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TWO NEW PRE-ORDERS! Alan Vega After Dark & Meatbodies - 333 June 29 2021

ALAN VEGA, BEN VAUGHN, BARB DWYER & PALMYRA DELRAN - ALAN VEGA AFTER DARK  LP & CD

2021 is shaping up to be the year of Alan Vega. Every year should be but, this year is definitely it. The announcement of the opening of the Alan Vega archives which will be unleashing an untold amount of unreleased material dating back to 1971 via Sacred Bones, the release of Mutator (a lost album from the mid 90’s) which has gained rave reviews, a massive feature in the NY Times…Alan has been celebrated everywhere of late. In The Red is over the moon to participate in this celebration with the release of Alan Vega After Dark - an album that captures a late night rock n’ roll session with Alan backed by Ben Vaughn, Barb Dwyer and Palmyra Delran (all members of the incredible Pink Slip Daddy as well as countless other cool projects). This album serves as a reminder that Alan Vega was an incredible rock n’ roll/blues/rockabilly vocalist. He was one of the best.
From the desk of Jason P. Woodbury:
I only spoke with Alan Vega once. It was over the phone and the topic of discussion was the 2015 reissue of Cubist Blues, the phenomenally out there album he’d originally released with collaborators Alex Chilton and Ben Vaughn in 1996. I was in a noisy stadium for reasons that no longer matter at all, on a cell phone, but even with all that extra noise considered, Alan was exceptionally difficult to understand. At first at least. He’d suffered a stroke a few years earlier, in 2012, which still had lingering effects on his speech. But even before that, his heavy East Coast accent had sometimes made him hard to decipher, lending his voice the character of “a cab driver describing fine art,” Vaughn says. If you weren’t from New York—specifically Alan’s New York, an older version of Gotham that may have died with him on July 16th, 2016, when he passed on his sleep—it could be hard to keep up. But after a few minutes, I adjusted to the rhythm. Suddenly, without warning, I found myself able to dance to the peculiar beat of Vega’s jutting back and forth, his Jewish mystic cadence, the kind you hear in gasps and yelps on the transgressively savagely conceptual records he made in the late ‘70s with Martin Rev as Suicide, or the solo records he made starting in the 80s and continuing through to his final studio album "IT" finished in early 2015 and released posthumously in 2017, collages of machoismo-powered rockabilly, space cadet hard rock, renegade cowboy soul, and neon-drenched pop art Americana. You acclimate and then boom: You’re immersed in the “one-man subculture,” to borrow Vaughn’s description, of Alan Vega. 
Though his relationship to the mainstream was flirtatious but never a fully committed one, Vega’s sub rosa influence on a disparate but extensive list of punks, new wavers, industrial deconstructionists, garage rockers, and pop stars is clear. His admirers included Ric Ocasek of the Cars, a frequent collaborator, and Bruce Springsteen, whose 1982 album Nebraska, particularly the creeping song “State Trooper,” explored the same haunted backroads Vega sang about. “The bravery and passion he showed throughout his career was deeply influential to me,” Springsteen noted on his Facebook page, memorializing Vega. “There was simply no one else remotely like him.” 
No one else like him. That was certainly the case in 2015, when Vega decamped to Renegade Studio in New York City’s West Village with Vaughn on guitar, bassist and keyboardist Barb Dwyer, drummer (and Sirius XM DJ) Palmyra Delran, and engineer Geoff Sanoff. Sporting sunglasses, a knit cap and long rider coat, Vega looked tough as nails in his 78th year, and as always he was dedicated to the moment, to capturing the ghosts for what would prove to be his final live band recording.  
Years before, the stroke had slowed Vega down, but he’d recovered and continued making music, often remotely, vocalizing over pre-recorded tracks by electronic musicians. He wanted a different feel for this project, wanted “to feel connected,” Vaughn says, to the musicians in the room, the way it had worked when they made Cubist Blues with Chilton, a music industry rebel in his own right. That record had taken two frenzied, off-the-cuff nights, this album required only one. “We got better at it,” Vaughn says with a chuckle, his velvet voice—the one I’ve so often heard on his essential and always joyous radio program and podcast The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn —underserved by my cellular telephone (once again). 
Vega was obsessed with the enormity of any given moment, and to that end, he insisted the band be assembled with absolutely no preparation. They would be responsible for creating, ears tuned to each other and Vega’s incantations, a spontaneous space for his magical recitations. “It’s the only way I’ve ever worked with him,” Vaughn says. “We would start playing, and Alan would wait a little bit,” drawing in a notepad the entire time, working on his “zillions of sketches” — potential self-portraits, though he’d be loathe to indulge you asking if they were — or reading his copy of the New York Post. Eventually he’d rise to the microphone. “Some of the stuff he comes up with, it’s really unbelievable,” Vaughn says, citing the elementally profound lyrics for “River of No Shame,” delivered for the first time as the band churned on. “The animals are hunting, the animals are hunting/Making a break for the river/Making a break for the river/The river of no shame,” Vega riffs, over a motorik groove that’s somehow equal parts Neu! and John Lee Hooker. 
Vega didn’t consider the marketplace at all, never considered what would become of his art after he made it, living like the embodiment of what visionary director David Lynch would describe as “the art life.” For Vega creating was the sacred act. Creations? He could take them or leave them. “Liz, Alan’s wife, has told me that when he would finish a painting, he’d immediately paint over the canvas — she’d have to snatch them away from him,” Vaughn says. 
Luckily, Vaughn and company have been able to do something like that with Alan Vega After Dark, a set of songs that exist fully in their genesis, realized and recorded one night in New York City. They snatched one away from Alan, so we can pore over it. Listening to it, Vega’s words sometimes slip past me, like they did early in our single phone call. Wait, what was that he just said? It might have been the secret of the world! But I have the luxury of knowing that even as I can return to the LP over and over again, I’ll never hear the same thing twice. “Alan was writing from the future,” Vaughn says. I think back to 2015 when, during my interview for Aquarium Drunkard, Vega swatted away my inquiries about where his visions originated: “I don’t know where it comes from. People ask, ‘Why?’...There is no why. Who gives a shit? It’s not supposed to be why. It’s supposed to be the world. The mystery.”

