Real quick note here about some more new arrivals that have just landed at the 13 O' Clock HQ! Several back titles from the Asteroid No. 4 are now available through the mail order! Here's what titles have just arrived:
The Asteroid #4 - An Amazing Dream LP
More info on all of these titles over on the mail order page.
The Asteroid No.4's Ticking Time Bomb b/w Broken Moon single is out this Friday! It's already at distributors in the U.S. and Europe, and is heading towards record stores as we speak. Of course you can snag a copy right now from the source! Hop on over to the mail order page for more info on this release. Both tracks from the single are on the Sounds page for your listening pleasure, so head over there to check them out!
In other news, a couple more new releases have arrived and are now available through the mail order! The brand spanking new single from the Higher State on Market Square Records is here! Even got a few copies of the way-limited version of the single with the special foldover sleeve, but these will most likely sell very quickly so get your orders in ASAP! Also got the latest single from The Reverberations on Beluga Records. For more info on both of these titles check out the mail order page.
Speaking of the Asteroid No.4, several back titles from the group will be arriving shortly, most likely by Wednesday. As they are arriving a bit earlier than anticipated, they are not up on the mail order page yet, but will be by Wednesday morning. Stay tuned for all the info on these Asteroid No.4 titles!
Here's an update on the upcoming new single from the Asteroid No.4: while their new Ticking Time Bomb b/w Broken Moon single is finally in the late stages of production, the official release date has been pushed back to March 24th, and should start shipping by the third week of March. Apologies for having another delay with this release, it's definitely a bummer! But due to an unforseen massive backlog of pressing orders at the pressing plant caused by a lot of last minute problems as they were transitioning over to new facilities, this delay has become inevitable. THANK YOU for your patience to everyone who has already pre-oreded a copy! Sit tight, they'll be heading your way soon!
In other news, a lot of new titles for the mail order have arrived as well as some choice restocks! Highlights include the recent releases on Dead Beat Records from the Routes and Swamps, the limited edition white colored vinyl reissue of the Mummies' Never Been Caught LP, the new Rebel Set 7" EP on Hidden Volume as well as label restocks, some great Break-A-Way Records titles including the latest release from the Breakaways, still sealed original dead stock copies of the Stomachmouths - In Orbit 12" EP, as well as a bunch more 60's garage repros! Here's a full run down on all of these titles:
The Above - There is a Reason 10" EP
The Ar-Kaics - Sick & Tired b/w Cut Me Down 45
More details on all of these titles over on the mail order page!
More copies of the Creation Factory single on Market Square Records have just arrived! They are going fast, and will sell out pretty quickly, most likely by the end of this week! This is the last time this single will be available through the mail order as it is already sold out from the source, so get your order in for it now! For more info on the single, hop over to the mail order page!
The debut single from the Creation Factory on Market Square Records has arrived and is available through the mail order NOW! Just to note as there's already been some inquiries about it, the release date on this single is this coming Monday the 16th, which is of course a postal holiday here in the U.S. for MLK Day, so these will start shipping on Tuesday, January 17th. Like all the previous releases on Market Square Records, this is a limited pressing so don't wait too long to snag a copy! For more details on this release, hop over to the mailorder page.
Happy New Year!
A quick update on the upcoming Asteroid No.4 single: right now it's looking like it will be ready to ship starting in early Febraury. At the moment it has been re-slated for a February 10th release date. Barring any other delays at the pressing plant of course!
A bunch of new titles for the mail order have arrived and are available NOW! A lot more titles from Get Hip Records and the Get Hip Archive Series are here, along with a few Sundazed titles, some cool compilation LP's, the new release on Market Square Records from the Sticks, as well a whole bunch of garage, beat, psych, freakbeat, and acid-punk singles and 7" EP's! And just in this morning, the new Beatpack 7" EP on State Records as well as a few restocks on some State back titles. Here's a full run-down on what has just arrived:
The Balloon Farm - A Question of Temperature b/w Hurtin' For Your Love 45
The Baron Four - Walking Out 7"
More details on all of these titles over on the mail order page!
Just as some of the last copies of original pressing were heading out the door, the new repress of the Higher State's Volume 27 LP has arrived! Like the original pressing, the new pressing comes pressed on 150 gram vinyl with lyrics' printed record inner sleeves and a download code, all of which are housed once again in nice, old-school 60's-style tip-on jackets. They are here and ready to ship NOW! For more details, check out the mail order page, and you can still hear some of the songs from the new album over on the Sounds page.
In other label news, pre-orders are now available for the next release, a new single from The Asteroid No.4! This long standing psych group, now based in Northern California, delivers two new gems on their new single. The A-side psych groover has some serious 60's-style psychedelic moves and comes across like a lost track from the Pretty Things' S.F. Sorrow album, while on the flipside the group heads into a more moody, starry-eyed territory with some hazy, paisley vibes in the vein of Opal and Mazzy Star in particular. The new single comes in a full-color jacket with a download code. Right now it is on track for release in late Janaury, and pre-orders will most likely start shipping the last week of January. You can listen to both tracks from the new single right now, just head over to the Sounds page to check them out! For further info on the new single, hop on over to the mail order page.
Some more new titles to the mail order have just arrived. Got the new release on Crocodile Records plus restocks on some of the back titles on the label. Also just in, some cool titles from Get Hip Records including all three of their latest full-length releases as well as the recently repressed Fifty Foot Hose single from the Get Hip Archive Series on red colored vinyl. Plus the latest albums from the Hipshakes and Hipshakes-related group Proto Idiot are also now available, along with the latest release from Lost in Tyme Records from Greek garage group The Basements, as well as some back titles from that label. Here's a full rundown on what has just arrived:
NEW TITLES TO THE MAIL ORDER
The Basements - I'm Dead LP
The Ace - I Dream Love 45
More details on all of these titles can be found over on the mail order page.
It's time to make some room here at the 13 O' Clock Records headquarters to get ready for the new releases coming in 2017, so it's time for a XMAS SALE! Starting this Friday, November 25th, through Sunday, December 4th, ALL 13 O' CLOCK TITLES ARE 20% OFF! This includes all the currently still available LP's, CD's, and 7" records on the label as well as the Higher State t-shirts.
All other titles available through the mail order are also on sale! ALL NON-13 O' CLOCK TITLES ARE 10% OFF!
