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Des Ark Shows with Team Dresch!

09.01.2019

Des Ark will be playing their first shows in over 3 years opening up for Team Dresch. The band this time includes Ashley Arnwine (Pinkwash, Waxahatchee), and brothers Chris Taylor and Mike Taylor (Pg.99, Pygmy Lush)”.

9/29 -    Washington , DC @ Black Cat
10/01 -  Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
10/02 -  NYC, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10-03 -  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/07 -  Durham, NC @ Motorco

Trupa Trupa!

06.02.2019

Fall is heating up. We are pumped to announce that we will be release Polish based Trupa Trupa’s newest record this fall.  The band blew us away at this year’s Iceland Airwaves and have gone on to build amazing press and release a stellar single with Sub Pop.  The new full length is 12 darkly layered and nuanced anthems all recorded, produced and mixed by Michal Kupicz in Gdańsk's Custom 34 studios.  

Of The Sun will be out on September 13th, released in Europe with our friends at Glitterbeat Records, in Japan with Moorworks Records and in Poland with Antena Krzyku Records. More news and tour dates to follow.

“Trupa Trupa are an art rock band from Gdansk. Fusing elements of post-hardcore, no wave and psychedelia, the four-piece exude a restless energy that bears the hallmarks of Fugazi’s uncompromising punk ethos…the band weave absurd lyrics through liquifying guitar riffs, angular bass lines and concise percussion.” -- The Wire


June 6  - United Island Festival, Prague 
Sept 24 -  Paard, The Hague
Sept 25 -  Point Ephémère, Paris
Sept 27 - Corsica Studios, London
October 8 -  Union Pool, Brooklyn
October 9 -  Pie Shop, Washington D.C.

The Mercury Program’s A Data Learn the Language Reissue on 2xLP.

09.18.2018

On November 2nd, we will reissue The Mercury Program’s third full-length A Data Learn the Language on 2xLP.


Long out of print and extremely hard to find on wax, the record has been recut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and will be pressed on colored vinyl with a gatefold sleeve. To celebrate the release, the band will head out for two weeks worth of concert dates across the East coast. These shows will include two full sets — the first set consists of songs drawn from Chez Viking (2009) and New Myths (2016), followed by a second set featuring of A Data Learn the Language performed in its entirety.


Some background: originally released in 2002 on CD by Tiger Style, the vinyl version of A Data Learn the Language was left to Counterflow Records. However, as that label became caught up in legal and financial difficulties, the bulk of the pressing mysteriously disappeared. Fewer than 100 copies wound up making it into circulation. 


THE MERCURY PROGRAM ON TOUR 


11.08 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Voltaire 


11.09 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar


11.10 - Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly


11.11 - Pensacola, FL @ Cubed Luminous (Fest)


11.12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *


11.13 - Chapel Hill @ Cat's Cradle *


11.14 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 *


11.15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar


11.16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's


11.17 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ TK Echo


 

New Division of Laura Lee 7"!

03.30.2018

We are excited to announce we are release a new Division of Laura Lee 7"! The 7" features the first new song in 5 years "Hollow Pricks". In 2003 Lovitt and Division of Laura Lee teamed up to release the compilation album ”97-99” with early singles and hard to find tunes. Now, fifteen years later, it is time to do it again. You can now pre-order the 7"! 

Puff Pieces Announce New Single and European Tour

05.07.2017

Washington, D.C.’s art-punk band, Puff Pieces, are releasing a new 7" single, "Born 2 Die", this June. The single is a follow up to their full-length “Bland in D.C.” which was released last year. On the A side, you will find a morbid tune of gloom and doom titled "Born 2 Die". On the B side, "Born 2 Die" is electronically transformed into a vigorous dance track titled "Born 2 Cry”. The 7” was recorded by Ian Mackaye and Don Zientara at Arlington Virginia's legendary Inner Ear studio.


May 18th – Berlin, Germany @ Monarch
May 19th -  Leipzig, Germay @  Handstand & Moral
May 20th -  Erlangen , Germany @  JuKuZ
May 21st -   Prague , Czech Republic @ 007
May 22nd – Krakow, Poland @ Warsztat
May 23rd –  Brno,  Czech Republic @ Kabinet Muz
May 24th  -  Zagreb, Croatia @  KSET
May 25th -   Vienna, Austria @  Venster99
May 26th -  Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic @ Ostinato Festival
May 27th – Würzburg, Germany @  Kellerperle
May 28th -  Duisburg, Germany @ Djäzz
May 29th-   Antwerp, Belgium @ Cafe Cabron
May 30th – Paris, France  @  La Comedia
May 31st -  Kiel, Germany @ TBA
June 1st –    Hamburg, Germany @  Hafenklang
June 2nd –   Potsdam, Germany @  Black Fleck