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Role Models

Mastering Role Models “The Go-To Guy” on Glunk Records.

“Fantastic debut long player from London based Rock and Rollers. Features guest appearances from Rich Jones & Sami Yaffa

This eleven track album is the brilliant work of Rich Rags (formerly of The Loyalties along with Rich Jones)

Produced and Mixed By Andy Brook and Mastered by Bass player Daniel Husayn at The London Bomb Factory; its a fantastic mix of dirty power pop, punk rock and good old Rock!

Already getting rave reviews on websites like Uber Rock who said, ” ‘The Go-To Guy’ is one of the brightest debut albums in recent history”.

Punk Globe said, ” By the end of the first few plays you’ll be hooked and telling your friends about your new favourite band”.

That’s just for starters – now, Will you hear a finer debut album this year? We think not!”

Buy it here!

 

Tandang

Celebrating Tandang Store’s, Malaysia, first ever tape release!

Red Dons “Fake Meets Failure” Tape || Tandang 001 || Rm 8 || USD 3 + postage.

“Take the epic heaviness of FROM ASHES RISE, dilute it to a more punk rock formula, throw in the density of the WIPERS and add some early- ‘80s LA hardcore melody, and that’s the winning concoction of the RED DONS..,” – Maximum Rocknroll #329
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Role Models

Role Models Autism charity single on sale NOW!

I’m really happy to announce the release of my band, Role Models new single – This Eventually Leads Nowhere. We’re realeasing this on behalf of the Haringey Autism and the National Autistic Society with every penny going to help them continue to run their safe play day for families with autistic children in the local area. It’s a truly important initiative, and one which allows the kids and parents alike to feel safe, relaxed and supported. Some of you will be aware it’s a cause which is really close to our hearts. Thank you so much to everyone who gave their time to make this happen (Andy Brook Chris Almeida Dave Kerr Michl Krenner and of course James Sullivan Daniel Husayn and Phil Smith) PLEASE download this song for just £2, or the EP for £5 and share this video. Thank you in advance and hope you enjoy!

 

“Good Mornin’ everybody! Ya know how I usually give the ol’ “Rich Rags Story Time”? Well here’s an important one.

When my son Zoli was diagnosed with autism I felt helpless. It was something I knew very little about, so I thought the worst. I tried to keep a brave face. And that exhausted me. So worried about him. As I worried and tried to learn about it, Zoli was growing to be an emotional, quite happy child. Who barely spoke. That inability to communicate his thoughts would send the lil’ guy into some serious spins of REAL frustration.

As Zoli began to communicate more and more, we would see that, though he may sometimes have a difficult time with how to describe his emotions, he definitely feels them. When he tells me he loves me and holds my gaze, my heart explodes. It’s a big emotion. Harder to say than the opposite. For most of us I think. I’m so proud that he’s come to grasps with it. That worry melts away a bit…

I wrote this song for and with my son. And this charity is very close to our hearts, as it is something that we are involved with and frequent. As does many, many other families. That little meatball LOVES it! Hahahahahahaha!

Hope ya like the song! Lot’s of very talented people such as Andy Brook,Daniel HusaynDave KerrRich Jones Chris AlmeidaPhil Smith and James Sullivan helped make it happen. Click the link below and pick one up! You can also get our ep there. All the money goes to the charity! And ya know what? We’re pretty good hahahahahahaha! YeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!”

www.heavyheartsbenefit.com

Role Models

Recorded @ Strummer Studios

Engineered by Andy Brook
(www.strummersstudios.com)

Produced by Rich Jones
(turningrebellion.com)

Mastered by Daniel Husayn
(www.hajjihusaynmastering.wordpress.com)

Artwork by Aron Glasser
(twitter.com/AronGlasser)

spivscover

NEW SPIVS ALBUM COMING THIS JUNE

We are very happy to announce that Thee Spivs third album ‘The Crowds and The Sounds’ will be released this June 24th on Damaged Goods Records.

For a little taster of the new album check out ‘Straight Out Of Art School’ HERE

A launch show in London will be announced very soon!
Thee Spivs will also be playing these shows in Europe this June…
1/6 – DE, Münster, GLEIS 22
3/6 – DE, Berlin, WILD AT HEART (with The Love Triangle)

4/6 – DE, Hamburg TBC
5/6 – DE, Osnabrück, SUBSTANZ
6/6 – NL, Ütrecht, DBs
7/6 – NL, Aarschot, DE KLINKER
8/6 – NL, Amsterdam, PACIFIC PARC
9/6 – BE, Kortrijk, THE PITS

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Mixed and Mastered here, Red Dons new Auslander 7″ reviewed by I Buy Way too Many Records.

“Dirtnap (2012)
The fine folks over at Dirtnap sure do have some good taste in music. It seems like whenever I find a band that I really like, they’re now putting out a record on Dirtnap too. Good work. Red Dons are a band I’ve been listening to since their last album, Fake Meets Failure and I’ve been mightily impressed.

