OMG! “Finding Vivian Maier”!! Documentary! Go see it. In theaters now and on On Demand, too!

This Saturday should be crummy weather.

This is a bummer as we won’t be going out, but we will be DJing at Speckled & Drake on Saturday from 9:30pm-1:00am! We will have LPs for sale.

GVR MAN WILL BE DJing tonight at LINDA’s TAVERN! COME OUT 9pm-12 midnight!

YEAAAHHH???? ToT 

Listen to this mix. Follow it, if you like/have not already.

(Source: Spotify)

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TAKING PREORDERS FOR THE PROTOMARTYR LP

RELEASE DATE of APRIL 8th

Tender Age EP

format: 7”

$6 (plus tax)

COMING SOON!!! 

Welcome to the first release from Track and Field Records (Portland, OR) and the great new band Tender Age! We will have these for sell next weekend. Fans of the shoe gaze genre, Jesus and Mary Chain big and fuzzy, reverb drenched pop will LOVE this band. Sinister bass! Rolling drums! Guitar haze. Great music to have sex to, if that’s your thing.

You can listen and download the music off of their bandcamp here, yes, BUT you WILL want the limited white vinyl 7” of this here EP by Portland, OR Tender Age!

for fans of: Vivian Girls first lp, JAMC, C86 bands, Black Tambourine, etc

ICHI NI SAN SHI - Slow Truth
$12 (plus tax) 
 Hello, Gold Van Fan! How have you been? We just returned from SXSW and, while we have had this album since our last trek to Austin, TX back in February 2014, we had a chance to see these folks ICHI NI SAN SHI (Japanese for 1,2,3,4) and we were able to buy some copies for the van from their label Super Secret Records (an Austin, TX institution…see also Kingdom of Suicide Lovers). This band is one of Ruben’s personal new faves.
 Let me tell you about the live experience (which I admit, I wasn’t sure after hearing this wonderful quirky pop lp that they would be able to do it, but they pulled it ALL THE WAY OFF.) First off, the drums are controlled by a nice lady and a table of samplers and drum machines, there are keyboards, bass, an incredible and colorful guitar player, and a lead singer in Austin, TX legend Bill Jeffries! Bill’s stage presence, much like the band is playful, happy, and energetic. (That description of the band also sums up the sound of the album, btw) Bill has spent time lending his voice and trumpet skills to many bands in Austin, TX since the 90’s, way back when I lived there, and I feel the others are just as well seasoned as they all RIPPED IT UP. This is a special record.
 This wonderful debut, Slow Truth by ICHI NI SAN SHI combines pop, psyche, and noise with cool electro-beats and is done well by these seasoned musicians. They keep it weird, sure, but they make it POP.The band will most likely not tour, but that does not mean that you would not enjoy this LP on your turntable tonight. 
 See you this weekend (March 22nd in front or around Rudy’s on Capitol Hill), weather permitting. In the meantime, THIS LP IS IN THE VAN!

Thanks for listening!
-Ruben

ICHI NI SAN SHI - Slow Truth

$12 (plus tax) 

 Hello, Gold Van Fan! How have you been? We just returned from SXSW and, while we have had this album since our last trek to Austin, TX back in February 2014, we had a chance to see these folks ICHI NI SAN SHI (Japanese for 1,2,3,4) and we were able to buy some copies for the van from their label Super Secret Records (an Austin, TX institution…see also Kingdom of Suicide Lovers). This band is one of Ruben’s personal new faves.

 Let me tell you about the live experience (which I admit, I wasn’t sure after hearing this wonderful quirky pop lp that they would be able to do it, but they pulled it ALL THE WAY OFF.) First off, the drums are controlled by a nice lady and a table of samplers and drum machines, there are keyboards, bass, an incredible and colorful guitar player, and a lead singer in Austin, TX legend Bill Jeffries! Bill’s stage presence, much like the band is playful, happy, and energetic. (That description of the band also sums up the sound of the album, btw) Bill has spent time lending his voice and trumpet skills to many bands in Austin, TX since the 90’s, way back when I lived there, and I feel the others are just as well seasoned as they all RIPPED IT UP. This is a special record.

