Our favorite lo-fi punk pop/power pop/whatever band SUR-RUR has a new compilation of studio outtakes from 2006-2021. No 2nd class b-sides here, all killers that should have been on the albums but for some reason didn’t make it. Now finally available. Check out the single “Big Picture” and order the LP from our webstore.
Author: Mikko Heikkonen
LOINS : s/t 12″ ep out in March
Loins is a newish trio from Helsinki run by dudes with massive experience on loud, nasty and angular noise rock. We’re happy to put out the band’s debut 6-track ep on March 31st with help from Kaos Kontrol and Permafrost from France. Check out the band’s Bandcamp
and pre order the ep here.
Some massive releases coming out this year! Help us by ordering stuff from our webstore.
J. A. Mäki “Syys” cd/tape and new Sur-Rur cd/2LP both out on March 18th
Exciting news: both the new J. A. Mäki solo album “Syys” and Sur-Rur’s lengthy “Entisyydestämmekinköhän” will be out on March 18th. Both titles are up for pre-orders now in our webstore. Check out the latest singles below:
Keuhkot and Pelkkä Väliviiva LPs are out – New Sur-Rur and J.A. Mäki albums in the works
Busy busy autumn, the Keuhkot cd/lp was postponed a couple times and the Pelkkä Väliviiva LP by several months.. Got a couple new releases in the works: Sur-Rur‘s 8th album “Entisyydestämmekinköhän” (2lp/cd) and J.A. Mäki‘s 2nd solo album, both will be out in spring 2022. Till then, keep ordering those latest releases. Check out Sur-Rur’s first single off the album:
Keuhkot return with a new album on If Society.
The legendary one-man band Keuhkot return from 10 year hiatus with a powerful new album and join the If Society forces. “Jatketaan universumia” cd / lp / digital is a weird mix of lo-fi electronics, postpunk, “fake-jazz” and “arabic rock”. Old fans will be happy with Kake Puhuu ranting about the miseries of work life, consumerism, bugs, godhead, trying to live on the edge of society as a free artist etc. Check “Oraskuu” on Youtube. The vinyl comes with a download coupon that gives you a bonus alternate version of the track “Käsikirjoitus”, performed by Pentti Dassum and Keuhkot. Pre-order now: release date September 24th. Also check out the t-shirt with the legendary Keuhkot logo.
Pelkkä Väliviiva LP out on July 16th
The 3rd LP by Pelkkä Väliviiva is an intimate trip into the mind of Ville Vuorenmaa, singer/guitarist of Sur-Rur. Poetic stories about life around him demand some concentration from the listener but are worth it. Check out “Kävelen sunnuntaina ulkona” here. Pre-order now – out on July 16th. Split release w/ Joteskii Groteskii.
New albums by Seksihullut and Taste – out on Oct 23rd
Hope everyone’s doing well in the middle of all this madness..! Got heaps of stuff coming out this year even no-one’s playing shows these days. TASTE is a super group from Helsinki with members from tons of other bands, but unlike their punk/hc/indie projects Taste is an explosion of 80’s/90’s noiserock. Dig Brainbombs, Flipper or maybe Scratch Acid? You’ll dig TASTE. Check out “Stay-At-Home Loser”. Order from our webstore. OUT ON OCT 23rd.
“Vain unessa kärsimys loppuu” is the 4th and the most versatile album by Finland’s finest SEKSIHULLUT. Jyrki Nissinen’s absurd lyrics about everyday observations mixed with Sirpa’s awesome deep voice, three-chord punk rock, psychedelia and pop sensitivity. Check out the single “Hei paska.” Cd and tape out on If Society, vinyl out on Joteskii Groteskii. Order all formats from our webstore. OUT ON OCT 23rd.
Silver Falcons – s/t LP out on June 12th
Silver Falcons are a rather new four-piece from Helsinki with sounds reminding us from our fave late 80s/early 90s Sonic Youth, Pavement, Polvo and Unwound albums – warm and screeching fuzz guitars, some mathy noiserock beats and thunder-like walls of feedback. 180g vinyl out on June 12th w/ download. Check out the single “Zagreb 89” here and pre-order the album in our shop.
New RADIOPUHELIMET album out in February 2020.
Check out the first taster off the 15th Radiopuhelimet album, “Kosminen tiedottomuus” due out on February 14th 2020:
“Jeesus Kristus ja ateisti”
Pre-order is up on our webstore.
Been so busy this past first half of 2019 with releases, gigs, tours and booking stuff that here’s a late catch-up and what’s coming next.
Out in spring 2019:
J. A. Mäki & AAVAA CD and tape.
FUN : Death Star LP.
Coming up next: new album by Radiopuhelimet in late 2019/early 2020.
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Everyone asking If Society to release your new album: we pretty much know what’s going to happen over the next 6-12 months so there’s very little chance that you’d be on the list, sorry. You can do-it-yourself.