Nervous Talk LPs and Brat Kings 7"s are now in stock and shipping as orders come in. Just waiting on Mandates LPs to arrive from Germany for the bundles to be shipped out. The deal is still going on: $40 for the three new releases including shipping in Canada. $50 for the US.
I also picked up a handful of Terry & Louie (ex-Exploding Hearts) 7"s from Tuff Break for Canadian distro. Pick those up in the store now as well! No extra shipping for added that to the new release bundle.
Big update here. I've just updated the store with three new Hosehead releases, all of which can be purchased in the webstore, as well as an excellent Needles//Pins 7" for distro.
Buy all three and save big!
More info below:
Nervous Talk - Nervous Talk LP
Members of Moby Dicks, The Ballantynes, B-Lines, and many more, this is the debut Nervous Talk LP and the follow up to their 2013 7" on Mammoth Cave Records. 10 songs of '78-81 punk and power pop worship. For fans of Buzzcocks, Pointed Sticks, Teenage Head, Lover!, etc.
The Mandates - In The Back Of Your Heart LP
Second LP from Calgary, Alberta's The Mandates. This is also a follow up to a 2013 record put out by Mammoth Cave Records. This one includes obvious nods to Exploding Hearts and Clorox Girls, but also digs a little deeper than the band's debut with heavy influences from The Kids, The Boys, and The Saints. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Pat Kearns (Exploding Hearts, Observers, Clorox Girls, etc) in Portland, OR.
Brat Kings - Good Drugs 45
Best new band out of Toronto/Montreal. Members of Sonic Avenues and Pow-wows, these guys have something to prove and prove it well. Artwork done by Dave O'Connor (TV Freaks) and recorded with Maxime Desharnais (Sonic Avenues).
Sleeves are finished, records have been pressed and shipped, and every minute detail has been double checked and approved. It's finally time to release these two 7"s! Both will be for sale in the Hosehead store on January 20th, and will ship immediately. No preorders, no hassel.
Fashionism - Smash The State (With Your Face) 7"
Three songs of power pop perfection. Featuring members of Tranzmitors, New Town Animals, and The Jolts, you probably already know what to expect from this one, and you're probably right.
500 pressed, 75 with alternate sleeve.
The most recent in a long line of 7"s for this understated Toronto power pop band. This one follows up their essential LP from 2013 on Hozac Records. Four songs of Beach Boys-y, Protex-y, Rudi worship.
Top 11 (In no particular order - excluding bias of Hosehead releases which are all top 11s)
- Wipers - Nome Noma 7” (Meanbean) (Reissue) - Barreracudas – Promises, Promises 7” (Oops Baby) - Sam Coffey & Iron Lungs – Gates of Hell LP (Southpaw) - Teledrome – Self Titled LP (Mammoth Cave) - Sugar Stems – Only Come Out At Night (Dirtnap) - Needles//Pins – Shamebirds LP (Dirt Cult) - Zex – Savage City 7” (Electric Assault) - New Swears – Junkfood Forever, Bedtime Whatever LP (Bachelor) - Shivvers – Self Titled LP (Sing Sing) (Reissue – kind of) - Mother’s Children – Lemon LP (Taken by Surprise/Mammoth Cave)
- The Number Ones - The Number Ones (Deranged)
Honourable mentions: - Steve Adamyk Band – Dialtone LP (Dirtnap) - X – Aspirations LP (Ugly Pop) - Real Kids – Shake…Outta Control LP (Ugly Pop)
- Alvvays – Alvvays (Royal Mountain) - Needles//Pins – Shamebirds (Dirt Cult) - Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs – Gates Of Hell (Southpaw) - Sonic Avenues – Mistakes (Dirtnap) - Steve Adamyk Band – Dialtone (Dirtnap) - The Flintettes – Open Your Eyes 7″ (La-Ti-Da) - The Mandates – Suspicion 7″ (Teenage Rampage)
- The Number Ones - The Number Ones (Deranged) - The Shivvers – The Shivvers (Sing Sing) - The Wipers – Nome Noma 7″ (Meanbean) - Thor’s Hammer – If You Knew: Icelandic Punk & Beat ’65-67! (Ugly Pop)
I just realized it's been almost 6 months since our last 7" came out, so we should probably release something new. How about 4 things?
HHR027 First Base - You've Got A Hold On Me 7"
HHR001 was our First Base tape, so we're happy to finally put out a follow up from them. This band famously features Mike from the legendary Hosehead Records. Since then they've released an LP on the not as legendary Chicago label Hozac Records, which was an international superhit. 4 songs, out early 2015.
HHR028 Fashionism - Smash The State (With Your Face) 7"
Debut 7" from this new Vancouver band featuring Jeffrey McCloy of Tranzmitors. They're new, but they've already cut their teeth playing shows with The Briefs and OBN IIIs, among others. 3 songs of power pop perfection, out early 2015.
First ever release under the Hosehead Reissues moniker, and it's a doozy. Originally self released by The Moderns in 1979, this four-song 7" is one of the most important power pop records ever recorded. We're beyond excited to give it a North American press for the first time in the 35 years since it originally came out. Out mid 2015.