Friday, December 13, 2013
I heard someone say the other day in a drawl that had a challenging languor about it, "you ain't posted nuthin' in more than a year."
"Relax" I said. "I had the label blog set to automatically update every ten (10) site visits, so we'll get there soon... maybe"
Placing the blame at the foot of the fans [sic]. Childish? Of course. Appropriate? That's debatable. True?
Anybody who has ever run a small record label knows it's always hand-to-mouth and the bottom can drop out pretty quickly. Particularly so if you're employing the always vain methods of putting out material by specialty acts that are obscure other than to small groups of pals and shackled to the efforts of documentation no matter how shitty the qualities of the music or recording. "you heard these guys? they only practiced once and then 'broke up' but we recorded 5 minutes of gutbucket skronk with our phone!"
get to the point, jerkoff... nobody's reading this anyway
Point: The label is closed. Done. All releases are currently out of print, though some are still in stock. Prices will drop for anything we can sell. In a lot of ways however we lucked out cause there's not a whole lot left.
We may still crank out some of the slated lathe-cut series records that were recorded but just have not gotten off our asses to have produced. Then again, we failed the artists so we may just offer them guidance on self-releasing. My hope is that we can do it, because the fact that we offered a series of hyper-limited lathe cut records is still something at least I personally was proud of. But that's it for releases, and those typically were done in such small runs that we sold a few here, and then gave the rest to the bands, who typically just gave them amongst their respective crew. Not a whole lot of revenue generated.
For anyone interested (and we truly think you will be) the Soda Diet LP that we so laborously promised for years WILL still come out, but just not by us. No idea what label will pick it up, but the Soda Diet guys have options. We are going to "help" [sic] them by selling some here. All our in-stock releases will stay in print. For scant updates on any of the others on the label roster, check our links page. But truth is, most of the bands are now sacrificed to the altar of history. (ooh good one, that'll make 'em sound more important)
It was sincerely wonderful knowing anyone associated, the bands, the press who reviewed our stuff, people who wrote or submitted demo material, people who came to our SXSW showcases. Thank you all for being friends of the label and/or putting up with all the barrelhouse.
---Robert, Bombay Cove
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
BMBC 029 -- PA.RTS "Greatest Hiss" 7" (on GREEN MARBLE SWIRL vinyl - includes download code) -- About 3 years ago these guys started playing the drone scene without the pretense of a band theme or even a name. They just got together, brewed beer and jammed while the yeast was devouring the sugar. Originally just Pat and Robert, when it came time to do shows they'd play under "Pat Roberts" or "PR" as a defacto name. Soon after, Gil (also using the name "Robert") joined and they solidified their sound to an ethereal ambient or drone using instruments both traditional and home-built. They released cassettes and played shows also under names like "Apart" or "PMRC" usually adapting their name to whatever type of situation they were playing.
PA.RTS - "Thunderdeck" by bombay cove
Late in 2011, we began talking to them about taking the best of their cassettes and doing a "greatest hits" 7"... The idea being both that we liked their sound and wanted more people to hear it, and also the tongue-in-cheek idea of a hits collection on the short format 7" record. They readily agreed and also decided to mutate their name, this time for good, to PA.RTS and began playing shows with film or video accompaniment. Constantly improvising live and even sampling available sounds at the shows and re-interpreting them, PA.RTS shows are an experience. And yeah, they're still brewing beer.
PA.RTS - "Blood" by bombay cove
For fans of: Brian Eno, Jana Winderen, Barn Owl, Nels Cline, and even Sunn 0))) or Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music." Buy it here in our store. Stream the whole she-bang on BANDCAMP
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Bonnibonita appeared to be on the outs as of late 2011. Anita had quit the band and things seemed to fizzle. But not before absolutely claiming the shit out of a house party show last weekend. There's owning and then there's OWNING. We were only there to get drunk and have a good time at the party, and then they turned it into a nice little surprise. Seriously one of their most fun shows. Proof that you don't have to be loud and "punk" to play an intense house show. Super ladies, that bunch. They may be able to crank out another show or two here and there. We still have a small amount of their 7"s.
