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The K Records Thread

Post by darvé » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:04 pm

In the words Urusei Yatsura's Pow R Ball -
he’s the greatest dancer
in the USA
he’s got a toy tiger
and he fucks shit up all day
yeah it’s really cool
yeah it’s really hip

he lives in the northwest
by the capitol lake
he’s got his own label
and it starts with a k
yeah it’s really cool
and it’s really hip
K records then, it's bloody great - Beat Happening, AGSFB, Tender Trap, Spider and the Webs, The Blow, so many good bands.

Lets talk about them all here.

Over to you Andy...

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Post by Anonymous » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:17 pm

I know you, dude, I know who you are

see also: Little Wings; Jason Anderson/Wolf Colonel; Dub Narcotic Sound System; Old Time Relijun; Kicking Giant; C.O.C.O.; Tender Forever...

the new Saturday Looks Good To Me

the new Maher Shalal Hash Baz

I think the documentary 'Shield Around The K' has been released on DVD in the UK now

it's pretty good (and quite old now) and very informative about the background to K as a label

Calvin wears a nice green and brown shirt cardigan pants combo in it

there's some choice footage from the IPU on it too

um, K have been defying the corporate ogre for nearly 25 years now (that's a guess but it's about that)

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Post by darvé » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:27 am

25 years, thats a mighty long time to be defying the corporate ogre. God Bless Calvin

I've never seen the documentary, but yeah, a quick scout round this here internet seems to suggest its readily available, i'm buying that, right now, comments to follow next week sometime.

I think Little Wings is touring the UK in December, i've only got the one song on the invisible shield sampler, but 2 months to pick up some more in time for the show.

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Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:40 pm

oh man, there's some beauties out there... I'd recommend, if my recommendations are worth anything, 'magic wand'; 'light green leaves' and 'wonderue'

I have to go see kyle field if he plays over here

that'll be practically transcendental, f'shaw

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Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:29 pm

three favourite little wings songs:

'shredder sequel' from 'wonderue'

'sing wide' from 'magic wand'

'light green leaves' from 'light green leaves'
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Post by darvé » Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:50 pm

Andy, you're a diamond, an absolute diamond.. downloading as i type..

The London gig is 03 Dec, post indie tracks/pre ATP, at the Luminaire, i shall make my decision, tomorrow probably.

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Post by peechee » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:53 pm

New Woelv LP on the way. Gotta be happy about that.

I also just noticed i had missed the release of the Watery Graves of Portland/Genevieve Castree album. That's on Marriage, but it's all K related, so there.

There's some spending to be done, come Monday.

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Post by Anonymous » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:40 pm

K News Oct. 16, 2007

Saturday Looks Good to Me!
Ypsilanti, Mi. is the point of origin for Saturday Looks Good to Me; they have since toured the U.S. and the world, but Ypsilanti will always be "home". We here at K are happy to be the point of origin for the new Saturday Looks Good to Me album, Fill Up the Room [KLP182], due out in store across the land next Tuesday. The good news is that the K Mail Order Dept. has it available now, today, immediately! It is on both LP and CD, and all new K albums are available in MP3 format for only $6.99! Saturday Looks Good to Me are in New York City this week to play a few shows and then will head out for a U.S. tour next week. For a complete list of their shows, visit the Shows page.

Old Time Relijun! and new Recordings by Arrington de Dionyso
The new Old Time Relijun album Catharsis in Chrisis [KLP184] has been on the streets for a couple weeks now, but the combo themselves have not just been lollygaging about, patting themselves on the back over having recorded such a masterpiece. They are out there in the world, playing up a storm. Tonight they play Halifax, Nova Scotia; tomorrow it is Williamsburg, N.Y. A complete list of their shows are available at the Shows page. The K Mail Order Dept. has acquired copies of an unusual new album that lead warbler Arrington de Dionyso recorded recently with Nusch Werchowka in Rennes, France called Trucs de Psichomagie. Arrington sings and plays bass clarinet. These recordings are one side of an LP: the other side is filled by the recordings of Rozasia from Toronto, Ont., titled Relax Like a Man. Get it while you can!

The Blow! New 45
Everyone loves The Blow! Why, just the other day David Byrne wrote about how much he enjoyed seeing The Blow at her N.Y. show (you can read his journal here, scroll down to the Oct. 5 entry). The fine folks at Tomlab in Germany have released a 45 of the song "Parentheses" from the Paper Television [KLP178] album. It includes two remixes, one by DAT Politics and one by Rory Phillips, plus the previously unreleased song "Get Around", all on a 7" 45 rpm record! Of course, it is available from the kind folks at the K Mail Order Dept.

Modest Mouse Vinyl Is Here!
The K Mail Order Dept. has received many requests in the last few months for Modest Mouse on vinyl. Well, such requests have not fallen on deaf ears. Today a big shipment of Sad Sappy Sucker LPs arrived and are available now! Dunt know how long they will last...

New Albums You Will want to Hear!
Softboiled Eggies Egg Soldiers LP (Tiny Creatures) From Los Angeles, Ca. come the Softboiled Eggies. By day and night they operate organizations like the Tiny Creatures gallery and Part Time Punks disco; by night and day they create the Softboiled Eggies musical concoctions. This album is a record of such magical potions.

Lipa Kodi Ya City Council LP (Mississippi Records)
Another compilation of obscure pop, highlife, juju and choral music recorded throughout Africa between 1967 and 1972

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Post by darvé » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:54 pm

davo wrote: I've never seen the documentary, but yeah, a quick scout round this here internet seems to suggest its readily available, i'm buying that, right now, comments to follow next week sometime.
I just got this in the post tonight, i was beginning to think it had fallen victim to the postal strike, thats tonight sorted though!

