First off we wanted to drop some free music for everyone! Below you will find the steaming version of “Keep Banging The Keys” a 20 song collection of Synth & Organ driven music from Current, Future, and Past Releases on FDH. Listen below then hop over to www.fdhrecords.bandcamp.com to download it for free. All we ask is you help spread the word about this free music!
Also a few weeks back we announced a LP Clearance Sale. We are offering a slew of out back catalog LP’s at deep discounts in order to make some room for all the new exciting stuff we have on the way. These are DEEP DISCOUNTS 3LP’S FOR 12$ OR 7 FOR 25$. Once we hit just 50 copies left in backstock the discount deal goes away so act fast (We already pulled some titles from what we were offering last week). The next post down has all the ordering details.
We started FDH back in 2003 and have put out a slew of releases including 31 LP’s to date. A good number of people do not understand that a record label like FDH is not a money making thing. I’m a one man operation and I still have a full time job to pay the bills. At the end of the day doing this has never been about making money its always been about spreading great music to turntables worldwide. Of course with as many records under our belt as we have we have a ton of releases that we have ended up with backstock of. In a effort to clear out some space in the FDH office (spare bedroom) and make space for new releases we are doing a big clearance sale. We will be offering copies of any release we have more than 50 copies of in a package deal. Once we get down to 50 copies of anything it comes off the list of clearance items and goes back to full retail price. This deal is a great way to expose yourself to some new music very cheap or to get some holiday shopping out of the way. The way this will work is you can pick 3 LP’s for a total of 12$ (plus shipping) or 7 LP’s for 25$ (plus shipping). Please do not wait as some of the titles mentioned we only have a few copies of to order at this limited pricing. Here is a list of the releases offered as part of the deal.
The Bad Doctors “Burning City”
In the comments section list the items you would like to include in your package.
(International Buyers please contact us to place orders on these the shipping will not be correct on these buttons)
7 LP’S FOR 25$
Units – 4 song debut 7″ E.P. (1979) reissue coming in 2016 on FDH /Includes download of EP and a unreleased 9 song live set from 1979!!!!!
“A rehearsal tape by Suicide in 1975, The Units 4-song 7″ on 9 August 1979, Pere Ubu’s “My Dark Ages” (October 1979) with Alan Ravenstine on EML synthesizer (re-released on Rough Trade 049 on a 7″ in 1980) and the first demo session by The Screamers with Pat Garrett on 7 July 1977 are candidates for the earliest synthpunk recording.” This is how the start of the synthpunk history section on wikipedia begins. When The Units self released the mentioned 7″ back in 1979 it was clear that it was a fresh new sound. Over at FDH we discovered The Units back in the early 2000′s and have been obsessed with all of their output. We are thrilled to announce that for the first time since 1979 this EP will become available in the 7″ format once again on FDH in 2016.
Above is a picture of the original pressings front cover with the insert showing thru the big hole. Our repress will be sticking extremely close to the aesthetic of this picture. The band still has the original stamp used on the dust sleeve and will be hand stamping each record. We recovered the original recordings (High Pressure Days, Cannibals, Work, & Cowboy) and will be pressing them just as on the original record. The only real difference is that the 2016 edition will come with a digital download code of the 4 tracks and in addition the download will include a 9 track live set recorded by Ronnie Lantz at the Deaf Club in 1979 (you can hear I-Night from this set in our soundcloud player). This repress will be 500 copies and is sure to sell out very quick. We also will be giving away 3 copies of the test pressing of this record, to enter all you need to do is order a copy before we start shipping these records (Summer 2016) and we will pick 3 people at random to give copies to!
7″ – $6 (Ships Mid 2016)
International Buyers please contact us before ordering as our cart will overcharge you and we don’t want to do that
Just this week Spin Magazine included Destruction Unit on its list of “The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now”. Although Destruction Unit got its start back in 2000 it was not until this 2010 LP that we saw the band move away from Synthpunk and start moving in the direction of Heavy Psych Rock. This 3rd pressing of Eclipse is now available on transparent red vinyl. This repress is limited 200 copies and over half of these copies are already spoken for. Be sure to grab one while we still have them as we dont expect to have these around long and we are unsure if we will repress this one again.
