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Updated 15.01.2008
 
   
Welcome to Rhythm Barrel Records' website! Find below the complete Rhythm Barrel catalogue of pure indie music. Get in touch if you are interested in any of the titles, prices and instructions below. Please write if you can help with distribution, radioplay or reviews or want to trade or whatever. Check this
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Contact:
Rhythm Barrel Records
c/o Mikko Lappalainen
Kaarinankatu 2bC 52-53
fin-20500 TURKU
Finland

e-mail: miklap@utu.fi


How to order Rhythm Barrel releases?

 


The Rhythm Barrel Catalogue


  BRRL 025 / PVC 062 (CD)
MICHAEL MCDONALD: "Finally"

Released September 2007
Debut solo album from this Finnish-American singer-songwriter genius. Having played guitar in various Helsinki bands for years, this is "finally" Michael on his own, producing beautiful, warm and gentle pop not totally unlike Mark Kozelek/Sun Kil Moon, Joe Pernice, Josh Rouse or, even, Brian Wilson! One of the best pop albums ever recorded on Finnish soil! Co-released with Plastic
 



 

Passion.
www.myspace.com/pleasantgarden



  BRRL 024 / HUR002 / VR02 (CD)
COLLEGE FALL: "Eleven Letters"
Released August 2007
Wonderful debut album from this family affair trio from Perth, Australia. Based on the idea of eleven letters/songs written by two lovers, the band, fronted by singers and lovers Glenn Musto (ex-Showbag, Nordeens) and Jodie Bartlett (ex-Josivac) offers impressively produced (by Sydney pop guru Michael Carpenter) indie pop mixing classic guitar pop a'la The Sundays or Throwing Muses with .
 



 

more American and recent college rock (Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab For Cutie etc.) and singer-songwriter stuff. In a beautiful cardboard packaging. Released by Hooked Up in the UK and Varsity in Australia
www.collegefall.com

www.myspace.com/collegefall



 

BRRL 023 PROMO (CD-R)
BEN'S DIAPERS: "Life & Times Of Benjamina"
Released May 2007
Subtitled "The Highlights And Sidetracks Of Ben's Diapers", this is a limited edition promo only 10th anniversary compilation of Ben's Diapers' best tracks with a sprinkling of rarities and alternate mixes, released to celebrate the first 10 years of the band's existence. Only 120 copies ever printed.
SOLD OUT!

 



 

www.bensdiapers.net
www.myspace.com/bensdiapers



  BRRL 022 / KEINU 005 / SPCD 001 (CD)
BOOKENDS: "Seventh For The Song"
Released January 2006
An amazing debut of this new Finnish pop sensation. Beautiful, serene, semi-acoustic pop floating on an army of fluffy harmony vocals. The piano-driven sensibility and sophisticated moods of the likes of Linus Of Hollywood and, even, the Beach Boys meet the whimsy and surprises of Ben Folds or Failure/Dear 23 era Posies. A truly impressive debut album, sporting a stylish digipack and co-
 



 

released with Keinu [a recording company] and Bookends' own Spiritual Partners label
Mistä on kyse?
www.bookendstheband.com



  BRRL 021 (CD)
LEAKY SOLES: "Simple Songs For Complicated People"
Released November 2005
A compact 10-song debut full-length from this Finnish trio treading the fine line between indie pop and melancholic emo punk/rock. Bittersweet songs of healing, hope and regret stripped to the bare essentials - great guitars, haunting melodies and achingly honest lyrics. Think of a collision of early 90's US indie a'la The Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, Superchunk etc. and more recent
    names like The Weakerthans and Nada Surf.
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
www.leakysoles.com



  BRRL 020 / PAR-CD-099 (CD)
JOE ALGERI: "The Stockholm Years"
Released September 2005
A compilation of studio tracks, demos and home recordings from the years the Australian singer-songwriter of Jack & The Beanstalk fame spent in Stockholm, Sweden around the turn of the millennium. A mixed bag of goodies, yet a pleasingly, even surprisingly coherent and steady whole. Perfectly mixing the pivotal influences of Joe's solo material: Byrdsian 60's style Rickenbacker
 



