We've opened up the Lauren Records Record Club for another round of subscribers! This is a way to support the label and bands by buying all their records coming out for cheap! We've got Wild Animals and Sun Valley Gun Club LPs coming soon. A 7" featuring members from all the twinkle bands you used to love as well as some heavy hitting emo reissues.
The club is $100 + $50 shipping. And it gets you the next 10 records we release. 10 LPs / 2 7"s = 1LP - Every record will ship early + you'll have dibs on the rarest variants we press. - Ships per release for US subscribers and every 3 releases for international. - You'll receive a free exclusive t-shirt - First 20 subscribers will also receive a free LLRC enamel pin
I promise we will also include loads of other free stuff, records we have here running low or that I only have a copy of and don't want to add to the store. It's worth it! It's fun, easy, and it helps me and the bands out so much.
Last year Fishboy released "Art Guards" and just put up a new music video for "Art Guard"! Check it out here and if you do want to pick up a copy of the LP there are only around 10 left, so do it soon!
Do yourself a favor and check out WILD ANIMALS and their upcoming album THE HOAX (out April 27th). This band is great. Has all the best qualities of Jawbreaker, Sugar and Dillinger Four. They shared an awesome new music video today. Check it out here!
Madrid's playful pop punk band Wild Animals shared their new single "Science-Fiction" over on NPR. Their new album "The Hoax" will be out April 27th.
"Wild Animals must have fans all over the world. No less than seven record labels spread across the U.S., Spain, Italy, Chile and Japan are co-releasing The Hoax; a lot of people really want you to hear the Madrid trio's new album, which recalls Superchunk's crunchy pop-punk and Bob Mould's triumphant, post-Hüsker Dü jangle with Sugar. But where Wild Animals' debut kept everything fast and distorted, these new songs punch out raucous melodies like boxing gloves made from marshmallows.
"Science-Fiction," the album's first single, is a solid case in point. At once nostalgic for technology of yesteryear that brought quiet nerds together ("We spent our time in the arcade / Our second home back in sixth grade / Playing Tetris, Double Dragon / But Street Fighter was our favorite one") and critical of modern convenience that keeps us at arm's length, it's a power-pop song with fuzzy power chords, ringing guitar riffs and a big dang heart." - NPR
"Science-Fiction" is available now on all digital outlets, including Spotify.
Lauren Records is turning 7 years old this month and to celebrate it's evolution we are taking 20% your orders for the rest of the month. We will also be giving away our iconic Animorphs tshirt with every order over $30. If that's not enough, we made some cool bundles where you can pick out of any Lauren Records releases that are still in stock and get them bundled up for cheap! Take a browse!
Closer is a 3-piece melodic hardcore band from Brooklyn whose members also all play in Real Life Buildings, who we did a record with earlier this year!
It’s amazing how much stuff you can fit in a great hardcore song. “Gift Shop,” the first thing we’ve heard from the new New York band Closer, has rushing, expressionistic black metal grandeur. It has twinkly, evocative Explosions In The Sky-esque guitar-chimes. It has enough time-signature switch-ups to leave your brain reeling. It has at least one moment where the rhythm section clicks into warlike lockstep and just conquers. And it has a feverish, committed performance from singer Ryann Slauson, who puts her entire soul into her brooding, raging, larynx-destroying wail. “Gift Shop” is two and a half minutes long, but it feels like an epic. And it also feels like the beginning of something. –Tom (Stereogum)