Oops Baby Records is proud to announce their first release for 2013 — (some of us have) adrenalized hearts by LIVIDS! After taking some time off in 2012, OBR is back in full force with a slate of killer releases for 2013, starting with this 7″ EP from Brooklyn punks, Livids (featuring Eric Davidson from New Bomb Turks and Jami Wolf from Zodiac Killers). This 7″ is limited to 400 black and 100 Blood Splatter vinyl, (color vinyl available first come first serve exclusively through the OBR online store).
The last great San Jose, Calif. band has a debut album at last! Always mentioned in the same breath as the South Bay’s hallowed trio-the Syndicate Of Sound, the Chocolate Watchband and Count Five, The Mourning Reign has been woefully under-represented on wax-until now. Sundazed recently uncovered three powerful 1967 cover versions-the Who’s “Run, Run, Run,” Cream’s “Tales Of Brave Ulysses” and Love’s “Signed D.C.”-to complete a package combining the band’s first, ultra-rare Contour single “Evil-Hearted You”/”Get Out Of My Life, Woman” with all of the fuzz-drenched Golden State Recorders material, like “Satisfaction Guaranteed” and “Our Fate.” Mourning Reign guitarist Steve Canali uncorks the band’s story on the sleeve, assuring that you (and Dionne Warwick) will never again forget the way to San Jose.
From The Bird’s Cage is HRVRD’s sophomore effort with 10 tracks including “Flaming Creatures” and “We Never Shut Up About You.” The vinyl version of this release is ultra-limited – available only from Enjoy The Ride Records direct, and soon in very limited supply from Hot Topic (licensed for vinyl from Equal Vision Records).