Y’all just got dunked on! The debut album from despAIR jordan, “Before Your Wings Gave Out” is officially out now. The album features 6 songs of well-crafted, angular post-punk.It definitely runs as a long player with each song being a mini saga full of energy and emotion. despAIR Jordan may be a new band, but they are already masters at their craft, blending elements of late 70’s/early 80’s UK post-punk with the modern pop-sensibilities of more recent post-punk and post-hardcore acts. You can order the digital long player in our Web Store HERE, as well as on our bandcamp HERE. It’s also streaming on all the usual spots. If “Before Your Wings Gave Out” is what the band can bring on their first effort, imagine where they’ll go from here!
Love, The Staff
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
email@example.com. Thanks much and stay tuned for lots more!