As usual, just send an e-mail to the label at: firstname.lastname@example.org and a total for your order with the correct discounted price per item will be sent your way. All items of course will be discounted before the shipping cost as the U.S. Postal Service is not running a sale on their shipping rates. To receive the sale price on any item, please have your order placed and payed for no later than the last day of the sale, which is Sunday, December 4th. Please keep in mind, some items for sale in the mail order are limited in quantity. The mail order page will be updated as quickly as possible throughout the duration of the sale, and any title that gets sold out will be marked as "Out of Stock" at the end of the title description. Buying a Christmas gift for someone special and want the items sent directly to them? No problem, just send the details on your preferred shipping address along when you place your order.
Ten whole days to save when you shop, so hop to it! Happy holidays!
Some more new titles have arrived and are now available through the mail order. Highlights include the brand-spanking new Suburban Homes 12" EP on Total Punk, as well as some great titles on Superior Viaduct like the new reissue of the Flesh Eaters - Forever Came Today LP and the newly repressed Sensations Fix - Fragments of Light LP! Also got a couple more classic releases from some good 'ol Texas groups along with a few restocks. Here's a full rundown on what has just arrived:
Butthole Surfers - Psychic...Powerless....Another Man's Sac LP
Charlie 'Ungry - Who's My Killer 7" EP
For more details on all of these titles, hop on over to the mail order page.
Some titles from U.K. label Crocodile Records are now available through the mail order:
The Phrogs - Baby I'm Gone b/w Downey Peach 45
More info on all of these titles over on the mail order page.
More new titles have arrived and are now available through the mail order including the brand new single from The Tomb Weavers on Burger Records! Here's a full list of these titles:
Roky Erickson - The Evil One cassette
More info on all of these releases over on the mail order page.
The new single from the Wrong Society is officially out TODAY! It's hitting stores and distros right now, and of course you can snag a copy direct from the source here! Visit the mail order page for further details and to order.
A few more titles have arrived and are now available now through the mailorder:
Frankie & the Witch Fingers - Merry Go Round 7" EP (Hypnotic Bridge Records)
Plus some cool titles from the Get Hip Archive Series:
The Blue and the Gray - Don't Send Me No Flowers b/w Wine Wine Wine 45
More details on all these new arrivals over on the mail order page.
The next release on 13 O' Clock Records, a new single from the Wrong Society, is now available for pre-order! Their first U.S. release! Two new moody and broody 60's-style garage janglers! The new single comes housed in a company-style sleeve with a band business card and a download code. These will be ready to ship on the release date, which is September 9th. Both tracks are up on the Sounds page right now, check them out!
There's lots of new releases and other cool titles now available through the mail order! Highlights include a very limited reissue of the Prix - Historix LP on Hozac, The Twinkeyz - Alpha Jerk LP reissue on S-S Records, a new single from the Missing Souls on State Records, a reissue of the first Silver Apples LP on Jackpot Records, the new Suicide reissues on Superior Viaduct, and the new Beginner's Mynd/Pow Wows singles on Hidden Volume Records. Here's a full list:
Beginner's Mynd - Singing Man 7"
Plus these restocks:
Optic Nerve - Penelope Tuesday 7"
For more details on all of these titles hop on over to the mail order page.
The new album from the Higher State is out NOW! There are still some copies available with the limited, hand-numbered fanzine booklet, so come and get 'em! Check out the mail order page for more details.
The new album from the Higher State is almost ready, should be hitting the streets in early June! The new test pressings came out GREAT, and I think everyone will be pleased with the end result! Still taking pre-orders on the album, and YES, there are still some copies available with the limited, hand-numbered fanzine booklet! Once again, the first 100 copies with the limited fanzine booklet will only be available direct from 13 O' Clock and the band, and are first come, first served, so don't wait too long if you want to snag one of these copies! For all the info on pre-ordering the album, jut scroll down to the previous news blurb below (dated 4.05.16) for all the details.
In other news, the latest release on Market Square Records is on the way here as we speak, and should be arriving within a week along with a couple of restocks:
Jessica & the Fletchers - Marble Fountain b/w Crystal Tears 45 (MSR-013)
Worthless - Children of the Grave b/w Softest 45 (MSR-009)
The Fallen Leaves - Out in a Forest b/w The Inside of a Chair 45 (MSR-012)
Pre-orders are now available for the new Higher State album entitled Volume 27! Mastered by Tim Warren and with liner notes from Ugly Things Magazine head guru Mike Stax, the album is presented on 150 gram vinyl, housed in nice old-school 60's-style tip-on jackets with lyrics printed inner sleeves. Download code included. On top of this, the first 100 copies will include a special fanzine booklet which will only be available directly from the label and the band! It's first come, first served on the first 100 copies, limit one per customer to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to snag one of these. Please note, these copies will not be available for sale in stores or for distribution, so don't wait too long if you want to snag one of these!
To pre-order the new album, just send an email to:email@example.com and put "Higher State - pre-order" in the subject line. Paypal, check or money order are fine for payment. Cost on the new album is $16.00 and here is a breakdown on the shipping costs worldwide for one album:
Anywhere in the U.S. via USPS media mail - $4.25
For everyone pre-ordering the album, you will be sent an order confirmation once your payment has been received.
And of course feel free to add any other items you would like to purchase along with your pre-order so you can save on shipping by having all items shipped at once in the same package. As usual, an e-mail with the total for all the items you wish to purchase will be sent to you along with the correct shipping amount.
Right now, the release date is set for the first week in June and barring any delays at the pressing plant, all pre-orders will ship that week. Once your record is in the mail, an e-mail with the tracking number on the package will be sent your way to confirm shipment of your order.
You can hear several tracks from the new album right now by visiting the Sounds page of the website, check it out!
One other item of note, the latest releases on State Records have landed on the doorstep this morning and are available NOW through the mail order! The new titles are:
Thee Jezebels - Mover and a Groover 7" EP (THS-023)
Galileo 7 - Cruel Bird b/w Nowhere People 7" (THS-024)
For more info on both of these new releases, check out the mail order page.
Due to a last minute problem that has developed right before the record was going to press, the release date on the new Higher State album has been pushed back a couple of months to June 7th.
It's a bummer since everything had been running smoothly up to this point, but quality is of the highest importance here at 13 O' Clock. So to ensure that the album is presented as it should be with the best sound possible (sonically speaking of course!) this delay has become very necessary.
