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Six new songs from Los Angeles-based Flat Worms, which features Tim Hellman, Justin Sullivan, and Will Ivy. The “Into The Iris” EP follows an LP on Castle Face Records (s/t, 2017). Filled with anxiety and angst, Flat Worm’s summon perseverance in an apocalyptic era, passing through decrepit strip malls and surreal headlines. These songs were recorded by Ty Segall in his home, and is now being offered on God? Records.
Released February 8th, 2019 ,Drag City Inc.

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Los Angeles based Flat Worms – which includes members of Oh Sees, Kevin Morby’s band and Wet Illustrated  are releasing a new 7″ vinyl single, that has been produced by Ty Segall and finds them getting darker and weirder than on their excellent 2017 debut. We’ve got the premiere of the A-side, “The Apparition,” which gets into Fall/Protomartyr territory with sung/spoken vocals and a hard-hitting riff. The video paints a dystopian view of America though damaged black and white found footage.

The “Apparition” 7″ is out October 12th on Famous Class Records.

The new Flat Worms 7” comes out in just over a week and today The new video for The Apparition to help tide you over until that sweet sweet vinyl arrives. don’t forget to snag a copy of the green vinyl if you haven’t yet. Orders start shipping this week!

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The Apparition / Melt the Arms is the third release from Los Angeles band Flat Worms (Tim Hellman, Justin Sullivan, Will Ivy) released on New York’s Famous Class Records. The 7″ single follows their debut LP on Castle Face records. These songs were recorded with Ty Segall in his home studio during a global heatwave.

“The dream was an apparition.”  Teju Cole Open City

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Back again and this time with a killer new 7” from LA rippers Flat Worms. We’ve been hounding these guys to do a record ever since their first 7” dropped back in 2016, so we are thrilled to have them on board now. Flat Worms consist of Will Ivy (Dream Boys, Wet Illustrated), Justin Sullivan (Night Shop, Kevin Morby, The Babies) and Tim Hellman (Oh Sees). Their debut LP on Castle Face dropped last year and the boys have been touring like mad men ever since.

Releases October 12th, 2018

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Justin Sullivan has been performing as a touring drummer for over 20 years; he performed with Kevin Morby, both solo and as The Babies, as well as being a founder member of Marc Riley favourites, Flat Worms. In 2016, burnt out from life on the road hitting skins on other people’s songs, Justin decided to take a year out: it might just have been the best idea he ever had. The result is the aptly titled album, In The Break, Justin’s first record under his musical pseudonym, Night Shop.

Ahead of releasing In The Break next month, Night Shop has this week shared the newest taste of it, The Ship Has Sailed. Liberally borrowing his musical friends talents, the record features offerings from Meg Duffy, Anna St. Louis and Woods’ Jarvis Taveniere, Justin has created a sound entirely on his own terms. Sure, there’s certainly a touch of Kevin Morby in the vocal production, and that’s no bad thing, yet in the twanging-guitars and prominent percussive bass-line there’s enough to make this stand out from even the most distinguished of crowds.

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Time to put all your best drummer jokes to one side, and admire a talent stepping into the limelight with effortless aplomb.

In The Break is out September 14th via Woodsist / Mare Records.

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West Coast garage punks Flat Worms are somewhat of a supergroup, consisting of drummer Justin Sullivan (Kevin Morby, The Babies), Will Ivy (Dream Boys, Wet Illustrated, Bridez) taking on guitar and vocals with Tim Hellman on bass (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Sic Alps). The Los.Angeles trio have combined to become an explosive mix greater than the sum of their parts who fuse outer realms psyche exploration with blazing hot punk rock which has listeners enthralled, with many citing their eponymously titled debut as their album of the year for 2017.

Taking a stripped down no gimmicks approach whist in the studio, Flat Worms take no prisoners as they blast through every song with every intention of annihilating their listenership through brutal pneumatic bursts of primal energy which can only be caught by press record on the tape and letting go.

