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Honcho Poncho is here!
Potluck is very proud to release the latest album from North Elementary Vinyl, CD or Digital Stream / Download / Share



Two of North Elementary’s neatest tricks are busting big riffs out of pretty melodies, or disassembling big riffs into pretty melodies, and they do those things all over the place on this album, turning meditations into near-anthems, and cutting the rockers down to size before they get too big for their britches. But then sometimes they do just straight-up rock out—it’s not like these songs are following a pattern that gets so deep it becomes a rut. That a band balances these different weights while also sounding like they’re having a swell time is testament to the songwriting, the musicians and the recording, and it’s all enough reason to get your butt to the internet to buy yourself a copy.
-Doug Cowie Blog

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PTLK on PTLK (Free Download!)

A bunch of artists on potluck thought it would be fun to cover each others songs and a few of them actually did it.....check it out!




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Le Weekend No Object

The music of Chapel Hill's Le Weekend is marked by stark contrast: moments of catchiest pop abandon give way to noisy freak outs. - INDY Week


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Horizontal Hold This is Not a Living

Horizontal Hold is a weird-pop quartet from North Carolina. The members have been in many NC bands of the recent (and not-so-recent) past including Wembley, Shiny Beast, In the Year of the Pig, Actual Persons Living or Dead, CantwellGomez&Jordan, Taija Rae, Razzle, Drug Yacht, and others.


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Wild Fur / Joshua Carpenter Split 7"
Vinyl/Download:

Wild Fur: It's not pop, rock, soul, country or electro so much as it is a vibrant export of them all at once...
- INDY Week
Joshua Carpenter: traces back through songsmiths Tobin Sprout and Matthew Sweet to Robyn Hitchcock and Ray Davies—nostalgia obsessives unafraid to dress their melancholy in pop trappings.
- INDY Week


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Beauty World EP
Hand-printed CD/Download:


Once upon a time in Durham, there was Prypyat, the cello-and-guitar duo of Hammer No More the Fingers’ Duncan Webster and former Lost in the Trees member Leah Gibson. The pair only had one EP, 2013’s Floor to Sky.
But now, there's Beauty World, the pair formerly known as Prypyat. Gibson and Webster have a new self-titled EP (that is,Beauty World)...The songs amble along as Gibson’s cello lifts and smooths out Webster’s more punchy delivery...
- INDY Week

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Curtains "Breathe to Death"  
Cassette/Download

with curtains, dash writes and records electronic pop songs using samplers, synthesizers, and vocal loops. Live, he reinterprets and reinvents the songs using only his voice, an array of guitar pedals, and hand percussion to render hypnotic, powerful performances.
– Headway Recordings


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Honcho Poncho is here!
Potluck is very proud to release the latest album from North Elementary Vinyl, CD or Digital Stream / Download / Share



Two of North Elementary’s neatest tricks are busting big riffs out of pretty melodies, or disassembling big riffs into pretty melodies, and they do those things all over the place on this album, turning meditations into near-anthems, and cutting the rockers down to size before they get too big for their britches. But then sometimes they do just straight-up rock out—it’s not like these songs are following a pattern that gets so deep it becomes a rut. That a band balances these different weights while also sounding like they’re having a swell time is testament to the songwriting, the musicians and the recording, and it’s all enough reason to get your butt to the internet to buy yourself a copy.
-Doug Cowie Blog

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BRAND NEW ALBUM from Wichita Falls "...and the Dark Vibrations" but you can STREAM / DOWNLOAD NOW!



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We're proud to present the new LP from
Rogue Band of Youth!
Physical release party at Nightlight in Chapel Hill on March 29th with Jphono1, TOW3RS, and Hospital Smokers!


This focused trio of Carrboro based musicians have been writing songs together since 2012, but even the impressive work on their previous EPs can't compare to the deft songwriting on display on Rogue Band of Youth. Tracks are contextualized with subtle field recordings that give an air of a warm southern days, tight harmonies give way to powerful melodies that soar atop a bed of delicate acoustic instrumentation. The album starts out with "Fair Shake," driven by a briskly fingerpicked acoustic guitar that slowly unfurls with a rolling vocal melody that gradually rises to a serendipitous three-part harmony seeping with emotion.
-Grant Golden, The Bottom String

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New ROBES Video! 


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Pleased to announce that Lakes&woods are the newest addition to the Potluck family!   Featuring members of Mayflies USA, North Elementary, Transportation and Fan Modine.  Listen/download their first single!  Buy a copy of the limited edition lathe cut / hand screenprinted 7" while they last!


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Corey Pallon "Eat My Gore" Out Now!  FREE DOWNLOAD! 



