Friday, October 9, 2020

Don't Worry About It! ZEPHR Has A New Album Coming Out In November!


ZEPHR began on a whim between three buddies, much like many other bands. But then that thing happened where it all clicked and they quickly became more than the sum of their parts. Each member contributes passion and ability in unison, and the result is nothing short of joy. You can hear it in their songs, and you can see it in their smiles when they play. On their debut full length, “Don’t Worry About It,” ZEPHR presents the listener with lean, melodic, punk rock tunes essenced with the earworms of powerpop, and the scrappiness of early 90’s indie rock. The record is both anthemic and intimate. It is gruff and also tender. Ultimately, it is something special. And we can all use a little more “special” in our lives right now.  "Don't Worry About It" is set to hit the streets on 11/13/20 and you can pre-order the vinyl LP in our WEB STORE right now (check out the limited art print edition!).  There are also cool new ZEPHR t-shirts, whiskey tumblers and koozies, plus an LP & Merchandise Super Saver Mega Bundle.  ZEPHR just released a new single from the album, 'Casey', today.  It's on our BANDCAMP as a digital single and also on our sampler, plus it's on ZEPHR's own bandcamp too.  'Casey' is also on all the other digital/streaming spots of the modern age. 
All revenue generated by the single will be split evenly between Black Lives Matter 5280 and Denver Homeless Out Loud.  Thanks for listening and supporting us, ZEPHR, all our other amazing bands and the organizations/causes we all try to help.  We're all better together!  XOXO!
Love,
The Staff
 


Friday, October 2, 2020

SLN-176 & SLN-185 Flex Some Serious Muscles!


Our first two flexi discs are out now!  Charlie Continental & Heaty Beat "We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World) Original & Remix" and The Animal Steel "Smooth Jazz Chords" are the first of what we assume will be several flexi discs in the catalog.  Charlie Continental & Heaty Beat "We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World) Original & Remix" comes on a translucent green square 7" flexi disc with a double-sided cover insert and download code. 20% of every purchase/donation (both flexi and digital) of any and all versions of 'We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World)' will be donated to Black Lives MatterThe Animal Steel "Smooth Jazz Chords" comes on a translucent blue square 7" flexi disc with a double-sided cover insert and download code.  20% of every 'Smooth Jazz Chords' purchase (both flexi and digital) will be donated to Save Our StagesBoth flexi discs are available in our WEB STORE.  We're also offering a combo deal where you can save a little money grabbing both flexis at the same time HERE.  The combo deal won't be around forever, so act fast!  These releases are also available digitally on our bandcamp, as well as all your other preferred digi-streamy spots.  Naturally, both flexi discs are distributed by the always-trusty Recess Ops and are also available at choice Denver/Boulder/Colorado Springs record shops.  Thanks for coming with us on this exciting new format journey!  Pressing Info: Charlie Continental & Heaty Beat "We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World) Original & Remix" SLN-176. 100 transparent green square 7" flexi discs with double-sided cover insert, download code included. Released 10/2/20. The Animal Steel "Smooth Jazz Chords" SLN-185. 100 transparent blue square 7" flexi discs with double-sided cover insert and download code included. Released 10/2/20.
 
Love, 
The Staff

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pink Hawks Surprise Drops New Benefit Track For The Elijah McClain Fundraiser!

Pink Hawks surprise released a new digital single today!  It's called 'Occupy' and it's a donation-based track with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Elijah McClain fundraiser campaign that his mother Sheneen McClain has organized.  You can donate and download from our bandcamp HERE or purchase from our Web Store HERE. 'Occupy' is a tuneful blast of social commentary set to a groove that Pink Hawks have mastered.  Friends and fans will appreciate hearing and listening to such a powerful track.  Thanks so much for supporting independent music as well as efforts to make a difference! 
Love,
The Staff


 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Heaty Beat Stays To Herself!

