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Morning Incense & God - Album Cover March 31, 2016 10:29

You've already heard a live version of "Coat The Walls" and we know...you need more. Urban Scandal Records is pleased to present to you the album cover of Stephen Beebout's new album, Morning Incense & God. Photo by Julian Larkin.


We've teamed up with The Matches! March 21, 2016 19:50

The Matches

We are stoked to announce that we have teamed up with The Matches to bring their new 7" to Bay Area record stores! You can also find both yellow and candy cane color options in our online store

Amoeba Records - Berkeley, CA
1,2,3,4 Go! Records - Oakland, CA
Econo Jam Records - Oakland, CA
Thrillhouse Records - San Francisco, CA
Amoeba Records - San Francisco, CA

1,2,3,4 Go! Records - San Francisco, CA

 


Mysterious New Video Surfaces March 10, 2016 10:06

As the damp morning fog rolled over Sutro Tower we noticed an unmarked email in our inbox. The only thing included in this email was a file containing a video of Stephen Beebout performing "Coat The Walls".

This unreleased song has no explanation behind it but is rumored to be a part of the musician's upcoming release titled Morning Incense & God. Stephen has yet to make a statement.


Owl Paws Plays Noise Pop February 24, 2016 13:19

Owl Paws will be performing with Andrew Jackson Jihad, Battlehooch, and M. Lockwood Porter tonight! This show will be taking place at The Chapel in San Francisco, CA at 8pm. Noise Pop Official. Sold Out.


Stephen Beebout Performs in SF February 8, 2016 13:11

Stephen Beebout will be performing with Twin Cities, Second To Last and Alliances on Monday, 2/15/2016! Tickets at the door.


Stephen Beebout - "Before Bed" Music Video January 31, 2016 11:27

We are stoked to premiere Stephen Beebout's newest music video! The track "Before Bed" can be found on Stephen's 2015 debut release titled Hotel Eddystone. "Before Bed" has been declared the best British folk song of 2015 by non other than Rin Tin Tiger/Field Medic's Kevin Sullivan. That means you should get stoned and look into this. Find the EP in our online store or snag a cassette version through Sunroom Recordz & Salon. Hotel Eddystone is also available worldwide via your favorite online digital retailer!


Interview with Mathew Morand of No Hands January 14, 2016 15:30

I want to say congratulations on the release of your new single, "Left To Our Devices". The response has been great. How are you feeling about the song now that it has been out for a couple weeks? 
Thank you. This is one of my favourite songs from our recording session with Josh Korody back in the spring. I'm happy to have people listening and responding to it after all of this time.
Have you been playing the track on your recent tour dates?
We've played this song on and off since early in the summer. As time progresses the structure of the song gets looser and looser which has made it a lot of fun to play. I love watching a band work to hold it together and come out on top.
The sheer length of "Left To Our Devices" makes it stand out to the majority of punk rock out there. Was the length of the song a conscious decision or something that just felt correct while writing?
I like simplicity. If you can write a song that feels good and holds up without having to play to short attention spans then I would consider that a success. All of us share a very diverse background and taste in music and No Hands more or less functions as a broad means of artistic expression for all of us. Songs aren't going to be put on the chopping block because they don't fit in with other material. We play in this band because these are the people that we want to play music with, not for the sake of being a 'band' that is pigeonholed by a genre or a scene.
What is the lyrical subject matter of your new single?
lot of shitty art has been created on the topic of cell phones and social media lately but here we go: In our time it is very easy to create and present only your best-self through text messaging and social media. You're able to sit on every thought and work on it until it fits in with the leaning of your social circle, prospective partner or whatever else you see fit. I find that to be very fucking boring. I'd rather hear an honest thought, ugly and imperfect as it may be. The song is a frustrated response to that.
The lyrical content of "Left To Our Devices" is an observational based piece of writing. Would you say it is also interjecting an opinion on the current state of western culture?
It is my opinion but it is also something that I am very much guilty of perpetuating all the time. Even after saying this I had my partner proof-read this email to see if I sound right.
Interview is between Mathew Morand and Stephen Beebout.
Photo of Mathew Morand taken by Yosh Photography.

No Hands release "Left To Our Devices" December 29, 2015 00:00

 

Canada's No Hands has released a new single! "Left To Our Devices" pushes the boundaries of punk with a song structure similar to something you would find in hip-hop. The central focus of the track is on one riff. This guitar riff is catchy, haunting, and abrasive - a formula that has been nearly perfected by the group. Though the guitar work is great, the true beauty comes from how the band evolves that riff and builds around it. Find "Left To Our Devices" on our website or at your favorite online music retailer.

