LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION – Ritual In Soho 7″

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Ritual In Soho Funky Miracle







LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION is the instrumental equivalent and side-project of our favourite French gentlemen, the fabulous GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS. This is 60s Mod/hammond-sound/Acid Jazz/Freakbeat from outta space! Fantastic jazzy organ sounds, a groovy beat, wild guitar, cool bassline and a touch of funk add up to an irresistible mixture that is the perfect soundtrack to a great 60s-dance-party!

Covered in stylish 60s artwork it perfectly matches its yellow vinyl-sibling not only musically but also visually.

The A-Side “Ritual In Soho” starts off with a cool, mystic bass and escalates into afiery hammond-explosion, leaving you with a fabulous 1960s-movie-soundtrackfeeling. The flipside of the 45, “Funky Miracle”, is indeed funky through and through and makes you wanna move instantly.

What an incredible instrumental surprise by these talented musicians! If you are into cool hammond-driven acid jazz/60s-beat/soul and like bands such as the Italian LINK QUARTET and, needless to say, THE GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS, you will certainly fall in love with LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION!!

 

LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION – The Harlem Incident 7″

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The Harlem Incident Pork Belly Burnt Ends







LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION is the instrumental equivalent and side-project of our favourite French gentlemen, the fabulous GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS. This is 60s Mod/hammond-sound/Acid Jazz/Freakbeat from outta space! Fantastic jazzy organ sounds, a groovy beat, wild guitar, cool bassline and a touch of funk add up to an irresistible mixture that is the perfect soundtrack to a great 60s-dance-party!

Covered in stylish 60s artwork it perfectly matches its blue vinyl-sibling not only musically but also visually.

Starting off with the raving A-side “The Harlem Incident”, these boys just seem to go wild on their instruments while producing a truly mindblowing sound with groovy organ, wild guitar and dynamic percussions. Yet the B-side “Pork Belly Burnt Ends” has no less to offer and will leave absolutely anyone in a funky dance-mood!

What an incredible instrumental surprise by these talented musicians! If you are into cool hammond-driven acid jazz/60s-beat/soul and like bands such as the Italian LINK QUARTET and, needless to say, THE GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS, you will certainly fall in love with LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION!!

 

TOKYO BLUES BREAKERS – Same LP

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Lead Guitar Side Guita Yardbirds Is Playing At My House London Is Burning Blues Blues In 1969 Forever Young Blues Citroen Blues Go Blues Train Go Namiki Mata Au Hi Made (Lovers & Fools) This Is Radio One
Alcohol Land 5-4-3-2-1
Sha La La

Tokyo Blues Breakers are three mad dogs that have time-warped from 1969! They break the Delta blues, 60’s Garage, Motown, Punk – because they love them! Also, they love VOX and Rickenbacker and Theremin. (But they don’t break these. Because expensive!)
These guys are what you can call the forefront of the next Japanese garage scene!
Experience wild rhythms, runaway guitars and beautiful croaky voices from beginning till end.

Alongside songs like “Lead Guitar Side Guitar” with cheeky harmonica and a cool rhythm&beat and a heavy portion of Garagepunk Japanese-style you will find incredibly catchy and highly addictive tunes like “Yardbirds Is Playing At My House” that once you’ve heard them, you’ll catch yourself humming weeks later! The trio also included a
wild cover-version of MANFRED MANN’s “5-4-3-2-1” and a lo-fi pop-punky version of the hit-song/ballad “Mata Au Hi Made” by Japanese Tom Jones KIYOHIKO OZAKI that fit in with their original songs perfectly.

So get yourselves ready for a fantastic rocking debut by some truly wild Japanese!!

 

LET’S GO’S – Heibon Cherry LP

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Heibon Cherry                    Lovesong Nightmare 
Kaiju Let's Go's                  Highball 
Traveling Girl                     Can't Sit Still Anymore! 
Leather Boots                    Teenage Monster 
Wild Thing                         I Like Your Band 
Everyday People                1,2, BOMB! 
                                    

 

Imagine a female Garage-version of THE RAMONES, then add some crazy Japanese spirit and you’ll get THE LET’S GO’s!

