Dr. Frank Discusses Reissues and the Lookout Zoom Out!
The Young Rochelles Release Video for "Coastin' Strong"
The pandemic has been driving all of us nuts! No touring. No shows. No nothing! But The Young Rochelles have endured by taking the time to create a brand new music video from footage from their 2019 tour with Masked Intruder and Direct Hit! This song is one of our absolute favorites from The Young Rochelles' debut full-length on Sounds Rad!
You can get your hands on a limited "Coastin' Strong" flexi by spending $20 or more at our web-store. Pick up a record, shirt, or any number of cool items!
Stay calm, stay rad, and stay tuned for more music coming from this fantastic band!
Radio Days Drops New Single "Til the End of the Night"
Radio Days just dropped a surprise single entitled "Til the End of the Night" off of their forthcoming album slated for May/June on Sounds Rad and Ammonia Records. If you haven't heard Radio Days, you need to get in on the ground floor floor because this trio produces some of the best power-pop in world. If you like The Nerves, Big Star, and the Jags you are going to absolutely freak over Radio Days.
Radio Days Named Best Band in the World on SiriusXM
Radio Days, the Italian power-pop powerhouse has been named "Best Band in the World" on this week's edition of Little Steven's Underground Garage on SiriusXM. View the post on Facebook.
Obviously, we are all pretty stoked on this news. You too can check out Radio Days latest single, "I Got A Love" on Sounds Rad/Ammonia Records. The band was kind enough to produce an amazing music video for the single. Dig it!
Free Ltd Flexi by The Young Rochelles for Orders of $20 or More
Mr. T Experience - "Forever" 3rd Pressing Now Available
Radio Days Drops "I Got A Love" Digital Single
We are suckers for good power-pop--especially when it comes from our old friends, Radio Days==quite possibly one of best bands going. What can be said about this amazing Italian trio? They write hands down some of the catchiest songs ever! And this first digital single is big, bright, and booming. Everything you would expect from mid-70's influenced power-pop--think Elvis Costello, The Records, The Nerves ... the good stuff.
We can't wait to hear more from these guys! We've partnered with Radio Ammonia Records and Snap Records to release their album in North America in the spring of 2021.
MTX "Alternative is Here to Stay" 7" 2nd Pressing Now Available
Mr. T Experience - Alternative is Here to Stay 7" on 2nd Pressing on Red
Pre-Order Ships Nov. 20th, 2020
Get hip to the brand new sound that is taking the world by storm -The Mr. T Experience "Alternative is Here to Stay" 7" on limited red vinyl. This classic MTX 7-inch was carefully remastered by Justin Perkins of Mystery Room Mastering from the original transfers from Jessica Thompson and precisely cut by Clint at Well-Made. This little beauty has never sounded better! So enjoy rock and roll as it should be played, at 45 RPMS. The first fifty order will receive a cool 1.5" pin along with a cool custom shipping box.
Add a limited t-shirt with your order and take advantage of flat rate shipping in the U.S. We're bringing back the classic "Women of MTX" shirt that was lovingly rescanned by our good friend Brian Smith from the original source and recreated by Chris Appelgren! You can order the shirt in either "classic" red or black.
Dr. Frank of MTX Visits with the Carconcarne Podcast
Dr. Frank hops on the Carconcarne podcast via Zoom to talk about remastering the MTX catalog, including the new compilation “MTX Forever” and the rerelease of “…And the Women Who Love Them.”
Visit the Carconcarne web-page to check out more incredible interviews.
New Noise Magazine Track-By-Track with MTX
The good people at New Noise Magazine did a nice feature with Dr. Frank discussing each track of the forthcoming Mr. T Experience "And the Women Who Love Them" reissue. As a bonus, they were given an exclusive stream of the 12" EP remastered to perfection by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering.
The album drops 08.14.2020 and is available everywhere from Independent Label Distributors (ILD)
Read the Full Article on New Noise
Mr. T Experience "And The Women Who Love Them" Available 08.14.2020
With the 180-gram vinyl version of Mr. T Experience "And the Women Who Love Them" gobbled up by our dibs fans, those who missed out might be wondering, where to find the 150-gram retail version of the record. Fear not! We've compiled a list of reliable stores/mail-order sites that are taking pre-orders to ship by 08.14.2020. Some these retailers are offering special pricing, so that might ease sting of missing out on our super-cool 180-gram package. Good luck and good hunting!
