Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Get your The Welders & Test Patterns here!

Heya Kids-

Here is the direct mailorder info for the two new BDR releases. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!

The Welders-4 song s/t 7"ep (BDR#3)
The Welders formed in 1975 and dissolved in 1981; leaving behind only a few fanzine articles and faded memories of their live performances. They were St. Louis? first and only all female band during the Punk era. Where many Rn'R females tout the bad girl persona, The Welders chose to embrace their good girl tendencies to create a near perfect blend of The Monkees, New York Dolls and Saturday morning cartoons. A recording session in 1979 for a planned vinyl EP never saw the light of day when the individual backing the release went bankrupt. That session has been rescued and restored from a 30 year old, rotting cassette, and BDR is happy to bring you this master piece of St. Louis music some three decades later.
*The Welders EP is a pressing of 500 copies on opaque red vinyl, in a glue pocket sleeve, with a double sided 7" x 14" insert*

MP3s of two Welders' songs can be heard by downloading this file: WELDERS SAMPLE

V/A-Test Patterns CD (BDR #1)

BDR brings you a reissue of the classic Test Patterns compilation album; originally released by Jet Lag Magazine's John the Mailman in 1981. Although obscure outside of the area due to a lack of national distribution upon its initial release, the compilation is known to early Punk/Indie record collectors and some clued in music historians. Test Patterns features two songs each by seven independent bands from the St. Louis area: The Felons, The Mopeds, The Strikers, Swift Kick, The Oozkicks, Trained Animal and The Zanti Misfits. The songs range from poppy Punk to Power Pop to hard-edged New Wave, with a couple bands even giving a nod to the 2 Tone revival of the day. Remastered from the original tapes and issued on compact disc for the first time ever! Liner notes by Steve Pick of Jet Lag Magazine and Jason Ross of BDR Records.

MP3s of three songs from Test Patterns can be heard by downloading this file:TEST PATTERNS

Raymilland-Recordings '79-'81 is still available...see the post below...


Welders 7"ep $8.00 U.S. - $10.00 Canada - $12.00 Rest of the World

V/A-Test Patterns CD $9.00 U.S. - $11.00 Canada - $12.00 Rest of the World

Raymilland-Recordings '79-'81:
-CD Format $10.00 US - $12.00 Canada - $14.00 Rest of the World
-LP/CD format: $16.00 U.S. - $19.00 Canada - $23.00 Rest of the World

-Limited Time Combo Deals-

Combo #1: Welders 7" and V/A-Test Patterns CD
$15.00 US - $18.00 Canada/Mexico - $21.00 Rest of the World

Combo #2: Welders 7", V/A-Test Patterns CD and Raymilland-Recordings '79-'81 CD format
$23.00 US - $26.00 Canada - $29.00 Rest of the World

Combo #3: Welders 7", V/A-Test Patterns CD and Raymilland-Recordings '79-'81 LP/CD format
$28.00 US - $33.00 Canada - $40.00 Rest of the World

**All pricing includes postage and fees** Paypal to: bdrrecords'at'gmail.com

For more info, wholesale rates, orders, questions or comments, please write: bdrrecords'at'gmail.com


BDR Records - P.O. Box 19202 - St. Louis MO 63118-9202

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Calling all Test Patterns bands!

The release show was a rousing success! We had a packed house and everyone seemed to have a great time. Thanks to all of those who showed up and made it a great night.

Although we've been in touch with several band members who are on the Test Patterns compilation, we haven't been able to get in touch with everyone. If you played on any of the Test Patterns tracks, please get in touch to receive your complimentary band copies of the reissue.

Contact Jason and Matt at: BDRrecords@gmail.com

Mailorder info for Test Patterns and The Welders coming soon! Stores and distributors get in touch for wholesale rates!

If you're in the St. Louis area, BDR releases are available at Vintage Vinyl, Apop Records, Euclid Records and now Phono Mode!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Two NEW BDR Records Releases!

