Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete release their new single ‘Sealed Scene’ (music video below) next week (April 7). It’s the second single to be lifted from the Mexican psych duo’s acclaimed third album ‘Chambers’ and will be available on iTunes and all respectable download retailers. It comes backed by the ‘Silo Version’ of album track ‘Third Wave’.
‘Sealed Scene’ is one of the highlights of ‘Chambers’, a runaway garage-rock train with a driving bassline and that incredible slide guitar. “Musically, there’s not a lot to it,” explains The Obsolete (aka Alberto González). “Lorelle (aka Lorena Quintanilla) had the idea floating around and we wanted it to have some space noises, like the ring modulator sounds used by The United States Of America – that’s how we came up with the slide.”
The new version of ‘Third Wave’ came together after the band played the song on their first European tour late last year, so they added new guitar and drones to the original rhythm tracks. The name comes from the fact that the vocals were recorded in an empty grain silo.

Also, Lorelle is gearing up for their USA TOUR!  It'll be popping off in San Francisco on the 26th. Tell your friends, alert the press.  The band will have loads of merch including copies of their new album "Chambers" and represses of "On Welfare" and "Corruptible Faces". 

APR 26 | San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern w/ Disappearing People & Male Gaze
APR 28 | Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
APR 29 | Denver, CO - Lion's Lair w/ Thee Dang Dangs
APR 30 | Kansas City, MO - FOKL w/ Aunt Beast
MAY 01 | Oklahoma, OK - TBC
MAY 04 | Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
MAY 05 | Dallas, TX - Crown & Harp w/ Ttotals, Frauen & Nervous Curtains
MAY 07 | Memphis, TN - TBC w/ Ttotals
MAY 08 | Nashville, TN - Stone Fox w/ Ttotals
MAY 09 | Atlanta, GA - 529 w/ Ttotals
MAY 10 | Asheville, NC - Static Age Records w/ Ttotals
MAY 11 | Richmond, VA - Strange Matter w/ Ttotals
MAY 12 | Washington DC - Tropicalia w/ Ttotals
MAY 13 | Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie w/ Ttotals
MAY 14 | Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio w/ Ttotals
MAY 15 | Boston, MA - Cuisine en Locale 
MAY 16 | Albany, NY - Low Beat w/ Sun Burdens & Party Boat
MAY 19 | Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog w/ Ma Holos
MAY 20 | Akron, OH - Annabel's w/ Relaxer & Ultrasphinx
MAY 21 | Columbus, OH - Burbon Cafe 
MAY 22 | Ann Arbour, MI - The Warehouse w/ Bad Indians
MAY 23 | Chicago, IL - The Hideout w/ onYou & Magic Castles
MAY 24 | Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club w/ Moss Folk & Magic Castles
MAY 25 | Minneapolis, MN - Kitty Cat w/ Magic Castles, Chatham Rise & Flavor Crystals
MAY 28 | Seattle, WA - Chop Suey w/ Billions & Billions
MAY 29 | Olympia, WA - Le Voyeur w/ Billions & Billions
MAY 30 | Portland, OR - Habesha w/ Billions & Billions
JUN 01 | Eureka, CA - Siren's Song Tavern w/ White Manna, Billions & Billions
JUN 05 | LA, CA - The Smell w/ Laundry, Gun Outfit

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Thursday, March 6, 2014

We were lucky to spend part of the summer of 2013 with the Fullerton-based band Dahga Bloom as they prepped for the release of their latest album, 'No Curtains.' We really responded to their working-class, DIY attitude towards art and music, and this documentary tries to capture some of the tough choices and sacrifices involved in making a life while following a passion. Featuring a full performance of their new track 'Put it on the Table,' we hope you enjoy. -Dan Thron (filmmaker)
Music and the culture behind it has been a key influence over OBEY. Independent music has particularly made it's mark through the DIY mentality and aesthetics along with the angst and struggle that comes with getting your voice into the world. We teamed up with film makers Marc Perrera and Dan Thron as they captured an intimate and brutally honest look at the psych rock band Dahga Bloom. They explore the band's inner workings and struggles as they prepared to release their new record. 
We are proud to be part of this film and hope to bring you more of it's kind in the future. OBEY would like to thank Marc and Dan as well as all the members of Dahga Bloom for letting us into their world.
Get Dahga Bloom's new album 'No Curtains' here:
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

