Our 2nd reissue of 2022 is out June 3rd
Euroshima – Gala
Release Date: September 23, 2022
Como Los Otros
Ejército Del Odio
El Me Mira Y Se Va
Silencio Entre Nosotros
Cult Argentinian darkwave act Euroshima’s Gala sees a vinyl reissue courtesy of Dark Entries. Euroshima was formed in 1986 by Fabián Iribarne, José Wyszogrod, Ricardo Parrabere, and vocalist Wanda. Originally released in 1987 on Polygram, Gala was a success throughout South America. But to the band’s dismay, they received minimal support from the record label, which meant the album would linger in obscurity outside of the region. A CD issue via Twilight Records surfaced in 2020, but this is the album’s first reissue on vinyl.
Gala’s legendary status among cognoscenti is warranted. The album’s nine tracks display all the hallmarks of the best darkwave: spiky guitars, analog synth basslines, and wailing vocals. But Euroshima make their mark on the genre with impeccable songcraft and a honed sense of the uncanny. While the band themselves rejected the label of “gothic”, it’s hard to resist busting out the black eyeliner when listening to gems like the uptempo “Como Los Otro” or the churning album-closer “Mejor Callarlo”. Highly recommended for fans of Xmal Deutschland, Lebanon Hanover, pummeling TR-707’s, and doom-laden synths.
This reissue is co-presented with Twilight Records, responsible for the 2020 CD reissue of Gala. It has been remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. Also included is a double sided insert with lyrics and photos, as well as a postcard featuring a photo of the band
To celebrate the 75th birthday of multi-talented, soprano-voiced, disco diva Sylvester we’ve reprinted a 1973 poster of Sylvester and his hot band at Project Artaud with emcee Pristine Condition of The Cockettes and films by Steven Arnold. Photo of Sylvester by Clay Gerdees, design by Martin Izquierdo. Measures 14×20 inches. Also available as a black or white t-shirt or a bundle. All proceeds will go to charities Sylvester left his royalties to after his death, Project Open Hand and PRC (formerly AIDS Emergency Fund).