Personality Crisis of Winnipeg left us but one full-length LP and it has certainly stood the test of time. Now regarded as a Canadian punk rock classic, the record was initially released via San Francisco based Risky Records in 1983.
There have been a couple of sporadic "re-issues" created over the years but Porterhouse is doing one better. 'Creatures for Awhile' will become part of the Porterhouse catalog and kept in print full-time. We're starting things off with a craft batch of 250 pieces pressed on audiophile black vinyl, with all original artwork. Pre-orders are open and you can snag one right here.
The album will also be made available digitally worldwide. That means adding the record to your punk rock streaming playlists for the very first time! Porterhouse will be doing new vinyl variants in the future and we're planning something special for the record's 40th Anniversary in 2023 as well. A warm Porterhouse welcome to PC!
We have a new variant of 'Saturation' and it's our best yet. Set on clear yellow regular weight vinyl this go around features a new 3 color label design.
Additionally, this pressing was performed by M.P.O. in France. These records sound crystal clear with no surface noise.
The new pressing is in stock now so please jump over to our webstore here and order a copy now!
Critics have responded to the debut LP "Summer Bliss and Autumn Tears" from Steven Bradley with open arms and music scribes have consistantly cited Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe when measuring Bradley's strength as a songwriter.
Tom Sevrin of Ripple Effect says "Timeless in their execution, sublime in their production. These songs are so full of melodic hooks, that you can't help but get them stuck in your mid-brain."
Baby Sue made the record their Top Pick and said that "Bradley immediately lays the groundwork for what is bound to be a solid and captivating career in the world of cool and truly inspired guitar pop."
The album has receieved a 9/10 nod from Music Connection, Hits Daily Double called it "a blast of power-pop reminiscent of Big Star" and Ox Magazine called it "a nearly perfect album."
If all that good news wasn't exciting enough, a third video from the album just arrived for its title track. Premiere music publication New Noise Magazine is curating its Worldwide debut and you can see it now on the Porterhouse Video page here!.
Seminal Vancouver punk rock band the Young Canadians recorded three studio EPs between 1979 and 1981. "Automan, "This is Your Life" and "Hawaii" are all considered classics of their time. Therefore, it is with great joy that we announce the entire Young Canadians catalog is now available digitally in our Record Store. An expanded Live collection entitled "I Hate Music" is on the way in the future.
The long out of print "Hawaii" 12" EP from Vancouver's Young Canadians has just arrived on clear orange vinyl and the boutique pressing of only 250 copies is selling fast! The Bob Rock produced record includes all original artwork, download code and an Easter egg insert.
Jump over to our Record Store page here right now to see all our available Young Canadians releases and complete your collection!
Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy of the initial pressing of Germs ‘(M.I.A.) The Complete Anthology.’ Response has been great and it’s been very uplifting to hear folks talking about how much they love this collection.
Hot off the presses we are now offering a reveresed Blue and Black variant of the double LP set. That is to say, the Opaque Blue disc is now the first of the two or the ‘GI’ album and the Black has become the ‘What We Do Is Secret’ LP.
This top shelf pressing originates from Record Technology Inc. in Camarillo, the finest plant in North America. These discs sound clean, clear and loud. Jump over to the MIA store page right here and snap one up before they're gone!
Here’s real time footage of (MIA) The Complete Anthology being cut to lacquer by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound in Nashville. Ryan describes the cut as sounding “excellent” and he should know as he cuts for the very best.
Art begins his latest battle cry in the year 1968 and invites Democratic Convention performer Wayne Kramer of the MC5 aboard to nail the point home. It’s cross border collaboration between two guys who know how to stick it to the man!
In the spirit of cooperation between the two countries, Oct 27th sees a tandem video launch via the renowned music publications Exclaim! in Canada and New Noise Magazine in the United States. Director Thor Henrikson created the masterpiece in a mad dash before election day.
“Christo Fascists” is the first single from Art’s forthcoming album ‘Late Stage Empire Dementia’ which will see release in early 2021. Producer Russell Broom (Jann Arden, Chixdiggit) delivers a track that meets the message. The message has arrived and you can get it right here!
