Thank You San Francisco comp is now available. An aural love letter to a great city featuring Dan Melchior, David West, Out With A Bang, Kelley Stoltz, Pleasure Leftists, CTMF, Pate Snot, Leon Stackpole, Bill Direen, Ludella Black & The Masonics and Clorox Girls. Have a click here for more...
( 11.18.16 )
Thank You San Francisco comp has a release date - 11.18.16. An aural love letter to a great city featuring Dan Melchior, David West, Out With A Bang, Kelley Stoltz, Pleasure Leftists, CTMF, Pate Snot, Leon Stackpole, Bill Direen, Ludella Black & The Masonics and Clorox Girls. Pre-order here and get downloads of the Kelley Stoltz and Pate Snot tracks straight away...
( 10.20.16 )
Have a look at the video for the Pate Snot track off of the upcoming Thank You San Francisco comp.Pate Snot [Plopy Ploop]...
( 05.18.16 )
Leon Stackpole EP coming January 29, 2016. Pre-order now available here. We've also found some copies of the 2nd Clorox Girls LP, This Dimension. Even better these are on Gold Vinyl ( 200 copies pressed ). $14.00 post-paid in the US - go here to purchase...
( 12.28.15 )
Four-song 7" from Leon Stackpole ( trading under the name Leon ) in the works right now. This is the first solo effort by the front man of Australia's Ooga Boogas and features Mikey Young playing on one track ( as well as his hands on the the mixing / mastering levers ). Have a listen here...
( 08.02.15 )
Russell St Bombings LP vinyl pre-order available here. Pre-order comes with one song, Ask An Anthropologist, as a stand alone track. Henry Rollins will be premiering tracks from the album on his KCRW show on February 15 22.
The long-promised comp, Thank You San Francisco, has just been mastered by Mikey Young. The roster for the LP is: Dan Melchior, DavidWest ( Rat Columns, Lace Curtain, Rank / Xerox ), Out With A Bang, Kelley Stoltz, Pleasure Leftists, CTMF, Pate Snot ( James Vinciguerra and Mikey Young from Total Control ), Leon Stackpole ( Ooga Boogas ), Bill Direen, Ludella Black with the Masonics, and Clorox Girls. Release date TBD.
( 01.31.15 )
Russell St Bombings LP due out on February 24, 2015. Digital version of the LP is two tracks containing the albums seven songs woven together by Mikey Young. Digital pre-order here. Pre-order comes with one song, Ask An Anthropologist, as a stand alone track. Vinyl pre-order coming soon...
( 01.15.15 )
Melbourne's new sensation featuring members of Total Control, UV Race, East Link, Dick Diver, Straightjacket Nation. Have a listen to Homicide Squadhere.
( 12.21.14 )
Russell St Bombings LP coming in February 2015. Melbourne's new sensation featuring members of Total Control, UV Race, East Link, Dick Diver, Straightjacket Nation. Have a listen to Homicide Squadhere.
( 12.21.14 )
The Bilders 7" is available for pre-order now ( to be in your mits by 08.19 ). Pre-order here...
( 08.10.14 )
We've got an LP by Melbourne's new sensation Russell Street Bombings coming in the fall - have a listen...
( 06.09.14 )
The Paranoid Video 7" by Total Control is available again - this time with a new cover. Go here to purchase...
( 06.04.14 )
New 3-song 7" from New Zealand's
Bilders coming late summer early fall. Apologies for the delay as this has been promised for some time. Have a listen to one track here to give you a taste...
( 05.29.14 )
V / A - Thank You San Francisco, You've Been A Wonderful Audience LP. Shameless Lack of Imagination Box Set - All of the SmartGuy 7"'s in a wooden box. Comes in an edition of 10.
( 10.30.13 )
Division Four 12" 1983 Demo Cassette is now available in the catalog. Six songs of blistering post-punk from a forgotten time. The sounds of 1983 Perth, Australia.
Digital can be had here...
( 09.24.13 )
Division Four 12" 1983 Demo Cassette hits the streets on 09.24.12. Six songs of blistering post-punk from a forgotten time. The sounds of 1983 Perth, Australia.
