Sunday, July 18, 2010

Red Dons - Fake Meets Failure!

Here's a free download of the new RED DONS lp "Fake Meets Failure" that is out on DERANGED and TAKEN BY SURPRISE records.


The '00s or whatever you wanna call the last decade are over, the results are in. Honorable independent publications and the ever growing "blogosphere" outdid themselves with Top 5, Top 10, and Top 100 lists of records that were issued in the last ten years. A common find among these lists was the seminal SO WHAT'S LEFT NOW? LP by Portland, Oregon's THE OBSERVERS released on VINYL WARNING in 2004. The dawn of a new decade is upon us and Doug Burns (Lead singer/songwriter/artist of THE OBSERVERS) has a new band, the RED DONS, featuring Daniel Hajji Husayn, Richard Joachim Preinesberger, and a rotating cast of characters including Justin Maurer (Clorox Girls), Will Kinser (Born/Dead), Zack Brooks (Soda Pop Kids), and Andy Foote (The Physical Challenge). Named after a group of Cambridge professors that operated as spies for the Soviet Union in WW2, the RED DONS continue where the OBSERVERS left off with added elements of Arabic themes in both the artwork and sound. After the much lauded release of their debut album and successfully touring the US, Canada, Europe, and Brazil, the RED DONS entered a Portland studio to record ten new tracks. On this new album FAKE MEETS FAILURE (DERANGED RECORDS / TAKEN BY SURPRISE RECORDS) due to be released in July 2010, the band successfully develops their unique style even further. Coded lyrics about vagabond characters moving back and forth between the lines of the current climate of fear and suspicion that has been brought upon the USA by the war on terror. Again, consistent songwriting and a great production make this record stand out among the current competition. Combining TSOL-like vocals, SoCal punk rage, and the defiant melancholy of Pacific Northwesterners like the WIPERS this powerful release rises above the stack of contemporaries that take on the early 80s punk sound. No retro fashion hype, no flavor of the month. When this year turns, be sure to find this LP in the leading spots of Top 5, Top 10 and Top 100 lists of 2010. This allbum will prove to be unsurpassed in the underground realm of indie, punk, hardcore, and the DIY Rock'N'Roll of today. Though members are now scattered across the globe, the RED DONS will tour the USA in July 2010 and set sail for Europe in the spring of 2010. So What's Left Now? A hell of an aftermath to hell of a followup record, and one great, fierce force of a touring machine known as RED DONS.

Free Download here!

Europeans order here!

Americans order here!

RED DONS Updates here!

Download it and get excited for their upcoming show on JULY 30th at Babylon.



RED DONS (Portland/Chicago)

RED DONS features Douglas Burns who was the front man of the incredible Portland punk band THE OBSERVERS. After their demise he teamed up with members of CLOROX GIRLS and others to form RED DONS who continued the trajectory of The Observers. Dark and mysterious with catchy hooks and captivating vocals. They have released a 7" and lp and their new 7" and lp just came out on DERANGED & TAKEN BY SURPRISE records. They are constantly touring and their live show is definitely one the best I've ever seen. Exciting and inspiring. Current line up features members of THE OBSERVERS, CLOROX GIRLS, BORN/DEAD, etc.


This is the 7" release show for CRUSADES. This is their second show. "CRUSADES is based on a primary concern: creating a new vehicle for old ideas - most importantly a vehicle decidedly more accessible than those typically employed for these ideas. Drawing from philosophies espoused by such visionaries as Integrity, Gorgoroth, LaVey, Pale Creation, Ulver, DeGrimston, Emperor, etc., Crusades is something of an aural wolf in sheep's clothing, if you will." Features members of THE CREEPS, THE VISITORS, SEDATIVES, STEVE ADAMYK BAND, PREGNANCY SCARES, YEAR ZERO, etc.


URANIUM COMEBACK play less than a handful of shows a year. It's been 2 years since they've formed and I can count the shows they've played on my hands. Perfectly-crafted intense power punk from a group of guys who have been doing it for years. Expect a record on GOING GAGA in the future which will make flip out and wish that this band played more than 3 times a year. Features members of MILLION DOLLAR MARXISTS, BIG DICK, SEDATIVES, BEACH BLANKETS, HOLY COBRAS, STEVE ADAMYK BAND, YEAR ZERO, etc.

FRIDAY JULY 30th 2010

RED DONS (Portland/Chicago. Deranged Records)
CRUSADES (Ottawa. 7" release.)
URANIUM COMEBACK (Ottawa. Rare live appearance.)

317 Bank St.

10 pm.

1 comment:

Mengana said...

thanks a lot to upload red dons!!!

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