 

 

MEATBODIES - 333 EP

Within the fertile West Coast rock scene of the 2010s, Meatbodies’ Chad Ubovich was a perennial candidate for MVP. Over the course of the decade, the Los Angeles native could be seen peeling off guitar solos in Mikal Cronin’s backing band, supplying the Sabbath-sized low end for Ty Segall and Charlie Moothart as the bassist for Fuzz, and, of course, fronting his own Meatbodies. That recently dormant noise-damaged freak-rock outfit now returns with 333, a corrosive stew of guitar scuzz, raw acoustic rave-ups, and primitive electronics. That acidic mix didn’t come from nowhere. Because the downside to maintaining such a prolific work rate is that the threat of burnout becomes a looming occupational hazard, and after touring behind Meatbodies’ second album, 2017’s Alice, Ubovich finally hit his breaking point. 


“I’d been touring for eight years straight with all these bands, and just couldn't do it anymore,” he says. “There was also a feeling in the air that everything was changing, politically. Things just didn't feel right, and I went down a dark path.”


Fortunately, Ubovich was able to pull himself back from the brink and, upon getting sober, began writing and recording at a furious pace. By mid to late 2019, Meatbodies—Ubovich and drummer Dylan Fujioka—had a new album in the can, ready to be mixed. But when COVID hit, the band, like so many other artists, put their release on hold as they rode out the pandemic’s first wave. During that idle time, Ubovich discovered a cache of demos that he and Fujioka had recorded in a bedroom back in the summer of 2018, and he really liked what he heard. In contrast to Meatbodies’ typical full-band attack, it was deliriously disordered. “It sounded gross, like a scary Magical Mystery Tour,” he recalls proudly. After subjecting them to some mixing-board freakery, Ubovich fast-tracked the songs into becoming Meatbodies’ third release, 333.  


But while the new record diverts sharply from the evolution established by the punk rippers of Meatbodies’ 2014’s self-titled debut and the fuzz-metal fantasias of Alice, it’s born of the same econo spirit that birthed the band in the first place. Ubovich founded Meatbodies in 2011, when a new generation of outfits rose from the ashes of the previous decade’s geopolitical tumult. The period set a whole generation adrift—there were no jobs, no money, no opportunities. The stability of previous eras was out of reach. But for artists like Ubovich, there were still ways to move forward. “We had vans and guitars,” he says. “So we made our own thing.”


While 333 charts Ubovich’s journey from drug-induced darkness to clear-eyed sobriety, it also reflects how the world he re-entered was still pretty messed up—if not more so. That psychic tug-of-war plays out on the opening “Reach for the Sunn” whose distorted slow-motion creep leads to a chorus both celebratory and dispiriting: “Reach for the stars/reach for the sun/reach for the trigger/reach for the gun.” In writing these songs, Ubovich realized that he wasn’t so much singing about his own path, but something much greater than himself. “These lyrics are dark, but I think these are things that a lot of people are feeling and going through, especially Americans,” he says. “We’re watching the fall of U.S. capitalism, and 333 is a cartoonish representation of that decline.” 


But as much as it speaks to the disillusionment of a lost generation, 333 also abounds with the innovation that limited resources can inspire. To set the Zeppelin III-styled pagan-campfire jam “Let Go (333)” in motion, Ubovich tapped out the beat with drumsticks on his pillow, while “Nighttime Hidden Faces” melds two completely different demos together, steering its Stereolab synth drones into a mind-bending boogie worthy of Royal Trux. The instrumental “Eye Eraser” might be 333’s greatest example of hermetic ingenuity—what may have turned into a shoegaze rager is instead rendered as a blissful union of brain-fogging fuzz and minimalist electro beats.  


Ironically, by working within a tighter lo-fi schematic on 333, Meatbodies have greatly expanded their palette, opening new portals to explore. And yet for all its free-ranging experimentation, 333 arrives at a tidy, full-circle conclusion with the sundazed serenade, “The Hero,” a song that Ubovich sees as a logical bookend to the opener. As he explains: “One is the id, one is the super-ego, Although I don’t know which is which. They're both very sardonic and defeatist in a lot of ways, but ‘The Hero’ is supposed to be a little funnier, laughing at everything.” He’s earned the right to a chuckle: For an album that wasn’t supposed to exist, 333 is the ultimate testament to Meatbodies’ renewed vitality. 


Pre Order: Divine Horsemen / Hot Rise Of An Ice Cream Phoenix June 17 2021

Available on Double LP & CD. Starts shipping mid August.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Divine Horsemen, the fiery, eclectic ’80s group that rode the unique vocal chemistry of Chris Desjardins (a.k.a. Chris D.) and Julie Christensen, return to the musical stage with Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix, a collection of all-new recordings, on In the Red Records on August 20.

 

Co-produced by Desjardins and Craig Parker Adams (who engineered I Used to Be Pretty, the 2019 release by Chris D.’s groundbreaking ’70s punk band the Flesh Eaters), the new 13-track album comprises the first new music by the Horsemen in 33 years.

 

Founded after the dissolution of the Flesh Eaters and launched with the 1984 Enigma Records album Time Stands Still, billed as Chris D./Divine Horseman, the band released three albums and an EP on SST Records, all of which featured the searing harmonies of Desjardins and Christensen, who were married at the time. The couple split professionally and personally just prior to the release of their January 1988 EP A Handful of Sand.

 

However, the two musicians remained in touch over the years, and Christensen contributed vocals to five tracks on I Used to Be Pretty, which reunited the 1980 “all-star” edition of the Flesh Eaters heard on the Ruby/Slash classic A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die. By then, the idea of reviving Divine Horsemen was already percolating.

 

“Julie had asked me about six or seven years ago about doing Divine Horsemen again,” Desjardins says. “I told her I wasn’t quite ready yet, though I did want to do it eventually. Then in 2015 the Flesh Eaters started doing reunion shows. In 2018 we did it some more, and we recorded the album, released it in early 2019, and we went out on tour and supported it. Since the beginning of 2018, Julie and I had been talking about Divine Horsemen again.”

 

Christensen — who had moved on to work with Leonard Cohen in the 1990s and release seven albums of her own work — adds, “We recorded I Used to Be Pretty in April of 2018. Previous to that we had started plans for a Divine Horsemen tour in the fall, playing older stuff. Chris had song ideas and cover ideas for a studio album — it was just kind of forming in his head. I started looking for covers, too. I did some of the Flesh Eaters ‘live’ gigs the first three months of 2019, and found out that we were getting along really well.”

 

The singers’ plans called for reuniting with such onetime Divine Horsemen as guitarist Peter Andrus, who had appeared on A Handful of Sand and the 1987 album Snake Handler, and bassist Robyn Jameson, who had worked with Desjardins on the majority of his recordings between 1982 and 2004. However, Jameson tragically died in 2018 following a street assault; Bobby Permanent, Andrus’ longtime musical collaborator, was recruited to take the late musician’s slot on the new recordings. Andrus is also a veteran of bands Crowbar Salvation and Detroit’s the Volebeats. Permanent (under the name Robert Pollard) has also contributed to various movie soundtracks, most notably John Cassavetes’ final film, Love Streams.