Broke Beads haven't been doing much lately, but Ben Taylor the former keyboard player has a new band called The Bellmen who are worth your while to check out. However, if you want to hear some Broke Beads, here is a good place to start. The "Wave High" LP is still available in our store.
Followed By Static is still "kicking ass" all over the world. The loveable chaps are trotting out the full band again for SXSW (...in chaps [ass-less]). Additionally, Eric has been playing solo shows as well and logging time in the studio and the results so far have been impressive. Here's a taste.
Gil San Marcos "Domes" LP scored another review this time from experimental zine Monk Mink Pink Punk, we just found this or we would have posted it earlier when it came out back in September '11. Gil is currently playing in PA.RTS (see below). We're hoping to get to work soon on a split series release with Gil and somebody fun.
Guns n Roses is not on our label, but dang... go listen to Appetite. Still rules and it's been TWENTY FIVE YEARS. (and it's just an opinion but everything else they did sucked... even Lies)
review of their 7". Buy it here in our store, or at shows from the band, or at record stores. They're tearing through shows right now. They recently got shit-faced at a show at Trophy's and tossed from there. They're taking their furtive-guy hardcore show on the road for the first time with a show in the middle of the half-pipe at La Dute Ranch in Houston. We also know of a dayparty during SXSW that they'll be playing.
Kyle James Smith is going through another lineup change but nothing can stop them. Go see them sometime at the Broken Spoke. When I texted him to get any further updates the response was "KJS gonna play chorizo sxsw with some new songs. rad party dude, grubby food, dirty music, and shitty tits" (Relax ladies, I'm fairly certain he's speaking of his own vested chest)
PA.RTS is a band that has been swimming the ambient drone scene in the dark of night. They played and released under several names usually adapting it to the situation. Mostly with a few limited cassette releases. We didn't think that was fair enough so we told them if they'd lock in a name and do some shows to promote it we'd love to gather the gravy from their tapes and compile them onto a 7" and they readily agreed.
We think this is gonna be pretty sick. We got the records in a week or so ago and they sound fantastic. They will release it the week of South By Southwest with a show at Sahara Lounge. Cover image to the left. Proper post on this coming soon.
Soda Diet is bawawawawack and practicing. And YES we are still still doing the LP, these guys are just... well, musicians and sometimes musicans are fickle. But it's gonna be cool black blankets, dark jazz, deep grooves, sun ra worship, psych crushing, cruisin' in a Hawaiian bronco, heavier than a mountain, lighter than clouds, blight of the fumble bee, sunrises, here... smoke that...
Sun Recs has nothing new to report... Other than having a killer name. They're the most ephemeral of any of our artists... down to just a couple shows a year. But it's still a pulse.
also... we are NOT throwing our own SXSW party this year. Sadly, we just didn't feel the effort. South-by kinda sucks now anyway. But our pals over at Chorizo Approved Records are nice enough to prop up a couple of our bands including KJS and HüDü at their events. And Followed by Static will always have shows.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Gumshoe Grove Review
R.A.D. Vinyl Review
The official release party is THIS FRIDAY at Trailer Space with a couple other friends. Come and drink some lonestars and join the party. You can pick up a copy of the record from the band for only $5
Thursday, January 5, 2012
BMBC 026--Hüsky Düdes EP on WHITE VINYL 7" (includes download coupon) - Grease-slick punk sorta mixes old hardcore stuff like Black Flag and Misfits with a little 90's east bay hardcore sound and some garagey Nation Of Ulysses stuff in there. Screw it man, Los Crudos too... Not sure if there's a way to describe straightforward angry punk in the year 2012 without allowing for some references. And these guys are definitely doing the 30-year-old dudes banging out some throwback to honor it all. So you should to!!!
Not that you give a shit (yeah, BE punk about it) but members were previously in Followed By Static, The Associates, and Toumai... See their bandcamp for show listings.