Digital pre-order available here...
( 09.10.13 )
We have a few copies of the new Total Control 12", Carpet Rash, available here. Five tracks of remixed sounds from the Henge Beat LP on Michael Ozone's Home Loan Records. $13 postage paid in the US . Have a go will ya'...
( 06.12.13 )
We have copies of the new Soviet Valves 12", Death Trumps Romance, available here. $15 postage paid in the US . The bands previous 7" came out on SmartGuy and we have a few of those in the catalog as well. If you want both, please get in touch for the SV package price. Have a go will ya'...
( 03.28.13 )
I've got a few copies of the new Caged Animal 7" EP for sale in the catalog. The music can best be described as knuckle-dragging, no nonsense, ignorant, moshable HC from this new-ish Bay Area band with nary a hint of originality. Band features member of Ovens, Rat Columns, Violent Change and Sopors.
( 02.18.13 )
The Catalog is back up with new postage rates. Most of the change is on the international front - apologies. The postal rate increase is dramatic and I wish it weren't so...
( 02.03.13 )
The Catalog is back up with new postage rates. Most of the change is on the international front - apologies. The postal rate increase is dramatic and I wish it weren't so...
( 02.03.13 )
Apologies - due to the hefty increase in international rates, the catalog is not available and will be out of commission 'til Sunday. Sadly, foreign rates will be higher..as always, thank you for the support.
( 01.30.13 )
We have the last copies of Burning Sensation's S/T debut available in the Catalog. The band features David West of Rat Columns, Rank / Xerox, Lace Curtain, and Total Control fame. Edition of 300.
( 01.19.13 )
Buy the digital rendering of Sceptre Hole by Rat Columns via Bandcamp...
( 12.23.12 )
We've got a few copies of the new Boomgates debut full-length 'Double Natural.' Pick it up here...
( 10.06.12 )
Hey - we've been profiled by the SF Weekly - see for yourself here...
( 09.01.12 )
Rat Columns Sceptre Hole LP is now available - have a look in the catalog...
( 07.25.12 )
Australian releases abound at SmartGuy - new Bedroom Suck vinyl by Per Purpose ( Warburton 7" ), Hissey Miyake / Terrible Truths ( split 7" ), and Bitch Prefect ( Big Time LP ). Also the Boomgates debut 7" on RIP Society is back in stock. Quantities are limited so please write me to get yours...
( 07.07.12 )
Rat Columns debut full-length, the 15-track Sceptre Hole, comes out on July 24 ( digital release date 07.17 via iTunes, Google Music, Amazon, eMusic, et al ). East Coast Tour in August -watch this space for dates and places.
( 07.01.12 )
Two tracks from the forthcoming Rat Columns debut LP 'Sceptre Hole' are up for a listen:
Mastering by Mikey Young ( Total Control / Eddy Current Suppression Ring ) should be done today.
( 03.05.12 )
Due to the recent postage rate hike we have found it necessary to raise our prices. All prices here reflect this change...
( 02.01.12 )
Rat Columns 4-track EP coming on August 23. 500 copies on black vinyl.
( 07.30.11 )
Boomgates / Super Wild Horses split now available. 500 pressed / yellow vinyl / numbered and we have only a few. Rather than put them in the catalog, please write to put your order in. $10.00 ppd in the USA - $13.00 everywhere else.
Boomgates RIP Societ debut is back in stock - buy it here. The limited number of the Boomgates / Super Wild Horses split 7"'s are here but we are still waiting on stickers from the band ( to complete the package ). Sorry. Watch this space...
We will have a limited number of the Boomgates / Super Wild Horses split 7"'s sometime next week. Right now we are waiting on stickers from the band ( to complete the package ). Watch this space...
Next up is a 4-song EP by Australia's Rat Columns ( members of Rank / Xerox & Total Control )
Boomgates 2- song 7-inch being pressed as I type. 500 copies on black vinyl.
