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

AVANT! Records Longsleeve

Label logo on the front
Decay building design on the back
Corrosion screen printing
Greyscale on black cotton
Gildan Ultra shirts (elastic cuff on sleeve!)
Limited to 50


AVANT! exclusive mix for DARKNESS (R.B.G.)

DJ Stendhal at DARKNESS show on Radio Bro Gwened dedicated its Sunday episode to Avant! Records. 
An exclusive one-hour mix featuring Horror Vacui, Night Sins, Qual and many many more. 
You can stream the whole thing at our Mixcloud

DRIFT - Black Devotion EP

Black Devotion is the debut release by new London‐based act DRIFT. 
Already founding member of the synth/wave trio Phosphor and currently in the shoegaze duo Leave The Planet, young and talented Nathalia Bruno started her own solo project once the band split up after the Youth and Immortality LP back in 2013. 
Listening to DRIFT one can tell now how much Nathalia influenced Phosphor back then and at the same time a personal evolution is clearly in full sight. Needless to say Depeche Mode and HTRK, Slowdive and Cocteau Twins exercise some influence here, but Nathalia is shaping her own way to those sounds that bands as Tropic Of Cancer and Northern Electronics’ Född Död have also been pursuing. 
There’s a brighter component to DRIFT’s music visible both in shiny tracks like Grave and Hard to Accept as in the more ethereal Dreams in Silkscreen and Say it Right. Featuring six songs, Black Devotion marks the birth of what Nathalia herself calls devotional synth. Purity in drifting. 

Out on 45rpm black 12” vinyl.