Hüsky Düdes - "Destroy My Kind" by bombay cove
Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
the Esbat lathe-cut series 7" earned a glowing review in Maximum Rock n Roll recently. To celebrate we have selected a video of them as the video of the month. Yeah yeah.. more like video of the four months... we'll try to keep on track better. Anyway, Esbat... they'll be up to shows again when Jay gets back in 2012. We're running low on the 7" so get one NOW.
Followed by Static released their split LP with John Wesley Coleman III and it has been selling well and gathering amazing reviews. There's talk of a European tour next year. Whoa. Eric Static has been playing solo shows shaking the dust off of some of his older tunes, and has been recording with Brian Schmitz of the Golden Boys.
Hüsky Düdes first 7" is gonna drop at the beginning of 2012. They are trying to play as many shows as they can. Listen here for awesomeness. "Cat Basement" is gonna be the song you yell for them to play live. The 7" should have been out already but a miscommunication at the mastering studio delayed it.
Bombay Cove wants to announce that we are releasing a 7" by PA.RTS, a 3 piece experimental/noise band. Power Electronics, Treated Instruments, Processed Loops and Feedback... the 7" will come out in the spring. Look for them where fine shows happen.
Kyle James Smith will be auditioning for a highly-coveted slot at the famed Broken Spoke saloon on S. Lamar. If he gets his band in there it would be a huge honor. Might even cause us to release some of the secret recordings he has been working on. He has a new guitar player named Nick "Nick" Alaggio ...Kyle also has been working on a considerably bigger gig, his upcoming wedding.
Sun Recs have a year-ender homestand with Hog Van Dog. 2011 will be closed out the right way.
The store is running low on the Y'all lathe cut 10", the Followed by Static/Bonnibonita split 7", the BMBC No.20 Sampler, and the Esbat 7"... but we DO still have all of these.
Stay tuned for announcements on more 2012 releases, a potential SXSW dayparty, shows, sales, yahhhhhhhhh
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The band came together in 2009 and cut a year-long swath in the ATX scene. As of 2011 they are on a hiatus while J (vocals/drones) is back in China, but shows are to resume again in 2012. This record is to document their unabashed and incensed live energy and balls-to-the-wall style.
Esbat - "Dig" by bombay cove
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
This is not a real review in the sense that we were sent a record and a press release with a note taped to it reading "review or die (or skate)" ...we know these dudes, we even put out a stellar Followed By Static track on a split 7". However, here is our take...
John Wesley Coleman has filled time between full lengths (last year's "Bad Lady Goes To Jail" is exceptional) with a host of singles on top of a steady touring schedule. Need we also mention that he plays guitar in Austin panty droppers The Golden Boys? On his side of this 12" entitled the Personality Pancake EP he is backed by local duo Rhett & Dean for some swampy lo-fi rock n roll. It keeps with his tendencies to hit record and catch lightning in a bottle and "fuck'm if they can't take a joke." All four songs are solid, with the title track seemingly glowing as the hit. Our personal favorite is closer "If Giuseppe Andrews Hears This Song, Tell Him To Give Me A Call And Let's Party" which stomps its way home to Coleman's roots as a prolific and poetic self-described "trash artist." This record was released on Italian upstart label Way Out There Records.
John Wesley Coleman III - Personality Pancake by Way Out There Records
On the flipside, entitled Bacon Bear EP, Followed By Static has made their statement record. Though it's difficult to pigeonhole them as any one particular sub-genre under the indie rock umbrella, that variety has actually been their trademark throughout their lifespan. Playing the punk show? Amps go to 11. Beer saloon? Send for the hollow-body guitars. You get the point. It's not easy to span the noiserock, psych, garage, country, shoegaze themes and put on all those belts at once sometimes. Nevertheless, Followed By Static DOES, and it's all displayed here on this split 12". "Cop Gloves" is the single that's making the airwaves, but all four songs deserve the ears, and we at Bombay Cove want to give a personal hoot to opening thrasher "Trash" ...what are you going to do about it?
