We’re hanging at Channel Fest this Saturday

Come say hello!

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CHANNEL Seattle record label fest premieres this summer with over 30 local labels of all sizes, form factors, and genres.

1. Daytime event: FREE, All Ages. RSVP to receive a limited edition CHANNEL 2016 tote bag (complete with goodies from our sponsors and exhibitors).

2. Night-time concert: 21+. A stellar local line up from exhibiting labels, including Gaytheist, SSDD, Roladex and Hibou
–Just show admission: $12
–Show + totebag: $20

**please RSVP on Brown Paper Tickets, confirming on Facebook does not grant you a ticket**
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2565812

Daytime DJ Lineup:
12:00pm – Sharlese
1:00 – DJ Salinger
2:00 – DJ Veins
3:00 – Scratchmaster Joe
4:00 – DJ Explorateur
5:00 – Bankie Phones
6:00 – DJ Brnt Zza

Evening Band lineup:

Hibou (Barsuk Records) +
Gaytheist [Good to Die Records] + SSDD (Steal Shit Do Drugs) [Help Yourself Records], and Roladex [Medical Records] + DJs.

Our exhibitors include:

Light in the Attic, Brick Lane, Help Yourself Records, Good to Die, Hush Hush, Medical Records, Freakout Records, Knick Knack, Debacle Records, MOTOR, WeCoast Records, Further Records, Masters Chemical Society, Jigsaw Records, Neon Sigh, Nostalgium Directive, Alterity 101, Eiderdown, Hanged Man, Good Person Recording, Illuminasty, Lo-Flydelity, FFU (Filthy Fingers United), Depandable Services, Broken Press Records, Den Tapes, Sands Vacation, Centagon Records + more being confirmed every day + DJs from the most popular local nights all day long.

 

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We’re turning 5 in June!

The Absolute Monarchs are reuniting for our 5th anniversary party June 11th at Neumos! Joining them are Sandrider, Gaytheist, Blood Drugs, and Merso. Tickets are on-sale NOW!

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Welcome to Good to Die MERSO!

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SEATTLE – Good to Die Records is excited to announce their newest signing: Seattle dusky post-rock quartet MERSO. The label will be releasing their debut album in 2016, and the group will respond by playing as many shows as they can both at home and throughout the U.S.

The move to work with Good to Die comes at a time when the band is going through a number of changes. Formerly known as Leatherdaddy, the quartet has taken on a new name, a Latin word meaning, “to be submerged, or drowned.”

“With our original name, we came to realize that that culture isn’t something to joke about,” says Merso’s vocalist Tristan Sennholz. It was time for us to mature and it was time to come up with something that really represents us.”

The new name is also a better reflection of a new sound for the group. Initially leaning on a more psych-metal sound, MERSO is now moving into somber, more conceptual territory inspired by the proggy work of King Crimson and Yes, as well as the metaphorical underpinnings of Alan Moore’s groundbreaking run writing Swamp Thing. The new album ties all that together into a sound that Sennholz describes as “something very mellow at the start but then gets progressively darker and darker until the end of the album culminates in a long dissonant song.”

As Leatherdaddy, the group has already picked up a lot of praise and attention in their hometown of Seattle. Blog No Goddamn Dancing called their self-released EP The Plague House “fantastic,” while noting “their ability to assemble and artfully link a wide range of stylistic approaches.” And alt-weekly The Stranger appreciated the three-song collection’s “torrent of pummeling, down-tuned riffage.”

Don’t let the move in name and sound worry you at all, Merso will still have your heavy needs covered. “It’s still really loud and abrasive at moments,” says Sennholz. “It’s just not as stoner metal/Sabbath-worshiping as it used to be. And if it finally gets folks to stop comparing us to Tool, even better.”

MERSO closes out 2015 with a show this weekend with new label mates Gaytheist at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle.

Much more info and new music to come in 2016!

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Good to Die Holiday Party

Hope to see you Saturday! Tickets available at sunsettavern.com

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Fall / Winter 2015 Sale!

Fall / Winter Sale! Get 25% off on all orders. No minimum. No code necessary. Excited about 2016. Need your help to keep this train rolling. Thanks! http://store.goodtodierecords.com

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Macefield Festival

Gaytheist, Blood Drugs, and Kinski are all part of the stellar Sunset Tavern line-up happening Friday night of Macefield Music Festival in Ballard on October 2nd. Check out the full festival schedule and grab your 3 day passes HERE!

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GAY*BITS out today!

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GAY*BITS has officially arrived and is now available to purchase worldwide on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play as well as on vinyl through the Good to Die web store, many online music retailers, and in select brick and mortar stores through out the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

GAY*BITS is also now streaming in full on all music streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, and on our Bandcamp page. We’ve also teamed up with POP MATTERS, who premiered the album on Wednesday. You can check that out HERE.

Be sure to catch both bands live throughout the rest of the summer and fall! 