Due to this delay, it's a wee bit early to start taking orders for the album, so the pre-order date for the album has also been pushed back to early April, basically a month from now. As usual, the pre-order announcement will go out to everyone on the e-mail update list and of course will be posted here and on social media, so stay tuned!
The next release on 13 O' Clock is currently in production, a new full-length album from The Higher State! Twelve brand new songs on their new album entitled Volume 27, mastered by Tim Warren! The new album will be pressed on 150 gram vinyl, and housed in nice 60's-style, tip-on jackets with liner notes scribed by Ugly Things Magazine head guru Mike Stax! The records will also be sleeved in printed record inner sleeves with lyrics. And to top everything off, the first 100 copies will include a special insert, which will only be available by purchasing the record direct from the label or through the band.
Currently the album is on track for the release date in early April, and once we get a little closer to the release date, pre-orders will be available. Pre-orders will most likely begin in early March so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement! The best way to find out when pre-orders are available is by signing up to the 13 O' Clock e-mail update list, which you can do by hopping over to the contact page of the website. Pretty simple, right?
One more item of note, a new title has arrived and is now available through the mail order from great Spanish label You Are The Cosmos Records:
Blue Ash - Hearts and Arrows double LP (YATC-010)
Several new items to the mail order have arrived, as well as a few choice restocks! New titles from Ugly Pop Records will be here any day now. The new titles are:
The Beginner's Mynd - s/t cassette (Burger Records)
Bent Wind - Sussex LP (Ugly Pop Records)
The Hangmen - What A Girl Can't Do b/w The Girl Who Faded Away 45 (Windian Records)
Ric Menck - The Ballad of Ric Menck cassette (Burger
The Pack - s/t LP (Ugly Pop Records)
Twink - Think Pink cassette (Burger Records)
The Wrong Society - Hey Hey Hate 7" EP (Hammer Kirche Vinyl)
The Wrong Society - To Be Free b/w She's the Girl 45 (Hammer Kirche Vinyl)
The restocks include these fine titles from Ugly Pop Records, Windian Records, and Chimney Sweep Records:
The Ar-Kaics - Why Should I b/w Slave To Her Lies 45
More details on these releases can be found on the mail order page
The Noble Krell singles are out TODAY! They're heading to distributors as we speak, but of course you can snag a copy right now from the source! Check out the blurb below from the last update for more info, and visit the mail order page for more details.
Pre-orders are now available for the next release on 13 O' Clock Records, the new single from the ever-mysterious Noble Krell! Two new songs, The Velvet You b/w Not the Sun, that pick up right where the group left off from their debut on Hidden Volume Records earlier this year. Echo-laden vocals and gloriously reverberated psychedelia glide along a bedrock of Byrdsian guitar jangle to create a colorful tapestry of sound that finds familiarity with groups like The Electric Prunes and S.F. Sorrow-era Pretty Things! The new single comes in a company-style sleeve with an insert and download code included. As of right now, it is on track for the release date on Novmeber 17th, and all pre-orders should be ready to ship a few days before this date. For more details, head on over to the Mail Order page, and also visit the Sounds page where you can hear both of these songs now!
A couple of new titles have arrived and are now available through the mail order, including:
The Baron Four - I Don't Mind b/w Things Are Getting Better 45 (GH-264)
The Fallen Leaves - Out In a Forest b/w The Inside of a Chair 45 (MSR-012)
Speaking of Market Square Records, the most recent releases from the
label have also been restocked, including the Paul Messis single which
is now sold out from the source:
The latest release on 13 O' Clock, the Beginner's Mynd single, is out NOW! It's already at the distros, and of course available right now from the source! Just hop on over to the mail order page for more details.
New titles from Market Square Records and Space Case Records have arrived this past week and are also available through the mail order! Titles include:
Paul Messis - The Blind Leading the Blind b/w As Times Roll By 45 (MSR-010)
Worthless - Children of the Grave b/w Softest 45 (MSR-009)
The Wrong Society - She Destroyed Me b/w Without You 45 (MSR-011)
Dan Melchior - A Non Person b/w Hesitation Blues 45 (SCR-013)
And the latest release on State Records just arrived!
The Optic Nerve - Penelope Tuesday b/w Here To Stay 45
Pre-orders are now available for the next release on 13 O' Clock, the new single from The Beginner's Mynd! Street date on their new single, the I Found You Out b/w When You Go 45, is September 22nd, but all pre-orders will be ready to ship early in just two weeks, starting on September 14th!
For those not familiar with this newer group based in Washington DC, this trio meshes Byrdsian guitar jangle with 60's UK-style pop-psych in a similar vein to early Syd-era Pink Floyd and The Factory, as well as more contemporary pop-psych groups such as The Dukes of Stratosphear and the almighty Plasticland!
You can get acquainted with the group right now by visiting the Sounds page on the website where you can hear both songs from the single.
Just in the nick of time for the release date, the new single from the Higher State is here! Their new top-notch two-sider comes in an old-school, die-cut company-style sleeve with a lyrics sheet insert and download code. For everyone that has already pre-ordered it, your orders will be hitting the mail tomorrow morning (Friday). For more details on this release, hop on over to the mail order page.
The next release on 13 O' Clock is almost ready as well, a new single from the Beginner's Mynd! Pre-orders will be available for this title very soon, starting on September 1st. The cost on this title will also be $5.50/each plus shipping. Officially the record is not out until September 22nd, but pre-orders most likely will start shipping as early as September 15th. Stay tuned!
Brief update here, the new singles from State Records have just arrived and are available now through the mail order!
Pre-orders are now available for the next release on 13 O' Clock, a new two-sider from the Higher State! The new singles are $5.50/each plus shipping. Street date on the new single is August 21st, but of course for everyone that pre-orders the single, your copy will ship as soon as it is ready by the middle of next month. More info on this release can be found over on the mailorder page. Also, you can hear both tracks right now, just hop over to the Sounds page!
A couple of the latest releases on Hidden Volume Records have arrived and are now available through the mail order! The new titles are:
The Routes - Meant To Be 7" EP
The GTV's - Organ Grinder b/w Here's A Thing 45
Also from Hidden Volume, got a few more copies of the Quitty and the Don'ts - Running Out of Time 45! Probably the last time these will be restocked as they are almost completely out from the source, so if you've been thinking about snagging one of these, you better step up to the plate!
