NEW LAVENDER FLU! + RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES February 19 2020
THE VICTIMS - LP & 7" EP October 21 2019
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
The LP comes in a handsome gatefold foil-stamped cover. Limited edition color vinyl on both but, black is always best! Essential!
The DUM DUM BOYS - Let There Be Noise LP September 12 2019
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
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!
New stuff from In The Red available for pre-order!
Richard Rose - four song 12” EP
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
✱ Watch the videos for "Pleasure Seeker” and "Oblivion" HERE
JON SPENCER + THE SIDE EYES + CCR HEADCLEANER October 22 2018Available for pre-order now!
SURPRISE! Ty Segall has a new covers record: Fudge Sandwich September 05 2018SURPRISE! 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 2018Available for pre-order now!
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!
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!
EARTH GIRL HELEN BROWN - Four Satellites Vol. 1 double LP/CD
The Earth Girl Helen Brown Center for Planetary Intelligence Band (E.G.H.B.C.F.P.I.B.) is pleased to join forces with In the Red Records & Empty Cellar Records, presenting the first vinyl release of their proto planetary series: Four Satellites Vol. 1. Double gate-folded LP (3 sides + etching), the release is a collection of songs and information from the band’s 2017 consumer recycled cassette series. Spring: MERCURY: fire; Summer: MARS: war; Fall: SATURN: communication; Winter: VENUS: love. Classic black or green and gold all proceeds benefit 12 earth-minded organizations.
The band, related media artists and technicians includes: Heidi Alexander, Jamie Barron, Jamin Barton, Eric Bauer, Aylin Beyce, Emilee Booher, Ryan Browne, Tim Cohen, Grace Cooper, Dave Cousin, Brad Caulkins, Mikal Cronin, Bart Davenport, Brigid Dawson, John Dwyer, Chris Fallon, Lars Finberg, James Finch Jr., Davin Givhan, Dylan Hadley, Dustin Hamman, Kiran Harlow, Wilder Harlow, Graeme Gibson, Tahlia Harbour, Anna Hillburg, Douglas Hilsinger, Warren Huegel, Emmett Kelly, Nora Keys, Shannon Lay, Raven Mahon, Rusty Miller, Charlie Moonheart, Jack Name, Ethan Novikoff, Tim Presley, Ty Segall, Dave Sitek, Sean Smith, Sonny Smith, Kelley Stoltz, Enrique Tena, Alica Vanden Heuvel, Lida Vanden Heuvel and Mikey Young.
PRE ORDER: LAVENDER FLU LP + POWER LP + NEW SHIRTS!! June 25 2018We’re proud to announce two excellent new sophomore releases and corresponding new t-shirts available for pre-order NOW!
The new Lavender Flu album, "Mow the Glass", was recorded in the living room of a small house on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You can hear it in the music. The Oregon Coast. The open sound of a band playing to an audience of endless water, sun, and sky. A bald eagle flew by the window every few hours; as if to remind the band where they really were. "Heavy Air", the previous album, was a home recording project. The songs started with Chris (Gunn formerly of The Hunches) on a guitar or a synth or a bowl of cereal and were built up from there. A rotating cast of friends and family helped flesh out the material. It could have been made in deep space or at the bottom of the ocean.
"Mow The Glass" is a reflection of the live experience. Four people playing together; working within the template of pop classicism. 35 minutes of music. This time, the Flu comes out of the water and spends a little more time on land: pop kicks, psychedelic derangement, beauty, spells cast via hate raga and rocker. The band moves backward, forward and sideways; often within the same piece. The music breathes. It doesn't deal in nostalgic regression or self conscious futurism. It just sounds like the Lavender Flu. Essential! Limited edition on color vinyl.
Being that POWER is a band with just three members has meant that everybody carves their own name into the stone, a trio de force who share the Atlantic weight equally upon their shoulders. In the time since their debut LP, ELECTRIC GLITTER BOOGIE, finer details have been ironed out, their craft honed to a sharp point. 2018's TURNED ON is a sonic triumph. Three days in the studio has given birth to a titan - a thunderous recording that’d make Lemmy and the fellas blush. This harnessed power provides many a highlight on Turned On. From the get-go there’s an outrageousness in songwriting that is present on many classic R'n'R follow up albums. Stomping boogie. Raw glam. Punk’n’roll. Blues bashing. Primitive heavy metal exaltation. There’s not a moment of falter or doubt to be heard, it’s purely sweat and confidence here. They’ve created an album equally drenched in the classic moves of loud guitar music (think the sounds oozed by Australian acts of the 70's and a certain band from England featuring Fast Eddie Clarke on guitar, Philthy Animal Taylor on drums and God himself on bass) while also completely stepping forward on their own hero's journey - a journey through many moons of Rock & Roll. Be TURNED ON. Limited edition on color vinyl.
Three new “hits” from In The Red!!
Arndales – “Shops” LP
Arndales hail from the Three Counties (Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire) area of England, a hinterland bolted on to North London. Members of the band have also performed with bands such as Country Teasers, Art Brut, Collapsed Lung, Thrilled Skinny and others. They describe their music as "Three Counties Ug-Rock".
On their new album they have taken inspiration from the rich world of retail jargon. The main source of lyrical inspiration was a shared Google Doc where friends could deposit the latest nuggets of retail gobbledygook they'd heard at work. Opening track "Prestige Pricing" is named after the practice of deliberately inflating the price of a product to indicate it's prestigious status. "Dark Store" takes its name from the customer-free supermarkets used to fulfill online shopping orders.
Album closer "Theme from A Big 10-8 Place" is a cover of the Negativland song, transferring the narrative from the Bay Area to mid Bedfordshire, England.
For fans of Country Teasers and The Fall. Limited edition on silver/gold vinyl.
ARCHIE & the BUNKERS – Play The Damned 7” EP
In The Red is proud to announce this brand new 7” EP from Cleveland, Ohio's Archie & the Bunkers. The band consists of teenage brothers Emmett (drums/vocals) and Cullen O'Conner (organ/vocals) who have been pounding out their stripped-down brand of crazed rock n' roll since 2014. Their live shows have to be seen to be believed. Anyone who has seen them live or is familiar with their previous releases on Smog Veil, Dirty Water and Norton knows these guys are the real deal and they aren't messing around.
We here at In The Red HQ are of the firm belief that The Damned are one of the greatest rock n'roll bands of all time. It turns out Archie & the Bunkers share this feeling and have been known cover the Damned frequently and have performed entire sets of their music. They even jammed with the band on their last US tour, having a better memory of how some of their early material went than the men who wrote it!
Therefore we are happy that Archie & the Bunkers have agreed to cover some of their favorite Damned selections for us doing them in their own frantic, bare bones style. Recorded by Jim Diamond in Detroit, the results here are glorious! Limited edition on splatter vinyl!
LTD (Louder Than Death) – s/t 12” EP
What happens when you put King Khan and Sean from The Spits together? The results are Louder Than Death. This 12” is the first collaboration between the two titans of garage-punk and the results are as bonkers as you'd hope. Sci-fi inspired punk meets weirdo synth damage that's as deranged and dumb as you'd hope. Since the recording of this debut release the band have added Aggy and Looch from the Magnetix to the line up and recorded an album (out later this year on ITR) of blistering, whacked-out punk rock that is guaranteed to blow minds. Watch for the band on tour! 200 Limited edition silk screened jackets with splatter vinyl!
ALSO NOW AVAILABLE!
The AND BAND - Outhern LP (Spacecase Records)
The And Band was the continuation of Wellington, New Zealand’s late ‘70s DIY pioneers The Spies, who received a posthumous release (The Battle of Bosworth Terrace) on Siltbreeze in 2014. Renamed the And Band after moving to Christchurch, the group wound down sometime around 1982, but not before influencing local musicians and releasing an incredibly rare split 7” EP (with the Perfect Strangers) and this LP—originally available on cassette only. Outhern features George D. Henderson, who would later go on to form the Puddle (Flying Nun), and should appeal to fans of early Red Krayola and The Godz.
Jointly released with Selection Records. Limited to 500 copies.
CR Dicks - Go In LP + CD + DVD
Cedar Rapids Dicks... get it? Andy from Horrors / Autodramatics with a wacked out garage / punk / funk mess that's it's own fucking thing, for real! On the f'in pipe, slurred and mean. Raw doggin! The same kinda great riffs & catchy songs as Andy's earlier bands, just splattered with some new kinda paint & wall. Potent stuff from an underground potentate. Fans of Gories, Horrors, and Hunches should find something to lurch to, here, for sure. Edition of 100. With CD and DVD included! Sold out at the source, get it now.
