It is now possible to Pre-Order our limited edition "Ode to the Drink" EP, and since we are only pressing 300 copies, everyone who wants a copy should probably place an order to ensure that they get a copy of the CD. To Pre-Order, just head on over to The Official Bad Stain Records Facebook Shop and pay via credit/debit card, or PayPal.....or, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Pre-Order", and then input your name and a short message indicating you want to Pre-Order the EP in the body of the message. Someone will send you a return email with information explaining how to place your order. A copy of the EP will immediately be put aside for you upon receiving your email, so don't panic if it takes 24-48 hours for someone to respond to your Pre-Order message.
The new EP CD hits store shelves on December 6th, so if you don't wish to pre-order a copy, you can get a copy from InterPunk.com, assuming the release has not sold out. In addition to the EP, the official music video for the single, "Ode to the Drink", premieres on The Official Bad Stain Records YouTube Page on Thursday, December 5th, at 2:00pm (Arizona Time). We hope that everyone enjoys the new video and look forward to hearing what you think.
Our latest release, "From Buckeye To Beardsley" has been very successful so far. Sales have been stronger than we had projected, and the album's single, "Summer Daze", has been put into rotation on several online and college radio stations. Last week we received news informing us that the album had been reviewed in both The Punk Rock Tribune, as well as Phoenix Nightlife Magazine. Both publications greatly praised the new release, and we are truly honored by the kind words written by both of the writers. Joey Reckless of The Punk Rock Tribune gave the new album an "A", and said that the song, Summer Daze, is...."A strong single.....powerful...." (with a) "catchy chorus", and "is the type of song that you want to hear again, just as it ends." Joey Reckless mentioned that he was aware that we had hoped that "From Buckeye To Beardsley" would help showcase the entire history of the band, and said that "they really nailed it!" David Torrez of Phoenix Nightlife Magazine ended up writing a four page review about the album, and we really appreciate the fact that he seemed to have really done his homework regarding the band, and it was clear that he is a huge fan. David Torrez gave the album a four and a half star review, and complemented several songs. He said that Summer Daze had "...a catchy hook and clever lyrics", and said that the song Damaged Goods had "...very strong lyrics (that) paint a picture of hatred." The overall review is really good, and we couldn't be happier reading both of these well written opinions regarding our new CD. We have included both of the reviews in the Press section of our website. Just click on "Reviews" to read them, as well as several other reviews of our other releases from various other publications.
Last, we want to let our fans in the local Phoenix Metro area know that Moe Money and Tad Gurthman will be performing live on December 7th at The Stardust Lounge located at 43rd avenue and Dunlap. The show features a live performance from the band, NUMBERS FROM DOWNTOWN, which features members of NUMBERS ON NAPKINS and THE DOWNTOWN DRAMATICS. NUMBERS FROM DOWNTOWN will be playing several cover song from bands like SUBLIME, BAD RELIGION, 311, SOCIAL DISTORTION, PENNYWISE, and more! Plus, they will also be performing their own unique version of NON's popular single, "Runaway". We would love to see friends and fans at the show, and hope there are tons of smiling faces during the live performance. That being said, NUMBERS ON NAPKINS still have no immediate plans to perform live at this time.....although we'll see how the show goes and get back to everyone if NON does choose to play together again in the future. So make sure to check back every once in awhile, and follow us on Facebook.