Archive for 2012

Dirtnap Records Demo Policy

It bums me out to type this, but: Until further notice, Dirtnap Records no longer accepts demos. Just getting too many to realistically keep up with, given the fact that we are way beyond capacity with bands/ upcoming releases as it is. While we really do appreciate the time, effort, and expense it takes to send us something for consideration, we can no longer guarantee that we’re going to listen to unsolicited demos.

Red Dons – Auslander 7″ + The Estranged/Red Dons tour.

Dropping this one in the schedule kinda last minute, but Aug 14th will see the release of The Red Dons – Auslander 7″. A LOONNNGGG time in the making (We had plans to do a release with this band since their very beginning, maybe even before they played a show, I don’t remember.), this 7″ finds the Red Dons at their most straightforward, melodic, and powerful. The A side in particular might be their best song yet.

2 new tracks, written in 2010-2011 between Chicago, Brazil, London, Portland, and Hamburg, recorded in Sweden in a cold war era bomb shelter during a 2011 European tour by Lars Ekman (Hanna Hirsch, Förmögenhet). All copies come with download code.

But that’s not all! Following the release of this 7″, The Red Dons will be hitting the road with Dirtnap recording artists The Estranged for their first US tour in awhile. Here are the dates:

August
29th seattle w/ criminal code, kohosh @ black lodge
30th Victoria @ Logans pub
31st Vancouver @ Iron Road Studios w/ spectres

September
1st – Portland w/ Spectres. Autistic Youth @ Black Water
2nd oakland, ca – 1234 go! records
3rd santa Barbara/ventura
4th Long Beach @ prospector
5th Pamona @ Vince Lombardi High School
6th Los Angeles @ blue star
7th San Diego @ shakedown
8th s.f., ca (not confirmed)
9th PDX @ the know w/ bellicose minds

Stream The New White Wires Album

Stream the whole darn thing here:

http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/white_wires-wwiii_album_stream

White Wires – WW3 LP

White Wires – WW3 Out Now!

White Wires – WW3 LP/CD out now!

First 200 will on on WHITE vinyl and are only available from our mailorder site, www.greennoiserecords.com

Here is the cover art, track list, and first MP3! 2nd Mp3 coming soon!

White Wires - WWIII

1. All Night Long (CLICK HERE to download)
2. Everywhere You Were
3. It’s Been Awhile
4. The Magic
5. Alright With Me
6. I’ll Give You Everything
7. Let’s Start Over Again
8. And Then You Told Me
9. I’ll Remember You
10. Jackie And Donna
11. Same Old Story
12. Please Write
13. Down On My Own
14. Will You Come Back To Me

Something Fierce/Occult Detective Club split 10″ and tour.

Something Fierce/Occult Detective Club

Dirtnap Records returns to our favorite regional talent pool (TEXAS!) to unleash this limited edition split 10″ (only the 2nd in Dirtnap history) released to commemorate Something Fierce and Occult Detective Club’s joint 2012 tour! This record is a one time only pressing of 1000 and comes with a download card. Look for an all-new Something Fierce LP on Dirtnap in 2013!

Release date is 8/28/12.

Track List:

Something Fierce:

1. Warlords Of Information
2. The Sound On The Northside Of Town
3. Get On Or Get Off

Occult Detective Club:

1. Brick By Brick
2. Streets, Schools And Hospitals
3. Ships At Sea
4. Third Way

Tour Dates:

AUGUST
Sun 26 – Houston, TX
Mon 27 – Austin, TX
Tue 28 – Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard
Wed 29 – Tucson, AZ
… Thu 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Meat Market Garment Factory
Fri 31 – San Diego, CA (Awesome Fest)
SEPTEMBER
Sat 1 – San Diego, CA (Awesome Fest)
Sun 2 – San Diego, CA (Awesome Fest)
Mon 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar
Tue 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Wed 5 – Oakland, CA
Thu 6 – Sacramento, CA
Fri 7 – Portland, OR @ The Know
Sat 8 – Vancouver, Canada
Sun 9 – Seattle, WA
Mon 10 – Boise, ID
Tue 11 – Salt Lake City, UT(HELP!)
Wed 12 – Denver, CO(HELP!)
Thu 13 – Oklahoma City, OK
Fri 14 – Denton, TX

Mean Jeans – On Mars Cassette

Mean Jeans – On Mars out now on cassette! Burger/Dirtnap split release, numbered edition of 500!

http://www.greennoiserecords.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=25063

