"How Do You Like What You Have." - Artist book by Lauren Denitzio out April 26th

Written by Don Giovanni on 04/02/2014 10:53am


We're really excited to announce that we are going to be releasing a collection of artwork by Lauren Denitzio entitled How Do You Like What You Have. The 40-page booklet is professionally printed on high quality paper. 

People familiar with Don Giovanni Records are probably already familiar with both Lauren Denitzio and their artwork. In addition to playing guitar and singing in The Measure (SA) and Worriers, Lauren also did all of the artwork for those bands and a number of other bands on and off Don Giovanni.

The first printing of the booklets will include a signed and numbered edition limited to 75 for mail order only, as well as a non-signed and numbered edition that will be available through Lauren at Worriers shows and our website.

Pre-orders for both editions will go up Friday on our website.

In addition, Lauren will first have copies available at Brooklyn Zine Fest at the For The Birds table on April 26th, and again the following night April 27th at a release party for the book with performances by Shellshag, Chumped, and Worriers.

Here are a few sample pages:

Crow Bait - Sliding Through The Halls Of Fate CD/LP out May 20th!

Written by Don Giovanni on 03/28/2014 11:49am


We're really excited to announce that we will be helping Crow Bait with their debut album, Sliding Through The Halls Of Fate. The record will be out May 20th and is up for pre-order now! There are also 200 copies on clear vinyl for early pre-orders. 
Crow Bait is a New York area band that you have seen play in other bands. Vets of the Long Island DIY scene, Chris (Sister Kisser, American Hellfire Club), Mike (Iron Chic, Jonesin', Wax Phantom), and Sal (Sister Kisser, Halfway to Hell Club) formed Crow Bait in 2011 with the intention of making music a little different from their past bands, while trying to create something that harkened back to the music they grew up on. After a few 7” releases, countless shows around Long Island and New York, and two trips out to California, Crow Bait set forth on recording their debut full-length. Taking time in the studio to experiment with sounds and vocal melodies, Crow Bait aimed to create a set of songs that was both nuanced and organic. The result is Sliding Through The Halls of Fate, a record that varies from moment to moment, churning up all of their sounds and influences into a cohesive statement.
Listen to the song 83 from the record here:

Priests - Bodies and Control and Money and Power out 6/3

Written by Don Giovanni on 03/19/2014 10:26am


We're really excited to announce that Priests new record, Bodies and Control and Money and Power comes out June 3rd.
Priests are the sort of band that is unafraid to look you right in the eye and beg answers to big questions. In early 2012, Priests began playing frantic post-punk, full of tempered tension and thoughtful rage and relentless energy that would come from living in the microcosm of institutional oppression that is DC. Their music conveys a sense of unmatched urgency in their smart, politically charged, noisy songs. 
You'd think it would be hard to capture Priests' intensity on a slab of vinyl, but all the dark, aggressive sounds and kinetic energy their known for live come across on Bodies and Control and Money and Power. From the paranoid truths of "And Breeding" to the ripping "Modern Love No Weapon" to the creepy goth feel of "Doctor," it's Priests at their best. Essential. Recorded at Inner Ear Studio with Hugh McElroy and Kevin Erickson, and by Kyle ‘Slick’ Johnson at Fancy Time Studio.
Bodies and Control and Money and Power is out June 3rd, 2014.  Pre-orders will start soon.

Tracklisting:

1. Design Within Reach
2. Doctor
3. New
4. Powertrip
5. Modern Love / No Weapon
6. Right Wing
7. And Breeding

Peter Stampfel and The B&LMBS - Better Than Expected!

Written by Don Giovanni on 03/11/2014 11:00am


Peter Stampfel has been pushing the boundary of American music longer than you've been

alive--maybe longer than your parents have been alive. Starting in the early '60s as one half 

of the psychedelic folk duo The Holy Modal Rounders, Peter has continued to write, record, 

and perform constantly. Though maybe best known for his work with the Rounders and NYC's 

protopunk group The Fugs, his various solo records, collaborative records with Jeffrey Lewis, and 

appearances on Michael Hurley, Yo La Tengo, and They Might Be Giants albums have left an 

everlasting mark on americana, folk, psych, and rock and roll. 


