Dils and Rank & File founder Chip Kinman is doing his part to heal a country tattered by election year media chaos with the release of the Wilbert Harrison song "Let's Work Together." The tune has also been covered by Canned Heat and Brian Ferry and it brings a positive message of unity to all!
The single, which will be available only via digital download arrives on November 4th at all online music outlets worldwide but you can stream it right now from the band's Artist Destination here. The band will celebrate the October 21st Pre-Order launch on iTunes with a show at L.A.'s Echo that same evening!
The single is the follow up to Ford Madox Ford's debut 7" vinyl "Expect It" also available here, and will hold fans over until the band delivers it's first full length L.P. in the spring of 2017. Check our Tour Page here for upcoming Ford Madox Ford live dates.
The Canadian Summer Tour featuring Ford Madox Ford is in the books and it was a great success!
We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who showed up to support the band, gave them a couch to sleep on, bought them a beer, purchased their music on vinyl or digitally, helped promote a show or featured the bands in press or on their radio show.
Look at our Tour page here for more upcoming show dates and remember you can always stream our band's releases right here at the site or on your smart phone.
It's no secret that Slash Records alumni find their way to Porterhouse and our latest signing won't change that storyline! Chip Kinman of seminal California punk act the Dils and alt-country godfathers Rank and File, has inked a deal with us for his new band Ford Madox Ford. The debut 7" vinyl release features production, co-writing and backing vocals from Chip's brother and collaborator Tony Kinman. The release is limited to 500 copies.
Always groundbreakers the brothers again chart new territory by embracing American style blues, tossing it in a indie rock blender and then viewing it through a bashy punk lens. Ford Madox Ford are currently in residency at Redwood Bar in Downtown L.A. and tour Canada in July. Three O'Clock Train are supporting on all dates and dates are posted on our Tour page.
The album that started it all, "Los Angeles" has been remastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl. Featuring the original lyric sleeve, it's a faithful and sonically improved version of one of the most important albums ever recorded. Rolling Stone rated it number 287 of the top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Grab a copy here and fall in love all over again.
Our new release "Whatevers" from Little Misses is finally available digitally worldwide! The band is the brainchild of Warped Tour vet Jerra Spence. Equal parts punk rock and alt country, the L.P. rocks all the way through and features performances by members/ex-members of Suicidal Tendencies. X fans will love this record!
The project is streaming right here at the Little Misses Artist Destination, so have a listen and then purchase from iTunes at the A/D as well.
Porterhouse announces a new line of girls and guys apparel!
Our way-cool Vinyl themed designs let you proudly display your love for the world's greatest recorded music format and we also have classy Porterhouse designs available for you Indie supporters.
There are a variety of fashionable colors to chose from and our T-Shirts always ship with free Porterhouse stickers! Jump over to the Merch page now and take a peek. There's a little something for everyone!
The new music video from our indie rock darlings Sweetheart has debuted at iTunes. If fact, it has just been featured in the "What We Are Watching" area of the iTunes Music Video store, Right next to Rihanna! Doesn't that beat all!
Directed by Luke Botteron and Sweetheart drummer Matt Kittle, the vid is a self financed and DIY production. The guys poured their hearts into the project and it shows. Featuring enough cats to go viral, it's super funny and super clever!
We hope you'll check out the video here and support the band by purchasing it… we know you'll love it!
The guys are in pre-production writing new songs as we speak so stay tuned for more Sweetheart news for 2013. SWEET!
Download Sweetheart's E.P. "XOXOX" through all Porterhouse's digital distribution outlets, from Amazon to eMusic and from 24/7 Music to iTunes. It's up Worldwide! Just click through the band's "Artist Destination" here and purchase it now!
The guys are working on a cool Re-Mix contest for the E.P.'s single "David Bowie is Dead?" and have video footage in the can. We'll keep you updated on their editing and production progress. The E.P. is always streaming live here at the Porterhouse site, and the band is updating news in their Artist Destination regularly so be sure to check it out.
Sweetheart's E.P. "XOXOX" is now available for pre-order exclusively through iTunes, so click through the band's Artist Player and purchase it!
This great indie rock/power pop release has a regular list price of $5.99 but during the two week Pre-Sale window you can get the E.P. for a paltry $3.99. This offer will end on August 7th when the record goes on sale worldwide. Take advantage of this great sale price and grab it now. Just click on the Sweetheart Artist Player below to order.
