Posts Tagged ‘the demon beat’


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.


Live PBC set up for FREE download + The Demon Beat tour

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2010 at 1:29 am

Rowdy alt-country rebels Prison Book Club have a gift for you. You can now stream/download select songs from their recent set at The Blue Moon in Shepherdstown, WV for FREE! Check it out below:

Also, The Demon Beat begin a crazy stretch of shows tomorrow night at Golden West in Baltimore, MD w/ Hammer No More The Fingers and Lizz King. Check out all of their shows at our TOUR section.

FREE new album from BLACK FAG!

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:

The Demon Beat on BTR’s “Live From Pianos” + Free EP from The Dreadful Horoscope!

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

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,

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!