Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summertime






Gold Crowns, Fangtooth, and a live set from Joe Kusy & (nationally and internationally known sensations) The Famous Bat Gargoyles.  All free, all the time.  Seeya there.

Friday, June 1, 2012

INVISIBLE FRIENDS // GOLD CROWNS

Been well over a year since this lot's graced a stage in Philadelphia.  Hell, it's been months since Mr. Duane Lauginiger even darkened a doorway in our fair metropolis.  Tomorrow night, they set it straight.






The Venue?
The Station

The Cost?
$1

The Time?
9 o'clock

The Date?
June 2nd, 2012 

Gold Crowns and other guests rip, too.  ONE NIGHT ONLY.  Be there.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Wheat Beer Fest.

 Today, in always sunny South Philadelphia.



Come hang.  15th and Mifflin.  Beers, grills, tunes.  Bands start at 2.  Crowns around 4 or something.

Friday, May 4, 2012

News, Reviews, Fires, Shows

Been an eventful couple of weeks for the Founding Fathers family.  Here's the breakdown.

KOOZE NEWS

Our man Joe Kusy recently got some favorable digital ink from celebrated record blogs Yellow Green Red and Still Single.  We've only got a few hand-labeled first presses left to sell, and when they're gone, they're gone.  Shipping them out on a first come, first serve basis.  You know what to do.




















Joe Kusy - Popcorn Salamander 7" 45RPM EP
50 (or so) Hand Labeled First Presses, 300 with fully printed center labels

Since we're getting international orders in (well played, Denmark and France) here's an updated payment plan for the PayPal masses.

$8 USA
$9 Canada
$12 The World


If you live in a nation other than ours and already PayPal'd the initial $8, fear not.  We're still shipping your records at the initial cost.

And while you're blind drunk on tequila in Philadelphia tomorrow night --



GOLD CROWNS NEWS

Due to a fire at Founding Fathers HQ, our friendly claims adjuster decided to buy a whole bunch of Gold Crowns 7"s.  He was so enthusiastic about it that he bought'm by the dozens, leaving only a few for the 'Crowns to sell at their upcoming gigs.  If you want one, you'd do well to get it soon.




















Gold Crowns - If Looks Could Kill b/w Moonshine
7" 45 RPM, ??? Copies

$8 USA
$9 Canada
$12 The World


...and if you want both in the same mailer with some bonus goodies

$14 USA
$16 Canada
$22 The World

The Crowns also received some back-handed compliments from Matt over at YGR.  Read at your leisure.

They'll be bringing it live at this years Wheat Beer Fest at the South Philadelphia Taproom with Adam & Dave's Bloodline, The Extraordinaires and more.

All day block party
Saturday May 19th
15th and Mifflin
Free, and not to be missed

THE FUTURE

What's next?  Why it's a 12" 33RPM LP from the now defunct Dog and Pony.  It's an absolute fucking monster of a record, and we can't wait for you to hear it.  Take first single 'Dentist Appointment' for a spin over on our SoundCloud.

We'll also have a bunch of live cassettes coming out in short-run editions over the next few months - keep your eyes peeled at Founding Fathers' recording artist gigs and this web log for details.

Stay safe.  FF.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Upcoming Shows

Been a minute since I got to updating this oft neglected web log, but here's the scoop on some upcoming shows to note.


New York City's ORGANS roll into town for the first night of their spring tour on Thursday, April 5th.  GOLD CROWNS'll be there to help send the boys off into the wild, great unknown with a FREE SHOW at MURPH'S - that dive across from Johnny $penda's.  Cheap thrills in the North Country.  Cash bar, 21+, 9PM and we'll keep it early-ish for all you working stiffs.



The thirsty masses down South already had their thirst for the Kooze slaked during Fangtooth's SXSW crawl, and now it's time to release all 7 hot, hard inches of his POPCORN SALAMANDER EP on Philadelphia.  So keep this two-day party going at the STATION (16th and McKean) on Friday, April 6th to celebrate the release of this 4 headed monster, with support from the ROBO TRIPPERS (making a rare appearance on the live stage) and PLURAL DOVES.  $5, 21+, cheap booze, South Philly fun.