The Tokyo-based girly power-trio was founded in 2006 and ever since has released 3 albums on CD, a couple of 7”es, appeared on a few Japanese compilations and played numerous unforgettable liveshows and tours throughout Japan. Their next stop is a US-tour this upcoming summer and their next  goal to conquer the world! Consequently, a release on SOUNDFLAT RECORDS seemed absolutely essential!

And here it comes, their brand-new album “HEIBON CHERRY” is full of pure energy with 12 rocking tunes to go wild to! Alongside wild punk-anthems like the title-song “HEIBON CHERRY” or “Lovesong Nightmare” the girls also added songs like “Traveling Girl”, that has a slightly calmer and catchy Japanese PopPunk-melody and thereby makes the album diverse and fun at the same time!

These girls seem to have punk’n’roll in their veins, not least because the band features GUITAR WOLF Seiji’s daughter. A power-record that needs to be listened to at maximum volume and certainly shouldn’t be missing on your Garagepunk-shelf!

So, 1, 2, 3 – LET’S GO!!

 

BAD BEATS – Off The Hook LP/CD

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What You Trying To Say      Off The Hook 
Ain't No Friend Of Mine       Friday Night 
Don't Mean Nothin             Come Back Home 
Too Bad                            Gooseback Machine 
The Way It Is                    Can't Understand 
Inside Looking Out            Waiting Around To Die 

 

Garage rock is alive and well in 2019. It lives in the alleys of East Vancouver, born and bred in the traditions of the Pacific Northwest and raised on Pebbles and Nuggets. Armed with a Fender Telecaster, an Acetone organ, and a soulful frontman whose harmonica work might send Little Walter to AA, it finds many new converts and takes no prisoners. It is THE BAD BEATS.

Following on the success of 2016’s “His Vengeful Hand”, incendiary local shows and a handful of recent tour dates on the other side of the Atlantic, THE BAD BEATS serve up a dozen high-octane blasts on their second SOUNDFLAT-release, mixed in mono for your lo-fi pleasure.

Eight blistering originals complement the four covers on “Off The Hook”, including THE ROLLING STONES‘ title track and a haunting version of the TOWNES VAN ZANDT ballad “Waiting Around To Die”. The lone instrumental, “Gooseback Machine” is a straight-up driving blues jam featuring a guest aappearance by Canadian ex-pat Spencer Evoy (MFC CHICKEN) on sax.

The album fills out with a sonic barrage of three-minute garage shock morsels guaranteed to keep your head bobbing and knee jerking. Hey Hey, My My, Garage Rock Will Never Die. Or is it, My My, Hey Hey, Garage Rock is Here to Stay? Either way, long live the BAD BEATS!

 

CAYMAN KINGS – Marigold Under Scales LP

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Pink & Blue                 Workplace Wellness 
Mercy Kill                   I Wish I Had More Time
Live In My Time          Less Yarns More Barns
Gorgeous Enough        Shaming Prince
Charles' Theory          Gore & Glory 


Finally the wait is over – the brand-new album “Marigold Under Scales” by the fabulous CAYMAN KINGS is here – and what a smashing hit-album it is!

The album is released on LP (SOUNDFLAT RECORDS) and CD / Digital Download (WTPS MUSIC) and it builds on its predecessor “Suffering Chelsea Boots” nicely, while the psychedelic influence is a little more distinct than before, not just through its trippy coverartwork.

Starting off directly with the wild “Pink & Blue” with its heavy organ, fuzzy guitars and vocal harmonies, one certainly cannot deny their 60s Garage/Freakbeat-influence while the boys remain true to their fresh, unique sound that by no means sounds old-fashioned.

If it is “Gorgeous Enough” or “Workplace Wellness” with more of a wild and fast Garagepunkattitude or “Live In My Time” with a touch of folky components – you simply get addicted to these catchy tunes with striking vocals, infectious rhythm and beat, wild guitars and raving organ.

Finally “Less Yarns More Barns” and “Gore & Glory” mark the more psychedelic tunes of the record with reverb, jazzy organ, a more symphonic, experimental composition up to oriental psychedelic elements.

An incredible new album by these wild French boys, which won’t leave your record player again easily!