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

Friday, July 12, 2019

SLN-161 Likes What You Like!

"We Like What You Like", the debut release from Zephyr, is out now!  It's in the classy cassingle format, pressed on blue cassettes with accompanying download code.  Zephyr plays the kind of gruff, heart-on-sleeve pop-punk that is as timeless as it is fresh sounding.  These 3 tracks just hint at what's to come from Denver's newest power trio.  Grab the cassingle from our web store HERE or go digital off our bandcamp HERE.  This will be in all the usual Denver record shops, digi-streamer sites and beyond by way of Recess Ops.  Crack open a cold one and get listening!  Pressing Info: 100 blue cassettes, download code included.
Love,
The Staff

Friday, July 5, 2019

SLN-160 Makes The Drive Home!

"Long Drives/Dark Nights", the new cassingle from Lawsuit Models, is out now!  It's pressed on vibrant red tint cassettes and includes a download code.  After the smash success of the first Lawsuit Models long player last year, the band returns with razor sharp focus on 3 distinct tracks.  Each song is written and sung by a different band member and the efforts prove that Lawsuit Models is greater than the sum of its parts.  You'll still find the catchy sing along choruses backed by soaring guitars, taut bass and pummeling drums but you'll also find a band that has grown even more comfortable in it's own skin.  Pop.  Punk.  Pop-punk.  Lawsuit Models love it and they remind us all that we love it too.  Grab the cassingle from our web store HERE or go digital off our bandcamp HERE.  It's a split release with our good buddies at Motorcycle Potluck Records so feel free to hit them up if ya like.  This will be in all the best Denver shops, digi-streamers and beyond by way of Recess Ops.  Essential summer listening!  Pressing Info: 100 red tint cassettes, download code included. Released in partnership with Motorcycle Potluck Records. 
Love,
The Staff

Monday, June 24, 2019

Beat The Summer Heat With Two Cool New Cassingles!

We are keeping the release schedule busy this summer!  July will see the release of two new EPs in the always classy cassingle format.  First up, Lawsuit Models will bring us "Long Drives/Dark Nights" on 7/5/19.  Lawsuit Models have been with SLN since 2015 and this is their first new music since last year's stellar "Off the Pavement" LP.  We're releasing this in conjunction with our buds at Motorcycle Potluck Records and the release show is slated for 7/6/19 at Streets Denver (yep, in Denver).  Shortly after that, Zephyr will be hitting us with their recording debut, titled "We Like What You Like", on 7/12/19.  Zephyr is a brand new trio from Denver, CO made up of folks that also put work in with Lawsuit Models (how about that!) and Swindlin' Hearts.  They have a release show on 7/13/19 at The Moon Room in Denver.  You can preview singles from each band on our bandcamp sampler right now!
Love,
The Staff 

Friday, June 21, 2019

SLN-156 Fills A Listening Gap!

The Dust Heart "The Last Gap + Plastic Walls" stereo lathe cut 7" is out today!  This is our first stereo lathe cut record and the first new Dust Heart music in 2 years.  The tracks are on single sided, clear vinyl with stamped B-side labels with a download code.  Formerly known as Andy Thomas' Dust Heart, this record marks a rebirth of sorts as the fresh Dust Heart tunes feel like the group reaching a light at the end of a long tunnel.  These songs reveal a newfound urgency in Thomas and company.  Quite simply, they ROCK. After years of a folky, almost alt-country approach, the band has pulled a hard left turn to catchy hooks, snarling riffs and big choruses. Don’t be alarmed, though– if any die-hard fans are confused by the lack of pedal steel on the first go-round, you won’t even notice by the second listen when you’re singing along to these power-pop anthems with your friends.  Grab a copy from our web store HERE or download from our bandcamp HERE.  These records can also be found in Denver area stores, your other favorite digi-places and beyond thanks to Recess Ops.  Happy listening!  Pressing Info: 50 hand numbered single sided stereo lathe cut 7"s on clear vinyl with stamped B sides, download code included.
Love,
The Staff

Monday, June 17, 2019

SLN-164/HDBC-001 Howls The Arrival Of A New Series!

Last month, Charlie Continental released a digital single called "Come Howl With Us".  The tune is the theme song for the Werewolf Radar podcast and there are two versions, a Full and an Edit.  A physical release was threatened when the digital single dropped and that threat is now realized!  The Charlie Continental "Come Howl With Us" cassette is the first installment of our brand new Hand Dubbed Buddies Club, or HDBC for short!  What on earth is the Hand Dubbed Buddies Club?!  It's a pretty simple concept.  The HDBC features made to order custom casssettes, hand dubbed and numbered with a personal note from SLN and/or the recording artist.   A download link is included.  HDBC cassettes are only available directly through SLN or the artist themselves.  Customers that order a HDBC release are encouraged to leave SLN and/or the artist a personal note at checkout in our web store, cuz we're all gonna be buddies (if we aren't already) and that's all it takes to be part of the all-inclusive club!  Wanna be an ultra club member?  Sign up for an annual subscription to the club!  HDBC annual subscribers will get Gold Mail Order Edition cassettes numbered in orange plus cool bonuses, while those fans that purchase releases individually will get Gray Open Edition cassettes numbered in blue.  To learn more and subscribe, go HERE.  We think the HDBC is a fun way to be more connected through music and counter-culture, plus it offers a physical format (with cool consistent packaging, plus the gold cassettes match our gold company 45 sleeves!) for releases that might not see a physical pressing otherwise.  The SLN-164/HDBC-001 open edition cassette is available for order in our web store HERE and the digital version is still up on bandcamp HERE as well as all the other streaming and download sites.  We're excited for all the potential this new series has and all the new and old friends that we'll be sharing it with!  We appreciate all the support!  Pressing Info: Hand Dubbed Buddies Club custom cassettes (Gold Mail Order Editions or Gray Open Editions). Only available directly from SLN or the artist. Download link included.
Love,
The Staff 

Friday, June 14, 2019

SLN-159 Makes It's Way Across The USA!

