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M'LR 055 - RM AUDIOM'LR 055 - DELUXE HAND-BUILT BIRCH/WALNUT 7" CARRYING CASES by RM WOODWORKING & AUDIO

SOLD OUT - OUT OF STOCK

Following hot on the heels of RM Woodworking & Audio's RMC-1 compact home turntable stereo system (http://www.mladysrecords.com/turntables.html), we'd like to present these 7" storage & carrying cases designed and hand-built by Raven Mahon (of Grass Widow). Each case comfortably stores up to 75 7"s (if they have picture sleeves, more without!) They can be handily detached in back to make two halves for easy flipping and filing. Features include solid birch construction with a very sturdy & stylish rotating walnut carrying handle, walnut veneer, and hand-painted acrylic detailing; optimal for home use and DJing. Limited to just six models, built to last for decades, and versatile enough for the needs of all music enthusiasts.


MLADYS 21 - THEE HEADCOATSMLADYS 21 / MEDWAY 1 - THEE HEADCOATS - "THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME" LP $17

PRE-ORDER: SHIPS ON OR BEFORE JUNE 21, 2015 - LIMITED ONE-TIME PRESSING

BY POPULAR DEMAND, our limited reissue series highlighting some of the best and scarcest gems in the Medway reservoir, NOW AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY (note: if you want to receive all of the special secret bonus items in store this year, you'll still need to sign up for a full-on FWOAH membership HERE.

Not just one of the best H'coats sets, this album is a modern classic. Fourteen blistering songs, raw and engaged and dealing exclusively in hard knocks. Out of print since its original issue on Vinyl Japan in '93 and remastered from the original tapes.

REISSUED IN CLOSE PARTICIPATION WITH BILLY CHILDISH, BRUCE BRAND, and DAMAGED GOODS RECORDS.




MLADYS 22 - KYRAMLADYS 22 / MEDWAY 2 - KYRA - "HERE I AM, I ALWAYS AM" LP $17

PRE-ORDER: SHIPS ON OR BEFORE JUNE 21, 2015 - LIMITED ONE-TIME PRESSING

BY POPULAR DEMAND, our limited reissue series highlighting some of the best and scarcest gems in the Medway reservoir, NOW AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY (note: if you want to receive all of the special secret bonus items in store this year, you'll still need to sign up for a full-on FWOAH membership HERE.

Kyra's 1998 solo LP is one of the most exciting rock and roll LPs ever, and also the album that inspired the monastic brethren of M'lady's to form FWOAH! Backed up by Thee Headcoats, and ripping through twelve stunners, including "It's A Stick Up" and "Anna K", not to mention covers by Electric Eels, Beefheart, and Jacques Brel!

REISSUED IN CLOSE PARTICIPATION WITH KYRA, BILLY CHILDISH, BRUCE BRAND, and DAMAGED GOODS RECORDS.




MEDWAY 1-7FWOAH 1 - F.W.O.A.H.! (Friends of Worshipfull Order of Ancient Headcoats) - MAILORDER SUBSCRIPTION CLUB

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS - LIMITED ONE-TIME PRESSINGS

Almost two years in the making, M'lady's is really psyched to announce a deluxe fanclub for Billy Childish and Medway beat enthusiasts worldwide. Seven of the best (and scarcest) titles in existence, remastered from the original tapes with the close participation of Billy, Bruce Brand, Neil Palmer, and Damaged Goods Records.

Please click on THIS LINK for complete enrollment instructions. Membership is quite limited. This is going to be one wild and radical summer.




VEXX - TOUR T SHIRT

M'LR 051 - VEXX - "TOUR" T-shirts UNISEX SIZES $12 and WOMEN'S SIZES $16 each!

THIS JUST IN! SHIPS APRIL 19, 2015!

