January 22, 2013
During the second half of January 2013, Fullerton’s Burger Records is releasing three brand new full-length albums from three very rad artists. The garage and pop label is especially fond of the throwback cassette tape trend and has been no stranger to Bay Area music: their pledge to release a new cassette every day, part of “A Tape a Day, Ok?”, already includes local representation from Swiftumz’s lo-fi pop album Don’t Trip, as well as Traditional Fools‘ self-titled debut album.
Lead by Allie Hanlon, California rockers Peach Kelli Pop pour more than just a spoonful of sugar onto lo-fi garage pop with a self-titled sophomore album that was released on January 15th. Listen to the bouncy first single “Panchito Blues ii”:
On January 22nd, Detroit’s The Go are releasing Fiesta, the album they’re billing as their last release ever. The rock n’ roll album is the band’s 7th, pressed on your choice of a festive green, red, or orange vinyl.
Finally, on the 29th comes the least sugary album of the bunch, an LP titled Crummy Desert Sound by The Resonars, the one-man recording project by Matt Rendon.
January 15, 2013
Swiftumz – the lo-fi pop project from Chris McVickers, an artist we previously dubbed “San Francisco’s loveable and cuddly brat” – is releasing its LP Don’t Trip for the first time ever on tape today, courtesy of the Fullerton’s Burger Records, and the label is streaming album cut “4EVA” on SoundCloud now. Since the record’s initial release in September 2011, “Don’t Trip” has only been available digitally or on vinyl from Portland label Holy Mountain Records, but McVicker is apparently joining the masses now flocking to the ’80s throwback world of cassettes (my personal favorite back in the day was any model Maxell XLII. The release is part of Burger’s “Tape A Day, OK?!” series, where the label is releasing exactly that – one new cassette everyday for the entire month of January. Don’t Trip is limited to 150 copies.
“4EVA” is two minutes and 46 seconds of pure garage pop bliss, gritty yet exhibiting an undeniable optimism that is bolstered by McVicker’s breathless vocals. A centerpiece to a great album, it’s a wonder that he didn’t release the track as a single earlier. Listen below, and then pick up your copy of Don’t Trip on cassette over on Burger Records’ website (or if you’re still skeptical of this whole tape revival, head here, here, or here to get your vinyl or digital copy).
December 4, 2012
The only record company that matters, Fullerton California’s Burger Records is surely the baddest thing happening in music today. For several years, they’ve been releasing music at a furious pace on $5 cassettes. They also put on some of the best live showcases around including the Burger Boogaloo (typically at Thee Parkside), but also in Austin, Texas for SXSW.
Destroy your CD player! Join the movement! Wear the button! Be a Burger Bitch!
AND NOW they bring us BURGER TV every THURSDAY! Catch up with the 1st three installments and tune in every week!! Episode 1 features MEMORIES, WHITE FANG, WHITE MYSTERY, GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH, COSMONAUTS and more!
Episode 2 with HUNX, BLEACHED, EXTRA CLASSIC and more!
Episode 3 with AUDACITY, GENTLEMAN JESSE, MEMORIES and (you guessed it) MORE!