Greetings friends and fans!  Heaty Beat continues her busy year with the fresh release of her latest digital single, "Stay To Myself".  The tune is an instant toe-tapper and shows Heaty Beat stretching out with more vocal melodies and instrument arrangements, all while keeping things anchored with her signature rapping skills.  "Stay To Myself", is now available for download on our Web Store HERE as well as our bandcamp HERE. It's also up on all your favorite streaming/digital spots.  Heaty Beat once again flexed her film skills and made an official video for "Stay To Myself".  Check out her YouTube page to view it along with a bunch more awesome video content. Don't forget, Heaty Beat also has a forthcoming flexi disc single featuring her remix of Charlie Continental's "We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World)".  More info on that HERE.  Thanks for your eyes and your ears folks!
Love,
The Staff

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Two New Flexi Discs Are Coming Soon!


Hey gang!  We've done vinyl, lathe cuts and cassettes over the last nine years.  Now it's time to add flexi discs to the resume!  That's right, those cool semi-translucent flexible (literally) sheets that have the grooves to rock your favorite new song or two.  Our first two flexi discs will be released on 10/2/20: The Animal Steel "Smooth Jazz Chords" and Charlie Continental & Heaty Beat "We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World) Original & Remix".  
 
'Smooth Jazz Chords' by The Animal Steel is an exclusive track from the same sessions that yielded their pending SLN full length debut, "A Surefire Way To Get Sober".  Oh, and please welcome The Animal Steel to the SLN family!  This flexi disc marks the first physical release by The Animal Steel (FKA Dangerous Friends) and comes on a translucent blue square 7" with a double-sided cover insert and download code.  Beginning today, 20% of every 'Smooth Jazz Chords' purchase (both flexi and digital) will be donated to Save Our Stages.  
 
Charlie Continental's 'We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World) [Original]' is the theme song to the podcast The Grawlix Saves The World and was previously only available digitally.  Charlie Continental & Heaty Beat's 'We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World) [Remix] is just that, a remix of the original song as performed and recorded by the sensational Heaty Beat.  As you might recall, Heaty Beat previously remixed Charlie Continental's 'Quit Wastin' My Time', the theme song to the truTV show Those Who Can't.  The translucent green square 7" flexi disc pairs both of these songs together and comes with a double-sided cover insert and download code.  This is the only format that these two songs come together on.  Charlie's Original & Edit were digitally released a few months back and Heaty Beat's Remix makes it's debut on the flexi disc and will be a separate digital single.  Also, beginning today, 20% of every purchase/donation (both flexi and digital) of any and all versions of 'We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World)' will be donated to Black Lives Matter
 
You can pre-order the Charlie Continental & Heaty Beat flexi disc in our Web Store HERE and The Animal Steel flexi disc HERE.  We're also offering a combo deal where you can save a little money grabbing both flexis at the same time HERE.  We're excited to add flexi discs to our formats and have more planned in the future.  Thanks for following along!
 
Love,
The Staff

Friday, September 4, 2020

SLN-182 Picks It Back Up A Notch!

