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Possum Stream: Townes Van Zandt "Our Mother The Mountain"


Stream Townes Van Zandt's classic album "Our Mother the Mountain" all week long for FREE

The CD & LP are on sale this week only for $10 too!
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Mutual Benefit Touring UK In May

Having sold out their debut London performance two months in advance, Mutual Benefit have announced a short UK tour in May, including a 900 seat capacity headline show at London's Union Chapel. 


20th May - Deaf Institute, Manchester - Tickets On Sale Now

21st May - Mono, Glasgow - Tickets On Sale Now

22nd May - Brudenell, Leeds - Tickets On Sale Now

23rd May - Union Chapel, London - Tickets On Sale Now

Love's Crushing Diamond is out now in the UK and Europe:

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'The Space Project' Collection on Lefse Records


Listen to "Worms" by Youth Lagoon above.

Last Thanksgiving, Matt Halverson, who runs the Portland-based label Lefse Records, was talking with his brother in law, Exogenesis President and Chief Scientist Sean Anklam, who described a trove of recordings the NASA-launched Voyager space probes had made in the outer solar system. Halverson, the Walter White to Anklam’s Hank Schrader, was overtaken by an idea: to commission imaginative artists to create songs and soundscapes out of the Voyager recordings. The interest among musicians—including , Spiritualized, Beach House, The Antlers, Mutual Benefit, Blues Control and others—was overwhelming. Lefse will release the resulting album, entitled Space Project, on April 19, Record Store Day. It will be available on vinyl, CD, and as a 7” box set.

The audio tracks that form the raw material for Space Project were recorded by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes that NASA launched in 1977 and still uses to study the outer solar system. The satellites carry numerous instruments fine-tuned to record in different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The “sounds” recorded by the Voyager probes aren’t sounds in the conventional sense; rather, they are electromagnetic radiation fluctuations in the magnetosphere of the planets, moons and large asteroids the Voyager probes traveled near. Each celestial body is composed of different elements, has its own size and mass, and therefore sounds unique.

Space Project Track Listing

A: Porcelain Raft, “Giove”
B: The Antlers, “Jupiter”

A: Mutual Benefit, “Terraform”
B: Anna Meredith, “Miranda”

A: Spiritualized “Mississippi Space Program,” “Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)”
B. The Holydrug Couple, “Amphitrites Lost”

Rings of Uranus
A: Youth Lagoon, “Worms”
B:  Blues Control, “Blues Danube”

A: Beach House, “Saturn Song”
B: Zomes, “Moonlet”

A: Absolutely Free, “EARTH I”
B: Jesu, “Song of Earth”

A: Benoit & Sergio, “Long Neglected Words”
B: Larry Gus, “Sphere of Io (For Georg Cantor)”


Possum Stream: Asie Payton "Worried"


For this week's Possum Stream, have a listen at Asie Payton's masterpiece "Worried" from 1999.

Possum Stream albums will be on sale at a reduced rate of $10 for the week that they are streaming.

"Worried" CD - $10
"Worried" LP - $10


VIDEO: Temples "Mesmerise"



Temples "Sun Structures" is out February 11th. Pre-order Links below.


Listen: Youth Lagoon "Worms"



Youth Lagoon "Worms" will appear on the upcoming 'Space Project' collection on Lefse Records.  We couldn't be more excited about this track and the entire project.  Check back for more details soon.

Youth Lagoon On Tour:

1/25 - Republic of Singapore
1/27 - Auckland, New Zealand
1/30 - Sydney, Australia
1/31 - Brisbane, Australia
2/01 - Melbourne, Australia
2/02 - Sydney, Australia
2/05 - Melbourne, Australia
2/07 - Adelaide, Australia
2/08 - Perth, Australia
2/14 - Honk Kong, China
2/16 - Tokyo, Japan
2/18 - Taipei, Taiwan
2/20 - Manila, Philippines


New Releases: 01/14/2014



Self's "Subliminal Plastic Motives" is available now.


Mutual Benefit "Love's Crushing Diamond" is now available in Europe. 
European buy links below.

Rough Trade


Each Other Announce Debut Album

Canadian trio Each other will release their debut full length, Being Elastic, on Lefse Records on March 4th. The Album was recorded in their home studio in Montreal, with a strong focus on songwriting and production.

Check out the first single, "Send Your Signals" below via Noisey, who call the band "awesome" and describe their sound as having a sort of "Beach Boys sweetness when there's a moment's respite."

Click Here To Listen To "Send Your Signals"

At every turn, this is a record that sounds forward-looking but not futuristic, meticulously constructed but not formulaic or predictable. The songs are influenced by experimental and avant garde pop undertones, and the end result is an incredibly cohesive, unique sounding debut.

Each other will be hitting the road next week for a short run of East Coast dates, with a full North American tour to be announced soon.

Look for pre-order links and tour dates below.


Jan 16 - Drones - Montreal, QC
Jan 17 - Bard College - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Jan 18 - Death By Audio - Brooklyn, NY
Jan 19 - Hampshire College - Northampton, MA
Feb 21 - TBA - Montreal, QC
Feb 22 - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY


sELf "Subliminal Plastic Motives" Reissue



Fat Possum Records and the band Self release 1995's Subliminal Plastic Motives on vinyl, 20 years after its original release, and reunite for their first concert in almost 10 years at the Gramercy Theatre on January 10.

It's been almost twenty years to the day since Self released their hit cult record Subliminal Plastic Motives. The record's dense and eclectic take on 90's rock still resonates with fans two decades later, and will soon be discovered by a new generation of indie rock lovers asFat Possum Records prepares to release SPM on vinyl later this year.


The recent signing of founding and principal member of Self, Matt Mahaffey, by Fat Possum Records allows fans to take in SPM on vinyl for the first time and will open the door to long awaited new material from the band.


Since the original release of Subliminal, Mahaffey has become a legend in his home state of Tennessee. An accomplished Producer and Composer, Matt has produced hit records for HelloGoodbye, Parachute, The Sounds, Forever the Sickest Kids and many others while also composing music for hit TV shows and feature films such as Shrek. Mahaffey has withstood the test of rock n roll, proving himself to be a talented and diverse musician and creator.


With the original lineup in tow, Self now prepares to hit the stage for their first show in nearly a decade, playing at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC on January 10th. This show is sure to bring fans back to the days of Subliminal Plastic Motives while readying them for an upcoming new release from the band. The bill also includes Chicago's I Fight Dragon's


Tickets for this show are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Gramercy Theatre Box office with a limited number of tickets being offered to include a copy of the new Fat Possum vinyl release of Subliminal Plastic Motives.


New Releases: 1/7/2014



Mutual Benefit "Love's Crushing Diamond"
Now available on vinyl!

Leo Welch "Sabougla Voices"

Bobby Bare Jr. "Shame On Me"

Louisiana Red "Dead Stray Dog"

Roosevelt Sykes "Music Is My Business"

John Lee Hooker "Alone"
iTunes Vol.1 
iTunes Vol.2

Alec Seward "Late One Saturday Evening"


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