Its getting nice out and its time for a round of updates and some new records!
POPPETS – “Have you ever chewed a big wad of bubblegum on the beach and gotten sand blown in your mouth? That sugary crunchiness, crackle and pop sensation is similar to the sound of POPPETS, a drum machine based garage-pop duo from Sweden. The group consists of Lina and Magnus, whose crazy pop hooks will instantly make you fall head over heels in love.” This is the bands first LP since 2009 that I co-released with P.Trash. We still have the old LP in stock and have lowered the price to just 5$. Also if anyone orders both LP’s I will be sure to make your copy of the old LP a limited mailorder copy (while supplies last I only have about 20 left of that version). This record is already out digitally (Itunes, Spotify and whatnot) and we have begun preorders for the vinyl that we are expecting out sometime in June along with the primitive hearts LP. See below to see some giveaways we are offering if you preorder the record.
PRIMITIVE HEARTS- “Primitive Hearts finally bring their first full length album to the table, following up their recent 7″ on the band’s own No Rules Records. This Oakland, CA based power trio have undoubtedly mastered the brass-knuckled, bubblegum garage-pop sound. Blasting through 12 three chord power pop hits in under 25 minutes, Primitive Hearts have learned to channel the aspects of all of your current west coast favorites. They somehow capture the vintage R&B hooks of Shannon and the Clams, the sloppy rawness of Nobunny, the pop sensibility of Hunx, all with the energy of Mean Jeans. This record is a perfect, feel-good anthem for the upcoming 2013 summer. Co-released between 3 labels: FDH (Philly), Resurrection (CA), & P.Trash (Germany).” This release is now out digitally and we have the preorders going now for the vinyl release this June. See the next section for preorder deals and giveaways.
PREORDERS GIVEAWAYS AND DEALS- As normal I love to encourage preorders by giving away some goodies to some lucky folks. This time I am also offering both new LP’s for a combined price of 19$ plus shipping (thats a savings of 3$ as the lps are 11$). Also as normal if you preorder any of these records you will be entered to win some goodies. Here is what can be won.
Grand Prize – Wins 25$ in FDH merch plus a test press of both new releases
First & Second Prize – Wins a free LP & a test press of one the new releases
Third & Fourth Prize – Wins a free LP of your pick
Fifth & Sixth Prize – wins a free 7″ of your pick
POPULATION ZERO – BECOME DEATH – Our subdivision suicide bong tapes just released a fantastic tape. This one is a heavy but so epicly great. Im so glad to be a part of one of the best releases to come out of the SPP (South Philly Punx) scene. Go check it out on the Suicide Bong section of the webpage and stream the record over at the bands bandcamp page
LIVING LASER / GOD MODE – This is a great throwback hardcore split 7″ that we will be releasing this summer with Glacial records in Upstate NY. Keep your ears open for more info on this as I will only have a very small cut of the pressing
BAD DOCTORS – After their newest 7″ on Eaglebauer Im even more excited about this record. They will be heading into the studio in early May to begin working on their debut on FDH records due out this Fall.
DIGITAL LEATHER – Im very excited about a FDH favorite returning late this year or early next year. We will bereleasing a triple LP collection of Digtial Leather singles. This box set will also include one side of new material. More info on this will be coming soon.
FDH GOES DIGITAL – Well it was time. While I still will continue to work with my favorite format of vinyl we also have struck a digital distro deal and will have all our new releases and many of our back catalog titles available on all major MP3 pages. We have already begun the process of getting some of the back releases out their. So get on your favorite digital site and go crazy.
Its offical. 10 years ago I released my first vinyl record and FDH-001. The record was a LP limited to 300 copies that compiled tracks from 4 upstate NY bands. While each had their own style they all belonged to the OCNY punk scene of that time period. “True Horror” collected tracks from Murdershift, The Embergency!, The Anti-Socials, and Troublebound. The records showed up a few hours before the release show and we hand screenprinted the covers. Leading to most of the 1000 copies made for that night having undried ink when sold (records covers were sticking together what a mess). Anyways its 10 years and over 100 releases later(with over 40 of them being vinyl releases). Its been a long road but we are still here and pushing forward.
In other news just today I signed us on with a digital distro company. While FDH will continue to be a vinyl based label we also will be making all our future releases available digitally, as well as a good chunk of our back catalog.
We have finally recived the vinyl for the Outer Minds “Behind the Mirror” LP. We will offically releasing the record this Sat the 15th of Dec. This is a last call for anyone that wants to get into that preorder giveaway. We will consider anything before the end of the day on the 16th of December.