The "Charlie & The Shithead Take It Down A Notch, Expanded Edition" 7" from SPELLS is here!  As loyal readers may already know, this record has acoustic versions of SPELLS rockers as performed by “Little” Stevie Shithead and Charlie “Continental” Stimsell.  The expanded edition features 6 remastered songs from “Charlie & The Shithead Take It Down A Notch, Parts I & II” plus 2 previously unreleased and freshly mastered songs.  That’s 8 songs total on one extended player, all available on vinyl for the very first time!  There are 4 different cover variations, all on randomly mixed color vinyl plus a download code of course.  The ‘Masking Up Is The New Going Out!’ Black Cover/Red Text version is limited to 50 copies and is initially only available at the Charlie & The Shithead (SPELLS Acoustic) record release shows with Jon Snodgrass at The Oriental Theater in Denver, CO on 9/5/20.  Any remaining copies of the release show version will go up in our Web Store after the show.  Speaking of, you can grab the new 7" in said Web Store HERE!  The digital version is on our bandcamp HERE.  These records are also distributed through Recess Ops and available in Denver-area shops as well.  Thanks for your ears and your time, friends and fans!  Pressing Info: 50 'Masking Up Is The New Going Out!' Black Cover/Red Text Limited Release Show Edition 7" EP's on randomly mixed color vinyl, 50 'Masking Up Is The New Going Out!' Red Cover/Black Text Limited Edition 7" EP's on randomly mixed color vinyl, 100 Black Cover/Red Text standard edition 7" EP's on randomly mixed color vinyl, 100 Red Cover/Black Text standard edition 7" EP's on randomly mixed color vinyl. Download code included. Released 9/4/20. 20% of every record sold (both vinyl and digital) of this release will be donated to the Elijah McClain fundraiser campaign that his mother Sheneen McClain has organized: www.gofundme.com/f/elijah-mcclain 
Love,
The Staff 
 


 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Lightning Cult Is Ramping Up! New Single Out Now!

Lighting Cult has just released a fresh new single called 'La Brea' from their forthcoming debut album (title TBD) that is in the finishing touches stage of production. Check the tune out on our bandcamp HERE, as well as all your other fave digi-streams places.  Mike Marchant and Luke Bern Carr have been in creative quarantine mode at an undisclosed location in Santa Fe, NM the last few months and as this single indicates, it's been time incredibly well spent.  More info on the full length to come, but it's gonna be another SLN smash!
Love,
The Staff

Friday, July 24, 2020

SPELLS “Charlie & The Shithead Take It Down A Notch, Expanded Edition” 7” EP Coming Soon!


SPELLS is set to release a new 7" EP called "Charlie & The Shithead Take It Down A Notch, Expanded Edition".  The record has acoustic versions of SPELLS rockers as performed by front-maniac “Little” Stevie Shithead and string-basher-howler Charlie “Continental” Stimsell.  This expanded edition features 6 remastered songs from “Charlie & The Shithead Take It Down A Notch, Parts I & II” plus 2 previously unreleased and freshly mastered songs.  That’s 8 songs total, all available on vinyl for the very first time!  There are 4 variations to choose from, all on randomly mixed color vinyl plus a download code of course.  You can check out a track on our bandcamp sampler right now!  3 out of 4 of the variations will be released on 9/4/20.  More info and pre-orders are in our Web Store HEREThe ‘Masking Up Is The New Going Out!’ Black Cover/Red Text version is limited to 50 copies and is only available through the Charlie & The Shithead record release shows with Scooter James at The Oriental Theater on 9/5/20.  Show tickets are $10.00 each and the record can be purchased as an add-on with ticket orders for $9.00 each (postage paid within the US).  Add-on record purchases will be mailed directly to customers before the 9/5/20 release show.  Grab tickets and/or release show records HERE.  All 4 versions of the record will also be available for $7.00 each at the show (subject to availability). 

20% of every record sold (both vinyl and digital) of this release will be donated to the Elijah McClain fundraiser campaign that his mother Sheneen McClain has organized: www.gofundme.com/f/elijah-mcclainThanks to everyone that listens and watches and extra thanks to those that help others and help us help others too! 

Love,
The Staff
 





Thursday, July 23, 2020

SLN-191 Bears Fruit!

 
The first installment of the 2020 Hand Dubbed Buddies Club is out now!  V/A "Charlie Continental's Community Tune Garden, Version 1.0" (SLN-191/HDBC-007) features ol' Charlie along with Chris Kuhn, Julie D and Nuevo Leon each contributing tunefully interpreted original songs based off of a general song idea that Charlie shared at the suggestion of Denver scene stalwart Rob #3.  Here's the deal in a nutshell- this release is available on Gold or Gray HDBC cassettes, download link included, through our Web Store HERE.  Consumer's choice!  We're not going the subscription route this year as we've opted for a very limited production run for each release.  This one will go out of print at 11:59pm mst on 8/23/20.  The digital version is up on our bandcamp HERE and there is no expiration on that!  It will also be available on all your other fave digital/streaming platforms very soon.  Proceeds from cassette/digital sales and bandcamp donations are benefiting the ACLU.  Thank you for any and all support!  Pressing Info: SLN-191/HDBC-007- Hand Dubbed Buddies Club ultra limited cassettes (gold or gray), hand numbered and personalized. Only available for a limited time (production ends 8/23/20) directly from SLN or the artists. Download link included.
Love, 
The Staff
 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

