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Lujo Records http://www.lujorecords.com Since 2001 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:04:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.13 The Torches “Authority Of” LP – Out Now! http://www.lujorecords.com/the-torches-authority-of-lp-out-now/ Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:45:56 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=1943 Download this: “You Sucker”
Download this: “Blood Money”

Washington DC’s, The Torches, have finally released their debut LP. This is a follow-up to their well-received (and now out of print physically, but still available digitally) debut 7″/EP. Frontman Stephen Guidry comparisons to Tom Waits are easy but a bit lazy. Guidry is a native born son of the Cajun Coast of Louisiana and “The Authority Of” is rollicking, swamp-fueled rock! Where else you gonna hear oboe, banjo, accordion, and harmonica? Band members previously played with Travis Morrision Hellfighters, Parlour Scouts, and Soft Complex. Let them transport you to a turn of the century creole cookout along the Acadiana Bayou where swamp trash musicians, possessed by the sprits of John Lydon and Ian Sevnonious play their hearts out! Grab “The Authority Of” today.

Get The Authority Of on Coke Bottle, Clear or Black Vinyl in our store or digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Rdio, or Spotify!

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Yourself and the Air “Spirit Mixers” – Out Now! http://www.lujorecords.com/yourself-and-the-air-spirit-mixers-out-now/ Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:40:00 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=1933

Download this: “Great Outdoors”
Download this: “Home Photo”
If Cajun spirit isn’t your style, head West to Portland where the boys of Yourself and the Air have just released their first full length, Spirit Mixers. After four EPs, countless tours, a slight lineup change and a relocation by way of Chicago, this release perfects the quirk pop the band has made a name on. Soundscapes are whimsical, rolling, catchy. Think warm, hazy summers and bicycle rides to the beach. Or maybe camping trips. This album does what music is supposed to do: it makes you feel alive. It connects you to moments and casts visions. Call it psychedelic if you have to but this stuff is better than drugs. Pick up ” Spirit Masters” today.

Spirit Masters is available on Swirled Multi Color or Black Vinyl in our store or digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Rdio, and Spotify!

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New Vinyl Store! http://www.lujorecords.com/new-vinyl-store/ Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:33:58 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=1930 If you’re clever, you noticed that we’re linking to a new webstore. Yep, we’ve opened a new Vinyl Webshop thanks to our friends at storenvy.com and to the hgv insurance that covers our delivery trucks. We’ve said “so long” to CDs (for the most part) and our remaining stock after our fire sale earlier this year. Our new store features all of our Vinyl releases with the option to select color for each that has variants. Want a test pressing? Cool, get at that. Want a copy of a CD from our archive? We got you. ]]> Mouse Fire’s Novel “Dreamer’s and Thieves” http://www.lujorecords.com/mouse-fires-novel-dreamers-and-thieves/ Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:32:52 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=1922 Mouse Fire frontman, Shane Schuch, is a budding novelist and his first book is available now. From the Description ” Dreamers and Thieves ” is a roaring dark comedy twisted up into a tragic tale of memories, all told by a man who died far too young, who lingers on, watching the world through his new set of ghostly eyes. His name is Thomas, and he is suffering from an absurd case of crippling nostalgia. He misses people, he misses a friend, he misses the beauty of a once lush Earth. He’s got a few stories to tell, but one lingers in his ghost mind like no other. This is that story.”
Grab the paperback copy here and the kindle version here! There is also an ebook!

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Yourself & The Air “Spirit Mixers” (lujo096) http://www.lujorecords.com/yourself-the-air-spirit-masters-lujo095/ Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:30:06 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=1905

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The Torches “The Authority Of” (Lujo095) http://www.lujorecords.com/the-torches-the-authority-of-lujo094/ Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:26:10 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=1889

The Torches are a rock-n-roll folk stomp band from the Washington, DC area. This is their first full-length release. You can find more information about The Torches by going to thetorches.net or www.facebook.com/TheeTorches (the extra “e” is required).

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Meat Mountain Reviews Coming In http://www.lujorecords.com/meat-mountain-reviews-comin-in/ Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:48:39 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=1883

“Meat Mountain” is out now and we are starting to think that people are loving it! Thanks to everyone for the kind words they’ve shared for this great EP.

Pitchfork
Bowlegs
Ear Buddy

…Just for starters!

Keep ’em comin’!

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A Lull http://www.lujorecords.com/a-lull/ http://www.lujorecords.com/a-lull/#respond Wed, 27 Jun 2012 03:19:16 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=213

A Lull’s Meat Mountain signifies new freshness, growth and maturity. The Chicago-based band is always changing, trying to evolve from what it was, into something exciting and new. During the recording of Meat Mountain, the quintet sought to achieve more by using less. While previous recordings often relied on creating “walls of sound,” Meat Mountain employs open space as an instrument as well. Most of the core instrumentation was written live, recording demos, rehashing and rebuilding. The band continued to diversify its sound by discovering synth tones that seemed to almost feel like throwback sounds, but new all the same. There was more experimentation with elements such as saxophone solos, flute riffs and even cymbals into the recordings for the first time. The resulting music therein is more sincere and more transparent in Meat Mountain than any of A Lull’s previous work.

