Gotta Groove Records
Gotta Groove Records Logo

Gotta Groove Records

The Artist's Preferred Record Pressing Plant

Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Dirk Mustang — Leave My 80’s Alone

Image result for dirk mustang leave my 80s alone

Dirk Mustang is the alter ego of singer/songwriter Marcus Antoni is his epic music project attributed to hard rock and hairbands of the 1980’s.  The album aims to deliver a concise articulation of the various forms of rock that evolved starting with arena rock, to the pivotal decline and eventual demise of the styles with the advent of hairband and glam that quickly disappeared in the early 90’s.  Each song is like a trip back to the 80’s genre, and highlights what Marcus believed to be the best of the artistic styles that dominated the MTV generation and radio formats of the time.  

The name of the album is a clear defense of the music Marcus (Dirk Mustang) and so many others grew up loving and listening to and still do to this very day. 

The music has become somewhat of a novelty and although many discarded it as a very decadent and narrow style, many guitarists secretly revel in the amazing six string gods who flourished during this time of no holds barred technique which spawned many of the amazing legends who are still touring today.  After spending two years on “Leave My 80’s Alone” in his home studio (Green Room Studio) giving much care to detail and performance, if you listen closely, you can hear the crowds screaming and see the lighters held up high!

M12 — The Center Pivot Library

 

No automatic alt text available.

The Center Pivot Library is a five-book, five-record collection that contains the following: Cool Pastoral Splendor, An Equine Anthology, This Road Leads to Nowhere, Future Rural Archive and Star Route 1. (All Last Chance Press and Jap Sam Books, 2018). Includes collaborative materials from M12 with Daniel Bachman, Anna Bierbrauer and Sarah Schultz, Temple Grandin, Wes Janz, Mary Rothlisberger, Kurt Wagner and many others. Edited by Josh Garrett-Davis, Margo Handwerker, Chris Sauter and Richard Saxton, Design by Peter de Kan. Order Now.  

 

Chris Allen-Acetate

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

http://www.chrisallenmusic.com/

Win Pitchfork Music Fest Tickets!

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!

Customer Highlight — Carlos Pena

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!

Customer Highlight — Prisoners

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

Customer Highlight — Broken Circle Records

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

Customer Highlight — Super Ape Worldwide & Dirty Drummer

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!

Shakedown

Chase the Barber EP

Customer Highlight: St. Ives Records

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!

Customer Highlight — Toxic Fuse

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!!

Easy, Fun, High Quality Record Pressing

-Professional mastering and cutting
-High quality plating & pressing
-Unsurpassed vinyl quality control
-Custom printed packaging
-Download audio/video hosting
-Distribution/fulfillment consulting
-Responsive customer service

We want to press your next record.

Contact Information:
(800) 295-0171
[email protected]

Mailing List

Vinyl Mastering Info:

The Very Basics

Recommended 3rd Party Services:

Mastering, Graphics, CDs/Dvds/Cassettes

Physical & Digital Distribution

CPI Distribution

Record Stores:

RSD Store Directory

Gotta Groove Archives


GGR on Instagram
GGR on Facebook
GGR on Twitter
GGR YouTube Channel