This past Monday, Get Hip’s own Gregg Kostelich (The Cynics) and Barbara Garcia-Bernardo dropped in on Radio 3 Spain’s El sotano program to spin Get Hip singles new and old and discuss the future of Pittsburgh’s premier Garage imprint.
Click here to stream the broadcast, including choice cuts from Get Hip release from The Maggie’s Marshmallows, Pow Wows, The Baron Four, Nervebreakers, and more!
Your friends at GET HIP RECORDINGS & DISTRIBUTION would like to thank you for your patronage, support, and attention throughout 2015 and wish you a happy, healthy new year!
2015 was a great one for Get Hip, seeing the launch of our newly renovated webstore and B2B service, plus a handful of stellar GET HIP • GET ART concerts featuring Sonny Vincent, Sikes & The New Violence, White Mystery, The Ugly Beats, and Blue Ash’s Frank Secich & Jim Kendzor.
2015 also featured the release of two exceptional LP’s:
Plus several unmissable entries in our Singles Going Steady 7″ series:
“I Don’t Mind” / “Things Are Getting Better”
The Maggie’s Marshmallows
“Come Along” / “Born Loser”
“I Wanna Kill You” / “They Were Doin’ The Pogo”
On And Ons
“Hard To Say Goodbye” / “You And I”
“So Alone” / “Guilt”
So, what can you expect from Get Hip in 2016?
On Saturday, Dec. 12, Blue Ash bassist and founding member Frank Secich (Stiv Bators Band, Deadbeat Poets) is visiting Get Hip HQ for a one-of-a-kind book and record signing and live acoustic concert!
Copies of Frank’s new memoir Circumstantial Evidence will be on sale, along with a selection of Blue Ash and Deadbeat Poets records–all available for signing!
Following the Meet & Greet, Frank will be joined onstage by original Blue Ash singerJim Kendzor and Deadbeat Poets’ Pete Drivere for an unmissable, intimate acoustic set.
Local Garage-punk outfit and Get Hip recording artists The Mount McKinleys will close the event with an exclusive reunion show. Don’t miss it!
If all that wasn’t enough, this show will also mark Get Hip’s annual X-Mas Party!Come join the fun!!
The famous Get Hip Pop-Up Shop will be on-hand to showcase a huge selection of LP’s, CD’s, 45′s, cassettes, T-shirts, books, magazines, and more–all on sale to attendees!! And be sure to check out their Christmas/Holiday titles and Black Friday leftovers.
Admission to this All Ages event is $10.00.
Doors will be open from 6 to 11 p.m.
Get Hip Recordings’ offices are located in the RJ Casey Industrial Park, 1800 Columbus Ave. (North Shore, Pittsburgh, PA).
Donations are encouraged
All proceeds to go directly to performing artists
THE BARON FOUR
“I DON’T MIND” b/w “THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER” (GH-264)
The UK’s wildest, most authentic garage band, THE BARON FOUR, surge forward with their new single, “I Don’t Mind”, recorded earlier this year by the good people at State Records, and exclusively licensed to Get Hip.
Following on from their 3 previous singles and debut long-player, these 2 sides contain everything that we’ve come to love and expect from this amazing group—laconic, sneering vocals; gritty guitars drenched in reverb, thumping bass and pounding drums, all wrapped in a dirty monophonic production.
Topside “I Don’t Mind” also contains perhaps a surprise element—it’s a jangler! Never before have The Baron Four offered up anything so melodic, with a heartfelt melody, backed with almost folk-rock tambourine and backing vocals. The flip, “Things Are Getting Better”, is on more familiar territory, with a slinky, greasy riff, busy drums and a wonderfully jagged solo, leading to the chaotic rave-up that closes the track.
Both sides were recorded on 14th February, at The Ponswood Hit Factory, Hastings, East Sussex, UK, at State Records’ custom-built 8-track analogue recording facility.
Mike Whittaker—bass guitar, lead vocals
Joe Eakins—rhythm guitar
Troy Lowin-Green—lead guitar
Mole—drums, percussion, backing vocals
NYC Punk legend Sonny Vincent (The Testors, Sonny Vincent & Spite) is back with a brand new album full of gritty, grimy, take-no-prisoners Punk Rock’N'Roll–available only on Get Hip Recordings.
Bizarro Hymns features 15 raw, new cuts of fuzzed-out Blues Rock mayhem imbued with the rebellious attitude of ’77 Punk. From album opener “Don’t Give A Fuck”‘s “attitude-soaked, middle finger riff-a-rama” to “the garage stomp of ‘Voodoo Box’” and “the full-on fuzz of ‘Spin Out’,” Vincent continues to prove that the spirit of Punk Rock never dies. It just gets better–and more volatile–with age.
BLURT Online adds: “With song titles like ‘Don’t Give A Fuck,’ ‘Faster Pussycat’ and ‘Pushing Up Daisies’ you’re probably not going to expect a tender song cycle, eh? And that’s just fine with NYC Punk legend Sonny Vincent (The Testors, Sonny Vincent & Spite), who returns…with a brand new album full of gritty, grimy, take-no-prisoners Punk Rock’N’Roll.”
Bizarro Hymns is available now on 12″ LP and CD. The LP comes in three limited edition variants: Translucent Blue Color Vinyl (150 copies), Crystal Clear Color Vinyl (150 copies), and standard Black Vinyl (250 copies). All copies are pressed on 150-gram vinyl.
ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!!
Watch the Bizarro Hymns album trailer below.
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