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Hiro Kone Tour

Catch Hiro Kone coming to your city on…
04/30 - Gold Bar - Baltimore MD w/ Scout Pare-Phillips + Jen Graf
05/01 - Wood Street Gallery - Pittsburgh PA w/ Relativity Q + Slinky
05/02 - The Shelter - Detroit MI w/ Bottin
05/03 - The Black Sparrow - Lafayette IN
05/04 - Quenchers - Chicago IL w/ Pillars & Tongues + RXM Reality
05/06 - Bourbon Street - Columbus OH
05/07 - Deep Space Arts - Washington DC w/ Infinity Knives + Cavale

April 21, 2014, 5:54pm

Hiro Kone - The Unmoved Mover EP [Wax/Digital]

Check out Hiro Kone’s ‘THE UNMOVED EP’ out NOW y’all
Hiro Kone is Nicky Mao, a New York City based musician and artist. Mao was a former member of Effi Briest and Up Died Sound. Her background in classical training and symphonic arrangements provides a stark juxtaposition to the raw sounds of Hiro Kone’s material, evoking something both familiar and disorienting. Co-produced and mixed by former original Gang Gang Dance member Tim Dewit, The Unmoved Mover, examines the break between worlds, with void in form, and irreverent breaches in thought-The Unmoved Mover is both solitary and collaborative. This pressing is limited to 250 black 12” vinyl records so pick your copy up at http://www.grouptightener.com/store or through Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-unmoved-mover-ep/id826812162. Shipping included in all prices.

April 21, 2014, 5:22pm

Our tumbla’s back online.

Spread the word

Music and goodies to come

Stay tuned for the latest!!!!


Our tumbla’s back online.
Spread the word
Music and goodies to come
Stay tuned for the latest!!!!

April 19, 2014, 5:06pm

Best Coast - Make You Mine double 7” colored vinyl with gatefold sleeve

It seems insane now, but when we started Group Tightener with Best Coast’s “Make You Mine” 7-inch we never anticipated her becoming the mega pop star she is today. Needless to say, we’re stoked. It couldn’t have happened to a better or more talented person. The only bummer is that we sold out of the records almost instantly, and it’s been unavailable since. We’re now bringing it back as a limited extra fancy double 7-inch gatefold edition on yellow vinyl at 45rpm. This is the last time this record will be available from us, so now would be a good time to get it! This pressing is limited to 2,000 records. Design and photography by Drew Heffron. Records will ship the week of November 15th. Shipping included in all prices.

Also, still available on iTunes and other digital shops.

Best Coast - Make You Mine double 7” reissue

November 03, 2011, 5:24pm

Dead Gaze 10”

Dead Gaze 10” - GT11

R. Cole Furlow makes beautifully angsty music as Dead Gaze. His songs are bursting with warped emotion, fucked up vocals and thick riffs with a beating pop heart. We’re stoked to present five gems on our first ever 10-inch, each one will make you feel good about feeling bad. This pressing is limited to 500 records on translucent orange vinyl. Shipping included in all prices.

1. This Big World
2. It’s Not Real
3. We All Belong To You
4. There’s A Time To Be Stupid
5. Glory Days For Sure

Check out the song, “It’s Not Real”, below:
Dead Gaze - It’s Not Real by Group Tightener

Dead Gaze 10”

August 24, 2011, 12:35pm

Secret Colors - Water Mirror LP

Secret Colors - Water Mirror - GT09

Secret Colors is the project of Seattle’s Matt Lawson. Water Mirror, his first vinyl full length, was pulled from various tape releases over the past couple of years and re-mastered by Pete Swanson, formerly of D. Yellow Swans. This pressing is limited to 500 tie dyed, splattered paint vinyl 12” records. Shipping included in all prices.

1. Bells
2. Heavy Sleeper
3. New Lens
4. Cirrus
5. Rewinder
6. Wish

Check out the song, “Bells”, below:

Secret Colors - Bells by Group Tightener

Secret Colors - Water Mirror LP

July 06, 2011, 10:09am

May 10, 2011, 3:42pm

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


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


Twerps - She Didn’t Know 7”

Expensive Looks 7” + Twerps 7”

March 25, 2011, 8:32am

Pre-order High Wolf / Annapurna Illusion split LP

High Wolf / Annapurna Illusion split LP - GT08

France’s High Wolf previous released records on Not Not Fun, Bathetic and his own Winged Sun imprint. This is his second 12-inch, a 23 minute, five part epic journey through psych-loop trance heaven on the A-side. The B-side is a two track heavy trip through the temple of doom by Annapurna Illusion. Original art by Japan’s Ryo.
Limited to 500 w/ insert.
Shipping included in all prices.

1. Amazonian Love Call
2. Blood Dive
3. Blackdrop





High Wolf/Annapurna Illusion Split LP

March 24, 2011, 7:30am

Fungi Girls - Owsley Knows 7”

Fungi Girls - Owsley Knows / Glare #2 7” - GT06

Fungi Girls are three high school kids from Texas. They’ve released records on Hozac, Play Pinball and Psychic Lunch. For their Group Tightener release, the trio recorded twin bursts of catchy garage-psych that will force its way into your brain and probably chill there for months and months. Throw it in the jukebox and drop the quarter in…over and over. Limited to 500. Shipping is included in the below prices.


Fungi Girls 7-inch

November 23, 2010, 5:17pm