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New Lecherous Gaze 7" through Tym records

The new Lecherous Gaze 7" is OUT NOW through Tym records in Australia.

The Thing Within is the first single off the new Lecherous Gaze 12" One Fifteen with a very special B side not available anywhere else.

There will only 1000 pressed for all eternity. So dont sleep on it. 

Oakland, California's LECHEROUS GAZE play, in their own words, "Psycho-delic shred-tastic ultra-hyphened rock-punk heavy jams." ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons more concisely calls the band's sound "heavy." One Fifteen is The Gaze's third full-length LP and showcases the hyper-talented musicians at the peak of their power. Searing guitarist Graham Clise (Annihilation Time, Witch) sets fires with absolutely ferocious licks while vocalist Zaryan Zaidi and the band spit old-school, no-bullshit, in-your-face, maximum-impact ROCK straight into your kisser. Mean and greasy riff-forward proto-punk is the name of the game! Produced by Greg Wilkinson (Eerie, High On Fire) at Earhammer Studios and mastered by Carl Saff (Earthless, The Shrine), One Fifteen is a nod to the days when being a punk meant wearing your acid washed jeans (or wearing no jeans at all), refusing to comb your hair, and partying with your friends. If you thought real-deal hard rock had no future, LECHEROUS GAZE have returned to slap some sense into you!


Through Who Can You Trust ? records in Europe and Tee Pee records in the US.

 

TYM049. Zeahorse. Torana Dreamin' 12" out Nov 11

Tym records is proud to announce the imminent release of the second Zeahorse LP, Torana Dreamin' out November 11th.


10 songs that could only come from Australia about blokes, chocky milks, BBQ chickens and of course, Toranas.

Kicking off with a metallic thumping riff that's reminiscent of the original Mad Max out on the open road, it then weaves it's way through big noisy riffs and catchy choruses. 
There's pub rock here but it's much more sophisticated than the standard fare, mixed with punk rock with the accents and slang constantly dragging it back to be quintessentially Australian.
Among the huge riffs and distorted bass there are moments of pop. Catchy guitar lines and choruses abound, but it always somehow gets back to that big, fat, riff.

It's a huge honour for Tym records to put out this Australian 12" of 10 crackin' great songs by a band that has proven itself to be a consistently great live band with the songs to back it up.

The vinyl version will be out Nov 11th on Tym records and digitally on Zeahorse's Bandcamp.  

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TYM047. Turnpike. Where There is Nothing.

There were those that said it couldn't be done. There were those that said it wouldn't ... but, here it is.

The new Turnpike LP has been some time in the making. Species have evolved and the earth has travelled millions of miles but Turnpike are still the best band in Brisbane and have been this whole time and here's the psychical indisputable evidence.

Turnpike were formed in Brisbane several scenes ago and have over this time proven to be the fly in the ointment by playing sporadically, barely releasing anything and printing too few T shirts when fans of the band wanted them. 
They have always sounded like Turnpike, even when fads and trends come and go to influence less staunch musicians. Angular, harsh, distorted, intimidating at times and yet always fascinating and enthralling. Their live shows can be life affirming and changing, which until now has been the main way you would hear this band.

In September 2012 I started a label, this label, to release two Australian bands that people needed to hear. It felt like my civic duty. This month, Turnpike and The Nation Blue, the two bands that started this label are both releasing albums of essential music.
 
Turnpike have laboured over this release that it quintessentially Australian and was well worth the wait. This album is music for people who want to work for it with the rewards being given back ten fold. It's as long as it needs to be with as many songs as are needed to make a great album. There's no fat or excess here. It is the classic R'n'R three piece striped down to it's basic elements. 

This limited edition 12" is out on Tym records this Friday, October 28th 2016. Some of us have waited many years for this. Some of you don't know you've waited, but here it is just to show you that music is, and will always be relevant, important and essential.

Tim

TYM050 Presales OUT NOW. Dreamtime. Strange Pleasures 2x12

TYM050 presales start TODAY for Dreamtime's new 2x12" LP Strange Pleasures out December. Check out Tym records, Cardinal Fuzz in the UK and Sky Lantern Records in the US. 

Hailing from Brisbane’s underground DIY scene, Dreamtime aims to create personal journeys to help draw listeners out of their frontal lobe consciousness and into sonic fantasies. Drifting off during extended meditative jams, the music plays through Dreamtime. Inspiration comes from psychedelic bands from 1968 – 1971 among other places. 

