8.21.14 – Pete Donnelly & Brett Newski Now On Tour Through the East Coast!
Go check out these two hard working power houses at a venue near you. They both have new records out on GLR, check it out in our Store link up above.
5.28.14 – Brett Newski American Folk Armageddon available now!
Newski, originally from Milwaukee, doesn’t really live anywhere because he tours his face off around the world. We call his brand of music power-folk. This is for fans of Violent Femmes, Jack White and Bright Eyes. Lots of uplifting songs here to help you get through your day.
Check it out HERE
4.21.14 – Dr. Frank & the Bye Bye Blackbirds Even Hitler Had A Girlfriend b/w Population: Us 7″ out now!
In stock now is the Bone. Grimace Purple & Black splattered color limited to 100. As well as Ultra Clear limited to 100 and Black vinyl limited to 300. Act fast, because we don’t expect these to stick around very long.
4.19.14 – Happy Record Store Day Sale In Our Web-store. Use the Code 2good to recieve $2 Off Any Item For The Next Week. Boom!
4.8.14 - GLR enthusiasm induced pork shortage at SXSW 2014 — read all about it!
“Freedmen’s ran out of pulled pork and ribs as a result of the heavy turnout — and the Good Land showcase was extended so the restaurant could retain a full house, resulting in sudden bonus sets from Milwaukee artists in attendance.”
Check out the full show review here.
3.11.14 - Our Very First (and certainly not our last) Good Land Records Day Party at SXSW!
Featuring some of our favorites! The party starts Saturday, March 15th at 2pm and goes until 7pm. Located at Freedmen’s BBQ in lovely Austin, TX. Free PBR while supplies last, so come early and stay for the bands and beer brats!
3.10.14 – New Music Video from Josh Berwanger, “Baby Loses Her Mind”
Berwanger created the video after going through old heavy metal magazines in his closet. He couldn’t stand to see them go to waste, even though he says some see the genre as “a little goofy.” He insists there’s something more, if you look deeper. “Those bands all had a great sense of humor as to what they were doing,” Berwanger says. “But is there a seriousness, too? Is there a sense of emotion where you connect to one of those songs? It’s so overlooked, and I wanted to put those two together. You can tell by the fans in the video that it’s an art form, and it’s great music.” – iHeartLocalMusic.com — Read the entire feature here!
3.5.14 – New Pete Donnelly LP ‘Face The Bird’ AVAILABLE NOW!
‘Face The Bird’ is a return to the exploratory side of “home” recording. The result is a wide ranging exposition of songs, unabashedly displaying some far reaching influences.
Densely hypnotic, Mod RnB, Swinging Pop; The music is moody with it’s exuberance and desolation, childish romps and descriptive lyrics.
Check it out in our store.
3.1.14 – Eastside Music Tour at Up & Under Pub On Brady St.!
GLR has a stage at the Up & Under on Brady St. today! The Jetty Boys had to cancel, so here’s the schedule:
5pm- Midnight Reruns
9pm- Direct Hit!
11pm- Brett Newski & the Kind Assault
12.6.13 – Travel through time in Josh Berwanger’s new video!
Josh Berwanger and co. made a great video for Strange Stains’ “Time Traveler” and it’s a trippy trip down somebody’s memory lane, we just can’t put our finger on whose. We’ll just settle on Chimp.
11.07.13 – Midnight Reruns debut LP on sale now + release party!
The hits just keep on stumbling by over here at Good Land Records. Next man up is the debut album from Milwaukee’s bastard sons, Midnight Reruns. No, seriously, these guys are bastards…but for all the right reasons. Seriously, if you don’t believe us, check out their new video, starring the one and only King of Pop (and prank calling victim) Paul Collins:
We’re releasing The Runs’ self-titled debut full-length LP on 11/12/13 because it’s the best album we’ve heard in quite some time. So go ahead and order it in our store, and then you’ll know the songs at the album release party on November 16 at Cactus Club in Milwaukee.
09.24.13 – Josh Berwanger - Strange Stains out now!
HELLO! I’m Josh Bertlinger Band’s merch chimp and tour manajer my name iz Chimp. I hijacked Dumb Land Records website and am posting on why not to order new Josh Buttwanger record.
Number 1 reason is Josh verbally abuses Chimp on tour telling Chimp he dumb and shit for brains for not taking money from fanz for merch and forgetting to collect lousy guarantees at the end of night. Chimp reasoning for that iz simple–just let club keep $4 guarantee and make JB and band earn their sea legs.
Reasin number 2, the new Josh Barwinger album on Butt Land Records is not edible and doesn’t even make good use for toilet paper. Reason number 3 is that record sound nothing like music Josh like to listen to, including sax player from Lost Boys solo album, soundtrack from Suburban Commando, and of courze Bruce Willis/Patrick Swayze Blues Band.
Finally DON’T BUY THIS ALBUM cause Dork Land Records is not donating any of the money to fund the script I wrote called Party Chimp in which I am new kid in school who likes to party and have unprotected sex with cheerleaders, also movie will star Chimp’s idol Guy Fieri as High School principal, Principal Zubaz. Please listen to Chimp and see you on tour this Fall.
If you are still unconvinced feel free to head over Butt Land’s webstore and pre-order the CD or LP. I think they have fancy limited edition bundles or something. -Chimp
08.16.13 - Josh Berwanger - Strange Stains to come out on GLR in October. Download first single at RollingStone.com!
It’s not quite the cover, but it’ll do for now. Good Land Records is finally gracing the (digital) pages of Rolling Stone, thanks to an awesome new album we’re putting out by Josh Berwanger, who you may remember from such bands as The Anniversary and The Only Children. We know him (and his drummer Michael Hutcherson) as rad dudes who made a rad album that we can’t wait for you to hear.