 

folkpop jangle and Gene Clark/Gram Parsons/Lee Hazlewood school of country, complete with great covers of Clark's Full Circle and Hazlewood's Sugar Town. Revolving backing band appearances from members of Jack & The Beanstalk, The Happydeadmen (SWE), The Trimatics (SWE) and Ben's Diapers (FIN), as well as students of International School of Stockholm! Like Jack & The Beanstalk's Vodka Line EP, this is a co-release with Parasol Records.
What is it all about?

www.geocities.com/algerij





 

BRRL 019 (CD)
THEY STOLE A MILLION: The City That Day
Released April 2005
First full-length from the punk rock fivesome with three guitars that debuted with the single Idle on Rhythm Barrel. A compact whole with 9 tracks of powerful, furious melancholy.
What is it all about?
www.theystoleamillion.net





 

BRRL 018 (CD-EP)
JADECROON: Silence Manitou
Released February 2005
4-song debut from this Tampere, Finland quartet blending 90's alternative rock with classic pop a'la Weezer and Fountains Of Wayne.
www.jadecroon.com


BRRL 017 (CD)
BEN'S DIAPERS: Little Pilgrims
Released February 2005
3rd album by the Finnish fivesome mixing rootsy country rock with power pop. Welcome a confident, refined band at its peak.
www.bensdiapers.net


BRRL 016 (promo CD-R)
BEN'S DIAPERS: Road Songs
Released December 2004
Promotional only limited edition single from the new album Little Pilgrims.



BRRL 015 (7" vinyl EP)
BOOMHAUER: Saturday Night Live
Released January 2004
The final 7" in the vinyl trilogy. More älämölö.
http://koti.mbnet.fi/b-hauer/




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BRRL 014 (7" single)
KEVIN: Gentle Soul
Released October 2003
Chic retro psychedelia from Helsinki's wonder foursome Kevin. Heavy on the Nuggets pedal, the band is even deeper in the 60's psych aesthetics than usual on this exclusive vinyl single, pressed in 33 rpm to have enough room for all of the 6 floating minutes of the a-side.
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
www.kevin.tc


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BRRL 013/HSV 10 (CD)
RED CARPET: Halfway

Released August 2003
An extraordinary debut album from this Finnish indie pop "supergroup" (band features current and former members of Sister Flo, Laidun, ultrasport and Harry Hunks). Uniquely smart songwriting, brilliant musicianship and tasteful execution all the way through. Stylistically varies from early 90's shoegaze rudiments to clever modern singer-songwriter pop influences from both sides of the Atlantic (Badly Drawn Boy and Jason Falkner, for instance). Co-released by Rhythm Barrel and Hansoovoice labels.
SOLD OUT!
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
www.hansoovoice.com/redcarpet


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BRRL 012 (7" EP)
TREEBALL: A Cat Formation Of A Mouse

Released October 2003
Delightfully quirky, yet melodic and sweet indie pop from a band based in Helsinki, Finland, fronted by Nick Triani, an Englishman who used to be in the UK band Supermodel, now living in Finland, working as an acclaimed record producer. Think Pavement meets Teenage Fanclub, then some other things - like male/female duets! What is all about? Check >>>
www.treeball.com


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BRRL 011 (7" single)
THEY STOLE A MILLION: Idle b/w Housewarming Party

Released August 2003 Debut single from this punk quintet based in Turku, Finland. Emotional punk rock a'la Leatherface and White Light White Heat era Social Distortion.
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
www.theystoleamillion.net

Click - bigger pic. BRRL 010 (CD)
BEN'S DIAPERS: Laughter Tracks

Released April/May 2003
The 2nd full-length from this Finnish guitar pop band with many flavours (country rock, folk, power pop). 11 songs of love, hope and comfort, stories about friendship, finding one's place and getting just that little bit older. The early Eagles meets a poor man's E Street Band meets the 60's. Recorded in various studios in various sessions during 2002, resulting in a peaceful, stress-free whole.
www.bensdiapers.net


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BRRL 009 (7" vinyl EP)
JOE ALGERI/THE SUGARRUSH: split (AKA Hey Motherfuckers EP)

