Monday, January 18, 2021

SLN-203eeeeeeee From Way Downtown!

 

Y'all just got dunked on!  The debut album from despAIR jordan, “Before Your Wings Gave Out” is officially out now. The album features 6 songs of well-crafted, angular post-punk.  It definitely runs as a long player with each song being a mini saga full of energy and emotion.  despAIR Jordan may be a new band, but they are already masters at their craft, blending elements of late 70’s/early 80’s UK post-punk with the modern pop-sensibilities of more recent post-punk and post-hardcore acts. You can order the digital long player in our Web Store HERE, as well as on our bandcampHERE. It’s also streaming on all the usual spots. If “Before Your Wings Gave Out” is what the band can bring on their first effort, imagine where they’ll go from here!
 
Love,
The Staff
 
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

State Drugs Wants To Share The Love!


Wanna know what’s sweet?!  A new album from State Drugs“Live. Laugh. Love.” is set for release on Valentine’s Day, 2/14/21. Whether or not you’re a fan of the so-called “holiday”, ya gotta love new music from a great band!  State Drugs is a band from Denver, CO that try their best to make catchy yet refined songs, like the kind they would have listened to 20 years ago. "It’s like the Gin Blossoms if only Dave Lombardo played drums" said some drunk passerby one time.  Slowly birthed at the end of 2015-early 2016 from fragments of songs hibernating on a hard drive, State Drugs released 3 EP's before partnering with ours truly and Toxic Pop Records to release a collections LP titled "Takings and Leaving" in 2019.  Now, the band is set to unleash their new LP, "Live. Laugh. Love.", which we are releasing in partnership with Ashtray Monument Records. You can pre-order the vinyl LP in our Web Store HERE right now (be sure to check out the appropriately themed limited bonus sleeve print editions)!  You'll get lead single 'Threat Level Midnight' right away and the full album on release day. The LP is $15.00 (with download of course) and the digital long player is pay-what-you-want. The standard edition LP is also available on our bandcamp HERE, along with 'Threat Level Midnight'. This is our first 12” vinyl LP of 2021 and we’re darn happy to share it with all our friends & fans so soon!
 
Love,
The Staff
 
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

SLN-201 Is Here To Begin The 2021 Release Schedule!

The new digital single from Scooter James, "Way Too Heavy b/w Felt The Sun", is out now!  It's a nuanced entry into the expansive catalog of one of Colorado's most storied songwriters. Two cool tunes delivered in the stripped back approach that Scooter has been utilizing the last few years. These songs are not the more straightforward acoustic style that lots of punk singers come to when they want to lay back, but are diverse and ethereal pieces that push and pull while still being anchored by an acoustic guitar and warm voice.  It's the evolution of your favorite hardcore troubadour, Scooter James.  You can download the full digital single from our Web Store HERE or from out bandcamp HERE.  It can also be found on all your favorite digitized/streamitized services.  Thanks for joining us for another year packed full of great music!

Love, 
The Staff

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Empty Palace "Secret Names" Coming Soon! Pre-Order Is Up Now!

 

Empty Palace has returned and is ready to take over 2021! Their new album, "Secret Names" will be released on 2/5/21.  It is a perfect journey of psychedelic space-rock with the future-punk attitude that has always been a hallmark of Empty Palace.  You can pre-order the Cassette or Digital Long Player from our Web Store HERE.  You'll get lead single 'The Fool' right away and the full album on release day.  The cassette is $7.00 (with download of course) and the digital long player is pay-what-you-want.  The cassette is also available on our bandcamp HERE, along with 'The Fool'.  Beginning 2/5/21, "Secret Names" will also be available as a digital pay-what-you-want album on our bandcamp.  This is another early example of how we're trying to keep current with how people support and listen to music.  Physical releases going forward will be available on both our Web Store and bandcamp, just like digital releases will be available on both.  We think this approach will work well, feel free to let us know your thoughts on everything!  Find us at snappylittlenumbers@gmail.com. Thanks as always, there's lots more to come this year!

Love,
The Staff
 
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Scooter James Is Hopping In As The First Offical Release Of 2021!

Our old pal Scooter James is out of the gates early in 2021. His new digital single, "Way Too Heavy b/w Felt The Sun" will be out 1/12/21.  You can pre-order the full digital single from our Web Store HERE at a pay-what-you-want price.  You'll get 'Way Too Heavy' right away and the B-side 'Felt The Sun' (or full single if you read this later on) on release day.  It will also be pay-what-you-want on our bandcamp HERE beginning 1/12/21 and 'Way Too Heavy' is streaming there now.  This is an early example of how we're trying to keep current with how folks support and listen to music.  We think this setup will work well, feel free to let us know what you think!  We're always at snappylittlenumbers@gmail.com. Thanks much and stay tuned for lots more!

