Who is the hardest working man in show business? It could well be Cleveland’s own Chris Allen. The leader of the much-loved now defunct Rosavelt, besides his active solo career, he currently plays in The Lonesome Stars, The Scar Lovers, The Boys From The County Hell and the holiday season collective, The Ohio City Singers.
Produced by the legendary Don Dixon, Acetate is Chris’ third solo release, and the first committed to vinyl. Take it from Dixon himself; “Chris Allen is the most underrated songwriter in the country. People like Jeff Tweedy and Ryan Adams ought to be hiding outside his house going through his trash looking for castoff material. Chris has a laser eye. ‘Acetate’ is my favorite, but I love every record I’ve done with him.”
Hear for yourself by picking up a copy of Acetate at
We love indie record stores here at GGR…so, when our friends at Hear/Say Magazine mentioned that they had a Pitchfork Music Fest ticket giveaway contest going on with a bunch of indie retailers in the midwest, well, we just had to spread the word….
You can win yourself a pair of weekend passes by stopping into any one of the independent record stores listed here and grabbing an entry form!
Check out this lovely slice of latin soul & hip hop from Pittsburgh guitarist Carlos Pena with a little help from other Steel City musicians: drummer & singer Gene Stovall, MC Billy Pilgrim, and MC/DJ Omar-Abdul. Available here on 7″ only!
Hometown boys Prisoners enlisted GGR to press their new album, Back In The USSA this month — Jason Look and Ron Urch from the band dropped by to check things out and pick up their records when they were finished last week. Check them out when you are in Cleveland, or via their myspace page
We just finished a multi-color run of Broken Circle Records’ new release by the band Discover America entitled Future Paths. There are three different colors available for purchase by clicking here. Check them out!
Brent from Broken Circles Records
Definitely hit up our friends Super Ape and Dirty Drummer for their latest 7″ singles — officially released on Record Store Day, but still available in limited quantities!
GGR was proud to begin its relationship with the infamous St. Ives Records imprint back in January, pressing The Black Swans Words Are Stupid LP. We are proud to have continued this relationship with the label, and highly recommend that you check out all of their great releases via their mail order store!
All St. Ives vinyl releases are extremely limited, so be sure to check with their online store often!
Hopefully by now you have checked out Victoria, Texas’s Toxic Fuse (the band released a limited edition 7″ pressed by Gotta Groove a couple months back). Well, we here at GGR were blown away when Chris Ordonez from the band approached subsequently approached us to put together an amazing violet & black color vinyl package for the band’s full length release! The LP will be available soon…stay tuned to the band’s website to pre-order your copy!!
Uzi & Ari’s new LP is soon to be released on vinyl in the U.S…..stay tuned! Available for pre-order now directly from the band, and soon at independent record stores nationally!
The new DEAD WIFE and TONSTARTSSBANDHT 7″s are available now from Psychic Handshake Records!
Be sure to hit up Psychic Handshake this week– they have a 2-copy special going on this week only!