• June 19, 2014




    The early years of a solo folk artist’s work typically yield their most deeply personal, intimate, and—as is often consequently the case—strongest work. The singer-songwriter brave enough to eschew a full-band scenario usually has a whole symphony’s worth of soul to channel through little more than a voice and a solitary instrument. Subsequent albums might expand to enlist string sections and session players to round out the songs, but on those first recordings, it’s acknowledged that the naked simplicity of a few well-chosen chords and a handful of resonant stanzas is enough to captivate the listener. Kevin Morby is still in the early stages of his solo venture, but his work carries that intensely personal power of the humble beginnings of many classic American folk and indie singers. Having established his musical foundation in the trippy roots rock of Woods and rough-hewn Brooklyn party pop of The Babies, Morby stepped out on his own to release his lauded debut album Harlem River in 2013. His next offering comes in the way of a two-song My Name 7” EP courtesy of Suicide Squeeze Records. Both the title track and b-side “We Did It All Wrong” simultaneously conjure the haunting heartache of an Anthology of American Folk Music ballad and the reverb-and-smoke-drenched haze of his contemporary indie peers.

    The My Name 7” is available worldwide in a limited pressing of 750 copies (250 on green vinyl, 500 on black) including a download card for mp3s. 

    Listen/Post: "My Name" by Kevin Morby

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    The Coathangers aka the road warriors, announce another full on North American tour which kicks off this week in Athens, GA at THE LEGENDARY 40 WATT, and steers them to co-headlinine Burger-a-go-go Fest with Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Best Coast and Shannon and the Clams. Their fourth full length, Suck My Shirt (out now on Suicide Squeeze Records) is a hard hitter - spikey, jarring guitar riffs, raspy vocals and solid melodic hooks.  If you haven’t yet - you’ve gotta catch their rowdy, house-show vibe performance that showcases the ladies’
    alluring spontaneity and happy accidents of earlier releases yet proves the (now) trio to be as far more deliberate and locked-in than ever!


     6/20: Athfest - Athens, GA
    6/21: Brooklyn Night Bazaar - Brooklyn, NY 
    6/26: Mothlight - Asheville, NC 
    6/27: Tin Roof - Charleston, SC   
    6/28: The Jinx - Savannah, GA 
    6/29: Liberty Bar - Tallahassee, FL 
    6/30: Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL 
    7/2: Will’s Pub - Orlando, FL 
    7/3: Crowbar - Tampa, FL 
    7/4: Will Call - Miami, FL 
    7/5: The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL 
    7/7: Nobby’s - St. Augustine, FL 
    7/24: Siberia - New Orleans, LA
    7/25: Fitzgerald’s - Houston, TX
    7/26: Red 7 - Austin, TX
    7/27: Club Dada - Dallas, TX
    7/28: Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
    7/30: Sisters - Albuquerque, NM
    7/31: 191 Warehouse - Tucson, AZ #
    8/1: Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
    8/2: Burger-a-Go-Go - Los Angeles, CA $
    8/6: The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
    8/10: Santa Rosa, CA w/ Pizza Punx
    8/11: Don Quixote’s - Santa Cruz, CA
    8/12: Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
    8/13: Holland Project - Reno, NV
    8/14: Doug Fir - Portland, OR
    8/15: Cobalt - Vancouver, BC
    8/16: Pizza Fest @ The Highline - Seattle, WA
    8/18: Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
    8/19: Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
    8/20: Czar Bar - Kansas City, MO
    8/21: Firebird - St. Louis, MO
    8/23: JJ’s Bohemia - Chattanooga, TN
    9/5: Andy Animal’s Meltasia - LaFayette, GA %

     # - w/ Ceremony and Nothing
    $ - w/ Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, Bleached, Shannon and the Clams
    % - Black Lips, Shannon and the Clams

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  • May 23, 2014



    7” $3 / CD $5 / LP $10 / Tapes $3

    The Aislers Set “How I Learned to Write Backwards” {CD}
    Audacity “Finders Keepers” {7”}
    Audacity “Butter Knife” {CD} {LP} {CS}
    Julianna Barwick “Pacing” {7”}
    Chin Up Chin Up “This Harness Can’t Ride Anything” {CD}
    The Coathangers “Scramble” {CD} {CS}
    The Coathangers “143 (Dan Deacon remix)” {7”}
    The Coathangers “Larceny & Old Lace” {CD} {LP} {CS}
    The Coathangers / Heavy Cream “Merry Go Round” {7”}
    The Coathangers / Audacity “Adderall” {7”}
    The Coathangers “Suck My Shirt” {CD} {LP}
    Cotton Jones “Paranoid Cocoon” {CD}
    Cotton Jones “Tall Hours in the Glowstream” {CD}
    Crystal Skulls “Blocked Numbers” {CD}
    Crystal Skulls “Outgoing Behavior” {CD}
    Destruction Unit “Two Strong Hits” {7”}
    Gap Dream “Ali Baba” {7”}
    Goon Moon “I Got A Brand New Egg Layin’ Machine” {CD} {LP}
    Headphones “Headphones” {CD}
    HEALTH “Perfect Skin” {7”}
    Hella “Bitches Ain’t Shit But Good People” {CD}
    Hella “Church Gone Wild / Chirpin Hard” {CD}
    Hint Hint “Young Days” {CD}
    Human Highway “Moody Motorcycle” {CD} {LP}
    The Magic Magicians “Girls” {CD}
    The Magic Magicians “The Magic Magicians” {CD}
    Meat Market “Too Tired” {7”}
    Metal Hearts “Socialize” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic” {CD} {LP} {CS}
    Minus the Bear “Highly Refined Pirates” {CD} {CS}
    Minus the Bear “Bands Like it When You Yell ‘YAR’ at Them” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “Menos El Oso” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “Interpretaciones del Oso” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “Planet of Ice” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “They Make Beer Commercials Like This” {CD}
    Minus the Bear “Acoustics II” {LP}
    Eugene Mirman “The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman” {CD}
    Modest Mouse / 764-Hero “Whenever You See Fit” {CD}
    Numerators “Dead” {7”}
    Nü Sensae “Sundowning” {CD} {LP}
    Page France “Hello, Dear Wind” {CD}
    Page France “Tomato Morning Tour EP” {CD}
    Page France “…and the Family Telephone” {CD} {LP}
    Past Lives “Strange Symmetry” {CD} {LP}
    Past Lives “Tapestry of Webs” {CD} {LP}
    Peace “The World Is Too Much With Us” {LP}
    Pedro the Lion “Progress” {CD}
    Red Stars Theory “Red Stars Theory” {CD}
    Russian Circles “Station” {CD}
    Russian Circles “Geneva” {CD}
    S “Puking and Crying” {CD}
    sBACH “sBACH” {CD}
    Six Parts Seven “Things Shaped in Passing” {CD}
    Six Parts Seven “Lost Notes From Forgotten Songs” {CD}
    Six Parts Seven “[Everywhere] [and Right Here]” {CD}
    Six Parts Seven “Casually Smashed to Pieces” {CD}
    Elliott Smith “Division Day” {CD}
    Elliott Smith “Pretty (Ugly Before)” {7”}
    Tammar “Visits” {CD} {LP}
    These Arms Are Snakes “Tail Swallower & Dove” {CD}
    This Will Destroy You “Tunnel Blanket” {CD} {2xLP}
    The Unicorns “2014” {CD}
    Various Artists “Slaying Since 1996” {CD}
    Various Artists “SSR Presents: Forever Singles” {LP} {CS}
    Various Artists “Fort George EP” {7”}
    We Ragazzi “Wolves With Pretty Lips” {CD}
    White Woods “Where Did You Go” {7”}
    White Woods “Big Talking” {7”}

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  • May 22, 2014


    Things have been a little quiet in the camp of Portland, Oregon’s surf-punk miscreants Guantanamo Baywatch. Granted, they’ve released two sold-out split 7”s on their new label, Suicide Squeeze Records (one with Tennessee’s pleasantly stoned Southern rockers Natural Child, one with Oakland’s lo-fi golden-oldies revivalists Shannon & The Clams) in the past 12 months. But it’s been two years since we’ve received a full-length dosage of the trio’s lusty combination of The Ventures’ tremolo-picked twang, The Mummies’ trashy barrage, and Hasil Adkins’ deviant Americana. And unless you live in the City of Roses, it’s unlikely that you’ve recently bore witness Baywatch’s debauchery.
    It’s time to fix all of that. Guantanamo Baywatch is packing up for a summer tour that takes them out to Atlanta, Georgia, where they’ll be recording their first full-length for Suicide Squeeze at Living Room Recording with Ed Rawls (Black Lips, The Coathangers, Curtis Harding). Along the way, they’ll be making pit stops in a few select cities to unfurl their beach blanket bordello on stage. Guantanamo Baywatch’s upcoming album is slated for release in early 2015.

    LISTEN/POST: Love Kin
    Tour Dates:
    May 23 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios (w/ the Growlers)
    May 27 - Portland, OR - Portland State University
    Jun. 11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir (w/ Tomorrow’s Tulips)
    Jun. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
    Jun. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
    Jun. 22 - San Pedro, CA - Harold’s Place
    Jun. 25 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
    Jun. 26 - El Paso, TX - Black Market
    Jun. 27 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
    Jun. 28 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
    Jul. 05 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly
    Jul. 12 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
    Jul. 15 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
    Jul. 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
    Jul. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
    Jul. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Moonpad (w/ Audacity)

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  • March 11, 2014




    For every beer there is a time, for every season a Fort George collaboration. And this spring, Fort George Brewery and Suicide Squeeze Records have banded together to bring you Suicide Squeeze IPA - a 16-oz venture blending the Northwest’s long love affair with music, art, and craft beer.

    Out of the ‘90s Pacific Northwest music scene, Suicide Squeeze Records founder David Dickenson forged his own path with artists like Modest Mouse, Elliott Smith, and Pedro the Lion. Starting with a 7” vinyl from local indie duo 764-Hero, the label has grown to include a diverse range of regional rock bands and international artists. Still, their mission has remained true to those early Northwest musical pioneers – to make something for the pure joy of it.

    The can design for Suicide Squeeze IPA fell into the talented hands of Seattle artist Jesse LeDoux. Born in Portland, Oregon, Jesse worked for many years as an art director for Seattle-based Sub Pop Records. There he created iconic album and poster artwork for groups like Death Cab for Cutie, Iron and Wine, and The Shins (for which he earned a Best Recording Package Grammy Nomination for Chutes Too Narrow). In 2004 he started his own design business, LeDouxville, and continues to work on commercial illustration and collaborative projects.

    “We don’t make beer for style-guidelines, we just make beer that tastes great,” has always been the motto of Jack Harris. As Fort George Brew Master and co-owner, he has seen the brewery blossom from a small start-up pub to the 10th fastest growing brewery in the Country in 2012, as ranked by The New Yorker. Celebrating its 7th anniversary, Fort George continues to think outside the box with unique collaborations, can designs, and beers. But of course, the goal is the same – to make something for the pure enjoyment of it.

    Suicide Squeeze IPA is a 4.5% ABV session beer, with all of the hop aroma and flavor you’ve come to expect from a Fort George IPA. Organic two-row barley lays the base, with heaping amounts of Mosaics and a touch of Citra hops. Crisp, floral, and bursting with flavor, Suicide Squeeze IPA is an ode to springtime in the Northwest.

    Join Fort George and Suicide Squeeze Records for the can release party at The Beer Junction in West Seattle, Saturday March 15th at 6pm. Meet the craftspeople behind the collaboration, and be the first in Seattle to sample this spring seasonal. Then, grab a pint at these venues and check out the artists brought to you by Suicide Squeeze Records:

    This Will Destroy You
    March 19th – 8pm
    Seattle, WA

    The Black Lips with The Coathangers
    March 28th – 8pm
    Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
    Seattle, WA

    The Black Lips with The Coathangers
    March 29th– 8pm
    The Hawthorne Theatre
    Portland, OR

    Guantanamo Baywatch with Wampire
    March 29th - 8pm
    Mississippi Studios
    Portland, OR

    Suicide Squeeze is also releasing the “Fort George” 7”—a collection of four classic tracks from the Suicide Squeeze catalog by some of the Northwest’s greatest artists. Featuring previously released singles, rarities, and out-of-print tracks by Modest Mouse, Black Mountain, Elliott Smith, and Minus The Bear, the “Fort George” compilation provides a prime overview of the eclectic and iconic Northwest indie rock scene fostered by Suicide Squeeze and commemorated through Fort George’s special microbrew. The “Fort George” 7” is limited to 1,000 copies on amber “beer” colored vinyl and comes with a download code.