That's right kids...two, count 'em two new BDR releases. More early St. Louis indie music to quench your sonic thirst!

BDR #1 - V/A- Test Patterns CD

A reissue of the St. Louis compilation album, originally released by Jet Lag's John the Mailman in 1981. Featuring two songs each by seven local, independent bands. Ranging from Punk to Power Pop to New Wavey sounds. Remastered from the original master tapes and issued on shiny compact disc for the first time ever!

BDR #3 - The Welders-s/t 7"ep

Finally! A vinyl issue of the unreleased 4 song EP recorded in 1979 by St. Louis' first all female Punk Pop band! Rescued and restored from the only available source...a 30 year old rotting cassette. Pressed in a limited edition on red, opaque vinyl.

Both releases will be released and available for purchase on July 31st, 2010 at the second BDR Records Release Party. It's a free event and happening at the Schlafy Tap Room, dowtown St. Louis. Listening party and reception at 8:00pm, followed by live music starting at 9:00pm from label co-presidential bands Bunnygrunt and Medical Tourists. Plus a special appearance by the Welder tribute band...Welder Grunt! Don't miss the fun!

More details may be found here: http://www.schlafly.com/livemusic.shtml

The Raymilland release (BDR #2) is still available and getting great reviews. Make sure to pick up your copy before it sells out! Stay tuned for news on other upcoming releases and events!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Raymilland-Recordings '79-'81 LP/CD now available!!!

Hello fine music buyer and blog reader-

BDR Records is pleased to announce the release of Recordings '79-'81, a collection of legendary St. Louis post punk band Raymilland. The release is available on limited CD and vinyl that also includes the full length CD. Recordings '79-'81 is the first release for BDR Records; a new label who's sole purpose is to issue archival releases of St. Louis area music from the new wave era.

Raymilland formed in the summer of 1978 in St. Louis and lasted until the fall of 1981. Although starting out playing standard punk covers by the Buzzcocks, Damned, and Ultravox, their original influences and ideas about music leaned more toward the no-wave bands of NY and the more experimental bands from the UK. Raymilland played live eight times; four in St. Louis and four in Chicago. A fifth Chicago date slotted to open for Joy Division never happened when the US tour was canceled due to the death of Ian Curtis. Raymilland released one single in 1980 on Praxis; an influential Chicago music/art magazine, had one song included on the first Sub-Pop compilation cassette, and another on a compilation cassette released by the legendary Dong Dong Tapes from the Netherlands. A self produced demo cassette to attract label interest and procure live gigs was so influential that Wax Trax Records sold bootleg copies in their Chicago retail store. Although the band was constantly recording; there were no further official releases. Almost 30 years later BDR Records persuades the band to release a collection of those recordings. The members reviewed their vast archive to assemble the definitive Raymilland collection, and the result is Recordings '79-'81.

A zip file with sample MP3s can be found here: http://rapidshare.com/files/330382277/Raymilland-MP3_samples.zip

BDR Records releases are available at these fine stores....in St. Louis at Vintage Vinyl, Apop Records and Euclid Records and in Chicago at Permanent Records http://www.permanentrecordschicago.com Many fine mail order houses and dsitributors will have stock very shortly as well. For those of you who can't wait...


CD format: $10.00 each ppd U. S. - $14.00 ppd Worldwide

CD Wallet packaging with insert and sealed in mylar sleeve. 12 track CD. Limited to 500 copies.

LP/CD format: $16.00 each ppd U.S. - $23.00 each ppd Worlwide

Silk screened LP jacket with insert. 7 track LP also includes full length 12 track CD in poly sleeve with title card. Limited to 500 copies.

Paypal to: bdrrecords@gmail.com (write for snail mail ordering instructions)

For more info, orders, questions or comments, please write: bdrrecords@gmail.com


Jason and Matt - BDR Records

BDR Records - P.O. Box 19202

St. Louis MO 63118-9202