Hot on the heels of the now-sold-out Hysterics shirts, we've had some shirts printed up for Vexx's upcoming debut shows on the east coast of America (this May) and Europe/UK (July/Aug, dates coming soon). Unisex sizes printed on Gildan 100% cotton, and women's sizes printed on American Apparel. White shirts, black ink. KEEPING IT REAL. While supplies last.


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MLADYS LP GRAB BAGMLADYS2015LPGB - M'LADY'S 2015 SPRING LP GRAB BAG - 3 x LP $15

Spring fever is in full effect out here. We want to offer the thrill seekers amongst us a grab bag of quality LPs! THREE LPs for $15! What's the catch? They will be a surprise. If you've ordered from us several times before, we'll do our best to make sure you get fresh sounds in your mailbox. Some may even come wrapped in an official Le Tigre 2004 tour tote bag. I know. It's pretty cool. HAPPY SPRING, EVERYONE.





MLADYS 13 - MECCA NORMALMLADYS 13 - MECCA NORMAL - "EMPATHY FOR THE EVIL" LP $13 / COMPACT DISC $8

NOW TAKING ORDERS - VINYL & CD WILL SHIP MID-SEPTEMBER - ANY RECORDS ORDERED WITH LP or CD PRE-ORDERS WILL BE HELD FOR YOU AND SHIPPED AT THAT TIME

“Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be seen to be believed.” – Douglas Wolk

M'lady's Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the first new album in eight years from one of our favorite groups: MECCA NORMAL. Jean Smith and David Lester have once again rang the alarm, with nine new pieces that form an exquisite song cycle, the lyrics of which are distilled from two of Jean's recently-completed novels – one of which is being shopped around to major publishers by a literary agent. Mecca Normal’s art and music has blown minds around the world for many years now, inspiring people to rattle punk orthodoxy as well as injecting a much-needed blast of intelligence, poise, and imagination into the sometimes listless underground discourse.

“Empathy for the Evil” was produced, mixed and mastered by Kramer (who's worked with groups as varied as Galaxie 500, the Boredoms, Low, and many many more). Kramer plays bass on all tracks and organ here and there. The album was recorded by Rat Bastard in Miami Beach in November, 2012. The recording has a real spark throughout, constantly propelling the stories forward. In Kramer's own words: "...this LP, to me, seems to be more like LEAVES OF GRASS (meaning an “epic poem”) than a collection of brief haikus (for lack of a better comparison) with no interconnecting motif. Between the lyrics, the music, the instrumentation, and the SEQUENCE of the individual parts, it just seems to me like a novella with 11 (or 12) chapters, as opposed to a collection of disparate “singles”. Of course each song is a separate THOUGHT, but they are all of the same MIND, and that is what I wanted to convey in the final results. More like a great gig, than like someone sitting down in front of their record player with a stack of singles. ONE WORK."

Cover art by Jean Smith. Available in the popular LP, CD, and mp3 formats.

Mecca Normal will be on tour in the Northeastern US in late September into October, and in California at the beginning of 2015.

For liner notes, shows, photos, videos, and lyrics directly from the group, please direct your web browser to http://meccanormal2014.wordpress.com

You can listen to samples of this amazing record RIGHT HERE. GET INVOLVED.







MLADYS 12 - VEXXMLADYS 12 / UTR068 - VEXX - "VEXX" MINI-LP $10 / CASSETTE $5 / COMPACT DISC $5

NOW TAKING ORDERS (NOTE: UK/EUROPE CUSTOMERS CLICK HERE TO ORDER THROUGH UPSET THE RHYTHM AND SAVE MONEY ON OVERSEAS SHIPPING!) FOR ALL THREE FORMATS - CASSETTES SHIP TODAY - VINYL & CD WILL SHIP MID-SEPTEMBER - ANY RECORDS ORDERED WITH LP or CD PRE-ORDERS WILL BE HELD FOR YOU AND SHIPPED AT THAT TIME

M’lady’s Records and Upset the Rhythm are very pleased to be teaming up for the first time to release the debut record from one of America’s most exciting groups today. VEXX, living in and playing out of Olympia, Washington, and have been devastating the Pacific Northwest music hubs for many months now. Their self-titled mini-album is explosive, vital, and many leagues deeper than it has any right to be in this wicked epoch.

