I. GRAVE MISTAKE BANDCAMP PAGE
II. BRAIN F≠ "SLEEP ROUGH" LP track posted / Tour starts this week
III. NIGHT BIRDS post second track from "THE OTHER SIDE OF DARKNESS" LP / Fall European tour Info
IV. GRAVE MISTAKE and NO WAY RECORDS releases wholesale
V. GRAVE MISTAKE PROMOS
VI. WASTED TIME R.I.P.
VII. UPCOMING RELEASES
I. GRAVE MISTAKE BANDCAMP PAGE
That's right, we finally got around to getting the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page (http://gravemistakerecords.bandcamp.com/) up and running! The label really hasn't had had a steady spot for streaming music for a while, so this time around we decided to go all out. There are currently 30 Grave Mistake releases streaming in their entirety ... all recent releases from the past few years, along with a good chunk of the back catalog. It will also be a place to get some sneak peaks of upcoming releases (see below for tracks from the new NIGHT BIRDS and BRAIN F≠ LPs)! Many thanks to GM shitworker / Employee of the Month Sykes for putting the page together!
The main purpose for the page was obviously for people to check out new bands or listen to their favorites in a convenient place, but of course I wouldn't object if you wanted to purchase some of the mp3s or even pick up the actual records in the webstore :)
II. BRAIN F≠ LP Track and Tour Dates
We've posted a brand new song and cover art from the Brain F≠ "Sleep Rough" LP on the Bandcamp page, which you can listen to here:
While the LP won't officially be out until late August / Early September, we were able to rush the band some advanced copies of the LP, which they will have on their tour! Please check them out if they are playing near you, and pick up a copy of the record! Here are the dates, tour starts this week!!!
JUL 29 Atlanta @ 529 w WHATEVER BRAINS, WYMYNS PRYSYN, WAX MUSEUMS, BAD SPORTS (!)
JUL 30 Charlotte @ The Milestone w WHATEVER BRAINS
JUL 31 Boone @ Black Cat w WHATEVER BRAINS and NO ONE ELSE BUT HIPPIES AND BURRITOS
AUG 1 Raleigh @ Berkeley Cafe w/ RATIONAL ANIMALS, STRIPMINES, WASTED EFFORT
AUG 2 Richmond @ Sprout w/ HAVERCHUCKS, BERMUDA TRIANGLES
AUG 3 Baltimore @ Golden West w/ DEEP SLEEP, A GUY FROM ALL
AUG 4 Brooklyn @ 538 Johnson w/ THE MEN, NOMOS, ONLY THE MESSENGER
AUG 5 Boston @ Frat Cave w/ FOREIGN OBJECTS, DRAIZE, ANCIENT FILTH (waltham, I guess)
AUG 6 NYC @ PISSING AWAY OUR MONEY ON DRUGS IN BROOKLYN / PRETENDING WE'RE WATCHING HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS or GETTING MOBY TO RIDE OUR FAME AT A HOOKAH BAR
Of course, as I have mentioned in previous updates, this LP is a split release with none other than SORRY STATE RECORDS (who currently just unloaded five killer new releases on us this month), it's a pleasure and an honor working with Daniel on this release! Keep your eyes peeled from both labels on more updates on the LP.
III. NIGHT BIRDS Second Track from LP posted / European Tour Dates
NIGHT BIRDS have also just posted another new track from their upcoming "The Other Side of Darkness" LP. They posted the track "Landfill Land" back in June, and today we bring you none other than the Title Track of the new LP. So check it out! You can peep the track on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp or the Night Birds Bandcamp. Our friends at Brooklyn Vegan (www.brooklynvegan.com) have also been kind enough to post the track on their site as well!
We've had a few minor delays with this LP, but we are looking to have the record out early September. We will also most likely be announcing preorder info mid-to-late August, so keep your eyes peeled for that as well!!!
In other NIGHT BIRDS news, they will be playing BEST FRIENDS DAY here in good ol' Richmond, VA on Saturday, August 20th! It will be great to have the boys back in town, they will be playing at 10am in the Fine Foods parking lot as people board the busses to Hadad's Lake. While this sounds a bit odd, trust me it should be a blast; only the weak sleep during the weekend of BFD, the rest of us party animals will be up 24/7 ... so 10am / 10pm ... it's all the same.
Finally, they've also posted the first round of dates / info for their EUROPEAN TOUR which will be happening this September. They were kind enough to let yours truly tag along for the tour, so I hope to see some old and new friends along the way! The dates are as follows, please do yourself a favor and check out these shows if they are near you!