On Better Than Expected, Stampfel further pushes the boundary asking the question “How 

many banjos can play simultaneously without turning into musical slop?” And answering it with 

a psychedelic sixteen track album that is as beautiful as it is strange. The record also features 

an updated version of The Fugs’ ‘CIA Man’ as ‘NSA Man.’ Simply put, at 75 years old, Peter has 

managed to bring us one of the punkest most genuinely non-commercial records we've ever had 

the chance to release. Fuckin' A man.

Better Than Expected is out April 22 on Don Giovanni Records



Chris Gethard album release show

Written by Don Giovanni on 03/03/2014 10:15am

(Poster by Perry Shall)

We're putting together an incredible night of music and comedy to celebrate the release of Chris Gethard's debut album, My Comedy Album! More info on who will be playing and appearing as the event gets closer, but you will not want to miss this.  Tickets go on sale friday.

Screaming Females - Live at The Hideout

Written by Don Giovanni on 02/26/2014 11:12am


At last! A live Screaming Females record! Recorded over two nights in Chicago by Steve Albini.  

Here's what Steve Albini had to say about working with the band:
What attracted me to punk rock when it first exploded was that it was unpredictable and that no two bands had very much in common. Each band committed itself to a unique set of ideas, and it didn't matter what other bands were doing or what the audience might expect. Screaming Females are that same kind of wide-open punk rock, from before it condensed into a style and every band had to be taken on its own terms. They are a great band and I hope they keep going forever.
-steve albini
Screaming Females have been hailed as one of the best live bands and Marissa Paternoster has been praised as one of the best guitar players of all time. This live record makes the case for both of these accolades in a way that no studio album ever could.  We cannot wait to share this thing with you in full, but to tide you over listen to them doing "Lights Out" below. 

We also want to make this thing as special as possible for supporters of the band, and so we have 500 copies on clear vinyl for mail-order. In addition, the first 200 people to order CD or 2xLP versions will get a limited edition numbered unique photographic print of the band (more info below).  Finally, people who pre-order on iTunes will get an immediate download of "Lights Out."  Something for everyone.

Pre-order CD/2xLP here: http://bit.ly/1mHnSpT
Pre-order on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SFhideout

Lights Out:


Photographic prints:

-Edition of 200 color photographs shot and printed by Christopher Patrick Ernst. 
-Photographs printed on premium photo luster paper with archival ink.  
-Each photograph is in an acetate sleeve and has a numbered stamp of authenticity on the back.  

Live At The Hideout comes out April 8th on Don Giovanni Records

NSA Man

Written by Don Giovanni on 02/25/2014 10:56am


Fuckin' A man...we literally couldn't believe it when Peter Stampfel asked us to work with him on his newest project since he has been a musical hero of ours for a very long time due to his work in the Holy Modal Rounders, The Fugs, and various solo and collaborative records including one of Joe's favorite albums of last year.  

This new group he has assembled, Peter Stampfel and The Brooklyn & Lower Manhattan Banjo Squadron may be his coolest yet.  I'll let Peter tell you a little about the project in his own words:
It occurred to me a little while ago that Tuli Kupferberg’s CIA Man (which I had contributed a few verses to) could be updated to address a more contemporary menace as NSA Man. No new verses were forthcoming, so I fell back to my recent default setting, and crowdsourced my Facebook wall. Dozens of “friends” were on the case instantly. I cherrypicked and tweaked, tried singing it, and shortened it. Brevity enhances polemics. I will credit the 10 or 12 co-creators who helped me bumrush the subject of this song. Thank you all. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Basically, Stampfel at 75 has managed to bring us one of the punkest records we've ever had a chance to release.  A full album is coming later this year from the group, but we had to get NSA Man out as soon as possible due to its relevance.  Faye Orlove did the incredible artwork you see above.


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