Archive for February, 2013

Steve Adamyk Band – Had A Hearttack Mp3

New Steve Adamyk Band mp3, free download courtesy of our friends at Get Bent! LP coming soon, I swear!

Youthbitch – I’m In Love With Girls 7″

Coming March 19th!

Youthbitch is a four piece based out of Portland,OR, but made up of transplants from Illinois, St Louis, and Idaho. Their second LP, ‘Don’t Fuck This Up,’ came out on Jonny Cat Records in August 2012. The Willamette Week called it “the best local document of such a sound since the Exploding Hearts’ Guitar Romantic, and it deserves a vaunted spot next to Gentleman Jesse’s self-titled debut in taxonomies of contemporary classics”.

Now they’re back with 3 of their best songs yet, a heterosexuality-affirming hit on the A-side, backed with 2 of their trademark wired-up geeky garage/pop jams on the flip!

This is the first time we’ve done a 7″ with an up-and coming local band in years (The Mean Jeans – License 2 Chill 7″ was the last one, in fact). Once you hear this, though, it will be immediately apparent why we broke our long dry-spell. Split release with Jonny Cat Records. All copies come on color vinyl with a download code.

Mean Jeans Tour Dates

2/8 – Denton TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ The Novice, Wild//Tribe
2/9 – Austin TX @ 29th St. Ballroom w/ Ghost Knife, Hex Dispensers, Pharoahs
2/10 – Las Cruces NM @ The Trainyard w/ Fuck The Facts, Vomit Cross
2/11 – Phoenix AZ @ Wall Street w/ Otro Mundo, Robot (Re)pair
2/12 -LA CA @ Los Globos w/ The Vomettes, Pizza Wolf
2/13 – Santa Ana CA @ Unit B Skatepark w/ Audacity & Tumult
2/14 – Oakland @ Night Light w/ Primitive Hearts, Wet Spots
2/15 – San Francisco @ The Hemlock w/ Apache
2/16 – Portland @ Blackwater Records w/ Bi-Marks + Big Eyes

Stream The Steve Adamyk Band – Third LP

Stream the entire Steve Adamyk Band LP!

Release date for the LP has been pushed back to 02/19, digital release date remains 02/12!

Mind Spiders “Meltdown”

2nd album from Mark Ryan’s (Marked Men, High Tension Wires) Mind Spiders, and it’s a Meltdown, alright. This is a very different beast from the s/t Mind Spiders LP released just 13 months ago. The most obvious difference is that while the s/t LP was recorded piecemeal, with Mark more-or-less playing all the instruments, Meltdown is the first Mind Spiders recordings to feature the full live band. And what a band it is: members of The Bad Sports, High Tension Wires, Marked Men, Uptown Bums, etc etc. The fact that there are 2 drummers (Mike from the Marked Men AND Greg from The High Tension Wires both play drums at the same time) gives alot of these songs a rhythmic complexity that sets the songs apart from a lot of other “garagey” type bands.

Loosely organized like the first LP, with the more straightforward, rocking stuff on side A and the weird curveball stuff on side B, Meltdown, while remarkably cohesive, blends a lot of different elements: Great sounding guitar tones. Happy, warm organ. Mean, buzzing synth. 60’s pop sensibilities. Snotty garage rockers. Dark, brooding postpunk. Weirdo sci-fi soundtrack stuff. Nods to Krautrock. Oh, and did we mention there are 2 drummers?

Meltdown is definitely one of the high points in the Dirtnap catalog, and given our history with Mark Ryan, that is saying alot. By our count, this is the 11th record we’ve released with him on it (1 Mind Spiders 7″ and 2 LPs, 3 High Tension Wires LPs, 4 Marked Men LPs and 1 7″), I guess you could say we are a fan.

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