Saturday, September 6, 2008

I'm In A Temporary Residence

Temporary Residence is one heck of a record label. Musically, they're all over the place in every sense of the word. From heavy as fuck sludge rock to DFA endorsed remixes, the label covers it's bases and then some.

They've had a busy 2008 releasing things from everybody including your mom. As of late they've released stuff from Prints, Maserati, Genghis Tron, Young Widows, and The Loved.

As a service to you, here's a sampling of some of their more recent releases...

Quickly following their debut full-length, Prints return to stir the pot with a little more pop, their usual dose of psychedelia and an intoxicating amount of dance. Once again produced at home by multi-instrumentalists Zac Nelson and Kenseth Thibideau, the songs here were originally conceived as b-sides for a proposed single for "Too Much Water" from the group's eponymous debut. By the time three new songs were completed, they stood too strong on their own to be pushed out as b-sides, so the decision was made to forfeit the single and instead offer the songs as a stand-alone EP.

Download: Yippy

Young Widows
Arriving two years after their debut, Settle Down City, Old Wounds completes Young Widows' transformation into a top-shelf rock band firing on all cylinders. Forging the best parts of Nirvana, The Jesus Lizard, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Fugazi and The Melvins, Old Wounds is a series of dynamic, thoughtful tunes anchored by cavernous grooves that will certainly push most speakers to their breaking point.

Download: Old Skin

The Loved
Formed in 1996 and disbanded less than two years later, The Loved were an accidentally mysterious pop trio from the unlikely locale of Louisville, KY. In truth, they were just three ordinary guys making Beatles-inspired pop with a few nods to some 70s and 80s guitar gods. Their shows became notorious in Louisville; loud, sweaty affairs where the crowd knew all the words to songs that weren't yet recorded, much less released (a remarkable feat in the age before downloading or record leaks).

Download: Lydia/Spinning

Genghis Tron
The inaugural album in the ambitious Board Up The House Remixes series opens with Zombi's Steve Moore expanding the very beginning of "Board Up The House" into a sprawling European film noir soundtrack; Jesu's Justin K Broadrick takes the schizophrenic grind of "Colony Collapse" and transforms it into a dirty booty-bass track just screaming for a Missy Elliott hook; Rob Crow incidentally pioneers Mariachi-core by adding some Spanish guitar and festive vocals to "Things Don't Look Good"; and Eluvium reimagines the 10-minute closer "Ergot" as an outer space funeral dirge for the 24th Century. Packaged in a jacket featuring "remixed" album art by Jon Beasley, this pressing is a limited edition of 1,000 copies on a special colored vinyl that corresponds to the artwork.

Download: Things Don't Look Good

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