Category Archives: Album

Harborcoat “Brutal Gravity” OUT NOW

The debut album from Harborcoat is officially out today! Check it out below, and make sure to put GTG Fest on your calendars – Oct 11, 12, and 13, cuz that’s your next chance to see this group live. Let the GTG autumn begin!

Harborcoat – “Brutal Gravity” Release Party 8/24

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Harborcoat, the latest project from Matthew Carlson (The Stick Arounds, Pantones, et al) will be releasing their debut album this fall and are having a CD release party at The Avenue Cafe on August 24! The debut album, Brutal Gravity, is a 12 song “exploration [of] the quiet desperation, darkness, and inertia that can lie underneath the veneer of the oft-romanticized life in small-town/rural America” and features contributions from, among others, Carlson’s Stick Arounds bandmates and The Hat Madder’s Isaac Vander Schuur. Isaac’s mitts are actually all over this record as he engineered and produced it and you can feel a little bit of that Hat Madder grime throughout, which is welcome to the ears while the Hat Madder are on hiatus. In addition to scratching all kinds of GTG friend itches, the record basks nicely in the tradition of REM, Big Star, Guided By Voices, et al. Basically, it’s another Midwest-weirdo-pop classic from GTG! Check out the video for lead track “Missing On The 4th of July” below:

Get your CDs early at the album release show and stay tuned to the band’s socials for info on both the wider release AND a limited edition vinyl release. GTG124!
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2019 – So Far

Halfway through the year, this is what we’ve got:

Cavalcade – Sonic Euthanasia. A sludgy masterpiece from our favorite experimental metal friends.

The Plurals – Mumblebee. Volume one of GTG noisy-poppy-ceiling-punchers’ “BEES” album series!

Robot (Re)pair – End Transmissions. Wry, catchy, spicy garagey pop-punk from our lovely Arizonan artificial “intelligent” pals.

Jeremy Porter – 1987. The best Detroit powerpopper in the land gets his acoustic side out there for all to bask in.

For The Record Showcase Volume 1. Both a celebration of Sleeping Timmy & Ryne Clarke’s radio show and a new compilation with tons of new and previously unreleased music from Michigan and beyond.

Plenty more to come in the second half of 2019!

Robot (Re)Pair – End Transmissions OUT NOW

Expanding the GTG family and the so-far-excellent 2019 catalog, we welcome the debut full-length album from Phoenix, AZ’s Robot (Re)pair. This is a diverse collection of songs echoing the different sounds of southwest punk rock – anyone familiar with Toys That Kill, Shang A Lang, Low Culture and band forebear Rumspringer, to name but a few, will find plenty to love here. GTG’s relationship with these guys goes back nearly a decade now when The Plurals played Way Out West Fest with Rumspringer and over the years we’ve shared the stage with Robot (Re)pair on multiple occasions in Arizona, California, and even Mexico. Welcome our favorite southwest flavor, get the CD from us, and check out the vinyl from Night Animal, Catnap, Starcleaner and Rad Girlfriend Records too!

The Plurals – Mumblebee OUT NOW

5 new songs from The Plurals, the first of a series of EPs that will form their next album, BEES. Buzz buzz buzz!

The Plurals – Mumblebee Release Party!

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The Plurals are releasing a new EP TOMORROW May 4th at The Robin Theatre in Lansing. This show is all ages and local friends and favorites Flatfoot are opening the show. There’s a track premier at The Bad Copy, a blurb at the City Pulse, and an interview with the Palm Reader that go into greater detail but basically, this is some new Plurals stuff and it’s gonna be our last show for a bit but we’ll have another EP out later this summer. Holy smokes!

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Cavalcade – Sonic Euthanasia OUT 5/3

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GTG’s history with Michigan experimental band Cavalcade stretches back to pretty much the very beginning of the label. The main players of our friend label Bermuda Mohawk Productions are at the core of the band, and they’ve been consistently cranking out honest-to-goodness unique music since the mid-2000s that everyone at GTG has had the pleasure to witness. Along the way they’ve done tribute performances to the Donnie Darko soundtrack, had a bizarre stint as an artist on Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records that included a stint touring as opener for Down, many US tours, and an appearance on nearly every Bermuda Snohawk compilation, but they’ve yet to actual partner with GTG for a release. That all changes on May 3rd when their 5th album Sonic Euthanasia hits the ear-holes of the world. These guys keep getting better and better – the guitars are sludgier, the sound effects are more head-spinnning than ever, the spacey moments are more far-out… basically this album totally delivers the goods. Check out “Here and Now” below and click on the player to pre-order the album at their bandcamp. They’ve also got an insane release party at Mac’s Bar in Lansing on May 3rd so we’ll see ya there! Welcome to the family, at long last, Cavalcade!


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