Thursday, June 11, 2009

Download full albums from Magic Bullet Records... for FREE.

Evolve or die!

Rather than try to fight, sue, or waste incessant time bad-mouthing the music-acquiring habits of people who "illegally" download full albums created by the glut of "hard-working" 20-somethings piling into vans and smoking the reefer in every city, forward-thinking individuals have been spending the last few years acknowledging the behavior and figuring out how to adapt accordingly.

With that said, Magic Bullet Records is proud to announce a partnership with the newly launched, whereby visitors and music fans like yourself will be able to download "official"/"legal" high-quality, virus-free Mp3's of entire albums spanning the entire Magic Bullet discography at NO COST. As an added incentive, bands/artists will be compensated financially by the advertising revenue generated by the site. Further, is donating 2% of their net revenue to a charitable cause of your choice (selected each time you download).

I have already uploaded over 20 full albums for immediate no-cost download (including some of the newest releases!), with another 80 or so that will be steadily available for download in the coming weeks and months. Please see the list/links below and feel free download every last song and album your heart desires.

In the event you hear something you like, physical copies of the CD's and vinyl can be purchased at:

Thank you.


The following albums are available for immediate download:

"Proof of Dark Matter | Light the Lights"
"Is There Anyone Else Outside?"

"The Common Cold"
"Putting The Hammer Down"

"Black Blood of the Earth"
"Fur & Teeth"

"This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice is Being Born"

"The Clearing"

"I Am Your Bastard Wings"

"Radio Activity"



"Field Studies"
"Carved By Glaciers"

"Is There Anyone Else Outside?"

"I Have Supped Full on Horrors"


"Field Studies"
"Young Mountain"


(Stay tuned for dozens upon dozens of more albums available in the very near future.)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Austin Lucas "The Common Cold" LP now available for mailorder

Notes on this one: Sometimes it's easy to forget how I got acquainted with the music of Austin Lucas... mainly because the story is pretty off the wall. Converge was on tour in the Czech Republic and stayed with a local who gave Nate some of Austin's music. Austin happened to be living over there playing music and bartending at the time (after having spent most of his life in Bloomington, Indiana). Nate got home, checked out the songs, and instantly told me that I'd fall in love with it. He was correct and, within about 24 hours of first hearing about this guy and his music, Austin and I had agreed to release the freshly-recorded "Putting The Hammer Down" together.

The journey from that point was a pleasure to be a part of. In the span of a calendar year, he went from playing an auxiliary venue at The Fest 6 (to a mere smattering of people) to recording albums with Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music, playing several weeks on the Revival Tour (with Chuck, Ben Nichols of Lucero, Tim Barry of Avail, Tom Gabel of Against Me! and more), being flown in to play all sorts of legit country/bluegrass shows, and eventually landing a feature spot at Common Grounds by the time The Fest 7 rolled around. It wasn't necessarily overnight, but once people heard the music, they latched on with an enthusiasm and fervor that was palpable... the most fulfilling aspect being that it was all made possible via hard work and strictly DIY avenues, entities, and methodology.

"The Common Cold" was the first recording I heard by Austin Lucas, so it's a privilege and a treat to be able to re-issue this recording in North America (for the first time on vinyl). Enjoy.

MBL112-1 : AUSTIN LUCAS "The Common Cold" LP

- Formal North American reissue of Austin's debut album
- Comes with complimentary digital download coupon of entire album
- First pressing: 500 copies on black vinyl
- North American edition features exclusive photography and artwork from Jason Hellmann and Brent Eyestone
- Add the fully packaged CD version for only $4.50
- Add the new LP ("Somebody Loves You") on color vinyl for only $9.00
- Check out an Mp3 here

• To check out AUSTIN LUCAS on MySpace, please visit
• If paying cash or money order, write for instructions.
• To order this LP online, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore


Restocked today in the webstore:
• Ringfinger "Decimal" CD (limited to 100 - signed/numbered - 4 left!)
• Pulling Teeth "Paranoid Delusions | Paradise Illusions" LP (color vinyl)
• Pulling Teeth "Martyr Immortal" LP
• Pulling Teeth "Vicious Skin" 10" picture disc (limited to 666)
• Oak "S/T" LP (for fans of Burning Witch)

Still fresh:
• Loser Life "Friends With a Demon" deluxe CD/patch
• Ringfinger "Decimal" 2nd press LP (color vinyl, new color scheme)
• Disappearer "The Clearing" 2xLP/CD (about 50 copies left of the first press!)
• Golden City "S/T" 10"/CD
• Doomriders "Black Thunder" repress LP (getting really low)

Thank you.