TITLE HOLDER RELEASE FIRST SINGEL FROM WHAT BETTER TIME

If necessity is the mother of invention, then it’s no surprise that Title Holder’s creation was born at the height of the Covid pandemic. Formed in 2020 by then Queens-based singer/songwriter Matt Sullivan, Sullivan’s take on ska and pop-punk is an honest and earnest take on two genres that have seen their fair share of silly fads and trends. The result is Title Holder’s undeniable energy and pop sensibility that quickly gained the attention of Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake who produced and helped arrange several of the tracks from Sullivan’s first recorded effort, the six song EP The Story of My Life.

The band’s diligent work ethic and creative music videos helped the band build a supportive following coming out of the pandemic. Ready and eager to bring their energetic live show on the road the band followed the release of The Story of My Life by sharing the stage and supporting the likes of The Pietasters, Mustard Plug, Catbite, Spring Heeled Jack, J. Navarro & The Traitors and more. Milwaukee based Interstate Music also chose Title Holder as their 2022 pick as ‘Best New Band’ giving the band even more momentum going into 2023.

With that momentum the band is excited to announce the release “Going Insane”, the first track from What Better Time, their first vinyl release which includes for the first time a physical release of The Story of My Life EP along with seven new tracks recorded with Nik Bruzzese at The Gradwell House and mastered at Sun Room Audio by Dan Coutant. Slated for a June 2nd release, What Better Time shows Sullivan’s keen pop sensibilities and lyrical wit on full display.

BAD PLANNING ET FORTES OUT TODAY

Happy release day to the fellas from Bad Planning! Oh yeah, it’s also BANDCAMP FRIDAY! Head on over to Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, or any of your favorite digital and streaming services or grab a copy of Et Fortes on vinyl from our Limited Run webstore or Bandcamp page. Did we mention that it’s BANDCAMP FRIDAY too? Et Fortes is available on Randomly Mixed color vinyl, Translucent Gold with Black Splatter (Subscription Club only), and audiophile Black and showcases the band’s love of riff heavy hardcore, skate punk, and pop punk.

BAD PLANNING PREMIERE FIRST VIDEO FROM ET FORTES

With one week to go the fellas from Bad Planning just dropped their first video for the track “A Year Without Sleep” from their upcoming LP Et Fortes. The fine folks over at Punk Rock Theory were kind enough to premiere it, so smash the link below and head on over to check it out!

ET FORTES VINYL SHIPPING NOW

PRE-ORDERS for Et Fortes are NOW SHIPPING and feature some of the slickest vinyl we’ve ever had pressed. Slated for a May 6th release, Et Fortes is available on Randomly Mixed color vinyl, Translucent Gold with Black Splatter (Subscription Club only), and audiophile Black showcasing the band’s love of riff heavy hardcore, skate punk, and pop punk.

UPCOMING BAD PLANNING SHOWS

Bad Planning is keeping busy with a slew of shows in the coming weeks to celebrate the release of Et Fortes. They’ll also be playing some shows with labelmates You Vandal around the Midwest. Details below…

05/13/2022 – Indianapolis, IN at Hoosier Dome with Cold Streets, Action-Adventure, C-Rex and The Day After

05/27/2022 – Franklin, WI at JJ’s with Kule, Telethon, You Vandal and Honey Creek

05/28/2022 – Aurora, IL at Halfway House with Backroom, Life Looks Good and You Vandal

PRETEND I DON’T EXIST OUT TODAY

Today’s the day! Head on over to your favorite digital service like BandcampiTunes, or Spotify and grab a copy or stream the band’s brand new LP Pretend I Don’t Exist. If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the vinyl, what are you waiting for? Limited White with Evergreen splatter vinyl now shipping as well!

Limited White with Evergreen splatter vinyl is also shipping now as well! Grab a copy over on our Bandcamp or Limited Run webstores! You Vandal takes the best parts of punk and pop-rock and delivers the antithesis; songs full of melodies, and well polished vocals begging you to sing-a-long but with a gruffness and enough riffage to keep them grounded in a scene like Gainesville, Florida’s. This band has more in common with New Found Glory than Hot Water Music, but also manage to stay clear of any cringe-inducing clichés that come along with the pop-punk genre. Their sophomore release I Just Want to Go Back to Hell helped put the band on the map and Pretend I Don’t Exist delivers even more riffage and melody with earnest lyrics and honest delivery.