Dreamtime have released two full length albums, one EP and a single, and toured along the east coast of Australia and the United States of America. During their USA tour in April-May 2013, Dreamtime performed at the prestigious Austin Psych Fest. They have supported countless international and national bands, including Bardo Pond, Earthless, The Shrine, Eternal Elysium, Kadavar, Blues Pills, Earth, Boris, A Place to Bury Strangers, Radio Moscow, Moon Duo and Black Mountain. They also toured Australia with Japanese band, Kikagaku Moyo in 2013. The band toured Japan in September 2014, hosted by the Tokyo Psych Fest and GurruGurru Brain. 

Dreamtime's first two albums (Dreamtime S/T and SUN) was re-pressed through Brisbane label, Conquest of Noise in 2014. In 2015 Cult UK label Cardinal Fuzz and US label Captcha Records re-pressed (again!) SUN and S/T on vinyl and CD's. 

Dreamtime's latest album, STRANGE PLEASURES will be out December 2016 through Cardinal Fuzz, Sky Lantern Records and TYM records.

Tim

TYM046. Joel Silbersher 7" out Oct 11

Joel Silbersher has been part of the Australian music scene since the mid eighties when he wrote one of the greatest songs ever at the age of 15 with his band GOD.
After releasing this single in 1987 they went on to release two LP's but had split by 1989.
While members went onto other projects like Bored and The Powder Monkeys, Joel formed HOSS and quickly started releasing new music.
In '95 he formed Tendrils with Charlie Owen from the Beasts of Bourbon and went on release two albums in the mid to late 90's. He has also worked with Tex Perkins and The Dirty Three.

In 2002 Joel released, what I consider to be, one of the greatest Australian albums ever recorded. Greasy Lens is a collection of honest, heartfelt and wonderful tales of love, loss and life set to mostly acoustic, stripped back music with an honesty and humour that runs through all of Joel's work and mesmerizing vocals that seems somehow at odds with Joel's previous work.
I recently became obsessed with this record after leaving it in the backlogs of my musical life for years. Having not heard it for what seemed like a lifetime, I stumbled upon an article my friend Adalita had done on GOD for double J in 2014 where Gareth Liddiard (who plays on this 7" along with Mike Noga) mentions Greasy Lens and I instantly had a nostalgic need to revisit what I remembered to be a good listen.

This time around, I was floored. Age, time, I hesitate to say maturity, but whatever it was made me look at this record in a completely different light. 
Strange in and out of tune guitars, keyboards, slide guitar, distortion, fuzz, curious percussion ... noises, all surrounding these beautiful and haunting stories of pain, wonder and admiration. I was infatuated with this album.  

I texted Joel and said I wanted to do something with him ... not expecting anything so as not to be disappointed.
Joel rang and we got talking and to my wonder he was keen to do something on my label. I honestly didn't care what he wanted to give me. I just wanted to release something this man had created.
We talked about Greasy Lens and he asked what my favourite song was ? It was a genuinely hard question. 
I said how much I loved "Flappin' on a Hook" and he said he had a "rockier version" of it that had never seen the light of day. 

Joel took the tracks and mixed it, along with a Richard Thompson cover he had recorded earlier, with Roger Bergodaz and sent it to me. 
It was mastered for vinyl and sent off for the (long) process of getting it pressed into that deserving beautiful and soulful analogue material. 
Cover artwork was done by Cathy Stephens after Joel had an idea and sent some "selfies" for Cathy to illustrate from.

I hope to work with Joel more in the future but until that happens, this limited edition 7" is out October 11th exclusively through Tym records. 

Listen to Greasy Lens HERE (and then buy it)

Ad's special on GOD HERE

Tim.

TYM048 Isaiah Mitchell/Seedy Jeezus split tour 7"

To celebrate Isaiah from Earthless touring Australia and playing a bunch of shows with Melbourne band Seedy Jeezus, Tym records is proud to announce a limited edition split 7" featuring a song from each.

Isaiah really needs no introduction around these parts as he has done several releases on Tym records both with his band Earthless and as Black Elk Medicine Band. This is Izzy in solo mode recording a special song for Tym records playing all instruments and vocals in a beautifully haunting song called Comancheria.

Seedy Jeezus are a psych rock band from Melbourne who have released a slew of 7 and 12" records over the last few years and show no signs of slowing down. They recorded a song, Warwhores especially for this release also.



This limited edition red vinyl 7" will be available on the Australian tour from September 22nd through to October 1st with a few copies available through Tym records from Oct 2nd.Grab a copy on the merch stand ant any of the shows on this tour and get the guys to sign it while you're there.

