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Posted on October 20th, 2017
Makthaverksan 'III' out now!

We are excited to let you know Makthaverskan's new LP Ill is out now! For their latest release Gothenburg’s Makthaverskan push the boundaries of the punk inspired dream pop they’ve masterfully executed for years. While they have always offered a staggering and complex contrast in their songs, the band’s ability to join beauty and vitriol into an unforgettable union is pushed farther than ever before.

'Ill' is available now on cassette & vinyl, as a $5 download from Bandcamp, and is of course streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

“Eden” isn’t just the best track on III; it’s also a perfect summation of everything Makthaverskan has done well up to this point. - AV Club

Makthaverskan’s best songs often boil down to some version of fuck you. - Pitchfork

Somebody pinch me, I must be in indie pop heaven. Situated somewhere between the twinkling cascading choruses of the Cure and the bright jangle-pop of the C86 set, with III, Sweden’s Makthaverskan deliver their best yet. - Bandcamp

Posted on September 15th, 2017
Petal - 'Comfort' 7" out today, featured on NPR 'Songs We Love'


Scranton, PA artist Petal (Kiley Lotz) is releasing a new 7", titled Comfort, today. NPR featured the title track on "Songs We Love", saying "Her greatest strength is writing through painful humanity." The 7" is now available digitally everywhere and vinyl is available to order. Lotz will embark on a solo tour opening for ATO Records artist Slow Dancer this fall (all tour dates below).

Petal's 2015 debut LP Shame won widespread acclaim from a variety of outlets including the New York Times, Pitchfork and SPIN among others. The band is the project of multi-talented songwriter Kiley Lotz, who comes from a theatre background. She has spent the past two years touring with Pinegrove, Julien Baker, Pity Sex, Kevin Devine, and Beach Slang, steadily growing a supportive fan base and is currently in the studio finishing up her sophomore album, which is scheduled for a 2018 release.

Posted on September 13th, 2017
Stream: Makthaverskan - Eden @ The Fader, pre-orders for 'Ill' going strong.



Following the release of recent single 'In My Dreams', Makthaverskan today share new track 'Eden' as premiered by FADER alongside a lengthy interview with the band. The song comes from the recently-announced Ill, the third full-length from the Swedish post-punk legends due for release on 20th August through Run For Cover Records / Luxury Records. Pre-order for Ill is now available. Stay tuned for future touring plans!

Deep at the heart of Makthaverskan’s new album Ill lies a burning desire, a longing to find compassion against a global backdrop where love in all its forms feels as if its being sucked from our lives. Led by vocalist Maja Milner’s barbed wail, Ill is Makthaverskan turning their sights on the world at large, chasing hope and understanding in a time when it can seem impossible to find either.

Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the post punk five-piece roused a worldwide following with the single “No Mercy” and the release of their sophomore album II via Boston’s Run For Cover and Sweden’s Luxury Records. The failure of love and loss of innocence that punctuated II and No Mercy's searing condemnation of “fuck you for fucking me when I was seventeen” however no longer dominate Milner’s worldview on Ill. Here, each new day is a cyclical curse for Milner as she sings on “Leda,” “I wake up feeling worse every day.”

Makthaverskan’s III represents the band’s most focused songwriting, patiently recorded over the last three years as a leaner four-piece with producer Hans Olsson Brookes. Where past records were collections of scattered songs, IIIconveys an intentional cohesion. At the core is Milner’s austere purview. She turns her feminine powers against society, rather than the wreckage of her past, yet still exploring themes of what can and cannot be controlled. “In My Dreams,” takes the perspective of dreams as an opportunity to play out the grand possibilities of love, knowing that once she’s awake they're out of her hands.

Despite this, Makthaverskan are far from defeated. On “Eden”, Milner struggles to find her place in a society increasingly divided by hatred (“humanity equals misery / there’s nothing here to see / Is this what we want, or is it all we know?”). On “Comfort” she finds trust in a stranger - refusing to give up hope. In fact, Makthaverskan is a band built to overcome. Even when Milner’s lyrics suggest the bleak - raw, unbridled energy pulsates through III. “Witness” showcases the rhythm section on overdrive with an intensity that carries over into the erratic pace of “Eden” and “Front.” For all the disillusionment that Milner dishes out, behind her is a monolithic sound that broods in unison yet shimmers with hope.

With the band navigating through their mid-to-late twenties, closer “Days Turn Into Years” encapsulates the biological shift in how time is felt and internalized. The band subdues its lilting chords ever-so slightly and Milner slips into a lower register for the refrain. This is Makthaverskan settling in, but not relinquishing to complacency.

Posted on August 28th, 2017
Petal Announces New 7" & Fall Tour Dates, Listen to Cover of "Silver Springs" Now


Scranton, PA artist Petal announced today that she will release a new 7", titled Comfort, on Run For Cover Records on September 15, 2017. The label is currently streaming her cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs" below - a stunning version rendered dynamically on piano by Petal's Kiley Lotz. Pre-order for the 7" will be available soon, sign up now to be notified by the label when it goes live.

Petal will embark on a solo tour opening for ATO Records artist Slow Dancer this fall (all tour dates below).

Petal's 2015 debut LP Shame won widespread acclaim from a variety of outlets including the New York Times, Pitchfork and SPIN among others. The band is the project of multi-talented songwriter Kiley Lotz, who comes from a theatre background. She has spent the past two years touring with Pinegrove, Julien Baker, Pity Sex, Kevin Devine, and Beach Slang, steadily growing a supportive fan base and is currently in the studio finishing up her sophomore album, which is scheduled for a 2018 release.

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