Good to Die Records is ready to take out first step towards international domination, and it begins this June in Calgary, Alberta. It is there that we will be having our first label showcase at this year’s Sled Island festival. We’re hauling a quartet of bands from the NW across the border to blow back the hair of our neighbors to the north. We can only hope the entire province of Alberta is girding their respective loins for the sounds of Deadkill, Monogamy Party, Gaytheist, and Rabbits. The festival is taking place from the 19th to the 22nd of June at over 30 venues throughout Calgary, and on top of the fine sounds of GTD bands, will also feature Explosions in the Sky, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Torche, Thee Oh Sees, White Lung, and Swans. In other words, you want to go to this festival.
The Capitol Hill Block Party is always a great way to spend a weekend baking in the Seattle sunshine and further dehydrating yourself with tall cans of your favorite brew. And your friends at Good to Die will be there at the 2013 CHBP to provide the soundtrack for your liver pickling and skin burning. We have almost the entire GTD roster out in full force for the weekend long event (July 26 – 28): Constant Lovers, Deadkill, Dog Shredder, Gaytheist, Monogamy Party, Rabbits, and Sandrider. Whew…I’m exhausted and sweaty just thinking about it. Fuck the cut-and-paste dance party and walking on people’s heads in a plastic bubble. Get your goddamn rawk on.
As you hopefully saw in your e-mail inboxes, our beloved Gaytheist are ready to tear up the (ear)holes of folks across the globe with the May 21st release of their new album Hold Me…But Not That Close. As excited as we are about it, so is the press of the world. The mighty Decibel let Gaytheist front man Jason Rivera highlight some of his favorite songs from the record, and they’ve picked up some fine notice from the Portland Mercury, Sound on the Sound, The Stranger, and Hellhound.
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