THU - Sep 22, 2016 Melbourne The Tote

FRI - Sep 23, 2016 Melbourne The Tote

SAT - Sep 24, 2016 Wagga Wagga Beer Deluxe

SUN - Sep 25, 2016 Cannberra The Phoenix

TUE - Sep 27, 2016 Brisbane Tym Guitar

WED - Sep 28, 2016 Brisbane Crowbar

THU - Sep 29, 2016 Newcastle Small Ballroom

FRI - Sep 30, 2016 Sydney Newtown Social Club

SAT - Oct 01, 2016 Geelong Barwon Club

TYM038. Earthless live at Tym guitars SOLD OUT

TYM038, Earthless live at Tym guitars is now SOLD OUT.


HUGE thanks to Earthless for doing this with me. Izzy, Maz and Egg are THE MOST lovely people and some of the most talented musicians I know.


This instore release is my personal favourite Earthless live release. I think this performance is superb and sublime. I've had many great moments in that space, but this was special. I'm so glad we got to record and release it.

Tim

TYM045 OUT NOW

The new Swervedriver / Grinding Eyes split 7" is OUT NOW on Tym records.

10 minutes of wonderful psych pop rock on this 33 rpm piece of glorious analogue technology.
Mastered for vinyl and limited edition for Swervedrivers upcoming Australian tour its available online and in the shop now or on merch stands from the 22nd.

BUY HERE

TYM045 out June 17

To celebrate the triumphant return of the mighty SWERVEDRIVER to both Australian shores and Tym records I am very pleased to announce this limited edition tour split 33 RPM 7" out exclusively on Tym records.

Swervedriver need no introduction to the world and especially to supporters of Tym records. I was fortunate enough to release SWD's first new song in 15 years back in late 2013 (TYM014) for their Australian RAISE tour with a song that ended up, in a re-recorded version, on the new album I Wasn't Born to Loose You which is an amazing record. I have also released Adam Franklin's Bolts Of Melody (TYM025) on 12" vinyl in late 2014 so the time was right to work with these guys again.
The song on their side is Winter Depths and has been lovingly mastered for vinyl for the first time. It's six and half minutes of glorious classic psych pop with Adam's beautiful vocals over quintessential, perfect Swervedriver.
 
Grinding Eyes have also graced Tym records before and are playing shows with SWD on this Australian tour. They're a psych garage/rock band from Sydney who released their vinyl debut on Tym records (TYM037) back in late 2015 and are currently recording their inaugural long player due out this year.
Their contribution to this disc is a wonderful offering of psych garage in the form of At Night. Recorded by Owen from the Straight Arrows and mixed by Jim Diamond of the Dirtbombs this is four minutes of fuzz laden rock.

TYM045 will be available online from this Friday, 17th of June and then on merch stands on this Swervedriver tour from the 22nd.

June 2016 New Zealand & Australia
WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE, Singapore at Hood Bar & Cafe
FRIDAY 17th JUNE - CHRISTCHURCH NZ at Churchills
SATURDAY 18th JUNE - WELLINGTON NZ at Bodega
SUNDAY 19th JUNE - AUCKLAND NZ at The Kings Arms
WEDNESDAY 22ND JUNE Brisbane Aus at The Triffid
THURSDAY 23RD JUNE Melbourne Aus at The Corner Hotel
FRIDAY 24TH JUNE Newcastle Aus at The Cambridge Hotel
SATURDAY 25TH JUNE Sydney Aus at The Factory Theatre
TUESDAY 28TH JUNE Perth Aus at Amplifier Bar

TYM044 OUT RSD2016 APRIL 16TH.

It's been a while between club releases as time has just gotten away from me. The idea of the Tym records club was to put out music I loved, and hopefully you did too.
This club split 7" features a couple of outstanding Australian 2 pieces hat bring a new understanding to just how much racket 2 people can make. Both bands are friends and favourites of Tym guitars and will be launching the 7" in person at Record Store Day on April 16th.

DEAD are a Melbourne band featuring drums and bass that drive massive fuzzy riffs and pounding drums into infectious grooves and distorted vocals through your brain via your ears.

Barge With an Antenna On It are another 2 piece consisting of guitar and drums that perform mathematical feats of riff 'n' roll into heavily distorted, slightly off kilta catchy tunes.

Both bands will playing live, along with 4 other bands to celebrate this release and all things vinyl and music with very limited copies available to non club members.
Local club members can pick up copies from the 16th and we will post out copies to interstate/overseas members from the following week.

Tim