The band became eagerly tipped after announcing their arrival with the ‘Red Hot Sand’ EP in April of 2016. However, it was the release of their self-titled LP in October which has really seen the boys reveal their potential. Unfettered razor-sharp riffs, lacerating distortion layered and overdriven till white hot and whipped around ever accelerating drums; Flat Worms have created a record which takes all the power of their music and somehow captures it on a 12” which feels dangerous to even play.

We are very excited to catch these guys live and experience the ferocity for ourselves, which is lucky because Flat Worms have just announced a couple of unmissable intimate shows which promise to be lit powder kegs of energy and excitement. From the self titled LP “Flat Worms” on Castle Face Records.

  • 04/07 Flat Worms – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
  • 07/07 Flat Worms – The Bodega, Nottingham

Flat Worms which features former members of Dream Boys, Sic Alps and Thee Oh Sees hit the ground running on this pummelingly great record. Lead off song “Motorbike” sets the scene of this menacing record. They’re sound like a biker gang that digs Suicide, but thinks synths are for poseurs. One of the best albums of the year. Raging but with style, panache and tunes. This debut album of LA post-punk band featuring Will Ivy (Dream Boys, Wet Illustrated, Bridez), Justin Sullivan (Kevin Morby, The Babies) and Tim Hellman (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Sic Alps). Flat Worms belt-sanded everyone with their 7-inch on Volar, and Castle Face is proud as new papas to present their debut album. The band continues their ride on a buzz-saw wave of feedback-tipped riffs into the middle distance, the smog-choked sunset receding in the rearview, with a thousand-yard dead pan stare surgically pinned to a high octane set of boredom-energized punk pistons.

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This is an ear-ringing missive from the end of the cul-de-sac, a mirage wavering above a mid-sized American suburb at dusk, with the constellations bleached black by the sprawl. A little Wipers, a little Wire, and a lot of late-capitalist era anxious energy—Flat Worms scratch the itch quite nicely. Fans of classic SST / Homestead /Touch And Go Records will find much to love here.

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Flat Worms really belt-sanded us with their 7” on Volar Records, and we are proud as new papas to present their debut EP. They continue their ride on a buzzsaw wave of feedback-tipped riffs into the middle distance, smog choked sunset receding in the rearview, a thousand yard dead-pan surgically pinned to a high octane set of boredom energized punk pistons. Flat Worms – an ears-a-ringing missive from the end of the cul-de-sac, the mirage of direction wavering above a mid-sized American suburb at dusk, constellations bleached black by the sprawl. A little bit Wipers, a little Wire, and a lot of late-capitalist era anxious energy – Flat Worms scratch the itch quite nicely,

Bought this after hearing “Red Hot Sand” played on Marc Riley’s show. Cannot get enough of that song.

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The Band

Will Ivy – guitar/vocals
Tim Hellman – bass
Justin Sullivan – drums

Flat Worms really belt-sanded us with their Red Hot Sand 7” vinyl single on Volar, and we are proud as new papas to present their debut LP. They continue their ride on a buzzsaw wave of feedback-tipped riffs into the middle distance, smog choked sunset receding in the rearview, a thousand yard dead-pan surgically pinned to a high octane set of boredom energized punk pistons. One of the best albums of the year. Raging but with style, panache and tunes. Debut album of LA post-punk band featuring Will Ivy (Dream Boys, Wet Illustrated, Bridez), Justin Sullivan (Kevin Morby, The Babies) and Tim Hellman (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Sic Alps).

Flat Worms – an ears-a-ringing missive from the end of the cul-de-sac, the mirage of direction wavering above a mid-sized American suburb at dusk, constellations bleached black by the sprawl. A little Wipers, a little Wire, and a lot of late-capitalist era anxious energy – Flat Worms scratch the itch quite nicely, we think. It’s out on Castle Face Records October 20th.

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