Sound of Vinyl
Pure Pop Records
Deep Discount Records
Trax on Wax
USA (Big Box)
Barnes & Noble
Clear Spot (Netherlands)
Sugar and Spice (France)
Sonic Rendezvous (Netherlands)
Mr. T Experience Discuss 15 Songs They Wanted to Cover in the ’90s, Reissuing Classic EP
Berkeley punk vets The Mr. T Experience are reissuing their classic 1994 EP ...And the Women Who Love Them on August 14 via Sounds Radical (pre-order). It's coming out on 12" vinyl and CD, and it's been fully remastered.
"It's a miracle that this master survived," frontman Dr. Frank tells us. "When I first started gathering and inventorying what was left of the old tapes, it was was nowhere to be found and I gave it up for lost. Eventually, while looking for something else, I found a safety copy on DAT amid a jumble of press and promo materials in an old bag of stuff. I guess it had fallen in there at some point from somewhere else. (Like the master for my solo album, which turned out to have been inadvertently stored for many years in an old boot.) The next question was, would it play and could the 'information' be extracted from it? The answer was yes, obviously, but it was mostly just luck."
Read more via Brooklyn Vegan
MTX "And the Women Who Love Them" T-Shirt
She's came back ... she always does ... The return of the classic Mr. Experience "And the Women Who Love Them" t-shirt printed on your choice of solid gray or classic heather gray. Features three color printing on the front with a homage logo on the back. All Sounds Rad shirts are printed on Next Level 3600 (Mens), Next Level Boyfriend tees (Womens), and Next Level Youth tees. Bring back memories with your old flame ... leave your Mr. T Experience shirt at their place ... never see it again ... Come crawling back ... Rinse and repeat.
Pre-order Now! Ships on our about August 7th, 2020.
MTX "And the Women Who Love Them" Reissue
MTX "And the Women Who Love Them" reissue out August 14th, 2020 on 12" EP and CD. We've work tirelessly over the past two-years readying the MTX archive for reissue and now all of that work has paid off. This EP was lovingly remastered by Justin Perkins specifically for vinyl--this is the first time the EP has been released on vinyl and the results are incredible. This has to be the best sounding MTX reissue that we've done.
The first pressing is limited to 600 copies (on Metallic Silver). There are 300 on 180-gram sold directly through Sounds Rad and 300 on 150-gram via stores. Not surprisingly the dibs list for the 180-gram vinyl exceeded capacity within a few hours offering the record. But there still is an opportunity to grab one of the 150-gram by joining our cadre, club, cabal of MTX fans through the Sounds Rad Dibs List. Join us. Pre-orders begin July 8th, 2020.
Mr. T Experience "Mtx Forever" is Now Available on Standard Vinyl
Mr. T Experience "Mtx forever" Media A-Go-Go
The Mr. T Experience "Mtx forever" best of double LP has gotten a bunch of press coverage lately. (And its really quite flattering). Here is an ever expanding list of interesting "Mtx forever" news items and interviews to check out!
New Noise Magazine
Tinnitist Indie Roundup
Punk Rock Theory
Rank Your Records (By Dan Ozzi)
Off Shelf - The Mr. T Experience's Frank Portman (By Jim Testa)
Take a listen to a preview of "More Than Toast" from "Mtx forever"
MTX Announce "Best of" Double LP Out March 13th, 2020
Sounds Rad is excited, no, ecstatic to announce the release of the Mr. T Experience, "Mtx forever" best of double LP. This 24 track "hot rocks" compilation is a fans dream--remastered and compiled over the last two-years from the original master tapes. "Mtx forever" songs spanning over 30 years of the Mr. T Experience's catalog of "hits."
Beginning on Monday, January 20th, 2020, fans will be able to call dibs on a special edition of the “Mtx forever” double LP on 180-gram vinyl. This highly limited (300 copies) double LP features gorgeous lavender vinyl and a full-color gatefold jacket and sleeves. This edition is the ultimate Mr. T Experience release—representing the input from countless friends and fans. It is a release worthy of the band’s 30 years of “Songs about girls.” All pre-orders of the double LP will also receive a limited “MTX forever” large format poster—all shipped in a special full-color box.
“MTX forever” kicks off the reissues of the Mr. T Experience discography on Sounds Rad. Dr. Frank spent two-years searching, archiving, and transcribing their entire catalog of releases. Now, they are carefully remastered by Justin Perkins of Mystery Room Mastering. Each release will sound fuller and louder than the original releases owing to sourcing from the masters. These reissues give fans both new and old a chance to listen to the Mr. T Experience in a way that has never been presented before. These records will be a must-have for audiophile punks, geeks, and neer-do-wells to add to their collections.
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