Tuesday, December 10, 2013

UK LP Update + Loss Leaders in Japan!

The vinyl for the All In Vinyl version of Loss Leaders is on it's way to the UK.  It's on clear vinyl and looks excellent.  We'll have a small number of these available for people stateside in the new year.  Covers and inserts should be done soon and it'll be out in January.

In other news, the mighty Waterslide Records in Japan is releasing Loss Leaders on CD over there!  All the art is done and that version should be in production and out pretty soon.

No shows booked currently - we're just tightening up on these songs for two new 7"s and aim to record them in January.

Thanks to everyone for their continued support!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New Shirts!

We re-printed the Kids shirt design on new colors.  We also found a couple of the Circle designs in large.  You can snag those at http://hipkidrecords.storenvy.com

The Thirsty Chords/Turncoat show was excellent.  Thanks to those bands and Sass Dragons for playing and 86 Mets for having us.  Go see the Japanese bands today in Wisconsin.

Our next show is November 17th with Direct Hit, Lipstick Homicide, and Galactic Cannibal.  Lipstick Homicide is one of the best live bands around, so come to the show.  Details on the shows page.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Loss Leaders in the UK

Speed-o-Wax has dropped off the UK release of our LP, but the mighty ALL IN VINYL is still going to be doing a pressing for the other side of the pond.  It will be on a special UK only color and is going into production in the next few days.  Keep your eyes peeled here and at www.allinvinyl.com .

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sweet Home Chicago

We're back from tour and it was excellent!  Thanks a million to those who helped us out and allowed us to have such a solid time.  We've still got a handful of OBI strip copies of the LP left.  Snag one at http://hipkidrecords.storenvy.com or at one of our two very solid upcoming shows:

11/2 - 86 Mets - Sass Dragons, Thirsty Chords (JAPAN), Turncoat (JAPAN), Boilerman

11/17 - Township (all ages) - Direct Hit, Lipstick Homicide, Boilerman, Galactic Cannibal

Nest up is getting to work finishing up writing for two 7"s we're planning.  Things are progressing nicely, so more on that soon.  Stay boogie.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Here's the route.  We're still missing shows on the dates with ***s so if you by some chance have a hook up, hook us up!

13 - Toronto @ Skramden Yards w/ Brutal Youth, My Man, Stares, Tax Haven
14 - Ottawa ***
15 - Montreal @ Crobar
16 - Maine ***
17 - New Hampshire @ Ezra's House w/ Notches, Poo Poo Platter
18 - Massachusetts
19 - Connecticut @ Willimantic Records w/ Spit-Take
20 - Long Island, New York @ Checkmate Inn w/ Warm Needles, Playing Dead
21 - Philadelphia @ Golden Tea House w/ Joint Chiefs of Math, Nah, Glocca Morra, Bad Side
22 - DC w/ Peeple Watchin', Max Levine Ensemble
23 - Richmond, VA ***
24 - Columbus, OH

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


The LPs are all ready and pre-orders have all been packed up and are on their way.  Here's what the limited versions look like:

There are still some available at http://hipkidrecords.storenvy.com

Still up to stream/download at http://boilerman.bandcamp.com

You can also get it at our LP release show on 9/28 or on tour in October (see below)!

Monday, September 16, 2013

October Tour

Our tour in October is coming together.  Here's what we've got so far.  If you have any suggestions/questions, email hip.kid.records@gmail.com

10/12 - Michigan
13 - Toronto @ Skramden Yards w/ Brutal Youth, My Man, Stares, Tax Haven
14 - Ottawa
15 - Montreal
16 - Maine
17 - New Hampshire @ Ezra's House w/ Notches, Poo Poo Platter
18 - Massachusetts
19 - Connecticut @ Willimantic Records w/ Spit-Take
20 - New York
21 - Philadelphia @ Golden Tea House w/ Joint Chiefs of Math, Nah, Glocca Morra, Bad Side
22 - DC w/ Peeple Watchin', Max Levine Ensemble
23 - Richmond, VA
24 - Columbus, OH

Don't forget about our LP release show on September 28th!  Our LPs should be done and in our hands by very early next week and pre-orders will ship by the 25th!  We've got a handful of the limited copies left, so get them while you can.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

LP News and Shows!

A couple things.  First off, we've got some shows coming up:

8/17 @ Mike's House (message for address) w/ Et Tu Brute, Butchered

8/24 @ Beat Kitchen w/ Sidekicks, Hop Along

9/28 @ Gnarnia w/ Peeple Watchin', Boxsledder and one TBA

The 28th is our LP release show, which brings me to my second point.