This 7″ is another example of the bands downstroke heavy Wipers/Hot Snakes style of punk rock and roll. I would say that this 7″ might be a bit poppier than some of the bands prior work, but in this case, that’s great news. This 7″ may be the best thing the band has released to date and considering the strength of their back catalog, that’s no small feat. Hopefully the band will be getting a new full length together soon as this 7″ has really made me excited to see where the band goes next.”

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The Revisions now have a Bandcamp page where you can download the Revised Observations Album.

“In 2006, Justin Maurer of the Clorox Girls asked Douglas Burns of the Observers and Red Dons to perform an acoustic set at one of Maurer’s book readings for, “Don’t You Take Your Life.” Burns, along with fellow Red Dons member Hajji Husayn and Derek Skokan, adapted songs he wrote while in the Observers and Speds into an acoustic format for the show. These adaptations proved to be popular amongst friends and they were urged to continue performing despite not having a name for the group. After playing two more shows, they figured the project was done so they entered the studio to document the handfull of songs they had preformed. However, under the encouragement of engineer Pat Kearns the recording session evolved into an album featuring new songs along with the Observers and Speds songs. The band called the record “Revised Observations” and named themselves the Revisions after a dream Doug’s mom had about the band. Soon thereafter, Derek Skokan left the group but Richard Joachim of the Red Dons took his place and they continued on with the project.”

 

 

Red Dons Auslander 7″ mixed and mastered here, Razorcake Review.

 

“RED DONS:
Ausländer: 7”
I’m of the opinion that Red Dons are the best band walking the planet today. I fuggin’ love this band! They have this way of making music that causes everything else around you to melt away and all that is left is the music. You are completely in that moment. It’s a great feeling. The songs soar, race, and have undeniable soul. Catchy without being corny. Insightful without being overwrought. Just fucking great music. The title track is godhead! I’ve listened to it over and over so many times, and have yet to tire of it. Is that even possible? It’s such a great song. A nice, quick tempo and the vocals float over, pulling you into the song, and the chorus burns into your mind. I like how the guitar comes in at the end and builds and closes out with a noisy swirl. The kind of song that makes you want to start a band and take over the world. On the B side is “Mauvaise Foi,” which slows down a little bit with a jerky and bouncy rhythm here and there. When the melody comes in, nothing else matters. I really like the line, “Anointed one, where did I go wrong,” as it leads into the verse. This single is a classic. –Matt Average (Dirtnap, dirtnaprecs.com)”

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New Red Dons and Estranged split Interview in Maximum Rock n Roll!

It’s the end of the world and we feel fine!

The new (and potentially last???) issue of your favorite punk rock magazine has hit the streets! The December issue,MRR #355, comes busting at the seams with the best punk from around the world — 100% by the punks for the punks!

This month we talk to our Doomsday cover artist Avi Spivakand we have a split interview with Portland-based punks, the RED DONS and the ESTRANGED. We catch up with Sweden’s crust megaliths AGRIMONIA, and Russia’s hardcore punxANTIMELODIX tell us their story and and explain love of Finland.NAPOLNARIZ talk about what it’s like growing up punk in Puerto Rico and LA ARMADA examine their experience of coming to the US from the Dominican Republic. Peru’s anarchia punks DHK tell us about their scene in Lima, while BREATHING LIGHT from Chicago discuss race, culture and what it’s like to be a punk of color within the punk scene and beyond. The VICTIMS take us on a trip in the second part of their European tour diary, and our scene report from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada sheds some light onto this active part of the Great White North. This, plus all the columnists you love to hate (and hate to love!) and the most extensive record reviews in punk!”

Order your copy here

 

Live Saturday 1st of December!

Facebook Event Page

THE SPIVS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62h0BLD3DKI

THE SPLITS

http://the-splits.bandcamp.com/album/ghosts-crazy-for-you-7

THE LOVE TRIANGLE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IUdR8on9rM

(+ DJ’s till 2am)
PAPA MAX, TIM’LL FIX IT, RAYRAYRAY (and more)

£5 otd 8pm

The Horatia Pub

98-102 Holloway Rd, N7 8JE London

 

Amazing new band from Portland!

I highly recommend giving them a listen. Here is a song  before and after Mastering from their forthcoming sessions, hopefully showing up on vinyl somewhere soon.

PISS TEST is a Portland band which features Zach, Rodrigo, and Samantha.

You may recognize them from the front row of your show, your cab ride home, or your rehab facility.

(Members have been in, or are also in, Red Dons, Therapists, Cuntifiers, Scott Baio Army, Soda Pop Kids, Call Sign Cobra, and Zach the Cuntry Wonder)

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Babies – Unmastered

 

Babies – Mastered

 

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