Written by Don Giovanni on 03/03/2014 10:15am
Written by Don Giovanni on 02/26/2014 11:12am
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.
Written by Don Giovanni on 02/25/2014 10:56am
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.
Written by Don Giovanni on 02/11/2014 11:22am
Thank you again to everyone who came out and made our showcase weekend so incredible this year. I cannot believe how many great bands and people I saw this weekend and how much fun I had.
I managed to shoot some video of bands I was able to get close enough too which you can check out here:
Written by Don Giovanni on 02/05/2014 12:14pm
Two years ago Brick Mower put out one of the best pop-punk records of the year (My Hateable Face) and now they are back with their third full length, Teenage Graceland. The new album will be out March 25th and is up for pre-order now in our store.
Listen to a song here:
Written by Don Giovanni on 01/24/2014 3:05pm
We're excited to announce that we will be making copies of Screaming Females debut album Baby Teeth on colored vinyl for the first time as well as making some shirts with it's iconic artwork.
While we haven't really done too much limited colored vinyl, a lot of people have been asking for it and we also had a lot of covers that were going to be discarded if not used. So after discussing it with our label's fans we figured we would give it a shot. Over the next few months we are going to be doing colored vinyl for all of the Screaming Females records and some of our other releases which people have been asking for us to do colored vinyl for. Well see how it goes. If it seems to make people happy well probably keep doing it, if it doesn't well probably never do it again.
We will also be doing shirts for each of the Screaming Females albums to coincide with these pressings. In an effort not to have too many shirts lying around (since they have a lot of albums) we are going to take pre-orders for the shirts and probably not print too many more past the amount we get orders for. At the request of the band the shirts will be printed on American Apparel t-shirts.
Click here to pre-order Baby Teeth on colored vinyl
Click here to pre-order the Baby Teeth t-shirt in either black or white.
Written by Don Giovanni on 01/23/2014 10:26am
We are beyond excited to announce that we will be releasing Chris Gethard's first stand up comedy album, appropriately titled My Comedy Album, on April 22nd. Chris has been a longtime friend of the label so it was only a matter of time until we started working together on something.
The vinyl version of this record will only be available directly and will be a one time pressing of 500 copies that comes with a download code for a bonus "disc" (as well as for the album itself). Chris will also be signing all pre-orders. It is now up for pre-order in our store.
For the more digitally inclined, you can pre-order the record on iTunes.
Chris Gethard is a comedian, writer, and actor who hails from West Orange, NJ and currently lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He’s appeared on shows such as Louie and The Office and films like The Heat and The Other Guys. He’s written two books, one being a collection of personal essays entitled A Bad Idea I’m About to Do that had its title story featured on This American Life. Gethard has guest written for Saturday Night Live and was on the original writing staff of The Onion News Network. Perhaps most notably, he’s the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show, a public access television show that’s been met with cultish devotion and much acclaim. That show was recently optioned by Comedy Central for a potential series. Prior to that, Gethard was the promotional face of IFC television for a year. Gethard has performed at places such as Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, the Just for Laughs Comedy festivals in Chicago and Montreal, the San Francisco Sketchfest, and more. He can also be seen performing stand up, improv, and storytelling all over New York City.
Written by Don Giovanni on 01/22/2014 12:24pm
We're really excited to share the first episode of a new feature we've been working on lately called "At Home With" where we have our artists give us a tour of their living and/or rehearsal space and then play a few songs. The first episode features Brick Mower, who show us their room and then play two new songs acoustic. Check it out, and please subscribe to us on YouTube for updates on more episodes: