In Albums, Artists on December 11, 2010 at 12:22 am
We apologize for our lack of updates recently, but believe us, there has been A LOT going on. And it is in celebration of these happenings that we are ecstatic to announce that The Demon Beat will be releasing a brand new full-length on New Year’s Eve!
With 1956, The Demon Beat has expanded upon more spacey and psychedelic elements from previous records to make something entirely new altogether. The album was recorded in two long takes with minimal overdubs, so what you hear is about as bare-bones and pure as the band can get. It’s three guys in a basement, and the organic feel and overall chemistry of the band is at an all-time high here. Lyrically inspired by the famous Carl Perkins car wreck of 1956 that left him hospitalized while Elvis Presley rose to fame after recording a cover of Carl’s famous “Blue Suede Shoes”, 1956 is an ambitious and sonically deep album.
Check out this promotional teaser video:
The album will be available for physical purchase at The Demon Beat’s big NYE show at the V Club in Huntington, WV. Mail orders for physical copies will go up around this time as well as digital downloads.
In Artists, News on September 22, 2010 at 5:06 pm
Dandelion Snow is hitting the road once again in the next couple of days, but there is something extra special about this particular tour. Songwriter Roger Harvey and Stay Vocal founder Alex Eaves will be traveling the country to play tunes and talk shop on green living. There will be limited edition t-shirts for sale during the coffee shop tour that come with an exclusive DS mp3. They’re calling it the ReUse & Schmooze Tour, and it is coming to a city near you. Check out these dates:
- 9/23 @ Cinnaholic – Berkeley, CA
- 9/24 @ The Daily Brew Coffee House – Montabello, CA
- 9/25 @ Fletcher Cove Park (ReRip’s Future of Surfing Event) – San Diego, CA
- 9/26 @ Conspire Coffee – Phoenix, AZ
- 9/26 @ Catalyst Info Shop – Prescott, AZ
- 9/27 @ Winning Coffee – Albuquerque, NM
- 9/ 28 @ Folsom St. Coffee – Boulder, CO
- 10/1 @ Cafe Ballou – Chicago, IL
- 10/3 @ Commonwealth Press – Pittsburgh, PA
- 10/4 @ InFusion Coffee – Philadelphia, PA
- 10/5 @ Koffee on Audubon – New Haven, CT
- 10/6 @ Jam n’ Java – Arlington, MA
- 10/7 @ The Rockin’ K Cafe – Bridgewater, MA
(Also, don’t miss Dandelion Snow w/ Tim Barry @ 31st St. Pub in Pittsburgh on Oct. 9th, and w/ Frank Turner @ Brillobox in Pittsburgh on Oct. 25th!)
Check out this sweet write-up from the Sundance Channel about the tour!
In Albums, Artists on May 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm
We are all insanely excited here at BBR for the new Dandelion Snow album, The Grand Scheme Of Things. The album will drop on June 1st, but if you pre-order right now you can get an exclusive instant download! This album was produced by Chris Barker of legendary punk band Anti-Flag, and many other amazingly talented people have put in work as well to make this a really incredible record. Check out http://www.dandelionsnow.com right now to pre-order the album and check out an awesome music video for the title track!
Here is what Roger from Dandelion Snow had to say about the album:
“Lots of time has been put into this and I’m really excited for The Grand Scheme Of Things official release on the 1st of June, and have been getting ready for a string of shows on the East Coast. Visit http://www.dandelionsnow.com/tour/ for more information on my upcoming shows, and please come out and say hi.
Thank you so much for listening and please take the time to visit http://dandelionsnow.com/ and stream two exclusive songs from my album, see the music video for the title track from the record, & reserve your very own limited hand-numbered pressing of The Grand Scheme Of Things, with an instant download.
… And as always there are lots of good things in the works so keep your ear to the ground.”
XO ~ Roger
In Albums, Artists on April 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm
Morgantown, WV psych-folk collective The Dreadful Horoscope has just released a sprawling self-titled debut full length album. Laced with ambient noise elements built around the solid songwriting of Jacob Matz, The Dreadful Horoscope’s new record is a breath of fresh air for the folk community. Be sure to check it out for only $5 by going HERE.
In Albums, Artists on April 13, 2010 at 1:20 am
Dandelion Snow and BIG BULLET RECORDS are extremely proud to announce The Grand Scheme Of Things, the new album from Dandelion Snow, due out on June 1st. The album was recorded by Chris “#2″ of Anti-Flag, and showcases singer-songwriter Roger Harvey’s delicate balance of fiercely passionate songwriting and punk dedication.
There will be plenty more to come about Dandelion Snow and The Grand Scheme Of Things over the next few weeks, but for right now go sign up for Dandelion Snow’s mailing list and receive a FREE MP3 from the new record!