And heading here right now from the UK, the newest releases on State Records including:
The Baron Four - Walking Out b/w Can't Find My Way 7"
The Beatpack - Where the Water Runs Deep b/w (She's)
All Dressed in Black 7"
Plus, a restock on the recent single from Thee Jezebels!
The singles from State Records should be here any day now, so feel free to pre-order the new titles, they will be ready to ship as soon as they arrive! Check out the mailorder page for more details on these new titles.
Now available through the mail order, the recent second single from the Tomb Weavers on Get Hip! Another great hard and heavy psych two-sider from this California group!
Another new arrival to the 13 O' Clock headquarters is the brand-spanking new Crystal Syphon - Elephant Ball LP on Roaratorio Records! Another full album's worth of unreleased studio and live recordings from this California group from 1967-69! Excellent ballroom psych in the vein of Quicksilver Messenger Service, and once again like the previous Family Evil lp, this one comes highly recommended! For more details, head on over to the mail order page.
In other upcoming news, 13 O' Clock will be participating in the First Annual Austin Record Label Flea Market on Saturday, June 20th at the Mohawk! There will be alot of local record labels big and small at this event so there should be all sorts of vinyl to put your paws on! 13 O' Clock will be bringing not only the label releases but some choice distro merch to sell at this event as well. It all takes place on the patio and there will be bands playing on the inside stage at the club throughout the event. It all kicks off at 5:00 pm that day and goes until 9:00 pm. It's FREE to the public so come on down, grab a pint, and visit with some of the local ATX labels! For more info on this event, check out the Facebook event page which is getting updated daily here.
The new single from the Tomb Weavers is hitting the streets TODAY! Come and get it! For more details check out the mail order page.
Pre-orders are now available for the new single from the Tomb Weavers! If you have not familiarized yourself with the band through their previous two releases on Burger Records and Get Hip, it is time to get acquainted! This power trio from Monterey, California have been serving up some great late 60's/early 70's style heavy-psych/hard rock, and the upcoming single is no exception! The cost of the single is $5.50, and pre-orders should be ready to ship by the release date later this month, on May 26th! Hop on over to the mail order page for more details.
Also, both of the latest singles from State Records are now available through the mail order! The new titles are:
Galileo 7 - One Lie at a Time b/w The God of Gaps 7"
Thee Jezebels - Black Book b/w Cried Over You 7"
More info on both releases can be found over on the mail order page.
And stay tuned for a couple more new 13 O' Clock releases coming out this summer, including the return of the Higher State with a stripped-down garage two-sider, as well as the first single from Washington D.C. group The Beginner's Mynd!
The new singles on Market Square Records and Hidden Volume have arrived and are available now through the mail order! The new titles are:
The Noble Krell - Never Ever b/w Beware the Noble Krell 45 (Hidden Volume Records)
The Ar-Kaics - Always the Same b/w Let Me In 45 (Market Square Records)
The Belltowers - Here to Stay b/w Lovin' You 45
(Market Square Records)
Also just got restocks on these titles:
The Belltowers - No Matter b/w She's Gone 45 (Hidden Volume Records)
Quitty & the Don'ts - Running Out of Time b/w She's Gonna Break Your Heart 45 (Hidden Volume Records)
The Young Sinclairs - Songs of the Young Sinclairs LP (Kindercore Records)
Stay tuned for the next release on 13 O' Clock Records, which should be available late next month: a new single from Northern California heavy-psych group The Tomb Weavers! These will be available for pre-order starting early next month!
A bunch of new titles as well as a couple of restocks have just arrived and are now available through the 13 O' Clock mail order including:
The Baron Four - Out of the Wild Come.....LP (Soundflat Records)
Les Grys-Grys - Hot Gully Wind b/w Neighbour Neighbour
7" (State Records)
Several singles from new Spanish label You are the Cosmos including:
The Young Sinclairs - Songs of the Young Sinclairs LP (Kindercore Records)
A couple of titles from Burger Records including:
Also a few titles from former California label Spacecase Records, now based here in Austin:
And speaking of Talbot Adams, his new third single on Market Square Records
is now available for pre-order:
Plus these two titles are available once again:
Check out the mail order page for more details on all these recent arrivals!
Happy new year everyone! To kick things off, the new Young Sinclairs single has just arrived and is available NOW! Copies of the new single are making their way to distributors as we speak, and of course you can get them now direct from the source. Hop on over to the mail order page for more details.
Here's an update on the upcoming new single from the Young Sinclairs: Right now it is looking like their new single should be ready to hit the streets by the middle of January. Pre-orders for the single are now available! The cost of the single is $5.50 plus shipping to your part of the world. To pre-order it, just send an email with "Young Sinclairs Pre-Order" in the subject line of your e-mail and you will be sent a total for the pre-order with the proper shipping amount included. As soon as they are ready, all those who pre-order the record will be sent a quick confirmation e-mail to let you know that your record is in the mail along with the tracking number on the package.
Another quick note, the fine folks at Burger Records are releasing a cassette version of the Problem with Me, the debut album from Paul Messis! These should be hitting the streets anytime now, keep eyes peeled! Copies of the cassette should be available through the 13 O' Clock mail order very soon.
There have been a few new titles that have arrived over the past couple of weeks or so that are now available through the 13 O' Clock mail order including:
Both of the new singles on State Records!
Two releases on Windian Records:
On Ample Play Records, the new album from the Young Sinclairs! This is the Young Sinclairs is a new collection of unreleased songs as well as a few songs off of their now out-of-print singles from the Croque Macadam label!
The debut album from Graham Day & the Forefathers entitled Good Things! Includes a cd version of the album. Limited edition of 300 copies!
More details on all of these releases can be found on the mail order page.
The "lost" single from the Saffron Sect is out TODAY! It's been a long time coming for the second single from this Toronto group, and to be assured the wait has been well worth it! The group really treads down a path of their own on their new release, delivering two pop-psych gems that are at once very immediate yet very timeless. Full color foldover sleeve with download code included. Snag a copy for yourself right now, just hop on over to the mail order page for further details. And for your listening pleasure, you can also flip over to the Sounds page and hear both tracks from the single right now!