V/A "Charlie Continental’s Community Tune Garden, Version 1.0" Is Now Up For Pre-Order!


V/A "Charlie Continental's Community Tune Garden, Version 1.0" is a compilation of original songs recorded for a song-sharing project initiated by Chuck Coffey (aka Charlie Continental) based off of an idea by Rob Burleson (aka #3). Round 1 of the results have come in and the EP is comprised of standout efforts from the aforementioned Charlie Continental (SPELLS, Bad Year, Eyes & Ears) as well as Chris Kuhn (State Drugs, Pulling Teeth, Integrity), Julie D (The Drolls, Guest Directors, Chinchilla) and Nuevo Leon (aka Trevor McMorris- Hooper, Big Timber, Bailer).  They are neatly packaged as the first installment in our 2020 Hand Dubbed Buddies Club: ultra limited cassettes, hand dubbed, hand numbered and personalized. This year we're changing things up and only producing HDBC cassettes for a short period, with a production duration ending one month after the initial release date. Consumers can choose either Gold or Gray tapes, no subscription required and either color will be numbered and personalized in green. HDBC cassettes are only available through us or the artists directly!  V/A "Charlie Continental's Community Tune Garden, Version 1.0" will be out on 7/23/20 and it's now up for pre-order in our Web Store HERE.  It will also be available on bandcamp and all the usual digital/streaming platforms.  More info on the project can be found HERE and proceeds from the sale of this release are benefiting the ACLU.  Version 1.1 isn't far behind, hit us up if you'd like to contribute a track.  More info coming soon on the future of the project.  Thanks for the continued support friends and fans!
Love,
The Staff

Sunday, July 12, 2020

We're Getting Fancy & Have A Selection Of Digital-Only Releases Available In Our Web Store!

We here at the SLN Starship are taking advantage of our Web Store's technology and offering most of our digital-only releases right there direct.  With no middle person involved, any digital download purchases made in our Web Store will provide our artists with a little bump in revenue.  Imagine being able to turn a medium coffee into a large without going into debt!  Same goes for any of our benefit tracks, although instead of coffee the organizations can put the money to better use.  You can still find all our releases digitally on bandcamp and all other reputable digital download/streaming platforms.  Thanks so much for the continued support!
Love,
The Staff

Friday, July 3, 2020

SLN-172 Is Big News For Big Music Fans!

The new album from Hangman's Hymnal, "Small News Travels Fast In A Bad Town", is out now!  It's a fun and furious romp in a timeless tradition that evokes all that is great about eclectic and energetic roots-based music. The LP spins at 33.3 RPM and comes on translucent red vinyl.  Each record is hand-numbered by band leader Braden Rauen and a download code is included.  You can grab a copy from our Web Store HERE.  If digital is your jam, it's on our bandcamp HERE.  Additionally, bandcamp is waiving their revenue shares today (7/3).  If you download the album from bandcamp today, 20% of proceeds will be donated directly to Colorado Freedom Fund!  You can also find the album on all the usual digital/streaming sites, plus the LP is distributed by Recess Ops.  The technical street date is delayed due to COVID-19, but our direct orders and direct orders via Recess Ops are shipping now.  We hope to have copies in all our favorite record stores ASAP.  Pressing Info: 300 hand-numbered 12" LP's on translucent red vinyl, download code included.  
Love,
The Staff