Beer City Records now has its Record Store Day records available for mailorder. There’s a limited amount of Die Kreuzen “Cows and Beer” 7″s as well as Suburban Mutilation 12″s if you missed out this weekend. DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS. BEER CITY SAYS WHEN THEY’RE GONE, THEY’RE GONE. Head over to the Beer City website for more info.
We are pleased to announce that Dan and Keith will be hanging out at Rushmor Records in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee.
The Cows and Beer 7″ version will be available on 5 different colors of vinyl, while the 45rpm 12″ version (limited to 1000 copies) will only be available on clear.
We’d also like to mention that Reverend Norb’s old hardcore band from Green Bay, Suburban Mutilation, is finally seeing a proper re-issue release on the same day.
Download the Beer City RSD 2014 guide by clicking here.
For now, here’s a sneak peak of an early draft of the Brian Walsby comic that comes with the 12″ version. Don’t snooze, because we hear there’s a demand for these records.
BEER CITY SKATEBOARDS and RECORDS is putting out 6 versions of “Cows and Beer” for RSD 2014! They put together this helpful guide with all the info on each release, including vinyl color and amount pressed of each. (Look at the last page for record nerd details.)
The label warns that you won’t be able to find any of these online or be able to order them direct from them. You’ll have to go to your local record store on April 19th to get them. If your’re a store looking for “Cows and Beer” official re-issues, you can get them from Independent Label Distribution or any other authorized ‘RSD’ distributor!
Download the Beer City RSD 2014 guide by clicking here
Die Kreuzen to release remastered vinyl version of legendary “Cows and Beer” EP on Beer City Skateboards and Records.
MILWAUKEE, WI – DIE KREUZEN announces the forthcoming official reissue of its historic, seminal Cows and Beer 7″ EP in a special remastered edition. released by Milwaukee’s BEER CITY SKATEBOARDS AND RECORDS, this deluxe Cows and Beer format will feature much improved sound quality and will be pressed on four different colors of vinyl. In addition, a special limited – edition 12″ will be available that will exclusively offer the richest, most dynamic playback of this landmark hardcore classic yet. Both editions will be released April 19th 2014, to coincide with Record Store Day 2014.
“We are doing this because we want to squash the bootleggers,” DIE KREUZEN singer Dan Kubinski explained. “For years they have been putting out inferior-quality bullshit and ripping off our fans. We want to give our fans a very clean, crisp, loud-and-heavy version of Cows and Beer. Billy Cicerelli from WMSE did the remastering -and man, did he do an awesome job! His new version blows the doors and windows off of any other, including the original Version Sound release”.
DIE KREUZEN also acknowledges that these newly remastered editions of Cows and Beer will feature the original lyrics and liner notes, augmented with new liner notes and photos contemporary to the era/ ” Because the mastering sounds so sweet, we will release a 12″ version which will include a DIE KREUZEN comic book inked by the great Brian Walsby,” Kubinski continues. “We are pleased as hell to give our fans a true and superior-sounding Cows and Beer.”
Cicerelli transferred the recordings from the original reel-to-reel tapes at Hi-Top Studios, Milwaukee. Final mastering and lacquers for both vinyl editions will be cut at Lucky Lacquers by Dave Eck, a seasoned industry veteran based in Middleton, WI.
This reissues continues a flurry of recent activity from the DIE KREUZEN camp over the last year that includes recent live dates at the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland, after which the current lineup – Kubinski on vocals, Keith Brammer on bass, Amsterdam resident Erik Tunison on drums and Milwaukee’s own Jay Tiller (Couch Flambeau) on guitar – returned to do a number of dates in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.
Check out the new special edition Roadburn Festival tees:
Keith, Jay and I will be playing with Steve MacKay who played the sax on The Stooges LPs! We’ll be doing “Fun House” and “1970” at some point during the set.
We’ll be doing this with The Steve MacKay Trio on Sept 19th at The Jazz Gallery 926 E Center St. Milwaukee WI 53212.
Ever since I walked out onto the 013 stage for the Roadburn festival in Tilburg Holland last April to sing “Man in the Trees” with Voivod I’ve had an anxious feeling, a feeling of unfinished business… like something was up… but I couldn’t put my finger on it.
Walter, the official helmsman and Father of Roadburn sent me an email shortly after I arrived home thanking me for taking the time to come to Tilburg…. he wrote one of the most amazing things I’ve ever read…. he wrote to me that “Die Kreuzen is an influence on all things Roadburn”. He said its been obvious to him for some time now, especially after witnessing the performance with Voivod. He also told me that the year before Neurosis had curated Roadburn and Die Kreuzen was on their “wish list”. A few other curators including Voivod had also placed us on their “wish list”, Im so happy Michel Langevin (Away, Voivods drummer and artist) took the time to actually find us/me and write.
So now here we are 3 months later, Die Kreuzen reformed to play the Lest We Forget show here in Milwaukee WI and we did pretty good! So now there is a “buzz” so to speak about our little old punk band. In the days that followed LWF I emailed Walter and sent him pictures and videos from the first Die Kreuzen show in 20 years… Walter was as excited as I was when I asked if it was possible for Die Kreuzen to play at the next Roadburn in 2013. Walter loved the idea but needed time to decompress after last years fest and said he would get back to me when the dust had settled from Roadburn 2012.
He did contact me again in early June and we started to hammer out what it would take for Die Kreuzen to appear in 2013… needless to say it would take quite a bit to make that happen…. but Walter did his very best to make it possible for us and so we are happy to announce that Die Kreuzen will play Roadburn 2013 in Tilburg Holland. Tickets sold out in 7 minuets last year so make sure you’re on the Roadburn site when tickets go up for sale…. Die Kreuzen will play a 60 minute set on Saturday April 20th at 8:30 PM just before the headliners of this years fest ….GODFLESH!!! You dont want to miss this!
Die Kreuzen has also been asked to play the Green Room at the Afterburner Party the next day!
Read the official Roadburn press release here!
Watch the Roadburn site for news and updates.