PLEASURE SYMBOLS announce debut EP

Pleasure Symbols from Brisbane, Australia is the post punk/synth duo project of Phoebe Paradise and Jasmine Dunn. 
Their self-titled debut EP is coming September 2 on Avant! in Europe and Death Valley in Australia.
CVLT Nation has been given the honor of sharing with you their single Control.

PURE GROUND announces new LP

Pure Ground is a minimal industrial/wave duo formed in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2012. 
To date, the band has released two LPs, four cassettes, three vinyl singles and a 20 minute VHS.
Their next full-length LP Giftgarten will be released by Avant! on September 1st, 2016 to coincide with their third tour of Europe.
Check out No Passage exclusively at Post-Punk

YOU. - Bouquet LP

Previously located in NYC, now Detroit-based post-punk outfit YOU. released their first two records on Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon's Blind Prophet Records. Their third LP Sunchaser was released on Dais in 2014. The label properly explains "YOU.’s music up to this point has always pitted its more reflective elements against the austerity of electronics, not so much as to create a warm sound as to invite the listener in as respite from the cold". 

Bouquet is their fourth album and features nine new songs. It is out June 6th on vinyl and digital.
LP comes in printed innersleeve with lyrics. Artwork by Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez.

Physical copies available HERE
Digital available HERE 

YOU. unveils new track Graveyard Method Actor

Detroit-based post-punk quartet YOU. will be putting out their fourth album next June 6th.
Bouquet follows their 2014 LP Sunchaser and features nine tracks, one of them being the raw and gorgeously frantic Graveyard Method Actor. Described by the band as "feeling manic behind the world's best poker face," the tune clocks at little over two-and-a-half minutes, working as a sudden yet violent agitation.
Stream it exclusively at The 405.

YOU. releasing new LP

Postpunk outfit YOU. left Brooklyn for the creative (and financial) freedom of Detroit a while back and are set to release their fourth album, Bouquet, on June 6. Following LPs on Blind Prophet and Dais, this marks the band’s first for AVANT! 
A perfect soundtrack to any overcast day in the urban wasteland.
Tour dates with Ritual Howls this summer and stream the title track at Brooklyn Vegan


It was more than a year ago, in the grey parisian midst that we discovered the first EP of a group that we couldn't ignore any longer, Rendez‐Vous. 
The band's first track The Others was heard like a traveling echo in the capital. The 4 piece band was then discovered like a secret longing to be kept, but in vain. While the expectance were heavy on the band, they kept their distance with the outside and focused on the music. So for a while they hibernated in a cave in Bastille that became the core and inspired the corrosive sound of this second EP. The mixing was entrusted to Ben Greenberg, singer and bassist of The Men also producer of Destruction Unit, Beach Fossils and other Sacred Bones Record artists. The result is a six track EP that sounds closer to the vision of the band. 
Supported by a procession of ghosts like Fad Gadget, the Dance Society or Nitzer Ebb, that the band resurfaces from the underground ready to shake the dead. The EP is like a heartbreaking beautiful reunion, which is mostly the case with the best rendez‐vous. 

Distance is out on 12" black vinyl & digital.

KOBAN - Abject Obsessions

Koban is a young duo hailing from Vancouver, Canada. They had their first album out on Broadway To Boundary back in 2013 but it really was their 2014’s EP on Weyrd Son that got our attention.
Now their second full‐length is ready and with it Koban achieved to extend and improve the great results of their previous Vide EP. Cold yet catchy dark post‐punk driven by caustic drum machines, featuring French‐speaking female vocals and English‐speaking male voice, powered by synths and guitars as sharp and dangerous as a rusty blade.

Abject Obsessions features 10 new songs and it’s available on black vinyl LP edition (comes with printed innersleeve), elegant 4-side Digipak limited to 200 and digital.

KOBAN announce new album

Koban is a young duo hailing from Vancouver, Canada. 
Their first album was out in 2013 but it was their Vide EP that got our attention.
New full-length Abject Obsessions features 10 songs and it’s out April 21 both on LP and CD.
Stream first single Instinct Of Ego at The Drone 

AVANT! Records Metal Pin

AVANT! Records logo on 1.5 inch rectangular pin
Great quality in silver finish metal with black-enamel 
Comes with two clasps on the back
Limited to 100

RENDEZ-VOUS video premiere

Post-EBM Parisians RENDEZ-VOUS will release their second EP Distance on April 28. 
Right now you may watch the video clip of the title track, three minutes and 56 seconds of uninterrupted fighting in the street, at Noisey France, Usa, Italy, Uk & Dk