The debut release from Washington, DC's Foxhall Stacks is out now!  "Copy Of A Copy Of A Copy Of A Copy" features two exquisite power-pop anthems.  It is available on blue tint cassingle w/ download as well as digitally.  The cassingle is a special edition release, only available as a Jawbox 'An Impartial Overview' tour exclusive.  Bill from Jawbox sings in Foxhall Stacks, so as he's criss-crossing the land with his legendary 90's outfit he's getting folks hip to his soon-to-be-legendary new outfit.  If there are any left over copies they will be sold as standard editions after the tour is complete through our usual outlets, including our web store HERE. The digital version is fully available to all right this very second though!  Grab it from our bandcamp HERE or stream & download from your other fave spots.  We'll be releasing a proper album from Foxhall Stacks in the fall, so stay tuned for that!  Pressing Info: 200 blue tint cassette tapes, download code included. Copies purchased at Jawbox 'An Impartial Overview' 2019 tour stops come with a city-specific obi strip.
Love,
The Staff

Friday, May 31, 2019

SLN-158 Lands From A Successful Orbit!

The Lightning Cult "EP2: Ether Waves" cassette is out today!  5 catchy and expansive indie rock gems by this Santa Fe, NM duo have been pressed onto light blue cassettes and downloads are of course included.  The cassette version also includes Lightning Cult's debut, "EP1: Burner", as bonus content on side B with it's own download code.  Lightning Cult is a bedroom project made good.  Look for the lads to assemble a live band in the near future!  Order the cassette from our web store HERE.  You can also grab it off our bandcamp HERE.  Denver and Santa Fe record shops will be stocked and Recess Ops will distribute beyond that as they always do.  You can also find this release on all your favorite streamy downloady spots.  Drop it in and turn it up!  Pressing Info: 100 light blue cassette tapes, download codes included. Split release with Cloud Command Sound.
Love,
The Staff

SLN-157 Has A Whole Lotta Heart!

The S/T EP from The Half Hearts is out today!  4 power pop punk nuggets by this new Denver duo have been pressed onto purple cassettes and downloads are of course included.  Guitar, drums, voice.  No fuss, no muss.  The Half Hearts just added a bass player so this release will be the only recorded document of the band in it's primal, energetic infancy.  One thing is for sure- whether a duo, trio or more... The Half Hearts are a force to be reckoned with!  Order the cassette from our web store HERE.  You can also grab it off our bandcamp HERE.  Denver record shops will be stocked and Recess Ops will distribute beyond that as they so expertly do.  You can also find this release on all your favorite streamy downloady spots.  Tune in and turn up!  Pressing Info: 100 purple cassette tapes, download code included.
Love,
The Staff

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Dust Heart Returns Fully Refreshed!

Dust Heart (formerly known as Andy Thomas' Dust Heart) is fully refreshed and set to release a new record!  It's been 2 years since the full Dust Heart band has released any material or played any shows.  Coming out of the break, Andy decided to drop his name from the moniker and opt for a more cohesive full band approach as well as a fresh power pop oriented sound.  The strength of this move will be on full display on a new stereo lathe cut 7" titled "The Last Gap + Plastic Walls" that comes out on 6/21/19.  You can hear 'The Last Gap' on our bandcamp sampler right now and pre-order the record from our web store HERE.  The band will be playing a release show at The Oriental Theater in Denver on 6/21 as part of the Punk Is Dad Dorian De Long Arts & Music benefit. More details to come!
Love,
The Staff

Monday, May 27, 2019

Foxhall Stacks Track Premier!

Our new friends over at A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed have just premiered a fresh Foxhall Stacks track!  Head over HERE to listen to 'Turntable Exiles' and read more about the band.  You can also check the tune out on our bandcamp sampler.  'Turntable Exiles' is the A side to the "Copy of a Copy of a Copy of a Copy" special edition cassingle, only available at Jawbox 'An Impartial Overview' tour stops. Cambridge, MA show attendees get first crack on 6/14/19. Bill from Jawbox sings in Foxhall Stacks FYI. If there are any left over copies, they will be sold as standard editions after the tour is complete through our usual outlets. The digital version will be fully available on 6/14/19.  More info on the cassingle can be found in our web store HERE.  Some of the SLN crew will be at the Portland stop of the Jawbox tour.  Drop us a line if you'll be at that one!
Love,
The Staff

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New Threads & Stuff!

We just posted a bunch of new apparel and merchandise in our web store!  New SLN shirts, hats and totes plus new SPELLS shirts, hats and koozies.  Check out our New Arrivals & Coming Soon section to have a look.  Our partner operation, Indie Rock Daydream, is responsible for screenprinting the hot new styles.  You'll also see our latest releases as well as some Super Saver packs we put together (lotsa recordings for not lotsa $) while perusing the New Arrivals & Coming Soon section.  While browsing the rest of our web store, the discerning shopper might notice some of our older apparel and recordings are priced to move (those items are almost gone, like, forever).  Gotta make room for all the new!  Thanks for the continued support!
Love,
The Staff