P.O. Box 1585
Austin, TX 78767
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march 12th, 2013
So our showcase this years is tomorrow the 13th of March. Sorry for the late update. This year we are joined by Threadpull Records and Twistworthy Records and we devided the night with bands. Here is the list for tomorrow nights show:
Cant wait for the show tomorrow- hope to see you then!
January 27th, 2013
Great News! The new Creationist full length, Holy Wisdom, is out now. Order your copy now for only $12. Click here to purchase your new record! Also avialble on iTunes and Amazon. Click link to download.
October 30th, 2012
June 11th, 2012
Coming soon new double 7" from the Flesh Lights! Reserve your copy now!
March 7th, 2012
SXSW is in a week! Here's the schecdule for our show at Beerland next week Wednesday, the 14th of March. Hope to see you guys here!
February 21st, 2012
We're gonna be gone til March 2nd for work- so if you buy now, your package will not be sent till after the 2nd of March. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks!
January 8th, 20011
Happy New Year everyone. We're back from our break. Let me know if you need anything. Thanks!
December 25th, 2011
Happy Holidays everyone! We will be on vacation from December 25th to January 4th. We will fulfill any mail orders and answer any emails we receive during that time once we return from our break. Thanks for your patience while we are gone.
September 29th, 2011
We finally got the new Ichi Ni San Shi seven inch, Here Sometime Today. Order your copy now!
September 14th, 2011
We are expecting the new seven inch from Ichi Ni San Shi anytime soon. It will be available for purchase on our releases page once we get the copies.
August 15th, 2011
We will be out of town till August 26th. All orders will be mailed the week of August 29th.
June 13th, 2011
I just made this links for Manikin and OBNIII's. Now you can also buy their music via Bandcamp. Here are the links:
April 28th, 2011
We just got the new Manikin 7inch, Minority Rules. They are for sale for $6 through Paypal. My paypall address: email@example.com
March 7th, 2011
Here's the new poster for our show at Beerland during SXSW. They're being printed right now at Bearded Lady. It should be available at the show. The line up might be too small to see but you can find the list just below. It's FREE so buy some merch from the bands. Hope to see you guys there.
January 19th, 2011
Here's the new OBN III's new seven inch. Great rock and roll band local here in Austin Texas. The band consist of cats from Bad Sports, A Giant Dog, Ex-Strange Boys. The cost is $6 including postage and paypal fees, here's my paypall address: firstname.lastname@example.org - I'll link this up to a shopping cart soon.
Here's a video of OBNIIIs I took at Emo's during free week
December 13th, 2010
New Cayote Slingshot 7" out now. You can sample his sound at his myspace website: click here.
Order from our distributor here
September 27th, 2010
Simple Circuit's new 7 inch is out now. Get them while they are still available. You can sample their sound on their website here. There are only 300 pressed, 100 colored vinyl and the rest are black.
July 8th, 2010
Here's the debut Ichi Ni San Shi 7inch. The band describes themselves as “pop music battling it out with inventive beats” and “...if Jack Kirby and Gary Numan had a baby...”. The 7" is limited to a total of 300 copies; 200 black vinyl and 100 colored vinyl. If you want to order from me, you can send $6 via PayPal to email@example.com.
February 27th, 2010
Tonight Cayote Slingshot plays Beerland with Dated, Serious Tracers, and When Dinosaurs Rules the Earth. It should be a fun show. We also finalized the line up for SXSW- split with Mortville Records. Here's the line up for our yearly showcase at Beerland during SXSW, March 17th 2010: Please note that this is not an official SXSW production and therefore no need for a wristband or a badge is required.
February 25th, 2010
I just released Cayote Slingshot's debut 7". He's a 19-year old from Fairfield, Iowa and is touring for the first time in February and March 2010. His influences include Neutral Milk Hotel, Titus Andronicus, Off with Their Heads, and Dillinger Four. He's been performing as Coyote Slingshot since March 2009 and also plays in another band named Porno Galactica.
Coyote is always busy either playing music, putting on shows, and making art. Some information about this can be found at his blog at http://sweatpower.blogspot.com. He also has a website featuring a large selection of his music here. His MySpace page.
There are a total of 300 records pressed for this release; 200 black vinyl and 100 red vinyl. There are a total of 4 songs on this record. Please note in your order if you want red vinyl or black vinyl.
Price is $5 ppd.
