NEWS NEWS NEWS
As another year comes to a close…
It’s hard to believe that roughly two years ago I started reaching out to bands to work with for this label idea. The primary goal of starting this record label was to capture the magic I was seeing these bands create live here in Las Vegas, and to release it in a physical form.
When I moved here in 1994, I was an awkward 14 year old who spent most of my late nights taping the various shows on KUNV, getting an education on all things fringe, heavy, fast, hard, and esoteric . And with time, I started meeting people and making friends based on the shared love of this music. From ages 15 to 26 I played in bands, created fanzines, and helped out organizing shows in town (who knew you had to change the oil on a power generator?). Fast forward 10 or more years and I’m doing this record label. Time slips away sometimes, and if I had the means or knowhow back when I was a teenager, Running In Place Records would have started a lot sooner than it did. But enough with the digression, because there’s a lot of things I need to share about the label…
We made 200 (100 on solid red/100 on transparent red) copies of the cassette only release. You can purchase of copy HERE.
Word on the street is that they’re busy writing, and plan on getting into the studio to record in the early part of the new year. In related news, 3/5 of World Tension also plays in Running In Place’s own OVERSIGHT, who are also rumored to be writing some new songs, with a new record due out sometime in 2019.
Close Combat is another related band (featuring the same 3/5 of World Tension/Oversight) to pay some attention to in the next few months. You can listen HERE. The internet told me that they’re in the middle of writing an LP.
And, lastly, Acid Rain, the now defunct hardcore band featuring members of World Tension/Oversight are playing a reunion show this month, check out the flyer below…
RIP-006 Black Camaro ‘Protocol Of Dreams’ LP
Almost 18 years together, with 15 releases under their belts, Black Camaro is back at it with their very first vinyl release (and first LP for Running In Place Records!). ‘Protocol Of Dreams’ is 12 tracks of complex jams that are lyrically deep, thought provoking - loosely focused on the mess of this world, and how it’s affecting our lives. If you’re unfamiliar with what Black Camaro has to offer, just head over to their bandcamp page HERE and do a little catching up.
I’m really excited and proud to be working on this project with the band, as I’ve spent a good amount of time over the years watching them live and getting to know them and connecting the dots on our shared histories.
With the test presses approved, and production almost finished…we’re literally just waiting on boxes of records to be shipped to my doorstep. Preorders are still being accepted, just click HERE for more info. The tentative release date is 2/14/19, with a record release show shortly thereafter. As soon as I have the info on the release show, I’ll be posting it here. Once we have the copies in hand, the preorders will be mailed out.
The initial pressing is 300 on transparent red vinyl.
RIP-007 Dark Black ‘Dissolve’ 12” EP
The forthcoming release from the local kings of moody. A year and change since their debut single, the crew is back and bigger than before - with the addition of Rocky Stevenson on Synth/Percussion to fill out their sound. These 6 tracks grab tight and pull you in for a ride. Take a test drive on a couple of songs HERE
Preorders for vinyl will be available in a few weeks, and we went ahead and made 100 copies of the EP on cassette that will be available on their upcoming west coast tour (see flyer below). Once they return from tour, I’ll have some copies of the cassettes available in the webstore. The tentative release date for the vinyl should be late Feb/early March.
October 19th, 20018
We’ve got shirts! Head into our store, or just CLICK HERE. All shirts are $15, shipping included. If you live in Las Vegas, and we are friends, or somewhat know of each other, please reach out via text/email/social media, as these are only $10 in person!
WORLD TENSION cassettes (RIP-005) are currently in production, and hopefully will be shipping out to us soon. Pre-orders are still up! They head out on a West Coast Tour with Santa Cruz, CA hardcore band JAWSTRUCK. Dates are below:
In other label news:
Both RIP-006 and -007 are currently in ‘hush hush’ status, with announcements for the former beginning on Oct. 31st, and the latter (hopefully) around the end/beginning of Nov/Dec. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on this website and/or our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter accounts for more info!
September 26th, 2018
Whoa. It’s been a minute. Sorry about that! Life kind of got in the way of things, and time just slipped. And, no, just promoting on social media semi-occasionally doesn’t really count as updates. I know this. My apologies.
So, What’s been going on? Moon Blood called it quits a few months back, RIP. Brett Vee has been playing sporadically, and has a show coming up here soon. Dark Black is actually finishing up a 6 song EP to be released in early 2019, and has this show lined up for Oct. 4th. Oversight have been playing here and there, and there’s rumors of future release (maybe a promo?) in the near future.
As for the label, there will be 3 (possibly 4) solid releases coming up in the next few months. First up….
RIP - 005 WORLD TENSION - World Tension 5-song Cassette EP
Streaming just about everywhere now. Cassettes will be out in the next few weeks. Below is taken from their bio:
World Tension is a crossover thrash outfit comprised of veterans from Las Vegas’ hardcore/punk scene. They present a modern spin on a genre pioneered by Cro-Mags, Metallica, and Slayer. The band released a three-song demo in the spring of 2018, and is slated to release its debut EP in October.
