Black Wine - Yell Boss out August 12th!

Written by Don Giovanni on 07/11/2014 12:04pm


Black Wine is releasing their fourth studio album, Yell Boss on August 12th and you can pre-order it now!

Here is what Mike Faloon has to say about it:
Black Wine is a punk rock trio from New Brunswick, New Jersey.  
Black Wine unleash a punk/rock/pop sound that’s perfectly suited for banging and stomping with wild abandon.  Or contemplating a Swedish existentialist novel.   
Black Wine is the supergroup Kim Deal and Bob Mould and Gene Hackman would form. 
The band’s line up consists of Jeff Schroeck on guitar, J Nixon on bass, Miranda Taylor on drums.  They come from a long line of amazing Jersey bands including the Ergs!, Full of Fancy, and Hunchback.  They draw on each of those bands.  They sound like none of them.  From the start the trio has forged ahead, always evolving, always engaging. 
Since forming in 2009, Black Wine has released four albums and a number of singles.  Their latest release is Yell Boss (Don Giovanni.)  The title comes from an episode of comedian Paul F. Tompkins’ podcast.  The ten songs were recorded by Brian Buccellato at Volume IV in New Brunswick.
 All three members of Black Wine write.  All three sing.  They’re not led by one band member or another.  They work as a whole.  They practice a functional collectivism that would make political activists envious.  Though you’ll never hear Black Wine amble on about their “process.”  They’re too humble.  They steer clear of the ego driven nonsense that sinks so many bands. 
Black Wine is a punk band in the wide sense.  They’re critical thinkers who dig aggressive sounds.  They appreciate a range of music but they are beholden to no specific genre.  “No core” is their approach.  Spend any of amount of time with their records and you’ll hear the approach of the best SST and Sub Pop bands.  You’ll hear shards of Dinosaur Jr., the Meat Puppets, or the Screaming Trees.  You’ll hear those influences—and more—but you’ll look past them in short order.  Black Wine uses the rearview mirror but they’re dedicated to moving on. 
With Yell Boss Black Wine have made another start-to-finish gem.  Yell Boss is dense with walls of towering guitars and a rhythm section that can rattle skyscrapers.  And big hooks too.  Yell Boss has a sound that would pop off the radio, and it’s all Black Wine.  No auto tuning.  No pitch shifting. 
 Listen to the song "Rime" from Yell Boss here:



Pre-order Yell Boss here


Noun and Modern Hut July tour!

Written by Don Giovanni on 06/25/2014 10:56am


Noun and Modern Hut are going on tour together in July!

Recently, Modern Hut performed “Moving On” on The Chris Gethard Show backed by Marissa Paternoster and the rest of Screaming Females.


Noun / Modern Hut Tour Dates:
7/7: Lehigh Valley, PA
7/8: Washington, DC @ CD Cellar
7/9: Raleigh, NC @ Half Price Books
7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar Upstairs
7/11: New Brunswick, NJ @ Circuit City
7/12: Providence, RI @ Spark City
7/13: Boston, MA @ O’Briens
7/14: Newmarket, NH @ Crack Skulls
7/15: Long Island, NY
            7/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle           

Marissa Paternoster lithograph print

Written by Don Giovanni on 06/16/2014 12:18pm


Those familiar with the label are surely familiar with Marissa Paternoster who has done art for many of our bands including her own band Screaming Females and has also released an art book through the label. 

She recently launched her own website, marissapaternoster.com and has started selling her own art directly. This signed and numbered lithograph is the first piece she is selling and it is incredible. We agreed to help her sell the prints through our site. 

They are a bit expensive, but are also really cheap for what you are getting. These fine art prints are HUGE hand printed lithographs on fine paper suitable for framing and collecting. 

The 100 #d editions of her book sold in less than 24 hours and I imagine these might sell fast as well, especially as many are already spoken for through her own site.

Purchase here

Nuclear Santa Claust / The McRackins split 7" out now!

Written by Don Giovanni on 06/14/2014 1:01pm


Out now! Split 7" between Nuclear Santa Claust and The McRackins! This special release was created in honor of Zach Gajewski's 30th birthday without his knowledge. Both Zach and myself have been diehard McRackins fans for over a decade and so we couldn't be more excited to finally work with them. There are only 200 copies of this and then they are gone forever so order now! An essential part of any McRackins or Nuclear Santa Claust collection.

Nude Beach joins Don Giovanni Records

Written by Don Giovanni on 04/17/2014 12:17pm

Photo by Drew Gurion

We're really excited to announce that we will be working with Brooklyn's Nude Beach on their next album, which will be out in the fall. We have been friends and fans of Nude Beach since the beginning and it seemed like it was only a matter of time before we would start working together as they seem to always be playing with our bands and Ryan Naideau, the band's drummer, has already played on numerous Don Giovanni releases in his former band Dustheads

Keep checking back for more information on the record, and in the meantime you can catch the band on tour:

4/23 Columbus, OH - Kobo w/ Tweens
4/24 Memphis, TN - Murphy's
4/26 Austin, TX - Mohawk Outside*^
4/27 Dallas, TX - Club Dada*^
4/29 Nashville, TN - The End*
4/30 Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
5/01 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight*
5/02 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter*
5/03 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar*
5/10 Brooklyn, NY - The Wick*
5/22 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl with the Reigning Sound.

*with the men, ^with cloud nothings

"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: