Some great reissues from Ugly Pop Records have just arrived and are available now through the mailorder including:
The new releases from State Records are now available through the mailorder: the Paul Messis - Case Closed LP and the new single from the Baron Four! Skip on over to the mailorder page for more details.
Just got some great reissues from Feathered Apple Records in Switzerland including: the Outspoken Blues - Not Right Now 45, the Evil - I'm Movin' On 45 as well as the From a Curbstone 45, the Ray Hummel - Fine Day 45, and both Les Sauterelles 45's taken from their Italian recordings in 1967. As usual with Feathered Apple, these are all official reissues with very nice sound quality, and are all highly recommended!
Also got some restocks from our pals at State Records including: all the Paul Messis 45's, the Hidden Masters 45, and the Suzi Chunk - Look Back & Laugh 45.
Speaking of State Records, the new album from Paul Messis, Case Closed, should be available soon. Most likely will have copies for sale in early May, as well as the new single from the Baron Four, which is an exciting new group with members of Thee Vicars.
Also coming soon, the fine folks at Burger Records are releasing a cassette version of the Paul Messis - The Problem with Me album! As with most of the Burger cassette releases, these will be fairly limited (250 copies) so keep your eyes peeled!
For more details on the new recent mailorder arrivals, hop on over to the mailorder page.
The latest release from 13 O' Clock Records has arrived! The reissue of the Jimmy C. and the Chelsea Five - Play with Fire b/w Leave Me Alone 45 is now available! This is the lone release from this Dallas, Texas group, originally released on Zero Records in 1967. Special release to celebrate release number 13, presented the way it was meant to be heard, as a 45 rpm single! Hop on over to the mailorder page now for more details!
Another new arrival for the mailorder has landed, just got some copies of the new Market Squares - Afternoon Tide b/w Inside My Mind 45! This is a new group with Paul Messis joined by Calvin and Evan of Nashville's The Sufis. It is also the debut release on Paul's own label, Market Square Records. Limited, numbered edition of 300 copies, and apparently it is already almost sold out at the source, so don't sleep too long on this, buy now or cry later! Check out the sounds here:
Happy new year to everyone! I know it's a bit belated as we are already midway through January but things have been a bit busy here finishing up some left over business from 2012 (adios!) and getting things rolling on the first label release of 2013. This one has been on the back burner for a bit, but I think it will be well worth the wait. After all, we had to do something special for release number 13 right?
Coming in late March, expect to see a reissue of the Jimmy C. & the Chelsea Five - Play with Fire b/w Leave Me Alone 45! This is a reissue of their lone release from 1967 on the Zero Records label, the same label that introduced the world to the music of Roky Erickson via the Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me single! Stay tuned!
The new single from the Higher State has finally arrived! Hot off the presses, their new two song 45 comes with special UK style punch-out center holes! Head on over to the mailorder page right now for all the details.
Now available through the mailorder, the new debut album from Les Bof! Also received from our pals at CopaseDisques restocks on both Flight Reaction singles as well as the Giljoteens - Out of Our Hands LP. Skip on over to the mailorder page NOW!
Two new releases from our pals at State Records just landed on the doorstep this morning: The debut album from Suzi Chunk and the Galileo 7 - Staring at the Sound LP. Also got a restock on the mighty Groovy Uncle - Play Something We Know LP. Hop on over to the mailorder page now for more details!
The new 45 from the Flight Reaction is here! It's heading to distributors as we speak, but of course you can get your copy direct from the source right now. Head on over to the mailorder page for all the details.
Coming soon, a new 45 from the Higher State! Expected to hit the streets in late October/early November, so stay tuned!
Now available through the mailorder, two new releases from our pals at State Records: the new 45 from Paul Messis & Jessica Winter, as well as the new Suzi Chunk 45, both of which are limited edition colored vinyl releases! Check out the mailorder page for more details!
Have a few posters left from the recent 2012 SXSW showcase, which are now available through the mailorder at a very modest price. They are 13" x 19" on heavy cardstock. Get one for yourself today! All posters mailed in a sturdy poster tube. Scroll down this page for a full image of the poster featuring the lovely artwork of Vikki Vaden!
And stay tuned for the next upcoming release, a new 45 from the Flight Reaction!
Here's a special offer for you! If you purchase $30 or more of merch from the mailorder, you will receive a free copy of this Higher State promotional cdr courtesy of our pals at State Records! This is a special 4 song cdr put together for the group's recent appearance at this year's SXSW music festival. Four tracks, featuring new live with no overdub versions of Song of the Autumn, Automatic Motion, Darker by the Day, and Know That You Know with the new line up with Paul Messis on bass! Also includes 3 promo spots! Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies. Only have a few copies here, and as stated, these are FREE to the next few customers who spend $30 or more for purchases from the mailorder, so don't wait too long! Hop on over to the mailorder page now!
