SURPRISE 038 | RED DONS – NOTES ON THE UNDERGROUND 7″
“Notes On The Underground” is the newest single from the nomadic musical entity that is RED DONS. Formed in Portland in 2005 by Vocalist/Guitarist Douglas Burns (ex-The Observers), bassist Hajji Husayn, and drummer Richard Joachim, RED DONS have managed to stay quite prolific while being spread across the globe and working with a collective of members and contributors. With releases on Deranged, Taken by Surprise, and Dirtnap Records under their belts, “Notes on the Underground,” which has been in the works since 2010, finally sees the light of day. Keeping with the signature formula of their previous releases, RED DONS deliver an outstanding record that draws from many musical elements and influences to create a dark, driving, melodic sound that is distinctly their own.
FIRST PRESS OF 500 ON BLACK VINYL WITH TWO COLOR SCREENPRINTED SLEEVES DONE BY SENOR BURNS AT THE RED-CAN COMPANY!
THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED COPIES COME WITH A 2.25 INCH RED DONS BOTTLEOPENER THROUGH OUR MAILORDER ONLY (see below)!
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Single copy with bottleopener:
SURPRISE 034 | CHEMICALS / P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. split 7″
This new split 7″ brings you two of Portland’s finest punk combos at their peak. P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. follow up their great MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT LP (Doomtown Sounds / Static Age) with two new smashers of hard rocking punk with a hint of Fast Eddie / Philthy Animal Taylor era Motörhead thrown in the mix. CHEMICALS return with their fuzzed out garage mutant rock, rough and rowdy as usual, two bitchin’ neckbreakers right there.
First press is 500 copies on black vinyl, free digital download included.
Shipping will start October 22!
You can order through our webstore or by clicking the PayPal button below (includes worldwide shipping):
Stream the entire record at the link below:
Pre-order on DULAC’s debut LP finally started.
Shipping will start October 21.
There’s a screenprinted version available, I will have only 30 of these available so act quickly if you don’t wanna miss out! THIS VERSION IS DELAYED UNTIL EARLY DECEMBER. Order through the webstore or by clicking this PayPal button (postage paid worldwide):
The regular version is available here or through this PayPal button (postage paid worldwide):
Stream the entire album here:
Here’s the release infos and their October tourdates:
SURPRISE 029 | DULAC – THE FIRST OF THE LAST CHORDS LP
Frankfurt’s DULAC deliver their debut album filled with melancholic punkrock much in the vein of certain Pacific Northwest bands blended in with the Revolution Summer era DC sound and a local twist that makes their sound uniquely their own. Ten songs in total, the LP comes with a poster and digital download. Released together with TWINTOE RECORDS and CRAPOULET RECORDS.
DULAC TOUR OCTOBER 2013
17.10. Tübingen, Epplehaus
18.10. München, Kafe Kult
19.10. Leipzig, Zoro
21.10. NEED HELP (Ostdeutschland)
22.10. Berlin, TIEFGRUND
23.10. Hamburg, Gun Club – St. Pauli
24.10. NEED HELP (Norddeutschland/NRW)
25.10. Hannover, UJZ Korn
26.10. Aachen, AZ
If you can help with a show, please email to email@example.com
BIG EYES will be touring for a whole month starting October 2nd!
