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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

Coasting 7” + Fluffy Lumbers - Harry Dolland’s 7”

We’re super stoked to announce the release of our next two 7-inches from Brooklyn’s Coasting (run of 1,000) and New Jersey’s Fluffy Lumbers (run of 500). These have been a long time coming, and they look and sound amazing. As always, shipping is included in the prices below.

Coasting “Hot for Teacher” / “Coasting” 7-Inch

Fluffy Lumbers “Harry Dolland’s” 7-Inch

Coasting 7-inch and Fluffy Lumbers 7-inch

September 08, 2010, 6:52pm

NEW RELEASE: Cloud Nothings 7”

We’re super stoked to announce the second ever record on Group Tightener by Cloud Nothings. Featuring “Morgan” on the a-side and the exclusive to this record only “Another Man” on the flip. It’s limited to only 250 copies and hand stamped by us and some of our close friends (shout out to Jenni Wu) late at night. Exhausting! Buy it below, and stay tuned for a 12-inch from Cloud Nothings coming very soon.

Side A:

Side B:
"Another Man"

February 23, 2010, 12:21pm