Monday, December 18, 2017

Hey, we're making shirts!

It's taken us over 20 years, but we're happy to say that you can finally own a PopKid Records T Shirt.

This vacation inspired shirt will be available on tri blend shirts, in 3 different colors.

We're putting up a preorder now.  We will likely not have these shirts until late January, but we are only having a small batch made.

If you want a specific color shirt in a specific size, we suggest you order in advance so we can have one made for you.  We will probably have a few extras, but we may not have all sizes and colors available.

You can grab the shirts in our store here:

Monday, November 13, 2017

New PopKid Release: Shoplifters - Forgiver 7"

We thought that there probably wouldn't be a new PopKid release in 2017, but we are happy to report that we were wrong.  Please join us in welcoming Shoplifters to the PopKid records family.

Shoplifters are from Serbia, but listening to their songs you might think they're actually from the 1994. Here at PopKid we first heard of Shoplifters through their incredible album Believe that came out on the mighty Waterslide Records. We were immediately taken with their stormy mix of Snuff and Big Drill Car punk rock. However, for this new 4 song 7", Shoplifters have cast their net even wider and caught a sound that that builds off of their prior work but incorporates new elements.

This time out, you can feel the melodic side of the band come through even stronger. Often it brings to mind early, at their best, China Drum. At the same time, Shoplifters are tapping into a vein of even more ferocious energy than before with a whirlwind of forceful, Bob Mould-style guitar shredding. If you are looking for loud guitars, big hooks and melodic vocals you'd be hard pressed to find a band more up your alley than Shoplifters.

The 7" is limited to 314 copies and is only available on Black Vinyl.

This is available for sale right now from our webstore and also through our Bandcamp page.  The 7" is $6 plus shipping and all records come with a download code.

Purchase the record from our webstore here:

Stream all four songs and buy the digital version on our Bandcamp page here:

PopKid is releasing this record in North America.  If you are from another part of the world, there may be a label close by that is co-releasing this great 7" with us:

Available in North America from PopKid Records 
Available in the UK from Brassneck Records 
Available in Japan from Waterslide Records
Available in the Netherlands from White Russian Records 
Available in Spain from Bartolini Records 

If you haven't picked them up yet, this could be a good time to grab the recent Custody 7" and Chestnut Road LP that we put out last year.  Shipping is $4 no matter how much you buy, so why not save on those shipping costs and pick yourself up an early present.  Remember the season of giving to yourself is all year long.

Chestnut Road - LPII:

Custody - Blistered Soul 7":

Tim & Alan

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Shoplifters - Forgiver 7" Now Streaming on Bandcamp

In advance of the 7" being available to order on Monday, November 11th, we've added the new Shoplifters 7" Forgiver to the PopKid Bandcamp page.

These fine fellows from Serbia are crafting 90's inspired melodic punk rock that is sure to please fans of China Drum or Bob Mould's recent work.  They have a knack for big powerful hooks, loud crunchy guitars and there's even some handclaps thrown in to "Instant Forgiver" for good measure.

Check it out to see for yourself.  We're convinced that you'll agree that Shoplifters are right at home as part of the PopKid family.

Shoplifers also created a video for "Instant Forgiver" that you can check out here:

We are very happy to be part of this release along with some of our favorite labels in the world.  If you're outside of North America, please check them out to save yourself some postage costs:

See you on Monday to sell some records.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

New PopKid Release Coming Soon - Shoplifters 7"!

We're thrilled here at PopKid HQ to announce that we will be releasing the a new 7" from the incredible band Shoplifter on Monday November 13th.

We've been fans of Shoplifters ever since we heard their stellar album Believe that was released on Waterslide records.  When the opportunity came up to help out and co-release this 7" with the wonderful folks at Brassneck, Waterslide, Bartolini & White Russian we just couldn't pass up the chance.

