Monday, November 03, 2008

We Shot J.R. Records

Yeah, we know it's been a little quiet around here lately, ok? We haven't been doing all the record reviews, live reviews and feature articles that we've wanted to over the past couple of months, but we've had a good reason-- today, we'd like to announce the formation of We Shot J.R. Records.

After almost three years of thinking, writing about and experiencing local music, we felt the time was ripe for us to get a little more directly involved in supporting some of our favorite local groups, and the idea of We Shot J.R. Records was born in that spirit. We wanted to create a small, locally based label that would showcase some of the music in the area that we feel should be heard elsewhere, and thanks to all the excellent new bands that have emerged around here over the past year, the task of assembling a quality roster was rather easy.

We Shot J.R. Records will focus mainly, though not exclusively, on releasing the music of local artists via limited edition vinyl pressings, sort of a boutique label that will highlight what we believe to be some of the best the area has to offer. Here is a list of the first three records we will be releasing:

Fight Bite-- "Swiss Ex Lover"/"Spring Rain (radio edit)" on 7 inch vinyl
Darktown Strutters-- 12 inch vinyl single, title to be announced soon
Orange Coax/Girlfren-- 7 inch split

Of course, we will not be offering "reviews" of the records we release, and if you have any question about our objectivity regarding the bands we work with, then you must be dumb because record reviews are never objective anyway. Duh.

In any event, you can go here to check out the records and purchase one via Pay Pal. We'll have a link to the label site on the top of the sidebar very soon, and although only Fight Bite's 7 inch is available for purchase at the moment, the other two records will see release some time very soon, and we'll update you to let you know when they are ready.

Oh, and here's another little bonus for you-- this Friday, November 7th, please join us for the We Shot J.R. Records Kick Off Party at Time Bandits Vintage in Denton, featuring performances by:


First band at 9pm. Free show. Free Beer. And we'll also have Fight Bite 7 inches available for sale. If you can fight the urge to go see Trail of Interpol at the Halliburton.Com Rockers Garage Lounge or whatever, we'll see you there! And now that we're done launching this label, expect to start seeing a lot more regular feature articles once again. Thanks.

78 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FAIL

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats!

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

didn't see that one coming.

(seriously)

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is great guys, i was really hoping you'd do something like this.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is cool

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Liles said...

Best of luck you guys... we could use something like that around here.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gay

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very cool!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when the observer had a label?

gay as a fggt

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's daddy is paying for this?

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yours

2:20 PM  
Anonymous ryann g said...

FOR IT

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want the darktown release.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is everything gay or fail? Don't like it then don't buy it. Everyone is tough behind anon comments

2:39 PM  
Anonymous sharkbump said...

might as well be called "boxes of left over seven inch records" instead

2:45 PM  
Anonymous superbligged84 said...

i wish someone would put out a record for my piece of shit band. oh well, maybe i'll just join a cover band. oh yeah, these sound badazz

2:48 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

hey sharkie,

you might want to try being funny the next time you make a joke.... even if it means being really rude to us, it would at least be interesting.

And also, one word comments featuring the words "gay" and/or "fail" are banned from here on out! If you want to talk shit, you'll have to write at least one complete sentence!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i won't car until you offer my band a deal.
what do i have to do, play loud/shitty? soft/shitty? disco... actually darktown fucking rules.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the Nouns Group LP being released on WSJR records?
(Come on... we all know it's coming.)

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want a list of banned comments:
gay,
fail,
kyle,
what am i missing?

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jump the shark.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:59,

Suck my fucking dick when you see me cuz you know you wanna be me.

love,
You know who

3:08 PM  
Anonymous chemical imbalance said...

heard the nouns group is self-released.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous swampass said...

awesome

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Collin, you write like a woman. said...

http://www.genderanalyzer.com/?url=www.weshotjr.com

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa, the gender analyzer! Haven't seen that since 2006. How retro!!

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

allright if there is no more "gay" or "fail" can you please stop using, "mkay?"....for the love of fuck,

3:28 PM  
Anonymous wefailedjr said...

mgay

3:33 PM  
Anonymous steve langford said...

i have a huge penis

3:37 PM  
Anonymous radio edit lol said...

finally, just what we need, another record label

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Roger Waters said...

www.crunchgear.com/2007/09/22/sound-burger-portable-record-player/


I'm gonna use this to listen to my weshotjr records while I walk stroll around town.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the "radio edit" thing is a joke, geez.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit blog. Now a shit label.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit blog. Now a shit label.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit blog. Now a shit label.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit blog. Now a shit label.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit frog. now a shit table.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous zak said...

