Friday, December 6, 2019

SLN-162 & SLN-163 Are Both Burners!

Cheap Perfume has two long playing albums out now!  "Burn It Down" is the brand newest of the new, 8 ripping riot grrrl punk anthems that start strong and never let up.  It shows a band in full control of their sound and message.  "Burn It Down" spins at 45rpm, comes on translucent aqua swirl vinyl and includes a download code.  "Nailed It" is a remastered reissue of Cheap Perfume's 12-song 2016 debut album.  The urgency and meaning sound just as fresh as they did 3 years ago, but bigger.  "Nailed It" spins at 33.3rpm, comes on translucent red vinyl and includes a download code.  You can grab both albums in our Web Store.  You can order them each separately, but we suggest you grab both by ordering a Bundle Set so you can increase your rock n' roll return with a thriftier investment.  Bundles Sets will remain in our Web Store until the end of the year, so act fast!  If you prefer digital only, you can grab both albums from our bandcamp!  It's also available on all your other favorite digi-streamers.  Denver record stores are fully stocked and Recess Ops is handling the rest of the USA.  These are our final releases of 2019.  We have lots more in store for 2020.  Thanks for the support as always!SLN-163 Pressing Info: 300 12" LP's on translucent aqua swirl vinyl, download code included.  SLN-162 Pressing Info: 300 12" LP's on translucent red vinyl, download code included.
Love,
The Staff
 

Friday, November 22, 2019

SLN-178 Sent From Mars!

The original Armchair Martian "Demo" has officially been reissued by ours truly (is that grammatically correct?!) on cassette/digital today!  It comes on translucent green cassette tape with full digital download of course.  Armchair Martian will be playing the Blasting Room 25th Anniversary show at Washington's in Ft. Collins on Saturday 11/23/19 to celebrate the release as well as the birthday for the longtime Colorado recording facility.  It's great timing as the Armchair Martian demo was one of the earliest recordings done at the Blasting Room.  Order your copy in our Web Store HERE!  It's also available on all the digital/streaming spots, including our bandcamp HERE!  You know it'll also be in all the best record spots thanks to Recess Ops as well.  This cassette is the only physically in-print and broadly available digital Armchair Martian release currently available, so if you've been searching for their tunes, we have you covered with the very batch.  This session still packs a mighty wallop and is a testament to how timeless the songs are.  Pressing Info: 100 translucent green cassette tapes, download code included.
Love,
The Staff

Monday, November 4, 2019

Cheap Perfume LP Pre-Orders Are Up Now!

On 12/6/19 Cheap Perfume is releasing not one, but two long playing vinyl albums!  Pre-orders for "Burn It Down" and "Nailed It" (Remastered Reissue) are now live in our Web Store.  You can order them individually, but we recommend you grab both by ordering a Bundle Set so you can increase your rock value while saving a few bucks.  Preview a fresh Cheap Perfume banger on our bandcamp sampler!  The band is also playing 3 record release shows across the front range of Colorado and early birds can get records in person at the shows ahead of the 12/6 street date.  Catch them with buddies 11/9 at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, 11/29 at Hodi's Half Note in Ft. Collins and 11/30 at the Hi-Dive in Denver.  Show up and show out to one or all of the killer shows and get those records!
Love,
The Staff

Friday, November 1, 2019

SLN-169 Takes It Down A Notch, One More Time!

The last installment of the 2019 Hand Dubbed Buddies Club is out now!  SPELLS continues along their last left turn with "Charlie & The Shithead Take It Down A Notch, Part II" (SLN-169/HDBC-006).  Here's the deal (again) in a nutshell- it's acoustic SPELLS.  No, not SPELLS-Lite or SPELLS-Grows-Up or any nonsense like that.  It's literally Charlie & The Shithead and they're doing what they do in SPELLS but without amplification.  Charlie bangs on an acoustic guitar and harmonizes with The Shithead's tunefully chaotic vocal ramblings.  The release features 3 tracks from SPELLS' full-band catalog, stripped down and reinterpreted with approval from P., Duke and Ella.  Just listen already!  It's good, cross our hearts.  This release comes on Gold Mail Order Edition cassettes with HDBC subscriptions (still available HERE) or can be ordered individually as Gray Open Edition cassettes through our Web Store.  They come with download codes.  It's also up on our bandcamp and all your favorite digi-streaming sites.  The cassettes are only available directly from us or the band.  Sorry, thems club rules!  This year's club closes on 12/9/19, so don't sleep.  Now get out there and tell all your friends!  Please.  Thanks.  Pressing Info: SLN-169/HDBC-006 - Hand Dubbed Buddies Club custom cassettes (Gold Mail Order Editions or Gray Open Editions). Only available directly from SLN or the artist. Download code included.
Love, 
The Staff

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

No Music For ICE!

