Arguably not for the casual Mudhoney fan, this single will appeal to the Mudhoney completist we should all aspire to become. Up for pre-order at SubPop.com. (at Sub Pop HQ)
“New World Charm” was recorded during the Vanishing Point sessions. The B-sides are “Swimming in Beer” and “The Swimming in Beer Blues,” different versions of the theme song Mudhoney wrote for the short-lived Discovery Channel series Brew Masters. Out May 7. (More info here.)
From the Third Man Records site: The Pope of The Butthole Surfers and Silver Screen Legend, Gibby Haynes teams up with Third Man Records and releases into the wilds three blasts of psychic energy in the punk rock idiom exploiting a range of subjects from, teenagers on fire, Equine love affairs, and Recession shotgun stories. Yes folks, it’s the Gibby Haynes Blue Series 7” Single on Third Man Records and it’s being released on Valentines Day, 2013. For lovers.
The three-song single features two originals “You Don’t Have To Be Smart” and “Horse Named George,” and a cover of Adrenalin OD’s “Paul’s Not Home,” a lost classic (cough cough… ahem) that originally appeared on the 1982 New York Thrash compilation alongside the first ever recorded material by Beastie Boys and some of the earliest known recordings by Bad Brains, Kraut and others.
The limited edition component of this single will be another first for Third Man Records… a FLEX-RAY DISC. We’ll be selling a very limited number of copies of this single pressed on old medical x-rays from The Rolling Record Store in Austin, TX (The Butthole Surfers old stomping grounds…) during this year’s South By Southwest festival. So stay tuned here for more info on the RRS at SXSW, including more limited edition records, new items and merchandise, live performances from the truck and all the locations where we’ll be posted up this year.
JACK ENDINO (Skin Yard guitarist) There was a little bit of weirdness with Sub Pop, because Skin Yard was not a band that they felt was appropriate for the label, and it wasn’t hard to see why—we were a little too metal. But strangely enough, our bass player, Daniel, wound up working for them for a couple years. It used to drive Daniel nuts that he couldn’t get his own band onto the label, but I stayed the hell out of this because I was still recording all the records for Sub Pop.
DANIEL HOUSE (Skin Yard bassist) When I first started working there, it was Bruce [Pavitt], Jon [Poneman], and me. Charles Peterson had been there earlier and a couple people would come and go. Bruce seemed to have almost contempt for Skin Yard. He hated Ben’s singing. Too melodramatic. He felt like there were elements of our music, the prog- rock elements, that were anti-everything that his label was trying to establish. Jon liked our band. And he actually tried to push Bruce to put us out, but Bruce wouldn’t budge. They eventually put out a Skin Yard seven-inch to just shut everybody up, or at least that’s how I saw it.
Excerpted from Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge. Order info here.
A new Melvins/U-Men split single! No word yet on the tracklist.
From the AmRep Facebook page: Amphetamine Reptile will be doing a series of 12” records starting in 5-6 weeks. The 13 record Sugar Daddy Splits series is the Melvins tracks from their Ipecac “Sugar Daddy” CD combined with bands they love from past, present, and future. Okay, maybe not future. Starting it off, COWS and the U-MEN!!! Pressing sizes will be a lot larger than recent projects, and way more affordable. But still slick as %$#@ Let the stupid questions that would’ve already been answered had some one bothered to read this far - BEGIN!
One song per side, 33 1/3 rpm 180 grain Splatter vinyl.
Silk screened print.
Price not yet set (likely in the $20ish range)
Release date - not yet set. 5-7 weeks estimated.
We can’t list all the tracks now, but some are previously released material by defunct bands, and some new exclusive material from current bands.