OUT NOW!!! Tweak Bird "Greens/ Weird Oasis" 45rpm 7" single
So very stoked to be working with the bird brothers again. These two songs will be featured on there upcoming LP which Let's Pretend Records will also be releasing. The B-side "Weird Oasis" will an altnate version on the full length which is way this record is a must have. Super limited to only 300 copies on black vinyl with black sleeves and glue pocket covers.
On another awesome note we just sold out of Nervosas LPs and Tapes. This repress with be out just in time for the new year. Also sold out of Purple 7 LPs and Tapes, Pretty Pretty Tapes (repress on its way!), Direct Hit/ Braver split 7''s, Dead Moon tribute 7"s. Let's Pretend had a great year. Thanks to everyone who showed there support!
Finally the Vacation "Candy Waves" LP and TAPE are done! This record is beautiful packaged with matte finish on the covers, black sleeves, and a great insert. All 500 copies are on clear vinyl. Also out now is a Bloomington favorite of mine Pleasure Blade "Gang Stalkers" TAPE and Basement Hop "What it ain't" TAPE (Greg and Chris from the Door-keys! also members of Landlord and Purple 7) If y'all wanna stream awesome Basement Hop style, Bloomington tunes go to basementpop.bandcamp.com.
After a lot of hard work the debut Nervosas s/t album is done. This dark neurotic punk rock trio from Columbus, OH brings you 18 songs on a 3-sided double LP w/ a sick screen print on the D side. It also includes a double sided screen printed insert. Pick one up here or grab one on their tour with Vacation. Also just got the new Vacation "Candy Waves" tapes in!! The pre-order for the LP should be up in about a week or so and the LP's should be done in about 3-4 weeks. If you're in a hurry to hear the jams, the wonderful Don Giovanni Records just released the CD and iTunes. The LP will definitely be worth the wait.
The new Full Sun "Stay Awake" 7''s are here! Just in time for tour with Erin Tobey. Full Sun is a solo project brought to you by Jeff Grant from Pink Razors. Playing energetic fuzzy pop hits. This record is limited to 200 copies all of which are on clear vinyl! Check out tour dates below!!)
FULL SUN & ERIN TOBEY MAY TOUR
Coming soon to a southern/southern-east coast city near you.
THURS, MAY 16 - Chattanooga, TN @ TBA
SUN, MAY 19 - Sarasota, FL @ TBA
MON, MAY 20 - Deleon Springs, FL @ Surf 13 Barn
TUES, MAY 21 - Gainesville, FL @ The Backyard
WED, MAY 22 - St. Augustine, FL @ Nobby's
THURS, MAY 23 - Durham/Chapel HIll, NC? HELP!
FRI, MAY 24 - Richmond, VA @ TBA
SAT, MAY 25 - Washington, DC? HELP!
SUN, MAY 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
Also check out are other new release by Treasure Fleet (members of Arrivals, Lawrence Arms, and Sass Dragons), Dead Beach from Bloomington, IN, Allvaret from Sweden (members of Vanna Inget), Cool Mutants (members of Be My Doppleganger), and You Block Head (members of New Creases. Tight Bro, and Vacation)!!
Two new tapes out! Vanna Inget "allvar" TAPE (LP is available on 1234 GO Records and P-Trash Records) Vanna Inget is a amazing band from Sweden with beautiful melodies and punk rock style. They are on a U.S. tour now so check out the dates below and catch them if you can. Killer stuff! The second tape, which I'm very please to present it Treasure Fleet "Future Ways" (LP is available on Recess Records). This is highly recommended to all music lovers and the best shit to come out of Chicago in a long time.
VANNA INGET'S U.S. TOUR DATES:
1/4 Milwaukee - Ground Zero
1/5 Chicago - Ian's Party, Quenchers
1/6 Detroit - Garden Bowl
1/7 Pittsburgh - Gooski's
1/8 Bloomington - 700 Club
1/9 St. Louis - Blank Space
1/10 Carbondale - PK's Bar
1/11 New Orleans - Askapunk House
1/12 Houston - House of Creeps
1/13 Austin - 1810
1/14 Denton - Rubber Gloves
1/15 Oklahoma City - Granny's Baazar
1/16 Kansas City - Badhaus
1/17 Minneapolis - Hexagon Bar
The New Purple Seven LP EP is out now! This record is truly a collection piece with its awesome art work and purple, black swirl wax job. Also, the best part is that it's a one-sided record with an etching on the B-side. If you live in Bloomington, come out to the release show over at Magnetic South on Thursday, October 4th. If you don't live in Bloomington, check out the tour dates below! If you're lucky, they will be coming to you. Purple 7 is an incredible band and releasing this record was a huge pleasure!
