This is the sixth release in a series of mixtapes I am making to help benefit different people who are in need right now. Tapes will be available for only 1 month and at the end of that period of time, all the money ade from those sales will go to the person in need. This time all the money is going to Chazmier Tyler
Chazmier is a black, femme, community organizer, mother and farmer who has played in a number of bands in the Tempe/Phoenix music scene over the past 15+ years. Over the past two years she has been managing Drinking Gourd Farms, a micro-nonprofit rooted in food sovereignty for the Black community. Drinking Gourd Farms lost their funding recently and that means that the eight garden sites will have little care or die if no one maintains them, which is what Chaz is trying to do but cannot continue for very long without income.
If you want to donate directly to Chaz, you can Venmo or Cashapp her or Donate to the Gofundme she set up.
This mixtape is made up of Phoenix+Tempe based artists, all the songs on this mixtape were recorded between 2000-2010 (mostly 2005-2009) Spending the most formative years of my life in this music scene at this time is a very complicated feeling, kinda like living in AZ. This mix tape was inspired by a conversation I had with some friends recently about how the nostalgia we have for this period of time is covered in a sad cloud because the reason we were all making this music was because so many of us were poor, depressed, closeted, repressed…etc It was beautiful but harmful like the AZ desert.
Fans of bands that played at Modified Arts, the many art galleries on Grand Ave or house shows at this time should be excited about the artists featured on this mix. It was very hard to narrow down to fit this 60 minute tape.
Related Records artists featured on this tape include TREASURE MAMMAL, Rocky from TURQOUIZ NOIZ/SWEATLODGE old band SKINWALKERS, members of FATHERS DAY's short lived twilight-themed electro-punk band THE CULLENS, the short lived pop-punk band VIGILS and the short lived-post-UGGAMUGGA solo project by Tristan Jemsek GILMORE GRRRLS.
PLUS! very rare and hard to find tracks from Stephen Steinbrink's old bands BLACK FEET, FRENCH QUARTER & MY FERAL KIN, Preston Bryant's old band BUSINESSMAN'S LUNCH before he joined AJJ, a rare track from the original 2006 lineup of SOFT SHOULDER, a rare track from ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD that was previously only available on a local Shizz compilation and a bunch more stuff that I think is great.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
Holidays and gender are bullshit! But I used to be in a hardcore/thrash/comedy/punk band that celebrated and mocked both of those things. I got a lot of mixed feelings about it but I still have a bunch of merch from when we were around. And for 1 DAY ONLY you can buy merchandse from the band at cost! No need for a coupon code or anything. Most things are only $2-$3! I literally make no money on this sale, just wanna get some of it out of my office. Please+thanks!
UNSHELTEREDPHX NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Unshelteredphx is collecting donations this weekend to raise funds to get some more tents for our houseless black femmes in honor of Juneteenth. If you donate $20 or more via venmo or gofundme > screenshot the donation > DM unshelteredphx the screenshot along with your shirt size > then they will make you a shirt with this sick ass print by long time friend / Phoenix legend and the best DJ I know - Djentrification.
**This is only available to people in Phoenix, because they arent mailing shirts out to people. But let this be a reminder that you can always purchase a "Heat Is Murder" shirt from me and all that money goes to unsleteredphx and I do mailorder at least once a week.
I NEED HELP!
NEW BEST FRIENDS PODCAST EPISODE FEATURING JER!
New episode of The Best Friends Podcast featuring JER (aka Skatune Network!) I am just really excited about it because it's one of the funnest episodes we've ever done. PLUS it's Pride month! PLUS it's JER's birthday month! PLUS it's Juneteenth weekend!
THIS MONTH IS ALMOST OVER!
So there is only a few more weeks to order this sick ass mixtape of aggressive queer punk+hardcore music! I still have a handful of copies of the previous two mixtapes available too! All the money from the sales of these mixtapes goes directly to people who need this money that are not me.
IF YOU LIVE IN AZ...
There is this really fun show I am booking at The Trunk Space. It's the first show I have booked since February 2020 and will probably be the first show I attend since then too!
