Daaaaaaaang. I don't know how many of y'all have heard out us moving offices, but that took forever. Like, we have a large quantity of vinyl records that we have to keep stocked for orders and all but I had no idea how many we had. My oh my that was quite the ordeal.
Anyway, this months WLS is curated by non-other than Thurston Moore. He has some wonderful things to say about his selection and we have to give a big shout out to Gotta Groove for getting this record pressed and ready so quickly. It really is amazing what they do and we are fortunate to work with them.
"The Coolies are the best band in the world! Well, there's a lotta best bands in the world but for right now for my brain and heart and soul The Coolies are THEE BEST. Only because I just saw them come to town (that being London town on the wild island of the United Kingdom) and they totally sandblasted the place with sweet and strange guitar and bass action. I was not prepared! I actually went to see some other band who were on the bill but I did know that an old chum from New Zealand, Stefan Neville, was playing in this band The Coolies and that they were maybe putting a record out with another cat I know from Western Massachusetts and Stefan's always come hard with killer weirdo music but WHOA, The Coolies were a trio, two women, bass and guitar, and Stefan at the kit. Whoever, whatever they were all I can say is what I heard that eve was the most engaging, in-the-moment punk no-wave sonic heartstring buzzing clatter rock n roll I'd not come across for AGES. I went nutso and bought all the recordings I could find, which weren't too many but they were all choice and charmed (even the offshoot discs - check out the Piece War LP - it is killer diller (I need the lathe cut 10" (edition of 30 copies!!)(!))) so when Joyful Noise asked if I had any ideas for a special artist ("me") curated release I immediately told them to cut a path straight to South Auckland New Zealand where The Coolies reside and rule. This LP is early jams and is as boss as anything they've unleashed ain't no doubt about it and it is SERIOUSly the JAM! Tina Pihema and Sjionel Timu are great great song lights resonating the beauty of Maori awesomeness and you will thank the gods of rock n' roll when you enter their sonic universe. Love is the key."
- Thurston Moore
South Auckland Girls in the Garage
yr so 1960's
madonnas the bomb
I salute u
kill the poor
shoot this gun
For our 2019 White Label Subscribers you can go to the WHITE LABEL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD page to download the digital.
We have a small amount of White Label Series subscriptions available at this time, but please check out Coolies on Bandcamp for a chance to purchase directly from them!
-Jonathan Lee Horne