Never-released and rare old-school Boston punk favorites set for the first release
The growing Altavoz family gains a new member in Boston-based label Trev Records. The label is releasing a full-length 13-song compilation of five old-school Boston punk, rock, and hardcore bands from the 1980s and 1990s. The CD, DROP THE NEEDLE: BOSTON PUNK ANTHOLOGY, hits the streets nationwide on October 1, 2013. Says Altavoz co-CEO Nelson Jacobsen, “This is a unique opportunity to bring back some of the best in punk, with rare recordings re-mastered and some never before heard.”
DROP THE NEEDLE: BOSTON PUNK ANTHOLOGY is a blast from the past for Boston punk rock fans. The compilation features some old-school favorites, like Gang Green and Smegma + The Nunz. The release includes a rare studio recording of Gang Green’s original 1985 version of the classic song “Let’s Drink Some Beer” never before available on CD, which was co-written by Dicky Barrett from Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones fame. Other artists featured on the CD are Mallet Head, Celebrity Death Certificate, and Scratch.
“We are very excited to be in partnership with Altavoz for our physical distribution. This is an important CD for hardcore punk rock fans and we wanted to be sure it would have access to all the markets where there are interested fans. We’re also putting a lot behind this project; Land Shark Promotion Studio is working with us for the national press and radio campaign,” says Glen Stilphen, President of Trev Records.
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About Trev Records
Trev Records is an independent music label in Boston, MA. with a focus on current and past local punk and rock bands. DROP THE NEEDLE: BOSTON PUNK ANTHOLOGY is the label’s first release of 2013.