LULU'S JULY 2023 NEWSLETTER
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THE LEWERS – LIVE IN SYDNEY
As promised last month some big news from Lulus this July.
First, we are happy to finally announce 2 da world that MOM Publishing will be opening a gallery out the back of our shop at 905 High St. MOM gallery will be an artist run space hosting monthly exhibitions by the best and the brightest. The first exhibition will be showing works by the madly talented Jim McCullough - opening night on Saturday July 29th. Contact @MOM__gallery for exhibition enquiries.
Then, Friday August 4th, Lulus X MOM Gallery presents a party to celebrate life and art. For those who have seen this hymnal tribute to Spacemen before you’ll know how life affirming it is, anybody else is in for a most sublime experience. Program bring the bubbly with their tender twin jangles while Romansy line up shots of ether to make your soul burn slow. Let Lulus X MOM tint your glasses.
Second, the new LSD Club release is the rocky LP. rocky is the new recording project featuring Xanthe Waite (Terry, Primo) and Raven Mahon (Grass Widow, Green Child), and sits at the intersection of all of these bands perfectly: rich with catchy melodies, never quite going where you'd expect and always landing somewhere you want to be. More detailed write up below!
We have another LSD Club release to announce imminently - keep an ear out!
The new 550BC book LIVE ON LIVE LONG just landed and it’s stacked. “From the margins of New York City comes a collection of once-forgotten and never before seen work by legendary street photographer, Boogie. Designed by Igor Milanovic and edited by Pouria Khojastehpay, this 216-page hardcover book portrays the raw and uncensored life lived beneath the glow of the neon skyline of 2000's era New York.”
If you’re in Sydney hopefully you got a chance to check out the Spider Death exhibition at China Heights. Featuring Spiders distinctive work alongside Alexander Heir (USA), Funeral French (UK), Taketo Ikegami (JP), & Rok from Sadistik Exek, South of Heaven was a tribute to the art and style of violent hardcore and extreme metal. For the chosen few, Spider also released on his Wintergarden imprint a hit from our boy Coco’s nefarious squad Romansy in extremely short run but the tracks can be heard on their bandcamp.
And speaking of Sad Exek, Exek dropped us copies of the CS edition of their incredible second full length Ahead of Two Thoughts. Buck the trend.
ENZYME - 'GOLDEN DYSTOPIAN AGE' LP
(LVEUM + Hardcore Victim Records)
It's 'Zyme Tyme for the Dystopian Age. Enzyme went weird and we're here for it. More dance, more anarcho, more snap, more crackle, more pogo, punk! The mix on this thing is underground bunkers/absolutely bonkers - just a pure bubbly fizz. If you threw some Gai and Confuse records into a laboratory with a truly mad scientist, added in a splash of hydrochloric NYHC and some powdered gabber then this might just be the result - and we cannot confirm that Honest Stu hasn't been hiding a second head under that leather jacket these last few months so this theory is yet to be disproven.
Golden Dystopian Age is essentially a soundtrack to goin' spare and stark ravin' mad in the end of an age. Aside from a bloke named George who wrote a book about the year Victim In Pain was released, who knows what will be ushered in next? Enzyme may or may not give a shit, but either way they aren't saying no to a good old fashioned demolition party. An enzyme is defined as; a substance produced by a living organism which acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction. It's all making sense now. Lulus highly recommends this album and seeing these songs live when you next get the chance.
Phat 2x12" from hometown heroes Sleep D is hittin' more spots than Vosko at the minute. As is typical for the duo, the album covers some vast territory and does so deftly with a highly trained ear for the craft that comes with mad time on the road across the globe. Opener 'Planet Waves' is massif in every sense of the logo before bringing the vibe back to some more tech'd out percussionizms. Ya man is a sucker for the harder and faster things in life and although it's got its subtleties about it, 'Strange Sounds' gets back to it with that hi temp goodness. Rookie of the year award goes to 'Hockey' for being way rude'n'raw while playing an outstanding game. For those of you who like the pretty textures and smoothe sunrise sets there's plenty of material in here for you, too. 'Textile' might be my pick from that bunch of grapes; a real shakin' all over house number. Whichever way you lean, Sleep D once again show why their reputation preceeds them. It's in the game.
V/A - "CONTINUING A WORN OUT TRADITION III" LP
Severin Black's Archaic Vaults label brings us the third entry in its Continuing A Worn Out Tradition series of compilations, featuring experimental electronic compositions from artists all over the world.
Local heads will recognise the likes of YL Hooi and Suburban Cracked Collective (solo alias of ex-Castings member Shaun Leacy), alongside Severin collaborating with Zeynep Ağcabay. Beyond that we hear missives from Korea, Italy, Russia, Scotland and between.
Come for the hummm, stay for the pfthlithth. Like all good comps, each of these tracks speak beautifully to one another despite their disparate origins. Assembled with a keen ear and deft touch.
*Temporarily sold out but more arriving soon*
We can barely contain our excitement with the arrival of this. Originally released in 2016 and highly sought after since. The inimitable Numero Group label has finally put this behemoth of a compilation back into print. If you’re familiar with Numero Group you’ll know they have an unparalleled knack for curating the most exceptional compilations. Unearthing golden nuggets from every garage in every part of the globe.
This here presents 19 of the most classic and cosmic American country and folk songs from either side of 1969. All representing what Gram Parsons was about, and what The Eagles weren’t about. It feels unfair to highlight one track (they’re all UN-real) but ‘Mountain Roads’ by Allan Wachs has been smashing me for 7 years straight now. Start with that, let it take you where it’s gonna take you, then return to us and we’ll sort you out
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