Friday, May 20, 2011

DEEP SLEEP Euro Tour / NIGHT BIRDS Midwest Tour, Chaos in Tejas, & a Drawing Contest!!!

GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS
UPDATE MAY 20, 2011

I. DEEP SLEEP European Tour
II. NIGHT BIRDS Midwest Tour
III. NIGHT BIRDS NUDEZ Contest
IV. Other Grave Mistake related shows

Not much news to report right now, except both DEEP SLEEP and NIGHT BIRDS will be doing some touring next month so please check them out if they are in your area.  Also a pretty interesting contest for some free Night Birds records ...

Expect a webstore update next week along with some new release updates! 

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DEEP SLEEP will be in Europe From June 3 through June 18




















Fr. 03.06.2011 Amsterdam . Occii
Sa. 04.06.2011 Brighton - The Jam
So. 05.06.2011 Sunderland - White Room (afternoon)
So. 05.06.2011 York - Montey's Rock Cafe (evening)
Mo. 06.06.2011 Shefffiel- The Earl
Di. 07.06.2011 Leeds - Santiagos
Mi. 08.06.2011 London - The Grosvenor
Do. 09.06.2011 Kortrijk - The Pits
Fr. 10.06.2011 Paris - Belushi's
Sa. 11.06.2011 Antwerp - Berchem - JC Den Eglantier
So. 12.06.2011 Mannheim - Juz
Mo. 13.06.2011 Munich - Kafe Kult
Di. 14.06.2011 Leipzig - Liwi
Mi. 15.06.2011 Berlin - Beiroy
Do. 16.06.2011 Hamburg - Hafenklang
Fr. 17.06.2011 Kiel - Alte Meierei
Sa. 18.06.2011 M√ľnster - Cafe Lorenz

If you need to contact the band about any of these shows, please hit up Tony at: celebratedsummerecords@gmail.com
This tour is being booked by Flo at TRAPDOOR TOURZ, if you need to contact him please email: info@trapdoor-tourz.de

You can pick up the TURN ME OFF LP/CD and all of their other releases here:

http://www.gravemistakerecords.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=deep+sleep&x=0&y=0


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NIGHT BIRDS will be hitting CHAOS IN TEJAS in Austin, TX followed immediately by doing a two-week Midwest Tour from June 6 through June 18

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK TOUR:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215614388456293

CHAOS IN TEJAS:
http://www.chaosintejas.com/
















5/31- Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Tragedy, Citizens Arrest
6/2- Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ TSOL, Phibes

6/4- Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ Marked Men, Shitty Limits
6/5- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ Dillinger Four, Fucked Up

6/6- Binghampton, NY @ Fitzies
6/7- Buffalo, NY @ Funeral Home w/ Everything Falls Apart
6/8- Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Tinsel Teeth
6/9- Dearborn, MI @ Refuge Skate Shop
6/10- Chicago, IL @ Lucky Gator Loft w/ Canadian Rifle, Culo
6/11- Minneapolis, MN @ Hill Valley
6/12- Milwaukee, WI @ Ground Zero w/ Holy Shit
6/13- St Louis, MO
6/14 - Carbondale, IL @ the Hanging Garden w/ Hospital Job
6/15 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vibes Music w/ Picked Clean
6/16 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House w/ the Dopamines
6/17 - Columbus, OH @ Troy's House w/ the Dopamines
6/18 - Allentown, PA @ Secret Art Space w/ Bad American

European Tour - Sept. 22nd - Oct. 8th 2011

If you need to contact the band, please hit up Brian at: briangorsegner@gmail.com
The European Tour is also being booked by Flo / Trapdoor so if you want info on that please contact him at the email address listed above.

You can pick up the new FRESH KILLS VOL. 1 CD collection along with both the S/T and MIDNIGHT MOVIES 7"s here:
http://www.gravemistakerecords.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=night+birds&x=0&y=0

Unfortunately the new LP "The Other Side of Darkness" will not be available for these shows, however keep your eyes peeled as we will have updates in June.

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NIGHT BIRDS / 1ST FIVE CONTEST
So our good buddy Patrick over at www.the1stfive.com really wanted to help us spread the word about the NIGHT BIRDS "Fresh Kills" CD and proposed a little contest.  Make no mistake, things are usually ultra serious biz over here at GMHQ, although sometimes we DO like to have a little bit of fun.  His original idea was to simply ask people to "like" both of our facebook pages to be able to enter a contest for a free copy of the CD and each 7".  We thought that was a little bit too easy, and decided that the contest needed to be a little bit harder .... literally. 

