Monday, December 27, 2010

The Mantles & Devon Williams @ The Echo Dec. 5th 2010.

Devon Williams & Co.


The Electric Prunes Rediscovered - Again.

Way back in the ye olde 2000s the Birdman label reissued/released a couple killer CDs from the1960s psychedelic garage band the Electric Prunes. Released in 2001 Lost Dreams is a 23 track collection of the band's best songs from their first two Reprise albums, ultra-rare singles sides, demos and a radio spot for Vox wah-wah pedals. Then a year later in 2002 came the amped-up-fuzzed-out live album Stockholm '67. Both releases should be considered essential for fans of the band or the genre.

Lost Dreams track list:
1. Shadows
2. Ain't It Hard
3. Little Olive
4. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
5. I've Got A Way Of My Own
6. Luvin'
7. I Happen To Love You
8. Are You Lovin' Me More (But Enjoying It Less)
9. Hideaway
10. Try Me On For Size
11. The Great Banana Hoax
12. You Never Had It Better
13. Dr. Do-Good
14. Get Me To The World On Time
15. Captain Glory
16. World Of Darkness
17. Train For Tomorrow
18. Big City
19. Wind-Up Toys
20. It's Not Fair
21. Sold To The Highest Bidder
22. Everybody Knows You're Not In Love
23. Long Day's Flight ('Til Tomorrow)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Don't Wave That Hooters Hot Wing At Me Unless You Intend To Use It

Cristian Ceia, maven of all things digitally content at Revolver USA, deigns to allow download retailer Boomkat to publish his top 10 for 2010.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

NPR: "Download the Best New Music of 2010"

NPR and iTunes have partnered to bring you free downloads of NPR's favorite songs of 2010. All you need is an iTunes account.

Why are we telling you this? Because the list includes Lower Dens' "I Get Nervous" and Sharon Van Etten's "One Day," two of our favorite songs this year, too.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Podcast #42 - Readiest Of Ready.

Revolver USA Podcast #42 features releases with a street date of December 14th 2010. Hear tasty tidbits of tunes from such fine artists as: Agalloch,  Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Girls Names, Tobacco, Nadja, Vanessa Van Basten, Luv Clowns, and Discodeine. A comfortable 24 mins and 55 secs of pure audio enjoyment. 

Download and streaming options can be found at the usual destination:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Agalloch Poster.

Dec. 17th 2010 @ Berbati’s Pan, Portland OR.

Wooden Shjips Moon Duo

Wooden Shjips Moon Duo
Originally uploaded by MHworkimages
Holiday Psych Rock Celebrations: WOODEN SHJIPS presents “Oh Tannenbaum / Auld Lang Syne” limited edition 12-inch green or red vinyl (500 of each) with two tracks that originally appeared on a giveaway cassette. AND MOON DUO "Silver Bells / Winter" holiday themed green colored 7" single. Available now, now, now!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Those Goner Dudes Know How To Pick'em.

Michael Toppe's Last Day At Revolver December 3rd 2010.








Mike Toppe served as General Manager / "Life Coach" for roughly five years at Revolver USA. Sadly Friday Dec. 3rd was his last day. His expertise, ability and stand out presence will be missed.

A Revolver Haiku (by Toppe)
Picks waiting to print
Must ship Tuesday, hold for adds
A rainbow pizza

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Podcast #40 + #41 Doubleheader.

Revolver USA Podcast #41 with releases with a November 9th Street Date features: Hank IV, Parting Gifts, Tyvek, Saroos, Weekend, Woolfy, Phil Wilson, Dum Dum Girls, Fern Knight, Salome, Theologian, Ehnahre, Seti-X, Polar Bear with Jyager, and Justine and the Victorian Punks.  

Revolver USA Podcast #41 with releases with an October 26the Street Dates features: Octopus Project, Grayson Gilmour, Die Die Die, John Wesley Coleman, Tropics, Numan, Shit Robot, DJ Rashad, Wooden Wand, Purling Hiss, Excepter, Slough Feg, Crystal Stilts and Phil Wilson.

Download and streaming options for both Podcasts can be found at the usual destination:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Check Out The Luv Clowns.

Harlan T. Bobo & various Memphis indie rock alumni made a wild wacky children's record. 
Check it out HERE.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Woom "The Hunt" Vid.

Vimeo video for Woom's "The Hunt" off their debut album Muu’s Way on the Ba Da Bing label. Speaking of Muu you can also download a FREE seven song Muu’s Way Remixed EP exclusively available from Midheaven.

