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SUPERCRUSH Releases Technicolor-Drenched New Video for "Be Kind To Me"
Posted on September 22nd, 2020

After announcing that their first ever LP SODO Pop will be out October 9th via Don Giovanni Records, and releasing the album's debut single "On The Telephone," Seattle power-trio Supercrush have just released a video for their new single "Be Kind To Me." The video is laden with Technicolor imagery evoking the late 70's and early 80's, including Crush soda, ATARI, and a View-Master through which the entire video is seen in split-screen.

The members of the band are primarily known for their work in the hardcore, punk and metal scenes, but Supercrush was a project formed with the intention of exploring the song-craft of sugary power pop.

In "Be Kind To Me" Supercrush aren’t asking for the world, they’re simply requesting a little kindness. It’s a fun, up-tempo number that deftly combines elements of high energy rock ’n roll with sugary sweet pop earnestness, and perhaps just a touch of sarcasm in the “oh wow’’s. With over the top hooks, a pepped up drum performance that tips it’s hat to Moon the Loon, singable bass lines that walk all over the fretboard, and a snappy chorus replete with hand claps and lovely staccato 12-string guitar accents Supercrush have found the catchiest way possible to implore you to treat them right.

Recorded at various studios in Seattle by Supercrush bass player Phil Jones (who also plays guitar and engineers Shook Ones, and has engineered albums for Self Defense Family and Ceremony) and long time collaborator Jackson Long (BOAT, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco), the sessions then travelled cross country to Massachusetts to be mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, The Pixies) before returning home to be mastered by Ed Brooks (REM, The Posies, Juliana Hatfield). The sonic results demonstrate the type of attention to detail that comes only from countless years of combined experience and devotion to the craft of making great records.


What began as an occasional recording project designed to allow Mark Palm to indulge his pop sensibility through a series of two-song singles, Supercrush developed into a fully functioning band with countless live shows and many tours under its belt. Although best known for playing in a long lineage of hardcore, punk, and metal groups, Palm began exploring softer sounds in the late aughts as one of the primary songwriters of San Francisco shoegazers Modern Charms before adopting the Supercrush moniker as a vehicle for his pursuit of powerpop pre-eminence.

Pre-order and Pre-save SODO Pop


Teenage Halloween Release New Single "SWEAT" Debut LP Out Friday
Posted on September 15th, 2020

New Jersey Power-pop queer-punk band Teenage Halloween have released the third and final single for their upcoming Don Giovanni self-titled debut LP, titled "Sweat."

The band previously released singles "Holes", and "Stationary" which Paste Magazine called "... an explosive pop-punk anthem." The song ended up on several Best Songs Of July lists, including BrooklynVegan, Paste Magazine, and The Alternative.

“Sweat” is sort of a coming to terms song about loving someone so much that you don’t want them to live in a world filled with hate and oppressive forces and navigates how to help the people you love through their daily struggles. It’s also a song about taking the world on each day with full force


Predominantly a queer-identifying band, the songs on the album reflect that experience holistically with lyrics that grapple with vulnerability, community, extreme existentialism, mental illness, and gender euphoria. The album maintains constant energy, and that energy also celebrates the bravery of being a queer band. Further, the songs speak in narratives, making sure people are held accountable for their actions and in the same vein, given the opportunity to communicate that self-reflection.

The self-titled debut album Teenage Halloween was recorded by Evan Bernard in Big Mama’s Recording Studio and will be released this Friday by Don Giovanni Records.

Pre order / pre-save: http://dongiovanni.co/teenagehalloween



Teenage Halloween Release New Single "HOLES" Debut LP Out Sept. 18
Posted on August 25th, 2020

Power-pop queer-punk band Teenage Halloween have released the second single for their upcoming Don Giovanni self-titled debut LP, titled "Holes."

Last month the band released lead single "Stationary" which Paste Magazine called "... an explosive pop-punk anthem." The song ended up on several Best Songs Of July lists, including BrooklynVegan, Paste Magazine, and The Alternative.

“Holes” is a punk staple fastened with energetic dance-like melodies that carries the narrative of a closeted queer person growing up in familiar spaces. They’re constantly reminded of the need to suppress certain parts of themselves in order to survive. It’s about falling deep into personal hardships, trying diligently to justify and validate them to come out stronger but recognizing a reality where it’s safer not to do so.

Predominantly a queer-identifying band, the songs on the album reflect that experience holistically with lyrics that grapple with vulnerability, community, extreme existentialism, mental illness, and gender euphoria. The album maintains constant energy, and that energy also celebrates the bravery of being a queer band. Further, the songs speak in narratives, making sure people are held accountable for their actions and in the same vein, given the opportunity to communicate that self-reflection.

The self-titled debut album Teenage Halloween was recorded by Evan Bernard in Big Mama’s Recording Studio and will be released by Don Giovanni Records on September 18, 2020.


Along with the single, Big Spoon Little Spoon Naturals, a soap maker based in Asbury Park NJ, has created a limited edition pumpkin pie Teenage Halloween soap, handmade of all natural and vegan ingredients. Each purchase of the soap comes with a digital download of ‘Holes.’




SUPERCRUSH Announces Debut LP: SODO Pop Premieres Video For Lead Single "On The Telephone"
Posted on August 17th, 2020

After numerous 7" singles and EPs, Seattle alternative band Supercrush have announced their debut full-length LP titled SODO Pop will be released on October 9th via Don Giovanni Records. The members of the band are primarily known for their work in the hardcore, punk and metal scenes, having previously been in The Shook Ones, Ceremony, Self Defense Family and Modern Charms, but Supercrush was a project formed with the intention of exploring the song-craft of sugary power pop preeminence.

Today they're releasing the Official Music Video for lead single, "On The Telephone".

photo by Brandynn Leigh

What began as an occasional recording project designed to allow Mark Palm to indulge his pop sensibility through a series of two-song singles, Supercrush developed into a fully functioning band with countless live shows and many tours under its belt. Although best known for playing in a long lineage of hardcore, punk, and metal groups, Palm began exploring softer sounds in the late aughts as one of the primary songwriters of San Francisco shoegazers Modern Charms before adopting the Supercrush moniker as a vehicle for his pursuit of powerpop pre-eminence.

Recorded at various studios in Seattle by Supercrush bass player Phil Jones (Shook Ones, Self Defense Family, Ceremony) and long time collaborator Jackson Long (BOAT, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco), the sessions then travelled cross country to Massachusetts to be mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, The Pixies) before returning home to be mastered by Ed Brooks (REM, The Posies, Juliana Hatfield). The sonic results demonstrate the type of attention to detail that comes only from countless years of combined experience and devotion to the craft of making great records.



The Paisley Show: New Variety Series from PAISLEY FIELDS Debuts with Guest LAVENDER COUNTRY
Posted on August 13th, 2020

After releasing his acclaimed full-length album Electric Park Ballroom earlier this summer, and a performance from the legendary Stonewall Inn to celebrate Pride Month, Paisley Fields has kept busy in quarantine producing a new variety series The Paisley Show. In the spirit of great country variety shows of yore such as the Grand Ole Opry, Porter Wagoner Show, and the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Don Giovanni is releasing the premiere episode today, which features special guest foundational queer-country artist Lavender Country.

The episode can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/EHZ21pZdygE


Regarding the inspiration to create a variety show mid-quarantine, Paisley had this to say: "I was talking with a friend about touring, and what we can do until it comes back. He suggested some sort of weekly series to stay connected with my audience and community. I've always loved variety shows, and there is a rich history of variety shows in country music. I grew up watching and performing in them every year at my school. The idea of creating The Paisley Show got me enthused, so I knew it was the right thing to do. On each episode I'll be inviting friends I've met along the way to share their talents and stories. Future episodes will feature; Willie Huston, a permaculture farmer and banjo player, Kazunari Abe, a shino-bue player I toured Japan with, Scarlet Envy, season 11 contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race, country artists Jason Hawk Harris, Mya Byrne, & Karen Pittleman, comedian Amanda Van Nostrand, chef Deena Jacobs and more. For the month of October we are planning to do a series of horror themed shows with murder ballads and spooky skits leading up to Halloween."


Anna Fox Rochinski - Cherry Out March 26
Posted on January 26th, 2021