    A1. Modest Mouse “A Life of Arctic Sounds”
    A2. Black Mountain “Voices”
    AA1. Elliott Smith “Division Day
    AA2. Minus the Bear “Pachuca Sunrise (acoustic)”

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  • March 5, 2014





    Let’s be honest-split 7”s can sometimes be one-sided affairs where two mismatched artists’ juxtaposing sounds do little to compliment each other. But if there were ever two bands who were made to share a slab of wax, it’s Guantanamo Baywatch and Shannon & The Clams. The two bands are teaming up for a split single as part of Suicide Squeeze Records’ heralded singles series (out April 29th, 2014). The label is giving us a preview with a new track from Guantanamo Baywatch (see Impose debut).
    Listen/Post: "Love Kin" by Guantanamo Baywatch
    Suicide Squeeze Records’ latest Portland-based signees, Guantanamo Baywatch, continue their tradition of filtering AM radio rock n’ roll, surf, and rockabilly through a layer of punk sleaze into a ribald and hyper-sexualized ruckus with their country-fried two-step “Love Kin”. On the flipside, Oakland’s Shannon & The Clams invoke golden oldies like Del Shannon, ’60s girl-groups like The Shirelles, and the bawdy revisionism of John Waters’s ’50s throwback films with the prom-theme “Mama”. Together, Guantanamo Baywatch and Shannon & The Clams both summon different classic sounds of yesteryear, strip it of it’s youthful innocence, substitute Phil Spectors’ wall-of-sound production with DIY grit, and wind up re-contextualizing the early pop hit into a new brand of subversive, campy punk rock.
    The split 7” is limited to 750 copies (250 on clear with opaque-pink spotted vinyl, 500 on traditional black) that come with a free download code. The two songs are also available digitally worldwide.

    Guantanamo Baywatch tour dates:
    WED MAR 5 - Portland OR, The Know w/ BOOM!
    THU MAR 6 - Boise ID, The Crux w/ BOOM!, Saint Rich
    FRI MAR 7 - Salt Lake City UT, Kilby Court w/ BOOM!
    SAT MAR 8 - Denver CO, Rhinoceropolis w/ BOOM!
    MON MAR 10 - McAllen TX, Galax Z Fair @ Thirsty Monkey w/ BOOM! 
    WED MAR 12 - Austin TX, SXSW
    - Burger City Party @ Hotel Vegas @ 5:30
    THU MAR 13 - Austin TX, SXSW
    - Lolipop / Burger Party @ Hotel Vegas @ 4:00 pm
    - Black Bell / Cultist Party @ Gypsy @ 5:20 pm
    FRI MAR 14 - Austin TX, SXSW
    - American Icon Party @ Spider House @ 4:00 pm 
    Suicide Squeeze + Hardly Art showcase @ The Liberty @ 7:30 pm 
    SAT MAR 15 - Austin TX, SXSW
    - Burger Party @ Hotel Vegas @ 6:30 pm 
    - Headhunters @ 9:00 pm 
    SUN MAR 16 - San Antonio TX, Burger SXSW Hangover at The Korova
    MON MAR 17 - El Paso TX, So Sick Fest w/ Audacity, BOOM!
    TUE MAR 18 - Tempe AZ, Yucca Tap Room
    WED MAR 19 - Las Vegas NV, The Griffin w/ BOOM!
    THU MAR 20 - San Pedro CA, Harold’s Place w/ BOOM!
    SAT MAR 22 - Santa Ana CA, Burgerama III at The Observatory
    MON MAR 24 - San Francisco CA, Knockout w/ BOOM! 
    WED MAR 26 - Eugene OR, 543 Blair w/ BOOM!
    SAT MAR 29 - Portland OR, Mississippi Studios w/ Wampire

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  • February 25, 2014





    YOU MUST watch The Coathangers' new amusing video for “Follow Me” which features their heavy metal buddies and fellow Atlantans, Mastodon, disguised in ladies clothing, singing the lead single from upcoming Suck My Shirt. The album drops March 18 and the first pressing is limited to 1,000 copies (100 custom mint vinyl / 900 fluorescent green vinyl). We also just repressed the Larceny & Old Lace LP, limited to 500 copies (100 fluorescent pink vinyl / 400 translucent green vinyl). The 100 mint and 100 fluorescent pink copies are only available through The Coathangers on the road.