Year End Wrap-up deal – This year Im very proud of all the records we had the chance to put out. In past years I have put out as many as 12 records in a year. 2012 we slowed down a bit and refocused and put out fewer records but all things that I really think are great. To celebrate a great mix of records I have decided to offer a special package including all this years releases for a discounted price. This deal will only run until the end of 2012. We will be offering this entire list of releases for a rate of 50$ postage paid (sorry USA customers only, if your out of the states and want to get the package e-mail me and I will get you a quote).
Here is what you will get.
Digital Leather – Modern Problems LP
Glow Kit – Self Titled LP
Spent Flesh – Self Titled 10″
Crusaders of Love – Take it Easy… but take it LP
Outer Minds – Behind the Mirror LP
Spent Flesh – Arab Spring Break tape (on our sub division Suicide Bong)
Nightfall – Fucking Noise Addicts tape (on our sub division Suicide Bong)
Time for another round of updates.
The Bad Doctors- Im very excited to annouce that FDH has added a new band to our roster. The Bad Doctors are a Philly based Nowave/ synth/ ect band that has been around for a bit over a year now. The band self released a LP back in the start of 2012 and have a new 7″ coming real soon on Eaglebauer enterprises. After that we will be releasing the bands next LP in mid 2013 (P.Trash will be doing the Euro version of that album also). In the mean time I wanted to get everyone familiar with the band. So Im doing something I dont normally do. I will be selling copies of the bands first 12″ “Distractions”. I dont normally do a distro so these will be available in the LP section of the FDH store. If you would like to hear a taste of the band head over to their bandcamp page by clicking here.
Outer Minds – The new album “Behind the Mirror” is still in production. We should have the vinyl fisnishing up pressing any day now. We still have all the preorder giveaways up and running so you still have time to get a chance to win some free music if you order this soon. The album is already available on Itunes and whatever other digital pages you may use.
Suicide Bong Tapes – A new subdivision of FDH has started. Suicide Bong is a all Philly, all cassette, all limited to 100 sub division of FDH. On the top of the page follow the Suicde Bong tab to find out more on our first 2 tapes that are out now (from Spent Flesh & Nightfall)
Poppets LP- This release is still both in the works. Check back soon for more info.
Destruction Unit – Sadly the release of Kofa has been canceled. However be sure to check out their new LP “Void” coming out on Jolly Dreams records.
Primative Hearts- Yet another Great new band that FDH is adding to its roster. After a killer first 7″, this lofi pop band (in the vein of Nobunny, Poppets, ect) will be doing a LP with FDH in the near future. Check out their first 7″ here.
Cum Stain – I first heard this band back with their debut 7″ on Floridas Dying a few years back. After a first full length on Burger the boys are back with Lewd garage punk. We are co-releasing the new album “White People Problems” with Burger records. The band has a unmastered version of the ablum on their bandcamp now. Check it out now here until the vinyl is out in 2013.
Living Laser / Godmode – split 7″ – Helping out a couple of old friends by co-releasing this old school hardcore split 7″. More info on this releaswe and these bands soon.
Hey everyone. First I wanted to update everyone and say Im in my new place now and mostly settled. The address will be posted on the page very soon and this should be my address for years to come. Also Anyone waiting on orders I caught up with mailing today so everything is in route.
Today marked the digital release of the new Outer Minds album “Behind the Mirror”. This album is the follow up to the bands debut LP on Southpaw earlier in 2012. This record get a little deeper and darker into the world of voodoo psych pop then the first release. You can hear the track “We are all stone” on our player or get samples of all the tracks over at iTunes . We expect this to be on all the other major MP3 pages within the next few weeks.
As for the Vinyl release we should see that in late Oct or early Nov. Today we are starting preorders and doing our usual giveaways. For this one the first 50 preorders will all get a free random 7″ from the FDH back catalog. We also will be entering all preorders into a drawing for some other goodies (see below). To preorder just hop over to the LP section of the store.
Grand Prize A 40$ gift card for FDH records, plus a test pressing of “Behind the Mirror”
First Prize A 20$ gift card for FDH records, plus a test pressing of “Behind the Mirror”
Second Prize A 10$ gift card for FDH records, plus a test pressing of “Behind the Mirror”
Third and Fourth prize A free FDH LP of your pick
Well the time in my life has come that I have grown up (not really) and bought a house. Over the next few weeks I will be moving into what I expect to by the home of FDH for many years to come. Over the next few weeks please be expact any orders to move a little slower then normal. Once I get into the new place we will start preorders for the Outer Minds LP (due out in late Oct). We should see the Outer Minds “Behind the Mirror” ablum on Itunes in mid Sept.