LP – 13$
Last Month we unleashed the new album from Miscalculations “Kill Thw Whole Cast”. Upon finding this band we quickly learned about the Synthpunk side project Saccharine Souvenirs was working on their full length. After hearing a few tracks we signed on with P.Trash Records and decided to bring this album to turntables (and MP3 players) worldwide . We are happy to announce that preorders for “Trauma” are now up. You can now hear the track “Magnetix Flux” in our streaming player. The digital release of the album will be beofre the end of 2015 with the vinyl expected in early 2016. We will only have 200 of these in the USA so dont wait to snag a copy!
LP – $13
Miscalcuations “Kill The Whole Cast” LP in stock now / Destruction Unit “Eclipse” LP repress coming soon
Miscalculations – A few months back we announced that we would be working with P.Trash Records & Rockstar records to bring the new album from Miscalculations “Kill The Whole Cast” to the USA for release. This 3rd LP from Miscalculations offers up catchy melodic garage punk with a few synthpunk tracks tastefully sprinkled in the mix. This gem of a record is undebatably the strongest release for this UK based outfit. It takes the groundwork they have laid on the 2 prior LP’s and 3 7″s and delivers a flawless LP that no record collection should be without. Below you can stream the album via our bandcamp page as well as check out a picture of the final product and order the vinyl.
Destruction Unit – Last week Sacred Bones Records released the new “Negative Feedback Resistor” for Destruction Unit. This killer record moves deeper into the heavy psych noise rock world that DU has been mastering for years. Back in 2010 Destuction Unit released the ablum “Eclipse” with FDH and the now defunct Perfectly Round Records. This record marked the transition of DU froma synthpunk band into a more psych rock world. This LP originally came out on black vinyl limited to 500 copies. Last year we did 100 more copies on mixed vinyl. We are happy to announce that in early winter we will have a 3rd press in. This pressing will be on red vinyl and will be a wonderful looking final product since the vinyl will match the art. This pressing will be limited to 200 copies and is sure to go quick. You can preorder it below.
LP – 13$
Deletions – After a impressive demo and a killer set opening for SGNLS at the record release of II, we announce we would be doing the first proper full length from Deletions entitled Hungers. Yesterday marked the debut of the video for “Plastic Spines” over at Impose mag in the always spot on “Week In Pop” (video by James Hollenbaugh who has a impressive collection of work in itself). Check it out!
The digital version of the album came out a few weeks back and is currently available from our bandcamp page as well as all the major MP3 sites. The vinyl will be coming out near the end of this year and will be co-released by the always wonderful P.Trash records. We have a limited FDH records silkscreened version limited to just 65 copies up for preorder now.
LP – Silkscreened mailorder version limited to 65 (of 300 pressed) – 12$
Digital Leather – Back at the end of June we released the Digital and CD version of the newest album “All Faded”. This landmark album is the first in the Digital Leather catalog recorded as a full band as opposed to the countless albums and EP’S that were solo recording from the band leader Shawn Foree. The vinyl is still out at the pressing plant and is expected in our hands this fall.
Click here for – Itunes Digital Version
CD Version (out now) – 10$
Standard LP (ships Fall 2015) – 15$
Miscalculations – We just recived word yesterday that the test presses of this LP came into P.Trash headquaters and have been approved for production. This 3rd LP from Miscalculations will be co-released with P.Trash and Rockstar records. Also yesterday marked the release of the Digital Version of the album! Here it is for your listen pleasure.
LP – (Clear wax with black specks) – 13$
Synthpunk Fest – For a long time we have considered starting a Fest like so many labels we admire. We have decided its time to stop talking and take action to build a fest for what we love and cant seam to find happening anywhere else a synthpunk fest. Its very early on and details are in the grey area right now but we are proud to announce that we will be doing the first of a annual event in Summer 2016. This fest will take place in the Philly PA area. We are building a team of bands / people / sponsors / vendors for this event currently. We would love to hear from you if your interested in taking part in any aspect of this first year! Alot more info to come. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved
Suicide Bong Tapes Sale / 2 tapes for 5$ – We have a sub-label of FDH called Suicide Bong that is a all Philly tape label. While FDH has narrowed it releases to Synth driven music, Suicide Bong has only 2 limitations for releases 1) you must be a Philly based band 2) We need to like what your doing. We have 11 releases out so far and many more in the works. In efforts to raise some funds we are selling out backstock tapes 2 FOR 5$ thru the month of August. Currently available are the following releases – The Dolts – Self Titled, Likers – Men Of Honor, No Stayer – Rogue, Retreevers – Self Titled, F.T.S.- Financially Tight Situation, Spent Flesh – Slave Hymns, and a 44 band all Philly Comp “Philly’s Dopest Shit Vol 1″. You can hear all these releases as well as the out of print ones over at the Suicide Bong Bandcamp To order any 2 tapes for 5$ just add to cart below and let us know in the comment what 2 tapes you want.