We just signed the pledge for #nomusicforice. Go to the Fight For The Future website and do the same if you feel like us and thousands of others. Diversity is life! There’s plenty of room for people to live their best lives wherever they want. Let’s help those that need it! Thanks...
Love,
The Staff

Thursday, October 24, 2019

SLN-175 Wants To Keep You Company!

"Desolation", the new cassette from Weathered Statues, is out now!  It's pressed on ultra-dark black cassettes and includes a download code.  After the widespread success of the first Weathered Statues long player last year, the band returns with renewed focus on 4 distinct tracks.  Although sharp guitar, melodic bass, churning drums and soaring vocals are still present, the band more heavily employs the synthesizer to really push their sound forward on these latest tunes.  Dark-wave.  Post-punk.  Death-rock.  Weathered Statues are all of these and more.  Grab the cassette from our Web Store HERE or go digital off our bandcamp HERE.  This will be in all the best Denver shops and digi-streaming spots.  There are only 50 copies, so if any copies remain after the band's next few shows, Recess Ops will of course distribute them.  Essential listening as the days get shorter and the nights get longer!  Pressing Info: 50 black cassette tapes, download code included. 
Love,
The Staff

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

After 24 Years, Armchair Martian's "Demo" Is Getting A Reissue!

In 1995, Ft. Collins, CO luminaries Armchair Martian self-released a demo cassette.  Shortly after, they would sign with then-powerhouse Cargo Music/Headhunter Records and tour regularly (including stints with Lagwagon).  After Cargo ceased label activities, Armchair Martian moved to Joey Cape's My Records (remember the Lagwagon reference earlier?) after the turn of the century.  Around this time, Armchair leader Jon Snodgrass would form Drag The River, a soon-to-be torchbearer for alt-country and Americana, along with Armchair drummer Paul Rucker and ALL singer Chad Price.  Jon then moved both bands to Denver's Suburban Home Records and as Drag got busier, Armchair was less so.  As the 00's turned to the 10's, Jon would establish himself as a standout solo acoustic artist.  Armchair and Drag shows occurred occasionally but rarely.  The entire Armchair Martian discography went out of print.  Most of it still remains unavailable digitally.  Now it's 2019 and we are pleased to announce the reissue of the Armchair Martian "Demo" on cassette/digital!  It will be released on 11/22/19 and Armchair Martian will be playing the Blasting Room 25th Anniversary show at Washington's in Ft. Collins on 11/23/19 to celebrate the release as well as the birthday for the region's top studio for punk royalty.  It's perfect timing as the Armchair demo was one of the earliest recordings done at the Blasting Room.  Pre-order your copy in our Web Store HERE!  This cassette will be the only physical in-print and broadly available digital Armchair Martian release in years, so if you've been digging for their tunes, we have you covered with the one that started it all!
Love,
The Staff

Monday, October 21, 2019

Punks For Rojava!

We are joining with friends old and new from around the world to donate proceeds of our sales from now through 10/26/19 to benefit humanitarian organizations helping Rojava, the north-eastern section of Syria that has battled ISIS and is now in the middle of a Turkish incursion. Details below! 
PUNKS FOR ROJAVA! Solidarity is a weapon!

The current level of brutality in the world is shocking and leaves us speechless. As incomprehensible as it all may be, we cannot let ourselves fall into a state of shock. We need to transform our speechlessness into cries of protest. It is time to give voice to our rage and fight the conditions in the world that are making us sick and leaving others dead. It is time to take a stand!

We cannot lose our solidarity in this cold world because it is our weapon in the fight for a humane existence.

In order to help break the silence and to show solidarity with the people and the revolution in Rojava, we - a collective of DIY Record Labels from all over the world – will be donating 25% of our proceeds in the coming week to the humanitarian aid organizations CADUS and the JINWAR VillageOf Free Women, because ours is a collective struggle.

Get active and take part in demonstrations, protests and any other positive actions. The fascist aggression of the Turkish army is also an attack upon us and our ideals.

It may seem small, but it’s a start!  Thanks!

WEB STORE & BANDCAMP

Love,
The Staff

#punksforrojava 
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The Final Installment Of The 2019 Hand Dubbed Buddies Club!

