Seneca's Last Breath

(Quemada) Used 7-inch $7.00

The vinyl debut from these residents of Hobart, Tasmania (also known as the Australia of Australia), who channel earnestness, naivety and lyrical inspiration from the weirdest loner folk. They're obsessed with Joy Division, and because of an inescapable Xpressway filter, sound less Manchester and more like a Jefferies brother Peter and Graeme would rather people not find out about, and so have forced him to live in the attic deprived of voice lessons, friends and food. So you gotcher heavily melodic ode to the Roman stoic philosopher on one side, and your quieter, more seductive affair on the flip, a pledge of devotion to another man's wife. Why not?


Might Not Look Like It To You

(Quemada - QUE011) LP $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

Moody popishness by Melbourne duo Karl (A Band Called Life, Horse Mania, Hammering The Cramps, Mad Nanna) and Natalie A. Listen to “Already Gone” here: https://soundcloud.com/quemada-records/03-eb-already-gone-master


Stoned Rehearsal

(Quemada) LP $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

The fragile and melodic pop of The Garbage And The Flowers sways and stumbles just enough from its center to avoid calcification. Stoned Rehearsal risks falling apart, but the deviations always drift back to the song. The opening anthem is followed by a nice and slowly sentimental whiskey-sippin’ number; and of course you can’t end the side without getting revved up first. Side two starts with an almost baroque take on “River of Sem,” followed by the sweetly casual “Elizabeth” and a breathtaking dirge to wrap things up. Originally released as a cassette (Near Tapes 2008).



(Quemada - QUE012) LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

The white-knuckle fever dreams of guitarist Mark Sangrove and drummer Mark Anderson filter Operation Of The Sonne through zero-attention-span garage dankness. Just as vicious, raw, and sensitive as a Robert Ashley track on a volume of Back From the Grave.


Live In Brisbane

(Quemada - QUE007) LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Vinyl rebirth of their Too Dead to Notice tape (Negative Guest List 2010). Matt “Newt In The Saucepan” Kennedy explores areas of shimmer not heard of since 1980s Dunedin. The duo of Kennedy on guitar and vocals and Julia Norris on drums is fleshed out with melodic stupor by Andrew McMellan of Cured Pink Radio on organ. The result is a malaise of pickled heartache and non-stop downer hits, full of class and character.


Crossed With Leaves

(Quemada) 7-inch $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

The bleak punk / dark folk solo outlet for Sean Bailey’s not-so-cheery take on the world picks up where Winter’s Blade (Inverted Crux) left off — with an extra level of heavy and gloom. Bailey’s been a constant presence in the Melbourne musical landscape for years, running his label and doing his bit for the sprawling hypnotic tinkering of Paeces, the stripped down punk of Wasted Truth, the goth punk of Tax, and the new wave shenanigans of The [Australian] Vivian Girls.


Love Chants

(Quemada - QUE008) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

Antony Guerra (the Black Petal label) with Michael Zulicki (Mad Nanna, Albert’s Basement) and Matt Earle (XnobbqX, Muura, Breakdance the Dawn), stretching out delicate, poignant, late-night guitar melodies, punctuated by Earle’s hints at rhythm with specter-like vocals that just hover over the songs. Imagine the slower numbers from the third Velvets record boiled down to their essence, with a hungover Milford Graves replacing Mo Tucker behind the kit.


I Hit A Wall

(Quemada - QUE004) 7-inch $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

An anthem for the ages that lurches and stumbles, makes strides, waltzes and wobbles, backed with a track that charges through the muck and rides an early '90s Port Chalmers groove. Artwork by Anthony Riddell of Volvox.


Hey Come My Way

(Quemada - QUE003) 7-inch $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

The debut of prime bummer pop by members of Mad Nanna and White Woods, with a bit more jangle and hook than is typical of the former, sloppier than the latter.


Regel #6 (Techno) / Regel #7 (Drone)

(Quemada - QUE014) LP $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

The latest chapter in the ongoing experiment by Mattin (of Billy Bao and a thousand other projects and collaborations) on guitar, and Brainbombs’ Anders Bryngelsson on drums, to reduce a genre to a simple rule and the follow that rule without change for however long the release’s medium will allow. “Techno (Regel #6)” sounds like a recording made just outside the club, played back at top volume in a padded room for an audience of one as the lights gradually fade in and out. “Drone (Regel #7)” sounds the inside of a florescent light bulb played in a metal shack in an ice storm. Meditative, disorienting, beautiful. Edition of 200


Calmer In This Town

(Quemada - QUE010) 7-inch $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two sides of primo, paranoid psych rock with a spaced-out doper sheen and bad vibes from a murky garage.



(Quemada - QUE009) 2x7-inch $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

The solo workings of Satanic Rockers’ Lynton Denovan. Gloomy doom pop, guitar jams with Swell Maps moves, a mass transit travelogue haunted by the Instant Automatons, and some crispy Satanic grooves.


$ A Ride

(Quemada - QUE013) LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Sharing a distinct kiwi sensibility with The Axemen, New Zealand expat Lynton Denovan blasts classic UK DIY action à la Swell Maps, Gods Gift and The Instant Automatons. His caustic observations encapulate the mundane stuggle of the aimless modern man, from calling in sick to drunk driving a bicycle into a river.



(Quemada - QUE006) 7-inch $5.50 (Out-of-stock)

Evil anthems doused in heavy, vile goop by Australian sociopaths. Imagine Paul Leary taking over lead duties for the Instant Automatons, or if Mad Nanna showed a bit more Sabbath muscle.