 

The 2021 Divine Horsemen lineup is completed by drummer DJ Bonebrake of the incomparable L.A. band X; he also was a member of the 2018 recording and 2019 touring editions of the Flesh Eaters (which also included X’s John Doe, Dave Alvin and Bill Bateman of the Blasters, and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos). Keyboardist Doug Lacy, another veteran of the Snake Handler sessions, returns to the fold; he and Christensen both later sang backup for the duo of Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks, and Lacy has appeared on several of Parks’ other projects.

 

The release of Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix was prefaced in late 2020 by Feeding Tube Records’ package of unreleased vintage recordings Divine Horsemen ‘Live’ 1985-1987 and two Bandcamp singles, “Mystery Writers,” a new composition by Desjardins and Andrus, and “Mind Fever Soul Fire,” a song that originally appeared on Love Cannot Die, a 1995 Chris D. solo album issued by Sympathy for the Record Industry. (A new rendition of that set’s title song is also heard as the concluding track on the new album; a high-intensity re-recording of “Handful of Sand,” the 1988 EP’s title number, is also featured.)

 

The new material on the album reflects a diversity of sources.

 

“I wanted to mash up some European folk material,” Desjardins says of “No Evil Star,” a madrigal-like composition. “There are a whole bunch of sites on the internet that have public domain folk songs from Europe, specifically England, Scotland, and Ireland. These are all from the 1700s and 1800s. The music for the verse is from one folk song I found on a Celtic folk site. The words are all original. But the chorus music is not Celtic, it’s more Latin — they also had a few Spanish folk songs on there. Peter joked when we were working up that tune that it was our Jethro Tull song.”

 

Like “Ghost Cave Lament” — the sprawling number that concluded I Used to Be Pretty — both “Barefoot in the Streets” and “Stony Path” reflect Desjardins’ ongoing fascination with Spanish flamenco.

 

“Those songs are linked lyrically,” Desjardins says. “‘Stony Path’ is a continuation of ‘Barefoot in the Streets.’ They’re both murder ballad-styled songs. The lyrics of ‘Barefoot in the Streets’ is flamenco-inspired, but the music is not really Spanish — Julie came up with the music.”

 

Christensen says the writing of the latter number came late in the recording of the album: “Chris called and said, ‘You know, I’ve just been remiss. I feel like we should write a song together, and I have this “barefoot in the streets” idea.’ He’d already written the lyrics. He had a little bit of a melody idea, too, but not much of one — there was just the scan of it.”

 

She adds that singing “Stony Path” presented some unique vocal challenges: “Flamenco singers break their voices in order to do what they do.” The song was left for the end of the album sessions, and she nailed her demanding part in a single take.

 

Christensen is represented as a co-writer on another song, “Falling Forward,” written with Lathan McKay. “He’s an actor and musician who lives in Austin,” Desjardins says. “He’s also the foremost authority on Evil Knievel!”

 

Beyond her writing, Christensen served an invaluable function by finding outside compositions for the album.

 

“I found a couple of covers from Tennessee writers,” the former Nashville resident says. “‘Any Day Now’ is by Tim Lee and Susan Bauer Lee. They used to have a band called Tim Lee 3, he was also in a band called the Windbreakers, and now Bark. They used to get hold of Divine Horseman LPs and hand them out to people – ‘Here, you’ve gotta hear this.’ We got to be fast friends, and their song ‘Any Day Now’ just floored me.

 

“‘Strangers’ is by another Tennessee writer named Johnny Duke — he wrote it with Will Kimbrough. I originally heard it acoustically, just him and a guitar. I spoke to him after I heard him play it, and I said, ‘I don’t know if you’d be into this, but I have this band, and I’d love to try doing it with them as a Neil Young and Crazy Horse kind of thing.’”

 

Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix is rounded out by a typically diverse selection of covers. “25th Floor” is a Patti Smith-Ivan Kral original, heard on the 1978 album Easter. “Ice Cream Phoenix” was a vehicle for the vocal harmonies of Grace Slick, Marty Balin, and Paul Kantner on Jefferson Airplane’s 1968 LP Crown of Creation. But the album’s greatest curiosity may be the raucous, profane “Can’t You See?,” an oddball tune that had obsessed Desjardins for years.

 

He says, “That’s a song written by Charlie Cuva and Robert Downey Sr., for Downey’s movie Pound. I’d heard that song at the Fox Venice Theatre in 1972, in the intermission of a double feature. Robert Downey Sr. had pressed up 100 or so copies of five songs from Pound to send out to independent theaters, as a promotion. It was never commercially released as a record. I had not heard it in years, and the guy who put out my book A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die sent me an MP3 of it. When the prospect came to do this album, I thought, we’ve got to do this. I played it for Julie and Peter, and they went through the roof over it.”

 

In all, Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix stands as a bracing new achievement by a distinctive musical partnership that has always marched to the beat of its own drum. Like the Flesh Eaters’ recent reunion, it’s a welcome return that plays to the group’s historic strengths.

 

“It was really good for both of us,” Desjardins says “and we really enjoyed it. There’s also — unintentionally — context in some of those songs about what happened between us as a couple.” Christensen adds, “One thing Chris has always been adept at is taking a song, and you hear the raw bones of it, and then he casts the band so well, and he runs a rehearsal like a tight ship. We would fashion these gems of songs out of rocks. He’s always been really good at directing a song toward what it’s supposed to do.”

 

It should be noted, in addition to producing (or co-producing) all of his Flesh Eaters and Divine Horsemen efforts, Desjardins has a modest but important legacy as an A&R man/in-house producer at Slash/Ruby Records from 1980-1984, co-producing with Tito Larriva seminal work by the Gun Club (their debut album, Fire of Love), producing the Dream Syndicate (Days of Wine and Roses) and Green on Red (Gravity Talks), and mixing with Glenn Danzig the Misfits (Walk Among Us). He also shepherded the Lazy Cowgirls on their eponymous debut (released through Enigma subsidiary Restless Records in 1985). Last but not least, Desjardins produced Soulsuckers on Parade, a wildly unhinged, never-available-before-to-the-public 1984 session by Jeffrey Lee Pierce (with a backing group of then-Blasters Dave Alvin, Bill Bateman, and Gene Taylor, and Green on Red’s Jack Waterson) that is only now being released in 2021 by Minky Records — 36 years later!