The guys are working on a cool Re-Mix contest for the E.P.'s single "David Bowie is Dead?" as well as a video for the same. The record is always streaming live here at the Porterhouse site, and the band is updating news in their Artist Player regularly so be sure to check it out.
Vancouver based indie rock and power pop outfit Sweetheart have signed up with Porterhouse and their 6 song E.P. "XOXOX" will be released on August 7th via iTunes, Rhapsody and all other digital music outlets.
We have the full E.P. streaming for you now on the main page of the Porterhouse website so be sure to listen to it and read up on the band.
Pre-Sales on the E.P. start at iTunes on July 24th. Watch our Facebook and Twitter Feeds for updates and contests to win some Sweetheart swag.
The guys are working on new material right now for another E.P. as well as a video for the track "David Bowie is Dead?". We are excited to have Sweetheart join the family.
Hey music fans welcome to the re-vamped Porterhouse site. We have undergone a conversion to HTML5 so you can use the site on your non-flash supporting mobile devices. This means you can discover and stream acts from your phone anytime you have a connection. And that means more quality music in your life!
We are also launching our new "Artist Destination" areas. These "Destinations" will be your window into our artist's world. You can listen to entire album streams, check news and info that the band posts, look at photos, check tour dates and purchase music if you like what you hear. We have got Destinations up and running for Kidneys, Lightweight Holiday and Speedbuggy right now so give them a try and let us know what you think at our Facebook page.
Stay tuned for new signings from some amazing bands you will love. We'll have updates for you soon!
Hot off the heels of an amazingly successful tour of South and Central America with Pearl Jam. X have been invited by their friends from the Pacific Northwest to provide direct support for Europe and will embark on a 13 day tour. The dates kick off in Manchester, U.K. and highlights include the Isle of Wight Festival on June 23 and the Main Square Festival in Arras France on June 30. We know that European fans will be jumping at the chance to see the band. We saw footage of the South American shows and people were going off for X in huge arenas!
X's fourth studio album "More Fun in the New World" has been resurrected with the full Prime Vinyl treatment. We have pulled the master tapes from the vaults, re-mastered the record to today's standards and studiously assembled all the original artwork and lyric sheets for this once in a lifetime experience. Some of the bands finest songs are contained on this album, including “Devil Doll”, “Poor Girl”, “Hot House” and the epic portrait of America in the Reagan era “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts”.
This is a must for any true X fan and we deliver it the way it was meant to be enjoyed, on thick 180 gram vinyl. For those who wish to order on-line you can purchase the album direct from our Prime Vinyl store and we'll mail it out to you.
Reviewing a record as revered as L.A.'s X's 1981 sophomore "Wild Gift" is at once a high honor and a daunting task. Out of print on vinyl for 15 years, this 180-gram reissue, housed in a dead-on reproduction of the original packaging, right down to the inner sleeve, improves upon the original by swapping the the compression of the Slash Records mix for a brighter, sharper sound. All the dynamic interplay between band members that made "Wild Gift" such a unique experience is clean and clear, and all the nuance buried in the old mix have been given new life without sacrificing an ounce of bite. My reissue pick of the year, already!
Under the Big Black Sun
The same adjectives utilized in describing that record can more than neatly be transferred to their re-release of X's third and most equally important record. It's an essential slice of American punk rock that begs constant re-discovery and constant adoration. My pick of the issue, again!
The Big Takeover
Issues No. 66/67
I just wanted to express my gratitude for the fine work you've done on the new X Wild Gift re-issue. I picked it up last week and am happy I did.
As someone frequently disappointed by so-called 'audiophile' or 'collector' re-issues (especially those pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl) I must say that you've demonstrated how it ought to be done. The record has been flawlessly manufactured, with no audible surface noise (especially between tracks); the record looks vivid and is exceedingly glossy; the packaging is almost a perfect replication of the original release; and there is no vinyl warpage to speak of. Most importantly, the sound dynamics are tremendous - I feel like I might be listening to the original Slash Records version when it was first opened. That's about all a vinyl enthusiast can ask for with a re-issue.
Cheers. The hard work is most appreciated.