Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Forecast's record-release shows this week!

The Forecast's self-titled album will be for sale at both of the band's holiday shows this week. Details:

12/22 @ The Firebird, St. Louis, MO w/Parlour Knights, the 45, Bear Apprentice, I Like Snaps - 7pm, $10

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Forecast LPs are here!

Thanks to the fine folks at Gotta Groove Records, we've gotten the Forecast's self-titled LPs in a few days ahead of schedule. Pre-orders will begin shipping immediately, and the earlier the order, the rarer the color! Here's an updated breakdown with pics:

/122 Cherry 7-Up

/83 Suicide

/26 Cream Soda

/24 Mountain Dew

/14 Diet Cherry 7-Up

/3 Mello Yello

/2 Orange Fanta

/1 Vanilla Milkshake With A Cherry On Top

Order your copy today!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

YCR-002 announced!

The Forecast's third full-length is self-titled for a reason: It is the band's best work to date, completely defining their sound and purpose. Fusing together the best parts of mid-'90s emo, turn of the century post-hardcore and elements of both timeless country and pop, the band have delivered what is truly a masterpiece, and one of 2010's best albums.

The Forecast was produced by John Naclerio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Bayside) and features guest appearances from Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit/Terrible Things), Patrick Carrie (Limbeck), Jonathan Lullo (Down To Earth Approach), Paul Carabello (the Ataris) and Rob Applegate and Kevin Ohls (Greyson).

/122 Cherry 7-Up
/83 Suicide
/26 Cream Soda
/24 Mountain Dew
/14 Diet Cherry 7-Up
/3 Mello Yello
/2 Orange Fanta
/1 Vanilla Milkshake With A Cherry On Top

1. Losers
2. Illinois
3. Lost At Sea
4. I'll Set You Free
5. So Wrong
6. Kisses
7. Snake Charmer
8. If I'm Not Mistaken
9. Head's Will Roll
10. Life's A Garden, Dig It
11. A Better Man
12. Double On The Rocks

This is YCR-002.

Available for pre-order now by clicking here!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Heks Orkest - How Will It All Fit? (live in Baltimore)

I just found this awesome video of Heks Orkest playing "How Will It All Fit?" from their record-release show in Baltimore earlier this week. Check it out:

Heks Orkest - How Will It All Fit? from Johnny Hugel on Vimeo.

High-quality 320kbps MP3s of "How Will It All Fit?" as well as "I've Been Waiting" are included with the purchase of Heks' Endless Scroll EP, so order yours today!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Heks Orkest 7-inches shipping now!

It's a Festivus miracle—the pressing plant actually got our order completed before the deadline! That means all Heks Orkest pre-orders are shipping TODAY! If you haven't ordered a copy yet and you live in Baltimore or Richmond, you can pick up a copy directly from the band next week at one of their record-release shows with Ted Leo And The Pharmacists:

Tuesday Dec 7th : Baltimore, MD @ The G Spot
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $13/15

Wednesday Dec 8th : Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $12/14

Friday, November 19, 2010

They're heeeere!

The Heks Orkest 7-inch sleeves, that is:

These were all hand-screened by a friend of the band. Now, time to break out the silver Sharpie and start numbering 'em...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

YCR-003 announced!

Meaning "witch orchestra" in Dutch, Heks Orkest formed in Richmond, Virginia, in 2009. Endless Scroll is their first incantation, two intense slabs of gothic, angular, discordant post-punk with a frenetic energy that will remind you why you got into this stuff in the first place.

Vocals: David Grant (Action Patrol, the Episode)
Guitar/vocals: Cam DiNunzio (Denali, Lazycain, Grip)
Guitar: Keeley Davis (Engine Down, Sparta, Denali, Glös, Bughummer)
Bass: Jonathan Fuller (Engine Down, Denali, Bats & Mice, Sleepytime Trio)
Drums: Edward Trask (Avail, Kepone, Holy Rollers)

A: Endless Scroll For Player Piano
B: Tinnitus Festival

This is YCR-003.

Available for pre-order now by clicking here!

Monday, August 16, 2010

If you're interested in the story behind the Felix Culpa's Sever Your Roots album cover, you're in luck: Culpa frontman Marky Hladish has blogged about the experience. Check it out here.

PS: Info on YCR-002 and YCR-003 coming very, very soon!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

In celebration of Canada Day up north and the 4th Of July down here in the good ol' US of A (and me going out of town for the next few days), I'm having a 20% off sale on Sever Your Roots for this weekend only! Sale will end whenever I get back home on Monday, July 5, so place those orders now and they'll ship first thing Tuesday morning:

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Felix Culpa's Sever Your Roots double LP is now available at all three Reckless Records locations in Chicago! Swing by and pick one up, won't you?

