Sunday, June 7, 2015

Late Spring Distro: All Gone

Just picked up a couple seriously great tapes from All Gone to help up ride out the Spring. Get them in the store

Band Without A Name CS: We were all bummed about the passing of Roachclip. This tape is attempt from most of them dudes to do something “post-roachclip.” Guess it didn’t stick for em. Hell they couldn’t even come up with a band  name. They DID manage a “recording session” and deemed it worthy for wider circulation. Let me tell you, we’re damn lucky they did so. Yeah, there are some of those classic Roachclip flourishes, but these are some confused,  messy dirges, full of barbs, that sometimes bring to mind Los Llamarada and veer into Fuckin' Flyin' A-Heads territory.  Get dumb. $7.50 

Blue Suede Platforms S/T CS: Flamboyantly downcast pop featuring tortured sensitive yelpins a’ la the first Frogs record. Like a resurrected Jack Smith fronting a London home recording outfit from the late 70s.  Think this is the second tape from this oddball Liverpool group. Here's hopin for tons more. Absolutely killer.   $7.50

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Distro Update Part1

Recently added some tapes from Albert's Basement to the store. Check em out!

Scrabbled “Live” CS (AB 67)
Scrabbled’s debut tape on Virtual Cool completely won us over with its woozy anthems and wobbly punkish jabs. This here tape of live performances is a worthy follow up.  The vitriol is more up front on this one and one can SEE the anger and frustration on the two (!!!) versions of New Pig City, but the pop sensibilities are still very much intact. Best tape we heard since the last Scrabbled tape. Rumors abound of a full length on an American label.  $8

They Spunks “A Sporran of Carrots” CS (AB 68)
Psychotic back porch jams from Auckland of the highest order. Perfect for beer and horseshoes. They Spunks have been playing around for a while playing around for a couple years now. Hard to believe its taken this long for a recording to surface. The more surprising when you take into account the pedigree of the boys in the band (members of Axemen, Pumice, Constant Pain). $8

Sam Bakers “At Home” CS (AB 62)
Future anthropologists are gonna have quite the time making sense of this one. Hell, modern ones may scratch their heads too. This debut from Sam Bakers is one of the oddest releases from Albert’s Basement in some time.  Billed by the label as a comedy album, Bakers, a former member of Drunk Elk, delivers a feverish collage of the witticisms and/or delusions accompanied by a TV with bad reception and an AM radio.  $8

Elli and Bev "Might Not Look Like it to You" CS (QUE 011/AB 64)
Cassette version of the 12 co-release from Quemada and Albert's Basement. If you haven't heard it on tape, have you really heard it? $8

Go to the Quemada store to check out some sounds and to buy buy buy! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Brando's Island on Million Dollar Records

Quick distro update. Just got a small stack of the debut single from Brando's Island (Melbourne) in the store on Million Dollar Records.  No guitars to be found on this one. Just drums, some synth and a vibraphone?! The songs mine the postpunk ground of the Pop Group with some early Killing Joke vapors seeping through the floorboards. Which is to say its as catchy as it is grim. The b side, Auto Warfare, is the obvious hit (check it out below), but its the darker A side is whats getting the most spins in the Quemada offices lately.  Features members of Pathetic Human, Flat Fix, Velvet Whip and Chrome Dome. Dig in 

Buy it here

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Massive Update: New Release, New Store, New Distro

Quemada and our friends Albert's Basement are happy to announce the release of a 12"EP, "Might Not Look Like it to You" from Melbourne's Elli and Bev.

Elli & Bev is the new pop band of Melbourne’s Natalie K (The Enclosures) and Karl von B (Horse Mania, A Band Called Life, Hammering The Cramps, Mad Nanna). "Might Not Look Like It To You" is their statement of ecstasy in all it’s foul forms. Starkly simple and gravely earnest, but  never humorless. Imagine the naivety and the pop sensibilities of the Tall Dwarfs worked through the early Fad Gadget records and you may get close.If your're in Australia (or close to it) get it from Albert's Basement. It'll be there real soon.

Check it:

Speaking of Albert's basement, we have a few copies of two of their recent tape releases: Bearded Iris' "Fuck tha Polise" and Lime Works "Mild Infection." 

You can procure all this at our brand new web store. Click the link over there on the right of your screen. To celebrate the new store we're having a small two week sale on the old 12"s. (gotta clear some room for some massive 12"s we got planned). Buy buy buy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

They Got No Legs, Bodies Like Eggs: End of Summer Updates

Just got a nice stack of tapes in the store from hot shot new Australian label Virtual Cool out of Brisbane. 

Welcome to Pig City is an amazing new tape from Scrabbled. Shambling anthems with healthy chips on their shoulders. Somewhat reminiscent a more caustic Eyes Rind era Garbage and Flowers with the pop sensibilities of say, um, Clag. On this recording, Scrabbled is a veritable Brisbane all star team featuring members of X Wave, Muura, Extrafoxx Per Purpose, etc etc, etc. The captain of the ship, the indefatigable Bek Moore (Clag) keeps a loose but sure grip on the helm. This was on heavy repeat in MP3 format this summer at Quemada HQ and we’re thrilled to be able to play it all proper like. Comes with a free download.  $8.50



Also got a few copies of the Sewer’s/Rat Face split cassette. The Sewer’s side is a nice helping of subhuman, mold punkThe Rat Face side is a baseball bat studded with rusted nails and sticky with tetanus. Packaged in a kangaroo leather case. Comes with a download and is sold out at source. Get it now or never. $8.50



While we're at it, might as well mention that Quemada and Albert's Basement are teaming up to release a 12" EP from Elli and Bev before too long here. Moody and delicate tunes to watch the leaves turn. We recommend it with a tall glass of whiskey.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Roachclip "Calmer in this Town" 7" Out Now

Quemada is happy to announce the release of a new single from Detroit’s Roachclip.-the long awaited follow up to their excellent first LP, Discovery Park of last year. On this seven inch the ‘clip have retreated back into the murky garage from whence they were conceived and deliver two sides of primo paranoid psych rock. Imagine Kim Fowley and Bill Direen working out their bad vibes over an old Tascam in a mid-western basement.  The flip pours on some sugar, albeit thick and syrupy-just like we like it.


Have a listen:

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Roachclip Single Out Soon

Quemada is going to be breaking new ground this June by releasing its first domestic record, a single from Detroit's Roachclip. Its been brewing for a while. Look for it in a couple weeks...