After extensive touring throughout 2011 and early 2012 with bands such as Cold War Kids and Gauntlet Hair and the release of A Lull’s debut full length album, 2011’s Confetti, the band dedicated time in early 2012 to record five new songs. The EP was written, recorded, produced & mixed by the band.

Recorded in the unseasonably mild winter months of Chicago in 2012, the songs feel warm, rambunctious and full of warmth and summer. The songs feel tighter, while organic poly-rhythms lend clarity and life to the music. Lyrically, Nigel Evan Dennis sings of simpler things. A woman wearing a summer dress, crooning, the dichotomy between fascination with and the distance from the super models that we idolize. He sings of fighting and friends. Meanwhile, a some other songs tread into darker territory with ruminations on the thought of what it would be like to be kidnapped and the terrifying notion of serial killers and creative inadequacy. Lyrically, the songs of Meat Mountain create pictures of scenes, fears, obsessions, love and longing.

The album artwork was created by scanning a chuck-eye cut of steak. The steak was then cooked to medium doneness and eaten. The artwork for the EP is an attempt at being every bit as iconic as unique. Utilizing illustrations by Bill Connors, the art matches the overall feeling and aesthetic of the EP, somethings that are hopeful, somethings that we are all scared of and something things that are a part of everyday life. Released on single-sided LP, the package was meant to be seen in this scale.

“Meat Mountain” is available June 26, 2012 via Lujo Records.

Meat Mountain – EP

Vinyl LP / Digital

Released 6.26.12

Confetti

Vinyl LP (CD Mush Records)

Released 4.12.11

iTunes / Lujo Store / Mush Store

Weapons For War EP

Digital EP (Mush Records)

Released 3.1.11

iTunes /Mush  Store

   

Ice Cream Bones EP

CD / Digital

Released 5.9.09

iTunes / Lujo Store

   

Weapons For War from the forthcoming album “Confetti” (lujo091) / Download

Skinny Fingers from “Ice Cream Bones” (lujo075) / Download

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Meat Mountain Out Today http://www.lujorecords.com/meat-mountain-out-today/ Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:41:31 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=1826

The much-anticipated EP from Chicago darlings, A Lull, is out today. Finally. Provocatively titled, Meat Mountain, the music follows suit and is nothing short of seductive. The raw meat pictured on the cover art is alarming – and be alarmed. This is A Lull at their very best: experimental, sexy, driving. Anything but boring. All you need this summer is a road trip, a cold drink, and this EP in your ears.

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A Lull “Meat Mountain” (lujo093) http://www.lujorecords.com/meat-mountain-ep-lujo093/ Wed, 23 May 2012 03:00:00 +0000 http://www.lujorecords.com/?p=1814

A Lull’s Meat Mountain signifies new freshness, growth and maturity. The Chicago-based band is always changing, trying to evolve from what it was, into something exciting and new. During the recording of Meat Mountain, the quintet sought to achieve more by using less. While previous recordings often relied on creating “walls of sound,” Meat Mountain employs open space as an instrument as well. Most of the core instrumentation was written live, recording demos, rehashing and rebuilding. The band continued to diversify its sound by discovering synth tones that seemed to almost feel like throwback sounds, but new all the same. There was more experimentation with elements such as saxophone solos, flute riffs and even cymbals into the recordings for the first time. The resulting music therein is more sincere and more transparent in Meat Mountain than any of A Lull’s previous work.

After extensive touring throughout 2011 and early 2012 with bands such as Cold War Kids and Gauntlet Hair and the release of A Lull’s debut full length album, 2011′s Confetti, the band dedicated time in early 2012 to record five new songs. The EP was written, recorded, produced & mixed by the band.

Recorded in the unseasonably mild winter months of Chicago in 2012, the songs feel warm, rambunctious and full of warmth and summer. The songs feel tighter, while organic poly-rhythms lend clarity and life to the music. Lyrically, Nigel Evan Dennis sings of simpler things. A woman wearing a summer dress, crooning, the dichotomy between fascination with and the distance from the super models that we idolize. He sings of fighting and friends. Meanwhile, a some other songs tread into darker territory with ruminations on the thought of what it would be like to be kidnapped and the terrifying notion of serial killers and creative inadequacy. Lyrically, the songs of Meat Mountain create pictures of scenes, fears, obsessions, love and longing.

The album artwork was created by scanning a chuck-eye cut of steak. The steak was then cooked to medium doneness and eaten. The artwork for the EP is an attempt at being every bit as iconic as unique. Utilizing illustrations by Bill Connors, the art matches the overall feeling and aesthetic of the EP, somethings that are hopeful, somethings that we are all scared of and something things that are a part of everyday life. Released on single-sided LP, the package was meant to be seen in this scale.

“Meat Mountain” is available June 26, 2012 via Lujo Records.

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