We'll have more news very very soon, but since we've been neglecting the PopKid site a bit, we wanted to get this up.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Black Friday MP3 Sale at our Bandcamp Page

It's Thanksgiving/Black Friday time.  A time to celebrate commerce and deals.  What could be better?  Lots of things probably, but all we can really offer is a deal on some MP3s.

So, form now until Tuesday 11/29 you can download the entire PopKid discography from Bandcamp for 85% off.  $12.15 for every record we've got up there.

You can't link directly to the deal, you just have to scroll down a bit on any individual release page and you'll see the option to download everything.  Some wonderful records, if we do say so ourselves.  Spread the word and the cheer and download. Buy some vinyl too, while you're at it...

Here's a link to the Chestnut road page, if you scroll down a bit you'll see the link to download the whole discography:

Friday, May 20, 2016

New PopKid Release - Custody - Blistered Soul 7"

We really couldn't be happier to welcome Custody to the PopKid family.  Here at PopKid we've made it our mission to hunt down the finest bands from all over the globe so that you, the listener, don't have to.  Next up on the PopKid world tour is Custody, hailing from Finland.  PopKid has a bit of a history with that part of Europe and long time listeners will probably hear some similarities in the guitar work of Custody that may remind you of PopKid alumni and Swedish powerhouse Starmarket.

Combine those guitar dynamics with the kind of hooks that would make Samiam blush and you might start to get an idea of what Custody are all about.  But don't take our word for it.  Head over to our Bandcamp page, or just click on the player below and check out these two songs.  We didn't plan on releasing this Custody 7", but when we heard these songs, they were so great that not releasing them would have been criminal.  The 7" was mastered by Mass Giorgini at Sonic Iguana, you you probably can get an idea of how great this sounds.  If not, give it a whirl:

The 7" is available on 3 different colors of vinyl for $6 each:

Solid Yellow 
(Limited to 101 Copies)
Green/Blue Marble 
(Limited to 103 Copies)
Reddish Magenta Marble 
(Limited to 103 Copies)

We also have a few limited packs of all 3 colors for the collectors out there.  You get 3 copies of the 7", one on each color of vinyl at a slightly discounted cost, plus you get a Custody Koozie (Kooztody?) if you order this pack for $16.50.

As a special "hey let's get your money's worth out of the postage costs" deal, you can also buy any PopKid Records back catalog 7" for $1 as an add on if you pick up the new Custody record.  Help us clear out some space and raise some money for more new records.

Purchase the record from our webstore here:

Stream both songs and buy the digital version on our Bandcamp page here:

PopKid is the lucky label releasing this record in North America.  If you are from another land, there may be a label close by that is co-releasing this great 7" with us:

Available in North America from PopKid Records 
Available in the UK from Different Kitchen Records 
Available in the Netherlands from Shield Recordings 
Available in Germany from Keep it a Secret Records 
Available in Japan from Waterslide Records

I would be remiss if I didn't mention we still have copies of the new Chestnut Road LP for sale.  If you haven't picked that up yet (and if you like bands like Leatherface, Broccoli, Hooton 3 Car or Jawbreaker), now would be a great time to pick up a copy of that as well.  Again, save those postage costs!

Chestnut Road: LPII:

Tim & Alan

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Custody - Blistered Soul 7" Now Streaming on Bandcamp

Today we're pleased as punch to release two fantastic songs by Custody out into the world.

If you have even remote interest in the sort of powerful, full of hooks guitar rock of the 90's that was being championed by bands like Samiam, you really need to give Custody a whirl.  Just give each song until the chorus kicks in.  I'm pretty convinced you'll be as hooked as we were.

This will be a 2 song 7" from Custody and you can stream them both right now from the PopKid Bandcamp page here:

The actual 7" will go on sale on Friday and will be available in 3 different colors of vinyl, but you can buy them digitally now if you prefer.

Custody also made a video for "Blistered Soul" that you can watch:

This is a split release with some wonderful labels all around the world, so if you aren't in North America. chances are there's a label close to you that you can pick it up from to save postage costs.

Hopefully we'll see you on Friday to sell you some records!