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?
Digital Album Link: https://theriptides.bandcamp.com/album/canadian-graffiti
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. In the meantime, head over to https://somethingtodorecords.bandcamp.com/album/something-to-do-music-for-something-to-do-people-vol-18
while we await our fate.
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!