Blues Control / Tropa Macaca EU Tour Poster 2009

Friday, November 12, 2010

Podcast #39 Is A 23 Minute Party.

Podcast #39 features the best and brightest Midheaven exclusive releases with an Oct. 12th street date. Hear music by Fresh and Onlys, The Dead C, Peter Gordon, Articles Of Faith, Jello Biafra and Keith LeBlanc from Terminal City Ricochet DVD & Soundtrack, Neko Case from the Widower soundtrack, Susumu Yokota, Seeland, Gavin Russom and Delia Gonzalez. Download and streaming options can be found at the usual destination:

Hank IV Record Release Show Flyer.

Satuday Nov. 17th 2010
Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA.
Hank IV record release show for III available now on LP only via Siltbreeze.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Hank IV "Garbage Star" Video.

Hank IV music video for "Garbage Star", the lead-off track on their new album, III, out today on Siltbreeze. Video directed by Staci DeGagne & Heather MacLean.
Produced by Clean White Lines

Record release show this Saturday (11/13/10) at Bottom Of The Hill with Australian label mates Circle Pit.

Old Juan Maclean Tour Poster.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Killer Show Just Announced!

Saturday, Nov. 20Th
 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Live at the Pyramids
32D S 1st St, at Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY

With Black Dice, Blues Control, Mcdonalds, DJ Avey Tare

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Octopus Pro Hexadecagon Zoetrope Instructional Video.

Hexadecagon Zoetrope Instructional Video from The Octopus Project on Vimeo.

Revolver Guide To CMJ 2010


New York @ Irving Plaza: CMJ Showcase - Ground Control Booking

New York @ Cake Shop: CMJ Showcase - Terrorbird

New York @ Bowery Ballroom: CMJ Showcase - DFA

Brooklyn @ Don Pedros: CMJ Party - Impose Magazine
New York @ Santos Partyhouse: CMJ Party - Stereogum/Popgun
Brooklyn @ Bruar Falls: CMJ Showcase - Chouette

New York @ Bruar Falls: CMJ Showcase - Blackout Booking

New York @ Pianos: CMJ Chowcase - I Guess I'm Floating

Brooklyn @ Shea Stadium: CMJ Party - Hardly Art Party w/ Woven Bones, La Sera, Golden Triangle, Fergus and Geronimo, Xray Eyeballs

New York @ Bruar Falls: CMJ Showcase - Blackout Booking

Brooklyn @ Knitting Factor: CMJ Showcase - Mexican Summer
Brooklyn @ Union Pool: CMJ Showcase - Sinister Foxy

Brooklyn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg: CMJ Showcase - Brooklyn Vegan


Brooklyn @ Knitting Factory: CMJ Showcase
Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Bowl: CMJ Showcase - Pitchfork

New York @ Webster Hall: CMJ Showcase - Windish

Brooklyn @ Public Assembly: CMJ Party - Brooklyn Vegan
New York @ Rockwood Music Hall: CMJ Party - Windish Agency


Brooklyn @ Glasslands: CMJ Showcase - PopGun

Brooklyn @ Knitting Factory: CMJ Showcase - Panache w/ AIDS Wolf, Ty Segall, Turbo Fruits, Heavy Cream, Pujol, Tog, Screens

Brooklyn @ Southpaw: CMJ Party - Rooftop Films party
New York @ Arlenes Grocery: CMJ Party - Windish Agency Day Party
New York @ Bowery Ballroom: CMJ Showcase - VFW

New York @ Knitting Factory: CMJ Showcase - Panache, w/ Heavy Cream, Turbo Fruits, Pujol, Prince Rama

Monday, October 18, 2010

SVE Animated Fan Video

A fan made this impressive animated video with a Laika-esque storyline for the Sharon Van Etten song "Can't Breathe" off her first album Because I Was In Love on the Language of Stone label. 

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Photos Of Nobunny Playing In Coatia.

Nobunny killing it at Močvara in Zagreb on Sept. 20th 2010. Photos graciously provided by Ante Senjanovic. Check out Ante's Flickr page for other great photos of bands playing in the Republic of Croatia.








Friday, October 01, 2010

Bruise Cruise Kick-Off Party Flyer.

Rev Bands Playing Bruise Cruise.