Love,
The Staff
 
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Monday, January 4, 2021

2021 Is Here! We're turning 10 years old!

 
In case you missed it, we're gonna be making some fun changes for 2021.  We've already started with a revamp of our WEB STORE.  We're not done yet, but it's still fully operational while under construction.  The design has gotten a nice new facelift.  We're building a full artist roster section and have completed a full discography section.  We've condensed our offerings down to what's currently available so the site is faster to navigate.  We're adding preview tracks to our Web Store descriptions and we're now offering full digital releases of all 2021 titles (and onward) in our own Web Store as well as offering physical releases of all 2021 titles (and onward) on our bandcamp. That means that whether you buy from our Web Store or bandcamp, corresponding downloads will now be directly available instead of waiting for download codes to come in with your order.  With that, many of our releases will begin moving to pay-what-you-want for digital versions.  SLN friends and fans have always been generous, so we're just gonna trust everyone to find their balance of helping artists (and causes still) while maintaining a budget. More info on what else 2021 will bring is forthcoming, but this year will be our 10th Anniversary!  We have some cool plans for that. Oh! We've also learned how to use the "news" feature on our Web Store, so we'll be transitioning our updates to that over the next few months so you only have to go to one site for news, music and other paraphernalia. Start checking the newest News here! This site will remain intact as a legacy of nearly 10 great years. Thanks and happy new year!
 
Love,
The Staff

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Thanks & Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes!

 
Thanks so much to all of our wonderful friends, fans and bands that supported all the social causes and small, local Denver-area independent businesses we raised funds for in 2020. Because of your generosity, we were able to donate more than $1,200 among all the various beneficiaries. We are a very small record label and the fact that so many people could come together over music to help their communities says a lot. So many hugs and many more thanks!
 
Also, we're gonna be making some fun changes for 2021.  We've already started with a revamp of our WEB STORE.  We're not done yet, but it's still fully operational while under construction.  We'll be adding more features and enhancements that will make it much easier to learn about and listen to our quality audio recordings and the talent that makes them.  More info on what else 2021 will bring will arrive in January, which will be our 10th Anniversary!  We have some cool plans for that.  Thanks again for following along and please enjoy whatever holiday-type break you get when you get it!
 
Love,
The Staff

Friday, December 11, 2020

SLN-199 Tries Its Best!


After a nicely received early digital launch, the new Charlie Continental "Be Much Better (feat. Daryl Wilson, Ella Sugar and The Calgary Family Singers)" Flexi Disc 7", is out now!  By now you've likely heard how this song came together and all the buddies that helped it become what it is.  'Be Much Better' is a slice of ska that still has the punk and pop pep that we've come to know and adore (tolerate?!) from a Charlie Continental tune. The flexi disc is a clear square 7" with a double-sided cover insert and a download code is still included, just in case you missed the digital/donation release on our BANDCAMP.  You can order a copy of the flexi disc from our WEB STORE100% of every purchase/donation (both flexi and digital) will be donated to Black Lives Matter 5280, Black Lives Matter Chicago and Black Trans Femmes In The Arts. You can also find this song on all the typical digital/streaming sites and the flexi disc is distributed by Recess Ops.  Colorado folks can grab it from any of the usual record shops that carry our audio recordings.  Charlie tried to do a song that was fun and collaborative while being hopeful and real.  We all hope you enjoy the results and we thank you for your generosity!  Pressing Info: 100 clear square 7" flexi discs with double-sided cover insert, download code included. 
 
Love,
The Staff

 



SLN-197 Shines Brightly!


The brand new Sunshine Satellite S/T EP, is out now!  This is the first release from the band, although they've been steadily playing over the last few years.  Sarah Heller is the captain of the ship, writing and singing short bursts of catchy punk energy.  Everything you hear on the EP is her, minus the drums which are expertly slammed by Tom Chagolla.  The results are concise and effective.  The EP comes on tastefully bright lime green cassette and a download code is included.  You can order a copy from our WEB STORE and if digital is your preference, it's on our BANDCAMP of course. You can also find this spirited EP on all the standard digital/streaming sites and the cassette is distributed by Recess Ops.  Colorado folks can find it at all the usual record stores that carry our signature sounds.  Sunshine Satellite is a shining example of how to make music without fuss; plug in, play loud and crush.  This EP proves that!  Pressing Info: 100 lime green cassette tapes, download code included.
 
 Love,
The Staff

Friday, December 4, 2020

SLN-193 Has Been Resurrected!

 
Well, not resurrected since today is it's first birth, but it made for a better headline.  Either way, today is the day... The brand new Gentlemen Rogues 7", "Do The Resurrection! b/w Bloody Rudderless (In Ursa Major)", is officially out in the world!  Tons of folks are hip to this record as the pre-order was fast and furious. That said, we still got you if you don't have a copy yet! Housed in a classic SLN gold company sleeve, the two tunes on this 7" 45 RPM vinyl disc are stone cold bangers.  'Do The Resurrection!' is a top-shelf example of a power-pop smash while 'Bloody Rudderless (In Ursa Major)' is a clever and inventive 3-covers-in-1-song gem.  The record comes on stunning milky clear & black half-n-half vinyl and a download code is included.  You can order a copy from our WEB STORE and if digital is your thing, it's on our BANDCAMP (today is bandcamp Friday too!). You can also find this killer single on all the standard digital/streaming sites and the 7" is distributed by Recess Ops.  There might be a few copies of the Green Noise exclusive limited art print edition of the 7", so head over there if you missed on that incredible version.  Of course Colorado folks can shop at our favorite record stores to purchase a copy of the standard edition.  We've heard it said that things are bigger in Texas, where Gentlemen Rogues reside. We don't know much about that really, but these songs are Bigger Hits than your average punk rock record so maybe whoever said that was smart.  All we know is, obtain this record if you're smart!  Which you are.  Please and thank you.  Pressing Info: 55 limited edition 7"s on milky clear & black half-n-half vinyl with a bonus silkscreened & hand numbered art print, download code included. 265 standard edition 7"s on milky clear & black half-n-half vinyl, download code included.
 
Love,
The Staff

Thursday, December 3, 2020

We're Getting A Jump On 2021 With despAIR Jordan!

 
You know us, can't sit still.  Welcome despAIR Jordan to the incredibly deep SLN team!  despAIR Jordan's members have been kicking around the Denver music scene for the better part of two decades. Formed from the ashes of rowdier bands like Sleeper Horse, Tin Horn Prayer and Sugar Skulls and Marigolds, despAIR Jordan is a mature and seasoned retelling of a story its members have spent years crafting. Their debut album, "Before Your Wings Gave Out", is set to be released as a digital long player on 1/18/21.  But wait!  Have you seen how rad their "Dunking Robert Smith" logo is?!  Well, you can pre-order a t-shirt with that very logo from our WEB STORE as a combo that includes the album for FREE!  If it helps, you can think of it as buying an album and getting a free shirt.  Whichever makes more sense to you, the esteemed consumer.  Lead single 'The Architect' is on our BANDCAMP SAMPLER now, plus the track is available for immediate download when you pre-order the shirt/album combo.  Now that, friends and fans, is a 2021-style deal! 
 
Love,
The Staff

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2020's Final Physical Duo Due Out Soon!

 
That's right dear readers, there are two physical releases left on the SLN calendar for 2020!  We're hyping them as a duo since they'll be sharing a physical release date.  First, we want to welcome Sunshine Satellite to the SLN stable of stars!  Sunshine Satellite is made up of singer, guitarist and songwriter Sarah Heller (formerly of Stoli & The Beers).  She can do it all (including bass on recordings) but chooses to leave the drumming up to her impressively skilled brother-in-law Tom Chagolla (currently of Native Daughters and Chap).  The results are compact, sleek, tuneful and pummeling.  Their S/T EP will be released on Cassette and Digital on 12/11/20.  Pre-order the cassette from our WEB STORE and listen to the single 'Fire Pretty' on our BANDCAMP SAMPLER. Next up is a fun entry from the "Punk Rock Jingle Machine", Charlie Continental, called "Be Much Better". A 7" Flexi Disc will be released on 12/11/20 and pre-orders for those are also in our  WEB STORE. The Digital version is already available right now! Find it on our BANDCAMP page and all the other digital-streaming places you like to rock and/or roll to. This time out, Charlie delivered a ska song with some extra vocal help from his buddies Daryl Wilson (The Bollweevils), Ella Sugar (his SPELLS bandmate) and The Calgary Family Singers (Jennifer is a longtime collaborator).  During the troubles of this past year, 'Be Much Better' is basically how Charlie channeled some frustrations about world events into a short little song. He’s always loved the unity message and energy of ska. 100% of every purchase/donation (both flexi and digital) will be donated to Black Lives Matter 5280, Black Lives Matter Chicago and Black Trans Femmes In The Arts.  Words cannot express his and his friends’ gratitude to all who listen, follow, share and help with their efforts. So, if that's it for physical releases, does that mean we might have a digital surprise hiding out at HQ?  Follow along (especially 12/4/20, wink-wink) to find out!  
 
Love,
The Staff