Don Giovanni News


Hprizm "Catching a Body" EP out today!
Posted on August 3rd, 2018


Out today on Don Giovanni Records, Catching a Body features nine instrumental tracks by New York City-based composer, producer, and performer Hprizm (aka High Priest, aka Kyle Austin).

The EP is both a prelude to a forthcoming full length and place of sonic refuge.

"It's a score to a movie in my head," explains Austin. "It was composed as a protection spell and safe space that you can retreat into to recharge during these challenging times." A founding member of Antipop Consortium, Hprizm has spent his career testing the boundaries of hip-hop, collaborating alongside a diverse cast of musicians, including Wadada Leo Smith, Matthew Shipp, and Vijay Iyer.

TRACKLIST

Knitted Crown
I'll Find You
Three Piece
Clearbody
Touba
Asiatic
Protection Spell
Dark Liquor
Come Home


Bad Moves' debut LP "Tell No One" out 9/21 on Don Giovanni Records
Posted on July 25th, 2018

Out September 21st, Tell No One is the debut full-length by Washington, D.C.’s Bad Moves, recorded at Philadelphia's Headroom Studio by Joe Reinhart (Hop Along). Preorder here and watch a music video for the first single "Spirit FM" on Stereogum.

Spirit FM video directed by David Combs, Katie Park, and Ben Epstein for Baby Pony Food Productions.

Sharpening the themes of the band's 2016 self-titled EP, Tell No One is a power pop album whose 12 songs balance brashness and vulnerability, volume and tenderness. Collectively, the songs tell a story about self-discovery in childhood: exploring how intense emotional moments often arrive before we're old enough to understand them, and how those regrets and revelations ripple into adult life.

While the songs are personal, the arrangements are crafted to avoid centering any specific narrator. Instead, Bad Moves speaks in a collective voice, chanting in unison and swapping lead vocals between members. For the band, it's a way to get around the idea of a frontperson — but more than that, it highlights how even the most personal story can touch something universal

On Tell No One, those stories are often rooted in unease: New thoughts, desires and feelings come to light only to be quickly hidden away. The music, however, is far from moody: Bad Moves explores discomfort in the spirit of moving forward, creating a dialogue between past and present selves, all communicated via perfectly tuned power pop.

Bad Moves is Emma Cleveland, David Combs, Katie Park and Daoud Tyler-Ameen. Formed in 2015, the band has since toured the U.S. and U.K. alongside Jeff Rosenstock, Nana Grizol, The Spook School and Martha. The members also appeared as animated characters in a 2018 episode of the Cartoon Network series Craig of the Creek.

BAD MOVES ON TOUR

9.21 - Washington, DC *
9.22 - Brooklyn, NY *
9.23 - Philadelphia, PA *
10.12 - Richmond, VA +
10.13 - Athens, GA +
10.14 - Savannah, GA +
10.15 - Orlando, FL +
10.16 - Miami, FL +
10.17 - Tallahassee, FL +
10.18 - New Orleans, LA +^
10.19 - Birmingham, AL +^
10.20 - Nashville, TN +^
10.21 - Charlottesville, VA +

* w/ The Obsessives
+ w/ Nana Grizol
^ w/ Lee Bains III + The Glory Fires


Watch Izzy True's "Bobo" video via Grey Estates, "Sad Bad" out 8/8
Posted on July 24th, 2018


Out August 8th on Don Giovanni Records, SadBad is the second full-length by Izzy True.

SadBad is a record about death and getting dumped at the end of the world. The songs were mostly written in Chicago in an apartment on the 11th floor of a tall building that would eventually turn out to have bedbugs and to which True can no longer return because it is no longer rented by people they love.

That music was then carried back to upstate New York where it was subjected to TOTAL INSTRUMENTATION courtesy of the True’s dear friends and collaborators, Angela Devivo and Kyra Skye. SadBad was then further illuminated via guest appearances by Sheer Mag’s Kyle Seely and multi-instrumentalist Curt Oren. The record will be released digitally and also as a pack of stickers with a complimentary download code. Bless this mess.

Listen to Izzy True's "SadBad" via Post-Trash
Pre-order SadBad via Bandcamp

TRACKLIST

Bobo
SadBad
Grandma
Other Lover
Clover
Everyone Dumps Me
TV Cat
Funny Thing
How Dare You

IZZY TRUE ON TOUR

8.6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Secret Project Robot
8.8 - Baltimore, MD @ Joe's
8.9 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
8.10 - Charlotte, NC @ Oso Skatepark
8.11 - Athens, GA @ Athens Popfest
8.12 - Charlotte, NC @ Petra's
8.13 - Greensboro, NC @ On Pop of the World
8.14 - Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch
8.16 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
8.17 - Syracuse, NY @ The Vineyard (solo)
8.18 - Rochester, NY @ Grand Alliance (solo)


Izzy True announces new full-length "Sad Bad" out 8/3, hear title track via Post-Trash
Posted on July 13th, 2018

Out August 3rd on Don Giovanni Records, SadBad is the second full-length by Izzy True. Today, you can listen to the title track via Post-Trash.

Listen to Izzy True's "SadBad" via Post-Trash

It’s a record about death and getting dumped at the end of the world. The songs were mostly written in Chicago in an apartment on the 11th floor of a tall building that would eventually turn out to have bedbugs and to which True can no longer return because it is no longer rented by people they love.

That music was then carried back to upstate New York where it was subjected to TOTAL INSTRUMENTATION courtesy of the True’s dear friends and collaborators, Angela Devivo and Kyra Skye. SadBad was then further illuminated via guest appearances by Sheer Mag’s Kyle Seely and multi-instrumentalist Curt Oren. The record will be released digitally and also as a pack of stickers with a complimentary download code. Bless this mess.

Pre-order SadBad via Bandcamp

TRACKLIST

Bobo
SadBad
Grandma
Other Lover
Clover
Everyone Dumps Me
TV Cat
Funny Thing
How Dare You

IZZY TRUE ON TOUR

8.6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Secret Project Robot
8.8 - Baltimore, MD @ Joe's
8.9 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
8.10 - Charlotte, NC @ Oso Skatepark
8.11 - Athens, GA @ Athens Popfest
8.12 - Charlotte, NC @ Petra's
8.13 - Greensboro, NC @ On Pop of the World
8.14 - Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch
8.16 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
8.17 - Syracuse, NY @ The Vineyard (solo)
8.18 - Rochester, NY @ Grand Alliance (solo)


L7 release new video for "I Came Back To Bitch", new LP out now!
Posted on June 29th, 2018


Legendary pioneers of American grunge punk, L7 throw down menacing swagger against the powerful and greedy in their new single “I Came Back To Bitch” unleashed with a video directed by BHC's Joel Fernando today on Don Giovanni Records. Debuted with Rolling Stone today, this track follows their first single in 18 years “Dispatch from Mar-a-Lago” – a sardonic yet joyous middle finger of a track. The band is bringing their explosive live show back on the road this spring, announcing dates in Boston, Philadelphia + more today with additional cities to be announced soon!

L7 is Donita Sparks (Vocals, Guitar), Suzi Gardner (Lead Guitar), Jennifer Finch (Bass) and Dee Plakas (Drums). The formidable four-some’s original line-up came together for their new singles in the studio with producer Billy Bush at EastWest Studios in Hollywood.