Amazingly enough quite a few Revolver bands will be part of the first Bruise Cruise happening February 25th through 28th 2011. In The Red and Goner recording artists performing include; The Black Lips, Vivian Girls, Strange Boys, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Quintron and Miss Pussycat. The cruise will include multiple concerts at sea, an island party in Nassau, Bahamas, open-bar cocktail parties, and a soul dance-off. Good times on the high seas.

Bruise Cruise - The Strange Boys from BRUISE CRUISE FEST on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wolvserpent Press Release From 20 Buck Spin.


Wolvserpent "Blood Seed" LP

Boise, Idaho duo Wolvserpent (formerly known as Pussygutt) will release their 4th album, Blood Seed, officially on Tuesday, October 5th. In advance of that 20 Buck Spin is posting a full album stream now.

Blood Seed is the duo’s finest work, consisting of the two extended tracks “Wolv” and “Serpent”. Blood Seed will appeal to fans of early Melvins, Gnaw Their Tongues, Amber Asylum, Jucifer and all things, dark, bleak and heavy.

The band will be on the road by the time the LP is released. A link for tour dates is provided below.

Album Description:
Wolvserpent is the duo formerly known lightheartedly as Pussygutt, from Boise, Idaho. The duo is comprised of long-time members Blake Green and Brittany McConnell. Blood Seed is their 4th LP, though first using their new moniker. Utilizing elements of the first three LPs, the new Wolvserpent LP takes the disparate strains of experimentation the band is known and respected for, and melds them seamlessly into their most cohesive and cinematic vision thus far.

Blood Seed has been in the works for more than a year, being constantly honed and refined both live and in the studio. The result is two side long tracks, “Wolv” and “Serpent” that revel in a shimmering, dark gothic vision of rural Northwestern solitude and bleakness. The A-side sways to and fro in a perpetual state of trance while violin flourishes in the background hint at the creeping menace of night’s onward march toward total darkness. Soon the crushing tone of Green’s guitar veers forward in the dark, blasting through the forest canopy, and the whole thing becomes ensconced in the weight of massive doomed devastation and McConnell’s militaristic percussive punishment. The B-side summons the howling wolves before stretching out into THEE doom riffage of the year like a warped Kyuss cassette submerged in a watery grave. These are the ghosts of the uncivil dead.

One of the most creative, talented and unheralded acts on the 20 Buck Spin roster, Wolvserpent intend to emerge from their self-imposed isolation and spread the mortuary drape over the entire US throughout October embarking on their first major tour. Blood Seed will, in its physical manifestation, be an LP only release. Don’t sleep on it.

Tour dates HERE.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

You Want Pollard, We Got Pollard!

59 releases under 17 different band names through 7 separate labels, below is a list of every Robert Pollard related exclusive release currently available through Revolver USA / Midheaven Mailorder. Bon appétit!


Life Starts Here CD on Recordhead
Tower in the Fountain of Sparks CD on Recordhead

Selective Service Split CD on Recordhead

Brown Submarine CD & LP on GBV Inc
Our Cubehouse Still Rocks CD & LP on GBV Inc
Planets Are Blasted CD & LP on GBV Inc

Ataxia CD & LP on Happy Jack Rock Records
Gringo CD & LP on Happy Jack Rock Records
Mother Skinny CD & LP on Happy Jack Rock
Harold Pig Memorial CD & LP on Recordhead
Pinball Mars CD on Recordhead
Ringworm Interiors CD on Recordhead
Five CD & LP on Recordhead / Fading Captain Series

Jar of Jam Ton of Bricksn CD & LP on Happy Jack Rock Records

Calling Zero CD on Recordhead

Suitcase 3: Up We Go Now 4xCD on GBV Inc
Get Out of My Stations CD Siltbreeze
Bee Thousand CD on Scat
Box 5xCD on Scat
I am a scientist CD on Scat
Propeller CD & LP on Scat
Vampire on Titus CD on Scat
(#1) Universal Truths and Cycles - Back To The Lake 7" on Recordhead
(#2) Universal Truths and Cycles - Cheyenne 7" on Recordhead
(#3) Universal Truths and Cycles - Everywhere With Helicopter 7" on Recordhead
(#4) Universal Truths and Cycles 7" on Recordhead
Jellyfish Reflector CD on Recordhead
Pipe Dreams of Instant Prince Whippet CD on Recordhead
Static Airplane Jive CD on Recordhead
Suitcase 2 - American Superdream Wow 4xCD on Recordhead

Crickets 2xCD on Fading Captain Series

Blues and Boogie Shoes CD & LP on Recordhead

Ask Them CD on Recordhead

Mist King Urth CD on Recordhead

Lightninghead to Coffeepot CD & 12" on Recordhead / Fading Captain Series

Professional Music by Nightwalker CD on Recordhead

Beard of Lightning CD & LP on Off Records

Speak Kindly... CD on Recordhead

Bubble CDEP & 7" on Recordhead
Crawling Distance CD & LP on GBV Inc
Elephant Jokes CD & LP on GBV Inc
Fiction Man CD on Recordhead
Kid Marine CD on Recordhead
Love Is Stronger Than Witchcraft 7" on Recordhead
Motel of Fools CD & LP on Recordhead
Moses on a Snail CD & LP on GBV Inc
Robert Pollard Is Off To Business CD on GBV Inc
Silverfish Trivia CD & LP on Prom Is Coming
Superman Was A Rocker CD & LP on Happy Jack Rock Records
We All Got Out of the Army CD & LP on GBV Inc
Zoom CD on Recordhead

Choreographed Man of War CD on Recordhead / Fading Captain Series

All That Is Holy CD & LP on Recordhead
Check Your Zoo CDEP & 7" on Fading Captain Series
We’ve Moved CD & LP on Happy Jack Rock Records

Turn To Red CD & LP on Recordhead
Bad Football CD on Off
Little Green Onion Man CDEP & 7" on Off

V/A Single Wish CD on Recordhead
Track #8: Robert Pollard "In The States (That I Go Through)"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Yakuza Fall Tour.

10/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater w/ Triptykon 1349
10/7 Boston, MA
@ The Middle East Downstairs w/ Triptykon 1349
10/8 Baltimore, MD
@ Otto Bar w/ Triptykon 1349
10/9 Philadelphia, PA
@ Polaris w/ Triptykon 1349
10/10 Montreal, QC
@ Les Foufounes Electriques w/ Triptykon 1349
10/11 Toronto, ON
@ Opera House w/ Triptykon 1349
10/13 Cleveland, OH
@ Grog Shop w/ Triptykon 1349
10/14 Pittsburgh, PA
@ Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ Triptykon 1349
10/15 Detroit, MI
@ Majestic Theatre w/ Triptykon 1349
10/16 Chicago, IL
@ Bottom Lounge w/ Triptykon 1349
10/17 St. Paul, MN
@ Station 4 w/ Triptykon 1349
10/19 Denver, CO
@ Marquis Theatre w/ Triptykon 1349
10/21 Seattle, WA
@ El Corazon w/ Triptykon 1349
10/22 Portland, OR
@ Hawthorne Theatre w/ Triptykon 1349
10/23 San Francisco, CA
@ Slim’s w/ Triptykon 1349
10/24 Los Angeles, CA
@ El Reey Theatre w/ Triptykon 1349
10/25 Tucson, AZ
@ The Rock w/ Triptykon 1349
10/27 Tulsa, OK
@ The Marquee w/ Triptykon 1349
10/28 Fort Worth, TX
@ Ridglea Theatre w/ Triptykon 1349
10/29 Austin, TX
@ Emo’s Outside w/ Triptykon 1349
10/30 Houston, TX
@ The Warsaw w/ Triptykon 1349

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pre-order Forgetters Double 7" Now!

Forgetters is a three-piece Brooklyn band featuring Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil), Caroline Paquita (Bitchin'), and Kevin Mahon (Against Me!). Their new self-titled double 7" single streets September 21st though you can pre-order it and sample tracks HERE.


1. Vampire Lessons
2. Too Small to Fail
3. Not Funny
4. The Night Accelerates

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Butthole Surfers Freaks

The Butthole Surfers playing something that resembles "Graveyard" off their classic Locust Abortion Technician album. Mind fry central.

Gate Review From The Wire Magazine.

Gate Republic Of Sadness LP available for consumption via Ba Da Bing.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

R.I.P. Todd Sampson

Las Vegas veteran punk-rocker, singer of M.IA., Todd Sampson passed away last Sunday morning at age 46.
For more details check out the Alternative Tentacles blog or a Las Vegas Weekly article.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Spirit Of Love.

Thee Amazing banjo virtuoso Clive Palmer.

Podcast #30 Is Ripe & Ready.