Recorded by esteemed engineer, Dave Harvey (who also recorded both HYSTERICS 7”s issued on M’lady’s), this record originally came out in a small edition on the Grazer label late last year, which sold out instantly just through word of mouth. The very excellent Jason Ward (of Chicago Mastering Service) has worked his magic mastering this recording, and now it’s even more wild and vibrant than ever.

VEXX hit the ground running like punk hasn’t happened yet! Blazing through the first three songs on side one with a fury rarely seen in the modern underground. ‘Clairvoyant’ is equal parts jagged as inventive, twisting out of reach at all the right moments. The song captures the band perfectly, raging headlong with unmatched momentum. VEXX also know how to write a powerful slow burner, as evidenced by ‘Strength’ and the first half of ‘Ocean Shores’. Maryjane’s lyrics and vocals are a clarion call of intent; on fire with possibility, whilst wrestling with the power of everything. She’s such a force of nature as a frontwoman that you’re left stunned as much as amazed. Meanwhile, Mike and Corey’s guitar and drum fireworks have left almost all spectators breathless (note: bass guitar duties on this recording were handled by Aaron, who has since been replaced by the very capable and excellent Ian). Each song is a maelstrom, whipping band and audience alike into a whirlwind. Pushing forward, thinking harder, striking home.

This is also a first for us, in that M’lady’s and Upset the Rhythm! will be co-releasing this gem of a mini-album (M’lady’s handling distribution for the USA, and UTR overseeing things for the UK and Europe). You can listen to samples of this amazing record RIGHT HERE. GET INVOLVED.











MLADYS 14 - DEAD MOONMLADYS 15 - DEAD MOONMLADYS 16 - DEAD MOON











MLADYS 14, 15, & 16 - DEAD MOON - "IN THE GRAVEYARD", "UNKNOWN PASSAGE" & "DEFIANCE" CDs
$8 each or all three for only $20!


2nd PRESSING IN STOCK & SHIPPING NOW, ALREADY ALMOST GONE AGAIN

M'lady's starts off 2014 with a true bang. DEAD MOON! This is the first batch of reissues that we're doing this year, part of our project to officially reissue all of Fred & Toody's groups on compact discs. Many of the albums have never been available on CD before. Remastered from the original tapes, and officially licensed by the group (who will receive royalties from the sales of these reissues), these three albums represent some of the finest rock n roll that has ever been recorded. They're our favorite group in the whole world, so it's with precious little hyperbole in our voice that we'd suggest you get these IMMEDIATELY. This month sees the release of their 1988 debut album "IN THE GRAVEYARD", and its two amazing follow-ups, 1989's "UNKNOWN PASSAGE" and 1990's "DEFIANCE" (my personal favorite! - Loud-mouthed Ed.) Next month will be four more albums by the group, then... who can say? Surprises are the name of the game here at M'lady's HQ this year. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!!!



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M'LR 044 - HYSTERICSM'LR 044 - HYSTERICS - "CAN'T I LIVE?" 7" EP

SOLD OUT IN PHYSICAL FORM - DIGITAL ONLY

NEW HYSTERICS! I know, we're freaking out too. It gets even better; this record is spectacularly brutal. 12 (!) minutes of fury jammed onto a super hi-fi 7" EP, uncompromising and brilliant, it sounds even better on the 500th listen than it does on the first, which is SAYING something. From the opening blast of "Outside In" to the molten lahar of "No Vision", Hysterics throw down with a ferocity not seen since... well, since their debut. All hyperbole spiel aside, comrades, this record is among the very best we've ever had the pleasure of bringing you. IT'S THAT GOOD. THIS IS THE SOUND OF THE NEW BREED - GET INVOLVED AND GET THRASHED.






