Hey! Busy time over here in the “Stupid Bag Offices” (the room where i smoke weed and listen to records). Both Great Thunder’s “Groovy Kinda Love” and The Maine Coons “S/T” are out now!
Great Thunder brings the 30 songs from their recent 2xLP on to a different analog format. It’s 30 tracks and it’s really long so you’re getting your moneys worth on this one. Like the last 2 releases “groovy Kinda Love” runs with no real direction. It’s a total mash up of songs ranging from stoner groove rock to soft piano ballads. One day the world will listen, or probably not.
The Maine Coons. “Never heard of them” “What’s this?” “I like those cat’s”. These are all perfectly acceptable responses to the Maine Coons. M.C. is Spent from Closet Fairies take on a one man band. This was supposed to be released a few different times by a few different folks but it didn’t happen. After the demise of MC the release was mostly given up on. Fast forward a couple few years and here is the tape. I’m glad to be a part of making sure that something that i think is really good is finally available in a physical sense with this!
Swearin’ “Surfing Strange” will be available on Friday. i’ll post it when it’s here.
This is out and up in the store. This tape is gonna turn your ears on their ass. Members of Potboiler, How Do We Jump This High, Frame, Halo Fauna… etc, pull together to write some of the most interesting songs of 2013. Just go listen to it and figure out what you think it sounds like. http://evenhand.bandcamp.com/album/even-hand
I’ve been a little slack on updating this thing and whatnot. i’ve been busy with other shit and too poor to put out more stuff in such a quick fashion like before. But! there is some new stuff coming out in the next few weeks including:
Great Thunder “Groovy Kinda Love”
the Maine Coons “S/T”
Swearin’ “Surfing Strange”
Radiator Hospital “Something Wild”
til then, get ripped.
ACID FAST “RABID MOON” OUT TODAY! check out the store. also i got stickers so in turn you will also get stickers. keep on keepin on
well, here is the secret surprise i was so excited about! “re-issue” of the seminal and only full length by Athens GA’s Carrie Nations! Be Still came out about 10 years ago now and the last 300 or so LP’s faded into the darkness of a west philly basement until today. This is split re-release with the original label Bitter Like the Bean who is now re-located to Madison WI. Ryan was in the process of moving and had some things for me. I told him i was going to see the Carrie Nations play in Athens a few weeks later and that i could screen more covers and take them records. He gave me the rest of the copies, I made new screens, and updated the info a little now here they are. They are up in the store currently. When these are gone they are gone for good so don’t fucking sleep on this. This was at the heart of the early 2000’s Athens punk scene, one that in my opinion pumped out some of the best punk music this country’s ever seen.
Also the two Swearin’ tapes are up in the store as well.
fuck on/stay punk
more horse shit
The pipes are getting jammed. the figurative and glass pipes. there are three “new” releases coming out as soon as my trip to Georgia is over next Tuesday. Swearin’s “s/t” full length will be available on cassette format, and also a long over-do re-up of the “what a dump” demo tape. Thirdly is a surprise. a surprise that i’m so insanely psyched on. you will be too if you’re not a dummy.
These are all available for order now. they are all up on the store. or you can email email@example.com with a list of what you want. or for the best deal send $5 in cash or money order for each tape.
couple more things coming in the next month.
Bad Energy “Demo” tape… buy one
You can order the Bad Energy Demo tape HERE, now.
new information fer ya’
-Bad Energy should be out next week? test was approved. it sounds awesome, much better than it’s digital sibling version.
-Also, i added a new link to your right titled “screen printing”. It’s just that, a link to info about the screen printing arm of our operation. it’s low key and chill, but its quality and fast turnaround.
-Habits of Being audio zine will have a home here on Stupid Bag this summer. The 3rd issue will be a paired tape of interviews and a accompanied zine of the transcripts. H.o.B. is done by Cynthia Schemmer. She’s a New York native who has been involved with punk and diy for a long time, she’s an accomplished writer as well as being in some great bands (Very Okay, Zombie Dogs, Radiator Hospital) She is also the author of the Secret Bully zine series. More info on Habits of Being here
-In the busy-ness of, well, always i realized i forgot to post in the upcoming releases, that this month Weed Hounds is recording a new full length that will find an analog version bearing the Stupid Bag moniker. Weed Hounds is awesome, and not dead like everyone has thought. dig them here
Hey eveeryone, just a little update as to what is happening.
-The Bad Energy “demo” is working right now. Bad Energy is fast, thrashy, weirdo punk from Philly. This press is of 100 tapes with full color covers. You can listen to it here: Bad Energy DEMO
-The new Great Thunder ep “Strange Kicks” is also working at the moment and should be back in early June. Great Thunder is also planning a tour for July around the eastern side of the country. Listen to their new ep + a Mazzy Star cover HERE.
-The cassette version of Waxahatchee’s “Cerulean Salt” is going to next week. Katie’s been getting a lot of well deserved attention and i’d like to congratulate her on her recent signing to Wichita Recordings and the announcement of her support spot on the June Euro tour for Tegan and Sara. Unfortunately the tapes won’t be ready in time for that tour, but she’ll have them when she’s back there in the fall.
-Swearin’ tape is also ready to go, just need the songs from Kyle. Also i guess a re-press of the first tape is probably in order too. We ran out in the fall and haven’t made anymore. We put all of our money into a van so maybe it will just become a Stupid Bag release now. Sorry if you’ve wanted one and we haven’t had them.
-Dead Dog finished their art finally. that is working soon. They’re going on tour soon, go see them, they are great as a live band and as just folks hanging out.
-Radiator Hospital just finished up the first real full length last week. Lifelong shlub and record holder of the most collected Paypal bucks King Sharko at Salinas is doing the LP, and by default of playing drums in the band i’ll be doing the other analog format.
Acid Fast, Bascom, and Maine Coons are also very close to being ready…. basically, every scheduled Stupid Bag release will be out at the same fucking time. so keep your eyes closed and forget to buy them!
Great Thunder “Sounds of” 22 song tape is out now. $6ppd in the u.s. Also, i re-vamped this thing to include more stuff like band bios and a link to the Stupid Bag “webstore”.
new distro stuff and new release info coming up soon