The final installment of the 2019 Hand Dubbed Buddies Club is SPELLS “Charlie & The Shithead Take It Down A Notch, Part II”! 11/1/19 is the release date. Gold cassettes to subscribers, Gray cassettes are up for pre-order HERE. Subscribers will also get 1” button and magnet sets for free! Subscriptions will remain open until 12/9/19 (HERE), but order this week and 25% of proceeds will benefit Punks For Rojava (more info above)! 
Love,
The Staff
 

Friday, October 18, 2019

iSLN-154 Es Un Disco Muy Especial!

iHola amigos!  The new 7" from Roka Hueka, "Que No Quede Huella b/w Back To You (Version)" is out now!  This record is a Community Collaboration project and is fully sponsored by Cereveceria Colorado with 100% of the money raised from the sales of this release benefiting Casa de Paz and Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, two organizations dedicated to fighting for immigrants' rights.  The 7" is pressed on randomly mixed color vinyl, comes with a download code and is housed in our classic gold company sleeve that also includes a red or black obi strip with more information about the organizations involved in the project.  You can grab one from our Web Store HERE.  If digital is your preferred option, it's on our bandcamp HERE.  You can also find it on all the usual digital/streaming sites and of course the 7" is distributed nationally by Recess Ops.  All monies generated from this record, whether physical or digital, are going to Casa de Paz and Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition.  That includes streaming!  So listen up and listen loud!  We can all pull together around music to support diversity and inclusiveness in our home communities and beyond.  We are honored to be a part of this project and we thank each and every one of our supporters that help make things like this possible.  iMuchas gracias!  XOXO!  Pressing Info: 155 7"s on randomly mixed color vinyl with red obi strips & black text, 155 7"s on randomly mixed color vinyl with black obi strips & red text. Download code included.
Love,
The Staff


Thursday, September 26, 2019

SLN-167/HDBC-004 & SLN-170/HDBC-004 Make Another Great Pair!

The two newest installments of the Hand Dubbed Buddies Club are both out now!  First up, Young Hellions brings us "Singles Still Steady" (SLN-167/HDBC-004) which is a rediscovery of sorts.  Young Hellions were a short lived project featuring Bryce McPherson and Chuck Coffey from Denver, CO and Johnny Miller from Rapid City, SD.  SLN followers know the pedigrees of these ding dongs so we'll skip that here.  The 3 lads had a 36 hour rehearsal/recording session in Rapid City in 2009.  They never played again.  Then in 2012 the 3 songs from the session were unearthed and released digitally for a short time.  Then they went away.  Now it's 2019 and "Singles Still Steady" has been remastered and re-sequenced for it's best sound and release format yet!  Young Hellions may have been brief, but they hold up nicely.  Maybe they'll play again one day?!  Next, we have another contribution from Charlie Continental in the form of "Staycation: The Early SPELLS Demos" (SLN-170/HDBC-005).  This release is fairly self-explanatory, but it features 3 tracks that ol' Charlie had written and demoed in 2012 before the combo known as SPELLS assembled.  It's sort of a fly-on-the-wall treat to hear how a longtime Denver band first began.  Both releases come on Gold Mail Order Edition cassettes with HDBC subscriptions (still available HERE) or can be ordered individually as Gray Open Edition cassettes through our Web Store.  Both releases are also up on our bandcamp and all your favorite digi-streaming sites.  The cassettes are only available directly from us or the bands.  Sorry, thems still club rules!  Now get out there and continue to tell all your friends!  Please.  Thanks.  Pressing Info: SLN-167/HDBC-004 & SLN-170/HDBC-005 - Hand Dubbed Buddies Club custom cassettes (Gold Mail Order Editions or Gray Open Editions). Only available directly from SLN or the artists. Download links included.
Love, 
The Staff

Monday, September 23, 2019

Three More Burners Coming Up!

Gosh, is it fall already?!  While we're sad to see summer go, fall has a few new releases hitting the streets and we're psyched about that!  On 10/24/19, Denver death rock champs Weathered Statues will release the "Desolation" EP on cassette/digital.  You can pre-order the cassette HERE and check out a track on our bandcamp sampler.  Weathered Statues features SLN alumni Jason Heller (25 Rifles, The Half Hearts), Bryan Flanagan (25 Rifles) plus longtime Denver heavy hitters Jennie Mather and Justin Lent.  "Desolation" features a suite of tuneful songs that manage to capture a stark bleakness while offering a rich palette of sounds and melodies.  That's impressive!  12/6/19 will see a pair of albums drop from Colorado Springs' premier feminist punk band Cheap Perfume.  Stephanie, Willow, Geoff and Dave have been blowing the roof off of clubs and warehouses across Colorado's front range since 2015 and we couldn't be more pumped to help spread their powerful songs and progressive messages.  Part one of the double header release date is a remastered reissue of their 2016 debut album, "Nailed It" on LP/digital.  It also features updated cover art.  Part two is their brand new album, "Burn It Down" on LP/digital.  While "Nailed It" is a modern Colorado punk classic, "Burn It Down" shows a huge leap forward for the band in both songwriting and performance.  The music blasts with a tighter focus while the lyrics and vocal deliveries are even more impassioned and poignant, making for energetic, anthemic and inspiring repeat listens.  The band is playing a series of release shows in November and show-goers will have a chance to pick up both records early before the official 12/6 street date.  More info on shows and release show goodies to come!
Love,
The Staff