A - Layman's Terms
AA - Nothing (03.14.11)
The new Total Control 7", Pyre Island b/w Mind Shaft, is back in stock. Last copies ( available only from SmartGuy ). (02.06.11)
Next up...? Boomgates. (01.25.11)
The new Total Control 7", Pyre Island b/w Mind Shaft, is out of stock for the moment but should be back next week. (01.20.11)
A new Total Control 7" is now available. Pyre Island b/w Mind Shaft comes in an edition of 300 and was put out by Hustle Muscle Records. The gulf between Total Control's recorded output and live performance gets even bigger with this new single which sees the band make a divergence into total dance music territory. Buy it here. (01.11.11)
Total Control have a few Australian tour dates coming up in January / February 2011:
with Thee Oh Sees
Jan 09 The Nash, Geelong
Jan 13 The Tote, Melbourne
Jan 14 Red Rattler, Sydney
Jan 16 Summer Vibes Festival Newcastle
We have a few copies of the new 7" by Australia's Boomgates. The band features Brendan from Eddy Current Suppression Ring. 1,000 copies pressed on black vinyl and released by the very fine R.I.P Society. Pick up the record here... (09.13.10)
The 7" by Total Control is out now. The band consists of members of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Soviet Valves, and UV Race. Catch them as they tour the States through September. Pick up the record here... (09.06.10)
A 7" by Total Control is due in within the next month. The band consists of members of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Soviet Valves, and UV Race. Catch them as they tour the States in late August / September. Watch this space for dates...
There are a few new records in the Catalog. 7"'s by The Clorox Girls, Tyrades / Le Jonathan Reilly, and a simply stunning bit of free jazz noise ( recorded by Chris Woodhouse ) by Chad Stockdale & Kevin Corcoran. Limited quantities... (07.27.10)
A final pressing of the Clorox Girls S/T debut is now available in the catalog. $13.00 ppd in the USA - act fast. (07.16.10)
We have a limited number of signed ( by all band members ) copies of the Vermin Poets EP available. There were 20 there are now just a few. $25 per ( plus postage ) - write if you are interested in buying one ( limit two per customer ). (05.31.10)
The 12" by Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire is now available. Pressed in an edition of 1,000 (with only 400 available through normal channels) there are two versions to be had. The regular edition is $15.00 ppd in the states ($26.00 elsewhere) while the signed and numbered edition is $50 per plus shipping. Both versions come in a beautiful full color gatefold jacket designed by Peter Doig. The limited edition is signed by both Billy Childish and Peter Doig. Buy it from the catalog. (03.21.10)
We have a few copies of the new EP by San Francisco's Sonny & The Sunsets. The four track 7" includes three exclusive songs and comes with a comic book written and drawn by Sonny. $7.00 ppd in the USA. Buy it from the catalog. (02.22.10)
Also in the catalog as of today is the compilation on Secret Seven Records *In A Cloud: New Sounds from San Francisco. The LP has previously unreleased tracks by Thee Oh Sees, Fresh & Onlys, The Sandwitches, Sonny & The Sunsets, Tim Cohen, Kelley Stoltz and more. A great comp. and truly representative of what's going on these days in SF. One time pressing of 500 and $15.00 ppd (again, in the USA). Buy it from the catalog. (02.13.10) Share
Just in are a few copies of the Death Domain 7" on Dark Entries. 400 numbered silk screened copies. The music? A one man all-live-analogue ice machine. Not enough for you? How about a cryptically raw bleak take on synth-based dance music. Death Domain brings darkened post-punk electronics and dour new wave at its best. Buy here... (02.02.10) Share
We couldn't be more pleased to announce the debut 7" of Billy Childish's new combo - The Vermin Poets. The band is a collaboration (of sorts) with Neil Palmer of the sadly overlooked Fire Dept. Also in the fold are Wolf and Juju Claudius. The four-song platter will be available in late February 23. The folks at Damaged Goods will unleash an LP at approximately the same time in March. Share
We have a few copies of the new 7" by Jim Jarmusch's new friends Thee Oh Sees. The record, Blood in your ear b/w Friends Defined, is from the same sessions that birthed the recent 'Dog Poison' LP on Captured Tracks Records. 638 copies pressed on many different colors of vinyl and housed in sleeves of yet more colors. Want a copy? Go here... Share
Splash 4/Crash Normal split 7"'s are available in the catalog as well as some copies of limited Clorox Girls tour 7"'s - all warehouse finds. There are two Clorox 7"'s - one a Euro-tour edition and the other the plain vanilla (domestic) version. Both came out on Jonny Cat and both are long gone expect for the few we have now. Please write to check availability before you send money. It's worth noting that the version of This Dimension is NOT the LP version which was recorded by Kurt Bloch at Egg. The sounds on this 7" were recorded by Chris Woodhouse (FM Knives, Mayyors) before the band changed bass players. IMO it's a much better rendering (and the whole unreleased session blows away the 2nd LP).
