Screaming Females July tour with Vacation

Written by Don Giovanni on 05/20/2015 1:56pm


Screaming Females are going on tour in July with Vacation!
Wed-May-27 - New York, NY - Apple Store, SoHo (free performance and Q & A moderated by Ted Leo)
Thu-May-28 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC - The Chris Gethard Show Premiere Party
Fri-Jul-17 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom+
Jul-27 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class*
Jul-28 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
Jul-30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Borg Ward*
Jul-31 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency*
Aug-01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock*
Aug-02 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill*
Aug-03 - Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop Gallery*
Aug-04 - Denver, CO Larimer Lounge*
Aug-06 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
Aug-07 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
Aug-08 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club*
Aug-09 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
Aug-11 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
Aug-13 - Honolulu, HI @ The Manifest
Aug-14 - Honolulu, HI @ Downbeat Lounge
Aug-16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Berserktown*
Aug-17 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
Aug-18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
Aug-19 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
Aug-21 - Austin, TX @ Red 7*
Aug-22 - Dallas, TX @ The Foundry*
Aug-23 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs*
Aug-24 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia*
Aug-25 - Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox*
Aug-26 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5*
Aug-27 - Durham, NC @ Pinhook*
Aug-28 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel*
Aug-29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
* = w/ Vacation
+ = w/ The Bouncing Souls, Andrew Jackson Jihad

TENEMENT - Predatory Headlights 2xLP out June 2nd!

Written by Don Giovanni on 04/22/2015 12:09pm


The wait is over! Tenement return with a brand new double album, three years in the making! 


Tenement's Predatory Headlights

The great expanse of Wisconsin to this day remains a wild frontier to many. Even to its own sons and daughters, the thought often persists that perhaps there are demons in the woods, or something unknown in the water. It can be no mistake then that Tenement were raised in these woods and drank of this water. Over the course of their nine year career to date, their work ethic and musical ideas have often been attributed to an outsider mentality and a stubborn individualism. The energy they conjur at will might also at times seem just short of some kind of sorcery. Now, with the release of their new double record, Predatory Headlights, their place in the modern world of music has become distinct. They're no longer only an obscure punk band from the farthest reaches of society's consciousness, but also one of America's great outsider pop groups. 

The principal songwriter of this trio is Amos Pitsch. He founded the group in 2007 with bassist Jesse Ponkamo, and the two embraced Eric Mayer as their full time drummer some years later. As a live act, they're an assault on the ears, a confusing spectacle, and a dispensary of remedies for the lonely and misunderstood all at once. In a studio setting, as you'll hear in Predatory Headlights, their touch is delicate and thoughtful even at its loudest moments. You can hear the strong influence of bands like The Descendents, The Ramones, and even more primative groups in the playing and execution. But the influence of luminaries such as Ruth Crawford Seeger, William S Fischer, and Robert Kirby are evident in the addition of strings to the pop songs that could stand sturdy on their own even without them. Still upon repeated listening, you might be able to catch an array of other influences, ranging from northern soul to exotica to the avant garde. These are stirred in with ease; something Tenement does naturally as their intention is always steadfast and absolute. In other words, when something needs to be pretty, they make it pretty. And when something needs to be ugly, they leave no gloss, shimmer, or sheen. They strangle the song bird of its TWEET TWEET - and let it cough.

Predatory Headlights was completed over the course of three years with the assistance of engineer and co-producer, Justin Perkins. Pitsch has often cited Perkins' involvement in early 2000's groups Yesterday's Kids and The Obsoletes as a heavy influence. Perkins also worked with Tenement on their 2011 offering, Napalm Dream, as well as acclaimed records by the likes of The Goodnight Loving, The Sugar Stems, and The Mystery Girls. The bulk of Predatory Headlights was written and recorded at BFG in Appleton, Wisconsin - Tenement's home and personal studio. The house was symbolically demolished within days of finishing the record, and in a fitting display of finality, three years of sweat and nightmares and beauty and dissonance returned to the soil and found its way back into the water and woods with only this document to prove it ever even existed at all. Thanks to Don Giovanni Records, you hold the very document in your hands - Tenement's newest window into the nature of the human being and the complexity of life: Predatory Headlights.


