Gameface Announces First New Music in a Decade

The Return of Gameface

Friends, remember these guys?

Yes. It’s all happening. Gameface is recording a new album. There’s a single coming out soon and full length is due early in 2014. And yes we’ll be hitting the road. I kind of feel like I’ve been given a gift. Being in this band again means more to me than I can express. So I’m not even going to try. But please check out the below press release from our new record label, Equal Vision – and watch our video. Please share it on your social media platforms. Being out of the loop since the internet was invented, Gameface has some catching up to do in cyberville so please like us, tweet us, post us, forward us, pin us, ‘gram us, tumble us, fax us, whatever.

 


PRESS RELEASE – EQUAL VISION RECORDS – Sept. 18 2013

REUNITED GAMEFACE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM FOR EARLY 2014. VINYL/DIGITAL SINGLE NOVEMBER 5


The recently reunited Gameface has signed to Equal Vision Records and will release a 7” featuring two new recordings – “Come On Down” and “The Only Chance We Get” – on November 5. The songs will also be available through digital retailers such as iTunes and AmazonMP3.

“Come On Down” is a brand new track, while the latter is a new recording of a previously released song fromGameface’s 1995 release, Three To Get Ready. The revamped version also now includes guest back-up vocals from Ingo Knollmann (Donots) and Mike McTernan (Damnation A.D.).

The reignited four-piece is currently working on their sixth full-length album, which is expected to be released in early 2014. A short video offering a personal look at Gameface’s recent decision to reunite and make their first new album together in over a decade, can be found on Youtube, and also features clips of “Come On Down”.
“We’re beyond excited about the new material and a new chapter in our history,” notes vocalist Jeff Caudill. “We’re so fortunate and grateful to Equal Vision for sharing our vision and giving us this rare opportunity for a new beginning.”

“Gameface has been one of the constants in my life since the mid 90s, through the good times and the bad. Their music was always full of inspiration and spoke to me in a way that few bands ever have,” shares Equal Vision Records’ general manager and A&R Daniel Sandshaw. “I was just a kid in 1995 when Three To Get Ready came out. I remember driving two hours to the closest record store that sold punk and hardcore records in order to get it. The album didn’t leave my CD player for months. Everything about that record spoke to me and connected with my life in a way that I had never experienced before. I can still remember the way my life felt back then when I listen to the record now. That connection to the music was one of the reasons I wanted to work in the music industry. I wanted to be able to share music with people and have it change their lives in the same way that record changed mine. I am honored Gamefacechose EVR to share their music with a new generation of kids.”

The Southern California-based outfit, now featuring Caudill along with Todd D. Trout (guitar), Guy Julian (bass) and Steve Sanderson (drums), originally formed in the summer of 1990 and has since released five full-length albums, each carrying the band’s dynamic, distinctive sound that has gone on to influence countless bands over the years.

Gameface’s debut LP, Good (1993), showcased unabashed pop punk at its purest, while Three to Get Ready’s (1995) offered redemptive lyrics and a nostalgic tone that drew fans into Gameface’s emotional triumph over tragedy following the untimely death of their drummer Bob Binckley in 1994. With Every Last Time (1999), and the addition of drummer Steve Sanderson, Gameface hit their songwriting and touring stride. During the recording of Always On (2000) rifts between members deepened and original bassist Paul Martin eventually left the band before the album was released. Guy Julian joined on bass for their final album, Four To Go (2003), before the band members decided to each go their own separate ways following its release. In 2012, the group reunited for a string of shows that eventually served as the catalyst to forge ahead towards something more permanent. It felt right again as Caudill penned their new single, “Come On Down”, sealing the deal to embark on this next phase of Gameface.

Pre-orders for Gameface’s new 7” will be launching in the coming weeks, along with additional information on the band’s upcoming full-length album.

Live fast. Live young.

-Jeff

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In honor of my infant sized dick we, at Dr Strange, is going to sell band shirts in “Baby Sizes”.

In honor of my infant sized dick we, at
Dr Strange, is going to sell band shirts in “Baby Sizes”.
But here’s my question, What SIZE?! I have no idea.
Please give me some feedback so
I know what sizes you mommy’s and daddy’s want.
 
The sooner I hear back the sooner we will get them; ie; Adicts, Misfits, Subhumans, GG Allin etc… TONS!

