HTRK

PRE-ORDERS: Marry Me Tonight LP by HTRK * Transparent Magenta vinyl





PRE-ORDERS: MIST071 MARRY ME TONIGHT by HTRK: TRANSPARENT MAGENTA VINYL LP

HTRK’s Marry Me Tonight, which originally came out on Blast First Petite digitally and on CD, will receive its first full vinyl pressing in 2015 through Ghostly International and Mistletone Records. The album will land in Australia & New Zealand on April 24, accompanied by a 20-page booklet of photos and liner notes written by people who were around at the time of its recording and touring—Conrad Standish, producer Lindsay Gravina, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Angus Andrew of Liars, Danielle De Picciotto, Genevieve McGuckin—and others for whom the record holds a special significance, like Jim Haynes and Regis (real name Karl O’Connor).  “HTRK possess an originality and mystery worthy of obsession and scrutiny,” writes Zinner in his liner notes, “for their beautiful and damaged sound is truly, and thankfully, their own.”

Vinyl notes:

  • Standard weight transparent magenta vinyl is limited to 500 copies worldwide
  • Standard weight vinyl inserted into black paper dust sleeves
  • 2-panel art sleeve printed jacket with 5mm spine on glossy stock
  • Features 20-page booklet with liner note essays and photos of the band

Transparent Magenta VINYL LP: $35 + FREE POSTAGE WITHIN AUSTRALIA

* please email us for postage rates outside australia

Note: Pre-orders will ship on or around April 24. There will be no download card or digital download with this release.

 

PRE-ORDERS: Marry Me Tonight LP by HTRK * standard black vinyl




PRE-ORDERS: MIST071 MARRY ME TONIGHT by HTRK: STANDARD VINYL LP

Like all three HTRK albums, 2009’s Marry Me Tonight is singular in sound and circumstance. It’s the only album the outfit recorded from start to finish as a trio, and it’s the only HTRK record that bears the co-production stamp of Rowland S. Howard.  Breathy, caustic and rife with contradiction, Marry Me Tonight took the raw material recorded on 2005’s Nostalgia and transformed it into a pop record—pop that buckled and warped beneath the glare of Howard, fellow producer Lindsay Gravina and the HTRK trio: Jonnine Standish, Nigel Yang and Sean Stewart. Howard died at the end of 2009; Stewart died the year after. Things would never be the same.

Vinyl notes:

  • Standard weight vinyl inserted into black paper dust sleeves
  • 2-panel art sleeve printed jacket with 5mm spine on glossy stock
  • Features 20-page booklet with liner note essays and photos of the band

STANDARD VINYL LP: $30 + FREE POSTAGE WITHIN AUSTRALIA

* please email us for postage rates outside australia

Note: Pre-orders will ship on or around April 24. There will be no download card or digital download with this release.

 

Psychic 9-5 Club LP by HTRK * 180 gram vinyl + digital download




MIST066LP PSYCHIC 9-5 CLUB by HTRK: VINYL LP w/- free download

Of all the themes that run through Psychic 9-5 Club, love is the most central. The word is laced throughout the album in lyrics and titles — love as a distraction, loving yourself, loving others. Jonnine Standish’s lyrics explore the complexities of sexuality and the body’s reaction to personal loss, though there’s room for wry humour — a constant through much of the best experimental Australian music of the past few decades. Standish explores her vocal range fully — her husky spoken-word drawl remains, but we also hear her laugh and sing. Equally, Yang’s exploratory production techniques — particularly his well-documented love of dub — are given room to shine. They dip headlong into some of the things that make humans tick — love, loss and desire — with the kind of integrity that has marked the band out from day one. Psychic 9-5 Club is truly an album for the body and for the soul.VINYL LP: $30 + FREE POSTAGE WITHIN AUSTRALIA

* deluxe packaging: 2-panel printed jacket with a 3mm spine & embossed hand on a matte finish. Black 180 gram vinyl.
* LP comes with digital download code
* please email us
for postage rates outside australia

HTRK insert

Psychic 9-5 Club CD




MIST066 PSYCHIC 9-5 CLUB by HTRK: CD

Psychic 9-5 Club is another huge step forward for Standish and Nigel Yang, following Work (work, work) and 2009’s Rowland S Howard-produced Marry Me Tonight. It gets under your skin in much the same way those other albums do, but there’s more brooding depth to the duo’s use of gaping empty space and unreliable rhythmic pulses. Working with Excepter’s Nathan Corbin in New Mexico before tinkering further in Sydney and New York, Standish and Yang have nurtured an immersive microcosm of an album where the most low-key wobbles and turns of phrase can knock us flat” – MESS + NOISE

HTRKPSYCHIC 9-5 CLUB CD: $20 including postage worldwide

 

WORK (Work, work) by HTRK – deluxe coloured vinyl




MIST047LP WORK (WORK, WORK) by HTRK
VINYL LP + DOWNLOAD

“The extraordinary globe-trotting Australian duo HTRK are in so many ways an art piece rather than two musicians. They are an installation. The music is sparse and often difficult electronica but it is also ringed by incredible halos of beauty. The humans within all this seem incidental and occasionally quite separate from the music. What they do is beautiful, if it is beauty you can see in the solemn and the profane.” – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD DELUXE LIMITED EDITION COLOURED VINYL: $30.00 + FREE POSTAGE WITHIN AUSTRALIA * LP comes with digital download code* please email us for postage rates outside australia *

WORK (Work, work) by HTRK - digipak CD




MIST047 WORK (WORK, WORK) CD by HTRK

“In a year in which pastiche proved fashionable and credible, it’s heartening that an album that sounds like nothing else has come out on top. It’s also surprising that something that is so clinical and relentless has been such a fulfilling and enduring listen throughout 2011, when the dime store diversions of far less demanding music were in high supply. This album prevails though, for at its core, Work (work, work) is a visionary, fully accomplished reflection on the contemporary manifestation of that perennial artistic theme: sex.” – MESS + NOISE #1 CRITICS POLL 2011
WORK (WORK, WORK) CD: $20.00 + FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE!