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BLVD News & Announcements

Posted on September 27, 2011 by admin

Bittersweet Blissfest at Late Bar will feature live performances by New Canyons and Astrobrite. This will be Astrobrite’s first live show in over ten years, and Scott Cortez will be joined by members of Mahogany for this special, one-time event. The show is on Thursday, October 20.

Mahogany- Electric Prisms 12″
We are beyond excited to be collaborating with the legendary gaze/indie-pop/n¨disco/multidisciplinary ensemble, Mahogany. This project will be both stellar and beautiful, and we simply cannot wait to release this album unto the world!

Mahagonay will be playing CMJ this year, on October 18. Read about that here.
Everything is Chemical just did a fantastic interview with them, which you can read here.
Mahogany website: here.

New Canyons, TBA LP
We’re also very stoked to be putting out New Canyons’ first vinyl LP. New Canyons are a local (Chicago) duo consisting of Andrew Marrah and Adam Stilson. They play ambient, shoegazey synthpop, holding early Depeche Mode, OMD and Yaz close to their hearts while adding a dose of moody atmospherics, effects, ambient drones and postpunk aesthetics. This will be New Canyons’ second full-length effort. We will be releasing this in conjunction with Good People, who will be doing the CD version.

You can purchase the first New Canyons album here.
New Canyons website is right here.

Astrobrite, pinkshinyultrablast LP

The next in our series of Astrobrite reissues will be the lo-fi/shoegaze masterpiece “pinkshinyultrablast” from Scott Cortez (Astrobrite, lovesliescrushing).

Astrobrite on facebook: here
Check out a review of our reissue of “Crush” on Still Single, here.

BLVD004 – Population, Population 7″ Out Now!

Posted on July 5, 2011 by admin
We’re extremely excited & proud to release the first record from Chicago’s epic postpunk/gothrock band, Population. Very highly recommended for fans of: Joy Division, Grauzone, Sisters, Cultural Decay, etc. Three tracks of dark, synth-heavy, highly danceable goodness. Limited to 500 copies, the first 100 are white vinyl. Get on this.

Click here to purchase.


Chicago & East Coasters: Population Release Show & Tour Info
Posted on June 20, 2011 by admin
The Population S/T 7″ (BLVD004) is almost ready! The record release show is this Wednesday, June 22, at Waterworks in Chicago (South Loop neighborhood), with the excellent bands Milk Music, Dastard & Birth. Show begins at 7pm and you must email for the address (DIY spaces, people!).
Show info on Facebook is here.

The official release date for the record (which will include the ultra-limited white-vinyl edition) is July 5, at which time you can order from this website or get a copy at your local record store. As usual, pre-sale copies will also be available at Laurie’s Planet of Sound in Chicago!

East Coasters can pick up the record at any of Population’s mini-east-coast tour dates:
Thursday, 6/23: Syracuse @ badlands, 1007 e. fayette st., 7pm
Friday, 6/24: Boston @ 18 dartmouth st, waltham ma, 8pm
Saturday, 6/25: NYC @ 538 johnson, 8pm
Sunday, 6/26: Philadelphia @ philly moca, 538 e. 12th st, 8pm
Monday, 6/27: Baltimore @ penthouse gallery, 1511 guilford ave, 9pm
Tuesday, 6/28: Pittsburgh @ the shop, 4314 main st

BLVD003 — Vee Dee, Miss Lucy 7″ Out Now!

Posted on April 18, 2011 by admin
The latest from Vee Dee, the bad ass Miss Lucy 7″ is now available! The first two hundred are hand-numbered and on red vinyl, many of which were sold on RSD, so act fast if it’s your thang since there’s not too many left!

Check it in our online store, here.

Super Special Record Store Day Ltd. Vee Dee 7″ is almost here!
Posted on April 14, 2011 by admin
Our third release is happening THIS Saturday, 4/17, otherwise known to all you wonderful nerds as Record Store Day! We’re celebrating by putting out a joint release with our friends at Laurie’s Planet of Sound in Chicago… a limited, Record Store Day single by Vee Dee. This single will ONLY be available at Laurie’s on Saturday.

After RSD (Sunday or Monday), we’ll have the remaining singles for sale here and through several distributors, so keep an eye out!


+Two tracks, “Miss Lucy” b/w “Stoned Zoo Wanderer”
+Shall we say, 2 of Vee Dee’s most bangin’ tracks since the “Furthur” era? Yes, we shall.
+Limited to 500 copies. 200 are red.

Peep this:
Record Store Day weekend at Laurie’s on FB

Also, fellow Chicagoans, the BLVD Records team will be working hard all day at Laurie’s Planet of Sound on Saturday… Vee Dee plays at 5pm, Population plays at 8pm, and BLVD Records DJs in between! Hope to see ya at some point.

BLVD002 — Vee Dee, Vee Dee LP+MP3 Out Now!

Posted on March 29, 2011 by admin
Our second record, the brand new LP from Chicago scuzz rockers Vee Dee is out today! It’s titled Vee Dee, just like the band. And it’s now available in our online store! Includes LP + digital download card.

Check it in our online store, here.

BLVD001 – Astrobrite, Crush LP+MP3 Out Now!

Posted on March 14, 2011 by admin
Our first record, a vinyl reissue of Astrobrite’s 2001 noisepop masterpiece Crush is now available for sale in our online store! Includes LP + MP3 download card.

Additionally, we’re offering a limited edition Crush special, which includes the LP + MP3 + a hand silkscreened t-shirt made by Scott Cortez and other special treats! These are already going fast, so don’t miss out!

Check it all out in our online store, here.

Radiofriendly: An ASTROBRITE Release Event

Posted on March 8, 2011 by admin
Celebrating the vinyl LP reissue of Astrobrite’s Crush on BLVD Records.

A night of shoegaze, noisepop, drones, ambient, dreampop & experimental sounds & visuals.

DJ sets by:
Scott Cortez [Astrobrite, lovesliescrushing]
Peroxide [Bittersweet, Shimmer]
Eric Marsh [BLVD Records]

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
10pm – 4am

Late Bar
3534 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL

Brought to you by:
BLVD Records, Laurie’s Planet of Sound, Mixtape Meltdown


Release Dates
Posted on January 18, 2011 by admin

Hello good people! Great news today: BLVD Records is proud to announce release dates for our first records.

ASTROBRITE, Crush LP reissue is set to be released March 15.

VEE DEE, Vee Dee LP is set to be released March 29.

And last but not least, we’re totally stoked to be doing an exclusive VEE DEE 7″ for Record Store Day (April 16), which will be available at Laurie’s Planet of Sound. More details to come.