Home

  • FT88 - The Poison Arrows - 'No Known Note' - Out April 28, 2017

    File 13's disjointed flagship The Poison Arrows has finally followed up their 2010 last LP, with album three 'No Known Note.' It's out on the 28th, but will be in some stores for Record Store Day 2017!  

    Available on very high quality vinyl LP and digital. Order it here:
    https://thepoisonarrows.bandcamp.com/album/no-known-note

    And there are already three tracks you can listen to at that Bandcamp link after being premiered by Brooklyn Vegan, New Noise Magazine, and CLRVYNT.

    The trio is easily recognizable from their past work, but there are some major differences.  The keyboards were almost completely left at home, and the layers have been stripped away for a more focused and honest representation of walking into a room where the Arrows are plugged in.  

    Scott from Girls Against Boys, Tony from Bloodiest and ABPK, and Brian from Disappears and 90 Day Men all guest on the album.  Recorded as always at Electrical Audio by Greg Norman and now mastered by Bob Weston, the cavernous drums lock in with Patrick's always bewildering bass lines and punch you in the chest, while Justin threads a more noise rock sound on top.  The lyrics and vocals are a mixture of brutal truth and abstract prose as if it recited directly at you in a bar conversation.

  • FT87 - My Way My Love - 'Blue' cassette out April 1

    We are stoked to announce a new cassette-only release by our Japanese friends My Way My Love!

    'Blue' is a the follow up to their spastic noise rock full-length 'SHIT!'  

    "Blue' finds Yukio and company stepping back, slowing down, and experimenting with space and melody.  These four meandering jams are a unique taste of MWML and are only available on the physical tape form. We should be getting some into the File 13 Store store soon. Otherwise, you can order directly from the band (in Japan) from their store.

    If you are in or near Japan, they are also touring in support of 'Blue.'  Check out the tour dates here.

    More news regarding My Way My Love soon!!!

  • Jon Lindsay on Tour Supporting 'Cities & Schools'

    Check out Jon and his band on tour supporting his new album. More tour dates to come in the US and Europe as well!

    July 22 - Carrboro, NC, Cat's Cradle
    July 23 - Winston-Salem, NC, The Garage
    July 24 - Vienna, VA, Jammin' Java
    July 25 - Brooklyn, NY, TROOST
    July 26 - New York, NY, Rockwood Music Hall
    July 28 - Nashville, TN, The 5 Spot
    July 29 - Charlotte, NC, The Evening Muse
    July 30 - Statesville, NC, BLUE DAYS FESTIVAL
    July 31 - Wilmington, NC, Brooklyn Art Center

  • FT84 - The Poison Arrows 'Forever Era: The Poison Arrows Solo Years' Out Now!





    Listen / Buy - at our Bandcamp and major digital music services worldwide.

    Before Chicago’s The Poison Arrows became a full band, singer/guitarist/keyboardist Justin Sinkovich was experimenting solo with electronics and noise under the same name. He played a handful of shows locally and on a short tour of the East Coast.  He mainly locked himself into his home studio and recorded.  The tracks ended up on a couple of compilations, and the ‘Trailer Park EP’ released in 2004 on File 13 Records.  A remix album called ‘Premix’ was released on in 2006 featuring remixers like Martin Rev, Brian Deck, and Jonah Sharp preceding the to-be debut album.  Short videos accompanied each remix as well.  That debut solo album never came out.  Instead, The Poison Arrows became a band, released their first EP in 2007, and began touring and releasing music until going on hiatus in 2010.  The solo tracks sat on hard drives with some complete, and some in pieces.  Justin remained active in contributing electronic production for The Poison Arrows as a trio, and occasionally worked on a solo song.

    Since The Poison Arrows the band has reactivated in 2015, File 13 took this opportunity to compile ‘Forever Era,’ a collection of the old solo work.  It shows a variety of noisy medium-fi electronic directions. The album is being released in our digital store, plus major digital music services on August 21, Justin’s birthday. 

