19 May, 2013

Next Year's Love, Pairs, Hot & Cold, Fat City & Luximpei


With their vinyl debut, Shanghai all-girl post-punkers Next Year’s Love offer up two raw and dirty cuts of their dark, ‘80s synth goodness. The A side features “Smash the Pink Bug,” a desperately infectious dirge that alternates between spare, atonal melodies and crashing guitar. The B side, “True Love Song,” takes the dance-factor up a notch with drum machine-driven, lo-fi synth-punk, topped by catchy, melodic vocals. Best of all is the mellow-sharp mix of Super Sophia and Vic’s vocals, which, interweaving high-and-urgent with deep-and-alluring, draws you into their fractured, static-pop world. A co-release with Shanghai’s Uptown Records, this 7” is pressed on baby blue vinyl and limited to 500 copies.

Blue vinyl 7" 
Genjing/Uptown Records 2012

Self Released EP 2012

Next Year's Love on Facebook


Brief Lesbian

Splits Don't Work

Pairs side: 
1.Gig Of The Week 2.Eighteen Shakes 

God Bows To Math side:
1.Tightly Wound 2.AABB (slow)

Genjing/Tenzenmen/Muzai/Bomb Shop Records

Your Feet Touch Ground, A Carousel

Vinyl LP/CD/Download - Metal Postcard 2012

Self Released 2011


CD/DVD - Self Released 2011

7"/Download - Metal Postcard 2011  

Self Released 2010

Pairs on Facebook



vinyl LP
Genjing Records 2015



Hot & Cold was born in 2005 in New Delhi, India, the brainchild of Joshua and Simon Frank. Sparsely pairing lo-fi bass and megaphone vocals, the Frank brothers’ single Delhi performance incorporated a bedraggled Yamaha keyboard, and involved throwing candy at small children from above.

In 2006, Joshua (20) and Simon (18) relocated to China’s chaotic, indus- trial capital – a city far better suited to their dirty robotic clangour. At the encouragement of internationally-acclaimed composer Zhang Shouwang, they began to accumulate an arsenal of effects pedals, quite literally launching themselves at Beijing audiences in frenzied 20-minute sets.

Even in Beijing – one of the most exciting cities for new music today – Hot & Cold have proudly stuck out. Rather than gradually descending into chaos, their notoriously frenetic performances explode from the get- go. Their debut, "Any Monkey is Dangerous" captures the band’s shambolic grooves with all the vitality of their live performances. Hot & Cold channel their penchant for obliterating noise through a deep love for the fuzzy anthems of Pavement and Pixies. Their angular riffs and keyboard jabs have drawn comparison to New York No Wave and Cabaret Voltaire, while lo-fi drums loops, rollicking basslines, and irreverent vocals evoke The Fall in both sound and attitude. Crystalline melodies emerge from their pulsing sonic chaos, and touches of yesteryear Bollywood Hits pierce through the melee.

 Split 7"
Genjing Records 

split 7"
white and black vinyl
Gary Records 2014




Border Area LP Moniker-Records 2013

Rose Mansion Analog 2011

Conclusion/Introduction Buy the tape from Night-People

Expressway is 
A Dirty Beaches–curated compilation for Bathetic Records.
Download the whole compilation here:batheticrecords.com/blog/expressway/

Maybe Mars/Maybe Noise 2009

Hot & Cold on Facebook

Je Suis Un Deontologue
limited edition of 300

Lot's more Simon Frank @ https://simonfrank.bandcamp.com


Fat City is Ma Meng and Zhu Wenbo. the duo began in 2008. They use keyboard, guitar, drums, and sing in chinese. They like Krautrock, Prog-Rock, Ambient and Industrial music, Beat-Poetry and Noise Sound. They are trying to melt these things together to make their own sound.

2CD Split Album - Self Released 2012

Ma Meng and Ma Yuan began making music as a duo under the moniker Luxinpei in 2007. They were high school classmates in the 90s.
Luxinpei’s compositions are constantly evolving; they have zero tolerance for structuralized form. logically, they never confine themselves with any given genre.
Onstage, they display an extreme sense of calm and coolness that, despite being in total control of the musical movement, would always give people an impression of randomness and chaos.
The name Luxinpei is an acronym for “the soundtrack (peiyue) band for Lu Xuechang’s new (xin) films.” Luxinpei says, “we’ll always be making soundtrack for Lu Xuechang’s new films.