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2018 Recap

We all know 2018 was something else, but at least we have music to assuage the pains and anxieties of our current moment. Since we put out 16 records this year, not including a healthy dose of reissues, we wanted to recap it all for you in as succinct a manner as possible.

If life is too hectic, throw on the sampler and see what strikes your fascinations. Stylistically, our year covered a lot of ground, so if none of the names below ring familiar to you, it's a great collection to get yourself acquainted with this year's repertoire, and our roster in general.

As always, thank you for listening and thank you for supporting our label and the artists we work with.


2018 Sampler

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recommended for the musically curious

what to expect: an eclectic, hand-picked selection of songs from each one of our 2018 titles


Ratboys - GL

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recommended if you like: Soccer Mommy, Diet Cig, Hop Along, Big Thief, Andy Shauf

what to expect: indie rock embellished with country charm and twang


Giraffes? Giraffes! - Memory Lame

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recommended if you like: Hella, Tera Melos, LITE, Don Caballero, Battles

what to expect: hectic, scatterbrained math-rock bursting with psychedelic tendencies and unforeseeable turns


Gulfer - Dog Bless

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recommended if you like: Bear Vs. Shark, Cap’n Jazz, Crash of Rhinos, Algernon Cadwallader, Tiny Moving Parts

what to expect: raucous anthems that exude punkish quintessence through crafty, inventive songwriting


Thanya Iyer - Do You Dream? Mixtape

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recommended if you like: Lomelda, Emily Yacina, Helena Deland, Bernice

what to expect: eclectic intersections of indie pop, electronic, and jazz which weave peculiarly gorgeous stories


Queen of Jeans - Dig Yourself
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recommended if you like: Warpaint, SALES, Jay Som, The Duke Spirit, The Ronettes

what to expect: elegantly retrofitted indie pop with ethereally layered vocals


Clearance - At Your Leisure

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recommended if you like: Pavement, Guided by Voices, Parquet Courts, Nap Eyes, Ought, Yo La Tengo, The Feelies, REM, Wire, The Kinks

what to expect: jangly indie rock fronted by reflective sprechgesang, rounded at the edges with clever pop songwriting


tricot - potage / On the boom
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recommended if you like: Cibo Matto, Marnie Stern, TTNG, Metric

what to expect: a satisfying quick fix featuring two of the band’s more poppier songs to date


Pema - Bad Habits
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recommended if you like: Nadine, Alex Napping, Men I Trust, Half Waif

what to expect: electronic pop that shimmers with unique production and enchanting vocals


gobbinjr - ocala wick
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recommended if you like: The Blow, Mirah, Of Montreal, Snail Mail, IAN SWEET, Adult Mom

what to expect: upbeat and whimsical indie pop built on earwormy, hazy melodies


mouse on the keys - tres
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recommended if you like: CHON, Cornelius, toe, Tortoise, The Mercury Program

what to expect: unpredictable, beautiful, and solemn compositions that pry open and rearrange the seams of jazz


El Ten Eleven - Banker's Hill
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recommended if you like: Tycho, The Album Leaf, Battles, The Mercury Program, Lymbyc Systym

what to expect: driving yet meditative post-rock with curious and explorative guitar looping


Another Michael - Land
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recommended if you like: Stephen Steinbrink, Jodi, Friendship, Russel the Leaf

what to expect: subdued indie pop with infectious vocals and crispy production



toe - Our Latest Number

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recommended if you like: The Album Leaf, The Mercury Program, Pele, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Mono, Don Caballero, Battles

what to expect: toe, but on the more restrained, introspective end of their wildly broad spectrum


Doe - Grow into It

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recommended if you like: The Breeders, Rozwell Kid, Weezer, Speedy Ortiz, The Sidekicks, Charly Bliss, Swearin’, Great Grandpa, Hatchie

what to expect: assertive indie rock hooks and riffs that brim with crunchy tact


LITE - Blizzard

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recommended if you like: Tera Melos, Hella, Pele, Don Caballero, Battles, mouse on the keys

what to expect: the classic, tight noodling and controlled explosiveness that this band is all about


Elephant Gym - Underwater

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recommended if you like: American Football, toe, tricot, Chon, TTNG, Yvette Young

what to expect: deft and immersive math-rock featuring a host of international vocalists

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New Music from Elephant Gym, Annual Label Sampler & Holiday Sale

Greetings! It is about that time, people. We've got a few deals going to help you with your holiday shopping (much more on that below). Now's probably also a good time to recap you on what we've put out this year, incase you've missed anything. We've also got Elephant Gym's new album Underwater available for purchase—details on all of that below.