World’s Tension’s focus is twofold: Lyrically, it’s the band’s way of addressing and confronting the political strife that plagues Washington and beyond; musically, it gives said individuals an outlet to express frustrations by challenging themselves to write songs that are a bit more technical than their other endeavors.
Essentially, World Tension is recounting a bleak world view through a rambunctious musical lens. It’s not easy, but it’s very necessary.
Check back soon for more updates as they happen (I promise). Once the cassettes are in, I’ll have them available in the webstore, and I’ll also have news about RIP - 006. Stay Tuned!
March 5th, 2018
The NEON REVERB festival kicks off on Thursday (3/8/18) as Dark Black plays with Tight Fright, Monster Watch, Burning Palms, and The Plastic Brains during the Bad Moon Booking showcase at the Bunkhouse. Hopefully I will get off of work in time to not miss any of this show, keep your fingers crossed for me!
We've been so busy these past couple of weeks, with the Moon Blood record release the past Friday, and now the Oversight 7"s are up and ready for Pre-order! There's a shirt/zine combo for $20, zine combo for $10, and you can buy all three color variants for $15. Click HERE for a direct link!
Moon Blood tore up the back of Cornish Pasty Co. last Friday, along with Brett Vee, Same Sex Mary, and Shit Dogma. The turn out was great, and the vibe was so much fun. If you haven't picked up a copy from them or me in person, go HERE to order it now, or stop into 11th St. Records/Record City starting tomorrow (2/10) . The band had a new sweatshirt design at the show, check it out below and hit them up to see if they have any left!
Oversight Pre-orders will ship out no later than March 1st. We have all of the t-shirts in, and all sizes are limited to what we have in stock. They are setting up a pretty awesome release show March 17th, at THE GARTH, and once all the bands are confirmed, there will be a flyer and more show info here.
A project that was started a year ago by reaching out to some bands in town about possibly putting out a 7" for them has turned into something very real. RIP 1-4 are officially in my hands, and now it's my turn to get some distribution and buzz/attention for the label and the bands. If you work for/volunteer/know a person who runs another label, distribution, has a radio show/fanzine, etc. please let me know. I will be sending out packages for review/possible distribution soon, and I'd like to spread my reach as far as I can get it. Thanks!
Jan 16th, 2018
It's official, the Moon Blood 'Violent Acts' EP is officially available in our webstore NOW!!! You can also stream it on Bandcamp, Spotify, and everywhere else too! The release show is almost two weeks away, CLICK HERE for the facebook event page/flyer/more info. I'll be there slinging Running In Place goods and enjoying the show, be sure to say hello!
The Oversight 'Transparency' EP is still a week or two out from arriving at my doorstep, once that arrives we will have news about preorders and a release show.
I'm gonna keep this short and sweet. -Bobby
Jan 3rd, 2018
Happy New Year everyone!
I'm not that big on New Years Resolutions, but I made one for the label anyways: Running In Place Records will be updated weekly, starting today, of course. Even if there isn't news to share, I'll be sure to find my best reason to post on here. Luckily for you all, there's plenty of news to share with you today:
Dark Black kick off their west coast tour tomorrow (1/4/18) at the Bunkhouse. Be sure to check in with them over on their instagram account as I'm sure they will be documenting their journey along the way.
Moon Blood have announced the date of their record release show. It will be held on Feb. 2nd at Cornish Pasty Co. The show will feature Shit Dogma (SLC), Same Sex Mary, and more TBA. For more info on the show, just click here. There are also talks of an online exclusive 7"/shirt package 'pre-order' deal that is in the works. Hopefully we can get that all worked out and announced before the actual record release show!
We're a few weeks away from receiving the Oversight 'Transparency' 7" in the mail, and once we do, we'll be announcing a release show/pre-order package deal.
It's hard to believe that this time last year the label was sparked by an idea and just reaching out to some friends about putting out their music. Fast forward to today, and there are 3 releases in my hands, with one on the way. Having failed once at this idea over 10 years ago, with little to no business knowledge/record label experience - it's needless to say that the past year has been a kind of crazy, humbling, and educational. I now know that attempting to put out 4 releases at once isn't practical, and I'm thankful I didn't lose my ass trying to get here. Moving forward, I'll be doing one project at a time, like a rational person.
Keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the streets as to what's coming up next. There's been some cool chats/opportunities to land in my lap, I just wasn't too keen on making promises I couldn't keep. After these first 4 records, though, if those bands/people are still interested in working with the label, than 2018 is gonna be a bad ass year! Stay tuned!
December 14, 2017
Hey! Sorry for the lack of updates, life has been pretty busy as of late, and updating this site had to take a backseat for a minute. I promise there will be no more one month lapses. My bad!
With that, a lot has happened in the past month. The Dark Black 7” is officially out! All of the pre-orders have been shipped. If you didn’t get a chance to see them at their record release show/Running In Place Records showcase on December 9th at 11th Street Records, you really missed a good one. Brett Vee, Moon Blood, and Oversight also played, and it felt like an official welcoming party for the label. Thanks to everyone who showed up and supported! Special thanks to Dillon of Dark Black for setting it up, and 11th Street Records for hosting it all!
