Listen to WILD ANIMALS "THE HOAX" in Full Ahead of the Release! 25 April 2018

Madrid's Wild Animals made a fantastic record and it comes out this friday!! At times this album reminds me of bands like Superchunk, Jawbreaker, Sugar and Dillinger Four. Listen to "The Hoax" in its entirety here, thanks to IDIOTEQ. Order the vinyl here, US orders will ship next month because these little guys are coming all the way from Spain!

SUN VALLEY GUN CLUB "She is Gone" on Streaming Services! 20 April 2018

Sacramento's Sun Valley Gun Club have released their new single "She Is Gone" on all streaming platforms. FFO Weatherthans, Pavement. Their new album "The Water, The Stars" will be out June 8th!

Click the image to take you to spotify!

Lauren Records Record Club is back! 18 April 2018

We've opened up the Lauren Records Record Club for another round of subscribers! This is a way to support the label and bands by buying all their records coming out for cheap! We've got Wild Animals and Sun Valley Gun Club LPs coming soon. A 7" featuring members from all the twinkle bands you used to love as well as some heavy hitting emo reissues.

The club is $100 + $50 shipping. And it gets you the next 10 records we release. 10 LPs / 2 7"s = 1LP
- Every record will ship early + you'll have dibs on the rarest variants we press.
- Ships per release for US subscribers and every 3 releases for international.
- You'll receive a free exclusive t-shirt
- First 20 subscribers will also receive a free LLRC enamel pin

I promise we will also include loads of other free stuff, records we have here running low or that I only have a copy of and don't want to add to the store. It's worth it! It's fun, easy, and it helps me and the bands out so much.

If you'd like to sign up you can do it here:

Fishboy Share New Video for Art Guard! 12 April 2018

Last year Fishboy released "Art Guards" and just put up a new music video for "Art Guard"! Check it out here and if you do want to pick up a copy of the LP there are only around 10 left, so do it soon!

Wild Animals Share New Single "Science-Fiction" 2 April 2018

Madrid's playful pop punk band Wild Animals shared their new single "Science-Fiction" over on NPR. Their new album "The Hoax" will be out April 27th.

"Wild Animals must have fans all over the world. No less than seven record labels spread across the U.S., Spain, Italy, Chile and Japan are co-releasing The Hoax; a lot of people really want you to hear the Madrid trio's new album, which recalls Superchunk's crunchy pop-punk and Bob Mould's triumphant, post-Hüsker Dü jangle with Sugar. But where Wild Animals' debut kept everything fast and distorted, these new songs punch out raucous melodies like boxing gloves made from marshmallows.

"Science-Fiction," the album's first single, is a solid case in point. At once nostalgic for technology of yesteryear that brought quiet nerds together ("We spent our time in the arcade / Our second home back in sixth grade / Playing Tetris, Double Dragon / But Street Fighter was our favorite one") and critical of modern convenience that keeps us at arm's length, it's a power-pop song with fuzzy power chords, ringing guitar riffs and a big dang heart." - NPR

"Science-Fiction" is available now on all digital outlets, including Spotify.

Pre-order their upcoming album "The Hoax" here.

20% Off Until the End of March! + FREE Shirt!! 7 March 2018

Lauren Records is turning 7 years old this month and to celebrate it's evolution we are taking 20% your orders for the rest of the month. We will also be giving away our iconic Animorphs tshirt with every order over $30. If that's not enough, we made some cool bundles where you can pick out of any Lauren Records releases that are still in stock and get them bundled up for cheap! Take a browse!

Thanks for the 7.


Walter Etc does Europe! 15 February 2018

Walter Etc. is making the leap across the pond. Europe tour dates and a new music video for Baby Blue Hammock!

19.03.- Stockholm, Sweden - kultuhuset lava*
20.03.- Oslo, Norway - Revolver's Goon Bar*
23.03.- Bremen, Germany - bgh
24.03.- Solingen, Germany - wheel room
25.03.- Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's^
26.03.- London, UK - Sebright Arms^
27.03.- Glasgow, UK - Bloc^
28.03.- Manchester, UK - peer has#
29.03.- Birmingham, UK - Subside#
30.03.- Antwerp, Belgium - JC Bouckenbourgh#
31.03.- Haren, Germany - tba#
01.04.- Berlin, Germany - s38
03.04.- Freiburg, Germany - rank teng teng
04.04.- Nuremberg, Germany - k4
05.04.- Oettingen, Germany - tba
06.04.- Burghausen, Germany - mathilda
07.04.- Zagreb, Croatia - mochrava

* w/ Deadnotes
^ w/ The Pooches
# w/ Emperor X

Listen to Gloom Cruise here:

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Walter Etc - Live on the Little Elephant! 11 January 2018

Walter Etc stopped by the Little Elephant for some more live sessions this past tour! Three songs of their new album "Gloom Cruise" Peep the session here:

Listen to "Gift Shop" by Closer! Debut album out January 19th 17 December 2017

Closer is a 3-piece melodic hardcore band from Brooklyn whose members also all play in Real Life Buildings, who we did a record with earlier this year!

It’s amazing how much stuff you can fit in a great hardcore song. “Gift Shop,” the first thing we’ve heard from the new New York band Closer, has rushing, expressionistic black metal grandeur. It has twinkly, evocative Explosions In The Sky-esque guitar-chimes. It has enough time-signature switch-ups to leave your brain reeling. It has at least one moment where the rhythm section clicks into warlike lockstep and just conquers. And it has a feverish, committed performance from singer Ryann Slauson, who puts her entire soul into her brooding, raging, larynx-destroying wail. “Gift Shop” is two and a half minutes long, but it feels like an epic. And it also feels like the beginning of something. –Tom (Stereogum)

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"Gift Shop" on Spotify:
"Gift Shop" Music Video: