2015 has been sort of a slow year for us due to very long production times of vinyl. We only had 2 new releases come out on vinyl but the great news is we have stuff in the works so 2016 we will have a ton of stuff coming to turntables. Here is a update on everything in the works.
DIGITAL LEATHER – ALL FADED – LP / CD/ MP3 NOW AVAILIBLE
The first full band album from Digital Leather is finally available on vinyl in addition to CD and MP3. For this record the brains behind Digital Leather Shawn Foree was joined by long time live bandmates Jeff Lambelet & John Vrenburg as well as a few new additions of Ben VanHollandt and Todd Fink (of The Faint) to create a truly amazing record. We could go on to talk about how places like Vice and CMJ had wonderful things to say about this record but we would rather you just listen below and then order it!
LP – 15$
CD – 10$
MISCACULATIONS – KILL THE WHOLE CAST – LP / MP3 NOW AVAILABLE
This year we got the chance to work with a few of our favorite Euro Labels (P.Trash Records & Rockstar Records) to bring a new band to the FDH family. Miscalculations are a band from the UK that play a combo of catchy melodic punk that touches on Powerpop , Pop Punk, Garage, and Synthpunk. Heatwave Mag sum’s up this record the best saying Miscalculations = Radioactivity + Devo + Sharp Objects + The Pop Group. You can be the judge by listening for yourself.
LP – 13$
DESTRUCTION UNIT – ECLIPSE – LP BACK IN STOCK ON RED VINYL
Back by popular demand this year we pressed up 200 copies of the 2010 album from Destruction Unit. While this is not the first DU album it is the album that is undoubtedly the turning point album that stepped away from synthpunk and into the bands current heavy psych rock sound. This could very possibly be the final pressing of this album so we encourage you to grab a copy while we still have some.
LP – 13$
DELETIONS – HUNGERS – LP COMING IN JANUARY 2016
A while back we announced we would be working with a new band Deletions. These guys bring a unique post punk sound that excited us. After helping the band get the first demos released digitally in 2014 we began the chat with the band and P.Trash records to bring you this release. Months ago we unleashed the digital version but this month vinyl production will be wrapping up. The LP is limited to 300 copies and we will have a exclusive silkscreened FDH version limited to just 65 copies. The good news is we still have a small stack of this limited version up for preorder and they will be shipping in about a month. Hear the album below.
SACCHARINE SOUVENIRS – TRAUMA – LP COMING 2016
As mentioned earlier we formed a new bond with Miscalculations this year and very quickly learned of the synthpunk side project Saccharine Souvenirs. This record slims down the playing field of Miscalculations in a wonderful way. The Digital version is already out and we will be bringing the vinyl to turntables worldwide with the assistance of our German Family over at P.Trash records. Give the album a listen!
LP – 13$
THE UNITS – DEBUT 7″ (1979) REISSUE WITH 9 SONG LIVE SET DOWNLOAD FROM 1979 COMING SOON
The Units are by far one of the most underrated and important bands on the birth of new wave & synthpunk. Back in 1979 the band self released 2000 copies of their debut EP. After years of talking with The Units we got the ok to do the first official reissue of this record. Scott Ryser personally dusted off the original stamp and insert and created 500 more packages. The band also gave us the ok to include a digital download with this EP of this record as well as a 9 song unreleased live set recorded at the Deaf Club from 1979 recorded by Ronnie Lantz. You can stream the ep and 1 of the live tracks below(we are keeping the other 8 live tracks only available with the purchase of this EP). At only 6$ each this is a steal that is already flying off the shelf. We encourage you to jump on the preorder if you want to solidify getting a copy when it hits the streets in mid 2016.