 

NEW YOU VANDAL TRACK, 7″ OUT OCT. 29TH

We’re excited to announce a brand new release from our favorite punks outta Gainesville, You Vandal!

Just in time for their appearance at The Fest we bring you two new tasty You Vandal jams served up on some hot, and we mean HOT, lathe cut ‘wax’. Limited to a pressing of 50, we’ve got 30 Clear lathe cuts that will be exclusive to the band and available for the first time at The Fest, and 20 Black versions that we’ll be launching for sale on our Limited Run webstore very shortly.

In the meantime, the fine folks from The Bad Copy are premiering the A-side track “Running in Place”. Check it out right here.

While Gainesville is typically known for its brand of gruff punk associated with No Idea Records, You Vandal combines those influences with punk and pop-rock influences, delivering songs full of well-polished melodies begging you to sing along. This band may have more in common with New Found Glory than Hot Water Music, but they still manage to stay clear of any cringe-inducing clichés that come along with genre. Their upcoming releases are the long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s I Just Want to Go Back to Hell. Be sure to keep an eye out for shows across the US throughout the next year in support of their upcoming full-length release due out in early 2022.

If you haven’t given I Just Want to Go Back to Hell a listen, head on over to our Bandcamp page and check it out and maybe even pick up a copy of the vinyl while you’re at it.

BROADCASTER JOYRIDE +3 OUT OCT 8TH

It’s been a minute since we last heard from Broadcaster, Long Island’s favorite pop-rock sons, but they’re back with a brand new release that features for the first time on vinyl their 2011 digital only EP Joyride along with the three tracks from 2012’s seven inch release Tightrope Walker and previously unreleased acoustic versions of the tracks off of Joyride. Pressed on limited Coke Bottle Clear, Black, and Spring Green/Light Blue color in a color vinyl and reworked artwork, this limited pressing will remind you how much fun this band is!

We’ve also launched a preorder for the Coke Bottle Clear and Black vinyl now up on our Limited Run and Bandcamp page. Both come with immediate digital downloads of the entire record with your purchase. If that weren’t enough, we’ve got a few copies of the Tightrope Walker 7″ hanging around that office that we’re going to include with preorders until we run out, so pick up an LP today and we’ll include a copy with your order while supplies last!

Big shout out to Chorus.fm for premiering ‘Vacation Days’ last week. In case you missed it check out the video below…

NEW WEBSTORE

That’s right, we’ve finally got a new WEBSTORE!

Click on the link to check out our new Limited Run webstore. We’re slowly adding older back catalog items, but you can now get physical and digital copies of our latest releases direct from us as well as immediately when you purchase some vinyl, etc.

Look for new releases and pre-orders going up on the new Webstore in the weeks to come!

DECIBEL MAGAZINE MIND POWER VIDEO PREMIERE

Happy release day to Mind Power!

To celebrate we’ve teamed up with the fine folks over at Decibel Magazine to premiere Mind Power’s brand new video for the track “Mess”.

In the midst of a pandemic Winter dive into the depth’s of Mind Power frontman Robert Meadows’ mind on a bleak journey through darkness and snow in an almost tortured existence beyond dealing with the daily reality of Covid. Written before the pandemic, “Mess” could have easily been a diatribe on the daily life we’ve all come to know all too well the past over the past year, yet here we are.

ATTIC SALT FEST AT HOME LIVE STREAM RELEASE SHOW

Attic Salt’s Get Wise is officially here and they’ve teamed up with Tony and the fine folks from @thefestfl to party down and celebrate with some friends this coming Thursday, October 1st. You can check out the live stream on The Fest FB Page or over at Socialdistance.party to join in on all the fun. Attic Salt starts streaming at 8:35PM Eastern Time!