Sunday, September 15, 2013

Free Show, Dear City

Attention denizens of Brooklyn, NYC -- the Robo Trippers will be making a rare appearance on the live stage at CAMEO on Monday, 9/16.  Free of charge, 21+, 8PM and we'll keep it early for the working stiffs.  Join us.

Two tunes, old and new, have been selected for your enjoyment on our Soundcloud page.



Monday, June 3, 2013

Dog & Pony


Supposedly features a former member of the Lilys, which is like saying “features the owner of an automobile made by Ford” or like saying nothing, really, once the down-stroked bass, stupid-distorto vocals and perfect drums open up for an aggro-fied GOGOGOarrogance take on turn-‘o’-the-century post-post-punk. There’s a slight whiff of fellow Philly greats Northern Liberties/Erode and Disappear but this is mostly of its own claustrophobically-unhinged design, in so much as it made me think about Atari Teenage Riot without sounding at all like Atari Teenage Riot, and revealed a lot of hidden (by fidelity choices) magic, yet failed to lose any of the immediate power that hit me first-exposure. This is noise-rock for those who don’t want to hear another band fuck up their Cows or Hammerhead-in-the-mirror practice in public. Though Dog and Pony is no longer an active performing unit, the fine people at Founding Fathers were right to think this band’s sole album deserved an official shot at becoming a keeper in collections full of keepers. Only 300 of these were pressed, but I’d wager that a good slice of those reading could order a copy right now. Trust me, I love a crusade more than a crucifying, so get this thing and don’t forget it when the year-end list bullshit tries to get in your ear later on … if you are that type.

-Andrew Earles, Still Single

Dog and Pony

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wheat Beer Fest

Ripping this tune and a few others this Saturday, May 18th at the South Philadelphia Taprooms' annual Wheat Beer Fest.

15th and Mifflin, free of charge, noon-8pm

Trippers rip at ONE O'CLOCK
w/ Arrah and the Ferns, Adam & Dave's Bloodline and West Philadelphia Orchestra

Be there.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Adam & Dave's Bloodline - 2 X 2 Presale and Release Show

Time for round two of our winter 2013 season.  We here at Founding Fathers Records are proud to announce the release of Adam & Dave's brand new EP - 2X2

Recorded the good ol' fashioned analog way between Big Mama's Warehouse and the legendary Milkboy recording studios, these are some bloozy, boozy, guitar-driven psych-washed burners of the highest order from some of Philadelphia's finest practitioners.  Cut straight from the source to Earth's most perfect audio format, the 12" 45RPM.

Adam & Dave’s Bloodline – 2X2 12” 45 RPM
300 Copies, each with fully printed center labels and hand silk screened covers
Cover art by Maria Beddia.

Side A:

I’m Split
Dark Clouds

Side B:

Counting Backwards
Things We Shouldn’t Do

Head on over to our soundcloud to download a tune and take some others for a spin.  Records ship Monday, February 25th.  If you're interested in buying multiple records / releases at the same time, email me to save on shipping / receive some bonus goodies.  All prices ppd.  Fire away.

2X2 12" 45RPM EP

And while you're at it, grab tickets to their release show at Johnny Brenda's over here.

Friday, February 22nd.  Johnny Brenda's.  $10.  8PM.  21+.  With St. James & the Apostles, Sleeping Bag, and Arrah and the Ferns.  Be there.

Founding Fathers

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's 2013

Let's get this year started off with a bang.

First up is Dog and Pony's absolute monster of a long player, Child of God.

It’s a pretty daunting task trying to describe an album we’ve loved so much for so long in just a few brief sentences.  From the gutters of North Philadelphia, we’re proud to present the now defunct Dog and Pony’s long lost masterpiece, Child of God.  Brutally honest, honestly brutal – it's a record that doesn’t worry about blurring the lines that it's already crossed.  It’s rock and roll served up just the way we like it.  Give it a spin, and we’re sure it’ll quickly find its way into your permanent play pile, filed neatly next to your ‘Sabbath, ‘Flag and Can collection.

Dog and Pony – Child of God 12” 33RPM LP
300 copies pressed with full color center stickers, silkscreened jackets and lyric inserts
5 test presses with stock white center labels in stock white sleeves
Cover art designed by our esteemed friend and colleague, Joe Kusy and printed by Nick Kulp.

Take some tunes for a spin over here.

Side A
Dentist Appointment
Cram City
Wiggle Room(ed)

Side B
Ride the D
Front and Master
Skull of a Rat the Size of a Car

$16 ppd US
$18 ppd Canada
$24 ppd The World

Dog and Pony

Up next?  A brand new EP of bloozy, boozy rockers from Philly faves Adam & Dave's Bloodline on Earths choicest format, the 12" 45RPM.  Available February 22nd, 2013.  Take a tune for a spin over here.

All tunes on the soundcloud now available for free download.  'Cause we love you.

...and while we've got your ear, we've still got a handful of our man Joe Kusy's Popcorn Salamander 7" EP for sale, and 5 or 6 copies of the Gold Crowns 7" left.  Buy low, sell high.

Joe Kusy

Gold Crowns