OK, we are well into 2009 and still no Childish/Martin Creed spilt and the MBE 7" for Billy's gallery show at White Columns has been put of 'til 2010 due to the ECONOMY!
All that being said, there will be some new things in the catalog in the coming weeks/months. I have some Splash 4/Crash Normal split 7"'s as well as some copies of limited Clorox Girls Euro tour 7"'s - all warehouse finds. Watch this space for more details. (04.24.09)
We've added a few limited items to the catalog: Dan Melchior - This Is Not The Medway Sound LP. We have copies with a new hand-screened jacket (edition of 60) as well as a few copies with the original sleeve. Mayyors - Megan’s LOLZ 7". Second limited edition 7" from Sacramento's new noise merchants. Featuring the sonic genius of Chris Woodhouse (FM Knives) on guitar. Pressed in an edition of 500 and SmartGuy has a few... (08.16.08)
Just a quick word on the next release -
At a date to be determined SmartGuy will unveil a split platter with Martin Creed on one side and Billy Childish & The Musicians of The British Empire gracing the flip (with Billy also handling the recording duties). Keep an eye out... (05.16.08)
The Martin Creed record launch went off without a hitch this past Tuesday (March 25) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in NYC. Thanks to all those who turned out and picked of a copy of the quickly vanishing record. The record is now available - sorry if it's a bit pricey. Keep in mind, it is limited, on white vinyl and was manufactured in the EU. You can buy it here. The first 20 copies are signed by Martin... (03.29.08)
The 3-song 7" by Martin Creed will be available on April 1. Watch this space for details. Thanks for the patience as this one has been a long time coming! (03.17.08)
Have a listen to the tracks from the upcoming EP by Martin Creed. They are sing-alongs folks so pay attention to the words. Go here to listen:
Well, the Martin Creed record is still coming but it is looking more like January, 2008. Sorry about that. In the meantime watch Madonna present the Turner Prize to Martin.
September will see the release of a limited 7" EP by Turner Prize winner Martin Creed. Please check back for details as they become available. In ther interim go here for a song and some live video of Martin at London's Nog Gallery. (06.12.07)
Martin Creed Live at Nog Gallery in London (10, May 2007) (05.26.07)
Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire Live at the Dirty Water Club London (11, May 2007)
Giant HaystacksWe Are Being Observed is now available in a limited edition of 200 clear vinyl LPs. The co-released with Mistake records can be had here... (04.29.07)
SmartGuy will be closed from May 4-June 3, 2007. During that time should you need anything please go to: Midheaven or Interpunk. (04.26.07)
Click here for the new Digital Dustbin currently containing just a few songs! I will be adding content in the next few weeks so be patient. Please note, the Clorox Girls track is the 7" version that came out on a small Portland label a few years back. The recording features the debut LP line-up playing the title track from the second LP as captured by engineering savant Chris Woodhouse (FM Knives). Available only here...Enjoy! (04.23.07)
There a few songs and a video available for streaming right here. Select Playlists and away you go! I will be adding content in the next few weeks including more unreleased Clorox Girls as well as a live Billy Childish performance from April, 2006. Enjoy! (03.27.07)
Clorox Girls self-titled debut is due back in about 4 weeks. In addition, we will have copies of the limited vinyl edition of the Giant HaystacksWe are Being Observed. Only 200 of these will be pressed (on clear vinyl yet!) and it is a co-release along with Mistake Records. Finally, we have the Haystacks 2nd CD, Blunt Instrument, and the re-press on the Clorox Girls Novacaine 7" available in the catalog. Go... (03.19.07)
Take a moment to watch the Clorox Girls (new line-up even) in Spain....