As always things are busy for me. Here is qwhats going on currently.
Crusaders of Love – The second LP from this French Powerpop outfit is out now. We just got a track added to this weeks mixtape over at Insound. Head over here to check it out.. We also just saw this cool homemade video for “Next Summer” Off the LP.
Outer Minds – After a very strong first LP earlier this year on SouthPaw, Chicago’s Outer Minds have their next LP lined up and ready to go. “Behind the Mirror” offers up a slew of timeless Psych pop, that is sure to have anyone with a soul to get up off their ass. This one is our next release (co-released with Resurrection & Red Lounge). We are expecting this to drop sometime in Oct. and will be doing our ususal preorders with giveaways of test pressings and other goodies. We will have more info on that soon. Till we post more info click here to head over to the writeup on Pitchfork and the debut of the track ” We Are All Stone”.
Destruction Unit – No matter how much older I get it seams that Ryan Rousseau continues to evolve the sound of Destruction Unit that jives with my music tastes. As in the past few handful of records the band is going in more and more of a epic Pysch collective. The new record “Kofa” is no exception to this rule. 8 tracks and 2 of them clock in over 9 minutes long. Great shit to get super stoned to and lose yourself in. This one is expected to come out near the end of the year and will be co-released with Ryan’s own label “Cactus Man records”
Poppets – Sweden’s sweethearts Poppets have just put the finishing touches on their new 12″. Their last 12″ EP came out way back in 2009 on FDH and P.Trash, and this new record picks up where that left off. Great lo-fi catchy poppy punk (without being pop-punk). More info on that one soon as we expect it to be our first release in 2013.
Crusaders Of Love – Take It Easy … But Take It LP & Spent Flesh 10″ – Both records are in stock now. We will be hitting the first round of mailing today. Expect to see them in quality record shops and distros soon. And as always you can get the records direct thru us or from the bands. Crusaders of Love will be doing some release partys later this summer in France. Spent Flesh will be doing their release June 30th at FDR park in South Philly (Punx Picnic). They will be doing a special rate of 5$ that day to anyone with a wrist band for the event. Spent Flesh play at 3pm so dont miss that. And tied to these releases see the winners of the preorder giveaways below.
Terror Visions – World of Shit Expanded LP – These are now back in stock. Just a FYI
Glow Kit – We still have a handful of the limited FDH version left. Once they are gone we still will have some standard P.Trash versions available. The record just saw release in the UK on Alcopop! with a limited glow in the dark cover CD for the folks without record players.
Outer Minds “Behind the Mirror LP & Destruction Unit “Kofa” LP – These are the next 2 records in line for pressing. Still working on getting everything ready to roll. We expect these out sometime in the Fall.
Preorder Giveaway winners Grand prize – A 50$ gift card to FDH records as well as a copy of both the Spent Flesh and Crusaders of Love test pressings. – - Bobby Kunicky – Wappingers Falls NY
First prize – A 20$ FDH gift card and a Crusaders of Love test pressing. – Daniel Bahto – Cambridge MA
Second prize – A 20$ FDH gift card and a Spent Flesh test pressing. – Stephanie Filippini – Nashville TN
Third prize – Crusaders of Love test pressing – Brian Dodier Arlington MA,
Fourth prize – Spent Flesh test pressing – Blain Walker Austin TX
Fifth pize, sixth prize, seventh prize – A free copy of a FDH LP release. – Thomas Walczyk Chicago IL, Julie Muller Fullerton CA (5TH AND 6TH)
Eighth, ninth, tenth prize – A free copy of a FDH 7″ release – Bretton Mattingly Columbia MD, Dan Mallory San Fran CA, Joseph Sedivy Chicago IL
Its that time again for another round of record preorders and some giveaways. These are all expected in before the end of June and will ship shortly after that. Be sure to check out the giveaways below the descriptions of the releases.
