Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Release: Keepsake - Undertow 7"

In an ideal world, this post would actually be touting the release of a new piece of PopKid vinyl.  For the time being this single won't be pressed on vinyl, but we've kept these songs a secret from the world for far too long.

This was meant to be a 7" that was going to be released around 1997-1998, though even by then this amazing band had called it a day.  Keepsake was based out of New Jersey, was only around for a brief moment, but managed to crank out 3 truly incredible songs.  Longing for the days when guitar bands were more like Mega City Four, Senseless Things or the Doughboys? This single is for you.

For the time being, you can go to our Bandcamp page and download MP3s, FLAC files or whatever format you like of this record.  It's $2.  If there is an overwhelming demand or if we sell hundreds of these downloads, we will absolutely look into a proper vinyl pressing at some point.  But for now, we just want to share some songs that we love with the rest of the pop kids out there. Thanks & Enjoy!

http://popkid.bandcamp.com/album/keepsake-undertow-7-2

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New PopKid Release Coming Next Week

It's the first new release on PopKid in almost 10 years!  Granted, we wish it could be a new slab of vinyl, but we've got plans for that soon.  Next week, for the first time ever, you will be able to get MP3s on Bandcamp for the long lost, never released Keepsake - Undertow 7". PKD008.  We'll spin more tales about this record next week, but just wanted to alert everyone.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Vinyl Sale

This weekend we're offering up the chance to grab just about every piece of vinyl we've released in one big pack of fun.  This is almost everything that we still have that is in print.  We're only going to sell 10 of these packs, so go buy it quickly.

Here's what you get:
1. Gan - Blink 7" - Yellow Vinyl (/300)
2. Starmarket - Stayin Cool 2x7" - Black Vinyl (/800)
3. Ultimate Fakebook / The Stereo - Split 7" - Black Vinyl (/700)
4. Ultimate Fakebook / The Stereo - Split 7" - White Vinyl (/300)
5. Horace Goes Skiing - Domestic Violence 7" - Blue Vinyl (/555)
6. Playground - If You Were Me 7" - Black Vinyl (/500)
7. Chester Copperpot - Bitter Sweet Tunes 7" - Clear Vinyl (/300)
8. Chester Copperpot - Bitter Sweet Tunes 7" - Black Vinyl (/300)
9. Beezewax - Burning Up In Style 7" - Black Vinyl (Technically, not on PopKid, but I have enough copies to throw them in on this deal as well)

All of this for $25. That's less than $3 per 7". Shipping in the US is $4 for the lot.  Shipping internationally varies.

Again, we're only doing 10 of these sets for Labor Day (We're about to run out of Playground and Horace Goes Skiing 7"s after that) so if you've ever wanted these records, this is a good time to get them!

PLUS - We will email you MP3s of ever single 7" as well (these were pressed way before download codes, but we'll hook you up with MP3s via email).

You can get everything here:
http://popkidrecords.bigcartel.com/product/labor-day-vinyl-sale

If you want to listen to them first, head here:
http://popkid.bandcamp.com



Saturday, August 18, 2012

Chester Copperpot T Shirts Now For Sale

We've dug up another gem here at PopKid HQ, we found a stash of Chester Copperpot shirts that were made up for the release of their great album The Kings of Kirby.  These shirts were made up in 2004, but I'm pretty sure the only people that have these shirts are in the band and us PopKids.  You should have one too.

It's a natural colored shirt (a really light tan) with brown ink, establishing the fact that Chester Copperpot has been a musical force since 1990.  That's a long time to be so great.

We're selling the shirt 2 ways:

You can buy the shirt by itself (and pick up some Vinyl & CDs while you are at it) over at http://popkidrecords.bigcartel.com.  The shirts are $10 plus shipping.

OR

You can buy the shirt bundles with MP3s of the Chester Copperpot album The Kings of Kirby from our Bandcamp page: http://popkid.bandcamp.com. You can grab this bundle for only $12! (Really, you get the MP3s for free, we're just covering our costs for Bandcamp to take a cut of the sale.)

Either way, you're going to be looking good Billy Ray!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ultimate Fakebook / The Stereo Split 7" Now On Bandcamp

We've been pretty busy here at PopKid HQ and we've been going through the archives to find some old forgotten gems to share with everyone.  The first order of business is that we have made digital versions of the songs from the Ultimate Fakebook / The Stereo split 7" and made them available on Bandcamp.

this was the only 7" that we had on Bandcamp that you weren't able to buy digitally, but we've made new files direct from the original DAT tape.  It sounds wonderful.  And only $2.  That's less money than it costs to buy a snap bracelet: http://popkid.bandcamp.com/album/ultimate-fakebook-the-stereo-split-7

Don't forget, we still have copies of the actual 7" on Black Vinyl (/700) and on limited white vinyl (/300) at our Big Cartel store: http://popkidrecords.bigcartel.com/product/popkid-7-s and for the super nerds, we have 2 test pressing of this 7" for sale as well: http://popkidrecords.bigcartel.com/product/test-pressings-rarities-more

More to come, including PopKid records that were recorded but never released.  We're going to fill out those empty catalog numbers!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PopKid Discography Updated on Discogs.com

If you like being a nerd about collecting records like I do, Discogs is quite the website to waste your life on.  In the spirit of helping other folks waste their lives, I've updated & added all of the PopKid releases on Discogs.com.

I know I spend a lot of time on there trying to hunt down some records, maybe you do too.  Enjoy:

http://www.discogs.com/label/Popkid+Records

Monday, July 16, 2012

Buy 7"s & CDs, you know, actual things.

We're very happy to announce for the first time in almost a decade, we've raided the PopKid Archives and have put everything that is still in print up for sale.  We found a lot of records that we thought were out of print and there are several title that we have less that 15 of, so If you have interest in owning them, you should get cracking. Please go to popkidrecords.bigcartel.com and check out the store.

Of particular note we found an entire box of Jettison CDs.  For those unfamiliar, Jettison is 2/3s of Porcelain Boys and they are definitely cut from the same cloth. Check out both records on our Bandcamp page if you want to try them out before you buy (popkid.bandcamp.com).

Lastly, we've also put up a rarities page where we're unloading some other things we've accumulated over the years.  Interested in some test pressings? Check it out.

Thanks for reading and for caring about our label.  Watch this space for updates.  We've got some fun things planned, especially if folks buy some more of the old records!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

PopKid Records - Now on Bandcamp!

We're very happy to announce that you can now buy MP3s or Flac files or whatever your audio format preference from the official PopKid Records Bandcamp page at http://popkid.bandcamp.com.

Just about every release is available to stream for free and are available to purchase.  Buying these records will help fund a new PopKid release that has been in the works for almost a decade.

Also, we are putting the finishing touched on our new online store where you can buy actual records from us.  We've been digging through the archives and have unearthed a lot of old records we thought were LONG out of print, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Aloha!

Welcome to the new PopKid Records website.  It's simple, it's basic, but it beats the pants off of the internet presence we've had for the last few years.

We have only a few pages.  A complete discography, a contact page and some links to buy records.  Maybe we'll add more if there are specific things folks would like to see.  But for now, welcome!