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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Screaming Females July tour with Vacation

Screaming Females are going on tour in July with Vacation!
Wed-May-27 - New York, NY - Apple Store, SoHo (free performance and Q & A moderated by Ted Leo)
Thu-May-28 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC - The Chris Gethard Show Premiere Party
Fri-Jul-17 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom+
Jul-27 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class*
Jul-28 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
Jul-30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Borg Ward*
Jul-31 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency*
Aug-01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock*
Aug-02 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill*
Aug-03 - Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop Gallery*
Aug-04 - Denver, CO Larimer Lounge*
Aug-06 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
Aug-07 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
Aug-08 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club*
Aug-09 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
Aug-11 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
Aug-13 - Honolulu, HI @ The Manifest
Aug-14 - Honolulu, HI @ Downbeat Lounge
Aug-16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Berserktown*
Aug-17 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
Aug-18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
Aug-19 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
Aug-21 - Austin, TX @ Red 7*
Aug-22 - Dallas, TX @ The Foundry*
Aug-23 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs*
Aug-24 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia*
Aug-25 - Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox*
Aug-26 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5*
Aug-27 - Durham, NC @ Pinhook*
Aug-28 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel*
Aug-29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
* = w/ Vacation
+ = w/ The Bouncing Souls, Andrew Jackson Jihad

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Downtown Boys - Full Communism out now!

Downtown Boys debut LP Full Communism is out now! Watch the new Faye Orlove directed video above and buy the album on CD/LP/Digital here!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TENEMENT - Predatory Headlights 2xLP out June 2nd!

The wait is over! Tenement return with a brand new double album, three years in the making! 

Tenement's Predatory Headlights

The great expanse of Wisconsin to this day remains a wild frontier to many. Even to its own sons and daughters, the thought often persists that perhaps there are demons in the woods, or something unknown in the water. It can be no mistake then that Tenement were raised in these woods and drank of this water. Over the course of their nine year career to date, their work ethic and musical ideas have often been attributed to an outsider mentality and a stubborn individualism. The energy they conjur at will might also at times seem just short of some kind of sorcery. Now, with the release of their new double record, Predatory Headlights, their place in the modern world of music has become distinct. They're no longer only an obscure punk band from the farthest reaches of society's consciousness, but also one of America's great outsider pop groups. 

The principal songwriter of this trio is Amos Pitsch. He founded the group in 2007 with bassist Jesse Ponkamo, and the two embraced Eric Mayer as their full time drummer some years later. As a live act, they're an assault on the ears, a confusing spectacle, and a dispensary of remedies for the lonely and misunderstood all at once. In a studio setting, as you'll hear in Predatory Headlights, their touch is delicate and thoughtful even at its loudest moments. You can hear the strong influence of bands like The Descendents, The Ramones, and even more primative groups in the playing and execution. But the influence of luminaries such as Ruth Crawford Seeger, William S Fischer, and Robert Kirby are evident in the addition of strings to the pop songs that could stand sturdy on their own even without them. Still upon repeated listening, you might be able to catch an array of other influences, ranging from northern soul to exotica to the avant garde. These are stirred in with ease; something Tenement does naturally as their intention is always steadfast and absolute. In other words, when something needs to be pretty, they make it pretty. And when something needs to be ugly, they leave no gloss, shimmer, or sheen. They strangle the song bird of its TWEET TWEET - and let it cough.

Predatory Headlights was completed over the course of three years with the assistance of engineer and co-producer, Justin Perkins. Pitsch has often cited Perkins' involvement in early 2000's groups Yesterday's Kids and The Obsoletes as a heavy influence. Perkins also worked with Tenement on their 2011 offering, Napalm Dream, as well as acclaimed records by the likes of The Goodnight Loving, The Sugar Stems, and The Mystery Girls. The bulk of Predatory Headlights was written and recorded at BFG in Appleton, Wisconsin - Tenement's home and personal studio. The house was symbolically demolished within days of finishing the record, and in a fitting display of finality, three years of sweat and nightmares and beauty and dissonance returned to the soil and found its way back into the water and woods with only this document to prove it ever even existed at all. Thanks to Don Giovanni Records, you hold the very document in your hands - Tenement's newest window into the nature of the human being and the complexity of life: Predatory Headlights.

Listen to Dull Joy: 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Pinkwash - Cancer Money out now on Sister Polygon

Pinkwash just released a new 7" on Sister Polygon and you can buy it from them here! Up next is their debut album for Don Giovanni Records which they are working on right now. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Downtown Boys - Full Communism pre-orders!

Downtown Boys debut album, Full Communism, is out May 5th and now you can pre-order it! All mail-orders will receive limited purple vinyl! You can pre-order in our store now! They will also be touring in May in support of the album:

FRI 5/8 PAWTUCKET, RI Machines with Magnets 
SAT 5/9 BOSTON, MA Make Shift Boston 

FRI 5/15 BROOKLYN, NY Palisades w/ The Homewreckers 
SAT 5/16 PHILADELPHIA, PA w/ Priests 
SUN 5/17 BALTIMORE, MD Ottobar w/ Priests 
MON 5/18 WASHINGTON DC Black Cat (Backstage) 
TUE 5/19 PITTSBURGH, PA Mr. Roboto Project 
WED 5/20 COLUMBUS, OH Legion of Doom 
THU 5/21 BLOOMINGTON, IN House Show 
FRI 5/22 CHICAGO, IL Old Mount Happy (DIY venue) 
SAT 5/23 MILWAUKEE, WI Cocoon Room 
SUN 5/24 ANN ARBOR, MI 3rd Death Star 
MON 5/25 BUFFALO, NY Sugar City 
WED 5/27 OTTAWA, ON House of TARG 
THU 5/28 MONTREAL, QC La Vitrola 
SAT 5/30 Massachusetts tba

Listen to Future Police from the album:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Upset going on tour!

Upset are going on an amazing tour with Colleen Green next week! Don't miss them when they come through town, they'll have copies of their album She's Gone as well as copies of their incredible new tape on Lauren Records!

3/30 Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock *
3/31 El Paso, TX - The Loversprout *
4/1 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas *
4/2 Ft. Worth, TX - The Grotto *
4/3 Houston, TX - The Shop *
4/4 New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar *
4/5 Birmingham, AL - Seasick Records*
4/6 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
4/7 Durham, NC - The Pinhook *
4/8 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery *
4/9 Philadelphia, PA - TBA
4/10 Brooklyn, NY - Shae Stadium *
4/11 Pittsburgh, PA - Modern Formations Gallery*
4/12 Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater *
4/13 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen *
4/14 Milwaukee, WI - Cocoon Room *
4/15 Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon *
4/16 Fargo, ND - The Hawk's Nest *
4/18 Missoula, MT - The Real Lounge *
4/19 Moscow, ID - The Pizza Pit *
4/20 Seattle, WA - The Black Lodge *
4/21 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar *
4/22 Arcata, CA - The Farmhouse *
4/23 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *

4/25 LA Echoplex w/ Polaris
4/28 LA The Roxy w/ Waxahatchee and Girlpool 
* = w/ Colleen Green

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mitski - Bury Me At Makeout Creek Deluxe Edition out April 7th!

Mitski put out one of our favorite albums of last year, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, and we are really excited to announce that were going to be working with her on a deluxe edition CD of the album with four bonus tracks!

To celebrate the re-release we have put together an exclusive bundle that includes the above t-shirt with hand drawn cover art. The shirt is only available during the pre-order period which ends April 7th, and only enough shirts will be made for people who order before April 7th

Finally, if you haven't seen the incredible video for "Townie" that Faye Orlove animated/directed, you an watch it below: