Archive for 2010

Potential Johns/Mind Spiders 7″s available NOW!

Got 2 new releases available now, both with color vinyl editions that are ONLY available via mailorder. (and at Green Noise Records, for you Portland-ers!)


Potential Johns – s/t 7″ $4.25
Solo pop explorations courtesy of Jeff Burke of The Marked Men! 2 tracks of lo fi pop genius, recorded on the eve of Jeff’s moving to Japan. While retaining the catchiness and energy of past efforts, the songwriting here takes a turn for the reflective and bittersweet, and the tempos are slowed down a bit from the break-neck pace of your typical Marked Men song. Still rocks like crazy, though. All copies come with a download code! First 200 are on RED VINYL and are only available direct from Dirtnap!


Mind Spiders – s/t 7″ $4.25

Solo pop explorations courtesy of Mark Ryan of The Marked Men! 4 tracks of intelligent, well crafted, home-recorded pop, with most of the instruments handled by Mark himself. (plus drums on 2 songs courtesy of Greg Rutherford of Bad Sports/High Tension Wires fame) All copies come with a download code! First 200 on RED vinyl, only available direct from Dirtnap!

Both of these are available now from As always, free shipping on orders of $25 or more for U.S. Customers!

Dirtnap on the radio!

Tomorrow nite, Ken from Dirtnap will be on KPSU (98.1 FM, or stream it on the interweb!) spinnin’ records from 7-8, followed by the Mean Jeans playin’ live from 8-9! Tune in, turn on, etc.

White Wires at SXSW!


White Wires are playing a bunch of shows at SXSW. We’re bummed that we ain’t gonna be there…………

Burger City Rock n’ Roll Party
Thursday March 18
(@ THE GRAND SOCIAL CLUB & BILLIARDS – 4631 AIRPORT BLVD (2 blocks from the interstate))

3:15-3:45 RAYON BEACH
6:15-6:45 DEAD SPACE
10:00-10:30 WES COLEMAN
10:45-11:15 BARE WIRES (OAKLAND)

Bachelor / Burger Showcase
Thursday March 18
@ Trailer Space Records (1401 Rosewood Avenue)
happy birthday 7
skipper 7:30
statutory triangle 8:00
pipsqueak 8:30
ty segall 9:00
white wires 9:30
devon williams 10:00
harlem 10:30
audacity 11
barreracudas 11:30

Friday March 19th: 12-6pm
@ Longbranch Inn – 1133 E. 11th Street

12:15 – CoCoComa
1:00 – Tyler Jon Tyler
1:45 – Hollows
2:30 – Fresh & Onlys
3:15 – Charlie & the Moonhearts
4:00 – Ty Segall
4:45 – White Wires
5:30 – Hex Dispensers

Saturday House Party!!!
(address on the way!)

Human eye (9:30)
Timmy’s Organism (8:45)
Cheap Time (8:00)
White Wires (7:15)

Bad Sports (6:30)
Bad Lovers (5:45)
A Giant Dog (5:00)

Commercial Making Contest – Deadline Extended.

Due to the overwhelming volume of submissions, we’ve decided to extend the deadline for the Green Noise Records commercial making contest by 2 weeks. So get ’em in!

Mean Jeans Video – NOW EMBEDDABLE! premieres new Mean Jeans video!

Commercial Making Contest is ON!

Hey, just a quick reminder to get yer entries in for the first ever Green Noise Records Commercial Contest! Deadline is Feb 26th, but we might wind up extendin’ it a bit. Here’s the deets:

Hey amateur, (Or professional) film makers! Green Noise Records wants you
to design the first ever Green Noise Records commercial!

What’s in it for you? The winning commercial will be posted on the Green
Noise Records website, the Green Noise RecordsYoutube page, and the
entrant will receive $200.

Runners up will also be posted to the Green Noise Records Youtube page.
Entrants will have 6 weeks to come up with the idea, film it, and mail it
(or drop it off in person) to :
2615 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR 97202

Unable to give us a hardcopy? Emailed submissions will also be accepted!
Send them to:

For those of you who aren’t familiar with us:

Green Noise Records house’s a great collection of Punk, Hardcore, Indie,
and Local music. New or used, CD or Vinyl, we got you covered. Our
knowledgeable and friendly staff is always available to help you find that
rare album, or to recommend something you may not have heard before. We
love what we do, and we do it well.

That said, here’s the “rules”

1. Entrants are allowed two (2) entries.

2. Commercials should be between 30 and 45 seconds long.

3. Commercials should contain the name and address of the store.

4. It is totally cool to reference the record label (Dirtnap Records), but
it is not required.

5. Don’t forget to include your name, address, and current contact number
with your submission.

6. Have fun! We have faith in you!

A winner will be chosen around february 26th, 2010.
Anymore questions? Contact us:

Mean Jeans Attempting To Play Bowling Alley Last Night

Night Birds 7″

Dirtnap is psyched to announce the release the 2nd 7″ (following hot on the heels of their debut on Art Of The Underground) from New Jersey’s own Night Birds.

Night Birds’ lineup will look familiar to fans of Dirtnap and rad music in general, composed of members of The Ergs, Psyched To Die, Hunchback, and many more.

Musically, though, it’s probably not what you think (it’s better) given the ex members list. Think speedy, catchy stuff that blurs the lines of punk and very early So Cal hardcore, with lots of surf/spy guitar thrown on top! Adolescents meets Dead Kennedys? 5 songs that go by quick, including what I think is the first instrumental on a Dirtnap release, although it’s starting to get real hard to keep track of that shit.

Prospective release date is April 6th, 2010. Split release with Grave Mistake Records. At the band’s request, there is no color vinyl on this release, but the first 500 will come in stamped sleeves. All copies come with sticker and download coupon.


Busy Signals LPs back in stock!

Been awhile, but we got more of these. Order away.


Commerical Makin’Contest!

Attention would-be commercial makers! Our retail store, Green Noise Records, is having a commercial makin’ contest! $200 grand prize! If you win, fame, fortune, and high paying commercial makin’ jobs are sure to follow!


RIP Jay Reatard

It’s no secret that Jay Reatard and Dirtnap didn’t always see eye-to-eye on stuff over the years.

But RIP anyways, we’ll miss ya.

29 is too fucking young.

Stream The Mean Jeans LP!

Have you not heard the Mean Jeans album yet? What the HELL is wrong with you??

Here’s a free stream:

Show on Thursday

Holy Cow! Green Noise Records night is here again! Next Thursday we come back with a bang! 1776, and The Foxgloves @ Ground Kontrol. 9pm. Come start the new year right!

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