Listen to Dull Joy: 




Downtown Boys - Full Communism pre-orders!

Written by Don Giovanni on 03/31/2015 3:05pm


Downtown Boys debut album, Full Communism, is out May 5th and now you can pre-order it! All mail-orders will receive limited purple vinyl! You can pre-order in our store now! They will also be touring in May in support of the album:

FRI 5/8 PAWTUCKET, RI Machines with Magnets 
SAT 5/9 BOSTON, MA Make Shift Boston 

FRI 5/15 BROOKLYN, NY Palisades w/ The Homewreckers 
SAT 5/16 PHILADELPHIA, PA w/ Priests 
SUN 5/17 BALTIMORE, MD Ottobar w/ Priests 
MON 5/18 WASHINGTON DC Black Cat (Backstage) 
TUE 5/19 PITTSBURGH, PA Mr. Roboto Project 
WED 5/20 COLUMBUS, OH Legion of Doom 
THU 5/21 BLOOMINGTON, IN House Show 
FRI 5/22 CHICAGO, IL Old Mount Happy (DIY venue) 
SAT 5/23 MILWAUKEE, WI Cocoon Room 
SUN 5/24 ANN ARBOR, MI 3rd Death Star 
MON 5/25 BUFFALO, NY Sugar City 
TUE 5/26 TORONTO, ON S.H.I.G.B.S. 
WED 5/27 OTTAWA, ON House of TARG 
THU 5/28 MONTREAL, QC La Vitrola 
FRI 5/29 PORTLAND, ME SPACE Gallery 
SAT 5/30 Massachusetts tba

Listen to Future Police from the album:


Upset going on tour!

Written by Don Giovanni on 03/23/2015 9:33am


Upset are going on an amazing tour with Colleen Green next week! Don't miss them when they come through town, they'll have copies of their album She's Gone as well as copies of their incredible new tape on Lauren Records!

3/30 Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock *
3/31 El Paso, TX - The Loversprout *
4/1 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas *
4/2 Ft. Worth, TX - The Grotto *
4/3 Houston, TX - The Shop *
4/4 New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar *
4/5 Birmingham, AL - Seasick Records*
4/6 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
4/7 Durham, NC - The Pinhook *
4/8 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery *
4/9 Philadelphia, PA - TBA
4/10 Brooklyn, NY - Shae Stadium *
4/11 Pittsburgh, PA - Modern Formations Gallery*
4/12 Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater *
4/13 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen *
4/14 Milwaukee, WI - Cocoon Room *
4/15 Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon *
4/16 Fargo, ND - The Hawk's Nest *
4/18 Missoula, MT - The Real Lounge *
4/19 Moscow, ID - The Pizza Pit *
4/20 Seattle, WA - The Black Lodge *
4/21 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar *
4/22 Arcata, CA - The Farmhouse *
4/23 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *

4/25 LA Echoplex w/ Polaris
4/28 LA The Roxy w/ Waxahatchee and Girlpool 
* = w/ Colleen Green

Mitski - Bury Me At Makeout Creek Deluxe Edition out April 7th!

Written by Don Giovanni on 03/11/2015 9:24am


Mitski put out one of our favorite albums of last year, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, and we are really excited to announce that were going to be working with her on a deluxe edition CD of the album with four bonus tracks!



To celebrate the re-release we have put together an exclusive bundle that includes the above t-shirt with hand drawn cover art. The shirt is only available during the pre-order period which ends April 7th, and only enough shirts will be made for people who order before April 7th

Finally, if you haven't seen the incredible video for "Townie" that Faye Orlove animated/directed, you an watch it below:


Screaming Females - Rose Mountain indie store exclusive version!

