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Don Giovanni Recores launches Kickstarter

New Jersey-based independent label Don Giovanni Records has announced the start of a Kickstarter as a means to “create a bit of financial breathing room for the label.” Their announcement has made it clear that the project is not a fundraiser to help save the label but will allow them to pay off some debts and help them put out more projects.

They have several rewards set up for those willing to participate in the projects. Rewards will include CDs, LPs, posters, tote bags, t-shirts, etc.

Don Giovanni Records has put out albums by such bands as L7, RVIVR, Screaming Females, and The Ergs!, among many others.

Check out their Kickstarter page here.



L7 working on new album

Female alternative/punk rock legends L7 have announced that they are in the studio recording their first album in nearly 20 years, planned for release next year via Don Giovanni Records.

The band writes:

“After having an amazingly great experience with our L7 reunion tour in 2015 as well the release of a documentary on our band, “L7: Pretend We’re Dead”, the band felt inspired to do some songwriting and return to the studio once again. The end results were recording the tracks “Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago” and “I Came Back to Bitch”. Our first new tunes in 18 years!

We’ve had such a blast hanging out, writing, and recording with each other again that we decided to keep the ball rolling. More song ideas have been flowing out of us every time we get together and play, so we’ve decided to make a full length album which we will record this year.”

Even though the new record won’t be released until next year, you can pre-order it now via PledgeMusic.

L7 called it quits back in 2001, but reunited 14 years later. Their last full-length record Slap Happy was released in 1999.



Mikey Erg premieres first ever music video for “Faulty Metaphor”

Mikey Erg of influential pop punk act The Ergs! (not to mention stints of House Boat, For Science, Worriers, The Dopamines, Psyched to Die, The Copyrights, Now People, Dirt Bike Annie, Pale Angels, The Measure[SA], Short Attention, The Slow Death, Star Fucking Hipsters, and Chris Gethard’s house band, The LLC to name a few) has just premiered his first music video ever for a track called “Faulty Metaphor” off his recent solo album Tentative Decisions.

Check it out below.

Tentative Decisions was released on June 24, 2016 through Don Giovanni Records.



Video: Mikey Erg does acoustic versions of “An Abundance Of Julies” and “1001 Smashed Motel Rooms”

A couple weeks ago Mikey Erg (Worriers, The Copyrights, The Unlovables, The Ergs) did a Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Session and we figured better late than never when it came time posting about it. Erg plays two songs acoustic from his new, Don Giovanni Records released solo album ‘Tentative Decisions’ – “An Abundance Of Julies” and “1001 Smashed Motel Rooms.”

Check out the videos below along with his upcoming tour dates with The Falcon and Arms Aloft.



Album Review: Mikey Erg – “Tentative Decisions”

Mikey Erg needs no introduction. While most famous for being the lead singer / drummer of influential pop punk act The Ergs! between 2000 and 2008 [Ed’s note: they’re back together again] the man has played and recorded with the likes of House Boat, For Science, Worriers, The Dopamines, Psyched to Die, The Copyrights, Now People, Dirt Bike Annie, Pale Angels, The Measure[SA], Short Attention, The Slow Death, Star Fucking Hipsters, and Chris Gethard’s house band, The LLC. There was even a long (albeit, unsuccessful) campaign to get him to join Against Me! when they were drummer-less a few years ago. (To be fair, a few of the bands listed here had Erg as a member while The Ergs! were still active).

In addition to playing with all of the aforementioned bands since The Ergs! originally called it quits, he’s put out a handful of splits, singles and EPs and toured around, playing solo sets with nothing but his electric guitar. But no matter how many new songs he played, he had yet to actually release a full length album under his name. Until now, that is. Recorded last winter with Jeff Rosenstock (another staple in the modern punk scene… one who Erg had yet to collaborate with before this album) on production and bass duties and Lou Hanman (of Caves, but also in Worriers with Erg) on drums, Tentative Decisions is Mikey Erg’s debut solo LP, and an album that was certainly worth the long wait.

It would be easy to say that it’s kind of like a new album by the near-sighted trio, but Tentative Decisions is more than just an extension of Erg’s former band. You can get your pop fix through “(This Is Not) The First Time” or “Faulty Metaphor,” and “An Abundance of Julies” recalls The Ergs!’s cover of “Hey Jealousy,” but Erg also explores heavier tones during “Scenic Turnout” and “Apart Time,” and goes all out college rock fuzz during album closer “Nyquil & Sudafed.” It’s a great mix of sounds without ever straying too far from the path, giving the album a cohesiveness that warrants full listens each time, multiple times.