Gaytheist:

Aug 22, Star Bar (Festicide), Portland
Sept 13, Mississippi Studios, Portland
Oct 2, Sunset Tavern (Macefield Festival), Seattle
Oct 29, Eagle, San Fransisco
Oct 31, Viper Room, Los Angeles
Nov 1, Tower Bar, San Diego
Nov 3, Metro, Salt Lake City
Nov 4, Neurolux, Boise

Rabbits:

August 21, Black Water Bar w/ Danava and Long Knife (Festicide), Portland
August 27, Victory Lounge, (Roachella Festival), Seattle
August 29, The Bloodshed w/ Drunk Dad and Dead (AUS), Portland [matinee]
Sept 25, Turn! Turn! Turn! w/ Panzer Beat, Portland

What people are saying about GAY*BITS!

“Gaytheist and Rabbits are two of Portland’s finest rock ’n’ roll outfits, and their split LP from Good To Die Records is nothing short of a wet dream.” – NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

“Two of the city’s best underground bands, Gaytheist and Rabbits, not only share a common love for all things heavy from the Pacific Northwest—namely Melvins, Tad, and the Wipers—but they now share an album, as they’ve collaborated on one of the most enjoyable split releases to come out in recent memory.” — POP MATTERS

“I’m ready to declare this as potential Album Of The Year.” — SHINY GREY MONOTONE

“As musical couplings go, Gaytheist and Rabbits are a match made in a center for tinnitus research. Beyond sheer volume, the Portland punk-metal agitators also share a common distaste for humanity and a sneering sense of humor.” — WILLAMETTE WEEK

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GAY*BITS streaming in full on Pop Matters + live dates

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GAYTHEIST and RABBITS have teamed up with POP MATTERS to premiere their upcoming split LP GAY*BITS which will be released this Friday August 21st!

What people are saying about GAY*BITS!

“Gaytheist and Rabbits are two of Portland’s finest rock ’n’ roll outfits, and their split LP from Good To Die Records is nothing short of a wet dream.” – NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

“Two of the city’s best underground bands, Gaytheist and Rabbits, not only share a common love for all things heavy from the Pacific Northwest—namely Melvins, Tad, and the Wipers—but they now share an album, as they’ve collaborated on one of the most enjoyable split releases to come out in recent memory.” — POP MATTERS

“I’m ready to declare this as potential Album Of The Year.” — SHINY GREY MONOTONE

“As musical couplings go, Gaytheist and Rabbits are a match made in a center for tinnitus research. Beyond sheer volume, the Portland punk-metal agitators also share a common distaste for humanity and a sneering sense of humor.” — WILLAMETTE WEEK

Don’t miss both bands this weekend at FESTICIDE 2 in Portland, Oregon. The anti-fest co-curated by Josh Hughes from Rabbits featuring 30 Portland bands. Most shows $5 or FREE! More details on the Festicide Facebook event page HERE.

More live dates!

Gaytheist:

Aug 22, Star Bar (Festicide), Portland
Sept 13, Mississippi Studios, Portland
Oct 2, Sunset Tavern (Macefield Festival), Seattle
Oct 29, Eagle, San Fransisco
Oct 31, Viper Room, Los Angeles
Nov 1, Tower Bar, San Diego
Nov 3, Metro, Salt Lake City
Nov 4, Neurolux, Boise

Rabbits:

August 21, Black Water Bar w/ Danava and Long Knife (Festicide), Portland
August 27, Victory Lounge, (Roachella Festival), Seattle
August 29, The Bloodshed w/ Drunk Dad and Dead (AUS), Portland [matinee]
Sept 25, Turn! Turn! Turn! w/ Panzer Beat, Portland

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GAY*BITS premieres and release shows

GAY*BITS will officially be released Friday August 21st, and this weekend we are celebrating a little early in Portland and Seattle. Vinyl with be available at both shows!

Check out “I Quit” by Gaytheist w/ Josh from Rabbits on vocals over at BrooklynVegan, “Ready to Right” by Rabbits over at Revolver Magazine, and “Run To Away To Home” by Gaytheist over at Gear Gods. Stay tuned for additional premieres prior to release day.

Can’t attend the release shows? You order your copy of GAY*BITS online via our webstore HERE!

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Blood Drugs tour kick-off!

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Blood Drugs tour kick off is tonight at Barboza!

http://thebarboza.com/event/blood-drugs-tour-kickoff/

Tour begins Friday at the High Water Mark in Portland. Great bill with locals Left Blank, The Cut 45.

Tour Dates:
06/19 – Portland, OR – High Water Mark
06/20 – Eureka, CA – The Works
06/21 – San Francisco, CA – The Knockout
06/23 – Reno, NV – Monolith
06/24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Metro
06/25 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
06/26 – Tacoma, WA – The Valley
06/27 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown

All dates w/ Sashay

Photo by Kelly O

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