I have been back from the West Coast for over a month now and have finally taken to getting everything back up & running. While I spent most of my time on the West Coast in the woods, I did get a chance to catch Priests, the Courtneys, and Older Women in Portland, and I grabbed some Courtneys 12”s wholesale in Vancouver.
August brought many spectacular shows in Brooklyn including Priests, Downtown Boys, Neonates, & Household. Downtown Boys totally blew me away— one of the more energetic punk performances I’ve seen in a while. Mary of Neonates described them to me as Raoul meets Lucrate Milk. If you have a chance to catch them, do not miss out. I also got to see Tomboy for the first time along with Aye Nako and Priests. Tomboy’s new material is fantastic, and I’ve heard rumors of an upcoming EP, so keep an eye-out for them, and grab their Trashy Tapes cassette here for now.
More new stock will be added to the webstore in the not-so-distant future, but in the meantime, you can get these relatively new releases along with many excellent slighter older ones:
I’m always looking for new queer, POC, & female-fronted punk to add to the puzzle pieces distro (& label) so get in touch at puzzlepiecesrecords[at]gmail[dot]com if you are in a band or have friends who have a band that I should know about!
I’m leaving for a bit! I’ll be traveling all around the Pacific Northwest, so my distro will be closed until the end of July.