    Track Details:

    1. Gin Hospital - unreleased album version (remix version by Sterling on ‘Premix’)
    2. Signs Not Symbols – album version, released on a German compilation in 2005
    3. Sad Javelin – an instrumental, completed in 2011 making it the newest track in the collection
    4. Never Catch Fire – recorded in the sessions for the band’s second LP ‘Newfound Resolutions’ in 2009.  This song was recorded in tandem to a similar sounding track that the band completed on the album entitled ‘Popular Look’
    5. Citi Sno - Prethesis Mix – unreleased album track edited down for release on a San Francisco compilation in 2005 (remix by Brian Deck appeared on ‘Premix’)
    6. Stagger Out – unreleased album track
    7. Trailer Park – title track from the 2004 EP (remix by Martin Rev appeared on ‘Premix’)
    8. We Take – from the ‘Trailer Park EP’ (remixed by Jonah Sharp and also Mike Lust, both versions appeared on ‘Premix’)
    9. Bad Data Trip – from the ‘Trailer Park EP’ (remixed by Slo-Ro for ‘Premix’)
    10. Three Degrees – unreleased and incomplete album track (remix by N.Lannon on ‘Premix’)
    11. White Beautiful Funeral – unreleased album track
    12. What Gets Sent - unreleased album track (remixed by Jonathan Kreinik for ‘Premix’)
    13. Noneself – unreleased album version (remix and vocals by Brother El called “Oneself” on ‘Premix’)
    14. Dead Fucking Wrong – unreleased track with Adam Reach from The Poison Arrows on drums.  This track’s session eventually led to the formation of the full band.
    15.  Citi Sno - Album Version – the full unedited version of the unreleased album track
    16.  Window Seat – unreleased album version (remix by DJ? Acucrack on ‘Premix’)

     

     

     

  • FT84 - The Poison Arrows 'Forever Era: The Poison Arrows Solo Years' Out August 21 2015




    Before Chicago’s The Poison Arrows became a full band, singer/guitarist/keyboardist Justin Sinkovich was experimenting solo with electronics and noise under the same name. He played a handful of shows locally and on a short tour of the East Coast.  He mainly locked himself into his home studio and recorded.  The tracks ended up on a couple of compilations, and the ‘Trailer Park EP’ released in 2004 on File 13 Records.  A remix album called ‘Premix’ was released on in 2006 featuring remixers like Martin Rev, Brian Deck, and Jonah Sharp preceding the to-be debut album.  Short videos accompanied each remix as well.  That debut solo album never came out.  Instead, The Poison Arrows became a band, released their first EP in 2007, and began touring and releasing music until going on hiatus in 2010.  The solo tracks sat on hard drives with some complete, and some in pieces.  Justin remained active in contributing electronic production for The Poison Arrows as a trio, and occasionally worked on a solo song.

    Since The Poison Arrows the band has reactivated in 2015, File 13 took this opportunity to compile ‘Forever Era,’ a collection of the old solo work.  It shows a variety of noisy medium-fi electronic directions. The album is being released in our digital store, plus major digital music services on August 21, Justin’s birthday.  

  • FT83 - SHIT! by My Way My Love out July 31 2015! Listen to CRACK of DAWN!

    It may be July 30 here in Chicago, but it is July 31st in Japan which means my way my love's album is out now there! Check out this second track CRACK OF DAWN and head over to our store to buy! It will be available at all of the major digital music services on the 31st, whenever that is for you :)

  • Announcing FT83 - My Way My Love - SHIT! - July 31 2015

     http://www.mywaymylove.com/

    File 13 Records is thrilled to announce the release of the album ‘SHIT!’ by Tokyo Japan’s My Way My Love worldwide on July 31, 2015.  File 13 first discovered My Way My Love over a decade ago while they toured extensively in the United States.  Their album ‘Hypnotic Suggestion:  01 (FT53) was released in 2005 by File 13 to much excitement due to their high energy live shows, plus press coverage by Pitchfork, Pop Matters and many more.   MWML continued to tour particularly in Europe and Japan, and has remained active in releasing a series of well received albums.

    File 13 reconnected with the band in 2015 to discuss the release of their latest full length.   The album title provocatively and playfully speaks to the hyperactive energy of this noisy spastic post-punk alternative rock album.  ‘SHIT!’ displays an evolution and mastery of production and songwriting revolving around their signature sound conjuring thoughts of Brainiac, Sonic Youth, and Failure with injections of Japanese syntax. 

    My Way My Love is lead by vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist Yukio Murata and also currently includes drummer and vocalist Shozo Ishida.   Look for tour dates to accompany the album release with Japanese tour dates currently confirmed, and more to come.