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 !

What a lovely sunny day and what best to start the week with the new music video for ‘My Thoughts’ by Leopard Skull. Watch out the amazing video animation by Triplophonic.

Taken from upcoming debut album ‘Welcome Home’ out September 27th on EXAG Records.

Thanks to Dansende Beren for premiering the music video. Read more over here

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!

MATERIAL GIRLS announce debut album “Leather”

We’re psyched to announce that we will be putting out MATERIAL GIRLS (Atlanta, GA) debut full-length LP, Leather, in Europe on July 6th (LP, DG), and Irrelevant Music in the States.

Listen to their first single “Wade Into The Creek” on:
Rumore : https://bit.ly/2wXDKAF
Indiepoprock ️: https://bit.ly/2GDL04b
Threshold Magazine : https://bit.ly/2GD2MEF
Muzikalia : https://bit.ly/2GC2HRR
Negative White : https://bit.ly/2KH6GyK

And now you can also stream “Residual Grimace” thanks to NPR Music : https://n.pr/2MBMobT

PRE ORDER “Leather” on Bone colored vinyl :
https://bit.ly/2rTE3rh

They be touring the States from July 19th to August 4th :
19.07 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 / Irrelevant Music Festival
20.07 – Charleston, SC @Tin Roof
22.07 – Washington, DC @ The Beehive
23.07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Sound Hole
24.07 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Special Without Brett Davis
26.07 – Montreal, QC @ l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
27.07 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
28.07 – Detroit, MI @ Trixie’s Bar
30.07 – Columbus, OH @ Dirty Dungarees
31.07 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
01.08 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout
02.08 – Louisville, KY @ Kaju
03.08 – Nashville, TN @ East Room
04.08 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge

PHOENICIAN DRIVE new music video and tour

We’re delighted to announce that Phoenician Drive first full-length album is coming out after summer this year, recorded by the great ‘Roo’ Laurent Eyen at Koko Studio.
Today we share the first track ‘ALMADRABA’ with this music video created, filmed and edited by visual artist Léo Lefrançois André.
Also they’re going on tour in Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy this June (check out gig dates below).

ALMADRABA TOUR’ 18
02.06 : FR, Angoulême – Chez Zi
05.06 : ES, Bueu – Nova Labranza
06.06 : PT, Lisbon –MUSICBOX LISBOA
07.06 : PT, Leiria – Texas Bar
08.06 : PT, Figueira da Foz – DRAC – Direito de Resposta Associação Cultural
09.06 : PT, Praia da Tocha – Piolho – Praia da Tocha
10.06 : PT, Porto – Woodstock 69 Rock bar
12.06 : ES, San Sebastian – Gross
14.06 : FR, Bourges – Le Nadir
15.06 : FR, Biarritz – Wheels and Waves Festival
16.06 : FR, Pay – Le pingouin alternatif
22.06 : BE, Liège – l’An Vert, Fête de la Musique
23.06 : BE, Brussels – Pacrock Festival 2018 Warm up
24.06 : BE, Fleurus – Soviet Bloem Fête de la Musique
27.06 : CH, Chaux-de-Fond – Le LAC
28.06 : IT, Firenze – TBA
29.06 : IT, Pescara – IndieRocket Festival
30.06 : IT, Cupramontara – Musica Distesa 2018

Repress of Phoenician Drive debut ep ‘Two Coins’ out now

Phoenician Drive‘s amazing repress of debut ep ‘Two Coins’ out today. Exactly 1 year ago, you had the chance to put your hands on a great translucent red vinyl which is sold out but now we’re thrilled to get this super black & white marbled vinyl for you.

You can buy it from us now : https://bit.ly/2FaJPbB

Watch live video for amazing track ‘Two Coins for the Boatman’ shooted in Paris at Supersonic : https://youtu.be/Dc-4IPUse_E

You can also stream both tracks on Spotify:
https://spoti.fi/2JyDzNt

Or buy a digital download from here:
https://phoeniciandrive.bandcamp.com/album/two-coins