Written by Don Giovanni on 02/23/2015 9:13am


Screaming Females new album Rose Mountain is out tomorrow! As we mentioned there are 500 copies available in independent record stores only that come with a bonus 7" with a new song and a home demo version of Hopeless on it. Here is a complete list of stores that will have copies of this version:

Store Name City/State
Square Records Akron, OH
Criminal Records Atlanta, GA
Stickfigure Atlanta, GA
End of An Ear Austin, TX
Waterloo Austin, TX
Sound Garden Baltimore, MD
Amoeba Music Berkeley Berkeley, CA
Rasputin Music HQ Berkeley, CA
Landlocked Music Bloomington, IN
Newbury Comics Brighton, MA
Academy Annex Brooklyn, NY
Plaza Records Carbondale, IL
Lunchbox Records Charlotte, NC
Reckless Records Chicago, IL
Mad Platter-Riverside Claremont, CA
Rhino Records Claremont Claremont, CA
Port of Sound Record Shoppe Costa Mesa, CA
Good Records Dallas, TX
Omega Music  Dayton, OH
Twist & Shout Denver, CO
Chaz's Bull City Records Durham, NC
Vintage Vinyl Fords Fords, NJ
Hear Again Music and Movies Gainesville, FL
Down in the Valley Golden Valley, MN
Forever Young Grand Prairie, TX
Horizon Greenville, SC
Amoeba Music Hollywood Hollywood, CA
Cactus Music Houston, TX
Indy CD and Vinyl Indianapolis, IN
Luna Music Indianapolis, IN
Angry Mom Records Ithaca, NY
Mills Record Company Kansas City, MO
Disc Exchange Knoxville, TN
Fingerprints Long Beach, CA
Origami Vinyl Los Angeles, CA
Strictly Discs Madison, WI
Sweat Records Miami, FL
Electric Fetus Minneapolis, MN
Extreme Noise Minneapolis, MN
Grimey's Nashville, TN
Euclid Records NOLA New Orleans, LA
Sisters in Christ New Orleans, LA
Skully'z Records New Orleans, LA
Other Music New York, NY
Rough Trade  New York, NY
Rainy Day Records Olympia, WA
Homer's Records Omaha, NE
Park Avenue Orlando, FL
The Exclusive Co. Oshkosh, WI
Long in the Tooth Philadelphia, PA
Stinkweeds Phoenix, AZ
Zia Enterprises, Inc. Phoenix, AZ
Bull Moose Music Portland, ME
2nd Avenue Records Portland, OR
Everyday Music Portland, OR
Music Millennium Portland, OR
Princeton Record Exchange Princeton, NJ
Nice Price Books Raleigh, NC
Plan 9 Richmond, VA
Steady Sounds Record Store Richmond, VA
NeedleDrop Rochester, NY
Culture Shock, Inc. Rockford, IL
Dimple Records Sacramento, CA
Gray Whale Salt Lake City, UT
Amoeba Music San Fran San Francisco, CA
Streetlight  San Jose, CA
BooBoo Records-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
Streetlight Santa Cruz, CA
Silver Platters LLC Seattle, WA
Everyday Music Seattle, WA
Sonic Boom Records-WA Seattle, WA
Easy Street Records Seattle, WA
Cheapo Discs St Paul, MN
Salzer's Ventura, CA
Redscroll Records Wallingford, CT

Don Giovanni Records in Austin!

Written by Don Giovanni on 02/23/2015 8:50am


We're gonna be in Austin this March, putting on a really cool show with our friends at Impose as part of their Austin Imposition! It's Free too! Here is all the info:

March 20th 2015
Don Giovanni Records and Impose present:

Shellshag
Screaming Females
Mitski
Downtown Boys
Mal Blum
Izzy True

at The Longbranch Inn (1133 E. 11th St., Austin TX)
8:00PM

Mitski joins Don Giovanni Records

Written by Don Giovanni on 02/18/2015 11:40am


                                                                                                         (Photo by Kenneth Bachor)

We are really excited to announce that well be working with Mitski on her next album! Mitski put out one of our favorite albums of last year, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, and as a person truly embodies everything we believe in. We couldn't be happier to be working with her and look forward to an exciting 2015. Keep posted for more updates, follow her on twitter for sagely advice, and check out her website: