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Wellington on Vinyl…..


Hidden underneath these overlays are 5 albums from Wellington bands. First person to guess them all wins a download code for one of these albums…


Vinyl is back and our new vinyl collection will be launched via a party on the afternoon of Saturday the 24th of September between 12:00 and 4:00pm. You can expect copious giveaways, informative and entertaining talks and non-stop music! More info here as well as some reviews of upcoming titles in our new collection, which includes a substantial amount of Wellington material such as…

Brothers and Sisters of the Black LagoonBrothers and sisters of the black lagoon.
Third album by the Wellington psychedelic funsters, this showcases their wide range of styles from funk to Latin to electro to prog to fuzzed-out rock, all in a broad kiwi accent. If New Zealand ever get their space programme together, this album would be the perfect soundtrack, as well as providing a handy packing list.

But We Love Our Brothers and SistersBut we love our brothers and sisters.
More amazing music from Seth Frightening, the first full length album since his 2010 debut The Prince & his Madness. His lovely eerie double-tracked vocals float above sinuous guitar lines and weird odd moments of noise and disquiet.

Time Killed The ClockTime killed the clock.
Expanded from a mini EP Dan Boobyer’s full length LP ‘Time Killed the Clock’ is full of short atmospheric tracks, with his voice multi-tracked for effect. The deliberately lo-fi recording evokes an older style of folky blues songs & singing that doesn’t seem calculated or deliberately nostalgic, just a vehicle for the type of songs he likes to sing..

Extra note:
If you’re a vinyl fan the National Library has recently changed their interloan policy to allow inter-library loaning of their vinyl records. You can now interloan many of the New Zealand & Wellington titles they have in their collection. This is what they have available (catalogued so far), but it is growing rapidly.


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