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:


Alice - Revenge Pop coming soon!

Written by Don Giovanni on 02/03/2015 5:03pm


We are really excited to be working with Alice on their debut record, Revenge Pop. Alice blew me away the first time I saw them, and Jen from Shellshag may have described them best as "the new Velvet Underground."  Don't believe us? Listen to the song "Nightmare" from Revenge Pop, or come see them at our label showcase or at one of their other upcoming shows:


alice is a three-piece band based in new york. revenge pop is their first ep, tracked at the all-ages art space silent barn by kegan zema at 1989 recordings and emily reo in the kitchenette. the cover art is an original drawing by chelsea dirck.
alice shows:
february 07 - don giovanni showcase w/ downtown boys, pinkwash, etc.
february 21 - suny purchase w/ fleabite, malportado kids, the meltaways, etc - up yours fest
february 22 - silent barn w/ fleabite, shellshag, katherine - matinee fundraiser for smash it dead fest
april 2 - silent barn w/ fleabite, earth girls, aye nako, arm candy

The Lookouts - Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) CD/2xLP/Digital!

Written by Don Giovanni on 02/02/2015 8:57am



We're really excited to announce that we are releasing a CD/2xLP/Digital collection from The Lookouts! We worked with Larry Livermore on his book Spy Rock Memories last year, so it only made sense to work with him to release some of his music from that period! This was also Tre Cool's first band and this collection includes guest guitar and vocal appearances from Billie Joe Armstrong and Tim Armstrong!

We are pressing 500 copies on green vinyl for mail-order while supplies last. You can also pre-order the CD version with a copy of Spy Rock Memories for a special price. This is the first time this music has been on CD and Digital, and all the music has been remastered by Carl Saff.

Listen to the song Story from it here:

Thirty years ago, long before there was such a thing as Gilman Street, Green Day, or the East Bay pop punk explosion, three guys got together in an off-the-grid hippie wilderness known as Spy Rock, at the heart of Northern California’s legendary Emerald Triangle. They hooked their amps up to their solar panels, made up a couple songs about living on the backside of nowhere, and The Lookouts were born.
It would be the first time 12-year-old Tre Cool ever laid hands on a drumstick or a set of drums, but over the following five and a half years he would hone the skills that would see him headlining amphitheatres and stadiums, winning Grammy Awards, and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his second band, Green Day. Guitarist and singer Larry Livermore would go on to co-found Lookout Records, the indie label that introduced Green Day and many other bands to the world. 
Together with bassist (and future forest ranger) Kain Kong, and with guest appearances by Operation Ivy’s Tim Armstrong and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, The Lookouts produced a legacy of two albums, two EPs, and several compilation tracks, the best of which are featured here. Also included is a track from The Lookouts’ very first demo tape, recorded in 1985, which features Tre singing backups in his as yet unbroken three-and-a-half-octave soprano.