Atlanta's Corey Pallon is a one-man-band, a competent multi-instrumentalist capable of backing his bracing pop-rock with layers of drums, guitars and keyboards. Though he's played in touring troupes before, including the Americana-leaning Pistolero, the songs on his wonderful new EP, Eat My Gore, make you wish that Pallon could tie himself to a band and do this permanently. He's a chameleonic presence, able to shift from the thoughtful musings of Silver Jews to the sad romanticism of Sparklehorse to the electric charges of Guided By Voices with ease. 
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Grayson Currin, Independent Weekly

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Felix Obelix "The Ringtone Album"!  

Featuring all the hallmarks of Felix Obelix’s idiosyncratic classical/pop/experimental style – mixed meter, unusual instrumentation, interconnecting melodies and rhythms – The Ringtone Album works both as a series of downloadable tunes for your phone, and an album to be listened to in its entirety. 



...insanely dense, yet brief pieces of vibrant music...The Ringtone Album is filled with just over thirty minutes of whimsy, much to my surprise I found myself unable to turn away from these brilliant tunes.
-Grant Golden, WKNC.org

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OUT NOW!  Get Audubon Park's "Crazy Crazy for Feeling"!  Stream/Download/Share here!



Audubon Park's third album, Crazy Crazy for Feeling, is their best work yet, reveling in the sort of technical twists and stylistic sideshows that bands spend months sorting through in a practice space...Despite the infamously sporadic and duty-free activity of the band, Crazy Crazy is a fascinating and curious 12-song affair. "Closed Drapes" mixes the jangly with the droll, not unlike the best of the Silver Jews, before sprinting off into wild-eyed and wonderful guitar solos. "Tarantula, Dude" drifts through a slinking sort of soul, bittersweet harmonies cast over dark bass and bright keys. The indie rock dudes charmingly approximate black metal for "Hillsborough Nightfall," just after taking on the slow, graceful countenance of a Muscle Shoals session band for "Lady Western."
-Grayson Currin, Independent Weekly

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New Schooner Album "Neighborhood Veins" is out NOW!


This gauzy, blown-out, beautiful pop record is the crowning achievement for Schooner and singer-songwriter Reid Johnson...an album that doesn’t ignore the past, doesn’t ignore the yesterdays good and bad that brought on today, but it also never falls into over-sentimentalizing loss and avoids the all-too-obvious trap of nostalgia. -Matt Fiander, Pop Matters (8 out of 10)

With its energetic songs and fuzzy guitars, Neighborhood Veins is sure to be an album you won’t stop listening to any time soon.-MAGNET Magazine

There’s a Spector-ish vibe fully in play on the album, as evidenced on such numbers as echo-chamber country-rock gem “Flames,” thrashy thumper “Trap,” waltz-time ballad “Floodlights and Ghosts” and ‘50s pop pastiche “Still In Love” (check the falsetto!). That widescreen, cinematic element becomes a signature over the course of the 12-song record, and it’s telling that right from the get-go, on opening track “It Won’t Matter” one receives sonic images ranging from Roy Orbison to the Righteous Brothers to the Velvet Underground.-Fred Mills, BLURT Magazine (4 out of 5)

Neighborhood Veins pulses with a thudding musical heartbeat that echoes in your ears long after the last notes have faded back into your speakers.-Beats Per Minute

Schooner sends you on a musical journey that traverses the territories of rock, country, folk, 50s doo-wop, and even throws in some chilled out trip-hop style ambience.-Deftune

...a deliciously loose stomp through clattering drums, whirring psych-ish guitars and a marvelously vivacious vocal delivery. It’s the kind of track that could only have come from America; the sound of great expanse, of stifled dreams and of the unending belief that anything is possible if we just sing loudly enough...-Gold Flake Paint (UK)

Durham-based rock group Schooner is psychedelic, soulful and downright dreamy. With its newest release Neighborhood Veins the group plays its cool with a nearly flawless delivery of contrasting tracks that don’t disappoint.-Daily Tar Heel (UNC) (4 1/2 out of 5)

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BRAND NEW ALBUM "DRAWN TO YOU" from THE GOOD GRACES!
OUT NOW!


STREAM / DOWNLOAD / SHARE



the new CD from The Good Graces otherwise succeeds with its sweet ‘n’ wistful, pocket-sized indie pop. Coming almost exactly a year after their EP Wildcat Creek, the full-length Drawn to You repeats two of its four songs but that’s OK, they fit perfectly within this expanded layout. If Yo La Tengo’s quieter songs had more of a folksy feel to them, it might sound sorta like this.
-Jeff Clark, Stomp and Stammer

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RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE!  
"Into The Pipe"

Vinyl is SOLD OUT!  But.......

Free Download/Share the "Into The Pipe"!



Jphono1 explores new elements in sounds and arrangements with his fuzz-frayed folk-pop. Fragments of electronics, acousticguitars, and keys join what at first resemble straight-forward compositions, only to break apart into unassuming lo-fi with casual psychedelia, finding a comfortable station at the intersection of Sparklehorse texture, Flaming Lips whimsy and Sebadoh introspection

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