As this year draws to a close we are looking forward to 2008 to be one of our busiest years yet. As it turns out 2007 was pretty low key release-wise but we’ve got five 7”s and a CD lined up to be released in the first half of next year alone.
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
A big thank you to Sean Rhorer from The New Language for designing our brand new site & webstore. An even bigger thanks to Sean for dealing with the (sometimes) painfully slow pace at which Youngblood moves. This re-design was a long time coming but it’s finally here and we couldn’t be more pleased with it.
The new site features a full re-design, up-to-date discography information and is a much better overall resource for all things related to the label. Expect more frequent updates plus media better organized and posted quickly. The new store features much improved functionality and true weight shipping. Expect to see t-shirts and other merch available on a more regular basis too!
POLICE & THIEVES “AMOR Y GUERRA” 7”/CD
After seemingly endless sessions in the studio, Police & Thieves’ Youngblood debut is recorded and at the mastering house as I type this. The 7” version of “Amor Y Guerra” will have 4 brand new songs. The CD version will serve as a discography-to-date collecting “Amor Y Guerra”, “S/T” EP (originally released on Higher Conscience Records) and their 2005 demo. Additionally, two unreleased tracks from the “S/T” EP session will be on the CD. Everything has been compiled and meticulously mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Mastering.
MP3, release date and pre-ordering information will be posted next week.
MIND ERASER 7”
MIND ERASER will be recording soon for their 7” on Youngblood. Check out their rather informative blog for details: http://glacialreign.blogspot.com
YOUNGBLOOD SHOWCASE 2008
It’s still about six months away but it’s never too soon to get the word out. The Youngblood Ten Year Anniversary was really cool so we’ve decided to turn it into a yearly showcase for the next few years.
The date for 2008 has been set: Saturday May 3rd at the Championship in Lemoyne, PA. Same place as last year. Expect to see all of the active bands, a record release or two and a few surprises. The idea is to make it a fun show worthy of travel from far and wide. More info to come!
JUSTICE CALLING IT QUITS
Sadly, Europe’s hardest working and most dedicated band has decided it is time to pull the plug. Details regarding their final three shows will be posted soon. They will be missed.
That’s it for now. This update was a little on the shorter side but next week we’ll have a brand new band on the label to announce as well as information regarding a new release from FIRED UP.