Hi My Name Is Ryan is going on tour... kinda
Back in December I requested the first two weeks of May off from my day job so Hi My Name Is Ryan could go on a little West Coast tour. Obviously that’s not happening now, so I am experimenting with a digital live-stream European tour with my friends from all over the world* Each show will start at 8pm CET (Central European Time) that is about 11AM on the west coast of the US and a few hours later if you’re in a different part of the US. This is also maybe an hour later if you are somewhere else in Europe. Time Zones are confusing so I’ll leave it up to you to figure it out for yourself.
Click here for more info on the different shows, the artists playing them and how to support them.
*=USA and Europe
Today is Bandcamp Day!
On March 20, 2020, Bandcamp waived their revenue share in order to help artists and labels impacted by the pandemic. The Bandcamp community showed up in a massive way, spending $4.3 million on music and merch—15x the amount of a normal Friday— helping artists cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and so much more. It was truly inspiring.
But the pandemic and its impact on the music community aren’t over, so today, as well as on June 5, and July 3 (the first Friday of each month), Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share for all sales on the platform, from midnight to midnight PDT on each day.
If you wanna help...
Check out the following links and buy something today.
HEY REMEMBER THESE?!
In case you havent been following the stories on the Related Records instagram... There was some issues when screen printing these and only about half the orders were able to get sent out. I had to order new shirts/sweaters to replace the ones I fucked up. I was planning on screen printing them last week but then this Coronavirus shit started getting REAL SCARY and now everyone is isolating themselves (myself included, because of my terrible immune system) So I wont be able to finish these until its safe enough for me to do normal things again. I feel awful and will give refunds to anyone who wants one. OR you can wait > I screen print the new shirt/sweater ASAP and throw in a TON of extra merchandise for free. I am thinking like an extra $50-$60 worth of merch for being patient and understanding. Let me know.
I put all the fuck up shirts/sweaters online for people to purchase if they want. They are priced at cost pretty much. $5.99 for shirts and $10.99 for sweaters, plus shipping.
NEW IN THE SHOP!
IF YOU LIVE IN AZ
Check out these upcoming shows... click the posters for more info
WE ARE ALSO GOING TO BE AT THIS MONTHS BLACK MARKET EVENT AT DARK HALL COFFEE
Sunday, February 16 from 10am - 2pm join us for the next Black Market at Dark Hall Coffee !
Bring your pup for <<FREE>> on-site dog nail trims courtesy of Untamed Pet!
NEW THIS MONTH: 25 vendors ranging from living plants to vintage clothing to fruity botanical drink mixers!
Black Amethyst, Nancy's Plantys, Disco Babushka, Later Operator, Shrubwell Mixers, Vintage & Recycled Whatnots, Secret Squirrel CBD, The Hoot & Owl, Andria's Tienda, Little Spooky Studio, Lois and Leroy, Stelae Jewelry, Gilded Sun Studio, Dainty Works Jewelry, Carved with Light, Porcelain Wick, Related Records, Moon Goddess Market, Untamed Pet, Kei Collective, Crisp US Thrift and Wicker Goddess!
This event features the organization Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro!
Special guest DJ J-ME LEE!
Let us know in the comments if you’re joining us and please tag your friends that may be interested. We’ll see ya' there!
Related Records is having a
BIG DUMB SALE!
Mary Ocher "Faust Sessions..." Cassette has been re-issued for the 3rd time!
Third pressing comes on gold cassette shells with Red Norelco cases. Limited edition of 100 made.
Click here to buy one now!
Drunk & Horny "Songs in the key of stink" 7" turns 5!
Mooey Moobau / Hi My Name Is Ryan "Live at the Human Behavior House" split Cassette
Yairms tour and new album!
* = w/Hi My Name Is Ryan
If you can help please with any of the dates where they need help please reach out to Jeremy (email@example.com) or Max (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PRE-ORDER FOR THE NEW MOOEY MOOBAU LP HAS BEGUN!
This is a limited edition single sided LP from legendary experimental, avant-garde, jazz and spoken word artist Joseph Tepperman (aka Mooey Moobau.) Only 300 copies will be pressed. We are offering pre-orders the chance to include one of his out of print CD's for only $3 and they can also include a copy of the new live split cassette with Hi My Name Is Ryan for an additional $5. The LP (and the soon to be released split cassette) will also include bandcamp digital download links.
We expect the album to be released at the end of October/early November, But if you are one of the Pre-Orders, you will get the LP the same week its gets into our hands from the pressing plant which should be in September!
Finally finished the first (of hopefully many) digital compilations that pay tribute to a specific region and decade. The songs that are covered and re-imagined on here are really cool and (like every other compilation we put out) includes a wide variety of genres. Artwork by Later Operator.
FATHERS DAY SALE!!