Super Secret Records
PO Box 1585
Austin, Texas 78767
January 5th, 2010
New 7" by Austin band the Lovetaps. I love this record, both songs are fantastic. Limited to 200 copies pressed, all black vinyl.
The price is $5 postage paid in the U.S. per record. If interested, send me a message and I'll give you the total cost incuding paypal fees.
Here's a link to the band's MySpace page, check them out:
Lovetaps on Myspace
Sept 15th, 2009
New Tunnels 7" and Manikin's Stop the Sirens CD now available. Get your copy now.
August 27th, 2009
We're having a FREE show on Friday, September 11, at Red 7 in Austin: There's suppose to be some free BBQ also so come early.
July 18th, 2009
Disecting Manikin's Gang Mentality
by Audra Schroeder
Like forefathers Wire and PiL, Manikin is one of those bands that's really good at sounding like itself, something that's evolved through the 5-year-old quartet sculpting and resculpting its sound. There's no experimentation beyond its three-minute marches, no wanky solos or rock & roll posturing. Manikin songs are concise in the punk rock tradition and restrained in their execution.
See the whole story here.
photo by John Anderson
JULY 15th, 2009
From Chris Galis of AustinSound.net
Manikin: Stop the Sirens
The inadequate nature of my knowledge and exposure to punk becomes very apparent every time I spin Manikin’s latest release, Stop the Sirens. When I hear it, my head snaps back and forth and the chaotic pulse of Manikin steers me into what can only be described as a punk coma. I drool, my arms go numb, and then I get up again to flip the record. The allure of Manikin lies somewhere in their panache for necessity. They color completely within the lines of their minimal three-piece outfit. The music only diverges at moments, particularly when the horn sounds dissonant and fluttering in and out of texture. The rest is secured in a tapestry of bass and drum heavy, racing, general-sense-of-doom punk rock.
From the opening track “Rule the World”, which kicks us off with Alyse Mervosh’s raging kit and the Joy Division-esque bass work of B.J. Schindler, the mood of Sirens has been established. It has a dark and grinding feel, until the vocal and lead guitar work of Alfonso Rabago manage to crest over the top of the rhythm section with a razorblade edge. “We started the war/ shut all the doors/ set for the course/ and we’ll stop for nothing,” is sing-shouted, tracing the lines of political awareness, cultural criticism, and crisp writing that run strong through this album.
It’s not that Manikin doesn’t like our culture; they just know we could be doing so much better. “Perfect Picture”, a sarcastic rant about isolation in the Youtube age, seems ironically hopeful when Rabago and Mervosh sing “virtual culture it’s the perfect picture” and sound dangerously akin to the Sonic Youth. While “Perfect Picture” has no mystery surrounding its message of visceral punk angst, “Leaders” does a good job of clouding the vision. Abstract, obtuse lyricism pits this song against its self, and while it’s important for musicians to write poetically and symbolically — which Manikin does well on most tracks — “Leaders” and other songs like “First React” come off as elementary and ambiguous.
But for the few, minute shortcomings of Sirens, Manikin makes up for them with their maniacally paced meat and potatoes punk. To their advantage, their message seems more poignant when the band is being introspective. “Mirrors” offers a hook ripe with its own self-deprecating mantra: “my pain is love song stuck inside/ words complain, they run and hide”. It’s that sense of the song turning on itself, and Manikin’s ability to pull it off that makes the sardonic and cynical moments of this record seem revelatory.
The record sounds, as a whole, a straightforward punk expose, with flourishes here and there of trumpet and sly guitar work. Sirens gives an obvious nod towards early 80s influence with the diffused, sparse production quality typical of similar punk-rock outfits of the era. Also contributing is a curiously catchy cover of The Cure’s “Death March”. In the end, Stop the Sirens is a tried and true punk record — minus the delightfully soft closer “Later Days” — and given that it was written and recorded this year, when so many genres have been twisted and contorted to fit the labels of “indie rock”, Stop the Sirens remains inarguably authentic.
JULY 10th, 2009
From Paige Maguire of Austinist.com
Manikin: Stop the Sirens LP
For now, this is only available on vinyl, and we were so thrilled when it arrived we forgot about everything else near the turntable. It's definitely a record worth hearing this way; its like Big Black was resurrected and had a bastard love child with early Sonic Youth. It's loud and abrasive but very carefully put together -- angular buzzsaw guitar licks smash up against the wash of cymbals, but the rhythm section keeps impeccable time -- and each song sounds ready to burst at any moment. We missed their record release at Sound on Sound recently, but we won't make that mistake again.
