|Hey folks, back with a slew of label news and updates for you.|
Thanks to everyone who has kept me busy with orders for the Kaleidoscope Volume 3 12".
The band just returned from a very successful tour and if you saw them live, like I was lucky enough to, weren't they incredible?! It's also worth mentioning that the Kaleidoscope record is now available digitally through Spotify, as are most of the recent Feel It releases.
UPDATES TO THE WEBSTORE:
I've been making some much-needed updates to the webstore over the past couple weeks.
First off, the store is now finally sending order confirmation emails for every new order. I've also enabled the option to pay securely with credit/debit cards at checkout. Another new feature available by request is an "add to hold pile" option for anyone looking to build up a large order but not miss out on new distro items that may sell out over time. Simply reply to this email if you're interested in using this feature. In case you haven't noticed, Feel It now offers free shipping for all domestic orders of $60 or more.
NEW IN THE DISTRO:
I just returned from NYC with copies of the brand new ROCK'N'ROLL FOREVER zine produced by Ben Trogdon of Nuts! fanzine. This 108 page full-color newsprint zine collects the best of Ben's photos over the past ten years from Olympia to NYC. It is chock full of the best live shots of bands like Milk Music, Sex Vid, Gun Outfit, Hysterics, Crazy Spirit, Warthog, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, La Misma, Nandas, and Perdition, just to name a few! Highly recommended.
Also new are two standout 7" EPs on the Blow Blood label from BULSCH and MAGIC CITY.
The new wave of Cleveland punk genius! What else? We have the now sold-out May issue of Maximum Rock N Roll that features a Kaleidoscope interview conducted by yours truly, the insane new CLOSET CHRIST tape, latest LP from INSTITUTE, and a serious slew of other new arrivals.
NEXT ON FEEL IT:
Sometimes cool projects just land in front of your face - and that's exactly what has happened with DIRTY & HIS FISTS, who will be releasing a self-titled 7" on Feel It this Fall! For those unfamiliar, Da Fists are from LA - started by Mike Kriebel, whom you might recognize for having produced the amazing recent series of Beat Session cassettes from Uranium Club, Urochromes, and P22. Dirty & His Fists released a killer demo cassette on Mike's Shout Recordings imprint in 2016, a nearly perfect punk demo that's as catchy and memorable as bands like The Spits, The Weirdos, and other top shelf West coast punk. Fast forward to 2017, Dirty & His Fists are back with four new tracks on this 7", tighter and catchier than their demo, even adding a synth to the mix. If anyone else caught Da Fists on their recent East coast tour around Damaged City Fest, you'll know how great they are - and here's the proof on vinyl.
Listen to "Whistleblower" from DIRTY & HIS FISTS "S/T" 7" (FEEL IT 13) out Fall 2017!
THE LANDLORDS "Hey! It's A Teenage House Party!" LP reissue is still in production, look for that to be out in late 2017.
I am moving offices at the end of June, so expect a short delay in shipping orders towards the end of the month. It's going to be a busy summer for me because FRIED EGG are flying out to do a West coast tour in late July! Really can't wait to be out there and meet some of you.
27 PORTLAND @ Blackwater w/ U-Nix + more TBA
28 SANTA ROSA @ The Church (525 5th St.) w/ Acrylics, Rut, The Goochers, Hose Rips (https://www.facebook.com/events/1427127960641366/)
29 SF @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Life Stinks, North Is Everywhere (https://www.facebook.com/events/435592786792709/)
2 SANTA ANA
3 OAKLAND @ The Octopus w/ Marbled Eye, Nopes, Lofter (https://www.facebook.com/events/363930747342318/)
4 EUGENE @ The Boreal
5-6 OLYMPIA HARDCORE FEST (https://www.facebook.com/events/264515980632053)
7 SEATTLE w/ Narcoestado, Ausencia, United Void (https://www.facebook.com/events/1496361733767333/)
Also look for FRIED EGG and the Feel It distro at CROPPED OUT in Louisville, Kentucky from Sept 22-23!
That's about it for now, stay tuned and stay cool.