The Bad Doctors – We are very proud to announce that we are now taking preorders for the first full length record from West Philadelphia’s The Bad Doctors. “Burning City” has been a work in progress since the band formed back in 2009. While the band now has a few releases under their belt, both the Distractions EP & Spit it Out 7” are really just the start of the band cutting their teeth and developing a sound. From the opening notes of the album it’s very clear that the synth will be taking a major role on this record. Paired with precision drumming, solid bass lines, driving guitar riffs, and poetic lyrics, The Bad Doctors bring a sound that is not to be dismissed. Somehow the band has crafted a hybrid of Post punk, New Wave, Garage, Pop, and Indie that both keeps you in a modern timeframe while also eerily sounding like a lost 80’s record that would have been a hit with fans of bands like New Order, Devo, The Screamers, and Kraftwerk.
A few months back we released the Re Animate EP digitally as a teaser for this album ( This EP is currently a free download on our bandcamp page click here to grab it today.). The EP is just a taste of how Burning City engulfs punk riffs along with an electronic sound perfectly, melting together under the morose vocals, creating something that you can simply get lost in. The Burning City continues a new move in The Bad Doctors groundbreaking study of smart pop structures, orchestrated electronic madness, & the dynamic spectrum from the manic rock, creative melodies, and brooding thoughtfulness. The offical street date for this release is June 3rd. However we will for sure be getting these well before then and all preorders will ship early. We spared no expense with this release and are offering many different package deals including quite a few limited edition versions that are bound to go quick. Please visit our store section to preorder today! We also will be randomly tossing in a few goodies to all preorders including download codes, FDH swag, Tapes, Cd’s, and even a few records. Everyone that preorders get something extra on us (free stuff is all random no special requests).
Teledrome - We are just days away from the release of synthpop / punk masterpeice debut fill length from Teledrome. This follow up to the “Double Vision” 7″ on Hozac picks up with the same strong songwriting skills, however with a much crisper sound quality. We are the only US label involved in this (Mammouth Cave in Canada, and P.Trash in Germany) and suppies are very limited on the first pressing. Visit of store to order this today these will start shipping around the 1st of March.
Free Digital Compilation – A few weeks back we released a 20 song compiation of FDH and Suicide Bong tapes tracks from present, past and future releases. Please click here to visit our bandcamp page and download it for free
Suicide Bong Tapes – Our all Philly Tape sub division is still going full steam. A few months back we released a few great tapes from Janelle & Retreevers. We also made some great shirts that are now in our store section. We have a new tape from Likers up next. To hear our sounds please click here to visit our Suicide Bong Bandcamp.
Teledrome -We are very excited to have our next release coming in Feb 2014 as the debut album from TELEDROME! This record will be released in Canada by Mammoth Cave, P.Trash will cover the Euro release, while FDH covers the USA. We have begun preorders in the LP section of the store and the first 25 copies will be on color vinyl. Here is a blurp about the record.
“Synth pop punk band from Calgary , Canada . They play a perfect mix of UNITS / SPITS-Synth-Punk, GARY NUMAN-Elektro-Pop, NEW ORDER-Electronic-Dance-Music with dark fluorescent FAD GADGET or DIGITAL LEATHER / LOST SOUNDS sounding parts! TELEDROME inspired of the early 1980s New York City club scene sound, would fit right in among any of the essential early Factory/Mute Records releases! The record will include the re-recording of a few from the HoZac 7″ as well as a slew of new songs. You can hear the first track “Boyfriend” on our player now.
Back in Calgary about 6 years ago, there was an amazing garage-punk band called THE CRYPTOMANIACS. If you can find that 7″, it is the best thing from that city in the last 5 years, so hard to find though. That band split when Ian Manhire moved to Ottawa and started WHITE WIRES and SEDATIVES. SEDATIVES first 7″ “Can’t Calm Down” was originally a CRYPTOMANIACS song called “Good Enough for Garbage.” Shortly after, Andrew Payne moved to Ottawa and started ZEBRASSIERES and FUN FUNS (later playing in KETAMINES with Paul from Mammoth Cave Rec.). The only person left behind: Ryan Sadler, who is the man behind TELEDROME. TELEDROME’s guitar player is Evan Van Reekum, who is in the great band FIST CITY and co-runs Mammoth Cave from Calgary .”
The Bad Doctors – Last month we saw the release of the new EP “Reanimate” as a teaser for the upcoming album “Burning City”. The EP can be streamed at http://fdhrecords.bandcamp.com/album/re-animate. It normally is a 2$ download however leading up to the release of the full length all you need to do is ask and I will gladly give you a free download of the EP.We also have the first single “AC” in our soundcloud player. We will have a bunch of info pertaining to the full length coming in early 2014.
Strange Attractor – The new LP “Back to the Cruel World” came and went very quick. We have 2 copies of the LP remaining in stock. Once they are gone you can get a MP3 version online or purchase a LP from either Ressurrection records in the USA or Mammoth Cave in Canada.
Suicide Bong Tapes –
While its been a while since our last release. Our sub-division is still alive and well. We are still focusing on all Philly bands at this point and doing tapes limited to 100 copies. We have Retreevers and Janelle both out digitally now with tapes to follow in January (if your in Philly come out to the tape release / Label Showcase show) . We also will be doing a release for Sgnls and Likers in the new year as well as many more to come. Feel free to check out some of our sounds over on the SB bandcamp Page
A few years back I picked up a local Philly comp LP “Bloodstains across Philadelphia” featuring a bunch of local punk and hardcore bands. While listening I was taken in by the track “Sisyphus And The Gate” by “The Bad Doctors”. It had a great post punk / dark 80′s pop vibe that stood out among the other music on this comp. Instantly my ears were in love. The band followed this up with a self released LP “Distractions”, and while the band was clearly still finding their sound, this record just further proved to me this band was one of the best that Philly had to offer. Fast forward to early 2013 and the release of the “Spit it Out” 7″ released by Philly label “Eaglebauer Enterprises”. This single really showcased the bands move deeper into a world of synth driven, post punk, new wave. As soon as the needle hit this slab of vinyl I could not remove the record from my turntable for the next month. I knew almost instantly I wanted to work with this band.
