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NUN s/t LP out today

After a little delay due to RSD, we are just thrilled to welcome one of the most powerful bands Melbourne has ever produced, presenting their dark-yet-somehow-vibrant vision of electronic pop with their debut self-titled album. 


Employing the weight of gnarling basslines, shimmering analogue synthesiser, punishing drum machine and the scathing lyrical vision of Jenny Branagan, Nun’s sound flows from sinister drone-orgy and hyperkinetic synth-punk to saturated new wave worship.
An unrelenting aesthetic sense penetrates every aspect of this record, resulting in a remarkably cohesive work of art. Song structures are simple, considered and direct - everything is fine-tuned to ensure maximum sonic devastation. The music is danceable and poppy, it’s sad and incisive, it’s fun, aggressive and heavy as hell. Most impressive of all is its immense force; the effortless delivery belying an overwhelming sense of something very heavy and unpleasant looming just beneath the scintillating pop surface.

Co-released with Aarght Records from Australia, LP comes in printed innersleeve housed in thick, reversed jackets.

Buy your physical copy HERE
Digital edition out April 28, stay tuned!

CONTREPOISON "I Keep On Searching" EP out today

Long due vinyl press of Contrepoison second EP. We have been glad and proud to debut Pierre-Marc Tremblay's electronic solo project back in 2011 with his first ...Until Next Morning EP. Since then Contrepoison has shared an ace split with Vatican Shadow and put out a couple of tape releases on his own Sans Issue record label.


Digitally released in 2012 by Hospital Productions and Heartworm Press, I Keep On Searching finally sees the light on April 15, 2014 via Avant! Records and Sans Issue.
The closest comparison we could make is early Cold Cave again, but there's more here: something dead-eyed and drugged proper to this sound. Make sure to check the sludgy bass thrust and distant, dingy vox of I Keep On Searching and the bleak, tormented coldwave pop of Nectar Of Destiny.

One-time pressing of 500 on 45rpm black vinyl 12".
Comes with thick insert sheet with lyrics and credits.

Buy your physical copy HERE
Streaming HERE

SANGRE DE MUERDAGO / NOVEMTHREE "Braided Paths" split LP out now

For this best match split LP each band has created and recorded brand new songs to dance together on a beauty invocation, on a feast of passion that will awake our sleeping "self", our true soul.
Avant! joins forces with german Sick Man Getting Sick, french Boue and Sangre De Muerdago’s own imprint Música Máxica to release a one-time pressing of 500, coming in thick gatefold sleeve with dedicated artwork courtesy of domestic artist and friend BlutTanzt.


ORDER YOUR COPY HERE

STREAM THE FULL ALBUM HERE

SANGRE DE MUERDAGO / NOVEMTHREE "Braided Paths" split LP out mid March


Sangre De Muerdago is the brainchild of Pablo, creative musician known for his past in many crust bands for almost two decades, such as Ekkaia, Cop on Fire, Leadershit or Ursus among others. Sangre De Muerdago puts together the four winds to create a world of fairy-like reality. They come once again from the depths of the woods calling up our oldest memories and melodies, and giving the quieter and more melancholic Galician Folk from the late 70s and early 80s a new dimension, where nature, folk tales, old wisdom, mysteries and love get together to bring us to a world of ancient musical enchantment.
Hailing from the woods of Tacoma, WA, Novemthree has been releasing small-run CDRs, 7”s and tapes since early 2000’s, crafting gently dark and dreamlike tunes of psychedelic-fringed folk music with verses inspired by a longing for a connection with Nature, the sense of solitude and peace in the vastness of the cosmos, meandering reflections on life and loss. After all these years, the time has come for a long-due vinyl release.
For this best match split LP each band has created and recorded brand new songs to dance together on a beauty invocation, on a feast of passion that will awake our sleeping "self", our true soul. Avant! joins forces with german Sick Man Getting Sick, french Boue and Pablo’s own imprint Música Máxica to release a one-time pressing of 500, coming in thick gatefold sleeve with dedicated artwork courtesy of domestic artist and friend BlutTanzt.

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE!


NEW ARRIVALS

Hello everyone! It's been a little while since our last update.
We will soon announce our next releases, but today we are pleased to show you some new records up for sale in our STORE!


A KIND OF GHOST - Diseased LP (Brouillard Définitif)
DEATH DAY - No Future 12" EP (Mannequin)
FATHER MURPHY - Pain is on Our Side Now 2x10" EP (Aagoo, Boring Machines) 
GERMAN ARMY - Last Language LP (A Giant Fern)
MAI MAI MAI - Theta LP (Boring Machines)
MICK MILK - Wait For Go 7" (Attractive!)
SIXTH JUNE - Pleasure 12" EP (Mannequin)
SLEEP MUSEUM - White Like Summer Sutures LP (Anna Logue)
V/A - Tunes That R... Attractive! LP (Attractive!)
VON TESLA – Raised By Clear Acid 12" EP (Boring Machines)

More to come!
•Y• - The Dance Of The Illusion 12" EP (Burka For Everybody)
BELIEVER/LAW - Matters Of Life And Death LP (Chondritic Sound)
CIRCLE OF OUROBORUS – The Final Egg CD (Black Bunker, Heidens Hart)
CIRCLE OF OUROBORUS – The Final Egg LP (Black Bunker, Heidens Hart)
HAND OF DUST - Without Grace Or Glory 7" (Blind Prophet)
KOFE - Balance LP (Other Voices)
LUMISOKEA - Apophenia 12" (Opal Tapes)
NOVY SVET - Doce LP (Kill Shaman)
PRONOISE – Low Light Vision LP (Horizonte Espectral)
PRURIENT - Palm Tree Corpse LP (Tesco Archaic Documents)
ROBERT TURMAN - Beyond Painting 2xLP (Fabrica)
ROBERT TURMAN - Way Down LP (Burka For Everybody)
STRESS - The Big Wheel LP (Other Voices)
VEILED – s/t LP (Blind Prophet)

SAVE THE DATE!

It was December 28, 2007 when we put out our first release ever, the now long sold-out  His Electro Blue Voice / Nuit Noire ‎split 7".
Consequently in a few days now, on December 28, 2013 Avant! will gladly celebrate its sixth birthday. To make this anniversary a little bit more special, we decided to have one nice offer for you all.
Every order placed on that date (and on that date only) will include one free Avant! release of your choice (except the new NIGHT SINS To London Or The Lake LP).
Just leave a note specifying which one among the available Avant! releases you want and you'll get it!


PLEASE NOTE: the shipping rate calculated by the BigCartel system refers to orders up til 3 x 12”/LP. For more items, a specific surcharge on shipping will be applied by us, even for the free record. No misunderstandings.