News February 2014

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.


Buy on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1et5pmR
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Don Giovanni Showcase video

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: