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Dulac

Mastering Dulac “Four Summers EP” on Sic Life Records.

Recorded and mixed by Assaf Bomgard.

“Limited edition EP from this german band, with a previous album released in TAKEN BY SURPRISE. Features 3 hits, perfect in time for summer. A mix of Post-Punk and Powerpop, and some more influences maybe… all tuneful, upbeat and catchy. References that struck me the most while listening: REPLACEMENTS, ELVIS COSTELLO and a bit of THE JAM.”

“Elvis Costello, Gun Club, Angst und andere SST-Bands, Dinosaur Jr.’s „ear-bleedin’ country“ oder aktuell Bands wie The Men – manche Punks stehen auf Creedence. Dulac schielen mit einem Auge auf Sound und Songwriting ur-amerikanischer Musik von Bob Dylan, Neil Young und wie sie alle heißen; mit dem anderen haben sie die letzten 10 Jahre DIY-Punk verfolgt. Wo andere ihre Version von Americana, von Pubrock, Hardcore oder Noiserock aus spielen, haben Dulac eben No Hope for the Kids, Observers und Masshysteri gehört.
Nie gehen solche Beschreibungen in Gänze auf, auch nicht, wenn man noch The Jam und Rites of Spring mit in den Topf wirft. Wie Dulac klingt es, wenn sich drei Freunde nicht nur ihren eigenen Musikgeschmack anerzogen haben, sondern auch zusammen gelernt haben, wie man zu dritt eine Punkband hat, die knallt. Und zwar Punk als modus operandi, nicht als musikalisches Korsett. Mach mit deiner Band, was du für richtig hältst, mach es selbst oder mach es mit Freunden, nimm deine Musik, aber dich selbst nicht zu ernst, sei kein Arschloch – the Punk gospel according to Dulac.
Nach einem später auf 7“ gepressten Demotape und einer LP auf Taken By Surprise Records (München, RED DONS, AUTISTIC YOUTH,…), Twintoe Records (Berlin/Tel Aviv, VVHILE, UZBEKS,…) und Crapoulet Records (Marseille, 1000000 Bands), zwei Touren durch Europa und einer Israeltour kommen Dulac vor ihrem zweiten Album mit der „Four Summers“ EP auf Tour. Aufgenommen in Berlin mit ihrem Freund Assaf Bomgard, gemastert in London von Daniel Husayn/North London Bomb Factory, 3 Songs geschrieben während die Band nach und nach aus dem Rhein-Main-Gebiet nach Berlin umzog. Dulac in ihrem vierten Sommer.”

But it here.

Red Dons Europe 2015

I will be away and touring with the Red Dons until October 8th and will be unable to work on any projects during this time.
I am taking bookings for October and I will return your email as soon as I can.

If I come through your town come out to the show and say hi. Lets talk about mastering!

RED DONS EURO TOUR 2015

27.08. Bremen, DE – Sportamt confirmed w/ Jungbluth
28.08. Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang – GET LOST FEST
29.08. Copenhagen, DK – Ungdomshuset
30.08. available Sweden, Denmark
31.08. Gothenburg, SE – Bengans
01.09. Oslo, NO – The Crossroad Club
02.09. Stockholm, SE – Lilla Hotellbaren
03.09. Umeå, SE – Verket
04.09. Oulu, FI – Tukikohta
05.09. Helsinki, FI – Ääniwalli – WALLIHAUTA
06.09. travel
07.09. Uppsala, SE – Red Room
08.09. Malmö, SE – Norra G 26
09.09. Berlin, DE – SO36 w/ No More Art
10.09. Warsaw, PL – ADA w/ Gulag Beach
11.09. Brno, CZ – Bajkazyl w/ Cult Values
12.09. Vienna, AT – EKH w/ Warcry, Cult Values
13.09. Bratislava, SK – Fuga
14.09. Ilirska Bistrica, SL – MKNZ w/ Warcry
15.09. Budapest, HU – Müszi w/ Nervosas
16.09. Zagreb, HR – Attack w/ Warcry
17.09. Milan, IT – Lo-FI Club
18.09. Geneva, CH – La Verseuse
19.09. St. Etienne, FR    – La Guelle Noir
20.09. Barcelona, ES – tba
21.09. Valencia, ES – La Residencia
22.09. Alicante, ES – tba
23.09. Madrid, ES – Wurlitzer Ballroom
24.09. San Sebastian, ES – tba
25.09. Bordeaux, FR – Heretic Club
26.09. Paris, FR – La Mecannique Ondulatoire w/ Youth Avoiders, Stalled Minds, Pale Angels
27.09. Antwerp, BE – Music City – RODEOFEST
28.09. Cologne, DE – AZ
29.09. Frankfurt, DE – Dreikönigskeller
30.09. off
01.10. off
02.10. Tübingen, DE – Epplehaus, HEIMAT TO HELL FEST w/ The Stops
03.10. Munich, DE – Kafe Kult w/ The Stops, Stalled Minds
04.10. Leipzig,DE – Zoro w/ The Stops, Destruction Unit

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Red Dons DHoT

Mixing the Red Dons “Dead Hand of Tradition” LP on Taken By Surprise and Deranged Records.

