The Copyrights Learn The Hard Way Illinois' young Copyrights have hit a prolific streak of creativity as of late. Two records in as many years for Red Scare, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Produced at Sonic Iguana, their latest offering to the punk scene, "Learn The Hard Way", comes gift-wrapped with buzzy guitars, upbeat rhythms, and the catchiest melodies in town. Fans of Dillinger Four, Queers, and The Lawrence Arms will especially enjoy this new release. It's Midwest punk at it's finest: smart and catchy Red Scare CD | LP
The Heat Tape Raccoon Valley Recordings Expected soon Debut album from Illinois' trailor park band The Heat Tape. Its the brainchild of Brett Hunter of The Copyrights / Dear Landlord and is lofi garage indie punk much like King Tuff, Jay Reatard, The Marked Men… http://www.facebook.com/theheattape Red Scare CD Pre-Order
The Sidekicks Weight Of Air The Sidekicks second full length! Punknews.org named it their best record of 2009! Melodic punk rock with a poppy edge from Cleveland Ohio! This latest effort from The Sidekicks is a real product of their environment and the vibrant underground music scene around them in Northern Ohio. Less raw and punky, "Weight Of Air" is a surprisingly sophisticated release from the young quartet, and this time they draw more from Midwestern indie-punk influences like the Replacements, the Weakerthans, and Promise Ring. Lots of instrumentation, mature songwriting, youthful energy, and some of the catchiest hooks we've heard from any Red Scare band add up to an impressive follow-up. They may not be old enough to gamble and drink yet, but you can expect a lot more great music and great shows from these fresh-faced Clevelanders. www.myspace.com/sidekicks Red Scare CD
Sam Russo Back To The Party Sam Russo has had offers from much bigger/better labels, but to our delight, he chose to stick with his old chums at Red Scare for album #3. And “Back To The Party” is a special one. This is a diverse-sounding record with a broad spectrum of emotions on display. You can hear the loyalty and the love, the fear and the hope, the desperation and the triumph. You can also hear Sam trying new things as he crafts 33 minutes of his best stuff yet. It’s a bold mix of styles that we haven’t yet heard from the British balladeer, and we know Sam’s devoted following are hungry for his first new LP in five years. When he’s not toiling away out in the farmland of East Anglia, he’ll be playing shows and festivals in Europe and America, so get ready for Sam’s party in 2020 and beyond… Red Scare Industries CD | LP
Nothington In The End The long-awaited new album from the San Franscican punks Nothington. In The End will be the first full length studio album from the band in five years. After playing a thousand sweaty shows and the occasional spurt of activity in the form of a 7" or a tour with The Lawrence Arms, the band went into hibernation. The guys needed to catch their breath, catch up with friends, and catch up with adulthood. Revitalised and full of energy, the first track Cobblestones gives us a great taste of what's to come.. classic, fun punk-rock vibes with punchy riffs and infectious hooks. For fans of: Against Me!, The Swellers, Dave Hause and Jeff Rosenstock. Red Scare Industries
Brendan Kelly / Sam Russo The Tip Split 7" between The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly and UK roubadour Sam Russo Sam's offering picks up where his debut full length, "Storm", left off: stirring ballads with a hint of Americana. In contrast to Sam's full-band approach, Brendan's two songs are sparsely tracked in the backroom of a bar, but bear his trademark wit and melodic rasp that have made him an alt-punk hero. No telling what is implied with the title of this EP, but given that Sam is from England, it seems unlikely that it's a reference to leaving a gratuity... Red Scare Industries 7"