Tuesday, August 24, 2010


We're proud to announce that The Art Department are about to embark on a brief tour in support of their Paperwork/Birdwork LP, out now on GenPop.

Check out the dates, as these dudes may be bringing their rapid-fire nervy pop outbursts to a town near you:

- DANGER DANGER GALLERY w/ Ed Schrader and TJ Kong
8/27 - NEW YORK CITY - DEATH BY AUDIO w/ Knight School and Ed Schrader
8/28 - BOSTON, MA - WHITEHAUS w/ Generifus, Black Nash, The New Highway Hymnal
8/31 - BUFFALO, NY - The SOUNDLAB w/ Black Umbrella
9/1 - WATERLOO - The Circus Room w/ Darren Eedens, Ingrid Gatin and Half Moon Run
9/3 - CHICAGO, IL - The Hideout w/ Altered States and Cool Memories
9/4 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - House show w/ Scribble Class, Slothpop

Monday, August 9, 2010

OTHER COLORS shows & album preview! ***

"Future folk-rock" phenom Other Colors just posted a few rough mixes from their forthcoming album, as well as announced some Baltimore-area shows over at the myspace. From a cursory listen, it sounds like it'll be a doozy, with plenty of fractured, droney pop and fuzzy instrumental action to go around.

Check it out, and look out for their debut CD from GenPop later in August.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

* ART DEPT. LP out August 15th! (pre-order NOW) *

The Art Department- Paperwork/Birdwork LP (GEN-001)
Release Date: August 15th, 2010

Side A
1. Let's Imply Stuff
2. I Am Yr Censor
3. Get On
4. Not Called The Shots
5. Second Nature
6. Axe To Grind

Side B
7. We Are In Court
8. Standin' Around
9. Carolyn
10. Nothing With Ain't
11. Small Net
12. Pains Me

Baltimore's favorite bizarro pop band finally commit their best songs to vinyl. The album consists of two distinct sides: "Paperwork" was recorded with members of Quiet Hooves in Athens, GA in Summer 2009, and "Birdwork" with Chris Freeland (Oxes) outside Baltimore in January 2010.

Like the rapid nature of these songs, this 12-inch LP spins at a quick 45 rpm, and also comes with a free digital download. Limited to a slim 350 copies.

We’re really excited about how this thing turned out… won’t be officially released for another two weeks, but pre-order it from us right now…

$14 postpaid (US)
$16 (Canada)
paypal – genpoprecords@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

- ELEPHANT MICAH live clips -

Our longtime pal Joe in Elephant Micah just completed an extensive U.S. tour this spring. In case you missed out, here are some choice clips from that excursion.

When you're done watching, check out the Elephant Micah site and buy a record or two. The guy recently piled a few more worthwhile releases onto an already massive discography you'd be wise to check out.

"Still Life Blues" Live on WNYC (New York)

"Loop and Lil" at 2640 Space (Baltimore)

Friday, March 12, 2010

* JUNKERS shows this spring *

Those boys in Junkers will be playing a bunch of east coast dates this spring in support of their new and entirely fresh 7-inch EP:

Sat, March 27 - Philly, PA @ Marbar
Mon, March 29 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle w/ King Khan & the Shrines, Fresh and Onlys
Tues, March 30 - Baltimore, MD @ Jesus Camp w/ Bellys, The Spooks
Tues, April 20 - Baltimore, MD @ Golden West Cafe w/ Harlem, Eternal Summers
Wed, April 21 - Philly, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Harlem, The Spooks
Thurs, May 13 - Philly, PA @ the Ox w/ Party Photographers, The Spooks, Wild Harem
Fri, June 11 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Far Out Fangtooth

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

~ ART DEPARTMENT shows in March ~

Art Department is playing a trio of gigs this month you should know about:

Sun., March 7 - DC @ Paper Sun w/ Quiet Hooves
Mon., March 8 - Baltimore @ Home Room (Open Space) w/ Quiet Hooves, Sea of Dogs
Wed., March 24 - Baltimore @ Metro Gallery w/ Bachelorette (cancelled)

As their upcoming LP Paperwork/Birdwork won't be ready for another month or two, the dudes will have cd-r copies of the album for sale.

Also of note: the two shows this weekend are with the Athens band Quiet Hooves, members of which played various instruments on the "Paperwork" portion of the new album.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

** JUNKERS 7" EP (GEN-002) **

The debut 7-inch EP from JUNKERS. Four noisy, catchy songs by these Philly/Baltimore garage-basement rockers, recorded straight to cassette tape sometime last year. Hand numbered edition of 300, with 3 different cover colors. Plays at 33, and guaranteed to make your head swirl with psychotropic joy!

$6 postpaid (US)
$8 (Canada)
$10 (elsewhere)...
paypal to genpoprecords@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sensational guitar noise from JASON HENN

Our pal Jason Henn has been conducting noisy recording experiments since his pre-teens. Here's the latest transmission from his unique sound world...

This untitled track comes to us from a self-released 7" lathe cut by Mr. Henn, to be packaged with a bunch of full-color cardstock inserts and limited to some unholy small number.

Titled simply Farm/Closet, and allegedly recorded entirely on treated guitars in the upstairs closet of a farm house in Indiana, Henn manages to conjure a mess of extraterrestrial sounds that evoke the image of neither farms nor closets. The full session, not including edits unique to this lathe cut, is being issued sometime soon as a CDR on Third Uncle.

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Untitled (Side A)
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Monday, February 8, 2010

SUNSHINE SEASON brings us summer jams to beat the winter blues

So our favorite secret psych band of the moment (Sunshine Season) graced us recently with two delicious slabs of distorted instrumental glee, which I'll share here.

Murky drone, broken fuzz and mysterious shouts abound, further adding to the mystery of this enigmatic outfit...

Wave Knights (pt. 1)
Wave Knights (pt. 2)

Art Dept. live trax - Nov. 28, 2009 @ Floristree

Here's a few highlights from a somewhat recent Art Department show in Baltimore at Floristree.

The first two are newer songs set to appear on their upcoming LP, while the third is an aggressive take on an older track.

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Get On
New To Coffee
On A Sidewalk Tepid
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And thanks to Ben Bass for taping the show.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Upcoming releases

New decade-> new sounds--> new label...

Here's what's in store for GenPop so far in 2010:

ART DEPARTMENT- Paperwork/ Birdwork LP (GEN-001) - May 2010
Baltimore's favorite bizarro pop band finally commit their best songs to vinyl. One side recorded in Athens, GA in Summer 2009, the other in late 2009/early 2010 in Baltimore.

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JUNKERS- 7-inch EP (GEN-002) - March 2010
Philly/Bmore band emerges to... "mine the pebbles, graves, and rubble of the sixties through a contemporary lens. In their basement-sullied hands, the hissy, lost masters, straight from VG- 45 to digital sound of the great, lost man-boy groups of that decade becomes fun, exciting trash rock."

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OTHER COLORS- Other Colors LP/cdr (GEN-003)
- Spring 2010
Future folk-rock with plenty of vocal harmonies and droney noise thud to keep things interesting. Atmospheric hits recorded in someone else's living room.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

GenPop Lives!

Art Department, Junkers: 2010.