Crusaders of Love – Take it Easy…But Take it – LP
In 2010 I happened to see this French band on tour with Ex-Humans. The live set was really good and was ended with a cover of King Louie’s & the Loose Diamonds “Lookin for a Heart”. I bought the first LP “Never Grow Up” on Douchemaster that night. This LP quickly became one of my favorites of 2010. It offered a great powerpop sound with excellent catchy songwriting. This LP follows in the same vein with a sound that is sure to be a hit with fans of, The Exploding Hearts, Gentleman Jesse, The Undertones, and White Wires just to name a few.
Philadelphia based raw thrashy punk. This 3 piece band, rage through 13 songs in a little over 15 minutes. Fast precise hard hitting drums, loud distorted guitar that flirt with chaotic, noisy effects compliment dynamic and aggressive vocals that have just the right amount of snot and grit Their sound touches on classic 80’s hardcore, whilst paying homage to poppy and metal influences. Musically its amazing how big sounding this sounds for just drums and one guitar player. At points it reminds me of Void if they were influenced by Fuck on The Beach, Gorilla Biscuits, and even a touch of early Sonic Youth (mostly guitar wise) . Truly an original debut 10″ co-released with P.Trash records (Germany) & Sit and Spin records (Philly). (Just a note we dont have a 10″ section on the page yet so this is listed in the LP section of the store)
Terror Visions – World Of Shit Expanded LP This reissue originally came out late last year and has been on backorder for a few months. We got more copies of this coming in June also. Jay Reatards harsh electro punk project. Total band discography on 180 gram vinyl with Gatefold cover.
Giveaways So why would you preorder a record you might ask? Sure you will be for sure to get your hands on it direct from the label as a upside. However we also have made it a habit to give some items away to preople doing preorders . This time is no different. Below you will find a list of the giveaways. All you need to do is order one of the 3 records we are taking preorders for and you will get put into the drawing. Buy 2 records get 2 chances, buy 3 records you get entered 3 times.
Grand prize – A 50$ gift card to FDH records as well as a copy of both the Spent Flesh and Crusaders of Love test pressings.
First prize – A 20$ FDH gift card and a Crusaders of Love test pressing.
Second prize – A 20$ FDH gift card and a Spent Flesh test pressing.
Third prize – Crusaders of Love test pressing
Fourth prize – Spent Flesh test pressing
Fifth pize, sixth prize, seventh prize – A free copy of a FDH LP release.
Eighth, ninth, tenth prize – A free copy of a FDH 7″ release
Up next –
“OUTER MINDS – Behind the Mirror LP”
“DESTRUCTION UNIT – Kofa LP”
A few days after the last update we have more exciting news.
Glow Kit -”Based in Denmark and featuring members of Cola Freaks, Bliglad and Snow Kite, Glow Kit blasts thru a mix of Power Pop and Garage Punk with a touch of psych guitars that will have fans of LOVER!, The Manikins, and Carbones fans strip off their protective gear and dance in spasms in a lethal mushroom cloud. This debut LP follows up a 7” on P.trash records from Germany. This North American release is limited to 200 copies on reverse stock covers (The German release on P.Trash will have standard covers). This LP will find its way into the New Testament of the Garagepunk-Bible”
We have our first stack of these in and up for sale. We also wanted to give a few copies of our test pressing away. Uusally we will work that with preorders so this is the way we are gonna work it this time. We are gonna give away 3 test pressings. The idea is I will give away test pressings with the following orders, order #1, order # 40, order # 75 (and no I wont tell you where we are with orders this is my best way of keeping it random). Winners will be contacted and posted on the page at a later date. We actually posted 2 songs from the album to give a taste.
Digital Leather The new LP “Modern Problems” has offically been out for a little under 3 weeks now. The first pressing flew off the shelf before the actual release. The good news is we now have the repressing in stock. Also dont forget P.Trash in Germany will have a excluive version for its club members only (limited to 100 copies). Here is a video for a live take of Enzymes from the record. The live version of Digital Leather is for sure more of a rock approach then the recordings but just the same this is a great song. Regardless we posted the album version on our player and here is the live video
Backstock Clearance In order to make some space in the office I lowered prices on a bunch of older items(in some cases below my actual cost). We now have a bunch of LP’s lowered in price as low as 5$ each and a bunch of 7″s as low as 1$ each. So why not add a closeout item to your new order?
Suicide Bong Tapes In my last post I mentioed a upcoming tape label. My friend who I am doing the label with helped release the “Truthdealer” record about a year ago and used the name Suicide Bong. We decided to make that the name of the tape label. So Truthdealer was sort of our first release. Anyways we will have 3 tapes coming out in April. For now feel free to add our Facebook and Twitter pages for now