Corpus Christi "II" LP
Gothic and melanchonic, obscure yet traditional country/folk trio formed by American Banjo Player Sam Crawford along with local garage punk starlets Tina (also partly-responsible for the Intellectuals, Cokerocket, Felt Ups, to name but a few) and Cristina, off Jeetkune favourites Capputtini 'I Lignu, backed in this recording by Roman synth-wave 'enfant prodige' MUSHY and including multiple featurings by an all-stars selection of ladies (Sophia Travis, Julie from Crash Normal, Elodie "Momolamana", Miss Chain) bringing their contribution to what's probably the bravest Jeetkune release to date. Corpus Christi revisit some ancient-times classics in their own twisted way, sounding like Harry Smith's secret recording stash and resulting in a cartoon-like version of the Carter Family with a dark twist.
Eyes Behind "La Declinaison" LP
After months of procrastination, that turned out to be definitely worth the wait, the debut 12"s lp by the Parisienne "spacey" No Wave three piece that everyone's waited for with eager anticipation has arrived. Recently joined by CHEVEU's own mastermind Olivier, Chinese crazy ass drummer Zaza and ex-Pussy Patrol front-girl Mariette deliver some classy Kraut-o-Funk Punk for your dancing pleasure. Strictly limited to 300 copies only, packed in beautiful 4 colour sleeve + 4 colour printed inner sleeve! Classy!
Intellectuals - In the middle of darkwhere LP/CD
LP 500 copies, 50 on red vinyl
CD 250 copies
The fourth LP by one of the longest-living punk bands in Rome. This one is the darkest, as the title suggests; an ode to the political and cultural decadence currently swallowing the Mediterranean. Here, our post-post-modern troubadours sing our dark times through nine tunes and five interludes that range from Black Flaggish brutality to Jonathan Richman melancholic playfulness. The little apartment punk interludes fill in the gaps between different states of mind and the result is like an half hour of no-stop descending in a creepy/fun Intellectuals theme park. As usual, the now stably four piece band (with the addition of Strasbourg little legend Cheb Samir, also in Jeetkune' fame artists Bobsleigh Baby and Caputtini 'I Lignu) delivers a milkshake of different sounds and atmospheres, although still dwelling in their tradition of loud punk attitude which peaks in short, fast, and wild anthems.It's gonna make you cry, laugh, dance, get in a fight, cry a bit more, and kick a can on the street at night.