7″ – 6$
JANELLE – FAULT LINES – COMING 2016
We have a sub division of FDH called Suicide Bong Tapes that deals solely with our home city (Philadelphia PA) and its local bands. Janelle were some folks we knew from around town that bring a unique sound that touches on indie, psych, mathrock, synthpop, and garage that caught our ears right away. Suicide Bong released the debut tape from Janelle back in 2014. We also have the follow up tape “JNL” that will be coming out this week. We also will be releasing “Fault Lines” on vinyl and MP3 in 2016 along with Rockstar Records. While we are not quite ready to share Fault Lines yet we do have this video for “No Maps” off the new tape JNL as a taste of Janelle for you. This track is a bit of a faster paced song for the band but is a decent starting point.
VIDEODROME – SELF TITLED LP /MP3 – COMING 2016
French Snythpunk’s Videodrome reached out to us this year with their first proper full length recordings and we were blown away instantly. After a bit of talk we decided to team with with P.Trash (Germany) and Adrenalin Fix (France) to release this album. We are not ready to release the whole album or preorders yet but here is a track to get everyone excited.
First off we wanted to drop some free music for everyone! Below you will find the steaming version of “Keep Banging The Keys” a 20 song collection of Synth & Organ driven music from Current, Future, and Past Releases on FDH. Listen below then hop over to www.fdhrecords.bandcamp.com to download it for free. All we ask is you help spread the word about this free music!
Also a few weeks back we announced a LP Clearance Sale. We are offering a slew of out back catalog LP’s at deep discounts in order to make some room for all the new exciting stuff we have on the way. These are DEEP DISCOUNTS 3LP’S FOR 12$ OR 7 FOR 25$. Once we hit just 50 copies left in backstock the discount deal goes away so act fast (We already pulled some titles from what we were offering last week). The next post down has all the ordering details.
We started FDH back in 2003 and have put out a slew of releases including 31 LP’s to date. A good number of people do not understand that a record label like FDH is not a money making thing. I’m a one man operation and I still have a full time job to pay the bills. At the end of the day doing this has never been about making money its always been about spreading great music to turntables worldwide. Of course with as many records under our belt as we have we have a ton of releases that we have ended up with backstock of. In a effort to clear out some space in the FDH office (spare bedroom) and make space for new releases we are doing a big clearance sale. We will be offering copies of any release we have more than 50 copies of in a package deal. Once we get down to 50 copies of anything it comes off the list of clearance items and goes back to full retail price. This deal is a great way to expose yourself to some new music very cheap or to get some holiday shopping out of the way. The way this will work is you can pick 3 LP’s for a total of 12$ (plus shipping) or 7 LP’s for 25$ (plus shipping). Please do not wait as some of the titles mentioned we only have a few copies of to order at this limited pricing. Here is a list of the releases offered as part of the deal.
The Bad Doctors “Burning City”
In the comments section list the items you would like to include in your package.
(International Buyers please contact us to place orders on these the shipping will not be correct on these buttons)
7 LP’S FOR 25$
Units – 4 song debut 7″ E.P. (1979) reissue coming in 2016 on FDH /Includes download of EP and a unreleased 9 song live set from 1979!!!!!
“A rehearsal tape by Suicide in 1975, The Units 4-song 7″ on 9 August 1979, Pere Ubu’s “My Dark Ages” (October 1979) with Alan Ravenstine on EML synthesizer (re-released on Rough Trade 049 on a 7″ in 1980) and the first demo session by The Screamers with Pat Garrett on 7 July 1977 are candidates for the earliest synthpunk recording.” This is how the start of the synthpunk history section on wikipedia begins. When The Units self released the mentioned 7″ back in 1979 it was clear that it was a fresh new sound. Over at FDH we discovered The Units back in the early 2000′s and have been obsessed with all of their output. We are thrilled to announce that for the first time since 1979 this EP will become available in the 7″ format once again on FDH in 2016.
Above is a picture of the original pressings front cover with the insert showing thru the big hole. Our repress will be sticking extremely close to the aesthetic of this picture. The band still has the original stamp used on the dust sleeve and will be hand stamping each record. We recovered the original recordings (High Pressure Days, Cannibals, Work, & Cowboy) and will be pressing them just as on the original record. The only real difference is that the 2016 edition will come with a digital download code of the 4 tracks and in addition the download will include a 9 track live set recorded by Ronnie Lantz at the Deaf Club in 1979 (you can hear I-Night from this set in our soundcloud player). This repress will be 500 copies and is sure to sell out very quick. We also will be giving away 3 copies of the test pressing of this record, to enter all you need to do is order a copy before we start shipping these records (Summer 2016) and we will pick 3 people at random to give copies to!