This record will be a candidate for best album out of Austin in 2009 if there's any justice in the world.
From Audra Schoeder of Austin Chronicle
Manikin: Stop the Sirens LP
Manikin's metronomic punk aggression manifests a disciplined, restrained attack, lying in wait rather than charging. The Austin quartet's dystopian point of view gets pressed in wax with third LP Stop the Sirens, and the rhythmic crossbeams of "Death March," re-recorded from 2007's M Theory 7-inch, points to exactly what makes Manikin so efficient. The band's cover of the Cure's "Grinding Halt" tightens the jangle and turns it into futuristic chant, while "Mirrors" and "Sirens" ride dark waves out of three chords. "Leaders" cuts into the meat of Manikin's sound: big, thick basslines and tightly coiled drums; guitar strangling itself on the margins; Bill Jeffery's trumpet punctuating sentences here and there. It's synergy, pure and simple, so when the slow strum of closer "Later Days" brings the album to a not-so-grinding halt, your mind is already craving the heavy stuff again. That's the sneak attack.
From Joe Gross of Autin360.com
Manikin: Stop the Sirens LP
One of the most annoying things about the post-punk revival from a few years ago was some bands’ conviction that Gang of Four was a genre. Manikin managed to avoid this trap altogether and instead figured out that the first couple of Cure albums were ripe for reexamination. Their excellent new album isn’t shy about their interest in Robert Smith’s early trio workouts (they cover “Grinding Halt” from the Cure’s debut “Three Imaginary Boys”), but they also know that playing those sort of spare songs full of flanged out guitar is all the more fun when played fast, teetering on the edge of out of control.
Guitarist Alfonso Rabago belts out every word, his voice caked in echo and fuzz, yelling like he’s gotta get it all out before the song is over, his spiky solos running roughshod over the minimalist grooves. Alyse Mervosh (also the drummer in the excellent garage band Hex Dispensers) and bassist B.J. Schneider drive the songs like freight trains with Bill Jeffery’s trumpet adding weird, unexpected splashes of color. It’s a very Austin touch for one of the year’s best local albums.
JUNE 2nd, 2009
The new Manikin record, Stop the Sirens, is finally here. Order your copy now while they are still available- only 300 copies were pressed. They are also playing this weekend at Red 7 with Mika Miko and the Strange Boys. Check them out, it should be a great show.
MAY 18th, 2009
There are some new reviews for last three 7 inches we just put out in the Austinist Website. They just reviewed The Young, The Teeners and Black Panda's latest release. Check it out!
Also Black Panda and Manikin are playing Chaos in Tejas this very week. Check them out if your gonna be in town. Black Panda plays the first night of the fest which is the 21st of May with the Bellrays at Beerland. Manikin plays the 24th at the same venue with Young Offenders and a very special guest. Some of the shows are actually sold out but there's so many shows, either way it's gonna be fun. Keep in mind the following Monday, the 25th of May, is Memorial day and usually a holiday. See you guys at the show.
MAY 1st, 2009
I'm very happy to announce Super Secret Records will be releasing the debut 7" by The Tunnels, hopefully in July. Stay tuned! Check them out at on their Myspace:The Tunnels
Regarding the new Manikin record, we hope they'll be ready for the bands Chaos in Tejas show on May 24th at Beerland. I'll try to update as we get closer to that date. By the way, the name of the album is Stop the Sirens
MAR. 3rd, 2009
Here's the listing of our showcase with Mortville Records on Wednesday March 18th, 2009. Good Times-
FEB. 21st, 2009
It's that time of the year again, SXSW is nearing. We're having our annual non sxsw showcase at Beerland, Wednesday the 18th of March. I hope you can join us. Looking forward seing some great acts. Have a safe trip and I hope to see you guys around.
The line up for Wednesday the 18th of March are The Chumps, The Ape-Shits, Faceless Werewolves, Manikin, Open Casket, Half8, Black Panda,
Check out some of the bands coming on SXSW Website.
FEB. 18th, 2009
We just redesigned our site. We are just trying to figure out how to connect this thing with our pay-pay account. Anyway, it should be fully functional soon.
The Cramps -thanks for all the inspirations Lux (RIP).