Windian Records is releasing a special edition of The Great Dismal Swamis' new 45, Phantom Tollbooth. All the proceeds from the sale go to the Travis Jackson Memorial fund. Jackson was the owner of Windian Records, and passed away earlier this year in a highway accident. It's limited to 67 copies, and you can order it here. The Great Dismal Swamis are absolutely fantastic:
In November, Anti-Flag's A-F Records plans to release a compilation called THIS CONCERNS EVERYONE. It will feature one of my fave guitarists, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, among other cool folks, doing covers of protest and rebel songs. Awesome! It'll be on vinyl, limited to 1000 copies, with neat color variants. You can pre-order here.
If that wasn't super-cool enough, A-F is asking folks to submit protest songs of our own. They want MP3s, and you can send 'em to firstname.lastname@example.org, or on social networks by tagging the post with #ThisConcernsEveryone. Per their press release:
"The submitted tracks will be featured and promoted on A-F Records’ SoundCloud player...a portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq."
Here's a pretty sounding new Clara Engel song, with a video by videographer/video artist Éric Chabrely:
The UK's Tiger Milk Records is taking pre-orders for Peru Bravo: Funk, Soul & Psych from Peru's Radical Decade, on LP, CD, and MP3. It's tunes from '68 to '74. Man oh man, that is cool.
I can't get enough of this new Flesh Wounds, outta Chapel Hill:
I asked Sir Froderick for a single of his J Dilla inspired breakbeaty gutterfunk, but he hasn't got back to me at this writing. So here's the full second side of his new piece:
Got some new stuff on the way by CNQ's favorite axe-man/singer/songwriter Adam Holtz, and as always a ton of 45s I never get around to posting. Have a good Labor Day.