One more quick update: the new pressing of the Flight Reaction's debut album should be here by the end of the month, fingers crossed! Stay tuned!
A couple of quick updates here: the first pressing of the Flight Reaction's self-titled debut album is now out of print from the source! If you are wishing to buy a copy, please check with some of these fine distributors and mail orders as they may still have some copies available: Get Hip (U.S.) Kool Kat Musik (U.S.) Clear Spot (Netherlands) Copasetic (Germany) Soundflat (Germany) Heyday (U.K.) State Records (U.K.). Direct links to all of these distros/mail orders can be found on the Links page.
A re-pressing of the album is already underway and should be available very soon, hopefully by the end of this month. Stay tuned!
The next new release on 13 O' Clock Records is almost ready: the "lost" single from Toronto's Saffron Sect! Full color foldover sleeve with digital download code included. Street date on the single is only two weeks away, October 28th!
A few new titles have arrived and are now available through the 13 O'
Clock mail order including:
Other news: Although there are only a few copies left of the original pressing of the Higher State's most recent release, their self-titled LP, more copies are on the way from the pressing plant and should be here by late this week!
Also on the way to the 13 O' Clock headquarters are some restocks on all five of the State Records' full-length LP releases, as well as new records and restocks from CopaseDisques in Germany, including singles from the Flight Reaction, the Fortune Tellers, and the recent full-length LP from X-Ray Harpoons. Both of these packages should be here in a week or so, so keep your eyes peeled!
Finally the wait is over! The debut album from the Flight Reaction has just arrived! They still need to be sleeved over the next couple of days, but will be ready to ship by the beginning of next week starting on Monday! For those that have already pre-ordered the album, thanks again for your patience! Your record will be in the mail to you as soon as possible. There are still a few copies left that come with a limited edition fold-out poster. Just a reminder, these are strictly available to people who order the record directly here or through the band. If you want to snag one of these copies with the poster, don't wait too much longer as these last copies will probably be gone very soon! Check out the mail order page for more details.
Also, a couple of new items to the mail order have just arrived. Both of the Mystreated singles on UK label Detour Records are now available through the mail order! Who are the Mystreated you ask? They were a group in the 1990's that both Marty and Mole from the Higher State played in for years! While some of you may be familiar with this group's earlier output on labels like Voxx Records, Sympathy for the Record Industry, and Hangman Records, where the group mainly focused on 60's-style garage punk, these singles come from their later period when the group broadened their sound to include jangly folk-punk and 60's style folk-rock, much more simliar in the vein of things to come with the Higher State! More details on both singles can be found on the mail order page.
The new single from Paul Messis, the Nightmares b/w Penny Arcade 45, is out NOW! Check out the video for the A side track above! Each single also comes with a download code for both songs. It's already on the way to distributors, and of course you can also get your copy right now direct from the source! Just hop on over to the mail order page for all the details.
Also, a quick status update on the Flight Reaction's debut album: right now it is looking like the records should be arriving within a couple of weeks fingers crossed! For everyone who has already pre-ordered the album, thank you for your patience and sorry for the delay! Your records will ship as soon as they arrive. For those that are still interested in snagging a copy of the album with the limited edition poster, there are still a few of these available but don't wait too long on this as they are first come, first served. Scroll down to the previous update on this page for all the info on how to go about pre-ordering the record.
Also, just got restocked on the Young Sinclairs' Chimneys LP! More info on this release can be found on the mail order page. If you have not checked out this group Virginia, it is highly recommended that you do so! This Fall, they will be releasing a new 7" EP on 13 O' Clock so stay tuned!
Pre-orders are now available for the Flight Reaction's debut album! The album includes a download code, and the first 100 copies of the album will include a special limited editon 11" x 17" poster! The first 100 copies will strictly be available here and through the band only. First come, first served on these, so don't wait too long as there have already been a number of inquiries about the album! Here is the pre-order info:PRE-ORDER INFORMATION FOR THE FLIGHT REACTION DEBUT LP (13OC-017)
If you are interested in pre-ordering the debut album from the Flight Reaction, please send an e-mail message here:firstname.lastname@example.org with "FLIGHT REACTION PRE-ORDER" in the subject header line of your e-mail, and the form of payment you wish to use to pay for the record (Paypal, check or money order). The sale price for the record is $13.00 plus shipping. Please see the following shipping prices below to find the correct shipping cost to your part of the world. Once your payment is received, you will receive a confirmation e-mail stating that your order has been confirmed. In order to insure that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to purchase one of the first 100 copies of the record, limit one copy per customer please!
Shipping prices for one album:
U.S. media mail - $4.00
U.S. priority mail - $9.50
Canada - $11.75
Mexico - $16.00
U.K., Europe, anywhere else in the world - $19.00
Currently it is looking like the records will be ready to ship by the second week of July, right after the 4th of July holiday weekend here in the US. For all who pre-order the album, you will be sent an e-mail to let you know once your record is in the mail. And for anyone who would like to purchase any other records/merchandise in order to combine shipping and save a little money, especially for those outside of the U.S., just send an e-mail with the other items you wish to purchase, and you will receive an e-mail with the total for everything with the combined shipping amount included. If you have any questions about the pre-order, just ask!
One other note here: the new single from Paul Messis is coming in early July, and there is a very good chance that his new single, the Nightmares b/w Penny Arcade 45, will be available a week or so after, if not the same week, that the Flight Reaction album is ready to ship. If you are interested in the Paul Messis single as well, you can pay for both titles at the same time and have them shipped together if you prefer, as this will save you a little money on shipping of course. If you wish to purchase both of these titles, or anything else for that matter along with the Flight Reaction LP pre-order, just send an e-mail with all the items you wish to order.
More new arrivals have arrived and are now available through the 13 O' Clock Records mail order! Got the two latest releases from State Records in the UK, which are the Graham Day & the Forefathers - Love Me Lies 7" and the Beatpack - I'm Walkin' 7". The Graham Day single in particular is already out of print at the source so if you want to snag one of these don't wait too long, they are going fast!
Speaking of going fast, also just got the reissue of the Graveyard Five's lone 45 from Lysergic Sound Distributors! Excellent, way-primitive 60's garage! A nice welcome reissue of this incredibly rare single, limited to 500 copies.