This year's been awesome—I'm so psyched on the diverse titles and exciting group of artists we've gotten to partner with in 2018. For a quick glimpse of everything we had our hands in this year check out our discography page, or just peep our label sampler that features a track from every artist we released music for in 2018:

Oh yeah, the sale!

  • Take 20% everything in our shop with the code HOUSEKEEPING (excludes pre-order items)
  • Take an additional 15% off everything in our sale section (prices already marked down)
  • Our Bandcamp subscription is temporarily lowered to just $6 a month—get everything we release instantly digitally delivered to you, plus bonus downloads and behind-the-scenes updates all while supporting us and our roster in an ongoing, sustainable way!
  • we've re-stocked crewnecks, beanies, hats and shirts
  • For every $50 you spend in our shop, get a free random test press with your order
  • All digital items on our Bandcamp are 50% off (use the code HOUSEKEEPING)
  • Lastly, if you're shopping for someone and not sure what to get them, we have gift cards

A few notes and clarifications: The 50% off Bandcamp code *will* work on physical merch. We won't honor that though. Please do not try to buy physical merch with this code—YOU WILL BE REFUNDED and we will cancel your order if you do this. It is intended for digital items only. Thanks!

To redeem your free test press for every $50 spent, you must add this item to your cart.

In other news, you can finally listen to the new Elephant Gym album Underwater! It'll be on streaming platforms December 7th, but until then, you can stream or download it from Bandcamp (psst you'd already have it if you were subscribed!) or simply add it to your cart here on our shop.

That's it for now—thanks so much for your continued interest and support! <3

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tricot // "potage" music video premiere

Check out tricot's new music video for "potage" that premiered today on NPR! This song is from their upcoming double A-sided 7" that also features the song "On the bloom" and is available for pre-order now. Their stunning new video displays a brilliantly colorful and painted set, pairing beautifully with their unique sound.


You also do not want to miss their energetic performance on their current US tour with CHON, Polyphia, and TTNG!

Be sure to not miss these badass musicians when they come to your city ~

  • 5/24 - La Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
  • 5/25 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
  • 5/26 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
  • 5/27 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
  • 5/29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
  • 5/30 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
  • 5/31 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
  • 6/01 - Atlanta, GA @ The masquerade
  • 6/02 - Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor
  • 6/03 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • 6/05 - Charlotte, NC @ Underground
  • 6/06 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
  • 6/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
  • 6/08 - New York City, NY @ Playstation Theater
  • 6/09 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
  • 6/12 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
  • 6/13 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
  • 6/14 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • 6/15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
  • 6/16 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
  • 6/17 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
  • 6/19 - Salt Lake CIty, UT @ Complex
  • 6/21 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
  • 6/22 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
  • 6/23 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
  • 6/24 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

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tricot // 'potage / on the Boom' 7"

We get to bring you more tricot! We love this band and are so excited to be releasing their upcoming 7" titled potage / On the boom. We were lucky enough to work with them on their album 3 last May, and after recently announcing that we'll be bringing their releases T H E + A N D to North America on vinyl for the first time, we still felt the need for more. Once you hear these ladies, you will, too! Sign up here to be notified when potage / On the boom pre-orders go live!

Also, make sure to grab tickets for their upcoming tour with Chon! More info here.

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tricot // Tour with Chon

Get psyched friends, your favorite math-rock powerhouse, tricot, are coming to the states to get real weird in each and every one of your major cities this summer! They will be teaming up with Chon, Polyphia, and TTNG for an absolutely stacked tour called Super Chon Bros Tour 2, which will go on for one complete month from the end of May to the end of June. Make sure to check out the below dates and if you see your semi-local sound space on the list, snag some tickets here! You're definitely not gonna want to miss these bands shred it up on stage.

If you didn't know or still haven't purchased yet, we recently announced that we will be putting out tricot's releases A N D and T H E in the United States for the first time this April! Make sure to snag a preorder of either of those, or indulge in a good ol' bundle pack to sport these mesmerizing musicians via this link!

