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Label bundles up in the distro: Six Weeks, Sorry State, and It's Alive 5 December 2015

Greetings faithful viewers!

Small update about the 86drec.com distro. I've got bundles from Six Weeks Records, Sorry State Records, and It's Alive Records available. Bundles includes a few of my favorite releases (old and new) from each label. Only the primo shit - and discounted to make 'em worth your while!

I've got limited quantities of each bundle so if yr interested, hit it up quick. These should be shipping out on Thursday, Dec. 10 when my bud Connor comes over to help with mailorder.

Big thanks to the labels for trading their stuff for the recent BOILERMAN 7" and 10"es. NICE.

Check out the bundles below:

Six Weeks Records Bundle

Sorry State Records Bundle

It's Alive Records Bundle

And don't forget our Boiler-bundle which includes both the 10" and new 7".

Thanks,

Wells

BOILERMAN "Doing Great" 7" out now and streaming at A.V. Club 8 October 2015


Greetings friends,

I'm very psyched and proud to announce the new Boilerman 7" is in stock and ready to ship. As #1 Boilerfan I think this is some of the best shit yet and the perfect segue into their upcoming LP (which is finished and heading to the plant this week). Anyway, here are the essential details:

Stream it at A.V. Club.

Mailorder from 86drec.com.

• Bundle with s/t 10" and save a coupla bucks.

A less bleak counterweight to the s/t one-sided 10" released earlier this year, "Doing Great" boils down the hardcore stuff and uncovers a punk band influenced as much by Dillinger Four and Leatherface as it is by Born Against or Rudimentary Peni.Starting with the title track and ending with a ripper cover of Warren Zevon's "The Factory”, Boilerman reigns in the chaos and delivers a modern "90s style" midwestern pop punk record as good as any out there. It bookends their catalog-to-date and clears the ground for a new LP coming out in 2016.Members of Earth Girls, Broken Prayer, GIDIM, and more. Clear vinyl packaged in an old-style 7” single sleeve. Released by 86’d Records (US) and All In Vinyl (UK).

I'm trying to hustle getting ol' b-man in front of as many ears as possible, so any internet-love you give is very much appreciated.

Thanks as always for your support!

Wells


Preorder BOILERMAN's new one-sided 10" 6 July 2015

I'm proud to announce the BOILERMAN self-titled one-sided 10" is now available for pre-order.

The release is limited to 500 hand-numbered clear vinyl 10”es with exclusive splatter colors for each of the three record labels involved: 86’d Records (US), Crapoulet Records (FR), and Waterslide Records (JP)

All pre-orders before the March 3rd release date will include a free copy of FELLOW PROJECT "Basic Axemanship" CD. We'll also have limited number of the European and Japanese color vinyl variants to choose from while supplies last.

Click to stream the album or pre-order a copy here.

The Chicago trio is back with five new songs that sounds like someone put the Screeching Weasel/Born Against split 7” in a blender and pressed it to a one-sided 10”. The tracks were recorded and mastered under the scratch title “Dark” along with another three songs slated for a forthcoming 7” single - with the scratch title “Pop” - by bass player Kris di Benedetto.

This material lives up to its dark moniker with a lyrical trajectory that starts with the meaningless of life, moves on to the filth of the material world, and finally lands on the inevitability of death. Dark stuff. But just as the impending single portends hope, so too do these songs; righteous anger, building crescendos, and buried melodies, all coming together to expand what kind of punk can be called pop.

Click to stream the album or pre-order a copy here.

BOILERMAN: East Coast tour, Ottawa Explosion Weekend, and digital discography. 26 May 2015


The Boilerdudes are heading out for an East Coast tour on their way to play Ottawa Explosion Weekend on 6/19.

Ahead of the tour, 86'd has reissued BOILERMAN's entire vinyl discography as Creative Commons licensed pay-what-you-want downloads. The discography is also available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and more.

Here are the dates:

6/6 - Chicago, IL @ The Flowershop w/ Brickfight, Boxsledder, Scoundrel
6/7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Black Plastic w/ Deep State, Swim Team
6/8 - Columbus, OH w/ Nuclear Moms, Raging Nathans
6/9 - Asheville, NC w/ Laika's Orbit
6/10 - Raleigh, NC @ Slims w/ Laika's Orbit
6/11 - Richmond, VA
6/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Lava Space w/ Crybaby, Kyle Gilbride (of Swearin')
6/13 - Long Island, NY @ Quaker Meetinghouse w/ Yum Yuckers, Grave Blankets
6/14 - New Haven, CT @ Osborn House w/ Spit-Take, Worn Leather
6/15 - Boston, MA @ Charlie's Kitchen w/ Witches With Dicks, Bundles
6/16 - Portsmouth, NH @ Red Door w/ Notches, Little My, Gravel
6/17 - Portland, ME @ Brown Haus w/ Gout
6/18-6/21 - Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Explosion Weekend
6/22 - Toronto, ON
6/23 - Kalamazoo, MI

More info over at our buds Little Yeti PR.

Midwest dates for BOILERMAN record release weeken 4 March 2015

BOILERMAN will have limited copies of their new self titled one-sided 10" on hand this weekend for shows in Lansing, IL, Cincinnati, OH, and Champaign, IL.