One of the members of NIGHT BIRDS who will remain nameless (it was Brian) came up with the excellent (and mildly sensual) idea of a drawing contest ... a nude drawing contest.  All one had to do was sketch up a little (or big, based on either first hand knowledge or speculation) doodle of the NIGHT BIRDS men nood in order to enter said contest.  After all, it sort of falls right in line with the very sexual interview NIGHT BIRDS did for The1stfive last month, which you can read here:
http://www.the1stfive.com/news/night-birds-interview

You can check out / enter the contest here:
http://www.the1stfive.com/news/night-birds-contest-draw-the-night-birds-noodz-and-win-their-discography

The contest runs until Monday, May 23rd so you have all weekend to put your art skills to the test.  Feel free to get as creative as possible ...

Although the contest only runs til Monday, anyone is welcome at anytime to submit nude drawings of NIGHT BIRDS (or any Grave Mistake bands) to gravemistakerecords@gmail.com and I will post them on my refrigerator.

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Finally, here are some other upcoming shows of note, mark your damn calendars:

THE SHIRKS
May 27 - Washington DC @ Black Cat w/ Scream
June 5 - Silver Spring, MD @ Quarry House w/ Tough Shits

WASTED TIME
June 7 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 w/ Omegas, Kieltolaki, Unholy Thoughts, Black Age

SOUTHSIDE STRANGLERS
JUNE 20 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ The Spits, TV Ghost, Bermuda Triangles

COKE BUST
Sept. 28 - Frederick, MD @ Kruggs w/ DRI

Also DIRECT CONTROL will be on tour in EUROPE this fall as well!!! More info on that over the next several months. 

That's it for now, thanks for reading!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records
www.gravemistakerecords.com
gravemistakerecords@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/gravemistakerecords
Twitter: @gravemistakerex

Friday, May 13, 2011

WEBSTORE UPDATE! GG KING, ROUGH KIDS, HOAX, and MORE!

Greetings! I bit of label news and some new webstore goods for you this week ... I'll try and keep it as brief as possible.

I'll kick things off with some time sensitive news - SOUTHSIDE STRANGLERS are currently on a week long Midwest tour around HORRIBLE FEST in Cleveland this weekend. Definitely be sure to check them out if they are playing near you! Dates are as follows:

THURS 5/12 – DC (Silver Spring, MD) @ The Corpse Fortress w/ TBA // 7pm $5
FRI 5/13 – Columbus, OH @ The White House w/ Ropes, Rocks At Cops, Hardtime // 8PM sharp $5
SAT 5/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s Lanes w/ Ropes, Cola Freaks, Folded Shirt, and more // 2PM matinee $10 includes unlimited bowling, pool, and darts
SUN 5/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Dojo w/ Parasitic Twins, Picked Clean // 7PM $6
MON 5/16 – Chicago, IL @ Dunk Tank w/ Raw Nerve, Boilerman, Panzram, Escalator // 7PM $6
TUES 5/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Cranky Yellow w/ Shaved Women, Panzram, Escalator, Yeung // 8PM $5
WED 5/18 – Nashville, TN @ The Other Basement w/ Cannomen, Syrian Nukes Over Disneyland // 8PM sharp
THURS 5/19 – Charlottesville, VA @ Magnolia w/ The 40 Boys, Slugz, Wicked Eyes // 7PM $5 suggested donation


In other tour news, DEEP SLEEP will be in EUROPE from June 3-18th, and NIGHT BIRDS will also be touring in June, hitting CHAOS IN TEJAS and then a two week Midwest tour from June 6-18th. I will have full details for both of those tours next week!

In release news, just in case you've been out of the loop on Grave Mistake happenings so far in 2011, we have released the following:

GRAVE048: NIGHT BIRDS "FRESH KILLS VOL. 1" CD
GRAVE047: GOVERNMENT WARNING "NO MODERATION" LP
GRAVE046: COKE BUST "DEGRADATION" 7"
GRAVE045: THE SHIRKS "CRY CRY CRY" 7"
GRAVE044: BRAIN F≠ "SO DIM" 7"
GRAVE042: DEEP SLEEP "TURN ME OFF" LP/CD

All of these releases are available in the webstore, and I still have some colored vinyl for the DEEP SLEEP LP, GOVERNMENT WARNING LP, COKE BUST 7", and THE SHIRKS 7"!

STORES / DISTROS / LABLES - please get in touch about wholesale or trades! gravemistakerecords@gmail.com

PROMOS / REVIEWERS - thanks to everyone that has responded to our request for reviews.  If you do reviews, a blog, website, freelance, or radio show please email me about receiving promos of Grave Mistake releases to check out!

