August 24th, 2014, 3:24am…While all the stooges were comfortably tucked away, well into a half-year hibernation, a 6.0 earthquake rocked the Sonoma Valley and the MAR headquarters to its foundation. Buildings crumbled, records tumbled and the stooges grumbled as they were shaken and bounced from a deep, deep, deep sleep. All hands were on deck and the clean up quickly ensued. Maybe it was a sign from below or just a coincidence, but the message was heard loud and clear and the beast has been awakened…
The new Amoebas 7″ is finally here (well its been here for awhile now, just now its finally available to you!) The best band in the Midwest is back with 2 new killers!
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Our good buddy and Briefs bassist Lance Romance is in a battle for his life and needs your help! Click on his ugly mug below to contribute – every penny counts…As for the rest of the gang, they are gearing up for some east coast and texas shows. We pressed up a red vinyl tour edition of the box set for the band, limited to 300 copies and we got a few available here.
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MORE NEW RELEASES!!!
Hernando is finally finished assembling all the new releases. We will be going on a fury in the 4th Q of 2014. New LPs from BOATS!, Belgium legends PERIPHERIQUE EST, and the long-awaited LP version of possibly the best MAR release yet: D-Sides! Compilation. New 7″s from The BOdies and Sharp Objects plus a special Halloween surprise…
Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Veterans Day, Merry X-mas, Happy New Year, Happy Valentines Day and Happy Presidents Day! Now that the formalities are outta the way, its our first update of 2014…
MODERN ACTION LIVE!!!
For the first time in nearly 4 years MODERN ACTION will be playing live! We have two shows set up in the bay area for the weekend of Feb.21/22. First up is San Jose at the Blank Club with THE STITCHES and THE RICHMOND SLUTS. Second up is San Francisco at Thee Parkside with THE STITCHES, RICHMOND SLUTS and LAZERWOLF. Forget the music, come out just to have a drink with Action Man Pete!
NEW RELEASES COMING SOON!
We have 4 new releases and 1 re-release just about ready. Hernando is almost finished with the assembly and we should get them up for sale within the next few weeks. New LPs from BOATS! and Belgium legends PERIPHERIQUE EST, a super killer new 7″ from the AMOEBAS along with a small repress of their debut LP. Also, after 4 years of talking about it and trying to get it done, we are planning (key word: planning) on having a record store day release this year, which would be an LP version of possibly the best MAR release yet: D-Sides! Compilation. Remember that free download comp we gave out a few years back with unreleased songs from most of the MAR bands (yeah remember – the best free music download ever given away, by any label – ever)? Gonna now be available on a limited edition LP…
RiPT OFF series!…
RiPT OFF #1, The Stitches D- 7″ flew off the shelves in one day and we got such a positive reaction about this idea. Who knew that we actually had real fans out there that actually wanted to hear the early primitive versions of their favorite songs, along with the bad rejected songs that were tossed out before they ever made a set list. Anyways, we’re glad you like the format cause we will definitely be continuing on with this series. Plans are in process for upcoming RiPT OFF 7″ releases from THE BODIES, THE STITCHES (PART 2), THE BRIEFS, MODERN ACTION, SHARP OBJECTS and more…
Happy Halloween! We’ve been busy the last few months in the MAR factory and are loaded up to the roof with new releases to end out 2013! This time we debut our RIPT-OFF 7″ series along with 2 more killer new 7″s…
First up, we debut of our new RIPT OFF series. RIPT-OFF is our new series which stands for Raw Inadequate Practice Tapes – Only For Fans. This is a new series that will feature limited edition 7″eps from some of your favorite bands early practice tapes/demos. Each 7″ will be limited to only 277 copies. As the title states this series is only for fans as the sound quality will vary from bad to worse, but in return you get the raw original versions of some of your favorite songs along with some long lost unreleased gems. First up in this series is a 6 song 7″ep from THE STITCHES! 6 raw demos recorded on Mikes Birthday 20 years ago in 1993. Check out all the info here on the release page ,then go buy it here MAR store.
OTHER NEW MUSIC!…
Got a few copies of the sold out reissue of one our favorite releases – The Bureaucrats – Grown up age 7″. Originally released in 1980 and super rare, this reissue from Canada is already sold out and we got the last 10 copies. ABSOLUTELY KILLER upbeat catchy punk in the Buzzcocks vein! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED, WE CANNOT RECOMMEND IT MORE STRONGLY 10/10….get it and everything else here at the MAR store
SHIRTS and OTHER STUFF!
