Here we are with another killer RECORD OF THE WEEK blog!!
GONE IS GONE is a rock supergroup that is releasing their debut full-length “Echolocation” on rock powerhouse RISE RECORDS! Featuring members from Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone Age, and At The Drive In, “Echolocation” doesn’t rest on the laurels of its members’ prominent bands, it pushes the boundaries of modern rock with layered guitars and booming drums with Troy Sanders’ trademark vocals. While the record won’t be released until January 6th, 2017, we can marvel at the ‘ULTRA CLEAR’ & ‘EASTER YELLOW’ and ‘SEA BLUE’ & ‘BABY BLUE’ Half-N-Half vinyl! Pre-order your copy today from RISE RECORDS!
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BERWANGER is Josh Berwanger’s (The Anniversary) solo project featuring members of Limbeck, and The Promise Ring. ‘Exorcism Rock’, was recorded in seven straight days of early mornings and late nights. Inspired by nightly viewings of Apocalypse Now and fueled by red wine mixed with tequila, the five members of the band ended up with an album that is maddeningly catchy in a way that brings to mind arena rock’s swagger, while still being intimate enough to not be out of place on club stages across the country. You can catch BERWANGER on your starting in November, or hit up DOGHOUSE RECORDS and see if you can get one of those tri color AsideBside records!
MONSTER RALLY is the brainchild of Cleveland native Ted Feighan. Producing music that is sampled-based tropical pop, MONSTER RALLY began with the goal of assembling a bunch of old records into a completely different beast. GOILD ROBOT RECORDS is where you’ll find this vinyl only release, a blend of Hip-Hop, Excotica, Tropicalia and Soul.
SPAZZ formed in 1992 and broke up in 2000. In an era dominated by ska, pop-punk and emo, they were a shining light of hardcore through the meek clouds. 625 PRODUCTIONS resurrected ‘La Revancha’ – The second SPAZZ LP, originally released by Sound Pollution in 1997, now with new cover art – and ‘Crush Kill Destroy’ -SPAZZ’s Third and final LP, originally released by Slap a Ham records Pollution in 1999, now with new cover art (inspired and drawn by original artist). Get some!
BAND NAME: SPAZZ
LABEL NAME: 625 Productions
NICOLE DOLLANGANGER has been quietly crafting her own world since 2012. Over a number of self-released albums recorded mostly in her own bedroom and bathroom, her signature style of gothic folk is inspired by countless influences, none more than the archetype of the love song. This Fall, RUN FOR COVER RECORDS will be reissuing 2013’s ‘Ode To Dawn Wiener: Embarrassing Love Songs’!
SURPRISE VACATION started playing shows in 2012. Based in both Los Angeles and Ventura, CA, they released a self-titled 7″ in 2013 and toured the west coast with MOTO. After amassing enough material to record a full-length, they recorded their debut album ‘Stealing Office Supplies’ for their own label, appropriately named OUR DAMN SELVES. Only a few of the limited edition Blue records available, so make sure you use your company’s computer to order this right away (on the clock, of course!).
BAND NAME: Surprise Vacation
LABEL NAME: OUR DAMN SELVES
DEREK SHEEN is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted, one of a kind, storyteller. He’s quickly becoming a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe! His second album so far, just take one look at this sick comedy album and you know that STAND UP! RECORDS is behind it!
See y’all next week!