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    PREORDER & D/L NOW AVAILABLE: BELLAFONTE ‘PRIME MERIDIAN’ C30

    Wichita’s excellent and high-energy world punks BELLAFONTE called it quits less than a year ago, but they’re finally getting around to releasing their last record on cassette today!  PRIME MERIDIAN is a collection of material that was recorded back in 2013 at Ping Pong Studios by Eric Harrison (DEATHBLACK FLOWERS), and it’s finally seeing the light of day, in conjunction with a live performance from BELLAFONTE on August 19th at the newly relocated DISTRICT MARKETPLACE.  BELLAFONTE is without a doubt the most diverse band we’ve had the pleasure of releasing music for, drawing together a huge collection of members and collaborators over the life of the band, and drawing from an equally large cross section of influences.  Frank Bravo (FAIRNESS, DREAMVERB) and Josue Estrada (LEWELHEDS) are both people who have showed up on other TAHRC releases, and are joined on this recording by members Zac Palmquist, Dane Alexander, Eric Selzer and Christy Oeur. if you’re local, you can catch them performing with many of the other members and collaborators at the REUNION SHOW they have planned for this release, which again, is August 19th.  Their music is hard to describe, oscillating from funk and soul influences, to some more punk and indie pop sensibilities, and touches on jazz, big band and world music themes in tandem.  I’m certain that desciption is inadequate, but if you’ve ever heard them or seen them perform, you know my predicament – they were a collective of different musicians, performing music that was regularly in flux …

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    NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER: FRANCIS MOSS ‘PLUNA’ C20

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    PREORDER & DOWNLOAD NOW AVAILABLE: TAHRC-128 CLEME ‘DONTS’ C47

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    GOLDEN LIVING ROOM ‘POST-INTERNET REMIXES’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER / DOWNLOAD

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    PREORDER / D/L: GLOSS COATS ‘VIBRANT – (US) & MYSTERY BLOOD ‘HIGH ON DEATH’

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    TAHRC SUMMER 2016 SCHEDULE OF RELEASES ANNOUNCED!

    Alright everyone!  After much planning and deliberation, we’ve got a solid schedule for the months of July and August!  I’ll be welcoming a son into my family at the beginning of September, so we’ll be taking a break from scheduling for the fall months until late September / early October – and that means that y’all better mark your calendars if you’re hoping to grab up any of these new releases, because we’ll be shutting down new production for a little while after August is completed.  This time, we’ve got new releases from GOLDEN LIVING ROOM, GLOSS COATS, MYSTERY BLOOD, FAINT GLOW, BLSPHM, CLEME, GRAPEAPE HAS BOLOGNA NIPPLES, CANNIBAL AND MONKEY BRAINS, BELLAFONTE, DREAMVERB, SAURA MANDALA, CARCINOGEN RACEHORSE and GRINGO SAPIENS!  It’s a packed schedule, so we’ll let you know if anything changes with preorder and release dates.  Here’s the skinny: July: TAHRC-125 GLOSS COATS ‘Vibrant – US’ CS (Preorder – July 8th) TAHRC-126 MYSTERY BLOOD ‘High on Death’ CS (Preorder – July 8th) TAHRC-135 GOLDEN LIVING ROOM ‘Post-Internet Remixes’ CS (Preorder – July 15th) TAHRC-000 (#15) – SAURA MANDALA – ‘Tryptich w/ Guitar’ CS (On sale July 16th) TAHRC-128 CLEME ‘Donts’ CS (Preorder – July 29th) TAHRC-131 BELLAFONTE ‘Prime Meridian’ (Preorder – July 29th) August: TAHRC-129 GRAPEAPE HAS BOLOGNA NIPPLES – ‘Welcome to Banana Land’ CS (Preorder – August 5th) TAHRC-130 CANNIBAL AND MONKEY BRAINS – ‘This is Awesome’ CS  (Preorder – August 5th) TAHRC-133 CARCINOGEN RACE HORSE / GRINGO SAPIENS ‘ Live 4.20 @ Kirby’s’ (Preorder – August …

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    REISSUE: GOLDEN LIVING ROOM ‘PLUG IN, DROP OUT’ CS AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW!

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    SPRING 2016 SCHEDULE OF RELEASES ANNOUNCED!!!

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    NEW RAW SPACE SINGLE, ALBUM DUE APRIL 1 | LISTEN TO ‘RAW RIVER BLUES’

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    LIVING GHOST DEBUTS ‘ALONE,’ FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ‘GATES OF DAWN’ LP

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    INTRODUCING THIS AIN’T HEAVEN PUBLISHING CONCERN | READ TROY JAMES WEAVER’S ‘FUNERAL’ FROM WITCHITA STORIES

    I am particularly thrilled to introduce a completely new undertaking that TAHRC is entering into.  Before starting This Ain’t Heaven back in 2013, I had spent extensive time studying to be a English academic and creative writer at Wichita State University and the University of Iowa, respectively.  More precisely, I spent about 8 years working on becoming a writer in some format. Those experiences have really been driving me lately to consider working on more writing – and given the model and the inspiration that TAHRC has been for me in the last couple of years, giving me a vehicle to release music that I know is excellent that others haven’t heard, I feel like it’s something important that I can do to help the label grow and expand the concept to include different mediums of art.  I’m going to attempt to do that same thing here in the TAHPC (that’s This Ain’t Heaven Publishing Concern) section of our website – offer up some written work of various kinds (editorial, prose, criticism, reviews, whatever isn’t lame and is worth reading) that I feel might be worth consumption, both from myself and several other contributors. Joining me in this endeavor, and helping me to establish this new publishing concern is my friend Troy James Weaver.  Troy lives here in Wichita with his wife and dogs, has been a longtime member of the DIY music community, and has published a couple of novels in the last couple years that are quite excellent, …

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