Back in our first year of operation, Group Tightener approached us with their very own inaugural 7″ release for the then-newly breaking artist Best Coast. The record turned into our third 7″ project at the time, and eventually our first re-pressing project at the time (after only about 3 weeks, they sold out of the first pressing of 500 units; and it didn’t take them very long to sell out of the 500 record second pressing as well).
Well, after a couple years of working together, we were completely stoked when Group Tightener approached us about doing another re-pressing of this 7″ — but, this time, giving it true justice by cutting it at 45 rpm, making it a double gatefold 7″ package, and pressing it on color wax! We are pumped to announce that these records have now shipped, and you can grab them while they last from Group Tightener direct and many indie retailers on yellow wax — or from a very select few indie retailers on ultra-limited CLEAR vinyl (only 200 copies were made on clear wax).
Design and photography for the deluxe gatefold 7″ jacket were done by Drew Heffron. Online purchases of the record will ship the week of November 15th, and the records will be available through indie retailers that same week.
After releases with both Night People and Chapter Music, Australia’s Twerps bring their dark dream-pop to Brooklyn label Group Tightener. This three song 7-inch works as a companion piece (same art split into two) to their recently released 7-inch on Under Water Peoples.
“She Didn’t Know,” begins with a roar of vocals and steadily swings through delicate guitar riffs, rollicking organ jams, and playful puppy dog yelps. The first few moments of the second track, “Anything New,” are a gentle lullaby until the vocals crash in with classic the suburban conundrum of being bored but dreading change. It’s full of delightful wallowing in the desire of an impossible paradox: “I’m gonna be more than a backyard boy” but I also don’t want anything new to happen in my life. The B-side wraps up the record with a devastatingly saccharine winding ballad called “Peculia.” Limited to 500 copies. Get it from Group Tightener.
A brand new 7″ release from Group Tightener — the first-ever physical release by Expensive Looks (aka Alec Feld)! The introductory 7-inch features two songs, with the B-side exclusive to this release. “Vanishers” is a hazy, slow-build of electronic loops and Alec Feld’s passionate croon, diping through the echoey peaks and valleys of a teen searcher’s bedroom wail. “Simon” gets a bit more sinister with off kilter samples mixing a criss cross of varient vocal attacks. The record is just a taste of the textured dance-oriented full length that will see its release on Group Tightener this summer. Limited to 500 copies (and available for preorder now).
Welcome to another solid 7″ release from our buds over at Group Tightener — Fungi Girls Owsley Knows / Glare #2 7″.
Fungi Girls are three high school kids from Texas. They’ve released records on Hozac, Play Pinball and Psychic Lunch. For their Group Tightener release, the trio recorded twin bursts of catchy garage-psych that will force its way into your brain and probably chill there for months and months. Throw it in the jukebox and drop the quarter in…over and over. Limited to 500 copies!
Gotta Groove recently finished the 7″ pressing for Best Coast’s “Make You Mine” put out by Group Tightener. Check Best Coast out at www.myspace.com/bestcoasty, and be sure to stop into your local indie record store to pick up this hot new 7″ for yourself!