In other label news, we're currently in the midst of planning out our next four releases. Seriously! Right now, it's a race to see what will become YCR-002 first, but I assure you, everything in the pipeline is gonna be totally awesome.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Check out these videos from the Felix Culpa's set at Trailer Space Records, as a part of the Gotta Groove showcase:

Thanks so much to Gotta Groove for inviting the band down, to Trailer Space for hosting a rad party and to Weatherbox, Chelsea Automatic and Ghost Ghost for a killer show!

In more Felix Culpa news, the band have a ton of shows coming up in April and May, including a run with the Dear Hunter -- all dates are below:

APRIL 8 / MOUNT VERNON, IA / Cornell College - The Orange Carpet w/ Caspian, Arms & Sleepers
APRIL 9 / ST. LOUIS, MO / Lemp Arts Center w/ Caspian, Arms & Sleepers
APRIL 23 / ELGIN, IL / Judson University w/ Suns
APRIL 24 / EFFINGHAM, IL / Artisan Music Festival w/ Suns, So Long Forgotten, & more
APRIL 26 / DENVER, CO / Marquis Theater w/ The Dear Hunter, Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground
APRIL 28 / CHICAGO, IL / Subterranean w/ The Dear Hunter
APRIL 29 / PONTIAC, MI / Pike Room @ The Crow Foot w/ The Dear Hunter
APRIL 30 / AKRON, OH / Musica w/ The Dear Hunter
MAY 1 / BUFFALO, NY / Mohawk Place w/ The Dear Hunter, Moving Mountains
MAY 29 / HOWELL, MI / Bled Fest w/ Misery Signals, The Bled, Strike Anywhere, Native, Color Morale, Dr Manhattan, & tons more

Monday, March 8, 2010

Click here to see another example of the black/clear mix of Sever Your Roots that someone got. Anyone else in the Chicago area track one down yet at Hot Topic?

Also, the Felix Culpa are getting ready to tour their way down to SXSW -- if you want to pick up a copv of Sever Your Roots in person, they will have vinyl at all shows:

Mar 15 2010 7:00P
The Canopy Club w/ Big Science Urbana, Illinois
Mar 16 2010 8:00P
Vino’s Pizza Pub & Brewery w/ Look Mexico and Suns Little Rock, Arkansas
Mar 17 2010 7:00P
The Brickyard w/ Suns Mountain Home, Arkansas
Mar 18 2010 7:00P
Super Happy Fun Land - SXSW Overflow w/ Finn Riggins and Dangerous Ponies and Suns Houston, Texas
Mar 19 2010 7:00P
Trailer Space Records - SXSW - Gotta Groove Records Showcase Austin, Texas

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sever Your Roots is now available on Interpunk, for anyone looking to order it along with other stuff.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hot Topic exclusive details

People have been asking me about this clear/black mix limited to 50 of the new Felix Culpa record, so I thought I'd give everyone a heads up -- the following Hot Topics in Illinois will be stocking this exclusive variant of Sever Your Roots:

Stratford Sq. - Bloomingdale, IL
Harlem Irving Plaza - Chicago, IL
Yorktown Center - Chicago, IL
Gurnee Mills - Gurnee, IL
Cherryvale Mall - Rockford, IL
Cielo Vista - Schaumburg, IL
Hawthorn Mall - Vernon Hills, IL

I've been told these will be available in those stores by the end of next week, so happy hunting!

For those of you not in Illinois, I have held onto a very small amount of the clear/black mixes and will eventually put them in the YCR webstore. I'm not sure exactly how I'll sell them yet; I might increase the price on them and donate the money to Haiti relief or something. Anyway, stay tuned to this blog for more details on how to get one of those.

Also, just to put this out there now: Many of the clear/black mixes look similar to the one posted above, but there are some where LP1 has virtually no black in it at all, so don't be alarmed if you purchase a copy at Hot Topic only to find a clear record. However, all LP2s have the virtually the same black spot/streak as pictured above.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

C'mon, be honest: How sexy does that look?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Felix Culpa's album-release show in Chicago last weekend was totally killer -- thanks to everyone who came out and even more thanks to everyone who picked upa copy of Sever Your Roots on vinyl! I ended up having a few copies of the black vinyl (limited to 100) left after the show and after fulfilling all the pre-order package deals, so they're back up in the YCR store. Act fast before they're gone forever!

Also, the pressing info has changed slightly after I got a chance to do a full count and inspection of the whole pressing:

/50 on clear/black mix vinyl (HOT TOPIC EXCLUSIVE)
/108 on black vinyl
/350 on clear vinyl

Those clear/black mixes will be available in Hot Topics in the IL/WI region soon; as soon as I have a solid list of what stores will be carrying them, I'll post it here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Test pressings are in!

I just picked up the Sever Your Roots test presses and will be spinning them tonight. Check it out!