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New Dandelion Snow album is out now for FREE download!

In Albums, Artists, Press Releases on September 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm

We are extremely happy to announce that Dandelion Snow’s It’s Just A Bad Dream has been released today as a FREE digital download. Our reasoning for the free online download is explained further in the press release that is attached to this post. We’ve all spent a lot of time and effort on this album and we can’t wait for you to hear it! Simply click the album cover below to start your free download of Dandelion Snow’s It’s Just A Bad Dream:

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BIG BULLET RECORDS Official Press Release – September 29, 2009

 

On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 BIG BULLET RECORDS will be releasing the new Dandelion Snow album entitled “It’s Just A Bad Dream”. The album will be available in three mediums: a FREE online download will be available through BIG BULLET RECORDS and Dandelion Snow, advanced copies will be available at shows for a small donation during the current Dandelion Snow tour, and the completely packaged physical copies will be available for a very reasonable price.

 


 

 

We at BIG BULLET RECORDS are extremely proud of the new Dandelion Snow album. “It’s Just A Bad Dream” truly has something for everyone. Roger Harvey’s definitive and ever-evolving songwriting shines on this album. We like it so much that we are offering it as a free online download. This way the music can get into the hands of the people that matter—you. Thank you for your continued support in all of our endeavors. We will continue to bring you affordable, quality independent music.

Roger Harvey of Dandelion Snow wrote the following, and we feel like Roger has perfectly summed up the way that both Dandelion Snow and BIG BULLET RECORDS feel about “It’s Just A Bad Dream” and music in general:

“Music has been the backbone of my life since I was young, traveling with bands, and listening to my favorite records in my parents basement. In today’s subculture the questions of value regarding the arts is constantly being redefined, as an accessibility to free downloads, bit-torrent sites, and donations-based sales have re-evaluated the ancient idealism of the record collector. The appreciation for physical copies of an album is many times compromised to the convenience of portable mp3 player’s. It takes one to know one.

The independent music community has been left in a transitional period, with smaller acts struggling harder than ever to get a dedicated fan base and label support. The concept of overall worth has perceptually declined due to a cultural obsession with money. I have noticed when distributing records at shows that when I am giving away records for free, when the room clears out the floor will be littered with the albums. The same albums that at another show I have sold for 4-5 dollars and have received emails from those fans describing how much the album has meant to them. The biggest predicament concerning value in this culture is the fixation on monetary value replacing all forms of value. It seems that the as music’s monetary value declines, the overall value & appreciation of music as art is also defaced. The question of the turn around value of this album, in which countless friends and myself have invested unimaginable amounts of time, creative energy, and money into, has been, as usual, not open for discussion. We have stuck to our ideals of getting this album in to your hands, whether you can afford a hard copy or not—whether, you want something to add to your collection, or just something to drop on your iPod.

Myself along with Big Bullet Records have done lots of brainstorming on the best way for us to approach this release from the perspective of myself, as part of an independent band, and from the perspective of Big Bullet Records, as an independent label. We have agreed to release this record in three forms prior to the upcoming tour. We will have the hardcopy pressings of which we will sell as cheaply as possible (we promise), we will have a bit less elaborate pressings of which will be available at all the shows for a donation of your choice, and we will have free downloads of the album available online on the release date of September 29th through Big Bullet Records. 

We worked hard to make this album come to life and both the time and money invested is not coming back nor do we want it back. All we want is for everyone interested to be able to have access to our album, free of charge, donation-based physical copies and downloads, and/or for the record collectors as a physical release. There are lots of ways to value and appreciate something separate from monetarily, we value, appreciate, & care a whole lot about independent music, so when you download this record please remember to place value on ours as well, however you see fit, it takes all kinds.

– Roger, Dandelion Snow

“It’s Just A Bad Dream” will be available online and on tour starting September 29th,2009.”

Dandelion Snow’s “It’s Just A Bad Dream” tour is happening NOW!

In Albums, Artists on September 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

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Don’t forget to pre-order the record for your chance to snag a sweet free t-shirt!

