Pre-order reminders + Monthly Mixtape!
Pre-Orders! Release Dates! Last Chances!
Look at this beauty who showed a bit early! An inspiring sneak peak at a record that we will continue to accept pre-orders on until the official release slated for March 13th. Which means you still have time to enter to win the smokin’ test press of this release whose photo is featured in one of our previous posts.
In more urgent news, TODAY is the official release for The Demon Beat / Elephant Child 7”!!! and in celebration for this joyous occasion everyone who orders this 7” before midnight TONIGHT will be also be entered into the contest along with everyone who pre-ordered the record for a chance to win the test of this release as well!
Funny / Not Funny Record’s Monthly Mixtape installment this month is curated by F/NF co-founder Harper Holsinger. Inspiration for this mix stems from his upcoming flight to Texas for SXSW! Speaking of SXSW, we have numerous bands touring down for the festival and will be once again putting together a showcase at the Light Bar. More information and details on that coming VERY soon. In the meantime enjoy these ear snacks:
Purling Hiss - She Don’t Mind
What is it with cassette’s? Had some of their albums but it was not until I picked up a copy of Dizzy Polizzy that I fell in love with this band. Maybe it is because my car only has a tape deck? Maybe it is because we as a label put out cassettes? Maybe it is because tapes are just rad?
Creepoid - Staircase
Saw Creepoid last night. Hung out with them in Richmond this past Thursday. Not only do these cats put together some incredible tunes but they are a truly nice and fun gang to chill with. Picked up a copy of their LP that No Idea Records just repressed for them. Recommend you do so as well as the entire thing is filled with gems.
Black Mountain - Angels
First saw this band per recommendation from a friend in 2005 at MACRoCk and was blown away. One of the only bands that I ever saw in PC Ballroom whose sound was not completely destroyed by the room’s acoustics. Angels is a slow jammer from their sophomore album entitled In The Future.
The Diamond Center - Bells
This track has been stuck in my head ALL year! Nothing seems to be able to dislodge it. Good thing it just happens to be by my friends The Diamond Center who I have had the pleasure of seeing live numerous times this year already. Good thing it is on a 7” we are releasing this month which you can pre-order here. Good thing this band will be SXSW so I can continue to get my fix and hang out with these amazing people. Good. Good. Good. Just good.
Silver Pines - Time Father
Haunting jams from San Marcos, Texas which is a hop, skip, and a jump down the road from Austin. Fairly certain all the members of this band have moved on to other project and for what reason I do not know. First and best track of their LP entitled Forces. Do you own a copy? Can I buy it?
Pocahaunted - Touch You
Bethany from Best Coast’s old band, who has since continued on, picked up additional/replacement members, and put out the album entitled Make It Real. An album which is their latest, would be better named Make It Weird, and the home to the track listened above.
The 13th Floor Elevators - You’re Gonna Miss Me
CLASSIC. You know it, you love it, you boogie to it. So why not another spin?
Pow Wows - Seeing Black
Scuzzy garage tunes from four dudes in Toronto, Canada. Seeing Black is my jangly debaucherously fun favorite off their album entitled Nightmare Soda. With hints of The Monks, listening to this track makes me want to attend a garage soul dance night. Rumors are we might get one in town soon, stoked.