Monday, 20 July 2015

The Wrong Society - She Destroyed Me b/w Without You MSR-11

Hamburg's The Wrong Society have been going from strength to strength the last couple of years, with a bunch of live shows throughout 2014 & 2015, plus their great self-released 7" earlier in 2015 not too mention a previous tape and 7" released in 2014.

Market Square are pleased to be releasing the third The Wrong Society 45, not only are the guys'  friends and fans of mine, they're also great at making moody garage songs.

this two-sider features two-moody garage cuts.

The punker a-side 'She Destroyed Me' follows in the 60s garage tradition of the girl done me wrong theme, but unlike many other neo-garage bands that attempt to make music with this theme, The Wrong Society do it in a way which is believable, they MEAN IT. Kai Becker the band's frontman, seems to also get a great tone out of his Vox Teardrop guitar, the song snakes along menacingly with bass and drums driving the song, there is something quite German about this, it recalls 60s German garage bands like The Guards, some great organ playing and guitar work weaves throughout the song too, making this a top a-side choice.

The flip 'Without You' is a killer song, the guys tap into the New England teen scene sound really well here, there is a real innocent vibe about this song and I really dig it, the lyrics are genius, full of teen style angst and abandon and naive genius "when I see a pretty girl, it makes me feel sad"  brilliant!!!!

The Wrong Society consist of

Kai Becker - Guitar & Vocals
Bernie Bernaise - Drums
Arne Kron - Bass & Vocals
Karsten Scholz - Organ & Vocals

Recorded in Hamburg, Summer 2015                                                             RELEASED - 31st  August  2015

Limited to 300 copies only, homed in a Market Square company sleeve, contains hand-numbered postcard

Available to purchase via  plus numerous outlets worldwide, email me to find out if the 45 is near to where you live.

Check out The Wrong Society on Facebook.

Paul Messis - The Blind Leading The Blind b/w As Time Rolls By MSR-10

Paul Messis has been releasing music since 2008, he's a well established figure on the underground music scene, this is his sixth solo 45.

Blind Leading The Blind b/w As Time Rolls By, continues in the 60s garage vein Messis is known for.

The top-side 'The Blind Leading the Blind' is a jangle led protest song about the state of the world at the moment, the hypocrisy of the media, the self-consumption of the modern age. Musically sounding as though it belong in Los Angeles 1965, the song follows a typical folk-rock chord progression, whilst Messis delivers his angst ridden poetry, expressing his own mis-trust of the established figures which rule society. 12 String guitar plays a prominent part, jangling throughout, with a Jazz inspired guitar solo in the middle and fuzz tone guitar penetrating through the compression.

'As Time Rolls By' the b-side, continues the 12 string lament Messis is known for, the track is a Dovers-esque downtrodden pop song, Messis portraying his alienation from the world with further  lyricism about inner confusion and melancholy, Messis' understated vocal styling adding to the naivety and charm of the track.

Recorded at Mom's Landing Kent May  2015                                                           RELEASED - 31st August 2015

Limited to 300 copies only, homed in a Market Square company sleeve, contains hand-numbered poster.

First 100 copies come in a DIY fold-over sleeve, these sleeve versions will only be sold on Bandcamp to the first 100 buyers of the record.
Available to purchase via  plus numerous outlets worldwide, email me to find out if the 45 is near to where you live.

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Worthless - Children Of The Grave b/w Softest MSR-09

Market Square are proud to be releasing a new 45 by Brooklyn based psych-heads Worthless.

Children on The Grave b/w Softest is a two-sided acid psych freakout of mind-altering pop proportions.

Formed in 2012 by psych whizz kid  Curtis Godino, Worthless who are natives of Florida headed north and made their home-destination Brooklyn NY, once they arrived in the big city,  the group formed and begun its manifesto of making brain-changing psychedelic music.

The group have very similar connotations to 60s  anti-establishment acid-punk band The Fugs (also from New York), they share the Fugs' DIY assault of the senses, whilst recording the music themselves and also releasing their own music, having released their debut LP on their own label earlier in the year.

Worthless are the ideal group for Market Square and we are super pleased to be releasing like-minded folks and sharing their music worldwide.

This their second 7" see's the band develop a pop sensibility entwined within the psychedelic weirdness they create with their tape-echos, delays and Vox 12 string guitars.

The top-side Children of The Grave, sets out with a reverb heavy vocal, sounding reminiscent to 60s Milwaukee psych group The Baroques, the song walks along with a trippy feel further heightened by the use of acoustic guitar and odd sounding sound-effects at times sounding quite similar to early Pink Floyd demo 'Scream Thy Last Scream', gloriously lo-fi in its recording, this will be the soundtrack for anyone who enjoys original psych.

The B-side 'Softest' is an organ led piece of psych mastery, the song has a Jane and Serge vibe about it, the warped yéyé pop of Worthless evolving through layers of echo and feedback, plus genius use of slowing and speeding the tape to effect the vocals, the song then slides to its finalé a slow early Floyd Farfisa Compact solo, this instrumental segment recalls imagery of San Francisco's live venue The Fillmore filled with psychedelic light shows and oil lamp projectors, you could well be placed on Haight and Ashbury circa 1966 than modern-day Brooklyn 2015.

Worthless play live regularly around the New York area so check them out if you get a chance.

the band consists of -  Curtis Godino, Skyler Toski, Nicole Zamfess, Leonard Skillet, Lily Rogers &  Sam Dishy

Recorded in Brooklyn early 2015                                                                 RELEASED - 31st August 2015

Limited to 300 copies only, homed in a double-sided hand-numbered  fold-over sleeve, featuring postcard and rubber stamped inner sleeve.

Available to purchase via  plus numerous outlets worldwide, email me to find out if the 45 is near to where you live.

Check out Worthless on Facebook.