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* Good Friend*
“Ride The Storm”

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* MakeWar *
“Developing A Theory Of Integrity”

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* Arms Aloft *
“What A Time To Be Barely Alive”

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* The Falcon *
“Gather Up The Chaps”

We gave birth to triplets (ouch): three new bands!

Comrades! Viva Red Scare and viva Summer. We have some great new music for you and this latest update has a real League Of Nations vibe. Read on!

The first of this unholy trinity is Arms Aloft with their album, What A Time To Be Barely Alive, which will come out September 9th. Let’s get to know the band, shall we? They’re from Minneapolis/Eau Claire, WI. Eau Claire is not a dainty French pastry; it’s a Wisconsin lumber town that is full of drunks, has a Paul Bunyan museum, and regrettably gave the world Bong Iver. What else do we know about Arms Aloft? They’re funny, grouchy, and playing D4th of July. Red Scare will be handling the CD/digital worldwide, and various labels will carrying the LP (Gilead in the USA, Guerilla Asso in Europe, etc.). There will be pre-orders, song streams, advertising on blimps, and all the usual fanfare you expect from Red Scare Industries. You’re welcome, Arms Aloft!

Up next will be a new band called Good Friend who are currently based outta Newcastle, England. These three youngsters are originally from Northern Ireland and their debut release, Ride The Storm, will be out September 23rd November 25th. Call us crazy, but this band sounds like a classy culmination of Belfast rock music: Stiff Little Fingers, U2, etc. To make this an even more international affair, we’re pairing up with our comrades Gunner Records in Bremen who will be bringing you the vinyl and helping in Europe. These Gaelic lads sweat swagger and booze, and they’re touring the UK right now, so go check ’em out and ask singer Adam if he has any Irish in him…

And finally we have Brooklyn’s MakeWar with their first album for Red Scare entitled, Developing A Theory Of Integrity. Shit, that sounds like a hardcore record! Naw, MakeWar is one human from Colombia, one from Venezuela, and one Floridita; and they have melodic punk songs about boozin’ and camaraderie. Imagine if Taking Back Sunday were from another continent and had to endure a lot of crazy shit to get here. That’s MakeWar. Once again, our favorite German Leftist, Gunnar from Gunner Records will be handling the vinyl and helping the band over in Europe. These beautiful Latinos are planning to tour their hairy asses off, in both America and Europe.

So yeah, dasswassup. “Have a bitchin’ Summer” and keep up with us on Twitter and FB for updates on this good stuff.

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* The Brokedowns / Direct Hit! *
“Making A Midwesterner”

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Beware The Idiots Of March!

Hey comrades, we have two new records coming next month and it’s time you learned about them. First up on March 4th we have The Lippies from Michigan and their self-titled debut full length. 12 punk rock screamers. For all you ahistorical dummies who don’t know, women have contributed to our scene for decades and The Lippies will remind you of badass ladies like Debbie Harry, Penelope Houston, Exene Cervenka, and Mia Zapata. No one else is playing this kind of music right now and we’re honored to bring you some shit-hot dangerous punk rock. Try it out for a change, nerds!

The Lippies are planning to hit the road hard in support of this new record and they’ll be touring with The Falcon and Worriers in April, then touring with The Copyrights and Ray Rocket in May.

That brings us to our next band: The Falcon. Their debut EP came out 12(!) years ago and was our first catalog number as CCCP 101. Ahhh, the memories. Anyhow, these jackoffs are back with a new record and it’s called Gather Up The Chaps. That thing comes out March 18th and the band will take flight for their first proper tour, so check the dates for that. Very exciting times around here, I mean, they’re on the cover of a magazine!

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