Today we are sharing the first single from Upset's upcoming S/T album. Stream "Tried & True" on Spotify or Apple Music and pre-order the vinyl on a very limited butter cream variant!
Upset is a pop punk powerhouse from Los Angeles, CA featuring Ali Koehler (Vivian Girls), Patty Schemel (Hole), Lauren Freeman (Benny the Jet Rodriguez) and Nicole Snyder (Slutever). The band debuted their first album "She's Gone" in 2013 on Don Giovanni Records, following up with their 8-song EP, "76," in 2015 on Lauren Records. This is the first record that splits the writing between Ali and Lauren, adding a new dynamic to the band, resulting in an album of solely hits.
Perspective, a lovely hand to hold's new record "Lousy" is out today! Stream it everywhere, and order the album on vinyl or CD! Check their tour dates and follow them on social media for updates (@palhth). Dates with Walter Etc, Mover Shaker, Retirement Party, Get Married and Blowout!! You can also read the write up about the record over at the Alternative along with their interview with Jacob.
Lousy Tour Dates: 9/27 Manchester, NH @ Jewel 9/28 Glassboro, NJ @ 4333 9/29 Pittsburgh, PA @ GW 9/30 Akron, OH @ Kling w/ Mover Shaker 10/1 Kalamazoo, MI @ House w/ Mover Shaker 10/2 Chicago, IL @ Sub T w/ Mover Shaker 10/3 Franklin, WI @ JJ's Bar & Grille w/ Mover Shaker & Retirement Party 10/4 Minneapolis, @ MN Row House 10/5 Souix Falls, @ SD Luigi's Mansion 10/6 Casper, WY 10/7 Boise, ID @ RamaPong 10/8 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Walter Etc. 10/9 Portland, OR @ The Fixin' To w/ Walter Etc. & Blowout (reunion) 10/11 Arcata, CA @ Humboltd University/Depot 10/12 Berkley, CA @ Gilman w/ Get Married 10/13 Isla Vista, CA @ Biko Garage w/ Get Married 10/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Hi Hat w/ Get Married 10/15 Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate Shop w/ Get Married 10/16 San Diego, CA @ Til Two w/ Get Married 10/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Cheba Hut w/ Get Married 10/18 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground 10/19 Denver, CO @ Nude City Relief Center 10/20 Witchita, KS @ DIYMCA 10/21 Kansas City, MO @ The Rino 10/22 Denton, TX @ J&J's Pizza 10/23 Austin, TX 10/24 Layfayette, LA @ The Loud House 10/25 Hammond, LA The Spot 10/26 Nashville, TN 10/27 Chatanooga, TN 10/28 Athens, GA 10/29 Boone, NC 10/30 Raleigh, NC @ Schoolkids Records 10/31 Statesboro, GA 11/3 Gainesville, FL @ Fest 11/4 Colombia, SC 11/5 Richmond, VA @ Lava 11/6 Falls Church, VA @ VFW 11/7 Philly, PA @ The Meadow 11/8 Middletown, CT @ Mac 650
This record rocks. 6 beautifully written cohesive songs, the best written so far by them in my opinion and I'm honored that they had us be a part of it! Stream Pin everywhere and pick it up on limited black/red split color vinyl here. We also are running low, but still have pennants, slip mats and t-shirts available as well! Congrats Signals Midwest on an awesome record!
Tracklist: 1. You Are What Is Always On My Mind 2. One Wrong Turn 3. Times Tables 4. Water 5. Subject To Change 6. The Gang Goes On Tour (Explicit) 7. The Blues 8. Those Few Words 9. Apocryphal 10. No Support 11. Mornings 12. You Are What Is Always On My Mind (Reprise)
We have a very limited translucent red with black smoke vinyl and soft bella canvas tees.
Perspective's sound is hard to pin down. It fits in a cross over universe of Leer and Mom Jeans with the heavier melodic parts of Glocca Morra and LVL UP. There's an epic long tour coming this fall in support for the album spanning across every nook of the country leading to the Fest in Florida. Give the first single a try and keep your eyes open for more.
Check out Signals Midwest's new song "Your New Old Apartment" from their upcoming album "Pin," out August 2nd. It's one of six fantastic songs off the album and is about maintaining connection and lines of communication with the people you love. It also features guest vocals by Deanna Belos from Sincere Engineer!
The album is 6 incredibly well written songs that all seem to overlap with themes of transit, friends and change. Sitting down reading the insert while listening to the vinyl was like reading a book with its own sound track. The lyrics are strong enough to stand on their own, the band's sound is tight and has been so developed over the 11 years of being together. And if you've seen my last newsletter, yes, at times this band sounds kind of like Third Eye Blind - which is honestly great. This is a lovely record, I'm honored to be a part of it, and we're so excited to start sharing it.
