Welcome “Sirs” LP
We did it. Maybe 10 years late, but still – we did it. “Sirs” by Welcome originally came out in 2006 on Fat Cat as a CD. This has been a long time favorite album for me personally, and it is so good to have on vinyl at last (a co-release with Luxury Products). Singer/guitarist Pete Brand recorded and mixed the band at home, and the sonics are incredible for what you may think was created in a studio. The cover art by Kevin Willis oozes across the 12 inches and its impact is exponentially increased compared to the 5″ CD cover.
“Dynamic, stunningly arranged, and prone to fly off at unpredictable angles, ‘Sirs’ possesses a gnarled beauty very much Welcome’s own. Melodic, rhythmic and sonically ambitious, the record sits somewhere between the fractured, exploratory idealism of 60’s psych pop (The Creation, Revolver-era Beatles, Syd Barrett), and such non-conformist US alt/rock luminaries as Unwound, The Breeders and Deerhoof.” (Fat Cat)
Also available at Wall of Sound, Sonic Boom, Revolver/Midheaven, and Light In The Attic. Limited edition of 250. Download code included.
DREAMSALON “Soft Stab”
Sweet Rot and Dragnet Records have teamed up to bring you “Soft Stab” the impressive 2nd LP from Seattle’s Dreamsalon. If you’ve been paying attention to the NW rock underground of the past decade or so, you’re likely familiar with the names Min Yee, Matthew Ford and Craig Chambers who have collectively played in bands like Evening Meetings, A Frames, Intelligence, Le Sang Song, Factums, Yves/Son/Ace, etc. and together they’ve crafted a set of songs that will please fans of their earlier work as well as earn them new ones. The nine songs of “Soft Stab” have a little bit more of a sinister edge to them compared to their great debut LP “Thirteen Nights” and this sharpened attack is evident both in the songwriting and the production. All of these songs have the classic, locked-in, repetitive, booming Yee bass lines, paired with Ford’s seemingly-loose-yet-actually-tight distinctive drumming style while Chambers guitar work varies from reverbed-out pick scratching, to wailing feedback, to straight ahead driving punk. Recorded by Matt Stegner at MRX in Seattle, mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk. 100 copies on white vinyl, 400 copies on black vinyl.
Vinyl – $13 plus $4 shipping in the U.S.:
These copies ship from Dragnet in the US
Canadian/International orders. These copies ship from Sweet Rot in Canada:
cassette – $7 plus $3 shipping in the U.S.:
For international orders (including Canada) please visit sweetrotrecords.com
Universe People “Are Coming To The Dance” LP
The second LP full of songs that will make your body twitch and then melt your heart. 10 songs in 25 minutes, with topics ranging from cabana boys to feeling like a monster, you’ll want to play it over and over again. Recorded in January 2014 by Matt Stegner at MRX in Seattle, mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk. Limited edition of 296, and the first 50 copies are on cool opaque blue vinyl.
$15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S.
Universe People T-shirt
The one and only Universe People shirt, it’s high fashion but disguised as a t-shirt. Super nice fabric from American Apparel and screen printed in blue and white by local shirt maker. Please specify size XS, S, M, L.
$15 plus $3 shipping in the U.S.
Universe People tote bag
This is Dragnet’s first foray into tote bags. Sturdy black fabric with blue and white screen printed logo. Fits LPs too!
$10 plus $3 shipping in the U.S.
Universe People button
Buttons are cool. Seriously. Deal with it.
$1 plus $1 shipping in the U.S.