For our 5th blowout anniversary, Chicago Psych Fest is excited to present an expanded 3-day showcase at the Hideout featuring Chicago's finest purveyors of mind-bending sonics. Aided by heady DJs and a full-on light-show, experience the next level in expansive sound, as old favorites return and new upstarts contribute to the varied psychedelic stew of garage-punk, eastern devotions, heavy funk, avant rock skree, lysergic pop, stoner doom, experimental freakouts, and even more indescribable ingredients. Surrender your consciousness to 5th level vibrations Jan.23-25.

Five Levels Of The Experience: Chicago Psych Fest V

The Hideout, January 23rd-25th

Thursday, January 23rd @ 8pm

Mako Sica
Energy Gown
Crown Larks
The Humminbird

DJ: Dawn Aquarius

Friday, January 24th @ 9pm

Outer Minds
Killer Moon
Underground Symposium

DJ: Psychedalex

Saturday, January 25th @ 8pm

Variety Lights
Velcro Lewis Group
Unmanned Ship
Red Deer Cave People

DJ: Anjru Kettering

Light show by brownshoesonly all three nights

Tickets are still ten bucks a pop, and ya get a discount for all three nights! Chicago Psych Fest sells out every year, so keep that in mind... Here are links to the Hideout for tix, and if you want to purchase a three-night pass you can do that through any one of them.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Seattle garage rock savants Dreamsalon release their debut album “Thirteen Nights” on November 12th on Captcha Records.

The provenance of the Seattle-based band Dreamsalon is absolutely staggering. The group consists of members Min Yee, Craig Chambers and Matthew Ford. Individually they have played in the critically acclaimed bands Aframes, Factums, Love Tan, Yves/Son/Ace, The Intelligence and the Evening Meetings. Based solely on their previously recorded outputs, their new joint effort “Thirteen Nights” should automatically be in your tote bag as you leave the record store. It is gonna be etched on your brain by the end of the first spin.

However, this record isn’t just about the bands you know and love. This supergroup lays down a highly addictive spaced-out rock vibe that is beautifully constructed, crafting a distinct voice that distinguishes Dreamsalon from the individual members’ prior productions.

“Thirteen Nights” will be available as an LP, a cassette, a digital download, and in a very special gold vinyl limited edition available exclusively through Captcha mailorder. The album was recorded at the Pool in Portland by Alex Yusimov, mixed by Matt Stegner at Adobe and mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering. The band will be embarking on a short west coast tour prior to the album’s official release.

The Dreamsalon sound was influenced by: Yura Yura Teukoku, Gun Club, The Fall, Alan Vega, and Pere Ubu. We would recommend this album if you like Thee Oh Sees, Love Tan, Spray Paint, The Intelligence, Evening Meetings, Unnatural Helpers or anything from the Captcha Records catalog.

You know damn well that this album will be great. Haste makes waste.


released 12 November 2013
Matthew Ford - drums, vocals
Craig Chambers - guitar, vocals
Min Yee - bass 

Craig Chambers of Dreamsalon

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Another new video for Dahga Bloom!  LP coming soon on Captcha.  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It is HOT HOT HOT out.  So sink your feet in some cool water, blaze some hash and enjoy this vid.  

Camel Heads come straight outta Sao Paulo, Brazil, bringing their mind-bent  experimental psych sounds to these shores for the first time ever with new release Anoluz.  

Influenced by "Dead Man" and North African desert blues, these long-form kraut jams will leave your brains baking on a rock in the Global South, drenched in cosmic sweat.  Like waves crashing into the 
shoreline, the ebb and flow of Anoluz will free your mind, bury your toes in pink sand, and orient your lawn chair towards the sunset.  

