10-6-06 Our eighth release this year, Fred Kendal Abong's "Moonman" cd is officially out. You may know him as a former member of both Belly and Throwing Muses. Fifteen gritty, hook infested tracks for only $6.00 postpaid. 150 hand silkscreened copies.
9-7-06 75orLess Records releases their first international band, Italy's Turnpike Glow. The Rush Home EP is spaced out pop designed to make your head swell. 130 silkscreened copies available. $5.00 postpaid
9-4-04 The Rock Out With Your Tail Out compilation recently got some press on this internet thing.
First, from Pop Drivel.
31 tracks, $8.50...and stroke your conscience by donating to a very worthy cause.
If that's your kind of language, 75 Or Less Records put a compilation of 31 tracks from 31 local bands together in a spiffy hand-silkscreened edition, and it all benefits the Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL), which provides for the rescue and relief of suffering of homeless animals and performs charitable or benevolent acts for the welfare of animals.
The compilation is called Rock Out With Your Tail Out, and as I said in the title, it's only $8.50, including shipping & handling.
How's the music, you ask. Let me answer with a few mp3s. The first, Brother Kite's Get On Me, sounds perfect for a Sofia Coppola movie - moody guitar music seemingly from circa 1989, reminiscent of the great brit rock bands of that era, crossed with Burke, VA's Poole, and cross-pollinated with a little Matthew Sweet, maybe. Next, we've got The Baylies, who, with Let's Get Stabbed, prove that 2:22 is twice as long as a punk song needs to be. Lastly, there's Excess (but isn't there always, when it comes to the Smudge?), the Lame Drivers' solid effort to rock hard in Jesus & Mary Chain fashion.
Also, don't miss The Cold War's New Romance mp3, available on the 75 or less website with other mp3s to preview. The proof is above: the comp is solid, and you will feel good with it on your shelf.
The Providence Phoenix also has a write up, available here.
Rock Out With Your Tail Out (75 Or Less)Listening to this lovingly assembled compilation, for the benefit of the Providence Animal Rescue League, from the kind folks at 75 Or Less is like strolling through Providence on a hot Saturday night, when the clubs were smokin' and the music scene was hummin'. But this affordable, handcrafted, two-disc collection of local music is a great survey of some of the city's premier indie, punk, rock, and roots revivalist bands. On Disc One the contributions are mainly moody, with songs from blue-noters such as Tom Thumb, Barn Burning, Ben Pilgrim, Badman, Marah Mar, and Heather Rose. Effervescent roots dudes Johnny Carlevale, Superchief Trio, the Cobramatics, and the Wrong Reasons pep Disc One up a bit. Disc Two revs righteously into gear with electrified stuff by the Cold War, Six Star General, and my favorite, A Quarter Ton and Change, as well as some gritty salvos from the FIDs, Big World, Sweetthieves, the Brunt of It, and Baylies Band. Of the 31 bands represented, a good percentage of the tunes are worthwhile. Props go to all the big-hearted people who invested their time and energy in assembling such a great package. It reminds me of the compilation projects the Living Room used to put out oh-so-long ago. It's as complete and embracing a look as we've had recently in the state and a truly colorful overview of whats really going on around here.
9-2-06 We also recently passed 900 reviews in our archive!
9-1-06 75orLess t-shirts are now available over at the
75orLess Records website. cheap and sexy!
8-25-06 Six Star General's latest cd Ice Machine is now available. 11 new tracks and just over 25 minutes long. Recorded at Plan Of A Boy Studios, Providence, RI with Kraig Jordan in June 2006. Mastered by Scott Rancourt at Brikhaus Studios in Newport, RI. 100 silkscreened copies.
8-15-06 All 75orless Record releases are available now on Interpunk. We are down to our last few copies of both the A Passing Feeling EP and the Six Star General self titled cds.
7-12-06 "ROCK OUT WITH YOUR TAIL OUT" 2XCD NOW AVAILABLE!
Here are 31 Rhode Island musical performers contributing songs to benefit the Providence Animal Rescue League. Almost two hours of music over two cds. Limited to 350 copies, jackets were hand screened and are individually numbered. There are seven different color combinations on the front cover. As an extra bonus, they weigh quite a bit.
Copies are $8.50 postpaid in the continental US.
$3.00 shipping to Canada, HI or Alaska.
go here to order a copy- 75orLess Records
1.1 The Propellers - Man on Edge
1.2 Tom Thumb & the Latter Day Saints - '78
1.3 The Cobra-Matics - Hey Neighbor
1.4 Suicide Liquors - Michigan
1.5 The Wrong Reasons - Who Makes the Knives?
1.6 The Masons - The Day Did Not Go as Planned
1.7 Johnny Carlevale - She's the Apple of My Eye
1.8 Ben Pilgrim - Rhythm of the Rain
1.9 Eric Fontana - Give
1.10 Superchief Trio - A Matter for the Devil
1.11 Barn Burning - The Final Day of Our Better Days
1.12 Badman - Modern Species
1.13 Mahar Mar - Plast
1.14 tfo - Kotea
1.15 Heather Rose and the Drama - Celebrate
2.1 Mustache Ride - Blood in the Water
2.2 Ellison - Under Pressure
2.3 Lame Drivers - Excess
2.4 The Cold War - New Romance
2.5 The F.I.D.'s - Trucker Hat
2.6 The Brother Kite - Get On Me
2.7 Big World - We Won't Surrender
2.8 Candy Thong - Drama
2.9 Sweetthieves - Save Your Breath
2.10 The Brunt of It - Daddy's Little Boy
2.11 The Butcherings - Russell Gorman III
2.12 Six Star General - Smokers Tooth Polish
2.13 Baylies Band - Let's Get Stabbed
2.14 Quarter Ton & Change - Taking Over
2.15 The Blood Lemons - Train of Thought
2.16 Torches - Lve Machine
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