Don Giovanni Records SXSW Showcase

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We’re gonna be at SXSW this year and if you are you should come to our showcase! It’s all ages and here are the full details.


Don Giovanni Records SXSW Showcase!


Mal Blum
Painted Zeros
Izzy True

8:00 PM
Velveeta Room (no relation to the “cheese”)
521 E. 6th Street
Austin, TX

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Giant Peach – Tarantula is Out Now!

Giant Peach‘s debut alum Tarantula is out now! You can order it from us here. Watch a video for “Deserted” below and catch them on tour:

thurs 1/28 – Brooklyn NY RELEASE PARTY @ Molasses Books
fri 1/29 – Philadelphia PA @ Pilam w/ Littler, Outer Spaces, Blowdryer, Manatree
sat 1/30 – Brooklyn NY @ Aviv w/ Outer Spaces, Spit-Take, Rips, Chomp
sun 1/31 – Smithtown NY @ Tom Cleary’s house w/ Adult Magic, Tomchalant, Petal Head
weds 2/17 – Brooklyn NY @ Alphaville w/ Ghastly City Sleep, Cold Sweats, Baked
thurs 2/18 – New Haven CT @ TBA w/ Spit-Take
fri 2/19 – Ithaca NY @ Cayuga Lodge w/ Modern Hut, Izzy True, Benjamin Torrey
sat 2/20 – Brooklyn NY @ Union Pool w/ Big Eyes
sun 2/21 – New Brunswick NJ @ In The West w/ Casual, Secretary Legs, Teenage Halloween

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Vacation on tour!

Vacation are going on tour in November and December with lots of dates with Shellshag and Pale Angels! They also have a new music video for “Strange Fascinations” from their recently released and now back-in-stock Non-Person:


Vacation 2015 Winter Tour: 
11/21/15 – Bloomington, IN @ 1102 S. Washington St. ^
11/22/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon Bar *^
11/23/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Lucky Cat *
11/24/15 – Chicago, IL @ Burlington Bar *
11/25/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bag End *
11/27/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club *
11/28/15 – Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex *
11/29/15 – Columbus, OH @ Spacebar *
11/30/15 – Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s North
12/1/15 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar
12/2/15 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
12/3/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
12/4/15 – New Brunswick, NJ @ In The West
12/5/15 – Boston, MA @ Thieves Grotto
12/6/15 – Salem, MA @ KOTO
12/7/15 – South Berwick, ME @ MINI CINCI
12/8/15 – Amherst, MA @ Titanica
12/9/15 – Long Island, NY @ Mr. Beery’s
12/10/15 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd DC ^
12/11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Second Empire ^
12/12/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House ^
12/13/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rock Room

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Noun – Throw Your Body On The Gears… album out now!

Surprise and Happy Halloween everyone! There is a brand new Noun (Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females) album out now! It’s called Throw Your Body On The Gears And Stop The Machine With Your Blood. Marissa’s Mom (who we released an art book from earlier this year) did the artwork for it. Mark Bronzino (Kicking Spit, Big Eyes, Iron Reagan, etc.) plays on the record with Marissa too!

You can order it here on white vinyl! 

You can listen to it in full here.

You can also buy it on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify!

Help us spread the word about it and maybe sharing your favorite song. This one is mine:


If you’re in the Philadelphia area Marissa is throwing a release party:


11/20 – FREE! – 9:00pm– At Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA.

-Featuring DJ SHOMI NOISE spinning the darkest, spookiest, queerest tracks!

-Artwork by Marissa and Leslie Paternoster!


-A screening of the new NOUN music video!

-Copies of the record will be available for sale!

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Mitylion – Nite Flite out November 27th!

Very excited to announce that well be releasing the debut album, Nite Flite, from Mitylion which will be out November 27th (pre-order here)! Mitylion is the new project from Ari Katz (Lifetime, Miss TK And The Revenge, Zero Zero). Ari has been working on this record for over 3 years and I’m extremely proud to be able to share a song from it with everyone! More info including pre-order info coming soon!

Listen to the song “My Yard Is On”:

Pre-order here!

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MTV12 Acquired by Don Giovanni Records

In our continuing effort to reach as many millennial male demographic humans as possible we have acquired the television network MTV12 for an undisclosed sum of money.

You may now enjoy the first episode of the program hosted by VJs Misty and Dawn Riddle and guest-starring Camae of Moor Mother Goddess.

With your help and support we may soon achieve our goal of reaching all of the millennial males.


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Larry Livermore – How To Ru(i)n A Record Label book out November 13th!

We’re releasing another book by Larry Livermore! This one chronicles the rise and fall of Lookout Records from his perspective. Pre-orders can get their book signed and personalized by Larry including one of just 100 limited hardcover copies.


In 1987, off-the-grid punk agitator Larry Livermore began documenting the burgeoning DIY East Bay punk rock scene with the newly founded Lookout Records. He had no idea this little label, first run out of his solar powered cabin in the Northern California mountains, then a cramped room in the backstreets of Berkeley, would rise to international prominence, introducing the world to the likes of Green Day, Operation Ivy, and a host of other artists.

How To Ru(i)n A Record Label documents the author’s experiences from Gilman Street to Bialystok, Poland, as he built Lookout from the ground up, only to find himself losing control of the label a mere ten years later, and abruptly walking away from the multi-million dollar company when it was at its peak of success.

Throughout that time, however, he was central to the influential scene that gave birth to Gilman Street, Maximum Rocknroll, and a new generation of independent music that has had an everlasting effect on both the underground and mainstream. In the process, he just might even have found himself.

Larry Livermore was the co-founder of Lookout Records, the editor and publisher of Lookout magazine, and a longtime columnist for Maximum Rocknroll and Punk Planet. His first memoir, Spy Rock Memories, was published in 2013 by Don Giovanni Records. He lives in Brooklyn.

Praise For How To Ru(i)n A Record Label

“A great book by a true veteran. Well told, funny and entertainingly opinionated.” – Jesse Michaels, Operation Ivy

How To Ru(i)n A Record Label is Larry Livermore’s engrossing account of being in the epicenter of the East Bay punk scene when it exploded, told from the perspective of the man holding the detonator.”  – Liz Prince, author of Tomboy
“While Green Day and Nirvana were causing kids to start bands, labels like Lookout were inspiring them to start record labels.” – Joe Steinhardt, Don Giovanni Records

“[Larry Livermore] created Lookout Records for all the right reasons.” –Mike Dirnt, Green Day 

“Larry Livermore’s memoirs offer invaluable insight into his life not only as a champion of Lookout Records, but also as an activist, author, and intrepid adventurer” – Marissa Paternoster, Screaming Females

“It’s so rare to get to have an independent label that’s putting out bands that are in a scene, a place like Gilman Street, where we come from. They [Lookout] were putting out my favorite records at the time, whether it was Crimpshrine, Operation Ivy, [or] Isocracy . . .”  – Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day

“Larry writes incisively and tellingly about an era he didn’t just witness, but helped define.”– Danny Penman, author of You Are Not Your Pain and Mindfulness For Creativity

“A brilliant book by one of the greatest tastemakers in the history of punk rock”. – Grant Lawrence, award-winning broadcaster and author, former lead singer of the Smugglers


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