A quick update on MP-523, The Teen Sensation Glasses: Focused CD. My CD broker from 25 years ago, Todd of Cravedog Records in Portland, came in with a project bid INCLUDING my special bright pink trays for about what the previous company had bid before they decided that inserting a pink tray was worth a dollar a copy.
I have to clear samples with the New Jersey plant to prove machineability and I ordered those today from San Francisco. I'm also going to clear a weird aqua blue color and opaque orange at the same time so that I don't have to fight it again next time — assuming there's a next time, ha ha!Anyway, they're gonna look hot...
Still scheduled for July 1, which would imply that MP-2002, 17 Years: Please — a fantastic recording made in 1998 — will release on August 1.There will be a simultaneous second release on July 1 of the MP-2001 CD.I've arranged with another harmony-forward pop-punk band to record a new album, MP-524, in September. That will be out late in the fall. I'll hold that card to my chest for now.I'm pitching another album to Ryan of TSG. We'll see what tickles his fancy. That would probably be something for the fourth quarter of 2021, but he works so fast it's crazy, so who knows. He is still pondering the fate of the universe.
MP-2001 will be current material and will release simultaneously with the MP-523 Teen Sensation Glasses album.
Still working out some specifics but I reckon it's sure enough to announce, mainly because I want to unveil the "Underground Archive" concept and get a sense of how far off the mark I am with it... -T. Chandler
I have already had a couple bands in touch asking about whether MP will be doing releases with new bands, etc. Yaaay, new bands. But, be advised: the pace is going to be measured and I am totally focused on harmonies this time around. Proms, yes; Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, no, if you follow me.
That said: sure, if you've got a recording, I would love to hear it. Prove you are not a robot: get your old school pop-punk onto an old school CD-R, show who you are by decorating it a little beyond a phone number scrawled on in sharpie, and mail it to:
Timbo // Mutant Pop Records // 5010 NW Shasta // Corvallis, OR 97330.
Don't send an MP3 attached to an email. Mail something tangible. That seems like a super-unreasonable request, maybe, but remember, I'm gonna be making tangible things in CD format, so there ya go... It does make sense if you think about it that way...