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May 2, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Best Freeby and Best Demo of the Week

Best Freeby:

 

Birthday Suits – Wonderland America

The Birthday Suites were doing an East Coast Tour last week (thank god some bands still believe in the east coast) and made a stop in DC.  For all that do not know who the Birthday Suits are, they are Hideo and Mathew from Sweet JAP fame and they are the most awesome two people on this earth.  Not only are they the nicest guys I have ever met, but when they are playing live you have never heard or seen two people play so LOUD and put on such a sensory overloaded show.  In short they kick everyone’s ass.  I mean that.  I went to the show and hung out with the both of them and Hideo gave me a copy of their new single out on Asian Man Records!

 

Me and the Boys

There are only three two piece bands that I have ever liked in history, Bantam Rooster was the very first and it was Tom Potter that introduced me to the idea that two people could carry the stage and a full set of songs.  It was the Birthday Suits who introduced me to the idea that two guys could create a wall of noise, nay a barrage of rock, no a Tsunami of Sound!  They are amazing because they sound like a full band and in their new single, they do not disappoint.  Great guitar hooks with Hideo’s voice lacing the song throughout with chorus after chorus.  Mathew’s drumming just never ceases, Dave Grohl would stop and gaze in wonder at the abilities of Mathew and how he beats the hell out of his kit and just plain creates a beat that you can literally feel changing your heart rhythm.  These three songs do not disappoint and I whole heartedly recommend pick this up ASAP.

Best Demo of the Week:

Beasteater

Well speaking of Tom Potter…

 

Aaron Aducci (ex-Blowtops) called me a couple months ago and told me that the Fatal Figures wanted to do something different.  His idea was to bring Tom Potter in from Detroit for a weekend write a bunch of songs and then go record with the infamous Jim Diamond.  I laughed a little, but they did it.  Tom came, they wrote and they went to Diamonds.  Before the trip to Detroit, Scott the drummer for the Fatal Figures ended up with a bit of a health issue, so he could not make it to record.  Thank god the drummer from the infamous garage rock band The Dirtys was available to record with them.  They pumped out 9 great tunes where Tom sings on 4 songs, Aaron on 3 and Tracy on 2.

You can definitely tell the difference, Tom’s songs are slightly more to the straight ahead punk rock side and brings to mind a cross between the full rock sound of the Chrome Spiders with the speed and anger of Bantam Rooster – so good.  I have always loved Aaron as a lead singer and he does not disappoint, singing three song ala the same vein as the Fatal Figures, loud, noisy, Pussy Galoresque Garage Rock.  The surprise is when Tracy gets up to the mic.  If you know Tracy, she is one of the sweetest nicest girls I have ever met and she commands the mic in these songs.  Singing a couple really poppy, hook driven punk rockers, my favorite being ‘Ovary Action’.

Great friggin demo and hopefully we will have this sucker out by the end of the year.

 

Apr 21, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Record store day has come and gone and we have hundreds of people who keep asking us how to get a hold of the compilation because their local record store was not smart enought to carry it.  We saved a couple hundred for this purpose.

HOLLYWOOD - Love Child it out too!  This record kicks so much ass its unbelievable.  If you do not believe me, go to Big Neck's Sound Cloud page and listen to "Up All Night" or "Fingers."

Both of these records are for sale in the Specials link on under the store.  Click on it and buy both of them!

Apr 18, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart

So tomorrow is Record Store Day and hopefully you are flocking to the store to pick up Big Neck Records RSD comp featuring The Livids (Eric Davidson from the New Bomb Turks), Xrays from the UK, Cheap Freaks from Dublin, and our very own Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The record is friggin great.  The Livids start it off with a blistering punk rocker, “Stop Bleeding”.  The Xrays take the A-side home with their charged up guitar riffs in “Six Pack Style”.  We then start off the b-side with the Cheap Freaks new song acid tripping, garage scorcher,” Don’t Get Much Better Than This”, and finally Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb close out the record with another great punk rock with front woman Sal Go tearing up the vocals, “CraveCase”.

You may ask, how did this great record come to be?

 

Distributors and Stores

If you are a record store that carrys Big Neck Swag and you are not listed, email us at bigneckrecords@usa.netand we will add you to the list.  If you are looking to carry Big Neck swag, below are Big Neck's current distributors.  If your local record store does not carry Big Neck have them order it or start a one man riot!

Distributors:

Carrot Top

3716 W. Fullerton Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

www.ctdltd.com

 

Midheaven/Revolver

USA Distribution

2745 16th Street

San Francisco, California 94103

http://www.midheaven.com/

 

Get Hip 

1800 Preble Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

http://www.gethip.com/site/

 

Dischord Records

2700-B North Washington Blvd

Arlington, VA 22201

www.dischord.com

  

Stores that carry Big Neck Swag:

Spiral Scratch Records

291 Bryant St.

Buffalo, NY

www.spiralscratchrecords.blogspot.com

Goner Records

2152 Young Ave.

Memphis, TN

www.goner-records.com

Chaz’s Bull City Records

2600 Hillsborough Rd.

Durham, NC. 27705

www.bullcityrecords.com

Permanent records

1914 West Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL  606022

www.permanentrecordschicago.com

1234 Go!

Oakland, CA

www.1234gorecords.com

2nd Avenue Records

Portland, OR

www.2ndavenuerecords.com

641RPM

Boone, NC

www.641rpm.com

Crooked Beat Records

Washington, DC

www.crookedbeat.com

Dave's Records

Chicago, IL

www.davesrecordschicago.com

Reckless Records Chicago

Chicago, IL

www.reckless.com

Lost Weekend Records

Columbus, OH

www.lostweekendrecords.com

Angry Young and Poor

Lancaster, PA

www.angryyoungandpoor.com

Blue Arrow Records

Cleveland, OH

www.bluearrowrecords.com

Boo Boo Records

San Luis Obispo, CA

www.booboorecords.com

Deadbeat Records

Moscow, ID

www.deatbeatrecords.wordpress.com

Everybody's Records

Cincinnatti, OH

www.everybodysrecords.com

Finder's Records

Bowling Green, OH

www.findersrecords.com

Groamy's

Lima, OH

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Groamys-Cds-and-Tapes/222495066214

Haffa's Records

Athens, OH

https://www.facebook.com/haffasrecords

Hi-Voltage Records

Tacoma, WA

www.hivoltagerecords.com

Independent Records and Video

Colorado Springs, CO

www.beindenpendent.com

Kim's Video and Music

NY, NY

www.mondokims.com

Music Matters

St. Augustine, FL

https://www.facebook.com/MusicMatters89

Omega Music

Dayton, OH

www.omegamusicdayton.com

Rainbow Records Barrington

Barrington, IL

www.rainbowrecordsbarrington.com

Silver Platters

Seattle, WA

www.silverplatters.com

Spoonful Records

Columbus, OH

www.spoonfulrecords.com

Square Records

Akron, OH

www.squarerecordsakron.com

Sweat Records

Miami, FL

www.sweatrecordsmiami.com

TKO Records

Huntington Beach, CA

www.tkorecords.com

Twist and Shout

Denver, CO

www.twistandshout.com

Used Kids Records

Columbus, OH

www.usedkids.com

Vinyl Conflict

Richmond, VA

www.vinylconflict.com

Waterloo Records

Austin, TX

www.waterloorecords.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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