Aarktica - Am I Demon(Video)


beautiful cover of the Danzig (yes, that Danzig) tune, 'Am I Demon?'

This and and 11 other haunters will be avaiable on the new record entitled, 'In Sea', October 27 on Silber Records.

Sharon Van Etten @Joe's Pub 9/4

The genius that is Sharon Van Etten is playing Joe's Pub Friday, September 4. If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, then you know how much we love her. You should also grab her newly released album, Because I Was In Love, out on Language Of Stone, which scored a nifty 7.7 on pitchfork. I highly recommend you check out this show. Joe's Pub has one of the best sound systems in the city. It will be amazing...no question....don't miss it.

Sharon Van Etten has a soft, strong soprano that trembles with slight vibrato in the long sustained notes. High, angelic, disembodied, without audible strain or breath, she traces out melodies, yet just when the tone seems too pure, she slips into the smallest earthy slides, the slightest Appalachian catches and yodels, an angel trying out the blues. You could imagine her as one of the 1960s’ long-lost flower children – more grounded than Vashti Bunyan, less overtly jazzy than Linda Perhacs, but in the same family. Still there’s a touch of modernity, of self-direction and self-reliance in her work that places her firmly in the here and now."
-Dusted Magazine

Meg Baird (The Baird Sisters, Espers) has been playing music with her sister Laura for as long as she can remember. The sisters were introduced to a trove of traditional material via Smithsonian Archives LPs early in life. Their natural gravitation to folk music must have been strong if they felt compelled to write to agencies associated with the Federal Government to unearth old tunes from the vaults. In preparation for Dear Companion, her first solo outing, Meg chose songs that showed signs of holding up to repeat listenings. The result a beautiful collection of melodies, some ancient, some old and some refreshingly new.

who the hell is Skypilot?

Great design and great songs yet absolutely zero information...i love it....

listen to these 2 songs and call me a liar...


go to the his/their website and grab 14 more brilliant tracks for free

Self Storage Recordings releases finally available online


LMG and it's label, Self Storage Recordings, are pleased to finally make available all of our releases through these fine online distributors. Northern Star, Darla, n5MD, and Tonevendor(sometime soon...).

Currently the Self Storage Recordings Compilation Volume 1 is sitting pretty at number 10 in Darla's best sellers. The compilation features songs from Ulrich Schnauss, Auburn Lull, Soundpool, Elika, Winterlight, The Invisible Kid, Dead Leaf Echo, Thrushes, Project Skyward, Luxa, Panda Riot, Autorotation, Le Ren, Monocle, The Soundscapes, and Ifwhen.

The comp can can also be purchased, in person, at Other Music in NYC and every release is available at Deluxa in Brooklyn.

It's currently streaming in it's entirety on last.fm.

Various Artists - Self Storage Recordings Compilation Volume 1
SSR 001

other titles available from SSR are

Luxa - Drawn To The Sea CD Single
SSR 002

By Night With Spear- Fortune EP
SSR oo3

Slow - Sealand LP
SSR 004

By Night With Spear - Cipher EP
SSR 006

Snow In Mexico - Snow In Mexico EP
SSR 007

Yuki just released an EP

Yuki is Gwynn Reitz, Rob Guernsey, Tony Reitz, and Jason Crews. Past alliances include (but are not limited to): Svetlana, Majhas, Turncoat Serenade, Lunar Event, Endive... Taking pages from Shoegaze, Dreampop, Britpop, Experimental, and Alternative music, Yuki is a poppy, jingle-jangly, band that incorporates soft male and female vocal harmonies juxtaposed with loud, crashing tones. Some of their influences include Slowdive, Low, Charlatans UK, My Bloody Valentine, The Field Mice, 14 Iced Bears, Leonard Cohen, The Jesus and Marychain, Brian Eno... They rarely leave their humble basement. They spend most of their time writing, recording, and collecting gear.

Indiana's Yuki just released their second EP on August 22nd. The title track is featured on the lastest Loveless/Seamless mix. grab it here.

Loveless/Seamless No. 6


Desertkarnival (Rua Rebuild) - Kiln
Dream About Me - The Depreciation Guild
Pony Play - Yuki
Self-Imperfectionist - Adorable
I Burn Myself On You - The Lionheart Brothers
Hazey Jane II - Nick Drake
Don't Stop - The Stone Roses
This Dark Matter - London Elektricity
Beaches and Deserts - A Guy Called Gerald
Acid Bells (Martyn's Bittersweet Mix) - Efdemin
Chinook - Loscil
Desert Nightfall - Reapxych.00
Fleeting Moment...Lost - Angelmark
From A Late Night Train - The Blue Nile

will someone tell me why Self-Imperfectionist was a fucking B-side and not a single? i mean really....


Dead Mellotron - 1993(VIDEO)


i love me some Dead Mellotron...