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Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:58 pm

little wings are touring in december, i was asked to do a show but they wanted a bigger guarantee than the blow, and khaela was more than enough of a diva to deal with, and a much bigger artist to request/ensure meeting such a fee, so i had to say no. shame tho, id have loved to see kyle do his thing live.

my favourite new k records artefact was a present from my fabulous friend nicola, who at the blow show last week, presented me with an original cassette release of everyday examples by the blow under the prevoius moniker, get the hell out of the way of the volcano, and its all hand coloured in, and now signed by khaela. so pretty.

looking forward to hearing slgtm, altho the last album was a bit hit and miss. i still tend to skip quite a few songs.
i said OK! the wind said no

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Post by humblebee » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:10 pm

caramarydaisy wrote:and khaela was more than enough of a diva to deal with
Heh heh. Are we allowed to mention any of that stuff?

You know what they say about meeting your heroes...

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Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:12 pm

humblebee wrote:
caramarydaisy wrote:and khaela was more than enough of a diva to deal with
Heh heh. Are we allowed to mention any of that stuff?

You know what they say about meeting your heroes...
yeah, quite. stupid heroes :(
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Post by darvé » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:46 pm

humblebee wrote:
caramarydaisy wrote:and khaela was more than enough of a diva to deal with
Heh heh. Are we allowed to mention any of that stuff?

You know what they say about meeting your heroes...
What happened then? I thought when she came over in April she seemed quite engaging, although i didn't speak to her of course.

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Post by caramarydaisy » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:20 pm

davo wrote:
humblebee wrote: Heh heh. Are we allowed to mention any of that stuff?

You know what they say about meeting your heroes...
What happened then? I thought when she came over in April she seemed quite engaging, although i didn't speak to her of course.
i saw her in april too, and her live performance was definitely engaging sure.. its not really worth going into the other stuff, i think she was just tired, but still the lo fi indiepop diana ross, as nicola quite amusingly put ;)
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Post by darvé » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:17 pm

Linus wrote:
I think the documentary 'Shield Around The K' has been released on DVD in the UK now

it's pretty good (and quite old now) and very informative about the background to K as a label

Calvin wears a nice green and brown shirt cardigan pants combo in it

there's some choice footage from the IPU on it too
Watched it..

I find Jean Smith strangely scarey, but i've never clicked with Mecca Normal anyway

Brett had/has a fantastic beard

Lois Maffeo is waaaaaaay cute

The IPU footage is wonderful, i was just born on the wrong side of the world.

That Calvin fella', he's bloody great

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Re: The K Records Thread

Post by linus » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:25 am

Really digging the Hornet Leg 'Ribbon of Fear' LP on K

Image

Hornet Leg is Chris Sutton (from C.O.C.O, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Spider & The Webs, Nudity and about a dozen others) and chums

'Ribbon of Fear' is kinda' garagey, stripped down, no messing, all messy, fire in the hold-type rhythm and roll, it's pretty irresistible to these old ears

From the K site...
Hornet Leg: bio

Hello! My name is Chris Sutton and six years ago I started a band called Hornet Leg. This project started as a little 4 track project in my bedroom that has flowered into a full fledged atom bomb that I have come to fall in love with. The original idea was that I wanted to form a band that could play at anytime, anywhere, and at any moment. In the past, Hornet Leg has been a solo acoustic guitar project, and electro dance project, a crushing two person art noise assault, a melancholy pop outfit, a fleeting four track compilation, and as of late a 3 man punk-blues powerhouse. Hornet Leg's first releases were CD's and cassingles of some of my late night scrawl in between C.O.C.O. and Dub Narcotic Sound System Tours. With the help of some highly influential and supportive friends the dusty drum machine became an acoustic guitar and I began to craft "songs" that served as a documentation of my recovery from an unfortunate van accident 5 years ago. Enter homies Claudia Meza and Joel Brazzel, who provided a punk-demonic lift to the proceedings and months of high powered performances followed and enlightened concert goers. This era in Hornet Leg was highlighted by a series of dark-tinged rock n' roll recordings that came to be called the Blood Trilogy and was released by K records last year. Currently, the line-up consists of fellow music afficionados Robert Comitz on drums and ace musician Bob Desaulniers on bass guitar. With the brand new energy comes brand new textures and directions and the music spectrum now stretches between all out fury, contemplative power pop, and somber cries for redemption via acappella. The shows are raw, fun, well received, and plentiful. A forthcoming new album will attempt to capture all of the magic and I hope to share this beautiful experience with all of you.

Artist's Website:http://www.myspace.com/hornetleg

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The Shield Around the K hosted at Pitchfork for one week!

Post by Sasha » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:40 pm

http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/episode/2527- ... nd-the-k/1

I'm not sure if this is the right section or if you guys have already seen it, but it's super rare and definitely worth checking out.

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Re: The K Records Thread

Post by timahall » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:09 pm

Sasha wrote:...it's super rare...
Sorry to be pedantic but it's readily available on DVD and not rare in the slightest!

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Re: The K Records Thread

Post by Sasha » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:03 am

timahall wrote:
Sasha wrote:...it's super rare...
Sorry to be pedantic but it's readily available on DVD and not rare in the slightest!
Well... I feel stupid.

But now it's free!

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Re: The K Records Thread

Post by linus » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:17 am

tae won yu interview here: http://afogofideas.blogspot.com/2010/06 ... on-yu.html

tae was one half of kicking giant and with pat castaldo designed sleeve art and more for k

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