The Clorox Girls self-titled debut will be back on vinyl in the (somewhat) near future. Keep any eye out. (01.13.07)
In case you had forgotten or are merely stupid here is another example of why the Tyrades are the best band going (please tell me they are still going).
Clorox Girls announce yet ANOTHER European campaign (2 actually). For the first trip Portland's finest will be travelling with Holy Ghost Rival. Spring/Summer '07 find Clorox Girls showing the Feelers how it's done Euro-style. Have a look here for dates.... (11.18.06)
As year-end approaches it's time to play sell-off-inventory. For now, have a look at the catalog as prices on Clorox Girls CDs have been slashed. I know I know, vinyl is better but CDs are cheaper (and in the case of the debut AVAILABLE). For what it's work (fuck all) the S/T Clorox debut will likely resurface in 2007. Now fuck off... (11.18.06)
As today is the day of the last ever gig by The Buff Medways it seems only fitting to mention that Billy Childish already has a new band! Called The Musicians of the British Empire you should also not be surprised that they've already recorded their debut LP due out on Damaged Goods. Songs on the new LP include 'Joe Strummer's Grave' and 'Punk Rock at the British Legion Hall.' (10.27.06)
For those of you who can read I thought this may be of interest...CBGB. Oh yeah, the Clorox Girls signed to BYO. We wish them well - very well. If you liked the LOCAL CUT blurb, try this... (10.15.06)
Download the new Clorox Girls video! This time 'round the lads give us Mi Ciudad Natal! (08.30.06)
Clorox Girls California/Mexico/Brazil Tour Diary is available here. Have a read and see what the lads are getting themselves into. (08.10.06)
I have a few copies of the following:
Intelligence I'm your Taxi / No Nurses b/w If I had Hammer 7" on Holy Cobra Society
Tyrades / Le Jonathan Reilly Split 7" on Holy Corba Society
The Pets Sticky Situations b/w Never Ask for Help 7" on Sweet Rot Records
Why not take a moment and watch the best band going today? And when you are done follow me. (07.21.06)
We have a few copies of the debut 7" by Oakland's new sensations The Pets and yes, that is Zack from the FM Knives on bass. Buy one regardless... BACK IN STOCK! (07.21.06)
The new Clorox Girls 7" on Burning Sensation Records has arrived from Europe. Eva Braun + In My Mouth / Walks the Streets (new version). 1,000 pressed - 500 on black 500 on clear. We happen to have a few, why not Buy one... (07.20.06)
We have a small number of the limited (500 pressed) Clorox GirlsNovacaine 7" on Bachelor Records available. Blame the high price on the weak dollar... (06.25.06)
Vida Loca Recs
Sunday Jun 11, 2006
at 10:30 PM
Via Vacuna 98
(((Clorox Girls are a bunch of hotties!)))
CLOROX GIRLS (punkrock boyband da Portland, OR)
Il trio statunitense calchera' per la seconda volta a distanza di un anno i palchi d'Europa, per presentare il nuovo disco "This Dimension"... la perfetta sintesi tra teenpunk stupido e tirato dei primi RED CROSS ed ANGRY SAMOANS, il pop ramonico e la YES WAVE californiana (con membri di Observers e Deadly Weapons). Se il loro stereo conosce a memoria le hit di Controllers, Dickies, Urinals, Lewd - ma il tuo vuole qualcosa di posteriore al 1981... se di questi nomi non te ne può fregare di meno, ma di rifarti gli occhi ed agitare il culo sì... i CLOROX GIRLS saranno in Italia per 3 concerti ed oltre al loro secondo album, porteranno in giro anche il libro del cantante/chitarrista Justin Maurer "Don't Take Your Life".
