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Expensive Looks - Dark Matters (LP & CD)

Alec Feld grew up in New York on a steady diet of Chicago house, disco, old Motown stuff and a smattering of his parents’ psych records, as well as “trashy ’90s dance.” Dark Matters is his debut LP as Expensive Looks. It flows continuously across nine tracks, touching on elements of all the music he grew up on: hypnotic house, textured minimalism, and the gorgeous moment of musical epiphany that happens when a beat drops out and all that’s left is the aural equivalent of taking a deep breath and staring at the stars. It’s a dance record with the sort of scrappy, open heart that can only come from someone like Feld. Expensive Looks is all encompassing, it draws from all genres without border, pulling everything into one warped but pointed mass. Dark Matters is available on CD and 500 red vinyl LPs. Shipping included in all prices.


Expensive Looks - Dark Matters CD

Expensive Looks - Dark Matters LP



January 16, 2012, 9:41pm


Group Tightener Ding Dong Lounge Screenprint. Commemorate one of the best nights in recent memory with this beautiful poster. All prints were hand screened by the artist, John Bylander. Each print is personally hand numbered and limited to 21.
Shipping included in all orders.USA $15.00CAN $18.00International $24.00

Group Tightener Ding Dong Lounge Screenprint.

Commemorate one of the best nights in recent memory with this beautiful poster. All prints were hand screened by the artist, John Bylander.

Each print is personally hand numbered and limited to 21. Shipping included in all orders.


June 28, 2011, 5:59pm

Expensive Looks - Vanishers 7” + Twerps - She Didn’t Know 7”



Expensive Looks - Vanishers 7” - GT07

We are proud to present the first ever physical release from Expensive Looks. The introductory 7-inch features two songs, with the B-side exclusive to this release. “Vanishers” is a hazy, slow-build of electronic loops and Alec Feld’s passionate croon, diping through the echoey peaks and valleys of a teen searcher’s bedroom wail. “Simon” gets a bit more sinister with off kilter samples mixing a criss cross of varient vocal attacks. The record is just a taste of the textured dance-oriented full length that will see its release on Group Tightener this summer.
Limited to 500.

Shipping included in all prices.

1. Vanishers
2. Simon

http://www.myspace.com/expensivelooks
http://expensivelooks.bandcamp.com

Expensive Looks - Vanishers 7”




Twerps - She Didn’t Know 7” - GT10

After releases with both Night People and Chapter Music, Australia’s Twerps bring their dark dream-pop to Brooklyn label Group Tightener. This three song 7-inch works as a companion piece (same art split into two) to their recently released 7-inch on Under Water Peoples. “She Didn’t Know,” begins with a roar of vocals and steadily swings through delicate guitar riffs, rollicking organ jams, and playful puppy dog yelps. The first few moments of the second track, “Anything New,” are a gentle lullaby until the vocals crash in with classic the suburban conundrum of being bored but dreading change. It’s full of delightful wallowing in the desire of an impossible paradox: “I’m gonna be more than a backyard boy” but I also don’t want anything new to happen in my life. The B-side wraps up the record with a devastatingly saccharine winding ballad called “Peculia.”
Limited to 500.

Shipping included in all prices.

1. She Didn’t Know
2. Anything New
3. Peculiar

http://www.myspace.com/thetwerpstheband
http://twerps.bandcamp.com

Twerps - She Didn’t Know 7”

Expensive Looks 7” + Twerps 7”



March 25, 2011, 8:32am