Big shouts to Dave for making these gigs happen in a pinch.  Founding Fathers & Flash Mob Productions - better together.

Monday, March 12, 2012

JOE KUSY - POPCORN SALAMANDER 7" 45 EP AVAILABLE NOW




















We here at Founding Fathers are proud to present the mighty Joe Kusy's debut 45, "Popcorn Salamander."  Made in Philadelphia in 2012, it's a record that transcends time and genre.  Four revved-up, psyched-out, space-jammin' ramblers from the mind of a mad man, it should be considered essential listening for anyone with a brain and a pulse.  We'd write more, but we're too busy running back to the stereo to flip this baby again and again and again...

350 (or so) pressed.
50 first presses have hand stamped and numbered center labels.
300 with fully printed center labels.

Listen to a sampler courtesy of noted Philadelphian Michael Sabolicky over here.

Buy it now, or regret it later when you see it up on the wall for, like, 50 bucks behind some slob at the record store.





***STILL AVAILABLE***






















GOLD CROWNS
IF LOOKS COULD KILL b/w MOONSHINE
7” 45 RPM, 200 COPIES

The debut 45 from Philly’s favorite sons and daughter, Gold Crowns.  ‘If Looks Could Kill’ b/w ‘Moonshine.’  Two slow burning slices of Americana from the great city that started it all.  Recorded at No-Fi in scenic Port Richmond, Philadelphia by Mike Sabolick, winter 2011.  Cover art by the inimitable Kris Chau.  Buy with confidence.

"The Crowns are heart and soul, yo." -Philebrity

"Their tunes are inspired by 60′s girl groups despite the unfortunate fact that precisely 3/4 of the band are not even slightly female." -Cameron Sima, Philly Broadcaster

"[Gold Crowns] made ears ring with rock simply by taking the stage." -Bill D.

 "Amazing tune from my brothers and sister Gold Crowns." -Brother Duane Lauginiger, Virgina resident, filthy hippy





Want both?  Email me and save! 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Popcorn Salamander EP


Pickin' up some slabs of wax with this tune and 3 others tomorrow.  Release details to follow.  People get ready.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Trip to the Studio



video

Over a conversation on the origin of the heated stylus, a familiar tune can be heard.

***COMING SOON***

JOE KUSY
POPCORN SALAMANDER
7" 45 EP

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gold Crowns 7" Now Available





















GOLD CROWNS
IF LOOKS COULD KILL b/w MOONSHINE
7” 45 RPM, 200 COPIES

Here it is, ladies and gents – the debut 45 from Philly’s favorite sons and daughter, Gold Crowns.  ‘If Looks Could Kill’ b/w ‘Moonshine.’  Two slow burning slices of Americana from the great city that started it all.  Recorded at No-Fi in scenic Port Richmond, Philadelphia by Mike Sabolick, winter 2011.  Cover art by the inimitable Kris Chau.  Buy with confidence.

"The Crowns are heart and soul, yo." -Philebrity

"Their tunes are inspired by 60′s girl groups despite the unfortunate fact that precisely 3/4 of the band are not even slightly female." -Cameron Sima, Philly Broadcaster

"[Gold Crowns] made ears ring with rock simply by taking the stage." -Bill D.

 "Amazing tune from my brothers and sister Gold Crowns." -Brother Duane Lauginiger, Virgina resident, filthy hippy





***UP NEXT***
JOE KUSY
"POPCORN SALAMANDER"  EP
7" 45 RPM

4 psyched-out, revved-up ramblers from noted Philadelphia weirdo, Joe 'Kooze Control' Kusy.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Birth of a Nation

Some dudes and I started a label.

First up, two slow bangers from Philadelphia's finest, Gold Crowns.

"If Looks Could Kill" on the A and "Moonshine" on the flip.

Available real soon 2012.

For audio, move here.