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



Friday, September 20, 2019

SLN-171 Can Now Be Found Under The Moonlight!

Today marks the release of the Lost Walks "A Taste" stereo lathe cut 7"!  "A Taste" features two tracks off of Lost Walks' 2017 debut opus, "Wolf, Woman, Man", which was only available digitally at the time of it's original release.  This stereo lathe cut 7" is pressed on clear vinyl with stamped and hand numbered B side labels, plus it includes a deluxe download that includes the original "Wolf, Woman, Man" album.  "A Taste" is a special tour edition record of 100 copies.  We have a handful in our Web Store HERE and the rest will be available from the band on their fall tour that kicks off today, September 20.  For more info on the tour, visit the Lost Walks website HERE.  If you're a digital-only fan, you can grab "A Taste" off of our bandcamp HERE.  This release will not be available anywhere else, so you pretty much have three options to grab your preferred format.  If there are any leftover 7"s after the tour, we'll add them to our usual distro channels, but don't take any chances and get it pronto.  Be sure to catch Lost Walks if they're coming through your town this fall!  Pressing Info: 100 hand numbered stereo lathe cut 7"s on clear vinyl with stamped B sides, deluxe download code included. Physical 7" version deluxe download codes include the complete "Wolf, Woman, Man" 10 song album that these tracks originally appear on.
Love,
The Staff

SLN-152 Can Prop Us All Up!

It's finally here!  The debut album from Foxhall Stacks, "The Coming Collapse", is officially out today!  The LP is pressed on sea glass colored vinyl and includes a download code.  You can also download or stream digitally on all your favorite platforms.  By now you've heard all about Foxhall Stacks and their Washington, DC origins and pedigrees.  Here's the thing though...  "The Coming Collapse" transcends all that.  While certainly benefiting from the combined experiences of all the members, the album is a power pop masterpiece that far exceeds the sum of it's parts.  110% was put into the songs on this album and the listener will not only be instantly rewarded, but continually rewarded exponentially on repeat listens.  You can order the LP from our Web Store HERE or grab it digitally via our bandcamp HERE.  The LP will also be distributed by our usual partners at Recess Ops, plus Dischord Direct is helping out as well.  This is a landmark album and we are super stoked to be a part of it.  Order the LP, download the album, listen loud, stream, share and whatever else you like to do with great new music.  This one is a SMASH!!  Pressing Info: 300 12" LP's on sea glass vinyl, download code included.
Love,
The Staff

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Two More Installments Of The Hand Dubbed Buddies Club Are Dropping Soon!

The Hand Dubbed Buddies Club has been rolling right along!  We appreciate all the subscribers that have joined so far.  You can still join the club HERE to get gold mail order edition cassettes of all 2019 HDBC releases.  The next two installments in the series will be out on 9/26/19!  HDBC-004 is Young Hellions "Singles Still Steady" and HDBC-005 is Charlie Continental "Staycation: The Early SPELLS Demos".  If the club subscription isn't your your speed, you can always grab gray open edition cassettes HERE.  The Young Hellions' contribution to the HDBC contains 3 tunes from a 2009 recording project that featured longtime SLN collaborators Bryce McPherson (Snake Mountain), Chuck Coffey (Eyes & Ears, SPELLS, Bad Year, Dust Heart) and Johnny Miller (Friends Of Cesar Romero).  Charlie Continental's newest HDBC offering is pretty self-explanatory based on the title!  We'll have one more surprise HDBC installment before the 2019 edition is a wrap, thanks for riding with us!
Love,
The Staff
 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Another Two Releases Landing Fall 2019!