Digital Leather – We are very happy to announce this week marked the release of the Digital Version and CD version of the new album from Digital Leather “All Faded”. We expect the vinyl version in early fall 2015. You can pre-order the vinyl in store section of the website now. At the time of this post we still have 2 copies of the test press edition of 50 available still! Here is a great video from the track “Stay in Bed”
Miscalculations – A new addition the the FDH family! We received a demo from these guys a few months back in addition the the LP’s they did with Rockstar & Deadbeat records. While FDH still loves great garage and powerpop we have really made a push to move further into a direction of a synth label. This record really grabbed me as its a killer garage pop band that sprinkles in some more electropunk tracks. We decided to team up with 2 great German labels (P.Trash & Rockstar records) to bring you the 3rd Miscalculations LP “Kill The Whole Cast”. We have added the track “The Same Needle” to our player on this page as it falls more in line with the FDH sound, however you can also check out the track “Impossible To Trace” by clicking the track name for a taste of just how much this album varies from one track to the next. We are expecting this vinyl in late 2015 and only 200 copies will make it over to the USA so get your preorder in now!
(co-released with P.Trash & Rockstar Records)
Deletions – As we announced a month or so back we will be teaming up with P.Trash records to bring you the first full length from “Deletions”. This LP will be limited to 300 copies and we have a very limited version of 65 for the FDH mailorder silkscreened cover edition. Preorders are up and running in the store section of our page for this record and we expect the vinyl to ship in the fall.
A few weeks back we announced we would be releasing the new album from Digital Leather “All Faded”. We wanted to share a few updates. In addition to “Face to The Wall” (the track that is currently on our player) this week we also debuted the track “Cold Inside” over at CMJ. You can now hear that track as well as preorder the digital version over on our bandcamp page.
Also in addition we have been taking orders and are nearing the end of our limited test press package limited to 50 copies. We have less then 10 available for sale. Here is a picture of the front cover to this very limited test pressing LP. You can find buy it now buttons located below.
CD Version – 10$
Standard LP – 15$
Special Vinyl – (Standard LP & Test Version limited to 50) – SOLD OUT
About a year ago we got a demo tape from a band out of Harrisburg PA named Deletions. After a few listens to the “Bit Decay” demo I was hooked. After playing the tape to death we decided to have these guys out to play the record release show that we did for SGNLS. After a killer set I knew I wanted to be involved in a vinyl release. We are happy to announce that Deletions are joining the FDH roster. The debut full length Hungers offers 10 tracks in under a half hour, Maximum Rock and Roll called them “Smart and swampy keyboard driven raw garage punk” and I tend to agree. We will be teaming up with our Euro partners P.Trash records to bring you the digital release of this album July 21st followed by a LP version in the Fall / Winter. The LP will be limited to 300 copies and we will be offering a beautiful silkscreened mailorder version limited to 65 copies (the picture below is the FDH silkscreened version).
You can hear 2 tracks “Bit Decay & Thin Thread” over on our bandcamp page. These songs give you a great taste of the variety of sound this band offers on this record. We are expecting this vinyl around the same time as the recently announced new record “Digital Leather – All Faded”. If you have already ordered that and would like to add this in the package please contact us at email@example.com to arrange combined shipping. Otherwise please feel free to order below. We also love to reward our customers who preorder records so we will be giving away 2 copies of the test Pressing (limited to 15 copies) of this vinyl randomly.
LP – Silkscreened mailorder version limited to 65 (of 300 pressed) – 12$