Friday, 12 December 2014

An Update For You...

#1 - Supercrush pre-orders are up on the webstore now. Ships late February. First 100 on blue vinyl so act fast!

Click Here NOW to Order!

#2 - Kent State's "Samsara" 7" is at the plant now. Waiting on test presses, should be out by March. Going to be a pretty limited released to coincide with some USA touring. Very excited to get this one out, I'm the world's biggest Kent State fanboy so when I say that this is the best stuff Nick's ever done, you can believe it!

#3 - Sabertooth LP is being mastered and artwork completed now. Will be sending to the plant in January for a (hopefully) April release. If you liked the last 7" we put out you are going to love this.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Supercrush 2nd 7"

I'm really happy to announce that my next release will be the new 7" from Vancouver's SUPERCRUSH. The first Supercrush 7" instantly became one of my fave records of last year, and they went to the very top of my wish list of bands I'd hope to one day be able to convince to release a record with. It's really really rare to hear a band mesh the energy and spirit of pretty much all my favourite bands (Doughboys, Swervedriver, Mega City Four) while remaining fresh and unique at the same time.

The new two-song 7" is currently in the very early pressing stages, and will hopefully be available towards the end of this year or early next. The record will be co-released with Painter Man Records from Seattle, who will be handing the US distribution side of things while I take care of the Canadian side. We'll be posting cover art and a preview track as we get closer to release date, along with pre-order info in about a month's time. 

In other news, we're hard at work on a new Kent State 7", which I have been listening to non-stop since I got the mastered tracks back and they blow me away every time I hear them. This should also be out around the same time as the above-mentioned Supercrush record. A fitting one-two punch if you ask me. 

Thanks for reading, whoever you are. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Hey It's the Fall

S.T.R.E.E.T.S LPs are sold out from me now. War on Music in Winnipeg and Red Cat in Vancouver may have copies still, otherwise they are gone gone gone, at least, until another missing box shows up.

Slow Learners are doing a quick Alberta jaunt September 19th to 21st. Catch them at the Palomino in Calgary on the 19th and two shows in Edmonton on the 20th and 21st. Buy their new record as well, either from me, them or places like Wyrd Distro and/or F.A.B if you work in the world of wholesale.

Working on the new Kent State 7", being mastered now, can't wait to hear the finished product. As always with Nick & Kent State, it's top shelf and you should pick up the LP from me NOW to get a head start on what's to come.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

July Update

1. Slow Learners records are shipping now! If you want to save some money on postage, do us a favour and harass your favourite local record store to order it (and all the other in-print Debt Offensive releases) super cheap through F.A.B Distribution. Great folks and an even better distro.

If you want to mailorder the record, you can do so HERE!

If you want to stream/purchase the record digitally, visit our bandcamp page NOW!

2. Webstore has been updated to reflect new postage rates, but I kept them as low as possible. Speaking of the store, I found a few lost copies of the classic S.T.R.E.E.T.S "Worms" LP and those are up for sale now for a limited time! This was released on my main hombre's label Hit the Deck way back in 2004 and we found a spare box while moving some stuff a couple weeks back, so get on this!

That's it for now, check back soon for new release announcements!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Slow Learners "Grow On You"

New 6 song EP from Vancouver's Slow Learners, two years in the making! Oh yes!

Pre-order up now HERE. LP ships on or around July 15th.

Members of Ladyhawk, Baptists, Congress, Twin Fangs, etc playing fuzzpop ala Lemonheads, Asexuals, the Nils, etc. If you like any of the above bands give this a listen please.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

(Morrissey Quote)

Makes me so happy to see bands that have records on this little thing I call label constantly and consistently releasing great music and forging ahead to big things. Case in point: Slates and No Problem. Both released new records in the past couple months, and both are easy candidates for record of the year, at least to these jaded ears.

Slates' new full length "Taija", recorded by Steve Albini, was released on a beautiful 2xLP package via New Damage Records in April.

No Problem's 2nd LP on Deranged "Already Dead" slays me. So much better than their first LP which really says something considering how good that one was. I fucking love this record and it's so great to see these guys progressing with each and every new song they write.

To tie this all back to this label, I am running super low on all records on Debt Offensive by both bands. I have less than 5 copies left of the Slates "Wangwee" and No Problem "Living in the Void" 7"s, and less than 50 of the No Problem "Paranoid Times" tour repress (still some on white vinyl). Act now if you want them!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

It gets tougher than tough

Hey it's almost April, time for a March update. Yeah. The Woolworm/Grown-Ups split 7" is shipping now. Go to the store and order it and it will be on your doorstep almost immediately (not a guarantee). Woolworm have some shows coming up, check out their facebook page for more details. Grown-Ups aren't a band anymore but might play a couple last shows. Check out their facebook page as well for some other details should they happen.

While you're in the midst of checking things out, check out this episode of In It To Spin It, a Vancouver music show, that features a nice little interview with Woolworm during their release show. They tip you off to a future release we are doing, so see if you can spot it. More info on that soon...

Listen to that Jook reissue on Sing Sing.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Woolworm/Grown-Ups split 7"

We're kicking off the new year with this great split 7" from Vancouver's Woolworm and Calgary's Grown-Ups, which comes out March 1st.

Woolworm finally make their foray into the world of vinyl(s) and we could not be happier to be involved in some small way. These fine folks from Vancouver have a driving brit pop/shoegaze vibe going on and remind me a lot of early MBV filtered through whatever 90's post-punk college radio mainstay band you want to insert (Gumball? Mercury Rev? Cell? The possibilities are endless!)

Calgary's Grown-Ups play catchy garage punk that would fit nicely with the latest Recess Records sampler. They will sadly not be a band for much longer, which is a true shame, but what a way to go out. Pigpen is one of the best songs I have heard in some time and I absolutely cannot get it out of my head.

300 pressed, available for pre-order now over at

Stream/preview/download the record in its entirety over on bandcamp.