75% OFF CODE: FATHERSDAY2019
This year marks 15 years since Fathers Day started! They may not be active anymore but their music lives on in angry people everywhere! To celebrate we are offering the biggest discount we have ever done (or probably ever will do to be honest because we are losing money on this deal.) 75% OFF ALL FATHERS DAY AND FATHERS DAY RELATED PROJECTS IN THE STORE! This includes Drunk & Horny and Hi My Name Is Ryan merchandise as well as compilations these bands are featured on! THIS SALE IS SO STUPID! I AM HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS AS I TYPE THIS!!!
1970s U.K. Compilation
Almost a year ago, I had the idea to do a compilation of songs from 1970s U.K. artists and I now that I have a grip of songs from friends and it is now looking more like a reality, I am finally putting some energy into this project. So far we have covers of the following artists: The Specials, T-Rex, David Bowie, Crass and Roxy Music. But there are so many other amazing artists to pay tribute to from this period of time and I want to hear them.
If you are interested in contributing something to this compilation, send your submissions or questions to email@example.com
The deadline is going to be June 23rd-ish and it will be released digitally for free on our bandcamp.
More info can be found on this Facebook Event Page
cd & cassette sale!!
I need to clear some room in the office. So you select 1 tape (or CD) for $8.99 and I am going to through in 2 more tapes (or CDs) from our catalog for free. (Plus, like all other orders from Related Records we throw in free download cards, buttons, random photos, old show flyers and other cool shit)
we are on depop now!
It's my new favorite app on my phone. I am going to be listing clothes and other non-media band merchandise here every day. Follow us!
For the past couple of months Related Records has been selling and playing records at the Black Market (located at Dark Hall Coffee in Phoenix) I feel bad that, I haven't really posted about it outside of Instagram until this newsletter. It rules, 10-12 vendors curated by people I adore and a portion of all the sales always go to benefit a different animal shelter, PLUS Dark Hall Coffee is the coolest coffee shop in AZ with the best desserts. If any of this sounds good to you, you should go. I think starting in May it's going to be happening at night too! Which should be pretty weird/great!
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"Dinosaurs Have Feelings Too" is finally here!
Dinosaur Love is the solo project of Peter Kulikowski . I first saw him perform these adorable Dinosaur Songs when he was 19 years old and just out of Art School. I thought “this kid is going to grow out of this and that’s a real shame” So I put out his first album “Dinosaurs Attack!” the next year thinking that would probably be the end of it. But that was definitely not the case, the same year he recorded and released a Christmas album “Have a Dino Christmas” and then the following year wrote a brand new dinosaur song each week for an entire year. You can see and hear these songs on his bandcamp, some of them are mind meltingly bad as you can imagine but others are so smart and clever. Then in 2017 Related Records released is extremely complicated concept album “The Gospel” songs about the Illuminati hiding dinosaurs from us, Jesus was a dinosaur, dinosaurs fought in World War 2… lots of conspiracy theories and religious shit going on, on that album. “Dinosaurs Have Feelings Too” is a much simpler, catchier take on songs about dinosaurs, obvious influences from Brian Wilson and early Flaming Lips. Pretty much all love songs on this album and I am sure is going to be a hit this Valentine’s Day.
Limited edition cassette. (50 blue / 50 pink)
Official Release Date: 02/14/2019
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW!
Dinosaur Love February Trunk Space Residency!
BEST OF 2018 MIX CD
The first 10 orders from the Related Records catalog placed this year will receive a physical copy of this mix CD in their order. Click here to shop.
New release for a new band! TAURUS DADDIES is a collaboration made up of two of my favorite people. AAGGAA (aka Treasure Mammal) and ALHHLA (aka my boi andy from the wizards of time/Yairms and producer of multiple Drunk & Horny albums). This album is being released on a limited edition CDR like its 2004. Limited run of 50. Album release is November 27th with Emotron, Non Grata and another new AZ weirdo project Dem Cauldronz at Cardiff Giant Tattoo
NEW FREE DIGITAL COMP!
Featuring Kimya Dawson, French Quarter, Red Pony Clock, Haunted Cologne, iji, The Aquabats, Fathers Day, James Fella, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Hi My Name Is Ryan, Treasure Mammal and a ton more.
On August 3rd, 2006 The Phoenix New Times published an article written by Benjamin Leatherman about Ryan Avery. On August 7th Ryan Avery is contacted (via Myspace) by two film makers from Utah that want to make a short documentary about him. On August 10th those film makers show up at Ryan's house in downtown Phoenix and spend the next 2 weeks filming a feature length documentary and conducting interviews with Ryan's friends, family, peers and critics
click here to read more and download it.
PRAY FOR RAIN REVIEWS!