Upcoming:
Guantanamo Baywatch – Chest Crawl cassette (split release w/ Burger)
Marked Men – s/t cassette (split release w/ Dirt Cult)
Marked Men – On The Outside cassette (split release w/ Dirt Cult)
Marked Men – Fix My Brain cassette (split release w/ Dirt Cult)
Marked Men – Ghosts cassette (split release w/ Dirt Cult)

Guantanamo Baywatch Tour Starts Today

6/14 – Oakland CA – White Horse with Chuck Chuck and the Chuckleberries and Courtney and the Crushers

6/15 – LA – Blue Star with L.A. Guns

6/16 – San Diego – The Shakedown with The Gears

6/17 – Tucson AZ – The Pound (house show)

6/18 – Tempe AZ – Meat Market Garment Factory

6/19 – EL Paso TX – M’s Lounge

6/20 – San Antonio, TX – Ten Eleven

6/21 – Dallas, TX – The Double Wide

6/23 – Austin, TX – The Spider House, Endless Bummer

6/25 – New Orleans – Sibera with Beach Day

6/28 – Memphis, TN – the Buccaneer

06/29 – Zombie Shop, Nashville, TN

06/30 – Little Kings Shuffleclub, Athens, GA

7/1 – Tallahassee, FL – Retrofit Records

7/2 – Gainesville FL – Looseys

7/3 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar

7/4 – Orlando, FL – The Sandwich Bar

7/5 – Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar

7/6 – St Augustine, FL – Nobby’s

7/7 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone with Serfs and The Vignettes

7/8 – Baltimore, MD – Talking Head

7/9 – Boston, MA – Charlie’s Kitchen with Nice Guys and Surf’s Up Spiccoli

7/11 – New York, NY – Cake Shop with Nightmare Boyzzz, The Numberators, and Big Tits

7/12 – Hamden, CT – The Outer Space

7/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Perry Shall’s house

7/14 – DC – Comet Ping Pong with Blankus Larry

7/15 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class with Beach Stav

7/16 – Detroit, MI – Trumbullplex

7/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Mulligans

7/18 – Madison, WI at Mickey’s Tavern

7/19 – Milwaukee, WI – Quarters

7/20 – Minneapolis, MN – The Turf with Ice Rod, The Sex Rays

7/21 – Chicago – The Township

7/22 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge with LAZY

7/23 – Denver, CO – Old Curtis Street

7/24 – Provo, UT – Muse Music

07/25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Griffin

7/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Redwood Bar w/ White Murder, Cocinas, and Bombon

07/27 = Fullerton, CA – Burger Records

7/28 – Oakland, CA – Hearts and Palms Warehouse w/ Shannon and the Clams, Intelligence, and Rock n Roll Adventure Kids

White Wires Mp3 Premier On Spin!

First Mp3 from White Wires – III premiers on Spin today!

http://www.spin.com/articles/download-white-wires-crunchy-all-night-long

Mean Jeans On Tour!

Guantanamo Baywatch Tour Dates

Guantanamo Baywatch is hitting the road on a giant 6 week out in support of the Chest Crawl LP. Here are the dates, with a few more to come:

6/14 – Oakland CA – White Horse with Chuck Chuck and the Chuckleberries and Courtney and the Crushers

6/15 – LA – Blue Star with LADrugs

6/16 – San Diego – The Shakedown with The Gears

6/17 – Tucson AZ – The Pound (house show)

6/18 – Tempe AZ – Meat Market Garment Factory

6/19 – EL Paso TX – M’s Lounge

6/20 – San Antonio, TX – Ten Eleven

6/21 – Dallas, TX – The Double Wide

6/22 – Denton ,TX – House Show

6/23 – Austin, TX – The Spider House

6/25 New Orleans – Sibera with Beach Day

6/28 – Memphis, TN – the Bucaneer

7/1 – Tallahassee, FL – Retrofit Records

7/2 – Gainesville FL – Looseys

7/3 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar

7/4 – Orlando, FL – The Sandwich Bar

7/5 – Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar

7/6 – St Augustine, FL – Nobby’s

7/7 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone

7/9 – Boston, MA – Charlies Kitchen

7/11 – New York, NY – Cake Shop

7/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Perry Shall’s house

7/14 – DC – Comet Ping Pong with Blankus Larry

7/15 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class

7/16 – Detroit – Trumbull House

7/18 – Madison at Mickey’s Tavern

7/19 – Milwaukee – Quarters

7/20 – Minneapolis – The Turf with Ice Rod

7/21 – Chicago – The Township

7/22 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge

7/23 – Denver, CO – Old Curtis Street

7/24 – Provo, UT – Muse Music

7/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Redwood Bar

7/28 – Oakland, CA – Hunts and Palms. Warehouse show with Shannon and the Clams, Intelligence, and Rock n Roll Adventure Kids

Guantanamo Baywatch – Chest Crawl LP/CD Out Now

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Guantanamo Baywatch – Chest Crawl LP/CD out now! First 200 LPs are on GREEN vinyl and are only available via mailorder!

