Tuesday, September 13, 2011


BRAIN F≠ "Sleep Rough" LP and NIGHT BIRDS "The Other Side of Darkness" LP/CD OUT TODAY!
Well, you've been hearing about both of these releases for the better part of the summer, and today is a glorious day because both records are FINALLY available! Two debut LPs from two of my favorite bands going today ... I'm extremely excited with how both of these releases turned out and I think you will be as well.  Both releases are now available for order the GRAVE MISTAKE WEBSTORE:
Of course, as you have probably noticed, we've been running NIGHT BIRDS preorders for the past few weeks.  You'll be happy to hear that the preorders have begun shipping, I hope to have them all in the mail by the end of the week! Thanks to everyone who preordered for your support and your patience,  hopefully the wait wasn't too painful and I can assure you that it was definitely worth it.  Also, might as well let the cat out of the bag - we did up a couple hundred silver and black hand numbered silkscreened covers as the "limited version" ... our friend Aaron at Absent Printing here in Richmond did a wonderful job and we think you will be just as pleased. Those will be mailed out on a first come / first served basis (I had 125 available, the band had copies for their preorders as well) so if you got your order in within the first day, chances are you'll get one in your mailbox.  I'm going to keep some of the package deals and special prices up through the weekend, so take advantage of those while you can!

The BRAIN F≠ "Sleep Rough" LP is also in house and ready to ship ... we didn't trouble ourselves with preorders on this release so no waiting required on this one. There are 227 copies on a nice, translucent Seafoam Green vinyl for mailorder ... both myself and SORRY STATE RECORDS (who co-released the LP) have color available in our respective webstores. Pick your poison. This LP is phenomenal - if you picked up either of the singles from earlier this year and were digging them, then you should definitely grab this LP because they went above and beyond on this release for sure and the full length definitely shows growth and maturity, while maintaing all of the similar elements that made those first two releases so memorable.  Hell, even if you weren't completely sold with the singles, then this full length will most definitely make you see the light so pick it up!

While we didn't exactly hit the mark with a store/retail "street date," expect to see these pop up in your favorite stores and distros hopefully within the next several weeks! For all of our European friends, the NIGHT BIRDS LP will be pressed by TAKEN BY SURPRISE (just in time for their tour, see below), and the BRAIN F≠ LP will be pressed in the UK on the one and only STATIC SHOCK RECORDS (expect that version in October).

If you're just now coming out from beneath that rock you've been living under this year and both bands are completely foreign to you, please check out the descriptions below or even listen to some tracks from the records at the GRAVE MISTAKE BANDCAMP PAGE and see if that sparks your interest (it probably will)! Both records are also streaming on Spotify, and are available digitally on iTunes and other digital retailers.

Finally, before I wrap things up ... I will be on tour with NIGHT BIRDS from Sept 20th through October 10th (See dates below).  In that time the webstore will be up and running, but NO ORDERS WILL SHIP until I get back. I'm going to try my hardest to ship out everything placed through Sunday, September 18th ... but anything ordered from the 19th on will most likely be held until I get home. I should be available by email most of the tour so if you have questions about an order, trade, wholesale, promos, or anything else, drop me a line at gravemistakerecords@gmail.com and I'll reply as soon as I can.

Thanks for reading! Now order some records!!!



At long last, the debut LP from NY/NJ's own NIGHT BIRDS is finally upon us!  Following three well received 7" EPs, "The Other Side of Darkness" takes you on on a non-stop demented thrill ride with thirteen raging blasts of high-octane surf-inspired punk that the band has become known for.  NIGHT BIRDS have pulled out all of the stops on this long player; honing their hardcore/punk/surf/garage hybrid sound to near perfection, delivering each and every song with urgent and unmistakable precision.  With underlying themes of isolation, paranoia, depression, visions of total annihilation, and more horror/b-movie nods and references than you can count, "The Other Side of Darkness" is the ultimate soundtrack for for that post-apocalyptic nightmare that you just can't seem to wake up from.

The first two singles from North Carolina's Brain F≠ left a lot of people scratching their heads: Is it garage? Is it hardcore? (It's definitely punk.) How did they write such catchy riffs? How do you pronounce "F≠?" Brain F≠'s debut long player, Sleep Rough, will force you to ponder those same questions and may breed even more (and we mean that in the best way possible). Everything has been amped up for this release... the hard stuff is harder, the catchy stuff is catchier (oh, is it catchy!), and the weird stuff is weirder. There's no need for band comparisons, but if you're into that sort of thing then imagine the SAINTS' minds in TEENGENERATE and the AVENGERS' bodies sent to a dystopian future. Really, though, this sounds like the year 2011; if you like huge guitars, endless vocal hooks, and a turbo-charged rhythm section (you do), then you need to hear this record. Split release with SORRY STATE RECORDS.


Do. 22.09.2011 - Amsterdam (NED) @ Occii w/ Glam, OD Kids
Fr. 23.09.2011 - Leipzig (GER) @ Zoro Fest w/ Systematic Death
Sa. 24.09.2011 - Venlo (NED) @ Perron 55 / R'n'R Fest w/ Direct Control
So. 25.09.2011 - London (UK) @ The Grosvenor w/ Little Ease
Mo. 26.09.2011 - Leeds (UK) @ House Show w/ Dry Heaves
Di. 27.09.2011 - Glasgow (UK) @ The 13th Note w/ No Island
Mi. 28.09.2011 - Swansea (WAL) @ Mozarts w/ Ssssnakes
Do. 29.09.2011 - Brighton (UK) @ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar w/ Legal Highs
Fr. 30.09.2011 - Kortrijk (BEL) @ The Pits w/ Direct Control, Citizens Patrol
Sa. 01.10.2011 - Paris (FRA) @ Le Parvis w/ Loud Girls, Police Truck
So. 02.10.2011 - Tübingen (GER) @ Epplehaus w/ The High Society
Mo. 03.10.2011 - Munich (GER) @ Kafe Kult w/ RVIVR (usa)
Di. 04.10.2011 - Bonn (GER) @ Bla w/ Monster Mash
Mi. 05.10.2011 - Berlin (GER) @ Bei Roy w/ Apostophe
Do. 06.10.2011 - Hamburg (GER) @ Hafenklang w/ Crimen, Criaturas
Fr. 07.10.2011 - Copenhagen (DEN) @ Stengade w/ Night Fever
Sa. 08.10.2011 - Bremen (GER) @ G 18 w/ Terrible Feelings

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