“Five years after their seminal “Fake Meets Failure” LP, Red Dons return with their junior album “The Dead Hand of Tradition,” set to be released August 10th on  Taken By Surprise Records in Europe and later this summer by Deranged Records in North America.

A lot has happened in those five years.

Two of the band’s core members Douglas Burns and Hajji Husayn left their hometown Portland, Oregon behind, for Chicago and London. They recorded and released a slew of singles on labels like Grave Mistake and Dirtnap (including a collaboration with TV Smith of UK punk legends The Adverts). Despite the distance between them, they’ve managed to tour regularly in North America and Europe.

In January this year they reconvened in Portland to record “The Dead Hand of Tradition” at Buzz Or Howl Studios, the same establishment where they recorded the album’s predecessor. “The Dead Hand of Tradition” features ten new tracks of their signature dark, driving, melodic punk rock sound. The formula of their distinctive songwriting hasn’t changed, but has matured as a result of having five more nomadic years under their belts. These new experiences have only added to the themes of alienation, emigration, and loss present in their music.

With Red Dons stalwart Richard Joachim on drums and recent recruit Ruby Sparks of The Stops (Dirt Cult Records / Sabotage Records) on guitar, the band just finished a Midwest / Canadian tour including an appearance at the Ottawa Explosion Fest last month and is returning to Europe for five weeks in the fall.

Pre-order limited white vinyl HERE!”

Piss Test

Mastering Piss Test “EP2” on Taken By Surprise Records.

PISS TEST from Portland, Oregon are finally Europe bound, to bring their debut album BIGGEST BAND IN EUROPE where it belongs. The band just finished another EP in time for this trip, with hits like LEATHER JACKETS IN THE HEAT or USED TO SKATE, ready to conquer what is rightfully theirs.”

Do. 13.11.2014 – Aachen – Autonomes Zentrum
Fr. 14.11.2014 – Hamburg – TBA
Sa. 15.11.2014 – Bremen – G18
So. 16.11.2014 – Berlin – K19 w/ Levitations
Mo. 17.11.2014 – Leipzig – Klubraum Plagwitz
Di. 18.11.2014 – Budapest – Művelődési Szint (Müszi) w/ CRIMINAL CODE
Mi. 19.11.2014 – Zagreb – Klub Močvara w/ Divided Minds
Do. 20.11.2014 – Brno – Vegalite – w/ CRIMINAL CODE
Fr. 21.11.2014 – Vienna – Venster 99
Sa. 22.11.2014 – Munich – Kafe Kult w/ GIVE
So. 23.11.2014 – Tübingen – Pausenhof
Mo. 24.11.2014 – Schwäbisch Hall – TBC
Di. 25.11.2014 – Frankfurt – ExZess
Mi. 26.11.2014 – Kortrijk – The Pit’s
Do. 27.11.2014 – Paris – La Mécanique Ondulatoire
Fr. 28.11.2014 – Amsterdam – OCCII w/ the KIDS
Sa. 29.11.2014 – Hannover – TBA

kmklzwall

Mastering Chemicals “D.A.G.R.I.P.” on Taken By Surprise and Jonny Cat Records.

“CHEMICALS return to Europe for a secons round after their succesful first trip in April 2013! They’ve been busy shredding Portland to pieces in the meantime recording a new album entitled D.A.G.R.I.P. with recently reacquired RED DONS drummer Richard Joachim back on board the USS KMKLZ! The record was produced by Tim Kerr (BIG BOYS, POISON 13) at Buzz Or Howl Studios and mastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory. Fun fact: Steve Turner from MUDHONEY is playing guitar on one of the songs.”