  • March 6th - Lansing, IL @ Tommy's Parents' House w/ Tenement, Scoundrel, Bullnettle
  • March 7th - Cincinnati, OH @ Cide Central w/ Scoundrel, Sleeves, Smut ($5 - 10 PM - 2159 Central Ave)
  • March 8th - Champaign, IL @ Dingbat Dungeon w/ Scoundrel, Dingbats, Nectar

The record will be in stores on March 22nd.

Boilerman s/t one-sided 10" 27 November 2014

I’m very psyched to finally announce a new one-sided 10” coming from Chicago’s BOILERMAN in 2015.

Sounding like someone put the Screeching Weasel/Born Against split 7” in a blender and pressed it to a one-sided 10”, Chicago’s BOILERMAN return with their first material since 2013’s “Loss Leaders” LP. These five songs were recorded and mastered under the scratch title “Dark” along with another three songs slated for a forthcoming 7” single - with the scratch title “Pop” - by bass player Kris Benedetto. This material lives up to the name with a lyrical trajectory that starts with the meaningless of life, moves on to the filth of the material world, and finally lands on the inevitability of death. Dark stuff indeed. But just as the impending single portends hope, so too do these songs; righteous anger, building crescendos, and buried melodies, all come together to expand what kind of punk can be called pop.

The release is limited to 500 hand-numbered one-sided clear vinyl 10”es. Exclusive splatter colors available from each of the three labels releasing the record: 86’d Records in the US, Crapoulet Records in France, and Waterslide Records in Japan.

Check out Boilerman’s 2013 full length “Loss Leaders” over their Bandcamp page. You can read an interview with the band over at For The Love of Punk.

More 86'd release out of stock. 11 November 2014

Having just wrapped up our annual 86% off sale, we've managed to sell out of a few more titles from 2013 and beyond. It shouldn't be too hard to find these floating around at other labels/distros. Here's what's gone:

  • Dead Uncles "Stock Characters" LP SOLD OUT
  • Rations "Martyrs and Prisoners" 7" SOLD OUT
  • Dead Uncles / The Credentials split 7" SOLD OUT
  • Rations "For Victory" LP SOLD OUT
  • Hewhocorrupts "The Smell of Money" CD SOLD OUT

Big thanks to everyone who ordered. The income will definitely make a difference on the few records we have coming in 2015. THANKS!

Sick Sick Birds collection CD coming in 2015 10 November 2014

We've only got one release planned so far for 2014 and it's for Baltimore's SICK SICK BIRDS! We'll be releasing a CD compiling all the bands' singles, EPs, and splits along with a few bonus rarities. The CD will be co-released with the ever-awesome Waterslide Records from Japan. We'll have a limited number available here in the US as an import with the rest being distributed in Japan. Photo by Dave Sanders.

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New Demos: Free Download 10 November 2014

Here are a couple of Rations demo tracks available for free download. Included below is a melodramatic explanation that Wells wrote up.

It’s been over a year since we released our last EP, Martyrs and Prisoners. The intervening months have been stagnant: practicing sporadically, if at all. Deirdre moved to Portland, OR. Tia's been recording and touring with Fellow Project (and playing drums in Trifles and Way Harsh). Brian’s been dealing with family and its accompanying disasters. I've been trying to get my shit together with stalled projects and life in general. It’s in that murky milieu that Brian and me started getting together on Tuesdays to hang out and write songs. We’ve been armed with around a dozen songs that Rations was working on, plus and a handful of new songs (more like riffs, idea, unfinished lyrics, etc.) we’d each written during the lull. It’s been slow going but I think the songs are good. And we’re determined to will a full length album into world.We’re arranging, writing lyrics, culling stuff, trying new stuff, etc. As such, we wanted to release a couple rough and demo tracks to get some momentum going. "Mr. Pitiful” is an Otis Redding song from the 1965 album The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads. It’s been stripped down, truncated, and recorded into a gizmo for smartphones by Brian. “Torch" is a song we were playing as a full band and that Brian and me are working out for the full length. This is a rough recording from a band practice intended for a tape compilation that never materialized. "Mr. Pitiful" probably won't be re-recorded or appear elsewhere. “Torch" is slated to be properly recorded - with the full band - for the eventual full length. So for those that care, Rations rides (or maybe lurches?) again. -Wells

Thanks for listening! - Rations

86% Off Sale Part Deux 1 November 2014

I'm making room for a few new releases in 2015 (Sick Sick Birds, Boilerman, Fellow Project). So I’m running another 86% off sale.

This time around it’s a bundle. I found some unassembled copies of the RATIONS 12” that I’ve put together and I’ve got a good amount of UTTER FAILURE 12”es left, so I’m bundling those up with some other stuff all for $16ppd in the US.

Here’s what's included:

1 x UTTER FAILURE "Eroding Forces" 12" 1 x RATIONS "For Victory" one-sided 12" 1 x mystery LP 1 x GO WHITE BRONCO "Life As A Monument" 7" 1 x RATIONS “Martyrs and Prisoners” 7” 1 x mystery 7” 1 x CELEBRITY INTERNMENT CAMP s/t CD 1 x ON THE MIGHT OF PRINCES "Where You Are... (Reissue)" CD 1 x HEWHOCORRUPTS "The Smell of Money" CDEP

That's 3 x LPs, 3 x 7”es, and 3 x CDs for $16ppd in the US.

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