Milk TV announces a debut album on EXAG’

Milk TV announces a debut album on EXAG’

We are psyched to welcome the Brussels based trio Milk TV.

 

Milk TV is a punk-pop / no wave trio started in Brussels late 2017 by Frenchman

Matthieu Peyraud already involved as a bass player in the local oriental kraut sextet Phoenician

Drive. It’s the continuation of a previous trio based in Montréal that he had to abort

to migrate back to Europe. Now back on the tracks full on as lead singer and bassist he’s

supported by Martin Rault (Phoenician Drive) on the drums and Casper de Geus (O’Grady,

Moar, Brorlab) on guitar.

The power trio feeds on playground nostalgia, cheep TV programs and a good dose of

post-Reagan cynicism to bring some jerky and raucous pieces of rock music that feel like

Devo, Wire, Sonic Youth & Deerhoof ain’t standing too far in the rear mirror. And you’re

driving your old cousin’s shitty Honda Civic, but you wish it were a DeLorean flying under

the milky-way.

 

More info really soon, stay tuned

 

Tamar Aphek (Tel Aviv, Israel)

We hope you all went through confined living peacefully and virus-proof as much as possible. At EXAG we were lucky to come across a wonderful yet nonetheless contagious record by Tel-Aviv jazz/rock’n’roll artist Tamar Aphek that recently joined the family.

Today the single ‘Crossbow‘ is coming out, it’s a sharp knife of a rock’n’roll song driven by a steady machine gun evocating bass line and chest-pounding drums. Recorded at Daptone Records in NYC, the song is ironically making sense in the current pandemic context. Indeed Tamar wrote ‘Crossbow’ as a sarcastic song about allowing or maybe encouraging one’s aggressive tendencies towards other human beings, until one has “no where to run” or until “there is no place under the sun”.

Raised to classical music at the piano, Tamar got hooked by jazz and rock’n’roll during her 2-year military service where she would carry her guitar and play it on and on during her night shifts.

Premiere on GouteMesDisques : http://www.goutemesdisques.com/news/article/tamar-aphek-nouvelle-pepite-israelienne-du-rock-indie/

“Tamar Aphek, nouvelle pépite israélienne du rock indie”
“on peut vous garantir que tant son songwriting que la tension latente et permanente qui anime ses compositions sont autant de forces qui nous font dire qu’il faudra compter sur ces Israéliens en 2020.” – Goûte Mes Disques

Ever since she’s been very active in the Isreali indie scene in bands such as ED, Carusella and Shoshana. Her first solo EP ‘Collision’ came out in 2014 and had her tour Europe and the US several times and lately she’s been working on her first LP that she recorded in New York at Daptone Records under the supervision of Daniel Schlett (War on drugs, DIIV).

Tamar’s music is infused with a wide spectrum of rhythms, dynamics, melodies and tones that might be attributed to her four years stay in Egypt through childhood which changed her whole worldview. Thus, composing and writing lyrics to her songs unveils a combination of personal philosophical vision together with day-to-day life experience.

We got hooked pretty much straight away, and we wish you the same.

 

Follow Tamar Aphek :

www.tamaraphek.com

Facebook : facebook.com/Tamar.Aphek/
Instagram : instagram.com/tamar_aphek/

La Jungle joins the family and reveals a Double Live Album ‘COUCOU BEUH !!!’

We are delighted to welcome the kraut noise transe duo La Jungle to the family. With that we bring this Double Live Album “COUCOU BEUH!!!” recorded at Le Périscope and Dour Festival last year.

🌴Preorder starts now : https://bit.ly/2vMxHiu

Two amazing edition of this 2xLP Live Album available :
silver + gold (100 ex.)
swamp green + milky clear (400ex.)

Art by Warvin
Photographers : ROCHENOIRLotte Brouwers fotografie, @Carlo van den heuvel, @Julien Lefrancq, Pablo Fleury and Guillaume Monchaux

“A live album for the best live band in the Kingdom” – Goûtes Mes Disques

While definitely a child of noise rock, La Jungle takes bits-and-bobs from the whole music spectrum and loop them live with the aim to create compulsive and repetitive sequences. Hypnotic, spontaneous and willingly throbbing, sometimes bordering on an endless groove, their music may even include brief oriental doom pulses or metal diversions bang in the middle of some kraut rock epic trip.

WELCOME ORCHIDS (Montreal, CA)

Welcome Orchids !

We’re very excited to add a Montreal band to the EXAG’ family, the sextet perfectly combines shoegaze distortions with psychedelic synths in strong and melodic songwriting reminiscing of the 90’s Britpop. Led by Alex Cyprine (ex Qúetzal Snåkes), Orchids just recorded 2 very nice tracks with strong choruses that could only end up on a 7″ single vinyl.
Stay tuned for further announcements, cheers!

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NEW SIGNING : THANK (Leeds, UK)

Now it’s time to announce NEW EXAG SIGNING : Thank

We’re delighted to announce the signing of Leeds-based noise-rock band Thank will soon drop their second EP ‘Please’. Coming out as a joint venture between BUZZHOWL RECORDS and EXAG’ Records. ‘Please’ is the follow-up to the group’s debut EP, 2017’s Sexghost Hellscape.

Now it’s time to reveal the video for new single ‘Think Less’
premiered on Pink Wafer.