Anyone who has caught Erg’s solo act in the last few years has likely heard some of these songs at one point or another (lead single “Comme Si About Me” has worked its way into pretty much every set I’ve seen in the past year or so). At first it’s a bit of a disappointment that longtime solo songs like “Song Against Ian Raymond” and Key of C, Fix It, Fix It, Stop” didn’t make the cut- but those songs have already gotten the studio treatment. This is a batch of songs written as a result of a pact Erg made with Katie Ellen’s Anika Pyle to continue writing new music even though both weren’t sure if it’s something they wanted to do. And the decision to include only these new songs was a smart one, as they reflect the type of person Erg is currently rather than the person he was even five years ago, and the final result is a collection of 11 songs that could very well be his best album to date.

They say that good things come to those who wait. And in the case of Tentative Decisions, that couldn’t be more true.

4.5 / 5

RIYL: Paul Westerberg, Elvis Costello, The Ergs!



Mikey Erg streams new album ‘Tentative Decisions’

Mikey Erg is streaming his upcoming solo album Tentative Decisions in full. You can give it a listen below.

Tentative Decisions will be released on June 24, 2016 through Don Giovanni Records.



Mikey Erg streams new song “Apart Time”

Mikey Erg is streaming another new song from his upcoming solo album Tentative Decisions. You can give “Apart Time” a listen below.

Tentative Decisions is set to release on July 24th through Don Giovanni Records. Check out the previously unveiled “Comme Si About Me” here.



Mikey Erg announces solo album, The Ergs reuniting on Chris Gethard Show

Mikey Erg has announced he will be releasing a new solo album titled Tentative Decisions on July 24th via Don Giovanni Records. Check out a new track called “Comme Si About Me” below.

Here’s what he had to say about the album, which will be his first solo LP:

“I had been going through writers block since The Ergs! I was talking to my friend Anika who played in that band Chumped, and she challenged me to a songwriting pact where each week we would send each other a song, no matter what it was. It didn’t have to be good. It didn’t have to be anything. It just had to be a song you would send. Once I had this collection together it just felt natural that it was a record.”

In related news, it was recently announced that The Ergs! will be reuniting to perform on this week’s episode of The Chris Gethard Show. It will be the band’s first performance in 6 years.



Laura Stevenson announces US Spring tour

Laura Stevenson has announced a U.S.-spanning tour for the month of April. You can check the poster with dates below.

Laura most recently released “Cocksure” on October 30th, 2015 through Don Giovanni Records.



Music Video: Big Eyes – “Local Celebrity”

New York based power pop-punk band Big Eyes are streaming a music video for their newest single “Local Celebrity.” You can check the video out below.

The single is currently available digitally from Don Giovanni Records, and will be getting the physical treatment this winter on Greenway Records.

The band’s previous album “Almost Famous,” was released in May 2013 via Grave Mistake Records.



Music Video: Vacation – “Yin-Yang Smile”

Cincinnati pop-punk rockers Vacation have premiered a music video for their song “Ying-Yang Smile”. You can watch the video below.

“Yin-Yang Smile” is taken from Vacation’s latest album Non-Person, which was released last July through Don Giovanni Records.



Worriers release music video for “Chasing”

Brooklyn punk band Worriers have released a music video for their song “Chasing” and you can watch it here.

“Chasing” appears on Worriers’ latest album, Imaginary Life, which was released on August 7, 2015 via Don Giovanni Records.



Laura Stevenson announces new album ‘Cocksure’, streams new single “Torch Song”

Indie-punk rocker Laura Stevenson has announced that she will be releasing her fourth LP, titled Cocksure, this fall. The album was produced by Jeff Rosenstock and will be released on October 30, 2015 through Don Giovanni Records. She has also released “Torch Song”, her first single from the album, which you can listen to here.

Cocksure will be the follow up to Stevenson’s 2013 album, Wheel, also released on Don Giovanni. The new album can be pre-ordered here.



Music Video: Worriers – “Most Space”

We’re a few weeks late on this one, but better late than never, right? Brooklyn punk band Worriers released a music video for their song “Most Space” and you can watch it below. “Most Space” appears on Worriers’ latest album, Imaginary Life, which was produced by Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace. The album was released on August 7, 2015 via Don Giovanni Records



Downtown Boys announce month-long North American tour

Providence, Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys have announced a lengthy North American tour that’ll keep them on the road for the duration of the month of July. It includes stops in Canada and Mexico too, for all you international fans. Check out the rundown below.

Downtown Boys are touring in support of their recent album “Full Communism,” released back on May 5th via Don Giovanni Records.