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Paper + Plastick releasing 5 new vinyl records for previous releases

Beginning at 3 p.m. EST on Thanksgiving Thursday, Paper + Plastick Records will unveil seven new vinyl releases of albums that came out earlier this year. For sale will be brand-new first pressings of Farewell Continental’s Hey, Hey Pioneers!, Junior Battles’ Idle Ages, Reverse the Curse’s Hither & Yon, Riverboat Gamblers’ Smash/Grab EP, a split from Red City Radio and The Gamits, the Are You With the Band? compilation of female-fronted punk bands, and the Plow United collection entitled Sleepwalk: A Retrospective. Also available will be a second pressing of Dave Hause’s Resolutions LP.

The new records come just in time for some grand Black Friday sales, and to thank its fans, the label is giving 15% off of any order when customers type in “thanksfornothing” at checkout, including all of the new releases. Also available are three grab-bag package deals for $15 each – fans can pick either 3 LPs, 5 CDs, or an LP, CD and a t-shirt – each package is $15 and is a grab-bag chosen by the label!

To help ring in the new releases, Paper + Plastick is streaming most of them in full on its Soundcloud page.

Paper + Plastick Records issued the following statement to thank its fans over the past year:

It’s been a busy year for all of us and we want to sincerely thank everyone who has checked out what we’ve been doing this year. All of you who have supported us have our undying thanks and although it’s a well-worn phrase, without you, nothing we do would matter. Here’s to another year of doing more things, doing better things, doing new things and supporting a great punk rock community.



Music Video: Riverboat Gamblers – “The Ol’ Smash and Grab”

Austin punk rockers, Riverboat Gamblers, have premiered a music video for their song “The Ol’ Smash And Grab” and you can check it out right here.

The song comes off the band’s EP “Smash / Grab” which was released through Paper + Plastick Records in July.

Riverboat Gamblers are currently working on a new album.



Riverboat Gamblers recording new album

Austin punk rockers, Riverboat Gamblers, are currently recording a new album. Here’s what they had to say,

Listening back to practice recordings and getting super excited about doing this new record!

The band’s previous release was their “Smash / Grab” EP which was released through Paper + Plastick Records in July.



Album Review: Riverboat Gamblers – “Smash/Grab”

Clocking in at just a hair over eight minutes in total length, the Riverboat Gambler’s “Smash / Grab” is a hard, fast piece of gritty punk rock, as ferocious as it is brief. If you’re “in the know,” you realize this album came out (via Paper + Plastick Records) in July. As usual, I’m shamefully late to the party.

Album opener “Anything But You” is probably the hardest and fastest of the bunch, and is also the album’s shortest track at 1:09. “Maggie Lea” finds the Gamblers expertly combining a heavily distorted rhythm with a psycho-billy infused lead riff. “Parasite Friend” is lower in tempo, and sounds more like an indie, garage rock song from the early part of last decade. Think The Strokes or Jet on this one. “The Ol’ Smash and Grab” closes things off in a similar style to “Parasite Friend,” though if the latter track were run through a dirty blues (Black Keys, etc) filter with a “consume/devour/ingest/expel” chorus and a solo that would make Mike Ness proud.

I’m normally not a fan of EPs as a general rule (they are either four filler songs that couldn’t make a prior release or way too short and should have comprised part of a full-length), but “Smash/Grab” has quickly become one of my favorites of the year.



Video Interview: Dead To Me, Off With Their Heads and Riverboat Gamblers talk warped tour, their new split and more

Members of Dead To MeOff With Their Heads and Riverboat Gamblers recently sat down for a video interview while on their current headlining U.S. tour together.

In the interview they discussed their distaste for Warped Tour, their own tour together and  their new split. Check it out right here.

The new split 7-inch is only on sale on the tour. You can check out the tour dates and locations here.



Full EP Stream: Riverboat Gamblers – Smash/Grab

Austin’s Riverboat Gamblers are streaming their EP “Smash/Grab” in its entirety here. The EP was released today via Paper + Plastick Records.

Riverboat Gamblers released their last album, “Underneath The Owl” in 2008.



Riverboat Gamblers releasing new EP “Smash/Grab” on Paper + Plastick Records

Paper + Plastick Records has just announced the release of Austin’s Riverboat Gamblers new EP, “Smash/Grab,” on July 12th. Available on vinyl, CD, and digitally, the band will be toting the new EP on their summer US tour with Off With Their Heads, which kicked off yesterday in San Diego at Casbah. The first leg of the tour wraps on July 30th in Cleveland, with the second leg of the tour picking up again for a week in Houston on August 26th closing out in Las Vegas on September 2nd. See all tour dates and the EP cover art here.

You can grab a free download of “The Ol’ Smash And Grab,” a tune from the coming EP, right here.