Patience is a virtue and our customers have it in spades. Thanks to everyone for hanging in there through the production delays, we never been happier to ship a record!
We also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has posted photos of their LP sets and shared their raves about how good these records sound.
The mastering work of ace cutter Ryan Smith of Sterling Sound in Nashville raises the bar on this collection, and the expert plating team at RTI in Camarillo made sure we were pressing from the best possible source in the country. What a team!
We're working up more classic punk rock releases now so check back with us soon!
Hello Germs fans far and wide! We wanted to bring you up to date on the pressing and delivery of “(MIA) The Complete Anthology.”
First off we want to thank each and everyone who has Pre-Ordered a copy of Germs the “(MIA) The Compete Anthology” vinyl debut. We are committed to delivering you the very finest product possible.
This year has been one of the most challenging ever. We began the year faced with the closing of our long time pressing plant and as if that wasn’t enough when we moved to place the Germs into production we were confronted with the Apollo Masters fire in Barstow Ca. This fire destroyed the very lacquers that this project was destined to be cut on.
Once lacquers were manufactured and shipped from Japan we expected to begin production immediately. However, stay-at-home orders forced the closure of our current plating and pressing partners. Because freshly cut lacquers begin to deteriorate as soon as they are carved, they must be plated immediately. But as we had no open plant to plate them at, the Re-Mastering and lacquer cutting process had to be shelved.
With plating and pressing facilities now open and Re-Mastering completed by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, we have finally received Test Pressings for “(MIA) The Complete Anthology.” The tests sound fantastic! Clear, powerful and open… exactly what we would expect using R.T.I. who are widely acknowledged as one of the best plating facilities in the country.
Porterhouse Records approved these test pressings today and we are in the queue to be pressed. But the complications everyone in the chain has faced have rendered what should have been a late July release simply impossible to pull off.
Now the bad news. Because plants have been closed for months we are faced with a backlog on the presses. We have been informed today that the current wait time is 10 weeks. With that in mind we are revising our delivery date for Pre-Orders. The delivery date is now set for on or about Oct. 9.
In fact we believe that we will be able to deliver records slightly before that date but we want to be cautious. We are sorry that this process has become so drawn out and we apologize to our customers who we understand… “WANT THIS RECORD NOW!” We hear you and we are grateful for your patience.
Please hang in there with us as we see this one through and know that we will deliver the best looking and sounding product in the Porterhouse Records tradition. Thank you for your your support and understanding, it’s greatly appreciated!
We're taking you back to the good old days but with a cool twist. In a Worldwide debut The Germs (MIA) The Complete Anthology hits vinyl for the VERY FIRST TIME!
Porterhouse will deliver an rejuvenated MIA that's completely re-mastered and re-sequenced for vinyl. The album GI will appear as one 12" LP and the other LP will see the complete original sequence of the "What We Do Is Secret" EP, including the Live version of "The Other Newest One" and previously deleted live dialogue from lead singer Darby Crash. You'll now be able to experience the EP as it was actually intended to be heard. HUGE!
The initial pressing of "The Complete Anthology" will consist of a two LP set featuring black and blue vinyl with reverse labels. The package will also include the original liner notes.
Production of MIA has been delayed due to Covid-19 related plant closures forced by stay-at-home orders. However, we are elated to report that production has finally begun. Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound is currently re-mastering and cutting lacquers for this epic release and we'll be heading to plating shortly!
In a one, two punch Porterhouse is taking you back to the good old days! The long out of print "Hawaii" EP from Vancouver's Young Canadians is being re-issued on clear orange vinyl in a boutique pressing of only 250 copies.The Bob Rock produced record includes all original artwork and an Easter egg insert.
Additionally, in a Worldwide debut The Germs (MIA) hits vinyl for the very first time. The initial pressing of "The Complete Anthology" will consist of a two LP set featuring black and blue vinyl with reverse labels. The package will also include the original liner notes.
Head over to our Record Store page here and Pre-Order both of them right now!
Power pop is the driving force behind "Summer Bliss and Autumn Tears" the debut LP from Steven Bradley. The record touches ground somewhere between Teenage Fanclub and Nick Lowe and will keep any Matthew Sweet fan happy.