"This is a group of Bay Area weirdo rockers that sound like a friendly version of the BUTTHOLE SERFERS or if MR. BUNGLE wanted to perform for children. The mood of this album drifts back and both between chill stoner vibes and the terrifying experience of realizing you drank too much MD 20/20 and are in for a rough night of flailing and throwing up. The most exciting thing about this album is that I don't believe I've heard much that sounds like it, so it's a nice treat to experience something completely unique." - Maximum Rock N' Roll
"There's been a wave of modern psychedelic music the past few years, and we've been all for it. If you love psychedelia but hate the hippie vibes it usually entails, the new album from Oakland's Turqouiz Noiz is worth your time." - If It's Too Loud
" If you dig Garage/Punk with more than just a tinge of warped psychedelia then you may want to give this a listen." - Thee Psychedelicatessen
An italian blog wrote a nice review about the new freaks of nature CD. here it is translated in english.
PRAY FOR RAIN IS HERE!
Turqouiz Noiz second full length album is finally here and it looks beautiful!
Available now on Blue or Green splatter vinyl or extremly limited edition blue, green, purple, yellow or pink cassette.
RELATED RECORDS FAMILY REUNION!!
TOURS!!! TOURS!!! TOURS!!!
quintron & miss pussycat
Thurs 6-21 - Lafayette, LA @ Blue Moon Saloon
Fri 6-22 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sat 6-23 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
Sun 6-24 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Mon 6-25 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Wed 6-27 - Tuscon, AZ @ 191 Toole
Thurs 6-28 - San Diego, CA @ Bread and Salt
Fri 6-29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Monty Bar
Sat 6-30 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
Sun 7-01 - Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo
Mon 7-02 - Arcata, CA @ The Miniplex
Tues 7-03 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Thurs 7-05 - Olympia, WA @ Eagle's Lodge
Fri 7-06 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Sat 7-07 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Sun 7-08 - Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
Wed 7-11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri 7-13 - Denver, CO @ Sunset Tavern
Sat 7-14 - Rapid City ND @ Hay Camp Brewing Co.
Sun 7-15 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
Tues 7-17 - Omaha, NE @ O'Leavers
Wed 7-18 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Fri 7-20 - Hot Springs, AK @ Maxine's
Sat 7-21 - New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys Bar
July 4 Phoenix - Trunkspace
July 6 Long beach - Toxic Toast Theater
July 7 LA - The Smell
July 8 Joshua tree/ Palm Springs - ?
July 13 Tucson - The Ervice
July 14 Bisbee - The Quarry
July 15 Las Cruces - The Farm
July 16 Santa Fe - ?
July 19th-Las Vegas
July 20th-Los Angeles
August 28th-The Knockout
August 29th-Santa Cruz
August 30th-Los Angeles
August 31st-San Diego
September 1st-Joshua Tree
September 2nd-Los Angeles
If you want to know more about these bands shows follow them on facebook and instagram. The coupon above only works on products that relate to the bands listed above.
FATHERS DAY SALE!!!
MARY OCHER - "FAUST STUDIO SESSIONS AND OTHER RECORDINGS" CASSETTE
This is the 2nd pressing of this release that came out in February. Mary Ocher has been touring all over the world this year and these tapes are selling like crazy. 2nd Press comes on silver metallic cassette shells.
THE FREAKS OF NATURE - "17 WAY-OUT PUNKERS FOR THE LOST GENERATION!" CD
This is a special compilation CD made up of all the previously recorded material by The Freaks Of Nature. Limited edition of 100 made for their current European tour. We only have about a dozen copies left.
THE FREAKS OF NATURE - "WANT ME! b/w NOW YOU SAY WE'RE THROUGH" 7"
Limited edition of 300. 2 New recordings by The Freaks Of Nature. Also available for free download at our bandcamp
MIA LOUCKS - "OLD" CASSETTE
3rd full length album by the wonderful Mia Loucks. 11 beautiful, lo-fi, bedroom pop tracks. Comes with beautiful 8 panel full color j-card. Limited edition of 100 and the first Related Records cassette to come on a clear/tinted shell.
HI MY NAME IS RYAN - "HONESTLY" CASSETTE
This is the first full length album from Hi My Name Is Ryan in 6 years. All the recordings come from intimate live shows where he sang a'capella to audiences ranging from 5-50 people. The cassette includes a mix of new songs, old songs, some Drunk & Horny songs and a handful of other covers. Introduction written by James Fella of Gilgongo Records/Soft Shoulder Fame.
We have added a ton of new shirts to the online store and put most of the old ones on sale for anywhere from 10%-50% off the original listed price.
PRAY FOR RAIN FUNDRAISER!
best of 2017 mix cd
The first 10 orders from the Related Records catalogue placed this year will receive a physical copy of this mix CD in their order. Click here to shop.
WE HAVE A LOT MORE stuff NOW!
I finally got some good photos of almost all the stuff we are distributing!
Check out some of my favorite pieces below and check out the shop page for the rest.