  • 5/24 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
  • 5/25 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
  • 5/26 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
  • 5/27 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
  • 5/29 - Dallas, Tx @ House of Blues
  • 5/30 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
  • 5/31 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
  • 6/01 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
  • 6/02 - Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor
  • 6/03 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • 6/05 - Charlotte, NC @ Underground
  • 6/06 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
  • 6/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
  • 6/08 - New York City, NY @ Playstation Theater
  • 6/09 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
  • 6/12 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
  • 6/13 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew's Hall
  • 6/14 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • 6/15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
  • 6/16 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
  • 6/17 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
  • 6/19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
  • 6/21 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
  • 6/22 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
  • 6/23 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
  • 6/24 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
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    tricot // T H E + A N D on Vinyl

    Exciting news everyone! We're putting out not one, but TWO tricot releases this year! These albums have never been released in the North America, and we think it's about time you all get your hands on them! We will be releasing both T H E, tricot's first full release, which came out in 2013, as well as A N D, tricot's second release, which came out back in 2015.

    In May of last year, we released with tricot the album 3, which had great reception from you all! If you haven't checked out that album, listen here. tricot has a truly inspirational sound-- a blend of native Japanese vocals, jazzy instrumental breaks, and an overall layer of post-punk sound. If you're a math-rock head, believe us, they've got the whole genre covered.

    We are beyond excited to be able to get these releases in all of your hands. Pre-orders are available now.

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    End of Year Sale!

    What a year it's been for us all! With releases from Heat, mouse on the keys, Slingshot Dakota, Del Paxton, tricot, Ratboys, Us and Us Only, Colossal, People Like You, Queen Moo, Prawn, Wild Ones, Gingerlys, No Vacation, and one surprise record coming out this Friday, we couldn't be more proud to be a label that represents such talented artists. Through the remainder of the year, all 2017 releases will be 17% off on both US and UK stores.

    US holiday shipping deadlines (to arrive by Dec 24) –

    • USPS media mail: December 14
    • USPS 1st Class: December 19
    • USPS Priority: December 20

    Want a general recap of what we've put out this year + cassette series + some sneaky hints? Check out these Bandcamp / Apple Music / Spotify playlists we made.

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    tricot // Listen to New Album Premiered by Noisey

    Listen to tricot's new album, 3 — a stunning display of virtuosity, innovation and energy. Noisey calls them the "greatest trio on Earth to date," and we can't argue with that.

    "On 3, tricot demonstrate a unique vision of rock as a utopian playground, intellectualized but not soulless." - Noisey

    Buy/stream the album from your favorite spots for online music below.


    Tour Dates

    Aug. 18 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans

    Aug. 19 - Bristol, UK @ ArcTangent Festival

    Aug. 21 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

    Aug. 22 - Leicester, UK @ Firebug

    Aug. 25 - London, UK @ Bush Hall

    Aug. 27 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin

    Aug. 29 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach

    Aug. 30 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House

    Sept. 1 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners

    Sept. 2 - Paris, France @ Batofar

    Sept. 3 - Haarlem (Amsterdam), Netherlands @ Patronaat

    Sept. 5 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Underdogs Ballroom

    Sept. 7 - Nurnberg, Germany @ K4 Musikverein

    Sept. 8 - St Galen, Switzerland @ Grabenhalle

    Sept. 9 - Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK

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    tricot // The Fader Premieres Music Video for 'Melon Soda'

    The Fader calls tricot's music video for their new single, Melon Soda, "completely hypnotizing." Agreed.

    About the hypnotizing concept, the band says, "'Even if you go backwards, time does not unwind so you can only move forward. It has popped and disappeared like sweet melon soda.'"

    "The clip unfolds in reverse, but lead vocalist Ikkyu Nakajimaand's singing is still perfectly synced. It's pretty, and also kind of a mindfuck." - The Fader

    The song is from tricot's upcoming album, 3, which we'll be releasing in just one week from today on Wednesday, May 17. Until then, pre-orders are available on our website if you want to reserve your copy!


    Tour Dates

    18.08.17 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans

    19.08.17 - Bristol, UK @ ArcTangent Festival

    21.08.17 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

    22.08.17 - Leicester, UK @ Firebug

    25.08.17 - London, UK @ Bush Hall

    27.08.17 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin

    29.08.17 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach

    30.08.17 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House

    01.09.17 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners

    02.09.17 - Paris, France @ Batofar

    03.09.17 - Haarlem (Amsterdam), Netherlands @ Patronaat

    05.09.17 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Underdogs Ballroom

    07.09.17 - Nurnberg, Germany @ K4 Musikverein

    08.09.17 - St Galen, Switzerland @ Grabenhalle

    09.09.17 - Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK

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