SIMPLY SAUCER / SHARK TOYS / THREE NEW SHIRTS & MORE! February 21 2018
New stuff available now from In The Red!!
Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited double LP
In 1989 a record label called Mole Sound released an album of previously unreleased recordings done in 1974-75 by Canadian proto-punk band Simply Saucer. The album gained an immediate cult following and, sadly, went right out of print. Byron Coley called it “the best Canadian album ever made”. The NME said the album was, “a divine mix of Pink Floyd (with Syd Barrett still mercifully intact) and the Velvet Underground (when Andy Warhol was at the helm)”. The record has received praise from the likes of Thurston Moore, Jon Spencer, John Dwyer and Ty Segall (who has covered the band’s Bullet Proof Nothing). In The Red is over the moon to announce the first vinyl reissue of this album in 15 years. We have remastered the original LP and added a bonus LP which contains the live show from which the live material on the original album was drawn. Housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve and limited edition on splatter vinyl. We don’t get much more geeked about a release than this! You will be a better person with this in your record collection.
Shark Toys - Labyrinths LP/CD
Los Angeles’ Shark Toys have been bashing out their unique brand of frantic, weirdo post-punk for years now and it’s a wonder why ITR hasn’t worked with them before now. Thankfully we are correcting this with the release of Labyrinths - 14 fast paced rippers that have been described by at least one person as sounding like “early No Age meets Tyvek on uppers”. With a constantly evolving line up it is easy to say this is the most aggro version of the band to date. There’s an occasional sax skronk (courtesy of Mikal Cronin), piano plink-plunk, and the spare synth squiggle here and there, but more often than not it’s a batch of four-on-the-floor pogo-friendly numbers that will have even the most jaded message board lurkers rethinking what the Los Angeles underground has to offer. Limited edition on splatter vinyl.
New t-shirts!! In our ever-growing line of apparel we are proud to announce three new additions:
Simply Saucer Cyborgs Revisited tees!
Tyvek! Designed by the band’s own Heath Heemsbergen
Back in stock!! Lost Sounds - S/T LP
Also new from our pals at Spacecase Records:
Straight Arrows - Out and Down b/w Francisee 7”
Two brand new songs from this incredible band from Sydney. Limited edition of 300.
COMING SOON from In The Red!!
We have loads of stuff on tap for 2018! Keep an eye peeled for new albums from Power, Warm Drag, Lavender Flu, Arndales, LTD (new band featuring King Khan and Sean from The Spits!!), Earth Girl Helen Brown, GØGGS, The CIA, Dan Melchior Band and others we’re keeping a lid on for now. Also, new 7” singles will be coming from Archie & the Bunkers, CFM and Meatbodies.
PRE-ORDER: Des Demonas S/T + The Original Panther Burns 7" November 29 2017
Des Demonas - S/T
LP & CD
*First 200 on colored vinyl
“The South will never rise again,” Jacky Cougar Abok intones in a manner that suggests he is looking straight into your eyeballs while singing the opening track on Des Demonas' debut LP on In The Red Records. His hand may be around your neck as well! Sounding like The Last Poets acid tripping to 60’s Sunset Strip, Des Demonas drag you on a wild ride of fuzzy guitars and swirling Farfisa organ while the bass and drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain. And that’s just the first song!
Des Demonas hail from Washington D.C., and have been denizens of the byways and highways of the city’s musical underground for years. Jacky Cougar Abok is the six-foot-five-inch tall Kenyan punk singer who has drummed with Thee Lolitas and Foul Swoops. Guitarist Mark Cisneros has bent strings with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, Deathfix, and Medications and pounded the traps for The Make-Up and Benjy Ferree, the latter alongside organist Paul Vivari. Joe Halladay (Citygoats) on bass and Ryan Hicks (Suns Of Guns) on drums round out this squared circle of sight and sound.
The songs on Des Demonas range from Nuggets-style snottiness on “Tuff Turf”, to the brash warnings of "Liez" ('Lies… only seem to matter if you never wise up'), to the stomper “Psychedelic Soldier” and cool psycho creeper “Say You Tried”, to the hard boiled 70’s punk of Swahili-sung “ Golden Eggs”. When Abok sings “There are no vampires in Africa,” it may be a warning. It may be a fact. Or it may be a whole lot of unrelenting scuzzy fun. Dig the Des Demonas. Play it loud. Twist your wig.
