Archive for 2011

High Tension Wires – Red Vinyl

So it turns out we got far fewer High Tension Wires – Welcome New Machine LPs than we ordered, due to a problem with the center labels.

These are gone for now, but 100 more are being made. Should have an ETA within a couple of days.

Normally, we don’t do preorders, but in this case we will make an exception. Write us at mail (at) for preorder instructions.

Very sorry about this situation.

Dirtnap Records SXSW Sampler!

BUY Mind Spiders LP


SXSW is almost here! Make sure and come by our showcase if you’re gonna be in town! Here’s the set times:

8 Something Fierce
8:45 Mind Spiders
9:30 Bad Sports
10:15 High Tension Wires
11 River City Tanlines
11:45 Steve Adamyk Band
12:30 White Wires
1:15 Mean Jeans

And make sure to download our SXSW Sampler, available here, featuring new tracks from Something Fierce and Bad Sports. Here’s the track list:

1. High Tension Wires – Get Weird
2. Mean Jeans – Steve Don’t Party No More
3. White Wires – Be True To Your School (Til You Get Kicked Out)
4. Mind Spiders – Don’t Let Her Go
5. Bad Sports – Teenage Girls
6. Something Fierce – Afghani Sands
7. River City Tanlines – Black Knight
8. The Steve Adamyk Band – I’ll Take You Anywhere

Dirtnap SXSW Sampler, new songs from Bad Sports, Something Fierce, etc

Mind Spiders on Pitchfork

Career Suicide – Cherry Beach 7″


Career Suicide – Cherry Beach 7″ will be released 3rd week of March.

A long time in the making, this 7″ is the proper release of a UK/Northern Ireland tour-only single released by the band in 2008.

Re-recorded versions of 2 of the 3 songs (Sadly, the Cuby and the Blizzards cover has been lost to the sands of time!) on the tour 7″ appear here, along with 2 brand new scorchers heard for the first time. The cover art is brand new as well, featuring kick-ass cartoon inspired graphics from Dave Neeson, as well as an 11×17 double sided poster/insert and download coupon.

Career Suicide are hands down our fave HC band of the 00’s, and we’re still a little freaked out that they’re letting us put out a 7″!

Track List:

1. Cherry Beach
2. Means To No End
3. Double Life
4. Things Take A Turn

High Tension Wires – Get Weird Mp3 streaming at AP website!

Alternative Press is streaming Get Weird, the 2nd Mp3 from the upcoming High Tension Wires LP, Welcome New Machine.

This Wednesday at The Know!


It’s time once again for our monthly Green Noise Records Night at The Know!

Youthbitch and Midnight Callers play from 9-11, DJ Ken Dirtnap from 11-1!

High Tension Wires – Welcome New Machine cover art, track list, Mp3


High Tension Wires – Welcome New Machine LP out 3rd week of March!

3rd album from North Texas super group, featuring members of The Marked Men, Mind Spiders, Riverboat Gamblers, Ghost Knife, Chop Sakis, The Reds, Bad Sports, Video, Wiccans, Wax Museums, Maaster Gaiden, and more!

CLICK HERE to download Backbone.

1. Get Weird
2. Icorporeal
3. Backbone
4. Temporary Gods
5. Subprime Love
6. Lose Your Grip
7. Lose Face
8. The Universal People’s Church
9. Handicapped Hearts
10. Dirt, Fist, Feet
11. I’m Too Square You’re Too Round
12. The Secret Of The Hydrogen Bomb

High Tension Wires Mp3 premiere on Consequence Of Sound

Dirtnap SXSW Venue Update

The venue hosting the Dirtnap Records SXSW Showcase is now called Easy Tiger, not Habana Calle. Address and lineup are the same. Here’s an updated flyer:


Mind Spiders coverage in Austin Chronicle

Mind Spiders are all over the latest issue of Austin Chronicle!



Dirtnap Records SXSW Show!


We haven’t done a SXSW show in awhile, but we’re doing one this year! Please come!

Saturday, March 19th @ Habana Calle, Austin, TX

Free with SXSW wristband, cheap cover without.

8 Something Fierce
8:45 Mind Spiders
9:30 Bad Sports
10:15 High Tension Wires
11 River City Tanlines
11:45 Steve Adamyk Band
12:30 White Wires
1:15 Mean Jeans

Mind Spiders Get Fashionable

Mind Spiders on Pitchfork.

Don’t Let Her Go Mp3 on Pitchfork.

Mind Spiders – Don’t Let Her Go Mp3

debuts today at Weekly Tape Deck!

White Wires LPs = Gone!

White Wires – WWII LPs are out of stock.

We accidentally oversold these by several copies, so if you’ve ordered in the past couple of days, you’ll probably be getting a refund today.

Sorry about that, the first pressing of 1000 went FAST! Re-press is being worked on, hopefully we’ll have these back in a couple of weeks.

Mind Spiders LPs out now!


First 200 on blue vinyl, available mailorder ONLY!

White Wires – WWII LP/CD


New Dirtnap Shirts Are Here!


New Dirtnap Shirts! Looks like the above image, only silver on black. And on a t-shirt. We only got small and large right now, more sizes to follow!

Rad White Wires article!

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