October 7, 2015
Join us at the Tree Bar on Friday October 23rd to celebrate Joel Walter’s “Bitter Lake Reservoir” 12″LP/CD/Digital release. The twelve songs were produced by Damien Jurado, who collaborated with Walter and engineer Kory Kruckenberg on the recording sessions over a 12 day period at VU Recording in Seattle.
“Honest and heartfelt. Joel wears these songs on his sleeve. There is no second guessing as to who this person is. He writes and sings from his heart. You believe it.”
– Damien Jurado
“Full of folk’s trans-generational power, Walter is no novice, as his thick, intricate picking shows, digging in on a set of… songs that are meant to get under your skin, and do.”
– All Music Guide
Joel Walter – \"Clouds Move On\" video promo
May 26, 2015
14 song debut full length of unrelenting math metal sludge from the brains of Nathan Keister and Erik Mause, now available on iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, and Spotify. You may know Keister from his drum heroics with Kopaz, Jinx Palm, & Vis A Vis. Their Fuedery sees Keister manning all of the instruments and composition with Mause providing an array of intense
manic and psychedelic vocals. Fans of Melvins, Fudge Tunnel, and Don Caballero take note. Listen to “Calibrate” now.
April 28, 2015
Four-track wizard, Lee Keeler, along with a collection of hand-picked L.A. musicians, finished compiling their latest tracks of tape-hiss-infused genius earlier this year. We Want Action is proud to host this killer record. It’s available as a free download. Pass it along.
April 20, 2015
Cliffs hitting the road, more details on the shows here: http://www.facebook.com/CliffsColumbus
September 18, 2014
Tons of great acts per usual at this year’s Indepedents Day Festival at 400 W. Rich St in Columbus. Saturday’s schedule includes:
Full lineup and details available here
September 4, 2014
Sat September 6th, first 100 people through the door receive a copy of the new Relay Rock
Record on 12″ LP featuring Cliffs, She Bears, Winter Makes Sailors, Stations and so much more. Details on the show and a nice article about Jon Fintel and Relay Recording via Columbus Undergroud, read it here
August 13, 2014
Watch the new video for “Clear Heads Full Hearts Can’t Lose” directed
by the one and only Mr. Mike Postalakis right here.
July 17, 2014
June 3, 2014
April 4, 2014
Magazine details The 1984 Draft’s new ep “Bo Jackson Up The Middle”. Read the article here
January 9, 2014
Stream the new full length here: http://weareshebears.bandcamp.com/
up the CD Fri Jan 11th at Ace of Cups at the in-town release
12″ vinyl coming shortly.
December 11, 2013
Word around town…..
“even at its heaviest, the music sounds damned near weightless, and the two bash through the album’s assortment of scuzzy garage-punk tunes with the
carefree attitude of a bar patron knocking back shots at his or her favorite watering hole.” – Columbus Alive review
Columbus Dispatch Interview here
to exemplify everything Cliffs is good at – creating a full sound with minimal people, writing a melody that is darn catchy, and being loud and aggressive.” – I Am Tuned Up review
LP w/ Digital Download in the Store and shipping now
Digital now available on iTunes here
July 10, 2013
Lots of new show announcements: A special Winter Makes Sailors set backed by the Knicker Hill Orchestra in
Italy, Ease The Medic shows with …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead and Circa Survive, and She
Bears are heading out to the major Metropoleis of the Midwest and East Coast on a Summer Tour. Color your
own She Bears tour poster here
April 20, 2013
Record Store Day 2013
Phantods “Music Is Dead” official 7″ vinyl release! Copies available at Spoonful, Lost Weekend, Records Per Minute, Elizabeth’s Records, Vinyl Frontier, and Magnolia Thunderpussy’s in Columbus. Side A “Music Is Dead”, Side B “American Girl. Pressed by the fine folks at Gotta Groove. All proceeds will benefit Alix Reese .
Sean from Winter Makes Sailors will perform a special
live busking set at Lost Weekend Records at 2pm to help celebrate the release of “Moving On”, don’t miss it!
November 5, 2012
New 3 song 7″ and digital release November 13th, pre-orders available in the Releases section now. Catch them to the North and the East now
before their homecoming release show:
Fri Nov 2 – Casa Cantina (Athens, OH)
Sat Nov 3 – Washington D.C.
Sun Nov 4 – Decoderz (Ewing, NJ)
Nov 5 – The Middle East Zuzu (Boston, MA)
Tue Nov 6 – The Trash Bar (Brooklyn, NY)
Thu Nov 8 – Now That’s Class (Cleveland, OH)
Fri Nov 9 – Ottawa Tavern (Toledo, OH)
Sat Nov 10 –
Ace Of Cups (Columbus, OH)
August 18, 2011
p>84 Nash will be
taking the stage again for the first time in over five years! September 10th at the Megacity Music Marathon, event details here. 30+ bands including The Kyle Sowashes and The Flotation Walls.
84 Nash “A
Secret Reward” available on iTunes.
June 8, 2011
Denovo hasn’t played in years. They quit the band in 2005 and haven’t played a note together since. Chris Worth formed Brainbow, Sean Gardner formed
or joined projects with The Receiver,
Melty Melty, Bookmobile, Winter Makes Sailors.
But, the time has come to play
show. The Columbus Music Co Op asked Denovo to reunite and the band agreed. Check out the show
July 9th at the Surly Girl Parking Lot.
songs will likely be handed out as well as T-shirts, and stickers…come help Sean clean out his basement!
May 4, 2011
Ease the Medic and Winter Makes Sailors hit the road in March to play SXSW. We celebrated life and music by enjoying a slew of bands, playing some great shows, dining at fabulous street vendors and biker
bars, and logging hundreds of miles in the process.
Here’s to SXSW 2012!
Sean Gardner and Mike Finch…living the dream
February 24, 2011
We Want Action is pleased to announce the label’s eighteenth release, two songs each from The Garrison and
Ease The Medic. The 7” vinyl and digital ep will be released on February 15th, 2011.
Columbus, Ohio’s The Garrison offer up two brand new songs recorded by Bobby Leonard at Paper Tiger Studios in June of 2010. “Mile A Minute” showcases The Garrison’s
brand of visceral punk rock, propelled by a powerful rhythm section, dual guitars, and Scott Smallwood’s memorable howl. “Sink” is a driving track with a memorable gang chorus evoking early punk classics along side their modern post-hardcore. Ease The Medic, also hailing from Columbus, provide two new recordings exclusive to this release. “Eleven” was originally an acoustic 4-track demo recorded by Sean Gardner of Winter Makes Sailors that Ease The Medic decided to translate into a fully amplified rock song for a
Southern U.S. Tour with Winter Makes Sailors. The studio version of “Eleven” ended with Gardner adding a guitar solo to Ease The Medic’s interpretation. “Whatever’s Wrong With Me Is Here To Stay” is
a cover of oft-overlooked 90’s Louisville Hardcore band, The Metroschifter. Bass player Eric Payton recently transplanted to Germany, to be replaced by Joe Estes, and in a true full circle tribute ended up performing “Whatever’s” with The Metroschifter at a rare performance in Frankfurt. Both songs were recorded, mixed, and produced by Jon Fintel at Relay Recording and mastered by Joey Z. at Method of Groove.