Sure Is Windy!
I had to make a third change to this show poster and I really hope its the last!. Robbie Cohen can't make it anymore so we asked DINOSAUR LOVE to fill in and we are all super excited about it because Rocky, Shawnte and I are all big Dino Love fans and MOOSEKNUCKLE SANDWICH fans! This show is going to rule! it's FREE! and it's early so if you got another gig that night you can probably still make it.
ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT!
To get one of these BEST OF 2022 mixtapes! All the money from these tapes goes to help pay legal fees for a Portland protestor who was essentially jumped by police.
Here are some items that are almost sold out in the online store. I'm talking like, less than 3 copies left on any of these.
IF YOU'RE IN AZ...
You should come to these events this month.
- ART MARKET with a variety of local creatives.including Related Records
- ARTIST RECEPTION, Featuring Local Artist Sabrina Rivera @awkward.mami.art
- FOOD & DRINKS FROM @the_rez_an_urban_eatery , @aguas_phx & @theremedy_phx
- DJ SET: @west_side_leyenda
- EXTENDED HOURS for @palabras_bookstore & @wastedinkzinedistro
- RAFFLE: Buy art from local artists or books from Palabras and you are able to enter our raffle with lots of goodies from Palabras and local artists.
Sweat Lodge // Shawnte Orion split 7" release show at Stinkweeds! including live music from Rocky Yazzie (of Sweat Lodge/Turqouiz Noiz/Skinwalkers fame),Mooseknuckle Sandwich and Robbie Cohen! PLUS poetry from Shawnte Orion!
NEW HI MY NAME IS RYAN TAPE IS HERE!
New cassette tape from Hi My Name Is Ryan "Merry Go Round: A Live Tribute to Wildman Fischer" is coming out officially on March 11th, but I should have some copies available at the two events I will be vending this month and you can stream it or download it now on bandcamp.
NEW BENEFIT MIX TAPE!
This is the seventh 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 Made from those sales will go to the person in need. This time all the money is going to a protestor who was essentially jumped by police officers in Portland a couple months ago. The money is going to help with their legal fees.
This person would like to remain anonymous, so the only thing I am able to share is this video of the altercation from twitter.
If you want to donate directly to them, you can donate here. or send funds to $protestpapi on Cashapp or Venmo and let them know the money is for their friends legal fees.
This mixtape is made up of songs I really like that came out in 2022.
Related Records artists featured on this tape include QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT'S new side project/character BOBBY M.G. & THE QREEPS, Daniel Shircliff (THE FREAKS OF NATURE) + Anne Seletos (CHERIE CHERIE) short lived gospel garage rock two-piece THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY, BARRY side project featuring 1/2 of the BARRY band SASSYHIYA, and U.S. HIGHBALL which of course features Calvin and James from THE POOCHES
BENEFIT MIX TAPE RE-ISSUES!
I did a poll recently on the Related Records instagram and got a pretty big response in favor of offering older benefit mix tapes again. So I made a few.
TESTIMONY VOL. 3 DEADLINE!
SHAWNTE ON TOUR!
The newest member of the Related Records family is poet Shawnte Orion, he's got a new 7" on Related Records (a split with Sweat Lodge) and he's got a ton of shows coming up in the next couple months. Go see him if you have a chance or live in one of these cities.
RELATED RECORDS 2023!
In May of 2023 Related Records is going to be celebrating 10 years of being a record label! WOW! I know! incredible right?! I almost didn't make it! But this year I got a bunch of stuff planned and hopefully, all of these things happen! Anyway, here's this years tentative release schedule..
Well at some point in the year there will be a Volume 2 of the Recherche compilation that will include unreleased tracks from Related Records (and Related Records adjacent) artists on CD, And a limited edition Lathe 7" for Fatty Cakes & The Puff Pastries featuring 2 brand new songs by them.And sometime in the fall I will be releasing a song-for-song tribute compilation to The House Martins "London 0 Hull 4" Record. If you would like to contribute something to that, let me know what song you would like to do, so I can make sure its not already claimed. Plus I plan on releasing a cassette tape featuring all the A-Sides and B-Sides from all of the Belle Stars singles. A new Zine from The Terri's!, at least 1 more season of The Best Friends Podcast, and 1-2 more issues of Testimony! AAANNNDDDD!!!! I should probably get back to releasing more cool/forgotten media on Heirloom Records
THAT'S NOT ALL!!
I listed a bunch of Test Presses for you obsessive vinyl collecting weirdos.
This 7" has literally taken years to complete and I am so excited it's finally ready for pre-order! Rocky (from Sweat Lodge / Turqouiz Noiz, Skinwalkers, Rocky's Frybread fame) has been playing and organizing shows with Shawnte Orion (Phoenix poet/photographer/artist who recently published the book "Gravity & Spectacle") for 20+ years now.
10 years ago Sweat Lodge recorded the songs featured on their side of this 7". They were going to be released by another "cooler" label that went out of business within a year or so but they at least got these songs and this cool music video out of it. Meanwhile they released their debut full length "2013" on Related Records and then got hit with a potential lawsuit from this other Sweat Lodge band made up of greasy, long haired, white dudes that only lasted 3-4 years before going on "indefinite hiatus" (aka break up!) So Rocky, Rachel and Adam changed their name to Turqouiz Noiz > Adam moved away and Brendan joined the band and then they released 2 excellent LPs (Sweat Lodge + Pray For Rain) on Related Records.
Almost 2 years ago (20 months to be exact) I placed an order for these records to be pressed and due to there being less than 100 vinyl pressing plants, one of the major factories that does vinyl platting burning down, and major labels paying extra money to push small label releases back so their releases get top priority.... it took this long but they are finally here and look so beautiful!
The official release date isn't until the end of February, because we are still waiting on the finishing touches (jackets & stickers) but the turnaround time on those is just a few days-weeks so these will start shipping out probably in the middle of February.
Now for the extra exciting news about this release! It looks like the original 3 piece lineup of Sweat Lodge will be reuniting for the album release show at Stinkweeds in Phoenix on Saturday, February 25th (more info on this show later, since we literally JUST confirmed this date with everyone) and then doing a week long tour up to San Francisco with Shawnte Orion! (more info on this as we get more confirmed dates, if you can help with some AZ [in like bisbee or flagstaff] and CA [in like los angeles, sacramento, fresno...etc] dates hit up Rocky on Instagram) and THEN Shawnte Orion is going to be performing in the Pacific Northwest and will have records and books and zines with him!