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New Website! New Distro Items!

New Website! New Distro Items!

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
Hello! Welcome to our new website. It's been a while since we redecorated around these parts and figured Springtime was a good a time as any. We've also updated our distro page with some new items! The most current being the brand new long player by Plates of Cake entitled Teenage Evil, and the debut recording of PJ Glauberzon's new project Psychic Lines.

Teenage Evil

Teenage Evil

UMO27 (Uninhabitable Mansions) PLATES OF CAKE - Teenage Evil - LP: SOLD OUT!
Plates of Cake return with their second full length record entitled Teenage Evil! Featuring 10 originals and a stellar cover of The Soft Boys' classic "Underwater Moonlight". Extremely limited!

As if the Choice Were Mine

As if the Choice Were Mine

AHE-15 PLATES OF CAKE - As if the Choice Were Mine b/w Transit Trials - 7": $5
Plates of Cake aren't ones to rest on their laurels. Since the release of their debut album last year they've crafted a number of new songs that they've swiftly introduced into their live set. With this 7" single they tighten their sound with two smashing tracks. The A side, "As if the Choice were Mine", mixes the three part harmony jangle of The Byrds with a Feelies like angularity. The song is irresistibly melodic with the voices of Jonathan Byerley, Josh Carrafa, and new bassist, Michael Flis, singing in unison on each verse. On the flip is the clever and cool "Transit Trials", a steady rockin' number that expands on the "Kinksian" sound of their debut LP while hinting at new directions both rhythmically and sonically.

Plates of Cake

Plates of Cake

AHE-11 PLATES OF CAKE - s/t - LP: $13
With an emphasis on lyrical structure and clever melodies, Plates of Cake play a kind of surrealistic pop music favored by luminaries such as The Soft Boys and Guided By Voices. The songs that make up their self-titled LP run the gamut from hook-laden rockers to cool country charmers, all delivered like a band that's been playing together for years. It's a thrilling ride full of peaks and valleys, elegant wordplay, reverb drenched guitars, and snappy rhythms. Imagine if Skip Spence was the only songwriter/vocalist in Moby Grape and you get a little closer to what Plates of Cake are all about. They strike a balance between the tight and the bent, playing their songs casually and confidently.

Catherine Market

Catherine Market

LSE 024 (La Société Expéditionnaire) JONATHAN BYERLEY - Catherine Market - CASSETTE: $5
Plates Of Cake front-man Jonathan Byerley channels the spirit of a true rock & roll outcast, delivering an oddball classic of literate, rambling gems (think Skip Spence & Gene Clark). His debut solo LP is a contemporary twist on sun-scorched country-rock; a golden key to the long-locked bungalows of Laurel Canyon circa 1969. - La Société Expéditionnaire

Plates of Cake

Plates of Cake

Plates of Cake is a Brooklyn based band led by songwriter/guitarist Jonathan Byerley. Having already released two outstanding albums of hazy folk songs under his own name, Byerley decided it was time to call in some old friends and cohorts from his home state of Colorado and strike up the band. With an emphasis on lyrical structure and clever melodies, Plates of Cake play a kind of surrealistic rock music favored by luminaries such as The Soft Boys and Guided By Voices. The songs that make up their self-titled LP run the gamut from hook-laden rockers to cool country charmers, all delivered like a band that's been playing together for years.