Chocked full of performances from Steven's friends, it's guitar driven jangle with plenty of drive. Greg Leisz (Jackson Browne) Kevin Kane (Grapes of Wrath/Northern Pikes) Wayne Kramer (MC5) and Bobby Adams (7 Seconds) are among many others who contributed performances.
Pressed on custom baby blue vinyl the LP package includes an inner lyric sleeve and digital download code. Stream it now at Steven's Artist Destination and then pick it up today!
Steven just played Los Angeles and San Diego with his band featuring Television's Richard Lloyd on lead guitar, and veteran L.A. musicians Danny McGough (Tom Waits, Social Distortion), Bruce Duff (Streetwalkin' Cheetahs) and Joey Ponchetti (Ex-Teens, United Ghosts).
Additionally, the second video from the L.P. has just arrived for the single "Capitol Hill." Premiere Canadian music publication Exclaim! is curating its debut Worldwide debut and you can watch it on the Porterhouse Video page now!.
No joke kids, the first pressing of the 25th Anniversary Re-mastered "Saturation" has shipped fast and we are now sold out of the first pressing in clear blue.
We're changing color for the next pressing and this time it's going to be on clear vinyl and limited to only 700 copies. There will be color variations on subsequent pressings. We re-mastered the album from the original Stereo Master tapes and all artwork is U/O approved.
You can order a clear copy here but snap to it, these will go fast as well!
So much good news in one story folks! The debut full length from Chip Kinman's Ford Madox Ford is now available! This limited pressing of 500 copies on 12" clear blue vinyl, packaged in a Hand Silk Screened cover will also contain a download code.
The L.P.'s singles "Dark American Night" and "Promised' are now streaming in the band's Artist Destination on this page and the accompanying videos for the singles are posted on the Porterhouse video page right here.
The amazing vinyl package streeted on Feb 16 but order it here now and we'll ship you one stat! Chip's brother Tony Kinman produced the L.P. and contributed co-writing as well!
This brilliant 15 song full length was originally released on Compact Disc in 1995 on Velvetone Records. The line-up includes longtime Tom Waits and Social Distortion keyboardist Danny McGough, Guitarist, Max Ferguson and Bassist, Ilene Markell.
Hatched in Eagle Rock Ca. and part of the L.A. pop scene of the 90's which included The Negro Problem, The Wondermints and Baby Lemonade this power pop group received critical aclaim and their L.P. is chocked full of great tunes. Stream it now in the 7 Deadly 5 Artist Destination here on our main page.
The digital L.P. will be available through the usual suspects on Friday June 15th, but why wait? You can download the album right now at our site.
It is with deep sadness we share the news of the passing of Tony Kinman. The Dils and Rank and File founder and Alt-Country inventor passed quietly at home surrounded by family after a short bout with panreatic cancer. Tributes have poured in from around the world for a great man who has left us far too soon. May he forever rest in peace and in song.
Dils and Rank & File founder Chip Kinman is doing his part to heal a country tattered by election year media chaos with the release of the Wilbert Harrison song "Let's Work Together." The tune has also been covered by Canned Heat and Brian Ferry and it brings a positive message of unity to all!
The single, which will be available only via digital download arrives on November 4th at all online music outlets worldwide but you can stream it right now from the band's Artist Destination here. The band will celebrate the October 21st Pre-Order launch on iTunes with a show at L.A.'s Echo that same evening!
The single is the follow up to Ford Madox Ford's debut 7" vinyl "Expect It" also available here, and will hold fans over until the band delivers it's first full length L.P. in the spring of 2017. Check our Tour Page here for upcoming Ford Madox Ford live dates.
The Canadian Summer Tour featuring Ford Madox Ford is in the books and it was a great success!
We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who showed up to support the band, gave them a couch to sleep on, bought them a beer, purchased their music on vinyl or digitally, helped promote a show or featured the bands in press or on their radio show.
Look at our Tour page here for more upcoming show dates and remember you can always stream our band's releases right here at the site or on your smart phone.
