Today, we’re Acts, a brand new EP from Lisabi! It’s an amazingly dense 5-song collection and we’re extremely proud to present it to you. Lisabi is currently on tour in the US for the month of July, and I had the fortune of meeting them for their first show in DC. They’re an incredible live band and it’s really fun to watch them perform.
You can buy a digital copy of the EP today (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify soon too). Our good friend David Kim mixed the EP, and spent many hours the last week turning out revisions until each song sounded amazing. The band also has physical CDs on tour – they are slightly different mixes though. If anyone has the chance to see Lisabi in person, buy a CD (“Senseless” or “Acts”) or a shirt (printed by our good friends at Death + Traitors), take a picture of your purchase and tweet at me (@sinkingshiprecs) and I will send you a digital copy of this version of the EP for free!
You can catch Lisabi on the following dates:
July 3 - Atlanta, GA (WonderRoot)
July 5 - Miami, FL (Churchill’s)
July 6 - St. Augustine, FL (Nobby’s)
July 7 - Tallahassee, FL (TBA)
July 8 - New Orleans, LA (Banks Street Bar)
July 9 - Houston, TX (TBA)
July 10 - Austin, TX (Mohawk’s w/ Diving)
July 12 - Memphis, TN (Crosstown Arts)
July 13 - Nashville, TN (The End w/ Mrs. Skannotto)
July 17 - Madison, WI (637 E. Johnson St.)
July 18 - Milwaukee, WI (Riverwest Public House)
July 19 - Chicago, IL (Reggie’s)
July 20 - Flint, MI (Flint Local 432)
July 23 - Pittsburgh, PA (222 Ormsby)
July 24 - Philadelphia, PA (The Fire)
July 26 - Somerville, MA (Davis Square Theatre)
July 27 - Brooklyn, NY (Big Snow Buffalo Lodge)
July 28 – Brooklyn, NY (The Grand Victory w/ Pegasuses XL)
Big news today! We have signed Lisabi – from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The band is currently in the process of releasing a trio of EP’s – the collection of which is called Senseless Acts of Violence. The first EP, Senseless, can be purchased on Bandcamp, iTunes or on several other digital retailers. It’s this heavily nuanced, latin-flavored prog-rock-ish music that we really connect to. If you like the Rx Bandits or the Mars Volta, you should absolutely give it a listen!
The second EP, Acts, will be released on July 2, 2013. This coincides with the band’s first international tour (they’ll be headed all over the US to play a club, VFW hall, or house party near you). You can probably guess the name of the third, yet-to-be-written-or-recorded EP.
Please welcome Lisabi to the Sinking Ship Records family of artists! We’re super excited!
It’s been a while since we’ve updated this site (a “Happy Holidays” post on the front page in May is not a good look for us), but I wanted to take some time to recap some things that have been going on lately!
First, we’re running pretty low on our A Great Big Pile of Leavesvinyl. We pressed 500 units – and we’re down to the last 60 or so at the moment. It’s pretty exciting stuff for us because that project was really the beginning of our label. I’m really looking forward to the next full length from those guys, which is coming out in the summer. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you twice to support them and listen to everything on Topshelf Records.
Next, Boardroom Heroes had a nice little tour up the East coast during spring break back in March. They played some great shows in DC, PA, NY and MA and now they’re taking some time to write a new EP that they intend to record in the fall. The demos are still taking shape, but I know the songs are going to be a big step forward for them.
Finally, we are looking at some new bands to work with! No official news yet, but I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that we’re still very much active and I hope to have some real news soon!
We’re simply having a wonderful Christmas time – and we hope you are as well! We’re looking forward to all the festive drinking and eating that the holidays involve. To be honest, we’ve done our share already. Can’t wait to put out some new music in 2013!
We’re releasing the final EP, Weekends, from Pinsky today. It’s bittersweet – we love this band so much and we’re extremely proud of these songs, but it’s sad that this is the last bit of music we’ll get to release by them.
We’re releasing Weekends as a digital-only EP. You can buy it on iTunes at the moment – for only $2.97. These are far and away the best songs Pinsky has ever written, and they’ve become some of my favorite songs by any band, ever. There’s a clear growth and progression from the material on Losing Touch, but the songs retain the unique style that the band has fostered over 5 years together.
It’s finally time to let you guys hear this Boardroom Heroes album! Today’s the release date for Another Year and you can download the album on iTunes or Amazon. Naturally, you can get the physical copies at our webstore (the CDs look great, I highly recommend that option)! The album is streaming on Alternative Press right now – and our friends at Under the Gun ran a nice track-by-track feature that you should check out too.
I spent the last week in Baltimore and I had the opportunity to see Boardroom Heroes’ first show at the Velvet Lounge in DC on Wednesday night. They opened for Squirt Gun Warriors and Kill Lincoln (you guys need to check both bands out, but I love Kill Lincoln. Great ska in the vein of old Less Than Jake). I was so proud of the BH guys – Andre and Augusto (and Drew and Stephen, who filled in on guitar) sounded fantastic and there were a lot of friends in the room. They’re planning some shows up the East coast in July, so make sure you go see them if they’re in your area! If you’re going to the Fest in October, they were recently announced, which is super exciting for all of us!
For the remainder of the week, I spent time at Salad Days studio with Pinsky, watching them record their final songs. As most of you guys know, the band broke up a few months ago but was determined to finish out their remaining shows and lay down these last songs with Brian McTernan (Thrice, the Movielife). It was the best possible way a band could break up – as much as the whole situation pains me – because these final songs are totally incredible and we had a ridiculously good time at the studio, although I don’t think anyone slept much. The band is looking to release the songs sometime later this summer (via Sinking Ship), so look out for that!