And don’t miss Dandelion Snow at these upcoming shows:
4/23 – WBRS 101.1 FM The Coffeehouse – Waltham, MA
4/23 – The Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
4/25 – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA
5/1 – Dan’s Auto Body – Hershey, PA
5/8 – The Charleston w/ The Demon Beat – Brooklyn, NY
5/30 – The House of One Accord – Harrisburg, PA
6/4 – Triumph Brewing Company – Philadelphia, PA
6/5 – The Blue Moon Saloon – Shepherdstown, WV
In Albums, Artists on February 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm
It was very difficult, but we somehow managed to keep this a secret until today.
We are unbelievably stoked to give you What’s Love Got To Do With It?, our take on some non-traditional love songs.
That’s all we’ll say about it. We put extreme amounts of effort and care into this, and we are very proud of the result. It is our Valentine’s Day gift to you. We love you all.
Click the album cover below for a free download complete with artwork and in-depth liner notes/track listing:
1.) The Demon Beat – Double Shot of My Baby’s Love (The Swingin’ Medallions)
2.) Dandelion Snow – Like A Summer Thursday (Townes Van Zandt)
3.) The Okay Win – You Send Me (Sam Cooke)
4.) BLACK FAG! – It’s Friday, I’m In Love (The Cure)
5.) Greg Loftus – Molly’s Lips (The Vaselines)
6.) The Goddamn Hills – My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
7.) Jude Universer – Desert Island (The Magnetic Fields)
8.) Andrew LaCara – Test Pattern (The Thermals)
9.) Orchestral Score – I Will Wait For You (Connie Francis)
10.) Tucker Riggleman – Raining In Darling (Bonnie “Prince” Billy)
11.) The Demon Beat & Dandelion Snow – I Just Want To Make Love To You (Muddy Waters)
In Albums, Artists on February 6, 2010 at 1:31 am
When he’s not busy playing with The Demon Beat, Prison Book Club, or Jude Universer, and when he takes a break from recording other people’s bands, you can usually find Adam Meisterhans in the BIG BULLET basement conjuring up some sort of sonic deviance.
His latest and greatest is a collection of reverb-soaked songs that are as catchy as they are haunting. We are happy to offer you Cheer Up, Numbnuts by BLACK FAG! for free. You know the drill, click the album cover below:
In Albums, Artists on February 4, 2010 at 11:37 pm
On January 22nd, The Demon Beat officially released Shit, We’re 23 in New York City with a special performance at Pianos. BreakThru Radio was there to record the whole thing live, and you can now stream the show right HERE or by clicking the photo below!
In other news, you can now download a FREE EP from psych-folk outfit The Dreadful Horoscope entitled Disgusting Breath by clicking the album cover below! The Dreadful Horoscope has a full-length album coming out later this spring/summer that is sounding great, so let this be a teaser to get you excited:
In Artists, News on January 9, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Happy New Year from all of us here at BIG BULLET RECORDS!
As we slowly switch our catalog over to our Bandcamp page, we wanted to keep you updated on our two newest coverts. You can now purchase a digital copy of Jude Universer’s Lingering Blue for only $5, and Prison Book Club’s Required Reading is now only $6 in digital format!:
In the world of show news, we want to urge everyone in the area to stop by The Blue Moon Saloon on Tuesday, Jan. 12th to catch our very own Cait O’Shea as she opens for Lizz King’s record release party! Lizz is a great friend of BBR, and is a super talented musician with strong roots in the Baltimore D.I.Y. scene.
We are also happy to have solidified The Demon Beat’s upcoming tour with North Carolina’s Hammer No More The Fingers, of which one date also includes Lizz King:
2/24 – Golden West Cafe (ALL AGES) w/ Lizz King – Baltimore, MD
2/25 – Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, VA
2/26 – 123 Pleasant St. – Morgantown, WV
2/27 – 222 Ormsby – Pittsburgh, PA
2/28 – Quarry House Tavern – Silver Spring, MD
3/4 – Tir Na Nog – Raleigh, NC
3/5 – The Soapbox – Wilmington, NC
3/6 – Tipsy Teapot – Greenville, NC
In Albums, Artists, News on December 19, 2009 at 4:17 am
As the holidays creep closer and closer we wanted to remind you about all of our splendid little gift ideas that we have here at BBR.
First of all, nothing says I love you while keeping your wallet heavy like a FREE download of your favorite BBR artists! Downloading one of our many free albums and creating your own CD packaging is a nice touch for a stocking stuffer, or as it’s own gift. Check out these FREE downloads:
BBR Presents TERMINAL BALLISTICS: Volume 1
It’s Just A Bad Dream - Dandelion Snow
Heathens In Disguise - Greg Loftus
Building Hands - Stephen MacDonald
Live on 89.7 WSHC - Tucker Riggleman
Also, don’t forget to check out our STORE for dangerously affordable albums from artists like The Demon Beat, Prison Book Club, Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win, and Jude Universer! Anything ordered by Monday, Dec. 21st should arrive before Christmas (in U.S. only), so don’t delay! All orders will also come with a complementary physical copy of Dandelion Snow’s It’s Just A Bad Dream free of charge!
That’s it for now, we’ll update soon with a yearly recap and press release. Until then, have a wonderful holiday season, from our family to yours.
BIG BULLET RECORDS