Sept. 23, 2009 Press Release

In Press Releases on September 23, 2009 at 3:56 pm

BIG BULLET RECORDS Official Press Release – September 23, 2009

 

On Monday, September 21, 2009 the inaugural compilation BIG BULLET RECORDS Presents: TERMINAL BALLISTCS Volume 1 was released for a free online download. Included with the free download was cover art provided by Clover Studio, as well as an in-depth song guide with comprehensive liner notes.

To download the album for free, simply click here.

To stream the album for free, simply click here.

There have already been numerous write-ups about the compilation. You can check those out here, as well as in our press section:

WVRockscene
The Shepherdstown Chronicle
Rock-O-Clock 

 


 

In response to recent rumors regarding an alleged dispute between The Shepherd University Picket and BIG BULLET RECORDS, the label has issued this official statement:

“We here at BIG BULLET RECORDS believe that creating a nurturing environment for local arts is absolutely integral to the advancement of these local arts and the artists who are responsible for them. BIG BULLET RECORDS has existed since May of 2008, and during our short existence we have strived to create strong and mutual bonds with local press, businesses, and community groups and members.

Perhaps the largest entity in our community is Shepherd University, home to over 5,000 students. Many members of our label, including countless artists, are currently, or have at some time been students at Shepherd University. We feel that the student publication, The Shepherd University Picket, has been fair in its coverage of our artists during our short tenure in the community. Rumors concerning a recent ‘boycott’ or ‘ban’ against our label and/or artists are inconclusive, and BIG BULLET RECORDS respects the Picket’s Editor-in-Chief’s official statements that were recently made in the online portion of The Shepherdstown Chronicle. In fact, the Editor-in-Chief was even quoted as saying, “…I was unaware that a record label even existed in Shepherdstown.’ The Editor-in-Chief also made it clear that The Picket encourages local musicians to take an active role in making the press aware of upcoming concerts and events.

In response to these statements, BIG BULLET RECORDS would like to also encourage local musicians, whether they are directly affiliated with our label or not, to alert local press about their shows and events. If local coverage is a concern for you as an artist, then do everything that you can to get the details out there, that’s all that anyone can ask you to do. We also want to let it be known that BIG BULLET RECORDS will continue to work on creating and maintaining healthy and productive working relationships with all local, regional, and national press outlets—our artists have received press attention as far as Massachusetts, Oregon, New York, and even Denmark, but it remains imperative for us to maintain these positive relationships in our hometown. We also want to express our continued support of all local music, even that which is not directly affiliated with our label. Shepherdstown and its surrounding areas has a multitude of creative potential, and we will continue to do everything that we can to help everyone realize this potential. We want to thank our fans and artists for their continued support—you are what keeps us going, so thank you, and we hope you are all enjoying the free inaugural compilation.”

TERMINAL BALLISTICS VOLUME ONE is out NOW!!!

In Albums on September 22, 2009 at 1:22 am

We are proud to finally release our inaugural compilation, BIG BULLET RECORDS Presents: TERMINAL BALLISTCS Volume One. Simply click the cover below to be directed to the FREE download. Included with the 15 tracks is the album art and an in-depth song guide/liner notes.

Thanks for the support, we hope you enjoy the compilation!

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Cover art by Clover Studio

Track Listing:

1. Greg Loftus – “The Good Fight”
2. Jude Universer feat. Boy Birthday – “California”
3. Roma Renegade – “Brigaki Djilia” 
4. Stephen MacDonald – “Chin Up”
5. The Demon Beat – “You Got It”
6.  Dandelion Snow – “Scattering White Flowers”
7. The Goddamn Hills – “Eyes Wear To God”
8. Tucker Riggleman – “White Flags”
9. The Resonators – “Confessions and Lies”
10. Khaos Kloud – “We Believe”
11. The Dreadful Horoscope – “I Walked Toward The River”
12. Prison Book Club – “Home It Ain’t Here”
13. BLACK FAG! – “Admire Me”
14. Woodworkings – “Sleeping Ashlily”
15. Cait O’Shea – “Magnets”

Digital version of “We Are Bound” now available!

In Albums, Artists on September 8, 2009 at 8:58 pm

You can now download a strictly digital copy of We Are Bound by Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win from CD Baby!

Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win: We Are Bound