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Dandelion Snow + Stay Vocal ReUse & Schmooze Tour

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!

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Pre-order new Dandelion Snow album and get a free download!

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

New Dandelion Snow album produced by #2 of Anti-Flag announced!

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

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:

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.

Stay true,
BIG BULLET RECORDS

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.

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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.

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!
TERMINAL BALLISTCS Vol. 1 FREE download
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!

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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!