Aug 222016
 

Steve Adamyk Band – Graceland LP/Bad Sports – Living With Secrets 12”

Taking orders for these now, ships on Friday, 8/26

STEVE ADAMYK BAND – GRACELAND LP: Blame Canada. Or for that matter, Ottawa. The Capital’s kings of punk- power-fuzz are back and better than ever. After a whack of records and worldwide touring, “Graceland” is Adamyk’s most dynamic and cohesive record to date, without breaking the mould. Colleen Green (Hardly Art) sings on it, Mike Krol (Merge) croons on it and members of Sonic Avenues are now staples in the band.

This time, the band bunkered down in Montreal with engineer Adrian Popivich (Solids, The Dears) to bring Graceland to life. In the meantime, scream along to “Through My Fingers”, or get lost in the depths of “High Mile”; the choice is yours.

Mr. Adamyk has been nothing but prolific since coming aboard the Dirtnap roster, this is already his fifth LP, with a sixth is in the planning stage. We here at Dirtnap find that his trademark brand of speedy, caffeinated, catchy-but-not-too-wimpy pop perfectly exemplifies that aesthetic that the label strives for. We’ll keep putting these out as long as he keeps makin’ ‘em.

First 300 are on clear vinyl, and are available mailorder ONLY! Black vinyl also available. All copies come with 320kps download coupon.

Stream here:

https://dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/steve-adamyk-band-graceland-lp

Purchase here:

http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-graceland-clear-vinyl-lp

Bad Sports – Living With Secrets 12”: Bad Sports return with a jaw-dropping new 12”!

While the band hasn’t released anything in a couple of years, the individual members have been anything but idle during that time. Orville Neely continues his slow takeover of the world with rock juggernauts OBN III’s (who have released 2 albums in the past 2 years) while Daniel Fried and Gregory Rutherford’s band Video got signed to Jack White’s label Third Man Records, and has been touring ever since. The pair have also been touring a ton as 1/2 of Radioactivity, who of course released the stunning Silent Kill LP on Dirtnap last year.

Originally conceived as a series of 3 singles, the band and label at one point realized that the individual 7 songs that were recorded worked very well as a piece, and decided to release them all together on a 12” ep.

Living With Secrets represents another definite step forward for Bad Sports. Moving away from both the ebullient punk/power pop of 2011’s Kings Of The Weekend, and the anything-goes grimy punk of 2014’s Bras, this 12” shows the band at their darkest, most powerful, and occasionally weirdest. The tone is dark, the lyrics are bleak and desperate, but the music is more dangerously catchy than ever. We always say this, but this truly is their strongest material yet.

First 300 are on clear vinyl, and are available mailorder ONLY! Black vinyl also available. All copies come with 320kps download coupon.

Stream here:

https://dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/bad-sports-living-with-secrets

Purchase here:

http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-living-with-secrets-clear-vinyl-12

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Also available:

Bad Sports – Bras LP: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-bras-lp

Bad Sports – Bras CD: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-bras-cd

Bad Sports – Kings Of The Weekend LP: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-kings-of-the-weekend-lp

Bad Sports – Kings Of The Weekend CD: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-kings-of-the-weekend-cd

Steve Adamyk Band – Dial Tone LP: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-dial-tone-lp

Steve Adamyk Band – Forever Won’t Wait LP: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-forever-wont-wait-lp

Steve Adamyk Band – Forever Won’t Wait CD: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-forever-wont-wait-cd

Steve Adamyk Band – Monterrey 7”: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-monterrey-7

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TOUR DATES

Radioactivity/Bad Sports
Tue 8/23 – Valence, FR

Wed 8/24 – TBC

Thu 8/25 – Paris, FR @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire

Fri 8/26 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown

Sat 8/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Get Lost Fest

Sun 8/28 – TBC

Mon 8/29 – Cologne, DE @ Sonic Ballroom

Tue 8/30 – Leipzig, DE @ Zoro

Wed 8/31 – Berlin, DE

Thu 9/1 – Prague, CZ @ Klub 007

Fri 9/2 – Brno, CZ @ Kabinet Muz

Sat 9/3 – Vienna, AT @ Venster 99

Sun 9/4 – Munich, DE @ Kafe Kult

Mon 9/5 – Furth, DE @ Kunstkeller

Tue 9/6 – TBC

Wed 9/7 – Zurich, CH @ Hafenkneipe

Thu 9/8 – Schaffhausen, CH @ Taptab

Fri 9/9 – Bergamo, IT @ Edone

Sat 9/10 – Benidorm, ES @ Fuzzville

 

Steve Adamyk Band

 

September 22 – Montreal (Pop Mtl)
September 23 – Vankleek Hill, ON (Beaus Oktoberfest!)
October 30 – Gainsville, FL (THE Fest!)
October 31 – Athens, GA
November 1 – Richmond, VA or TBA
November 2 – Philadelphia, PA
November 3 – New Brunswick or TBA
November 4 – Brooklyn, NY
November 5 – NY, NY

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UPCOMING ON DIRTNAP:

Low Culture – Places To Hide LP sept 9th

Sonic Avenues – Disconnector LP/CD oct. 7th