Magic Bullet Records
17 Argyle Hills Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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2006 ENDS ON A MASSIVE NOTE FOR THIS WILL DESTROY YOU AND "YOUNG
As yet another year comes to a close
for Magic Bullet Records and we approach the 10 year watermark, it's clear
that 2006 will forever be defined by a little band from Texas seemingly
coming out of nowhere and turning ears upside down both at home and abroad.
Without a doubt, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU quickly became
one of the year's most charming and humble success stories in the wake
of the formal retail release of "Young Mountain," their 6-song
debut CD, this past June.
In the January 2007 issue of Rock Sound Magazine (on newsstands everywhere
this month), editor-in-chief Darren Taylor awards "Young Mountain"
ALBUM OF THE YEAR while the entire staff cumulatively voted it in at #16
on their year end "Top 75 Albums" list (otherwise dominated
by major label artists such as MASTODON, MUSE, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, SLAYER,
DEFTONES, et al). The issue also features THIS WILL DESTROY YOU
in their "100 Bands You Need To Know In 2007" section.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU is currently completing the writing
process of their second album, to be released on Magic Bullet Records
this summer. The album will be recorded at Willie Nelson's studio in their
home state of Texas with THE PAPER CHASE's John Congleton at the helm.
John recently completed work on "All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone,"
the latest full length from fellow Texan instrumentalists EXPLOSIONS IN
THE SKY (out on Temporary Residence this February).
Meanwhile, the band has been confirmed for the annual South By Southwest
music festival in Austin (we'll have details on venue(s)/date(s) very
soon) and has also been invited to play with THE WHITE STRIPES and MOGWAI
at a festival being planned in Dallas early in the new year (again, venue/date
info coming soon).
Now in its fourth pressing, we're commemorating the runaway success of
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and "Young Mountain"
with very special vinyl and cassette editions, featuring alternate artwork
and packaging options exclusively for fans of analog formats. Please head
on over to the webstore now to reserve your copies.
Full digital download of "Young Mountain" available via Apple's
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BY THE BATTLEFIELD RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED, PREMIERE WEEKEND PLANNED
BY THE BATTLEFIELD,
the follow-up to 2005's Fredericksburg Skateboards/Magic Bullet skateboarding
video, is now in the editing phase. North American release has been set
for March 27, 2007. Meanwhile, the Fredericksburg premieres will go down
the weekend of March 23 and 24. The 23rd will be a more adult-oriented
event at a location TBA. The 24th has been booked at the Central Rappahannock
Regional Library and we recommend that screening for families and younger
Fans of the 2005 DVD will be happy to see return appearances from vets
like Zac Childers and Mark Eyestone, as well as jaw-dropping debuts from
newcomers like Matt Clarkson, Teddy Strong, Ben Lee, and Ryan Shamblin.
The soundtrack will follow suit, featuring label bands like THIS WILL
DESTROY YOU, FORENSICS, MOSH PATROL, PAUL MICHEL, and label friends THE
Check back for a trailer in the coming days.
LOSER LIFE JOINS MAGIC BULLET FAMILY
Long, long, long before the start of the label, Magic Bullet Records owner
Brent Eyestone was just a skinny teenager on a skateboard, reading nothing
but Thrasher and listening to nothing but punk rock and skate rock bands
covered in Thrasher (okay, fine... and DURAN DURAN). Tapes with
bands like DRUNK INJUNS, THE FACTION, and LOS OLVIDADOS (along with staples
like MISFITS and SOCIAL DISTORTION) were confiscated seemingly every day
by teachers (and parents notified accordingly...). By 2007, a lot had
changed. Tastes expanded, responsibilities broadened. Yet a lot remains
the same... The skateboard aspect is still around in full force, as is
the passion for bands who unabashedly celebrate the tradition of skate
rock and punk rock past.
Enter LOSER LIFE, four punx (with an "x") from
Bakersfield, California who could care less about the music industry,
endcaps, charts, scans, and package tours. For these guys, it's simply
about piling in the van with a bunch of gear and their boards - driving
absurd distances to play for like-minded folks (pissing in bottles along
the way to avoid pit stops). Simply put, we can get behind that shit.
Magic Bullet Records will be releasing LOSER LIFE's debut
full length CD this summer (LP being released by our pals at Going Underground),
culminating with a rather extensive two month U.S. tour. A very unlucky
13 tracks of squelching punk rock mayhem that will teach you what it is
to be completely fucked. So if you're driving down the highway this May/June
and a bottle of piss slams against your windshield, fear not. It's just
our boys busting ass to get to the next show.
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• Debut full length and full US tour starts this May/June
FIRST SHOW ENDS IN BEER RIOT / TOUR ANNOUNCED / SPLIT CD WITH MOSH PATROL
OUT THIS MONTH
played its/his/their(?) first public show here in Fredericksburg. A backlit
8' x 10' tent was erected onstage while a fog machine blasted the audience
for the duration. The evening was capped by total chaos involving a couple
hundred beers, broken tables, nude 300 pound+ men wrestling and dancing,
a massive tub of ice water being dumped on the promoter, and so on. UndeRadar
Records will be releasing a DVD of the experience in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, stills from the program can be found here.
On January 23, Magic Bullet is releasing "Is There Anyone Else Outside?",
a split CD with MOSH PATROL (Chris from THIS WILL DESTROY
YOU). AUGHRA will be doing a weekend of release shows
before doing a tour of the Northeast with fellow Virginians SOUVENIR'S
YOUNG AMERICA in March, followed by a Western-bound tour in April.
"Is There Anyone Else Outside?" can be ordered now from the
webstore. Exclusive pins of both will be sent with your order and you
will receive it well before the store date!
• Is There Anyone Else Outside full length out February
6, 2007 on CD and iTunes
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CRIMSON SPECTRE CALLS IT A DAY; FINAL SHOWS
PLANNED FOR FEBRUARY
Straight from the horse's mouth:
After 6.5 years, CRIMSON SPECTRE is calling it quits.
That's after 3 drummers, trips up and down the East Coast playing with
the likes of STRIKE ANYWHERE, THE UNSEEN, UWHARRIA, CORN ON MACABRE, PINK
RAZORS, THE LOVED ONES, one appearance at Macrock and a whole bunch of
other bullshit. We are now scheduling our final two shows for the weekend
of Feb 23/24th, both in North Carolina.
February 23rd is booked for Boone, NC at the Black Cat with GIANT and
THE KARLOFFS. Info coming soon on the 24th show. If you're a fan of the
band, this will be your last chance to check out this amazing band.
Meanwhile, bassist John Rash (also of Slave Magazine) recently posted
photos of his trip to China. Go read his blog here
and check it out.
TOKYO TO PERFORM AT SPECIAL SCREENING OF HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT
January 6, 2007, NITRO TOKYO will be performing at a
very special screening of the cult classic film Heavy Metal Parking
Lot. The event will happen at Black Cat in Washington DC and you
will be able to meet the original filmmakers. Hell yeah.
AUGHRA & MOSH PATROL "Is There Anyone Else Outside?"
CD. In stores & iTunes February 6, 2007. Order now in webstore!
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU "Young Mountain" LP. In stores
March 13, 2007. Pre-order now in webstore!
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU "Young Mountain" Limited
edition Cassette. Available now from the webstore.
CITY BY THE BATTLEFIELD skateboarding DVD. In stores March 27, 2007.
MASSACRE OF THE UMBILICAL CORD & CONTROL split CD. In stores March
MASSACRE OF THE UMBILICAL CORD "I'm Surprised He Hasn't Killed
Anyone" CD. In stores & iTunes now.
BULLET Logo Deck. SOLD OUT
AUGHRA & EARTHEN SEA split C-30. Limited to 50 copies
for mailorder only.
WETHER Living Headache C-30. Limited to 50 copies for mailorder
only. In webstore now.
SPARROWS SWARM AND SING "O'Shenandoah, Mighty Death Will
Find Me" CD. In stores now
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU "Young Mountain" CD. In stores
& iTunes now
THE BURNING PARIS "Half Truths & Indiscretions: The Anthology"
CD. In stores & iTunes now
PAUL MICHEL "Revolve" limited edition acoustic
CD. In stores & iTunes now