The Scientists - Negativity April 20 2021

The Scientists’ powerful brand of deranged swamp-rock returns with a vengeance on June 11, when In the Red Records unleashes Negativity, an all-new magnum opus featuring the first new full length album by the Australian band’s penultimate line-up in 35 years.
The bruising 13-track collection features a Scientists configuration much beloved by connoisseurs of the band’s work: singer-guitarist Kim Salmon, lead guitarist Tony Thewlis, and bassist Boris Sujdovic, all veterans of the group’s defining 1981-85 outfit, and drummer Leanne Cowie, who replaced drummer Brett Rixon on the storming 1986 release Weird Love.
 Happily, rousing receptions during the band’s American treks and a sense that fans would welcome a new full-length project resulted in sessions for Negativity, the Scientists’ first full-length collection of new material since their 1987 last bow Human Jukebox.
It can’t be overstated how thrilled In The Red is to be unleashing this album. The vinyl comes in a handsome gatefold sleeve with a limited edition on gold vinyl. It’s also available on CD, which also looks really suave.


Available now! Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds - Swing From the Sean DeLear 12" January 26 2021

“Swing From The Sean De Lear” is the new 4 song EP by Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds on In The Red Records. It celebrates dreamlike bridge between life and memory. Recorded and mixed with Jim Waters, (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Sonic Youth etc.) at Waterworks Recording in Tucson AZ,  “Sean DeLear”, is a tribute to the late, magical, and ubiquitous Los Angeles underground institution named Sean De Lear. The rocking song uses the metaphor of those passed on as swinging from a chandelier, a festive image we all hope is true! 

Side Two of the EP is a 14 minute psych, Chicano groove titled “He Walked In.” The text is based on a visceral fever dream Kid had about his friend, and Gun Club bandmate, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, whom passed away in 1996. Leading us back to the theme of feelings sustained between life and memory, the song dreams on as the band spreads their monkey bird wings, Mark Cisneros on flute, and guest, tambourine queen Cesar Padilla lost in music but found in sound. 

In such uncertain times, one thing is most certain; Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds will always bring the party.. and the other world.

Limited edition on pink and black splatter vinyl.


FUZZ III - Limited Edition Hoodie + FUZZ I & II repress on color vinyl!! October 23 2020

Happy FUZZ III release week!!

 

Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered the new Fuzz album from us! It was by far the most orders we’ve received for one of our titles ever. Igor has been furiously packing packages for days and we have almost all of them out. Hopefully everyone will have theirs soon and be as stoked about it as we are.
To celebrate the album finally coming out this week we have the following limited edition Fuzz items for sale:
Fuzz III design tie dye pullover hoodies! Designed by Tati Compton, hand dyed by Kevin Emerson and screen printed by E.S. Serigraphy. We only made 100 of these and when they’re gone they’re gone. They look awesome! They run a bit small so please see size chart attached. There will be no exchanges because of the limited quantity.
 We’ve re-pressed Fuzz I and Fuzz II on limited color vinyl! Fuzz I is on light blue and Fuzz II is on clear with traces of black and white. Both colors chosen to compliment the album artwork. Both pressed in an edition of 300. Once they’re gone it’s back to black (the way God intended). 

Pre-Order DEMOLITION DOLL RODS & New book by ROSS JOHNSON September 28 2020

DEMOLITION DOLL RODS - Into The Brave LP


Those masters of Motor City mayhem have returned. Perhaps the only band to be asked by a promoter to keep their clothes on, the Demolition Doll Rods – who have not been in a studio together in fourteen years  – are set to unleash Into the Brave in October 2020.
Formed in a Detroit basement in 1993, the Demolition Doll Rods are infamous for their rude, crude two-guitars-drums-no-extra-stuff rock n’ roll, not to mention those minimal matching Doll Rod outfits, which included wearing hubcaps, doll heads and even swiss cheese. They recorded four very singular albums together – starting with their outrageous debut Tasty in 1997 (coproduced by Jon Spencer and Mick Collins)– but called it quits in 2007 when co-founders Margaret Doll Rod and Danny Kroha went their separate ways. Until last year, that is, when out of the blue Margaret suddenly reunited with Danny to perform some scorching live shows alongside new drummer Shelby Murphy.
Twelve brand new tracks as loud, crazy and demented as anything they have ever created. Limited edition on blue vinyl. Ships mid October.



ROSS JOHNSON - Baron of Love: Moral Giant  paperback book
 

Our friends at Spacecase Records have done a real public service by releasing this fantastic new book by Ross Johnson! Ross Johnson (Panther Burns, Alex Chilton, Jeffrey Evans, etc.) puts it down over 153 pages in his long-awaited memoir. Everything’s here — from bagging groceries for the late Al Jackson, Jr., at the Big Star grocery store to his thoughts on the present-day Memphis scene. In between Ross discusses writing for CREEM in its halcyon days, playing on Like Flies on Sherbert, the brilliance of Lesa Aldridge and Jim Dickinson…and that’s just the beginning. A must have for fans of Make it Stop! and Memphis music. Limited to 200 copies.

Red Lights (Jeffrey Lee Pierce) / CCR Headcleaner / Lamps August 17 2020

AVAILABLE NOW!

Red Lights - s/t 12” EP
We teamed up with our pals at Spacecase Records to co-release this amazing archival record. Prior to forming The Gun Club, Jeffrey Lee Pierce fronted the short-lived Red Lights in 1978. A power-pop obsessive at the time, Pierce managed to record a Red Lights demo. These tracks have remained obscure ever since. Included here is the Pierce original “Jungle Book,” later covered by The Last on their ill-fated album, Look Again (1980). Limited edition on red vinyl.
 
 
 
 
 
CCR Headcleaner - Street Riffs LP
San Francisco’s CCR Headcleaner are back with a brand new full length of dark, heavy, brutal, face-melting punk-adjacent stoner noise. These guys are as good as fucked up acid fried rock n’ roll gets and Street Riffs is their best statement yet! Limited edition on orange sunshine vinyl.
 
 
 
 
 
Lamps - People With Faces LP
is available for pre-order now! Listen to the first track “Horse Cow Goat Pig Dog” here: https://soundcloud.com/blankfrank13/horse-cow-goat-pig-dog
 
 
 
 
 
Ex-Cult - Blurry/ Final Exits/ Double Hits 7”
We got a very small supply of Ex Cult’s 2017 European tour 7” on Red Lounge Records. If you don’t already have this now you can fix that.
 
