It's October 1st, and this time Volume 25 of our monthly digital singles series "Something To Do Music For Something To Do People" isn't as much of a surprise as usual since it was already premiered on The Dummy Room podcast last week, but hey, it's by The Travoltas. and that's a big deal. The Travoltas, from The Netherlands formed in 1990 and have toured all over the world. They have an extensive discography with 20 releases, and "Find You There" is their newest release, and it's killer. Legend has it that lead singer Perry Leenhouts is originally from the planet Pendletone, and one day mysteriously appeared on earth riding his surfboard across Waimea Bay, though we can't verify that 100% since we didn't see it with our own eyes. Regardless of what planet he's from, we certainly can verify that we're pleased as punch to be working with the Travoltas!
We had a great time in Japan with The Hum Hums, but now that it's September 1st, we've changed our location as usual. Today we're in Norway, taking in the beautiful mountain scenery, but avoiding Lutefisk at all costs (sorry Norway). Anyway, this month is Volume 24 of the 'Something To Do Music For Something To Do People' monthly singles series. If you'd like to Guess Who the band is, you sort of already have, since the song is called "Guess Who". It's by Love Hearts, from Oslo, who already have released several great albums. Love Hearts include members of both The Hallingtons, and The Lemonaids, who were Volume 4 of our singles series almost two years ago. You really can't a-fjord to sit this one out, since with Love Hearts, every day is Valentine's Day!
As you might know, last month we got Swept Away, and after drifting west for an entire month, we hit the shores of a magical place called Japan. Right after we stopped at an arcade to play Pachinko for three days, we asked The Hum Hums from the city of Saitama be Volume 23 of our monthly singles series "Something To Do Music For Something To Do People", and luckily they said "Hai". The Hum Hums have toured the USA, and have releases on Waterslide Records, One Chord Wonder, Eccentric Pop, Monster Zero, Fixing A Hole Records, and now Something To Do Records! The Hum Hums are the first Japanese band ever on our series, and one listen to their song "All I Got To Do" will make it clear that we made the right choice!
It's almost July 4th, and we're celebrating a little early since we're an independent label 365 days a year, so we can do whatever we want. This month's digital single is part of the second phase of our monthly 'Something To Do Music For Something To Do People series is by Dave Parasite. It's Dave's second ever solo release, and the one before this was the Back To Demo 2 x 7" on American Pop Project / Shredder Records when pop punk was still cool.The song is called "Swept Away", and it's both short and noisy. "Swept Away" was written by Ryan Manhole about a year ago and his version appears on several of his bandcamp releases, so check out his version too.
It’s the first of June, so here's the latest installment in our “Something To Do Music For Something To Do People” monthly digital singles series. This month we're happy to release the very first solo song by Ricky Rochelle from the Young Rochelles. The song is called "Quest For Ajna". If you're wondering what "Ajna" is, keep looking, and you'll know when you find it.
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!