WE GOT SHIRTS! we got some new colors and also added a few band shirts. we got new a design and colors of coozies to keep your beers cold and we got MAR bar/bowling towels to wipe up your spills. all in stock and ready to ship.
Saturday, Nov. 2nd (day show) – ABC No Rio – all ages
Saturday, Nov. 2nd (night show) – Acheron – 18+
Sunday, Nov. 3rd – Bizarre Bar – 21+
Monday, Nov. 4th – Wolf Cycles – all ages
Tuesday, Nov. 5th – Sidebar w/ THE DICKIES – all ages
BOSTON (BRIGHTON, MA)
Wednesday, Nov. 6th – Roggies w/ WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET? 18+
A VARNING FROM MONTREAL FEST
Saturday, Nov. 9th – Coop Katacombes – 7pm, $18 advance, $20 door. 3 day pass $48
wanna get the bitchin’ new not even officially out yet ultra limited BOATS! TOUR EDITION LP?
GO TO ONE OF THESE SHOWS:
Mar 22nd, 2013 – Montreal, QC at L’Escogriffe
Mar 23rd, 2013 – Toronto, ON at The Velvet Underground (official Canadian Music Week show)
Mar 23rd, 2013 – Toronto, ON at The 460
Mar 24th, 2013 – Toronto, ON at Crawford Bar
Mar 25th, 2013 – Baltimore, MD at Charm City Art Space
Mar 26th, 2013 – Athens, GA at The Caledonia Lounge
Mar 27th, 2013 – Atlanta, GA at Star Bar
Mar 28th, 2013 – Orlando, FL at will’s Pub
Mar 29th, 2013 – Charlotte, NC at Milestone
Mar 30th, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA at The Fire
Mar 31st, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY at Death by Audio
official LP release coming soon…. stay tuned.
Happy New Year! We are back and fully tuned up for 2013. Fasten your seat belts as we got 6 releases in progress right now with a lot more to follow. The first release of the year is a monster and is now in stock and ready to ship! Yep, you heard that right, ready to ship. We also have new shirts and a few new store items, so lets get to it…
We are very excited to add the Swingin’ Utters to the MAR family. SWINGIN’ UTTERS / MODERN ACTION split 7″…Both new unreleased songs…printed bags…need we say more??? Check out all the info here on the release page ,then go buy it here MAR store.
OTHER NEW MUSIC!…
We got a few new killer releases in the store…Neighborhood Brats – Ocean Beach Party 7″ which the band self released in limited quantities and is an absolute ripper…the A-side is possibly their best song yet! we got a few of the limited edition blue vinyl copies that instantly sold out and also got a few of the black ones too…we got a few copies of the Sharp Objects german import (p-trash records) of Zero AMbition 7″ on clear vinyl…and we also got a brand new 4 song 7″ from our buddies and Sonoma legends THE RANDUMBS…this is the first record in over a decade with their orignal singer/songwriter and it will take you right back to 1996 again…if you liked any of the early stuff this is right up there with it – fast, catchy, obnoxious and grrrrreat!….get everything here at the MAR store
SHIRTS and OTHER STUFF!
We finally restocked our shirts! we got some new colors and also added a few band shirts. we got new a design and colors of coozies to keep your beers cold and we got MAR bar/bowling towels to wipe up your spills. all in stock and ready to ship.
EUROPE…RETAIL AND WHOLESALE FROM GREEN HELL RECORDS!!!
BEWARE – US POSTAL SERVICE SHIPPING RATES IN THE US JUST WENT WAAAAAAY UP TWO DAYS AGO!!!
We are still partnered with green hell records as our European hub for the Swingin’ Utters / Modern Action Split 7″ along with other MAR releases. European customers buy from Green Hell = Save on shipping. DISTRIBUTORS, MAILORDERS, STORES, ETC they will sell WHOLESALE to you too and save a ton of shipping money when you buy WHOLESALE direct from them. Contact Burkhard at GREEN HELL RECORDS.COM
D-SIDES – comp LP
BOATS! – Black and White LP
PERIPHERIQUE EST – Ring est 12″
AMOEBAS – Limited ed 2nd press LP
THE BODIES – new 7″
SHARP OBJECTS – new 7″
RiPT-OFF #2: THE STITCHES 7″
RiPT-OFF #3: THE BODIES 7″
HANDOUTS – compilation CD
Outta the vault #4: THE CADAVERS LP
Outta the vault #3: THE DISAPPOINTMENTS LP
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