- Kid Congo Powers
The Original Panther Burns OGPB - Rock Me b/w Whistleblower Blues - 7"
From our pals at Spacecase Records! Tav and the Baron are back! Stripped down, "Rock Me" is just Tav and Ross -- lo-fi and direct; this single was recorded in a single day. If you dug Behind the Magnolia Curtain and Panther Phobia, you're going to want this one. Limited to 500 copies and released jointly with Selection Records. This record will not be repressed.
PRE-ORDER: LARS FINBERG - MOONLIGHT OVER BAKERSFIELD November 03 2017
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
LARS FINBERG - MOONLIGHT OVER BAKERSFIELD
For too many years to count Lars Finberg has been a fixture in the underground music scene. From drum basher in the A-Frames and Thee Oh Sees to secret weapon in Wounded Lion to the driving force behind The Intelligence and Puberty - his whirlwind presence has been a reliable one; that of an artist that people look for and look toward. With that it is with great pride and excitement that In The Red announces Lars’ debut solo offering, Moonlight Over Bakersfield. Followers of Finberg’s recording history will immediately detect a plume of confidence around Moonlight Over Bakersfield, an air that each successive offering has inched toward but now, at long last, has taken full bloom. For the uninitiated this is an excellent place to start. The favors called in for this occasion serve only as to bolster the offering as a whole. Frequent collaborators now stew with notable heavies from LA LUZ and MELVINS / BIG BUSINESS, creating Finberg’s Whole New Sound. The great MIKAL CRONIN even guests on sax, offering sophisticated bleat as needed. It’s TY SEGALL that serves as Finberg’s main ally here though, both at the controls and in performance. The results are utterly fantastic and you NEED this in your life. Limited edition on beautiful orange vinyl.
VIDEO PREMIERE: Meatbodies "Creature Feature" October 31 2017
VIDEO PREMIERE > > > MEATBODIES new video for "CREATURE FEATURE" from their latest record ALICE is now alive on the In The Red Records Youtube channel! Start your Halloween off right and check out this very creepy treat right now!
The STALLION - The Dark Side Of The Wall - Triple LP October 13 2017
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
The Dark Side Of The Wall
All hail the debut release from The Stallion! The Stallion are Ben Wallers and Alastair Mackinven of the Country Teasers. For two years they labored at the legendary Hit Factory recording studios in London as their schedule allowed. The project at hand was their long-planned/often-threatened The Dark Side Of The Wall – a song for song interpretation of Pink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall. At long last we are proud to unveil the results – The Dark Side Of The Wall is upon us.
It should surprise no one familiar with Ben Wallers' work or record collection that he would choose this particular album to honor. The Wall's influence has been noticeable in his music before (see Spiderman In The Flesh from the Country Teasers' Empire Strikes Back album). The man likes his Floyd - he even rates The Final Cut as “brilliant”.
It should also surprise no one that Roger Waters' compositions from The Wall take a morbid and twisted turn in the hands of Ben and Alastair. What was already a fairly dark and bleak piece of work becomes much darker and bleaker here. It's also longer. Pink Floyd's original contained 26 songs spread across four sides of long playing vinyl which, by comparison, was the same number of tracks as Pink Floyd’s four previous studio albums combined. The Stallion's take on these same 26 selections spans SIX sides of vinyl. Alastair says, “it's longer so it's better, right?” You be the judge but, we concur.
The Dark Side Of The Wall is a beautiful piece of work both aurally and aesthetically. Packaged in a gorgeous heavy duty triple gatefold, this limited edition triple vinyl package won't be around long. You will hate yourself if you miss it.
Includes download code. First 100 on color vinyl.
Kid Congo HALLOWEEN 7" & Ty Segall Band SLAUGHTERHOUSE 2xLP September 01 2017
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds HALLOWEEN single!
Spider Baby / Apple In The Razor Blade
We are proud to announce the first in what we hope will be an ongoing series of seven inch records celebrating the only holiday that matters. Kid Congo kicks the series off in grand style tackling the theme song to the movie Spider Baby (originally sung by Lon Chaney Jr) and a very creepy instrumental. Pressed on beautiful black and orange splatter vinyl, housed in a ghoulish sleeve designed by Igor and pressed in an edition of 666.
Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse double LP
Originally pressed as a double 10” in 2012 and criminally out of print on vinyl for over a year, we are happy to announce the re-release of Slaughterhouse as a double 12”. We’ve remastered it (it sounds better than ever!) and added one track left off the original version from the same session. Definitely one of our coolest releases. Very limited edition on color vinyl.