7″ – $6 (Ships Mid 2016)
International Buyers please contact us before ordering as our cart will overcharge you and we don’t want to do that
Just this week Spin Magazine included Destruction Unit on its list of “The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now”. Although Destruction Unit got its start back in 2000 it was not until this 2010 LP that we saw the band move away from Synthpunk and start moving in the direction of Heavy Psych Rock. This 3rd pressing of Eclipse is now available on transparent red vinyl. This repress is limited 200 copies and over half of these copies are already spoken for. Be sure to grab one while we still have them as we dont expect to have these around long and we are unsure if we will repress this one again.
LP – 13$
Last Month we unleashed the new album from Miscalculations “Kill Thw Whole Cast”. Upon finding this band we quickly learned about the Synthpunk side project Saccharine Souvenirs was working on their full length. After hearing a few tracks we signed on with P.Trash Records and decided to bring this album to turntables (and MP3 players) worldwide . We are happy to announce that preorders for “Trauma” are now up. You can now hear the track “Magnetix Flux” in our streaming player. The digital release of the album will be beofre the end of 2015 with the vinyl expected in early 2016. We will only have 200 of these in the USA so dont wait to snag a copy!
LP – $13
Miscalcuations “Kill The Whole Cast” LP in stock now / Destruction Unit “Eclipse” LP repress coming soon
Miscalculations – A few months back we announced that we would be working with P.Trash Records & Rockstar records to bring the new album from Miscalculations “Kill The Whole Cast” to the USA for release. This 3rd LP from Miscalculations offers up catchy melodic garage punk with a few synthpunk tracks tastefully sprinkled in the mix. This gem of a record is undebatably the strongest release for this UK based outfit. It takes the groundwork they have laid on the 2 prior LP’s and 3 7″s and delivers a flawless LP that no record collection should be without. Below you can stream the album via our bandcamp page as well as check out a picture of the final product and order the vinyl.
Destruction Unit – Last week Sacred Bones Records released the new “Negative Feedback Resistor” for Destruction Unit. This killer record moves deeper into the heavy psych noise rock world that DU has been mastering for years. Back in 2010 Destuction Unit released the ablum “Eclipse” with FDH and the now defunct Perfectly Round Records. This record marked the transition of DU froma synthpunk band into a more psych rock world. This LP originally came out on black vinyl limited to 500 copies. Last year we did 100 more copies on mixed vinyl. We are happy to announce that in early winter we will have a 3rd press in. This pressing will be on red vinyl and will be a wonderful looking final product since the vinyl will match the art. This pressing will be limited to 200 copies and is sure to go quick. You can preorder it below.
LP – 13$
Deletions – After a impressive demo and a killer set opening for SGNLS at the record release of II, we announce we would be doing the first proper full length from Deletions entitled Hungers. Yesterday marked the debut of the video for “Plastic Spines” over at Impose mag in the always spot on “Week In Pop” (video by James Hollenbaugh who has a impressive collection of work in itself). Check it out!
The digital version of the album came out a few weeks back and is currently available from our bandcamp page as well as all the major MP3 sites. The vinyl will be coming out near the end of this year and will be co-released by the always wonderful P.Trash records. We have a limited FDH records silkscreened version limited to just 65 copies up for preorder now.
LP – Silkscreened mailorder version limited to 65 (of 300 pressed) – 12$
Digital Leather – Back at the end of June we released the Digital and CD version of the newest album “All Faded”. This landmark album is the first in the Digital Leather catalog recorded as a full band as opposed to the countless albums and EP’S that were solo recording from the band leader Shawn Foree. The vinyl is still out at the pressing plant and is expected in our hands this fall.