UP NEXT - the BAD ADVICE 7" artwork will be finalized hopefully next week and I'm still looking to have that by late May/early June. Then this summer we'll see the BRAIN F≠ "Sleep Rough" LP (which will be a split release with SORRY STATE RECORDS) and the NIGHT BIRDS "The Other Side of Darkness" LP ... both of those LPs are mixed and just waiting to be mastered so expect solid release dates announced within the next month or so.  Hopefully this summer we will also get started on the first of two reissues from Baltimore's THE THUMBS.  The first will be a ten song 12" of the full session for their ALL LESSER DEVILS EP which came out as a 7"/ CDEP on ADELINE RECORDS In 2000.  Finally, we will most likely begin work on the 86 MENTALITY "Goin Nowhere Fast" LP, which will contain the bands first two 7"s (both of which should be out of print by the time we get cracking on this release) as well as a slew of extras (which were featured on the CD version but this will be their first time on vinyl).

Ok, that's all for the label news ... onto the new distro stuff!

GRAVE MISTAKE WEBSTORE: www.gravemistakerecords.com/catalog
NEW WEBSTORE TITLES: http://www.gravemistakerecords.com/catalog/products_new.php

Not too much new stuff this time around, but some quality releases nonetheless.  For 7"s, I have the HOAX 7", the first two ROUGH KIDS 7"s (both are highly recommended), a couple of new KEN ROCK 7"s including a brand new SPIDER BABIES 7" and the debut 7" from Sweden's WET BAGS. Some copies of the second KRIG I HUDIK 7", the NO VALUES 7" (newish RVA band), RALPH 7", the most recent SYSTEMATIC DEATH 7", and more.  For LPs definitely check out the GG KING LP it rules ... other LPs of note are the new SOMETHING FIERCE on DIRTNAP, the new SCREECHING WEASEL LP which is pretty awesome (hopefully you've forgiven Ben Weasel by now), and a handful of releases from Swedens SKRAMMEL label, including the SLOA KNIVAR LP and three BRAINBOMBS LPs.

I got three killer new zines in the store; new issues of KILL SOMEONE YOU HATE, EVIL MINDED, and the newest issue of Richmond's own GOT MYSELF which features interviews with WASTED TIME, NIGHT BIRDS, and DOUBLE NEGATIVE!

RESTOCKS - I got a bunch more CAREER SUICIDE "Cherry Beach" 7" this week, the first batch sold out in a day so if you are still looking for a copy I highly suggest grabbing one immediately.  The record destroys, just the quality you'd expect from CAREER SUICIDE ... the world has gone too long without a new CS release so it's about time.  I also got a few more copies of the new LEATHER 7" (that one sold out pretty quickly as well), and stocked up on the incredible NIGHT BIRDS "Midnight Movies" 7".  I have also had a few people ask about a restock on the OMEGAS LP (yet another title which sold out right away) ... I have more on the way unfortunately they didn't show up in time for the update, but I'm going to put em in the store the second they show up.  I'll post that up on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gravemistakerecords) and Twitter (@gravemistakerex) so if you are hip to technology, find me there to get more frequent label and webstore updates.

Finally, I was digging through some old boxes and found a handful of 7"s and CDs that for some reason never made it into the webstore ... there was actually some pretty cool stuff so I put it all up for your perusal.

Thanks for reading!

Alex / GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS
www.gravemistakerecords.com
gravemistakerecords@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/gravemistakerecords
www.twitter.com/gravemistakerex (@gravemistakerex)


NEW IN THE WEBSTORE 5/13/11:

