Well we guess that this must be our first local release of 2019! At midnight on New Year’s local punk group Foam Fangers dropped a new EP: The Trash Talk and Taco Trucks. This is five songs clocking in at right around ten minutes, you can find streaming on the player below.
We are going to be sure to keep our Springfield album archive page up to date with whatever comes out this year, starting with this release right here!
Foam Fangers don’t have any local shows lined up that we know of right now. The band also released a self-titled EP last year, which may or may not be making it on your voted list of best releases for 2018 – we will be posting the results for starting tomorrow!
Hello! It’s been a minute since we’ve really used our website to post about anything that has been going on with our big move downtown. Now that we’ve got a new domain (dumbrecs.com) and are in a new year, we feel it is finally time to catch up a little bit!
Yes, we are completely moved out of the old locations of Dumb Records and Black Sheep in Southtown. The final shows this past month were all incredible. Thank you all who came out for any of those or who have supported us in any way. Money that was raised at those shows is going towards startup costs and building materials for the new space.
When will we be open? We only just started working in the new space a couple of days ago, and it will take time to get things exactly how we want them to be setup for our record store and show space. We would like to say that we will be open in some form or another by the end of this month, even if it is just a soft opening for the record store portion. It is likely that the store portion will be open in some form before we are able to have shows. We are still not putting anything on the calendar for shows.
If you are wanting to help, we have a private facebook group going covering discussion on what projects we are currently tackling in the new space. That is our best means of communicating to a group that wants to help right now. Work is being done on the space in some form or another every day right now. Our old group is just an all around group for “Springfield IL Area Shows” which we mean to cover shows going on in town elsewhere such as The Radon, Bar None, and CFP. All of those spots are currently hosting shows while we work on our new space.
We have just now re-launched our Discogs online store! This means that even though our store is closed right now, if you really want to you can order from us online! There might be a limited amount of items listed there now, but we are building it up every day. Some of you may have also noticed we printed new shirts with a re-vamped logo – there will be a separate online store launched for that and other merch very soon! Be on the lookout for that!
That’s it for now!