Also got a few copies of the Young Sinclairs - Chimneys LP while the band was in town recently for the Austin Psych Fest! The albums are on purple vinyl, come with a download code, and also are limited to 500 copies. If you have not familiarized yourself with this band from Roanoke, Virgina, it is highly recommended that you do so! Stay tuned for a new release from this group later this year on 13 O' Clock!
One more quick note here: The pre-order date for the next release on 13 O' Clock Records, the debut album from the Flight Reaction, is coming very soon within the next couple of weeks! The first 100 copies of this album will include a special 11" x 17" fold out poster that will not only be first come, first serve, but will strictly be available here through the label and also through the band. It is highly recommended therefore if you are not already signed up to it to get on the 13 O' Clock Records mail order update list, that way you will be the first to know once pre-orders are available for the album. How do you get on the e-mail update list you ask? Easy, just send an e-mail with "Add to E-mail List" in the subject line here: email@example.com
The Higher State are heading out on the road on tour through France, Belgium, and Germany starting tomorrow night! Go see them! Below is their tour itinerary. For more info including links to Facebook events pages, as well as links to Google Maps for the location of these events, hop on over to the Shows page and check out the calendar.
Friday March 21st - Rennes, France - Mondo Bizarro
Also, here is a link to the Garageville website where you can find all sorts of pertinent information on this year's Weekender: Garageville website
Seems like we just started the new year and here it is already the last week of January! Time flies! Hope everyone's new year has started off well!
Some new arrivals to the 13 O' Clock mail order have been landing on the doorstep the past few days including:
Also, restocks from Ugly Pop Records should be arriving any day now, including singles from the Masters Apprentices, Bent Wind, The In-Sect, Hackamore Brick, and the Northwest Company.
As for the label, stay tuned for new releases coming later this year including the debut album from the Flight Reaction, a new single from Paul Messis, and a 7" from the Young Sinclairs!
The latest release on State Records, a brand new single from the Thanes, has arrived and is now available through the mailorder! Part four of the Sandgate Sound Series, pressed on heavy-duty 70 gram vinyl. Also got some restocks on some of the State Records back titles, including the Offhooks LP, the Galileo 7 LP, the Groovy Uncle - Play Something We Know LP, and the Baron Four - Yes I Do 7". All this and more available NOW!
Speaking of availability, there are still a few copies left of the Higher State's new self-titled LP with the limited, hand-numbered lyrics booklet. Just a reminder, these limited copies with the booklet are strictly only available here, direct from the source, so don't wait too long to order it!
The Higher State's new album is officially out TODAY! There are still a few of the limited copies available with the lyrics booklet but these will not be around for long. Just a reminder, the first 100 copies with the lyrics booklet are only available here and through the band.
As the release date for the new Higher State album quickly approaches, it is now available for pre-order direct from the source! The first 100 copies of the album will include a nice hand-numbered lyrics booklet like the one you see above, and these booklets will only available here and from the band! It is anticipated that these first 100 copies will go fairly quickly so don't sleep too long on this! Here is that info:
PRE-ORDER INFORMATION ON THE HIGHER STATE - SELF-TITLED LP (13OC-015)
If you are interested in pre-ordering the new Higher State album, please send an e-mail message with "HIGHER STATE PRE-ORDER" in the subject header line and the form of payment you wish to use to pay for the album in your e-mail (paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, check, or money order). The sale price on the album is $13.00 plus shipping. Please consult the mailorder page for the shipping chart that has the accurate shipping price for one album to your part of the world. Once your payment is received, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail stating that your pre-order has been confirmed. Limit one copy per customer please! Currently it is looking like pre-orders on the new album should be ready to ship on November 19th barring any delays from getting the records from the pressing plant on time.
Just in, the new 7" EP from the Young Sinclairs! Excellent 4 song EP that comes with an mp3 download code which also has a bonus track not on the 7", a cool rendition of Roky Erickson's I Have Always Been Here Before. Also got a few copies of their debut 7" EP on Planting Seeds Records. If you are not familiar with this group from Virgina, it is highly recommended that you become acquainted! Check out the mailorder page for more details on both of these releases, and also check out this great review of the new 7" via the Active Listener blog here
The latest release from Market Square Records is now available through the mail order, the debut single from the Space Agency! Like the previous two releases from the label, this one is also limited to 300 hand-numbed copies so don't sleep to long on this one!
Speaking of releases, the next release on 13 O' Clock Records is now in motion and coming soon, the 4th full-length LP from the Higher State! At the moment, the tenative release date is on November 12th. Once we get closer to that date, the call for pre-orders will go out to all on the 13 O' Clock Records mailing list. The first 100 copies of the album will come with a limited insert, which will only be available to those who purchase the record directly from 13 O' Clock Records and/or the band.
The two new releases on State Records from the Higher State and Bronco Bullfrog have arrived from the UK! Both of these are part of the State Records' Sandgate Sound Studios acetate series, and like the first release in this series, the Baron Four single, these come on very thick vinyl! Needless to say, both are highly recommended!
The new single on Market Square Records, the Young Sinclairs - Engineer Man b/w Problems 45, has arrived from the UK! Once again, this is a way limited edition release of 300 hand-numbered copies. Don't sleep too long on this one!
Some great reissues from Ugly Pop Records have just arrived and are available now through the mailorder including:
The new releases from State Records are now available through the mailorder: the Paul Messis - Case Closed LP and the new single from the Baron Four! Skip on over to the mailorder page for more details.
Just got some great reissues from Feathered Apple Records in Switzerland including: the Outspoken Blues - Not Right Now 45, the Evil - I'm Movin' On 45 as well as the From a Curbstone 45, the Ray Hummel - Fine Day 45, and both Les Sauterelles 45's taken from their Italian recordings in 1967. As usual with Feathered Apple, these are all official reissues with very nice sound quality, and are all highly recommended!
Also got some restocks from our pals at State Records including: all the Paul Messis 45's, the Hidden Masters 45, and the Suzi Chunk - Look Back & Laugh 45.
Speaking of State Records, the new album from Paul Messis, Case Closed, should be available soon. Most likely will have copies for sale in early May, as well as the new single from the Baron Four, which is an exciting new group with members of Thee Vicars.
Also coming soon, the fine folks at Burger Records are releasing a cassette version of the Paul Messis - The Problem with Me album! As with most of the Burger cassette releases, these will be fairly limited (250 copies) so keep your eyes peeled!
