Wanna know what’s sweet?! A new album from State Drugs! “Live. Laugh. Love.” is set for release on Valentine’s Day, 2/14/21. Whether or not you’re a fan of the so-called “holiday”, ya gotta love new music from a great band! State Drugs is a band from Denver, CO that try their best to make catchy yet refined songs, like the kind they would have listened to 20 years ago. "It’s like the Gin Blossoms if only Dave Lombardo played drums" said some drunk passerby one time. Slowly birthed at the end of 2015-early 2016 from fragments of songs hibernating on a hard drive, State Drugs released 3 EP's before partnering with ours truly and Toxic Pop Records to release a collections LP titled "Takings and Leaving" in 2019. Now, the band is set to unleash their new LP, "Live. Laugh. Love.", which we are releasing in partnership with Ashtray Monument Records. You can pre-order the vinyl LP in our Web Store HERE right now (be sure to check out the appropriately themed limited bonus sleeve print editions)! You'll get lead single 'Threat Level Midnight' right away and the full album on release day. The LP is $15.00 (with download of course) and the digital long player is pay-what-you-want. The standard edition LP is also available on our bandcamp HERE, along with 'Threat Level Midnight'. This is our first 12” vinyl LP of 2021 and we’re darn happy to share it with all our friends & fans so soon!
Love, The Staff
The new digital single from Scooter James, "Way Too Heavy b/w Felt The Sun", is out now! It's a nuanced entry into the expansive catalog of one of Colorado's most storied songwriters. Two cool tunes delivered in the stripped back approach that Scooter has been utilizing the last few years. These songs are not the more straightforward acoustic style that lots of punk singers come to when they want to lay back, but are diverse and ethereal pieces that push and pull while still being anchored by an acoustic guitar and warm voice. It's the evolution of your favorite hardcore troubadour, Scooter James. You can download the full digital single from our Web Store HERE or from out bandcamp HERE. It can also be found on all your favorite digitized/streamitized services. Thanks for joining us for another year packed full of great music!
Love, The Staff
Empty Palace has returned and is ready to take over 2021! Their new album, "Secret Names"
will be released on 2/5/21. It is a perfect journey of psychedelic
space-rock with the future-punk attitude that has always been a hallmark
of Empty Palace. You can pre-order the Cassette or Digital Long Player
from our Web Store HERE.
You'll get lead single 'The Fool' right away
and the full album on release day. The cassette is $7.00 (with download
of course) and the digital long player is pay-what-you-want. The
cassette is also available on our bandcamp HERE,
along with 'The Fool'. Beginning 2/5/21, "Secret Names" will also be
available as a digital pay-what-you-want album on our bandcamp. This is
another early example of how we're trying to keep current with how
support and listen to music. Physical releases going forward will be
available on both our Web Store and bandcamp, just like digital releases
will be available on both. We think this approach will work well, feel
free to let us know your thoughts on everything! Find us at
email@example.com. Thanks as always, there's lots more to
come this year!
Love, The Staff
Our old pal Scooter James is out of the gates early in 2021. His new digital single, "Way Too Heavy b/w Felt The Sun" will be out 1/12/21. You can pre-order the full digital single from our Web Store HERE
at a pay-what-you-want price. You'll get 'Way Too Heavy' right away
and the B-side 'Felt The Sun' (or full single if you read this later on)
on release day. It will also be pay-what-you-want on our bandcamp HERE
beginning 1/12/21 and 'Way Too Heavy' is streaming there now. This is
an early example of how we're trying to keep current with how folks
support and listen to music. We think this setup will work well, feel free to let us know what you think! We're always at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks much and stay tuned for lots more!
Love, The Staff
In case you missed it, we're gonna be making some fun changes for 2021. We've already started with a revamp of our WEB STORE.
We're not done yet, but it's still fully operational while under
construction. The design has gotten a nice new facelift. We're
building a full artist roster section and have completed a full
discography section. We've condensed our offerings down to what's
currently available so the site is faster to navigate. We're adding preview tracks to our Web Store descriptions and we're now
offering full digital releases of all 2021 titles (and onward) in our own Web Store as well as offering physical releases of all 2021 titles (and onward) on our bandcamp.
That means that whether you buy from our Web Store or bandcamp,
corresponding downloads will now be directly available instead of
waiting for download codes to come in with your order. With that, many of our releases will begin moving to pay-what-you-want for digital versions. SLN friends and fans have always been
generous, so we're just gonna trust everyone to find their balance of
helping artists (and causes still) while maintaining a budget. More info
on what else 2021
will bring is forthcoming, but this year will be our 10th Anniversary!
We have some cool plans for that. Oh! We've also learned how to use the
"news" feature on our Web Store (obviously, you're already here), so we'll be transitioning our updates
from our Blog to this site exclusively over the next few months. You'll only have to go to one site for
news, music and other paraphernalia. Start checking the newest News right here! The Blog will remain intact as a legacy of nearly 10 great years. Thanks and happy new year!