Patsy’s Rats “Roundin’ Up” Out Now!

Jonny Cat Benefit Download

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Our dear, dear friend Jonny Cat (of Jonny Cat Records, Chemicals, The Triggers etc fame) has been diagnosed with cancer.

From now until further notice, every time you download The Triggers – Shoot Your Mouth Off from Bandcamp, we’ll donate the purchase price + $10 (so if you download the album for $7, we’ll donate $17) to Jonny’s health fund.

So please show your support, and fuck cancer!

https://dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-triggers-shoot-your-mouth-off-benefit-download

 

Jim And The French Vanilla “Sign” To Dirtnap!

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Excited to announce that JIM AND THE FRENCH VANILLA have joined the Dirtnap roster!

Afraid Of The House, their debut for the label will be released on Feb. 10th.

In the meantime, check out the first Mp3 here:

http://clrvynt.com/jim-and-the-french-vanilla-im-just-sitting-here/

Drakulas “Raw Wave” Out Now!

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Out now! First 200 copies on RED vinyl, mailorder only!

Stream the whole thing at: http://www.stereogum.com/1911197/stream-drakulas-raw-wave/music/album-stream/

Drakulas present Raw Wave. Raw Wave is a collection of songs told from the different points of view of various characters in a fictional metropolis in our not too distant past.  A bustling city center not unlike Times Square in the 70’s filled with sin and sex is the backdrop where gangs, street preachers, sex addicts, pimps, prostitutes and pornographers live and work.  People of this world describe the time period of these songs as the Raw Wave. A wave of new analog technology that hit the city wiping away many of the mores and pretense of the past.

Drakulas are from Austin, TX and feature members of Riverboat Gamblers and Rise Against, among others. This is their debut LP, following a 7” on Red Scare. This pretty much nails the sound the Texas branch of the extended Dirtnap family is infamous for. Vibrant, high energy, and dangerously catchy, Raw Wave is tailor-made for fans of The Marked Men, The Dickies, and vintage-era Riverboat Gamblers/High Tension Wires, with a killer recording by Mark Ryan and Jeff Burke at Cool Devices Studio in Ft. Worth, TX.  And then there’s the lyrics, high-concept/low-brow weirdness that could only have come from the twisted mind of Gamblers frontman Mike Wiebe. Call it a super-group if you must, but don’t call it a side-project.

Track List:

  1. I’m Getting Out
  2. Sonny Tsu
  3. Beta Max
  4. My Name In Your Mouth
  5. Headphones/Slit Throats
  6. Neon Town
  7. VHS
  8. Venus Retreat
  9. Fist Fight At Ponchos
  10. Stepping On Glass

Sonic Avenues On Tour!

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Sonic Avenues “Disconnector” tour starts it’s US leg on the 19th! If you live within 2000 miles of any of these shows, we expect to see you there!

Sonic Avenues “Disconnector” Out Now On Mailorder-Exclusive Color Vinyl And CD!

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Out now on mailorder-exclusive yellow vinyl (one time only pressing of 200!), black vinyl, and CD!

All copies come with 320kps download coupon. Free posters for mailorder customers, while supplies last.

Free shipping in the U.S with $35 order! 1000’s more titles available, check www.greennoiserecords.com for complete listing!

Direct links to order:

Yellow vinyl: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/sonic-avenues-disconnector-yellow-vinyl-lp

CD: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/sonic-avenues-disconnector-cd

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/disconnector/id1140309463

Bandcamp: https://dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-avenues-disconnector

DISCONNECTOR is the fourth studio album (3rd for Dirtnap) by Montreal-based band Sonic Avenues, to be released on October 7th 2016. The 12 songs featured on the album were recorded in the winter of 2016 by Adrian Popovich and Sonic Ave’s vocalist/guitarist Maxime Desharnais at Mountain City and Sound Salvation Studios (the latter being Desharnais’ home).

Disconnector sees the band drawing its drive, dynamics and lyrical content from the desire of getting as far away possible from a formula of creative comfort. The approach resulted in an array of songs featuring the band playing with new instrumentation, different tempos and a variety of song structures. Sonic Avenues’ conscious effort to offer abrupt contrasts along with new textures has them further developing their own dynamics, turning dark and quiet into fast, noisy, fuzzed out sing-alongs.

Musically, a lot of the inspiration around the songwriting revolved around bands like Adrian Borland’s The Sound, Gary Numan, DEVO and A Flock Of Seagulls just to name a few.

Lyrically, Disconnector continues to build on the thoughtful vibe largely established on their last LP (2014’s well received Mistakes). Their new work, which favors an approach of select contexts subjugated by phonetic writing, explores themes of future and destiny, human potential and its annihilation, self-control, abandon, etc.

In terms of sheer energy, the band’s punk roots are still in evidence. Given the subsequent development in lyrical and musical maturity, though, if you didn’t know what to listen for, this could almost be a different band from the one that released their s/t debut LP back in 2009.

Never ones to make the same record twice, Sonic Avenues has always been a band that’s measurably grown and progressed with each successive LP, but we think you’ll agree that Disconnector marks their biggest, boldest step forward yet.