“Cynical, menacing, and cathartic, this barrage of energy hits you like a refreshing smack in the face. Settle in for an uncomfortable yet welcome three and a half minutes of aggression.” Pink Wafer

PRE ORDER starts now ➡️https://exagrecords.bigcartel.com/product/please

EU dates will be announced soon. Keep following us !

New gem on EXAG : LEOPARD SKULL

We’re extremely happy to welcome Leopard Skull in the EXAG family.

“Breakfast” is out today on your favorite streaming platforms.

“Breakfast” music video is premiered on Goûte Mes Disques. Many thanks to Jeff for the kinds words on our new signing and EXAG family members.

http://www.goutemesdisques.com/…/a-la-decouverte-de-leopar…/

Leopard Skull Debut album “Welcome Home” out this September, stay tuned because this new album is going to blow you away!

New band on EXAG Records : MATERIAL GIRLS (usa)

We’re thrilled to welcome MATERIAL GIRLS on EXAG Records !
Rated Atlanta’s n°1 original band for 2017 by Creative Loafing Magazine, the six-piece outfit featuring members of Slang, Concord America and Chief Scout debuted in late 2016 with just 33 copies of a lathe cut 7-inch record called Funky Frankenstein, and it hadn’t been a year since their first live shows that shook ecstatic crowds with anxious libidinous madness across the southern American States.
Their first single ‘Drained‘ was recently picked by The Line of Best Fit:
“Material Girls explore ’80s goth-rock, cabaret-tinged experimental music, Latin jazz & more, all filtered through the group’s scuzzy DIY punk roots.”

And featured by ThinkBabyMusic :  “These ladies cast their spells with the power of mystery, and a witch’s brew to hone in a ‘desperate and arrogant’ sound. Their swag and theatrics may grab fans by the hair, but their tight musicianship will bitch-slap any doubters.”

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Boasting tenebrous bass lines, libidinous horns, snarling guitars, and perpetually rotating vocalists, this sextet has proven that the “rock ‘n roll band” has become a tired algorithm in a world where the populous is scrolling and swiping their lives away, and these six darlings invite you straight into their late night life of sequined gowns, high heels, cheap cherry lipstick and wine-drunk calamity, all mingling together in a glamorous débauché manner.

MATERIAL GIRLS will be playing SXSW next year to promote their first album to be recorded in October this year, the second single ‘Under The Sun’ will follow this first single ‘Drained’, and in the mean time you can go look for a glittering plastic dog collar to wear when they finally bring their madcap live show to your town, it might well be sooner than expected.

More about MATERIAL GIRLS:
https://soundcloud.com/materialgirlsusa
Get in touch:
https://www.iregreteverything.biz/

OKEY DOKEY – Congenial Man (Official music video)

We’re delighted to announce that Okey Dokey is joining the EXAG’ family and we’ll release their upcoming debut album “Love You, Mean It” early next year! The band new single “Congenial Man” is premiered on GoldFlake Paint

‘Congenial Man’, the latest sneak peek at Okey Dokey‘s forthcoming debut full-length Love You, Mean It, is a sweet, catchy ditty that’s two parts Tin Pan Alley pop to one part electronic music dating from the Ford administration” –Nashville Scene.

 

First single “Wavy Gravy” was premiered on  American Songwriter Magazine 
http://americansongwriter.com/…/video-premiere-okey-dokey-…/

 

New signing, Moaning Cities

We’re exaaag glad, thrilled excited, etc. to announce that our beloved Moaning Cities are joining the label’s family.

Their new album “D. Klein” will be out this September on Vinyl/CD/Dig and the band will be celebrating the release on 23th September at the Botanique, Brussels.

The Sound of Brussels: Moaning Cities : interview by BRUZZ
Their brand new single “Insomnia” out 22th June

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iTunesSpotify – …

 

MOANING CITIES IS A PSYCHEDELIC ROCK’N’ROLL BAND FORMED IN BRUSSELS IN LATE 2011 WITH AN URGE TO PLAY MUSIC TOGETHER, BLENDING BLUES ROOTS, GRITTY ROCK’N’ROLL GUITARS AND SITAR-DRIVEN PSYCHEDELIA. THE ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRIC GUITARS AND ORIENTAL INSTRUMENTS LIKE THE SITAR, SAZ OR OUDOU WAS THE NATURAL WAY TO COMBINE WESTERN AND EASTERN SOUNDS, OLD AND CONTEMPORARY INFLUENCES INTO ONE FLOW OF INSPIRATION THAT WOULD REFLECT THE CONTRASTED AND DIVERSE PERSONALITIES OF THE CITIES WE LIVE IN AND TRAVEL TO. MOANING CITIES’ MUSIC FINDS GROUND IN THE 60’S AND 70‘S: THE DOORS, VELVET UNDERGROUND, 13TH FLOOR ELEVATOR, SILVER APPLES… AND ALSO IN TODAY’S PSYCH/KRAUT/STONER SCENE: BRMC, THE BLACK ANGELS, DEAD MEADOW, GOAT, WOODEN SHJIPS, NIGHT BEATS… AND BESIDES TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM NORTH AFRICA, MIDDLE-EAST AND INDIA BRING OTHER COLORS TO SOME SITAR-DRIVEN COMPOSITIONS.