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
Tapes have been a pretty big hit recently so I’m doing a sale on all tapes just for fun! 40% off all tapes with the code “tapesnotdead” for this week only! This includes the random tape boxes and vintage tape cases (filled with tapes!) AND includes the limited edition Gold LP version of the new Treasure Mammal album which includes a cassingle of “online dating”
I started this sale a couple days ago on Instagram and have already sold out of a few tapes and am running low on a handful of other tape releases. Go to the Tapes page to see whats left.
Here are some of the more recent releases still in stock.
Here are a few of the tapes that are gonna sell out real soon.
MORE CRAZY TAPE DEALS!
I acquired some vintage tape holders/organizers and I decided to sell them on the Related Records website filled with tapes! Each one comes with an assortment of Related Records tapes, mix tapes and other random stuff. Click the images for full descriptions and to purchase.
I also want to remind you that I still have a handful of the 15 Random Tapes box and 20 Random Tapes boxes available.
Also have you checked out the new Books section of the Related Records online store? It's only got 5 things on it right now, but new things are going to be added in the next few months including a new album/zine from Dinosaur Love and a zine from Liberty Hodes of The Slugs! In the meantime, check out In Defense of Ska or Very Terri Issue #1 (both of which include a download code for the Ska Mix For Q mix tape that sold out within a few hours earlier this month), Moop by Mary Ocher, The Legend of Wild man Fischer, or The Gospel by Dinosaur Love
I finally made a best of 2020 mix CD. I have been including them in orders made through the website or bandcamp. I made 20 copies 2 weeks ago and I still have a handful left. This week will probably be your last chance to get a copy. I keep meaning to write a blog about it, but don't know when I will actually make time to do it. I still haven't made a blog post about last year. YIKES!.
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...
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.
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.
The website is finally updated! check out the band page and the "releases" page because they got the biggest facelift of them all! also we are proud to announce 3 NEW TAPE RELEASES COMING OUT NEXT MONTH!
ALSO we are pleased to announce the next FREE digital compilation project is a tribute to Hole's legendary album "Live Through This." More info on that can be found here
Sorry for the lack of updates on the website, in July my house flooded and so all website updates have had to be on hold until today when things are finally (almost) back to normal. In the meantime we have released a bunch of new and excellent things. you can listen to most of them onour bandcamp page and buy everything from our web store!
NEXT UP! we have the first full length from the deserts biggest dinosaur lover "DINOSAUR LOVE!"
This will be officially released onJanuary 28th! but you can pre-order the cassette tapes now and get them sometime in the beginning of the new year. a limited edition CD version will be available too before the month of January is over.
Then in February we should finally have something from the amazing Serene Dominic!
and in March we are releasing a special limited edition US only copy of Mary Ocher's album "Eden" on cassette tape. Mary Ocher is from Berlin and will be visiting the USA for the first time ever in February for a full US tour, but more info on all of this stuff later! The rest of the website will be updated over the next couple of days. Thanks for being patient and supporting this whole thing.