For more details on the new recent mailorder arrivals, hop on over to the mailorder page.
The latest release from 13 O' Clock Records has arrived! The reissue of the Jimmy C. and the Chelsea Five - Play with Fire b/w Leave Me Alone 45 is now available! This is the lone release from this Dallas, Texas group, originally released on Zero Records in 1967. Special release to celebrate release number 13, presented the way it was meant to be heard, as a 45 rpm single! Hop on over to the mailorder page now for more details!
Another new arrival for the mailorder has landed, just got some copies of the new Market Squares - Afternoon Tide b/w Inside My Mind 45! This is a new group with Paul Messis joined by Calvin and Evan of Nashville's The Sufis. It is also the debut release on Paul's own label, Market Square Records. Limited, numbered edition of 300 copies, and apparently it is already almost sold out at the source, so don't sleep too long on this, buy now or cry later! Check out the sounds here:
Happy new year to everyone! I know it's a bit belated as we are already midway through January but things have been a bit busy here finishing up some left over business from 2012 (adios!) and getting things rolling on the first label release of 2013. This one has been on the back burner for a bit, but I think it will be well worth the wait. After all, we had to do something special for release number 13 right?
Coming in late March, expect to see a reissue of the Jimmy C. & the Chelsea Five - Play with Fire b/w Leave Me Alone 45! This is a reissue of their lone release from 1967 on the Zero Records label, the same label that introduced the world to the music of Roky Erickson via the Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me single! Stay tuned!
The new single from the Higher State has finally arrived! Hot off the presses, their new two song 45 comes with special UK style punch-out center holes! Head on over to the mailorder page right now for all the details.
Now available through the mailorder, the new debut album from Les Bof! Also received from our pals at CopaseDisques restocks on both Flight Reaction singles as well as the Giljoteens - Out of Our Hands LP. Skip on over to the mailorder page NOW!
Two new releases from our pals at State Records just landed on the doorstep this morning: The debut album from Suzi Chunk and the Galileo 7 - Staring at the Sound LP. Also got a restock on the mighty Groovy Uncle - Play Something We Know LP. Hop on over to the mailorder page now for more details!
The new 45 from the Flight Reaction is here! It's heading to distributors as we speak, but of course you can get your copy direct from the source right now. Head on over to the mailorder page for all the details.
Coming soon, a new 45 from the Higher State! Expected to hit the streets in late October/early November, so stay tuned!
Now available through the mailorder, two new releases from our pals at State Records: the new 45 from Paul Messis & Jessica Winter, as well as the new Suzi Chunk 45, both of which are limited edition colored vinyl releases! Check out the mailorder page for more details!
Have a few posters left from the recent 2012 SXSW showcase, which are now available through the mailorder at a very modest price. They are 13" x 19" on heavy cardstock. Get one for yourself today! All posters mailed in a sturdy poster tube. Scroll down this page for a full image of the poster featuring the lovely artwork of Vikki Vaden!
And stay tuned for the next upcoming release, a new 45 from the Flight Reaction!
Here's a special offer for you! If you purchase $30 or more of merch from the mailorder, you will receive a free copy of this Higher State promotional cdr courtesy of our pals at State Records! This is a special 4 song cdr put together for the group's recent appearance at this year's SXSW music festival. Four tracks, featuring new live with no overdub versions of Song of the Autumn, Automatic Motion, Darker by the Day, and Know That You Know with the new line up with Paul Messis on bass! Also includes 3 promo spots! Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies. Only have a few copies here, and as stated, these are FREE to the next few customers who spend $30 or more for purchases from the mailorder, so don't wait too long! Hop on over to the mailorder page now!
Next week, The Higher State returns to Austin for the 2012 SXSW Music Festival! 13 O' Clock is partnering up with our pals at Get Hip for the actual SXSW showcase on Saturday night, March 17th, St. Patrick's Day. While this is a SXSW event, those wishing to attend that don't have a wristband for the music festival can pay at the door, space permitting of course. Come early! Stay late! 7 bands on the bill, and DJ's between the sets including Vikki Vadden from the Fringe Factory in Atlanta (who also did the nice artwork for the posters). Speaking of which, a limited amount of posters will be available at the show for sale. They are limited so don't wait too long to snag one!
The Higher State will also be performing a few other day shows in Austin the week of the festival. Head on over to the shows page for more details. You can also find this info, as well as ton of other info, on the Austin Showlist website here: Showlist Austin. Tons of 13 O' Clock merch and swag will be available at all of these shows, including brand new Higher State t-shirts, the classic Heads logo on suave Royal Blue t-shirts and Maroon t-shirts, which are now available for mailorder as well. Just hop on over to the mailorder page for more details on those.
See ya on the streets!
Happy belated New Year to everyone! After ending 2011 with a bang with the release of the third Higher State album, Freakout at the Gallery, things are starting to get rolling with the return of the Higher State to Austin for this year's SXSW Music Festival in March. More details and info on this show as well as other shows the band will be playing the week of the festival coming soon.
The new Higher State album, Freakout at the Gallery, hits the streets this coming Tuesday on November 1st! It is available in both lp and cd formats. To snag a copy direct from the source, hop on over to the mailorder page now for more details.
***Special notice*** The 13 O' Clock mailorder will be closed from Wednesday, November 9th to Tuesday, Novmeber 15th. All orders received during this short break will be filled after the mailorder store is reopened on Wednesday, November 16th. If you are sending any e-mails or other general inquiries to the label during this time, please be patient for a response. Thank you!
13 O' Clock Records is now 3 years old! Three years ago this week, the very first release, the Static Static - Nervous Converter 45, was released. Thanks a ton to all the bands for providing the sounds, all the distributors, the radio station dj's for spinning 13 O' Clock releases, Shindig! Magazine, Ugly Things magazine, all the music reviewers, and to all who have purchased the music and supported the label. Hugs and hi-fives all around!
Moving onwards and upwards, the next release is just around the corner! The third album from the Higher State, Freakout at the Gallery, will be out at the end of October. Expect to see the both lp and cd formats available around October 25th. Stay tuned!
The brand new Higher State 45 on Get Hip just landed on the 13 O' Clock doorstep today! Brand new song on the A side, and a nice cover version of Transparent Day on the flip. A nice teaser for your listening pleasure as we get closer to the arrival of their third album, which is still on track for release in the Fall right around Halloween.