Eichlers makes this really interesting /fucked up ska music and the live shows seem very early 2000's solo party art project > which if you know me, you know I eat that shit up!
Dynastic is like minimal pop punk with keytars - seems very best fwends. They are on tour with Eichlers and seem fun
Spicy Mayo is one of, is not THE funnest live bands in Phoenix right now and I am so excited to see them live again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for fans of ASOB, Skankin Pickle and/or Playboy Manbaby
Presale tickets are only $10, otherwise you gotta pay $15 at the door!
All the Fathers Day "Disney World" t-shirts have been shipped out and I put the remaining shirts up on the website, Available in sizes (but limited quantity) Small-5XL (no extra cost for bigger sizes!) And if you order within the next week you will most likely get it before Fathers Day on June 19th. I also put up all the demos, live recordings, discarded albums and out of print Fathers Day recordings up on the Fathers Day bandcamp page. These recordings will only be up for the rest of the month, then I will probably take them down again because a lot of it is REALLY ROUGH.
In case you missed the last newsletter I sent out a couple days ago or the latest post on instagram, There is a new benefit mix tape made up of all queer artists that are tough as fuck. Let this be the soundtrack for your "pride month" and help an actual black/queer person get a new kidney! I still have a handful of the previous two mixtapes available too!
I finally got copies of the new Christian Family LP for the distro. For those of you that do not know, The Christian Family are a Gospel/Garage Rock duo featuring Daniel Shircliff (from the Freaks of Nature) and Ann Saletos (from Cherie Cherie), they played a handful of shows in Phoenix over the course of a few years and released a kick-ass 7" on Slope Records but then Ann moved to Los Angeles and Daniel focused more on the Freaks (and having a family) but in the meantime, they had this amazing full length just sitting on a cassette tape for years. I ripped the tape to digital for Daniel back in 2018 and when I started Heirloom Records in 2020 I begged him to let me release it but he knew it was too good for a simple free digital release and that someday the right label could/would want to have it pressed. And honestly, I am super happy he did because this record rules and it seems to be doing pretty well in the Garage rock scene. I have listened to this record already like a dozen times since it's release on streaming platforms a couple weeks ago. I can't get enough of it. I cannot recommend this enough! I still have 1-2 copies of the original 7" available too, if you want their whole discography.
ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT!
There are only 5 days left to pre-order a Fathers Day "Disney World" t-shirt! Offering something new for Fathers Day has brought up some interesting/tough conversations with myself and some others and I think this is the last time I am going to offer anything new for Fathers Day. So if you dig Fathers Day this is it, get what you can from the online store or discogs, because I am not going to be re-issuing anything from this band ever again.
FATHERS DAY "DISNEYWORLD" T-SHIRTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!
I am re-printing a small run of the Fathers Day "Disney World" t-shirts. This is by far the most requested t-shirt to get re-printed over the years especially since Fathers Day broke up in 2017.
These shirts are going to be printed by LBX Printing in Phoenix, AZ and will be shipped out before June 6th so everyone can get their shirt (hopefully) before Fathers Day (on June 19th)
Every pre-order will also include a FREE Fathers Day Compact Disc or Cassette Tape! If there is a specific one you want, you can mention it in the note to seller, but no guarantee's on anything because I don't know what will be available.
All of the profit from the pre-orders are going to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. More info on them here
Here is some other stuff that sold...
I'm gonna speak candidly for a bit in this newsletter (ha! as if I am ever not writing every newsletter like a personal letter to a friend or some shit... ANYWAY!)
I hate holidays... all of them, even my birthday most years. BUT some people who are close stressed to me recently that I should take holidays more seriously and as a "business" I could/should use this holiday season to try and boost sales or something. So this newsletter is going to be all about my Related Records holiday gift suggestions.
And the reason this email is going out when it is, is because if you want to ensure you get something before "the holiday" you need to place your order before I go to the post office next on December 5th.
BUY 1 GET 3 SALE!
I've done this before and people seem to enjoy it! So for the rest of the year 2021 I am offering these 3 different sales, which is a fantastic way to find out about new music or introduce someone else to some cool new music. OR maybe you have a loved one who just got a record, cassette and/or CD player and you want to give them a cool boost for their brand new collection!
