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!

Monday, May 16, 2016

New PopKid Release - Custody - Blistered Soul 7"

Here at PopKid, we're happy (and somewhat surprised) that we get to announce another new release this year.  Let's just say it has been a long, long time since we've released two records in one year and we couldn't be happier to welcome Custody to the PopKid family.

When Custody got in touch with us, we thought that was pretty neat.  Already fans of the first Custody 7", but having just released the Chestnut Road LP it didn't seem like the best time to put out another record.  Then we heard these two songs and could not say no.  Both are a potent mix of the best parts of Samiam and Starmarket and it was obvious very quickly that Custody fits right in here at PopKid.  

The songs will be streaming on Wednesday and the band will also have a video for one of them as well.  On Friday you will be able to buy the 7" from us here in America and from a few other labels if you're elsewhere.  More details on that later this week.

In the mean time, you can also head over to Custody's Facebook page and read their flattering little blurb about PopKid and also get some more information about the other labels that are involved here. See you Wednesday with some music.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Another New Release Coming Next Week

Aloha from PopKid.  We have a new release coming very, very soon.  We'll announce the band on Monday, start streaming some music on Wednesday and start selling some records on Friday.  If you've been waiting to pick up a Chestnut Road LP, it'll be a good time to grab both and save some money on postage.

More info soon!

Monday, March 7, 2016

New Release - Chestnut Road - LPII - Orange Vinyl - Out Now!

It has been 12 years since there was a new release on PopKid Records.  There were times where it felt like we may never have another new record out.  We're both in a very different place than we were 12 years ago.  However, sometimes a record comes along that is just so good, it's impossible to sit on th sidelines and not do what you can to tell everyone you know about it.

This is Chestnut Road's 2nd album.  It's self titled like their debut, but we'll call it LPII just to keep things clear.  The first Chestnut Road album has been one of our favorite albums of the past few years here at PopKid HQ.  This is a band playing the sort of Leatherface/Broccoli/Hooton 3 Car style of melodic punk rock that we love.  Even though the band is from France there is a strong influence of the mid 1990's UK punk scene.  One could make an argument that was the best punk scene.  Tim makes that argument often actually.

LPII is a split release with 2 other fantastic record labels; Brassneck Records for Europe and Snuffy Smiles Records for Japan. If you're in North America, you're on the right website as that will be PopKid's domain.  The first pressing is limited to 428 copies on opaque orange vinyl.  It also comes with an 8 page lyric booklet.  And of course it comes with a download code for MP3s of the full album, because we're not savages here, are we?  All of this for $12 plus shipping.

If you aren't into the clutter of collecting vinyl, you can also purchase MP3s only from the PopKid Records Bandcamp page.  This will only set you back $7, but really, can you put a price on fantastic rock and roll?

Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy the record just as much as we do.

Chestnut Road - LPII - Orange Vinyl

Available in North America from PopKid Records 
Buy the LP on vinyl:
Buy digitally on Bandcamp:

Available in Europe from Brassneck Records

Available in Japan from Snuffy Smiles Records

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Chestnut Road LPII Vinyl On Sale Tuesday, March 8th

OK everyone, I hope you've been saving your pennies and collecting from all of the houses on your paper route because after an awfully long time in the making the new Chestnut Road LP will be for sale on Tuesday, March 8th.

Obviously we'll have a bit more info in a couple of days, but the vinyl is here, the covers are here, the inserts are here, the download codes have been created and we are finally ready.  See you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New PopKid Release Coming Soon: Chestnut Road LPII Full Length On Vinyl

It is with great excitement that I can finally say that PopKid Records will officially, 100% be back in action in just a few weeks time.  We haven't put out a new record in 10 years, but when the chance to be involved in this album came up, we knew now was the time to get back in the game.  An extra added bonus is that this will be the first PopKid Records full length album that we're releasing on vinyl!

Chestnut Road has been one of our favorite current bands here at PopKid HQ.  Ever since they burst on the scene with their 1990's UK punk rock leaning sound (though they're from France) we've been buying every record of theirs that we could.  If you enjoy bands like Broccoli, Hooton 3 Car, Leatherface or other melodic punk bands of that ilk, I think you're really going to dig these guys.

We've put up 1 song from the record up on our Bandcamp page at, we truly hope you enjoy.  We're not going to do a preorder on this album (in general we think preorders stink), but as soon as we have these records in hand, they will be for sale.  We're hopeful it'll just be a few more weeks.

PopKid will be releasing this in North America, Brassneck Records will be releasing it in Europe and Snuffy Smiles will be releasing it in Japan.  Thanks so much to Scott from Brassneck and Yoichi from Snuffy Smiles for letting us be a part of this record.  By the way, having bought Snuffy Smiles records for about 20 years now, it's such a head trip to see the PopKid logo alongside of theirs on the back of this record:

Crazy!  More info coming soon!