It has been some considerable months (for us, anyway) since we had a new release to announce to you, and I have to be honest – it feels really good to be back to work! I took a sizable 6-month break (with the exception of a few releases that are still available in our ONLINE CATALOG) when my son was born back in September, and since then, I’ve been focusing on getting my equipment in order and fulfilling all of the many delayed shipments that caused us to get really backed up last summer/fall. My deep thanks and gratitude to all of the artists and customers who waited so patiently for their orders – y’all are the best, and have solidified my belief in the community of people who have supported the label for the last four years. None of this would be possible without y’all!
Today, we’re releasing the demo cassette for NOT COPS, which I recorded and performed on along with the very talented Weston Townsley (who played drums in TAHRC bands like THE WORLD PALESTINE and FAIRNESS) and Frank Bravo (of DREAMVERB, BELLAFONTE and FAIRNESS fame). The three of us wrote and recorded these songs at rehearsals between December of 2017 and March of this year, and played a few shows last month as a three piece band. Frank is an incredible musician, and found himself in too many projects (he’s also heading up a new band called ZONE ENDER that will hopefully have a TAHRC release in the future), so Weston and I are continuing on as a two piece band. It’s been really interesting to return to playing a lot of guitar and pushing myself to play interesting, loud, heavy music again. So, while NOT COPS probably won’t sound exactly like the songs on this demo, we felt that it would be important to document the beginning of this band and share the killer songs we wrote together, and that’s what you’ll find on the ALTER NATIVE FACTS cassette.
This demo cassette will be limited to 50 copies, and are available for purchase from us HERE as of today. We’re also performing at a house show this coming Tuesday, April 18th in Wichita, and we’ll have copies available at the show. You can find out more information on that HERE. ALTER NATIVE FACTS is also available to download via our BANDCAMP page. If you’d like, you can jam the entire thing below, as well:
TAHRC has honestly never had so many new releases waiting in the wings as we do right now. Starting next week, we’ll have new releases from CANNIBAL AND MONKEY BRAINS / GRAPEAPE HAS BOLOGNA NIPPLES (Adam Goodwin of FOFAB‘s project with his sons), FILIUS SOL, DIGESTER, CENTAUR NOIR, JESUS CHRISTS (NORBY + RAW SPACE) and so many more that I’m not going to get into just yet! I’m really pleased to be back to offering new releases, and I’m hoping that 2017 will be another year of excellent and affordable releases being made available to you all!