Fans of early Pink Floyd, Sun Araw, desert blues and krautrock rejoice: Captcha Records is pleased to dose you up with the Camel Heads’ Anoluz.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Transmit to: The Universe 
From: Lat. 42.011172 Lon. -87.665896
Subject: "Space is the Place" Dahga Bloom
"8/21/13: I remember a few years back Dahga Bloom played this pool hall in Cathedral City, CA just outside of Palm Springs. The venue was called Crazy 8’s and was at the time wall to wall with meth’d out gangsters and near 30 stray kids there for the show. Dahga sounded like some of those Constellation bands like Hangedup, but were way heavier. Something like you’d hear on those old Hawkwind records, dusted with a desert of that Motörhead speed. What really sticks in my mind was when Dahga were playing their set, some of those bad dudes were playing a game of pool. Suddenly I see some kind of fight happening, when this colorful bloke picked up a pool stick and smashed it on some poor bastard’s face. I could feel the wood breaking in my bones over the super loud music. People weren’t sure what was happening at the time. Perhaps we weren’t sure what drugs we all were on. The band just looked at each other and kept on playing..... The set burned on for what seemed like hours. For sure this is not some shit you’re gonna see at some hip Los Angeles festival. This is the real heavy shit. This is Dahga Bloom."
Captcha Records is pleased to be working with Dagha Bloom. Download the new single, “Space is the Place” for FREE. Or pay something if you like.

Friday, August 23, 2013

BEHOLD! The new music video for Lorelle Meets the Obsolete's "What's Holding You?".
Done up proper by Hologram Skies.  Looks good to us!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

We here at Captcha Records are BEYOND STOKED to be working with Italian graffiti artist AweR

Not telling you for which record yet! 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mexican psych duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete release a new single, ‘What’s Holding You?' (from their third album 'Chambers') on September 23.

Released via Captcha (Sonic Cathedral UK/EU), it will be available on a limited-edition blue vinyl 7” and as a digital download and comes backed with ‘Medicine To Cure Medicine Sickness’, their incredible contribution to Sonic Cathedral’s long since sold-out ‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ EP. Following a fund-raising campaign on Indiegogo, which included selling their own treasured personal copies of‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ for $100 each, the duo (who play live as a four-piece) will be embarking on their first ever European tour in September and October, taking in dates at the Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedeliaon September 27, the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands on September 22 and two London shows – a co-headline show with Yeti Lane at the Shacklewell Arms (September 25) and a support slot with Psychic Ills and White Manna at Corsica Studios (September 26).

The relentless arid acid rock of ‘What’s HoldingYou?’ is inspired by watching people on the Mexico City subway “try to convince themselves and others that they are not alienated”. It is taken from the band’s third album, ‘Chambers’, which is due out early in 2014 and was recorded by Cooper Crain of Chicago drone-rockers Cave and mastered by the legendary Sonic Boom. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete are Lorelle (real name Lorena Quintanilla) and The Obsolete (real name Alberto González). They are originally from Guadalajara but, after a stint in Mexico City, are now based in Ensenada, Baja California. After playing together in a few bands they began recording their psych-infused garage rock as a duo and also settled on their unusual moniker, which was half inspired by the recurring fictional film in Seinfeld called Rochelle, Rochelle and half by an episode of The Twilight Zone called The Obsolete Man.

They hooked up with Captcha and released their first album ‘On Welfare’ in 2011. The follow-up, ‘Corruptible Faces’, was released earlier this year, but these new recordings mark the first time the band has recorded away from home. They put their prolificness down to music being their first language. “In the last few years we’ve had a lot of things to say,” explains Lorena, “and for the time being we feel more comfortable expressing ourselves by making music rather than talking or using any other way of communication.”