Upcoming Shows:

1/22 - Turbohaus - Montreal, QC

1/23 - The Treehouse - Albany, NY


Stephen Beebout releases Hotel Eddystone promotional video December 8, 2015 16:05

 

We have released a new promotional video from Stephen Beebout! Snag a copy of "Dinosaur Tattoo" and the rest of Hotel Eddystone at our web store.

 

12/10 - 6.5.4. House - San Francisco, CA

    - Performing with Field Medic, Derek Ted, John Miller and Windmills

    - Music at 8:30pm / Free Admission / byob & buds / Respect the house


No Hands Come to America November 21, 2015 17:50

No Hands will be doing some North East dates this December with the Toronto based band Shahman! Mark your calendars if you are near Toronto, Smithtown, Philadelphia, or Providence. "Left To Our Devices", the new single by No Hands, will be released worldwide on December 29th. 


Urban Scandal Holiday Sale! November 20, 2015 11:11

2015 is coming to a close! What does that mean for you? It means that you can get 15% off everything on our website until December 10th. No exceptions or limits. Pretty rad. Use the discount code "noisepollution" at checkout to take advantage!

"Left To Our Devices" out Dec. 29th November 6, 2015 23:34

No Hands - "Left To Our Devices"

We are extremely stoked to announce that we will be releasing "Left To Our Devices" by No Hands on December 29th, 2015! The new single pushes the boundaries of punk with a song structure similar to something you would find in hip-hop. The central focus of the track is on one riff. This guitar riff is catchy, haunting, and abrasive - a formula that has been nearly perfected by the group. Though the guitar work is great, the true beauty comes from how the band evolves that riff and builds around it.


"To The Ceiling" Music Video Released October 23, 2015 12:07

We have released the music video for Stephen Beebout's "To The Ceiling"! This video was filmed in one take on Monday, October 19th, 2015 at the 654 House in San Francisco, CA. It stars the beautiful Susanna Mcintyre and also features graceful performances by Bryce Fernandez and Julian Larkin as the "non-existent" prop hands.


Cassette Store Day October 17, 2015 10:51

It's International Cassette Store Day! We are celebrating by giving everyone 10% off our tapes until the end of the weekend (11:59pm pst). Enter the code "cassetteday" at checkout to take advantage. Thank you for supporting underground music and physical releases!

Stephen Beebout - "Dinosaur Tattoo" Live in Kansas October 6, 2015 11:11

Stephen has released a live performance of his song "Dinosaur Tattoo"! The video was filmed while he was traveling through Kansas this last July. The studio version of the song can be found in our store within the Hotel Eddystone EP!


FAM FEST September 30, 2015 10:45

No Hands - FAM Fest

The boys in No Hands are doing a headlining set for FAM FEST! The show will be taking place in Windsor, ON on October 10th. Roye's other band (Worry) will also be playing! Sweet.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625003334425471/

 


Hotel Eddystone & "Miss Black Cloud" Music Video September 7, 2015 11:14

Stephen Beebout has released his new EP titled Hotel Eddystone! You can find the record for download/streaming on our website or at any major online music retailer! The music video for "Miss Black Cloud" has also been released!


Stephen Beebout Joins Sunroom Recordz & Salon August 19, 2015 21:23

 

Join the cult and be born again.

Stephen Beebout will be releasing Hotel Eddystone on cassette via Sunroom Recordz & Salon!


No Hands - "Left To Our Devices" August 14, 2015 11:18

No Hands is set to release a new single on the label! The (mostly) Toronto, ON based group will be releasing "Left To Our Devices" this Fall. Keep your ears to the ground because the band also has a few other projects in the works!

Hotel Eddystone by Stephen Beebout June 30, 2015 14:07

 

"Miss Black Cloud" by Stephen Beebout is now available to stream via Bandcamp! The song draws in the listener from the first vocal line and delivers an intimate portrait of a time in the artist's life. There is a somber yet hopeful vibe that is consistent throughout, and leaves bits of vivid imagery lingering in you. Stephen had these words to say about the release:

"I recorded a full acoustic album this last spring called Hotel Eddystone. Pretty stoked on it. No edits and no computers were used on the entire project. Thanks for making this come to life Derek (Ted Schultz)! Out 9/2/15. Please share with your homies."

Urban Scandal Records will be releasing Hotel Eddystone by Stephen Beebout worldwide on September 2nd, 2015.