 
 
 

The Return of FUZZ July 22 2020

Fuzz is back with their first new album in 5 years "III" Listen to the debut single "Returning" here

LP / CD available here

Shirts and pin available here

One only knows one. Two is balanced therefore stagnant. III both active and reactive. Charles Moothart, Ty Segall and Chad Ubovich are FUZZ. FUZZ is three. And III has returned. Songs for all, and music for one. 

 

III was recorded and mixed at United Recording under the sonic lordship of Steve Albini. Keeping the focus on the live sounds of the band, the use of overdubs and studio tricks were kept to a minimum. Albini’s mastery in capturing sound gave FUZZ the ability to focus entirely on the playing while knowing the natural sounds would land. It takes the essential ingredients of “guitar based music” and “rock and roll power trio” and puts them right out on the chopping block. It was a much more honest approach for FUZZ -- three humans getting primitive, staying primitive. The goal was never to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes it’s just about seeing how long you can hold on before you’re thrown off.

 

Album opener “Returning” serves as a sort of mission statement for the album. It’s an auditory meditation on the power of one and the different perspectives of one,  whether it is the singular person looking inward, or a group of people coming together as a single unit. Not only is it an echo of the return of FUZZ, but also a broader return to form - raw and empowered through vulnerability. 

 

“Nothing People” and “Spit” served as a launching point into the new sphere that would become III. They were written around the same time, and felt like they opened two different doorways -- familiar in some ways and new in others. “Time Collapse,” a rogue cut from the days of FUZZ’s II, landed soundly on the scorched surface of side A to round things out.

 

“Mirror” opens up the B side and the collective consciousness. Mirroring the call to arms of “Returning,” the song asks the listener to link arms with the band, march to the same drum of love, and create a space of equality among the freaks. The pummeling rhythm demands the request to crush the mirror that feeds you lies. In the end, it’s a ballad for the unique, twisted, and natural self that should be exalted before any falsehood. 

 

The stomping back half of III serves as a self aware call out to the lineage in which this record calls home -- both personal and general in the historical context of raw power trio records. “Blind to Vines” and “End Returning” accentuate the meditative qualities of FUZZ. While coming from opposite ends of the spectrum, they balance restraint and compulsion. FUZZ will ultimately cave to compulsion. That is without question. But what good is a freak out without an initial glance inward? “End Returning” takes that look inward and scrambles the timeline. It finds peace and challenges it in the next breath. Arguably, it brutalizes this peace to test the foundations on which it rests, inevitably bringing the origin back into focus.


Three points reflected in three Mirrors; a pyramid of sonic destruction and psychic creation. Nothing People feed the roots while the freaks fly free in the treetops - Blind to Vines, Eyes Closed, Stuck in Spit, triumphing the Returning of beginnings and Ends Returning while beginning to see the Time Collapse. Love is the only way to annihilate hate, and Sketchy freaks live to bleed. All shades of color, truth and lies, III is the pillar of unity and singularity. All is nothing, and only nothing can generate everything. Log out, drop thought, turn up.


NEW RELEASE FROM: DON HOWLAND, A BURNING BUS + MORE! May 07 2020

Hello!

We hope everyone is staying safe and well during this time of unprecedented weirdness. Despite the fact that most everything is closed down right now, we’re still making records. When things start to reopen we’ll have some pretty amazing stuff to announce but right now we have these awesome new releases ready to order:

 


Don Howland - Endgame LP

We’re proud to announce the new solo album by Don Howland. Don’s been pursuing his brand of scuzzy roots rock for over a quarter of a century, first as a member of the Columbus’ beloved Gibson Bros and later as the main man in the Bassholes. His music is a raw convergence of country blues, ’76 punk and lo-fi garage. Don was one of the original flagship artists for In The Red and we’re happy to be working with him again. Don’s been a crucial figure in underground music for several decades and is of American underground’s true originals. Limited edition on splatter vinyl.

 


A Burning Bus - s/t LP

Another Don Howland-related album! That’s right, we’re putting out two albums by the man at the same time! That’s how much we love him and his music. This full length is by his now defunct five piece band Burning Bus. The band released two 7”s earlier this decade and recorded this album which has laid dormant until now. While Don’s solo work and the Bassholes tend to be stripped-down, terrible-kicking affairs, Burning Bus is a full throttle three guitar and bass attack. It’s much noisier and more brutal than anything else he’s done. Fans of Pussy Galore will want to take note. Limited edition on splatter vinyl.

 

 

Also in from our pals at Spacecase Records we have these awesome new titles:

 

Rubber Blanket LP

Rubber Blanket is a new group featuring Brad Eberhard and Jun Ohnuki of Wounded Lion and The Intelligence’s Lars Finberg. This is their debut LP. For fans of The Screamers, Fast Product-era Human League, and The Better Beatles. Limited to 500 copies.

 

 

Walter Daniels and the Hungry Hearts 7”

The 7” features Walter Daniels’ usual all-star lineup, including Texacala Jones (Tex and the Horseheads), Marco Butcher (Jam Messengers), Cypress Grove (Jeffrey Lee Pierce) and Luis Tissot (Jesus and the Groupies). Cover art by Art Chantry. Limited to 300 copies. 

 

 

Also, we’re now shipping Alice Bag’s awesome Sister Dynamite album. Flame color vinyl is going fast!

 


PRE ORDER: ALICE BAG - SISTER DYNAMITE February 25 2020

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

L.A. punk icon Alice Bag has announced her new album Sister Dynamite,
out April 24 on In The Red Records! Her third solo effort, the album marks a thrilling return to the full-throttle punk that Bag pioneered with her legendary first-wave punk band, The Bags. An unbridled celebration of community and the undeniable power in embracing your own truth, the collection confronts some of the most pervasive problems troubling our world today: unchecked privilege and willful ignorance, systemic inequality and fragile masculinity. Bag will kick off a national spring tour on March 6 in Vancouver, joining her like minded sisters Bikini Kill on several dates. Tickets will go on-sale Friday February 28 @ 12:00pm local time.


NEW LAVENDER FLU! + RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES February 19 2020

Lavender Flu - Barbarian Dust LP
In The Red is proud to announce the release of the new album from Portland, Oregon’s Lavender Flu and it’s their best yet!
In contrast to their prior mobile-unit hole-ups and home-taped fryers, Barbarian Dust, the third album from LAVENDER FLU, marks the band’s first raid of a proper studio.  Extending the formalities further, the conceptual impetus for the sessions stems from a collective meditation on cosmic biker rock.  Smokey, sure --- and that peculiar, chunky ether seeps into the resulting collection --- but it all ultimately serves to a liquid frame, a set of parameters imposed purely to burst through.  Compositionally and thematically, Barbarian Dust alternates between hope and anger, each idealized, a sway thoughtfully achieved through an often-soaring, occasionally busted version of rock heaviness (without ever approaching “Heavy Rock”, thank heaven/hell).  In every sense of the word, it’s their most aggressive work to date.
Limited edition purple vinyl. Includes download code.
Coming soon!
 
