Sugar Stems – Only Come Out At Night Out July 22nd! Clear vinyl out of print, black still available!

Sugar Stems – Only Come Out At Night LP + Mp3 + Tour!

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Dirtnap Records is excited to announce our next release, the Sugar Stems – Only Come Out At Night LP/CD, out July 22nd!

Noisey/Vice just premiered the We Only Come Out At Night Mp3 check it out here:

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/sugar-stems-we-only-come-out-at-night

Tour Dates:

07/25 Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge

07/26 Portland, OR @ Slabtown

07/27 Longview, WA @ Chinese Garden

07/28 Oakland, CA @ Night Light

07/29 tba

07/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar

07/31 San Diego, CA @ Ken Club

08/01 Orange County, CA @ House Of Blues

08/02 tba

Betsy, Jon, Steph, and Drew are back with their third and finest album - and this time they're joined by Andy Harris (ex Goodnight
Loving) on organ! 

Only Come Out At Night is the second Sugar Stems album to be released on Dirtnap and follows last year's wonderful and warmly
received Can't Wait. 

Sugar Stems are still the best power pop band going today, and again the band has delivered a beautifully crafted
and immaculately produced collection of songs. Continuing in the direction of Can't Wait, this album finds Betsy's
songwriting reaching new levels of sophistication and maturity. And with the added dimension of keyboards, the band's sound is fuller
and richer than ever. Longtime fans hoping for impossibly catchy melodies and big hooks will not be disappointed in Only Come Out At Night. "The One" and
"Radio Heartthrob" will have you wondering aloud why they're not massive radio hits. And tracks like "Haunted" and "Run Rabbit Run"
demonstrate that Sugar Stems can still rock with the best of 'em. But by no means has the band delivered a mere repeat of previous
albums. The '60s-inspired "Some Might Say" and acoustic "Million Miles" are gorgeous pop gems that pick up where previous
masterpieces like "Love You To Pieces" left off. And while "growing up" can sometimes be the death of a pop band, the 1-2 opening punch
of "Baby Teeth" and "I Know Where I'm Going" suggests that Sugar Stems are only getting better as their music probes deeper into
fully adult themes. Betsy has become a veritable powerhouse on vocals, and the band as a whole has never sounded tighter or more
assured. 

Boasting the band's most beautiful melodies to date along with near flawless production, Only Come Out At Night will delight existing
Sugar Stems fans and attract a whole lot of new ones. Whether you're a power pop aficionado or a lover of great music in general, this is
one you won't want to miss. Cover art is an original water color painting by Betsy!

Steve Adamyk Band – Dial Tone LP

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Steve Adamyk Band – Dial Tone LP will be out July 1st.

Just a reminder, Dirtnap Records does not do preorders, but mailorder-only exclusive color vinyl will be available on that date.

In the meantime, download the Careless MP3, courtesy of AV Club:

http://www.avclub.com/article/steve-adamyk-band-makes-power-pop-dare-its-new-son-205756

 

 

Radioactivity/Bad Sports Tour!

Starts tomorrow! Here are the dates:

June
19th Kansas City @ miniBar
20th Chicago @ The Empty Bottle
21st Milwaukee @ The Cactus Club
22nd Minneapolis @ Hexagon Bar (Bad Sports)
@ Memory Lanes (Radioactivity)
23rd Madison @ Mickey’s Tavern
24th Detroit @ PJ’s Lager House
25th London @ Call The Office
26th Toronto @ Smiling Budha Bar
27th Ottawa @ Gabba Hey
28th Montreal @ Turbo Haus
29th Boston @ Cambridge Elks Lodge

30th Brooklyn @ Baby’s All Right (with The Novice instead of Radioactivity!)

July
1st Pittsburgh @ Howlers
2nd Columbus @ Ace of Cups
3rd Cincinatti @ The Northside Rock and Roll Carnival
4th Atlanta @ the Earl
5th Nashville @ The Other Basement

The Estranged – s/t LP out NOW!

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The Estranged return with their 3rd (4th, if you count the singles comp LP) album for Dirtnap.

 Continuing in The Estranged’s tradition of mutating and evolving with each subsequent release, the new album is an epic, sprawling masterpiece of tense, ominous angst-ridden postpunk.

 They’ve heavily toned down both the Wipers influence of the 1st album and the blatant death-rock vibe of the 2nd. Instead,  this one finds the band establishing a streamlined, punchier sound that both rocks a little harder than the last album, while retaining some of the textured soundscape feel which fans of that record have come to expect.

 The influences on their newest album range from the Cure to Echo & the Bunnymen to The Troggs to The Chameleons. Lyrically, they have more of an ambiguous angst ridden approach, musically showing the bands continued maturity in their song writing and recording process.

 The first pressing of 1000 LPs are packaged in ultra-heavy “tip-on” style jacket and inner sleeves. Subsequent pressings will come in regular jacket/sleeves. All copies come with a coupon for a 320 kps Mp3 download.

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Related Titles On Sale:

The Estranged – Subliminal Man LP is on sale for $8 from 5/27-5/12!

The Estranged – Subliminal Man CD is on sale for $5 from 5/27-5/12!

The Estranged – Static Thoughts LP is on sale for $8 from 5/27-5/12!

The Estranged – Static Thoughts CD is on sale for $8 from 5/27-5/12!

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 We offer free media rate shipping (U.S. customers only, sorry) for orders $25 or higher. We ship your orders 5 days a week, most orders go out within 48 hours of receipt.

 Order your copy of the LP/CD from www.greennoiserecords.com

Stream for free, download for $7 from www.dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com

 Want to stock this release in your store/distro? Wholesale info can be had by writing jennifer at noidearecords.com

 TRACK LISTING:

 

1. Forever Been Erased

2. Fatalist Flaw

3. Hide

4. Languid Sky

5. Mark Of Sin

6. Over And Over

7. Play For Keeps

8. Another Stab

9. The Ride

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The Estranged – s/t LP Out 5/27

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We are happy to announce that after much, much delay, The Estranged – s/t LP will be available for mailorder on May 27th around 11am PST. First 200 copies on red, available mailorder only.