PRE-ORDER: THE SIDE EYES - SO SICK + NEW CFM T-SHIRT July 28 2017
The debut album from The Side Eyes is available for pre-order NOW!
Limited edition on color vinyl!
The debut album on In the Red Records by Southern California punk quartet the Side Eyes raises interesting questions about nature versus nurture — the eternal scientific debate about whether a human being’s personality is predetermined by genetics or whether it’s actually shaped by the environment one grows up in.
The Side Eyes’ lead singer, Astrid McDonald, is a fascinating test case. The 22-year-old Angeleno is the real-wild-child daughter of Go-Go’s guitarist-songwriter Charlotte Caffey and Redd Kross singer-guitarist Jeff McDonald. How much has Astrid’s notoriously fiery onstage presence been influenced by basic heredity and how much was her personality inspired by being raised by two legendary punk-pop icons?
Similarly, how did growing up together as brothers in New Jersey affect the hard-driving musical attack of 22-year-old guitarist Kevin Devine and 20-year-old bassist Chris Devine? Much of rock history has been fueled by the unique familial dynamics and sibling rivalries of brothers in bands, from the Everly Brothers and the Kinks’ Ray and Dave Davies to Redd Kross’ Jeff and Steven McDonald. When the two Devines’ aggressive approach is combined with 23-year-old San Diego native Nick Arnold’s remorselessly throttling drumming, the Side Eyes end up as a powerfully controlled punk rock machine that actually blows past the sonic barriers of their past inspirations.
Produced by Steven McDonald, the Side Eyes’ debut album is a collection of 12 short, fast and punchy punk rock anthems. Astrid McDonald is hardly a shrinking violet as she rails about life’s tribulations, spitting out her lyrics with a bratty defiance while still retaining hints of a serenely melodic poise. After drummer Nick Arnold, bassist Chris Devine and guitarist Kevin Devine lay down the ominous metallic intro on the record’s opening track, “I Hate Dates,” Astrid rants about the horrors of modern dating while the rest of the band switches to a brutal hardcore punk tempo.
She’s even more pointed on “Cat Call,” casting a baleful glare at creepy guys who harass her in public. “You think that you can whistle at me,” McDonald intones in a chilling voice. “Just ’cause I’m cute, and I’m walking down the street/I’m not looking to be your doll/I don’t want to hear your stupid cat call!” The band slows down briefly for a sullen hard-rock groove to allow her words to sink in before the song switches back into a liberating blast of pure hardcore anger.
Even with such a rich musical heritage, Astrid McDonald doesn’t really sound much like either of her parents on the new album. Although there are traces of the early Redd Kross’ primal punk rock and the Go-Go’s’ prototypical pop-punk, the Side Eyes tend to play faster and harder than either of those groups, with more of a hardcore pace as Astrid bares her soul with a hell of a lot more raw passion and unfiltered anger.
McDonald is clearly a singer who doesn’t suffer fools gladly. She turns her withering gaze upon a series of distractions and foolish annoyances, from her various rivals (“Teenage Jerks”) and other assorted losers (“Dead End Boy”) to the perils of formal education (“I Don’t Want to Go to School”).
But McDonald isn’t all about anger. She rhapsodizes over “a man who can who can dress like a chick” on the gender-bent valentine “Guy Chick,” as the rest of the group slams out a surging landslide of distortion. “I feel alive when he looks at me … I want a man who can be a girl,” she screams as Kevin Devine buries her pleas with quick, florid garlands of lead-guitar noise. Kevin Devine teases further with hints of jangling garage-rock guitar on “Please Float Away,” as McDonald’s vocals hover dreamily before the song is swept away in another tide of thick grunge power chords.
The album closes with “Don’t Talk to Me,” a cover song that was released on In the Red Records in 2016 as part of the Side Eyes’ split 7-inch single with Redd Kross, “Songs That Chargo Taught Us.” The seedily disturbing burst was written by Astrid’s mother, Charlotte “Chargo” Caffey, when she was in the late-1970s L.A. punk trio The Eyes, and it’s given a ferocious makeover by The Side Eyes.
- Falling James
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NEW CFM T SHIRTS
These beauties were designed by the one and only Tati Compton and were previously only available at the CFM merch booth.
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