Summer is gonna start winding down soon, which means cooler weather is coming.  Know what else is cool?  Two more cool SLNQAR releases!  These next two are pretty diverse in sound as well as their stories.  On September 20th, Lost Walks will be releasing "A Taste" as a stereo lathe cut clear 7" with deluxe download.  Lost Walks is a Denver-based group that partners with Rocky Mountain Wolf Project to protect the lives of wolves in the region.  The band has been performing their dark rock opera, "Wolf, Woman, Man" since 2017 with their live shows incorporating additional visual elements and dancers to more fully frame the story.  The stereo lathe cut 7" features two songs from the "Wolf, Woman, Man" album and the deluxe download includes the entire album.  This is a limited item for their fall 2019 tour and we have a few copies available for pre-order in our web store HERE.  Not long after that record comes out, Roka Hueka will release the "Que No Quede Huella b/w Back To You (Version)" 7" on October 18th and will celebrate with a performance at Territorio Liberado 3, an immigrant rights fundraiser and music festival.  Combining traditional and contemporary Latin ska, Denver's Roka Hueka is a band with members originating from Mexico, El Salvador, and the US that formed in 2013. 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 & Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, two organizations dedicated to helping struggling immigrants.  The 7" will be on randomly mixed color vinyl with a download and come housed in our gold company sleeve, plus a red-on-black or black-on-red obi strip with more information about the organizations involved in the project.  We are very excited to be a part of this record and you can pre-order a copy from our web store HERE.  Both of the new releases have tracks on our bandcamp sampler for you to preview.  Thanks for following and we'll be back soon with more details on these records!
Love,
The Staff 

Friday, August 30, 2019

SLN-155 Should Be Taken To By Fans Immediately!

The State Drugs "Takings & Leavings" LP is out now from us and our buds at Toxic Pop Records!  Chris Kuhn is the man behind State Drugs.  Originally from Baltimore, MD and recently relocated to Denver, CO, Chris has taken State Drugs across all those miles with him.  He’s collaborated with many different “drugs”, which is code for band members, to record and play live in both geographic locations.  “Takings & Leavings” is a collection of early EP’s and demos and all songs have been remastered for their vinyl debut.  This record is a snapshot of a singular vision that is just now starting to materialize on a larger scale.  Chris has been singing loud and this record is proof that 1. He should keep doing it and 2. People are definitely starting to listen.  "Takings & Leavings" is available on turquoise blue vinyl with download in our Web Store HERE.  It's also on our bandcamp HERE.  Of course it's on all the digi-streaming spots and other fine physical outlets via Recess Ops.  This record is for all the fans that love new earworms, so, basically everybody!  Pressing Info: 300 12" LP's on turquoise blue vinyl, download code included. Released in partnership with Toxic Pop Records.
Love,
The Staff 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Foxhall Stacks "The Coming Collapse" LP Out 9/20/19! Pre-Order Now!

Greetings loyal friends and fans!  For those that have been following along lately, you know that we have been working with a rad band from Washington, DC called Foxhall Stacks.  Bill Barbot (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), Jim Spellman (The High-Back Chairs, Velocity Girl), Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion) and Peter Moffett (Government Issue, Burning Airlines) comprise the power-pop powerhouse and they released the "Copy Of A Copy Of A Copy Of A Copy" cassingle over the summer through us as a special edition release to coincide with Bill's tour with his old running mates, Jawbox.  A full length was hinted at and the time has come for the official announcement.  "The Coming Collapse", the debut LP from Foxhall Stacks, will be released on September 20, 2019!  It will be available on both vinyl and digital and it is a MONSTER of a record.  Hit after hit.  We promise.  Didja like the lead single 'Turntable Exiles'?  Expect more earworms like that one.  Pre-orders are now up in our web store HERE.  You'll also notice we have a few extra copies of the "Copy" cassingle that we're now selling as standard editions that can be bundled with the LP, or you can order a separate copy HERE.  We trust that we have the savviest of listeners and that there will be no sleepers on this one! 
Love,
The Staff
 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

State Drugs "Takings & Leavings" LP Due Out 8/30/19! Pre-Order Now!

Chris Kuhn and State Drugs have been steadily spreading earworms all across the greater Denver, CO area ever since Chris relocated from Baltimore, MD a few years ago.  "Takings & Leavings" is a collection LP of songs off of various singles and EP's that Chris recorded with a variety of lineups before really settling into the current and best iteration of the band in his new home of Denver.  This LP marks the first time any of the songs have been available on vinyl and they've all been remastered for the occasion.  Denver is taking notice of State Drugs and the rest of the world is sure to follow.  Now is the perfect time for this collection to land in the laps and brains of the savvy music lover that will recognize pure power-pop-punk genius from the first groove on side A to the last groove on side B.  A split release with the mighty Toxic Pop Records, the "Takings & Leavings" LP comes out 8/30/19 and the band has a release show on 8/31/19 at Bowman's Vinyl & Lounge in Denver with SLN labelmates Lawsuit Models and Bad Year in support.  You can Pre-Order the LP on turquoise blue vinyl from our WEB STORE and there is a hot single on our BANDCAMP SAMPLER to get you primed for what is sure to be one of your favorite records of 2019.  We strongly advise you to stick to the taking of "Takings & Leavings"!
Love,
The Staff