Next week, The Higher State returns to Austin for the 2012 SXSW Music Festival! 13 O' Clock is partnering up with our pals at Get Hip for the actual SXSW showcase on Saturday night, March 17th, St. Patrick's Day. While this is a SXSW event, those wishing to attend that don't have a wristband for the music festival can pay at the door, space permitting of course. Come early! Stay late! 7 bands on the bill, and DJ's between the sets including Vikki Vadden from the Fringe Factory in Atlanta (who also did the nice artwork for the posters). Speaking of which, a limited amount of posters will be available at the show for sale. They are limited so don't wait too long to snag one!
The Higher State will also be performing a few other day shows in Austin the week of the festival. Head on over to the shows page for more details. You can also find this info, as well as ton of other info, on the Austin Showlist website here: Showlist Austin. Tons of 13 O' Clock merch and swag will be available at all of these shows, including brand new Higher State t-shirts, the classic Heads logo on suave Royal Blue t-shirts and Maroon t-shirts, which are now available for mailorder as well. Just hop on over to the mailorder page for more details on those.
See ya on the streets!
Happy belated New Year to everyone! After ending 2011 with a bang with the release of the third Higher State album, Freakout at the Gallery, things are starting to get rolling with the return of the Higher State to Austin for this year's SXSW Music Festival in March. More details and info on this show as well as other shows the band will be playing the week of the festival coming soon.
The new Higher State album, Freakout at the Gallery, hits the streets this coming Tuesday on November 1st! It is available in both lp and cd formats. To snag a copy direct from the source, hop on over to the mailorder page now for more details.
***Special notice*** The 13 O' Clock mailorder will be closed from Wednesday, November 9th to Tuesday, Novmeber 15th. All orders received during this short break will be filled after the mailorder store is reopened on Wednesday, November 16th. If you are sending any e-mails or other general inquiries to the label during this time, please be patient for a response. Thank you!
13 O' Clock Records is now 3 years old! Three years ago this week, the very first release, the Static Static - Nervous Converter 45, was released. Thanks a ton to all the bands for providing the sounds, all the distributors, the radio station dj's for spinning 13 O' Clock releases, Shindig! Magazine, Ugly Things magazine, all the music reviewers, and to all who have purchased the music and supported the label. Hugs and hi-fives all around!
Moving onwards and upwards, the next release is just around the corner! The third album from the Higher State, Freakout at the Gallery, will be out at the end of October. Expect to see the both lp and cd formats available around October 25th. Stay tuned!
The brand new Higher State 45 on Get Hip just landed on the 13 O' Clock doorstep today! Brand new song on the A side, and a nice cover version of Transparent Day on the flip. A nice teaser for your listening pleasure as we get closer to the arrival of their third album, which is still on track for release in the Fall right around Halloween.
The brand new 4 song 7" from Arsene Obscene is out today! You can listen to a couple of tracks from it on the sounds page. Skip on over to the mailorder page for more details.
The debut album from Paul Messis is out NOW and hitting the streets! 10 brand new songs and two killer cover tracks (an incredible rendition of the Dovers - What Am I Going to Do? and a rip-roaring take on the Barons' Texas garage classic Live and Die). 150 gram vinyl album that includes a free mp3 download code to download the entire album. Hop on over to the mailorder page for more info, and snag your copy now!
Coming in two weeks, a brand new 4 song 7" from one man punk rock n' roll army Arsene Obscene! Stay tuned!
The new releases from State Records have arrived! The Offhooks - Outside Looking In lp and the Groovy Uncle - Play Something We Know lp are now available on the mailorder page. Also received a restock on the Groovy Uncle - Monkey Trosuers 45 as well.
Also snagged a few copies of the Embrooks final album, Yellow Glass Perspections, on super heavy 220 gram vinyl. Needless to say it comes highly recommended!
Stay tuned for new 13 O' Clock releases hitting the streets in May. The debut album from Paul Messis will be out in two weeks, and a brand new 7" from Arsene Obscene will be out shortly after that, around May 24th. Hop on over to the sounds page to check out tracks from both of these releases now! And feast your eyes on this new promo video for the title track off of Paul's new album:
Just got a few copies of Marty's Ratcliffe's new 45 on Get Hip as well as the U.S. version of the debut album from Os Haxixins. Hop on over to the mailorder page for all the details.
There is a new website for Paul Messis. The link to the website can be found on the bands/artists page. Check it out! His debut album is coming soon! Most likely it will be out in May so stay tuned! Happy new year!
