Got a couple more announcements for ya and some more people joining the crew. Expect to see releases from all of these guyz soon! Not sure what will be hitting the shelf first as we still have no official but its all in the works.
A trio from Southbend Indiana/Chicago that describes themselves as “80’s hardcore meets today’s beach pop.” There’s not much floating around the web for these dudes but you can find a preview of their new singe “Phantom Brat” here on the Bandcamp: www.superminotaur.bandcamp.com.
People are really diggin’ it so far:
“I really fuck with this. Damn. This is what’s up.” -Heathcliff Berru (Life and Death PR for Wavves and Odd Future)
We will be putting out their full length “Dead Dino” in the coming months. Herez a demo track for the upcoming album below.
TO BE CONTINUED……………….
Want a tape in your hand? You wanna hold some fucking music and then listen to it?! Soon my friends, this dream of yours and ours will come to fruition. Announcing some upcoming releases for ya! There are no official release dates but by my word everyone involved is tripping over their dicks trying to get these tapes made and distributed and spinning on your decks.
The Conjugal Visits
Straight outta Colorado Springs, CO, this four-headed garage punk baby tears it up. Together for only 2 years and have already recorded 2 EPs, and a self released 7” on the way, all soon to be released by us soon. Sounds pretty raw and we here at the Cold Slice Compound can’t wait to rip ‘em to compressed crunchy cassette. Lotsa talk about these dudes and we’re psyched to work with them.
Pet Snake (2011) — While other bands can only aim to seem rough around the edges, the Conjugal Visits really are. Here the Colorado Springs quartet takes the squandered rawness of garage rock and makes it new again. “No Ghosts” is cartoonish and gnarly, cut with bloodcurdling screams and a ton of crash and ride. The only thing that makes this record better is that it was written and recorded at the band’s home, Wiener Demon Castle. — Dave Herrera
This local garage/punk rock three piece from Chicago has just recorded their new album “Quick and Dirty” ( mixed and mastered by Le Fonz of Perfect Kiss) to be released on Cold Slice Cassettes. If you’re around you should go see them at Pancho’s (2200 N. California) on Jan. 29th. Stay tuned for the big party when this thing comes out. We will, of course, keep you posted.
Quick and Dirty (2012) — Aggressively trashy wine-soaked cuts about narcotics, rape, love and murder describe the rough mixes I heard, that will no doubt sound as they should on the cassette medium.
Flesh Panthers EP (2011) —
We have really been meaning to update this blog daily, only things have gotten pretty busy here at the Cold Slice Headquarters in the past two weeks. We have been constantly sorting through emails and reviewing submissions and finally have something to show for it. We now have THREE upcoming releases we would like to announce to you in a moment, but first check out this… we would like to introduce you to the two newest workhorses at the Cold Slice sweatshop. I don’t mean to brag, I don’t mean to boast, but we just picked up these sweet little babies for real cheap at the thrift store; a 1979 Technics M-7. Nothin’ too fancy but we really love the look of the analog needle meters, a pretty handsome cassette deck if ya ask me. We had to pick ‘er up at only 2 bucks. Also found an Onkyo Integra Ta-2047 that wouldn’t play. Took it home and cleaned it, now its working like a dream. Both look mint! Also on the way…….
We found a Nakamichi Dragon, a Nakamichi 550 portable cassette recorder, and a Recordex duplicator on the cheap through CL. It’s all coming together boys and girls.
Cold Slice Cassettes, an independent record label out of Logan Square / Humboldt Park,
Chicago specializing in Garage Rock, Lo-fi, Surf, Punk & Rockabilly, is currently seeking submissions from artists, new and old. If you or someone you know is looking to be released on cassette, please contact us.
How to send your demo, album, or submission:
Please send all submissions to:
Cold Slice Cassettes
2502 N Ridgeway
Chicago, IL 60647
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Found this and hope these guys get this documentary made. Looks awesome, who knew Zimbabwe was cassette crazy? Next time I have an extra five spot laying around it’s going to them.
As it happens we are currently in the process of putting out our first cassette release and will be humbly accepting anything anyone has to spare to make it happen and get the good music out there. CASSETTES FOR ALL! And maybe it’s the time of year or something but it always makes me think of that heartwarming Jimmy Stewart Christmas movie where everyone is broke and the little girl says something like, “Every time you buy a cassette, a demon laughs and screams.”
So our kickstarter will be up soon. We’ll be in touch.
Heard about this from a friend and had to read it for myself. Kinda old news but apparently the Oxford English Dictionary has removed cassette tapes from their new edition. What kind of mickey mouse operation are these old uninformed codgers running? Good article though from the huff post. Next time I’m in Dallas I’m gonna hit up that Eight Track Museum. The curator, Bucks Burnett, sounds like a real stand up dude.
[Continued…] So, much to my chagrin, I didn’t get to see the first band and the second band didn’t really grab me and rub me down the way I like. Nobunny however came on and rocked that shit like a sleaze bucket typhoon. Balls all hanging out of his underwear like a total scumbag, gotta respect that. You don’t see dudes in just their underwear this time of year. Did a Hunx and His Punx cover of You Don’t Like Rock n’ Roll. Everyone joined together in a girly mosh pit, grinding up on that shit, chanting the words “”. His bunny mask looked decrepid and rotten like he had just skinned a bunny five months ago and had worn it on his face ever since. Sounded surly and fiery, like an inflated balloon someone let fly around the room for forty minutes. Definitely gonna come around when this sonuvawiseacre plays these parts again.
If you’ve never seen Bloodshot Bill you should probably do some traveling. After being banned from playing the US for five years he’s painting all the towns whatever the fuck he feels like painting them. I had been listening to his record Thunder and Lightning and couldn’t wrap my brain around how he did all that by himself. The most exciting, full sounding one man band playing Chicago that night, put those guys down at the Jackson stop to shame. Guaranteed to give any other one man band a run for their money. Vocally, he was dynamic and showed his entire range, from squeals to screams to crooning to hiccuping to motorcycle engine and all while keeping his hair looking above average in some other dimension on top of his head. His Link Wray cover of 5-10-15-20 (Can Your Monkey Do The Dog) was the meanest and the tightest of all that is mean or tight, beating his guitar into submission, makng it another drum set. But, of course, he was just a warmup for Tandoori Knights. Pressure cooking is what I’d say they did, cooking with pressure. I’d like to take a moment and thank the sound guy at Bottom Lounge that night, well done. Tandoori Knights are certainly good times, categorically, fun for everyone. Swirling guitars, some awesome use of reverb, perfect solos, amazing energy. It’s like the stars aligned and Shiva or Ganesha or Vishnu smiled on a rainy Chicago, tucked us in.