Download Sad Over You Mp3 courtesy of Vice!
Stream the entire album courtesy of Self Titled magazine!

2nd album (first for Dirtnap) of sexy, sleazy, reverb’d out slime from Guantanamo Baywatch.

Guantanamo Baywatch was started by Jason Powell and Chevelle Wiseman in Portland about 4 years ago to an immediately enthusiastic reception, released a very well received and now out-of-print LP on Portland’s awesome Hovercraft Records, as well as a couple of EP’s/tapes. The band really came into it’s own, though, in late 2010, with the addition of Chris Michael (also in BOOM!) on drums.

Technically they joined the Dirtnap roster in June 2011, but they took their time recording their debut for the label, done mostly at home by the band themselves. Chest Crawl sees the band working more vocal numbers into the mix, incorporating the usual surf/garage suspects (Cramps, Trashmen), more obscure 50′s rock n’ roll/RNB wildmen, as well as slightly heavier nods toward the young-oldies sound being popularized today by bands such as Hunx, Shannon And The Clams, Nobunny, etc.

Wildly popular here in Portland, and not afraid to tour, Guantanamo Baywatch are gonna be all over the place in 2012, starting with a 2 week tour with frequent bill-mates The Mean Jeans in March, followed by a solid summer of touring following the release of Chest Crawl.

Dirtnap doesn’t sign up local Portland bands very often (last one was Mean Jeans in late 2008!), so when we do, pay attention! FIRST 200 LPS ARE ON GREEN VINYL AND ARE AVAILABLE ONLY FROM GREEN NOISE. All LPs come with download coupon.

Guantanamo Baywatch – Chest Crawl LP

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Mean Jeans On Mars Vinyl

Mean Jeans On Mars red vinyl is out of print, black still available!

Guantanamo Baywatch on AOL

Guantanamo Baywatch – Boomerenga is MP3 of the day at AOL Spinner! http://aol.it/J9sKNR

Mean Jeans Tour Dates

May 11 Seattle, WA – Funhouse
May 12 Vancouver, BC – 360 Glen Warehouse
May 25 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
May 26 Oakland, CA – 1234 Go! Fest @ Vitus
Jun. 8 Baltimore, MD – Golden West
Jun. 9 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups (w/ Shaved Women)
Jun. 10 Cleveland, OH – Now Thats Class
Jun. 11 Indianapolis, IN – Melody Inn
Jun. 12 Chicago, IL – Crown Tap Room
Jun. 13 Detroit, MI – PJ’s Lager House
Jun. 14 Toronto, ON – NXNE (@ the shop under Parts & Labour)
Jun. 16 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Explosion
Jun. 17 Montreal, QC – l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
Jun. 18 New Hampshire – Dover Brickhouse
Jun. 19 Boston, MA – Radio
Jun. 20 Manhattan, NY – Cake Shop
Jun. 21 Wilkes Barre, PA – Bones Bar
Jun. 22 Philadelphia, PA – Golden Tea House
Jun. 23 Baltimore, MD – INSUBORDINATION FEST
Jun. 24. Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
Jun. 25. Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Jun. 26. Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong (w/ the Shirks)

Mean Jeans – On Mars Black Vinyl And CD Out Now

Mean Jeans – On Mars black vinyl LP and CD out now!

Red vinyl has not been pressed yet. Will probably be in late next week at the soonest.

If you would like an email notification when the red vinyl is available, take a moment to register an account at www.greennoiserecords.com, if you haven’t already.

On the My Account Information screen, go down to Email Notifications, and make sure the Subscribe Or Unsubscribe To Newsletters box is checked. This is the only way you’ll receive email updates from Dirtnap, even if you were on the old email list.

Mean Jeans – On Mars Black Vinyl LP

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Mean Jeans On Mars update

The good news: Mean Jeans On Mars black vinyl, CD, and digital will come out on Tuesday afternoon as scheduled.

The bad news: The color vinyl (both the red mailorder version and the clear vinyl retail edition) has run into production delays, and will not be in till late the following week.

Important Info For Mailing List Members

For a variety of reasons, we are no longer going to be using our old email list. To continue to receive email newsletters from Dirtnap, you need to do the following:

Log into your Green Noise Records account. The first screen should say “My Account Information”. Go down to “Email Notifications” and hit “Subscribe Or Unsubscribe To Newsletters”, and then check the box that comes up.

This is the only way you’ll continue to receive emails from us.

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