Don Howland - Endgame LP
Burning Bus (Don Howland fronted band) - s/t LP
Alice Bag - Sister Dynamite LP/CD
Lamps - People With Faces LP
Also, keep an eye out on Record Store Day for the following!
Gun Club live 7” (co-release with Henry Rollins’ 2.13.61)
Ruts DC 7” (co-release with Henry Rollins’ 2.13.61)
100 Flowers - Drawing Fire + LP

THE VICTIMS - LP & 7" EP October 21 2019

AVAILABLE NOW!

The Victims - s/t LP

The Victims - Horror Smash 7” EP

Punk music, at its most effective, its most important, exists at a nexus of a few simple but important ideas. Punk needs to be youthful, it needs to be reactionary, it needs to be short-lived and it needs to be controversial.

So for a group of twenty-something Australians, excitable as the frontline first wave of kids responding to both the Ramones and the Sex Pistols (yet still influenced by the New York Dolls and Stooges and Flamin’ Groovies), who existed for but barely for a year from 1977-1978 and wrote songs about serial killers, high school girls and hating disco…well, I’d argue they are the most perfect punk band ever.

The band was Dave Flick (aka Dave Faulkner later of the Hoodoo Gurus) on guitar and vocals, Rudolph V (Dave Cardwell) on bass and James Baker on drums. Best known for their classic “Television Addict”, that song is but the tip of the iceberg of the band’s powers. Having self-released two godhead 7-inches during their brief existence, the seven songs on those singles are absolute cannon at this point. Quintessential, pure, unfuckwithable.

Of particular note is the blast beat, proto-hardcore velocity of “Perth Is A Culture Shock” an ode to the band’s isolated hometown, unreleased at the time, which presages the vibes that would emanate from Black Flag, Minor Threat and Negative Approach in just a few years.

And all that is just side one of the LP.

Side two contains a bounty of unreleased-for-decades demos of nine otherwise undocumented Victims originals. Demos in name alone, these properly recorded songs brim with all the identifying marks of the known Victims classics…irreverence, taking the piss, murderers and an invigorating youthful attitude. 

The sheer perfection of songs like “Horror Smash” and “I Wanna Be With You” only further cements how essential the Victims were…that even their outtakes are A+ prime material.

The last thing to remember about punk as a theory, an aesthetic, is that its "ideas" are all bullshit anyway. That’s easily proved by the 7” EP released alongside this release of new recordings of “Charlie”, “Horror Smash”, “I Wanna Be With You” and “Everynite” which proves that the Victims now (featuring Ray Ahn from the Hard-Ons on bass), some 40 years after their heyday, could still easily take on any au courant band half their age

-Ben Blackwell

The LP comes in a handsome gatefold foil-stamped cover. Limited edition color vinyl on both but, black is always best! Essential!

IN THE RED IS NOW ON BANDCAMP! September 18 2019

https://intheredrecords.bandcamp.com


The DUM DUM BOYS - Let There Be Noise LP September 12 2019

The DUM DUM BOYS - Let There Be Noise LP
We are proud to announce the first ever reissue of the first ever punk rock full length album to emanate from New Zealand. The Dum Dum Boys were more than a little informed by the proto punk sounds of Detroit - in particular The Stooges (they took their name from an Iggy song). They also were obsessed with the sonic mayhem produced by the likes of the Dead Boys and The Ramones. Hailing from working class West Auckland, the band formed in 1980 and started playing their brand of thug punk, which branded them as instant outsiders to most of the West population still clinging to their Zeppelin and James Taylor albums. In 1981 the band self-released Let There Be Noise on their own Bondage Records. It’s been out of print for decades and when copies turn up they aren’t cheap. We are happy to make this punk rock classic easily accessible once again. Newly remastered for better sound, original artwork and insert replicated and limited edition on blood red vinyl. A must for any punk rock enthusiast!

NEW! SKULL PRACTITIONERS / DAN MELCHIOR BAND / TYVEK July 26 2019

THIS JUST IN: NEW STUFF AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

Skull Practitioners - Buy Death 12” EP
We are proud to announce the debut vinyl release from NY’s Skull Practitioners - a three piece featuring Jason Victor (current lead guitarist in the Dream Syndicate), Kenneth Levine and Alex Baker. This band’s brand of heavy psych post punk skronk is some of the coolest sounds we’ve heard in eons and we are excited to be working with them! Jason’s guitar shredding is positively brain splattering and Kenneth’s huge bass throb and Alex’s propulsive drumming make these guys sound bigger and heavier than most five piece bands. This 12” is limited edition, vinyl-only. A full length is in the works. You need this!

 



Dan Melchior Band - Negative Freedom LP
The highly prolific Dan Melchior is back again with a new album - this time with the Dan Melchior Band. The band consists of Dan (obviously), Adam Charles Cooper and Pat Ganely, both formerly of the Taiwan Housing Project. Negative Freedom once again proves Dan to be a treasure who continues to musically and lyrically evolve in the most twisted way. His garage/blues tendencies of his early output have all but completely given way to weirdo/outsider post-punk damage, though this record still rocks…sorta the same way The Fall rocked. With as many records as Dan Melchior has already unleashed on the world you may ask yourself “do I really need another one of his albums?” When you hear Negative Freedom you will no doubt answer “YES!” Limited edition on red vinyl.
                         


Tyvek - Changing Patterns Of Protective Coating 4 song 7” EP

We are happy to be distributing this brand new, limited edition seven inch EP which the band has just pressed up themselves. If you’re on this mailing list then you are no doubt already familiar with this incredible Detroit-based band and you already know you need this. We have a couple of new Tyvek releases in the works but, in the meantime, this fantastic record should keep you tided over.