MLADYS 9 - TRONICSMLADYS 9 - TRONICS - "WHAT'S THE HUBUB BUB" LP $12/CD $8/MP3 $7/FLAC $7

LP is ALMOST SOLD OUT

What’s The Hubub Bub originally appeared in 1980/1981, and was so far ahead in its approach to songwriting, performance, recording, and presen- tation that we’re just now catching up. Issued at the height of the British post-punk renaissance, on cassette only, it presaged the DIY underground movement in this country by several years, and until now, has been more rumored than heard. Recorded mostly live to cassette, the album has an astonishing breadth, taking in and transmuting savage rock’n’ roll, tender ballads, tape experiments, and in the case of “The Shark Fucks”, bona fide anthems. Ziro Baby (now known to comrades as Zarjaz Baby and fronting the incredible group FREAKAPUSS) and his songs have held sway with hundreds of the underground cognoscenti for decades now, cassettes of Tronics albums being passed around like secret handshakes. It remains a singular example of true self-expression, whilst at the same time rocking harder than (fill in almost any band‘s name here). M’lady’s Records is very proud to be issuing What’s The Hubub Bub for the very first time on LP, remastered and packaged with the original sleeve. Also available in the popular compact disc format for those living in cramped quarters, or for our European comrades appalled by how much it costs to send an LP from America.










MLADYS 10 - TRONICSMLADYS 10 - TRONICS - "SAY! WHAT IS THIS?" LP $12/CD $8/MP3 $7/FLAC $7

SHIPPING NOW AND GOING VERY QUICKLY

Say! What Is This? is a collection of early, previously unreleased and rare Tronics recordings from between 1978 and 1983.

Tronics, led by Ziro Baby, who issued records between 1979 and 1983 are a musical rarity as things go. The releases brought Tronics and Ziro Baby, then and since, great acclaim being noted in the music press as “a swamp God”1, “the essence of Rock n Roll”2, “arguably, a pre-cursor for English Post Punk and Indie music”3 and being credited for issuing the first independent cassette album in 1980 that started the cassette music boom that continues today4

Despite the successes of the Tronics releases, being continually highly sought after and loved by so many, Tronics and Zarjaz Baby - the name that Ziro works under today with his group Freakapuss - remain rare, mysterious and enigmatic underground phenomena. Perhaps it was with this in mind that brought Brett Lyman, co-owner of M’lady’s Records, to remark that the recordings on this album were like finding a hidden room in the back of Tutankhamen’s tomb.

M’lady’s Records is very proud to announce that we’ll be issuing Say! What Is This? on September 24th, 2013, in the eternally popular LP and CD formats. Over 90% of this album has never been heard by the public. It additionally makes an excellent complement to our reissue of the amazing TRONICS album What’s The Hubub Bub (MLADYS 9), also out on September 24th.

1 NME 1983 2 Melody Maker 1983 3 Gilded Gutter, February 2012 4 NME May 1983










MLADYS 11 - RUBY PINSMLADYS 11 - RUBY PINS - "RUBY PINS" LP $12 / CS $5

LP & CASSETTE ARE ALMOST GONE

M'lady's Records is incredibly proud to introduce the debut album from RUBY PINS, borne out of the dreams and hard work of Lillian Maring. Written over the past three years, recorded on an old computer with just one SM58 microphone, and played almost entirely by Ms. Maring, these songs sound like almost nothing else we've heard.

Inspired by dreams friends have had about her, and informed by the spirits of Eno, Jacques Dutronc, and Catherine Ribeiro, this record has a deep individualistic streak, and imagination by the ton. There's an other- worldliness to the album, the kind of echoes that can be felt usually in certain films, a special kind of logic that gets under one's skin. Recorded mostly in the beautiful town of Port Townsend, Washington in the summer of 2012, Lillian enlisted some instrumental help on certain songs from Hannah Lew (her bandmate in the estimable and much-beloved GRASS WIDOW), Fiona Campbell, Jen Weisberg and Brett Lyman, but this is really 'a solo trip', as Neil Young once put it so eloquently.