 This wonderful debut, Slow Truth by ICHI NI SAN SHI combines pop, psyche, and noise with cool electro-beats and is done well by these seasoned musicians. They keep it weird, sure, but they make it POP.The band will most likely not tour, but that does not mean that you would not enjoy this LP on your turntable tonight. 

 See you this weekend (March 22nd in front or around Rudy’s on Capitol Hill), weather permitting. In the meantime, THIS LP IS IN THE VAN!

Thanks for listening!

-Ruben

hardlyartrecords:

Announcing Under Color of Official Right, by Detroit band Protomartyr, out April 8th on CD/LP/digital from Hardly Art records. Stream or download new mp3 single “Scum, Rise!” here.

hardlyartrecords:

Announcing Under Color of Official Right, by Detroit band Protomartyr, out April 8th on CD/LP/digital from Hardly Art records. Stream or download new mp3 single “Scum, Rise!” here.

hardlyartrecords:

New Protomartyr! “Come & See” is the second single from the Detroit band’s upcoming Under Color of Official Right, out April 8th on Hardly Art.

rorschachx:

Protomartyr - Scum, Rise!

THIS SONG IS FROM THE UPCOMING Hardly Art Protomartyr release.

This song plus “Want Remover” would have been my choices for a first free mp3 and second. The label and the bands Ye ol publicist decided on two other songs. But if they would have started, announced with “Want Remover” and then “Scum, Rise”. These guys would already be in hiding, buckling from the pressure of fame and fans the world over. Or maybe they’d be broadcasting their band practices or doing something like radiohead.

Thankfully THAT is not happening and they will be touring and they will be at SXSW. These guys are super great live and are about to release an lp that you can listen to all year and never get sick of it. It’s smart rock. It’s poetic. It’s simple. It’s big. This is a record for those people that miss bands like Les Savy Fav…or rather Les Savy Fav with a more Bukowski…subdued Mark E Smith figure at the front. Les Savy Fav with a bar poet as a lead singer. Protomartyr is a smart, but pop rock band and this LP is the equivalent to the Walkman’s song “The Rat” but a whole album of songs as good as that. That rhymes. Now, how is the poet? 

DUMB SEATTLE WEATHER

No Rudy’s today, but we will be at Speckled and Drake on Capitol Hill from 5-8pm (unless it snows, ha ha). But, yes, come and see !!!!

petertomdave:

JUAN WAUTERS by The Golden Souls Club for http://PETERTOMDAVE.COM #NewPost #music 

OUT NOW!!!!

petertomdave:

JUAN WAUTERS by The Golden Souls Club for http://PETERTOMDAVE.COM #NewPost #music 

OUT NOW!!!!

DEAR SEATTLE!!! We will be in front/around RUDY’S Barber shop on Capitol Hill again this weekend and we have some new lps for you!

Some old school 12” hip hop goodies for our friend that requested some. Hopefully you don’t have these. And some  LPs from the Smiths, JC Satan,Tacocat, Mogwai, and some new 7”s !  RMz

subpoplicensing:

FREE DAY SHOW @ SXSW / TUESDAY / THE NORTH DOOR

If you happen to be going to Austin, TX. I, we, highly recommend this free day time party. Free pizza AND Protomartyr and Kelley Stoltz, AND so much fun!!!!

subpoplicensing:

FREE DAY SHOW @ SXSW / TUESDAY / THE NORTH DOOR

If you happen to be going to Austin, TX. I, we, highly recommend this free day time party. Free pizza AND Protomartyr and Kelley Stoltz, AND so much fun!!!!

JUAN “THE MAN” WAUTERS
REAL RECOGNIZE REAL !
Main man from the Beets comes out with this great record that is best experienced in vinyl format. The packaging is great. It’s what records SHOULD be like. Get it, gurl.

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