2012 is coming to an end and we here at Goner Records want to thank you for taking the time to read our blog, see our artists on the tour, and buy our records. You are a vital part of our business and we want to let you know how much we appreciate your support.
Every year we make a (very amateur) video of our favorite things, a holiday shopping guide of sorts. So if you need some gift ideas, check out the video below!
Here’s a recap of the 2012 Goner Records releases and noteworthy events! Click on the covers for more info.
John Wesley Coleman The Last Donkey Show LP (2/12)
“JWC has a way of digging into your heart and making you fall in love with his wild, fuzzy and just plain out there sounds. Don’t skip out on this one, JWC says you need it. YOU MUST OBEY!” – Fuzz Drench
NOBUNNY MaximumRockNRoll EP (Record Store Day Exclusive)
“This ep is so trashy and fun, it might be the best 7 inch of 2012 and there’s been some stiff competition for that title so far…” – Tiny Grooves
Lost Sounds Lost Lost: Demos, Sounds, Alternative Takes & Unused Songs LP (6/17)
“It’s a collection of rarities for a band that really didn’t have many non-rarities. Even rarer, it’s the kind of odds-and-sods collection you might actually want to listen to as much as the albums.” – Pitchfork
Midnite Snaxxx “You Kill Me” 7″ (6/17)
“Combine Nikki Corvette, Ramones, leather jackets, and hooks galore… a teenage dream of badassery!” – Razorcake
Gonerfest 9 (September 27th-30th)
“Gonerfest 9 was, by all accounts, a tremendous success. It’s one of Memphis’ foremostcultural offerings and an outpost of the true chaotic party spirit of rock-and-roll. I’ll see you next year.” – Memphis Flyer
“Attend a Gonerfest and you WILL: meet/establish at least one new friendship with a fellow music geek/aficionado; discover some old new wicked ass music/bands; and find out you like Memphis.” – Marty Perez, Blurt
“The best rock’n’roll summer camp… Every band makes their statement on stage, throwing the gauntlet, and holding nothing back.” – Get Bent
Ex-Cult “M.P.D.” 7″ (10/16)
“Ex-Cult is a force to be reckoned with, a powerhouse outfit that might just have more potential than it’s already letting on. Let’s shred.” – CMJ
The Legs Aaaa The New Memphis Legs LP (10/16)
“A truly unholy racket…there’s nary a slow spot and it’s very clearly no surprise these dudes were contemporaries of The Reatards.“- eMusic
The Barbaras 2006-2008 LP (10/30)
“My new favorite band just might be the Barbaras...There’s lots of old school AM radio rock made new for the new millennium with some Everly Brothers, some doo-wop on nitrous or maybe it’s that Del Shannon falsetto influence. In any case, these guys would be like gods in the early ’60s – Randy & the Rainbows would open for them.” – Venture County Star
“They carve out their own distinct character and in that way no one can say they sound like anyone else, past or present.” – Kids Like You & Me
Ex-Cult Ex-Cult LP (11/13)
“Known for live show intensity and being taken under the wing by Ty Segall himself, this debut Ex-Cult album on Goner Records is the perfect way to close out our year.” – Styrofoam Drone
“A weird, sometimes frightening set of tight-fisted proto-punk.” – Spin
Toy Love Live At The Gluepot 1980 LP (11/27)
“Cranked up and delivered with a gleeful sneer, they’re just what punk rock was back in its heyday — snotty fun.” – Dusted
“This new album is a snapshot of the mayhem and brilliance of Toy Love’s live shows….For those of us who weren’t there it’s a great glimpse of what Toy Love’s world must have been like on stage at that time. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how bands can put their heart and soul into something and might feel like there’s nothing to show for their efforts sometimes. But this is a great example of how it does matter to try – call me hopelessly optimistic but you can see right here with this record one day people may care and it matters to give it a shot.” – Gilded Gutter
UPCOMING RELEASES IN 2013!
- Manateees “Cat Food” b/w “Treehouse”
- Sector Zero “Guitar Attack” b/w “Hiding In My Car”
- Toxie “Newgate” b/w “T.I.E.S.”
- True Sons Of Thunder “Black Astrologers” b/w “I Can See But You Don’t Know”
- Ty Segall’s Ty Rex Pt. II
- Human Eye
- New Memphis Music Compilation
Plus New Zealand punk, San Francisco side projects, & much more great music!!