And here’s the tourdates:
Fr. 10.10.2014 – Amsterdam – Pacific Parc – 11pm
Fr. 10.10.2014 – Amsterdam – ADM amsterdam – 3am
Sa. 11.10.2014 – Groningen – ORKZ BAR w/ BAD VISION
So. 12.10.2014 – Berlin – Bei Ruth w/ BAD VISION, Spray Paint, Modern Pets
Mo. 13.10.2014 – Hamburg – Hafenklang
Di. 14.10.2014 – Copenhagen – Ungdomshuset
Mi. 15.10.2014 – Bremen – Sielwallhaus
Do. 16.10.2014 – HELP Germany
Fr. 17.10.2014 – Frankfurt – Dreikönigskeller w/ Nervous Twitch
Sa. 18.10.2014 – Leipzig – LIWI w/ GULAG BEACH, NASTY PACK
So. 19.10.2014 – Munich – Kafe Kult w/ Opiliones
Mo. 20.10.2014 – Opava – U Vočka
Di. 21.10.2014 – HELP Czech Republic / Slovakia / Hungary
Mi. 22.10.2014 – Vienna – Arena Beisl Erdberg w/ Demenzia Kolektiva
Do. 23.10.2014 – Trento – CSO Bruno
Fr. 24.10.2014 – Graz – SUB w/ Divided Minds, Black Gust
Sa. 25.10.2014 – Nürnberg – nürnberg.pop
So. 26.10.2014 – HELP Germany / Holland / Belgium
Mo. 27.10.2014 – Liege – péniche Légia w/ POUTRE
Di. 28.10.2014 – Paris – La Mécanique Ondulatoire w/ HIS ELECTRO BLUE VOICE
Mi. 29.10.2014 – Tours – Le Bar À Mines
Do. 30.10.2014 – Tarbes – CeltiCPuB IsNoTaPuB
Fr. 31.10.2014 – Benidorm – FUNTASTIC DRACULA CARNIVAL
Sa. 01.11.2014 – Benidorm – FUNTASTIC DRACULA CARNIVAL
So. 02.11.2014 – Perpignan – BBC Perpinya w/ Cyclops
Mo. 03.11.2014 – Marseille – la Machine à Coudre
Di. 04.11.2014 – St. Etienne – L’Assommoir café-concert
Mi. 05.11.2014 – Geneva – URGENCE DISK RECORDS
Do. 06.11.2014 – Tübingen – Pausenhof
Fr. 07.11.2014 – Hannover – Stumpf
Sa. 08.11.2014 – Antwerp – Het Bos w/ Acid Baby Jesus
So. 09.11.2014 – Kortrijk – The Pit’s – Bang Zoom Noise Produktions VZW

4.-TV-Smith-Solo

Red Dons have collaborated on a song with punk legend TV Smith, mixed and mastered here.

The former ADVERTS front man wrote lyrics and sings over music we recorded in a Swedish bomb shelter in 2011. The song is titled A Vote for the Unknown. It will be available on vinyl this Fall thanks to Deranged Records and Taken By Surprised Records. Here is a link to the song.

Hysterese

 

Mastering Hysterese S/T LP on Taken By Surprise, Sabotage, and Dirt Cult Records.

“At last, it was about time, Hysterese strike back with their second s/t 12“. Three years after the stunning demo tape + the debut 12“, countless shows all over Europe and some line up changes they did it again, 10 songs in about 25 minutes. Melodic Punk with teeth, some say garage some say hardcorepunk? Who cares? dual male / female vocals past all description, noisy simple guitar tunes and a rumbling rhythm section, packed in a nice heavy cardboard sleeve. Driving, melodic punk/hardcore (but NOT “melodic hardcore” if ya get the distinction) with dark, swirling undercurrents. Catchy but not at all vapid. Sounding like a cross between Portland, Southern California, and Copenhagen, you could compare this to bands like THE OBSERVERS, NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS, GORILLA ANGREB, or ADOLESCENTS…”

 

Mother's Children

Mastering the new Mother’s Children LP “Lemon” on Taken By Surprise Records, Mammoth Cave Recording Co., Resurrection Records, and SP Records.

Read what they said about their ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH EP

“Canada seems to be the new fertile ground for smashing powerpop. MOTHER’S CHILDREN hail from Ottawa, the same place as great bands like SEDATIVES, STEVE ADAMYK BAND (who they share a member with), WHITE WIRES and many others are from and keep making me go GAGA. This 6 track 12” is the follow up to their well received THAT’S WHO! LP on DERANGED. Dirk Klotzbach from OX put it this way (I fully agree!):
I really hope that you all followed my call up from OX # 92 in the meanwhile and have bought yourself a copy of MOTHER`S CHILDREN “That´s Who” Debut LP. So just to make it clear once again, there is no excuse ! The same as great as mentioned LP is this follow-up 12″ from the Canadians. Power Pop Glam´n´Roll driven to perfection that should be spinning on your record player multiple times a day and that still is on a par with it´s musical archetypes. Take your personal hits from the first three Powerpearls Compilations add it up with the two episodes of Killed By Glam, listen to “Milk & Alcohol” and “She´s A Windup” by DR. FEELGOOD once again, don´t forget your BOYS, STIFFS and FAST CARS records and imagine you would be warped right back to the Seventies where you would be seeing all those bands live on stage, because this is the moment when you realize that you are dancing and beerspitting right in front of the stage of a MOTHER`S CHILDREN show. Maybe you´ll even meet Noddy Holder or Gary Holton there on your timewarp.””

 

Role Models

Mixing Role Models “Lost in the City” EP.

“When you’re a kid, Friday nights are the best thing ever. No school, weekend to piss about with friends, best night of telly.

Luckily Role Models never grew up and set about making their own seven day weekend.

Meeting in London from their four corners of the globe they settled on Soho as their home, picking their way through the waifs and strays of the city after dark to find themselves playing the soundtrack.

All have played in many other bands, but to mention them here would be crass.”

 

 

 

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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