Released April/May 2003
The monkey on the cover tells it all: Joe Algeri wrote a song about The Sugarrush and The Sugarrush wrote a song about Joe Algeri. The Australian singer-songwriter and the Finnish bubblegum power pop trio get together to share interests in silly lyrics and ideas, classic pop, punky bubblegum, gentle folk/country moods, mutual love and a vinyl record.
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
www.thesugarrush.com
www.geocities.com/algerij

Click - bigger pic. BRRL 008 / MARSU 002 (7" vinyl EP)
HARRY HUNKS: 20 Miles An Hour

Released February 2003
4 tracks of tasty, elegantly produced DIY indie pop from this Helsinki, Finland, trio. Belle & Sebastian mood meets folk, country, slavic melancholy and more. Released in co-operation with Marsu on paras collective.
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
Marsu on paras website: http://listen.to/marsuonparas
Harry Hunks website: www.harryhunks.com/

Click - bigger pic. BRRL 007 (7" vinyl single)
CHEERLEADERS UNITED: Electric Blue b/w Out Of Heaven

Released December 2002
A quintet of indie rock veterans (featuring ex-Going Public members) from Kouvola, Finland doing some great, big, melodramatic pop with a classic 80's Aussie rock feel, not totally unlike The Saints, The Church, The Triffids or Blackeyed Susans. Electric Blue is a swerving, hypnotic powerpop anthem with a beautiful, serene ballad on the flipside.
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
www.cheerleadersunited.net/

Click - bigger pic. BRRL 006 (7" vinyl EP)
THE ROLLSTONS: 7" EP

Released October 2002
Rhythm Barrel Records are proud to present the best kept secret in Finnish indie rock, The Rollstons. The band's debut on vinyl, following two self-released CDr albums, is an EP of 4 new and previously unreleased tracks. Lo-fi indie pop a'la Velvet Underground meets The Pixies meets Guided By Voices - but who's making comparisons these days? Great stuff, destined to be a classic collectable!
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
The Rollstons website: www.therollstons.com

Click - bigger pic. BRRL 005 (7" vinyl EP)
BOOMHAUER: Lies About Women
Released September 2002
They're back! Following their now sold-out, critically and in every other way acclaimed debut 7", Lies About Women is even groovier, funnier and more in-your-face garage rock, white boy fake blues countrypunk fun. Think early Nick Lowe meets AC/DC meets Jon Spencer at a cheesy stand-up comedy joint. Or something.
SOLD OUT!
 
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
http://koti.mbnet.fi/b-hauer/


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BRRL 004 (7" vinyl single)
BRIDGET: Come On In b/w Jamie & Spring Roller

Released May 2002
Total huggybear pop comfort from this cute, clever and sympathetic quartet from Turku, Finland. A perfect mix of twee indie pop, slightly countrified moments, gentle emo-rock echoes and down-to-earth power pop lite. Heartfelt, heartbreaking!
SOLD OUT!

What is it all about?
Bridget website: www.bridgetpop.cjb.net



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BRRL 003 (PAR-CD-076) (CD-EP/MCD)
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: Vodka Line E.P.

Released April 2002
A 5-track in-between-records EP with, count 'em, 4 acoustic bonus tracks from these garage power pop cult legends from Perth, Australia (home of classic Oz power pop, such as The Stems/DM3/The Someloves, The Summer Suns, The Chevelles etc.). A split release with the legendary US indie label Parasol Records.
SOLD OUT!
 
What is it all about?
Mistä on kyse?
www.geocities.com/algerij


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BRRL 002 (7" vinyl EP)
BOOMHAUER: Gotta Hear The Music

Released February 2002
Turku, Finland's live favourites finally on record. Debut 6-song EP from this original, funny and charismatic trio that blends sweaty and groovy garage rock'n'roll, restless country punk and amateur stand-up comedy.
SOLD OUT!
What is it all about?

Mistä on kyse?


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BRRL 001 (CD)
Meet The Scene - An Introduction To Finnish Underground Guitar Pop
Released November 2001
A full-length 18 band compilation of the best of new, up'n'coming pop from Finland.
Contents & band descriptions
Liner notes
Mistä on kyse? - Meet The Scene-tiedote



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