Over the past half a year the band has been hard at work crafting a new record. The band recently finished the sessions for the upcoming full length record “Burning City” that will be released on Vinyl, CD, and MP3 in Spring 2014. This upcoming release will be out on FDH records in North America while P.Trash will issue a Euro edition. To help spread the word about the upcoming album we are releasing the “Re-Animate” EP bringing 2 tracks from the upcoming album, as well as a few EP only tracks. This EP will officially be released on Itunes and all the other major MP3 sites on November 26th. However as a special treat we have posted the tracks over on the FDH records bandcamp page today. Please visit https://fdhrecords.bandcamp.com to get a taste of the EP before its release date. And check back soon regarding more info on the upcoming album “Burning City”.
Strange Attractor -
We have Started Preorders for The new Strange Attractor LP today. This LP (the first North American Release from the band since the Just looking 7″ we did back in 2009),is Due out in a little over a month. Strange Attractor have a long history in one of Canada’s most alien landscapes – Sudbury, Ontario, so it is fitting that the aliens in Strange Attractor have made one of the most surprising, compelling and honest LPs of 2013 that no one will hear.
Highlights include the “Total Shit” trilogy on the b-side. “Feel Like Total Shit” / “This is Total Shit” / “I’m Total Shit” – three songs that give you a 360 degree views from the dregs of modern life: making bad choices, feeling powerless against the will of people who make bad choices, and just generally having everything stacked against you and turning those bad vibes inwards. In the Strange Attractor land, when we point fingers we have to remember that we are simultaneously pointing at ourselves.
“Back to the Cruel World” will fail to get the attention it rightfully deserves. It will not get the head space it needs, the listening time required to unlock the riches contained within. Sure, there will be a few true believers who will wave the flag of Strange Attractor, who will herald this LP as a cornerstone of Canadian music in 2013, but they will be met with complete blank stares and people turning back to topics they are versed in whenever they try to spread the word.
Why? Strange Attractor are from a small town in Northern Ontario. Strange Attractor don’t tour much, and when they do, they tour in Europe where they are already massive punk rock superstars. Strange Attractor don’t have a street team, management, or a fancy P.R. person who can ‘guarantee a Best New Music.’ Strange Attractor don’t have a social media strategy outside “making cool records” and “making cool videos.” Strange Attractor are not hot 20-year old dudes. There are no drops.
But make no mistake, “Back to the Cruel World” rules and is perfectly happy standing on its own, outsider status intact. When you find other people with Strange Attractor records on their shelves, give them the secret Punk Handshake™ and congratulate them on their good taste.
Primitive Hearts -
After we released the debut full length “High & Tight” this past summer we realised the bands self released 7″ was nearing the end of its first pressing (limited to 300 copies on the bands own label No Rules!). This gem is what sucked me in to doing the LP in the first place and we wanted to make sure it continued to be available. So I teamed up with P.Trash and Resurrection to reissue this cant miss 7″. This pressing is limited to 500 copies and is out now.
God Mode / Living Laser – A few months back we teamed up with Glacial Records to release a few of our favorite NYHC bands going these days. Both God Mode & Living Laser bring their A game to this split 7″. While this record is outside of the normal FDH sound and might not be for all our customers, it is a very solid modern / throwback hardcore 7″. We still have a very limited amount of the clear vinyl version that is limited to 100 copies available in our store section.
Suicide Bong Tapes – Our Tape Sub Division is also still hard at work with new releases on the way from Reteevers (Really great poppunk / indie rock) and Janelle (Shoegazy dreamy indie). We are super excited about both upcoming releases and have them over here on the Suicide Bong bandcamp page
Poppets – The new album “Steal it like a Thief” is offically out now. Available on all the digital sites as well as on vinyl thru us directly (as well as thru many other options). We have also decided to leave the last poppets lp at a price of just 5$ from our webstore.
Primitive Hearts – We offically saw the release of the bands first full length “High & Tight” released both digitally as well as on vinyl last month. The LP is selling really well and we only have about 50 copies left until the first pressing is gone. We also are excited to annouce that we will be repressing the bands first 7″ (originally on No Rules records). This repress will be co-released with P.Trash and Resurrection and should be out later this summer. The band has also released a video for “Falling Apart” off of “High & Tight”. Check it out!
God Mode / Living Laser – We are now taking preorders for the upcoming split 7″ from these 2 NY throwback hardcore bands. The digital version is already out and we are expecting the vinyl sometime around the end of July. All copies ordered from us will be on limited clear vinyl (limited to 100).
Armedalite Rifles – We will have Armedalite Rifles returning to FDH with a new LP! This will be co-released with Wrinky Dink records & Dead Broke. More info to come on this soon.
Strange Attractor – We did this bands first North American release a few years back (the just looking 7″). After a few LP’s a 10″and a 7″ all on German labels, the band will be releasing its 3rd lp “Alien in this room” as a North American release with us, Resurrection (Ca), and Mammouth Cave (Canada).
Bad Doctors – The band is putting the finishing touches on their new album. This one is gonna be a great record. Expect to hear more on this one very soon.
Digital Leather – Still in the works is the Digital Leather singles collection. We hopefully will see that released late this year. As with many other new releases we will have more news on that soon.
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