From the press release:

After touring for nearly two years straight, Riverboat Gamblers bunkered down in Dallas earlier this year to record Smash/Grab with Stuart Sikes (Rocket From The Crypt, White Stripes, Cat Power). Smash/Grab is filled with Riverboat Gamblers’ patented energetic rock and Southern swagger, but is rawer and rougher than the band’s previous efforts, which Wiebe says was a conscious effort. Anchored by the song “The Ol’ Smash and Grab,” Wiebe surmises “the song specifically is about some of our western attitudes… but the idea of a smash and grab can apply to a number of things (be it looting or emotional manipulation). The title for the record is meant to reconsider the idea of what is ‘needed’ and how we go about getting whatever it is we think we need.”

Riverboat Gamblers released their last album, “Underneath The Owl” in 2008.



Dead to Me, Riverboat Gamblers and Off With Their Heads announce 7″ split

Hardworking Fat Wreck punks Dead to Me have announced a new 7″ split with Riverboat Gamblers and Off With Their Heads, which will feature brand spanking new songs from Dead to Me and Riverboat Gamblers.

The catch?  Apparently the split will only be available on tour.  So be sure to check out all the Dead to Me/Riverboat Gambler/Off With Their Heads tour dates right here.



Jim Lindberg (Pennywise) and Riverboat Gamblers cover Op Ivy’s “Knowledge”

For the German charity “Skate aid” two mainstays in the Punk Rock community, Jim Lindberg (ex-Pennywise/ Black Pacific) and The Riverboat Gamblers came together to cover the classic song “Knowledge” by the O G’s of Ska-Punk themselves Operation Ivy.

Skate aid is a nonprofit organization founded by German skateboard legend Titus Dittmann in which he uses skateboarding to help kids in areas like Afghanistan and South Africa. To listen to a portion of the song for free you can go to the Radio Havana site here, or purchase the full song on iTunes.



Dead to Me, Off With Their Heads and Riverboat Gamblers announce US summer tour

US punk fans get excited.  Dead to Me, Off With Their Heads and Riverboat Gamblers have announced a lengthy US summer tour that will take them across the country.

The tour is co-headlining so the bands will be switching playing orders on different nights.

Check out the tour dates here to see when they will be coming through your town.



Video: Riverboat Gamblers recording new music

Austin, Texas, punkers Riverboat Gamblers are hard at work writing a new record. To prove it, they’ve posted a video that features the boys setting levels, recording tracks, and playing back some newly demoed material. You can watch the 2:12 update here.

Riverboat Gamblers’ latest release was 2009’s “Underneath The Owl,” which was released via Volcom Entertainment.



Interview: Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers) talks new music, voice acting for DragonBall Z and more

Riverboat Gamblers front-man Mike Wiebe recently did an interview in which he talks about tour injuries, new music, doing voice acting for DragonBall Z, pop culture and more. You can check out the whole interview here.

Riverboat Gamblers released their latest album “Underneath The Owl” on Volcom Records last March.



Riverboat Gamblers do a cover of Bad Religion – “Heaven Is Falling”

Another song has surfaced from the upcoming Bad Religion tribute album, “Germs Of Perfection.” This time Riverboat Gamblers are covering “Heaven Is Falling” off Bad Religion’s 1992 album “Generator” and you can give it a listen on their MySpace page.

“Germs Of Perfection” is an exclusive Bad Religion tribute album featuring 15 or so contributing artists.  Over the next three weeks, MySpace will be posting one song a day (barring weekends) to stream. Then, on October 19th, they will offer up the entire album as a free download on both MySpace Music’s homepage and through SPIN.com.

So far you can stream additional contributions from Polar Bear Club, Tegan And Sara, Frank Turner, Cobra Skulls, and New Politics.



Riverboat Gamblers post live recordings from Daytrotter Sessions

Riverboat Gamblers recently performed for Daytrotter and you can stream and download all 4 of the tracks performed right here.  One of the songs (Prophetic Visions Of The Coming End Times) was only released on a split with Andrew WK.

The band is currently on Warped Tour so check their Dying Scene Shows page for dates and location.

Riverboat Gamblers released Underneath The Owl on Volcom Records last March.



Music Video & free mp3: Riverboat Gamblers – “Robots May Break Your Heart”

riverboat-gamblers1You can check out the music video for The Riverboat Gamblers song Robots May Break Your Heart right here and if you really dig the song you can get a free mp3 download of it by signing up to the Vans Warped Tour CommunityRobots May Break Your Heart appears on the band’s most recent album, Underneath The Owl, released in March, 2009 on Volcom.

The video  features original artwork from the Texas based artist Michael Sieben, and was directed by Alissa Teige/Bang Zoom! Entertainment.

You can check out The Riverboat Gamblers who will be on The Vans Warped Tour all summer long.