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Video: This Will Destroy You – Black Dunes

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Spin Magazine have premiered the brilliant new video for THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s ‘Black Dunes’ from 2011’s Tunnel Blanket. We’ve got the high-quality version right here! “This video was conceived while driving through mist in rural Sweden,” explains Malcolm Elijah, who directed the disturbing eight-and-a-half-minute spot. “It centers around the fracturing of a young woman’s mind and her descent into self-induced, self-absorbed delirium.”

As Spin warns… “Don’t watch this one alone”.

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Lymbyc Systym LP Now Available

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1st press limited to 380 hand-numbered copies
First 25 Hobbledehoy orders receive special edition lithograph poster print (Photo)

Perhaps you heard them on their split with This Will Destroy You, perhaps never have at all. Brothers Michael and Jared Bell are an amazingly adept and musical force, far beyond the inaccuracies of the “post rock” tag they often get slagged down by. Relentless in touring, unmatched in motivation, and highly organized, this is the type of band that you always hope will catch on big-time beyond traditional circles. With nearly 10 years under their belt as a band to this point, it’s scary to think what these brilliant brothers from the desert still might have up their sleeves for eager ears.

Finally, after more than 2 years of waiting, Lymbyc Systym‘s 2nd album Shutter Release is available on vinyl for the first time worldwide.

Purchase:
Hobbledehoy (Ships from Australia)
Amazon (Ships from USA)
Stickfigure (Ships from USA)
Interpunk (Ships from USA)

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Instant MP3 Downloads with CDs + LPs

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new webstore previewWe know you can easily download music from the gamut of file sharing websites. To those who support Hobbledehoy in any which way, thank you so much. Our online store has just been rebuilt so that almost every record comes with an instant MP3 download, listen to your record right away while the LP or CD is posted to you. There’s a few other new features and more to come. Please let us know if you find any problems, and thanks again for your ongoing support.

http://hobbledehoyrecords.com/store-featured

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Jamie Hay Live at Sounds Like Sessions

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A lovely new live video series called ‘Sounds Like’ recently featured Jamie Hay. Recorded in the beer garden of X&Y bar Brisbane whilst on tour with A Death In The Family in 2011. The song ‘Fireworks In The Distance’ is taken from Tyre Swans, a 3-piece split project between Jamie, Darren Gibson and Donnie Dureau (Blueline Medic).

Thieves, Jamie’s debut solo recording is still available from Hobbledehoy on 7″ and digital download.

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Owen Chicago Series: Live at Home

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To close out the Chicago live video series, Mike revisited the same location seen in the first video, his own home. Check out this performance of “Everyone’s Asleep in the House but Me,” the last track off November’s Ghost Town.

Be sure and visit the past videos below, there’s one for each song off the new record!

Watch previous videos in the series:
Mother’s Milk Breath
No Language
An Animal
The Armoire
I Believe
Too Many Moons
No Place Like Home
O, Evelyn…

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Arrows Release Early Tracks

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Recorded just weeks after forming, Arrows self-released Don’t Write Poetry in 2006 as a limited run CD-r. Now the band have made these tracks available for streaming or to purchase on either their Bandcamp page or the player below.

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Owen Chicago Series: Live In The Graham Elliot Kitchen

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Have you worked in a kitchen before? It’s stressful at the best of times. What better way to relax than have Mike Kinsella blissfully serenade you and your cuisine creations right on the kitchen floor!

The latest in the Owen Live In Chicago series: “No Language” is track 7 off the new album, Ghost Town, which is out now on vinyl LP through Hobbledehoy.

Watch previous videos in the series:
No Language
The Armoire
I Believe
Too Many Moons
No Place Like Home
O, Evelyn…

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Owen Chicago Series: Live at The Butcher & Larder

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Last week’s wig shop video was probably the most interesting location for the ongoing series of live Owen videos, but this week’s may have just topped it. Watch Mike perform “An Animal” at The Butcher & Larder in Chicago above.

“An Animal” is the 6th track off the new album, Ghost Town, which is out now on vinyl LP through Hobbledehoy.

Watch previous videos in the series:
The Armoire
I Believe
Too Many Moons
No Place Like Home
O, Evelyn…

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Vinyl Test-Press Auctions

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Every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks, we’ll be auctioning an exclusive vinyl test-pressing from our recent / upcoming catalog. With all proceeds going towards helping create new records, each test is limited to just five copies, hand-numbered and very difficult to come by. This is your chance to own a very rare piece of history from some fantastic bands, a true collectible!

So you can plan accordingly, here is the starting schedule for what you can expect. Only one of each available… the first is up right now.

Bid hard friends!

Go to Hobbledehoy eBay auctions

Nov 18: This Will Destroy You – Tunnel Blanket 2xLP (#2/5)
Nov 23: Arrows – Try and Stay Upright LP (#3/5)
Nov 30: Lymbyc Systym – Shutter Release LP (#2/5)
Dec 7: Braid – Closer To Closed 12″ (#2/5)
Dec 14: The Leap Year – With A Little Push… LP (#2/5)

Revision: Formerly Friday, auctions are now ending on a Wednesday.