Or maybe you have that one super weird friend that has an 8-track player and you want to surprise them with a new (as in made in 2015) 8-track! Check out this hidden/under rated gem. VARIOUS ARTISTS "Dick" 8-TRACK
I feel like the distro page is overlooked a lot and there is a ton of great stuff in there.
Maybe there is only 1-2 artists on Related Records that you like, when was the last time you checked out their artist page to see if maybe I have added something related to them for sale? The artists that have the most items to choose from are
Did you know that there is a "Send as a Gift" feature on bandcamp? Well there is, and it's great! i've used it a handful of times to send friends a single or an album that I think they would like and tomorrow (12/03/2021) is the last Bandcamp Friday of the year and possibly ever. on Bandcamp Friday, bandcamp waves all of their fees and gives 100% of the money to the artists. It rules, and it has really helped a lot of artists get through the last 2 years because so many governments all over the world have done such a shit job of taking care of their citizens during the pandemic (Which is still a thing by the way, what the fuck?!) Anyway, I pay out the artists on Related Records twice a year for digital sales and the next time I pay everyone is coming up later this month, so if you already own something digitally, this is a great way to support your favorite artists and get them some money this month.
Anyway, here is what people are listening to on the RR bandcamp
Barry is a 4 piece queer-pop group from London. I was introduced to them from friends/label-mates The Pooches and The Slugs! and I instantly feel in love! the music they produce reminds me of that glorious pop sound that was so popular in the early 2000's but yet so incredibly unapologetic for their weirdness and queerness in the most refreshing and pleasant way! The official release date is in December but we are hoping the records will be here sometime between October-November, but with the way vinyl is these days WHO REALLY KNOWS! it sucks! (I was originally quoted as them being done by August, then October so...) ANYWAY! check it out here! and pre-order the 7". also be sure to download their first EP which came out on Permanent Slump records in 2019
LOW STOCK ALERT!
The following items are almost sold out,
Pretty much since the beginning of the Related Records label, Dimitri and Ryan from world famous band Golden Boots have been big supporters of the label, and for the past 2 years they have had their own radio show in Tucson+the internet called "Burning Brain Radio" and on that show they have continuously played Related Records artists. They have asked me to come up with a solid 20 minutes or so of music for this upcoming episode on Saturday August 14th and I just wanted to mention here that I am real excited about it because it is entirely made up new and soon to be released music from Related Records. So if you want a sneak peek at what is coming next for Related Records, be sure to tune in. I'll post about it on instagram for sure when it happens.
BANDCAMP DAY IS HERE AGAIN!
100% of the sales from downloads on the Related Records Bandcamp page this weekend will be going towards Mutual Aid PHX. If you would just like to donate, I am doing a costco run for supplies on Saturday or Sunday, so you can send donations here this weekend and know that's where the money is going, I will show my reciepts on the Related Records Instagram stories. There is also still "Heat Is Murder" shirts available in sizes Small-3XL and all the money from these shirts goes towards this cause as well. Last month, I did a run & raised close to $500.
and don't forget...
fathers day sale!!
75% OFF ALL FATHERS DAY RELATED MERCHANDISE UNTIL JUNE 21ST, 2020 USE THE CODE: FD2020
Fathers Day related merchandise is selling quickly. Already sold out of the "Van Jamz" tape, the "Disneyworld" 7" and "Dad Music for Dad People" shirts in multiple sizes.
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.
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!!!
FATHERS DAY SALE!!!
De'Lunula premiered the new Fathers Day music video for the song "Disney World" you can view the video below and read about the video here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! and GREAT NEWS!THE NEW FATHERS DAY ALBUM "THAT'S IT!" is going to be released next month! and we have a special pre-sale package for super nerd fans of the band.
Also since the last update we have released TWO digital compilations that are both amazing!
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THEM BOTH FOR FREE!
Sadly, I don't have any other news about the other new releases we have coming out this year but their are going to be a bunch of them and quite a few in the next 2-3 months.