That, and hurry up and get your Beaver lp! They are selling FAST!
http://www.drstrange.com/products/newarrivals.php

for fans of: SOA, Teen Idles, Void, Artificial Peace etc… Early 80’s D.C. HARDCORE at it’s best! Rec. in 1981.

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“Strange Tales From The Doc” #4 Government Issue, Dead Milkmen and Uniform Choice at Oscars Cornhusker 85-86

Here’s Today’s “Strange Tales” Post:
Government Issue, Dead Milkmen
and Uniform Choice
at Oscars Cornhusker 85-86

This was an awesome place to see bands play. Why? Because it was about 10 minutes from my house and all shows were just $6.00 They consistently had top notch bands too. Like; Kraut, The Dickies, Social Distortion, Cockney Rejects, Uniform Choice, Fear, etc… Most of the bands that were going to play at The Olympic would play Oscar’s before or after (but for only 100 people or so).

Government Issue pic by Doc Strange

This night was Government Issue (their 1st West Coast tour) with Uniform Choice and the Dead Milkmen. Uniform Choice’s “Screaming For Change” had just come out [I think?] and they played every song on that lp. When they were done people were yelling and screaming for more so they played a ton of Minor Threat covers! Great show. The headliner was one of my personal fav’s; Government Issue. This is a band that I listed to daily while going through high school. 

I was 17 years old, living on my own and trying to stay in school. G.I. [and others] were my motivation to do just that. Anyway, back to the gig…… They were amazing! All the hits were played and they sounded as great as I hoped…Check the photo here and see if you can see a young Roa of Justice League as well as Ryan from Chain of Strength was there if I remember correctly? Notice how I didn’t mention The Dead Milkmen? Yeah, that’s on purpose. Yawn!
Photo from www.bibliopolis.com

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Hey Subverts! Check out some of the sweet Subhumans (UK) wax we have for you in the back

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Hey Subverts! Check out some of the sweet Subhumans (UK) wax we have for you in the back: 
29:29 Split Vision Lp
(Rare, orig first press from ’85, great shape) 
Religious Wars 7″ Ep
(Rare, original press, Spiderleg from ’82, great shape) 
Demolition War 7″ Ep 
(original pressing on Spiderleg from ’82, nice shape), 
Reason For Existence 7″ Ep
(Rare! 2nd press on Bluurg from 1982, Great shape!) 
Evolution 7 ” Ep 
(RARE! orig first press from ’83, small “dings” on sleeve)
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Here it is! Beaver “s/t” Lp, (DSR- 130) Just-in Today! The Latest release from Dr. Strange Records!

Beaver “s/t” Lp (DSR-130)

Here it is! Beaver “s/t” Lp, (DSR- 130) Just-in Today! The Latest release from Dr. Strange Records! Essential Early 80’s Hardcore!! Repress of Washington DC’s (1981) Beaver.  contains their KBD 7″ plus unreleased demo’s, re-mastered by Tom Lyle of Government Issue, EXCELLENT quality! For fans of early 80’s Hardcore like: SOA, Void, Teen Idles and Government Issue.  Only 500 made, only 100 on white wax, get it quick!  Comes with the Doc’s Digital Download.

Beaver “s/t” Lp (black) $9.90 – Beaver “s/t” Lp (white) 10.90 or Get both as a package deal and save!! In-Store NOW, check the website tonight after midnight PST to order online, go here….

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Doc’s Diary: I just got back from getting my hair cut. One thing you don’t want to hear from your barber [or Doctor] is “oops”

I just got back from getting my hair cut. One thing you don’t want to hear from your barber [or Doctor] is “oops”. Now I look like retarded pre-op tranny with a bald spot! Oh wait, I guess it came out normal then… More disturbing pics here:

 

 

“Strange Tales From The Doc” #3 Hi friends! Doc here with another “Strange Stories” from my past. This time up it’s the BEST band I’ve ever seen… Fenders 1985 Bad Brains, The Adicts and Major Accident

Bad Brains at Fenders 1985
“Hi friends! Doc here with another “Strange Stories” from my past. This time up it’s the BEST band I’ve ever seen….”

