We here at Third Estate Records love supporting our friends and helping spread their music to as many people as possible. That’s why we suggest you go to bandcamp right now and download Kombucha Haircut‘s The Only Two That Danced. The indie-rock duo (featuring the original guitar player from our own beloved CIRCUS PIG!) recorded there first and only release at Cold War Studios right here in Grand Rapids, MI, just before a temporary hiatus involving Mardi Gras on acid and a trip to Korea… There has been some talk of a possible follow up EP sometime this year, but until we are sure all members are in the same country The Only Two That Danced will get you all the kombucha your heart may desire. …Oh yeah, I almost forgot, it’s FREE.
That’s right! If you need a t-shirt we got plenty of t-shirts. Specifically CIRCUS PIG! t-shirts. This beautiful black cotton T with the CIRCUS PIG! logo in white may be the easiest way to tell all of your friends “I am an alcoholic with bad taste in music”. Order yours today! All proceeds go to CIRCUS PIG!’s emergency bail fund. (T-shirt pictured has been worn by a homeless man for about nine months, all shirts ordered will be shipped brand new and will appear with a much more pristine smell and condition.)
He did it again! Shwagbag Sean has released a whole new EP of experimental punk rock! Swagbag II: Hell Bleeds Through the long awaited follow up to the original Germs is Back featuring Third Estate veterans John Stokes and Ry Cro. It is now available for download at http://shwagbagsean.bandcamp.com/releases
Get the first three John Stokes albums for free from the John Stokes Archives. The original trilogy written and recorded in back alleys and basements by Mr. John Stokes himself. Just what you need to get you ready for the rumored forthcoming album “My Name’s Not John Stokes” and the split with Third Estates’ favorite Chicago musician Ty Maxon, “Bat Animal“. If all of that isn’t enough John Stokes for you talk to some of us fine, fine people at Third Estate Records and get a copy of Slots V Stokes or the first Shwagbag Sean album, both produced by none other than the eternal John Stokes.
You want buttons? We make buttons! Any design you want! Look at all the buttons we made! They’re fucking sweet. You want some. Contact us to place an order.
One of our absolute favorite bands has given us the honor to present to you The Campanellis‘ Camp Optimist on good old fashion cassette tape! This bright blue beauty is guaranteed to rock you through the night with heart felt Midwestern Power Pop about girls and rock ‘n’ roll. Not interested in just listening to The Campanellis? Flip the tape over to side B and get ready for the best karaoke experience of your life! Available soon right here on the Third Estate Records website. Can’t wait that long? Then get ready for some fun and go see The Campanellis live to grab a copy there. You certainly won’t regret witnessing the energetic display of sweet, honest rock’n’roll that is The Campanellis.
(…And always request the beer monster…)
(“Beer monster!” “Beer monster!” “Beer monster!”)
Electronic artist SplatterCaster supplied us with a couple tracks from the Revo Remix EP. Even though the disc isn’t expected to be released until next year along with the completion of his first full length album he was kind enough to donate something for us to share on our website.