Wiretap Records Release Latest Charity Compilation for ACLU

Wiretap Attention Feb 17Wiretap Records latest ATTENTION! Charity Compilation is now available to download for Pay What You Want donation, 100% of proceeds after Bandcamp Fees will be donated to the ACLU. It features thirty great tracks from Del Paxton, Regarde, Kamikaze Girls, Super American, Ducking Punches, I’m Fine, Cold Wrecks, Spanish Love Songs, Daydream, The Exquisites, Pinned in Place, Get Married, Low Speech, Odd Robot, Pseudo, Accidente, Movies About Animals, Great Apes, Leveless, Geometers, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Southpaw, Cables & Arms, Nights Like Thieves, The Offseason, Sixteen Scandals, Old Notes, Iris Jupiter, Skoundrel and more. Over the next four years Wiretap Records will continue to release ATTENTION! compilations and will be donating 100% of proceeds to the ACLU.

You can down load the latest ATTENTION! compilation and donate to the ACLU here


The Exquisites


Asian Man Records

Rating: 3.5/5




Seattle’s soulful punks, The Exquisities, have their new album, Home, being released via Asian Man Records on the 14th October. The Exquisites are led by vocalist Jason Clackley, he brings an anguished soulful croon to the energetic power pop punk backing, the lo-fi garage feel of the album combines with the punk energy nicely, but it’s when these elements are married with Clackley’s vocals that the album develops it’s unique character.

The Exquisites open Home with Faith, this is a serious slice of power pop overlaid with Jason Clackley‘s signature soulful howl, for me this track is the highlight of the album, but that’s not say the rest of the album is without merit. Count Me In has a slightly darker tone than the initial track, but it keeps the pace going before Home No Home lifts things with a surge of adrenalin which comes to unexpectedly abrupt ending, and equally swiftly The Exquisites launch into the soulful Setting Son. At the midway mark the album throttles back with the mellow vibe and a tormeted howl of Climbing Down At The End Of The Day. The second half of the album follows the template of the opening handful of tracks, the tempo, mood and texture are all varied before the album closes on the downbeat number, Send A Word Home, which features only Jason Clackley‘s anguished vocals accompanied by a dark dramatic piano.

Personally I find that Jason Clackley‘s vocals are somewhat lost in the mix which I think detracts from the album, but aside from that this is fine and diverse album that takes you on a journey, varying from upbeat power pop to soulful piano ballads, and a fair amount of everything that lies inbetween those two extremes. Whilst this album is by no means perfect, the eclectic natue of the album means that it is one that can sit proudly amongst Asian Man Records diverse roster of bands.

Home can be ordered on two coloured vinyl variants via Asian Man Records here

The Exquisites Stream New LP In Full

the-exquisitesThe Exquisites have premiered a full stream of their upcoming album Home which is set to drop on October 14, 2016 via Asian Man Records.  Pre-orders for Home are available here.

Listen to the disc here courtesy Impose Magazine.

The Exquisites – Grow Away

the-exquisitesThe Exquisites have premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Grow Away” and the album will be titled Home and is set to drop on October 14, 2016 via Asian Man Records.  Pre-orders for Home are available here.

Listen to the song here.