Our LP is at the plant and tests have been made, so we're putting up pre-orders for this thing.  We're self-releasing the US version and the first 100 come with limited OBI strips.

Pre-orders are up here:  http://hipkidrecords.storenvy.com/products/2087472-boilerman-loss-leaders-lp-preorder

We also put the record up to stream here:  http://boilerman.bandcamp.com/album/loss-leaders

The record release show is Sept 28th, so orders should ship before then. 

Thanks for the support!  

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Saddest Day

It looks like we won't have our tapes in time for the show on July 27th.  We may have something else instead, but it depends.  You should go anyway and buy the Boxsledder tape because it's seriously really good.  Seeya there.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tape Release Update

Our show on July 27th has been finalized.

7/27/13 @ 86 Mets
The Nesmins

It'll be a tape release show for Boxsledder and us as well.  Our LP reference lacquers were approved and it's moving right along.  The only other show we have booked right now is this one:

8/1/13 @ Gnarnia
7pm         $7
Dead North
Who Needs You
Per Aspera

Should be a ripper.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tape Release Show

We're having a joint tape release show with our good friends BOXSLEDDER on July 27th in Chicago.  The show will be at 86 Mets and will be the release of both bands' first full length tapes.  Details/preview tracks to follow.

The LP version of the Boilerman full length entitled "Loss Leaders" is in production now.  Updates as they're apparent!

Monday, May 20, 2013

June 4th Show

We just got added to a most righteous show on June 4th.  Here's the skinny:

6/4/13 - 86 Mets (message for more info) - 8PM

Big Eyes

bring money for the touring band

Both Big Eyes and Brickfight are bands of the highest caliber.  Get into it.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

June 16th Gig

The day after we play Dumb Fest, we're returning to Chicago to play this weird/solid show:

Come check out a varied and excellent show.  Get in touch if you need details. No cops.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Upcoming Jazz

The show with Tenement, Night Birds, Give and Snake Handler was excellent, as was the day of Skeletal Lightning Fest we played.  Thanks to everyone involved in both shows for great times and a wildly successful return to playing shows in Illinois.  Speaking of, we have another few of those coming up:

5/3/13 @ The Coach House (1825 N Bissel, Chicago)
7PM (has to end at 10pm)    $5

Cassilis (PA)
Point Breeze (PA)
Acidic Tree

We're also playing this fest in Springfield, IL with a MOST EXCELLENT line up.  Here's the flier:

In other news, our LP is recorded and is being mixed and mastered.  Expect a cassette version on John Wilkes Booth Records.  Details about the vinyl release forthcoming.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Back From Tour

We're back from our long weekend on shows with Boxsledder.  Not only are they an excellent band, but they are road dogs of the highest caliber and we had an excellent time over the four days we played with them.  Listen to them HERE and buy their record HERE.  Thanks to everyone who came out to a show and hung out, especially those who let us play in and sleep at their houses.

We've got a handful leftover shirts from tour that you can pick up HERE.  Local people can grab some at our show with Tenement, Night Birds, Give, and Snake Handler on 3/29 along with the last handful of our live on the radio tapes.  Seeya there.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Skeletal Lightning Fest

In addition to the excellent shows with Boxsledder and the boss gig with Tenement, Night Birds, and Give listed in the last post, we're also playing the first day of a fest in Champaign-Urbana, IL.  Here's the low down:

4/5/13 @ 8PM
Red Herring, Champaign-Urbana, IL
$5 in advance, $7 at the door
 with: Enta, Droughts, Restore, Native

We play second at 9:30.  Come scope it out if you're in the area.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Righteous Gigs on the Horizon

We've got some stuff happening!  First off, we're doing a weekend of Midwest shows with our friends Boxsledder.  Here's the low down so far:

3/7 - Milwaukee, WI w/ Tenement, Appleseeds
3/8 - Madison, WI
3/9 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Shack w/ Matthew Day, The New McCarthys
3/10 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Rat Nest w/ Strong City, Lipstick Homicide, Lover's Speed

Any suggestions are welcome, but everything should be getting worked on.
Additionally, we're playing this AWESOME show at the end of March in Chicago.

3/29 @ Township w/ Night Birds, Tenement, Give, Snake Handler

Do you see that lineup?!?!?

In other news, our LP is very nearly recorded.  We've mostly got some finishing touches and a few songs to redo/finish up vocals on.  News on that when it becomes apparent.  We've also got some live tapes and new shirts around.  I'll put them up online once we're home from the weekend, but if you want one now send us an email.  Thanks for the continued support!