In the latest podcast Uli & Potsie spend 18 minutes and 26 seconds venturing into new Rev releases with a June 8th Street. Featured artists include: Kristin Hersh, Galaxie 500, Chap, Greg Ashley, Herbcraft, Trees, Gitar, Tender Trap, and King Lee with Quintron. Download or stream at:


Oriol Lands Featured Release On Beatport.

Electronic Music download authority Beatport made Oriol’s new record Night and Day as a featured release yesterday.

A little more on Oriol's latest on Planet Mu: On his debut full-length Night and Day, Barcelona-born, Britain-based producer Oriol Singhji connects the dots between his musical interests. From drum 'n' bass and dubstep to the '70s fusion and experimentation of Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder to the lush house of Theo Parrish, Larry Hearrd and Recloose, the album incorporates a wide variety of influences into a singular style that's exuberant and fresh.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Liquorball Dudes Robbed--List Of Items.

Some sad news to report. Grady Runyan (ex-Revolverite, member of Liquorball, Monoshock, Bad Trips & International Hello, and an all around stellar dude) had the misfortune of being robbed at gunpoint while visiting Oakland a few days back. He was not harmed but in the process lost a sentimental instrument and some valuable equipment.

Email from Grady that has been circulating around:

From: Grady Runyan
July 13, 2010 4:30:25 PM PDT

Hey guys,
Last thursday Marlon & I (Liquorball) were robbed at shotgun-point in Oakland-- 32nd@ Adeline-- after working on some new recordings-- they took my guitar and every piece of gear I had with me, which was considerable-- bout $2000 probably. What hurts the most is the guitar-- a RED personalized jazzmaster/strat hybrid that I've been playing since '89-- it has been THEE guitar in every band I've been in since-- thought I was gonna be buried with it. It REALLY blows.

If you guys can keep your eyes peeled for this stuff I'd REALLY appreciate it. We've filed a police report and checked a bunch of pawn shops/flea markets before I left- didn't turn up anything.
Mighta been too early-- but it's gotta surface sometime.

The guitar is unmistakable in appearance-- red sparkle/wig hair exterior by Fred Rinne. See photo below. I will gladly pay for it's return-- no questions asked. Same for the other stuff too.
Unfortunately I do not have serial numbers-- which means it will not show up "stolen" at a pawn shop or music shop.

And we were both unharmed.

We filed a police report the night of the robbery. At this point an investigator still has yet to be assigned to the case.

Thanks VERY VERY much for anything you can do.


Grady Runyan


Fender "Jazzmaster" guitar (red)- custom red sparkle paint w/wig hair embedded in the paint for texture.

The pickguard has red "scribbles" on it-- Gibson bridge-- headstock & back of neck also painted red-- 2 single coil p/ups-- bridge p/up is covered

Gibson guitar case (brown) with stickers ("Negativeland", etc) and broken handle

Colorsound wah (black) - vintage 70's

Electro-Harmonix Little Big Muff w/broken knob- several scratches- vintage

DOD 680 Analog Delay (blue w/ac cord and bias switch)- vintage

Ibanez Tube Screamer (green)- vintage, probably 80's

Proco Rat distortion (black) - very nice condition

Roland AP-2 phase shifter (dark blue)- vintage

Eventide Time Factor multi-delay w/adapter (like new)

Heet Sound E-bow
Fender ST-1 stage tuner (black) misc. cords & cables, short and long, most black, some green/orange/purple small "maxell" zipper fanny pack w/slide, whammy bar, e-bow, misc stuff
Blue suitcase w/red trim (all pedals/maxell pack inside)

Black "Caselogic" soft case (all cords/tuner inside)

Marlon lost:: MacBook , vivitar hand cam, poloroid video handheld camera, Olympus digital camera, the book 25th hour, zink mini poloroid printer
camera-- all in a blue backpack.

Please pass along

Thursday, July 08, 2010

It's Time For Podcast #29.

Podcast 29 covers releases that hit the street on May 25, 2010: Rudi Zygadlo, Swindle, Ty Segal, Manatee, Grovesnor, Castevet, Neverever, Tobacco, Coffins, Twin Sister, Secret Chiefs, Dead C, and the Spits. Download and streaming options can be found at the usual destination:

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Garotas Suecas Escaldante Banda Artwork!

If all goes according to plan Garotas Suecas' next full length Escaldante Banda CD/LP will be released on September 7th via the American Dust label. A shit load of stateside touring is scheduled around the album's release. Adquira-se funky!