Really excited to announce a brand new single from SUGDANIELS out now called "When I'm Gone" SugDaniels is a Delaware born, Philadelphia based, singer-songwriter and producer who is using the tools around her to capture the emotions of an era. Daniels’ work is as colorful, vulnerable, and charismatic as her personality. She thoughtfully combines elements of folk, R&B, and soul alternatives to create personal and tender music interlaced with messages of truth and positive change.
With fun flirty lyrics about yearning and burning for an unrequited love, ‘When I’m Gone’ is a catchy, cheeky, soulful track featuring sweet ukulele. A bossa nova beat provided by a Univox SR-55 drum machine straight out of the 70’s, a heart pounding synthy solo on a Prophet Synthesizer, and the playful yet passionate singing of Sug Daniels will have anyone ready to shoot their shot.
Catch Sug Daniels on tour including appearances at SXSW.
Lansing, Michigan's Rodeo Boys will release their new album on Don Giovanni on June 16th. Lead single "Sugar" out now everywhere.
“sticky, snarly hooks and big riffs”—Stereogum
"Their rural roots combine Southern twang and 90s grunge in a truly lonesome and ornery fashion. Pushing the boundaries of both genres with a punk spin utilizing catchy hooks and stand out guitar solos" —Punk Rock Theory
We are thrilled to announce that queer rock 'n roll band RODEO BOYS will release their new album and Don Giovanni Records debut Home Movies on June 16, 2023. Rodeo Boys' rural roots combine Southern twang and 90s grunge in true lonesome and ornery fashion.
Today, Rodeo Boys has released the album's lead single along with a must see music video for "Sugar" The track is available now across all streaming platforms and Bandcamp now, and the video can be seen HERE.
Home Movies is available to pre-order and pre-save HERE.
On their Don Giovanni debut Home Movies, Rodeo Boys are upping the ante. Their music owes as much to the twang of country as it does to the fuzz of grunge, and it’s a winning combination. Lead single “Sugar” sits somewhere between Bully and SPICE, a gritty slice of feedback-drenched rock ‘n’ roll that immediately makes it clear where Rodeo Boys’ passions lie–in loud, crunchy, catchy alt rock. “Dog Leg” plays out like a supersized take on classic rock, all roaring solos and guttural hooks, and epic closer “Tomboy Radio” is a proggy masterclass in dynamics. Home Movies hardly lets up all through its 40 minutes, the space folk of “Hail Mary” allowing a couple minutes to breathe, but it all seems to zip by. Vocalist Tiff Hannay says Rodeo Boys’ goal as a queer blue-collar band is “to give a voice to young queer people in small towns,” and what a powerful voice it is.
Catch Rodeo Boys on tour including appearances at SXSW.
3/11 Iowa city, IA (Gabe’s) 3/12 Omaha, NE (The Sydney) 3/13 Lawrence, KS (Replay) 3/14 Topeka, KS (Boobie Trap) 3/16 SXSW - Don Giovanni Records Showcase 3/17 SXSW 3/19 Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade) 3/22 Nashville (TBD) 3/3 Louisville, KY (Portal at fifteen twelve) 3/24 Newport, KY (The SouthGate House Revival) 3/25 Cleveland, OH (The Little Rose Tavern)
Beyond thrilled to announce the upcoming 55th anniversary super deluxe reissue of The Holy Modal Rounders psychedelic masterpiece Indian War Whoop. What started as a psych-folk duo, led by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber, had picked up actor/playwright Sam Shepard, Lee Crabtree and Antonia to form a band and record original music for the first time. In addition to their originals, they continued reimagining lost hits from the Harry Smith Anthology and future hits from their contemporaries and future collaborators like Michael Hurley, through the fueled lens of psychedelia–a word first put into print by The Holy Modal Rounders just one year earlier.
The 55th anniversary edition includes fully restored art, a new essay by Jesse Jarnow (Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America, Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America) along with brand new historic track-by-track liner notes by Peter Stampfel. The album itself was remastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell. In addition, the deluxe edition includes a remastered version of Live In 1965 –the only surviving recording of the original lineup of the band–on vinyl for the first time.
The 55th Anniversary album will be released Friday, March 5th and orders from the label can be bundled with a new book by Peter Stampfel including two essays on Steve Weber and all of the articles he wrote for the Boston Broadside.
Indian War Whoop - 55th Anniversary Edition is available for pre-order now HERE.
Desire Pathway is available for pre-order now HERE.
Once you start looking for them, you’ll see desire paths everywhere. In parks and driveways, parking lots and apartment complexes, in front of corner stores, libraries, schools and offices.
“Maybe there was one in your neighborhood growing up, a corner where everyone decided it took too long to go around, so they made their own pathway to cut through,” says Marissa Paternoster, singer and guitarist of Screaming Females. “There’s this cool unsaid group consciousness that comes together where everyone decides, this is the right way to go.”
Now a band for half the lifetime of its members, Screaming Females have long been pounding out their own desire path. Formed in 2005 in New Brunswick, NJ, the trio has consistently created a hearty, surprising mix of indie-, alt-, punk- and stoner-rock, all with their original line-up of Paternoster, “King Mike” Mike Abbate (bass) and Jarrett Dougherty (drums).
To be released on February 17th via Don Giovanni Records, Desire Pathway was recorded at Minnesota’s Pachyderm Studios (where Nirvana recorded In Utero) and produced by Matt Bayles (Foxing, Pearl Jam, Mastodon). Bright and full, the album captures the band at a time when nothing was certain other than their abiding desire to make music together.
Desire Pathwayopens with the Sabbathy hypnotism of lead single “Brass Bell” which is streaming everywhere now. Following a swelling haze of synth, feedback shrieks, martial snares advance, and the band explodes into a bracing groove. Soon, Paternoster makes the cryptic announcement: “I have flown us to the moon,” and we’re off. The song has the effect of clearing one haze and replacing it with another, much heavier one.
Paternoster, who was named one of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time by SPIN Magazine, explains of the single: “'Brass Bell” is a song about surrendering your autonomy to something so overwhelmingly powerful you willingly relinquish your ambitions and self-worth. My intention was to draw an interesting dichotomy between the muscular nature of the song and the rather bleak, worried lyrics.” Compared with their previous record (2018’s expansive All At Once), Desire Pathway feels refreshed and direct. “Beyond the Void” may gather gloomily, but it quickly releases into its jangly, memorable chorus. “Mourning Dove” successfully channels the Pixies into a tight, driving power-pop song that passionately declares “my love for you is too strong to hide.”
Now 18 years and eight albums in, Screaming Females are still making their own path in the world, still touring DIY and releasing music without compromise. The route might cut a little off the main road, but you’ll quickly see there’s a reason they’re on it. You just might like where it leads you.
Around the February 17th release of Desire Pathway, Screaming Females will host their annual Garden Party Festival at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ with a lineup including Armand Hammer, Laura Stevenson, Catbite, Nina Nastasia, Gel, Paisley Fields, Sug Daniels, Truth Cult and more. Tickets for the two day festival are available now HERE.
Screaming Females will embark on a worldwide tour through spring and summer 2023 in support of the album. All tour dates are below, and tickets can be purchased at screamingfemales.com.
USA TOUR SCREAMING FEMALES + GENERACION SUICIDA
w/ Heavy Comforter Wed. 3/29 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall Thu. 3/30 W Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern Fri. 3/31 Atlanta, GA The Earl Sat. 4/1 New Orleans, LA Siberia Sun. 4/2 Houston, TX The End Mon. 4/3 Austin, TX The Ballroom Tue. 4/4 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
w/ Smirk Thu. 4/6 San Diego, CA Casbah Fri. 4/7 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom Sat. 4/8 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill Mon. 4/10 Portland, OR Dante's Tue. 4/11 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Wed. 4/12 Seattle, WA Madame Lous Thu. 4/13 Boise, ID The Shredder Fri. 4/14 Salt Lake City, UT Beehive Sat. 4/15 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
w/ The Mimes Sun. 4/16 Omaha, NE Reverb Lounge Tue. 4/18 St Paul, MN Turf Club Wed. 4/19 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge Thu. 4/20 Hamtramck, MI Sanctuary Fri. 4/21 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups Sat. 4/22 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Sun. 4/23 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
EU/UK TOUR Jun 05 - Cologne, DE - Bumann & SOHN Jun 06 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain Jun 07 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang (Goldener Salon) Jun 08 - Groningen, NL - VERA Jun 09 - Brussels, BE - Botanique (Rotonde) Jun 10 - Paris, FR - Supersonic Jun 12 - Brighton, UK - Hope & Ruin Jun 13 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade Jun 14 - London, UK - Oslo Jun 15 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club Jun 16 - Glasgow, UK - Nice N Sleazy Jun 17 - Manchester, UK - YES