiiragi's LP as "Suspicious Minds" is to The Memphis Album. Limited to 300 copies and only available from Selection Records, Holy Mountain and Mr Fukuda himself." - Holy Mountain
Selection super session Japanese style. Live and on fire in Tokyo 2004.
We have Selection's own Hiiragi Fukuda on drums and Yuka Ijichi on blazing guitars along with Kiyohiro "Doronco" Takada (Les Rallizes Denudes!) on bass and of course the star of the show, Sadahiro Yamada (visionary and owner of the fine Cho Yamada Dou record store in Kokubunji, Tokyo.) fully up front on guitar and vocals.
An intense night of raw psychedelia (thankfully) recorded for your pleasure. Will excite fans of Les Rallizes Denudes, Doronco Gumo, Pre-blueswailing era Major Stars and most guitar bands on P.S.F. Records.
Debut vinyl release for this fresh and exciting Wellington NZ trio! Follows up cassettes on Night People. Strung along the same mystic thread as all your favorite Flying Nun and NZ bands of yore, yet claims their own voice and avoiding becoming a tribute act.
Finally here and Selection couldn't be any prouder! Listen here and enjoy!
RIYL: Chills, Go Betweens, David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights
Originally issued in a cassette edition of 90 by the genius Sloow Tapes label in 2010, here is the long awaited and required LP version!
Chattered about among fans of quiet psych ever since, Selection is proud to make this available to the world again.
Gentle psychedelic guitar leads melt into lullaby acoustic styles and blow through your mind fresher than any sea breeze.
What "they" said about the cassette...
"...the whole album has a sweet atmospheric groove...dig in to My Turntable Is Slow, and hopefully soon we'll be able to hear it on a real turntable!" - WFMU
"...avoids any kind of “it sound” of the moment and presents the listener with familiar territory while doing so in a very original way, but oh man, when Hiigati’s beautiful guitar starts a full space blast off, you start to wonder where this guy came from and why you never heard him before (unless you did, in which case, kudos)." - Impose Magazine
Selection is beyond ecstatic to present an archival release from our hero, Mr. Robert Scott!!!
Legendary member of both the CLEAN and the BATS, Bob has always kept himself busy at home recording constantly.
Many songs never make it to either of his more well known groups, some emerge under the name ELECTRIC BLOOD or as CDr's under his own name.
What we have here is a collection of songs recorded at home in Dunedin in the summer of 1988.
1988!!! the year of The Law Of Things, also he was getting ready for the 1st Clean LP Vehicle.
Lo-fidelity as you would expect and demand. VERY excited to be working with Bob on this archeology.
Expect a collection of Electric Blood early recordings from Selection later this year!
Selection is psyched to bring you this modern classic of L.A. punk on a modern cassette!
Already gone, but never to be forgotten. Man's Ass (as they preferred to be called) tore up stages, money and relationships across southern California for years before they died and went to heaven.
The members collective pedigree includes time in acts like Residual Echoes, The Mae Shi, Of Aire, Devon Williams and Thelonius fucking Monster.
For fans of the Flesh Eaters, Fear, Royal Trux, Drinking, Ditchweed and Taco Zone.
“Man’s Assassination, Man is a rock group from Los Angeles, CA that set out to free themselves from all rock illusion and cliche and they failed completely.
Man’s Ass, as their friends and fans lazily refer to them, formed out of the pleasure of writing and performing music that they actually enjoyed, which is a rare thing for people to do in Los Angeles. Sure, the riffs are rocking and the grooves are bopping, but there is something inherently sinister in the execution that can’t help but reflect the embarrassing nihilism and childishly bad attitudes of the band members. It could be described as some kind of bummer boogie rock, like Van Halen on bathtub drugs. The music is an involuntary reaction to the conformist nightmare of success and douchery that dominates LA life across the board. Taking inspiration from weirdo hippie SST punk, the metallic negativity of Fear and Flipper, the anguished poetry and vision of Chris D and the Flesh Eaters, the rawk experimentalism of Hagerty and Herrema, and the pure freedom and joy of classic boner rock, the band would became more known for being drunk and talking too much between songs.
They played their first show together in 2008 at the now defunct Echo Curio and have since gone on to perform before numerous hostile audiences, opening for the likes of Jad Fair, The Urinals, Abe Vigoda, Plastic Crimewave, and Andrew WK. The band members themselves have been rocking for many years in many other groups and collaborations, such as Residual Echoes, The Mae Shi, Of Aire, Devon Williams, even Thelonius Monster.
Paloma Parfrey of The Sharp Ease and Precious Medals gifted the band with her vocal presence on the album, which was recorded in two days at Mix LA by the talented Andrew Schubert, who is also the proprietor of Ghostbot Records. The Big One is their first and only album. The title is a reference to many things, from the earthquake in Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts,” Redd Fox, Aerosmith and genitals in general.” - Ghostbot
Rainy day dream music, simple and beautiful. Tokyo's Yuka Ijichi stuns us all with this debut.
Acoustic freakouts saddled up next to quiet drones accented with heavy psych leads.
All vocals by Yuka Ijichi, Guitars by Hiiragi Fukuda and Kiyohiro Takada (Les Rallizes Denudes)
Originally issued in Belgium on the brilliant Sloow Tapes label in 2010 in an edition of 90 copies.
Snapped up instantly upon original release by those in the know (all 90 of them), Selection is proud to offer this (once again) limited revisitation of this masterpiece.
We're thrilled to bring this jewel to all lovers in the USA.
A song was dropped, but a new one added! Thus this is truly a revisitation and not a straight reissue.
150 copies on royal blue shells for a new world.