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Black Dots / Gentlemen Prefer Blood

Split

La Escalera Records
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I always love getting a split single as it provides the chance to hear what are usually two or more bands I haven’t previously been acquainted with, on this release we have Colorado’s Black Dots and California’s Gentlemen Prefer Blood who will be releasing a new four song split single, which is scheduled to be released tomorrow, the 28th April 2017 through La Escalera Records. The split features two new songs from each band, as well as what is becoming something of a tradition on split releases where both bands cover one of each other’s songs.

The Black Dots kick off this split EP with their original contribution, Bittersweet Though Mostly Bitter, this is a fine slab of upbeat punk rock that is followed by Diets For The Dying, their cover of the Gentlemen Prefer Blood track that continues the promising start made by the opening track. Gentlemen Prefer Blood immediately return the favour by covering the Black Dots track Everybody’s Got One, this side of the split has a harder more frantic edge and Gentlemen Prefer Blood provide the split’s finest moment with their new offering, Stretch Remedy.

Split singles are often a tale of two halves, and this latest offering from La Escalera Records is no exception, Black Dots provided a fine two tracks of rousing punk rock on the a-side, but for me it’s the flip side with Gentlemen Prefer Blood‘s contribution that has edged it for me on this release, but it must said that it was a close run thing. This is a damn fine introduction to two new, at least to me, bands, and as this release is also available on two stunning splatter vinyl variants you should already be clicking on the links below.

The Black Dots and Gentlemen Prefer Blood split can be ordered and streamed digitally here

Physical formats of the split and merch bundles can be ordered via La Escalera Records here

Black Dots And Gentlemen Prefer Blood Announce Split EP

OB-GD17-001.pdfColorado’s Black Dots and California’s Gentlemen Prefer Blood have announced the release of a new four song split single, which is scheduled to be released on April 28th through La Escalera Records. The split features two new songs from each band, as well as both bands covering one of each other’s songs.

You can stream the two cover versions from the single here

The split is available for pre-order digitally here, and in various merch bundles here

La Escalera Records Confirm Full Line-Up For Fest 6

Fest 6 Jan 17Today La Escalera Records have announced the daily line-ups for Fest 6, along with daily wristbands which can now be purchased along with a limited amount of weekend bundles. The punk rock festival celebrates the six year anniversary of the label and takes place in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico from April 14th to 16th, 2017.

Wristbands and bundles for La Escalera Fest 6 can be purchased here

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La Escalera Records Announce Line Up For Fest 6

Fest 6 Jan 17La Escalera Records have announced the line up for La Escalera Fest 6, which celebrates the six year anniversary for the label. Fest 6 will take place in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico from April 14-16, 2017. The current line up includes Allweather, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Beside Myself, Black Dots, The Bombpops, Burn Burn Burn, Caskitt, Civil War Rust, Despero, DFMK, Divided Heaven, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Hoist The Colors, Hot Bods, The Lucky Eejits, Lysolgang, New Way On, Problem Daughter, Russian Girlfriends, Signalman, Squarecrow and Western Settings with some additional bands to be announced later.

Fest 6 early bird wristbands, and wristband bundles with shirts, are available here