Recommended for irregulars and bedroom visionaries and anyone with fire in their hearts. Cover art by Penelope Partridge and Lillian Maring. Available in the popular LP, cassette, and mp3 formats.





MLADYS 7 - MAKE-UPMLADYS 7 - MAKE-UP - "I WANT SOME" 2 x LP $16

SOLD OUT - OUT OF PRINT

Best of order, people, best of order... let's 'ave a bit of 'ush now. It�s the return of the gospel yeh-yeh, that untouchable sound that can�t be contained! Rejoice, ye philistines of little faith, you harlequins that stumble through night after night searching for liberation. Liberation is at hand!

"I Want Some"! Indeed you do, but what is this 'some'? Two albums, four sides of collected singles and an evolutionary chronicle of the most exciting and visionary group of the last epoch, the MAKE-UP. Commonly mistaken for a "soul group", imagine instead the four horsemen of the apocalypse in tailored outfits playing incendiary songs that make you dance and make you think. Formed out of the ashes of NATION OF ULYSSES and CUPID CAR CLUB, MAKE-UP had a wild five year run of almost non-stop smash singles, recorded for various global underground cells, or "record companies". This is truly the most definitive MAKE-UP (double!) album, available again for the first time in over ten years on vinyl!

Thrill to the early blasts of feral energy: "Blue Is Beautiful", "We're Having a Baby", "Untouchable Sound", "This Is... Young Vulgarians", "Substance Abuse"! Hear their seamless transition into wild elegance borne out of playing hundreds of concerts for a crazed and devout band of zealots: "Walking On the Dune", "I Want Some", "The Choice"! 23 reasons to get down, in the midnight hour, and every hour! CAN I HEAR YOU SAY "YEAH"?

Remastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, and sleeved in a beautiful tip-on gatefold jacket, M'lady's is very proud and excited to release these gems back into the wilderness. THE MAKE-UP! C'MON, wTHE MAKE-UP!



M'LR 032 - HYSTERICSM'LR 032 - HYSTERICS - "s/t" 6 SONG 7" EP $5

SOLD OUT - OUT OF PRINT - STILL AVAILABLE DIGITALLY (SEE BELOW)

They have set the West Coast on fire, and by all accounts have had people foaming at the mouth. SAY HELLO TO HYSTERICS. Six insane HC blasts, 1981-style, Wilson Center-style. The sound of total dissatisfaction FULL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR AUGUST 2012, see our "tour dates" section above!









MLADYS 2.5 - FINALLY PUNKMLADYS 2.5 - FINALLY PUNK - "CASUAL GOTHS" LP $8

SPRING CLEANING SALE!

They were one of the best bands we can recall seeing. It was like someone took the most exciting bits of 1977 and 1992 and 2006 and squashed them together. That was Finally Punk, from Austin, Texas. 26 songs, compiling all three of their singles, plus two previously unreleased songs, both of them covers (NIRVANA & PRIMA DONNAS!). This LP stands in tribute to their amazingness. Issued in collaboration with our esteemed friends at ARMY OF BAD LUCK, out of Atlanta, Georgia.

LP COMES COMPLETE WITH LINK TO FULL DIGITAL VERSION OF THE ALBUM, AS WELL AS LIVE VIDEOS & TOUR FILMS!



M'LR 036 - GRASS WIDOW / NATUREM'LR 036 - GRASS WIDOW / NATURE - "DISAPPEARING INDUSTRIES" b/w "IN A PLACE" split 7" $3

Two of our favorite groups in America team up to turn on ALL the lights. Grass Widow's debut side for us is beyond our wildest dreams: it's called "Disappearing Industries", and it's our favorite song by them yet, brimming over with great ideas. Likewise for Nature! "In A Place" sounds like secret societies wielding wild energy underground. Mystery and magick and brilliance in abundance. Entire pressing limited to 1000 copies worldwide. St. Valentine never had it so good.