It's no secret that Slash Records alumni find their way to Porterhouse and our latest signing won't change that storyline! Chip Kinman of seminal California punk act the Dils and alt-country godfathers Rank and File, has inked a deal with us for his new band Ford Madox Ford. The debut 7" vinyl release features production, co-writing and backing vocals from Chip's brother and collaborator Tony Kinman. The release is limited to 500 copies.
Always groundbreakers the brothers again chart new territory by embracing American style blues, tossing it in a indie rock blender and then viewing it through a bashy punk lens. Ford Madox Ford are currently in residency at Redwood Bar in Downtown L.A. and tour Canada in July. Three O'Clock Train are supporting on all dates and dates are posted on our Tour page.
Porterhouse announces a new line of girls and guys apparel!
Our way-cool Vinyl themed designs let you proudly display your love for the world's greatest recorded music format and we also have classy Porterhouse designs available for you Indie supporters.
There are a variety of fashionable colors to chose from and our T-Shirts always ship with free Porterhouse stickers! Jump over to the Merch page now and take a peek. There's a little something for everyone!
The new music video from our indie rock darlings Sweetheart has debuted at iTunes. If fact, it has just been featured in the "What We Are Watching" area of the iTunes Music Video store, Right next to Rihanna! Doesn't that beat all!
Directed by Luke Botteron and Sweetheart drummer Matt Kittle, the vid is a self financed and DIY production. The guys poured their hearts into the project and it shows. Featuring enough cats to go viral, it's super funny and super clever!
We hope you'll check out the video here and support the band by purchasing it… we know you'll love it!
The guys are in pre-production writing new songs as we speak so stay tuned for more Sweetheart news for 2013. SWEET!
Download Sweetheart's E.P. "XOXOX" through all Porterhouse's digital distribution outlets, from Amazon to eMusic and from 24/7 Music to iTunes. It's up Worldwide! Just click through the band's "Artist Destination" here and purchase it now!
The guys are working on a cool Re-Mix contest for the E.P.'s single "David Bowie is Dead?" and have video footage in the can. We'll keep you updated on their editing and production progress. The E.P. is always streaming live here at the Porterhouse site, and the band is updating news in their Artist Destination regularly so be sure to check it out.
Sweetheart's E.P. "XOXOX" is now available for pre-order exclusively through iTunes, so click through the band's Artist Player and purchase it!
This great indie rock/power pop release has a regular list price of $5.99 but during the two week Pre-Sale window you can get the E.P. for a paltry $3.99. This offer will end on August 7th when the record goes on sale worldwide. Take advantage of this great sale price and grab it now. Just click on the Sweetheart Artist Player below to order.
The guys are working on a cool Re-Mix contest for the E.P.'s single "David Bowie is Dead?" as well as a video for the same. The record is always streaming live here at the Porterhouse site, and the band is updating news in their Artist Player regularly so be sure to check it out.
Vancouver based indie rock and power pop outfit Sweetheart have signed up with Porterhouse and their 6 song E.P. "XOXOX" will be released on August 7th via iTunes, Rhapsody and all other digital music outlets.
We have the full E.P. streaming for you now on the main page of the Porterhouse website so be sure to listen to it and read up on the band.
Pre-Sales on the E.P. start at iTunes on July 24th. Watch our Facebook and Twitter Feeds for updates and contests to win some Sweetheart swag.
The guys are working on new material right now for another E.P. as well as a video for the track "David Bowie is Dead?". We are excited to have Sweetheart join the family.
Hey music fans welcome to the re-vamped Porterhouse site. We have undergone a conversion to HTML5 so you can use the site on your non-flash supporting mobile devices. This means you can discover and stream acts from your phone anytime you have a connection. And that means more quality music in your life!
We are also launching our new "Artist Destination" areas. These "Destinations" will be your window into our artist's world. You can listen to entire album streams, check news and info that the band posts, look at photos, check tour dates and purchase music if you like what you hear. We have got Destinations up and running for Kidneys, Lightweight Holiday and Speedbuggy right now so give them a try and let us know what you think at our Facebook page.
Stay tuned for new signings from some amazing bands you will love. We'll have updates for you soon!