The Moon Blood ‘Violent Acts’ EP is in our hands, and we’ll be taking pre-orders soon for a cool package deal we’ll be offering. There’s not an official release date as of yet, but there is a record release show planned for mid January. As soon as everything is panned out, we’ll let you know.
Oversight test presses have been approved, and will hopefully be here in the early weeks of January, and once we get those in our hands, I’ll let you all know about what they want to do with pre-orders and when their record release show will be!
the Dark Black 7"s came in yesterday! As you can see above, there's plenty of variations. I opened each box to see how different they were, and was surprised to see 6 different variations in the first box! Of the 400 'random' color vinyl, about 25% of them are purple/red/pink marble, and another 25% vary from a dark green to bright turquoise marble. The 50% remaining vary from yellow, blue to brown. I tried to get a definite count on different variations, but it ain't gonna happen, sorry!
Anyhow, if you're interested in pre-ordering a random color, click here . We also still have plenty of black vinyl/pocket -T combo packs available here. We are taking pre-orders for both until midnight, 11/19 and will be shipping them out no later than 11/22.
Today we begin taking pre-orders for the Dark Black 7" that will be out officially during Thanksgiving Weekend. We're doing a fun 7"+Pocket T-Shirt deal for $18 (in which you'll have first dibs on the limited to 100 Black vinyl) , or you can just pre-order the 7" itself (which will be a one of 400 on 'random color' vinyl) for $6. The shirts will be printed to order, so the only way you can get one is by preordering now! You can click on the text under the image, up in the 'store' section of the top header, or here! Thanks!
We will also be uploading the songs on Spotify/Itunes/Bandcamp/etc. here soon, so be on the look out!
Sorry for the month long lag in updates. October was pretty rough for the city of Las Vegas, and I decided that the website could take a backseat while we all wrapped our heads around what is much more important.
‘Violent Acts’, the 5 song 7” EP from Moon Blood is now streaming digitally and available for download via the bands bandcamp page, Spotify, iTunes, and just about everywhere else. The test presses were approved last week, and this sounds so fucking amazing on vinyl.
Moon Blood play pissed off hardcore with lyrics that stare the illusions of power right in its face.
Once we get the go ahead on when the record is pressed and shipping we’ll have info on pre-orders. As for now, PLAY LOUD on your headphones!
‘New Lows/My Window’ 7” single is currently being pressed and will be shipping to us sometime next week or so. Stay tuned for info on a 7”/pocket T-Shirt pre order combo in the next few days, as well as info on when the record will be available for streaming and download.
Deep, moody, heavy, dark, yet melodic. Post-everything. Hints of the Cure, Total Control, Hot Snakes with a heavy Creation Records vibe going on. While you wait, you can check out some older jams here.
All of the artwork and music has been sent off to the pressing plant, and while we wait, here’s the title track to rock out to.
‘Transparency’ is four tracks of heavy late 80’s/early 90’s NYHC influenced hardcore. For fans of Outburst, Madball, and ‘The Way It Is’ comp. I’m very happy with the way this turned out, and can’t wait to share it!
‘Derivative Nation’ is out now, available here through the webstore, 11th Street Records, Vegas Vinyl, and Record City on Charleston. Brett’s cassette label No Sky has it available (along with the rest of his discography) for streaming and download here.
I promise weekly updates here on out. Sometimes life gets a little too heavy and hard to focus, and I really hope everyone reading this understands that. Also, hold on to your friends. Please!
Brett Vee - Derivative Nation is officially out now. You can check it out digitally on Spotify, and Apple Music. It's currently available in Vegas at 11th Street Records, and will be getting dropped off at Record City on Charleston, and Vegas Vinyl. Brett Vee himself has cassette versions of all of his musical output, and more via his NoSky label.
Up next are Moon Blood and Dark Black with the latter bands test presses already being approved. I'm expecting the Moon Blood tests in anytime now. The tentative dates for both are still the same as the prior post below, but if things change we will let you know.
Oversight are currently finishing up the final touches on their EP, which should be out in early January if everything works out to plan. What we've heard here at RIP headquarters is impressive, and we can't wait until it's all ready to go!
Stay tuned for T-shirts, stickers, buttons, and more...
Feel free to contact us HERE also!
Hello everyone, and welcome to the Running In Place Records site! It's a bit of a work in progress, but wander and poke around a bit to see what we're all about. Give or take a month or two, the Brett Vee 'Derivative Nation' EP 7" will be out and available for purchase here on this site. Until then, there might be a few goodies put up in our online store (like cassettes and sticker packages), but that all really depends on if we can get our ducks in a row.
Below are the tentative release dates of the first four releases:
RIP-001 Brett Vee - 'Derivative Nation' Sep./Oct. 2017
RIP-002 Moon Blood - 'Violent Acts' Nov./Dec. 2017
RIP-003 Dark Black - 'New Lows/My Window' Nov. 2017
RIP-004 Oversight - TBA
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