We are SUPER stoked to announce that our partnership with beloved Chicago rockers, Blasted Diplomats, has reached fruition in the form of this long-awaited full-length LP! You may purchase the record at a special discounted preorder price NOW through Tuesday, November 5 (official release date)! Head on over to our webstore to nab a copy… these will begin shipping out the week of October 28!
TWO PREVIEW TRACKS from the album are up for the streamin’ at their Bandcamp page, RIGHT HERE!
Hot off the tails of their recent (and excellent) split 12″ with Chicago’s Pamphleteers, this record has been a long time in the making, and we can’t be happier with the end result. Self-described as “four friends who make an infernal racket,” Blasted Diplomats play feel-good rock’n'roll, drawing influence from Neil Young, Replacements, Husker Du, Springsteen, Archers of Loaf, Superchunk, Pavement, Grifters and beyond. Equal parts garagey r’n'r swagger, energetic classic rock, and the best of the beloved heyday of 90s indie/college rock… Blast ‘Mats are beer-drenched, noisey and FUN.
“Despite having a bar-band swagger as tight and as focused as anybody in town, they also make the kind of off-the-cuff, charismatic garage band racket that could only come from a close group of friends.” -Chicago Innerview
“Blasted Diplomats, whose members you may recognize from Reckless Records, Fast Product, or Alma Negra, play expansive, lusty rock with a hairy Crazy Horse/Long Ryders feel—just the thing for a nighttime road trip.“- Monika Kendrick, Chicago Reader
Blasted Diplomats have announced a record release show on Saturday, November 2 at Quencher’s, Chicago. More information forthcoming!
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In other news:
PINK FROST continue to kill it with the debut of their brand new VIDEO for the track “The Difference,” off the recent BLVD/Notes & Bolts LP “Sundowning!” Watch the video HERE, and read about it at Brooklyn Vegan AND Chicagoist! If you missed their incredible record release show a couple weeks ago, you’ll be able to check them out on Halloween at the Beat Kitchen!
DEN were in the news the other week as they’ve announced a slight line-up change, and we’ll be throwing up the preorder for their upcoming mammoth-of-an-album, “Exhausted,” very very soon. Hear the title track at their soundcloud page HERE!
FAKE LIMBS have announced their record release show at the Hideout on November 15! The BLVD LP will have a technical release date of early December, but a preorder will go up for the upcoming sophomore LP “Power of Patrician Upbringing” in due time.