We are also pleased to announce the next 2 releases are going to be from an artist we have admired for such a long time....
MR. JAMES KOCHALKA!
Hopefully a week or so before Chirstmas we will have TWO Kochalka Quality releases ready for the masses. And just in case we don't update the website with the news you should follow us on instagram where we post something at least every other day and on our facebook where things get posted regularly too.
Related Records is officially over two years old now! Our first digital compilation of the new year is called "Unlimited Semiosis"
"This compilation is inspired by many things primarily Jean Molino's theory that all music is the result of Semiosis and by Splinter Cakes 2008 Masterpiece "Snapped" which you can listen to here
The concept of this album is simple steal another artists instrumental track and add lyrics/words to it. It can be any genre or from any period of time. You can add to the instrumental if you want but stealing the audio from another instrumental recording is the key ingredient to this project.
The deadline to send in your finished track is November 17th. Please send all of your songs in a .wav format to email@example.com
Have fun and please share this with other artists/musicians who you think would enjoy it."
To stay updated with the progress of this project join to the Facebook event page.
The next digital compilation is called "Everybody's Looking At Their Phone"; we want this compilation to be more than just a digital comp, and we are trying to raise some money to release limited edition post cards and t-shirts with original artwork by David Bessent.
We miss Donald very much. We don’t need to say much else, his life, music, art, science and existence speaks for itself. Here is a new video of him performing the song “The Moon” at Braggs Pie Factory in 2013. We hope it makes your day a little better.
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.
THE NEW DRUNK & HORNY 7" "SONGS IN THE KEY OF STINK" IS FINALLY HERE!
IT SOUNDS GREAT AND SMELLS AWFUL!
To celebrate Drunk & Horny is doing a few special performances with a 12 piece orchestra!
09/08 @FILMBAR w/Mary Ocher, Numb Bats and Hiccups
09/18 @THE TRUNK SPACE w/Yairms, AlhhlA, Ray Reeves, Run-On-Sunshine and Heavy The Lightweight
09/27 @FUNNY WORLD w/Space Alien Donald, Hug-of-War, Diners and All Anal
If you can't make it out to the shows, you can pick it up at our online store here!
Also before the month is over we will have TWO MORE NEW RELEASES!
FIRST is a split release with Yairms and AlhhlA from North Carolina. It's short, spooky, beautiful and amazing.
But more info on those things when once they actually come out. In the meantime, did you know that we have an instagram now? and did you submit something to the next FREE digital compilation yet? YOU SHOULD DO THAT NOW! We have already received a grip of songs and they are all very different and strange. This is going to be a great compilation for sure!
If you've been following us on tumblr or facebook or keeping an eye on our bandcamp page you would know what we have been up to.
We are running a very awesome deal on our web store where you can get one of everything we have released in the first year of being a label for only $50! Which is over $20 in savings! BUY THAT HERE!
We also released "Live Through THIS!: A 20 Year Anniversary Tribute to Hole's Best Album" and it is probably the coolest and most diverse digital compilation we have done so far. Make sure you check that out and if you like the artwork you can order a print from Later Operator.
We just released "Cadet Beach Party!" by The Aquabats with our good friends Pirate Ship Records and we are already more than half way sold out of our stock. So make sure you buy a copy before they all sell out!
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.
Let's (House) Party is finished, Just waiting for the tapes/cd's to be sent back.
Treasure Mammal is hitting the road next week for a week long California tour and just released an EP that kicks so much ass! There will be another Tmammal tape coming out on Related Records soon. The America's Dad compilation is almost ready to be released too. expect to see it online on July 12th. New album by Fathers Day is almost completely done should be out by September. Be sure to check out our Tumblr, we have been updating it with cool stuff almost every day.
The next couple related records releases are almost ready for the world!
01. "AMERICA'S DAD!" free digital compilation featuring artwork by Jim Ether will be released on July 12th, 2013. The submission deadline is July 4th, we've already received a handful of excellent songs for this compilation, but we are hoping for more. More info on this compilation can be found here.
02. "Let's (house) Party!" 5-way split CD/Tape featuring Treasure Mammal, Playboy Manbaby, Man-Cat, Naked Pizza and Fathers Day. (with artwork by Allie Mood) Will be released in early August (we hope!) just in time for the new school year!
Drunk and Horny are about to release their newest album "A Drunk and Horny Pool Party with Ryan and Andrew" this coming mothers day (May 12th) @The Crescent Ballroom. They will be performing with a 12 piece orchestra with local friends Serene Dominic, Former Friends of Young Americans and Nicholas Villa and the best part is it's FREE! They also have a terrific new music video, filmed by the bands best friend Eli Kluger! more info on the show can be found here.
The "Let's (House) Party!" Mix Tape & CD are coming together nicely. They will each include different artwork and the CD will include bonus live tracks by all of the bands included on the comp. One of the great bands that will be included on this album is local Tempe, AZ pop heroes Playboy Manbaby who just released a new full length CD. Here is an awesome video from their CD release show that happened two nights ago
Related Records now has a website! We are excited about The Real Coachella coming up this Saturday! 4 of our artists are going to be doing special one of a kind performances. Be sure to check out Man-Cat, Serene Dominic, The Drunk and Horny Orchestra and the Douglas Patton (from Fathers Day) Comedy Revue.