On September 1st 2018, we premiered our Something To Do Music For Something To Do People series of monthly digital singles. As promised, after volume 15 was released, all the songs were mastered and compiled as the "Something To Do Music For Something To Do People Phase One" album. It's an expansive, but not expensive powerhouse pop-punk potpourri that features all exclusive songs by 15 bands from 9 U.S. states and 4 countries. It includes The Putz (Indiana), Scutches (New York), The Suck (A bunch of East Coast States), The Lemonaids (Scotland). Covert Flops (Indiana), Parasite Diet (Tennessee), Eaten Back To Life (MIssouri), Parasites (Illinois), Vista Blue (Tennessee), Evil O'Brians (Germany), Dumberger (California), Knockin' Chucks (Texas), Neon Bone (Germany), The Sweethearts (Texas), and Massoneria Ramonica (Italy).
The vinyl LP version is available on three different colors of vinyl - Ketchup Red, Mustard Yellow and Lettuce Green, well, if lettuce was translucent, which it isn't, but we're calling it that to go with the food theme. It really looks more like an emerald, but please don't eat one of those by mistake. The LP version comes with a nice printed insert, a download code for the full album!
Vinyl / Digital: https://somethingtodorecords.bigcartel.com/product/something-to-do-music-for-somethng-to-do-people-phase-one-12
The Compact Disc version is a nifty Gatefold Digipak and has alternate artwork than the LP version. The Compact Disc version was made with minimal use of evil non-biodegradable plastic, and comes with a download code for the full album!
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We're still under lockdown, and getting a little antsy, but what can you do. On a positive note, we cleaned all of our silverware twice, then rearranged it in our cutlery tray, and I must say it has never looked better. This month, since we can't travel, we're staying put in the United States, oh well. Speaking of 'well' May 2020's digital single release is Volume 20 of our 'Something To Do Music For Something To Do People" series. It's called "The Well" and it's by Local Drags, who are based in Springfield Illinois, despite having multiple releases on Stardumb Records from Rotterdam. Life is weird sometimes.
Our digital single for April 2020 is by Öldie Häwn from Corpus Christi, TX, and it's called "Staying Up", which sure works for us since we don't sleep much anyway. Öldie Häwn started just under two years ago, and since There's No Time Like The Past, they are a Mirror Image of classic 90s pop punk with a modern feel. Öldie Häwn have released several well received bandcamp EPs, so we thought it was Time Enough At Last to add them to Phase Two of our 'Something To Do Music For Something For Something To Do People' monthly digital singles series. So grab a cup of joe and check out "Staying Up" - We're sure it's What You Need.
We had a great time last month in Sienna Italy with The Proton Packs, so we decided to stay in sunny Italy and take a train up to Milan to hang out with Volkov for March 2020's "Something To Do Music For Something To Do People" monthly digital single. You might remember Volkov from The Voklov / Mega split 7" we co-released back in 2017, before we were tired and jaded. The Greater Milan area is the largest city in Italy, and was founded around 600 BC. Today, Milan is a modern vibrant city known the world over for art, commerce, design, education, fashion and entertainment. Volkov's new song is called "I Can't Move On", and it's a winner. In case you were wondering whether we're gonna move on or not next month, it's up to the Biscione to decide.
It's the first of the month again, and that means it's time for the second installment of Phase 2 of our monthly digital singles series. It's the dead of winter here and we're kinda burnt, so we're in Sienna Italy, home of The Proton Packs, to help them capture the ghost of Christmas recently past. Proton Packs have been a staple of the Italian punk scene since 2005 and have had many releases on labels from all over the world, so they were an obvious choice to welcome to our digital singles series. Their song is called "Sleeper Agent Mantra", and it stays true to the Ecto-Punk sound that they're known for. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and head right over to our bandcamp page so you can check it out.
Phase 2 of our monthly digital singles series "Something To Do Music For Something To Do People" begins today. For Volume 16, we're heading over to the city of Oviedo in the Principality of Asturias on the northern coast of Spain. The rich history of Asturias dates all the way back to the stone age, and the city is still known today for it's art and architecture. It also happens to be the home of The Budweisers, who recently re-formed after 20 years and released a new 4 song EP in 2018. "Don't Go Away" is their first song since then, and we're more than happy to welcome the Budweisers to Something To Do Records as our first release of the new decade!
Since we're a bit into 2020 now, that means the 3rd anniversary of our release of the "Canadian Graffiti" LP by The Riptides from Canada is coming up soon. We're running low on all three 12" vinyl variants: Opaque White (200 copies pressed), Translucent Red (200 copies pressed), and Clear (100 copies pressed, because even though the Canadian flag doesn't have any clear on it, there's plenty of ice up there in Canada). We are gonna do a 2nd pressing after these last 1st pressing copies run out, but those will have different sleeve art. So, if you want to snag a 1st pressing LP with the cool cartoon sleeve drawn by Dan Parent (best known for his work for the Archie comics series) before they run out, I'd hop to it if I were you. Sounds like a good idea, eh?