ALOUATTA "ANIMAL" 7" (SKRAMMEL)
ATLANTA DEMOS COMP (W/ CARBONAS) TAPE
BRAINBOMBS "BURNING HELL" LP (SKRAMMEL)
BRAINBOMBS "OBEY" LP (ARMAGEDDON)
BRAINBOMBS "URGE TO KILL" LP (SKRAMMEL)
CASE OF EMERGENCY "S/T" 7" (CONTROLLED BY PLAGUE)
CRAMPS, THE "HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER" 2CD (VENGEANCE)
CRISPUS ATTUCKS "YO PEHO" CD (SIX WEEKS)
CROW "VERTIGO" 7" (PRANK)
DEGENERICS "GENERIC RECORD COLLECTION" CD (SOUL REBEL)
DEUTSCHLAND IN DECLINE - V/A - COMPILATION 7" (HEARTFIRST)
DRAFT DODGER "GUANTANAMO BAY HOLIDAY" 7" (ENDLESS BLOCKADES)
EVIL MINDED FANZINE - ISSUE #8
GG KING "ESOTERIC LORE" LP (SCAVENGER OF DEATH/ROB'S HOUSE)
GOT MYSELF ZINE - ISSUE #5
HOAX "S/T" 7" (KATORGA WORKS)
KILL SOMEONE YOU HATE ZINE - ISSUE #3
KILLED IN ACTION "SELF ABUSE" 7" (GIVE PRAISE)
KRIG I HUDIK "2" 7" (SKRAMMEL)
LET'S GROW "DISEASE OF MODERN TIMES" CD (REFUSE)
MDK "RAZORHATER" TAPE
MISHAP "S/T" 7" (SOCIAL NAPALM)
MOJO HAND "THE VERY BEST OF" 7" (RESSURECTION)
MONIKERS "WAKE UP" CD (KISS OF DEATH)
MOUTHBREATHER "THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE" CD (KISS OF DEATH)
NEW MEXICAN DISASTER SQQUAD "DON'T BELIEVE" CD (JADE TREE)
NEW MEXICAN DISASTER SQUAD "ABRASIVE REPULSIVE DISORDER" CD (BREAKER BREAKER)
NO VALUES "UNITED WE DIE" 7" (REAPER)
NO VIOLENCE "INVENCIVEL" CD (COSPE FOGO)
RALPH "S/T" 7" (SCAVENGER OF DEATH)
RATOS DE PORAO "CRUCIFICADOS PELO SISTEMA" CD (PECULIO DISCOS)
REALLY RED "TEACHING YOU THE FEAR" CD (EMPTY)
ROUGH KIDS "INTO THE 00's" 7" (ROUGH)
ROUGH KIDS "WHY SO SERIOUS" 7" (ROUGH)
RYAN DINOSAUR - DEMO TAPE
SCREECHING WEASEL "FIRST WORLD MANIFESTO" LP (FAT WRECK)
SEEIN' RED / HAMMER - SPLIT 7" (ARMAGEDDON)
SEXPISTOLSTANTEN OCH MOCKFJARDSVAPNET "DET PERSONLIGA CV" LP (SKRAMMEL)
SHAKING HANDS "S/T" CD (KISS OF DEATH)
SIDETRACKED "UNIFORM" 7" (TO LIVE A LIE)
SLEEPER CELL "6 SONG E.P." 7" (CRIES OF PAIN)
SLOA KNIVAR "INGEN KLASS INGEN STIL" LP (SKRAMMEL)
SLOGAN BOY "THIS RECORD" 7" (HATE THE 80'S)
SOMETHING FIERCE "DON'T BE SO CRUEL" LP (DIRTNAP)
SPIDER BABIES "ROCK N ROLL REJECTS" 7" (KEN ROCK)
STROHSACKE / WORHATS - SPLIT 7" (SOCIAL NAPALM)
SUDDEN DEATH - V/A - COMPILATION CD (PUKENVOMIT)
SYSTEMATIC DEATH "SYSTEMA 7" 7" (ARMAGEDDON)
TRMRS "SEA THINGS" LP (RESSURECTION)
TRUTHDEALER "THE CONTRARIAN" LP (RESSURECTION)
VIRGINS "MISCARRIAGE" CD (KISS OF DEATH)
WET BAGS "DOWN BY THE DOCKS" 7" (KEN ROCK)
WITCHES WITH DICKS "MANUAL" CD (KISS OF DEATH)

RESTOCKS 5/13/11:

CAREER SUICIDE - CHERRY BEACH 7"
CONDOMINIUM - GAG 7"
CURSED - THE LAST SESSION 7"
FREEZE, THE - GUILTY FACE 7"
HARELIP - 6 TRACK EP 7"
IMPERIAL LEATHER - EXCUSED FOR FUTURE FUCKUPS 7"
LEATHER - STERILE 7"
NIGHT BIRDS - MIDNIGHT MOVIES 7"
NO STATIK - CLARIFIED, DISTILLED, RECOMPOSED 7"
SLOA KNIVAR - HEMMAKVALLS MASSAKER 7"
TRAGEDY / TOTALITAR - SPLIT 7"

DROPDEAD - DISCOGRAPHY '91-'93 LP
DROPDEAD - S/T (1993) LP
DROPDEAD - S/T (1998) LP
ERGS, THE - JERSEY'S BEST PRANCERS 12"
EXPLODING HEARTS - SHATTERED LP
HIGH TENSION WIRES - WELCOME NEW MACHINE LP
WIPERS - IS THIS REAL LP