Pre-Order: CFM - Soundtrack To An Empty Room June 17 2019

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
CFM - Soundtrack To An Empty Room LP/CD
CFM (aka Charles Francis Moothart) is back with his third and strongest album yet! Henry Rollins says, "Something that's immediately apparent on Soundtrack is that it's a harder record than its predecessors. The shift isn't subtle but it is tremendously cool. A lot of the material for Soundtrack was written while Charles was on tour with Ty and working on the GØGGS Pre Strike Sweep album. The first two CFM efforts gave Charles the experience to work effectively on his own in the studio, the live shows infuse Soundtrack with the confidence and attitude that comes from a lot of nights playing where there are no second takes. 
Soundtrack For An Empty Room is an exciting follow up and further proof that Charles is one of those people with a lot of music in him. Such a great record.
Limited edition on blue vinyl.
Our pals at Space case Records have a new single and it’s a good one!

 

Phast Phreddie and Thee Precisions - Hungry Freaks Daddy b/w What a Friend I Have in Whiskey 7"

Forty years ago, rock scribe Phast Phreddie Patterson of Back Door Man fame formed Thee Precisions with Jeffrey Lee Pierce (Gun Club). Phreddie was known for putting LA supergroups together for Precisions recordings; “What a Friend I have in Whiskey” features Jeffrey Lee Pierce on guitar—his earliest appearance on vinyl—The Screamers’ KK Barrett on drums, Phreddie on vocals and Precisions mainstay and fellow rock writer Don Snowden on bass. The cover of the Mothers Of Invention’s Hungry Freaks Daddy is killer!! Limited to 300 copies. An essential piece of LA rock history!



Coming soon
 new stuff from: Dan Melchior Band, Victims, Dum Dum Boys, Don Howland and Burning Bus!

LTD + Richard Rose + Dracula Boots 10th Anniversary Vinyl! May 13 2019

New stuff from In The Red available for pre-order!
 

LTD (Louder Than Death) - Stop Und Fick Dich!  LP/CD
We are proud to announce the debut full length from King Khan’s Louder Than Death. For this project King Khan has teamed up with Sean from The Spits, Looch and Aggy from the Magnetix and Fred Bourdil from The ShrinesKing Khan summons the punk rock demons buried in his bodacious brown back side, lathers up the listeners in his mystical oils and leaves you thirsty, horny, riled up, ready to dance upon the apocalypse and punch it in the face all in one mighty fell swoop. This is 14 tracks of pure, unadulterated, full-throttle punk rock n roll! On tour now! Limited edition on color vinyl.


Richard Rose
 - four song 12” EP
Richard Rose is a brand new four piece band fronted by Chris Shaw (Ex-Cult, GØGGS) and Orville Neeley of the OBN III’s. On this, their debut release, are four Stoogey, heavy jams that are simply face-melting and stretch out more than anything from their previous bands. A debut album will be coming later this fall. Limited edition on color vinyl.
 
 
We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds Dracula Boots album with a new limited edition red vinyl re-press of the album as well as these swank new t-shirts! Get em before they’re gone!
 
 
 
Rubber Blanket - New Garbage Truck / Pedestrian Walkway 7” single
Our pals at Spacecase Records have released another seven inch miracle and we have it! RUBBER BLANKET is the new project of Brad Eberhard, Jun Ohnuki—both of WOUNDED LION—and Lars Finberg of THE INTELLIGENCE. “New Garbage Truck” b/w “Pedestrian Walkway” is their debut 7”. The record is limited to 300 copies and comes with a silk-screened cover, designed by Jun Ohnuki and printed by Brad Eberhard.
 

NEW! THE SCIENTISTS / WOLFMANHATTAN PROJECT / THE REVENGE April 08 2019

WOLFMANHATTAN PROJECT – Blue Gene Stew LP/CD

The long awaited debut full length from the Wolfmanhattan Project is finally here! The band is comprised of Bob Bert (Pussy Galore, Sonic Youth, Chrome Cranks, ect), Mick Collins (Gories, Dirtbombs) and Kid Congo Powers (Gun Club, Cramps, Pink Monkey Birds, ect) and the men's extensive musical backgrounds should give you some clue as to what they're all about. Delivering on the promise of the band's debut single, Blue Gene Stew is a wild combination of garage rock, no wave and all around guitar fueled weirdness. Limited edition on color vinyl.

 

 

 

 

The SCIENTISTS – 9H2O.SiO2 12” EP

We are proud to announce the first Scientists 12” 45 since the the equally difficultly titled 'This Heart Doesn’t Run on Blood This Heart Doesn’t Run On Love’ in 1984. 9H2O.SiO2 is five brand new original tracks from the Scientists released just in time for their upcoming US tour. They sound as fuzzy and scientific as ever. Limited edition on color vinyl.

 

 

 

 

The Revenge – 4 song 12” EP

The Revenge were a UK punk band who released two seven inch singles in 1978. The records were self released, pressed in very small quantities and and are incredibly rare nowadays. The prices that originals fetch are nuts. They are also two of the most primitive, raw examples of three-chord punk rock to come out of the late 70's UK punk scene. We have arranged with the band to give the first legitimate reissue of these two punk rock gems and we are thrilled. They've been remastered by Mikey Young and this 12” sounds louder and better than the original 7”s! Limited edition on color vinyl.

 

 

We are stoked to announce the brand new In The Red monster head sweatshirts and t-shirts!!!

 

Featuring an image that we shamelessly stole from an episode of Leave It To Beaver, we feel that this new design is our boldest to date. We have taken this eye-popping image and lovingly made it our own on our very first sweatshirt printed on high-quality, super-soft Alternative brand grey sweatshirts and Next Level Apparel baseball t-shirt. This crazy monster head design made poor Theodore Cleaver a pariah at his school back in 1957 but we're confident it will make you an instant hit wherever you go now. Limited supplies.



COMING SOON! March 22 2019

Scientists - 9H2O.SiO2 - EP

Wolfmanhattan Project - Blue Gene Stew - LP & CD

LTD - Stop Und Fick Dich - LP & CD

CFM - Soundtrack To An Empty Room - LP & CD

Richard Rose - S/T EP

Dan Melchior Band - Negative Freedom - LP

Don Howland - Endgame LP

A Burning Bus - LP

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Pre-order: THE C.I.A. + Out of print titles back in stock! November 30 2018

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
The C.I.A. S/T
LP & CD
C.ontributing I.ndividuals A.re: Denée Segall, Emmett Kelly, Ty Segall
 
