Friday, March 21, 2014

New Website



Hello everyone. We have a brand new website! We will no longer be updating this blogspot, so from now on, please visit:



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Here's What's New in 2014



First off, a late Happy New Year to everyone. We've been busy here at Dirty Pillows planning some of our upcoming releases for the new year. We are so happy that we got to release three awesome tapes last year - Harsh VibesBad Vision, and Baseball Cap - and look forward to putting out more great music. To celebrate, we are having a 40% off sale on select titles. Dead PeopleWaylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands,PHORKLame Drivers/Eureka California, and Pride of Lowell are all on sale for only $3 plus shipping. Get them while you can.

In other news, we will be putting out our first vinyl release this year! We will have more details about the exact release date in the upcoming months but we are psyched to announce that Harsh Vibes will be releasing a one-sided 12 inch EP on Dirty Pillows!

Finally, we thought we would kick off the new year with an update to our logo. As you can see above, we made some minor changes, but we think it looks nice! We would like to also say thanks again to everyone who supports our label and we hope to bring you more great music in 2014!

Best!

Alex and Geoff

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Baseball Cap - New Surrealism



Somewhere along the murk lined streets of Baltimore, you'll find Christian Michael Filardo doing anything he can to spread his art, life and love around. He devotes his energy to making rad stuff and making sure that other people make rad stuff as well. Whether it be through his own tape label, Holy Page, his visual art or writing cassette reviews for Tape Famous. Energy is what the man has and Baseball Cap is just one of these ways he filters that energy into the air. Rough, effortless guitar work forms the rapidly changing scapes that are painted on New Surrealism. Toss that on top of a healthy dose of no wave and found object manipulation and sink into weirdness. All courtesy of Dirty Pillows and Baseball Cap. Limited to 100 copies. Free download code included. Pick one up here. To stream the entire album, click here.







Friday, November 1, 2013

Bad Vision - Bad Vision


We are psyched to announce the release of the debut album by Australia's Bad Vision. 14 tracks of scuzzy surf/garage/protopunk on pro dubbed, shrink wrapped cassettes. Bound to shake, rattle and roll your brain inside your numbskull, while you sing along in a catatonic monotone. There are guitars with fuzz and snarl, drums more pulverizing than a marching band, and vocals that will mesmerize, soliloquize and hypnotize. The whole tape was mixed by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Lace Curtain). These are limited to 100 copies so pick one up quick. Free digital download included.








Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Harsh Vibes - Dead Collective Soul


Hey everyone. We know it's been a while, but we're still a record label. And we're excited to announce the release of Harsh Vibes new cassette, Dead Collective Soul. Dirty Pillows is a very proud godfather of this release and are super thrilled to be involved with the conception of such a radical piece of rock n’ roll magics. Keep your ears and mouth peeled for these guys. We foresee super-stardom on the horizon, or at the very least an opening spot for Prince and the Revolution. We've got 100 of these pressed and they are ready to ship immediately. As always, a free digital download of the entire cassette will be included with your purchase. Check out a track below and click on the store tab to pick up a copy.





Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pride of Lowell


Pride of Lowell was an accident. Max and Patrick were on tour with Aella (a trio with Norwegian saxophonist Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg) in July 2011. Mette bowed out halfway through the tour due to the shock of the Oslo and Utøya killings. The boys were left to fend for themselves and played their first gig as a duo in front of a tepid audience in Lowell, MA. Max joked that the new duo would call itself the Pride of Lowell. The locals were not amused.

Four days later Pride of Lowell had evolved. Proud and secure after a short tour in their new duo format, this two-headed leviathan recorded several improvisations in Paramus, NJ. This is the result.

Dirty Pillows is proud to release the first offering from Pride of Lowell. Limited to 100 cassettes. Free digital download included.



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eureka California/Lame Drivers



Rock n roll kin Eureka California and Lame Drivers have co-authored a split cassette on Dirty Pillows. Hailing respectively from Athens, GA and Brooklyn, NY both these bands kick out some stripped down heart driven rock jams with a solid pop underbelly. Both sides of this tape are chock full of the type of blown out lo-fi jems that couldn't complement each other more. A perfect hazy summer burner that will hold you over until that next GBV show. Limited to 100. Free download included.