Do. 22.09.2011 - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Occii w/ Glam, OD Kids
Fr. 23.09.2011 - Leipzig (Germany) - Zoro Fest w/ Systematic Death, Barn Burner +
Sa. 24.09.2011 - Venlo (Netherlands) – Perron 55 / R'n'R Fest w/ Systematic Death, Direct Control +
So. 25.09.2011 - London (England), Uk
Mo. 26.09.2011 - Swansea (Wales), Uk
Di. 27.09.2011 - Glasgow (Scotland), Uk
Mi. 28.09.2011 - Leeds (England), Uk
Do. 29.09.2011 - Brighton (England), Uk
Fr. 30.09.2011 - Kortrijk (Belgium) - The Pits w/ Direct Control, Citizens Patrol
Sa. 01.10.2011 - Paris (France) - The Belushi´s w/ Youth Avoiders, Police Truck
So. 02.10.2011 - Tübingen (Germany) - Epplehaus w/ Balboa Burnout, The High Society
Mo. 03.10.2011 - Munich (Germany) - Kafe Kult
Di. 04.10.2011 - Bonn (Germany) - Bla
Mi. 05.10.2011 - Berlin (Germany) - Bei Roy
Do. 06.10.2011 - Hamburg (Germany) - tba
Fr. 07.10.2011 - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Stengade w/ Gang Green, Night Fever
Sa. 08.10.2011 - Bremen (Germany) - G 18
IV. GRAVE MISTAKE / NO WAY RECORDS WHOLESALE
If you are a store or distro on my email list, you'll probably be getting another email from me shortly ... but as always, all Grave Mistake releases are available wholesale direct from me. I am also carrying most NO WAY RECORDS titles wholesale as well! Brandon, Lauren, and I figured it would be best to combine forces on the wholesale front, so if you do a distro or store and would like wholesale info, please get in touch and I'll send over the full list! If all goes well, I hope to start carrying a few more labels wholesale as the year goes on, but more news on that later on!
V. GRAVE MISTAKE PROMOS!
If you write for a zine, blog, website, or do a radio show, podcast, etc etc and are legitimately interested in checking out upcoming Grave Mistake releases for possible review or play, please do not hesitate to drop me a line! We'll be sending out promos for the NIGHT BIRDS record VERY soon ... I've already had a ton of great replies and met a bunch of awesome new people on the promo / review / radio front this year so please get in touch if you'd like to be put on my list. Also, any places I've already sent reviews to in the past, please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in checking out the new releases! I usually try and hit everyone I've worked with previously, but a friendly reminder never hurts!
VI. WASTED TIME R.I.P
While I hate to sort of end this email update on a low note, I figure most of you wouldn't even get this far anyways! Sadly, WASTED TIME has decided to pack it up and call it a day. It's sort of weird ending a band like this - I've been with the band pretty much from the beginning between releasing records, touring, and eventually joining - while we all loved doing the band, sadly life has made it more difficult than ever to keep the band even remotely active. Between work (jobs, businesses, record labels, etc) and location of members (Richmond, VA Beach, Raleigh) ... we've decided that, rather than dragging along at a snails pace, it would be best to just cash it in now and end on a good note. We are hoping to have one hell of a last show here in Richmond this fall so keep your eyes peeled for that info. I'd also like to extend a personal thanks to all members of WASTED TIME past and present, and everyone around the world that helped and supported the band throughout the years - it's appreciated more than you know.
VII. UPCOMING RELEASES
Yup, the BAD ADVICE 7", THE THUMBS "All Lesser Devils Session" LP, and the 86 MENTALITY "Goin Nowhere Fast" LP are all still on deck! Unfortunately they've been pushed back just a little bit due to this upcoming batch of releases (NIGHT BIRDS and BRAIN F≠) ... but I hope to get cracking on ALL of them before the summer ends. I also have a brand new 7" in the works from a killer new band out of, well ... sort of all over the place. Featuring members from the UK, SWEDEN, and good ol' WASHINGTON DC, the band is SECTARIAN VIOLENCE and they rule. Burly as hell 80's hardcore (as you have probably guessed, one of our favorite types of HC here at GMHQ) ... I was lucky enough to hear some rough mixes of the EP and damn it sounded good ... more news on this later but you heard it here first!
Well, if you made it this far, thanks a lot for reading! As always, please keep your eyes peeled for updates on the new releases and do not hesitate to get in touch for anything. Thank you to everyone for your support in 2011, this has been one of the busiest years the label has seen in a while and I couldn't have done it without you all!
Alex / Grave Mistake