    The ladies bang out another full North American tour this spring - bringing their sassy and unruly live performance to this year’s SXSW, Spillover, Burgerama Fests and legs with The Black Lips and Audacity - see a full list of dates below.

    Suck My Shirt retains the alluring spontaneity and happy accidents of their early releases, but this time the (now) trio push sounds far more deliberate and locked-in than anything they’ve done in the past. Spikey, jarring guitar riffs, raspy vocals and solid melodic hooks are still apparent on their sophisticated side which sounds less like a jubilant version of Huggy Bear and more like the art-pop of late-era Minutemen. So far its garnered critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Nylon, Blurt and many more.

    POST: "Follow Me" video


    Tour Dates:
    SAT MAR 8 - Atlanta GA, Star Bar - RECORD RELEASE SHOW
    MON MAR 10 - New Orleans LA, Siberia w/ Ex Hex
    TUE MAR 11 - Houston TX, Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
    WED MAR 12 - Austin TX, SXSW
    THU MAR 13 - Austin TX, SXSW
    FRI MAR 14 - Austin TX, Suicide Squeeze + Hardly Art showcase @ The Liberty
    SAT MAR 15 - Austin TX, SXSW
    SUN MAR 16 - Dallas TX, Spillover Festival
    TUE MAR 18 - El Paso TX, Lowbrow Palace
    THU MAR 20 - Pioneertown CA, Pappy and Harriet’s w/ Black Lips
    FRI  MAR 21 - Los Angeles CA, El Rey Theatre w/ Black Lips
    SAT MAR 22 - Santa Ana CA, Burgerama Fest III at The Observatory
    SUN MAR 23 - Felton CA, Don Quixote’s w/ Black Lips
    MON MAR 24 - San Francisco CA, Great American Music Hall w/ Black Lips
    TUE MAR 25 - Sacramento CA, Assembly w/ Black Lips
    THU MAR 27 - Vancouver BC, Rickshaw Theatre w/ Black Lips
    FRI  MAR 28 - Seattle WA, Neumos w/ Black Lips
    SAT MAR 29 - Portland OR, Hawthorne Theater w/ Black Lips
    SUN MAR 30 - Boise ID, Neurolux w/ Black Lips
    MON MAR 31 - Salt Lake City UT, Urban Lounge w/ Black Lips
    WED APR 2 - Denver CO, Bluebird Theater w/ Black Lips
    THU APR 3 - Albuquerque NM, Sister Bar w/ Black Lips
    FRI APR 4 - Phoenix AZ, Crescent Ballroom w/ Black Lips
    SAT APR 5 - San Diego CA, Belly Up Tavern w/ Black Lips
    SUN APR 6 - Tucson AZ, Club Congress w/ Audacity
    WED APR 9 - Grinnell IA, Grinnell College w/ Audacity
    THU APR 10 - St. Paul MN, Turf Club w/ Audacity
    FRI APR 11 - Chicago IL, Empty Bottle w/ Audacity
    SAT APR 12 - Bloomington IN, The Bishop w/ Audacity
    SUN APR 13 - Detroit MI, Lager House w/ Audacity
    MON APR 14 - Toronto ON, Silver Dollar w/ Audacity
    TUE APR 15 - Montreal QC, Divan Orange w/ Audacity
    WED APR 16 - Boston MA, Great Scott w/ Audacity
    THU APR 17 - Brooklyn NY, Baby’s All Right w/ Audacity
    FRI APR 18 - New York NY, Mercury Lounge w/ Audacity
    SAT APR 19 - Philadelphia PA, Kung Fu Necktie w/ Audacity
    SUN APR 20 - Washington DC, Comet Ping Pong w/ Audacity
    TUE APR 22 - Richmond VA, Strange Matter w/ Audacity
    WED APR 23 - Charlotte NC, Milestone w/ Audacity
    THU APR 24 - Knoxville TN, The Pilot Light w/ Audacity
    FRI APR 25 - Nashville TN, The End w/ Audacity
    SAT APR 26 - Atlanta GA, Atlanta Mess Around @ 529

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