Check the dates below and make them feel welcome, it’s their first time over here. They will have their new album ALMOST FAMOUS available at all the shows, you can listen to it here:
BIG EYES EUROPEAN TOUR 2013
Mi. 02.10.2013 Bremen – Sielwallhaus
Do. 03.10.2013 Frankfurt – Klapperfeld
Fr. 04.10.2013 Tübingen – Laden am Sternplatz
Sa. 05.10.2013 (early) Nijlen – Jeugdhuis Kroenkel
Sa. 05.10.2013 (late) Amsterdam – Occii
So. 06.10.2013 Kortrijk – The Pits
Mo. 07.10.2013 London – Power Lunches
Di. 08.10.2013 Nottingham – Jt Soar
Mi. 09.10.2013 Leeds – tba (tbc)
Do. 10.10.2013 Sheffield – Redhouse
Fr. 11.10.2013 Brighton – tba
Sa. 12.10.2013 Caen – Le Bistrot des Halles
So. 13.10.2013 Paris – La mécanique Ondulatoire
Mo. 14.10.2013 Le Mans – L’Uto’pitre (tbc)
Di. 15.10.2013 Marmande – Buffet De La Gare
Mi. 16.10.2013 Gijon – The Class
Do. 17.10.2013 Zaragoza – Pub Eccos
Fr. 18.10.2013 Barcelona – Casal de Roquetes
Sa. 19.10.2013 Toulouse – tba (tbc)
So. 20.10.2013 Lyon – tba
Mo. 21.10.2013 Milano – Ligera
Di. 22.10.2013 tba
Mi. 23.10.2013 Zagreb – Attack
Do. 24.10.2013 Budapest – Trafik Klub
Fr. 25.10.2013 Vienna – Ekh
Sa. 26.10.2013 Brno – Eleven Club
So. 27.10.2013 Erlangen – Jugendhaus
Mo. 28.10.2013 Munich – Kafe Kult
Di. 29.10.2013 Leipzig – tba
Mi. 30.10.2013 Nünchritz – Kombi
Do. 31.10.2013 Potsdam – Black Fleck
Fr. 01.11.2013 Berlin – Kastanienkeller
Sa. 02.11.2013 Aalborg – 1000 Fryd
So. 03.11.2013 Copenhagen – Dödsmaskinen (tbc)
Mo. 04.11.2013 Hamburg – Hafenklang
last Wednesday, July 10th the server that hosts my email account and webstore crashed and while I was hoping to have both databases restored from backups I was left with no emails and webstore whatsoever.
Everything is up an running again now, I am restoring the webstore from scratch and can send and receive emails again. The Night Birds pre-order is set up in the webstore again and I hope to have the whole mailorder stock available there by the end of the week…
This means if you have placed an order before July 10th at any point please reply to the order confirmation email you got to firstname.lastname@example.org as I have lost all webstore order data.
Direct PayPal orders are fine, I got all your order data stored in my PayPal account.
If you’ve written me an email and are waiting for a reply please resend it and I will get back to you asap!
Sorry for this incovenience, Night Birds LP pre-orders will start shipping on Monday, so please reply asap so I can get you your orders.
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Internet and Indierock are still killing Hardcore.
Finally the new NIGHT BIRDS – BORN TO DIE IN SUBURBIA LP is up for pre-order!
We made a nice bundle that will include the LP, a big poster (A2 sized), a sticker and a button for only 11 Euros plus postage! First press will be 500 copies on black vinyl.
SHIPPING WILL START JULY 22!
You can order yours through our WEBSTORE or by clicking the PayPal button below. 16 Euros total shipped ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
The American version of the record is up for sale at our good friends GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS from Richmond, VA.
A full stream of the album is available here:
Here’s the release infos:
SURPRISE 037 | NIGHT BIRDS – BORN TO DIE IN SUBURBIA
At long last, New Jersey’s NIGHT BIRDS deliver the follow up to their 2011 debut LP, “The Other Side of Darkness.” “Born to Die in Suburbia” delivers fourteen new tracks – refashioning the dark overtones, surf inflections, and melodic sensibilities of their signature style without dramatically altering their core sound. The result being not only their most diverse and accomplished collection of songs to date, but an output that is more distinctly NIGHT BIRDS than ever. Rife with impassioned social commentary, tales of dysfunction and despair, and lamentations of a culture in rapid decline, “Born To Die In Suburbia” is an instant punk rock classic for this modern world on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Finally the pre-order for the BIG EYES – ALMOST FAMOUS LP is up!
You can order your copy by clicking this PayPal button below! A single copy is 16 Euros with all fees and postage paid ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
ALL ORDERS WILL SHIP JULY 12!
US version is available from our good friends at GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS!
You can also order at our webshop and add other records to your order!
The record will come with an awesome double sided 24×15″ poster on black vinyl! First press is 500 copies.
Listen to the entire album here:
Here’s the release infos:
SURPRISE 036 | BIG EYES – ALMOST FAMOUS LP
The highly anticipated sophomore full length from Seattle’s BIG EYES! With a solidified West Coast lineup, BIG EYES have stepped up their game with a more definitive sound and unified vision. “ALMOST FAMOUS” finds the band drawing even more of a hard rock influence, while maintaining both the pop sensibility and punk edge that you’ve come to know and love. Taking inspiration from a wide variety of bands ranging from 70′s rock and roll staples like Kiss and Blue Oyster Cult, 70′s and 80′s power pop classics like The Nerves, The Shivvers and The Undertones, and 90′s pop punk bands like Scared of Chaka and Mr. T Experience, the trio continue to develop their signature style – tastefully embracing the more glamorous aspects of rock and roll without compromising the attitude and grit.