Fenders 1985 Bad Brains, The Adicts and Major Accident


Yeah, that IS a weird line-up huh? But it was an amazing gig! I’ve been to many gigs and have seen hundreds of bands and NONE of them even come close to The Bad Brains. Seriously, it’s something you just “had to be there” to believe. They played great plus HR’s “acrobatics” on stage made them the BEST band I’ve ever seen. 

The Adicts were cool but Major Accident was even better. The Fenders (in Long Beach, Ca) was always a dangerous place to go. A lot of gangs; Suicidal Tendencies, Nazi Skinheads plus just your “normal” [non-punk] gangs. People were stabbed and shot outside and beaten inside (by skinheads usually). I never really enjoyed going the The Fenders but they had a ton of great bands that played and seeing the Bad Brains was worth the risk.

Bad Brains (album)
Bad Brains (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Hey Punks! Heads Up! You Don’t wanna miss this Dr. Strange Records EXCLUSIVE…. Minor Threat “Try Not To Forget” LP

Love minor threat
Love minor threat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey Punks! Heads Up! You Don’t wanna miss this Dr. Strange Records EXCLUSIVE…. Minor Threat “Try Not To Forget” LP the whole album is Live recordings from 1983 when Minor threat played as a 5-piece band for the first time! Pressed in White, Purple, Orange, and Blue wax ONLY 125 of each, and ONLY available at Dr. Strange Records, and selling FAST! get ’em before their gone!!
 

Minor Threat “Try Not To Forget” Lp
First Demo Tape (Minor Threat)
First Demo Tape (Minor Threat) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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New Review of The Billy Bones’ Just-Released Lp “The Complexity of Stupidity” out NOW on Dr. Strange Records (The Punk Vault)

Hey Gang! Check it out, here’s a new review from The Punk Vault of The Billy Bones’ just-released Lp “The Complexity of Stupidity” out NOW on Dr. Strange Records

The Billy Bones “Complexity of Stupidity” LP 

Album Art by John Miner, screened, poster sleeve, hand #’d, colored wax + download card

GET IT on Blue/Red Vinyl or BOTH!!

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— at Dr. Strange Records.

Billy Bones (the person) was part of the original L.A. punk scene way back in the late 1970′s and was the lead singer of the Skulls. The band never put out a proper record and only appeared on a What? Records compilation which is why a lot of the generations of punk rock fans that followed likely never heard of them. The band didn’t last long enough to record a proper album but they played a lot of shows in their area back then and then disbanded and wasn’t heard from again in any form for decades. Around the year 2000, sole survivor Billy Bones resurrected the Skulls name and put together a new band to play a couple of reunion type shows for special events in the L.A. area and that led to him putting together a new Skulls and recording new material. The material was surprisingly strong and they found a nice blend of the old punk sound with some modern touches and released two great albums before they too disbanded a few years later. 
Billy Bones

You can’t keep a good man down and that certainly applies to Mr. Bones as he is back after a somewhat quiet few years with a new band, the aptly titled Billybones. They put out a single a few years ago and now are finally back with their first full length LP. Those familiar with the more recent incarnation of the Skulls will find a lot of similarities in the Billybones to that of the former Skulls. The vocals obviously sound the same but the music is very similar too. The Billybones blend 1970′s style tuneful and punchy punk rock and give it a bit of a modern face lift to keep it from sounding too dated or retro. The songs are mostly fast and upper mid temp with straightforward beats and punchy guitar with occasional short leads. The songs have a lot of sing along choruses and call and response type of structures. They all have catchy hooks and are easy to get stuck in your head and get you singing along to them. These were all the ingredients of what made the modern version of the Skulls so great and that formula has been duplicated here with ear pleasing results. This is a catchy punk rock record with a lot of energy and none of the wimpy pop trappings of what modern pop music trying to market itself as punk is guilty of.

Doctor Strange Records has always supported the vinyl format so it’s no surprise that this comes on the vinyl format. The record (on red vinyl) comes inside a tri-fold silkscreen cover that is printed on two sides. The vinyl is very thick and it has color labels with artwork that matches the album cover. It does not come with any inserts. This is a limited edition of only 250 with another 250 in blue with a blue cover. What it lacks in inserts or information it more than makes up for with some kick ass punk tunes and a cool looking package and this new album is well worth your time.

 
The Skulls
 



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