"Optimistic Despite the Evidence" is now available. The full-length debut by STATE OF FRANKLIN, this ten-song CD is bursting with heart, hooks, and ham biscuits. You can get the digital version ($5) and the CD version ($7) from the band's bandcamp site. We'll have a link here soon!
We’ve got the new 12″ release by Irish hardcore heroes THEM MARTYRS (formerly Les Christpunchers). The 4-song EP packs a deadly dose of melodic post-metal hardcore.
Released jointly with Ireland's Randall Records.
OH WOW! We are so excited to announce that we are the exclusive North American distributor of the debut EP by the amazing Galway, Ireland group Dott! Dott play shiney, harmony driven garage pop and they are getting rave reviews. Dott is lead by songwriter Anna McCarthy (guitar/vocals) with Laura Finnegan (bass), Nico la Cosgrove (guitar) and Tony Higgins (drums). The debut EP, Button, was released by Dublin-based Popical Island, but we’ve worked out a deal to distribute it in North America.
Niall Byrne, Nialler9.com: "Glowing garage pop, catchy and super fun"
Jim Carrol, On the Record, The Irish Times: "Sunny garage rock with dash, shizzle and superfly choruses from Galway-based underground supergroup."
Oh man oh man oh man! This is so freaking good. Think Screaming Jay Hawkins fronting the Stooges. Or a rockin’ NY Dolls without the kitsch. This is Asheville’s finest and we’ve got their debut 7″ in our hot little hands. White vinyl with white label, each single comes with a digital download code as well.
I mentioned way back in August that the debut EP from State of Franklin would be out soon. Well, it is finally here! Entitled The Cancer E.P., it features the instant classic “Fuck You, Cancer.”
We’re proud to announce that the re-release of Sivle Si Dog’s final recording — the face-blistering room 30 – is NOW AVAILABLE. Recording in their Allston, MA practice space,room 30 captures the band at the peak of their passion and fury. The addition of Nathan Coscia on second guitar gave the band an even heavier sound, and songs like “Gank” and “The Wedding Song” are examples of the pummeling catchiness of the band right before they disbanded.
Girth Records is proud to announce the re-issuing of our very first release: Sivle Si Dog’sDrain-O EP on 10” vinyl. The EP is over 16 years old. And it shows: with songs about the commercialization of indie culture with the marketing of Grunge ©, AIDS/homophobia/racism, and a rather naïve (considering what was awaiting us) rant about George Bush SR. But the EP is an interesting document of a particular time and place. The Drain-o debut captures the sound of a bunch of punks operating in almost complete isolation in the mountains of North Carolina, far from any supportive punk scene. Coming out of the region around Boone, NC, there was no other band like Sivle Si Dog. The scene was dominated by hippy jam bands and Sivle Si Dog stood out like a sore, puss-filled thumb. The band eventually moved to Boston around 1996, slowly building up a strong following in places like The Rat, TT’s, and Jaques. They released two full-lengths,Ham Biscuit and Room 30, over the next few years. The band disbanded in 1997, with a few of the remaining members mutating into Cops on Crutches and, later, Anushka Pop and Mantooth.
Drain-O is the sound of a band finding their own voice, surrounded by hostile hippy jam bands and a stagnant bluegrass/folk music scene. Yeah, it is almost two decades old, but the passion and anger is still there. Released at the time when vinyl was (seemingly) dying and the 10” was the unwanted bastard child, the EP captured a wide array of bad business decisions. Almost two decades later, Girth Records continues to make stupid choices and we’re proud of that. Instead of giving up the ghost, we’ve got more new releases in the pipeline. But it seems fitting to announce our return to the field with the re-issue of our very first release.