OCTOBER 4TH - BLOOMINGTON, IN at MAGNETIC SOUTH w/ Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, and the Sands
5TH - CHICAGO at TOWNSHIP (2200 - 2202 N. California Ave) w/ Lenguas Largas and Treasure Fleet
6TH - MINNEAPOLIS at THE PLEX w/ Lenguas Largas and Treasure Fleet
7TH - DULUTH at THE ROUNDUP BAR (415 E 4TH St, Duluth, MN) w/ Serenghetto, Hard Feelings, and Low Forms
8TH - MILWAUKEE at GROUND ZERO w/ Rich People, Borderline Human, and Night Animals
9th - DETROIT
10TH - ATHENS, OH at BENDER’S BAR
11TH - COLUMBUS at CARABAR (115 Parsons Avenue)
12TH - DAYTON at ABERPLEX (1944 S. Smithville) w/ Shut Up, Pretty Pretty, and Pilots
13th - CINCINNATI at MOTR BAR (1345 Main Street) w/ Vacation
Hey everyone! It's been a while since a new update, things have been crazy here. Finally got this new website up and running. I would like to thank Evan Wolf for the killer artwork. Also, there are a bunch of new tapes out that got released in the last couple of months. Tapes from: Vacation, Purple Seven (members of Landlord and Hot New Mexicans), Humans, Cool Mutants (members of Be My Doppelganger), Tight Bros, Dead Beach, Braver (members of Lair Birds), Nervosas, Technicolor Teeth (members of Tenement), and Beaker (members of Pink Houses and Traveling). The new releases do not stop there: The debut 7", "Amazing Blaze", from Chicago's Rad Payoff is out and fucking awesome as hell. This band is constructed of some of the finest people known to punk rockers, with members of the Sass Dragons, Treasure Fleet, and Lip Reader.
Vacation's 7'' single "Candy Waves" and new Tape "Kirby Sessions" will be released here in Bloomington, IN on September 21st at the 700 Club House. Both new releases are in support for there upcoming album "CANDY WAVES". Hopefully this LP, CD, and TAPE will be released by the beginning of 2013. Pretty exciting stuff! Also, the s/t Vacation LP is on its 2nd pressing of 360 copies on solid bright red colored vinyl!
Bloomington! Two sick shows coming up in the next couple of weeks. The Beaker, Dead Dog , Dead Beach, Pleasure Blade show will be a tape release party for two Bloomington bands Beaker and Dead Beach. So come out and buy some tapes.
Sometime next week the long awaited Wild Assumptions "Wandering Sailor" 7''(Megan from Street Eaters) will be available(300 pressed on sea green wax). Four new tapes will be out too. Braver "Stay Busy" full length tape (Minneapolis, Minnesota pop punk), Nervosas full length tape (Columbus, Oh punks members of New Creases and Gamma Kids), Dead Beach "demo" tape (new BLOOMINGTON band), and Beaker s/t full length tape(Bloomington, IN). Get Stoked!
Hey Bloomington, IN come out to Dylan Sizemore's' tape release show w/ BIG EYES! The show is at The Big Blue House (610 south Henderson).
Big News Baby! Parlor's "Life Stays Great" four song 7" is out now, just in time for their East Coast Tour. Go to parlorband.blogspot.comto get the dates. This 45 is a real masterpiece. From the crazy, technical, energetic sound to the beautiful artwork. This is for everyone.
Both Dead Dog albums are now on their second pressing, 100 tapes each! Dead Dog "Don't Touch Me" has a new layout, with lime green tapes. They are getting ready to go on a month long tour in May 2012. So, keep a look out.
New-ish Records Out
Peter Stubb split w/Nocturnal Feeding 7". By far the weirdest record Let's Pretend has ever had the pleasure of putting out. Stubb brings pop beats, death metal grunts, and punk speed. WTF! Six songs in seven minutes. Nocturnal Feeding is overwhelmingly drug induced, acoustic soul.
Landlord "No Matter Where You Live" LP. This is Landlord's first recording ever, finally released on wax. The classic album has been brought to life. The covers on this record are beautiful. All 300 hand painted, stenciled, and screen printed. Each one is unique!
Tenement split w/ Cheeky 7". Everyone knows Tenement is the cat's pajamas, but Cheeky has got to be one of the best punk bands heard/seen in the last ten years. So stoked to have put out their last two songs. R.I.P. (Check out Kate's newer band, Big Eyes, and Brian's band, Big Soda.) Only 400 of these pressed and will not be repressed. No Breaks is sold out and Let's Pretend only has 50-ish left!
Shang-A-Lang "Waiting For The End" 7". Seven labels were happy to give this band their proper retirement record. R.I.P. dudes. (Only have 50 left!)
In the next month, there will be new releases from: - Wild Assumptions "Wandering Sailor" 7" - Dylan Sizemore "Cashed" TAPE - Nervosas TAPE - Technicolor Teeth "teenage pagans" TAPE
It has been a while coming, but the new Vacation LP is finished and will ship out around September 16. Pre-order it now because we bet this one will go fast. The fastest.
Also up for pre-orders is the Kicking Spit EP (pressed on tape). Psychedelic swap rock from Brooklyn, NY. AND ready to ship is the first Dead Dog album pressed on tape!! AND! The Dethwarrant full length tape (members of Sass Dragons and Brickfight). Some goofy ass shit.
Killer show here in bloomington on June 25th, Saturday. If you're close to bloomington or will already be here for plan-it-x fest swing by. 624 south washington street. saturday night from 8:00p.m.-2:00a.m. Awesome bands, beer, and bud!! I'll have a big distro set up. So come with your pockets full of coin!
'm about out of stock of the first half of the 2009 "the future is soon!!!" LPs w/ the hand-made covers. But both labels were too lazy to make any more of those spray painted and screened covers so Stewart over at no breaks whipped up some art for the rest of the pressing. Shit looks great. Since i still have about 10 copies left of the old cover, just let me know which cover is wanted when an order is placed.
Check it out! Four brand new tapes out. All pressed pro as a mutha and limited as shit. so get 'em while i got them. The new crease demo tape it just a repress but with new packaging. And in about two week i will have the new Rad Payoff demo tapes! (split released w/ dead broke rekerds) Rad Payoff is mike and jason from the sass dragons, Ryan from Das Kapital, and John from Bust and Brickfight! Really awesome stuff, for sure picking up where the sass Dragons left off. each label will only have 80 copies so be sure to pick one up cause it wont be repressed.
The new 4 song 7'' ep is now out, if you are able to catch them on this week's tour with Japanther!! the record will be available online as soon as the co-releaser, side jar records, gets their copies, which should be sometime at the end of this week. The first 35 orders from either label will get the record on transparent orange vinyl. Check out the tour dates!
nov. 29- cleveland, oh @ Grog Shop w/ The Fucking Cops, Two Hand Fools
nov. 30- columbus, oh @ Skylab w/ Human Beast, Pheramones, Ginger Fetus
dec. 1- yellow springs, oh @ Dan and Kathryn's Apartment
dec. 2- bloomington, in @ Rhino's w/ Al Scorch
dec. 3- chicago, il @ Subterranean w/ The Arrivals
dec. 4- indianapolis, in @ the Dojo
The new 8 song Dead Dog LP and Tape is out now. Get it from them on the upcoming November tour or buy it here! The first 80 records sold will be on clear vinyl!
(580 records pressed, 130 on clear and 450 on black wax)
(100 pressed tapes with 2 color screen printed o-card cover!)
Nov 14- Bloomington IN
Nov 15- Chicago IL, at Crown Liquors
Nov 16- ?
Nov 17- Kent OH
Nov 18- Columbus OH
Nov 19- Berea KY, with Vacation
Nov 20- ?
Nov 21- Chattanooga TN
NEW CREASES DEMO TAPE OUT NOW!
Get them while you can. i already only have 35 left and i dont know if it will get repressed.
ALSO OUT NOW
SHANGHAI RIVER ''Binary Code Will Enslave All of Humankind''
10 song album (all songs written by ben snakepit. this record rules!)
Reaction "We Have Nothing to Lose but Boredom" 10"
(for fans of that old school weirdo sound out of the bay area. this gem has Wade Driver from 50 million. Don't think I need to say anymore. Pick this one up!)
out now! trainwreck riders/ pine hill haints split 7''. this is a really cool record with hand screen covers on a thick brown or white cardboard, brown paper slips, and the first 70 people who order will get it on clear wax. when you hold it you will see it really is a pice of art.
The tweak bird it burns split 7'' is out now! buy it here or catch tweak on tour and get it from them. go to their myspace to check out dates. www.myspace.com/tweakbird
if you like weed and heavy ass biker tunes this one is for you!
We should have the trainwreck riders / pine hill haints split 7'' out by the end of the week. trainwreck riders will be on tour in support of the 7''. so if your on the west coast try and catch this awesome band! (www.myspace.com/thetrainwreckriders)!!!!!!!!!!
so GOD DAMN! i just got my hands on a mix of the new sass dragons album. for people who care about this, start getting ants in your pants cause it fucking rules! 16 tracks of pure gold will be released on vinyl here at let's pretend records. the cd version will be released on johann's face records! oh yeah and it's called "new kids on the bong"! fuck yeah.
we have four new releases out that i'm very stoked on!
new creases/it good "make up your mind" split 7"
wide angles s/t 7"
cruddy s/t 7"
nocturnal feeding "some terrestrial device" TAPE!
it will be about 2 weeks for the TWEAK BRIRD / IT BURNS SPLIT 7''
and 3 weeks for the TRAINWRECK RIDERS / PINE HILL HAINTS SPLIT 7''
2009 "The Future is Soon" Full Length L.P.
Jordan from 2009 and Rock Paper Stupid have a new band from NY called It Good. This shit is also fucking tight. They have a debut 7" split with New Creases (Columbus, OH) coming out in a matter of weeks. This split is also a split label with No Breaks Records.
kapow! finally ya'll can order your favorite punk records...on the internet! this is crazy! you can check out all the bands on Let's Pretend Records and keep up to date with all the fresh punk news. our punk news is so fresh. so be on the lookout.....by the end of this week we will have two new records out.
Pony Boy "Sexual Assault Rifle" Full Length L.P.
Al Scorch "This Lonesome World" 4-song 7"