>> sab 10 giugno 06 : CLOROX GIRLS a Bologna
@ Atlantide Occupat@, Porta S.Stefano
>> dom 11 giugno 06 : CLOROX GIRLS a Roma
@ Traffic, Via Vacuna 98 (METRO: Tiburtina)
+ Out with a Bang! (Verona HC hated in the nation)
+ the Neutrons (Roma girlish pop punk)
+ Malatones DJ SET (Napoli alcolica'n'vomitosa)
>> lun 12 giugno 06 : CLOROX GIRLS a Imperia
@ Babilonia, Cervo (IMPERIA)
Clorox Girls date at SXSW has now been confirmed - Saturday, March 18 at Emo's iv . The band's set starts at 10:00 pm. Also on the bill are Channel 3 and The Effigies.
Check here for details. (03.05.06)
Clorox Girls This Dimension new colored vinyl is now available. 200 copies on BLUE vinyl - 100 for sale here and 100 for the band to flog in Europe.
An alternate version of the Clorox GirlsEons Away (it's called Soto) is available for a listen at SmartGuy's new myspace site. The track was recorded by Chris Woodhouse in October 2004. Also available is a Soviet Valves track from the digital EP (read:NOT ON THE VINYL).
Clorox Girls This Dimension named to the no. 1 spot for 2005 Punk and Hardcore on Radio K (Minneapolis, MN). Thanks to Jason and Adam, hosts of Out of Step.
Some reviews for the Soviet Valves EP have been posted - have a go. More to come, have patience...
Clorox Girls This Dimension is getting Heavy Airplay on the nation's finest freeform radio station WFMU. Thanks also to Terre T on the Cherry Blossom Clinic for giving the LP some attention.
Clorox Girls This Dimension colored vinyl is SOLD OUT.
Clorox Girls bonus track available from Rhapsody.com. Click here to download an alternate version of the track 'Upperhand'. The version available here was recorded by Chris Woodhouse (FM Knives) in October, 2004 with the bands original line-up. Hurry, it won't last!!!
SmartGuy will be closed from December 20, 2005 until January 3, 2006.
The debut LP by Dan Melchoir's Broke Revue is available again. Oldtime-Futureshock is 220-grams of primal rock-n-roll that has to be heard to be believed. Nicely priced for the holidays at $6.00 postpaid (in the US), what are you waiting for? Buy a copy...
The Clorox Girls have been invited to the 2006 version of South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. No date as of yet but stay tuned and all will become clear.
Lyme Regis S/T 4-song EP is now available. First 100 copies on clear vinyl.
Soviet Valves 'Sight That Harms' 4-song 7" EP is now available. First 100 copies on green vinyl.
Soviet Valves 'Sight That Harms' EP is now available on iTunes. 6 songs while the vinyl is 4. Hurry...
Tyrades mp3 available for a listen. From Chicago - you know the score. Click here. (11.11.05)
Lyme Regis mp3 available for a listen. Sacramento's cure for the common band they are. Click here.
The new Clorox Girls CD, This Dimension, is on available on iTunes. (11.08.05)
Soviet Valves mp3 available for a listen. Punk Rock for Perth, Australia (yes, we had to go that far to find some - sad times we live in). Click here.
New site...new look. Be mindful that it is a work in progress.
This Dimension, the new Clorox Girls LP is out now. First 200 copies of the LP are on gold vinyl. The CD has a video for 'This Dimension' (woodhouse version) and Don't Take Your Life.
A 4-song 7" by Perth Australia's Soviet Valves is in the works-we are hoping to have it ready for sale mid-November.
A 4-song 7" by Lyme Regis in the works-we are hoping to have it ready for sale mid-November. Lyme Regis are from Sacramento, CA and include a coupla former FM KNIVES with a PRETTY GIRL thrown in for good measure. It ain't STIFF but it's still worth a fuck.
Tyrades 7-inch, On Your Video, is available again.
PC users buy the new Clorox Girls 7", This Dimension, here. Mac users - watch this space...