Recorded by: Cooper Crain, Mikale de Graff, Alex Narinskiy
Mastered by: Sonic Boom
Tour dates:
September 22 - Incubate Festival, Tilburg
September 25 - Shacklewell Arms, London
September 26 - Corsica Studios, London
September 27 - Psych Fest, Liverpool
September 29 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
September 30 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
October 4 - Druckluft, Oberhausen
October 5 - About Blank, Berlin
October 6 - Loppen, Copenhagen
October 7 - Molotow Bar, Hamburg
October 8 - Glocksee, Hannover
October 11 - Kiff, Aarau
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

We've got some really exciting releases coming up including this masterwork by Dreamsalon. You might have heard of their previous bands: Evening Meetings, A-Frames, The Lights, Factums, Love Tan, Intelligence and Yves/Son/Ace. This one is KILLER.

Saturday, July 6, 2013



Currently LMTO is finishing up their first ever tour of the ol' U.S. of A.  Thanks to everyone that has supported them along the way.  The road, she is a hard one.  They made a stop in to the legendary WFMU campus last week and recorded a brilliant set.  You can stream the entire performance and interview here.  The band spent the last few days here in Chicago at the Captcha HQ, culminating at the Burlington Bar last night.  We had a fantastic time.  Keep your ears to the ground for some exciting news coming up in the next few months.  

Much love to you Lorena, Alberto, Richie and Greg.  


tight bros

psych for sore eyes

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In a celebration of Lorelle meets The Obsolete Summer Tour, we have a very small amount of their tremendous Tour EP in stock in the store. Has two tracks from their upcoming album "____________".

-six track tour ep-

If you can't make the show, you should grab one here. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Showcasing the visual side of Captcha Records first four years. 

With artworks by:

Robert Beatty
Ben Driggs
Matthew Ford
William Keihn
Steve Krakow
Jenny Hines
Brigid Dawson
John Dwyer
Chris Kalis
Guillarme Marietta
Jesse Paul Miller
Nicole Ginelli 
Michael Heck
Micah Warren

ISIS GALLERY @ The University of Notre Dame

Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

Just announced!  Well it looks like it is all going down in Liverpool, again.  Join the good times ahead this September with mind-melting psychedelia at its best.  We are thrilled by the entire lineup, but most certainly Lorelle Meets the Obsolete and White Manna.  Tickets are available now!

27th and 28th September 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

captcha records / 7013 n glenwood ave / chicago il 60626

Monday, May 20, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

AQ - Record of the Week - Lorelle Meets the Obsolete

We already loved this Mexican duo based entirely on the name, even more so when we discovered that it wasn't just a band name. Lorelle sings, plays guitar, bass and organ. The Obsolete plays drums, percussion, bass, Casiotone, organ, synth, piano guitar and also sings. Not sure if they're a proper couple, but they should be, so we're just gonna assume they are. And they do in fact make beautiful music together. A sort of psychedelic krautrock, noise pop, garage rock. In a way, they remind us of another recent fave Liminanas, but where that band channeled French pop, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete seem to be drawing their influence from something much more noisy and raw, psychedelic and dark. Sure it's jangly and poppy in places, but they lock into seriously hypnotic grooves, fans of outfits like the Moon Duo will be utterly enthralled for sure. They also have a bit of swaggery twang, reminding us at times of Crystal Stilts, and at others a little bit of Stereolab, albeit a much rougher low fidelity version.
The sound here is lush and warm, woozy and hypnotic, druggy and dreamy, tracks like "The December Riots" sound like the Dum Dum Girls slowed down to a gloriously murky crawl, slo-mo girl group bliss out, while tracks like "Art For Free", add some new wave to the group's garage pop crunch. All the songs here though at their core are jangly and catchy, Lorelle and her partner delivering them in varying states of decay, and varying states of tranced out drugginess. At their poppiest, this is the sort of thing fans of Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees and Mikal Cronin will flip over, and at their droniest and druggiest, it's a sort of lysergic dirge that should appeal equally to fans of old school drug drift mesmer a la Spacemen 3, and more modern psychedelic noise purveyors like Carlton Melton. Although really, this is just some noisy krauty fuzzy pop, and we LOVE it. A new favorite for sure! - Aquarius Records - May 9th, 2013