Friday, August 2, 2019

SLN-165/HDBC-002 & SLN-166/HDBC-003 Make A Great Pair!

The two latest installments of the Hand Dubbed Buddies Club are both out now!  First up, Hooper brings us "Goodnight Maurice b/w Big Guy, Big Day" (SLN-165/HDBC-002) which are two post-hardcore college-rock gems with that slight pop sheen we've come to expect from such a musically well versed band.  Does any other band really encapsulate as many punk and indie sub-genres as well as Hooper and with such precision?  We think not.  They provide a 50-years-of-music lesson in each song.  Pay attention!  Next up is SPELLS, who make a bit of a left turn with "Charlie & The Shithead Take It Down A Notch, Part I" (SLN-166/HDBC-003).  That's a long but interesting title, right?  Here's the deal 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.  Plus it's just Part I.  So Part II is forthcoming, but not just yet.  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 club rules!  Now get out there and tell all your friends!  Please.  Thanks.  Pressing Info: SLN-165/HDBC-002 & SLN-166/HDBC-003 - Hand Dubbed Buddies Club custom cassettes (Gold Mail Order Editions or Gray Open Editions). Only available directly from SLN or the artists. Download codes included.
Love, 
The Staff
 

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Next Two Hand Dubbed Buddies Club Cassettes Are Almost Here!

The response to our new cassette series, the Hand Dubbed Buddies Club, has been really great so far!  Thanks to all the early subscribers that hopped on board our rickety tape-wagon.  We think it's pretty fun!  You can join the club HERE to get gold mail order edition cassettes of all 2019 HDBC releases.  The next two installments in the series are due out 8/2/19!  HDBC-002 is Hooper "Goodnight Maurice b/w Big Guy, Big Day" and HDBC-003 is SPELLS "Charlie & The Shithead Take It Down A Notch, Part I".  If the club isn't your bag, you can always grab gray open edition cassettes HERE.  Hooper is celebrating their release Friday 8/2 at Bowman's in Denver that will also feature a silent auction benefiting The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (some rare SLN stuff has been contributed)!  Check out the Facebook Event to learn more.  Charlie & The Shithead (SPELLS acoustic) will be making their live debut 8/17 at the Triple Nickle in Colorado Springs and their hometown debut 8/18 at Bowman's in Denver.  They'll be celebrating the release of of their cassette at those two shows.  Lots more coming up this year, thanks for following along!
Love,
The Staff
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Hand Dubbed Buddies Club Subscriptions!




5+ Cassettes
With Downloads
Only
$19.00 (USA Postage Paid!)

The Hand Dubbed Buddies Club (HDBC) is a series of made to order custom cassettes, hand dubbed and numbered with a personal note from SLN and/or the artists. HDBC annual subscribers will get Gold Mail Order Edition cassettes numbered in orange sent directly to them as they're released, plus cool bonuses throughout the year. Fans can still purchase HDBC releases individually and will get Gray Open Edition cassettes numbered in blue. HDBC cassettes are only available through us or the artists directly! We encourage you to leave SLN and/or the artists personal notes at checkout whether purchasing a subscription or individual releases, cuz we're all gonna be buddies (if we aren't already) and that's all it really takes to be part of the all-inclusive club. But... ultra club member subscribers get all the rad club bonuses and prestige!

Join the club at any point during the year and get all the HDBC releases for that year!

HDBC Releases Scheduled For 2019:

Young Hellions "Singles Still Steady" (9/26)
Charlie Continental "Staycation: The Early SPELLS Demos" (9/26)
+ at least one additional surprise release!

For more information and to subscribe, visit our Web Store HERE!

Love,
The Staff