This record is an encapsulation. 
The omnipresent fear & anger. 
WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? 
WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? 
& WHAT (!) is REALLY going on? 
Consternation….today……….
There is difficulty, frustration, strain 
and a large snake. 
You can feel the pressure of it breathing on the streets, in media, and in your lunch.
- Donnie burned my mother / He baked her in the oven / Took her love of living and replaced it with an aspirin / If baby doesn't listen / He's gonna get a beating / Cuz mommy's getting angry / In fact she's getting even - From "Sedition"
This S/T, by The C.I.A. is an urgent musical notice. I feel it immediately. 
The pointed vocal cadence & lyrics of Denée Segall (Lamps, VIAL) is a sharp scythe, 
and the actual time is…Now.
I feel the same distress call and disposition from Crass records like Penis Envy or DIRT. in fact, if you took that…mixed in “Black Silk Stocking” by Chrisma and a touch of early Nic Endo (Atari teenage riot) and even Dinah Cancer (45 Grave) “Autopsy” era, you can get a feeling. And Similarly to those mentioned, Denée is putting a time stamp on THIS time. The spirit and her viability is strong in many a corner, and in many a heart. The alarm is ringing.
POWER THROUGH PEACE - From “Power”
Or….
- Don't love you / Don't want to / Don't see you / Don't have to / Won't hear you / Won't be fooled / Won't please you / Don't have to / Don't love you / Don't want to / Don't see you / Don't have to / Fix your opinion / I will not be giving in / I will not be blind to the world that we're living in “ - From “Gunslinger”
This is survival sound, put on record well backed by Ty Segall, and Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang), who have added anything-must-happen, mercurial, constantly moving instrumentation. The sounds, consistent with unique monochrome, move like an engine, made gas-tight by piston rings. Sonic rings moving in tight machine patterns. And at the vocal helm is Denée, steering this machine in vocal directions across an exclamation point motorway. No salt, all salt. Traction & reaction. They built a sound machine with, and for each other. 
Survival sound lifts its head up when it needs to. 
Thankfully it gets put on record & released when it needs to.
2018 - Tim Presley
 
Limited edition on color vinyl.

✱ 
Watch the videos for "Pleasure Seeker and "Oblivion" HERE
 
 
 
 
Warehouse find!
We located a stash of these previously out of print titles and now have them back in stock for a limited time:

GØGGS - She Got Harder 7”
Meatbodies - Mudgals 7”
Meatbodies / Wand split 7”
AH Kraken - Elle Avait Peut-être 19 Ans Mais Pour Moi Elle En Aura Toujours 12 LP
 
Also now available:
 
Mark Sultan - Let Me Out LP
We got a hold of some copies of Mark’s brand new album on Modern Sky Records. Anyone familiar with Mark’s music will know to expect nothing but 100% authentic rock n’ roll from this. Essential!
 

JON SPENCER + THE SIDE EYES + CCR HEADCLEANER October 22 2018

Available for pre-order now!
 
JON SPENCER - Spencer Sings The Hits LP/CD
We are proud to announce the release of Jon Spencer’s first ever solo album!!! After several decades of making music in Pussy Galore, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Boss Hog Jon has decided to strike out on his own. Despite the title, this is not a hits collection but is instead twelve brand new Spencer penned originals. Spencer Sings The Hits is a twisted take on garage-punk: super-nasty, super-simple caveman guitars, metal percussion and synth bass. This is some of his most primitive and hard-hitting works since his early days in Pussy Galore. Limited edition on color vinyl.
The SIDE EYES - Get Me Out / Stop 7” single
Los Angeles’ Side Eyes are back with two blasts of in-your-face punk rock. Limited edition on yellow vinyl. Catch them on tour with Fidlar this fall!
Also now available
CCR HEADCLEANER - four song 7” EP
SF’s CCR Headcleaner recently released this new four track seven inch EP on their own Pollen Season label. It’s an awesome sonic dose of the psychotic, psychedelic head fuck you know and love them for. They only made a small amount of these and we were lucky enough to get some. Grab this while you can!

SURPRISE! Ty Segall has a new covers record: Fudge Sandwich September 05 2018

SURPRISE! We are pleased to announce the new TY SEGALL covers album - FUDGE SANDWICH - out October 26th on In The Red. Better yet, it’s available for PRE-ORDER right now! Listen to the lead single "I’m A Man" on the ITR youtube page to get a feel. Link in bio. You can read more about it on his artists page as well .

GØGGS + Jeffrey Evans and Ross Johnson + more! September 03 2018

Available for pre-order now!

GØGGS - Pre Strike Sweep LP/CD

With their second album Pre Strike Sweep, GØGGS add a new level of primordial anxiety to their already catastrophic symphony. Recorded and mixed in 2017 and the beginning of 2018 by GØGGS guitarist and co-founder Ty Segall, Pre Strike Sweep explores the damaging affects of modern life before blowing them up one by one. Singer Chris Shaw uses terms like “space rinse” and “roadside surgery” to inform the listener that this is a strange and different trip, far and away from the Glendale Junkyard he romanticized in 2016, while bassist Michael Anderson and Charles Moothart (drums, guitar) provide a white-hot, pummeling rhythm to the rejuvenated GØGGS sound. In fact, all expectations brought on by GØGGS acclaimed debut are crushed into dust, revealing a new standard by which the GØGGS march thumps.  Limited edition on color vinyl. Starts shipping mid September.


Available now from our friends at Spacecase Records!
 
Jeffrey Evans and Ross Johnson - Caldonia b/w Cotton Fields 7” single
 
The kings of Memphis rock ‘n’ talk are back! Jeffrey Evans (Gibson Bros. and ‘68 Comeback) and Ross Johnson (Panther Burns and Alex Chilton) are performing again as a duo—a project they started back in the 2000s with a residency at The Buccaneer (RIP) and captured on the Vanity Session LP. This single includes covers of “Caldonia” and “Cotton Fields.” Limited to 300 copies.

Keep your eyes on ITR social media this Tuesday 9/4 for some exciting news!

WARM DRAG debut LP August 17 2018

In The Red are proud to announce that the debut album from Warm Drag is ready to order!

 

Based in Los Angeles, Warm Drag are Vashti Windish (K-Holes, Golden Triangle) on vocals and Paul Quattrone (Oh Sees, !!!, Money Lemon) on two Akai MPC 1000 samplers. “I basically wanna make Bomb Squad versions of rock ’n’ roll songs,” says Quattrone. “It sounds weird but I can hear a common ground where girl groups, dub, harsh noise, minimal synth, repetitious industrial, voodoo percussion, power electronics, black leather jacket rock ’n’ roll, and DJ Screw-inspired slowing down/pitching down of samples all meet,” says Windish. “The combination of these two talents results in one of the best debut albums in ages. It’s like Siouxsie fronting Martin Rev only better”, says In The Red.
 
Seriously, this is a ridiculously great album. Limited edition on orange vinyl.
 
Check out the singles here:
 
Cave Crawl:
 
Sleepover: