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OUT NOW: Drinking Mercury / The Soods


5 new songs apiece from one of the longest serving GTG bands and the newest GTG band! Drinking Mercury recorded something like 17 songs at a cabin in Bitely, MI over the course of a couple trips in the last year and this split has the first batch of tunes to be released from these sessions. In addition to the advance single “The Market” the remaining four songs feature all of the group’s songwriters as well as a new arrangement of a traditional song. The rest of the songs from the cabin sessions will be out later this year! The Soods debuted earlier this year with some low-key releases but are now taking off in a big way with this release, featuring a who’s who of Grand Rapids musical talent. Members of longtime outfits Elroy Meltzer, Lazy Genius, The Howlers, and more are featured throughout and the result is a shimmery, tightly arranged batch of indie pop songs with an economy that would make Bob Pollard proud. Check out the album on our bandcamp page, stream it on Spotify, order a CD from our store… have at it!

Video Release: Drinking Mercury – The Market

Check it out! The video for Drinking Mercury’s new single “The Market” from the forthcoming split album with The Soods. The release party AND release date for the split is this Friday, 9/20! 5 new songs apiece from both of these acts, and you can catch ’em live at The Intersection in Grand Rapids to celebrate the release!
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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!

Recess Ops!

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Just a friendly reminder that our vinyl releases are distributed worldwide by Recess Ops. You can often find our stuff there for a great price and everyone reading this should send the page to the buyer at their local record store. Recess Ops was started by lifelong independent music champion Todd Congelliere (Toys That Kill, FYP, Recess Records, etc etc) and we’re very proud to be partners with them. Many other great labels like Dirt Cult, It’s Alive, Rad Girlfriend and, of course, Recess, are distributed by Recess OPs – definitely company that we’re proud to keep!

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!

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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Bermuda Snohawk 2018 out 12/21!

UPDATE: THE COMP IS LIVE

The latest iteration of our long-running holiday compilation/nonsense melee/friend party with Bermuda Mohawk is out this Friday 12/21! Check out this great article about the compilation that Carol Thompson wrote for the Lansing State Journal!

This year’s comp features new tracks from Flatfoot, Erotic Novels, CrookedSound, Isaac Vander Schuur, The Plurals, Matt Waterman, Disappointed Dad, Tigershark Don’t Quit, Sleeping Timmy, Scary Women, Jeremy Porter, Cavalcade, Dale J Gordon, Weltschmerz, Blaine and His Keyboard, the Ryne Experience, and Smashing Blumkins alongside new artists and side projects, totaling to 24 songs. Things go live on Friday – and there’s also a release party at The Avenue Cafe where limited hard copies will be available and some of the bands will play their Snohawk songs from over the years. Punks With Lunch donations too! SEASON! TIS!
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