Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
It is here in our office, and it will be hitting the streets tuesday October 13th!!! A relationship that started back in the grunge days, Mike and Don first met Tad Doyle opening up for TAD with their old band Helltrout. After reconnecting recently we've decided to put out this amazing 10" split on virgin Czech vinyl, sporting artwork from Nat Damm and Aaron Edge. The release show is October 10th at the Comet in Seattle if you want to pick up a copy early, and enjoy the sweet sounds of Black Elk and Madraso as well!!!
Posted by violent hippy at 12:37 PM
Amazing compilation of bands scattered across the globe. From Bleach (JP) to Redneck Manifesto (Ire.) and all points of America in between. The Sword, Gorch Fock, Migas, Mico de Noche, Argonaut, Le force, and many more....a Violent Hippy must have!!!
Posted by violent hippy at 12:31 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
In the summer of 2004, Mike and Don played a show at the World Famous Bob's Jave Jive in Tacoma with soon to be good friends Trina and Annie (T-n-A, duh.), and we received a 'demo' that blew us away. Recorded by Ben Verellen (Helms Alee, Harkonen), these 4 songs take you on an epic ride spanning 45 minutes. Although the band broke up in 2006, this masterpiece is still avilable.
Posted by violent hippy at 9:26 PM
The dawn of '...de noche'. Actually, Mike and Don had already released two fine CD's on defunct Austin label Perverted Son Records. Both masterpieces, of course, but there was more oil in the well. With the help of Jason Morales (producer/engineer of MdN's first 'Stripper Wars'), we put out VHR002 in conjunction with Buttermilk Studios/Records. White-hot ripper freak rock. Hits include: 'Cans', 'Rancho Ramona'
Where to start? The three founders of the label Don Stewart, Mike Clam, and Chris 'Quan-fi' Weatherhead, have known each other for a combined total of 450 years. Pretty impressive huh? Along with figuring out how to live for ever, we have been interested in putting out fine music for the ears for 13 years, starting with a collaboration between Mike and Don's then band Bobaphett, and Chris' label Big Enormous Records (a label based in Tacoma with such fine artists as Swelter), putting out a split 7" with the late, great Texas rockers Starfish and Trance Syndicate Records. There are still a few copies of this available, and should be posted to the store soon. Anyway, the three came together and decided to start something huge. To go BIG. So the first project was a collection of rarities and studio out-takes from the Austin, Texas indy-metal band MIGAS entitled Hits -n- Mrs. This was a small run of 200 CDs in a hand printed two-color sleeve from the masters at Bearded Lady Printing. There are very few of these copies left, and they will be posted to the 'store' soon too. This coincided with the return of Don to the great Northwest, and thus the meeting of the minds began.
Posted by violent hippy at 6:28 AM