Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Black Wine - Yell Boss out August 12th!
Black Wine is releasing their fourth studio album, Yell Boss on August 12th and you can pre-order it now!
Here is what Mike Faloon has to say about it:
Black Wine is a punk rock trio from New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Black Wine unleash a punk/rock/pop sound that’s perfectly suited for banging and stomping with wild abandon. Or contemplating a Swedish existentialist novel.
Black Wine is the supergroup Kim Deal and Bob Mould and Gene Hackman would form.
The band’s line up consists of Jeff Schroeck on guitar, J Nixon on bass, Miranda Taylor on drums. They come from a long line of amazing Jersey bands including the Ergs!, Full of Fancy, and Hunchback. They draw on each of those bands. They sound like none of them. From the start the trio has forged ahead, always evolving, always engaging.
Since forming in 2009, Black Wine has released four albums and a number of singles. Their latest release is Yell Boss (Don Giovanni.) The title comes from an episode of comedian Paul F. Tompkins’ podcast. The ten songs were recorded by Brian Buccellato at Volume IV in New Brunswick.
All three members of Black Wine write. All three sing. They’re not led by one band member or another. They work as a whole. They practice a functional collectivism that would make political activists envious. Though you’ll never hear Black Wine amble on about their “process.” They’re too humble. They steer clear of the ego driven nonsense that sinks so many bands.
Black Wine is a punk band in the wide sense. They’re critical thinkers who dig aggressive sounds. They appreciate a range of music but they are beholden to no specific genre. “No core” is their approach. Spend any of amount of time with their records and you’ll hear the approach of the best SST and Sub Pop bands. You’ll hear shards of Dinosaur Jr., the Meat Puppets, or the Screaming Trees. You’ll hear those influences—and more—but you’ll look past them in short order. Black Wine uses the rearview mirror but they’re dedicated to moving on.
With Yell Boss Black Wine have made another start-to-finish gem. Yell Boss is dense with walls of towering guitars and a rhythm section that can rattle skyscrapers. And big hooks too. Yell Boss has a sound that would pop off the radio, and it’s all Black Wine. No auto tuning. No pitch shifting.
Listen to the song "Rime" from Yell Boss here:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Noun and Modern Hut July tour!
Noun and Modern Hut are going on tour together in July!
Recently, Modern Hut performed “Moving On” on The Chris Gethard Show backed by Marissa Paternoster and the rest of Screaming Females.
Noun / Modern Hut Tour Dates:
7/7: Lehigh Valley, PA
7/8: Washington, DC @ CD Cellar
7/9: Raleigh, NC @ Half Price Books
7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar Upstairs
7/11: New Brunswick, NJ @ Circuit City
7/12: Providence, RI @ Spark City
7/13: Boston, MA @ O’Briens
7/14: Newmarket, NH @ Crack Skulls
7/15: Long Island, NY
7/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
Monday, June 16, 2014
Marissa Paternoster lithograph print
She recently launched her own website, marissapaternoster.com and has started selling her own art directly. This signed and numbered lithograph is the first piece she is selling and it is incredible. We agreed to help her sell the prints through our site.
They are a bit expensive, but are also really cheap for what you are getting. These fine art prints are HUGE hand printed lithographs on fine paper suitable for framing and collecting.
The 100 #d editions of her book sold in less than 24 hours and I imagine these might sell fast as well, especially as many are already spoken for through her own site.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Nuclear Santa Claust / The McRackins split 7" out now!
Out now! Split 7" between Nuclear Santa Claust and The McRackins! This special release was created in honor of Zach Gajewski's 30th birthday without his knowledge. Both Zach and myself have been diehard McRackins fans for over a decade and so we couldn't be more excited to finally work with them. There are only 200 copies of this and then they are gone forever so order now! An essential part of any McRackins or Nuclear Santa Claust collection.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Priests - Bodies and Control and Money and Power Pre-orders up now!
Priests new record, Bodies and Control and Money and Power is now up for pre-order in our store and iTunes. There are 300 copies with hand-screened jackets for mail order, and all iTunes pre-orders will be able to instantly download Right Wing, which you can stream above. The record comes out June 3rd.
Pre-order on iTunes
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Nude Beach joins Don Giovanni Records
Photo by Drew Gurion
We're really excited to announce that we will be working with Brooklyn's Nude Beach on their next album, which will be out in the fall. We have been friends and fans of Nude Beach since the beginning and it seemed like it was only a matter of time before we would start working together as they seem to always be playing with our bands and Ryan Naideau, the band's drummer, has already played on numerous Don Giovanni releases in his former band Dustheads.
Keep checking back for more information on the record, and in the meantime you can catch the band on tour:
4/23 Columbus, OH - Kobo w/ Tweens
4/24 Memphis, TN - Murphy's
4/26 Austin, TX - Mohawk Outside*^
4/27 Dallas, TX - Club Dada*^
4/29 Nashville, TN - The End*
4/30 Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
5/01 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight*
5/02 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter*
5/03 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar*
5/10 Brooklyn, NY - The Wick*
5/22 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl with the Reigning Sound.
*with the men, ^with cloud nothings