Transona Five album preview on Brooklyn Vegan

Transona Five’s self-titled legacy double LP comes out this week via our reissue imprint Sonic Surgery Records — you can hear it in its entirety on Brooklyn Veganhttp://www.brooklynvegan.com/90s-band-transona-fives-out-of-print-catalog-finds-rebirth-in-new-double-lp-compilation-listen

You can pre-order the album now on our online store at http://sonicsurgeryrecords.bigcartel.com/category/transona-five

Austin Chronicle feature on Evil Triplet & Steve Marsh

Evil Triplet‘s main man Steve Marsh gets the feature treatment  in the 10 February 2017 issue of the Austin Chronicle. He talks about the upcoming debut double LP OTHERWORLD that we are putting out and talks about Terminal Mind, one of Austin’s seminal punk bands (we will be reissuing remastered Terminal Mind tracks via Sonic Surgery), as well as his involvement with other bands and the Austin music scene. There is even mention of our future cassette release of Steve’s electronic music project Radarcave (coming out on Self Sabotage). Read all about it at http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2017-02-10/austin-punk-pioneer-steve-marsh-climbs-the-star-ladder

Laktas, Marsh, and Volpi
(photo by John Anderson, Austin Chronicle)

Austin Chronicle reviews of John Wesley Coleman III, Evil Triplet and New Berlin

Three excellent reviews for the new albums by John Wesley Coleman III, Evil Triplet and New Berlin in the 10 February 2017 issue of the Austin Chronicle.

MICROWAVE DREAMS, the latest from Wes & company, received 4 stars — “Pared-down runtime, top-notch production, and souped-up arrangements, Microwave Dreams presents the singer-songwriter-guitarist in the best possible light. […] While Microwave Dreams glints the same ambitious spirit that gave rise to the Band’s Music from Big Pink, Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers, and the Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime, these touchstones get thoroughly subsumed into a fresh amalgam.”           http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2017-02-10/john-wesley-coleman-iii-microwave-dreams

OTHERWORLD, the debut double LP by Evil Triplet tallied 3-and-a-half stars — “The band’s power space rock punches all the right buttons: distortion, winding melodies, propulsive rhythms, astronautical lyrics, whooshing electronics – even the occasional Middle Eastern lift […] as if acid has run in their veins since birth. Space was always the place.”    http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2017-02-10/evil-triplet-record-review

BASIC FUNCTION, New Berlin’s debut full-length LP (also out on the German DIY label Erste Theke Tontraeger) gets 3 stars — “[NB] sounds like an artifact from the DIY Eighties, its angular garage-pop as informed by New Wave theatre as Nuggets. Like smart kids who prefer spinning records and strumming guitars to hanging out with the cool crowd, Flanagan and company channel their nervous energy into miniature explosions of tunes and sardonicism.”    http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2017-02-10/new-berlin-basic-function

Order the new John Wesley Coleman III album MICROWAVE DREAMS

The new album by John Wesley Coleman III, MICROWAVE DREAMS, is now available for order! Hailed by Tom Scharpling of The Best Show as the first great record of 2017, our second release from Wes features rock n roll greats like Walter Daniels, Greg Levy and Jack Oblivian.

Order MICROWAVE DREAMS Here

And while you wait for your record, check out the video premiere of “Mama I’m A Big Boy” (made by Andy Campbell) on Austin Town Hall:

http://austintownhall.com/2017/01/23/premiere-new-video-from-john-wesley-coleman

Evil Triplet song premieres

Evil Triplet‘s double LP OTHERWORLD is coming out soon on 10 February. Check out the premiere of “Star Ladder” at Impose Magazine:

http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/new-music/evil-triplet-star-ladder

And in case you missed it, also listen to “Pyramids,” which premiered recently at Echoes and Dust:

Exclusive Track Premiere: Evil Triplet – Pyramids

Ralph White Winter Tour 2017

01.14 Sa Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s
01.15 Su Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon
01.16 M Las Cruces, NM @ Camp the Farm
01.17 Tu Tucson, AZ @ Exploded View Gallery
01.18 W Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
01.19 Th Joshua Tree, CA @ Frontier Cafe
01.20 F Oceanside, CA @ Pour House
01.22 Su Santa Barbara, CA @ House show
01.24 Tu San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah Saloon
01.26 Th Cottage Grove, OR @ Axe & Fiddle
01.27 F Salem, OR @ The Space
01.30 M Portland, OR @ Turn Turn Turn
01.31 Tu Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
02.03 F Port Townsend, WA @ Discovery Bay Detour
02.04 Sa Port Townsend, WA @ Uptown Pub
02.05 Su Seattle, WA @ Gallery 1412
02.07 Tu Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s Pub
02.10 F Arcata, CA @ Richard’s Goat Tavern
02.14 Tu Claremont, CA @ SPACE Gallery
02.18 Sa Madrid, NM @ Mineshaft Tavern