February 2014

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…

February 21st, 2014

Happy Halloween

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…


RiPT-OFF #1!!!
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.

RULETA RUSA – ME DAN ASCO 7″ / BAD COYOTES – S/T 7″

Check out all the info on their release pages,then go buy em 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.

October 31st, 2013

RULETA RUSA east coast tour dates

NEW YORK
Saturday, Nov. 2nd (day show) – ABC No Rio – all ages
Saturday, Nov. 2nd (night show) – Acheron – 18+
Sunday, Nov. 3rd – Bizarre Bar – 21+
PHILLY
Monday, Nov. 4th – Wolf Cycles – all ages
BALTIMORE
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

October 30th, 2013

BOATS! east coast tour dates + tour edition LP

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.

March 25th, 2013

January 2013 – Swingin’ Utters / Modern Action split 7″

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…

NEW RELEASE!!!
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

January 29th, 2013

Weeeee’re Baaaaaaack (again)

Has it really been 10 months since our last official release? I guess it has although we did give out the now legendary D-sides comp for free to hold you over. Anyways we are finally back from our winter/spring/summer hibernation with a trifecta of new releases…..

THE BRIEFS BOXSET IS FINALLY FINISHED!!! after promising something for nearly 2 years, we finally pulled it off. this one nearly sunk the MAR vessel and did break the MAR bank. After a few high interest loans and carpal tunnel surgeries, we were able to get all the components together and hand assemble this monster. check out all the info here on the release page ,then go buy it here MAR store so we can stay in business.

THE GERMANS ARE COMING! THE GERMANS ARE COMING!…we also got 2 new KILLER debut LPs from our friends in Germany…The looooooong awaited debut LP from Modern Action Records vets THE MODERN PETS and the Debut LP from fellow countrymen ZACK ZACK (ex-shocks!!!!!!!!!!!!) Both LPs will smash yer cherries in…Don’t take our word for it. Check our fancy music player up there in the right hand corner of our site to hear a song from each of these releases. click on the LP covers to check out the details on each release or better yet skip that and go buy em at the MAR store.


EUROPE-EUROPE-EUROPE…RETAIL AND WHOLESALE FROM GREEN HELL RECORDS!!!
We have partnered up with green hell records as our European hub for the briefs BOXSET and other MAR releases. The shipping costs from the USA to EUROPE is very high right now and we are trying to save you money. So check out their site and you can pick up our releases from Green Hell and save on shipping…DISTRIBUTORS, MAILORDERS, STORES, ETC they will sell WHOLESALE to you too, so you can save a ton of shipping money when you buy WHOLESALE direct from them. Contact Burkhard at GREEN HELL RECORDS.COM


FOR COMPLETISTS ONLY…we have the UK import 10″ of the Modern Action LP. It is outta print and was limited to 250 copies. All covers are hand stenciled by MARCO NFT and each one is different. We have a limited number of these until they are gone. also we now have a record release poster for the first two modern action 7″s that we never got around to doing back then, just like the others limited to 100 copies. go get it at the MAR store.

AND THE STORE…we got some more non-MAR records stocked up on the shelves in the MAR store in very limited quantities. We are going to continue stocking the store with some of the best releases and re-releases around. no garbage, no filler, so if you like the stuff we put out, we promise you’ll like our store stuff…get everything here at the MAR store



August 27th, 2012

AMOEBAS – Telephone 7″
AMOEBAS – Limited ed 2nd press LP
BOATS! LP
D-SIDES – comp LP
PERIPHERIQUE EST – Ring est 12″
THE BODIES – 7″
SHARP OBJECTS / GAGGERS split 7″
HANDOUTS – compilation CD
SHARP OBJECTS – New 7″ep
Outta the vault #4: THE CADAVERS LP
Outta the vault #3: THE DISAPPOINTMENTS LP

red devil records (usa)
angry young and poor (usa)
revolver (usa)
cobraside (usa)
underground medicine (usa)
interpunk (usa)
singles going steady (usa)
green noise records (usa)
tko records (usa)
vinyl solution records (usa)
headline records (usa)
dr. strange records (usa)
chapter 11 records (usa)
puke n vomit records (usa)
1-2-3-4 go! records (usa)
soap and spikes (usa)
discourage records (usa)
shop radiocast/fork radio (usa)
rattown records (usa)
disconnected records (usa)
no front teeth (uk)
ptrash records (germany)
green hell records (germany)
contra records (germany)
wanda records (germany)
bandworm records (germany)
static shock musik (germany)
sonic rendezvous (netherlands)
hyper enough records (japan)
disk union (japan)
punk and destroy (japan)
record shop base (japan)
talk’s cheap records (canada)
moloch records (canada)
gasmask records (czech republic)