"Plenty of bands profess bizarre origins, but few are quite as violent as Samuel L Cool J. According to the Phoenix-based group, lead vocalist Haendel Balzora and rhythm guitarist Joel Marquard teamed up after assassinating each other's respective gang leaders, "Bernardo" and "Tony." Instead of the electric chair, an extremely sympathetic (or one might say progressive) judge sentenced the pair to months of community service. Specifically, they were tasked with freeing the world from "hatred and anger by writing and performing music that could get people on their feet — shakin' those hips."
Click on the title above to go to the bandcamp page for The Balls Benefit Compilation. All proceeds go to Joel Marquard's medical expenses. Featuring songs from: Mergence, Black Carl, What Laura Says, Snake! Snake! Snakes!, Gospel Claws, Ladylike, Sister Cities, Yellow Minute, The Go Reflex, and El Sonida de Reposa. You will not find these songs anywhere else, so download the comp right now.
We're very excited to announce that Bogan Via (Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller) have signed a deal to record and release a new six song EP with us! Click through the title of this post to check out all the details on their artist page.