Robot Rock band Recorder is starting to wrap up the 2009 year and they are clearing out all of this years merchandise ... Stickers, Shirts & CDs. For $10 you get a 1 T-Shirt, 1 CD, and 1 Sticker. All shirts are black with a blue-silver print of the logo pictured below. After these are gone they will no longer be printed. Quantities and sizes are limited so order quick!
The Bravery have released a new video for their brand new song "Sugar Pill." The video is Directed by Bravery bass player Mike Hindert.
The Bravery's new album "Stir The Blood" is now available for Pre-Order on iTunes. Order the album now and receive the new song "I Am Your Skin" instantly.
Pre-Order the "Deluxe Album Pack" at www.thebravery.com.
Different deluxe packs include 10" vinyl and signed posters from the band.
Twin Cities Electropunk releases are available for FREE at all involved artists' shows (while supplies last). You can also download the entire compilations by right clicking the links and hitting "Save Link As...". Enjoy!
Nobody invented this electropunk thing. No city can claim it (though New York certainly tries). It's simply what happens when you take a generation of bored teens and twentysomethings - raised on hardcore punk, British techno, Nintendo, and Doritos - and place cheap digital recording technology within their grasp. Next thing you know, you've got a million zillion half-rock, half-electronic, cyborg bands thrashing out one MP3s after another of ragged, jagged synthesizer pop and giving it away for nothing on their websites. Nobody asked for some big record label's permission – heck, most of them didn't even pay for the software they're using - they're just doing it for the hell of it. Because there's no excuse for boredom when you’ve got computers and guitars.
If that ain't punk, I don't know what is.
And while I said no city owns the electropunk movement, the kids in the Twin Cities are definitely ahead of the curve. Maybe it's because they had Prince to show them the way of the synthesizer, and Hüsker Dü to teach them how to make a big noise in the underground. Or maybe it's just because, with the weather being as cold as it is, they spend more days locked inside with their instruments and their PCs, while those of us in sunny L.A. and temperate Chicago are down at the beach. Don't ask me why... all I know is that, everywhere you turn in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, there's another band mixing punk attitude and electronic noises in bitchin' new ways.
So here you have it, the Twin Cities Electropunk Series. Seventy-one tracks of raging, Technicolor techno-punk from the Great White North. Lap it up, love it, copy it, give it to all your friends, or throw it away. Then go get a computer, a CASIO, and microphone and start your own scene. Hey, if it can happen in Minnesota, it can happen wherever you live, too.
-forward written by Emil Hyde (Death By Karaoke)
"Energetic electro... A searing blend of EBM, pop, electro, new wave and punk" Bent Magazine
An energy fuelled electro track, known as “All The Freaks”, taken from the forthcoming album "You're A Moral Liability,” serves as The Thought Criminals’ latest single release. In November 2008 they released the album “Die Young, Stay Pretty” which was met with a wealth of critical acclaim, and was described as a “blend [of] punk, new wave, electro, EBM and pop into a unique brand of dark alternative dance music…An impressive album that defies easy categorization and offers plenty for fans of various styles of subversive dance music” by Outburn Magazine.
The initial concept of South London based ‘The Thought Criminals’ was created by both co-founders, Rocky & Kirlian in 2004, based on their equally unique styles, attitudes and influences. The creation, a very catchy, dark & energetic EBM (Electronic Body Music) sound is fused with the influence of punk, rock & 80’s electronic. They cite artists such as ‘The Sex Pistols,’ ‘The Prodigy,’ ‘Gary Numan,’ ‘Marilyn Manson,’ and last but not least ‘Soft Cell’ as inspiration.
Rocky is the lead singer, a showman with a shock rock, glam and fetish style, who has inspired a host of ‘The Thought Criminals’ songs and their lyrical content, but leans towards his strength as a stage performer. Kirlian, the new romantic man, has orchestrated and driven their success to date with the ability to create such individual musical content, along with the assistance of backing vocals and aiding to their stage spectacle using his unusual laser harp! Introducing Shane, a recent keyboard playing addition to ‘The Thought Criminals’, who has brought his distinctive, stylish clean cut image with an underlying dark rock aspect in to the mix.
Over the years, The Thought Criminals have headlined prestigious London venues such as ‘The Underworld,’ ‘The Dublin Castle,’ ‘The Mass’ and ‘The 333 Dub,’ showcasing the rebellious attitude and tongue in cheek lyrics that has seen fans flood in from every angle of the musical spectrum from lovers of 80’s electro, to old school punks and from new romantics to out right rockers – anyone and everyone unable to resist a catchy big beat! Their broad appeal is likely to grab anyone bored of droll commercial pop wanting a new and unique cutting edge change.
“One of the more unique offerings to come along in quite some time.” Grave Concerns Magazine
“Bizarrely uplifting and cheerful in a twisted way with lyrics infused with sarcasm and a heavy dose of IN YOUR FACE rhymes and lines” Heathen Harvest
“Thoroughly refreshing” Ectomag