But I'm biding time until the cassingle revival.
- The Lucksmiths
Here's a known secret: if you need your music released on cassette, Burger Records is the place to be.
Even major label Universal Music Enterprises is turning to Burger cassette needs... to help celebrate/pay tribute to Lou Reed and Velvet Underground's 45th Anniversary of White Light/White Heat, an album that Reed famously said "No one listened to it. But there it is, forever – the quintessence of articulated punk. And no one goes near it."
In traditional Burger style, White Light/White Heat Tribute Album will be available ON CASSETTE ONLY. Don't have a cassette player? No problem, starting December 2nd and continuing to October 9th fans will be able to download a song a day for from the tribute album exclusively on SPIN.com.
A special three-disc White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition will be available December 10th from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). I've already own their Deluxe Edition of The Velvet Underground and Nico and I have to say that Ume packaging is the best. They typically include a stereo and mono mix, which, if you're a purist, would appreciate the latter mix.
White Light/White Heat Tribute Album full tracklisting below:
- Natural Child – “White Light/White Heat”
- The Memories – “The Gift”
- Mozes and The Firstborn – “Lady Godiva’s Operation”
- Curtis Harding – “Here She Comes Now”
- Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel – “I Heard Her Call My Name”
- Gap Dream – “Sister Ray”
Nashville's Natural Child are back with a brand new album called Dancin' With Wolves. The album is coming out February 25th, 2014 on Burger Records, but you can catch their preview single, "Saturday Night Blues", on Spin.com.
Er, naturally, Natural Child will be heading out on tour in support of Dancin' With Wolves, with another animal band, Futurebirds.
01/18 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
01/21 - Jackson, WY @ Town Square Tavern *
01/23 - Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat *
01/24 - Seattle, WA @ The Tractor *
01/25 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
01/26 - Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond's Garage *
01/30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
01/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater *
02/01 - San Diego, CA @ The Griffin *
02/02 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's *
02/05 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
02/06 - Austin, TX @ The Parish *
02/07 - Laredo, TX @ Old No. 2 *
02/08 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's *
02/09 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's *
* w/ Futurebirds
The Rebel Set is a band from Arizona, influenced by 1950s guitar heroes like Link Wray and Gene Vincent. The band recently released How To Make A Monster! on their own Silver Hornet Records and Burger Records. This new release features two band members: Katey on the keys and Brandon on the bass. Perhaps you can see them on tour, if you live on the west coast:
12.05 - Down And Out (Los Angeles, CA)
12.06 - The Redwood (Los Angeles, CA)
12.07 - Burger Records (Fullerton, CA)
12.08 - The Redwood (Los Angeles, CA)
Pat Thomas is described as "the tall dude" who plays bass in Cool Ghouls. Seems like this cool ghoul just released a solo album called Coasters Riding in the Air on December 3rd via Empty Cellar. The cassette-only release is available now from Burger Records.
The reason for this collection of songs by Thomas is that he's actually written more songs for Cool Ghouls than they can release. Since he only accounts for one fourth of the band, as far as contributing music material, it only made sense for him to release it under Coasters Riding in the Air.
FILTER described the album as "filled with touches of psychadelic fuzz and an alt-country twang."
Israeli shoegaze band Vaadat Charigim's debut album The World Is Well Lost is out now on Burger Records (cassette), Warm Ratio (vinyl), and Israeli label ANOVA (CD/digital).
The Tel Aviv trio (Juval Haring on guitar/vocals, Yuval Guttman on drums and Dan Fabian Bloch on bass), plays a blend of 80s Israeli underground rock with a more European Post-Punk sound. Although the band only sing in Hebrew, they are developing a strong international following.
The World Is Well Lost track listing:
2. Kezef Al Hamayim
3. Lehitorer Velo Lada'at
4. Ze Beseder Lefahed
5. Haolam Avad Mizman
6. Ein Nehama Ladoachim
7. Kmo Lahzor Habaita