Awesome news guys. I wish you all the best of luck.

Will you be thinking about releasing these digitally as well?

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only people who don't like this blog are people in shitty bands, or people who "write" for the observer.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous nouns group said...

I don't like this blog and my band is awesome.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it always seems that the people who don't know how to use a computer are the ones most likely to dislike this blog...... "what....is....this....can't....understand....must....hit....refresh...must...look...at...fingers...while...typing....eyes....growing fogged....so sleepy..... must.....watch.....matlock"!

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY, MATLOCK MONDAYS!!!

5:10 PM  
Anonymous chad said...

nice

5:13 PM  
Anonymous sharkbump said...

hey 3:08,

The internet called, they're running out of ellipsis.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's cool that you will not be reviewing the albums you put out.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous proud mama said...

Great job guys! I'm so proud of y'all! Hopefully this takes off so you can move out of the basement!

Love you!

---
...jota ka.

Congrats guys. Hope it does well.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous shirtbutt said...

"might as well be called "boxes of left over seven inch records" instead"

Haha, actually that was funny. Don't be a little pussy sr. On the other hand hey you guys are moving up and doing things and hopefully there won't be said boxes. I'm interested in what's in store.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kyle fail gay mkay?

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
this will suckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
this blog is already bad enoughhhaashhh
GODDAMNIT
FUCK

6:45 PM  
Anonymous shirtbutt said...

"might as well be called "boxes of left over seven inch records" instead"

Haha, actually that was funny. Don't be a little pussy sr. On the other hand hey you guys are moving up and doing things and hopefully there won't be said boxes. I'm interested in what's in store.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous H.H.A.S. said...

It's been a long time since anyone around town has taken the time and initiative to do something like this. How refreshing. Congrats. Wish you all the best. xx.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous k said...

hey, is ther gonna be free drinks at this thing, or what?????

7:13 PM  
Anonymous k said...

hey, is there gonna be free drinks at this thing, or what?????

7:13 PM  
Anonymous i am really lame said...

only for people not named 'k'

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is fight bit the enya cover band?

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rampant homophobia so often found in your comments section would be disturbing if it wasn't so obviously written by pre-teen kids. cacateeteepoopoo.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rampant homophobia so often found in your comments section would be disturbing if it wasn't so obviously written by pre-teen kids. cacateeteepoopoo.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lawyers have money. And if they think they are better than you then you are screwed.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Announcement: People running Weshotjr.com dumber than previously thought.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

Best of luck SR

11:06 PM  
Anonymous catfish said...

i'd like to announce not caring about this news

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the address of time bandits?

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does WSJR still hide their identities? How the hell is that supposed to work?

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

time bandits is on the square, between the wine shop and my favorite major-appliance show-room.

come round back.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

big announcement rulez

12:40 AM  
Anonymous PRIMORDIAL BOOZE said...

thats what she said

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how bout a fulltime we shot jr music venue and some we shot jr panties to go with it too? that be awsome.

1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish vinyl would fit in my PARTY SCRAPBOOK

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
this will suckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
this blog is already bad enoughhhaashhh
GODDAMNIT
FUCK"

explain how putting out local bands' music is a bad thing. all you detractors are fucking stupid. don't like what they're releasing? don't buy it!

this is really cool. it's nice to see you supporting (good) local bands.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interpol of the dead...

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 6:02: i was totally kidding. i'm glad we shot jr. is doing this. i'm really, really excited for that split with orange coax and girlfren.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous hard drgzzzzz said...

girlfren fucking straight up sucks. i can't fucking believe that some shit-tard band like (bleccch) "girlfren" made the "cut" but a great band like 'street hassle' didn't.

when will these goddammnnn riot grrrrrls die of overrrrrdoses already?

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Obama wins! said...

Meet me at Fuel City.

1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hard drgzzzzzz,

hey what's a riot grrl? I don't think you know. Just because a woman screams in a band, doesn't make it riot grrl. that's like saying there's such thing as "grunge."

I like street hassle, but they are pretty much a straight-ahead 60's inspired group. okay, all well and fine, but...it doesn't tend to cause great reaction.

your reaction alone is probably why girlfren "made the cut." that's my guess. but you know what, it's not middle school football, you fucking moron.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous hd said...

you're right. this shitty band isn't good enough to be lumped into a genre.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous le chauffeur said...

matriarchy come

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny you mention kyle, cuz the night game cult should be on this label n shit. fo realzz

12:50 AM  

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