Click here for – Itunes Digital Version
CD Version (out now) – 10$
Standard LP (ships Fall 2015) – 15$
Miscalculations – We just recived word yesterday that the test presses of this LP came into P.Trash headquaters and have been approved for production. This 3rd LP from Miscalculations will be co-released with P.Trash and Rockstar records. Also yesterday marked the release of the Digital Version of the album! Here it is for your listen pleasure.
LP – (Clear wax with black specks) – 13$
Synthpunk Fest – For a long time we have considered starting a Fest like so many labels we admire. We have decided its time to stop talking and take action to build a fest for what we love and cant seam to find happening anywhere else a synthpunk fest. Its very early on and details are in the grey area right now but we are proud to announce that we will be doing the first of a annual event in Summer 2016. This fest will take place in the Philly PA area. We are building a team of bands / people / sponsors / vendors for this event currently. We would love to hear from you if your interested in taking part in any aspect of this first year! Alot more info to come. Please email us at email@example.com to get involved
Suicide Bong Tapes Sale / 2 tapes for 5$ – We have a sub-label of FDH called Suicide Bong that is a all Philly tape label. While FDH has narrowed it releases to Synth driven music, Suicide Bong has only 2 limitations for releases 1) you must be a Philly based band 2) We need to like what your doing. We have 11 releases out so far and many more in the works. In efforts to raise some funds we are selling out backstock tapes 2 FOR 5$ thru the month of August. Currently available are the following releases – The Dolts – Self Titled, Likers – Men Of Honor, No Stayer – Rogue, Retreevers – Self Titled, F.T.S.- Financially Tight Situation, Spent Flesh – Slave Hymns, and a 44 band all Philly Comp “Philly’s Dopest Shit Vol 1″. You can hear all these releases as well as the out of print ones over at the Suicide Bong Bandcamp To order any 2 tapes for 5$ just add to cart below and let us know in the comment what 2 tapes you want.
Digital Leather – We are very happy to announce this week marked the release of the Digital Version and CD version of the new album from Digital Leather “All Faded”. We expect the vinyl version in early fall 2015. You can pre-order the vinyl in store section of the website now. At the time of this post we still have 2 copies of the test press edition of 50 available still! Here is a great video from the track “Stay in Bed”
Miscalculations – A new addition the the FDH family! We received a demo from these guys a few months back in addition the the LP’s they did with Rockstar & Deadbeat records. While FDH still loves great garage and powerpop we have really made a push to move further into a direction of a synth label. This record really grabbed me as its a killer garage pop band that sprinkles in some more electropunk tracks. We decided to team up with 2 great German labels (P.Trash & Rockstar records) to bring you the 3rd Miscalculations LP “Kill The Whole Cast”. We have added the track “The Same Needle” to our player on this page as it falls more in line with the FDH sound, however you can also check out the track “Impossible To Trace” by clicking the track name for a taste of just how much this album varies from one track to the next. We are expecting this vinyl in late 2015 and only 200 copies will make it over to the USA so get your preorder in now!
(co-released with P.Trash & Rockstar Records)
Deletions – As we announced a month or so back we will be teaming up with P.Trash records to bring you the first full length from “Deletions”. This LP will be limited to 300 copies and we have a very limited version of 65 for the FDH mailorder silkscreened cover edition. Preorders are up and running in the store section of our page for this record and we expect the vinyl to ship in the fall.
A few weeks back we announced we would be releasing the new album from Digital Leather “All Faded”. We wanted to share a few updates. In addition to “Face to The Wall” (the track that is currently on our player) this week we also debuted the track “Cold Inside” over at CMJ. You can now hear that track as well as preorder the digital version over on our bandcamp page.
Also in addition we have been taking orders and are nearing the end of our limited test press package limited to 50 copies. We have less then 10 available for sale. Here is a picture of the front cover to this very limited test pressing LP. You can find buy it now buttons located below.
CD Version – 10$
Standard LP – 15$
Special Vinyl – (Standard LP & Test Version limited to 50) – SOLD OUT