Just got a few copies of the killer debut album from Arsene Obscene. Great French DIY punk, highly recommended! Check out the mailorder page for more details.
Also, a quick reminder that the Higher State will be in Spain this weekend for a couple of shows. See the calendar on the shows page for more info.
It has been raining vinyl this past week here at 13 O' Clock headquarters! The new 7" EP from Os Haxixins has arrived and is hitting the streets right now! You can listen to a couple of tracks from the 7" on the sounds page.
Just got some copies of the new 45 from Paul Messis from our pals at State Records. And from our pals at Copase Disques in Germany, both of the new 45's from the Flight Reaction have arrived, as well as a few copies of the final Giljoteens album, Out of Our Hands. Needless to say, all of the above are essential listening and come highly recommended! Visit the mailorder page now for all the details.
Dates are now posted on the calendar on the shows page for the upcoming Higher State shows in Spain and Germany in December. Also, the Flight Reaction are confirmed for the Cloud 9 Weekender in Rimini, Italy early next year in February. Not sure which day they are playing on yet, so stay tuned for more details on that.
The debut U.S. single from the Flight Reaction is out now! To order a copy direct from the source, check out the mailorder page for more details. You can listen to the A side of the 45 right now on the Sounds page.
Coming next month, a new 7" EP from Brazil's fuzz monsters Os Haxixins! Stay tuned! They are on tour in Europe right now, go see them live in action! You can find more information on their remaining shows of the tour here: Os Haxixins myspace page
The shows page has been updated with another upcoming Flight Reaction show as well as a record release/label party for Paul Messis and State Records in London at the end of October. Check back soon for details on The Higher State's upcoming shows in Madrid and in Germany in December.
After a long delay, the website has a new look! Photos, videos, mp3's, and press related material have also finally been added. There is even a new email address for the label, which is: firstname.lastname@example.org. There still is some work to be done with installing a cart system for the mailorder page, but the major facelift has been completed.
The next release is at the pressing plant right now, which is a new 45 from the Flight Reaction. They are a new band from Stockholm comprised of members of bands such as Crimson Shadows, The Giljoteens, and Les Artyfacts. The 45 will be out in October, so stay tuned!
Just got a few copies of latest single from State Records in the UK - The Hidden Masters - Nobody Knows That We're Here 45! It comes highly recommended! Check out the mailorder page for more details.
Brand spanking new Higher State T-Shirts with the "heads" logo design are now available! I also have copies of the 2 latest State Records releases from the Lykes of Yew and Groovy Uncle, as well as a restock on the incredible debut single from Paul Messis. Head over to the mailorder page to find more details on all of this.
Thanks to everybody who came out to the Higher State and Saffron Sect shows last week during SXSW! Special thanks to Gregg and Barbara at Get Hip Recordings for sharing the SXSW showcase bill, the Ugly Beats for sharing their equipment (as usual!), all the bands for playing, Habana Calle 6, Sonny's Vintage, Antone's Records, Spiderhouse, Counter Culture, Jason McNeely, Michael Passman, Sue Davis, and Robert at Optical Sounds. Hugs and hi-fives to the Higher State and the Saffron Sect for making the trek! It certainly was a gas! If you took photos/shot video of the bands during the week, please get in touch!
All the Higher State and Saffron Sect shows here in Austin during the week of SXSW are posted now! Check out the live shows page for all the details. For everyone in the U.K., you should check out the State Records launch party this coming Saturday night, March 15th, in Folkestone. Details on this are also on the live shows page.
For everyone heading to Austin for the circus (a.k.a. SXSW) next week, the mobile 13 O' Clock merch table will be at all of the Higher State and Saffron Sect shows. Stop by and say hi! Have fun in Austin, and see ya on the streets!
The new singles from the Higher State and Paul Messis are here! Get them NOW! Check out the mailorder page for all the details and to order a copy.
The upcoming new 45 from the Saffron Sect has been delayed but should be available this Spring. Stay tuned!
All the upcoming Texas shows for the Higher State and the Saffron Sect will be posted very soon here on the shows page and on the Myspace page.
Happy New Year! Just a quick note here to let you know that 3 new singles will be hitting the streets in March! The new 45's from the Higher State, Paul Messis, and the Saffron Sect should be out early that month. If you want to hear a couple of the tracks right now, go to the 13 O' Clock myspace page here: 13 O'Clock Myspace
Both the Higher State and the Saffron Sect will be coming to Texas for this year's SXSW festival. Once I get the dates for all their shows confirmed I will post them on the shows page as well as the myspace page.
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