Followed By Static - Cop Gloves
Followed By Static - Cop Gloves by Way Out There Records
Buy or read more below:
Way Out There Records
Side One Track One
Ryan Leach personal review
Salad Days (italian)
Monday, August 22, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
If your card does not work, please email us and we will have no problem sending you a zip archive of the files.
We're sorry for this inconvenience. To offset your angst, we have lowered the price of the Damage Pants LP in our store and at Interpunk.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The live show was captured in this recording, they lasted 20 minutes before "everything went shit-ass" ...perfect length for a ten inch record. All the artwork is brand new for this release, complete with a recounting of the show by a friend of the band, Zack (don't think we ever got a last name).
It seems like everyone who saw this band remembers them differently, but comparisons tend to be in the way of Mindflayer, Men's Recovery Project, Arab on Radar, Landed, and Six Finger Satellite. The guys who were in this band can delight in this as well as their other pedigree, including The Snores, Need Shade, SARS App, and Dark Dong.
Y'ALL - "Juan Tear" by bombay cove
***THIS 10" IS OUT NOW, HIT THE STORE!!!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Followed By Static has been playing shows and getting love from the Austin Chronicle. They have an upcoming split 12" vinyl EP with the immortal John Wesley Coleman on Way Out There Records (Italy). FBS side is called "Bacon Bear EP" JWCIII side is called "Personality Pancake EP" ...Who's hungry for breakfast?
Broke Beads played a mini-tour in February and plan to have a couple shows this summer in Austin. Half the band still lives in New Orleans so they get together when they can to write, record, and play shows. Their intensely popular "Wave High" LP is still available in our store.
the Kyle James Smith band has expanded and still features Kyle on upright bass & vocals and Chris Walker on drums/percussion. Dare Lamberson has moved from guitar to pedal steel, and Cary Daniels has joined on guitar. When asked for updates, Kyle texted "We had an awesome show at Plantescape, the next day we played a horrible show at Katy" ...he also added "thanks for asking, bro"
Hüsky Düdes are recording what will likely be a fall release on Bombay Cove. Until then they Dü what they please.
Bonnibonita is still going. They are keeping true to their foundation mission of "house party band" but they do hit the clubs once every while. We're told they are making recordings with no real release planned. They have fun with it.
We have upcoming releases:
Y'all "Last Show Ever" 10"
Hüsky Düdes - s/t EP (12"?)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
FIVE BANDS I WANTED TO SEE BUT COULDN'T FOR WHATEVER REASON:
10. My Lord Buffalo @ the Grackle - Cowboy Hats, Reverb. Talked to these dudes after and found out they have a record lathe-cutting machine. I suggested edison cylinders on old pepsi 2-liter bottles and I think I detected a smile through a thick beard.
9. Social Studies @ Liberty - Could have cracked the top 3 in a weak year if everyone in the band pulled their weight. The singer/keyboard player did it all. She could probably fire her bandmates, but I'm sure they bring in the fans with their ass-shaking and "killers of leon" hair.
8. Boone Graham @ PlantEscape - I haven't seen Boone in a long time and It's been even longer since I've seen him doing the old Hap Fam tunes. He looked like Christian Banal at the end of Rescue Dawn though. ...eat something.
7. Bryson Turner @ New Movement Theater - It IS a weak year when a stand-up comic makes the list. I dropped by the theater to see a friend and caught this guy's act. I liked it. Introspective observationalist humorisms.
6. The Oh Sees @ Beerland - Everybody knows these guys and everybody knows what the show is gonna be like. Can't argue with decent garage rock though. (Again, it was a weeeeak year). See the next list for more.
5. White Mystery @ Shangri La - Two gingers playing some greeeeeezy rock. Kinda like a female-fronted Cheeseburger if you want a comparison. Dug it a lot except the "i got an idea, let's partay" song. Literally those were the only words in a 4 minute song.
4. The Night Beats @ Shangri La - The "i'll hang at this bar and watch one song while i finish my tallboy" surprise of the year. Took a while to figure out who they were cause nobody gives their name much these days. Thank baby jesus for spraypaint stencils on guitar cases.
