We're extremely happy to welcome the legendary Mutant Pop Records recording artist After School Special to our label. We'll be posting updates for the release on our Facebook and Instagram pages in the next few weeks, so if you want to get updates as we post them, hit that like / follow button!
While we're almost at the end of this crazy year, we're not at the end of Phase 2 of our "Something To Do Music For Something To Do People" digital single series. We've got a big surprise for you for Volume 27, our December 1st 2020 release. The Sonic Dolls formed in Germany in 1994, have played all across Europe and the US, and have releases from all over the world on labels such as Radio Blast, Stardumb, Bulge, It's Alive, and Rhetoric. Their first album, 'Boys Night Out" from 1996 was scheduled to be re-released as a picture disc in the US by Rhetoric Records in the late 90s, but it didn't end up happening because Rhetoric Records closed up shop. The opening song on that picture disc was a previously unreleased track called "Shut You Up" and we're super happy to be the label that's finally releasing it decades later! If you check out the 'about' section of the Something To Do Records Facebook page, you'll see that our description is "Classic 90's Pop Punk", and this month that's exactly what you're getting, so if you were gonna say that we're not living up to the hype, this ought to be enough to shut you up, you stupid little jerk.
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!
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!
CD / Digital:
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?