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* Brendan Kelly +
Sam Russo *
“Split The Tip”

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* Nothington *
“Lost Along The Way”

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* Direct Hit! *
“Brainless God”

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* Elway *
“Leavetaking”

Red Scare 10th Anniversary Weekend (now with Q&A!)

So the word is out, the main event of our 10th Anniversary Weekend has been announced and it’ll take place at Metro in Chicago on Saturday, October 25th. Tickets are a mere $24 (and can be bought here, ahem!).

I wanted to do a bit of a Q&A to answer any questions some of y’all might have about the weekend. If you wanna follow up or contribute, I’m gonna make a thread in the forum and we can suss it out. Take it to the message board, gang!

Q: HOW MANY BANDS ARE WE TALKIN’ ABOUT, TOUGH GUY?

A: While we love all the bands on Red Scare, we had to limit it to “core” bands that have done at least one full-length and one other release. By our count, that’s 17 bands. We think there should be 12-14 bands on this main Metro show, so that’s like 2 bucks a band. Sweet, right?

Q: HA HA, YEAH RIGHT. 12-14 BANDS ON ONE SHOW? HOW ARE YOU GONNA PULL THAT OFF?

A: I appreciate your concern, pal, but labels are infamous for spending money on dumb shit, at least this is for a kickass party that the bands and show-goers will appreciate. This will cost the label and couple/few thousand clams on flights and whatnot, but it’s worth it. Pay us back with high-fives and smiles. And yeah, I’ll say it: we’re gonna get a keg or two. Clive Davis or Jimmy Iovine never thought of that shit…

Q: WAIT A GODDAMN SECOND, YOU SHIFTY SUMBITCH. THAT’S LIKE 8 HOURS OF AMAZING ROCK BANDS…WILL THERE BE “INS AND OUTS” AT THE CLUB?

A: Calm down, sheesh. YES, there will be ins/outs that day at Metro. It’s pretty special circumstances and we’re stoked that they’re working with us on this. You rascals will have to behave though, alright? I assume when you’re asking about “ins and outs” you mean the building? Because that could be interpreted… never mind, you will have access to food and fresh air, of course.

Q: WHAT OTHER “SPECIAL” STUFF COULD POSSIBLY BE GOING ON ANYHOW?

A: Man, why are you being such an asshole with these questions? Oh wait, *I’m* writing the questions?! Weird. Yeah, we will probably have some side shows and they will probably be at Gman Tavern. There might be a movie or two involved as well. It’s six months away and we’re still planning, but we wanted to give our friends from Australia and Europe time to get over here.

Q: SORRY, I GET CARRIED AWAY. HOW CAN I HELP?

A: Funny you ask! I was thinking of introducing the “Red Scare Adopt A Band Program” for the weekend. Normally when bands come through Chicago they stay on our floor and couches, but there’s too many for this glorious weekend. Do you have a clean and quiet place to stay and can you cart around a buncha helpless, horny band folk? Then get at me, cuz we need your help housing these beautiful artists. Or better yet, maybe you have a hotel hookup or wanna donate a room for the cause? Now we’re talkin’! Definitely get ahold of me then!

Q: IS DAVID FUCKING JONES GONNA BE THERE?

A: Depending on who you ask, DJ might very well be the first artist on Red Scare. Be a real shame if he wasn’t in attendance. Smart money says yes, but we don’t wanna spoil any subsequent announcements, ya dig?

Okay, I hope that answers a few questions y’all might have. Remember: more bands and details will be announced down the line. If you wanna know more, please hit up the forum. Hopefully we’ll see you in October!

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Update on vinyl, plus a new EP from Beex and Sam!

Hey, did you know that Red Scare turns 10 this year?!? We’ll be doing some special stuff in 2014, but for now check out these new releases we’ve got comin’ at ya…

Coming May 6th we’ll have the long-awaited vinyl versions of Nothington’s Lost Along The Way and Brainless God from Direct Hit!. Click on the aforementioned links to grab those records from Interpunk. Both those LPs went into production last Summer, but ya know, that shit takes forever to make. Excuses, excuses! You gals and guys should also know that sometime down the road we’ll be releasing a box-set version of Brainless God that will include a DVD, a comic book, and god knows what else. I dunno if you know Woodsy from DH! or not, but he’s a fuckin’ NUT.

Maybe you heard that Brendan Kelly and Sam Russo are doing a split EP? Yep, Split The Tip is two songs from that goofy-haired Chicago bartender and two more songs from a Brit that looks like a spell-casting greyhound… and it will also be out in May! Our Sam has been very busy playing shows over in Europe, but soon enough we’ll be dragging him over States-side for some shows here too. This EP will be available via all digital formats on 5/13; and the 7″ will be in stores on 5/22. Go here if you wanna order that thang now.

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Comrades, this is what is next: The Lillingtons, Direct Hit!, Nothington.

You may have heard about The Lillingtons box set that crept out? You may have also heard that they’re playing a reunion show at this year’s Riot Fest? Well, these cryptic boys from Newcastle are up to something, that’s for sure. The Lillingtons only operate under the cover of darkness, but here’s what we know: Red Scare will be bringing you some of their more arcane material in digital format. We’re talking about their first album, Shit Out Of Luck, and Technically Unsound (a collection of OOP 7″s and a split 12″ EP). There have been some vinyl rips floating around and various sub-standard versions leaked, but now we’re bringing you this classic Lils stuff once and for all. At long last Red Scare has secured these mythical masters and they’ll be available on your favorite online service in the next couple weeks!

Coming in September we’ll be bringing you the Red Scare debut from Direct Hit! Brainless God will be out digitally on 9/3, and in rekkid stores on 9/10. A vinyl version will be soon to follow, but we need to hustle this thing out ASAP because it’s, like, a narrative concept album about the END OF THE WORLD, okay? Doomsday is upon us all and DH! is here to warn you. So keep your eyes out for that and look for them at Riot Fest and The Fest in Gainesville. September!

In October we will have something from our battle-hardened drinking buddies, Nothington. It’s called Lost Along The Way and it’s a collection album that compiles rarities, comp songs, 7″ tracks, etc. Some of their best stuff is on here and it’s been scattered on various pieces of vinyl and whatnot, so now we’re bringing it to you on one concise release. The lads just appeared on the Red Scare Across America Tour and will also be at The Fest. Nothington are ol’ SF blood to us, so we’re stoked to be involved in this one.

That’s it for now, but don’t forget: L-I-L-L-I-N-G…

Lil-Sol