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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

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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.

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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.

Introducing Prison Book Club – New album, new tour!

In Albums, Artists on October 1, 2009 at 6:11 pm

We are excited to introduce you to our newest addition: Prison Book Club.

Featuring members of The Demon Beat and The Fox Hunt, Prison Book Club sounds like a rowdy, drunken mess, but in a good way. Songwriters John Miller and Tucker Riggleman balance one another with songs about heartache, life, death, and partying. Check out two tracks from their upcoming album Required Reading right here, and don’t miss their supporting tour w/ Greg Loftus opening!

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Flyer design by Adam Leviton

Stephen MacDonald joins the BBR family!

In Artists on July 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm

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* NOTE – You can now stream “Gone For Good” from Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win’s upcoming album right now at the BBR Myspace page.

We here at BIG BULLET RECORDS are extremely proud to announce the addition of Stephen MacDonald to our line-up. We have been fans of Steve’s music for a long time now, and we couldn’t be more excited that he is now part of our little family.

Steve and his backing band The Okay Win have just finished up a brand new full-length record called “We Are Bound” that will be released on BIG BULLET RECORDS on August 25th. The album was recorded and engineered by our very own Mr. Greg Loftus. Steve and The Okay Win will be busy this August touring in support of the new record, so don’t miss them when they come to your town!

STEPHEN MACDONALD & THE OKAY WIN TOUR DATES:

8/15 – Water Street Stage – Plymouth, MA*
8/18 – Arlene’s Grocery – New York City, NY
8/19 – Isla Nublar – Piscataway, NJ
8/20 – Wilson College (w/ Tucker Riggleman) – Chambersburg, PA*
8/21 – The Blue Moon Cafe – Shepherdstown, WV*
8/22 – Shamrock’s Pub – Huntington, WV
8/23 – Doc Watson’s – Philadelphia, PA
8/25 – Harper’s Ferry (CD RELEASE!) – Allston, MA 

* – w/ Greg Loftus

As you can see, Steve is sharing some of these dates with Greg Loftus. Don’t miss him either as he heads out for a small tour around the same time!

GREG LOFTUS TOUR DATES:

8/13 – The Black Spot – Hyannis, MA^
8/15 – Water Street Stage – Plymouth, MA*
8/18 – The Space – Hamden, MA^
8/19 – The National Underground – New York City, NY^
8/20 – Wilson College (w/ Tucker Riggleman) – Chambersburg, PA^*
8/21 – The Blue Moon Cafe – Shepherdstown, WV* 
8/22 – Doc Watson’s – Philadelphia, PA

* – w/ Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win
^ – w/ Nicholas Sundman

The New Year

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2009 at 6:46 am

Happy New Year to each and every one of you! It is our first New Year as a label (we’re not even a year old yet), and we’ve got plenty of plans for 2009. Let’s give some general updates first.

The Demon Beat’s West Virginia tour was a huge success. They are quickly becoming one of the state’s most exciting bands and people are taking notice — be sure to check out all of the new press on them in our PRESS section. WVRockscene (arguably the best WV music site/blog) has named “Trainwreck” by The Demon Beat as one of their top 10 songs of 2008

Greg Loftus was recently interviewed by Jezz Harkin of Breakthru Radio and is currently working on a new record.

Tucker Riggleman has been playing with a backing band called Planned Parenthood. Be sure to check out the videos on his page.

The Resonators have been busy playing shows and are working on an EP in the very near future.

As for 2009, expect our compilation called TERMINAL BALLISTICS Vol. 1 very early in the year. We also have other big things in the works including some possible festival appearances. 

That’s all for right now. We hope you all had a safe holiday season and we wish you the best in the new year.

Stay true,

BBR

Greg Loftus & Tucker Riggleman featured in national article

In Uncategorized on September 6, 2008 at 1:22 am

Greg Loftus and Tucker Riggleman were both featured in an article by Ryan Wood about the rebirth of singer-songwriters in America. You can read the article online here, but it will also be running in various publications nationwide. A list of these publications will be put up sometime next week.

Also, be sure to check out new songs by The Mary Celeste, The Dreadful Horoscope and Tucker Riggleman!

 

Stay true,

BBR

New Greg Loftus EP coming soon!

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2008 at 12:36 am

 

 

Greg Loftus - Loud Mouth Soup EP

Greg Loftus - Loud Mouth Soup EP

 

That’s right, everyone’s favorite beer-soaked lyricist is almost ready to deliver the follow-up to last year’s “No Taking Prisoners Tonight”. The EP (appropriately titled “Loud Mouth Soup”), will be out later this fall.

Be sure to check Greg out as he goes on tour in New England with Tucker Riggleman and John Miller from Oct. 10-13th. You can also check out “Sure as Hell” off of “Loud Mouth Soup” right now on Greg’s Myspace.

“No Taking Prisoners Tonight” available on iTunes

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2008 at 3:17 pm

You can now purchase “No Taking Prisoners Tonight” by Greg Loftus through iTunes. Please check it out and leave a review if you’ve already purchased the album.

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Greg Loftus featured in the new W&W podcast

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2008 at 1:27 am

Greg Loftus has a track on the newest installment of the rowdy podcast known as Whiskey N Waterbeds.

Be sure to check it out, and tell Brian and Joey we sent you

Early Summer Updates

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2008 at 10:52 pm

Things are certainly heating up here at the BIG BULLET RECORDS camp.

There are plenty of upcoming shows going on right now, including a tour by Greg Loftus, so be sure to check those out if you happen to be in the area.

As far as records go, you can still order “No Taking Prisoners Tonight” by Greg Loftus. The new E.P. from The Demon Beat is getting the final mastering treatment from Saff Studios in Chicago, so expect a late summer/early fall release date.

Things are slow but steady right now, but by the end of the summer we will have our studio set up as well as a permanent home base of operations.

Keep listening and stay true,

BBR Management