3. Dum Dum Girls @ Longbranch - Heard their sub pop album, hadn't seen them before. Great shit. Any band that flashes peace signs at the crowd is ok in my book. One of the guitarists asked for a shot of Jamison and the hipster male groupie boys bought out the bar.
2. OFF! @ East Side Drive-In - My most anticipated act... I think they were actually better than I'd hoped they'd be... musically. My only knock is the 3 minutes of talking to the crowd in between 30-second buzzsaw ripper songs. Gonna make you crawl.
1. Craig Wedren @ Clive Bar - Anybody who just read his name and knows who he is just thought "shit, how did I miss that?" Dude was so amazing. So amazing. I know you have to be a fan to enjoy it but it was pretty unbelievable. The mic check alone should be on youtube.
TEN "FUCK YOU'S" IN RANDOM ORDER:
Austin bands playing way way too many shows - Exposure is great and all, but chill. I think Zorch is playing as you read this, hoping that some LA stragglers are still in town.
The Sun - I only have myself to blame for not applying sunscreen, but shit. My forehead is peeling.
The 3 Bangbros at the Pub - During a break from music, having a beer. I grabbed the best spot on the back patio. Opened the door and waved to my friends. 3 young dudes thought I meant them and came out and sat right around me. I ended up talking to them and they were ok but my friends saw them snatch the seats and left.
That FAT THUMB from Fungi Girls - No explanation necessary. It's tiring to even see their band's name on the showlist.
Unidentified Singer/guitar player who shall not be named - Smug motherfucker to say the least. Kyle Smith knows who i'm talking about. I guess I got revenge by downing half his brand new dos equiis (with a lime, natch) while he had his back turned to the drummer "goin off"
The Oh Sees - While we're on annoying bands. It kills me that these guys do the play-the-floor thing everywhere. I get it, I know that's the point, intimacy, legit cred for not being too big, yada... But you can't get on stage at beerland? It's a 2x4 on it's side. It's a heel. You could have maybe 50 people experience the show instead of just 10. (still like em, but fuck that tactic).
SXSW Nazis at the Convention Center - Read me the riot act for trying to go up an escalator to find a friend who just got done at a panel discussion.
Sailor Jerry Rum - So cutting edge they have their own exclusive south-by within a south-by. Bi.
The two jerkoffs with no ID in line in front of me who argued with the door man while I stood behind them and missed a show - If the door guy had punched one of them, I was gonna take the other.
Longbranch Inn - 51 weeks out of the year, this is my favorite bar in austin. Not this week. About 60 people beyond capacity, and meaner n' hell, they started looking for reasons to throw people out. They found one when I was standing too close to the little slit where bartenders scoot in and out from behind the bar. Gain'd my ass out the front door.
Monday, March 14, 2011
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Following the release of their debut Lullaby 7”,
Austin TX’s Followed By Static got busy adding new
members and recording more songs from their
explosive live sets. As 2009 came to a close,
Followed By Static split time between their home
Soul Korea Studio and Skyler McGlothin’s Laguna
Studio, crafting a number of new recordings. This
track demonstrates the textured results of these
sessions, along with the tracks from their Smiles 7"
(Sundae Records), also from 2010.
Followed By Static - "Ok" by bombay cove
“Full Throttle Cookie Monster”
Everyone loves a good party, and this party platter Bside
should serve as your introduction to a fresh new
band. Born in 2010 and unveiled at some feral SXSW
shows, these ladies (ahem... and one gentleman) have
been tickling crowds and leaving whiskey bottles in
their wake. This track was recorded and mixed
themselves with DIY fashion (pun intended) and has
been mastered by JJ Golden to help spawn only the
finest in garage doo-wop. This is their first release of
any kind. Cookie crumbs and cleavage... best
Bonnibonita - "Full Throttle Cookie Monster" by bombay cove
Each record comes with a free download coupon. Hit our store to get a copy for yourself. It's LIMITED!