The brand new 4 song 7" from Arsene Obscene is out today! You can listen to a couple of tracks from it on the sounds page. Skip on over to the mailorder page for more details.
The debut album from Paul Messis is out NOW and hitting the streets! 10 brand new songs and two killer cover tracks (an incredible rendition of the Dovers - What Am I Going to Do? and a rip-roaring take on the Barons' Texas garage classic Live and Die). 150 gram vinyl album that includes a free mp3 download code to download the entire album. Hop on over to the mailorder page for more info, and snag your copy now!
Coming in two weeks, a brand new 4 song 7" from one man punk rock n' roll army Arsene Obscene! Stay tuned!
The new releases from State Records have arrived! The Offhooks - Outside Looking In lp and the Groovy Uncle - Play Something We Know lp are now available on the mailorder page. Also received a restock on the Groovy Uncle - Monkey Trosuers 45 as well.
Also snagged a few copies of the Embrooks final album, Yellow Glass Perspections, on super heavy 220 gram vinyl. Needless to say it comes highly recommended!
Stay tuned for new 13 O' Clock releases hitting the streets in May. The debut album from Paul Messis will be out in two weeks, and a brand new 7" from Arsene Obscene will be out shortly after that, around May 24th. Hop on over to the sounds page to check out tracks from both of these releases now! And feast your eyes on this new promo video for the title track off of Paul's new album:
Just got a few copies of Marty's Ratcliffe's new 45 on Get Hip as well as the U.S. version of the debut album from Os Haxixins. Hop on over to the mailorder page for all the details.
There is a new website for Paul Messis. The link to the website can be found on the bands/artists page. Check it out! His debut album is coming soon! Most likely it will be out in May so stay tuned! Happy new year!
Just got a few copies of the killer debut album from Arsene Obscene. Great French DIY punk, highly recommended! Check out the mailorder page for more details.
Also, a quick reminder that the Higher State will be in Spain this weekend for a couple of shows. See the calendar on the shows page for more info.
It has been raining vinyl this past week here at 13 O' Clock headquarters! The new 7" EP from Os Haxixins has arrived and is hitting the streets right now! You can listen to a couple of tracks from the 7" on the sounds page.
Just got some copies of the new 45 from Paul Messis from our pals at State Records. And from our pals at Copase Disques in Germany, both of the new 45's from the Flight Reaction have arrived, as well as a few copies of the final Giljoteens album, Out of Our Hands. Needless to say, all of the above are essential listening and come highly recommended! Visit the mailorder page now for all the details.
Dates are now posted on the calendar on the shows page for the upcoming Higher State shows in Spain and Germany in December. Also, the Flight Reaction are confirmed for the Cloud 9 Weekender in Rimini, Italy early next year in February. Not sure which day they are playing on yet, so stay tuned for more details on that.
The debut U.S. single from the Flight Reaction is out now! To order a copy direct from the source, check out the mailorder page for more details. You can listen to the A side of the 45 right now on the Sounds page.
Coming next month, a new 7" EP from Brazil's fuzz monsters Os Haxixins! Stay tuned! They are on tour in Europe right now, go see them live in action! You can find more information on their remaining shows of the tour here: Os Haxixins myspace page
The shows page has been updated with another upcoming Flight Reaction show as well as a record release/label party for Paul Messis and State Records in London at the end of October. Check back soon for details on The Higher State's upcoming shows in Madrid and in Germany in December.
After a long delay, the website has a new look! Photos, videos, mp3's, and press related material have also finally been added. There is even a new email address for the label, which is: email@example.com. There still is some work to be done with installing a cart system for the mailorder page, but the major facelift has been completed.
The next release is at the pressing plant right now, which is a new 45 from the Flight Reaction. They are a new band from Stockholm comprised of members of bands such as Crimson Shadows, The Giljoteens, and Les Artyfacts. The 45 will be out in October, so stay tuned!
Just got a few copies of latest single from State Records in the UK - The Hidden Masters - Nobody Knows That We're Here 45! It comes highly recommended! Check out the mailorder page for more details.
Brand spanking new Higher State T-Shirts with the "heads" logo design are now available! I also have copies of the 2 latest State Records releases from the Lykes of Yew and Groovy Uncle, as well as a restock on the incredible debut single from Paul Messis. Head over to the mailorder page to find more details on all of this.
Thanks to everybody who came out to the Higher State and Saffron Sect shows last week during SXSW! Special thanks to Gregg and Barbara at Get Hip Recordings for sharing the SXSW showcase bill, the Ugly Beats for sharing their equipment (as usual!), all the bands for playing, Habana Calle 6, Sonny's Vintage, Antone's Records, Spiderhouse, Counter Culture, Jason McNeely, Michael Passman, Sue Davis, and Robert at Optical Sounds. Hugs and hi-fives to the Higher State and the Saffron Sect for making the trek! It certainly was a gas! If you took photos/shot video of the bands during the week, please get in touch!
All the Higher State and Saffron Sect shows here in Austin during the week of SXSW are posted now! Check out the live shows page for all the details. For everyone in the U.K., you should check out the State Records launch party this coming Saturday night, March 15th, in Folkestone. Details on this are also on the live shows page.
For everyone heading to Austin for the circus (a.k.a. SXSW) next week, the mobile 13 O' Clock merch table will be at all of the Higher State and Saffron Sect shows. Stop by and say hi! Have fun in Austin, and see ya on the streets!
The new singles from the Higher State and Paul Messis are here! Get them NOW! Check out the mailorder page for all the details and to order a copy.
The upcoming new 45 from the Saffron Sect has been delayed but should be available this Spring. Stay tuned!
All the upcoming Texas shows for the Higher State and the Saffron Sect will be posted very soon here on the shows page and on the Myspace page.
Happy New Year! Just a quick note here to let you know that 3 new singles will be hitting the streets in March! The new 45's from the Higher State, Paul Messis, and the Saffron Sect should be out early that month. If you want to hear a couple of the tracks right now, go to the 13 O' Clock myspace page here: 13 O'Clock Myspace
Both the Higher State and the Saffron Sect will be coming to Texas for this year's SXSW festival. Once I get the dates for all their shows confirmed I will post them on the shows page as well as the myspace page.
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