Archive for 2009|Yearly archive page

Happy Holidays from BBR means FREE downloads and more!

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:

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.

Stay true,


Dandelion Snow takes part in Stay Vocal ReUse campaign!

In Artists on December 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Roger Harvey and Dandelion Snow have recently taken part in a very eco-friendly campaign that we think is super amounts of awesome.

Stay Vocal, whose motto is “ReUse apparel because you can’t recycle the planet!”, is issuing 311 limited edition custom made t-shirts that will ship in recycled cereal boxes that are full of prizes and goodies. Some of these boxes feature some awesome Dandelion Snow merch as a prize! Click the sweet cereal-inspired shirt design below to place your order:

There is a limit of three orders per customer, and the shirts/boxes/goodies will ship in time for the holidays, so go check it out right HERE!

Other artists/folks taking part in the campaign are 311, Anti-Flag, Darkest Hour, Rise Against, Peta2, and Alternative Press magazine!

Free music from Steve MacDonald + more news!

In Albums, Artists on December 8, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Before teaming up with his full backing band The Okay Win, Massachusetts songwriter Stephen MacDonald put out a lyrically rich solo album called Building Hands, originally released by Bedroom Studies Recordings. You can still pick the album up at Steve’s live shows or on iTunes, but both Steve and BIG BULLET RECORDS have decided to be generous and re-release the album as a free download. It is the holiday season after all. You know the drill by now, simply click the album cover below to start your free download of Stephen MacDonald’s Building Hands, and don’t forget to get your copy of Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win’s fantastic sophomore effort We Are Bound.


Be sure to check Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win on tour:

12/11 – Guru Room – Plymouth, MA
1/7 – Savage Rock School – Blackwood, NJ
1/8 – The Charleston w/ Dandelion Snow – Brooklyn, NY
1/10 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
2/1 – Harpers Ferry – Allston, MA
2/13 – Copperfields – Boston, MA 

In other news, you can now snag The Demon Beat’s Shit, We’re 23 on iTunes. You can also order a physical copy for $10 from Band Camp, which will prompt an instant download of the album with a choice of virtually any file-quality you can imagine.

Check out The Demon Beat on tour:

12/10 – 123 Pleasant St. – Morgantown, WV
12/31 – NYE Party @ 123 Pleasant St. – Morgantown, WV
1/22 – NYC CD Release @ Piano’s – New York City, NY
1/29 – Stonewall’s Pub – Shepherdstown, WV
1/30 – V Club – Huntington, WV
2/13 – Guido’s – Frederick, 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*
3/6 – The Tipsy Teapot – Greenville, NC*

* w/ Hammer No More The Fingers 

You can also download a recent radio performance by Tucker Riggleman for FREE right HERE.

New album from The Demon Beat available for digital purchase!

In Albums, Artists on November 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm

The Demon Beat’s highly anticipated new album, Shit, We’re 23, was unleashed upon the world last weekend to great response. Be sure to check out the PRESS section to see what folks have had to say.

Now that the initial weekend of album release shows is in the books, we are happy to announce that Shit, We’re 23 is now available for digital purchase. Not only is it available, but it is available in high-quality WAV format (as well as mp3) AND can be picked up at the discounted rate of $8 (or a dollar a song if you’d rather pick and choose). All you have to do is go HERE or check it out below!

Be on the lookout for digital versions of our entire catalog at similarly discounted rates in the very near future!

* You can still pick up physical copies of Shit, We’re 23 in our STORE section, as well as The Demon Beat’s live shows.

New Jude Universer EP now available for order!

In Albums, Artists on November 10, 2009 at 5:31 pm

You can now order your very own physical copy of Jude Universer’s new EP, Lingering Blue. Simply click the album cover below to place your order. $6 gets you the disc, shipping included!


And don’t forget to check out The Demon Beat’s CD release shows this weekend for Shit, We’re 23!

Thursday, Nov. 12th @ Shepherd University – Shepherdstown, WV
Friday, Nov. 13th @ 123 Pleasant St. – Morgantown, WV
Saturday, Nov. 14th @ Shamrock’s Pub – Huntington, WV

New Jude Universer album + more news!

In Albums, Artists on November 4, 2009 at 11:25 pm

The waiting is finally over. This Friday, November 6th, Jude Universer will be unleashing Lingering Blue upon your virgin ears. We hope you’re ready.


The EP is stacked with sharp new recordings of old Jude favorites, as well as some kicking new tracks that may sound less familiar. It is also imperative that we inform you that the U.S. release will include a special bonus track entitled “Put Me On The Moon”.

Jude Universer, and his rambunctious backing band known as Dreamcast, will be properly releasing Lingering Blue this Friday, Nov. 7th at Stonewall’s Pub in Shepherdstown, WV. Also performing will be Shepherdstown’s The Resonators and Morgantown’s It’s Birds. Show starts around 10 p.m. with a $5, and don’t forget to bring a spare $5 to pick up your own copy of Lingering Blue, which is being printed in an extremely limited run!