M'LR 034 - BRUTE HEARTM'LR 034 - BRUTE HEART - "FEVER" b/w "IN LIMBO" 7" $3

We're incredibly proud to be issuing this single. Brute Heart are from Minneapolis, and have already released two truly deep albums (their self-released debut "Brass Beads" and last year's "Lonely Hunter" on Soft Abuse). Jackie, Crystal, and Crystal know the power of echo and the power of tonality, and bring it round like the crazy world of Arthur Russell all over again! This single will get under your skin fast. We've cavalierly suggested in the past the possibility of a "DOUBLE A SIDE" single. This, my friends, is truly such a specimen.




MLADYS 4 - THE GOLDEN AWESOMEMLADYS 4 - THE GOLDEN AWESOME - "AUTUMN" LP $8/CD $5/MP3 $5/FLAC $5

Like a wild and endlessly colliding set of terrestrial plates , THE GOLDEN AWESOME emerge from the earth's core, erupting lava and fire everywhere. This is their debut and premiere album, fully formed and intensely harmonious. They hail from Wellington, New Zealand, and traffick in some of the most electrifying sounds heard on these shores in many years. Music to get lost in for days on end. Sleeved in the most psychedelic shade of yellow by Sam Consiglio, like staring into the sun.








MLADYS 3 - COASTINGMLADYS 3 - COASTING - "YOU'RE NEVER GOING BACK" LP $8/CD $5/MP3 $5/FLAC $5

The long-awaited debut album from COASTING is here! Eleven stunning songs from Madison & Fiona, equal parts New Zealand fire, Memphis smoke, Pacific Northwest mist, and New York thunder. Their live shows and early singles have left people in both hemispheres breathless and clamoring for more. For all the radical dreamers out there! Recorded by the esteemed Bill Skibbe & Jessica Ruffins production team at Keyclub Recording in Michigan.









MLADYS 3.5 - YELLOW FEVERMLADYS 3.5 - YELLOW FEVER - "s/t" LP $8

SPRING CLEANING SALE!

The debut album from Austin magicians YELLOW FEVER. This is a repress of their debut album originally issued by Wild World, now on M'lady's. It's been out of print for a while, and we get requests for it regularly, so here it is! ARISE LAZARUS YELLOW FEVER!






MLADYS 2 - TYVEKMLADYS 2 - TYVEK - "FAST METABOLISM" LP $12/MP3 $5/FLAC $5

At long last, the vinyl debut of this flawless compilation of Tyvek's early singles. Unstoppable, much like a juggernaut or an avalanche. An avalanche of hits! People have been asking us about this record for over two years now, so we're really excited to finally have it here. Deluxe tip-on sleeve, with lyrics for the first time! Issued in conjunction with our comrades at Water Wing Records in Portland, a subsidiary of Mississippi Records! Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk and Bob Weston for maximum scree and scrum.








M'LR 031 - NATUREM'LR 031 - NATURE - "WORKOUT" b/w "THE COLOR OF THE OCEAN" 7" $3

Debut astonishment from this mysterious cabal of Portland wizards, chiefly Christina Files, Adee Roberson, and Cassia Gammill. This is a serious basement rhythm jewel, perfect for humid summer afternoons and evenings indoors. The sound of humidity, speak now or forever pine for its bewitchery.










M'LR 028 - YELLOWFEVERM'LR 028 - YELLOWFEVER - "BERMUDA TRIANGLE" b/w "HORSE" 7" $3

BY THE ARTISTS NOW KNOWN AS DEEP TIME! NOT MANY LEFT IN STOCK

First new material in forever from Austin's YELLOWFEVER, like seriously forever, three years or something like that? A preview of their incredibly great (like you have no idea, it's practically all we listen to here at M'lady's HQ) debut full-length, out later this year. Jennifer and Adam have been working hard to make the record of yr dreams, and this is the first piece in the puzzle! YES SIR AND YES MA'AM.