Tracklist: 1. Pin 2. Sanctuary City 3. Can't Help But Wonder 4. Your New Old Apartment 5. I Think We Can Stay Here 6. Time Spent In Transit
Product Info: To Pre-Order "Pin" and see Signals Midwest Bundles, T-Shirts, Slipmats and Pennants visit: Lauren Records.
More on the band/release: PIN, the fifth album from Cleveland, Ohio’s Signals Midwest, is an album of change. Not just change for the band itself—though there was plenty of that; it’s their first recording with new bassist Ryan Williamson, and the first one that finds the band split between three different cities (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and their origin city of Cleveland)—but an album that interrogates the nature of change. The kind of change that makes you question your place in the world: the feeling you get walking down the same blocks you’ve known your whole life and not recognizing anything; the existential dread of an uncertain future, the daily fear and anxiety that comes with trying to live in this country, in this time.
Eleven years in, Signals Midwest is a band grateful to exist, and the constant change in their lives and the world at large is not lost on them. “Everything we do is meticulously planned, very far in advance, and is just for us at this point,” says vocalist/guitarist Max Stern. “Every practice takes so much organization and travel. So we don't do it as much anymore, but when we are able to make it happen, it feels more meaningful.” And so with PIN , which was recorded in November of 2018 at Type One Studios in Chicago, Illinois, with Matt Jordan and Adam Beck.
These six songs fit well with the sounds and themes Signals fans have grown to love over the past decade: thoughtfully melodic and anthemic examinations of moving through life in times good and bad. “Your Old New Apartment,” Can’t Help But Wonder,” and “I Think We Can Stay Here” feel familiar; personal but entirely relatable stories that Stern sings with unwavering conviction. But “Time Spent In Transit” and “Sanctuary City” represent a more mature growth for the band; songs that take an empathetic look at the world at large. “I think if you're not exploring other viewpoints and constantly practicing empathy and putting yourself in other peoples' shoes, you're doing yourself and the world a great disservice,” says Stern.
But there’s probably no better statement of purpose for Signals Midwest in 2019 than on PIN ’s title track: “I made a sound/ But couldn’t pin it down/ And spent a decade trying to follow it around,” Stern sings with a melancholic sweetness. It’s a song whose origins date back to their breakthrough 2011 album, Latitudes and Longitudes , proving that the more things change, the more the constants in your life become ever so important. -Matt Cohen
Today we are sharing a re-issue of Adult Mom's classic first EP "Sometimes Bad Happens." The EP is turning 5 years old this July so we thought we'd release it on vinyl for the first time! These are a limited one time pressing off 500 random colored vinyl with exclusive redrawn artwork and a t-shirt to match.
Tracklist: 1) I Think I'm Old Enough 2) Ode To One Night Stands 3) Paws 4) Route '59 5) I Make Boys Cry 6) Theme Song
Even though "Sometimes Bad Happens" stands early in the Adult Mom timeline, it continues to hold a special place with their listeners and contains some of the most iconic songs by the band. We've been friends for a while now and have worked on many schemes and projects together, even toured together; but this is the first time Lauren Records has had the pleasure of releasing something for them! We hope you like it, and if you are unfamiliar with the band it's the perfect time to give them a listen!
Out July 22nd, but all the records are here and will ship immediately. You can order the vinyl, shirt or stream the album here.
We've taken a bunch of stragglers out of our store. Random t-shirts that only had a couple in stock with various sizes. Until they are gone, you can add one to your order for FREE! This is a mix batch of sizes and style of bands and label tees. But it's a pretty safe gamble since it is free. If you choose to buy it alone without anything else all you have to do it pay shipping. **NOTE** THE FREE SHIRTS ARE SOLD OUT - Random Shirts are still available for $5!
Yesterday Fishboy's album Art Guards turned two! If you haven't heard this record yet, what better time than two years late? Get on it! We've also discounted the 2nd press translucent blue vinyl to $9 for the rest of the week! Stream it or purchase it at smarturl.it/FishboyArtGuards
Today, Elton John Cena released their fantastic new EP "All Rats Go To Heaven." Elton John Cena is the solo project of Avery Springer from the Chicago band Retirement Party (who if you haven't listened to, you really should). We're big fans of Avery and are honored to take part in releasing this EP for her. Please take 10 minutes of your day to stream it and if you like it, consider picking up a copy of the vinyl.
Very honored to be releasing "All Rats Go To Heaven" for Elton John Cena! The 4-song 7" playfully touches on the existential anxieties we all know and love. I'm a real fan of Avery's music and really think this EP is great! You can listen to the 4th song "Try" below and order the vinyl.
Elton John Cena - All Rats Go To Heaven Out May 17th, 2019
Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra's first album turns ten! Kinda funny and it figures that a young Walter would release his first album on 4/20. Hey Bird is one of my all time favorite Walter songs and it's on this precious album.
For this weekend only we're lowering the price on these to $8 and you'll get a free Walter Enamel Pin!