In other news, Rock O’ Clock has posted a very flattering advanced review of The Demon Beat’s forthcoming Shit, We’re 23. You can check that out HERE.

A Truer Sound has reviewed Prison Book Club’s Required Reading. You can check that out HERE.

Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win are currently involved in a heated Battle of the Bands for Massachusetts. Voting only takes a second and can be done HERE. Help them out!

FREE Greg Loftus EP download!

In Albums, Artists on October 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Our small little label used to be even smaller. The initial release from BIG BULLET RECORDS was actually a re-release of sorts—we helped Massachusetts singer-songwriter Greg Loftus push his fantastic album No Taking Prisoners Tonight and did our best to make folks pay attention to it.

Since then both BIG BULLET RECORDS and Greg Loftus have come a long way. Greg had a brief, yet productive stint last year with a full-band behind him, which he called Splinters & Sparrows. The gang recorded a phenomenal full-length (which you can read a full review of here) before disbanding somewhat. We were so happy with the quality of these songs that we simply cannot allow them to slip beneath the radar. Some of them have been up on Greg’s Myspace for a while now, and five choice cuts were assembled into a tour EP entitled Heathens In Disguise that could be picked up at Greg’s live shows. Now BIG BULLET RECORDS and Greg Loftus would like for you to have that EP and we don’t want you to pay a dime for it. Simply click the album cover below and you will be directed to your free download of Heathens In Disguise by Greg Loftus. Enjoy.


Spilling your heart out countless nights on the road certainly takes its toll, and Greg Loftus knows this all too well. Since his solo debut No Taking Prisoners Tonight, Loftus has been playing the East Coast at a frenetic pace, picking up inspiration for new songs every step of the way. Whereas his previous album captures a headstrong, yet emotionally conscious young Loftus, Heathens In Disguise finds the songwriter grappling with maturity and weightier issues: “Three a.m. again and it might be enough/I know of a bed with my name on it/Yeah I’ve got those friends that keep fucking up/But the blood’s never on their hands/So I lay my head and fall back to sleep again.”

Don’t worry though, Loftus can never fully abandon his rowdy beginnings, and spots of it still shine through brilliantly here. Loftus has just grown to accept that for every reckless, party-filled night on the road there is an equally quiet and somewhat lonesome one, and that is something that we all have to learn to face in due time. Let’s just hope we can all relay the story as articulate and meaningful as Greg has.

New songs from The Demon Beat! Pre-order new album!

In Albums, Artists on October 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm

We are EXTREMELY happy about today. 

This is because today you can pre-order the new full-length from The Demon Beat entitled Shit, We’re 23. All you have to do is click HERE or click the album cover below.

Why should you pre-order? Because we’ll send you an exclusive B-side cut of “You Only Love Me When You’re Stoned” from the album that you can’t get anywhere else!

The official release date of the album is November 12th, but if you pre-order now you’ll not only get your copy on or around the 12th, but you’ll also get the exclusive mp3 sent instantly to your e-mail! A little something to tide you over.


Shit, We're 23

You can currently stream “Millionaire”, “Can’t You”, and “Bad Man” from the album right now at The Demon Beat’s Myspace.

Everyone here at BIG BULLET RECORDS is extremely proud of this album, and we’re sure that you are going to love it just as much as we do.

Order PBC debut + new press + DS videos

In Albums, Artists on October 15, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Prison Book Club

(photo by Ashley Hoffman)

Fresh off of their small, but rowdy tour in support of their debut album, Prison Book Club are now offering up Required Reading for mail-order purchase. You can get your very own physical copy featuring stunning artwork by Jordan Hudkins for only $8, shipping included, by clicking HERE (this album is temporarily out of print…we’ll get the link back up as soon as the new pressing is finished, thanks! In the meantime click HERE for a high-quality digital version at a discounted price!).

Mike Sizemore and the good folks over at the Rock O’ Clock music blog have recently reviewed several of our new releases. You can read them HERE.

We have also recently created a VIMEO account where you can watch exclusive videos of BIG BULLET RECORDS artists. Right now there are some great live videos of Dandelion Snow up, so check them out HERE!

And don’t forget that you can still download our compilation and the new Dandelion Snow album for FREE!
It’s Just A Bad Dream  FREE download

Dandelion Snow on BreakThru Radio!

In Albums, Artists on October 6, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Dandelion Snow is the most recent featured artist on Jezz Harkin’s “Get Into The Van!” series that airs exclusively on NYC’s BreakThru Radio! The show features an in-depth interview with Roger and includes several tracks from his new album, It’s Just A Bad Dream. The podcast can be streamed at anytime for free, so click the image below to check it out!