A pair of Brooklyn born & raised cousins who since 2008 have performed more than 300 shows across more than half of America and Canada. They’ve released two LPs and two EPs, the most recent being Manic Children & the Slow Agression, produced and engineered by Don Zientara (renowned worldwide for his work with Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains and Bikini Kill), as well as having toured extensively with Greg Ginn (Black Flag/SST Records founder) over the last three years.
Cuppa Joe formed in Trenton, New Jersey in 1991 and released several EPs and full-lengths on various indie labels in the 90s. After a lengthy hiatus, singer/guitarist Doug Larkin began writing and recording new songs, right around the same time as we re-formed and began releasing music again. We’re pleased to announce we’ve teamed up with the band again for their first new release since 1999!
d.smith is a reclusive musician, singer/songwriter and misanthrope, best known for his work with Bar/None recording artist Shirk Circus. In addition to temporary stints with Inger Lorre and The 65’s as well as releasing several solo efforts, he owns and operates Redrum Sound, a recording studio based in Hawthorne, NJ. He is also a founding partner of Rainhouse Multimedia, a production collaborative that provides audio and visual arts for film, television and the interwebs.
DAVID RAT is an expatriate American author and former drummer/composer for pioneering New York No Wave legends RAT AT RAT R. Rat At Rat R were the third in an unholy triumvirate (along with Swans and Sonic Youth) which was a major force in New York City noise rock in the early to mid ’80s and helped establish alternative music as we know it today.
At Dromedary we recognize the importance of compilations, both as an art form and as a way to get lots of music into your hands at a low price.
After all the years of flying under the radar with an over the top sound, “inkie rock” returns…with cold beer and a language all its own. Footstone is back, led by singer/guitarist Ralph Malanga, and a passion for beer-swilling, supercharged power pop. Fueled by the thunderous bass antics of Mark Abney and the driving drums of Dave Noel, Footstone’s percussive, twin-guitar attack (Malanga along with guitarist Eric Greenberg) is a combination of raw energy and melodic hooks rarely seen in today’s indie rock.
Friends, Romans, Countrymen are a Jersey City based rock band that formed in 1990 and played with such greats as Pavement, Sunny Day Real Estate, Dead Milkmen, Doughboys, Garden Variety, Shirk Circus and American Standard. Now, Dromedary is releasing the band’s final CD, I Am Spartacus.
Guy Capecelatro III is an enigmatic musician, a prolific singer and songwriter who tends to shun the spotlight, despite his contributions to an ongoing list of bands that includes Unbunny, Two Ton Santa, Beekeeper, and The Buckets. He also has more than a dozen solo efforts to his name, albums that include everything from country to metal, murder ballads to found sound.
Jenifer Convertible were/are a fantastic East Village noise pop band that featured powerful songwriting, monstrous pop hooks, and incredible musical proficiency. We’ll be releasing their music, and we couldn’t be more proud.
Coming off the success of their debut album Total Hell (Jigsaw Records), North Jersey’s Joy Cleaner teamed up with Dromedary for an early autumn single. The band, featuring guitarist Joey Degroot, bassist Kyle Wilkerson and drummer Justin Grabosky, feature “wall-to-wall hooks” in the vein of such artists as Teenage Fanclub or The Lemonheads.
One of Scotland’s most exciting young bands, Penguins Kill Polar Bears have paired up with Dromedary to release Vessels & Veins in North America as an intro to this great band. Featuring four brand-new tracks plus two remixed tracks from Dawn, the US version of the EP will be available in March of 2011 on CD and digital download.
Positive No creates melodic, unpredictable pop balanced with tension and energy, a continuation of DIY veterans writing emotionally raw and dynamic songs with lyrics that are as thoughtful as the music. The unique language developed between the band members is like that of a well-established family.
Shirk Circus was an edgy, dangerous, brilliant monster of a band, and it pleases us to no end to be the label bestowed the honor of presenting their final recordings to you.
With 20+ releases over ten years of writing, recording and performing in the U.S. and Canada, the group now lives on in the form of primary singer/songwriter Gabe Chiarello. Originally hailing from New Brunswick, NJ, Chiarello’s multi-instrumentalist approach to indie pop anthem-crafting waxes experimental and, at time, downright psychedelic.
Speed the Plough is a New Jersey-based band that has been playing since 1984. The name, from an old Scottish folk song, was plucked from a book of sheet music just days before their first gig, which was at Maxwell’s in Hoboken,
Our favorite guys and our favorite band – please allow us to introduce you to the crunch-pop magic of Hoboken’s own Stuyvesant.
Drawing on years of experience and wide array of influences, it’s no wonder why their debut album, Strike Hard! on Dromedary Records has been described as “an amalgam of college-rock’s brightest moments” by Jim Testa in The Jersey Journal, a “delightful mix of styles” by Magnet magazine and “affecting and impressive in equal measure” by Joe Wawrzyniak of Jersey Beat.
“The Mommyheads are a true indie rock national treasure.”
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