We’ll announce release date and reveal the rad album cover next week!
Here it is at last, folks, all of your favorite Figgs-related Good Land releases in one convenient package, on sale now at the Good Land Records Store!
Limited to 100, this magical specially-designed box is the only place to get a copy of The Figgs’ Slow Charm on white vinyl, and also features Pete Donnelly’s When You Come Home and The Name of This Record Is Mike Gent.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! That’s right, each box set comes with a unique download card for you to enjoy a professionally-recorded 12-song bootleg of a Figgs show in Green Bay, WI back in 2006. Here’s a lil’ sample of the live jams for ya:
6.6.13 – Yet Another Archie Powell & The Exports video!
Do these guys ever sleep? Archie Powell & The Exports, just made another great video. Unfortunately, Good Land Records runs on a shoestring budget and we could only afford to have them film it on an old VHS camcorder. But hey, there’s “Only So Much You Can Do!” Check it out for yourself:
3.7.13 – Good Land Distro presents Being Nice Won’t Save Milwaukee by Quinn Scharber & The …
The second release in the Good Land Distro series – where we bring the people some of our favorite records by artists from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and beyond is Being Nice Won’t Save Milwaukee by Quinn Scharber & The … from, well, Milwaukee.
Quinn is known around town as the lead guitarist in Hugh Bob & The Hustle and The Championship, but we think he’s at his best when he’s in the driver’s seat. You heard his song “Something Better” on the Good Land compilation, now hear the rest of the album and enjoy. Here’s a sampling:
2.20.13 – Introducing Good Land Distro
We’re excited to announce Good Land Distro to our online store, where we get a few records by our favorite bands from Wisconsin and beyond and try and turn them on to new fans.
First in the series is the fantastic Tongues Of Fire LP by our friend Joseph Huber. Best known for his work with the gone-too-soon .357 String Band, Joe busted out on his own and recorded and released this hook-filled & bluegrass-fueled gem last year. It’s in Good Land Records’ own Jonny Phillip’s top-five list of 2012, and as our drummer-in-residence, Jonny can be seen backing up Mr. Huber on occasion.
1.30.13 – In-Stock & Ready To Order:
The FIGGS‘ Slow Charm on vinyl for the first time!
Coming In March: Special Edition Figgs Box Set! For One Low Price, you’ll get Slow Charm on Limited Edition White Vinyl, Pete Donnelly’s eclectic When You Come Home LP and the name of this record is Mike Gent, his third solo.
Any true Figgs fan will covet this collection, in which all three amazing records will be packaged in a specially-designed box, pieced together by hand by your pals at Good Land and limited to only 100!
11.27.12 – New Archie Powell & The Exports video!
Our favorite band in the world (except all the other Good Land Bands), Archie Powell & The Exports, just made another great video. This time it’s for Good Land Bossman Andrew’s favorite song from Great Ideas In Action, “Job Fair.” Check it out:
11.14.12 – New Releases Before The End Of 2012!
We have a few things up our sleeves here at Good Land! Over the next couple months the following will be released and we couldn’t be more excited about it!
Mike Gent- the name of this record is Mike Gent (vinyl 12″)
Limbeck- Already Gone/Skyway 7″ (co-release with SideOneDummy Records)
Stay tuned for the release dates!
07.25.12 – GOOD LAND RECORDS & FRIENDS COMPILATION!
You heard it right folks! 18 songs for free! That’s how much all of us at Good Land love these bands. The free disc contains hits from Archie Powell & the Exports, Trapper Schoepp & the Shades, The Figgs, Tommy Stinson, Smoking Popes, & many more. We will be passing them out at the Milwaukee Vans Warped Tour 2012 on August 1st. Also, we will be putting them in every possible record store we can along with any other big event we can make it to. Hope everyone has a great August! We be seein’ ya.
7.25.12 – TRAPPER SCHOEPP & THE SHADES SIGN TO SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS!
Jonny here. I’m proud to say that my band Trapper Schoepp & the Shades re-released RER with LA based SideOneDummy Records last week! They did a remix and remaster of our album Run, Engine, Run that they are unleashing on the world Sept. 25th. Up above is the new cover for RER done by the fabulous Ryan Lynch of the Exports. Yeah you got it…the ivory tickler from Archies band.
The Shades are doing two shows with legendary MPLS rockers Soul Asylum in California. Our first show with them is at the Troubadour in LA on Aug. 2nd and the other is at the Independent in San Francisco on Aug. 3rd. For more show dates for the Shades and other Good Land bands, check out our tour dates page.
Good Land Records is proud to announce that we now have PayPal in order to supply all you rockers with all the music and apparel you’ll need this summer! Just give us a chance to update our merch page and we’ll have ya fabulous in no time.
Holy crap! We’re putting out 2 of the best record’s we’ve ever heard! Archie Powell & The Exports, Skip Work on vinyl & Great Ideas In Action on CD/LP for the masses! Right friggin’ now! They are also on tour!
Who loves The Figgs?! Well we got some kick-ass news for you. Now available on vinyl is Pete Donnelly’s solo record (When You Come Home) brought to you in full by Good Land Records. But wait, there’s more… Coming soon, The Figgs’ Slow Charm will be released on vinyl for the first time ever, as well as the new solo record from Mike Gent, also soon to be a vinyl sensation. You know you’ll want the set!
You love Milwaukee music! Well we got a split 7″ of some serious punk rock, The Jetty Boys and Direct Hit! Not enough? Well check out these two gems… Midnight Reruns and the jewel Trapper Schoepp and the Shades (whose Run, Engine, Run album just took Album of the Year at the Radio Milwaukee Music Awards). Don’t act like you’re not impressed. Thank you spell check!