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Window Twins--"Thunder and Lightning" video/Beaters unreleased live track

The great No Fear of Pop was nice enough to premiere the Window Twins video for "Thunder and Lightning", and Impose Magazine had some kind words to say about them as well.  WT consists of Tim Cohen (Fresh and Onlys/Magic Trick) and Jon Bernson (Exray's/Ray's Vast Basement).  Video and info below.

“Though Tim Cohen (The Fresh & Onlys, Magic Trick) and Jon Bernson (Exray’s, Ray’s Vast Basement) have been long-time collaborators, WindowTwins is the primary outlet for their shared visions; a cyclical partnership, struck up when the animus moves both Bay Area staples. With the support of close friend and visual artist Kevin Earl Taylor, the duo advances on the strength of two distinctive voices at play in their recordings. Though the two musicians’ equally distinctive vocals have a central role, they act in tandem with meticulously orchestrated loops and potent but minimal instrumentation.

Wish is the group’s second album together and it deftly focuses the parameters…

The Men, Destruction Unit, and Tropical Popsicle tonight in LA at the Smell

Really super excited about this one.  I'm having to miss El-P and Killer Mike here in town tonight, but oh well.  This show at the Smell is gonna be a doozy.  Destruction Unit are currently on tour with the Men, and both bands are pretty excellent.  D. Unit write-up courtesy of the LA Weekly.

The Men/Destruction Unit tour
Jun 25, 2012: Santa Cruz, CA, 105 Pioneer Street
Jun 26, 2012: Los Angeles, CA, The Smell
Jun 27, 2012: Los Angeles, CA, TBD
Jun 28, 2012: Phoenix, AZ, Rythym Room
Jun 29, 2012: El Paso, TX, Lips Lounge
Jun 30, 2012: Austin, TX, Red 7

Tropical Popsicle's video for "The Tethers," directed by Stephen Schultz.

Stream Destruction Unit's Sonoran LP, released on Volar last year.

"Open Your Heart" by the Men, from their great LP on Sacred Bones of the same name

TOURS GALORE: Destruction Unit, Tropical Popsicle, Soft Riot

June's proving to be a busy month for some folks on this here label.  We've got three bands over the next few weeks embarking on some nice little tours, and we're here to tell you about 'em.

First up is Soft Riot, hitting up Europe for a week with Noi Kabat in tow.  You can the dates and info, along with a couple of videos (including a brand new one for "You Can't Please Everyone," off of the Another Drone in Your Head EP on Tundra Dubs), and plenty more info over at

DateCityVenueCountry06/10/12London The MacBethUnited KingdomAdd Time: 6:00pm.Admission: 5.Address:70 Hoxton St.Venue phone: +44 (0)20 7749 0600.Future Obscura & Sanctum Reigns Present FUTURE REIGNS FESTIVAL /// SOFT RIOT, LINEA ASPERA, NOI KABAT, A TERRIBLE SPLENDOUR + MILD PERIL /// DJs Brave Exhibitions, Reeperbahn, Chris Flatline, Christiane F, Never Come Back + Future Obscura /// PATIO BBQTour: SOFT RIOT + NOI KABÁT / June 2012 06/16/12Berlin White Trash Fast Fo…

Tropical Popsicle's "The Tethers" video and tour dates over at Impose Magazine

Tropical Popsicle's video for "The Tethers" and their West Coast tour dates (starting next Saturday!) were just posted over at Impose Magazine.  Video and tour dates below.

Tropical Popsicle's west coast tour:
16 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
17 San Francisco, CA - Vacation Vintage
19 Seattle, WA - The Funhouse
20 Portland, OR - The Slabhouse
21 Chico, CA - Origami
22 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
26 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell (FYF Presents w/ The Men, Destruction Unit)