Mark Van Hoen @ Monkeytown, Friday, August 14th\\


Mark Van Hoen is the man, straight up. He's a legend and we're very pleased to be involved with this show at Monkeytown tomorrow night. Don't know who he is? He's a founding member of the highly influential band Seefeel. He formed the underated and sadly over looked band Scala (which was essentially Seefeel sans Mark Clifford). He's put out some amazing records in his own right, as Locust and Mark Van Hoen. He produced Out Of Tune, Excuses for Travelers, and Spoon and Rafter by Mojave 3. He produced both albums for Emma Anderson's post Lush outfit, Sing-Sing. And that's just the tip of the iceburg....

His new record is due early next year.

also on the bill are LMG favorites Dead Leaf Echo and Luxa.

this is going to be a solid night.

we hope you can join us for what will surely be an amazing show.

Bonus Tracks (via the MVH website) from the brilliant Locust album, Morning Light.
The Daydream Girl From Sea Land
Touched on Every Side

more free tracks here


Came across this yesterday on the old shoegaze forum, now a haven for self promotion and pseudo elitists. These guys caught my ear though. Big sound but a nice mellow vibe and good understanding of space. a very Slowdive/Mojave 3 feel without ripping them off too hard. find out for yourself at their myspace page...here.

Menkena is also playing in Dallas at The Prophet Bar on Friday, August 21st. check them out if you get the chance.

LMG Exclusive - Luxa MP3 Mix


A Mix by Andy Durutti of Luxa

I Believe - Jai.mp3
I Think Of You - Ivy.mp3
Elevator Love Letter - Stars.mp3
The Trees - Pulp.mp3
Dont Destroy Me - Golden.mp3
Spanish Heart(Featuring Bernard Sumner) - 808 State.mp3
Touched On Every Side - Locust.mp3
No Ordinary Morning - Chicane.mp3
SPC ECO - So Special.mp3
Always On - Zaza.mp3
Kinky Love - Pale Saints.mp3
Golden Heart Of The Year - ESP Summer.mp3
You Already Know - Swing Out Sister.mp3
Reason I Feel Like An Alien - Twenty Four Hours.mp3

Mark Burgess (The Chameleons) at The Bellhouse 8/10

Mark will be performing with a full band and performing Chameleons songs.
There's a wonderful - if apocryphal - story about the major-label A&R team that was dispatched to Manchester in the 1980s with instructions to sign the band that was making enormous waves in the north-west. The industry bods took one listen to the sounds at the Hacienda, and Geffen signed the Chameleons. The story goes that it wasn't until much later that someone told them they'd actually been sent to secure the Stone Roses.

The tale underlines the peculiar seductiveness of four lads from Middleton, Manchester, who should have shook the world. Sadly, just when they were on the verge of massive US success, they split in 1987 after the death of manager Tony Fletcher.

The oddest thing about the Chameleons' comeback is that they've carried on exactly where they left off, with their devoted fanbase still intact (the Verve and the Gallaghers reputedly among its members) and new album Why Call It Anything? picking up their trademark sound as if it were something they'd left in the garage.

In the old days, their elemental anthems came from somewhere deeper than a record company balance sheet, and this hasn't changed. When singer Mark Burgess loses himself in the still awesome Soul in Isolation, you wonder what on earth went on in those mysterious lost years.

The gig has an eeriness that makes for an untypical but thoroughly hypnotic two hours. In a low-key warm-up for their Manchester homecoming, the band mostly ditch the rockier numbers in favour of a stream of introspective songs. Of the old, the heroin-haunted Caution (from 1987's Strange Times, their sole work for Geffen) is particularly stunning. But the newer songs, with Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding's interlocking guitars at their telepathic best, have a positivity to match their melodies. Anyone Alive? stands defiant in the face of Dubya Bush, while Miracles and Wonders sees toaster/ percussionist Kwasi Asante step on stage for a beautiful and optimistic reggae lilt.

The Chameleons may have missed the commercial boat in 1987, but they have still made a fascinating voyage.

Panda Riot on tour...

Panda Riot are on tour this month. make sure you check them out....

Saturday, July 25th St. Louis, MO, The Firebird


Wednesday, August 5th Cincinnati, OHWOXY Radio live radio set


Wednesday, August 5th Chicago, ILBroadcast of our Live set on WLUW


Thursday, August 6th Pittsburgh, PAKopec’s bar w/ Aydin


Friday, August 7th NYC Pete’s Candy Store


Saturday, August 8th TBA

Sunday, August 9th Philadelphia, PAThe M room


Monday, August 10th College Park, MA The House of Awesome Times


Wednesday, August 12th Chapel Hill, NC Reservoir w/Minor Stars


Thursday, August 13th Athens, GA Caledonia Lounge


Friday to Sun, August 14th-16th Gainesville, FL Pop Mayhem Festival

we are playing @ the Atlantic on August 15th.


Saturday, August 22nd Chicago, ILPanda vs. Panda (loft show)


Saturday, September 19th live on WNUR


Wednesday Oct. 14th Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle, w/ School of Seven Bells