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Owl Paws: Smoke Rings & Diamonds June 09, 2017 09:47

Derek Ted - Owl Paws - Urban Scandal Records

Lucas Siobal - Owl Paws - Urban Scandal Records

Wayne Mills - Owl Paws - Urban Scandal Records

Timothy Vickers - Owl Paws - Urban Scandal Records

Smoke Rings & Diamonds is now available worldwide! Get the newest Owl Paws release wherever you plug in.

This EP was recorded and mixed at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco by Sean Paulson and mastered by Will Yip. You can find first press cassettes limited to 100 copies in our web store. Enjoy.


"Sick Over U" Video Premiere May 11, 2017 13:06

Horror! Blood! Violence! The Band Ice Cream has released a new video for their song "Sick Over U". It was filmed by Estevan Padilla (Duckwrth, Red Bull, etc.) and edited by Stephen Beebout. Peep the write up on Substream Magazine. The Group's new album Classically Trained is available at our website, Apple Music and through Spotify. 


Smoke Rings & Diamonds by Owl Paws: Pre-Order May 09, 2017 15:10

Owl Paws 2017

"It's night now the moon is out so were burning thru this ghost town". Smoke Rings & Diamonds by the California indie group Owl Paws has been released for pre-order on Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play! You'll get an instant download of "Animal Brain" once you pick up a copy. Listen to the track on Apple Music or below via Spotify. Photo by Shabnam Ferdowsi.


The Dus Room May 07, 2017 09:29

Stephen Beebout (CEO of Urban Scandal Records / Musician) and Julian Larkin (Photographer / Musician) have just dropped a new website! Batches of photos will be released every month. The first month features Christopher Owens, The Band Ice Cream, MT. EDDY, Field Medic, Owl Paws, Shutups, Bear Call, Burd and many more. Follow @thedusroom on Instagram and peep our monthly playlist on Urban Scandal Records' Spotify.


The Band Ice Cream: Interview May 04, 2017 14:53

The Band Ice Cream

The Band Ice Cream have a new write up and interview on Third Outing! Mime troupe. The Moon. Marilyn Manson. Hemingway. It's weird. You're weird. Everything is alright.


Owl Paws - Smoke Rings & Diamonds April 10, 2017 12:35

Owl Paws - LA

We are pleased to announce that Owl Paws is back! The group has signed to Urban Scandal Records in order to release their upcoming EP titled Smoke Rings & Diamonds. They were our first release and we couldn't be more excited to be working with the band once again. Head over to The Bay Bridged to view a live performance of the song "Keep On" brought to you by Native SF. Pre-order the EP here


Impose Premieres "Jerk It Off" Music Video April 04, 2017 10:23

The Band Ice Cream - Live at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA

Revenge of the ladies! Impose has premiered The Band Ice Cream's new music video for "Jerk It Off". Classically Trained is out now!

Filmed and Edited by Stephen Beebout. Photo: Julian Larkin

Vinyl/Cassette/Digital: goo.gl/lRy98F
Apple Music: goo.gl/KaPXoZ
Spotify: goo.gl/gYw0kq


SF Weekly's Bay Area Music Highlight: The Band Ice Cream April 01, 2017 18:55

The Band Ice Cream - Louie

The Band Ice Cream's new album, Classically Trained, has been featured on SF Weekly with some other rad Bay Area artists. Get your fix!


The Band Ice Cream - Live from Treefort Music Fest (Daytrotter Session) March 23, 2017 11:54

The Band Ice Cream is busy as fuck. The indie rock group took some time between shows to perform a live video for Daytrotter while in Boise, ID! They are playing Treefort Music Fest this weekend and are finishing off the second leg of their tour during the remainder of the month. Go see them live and find a copy of their new record, Classically Trained, at our web store!


Classically Trained by The Band Ice Cream on SFWEEKLY March 16, 2017 18:27

The Band Ice Cream at Rickshaw Stop

SF Weekly has shined the spotlight on The Band Ice Cream once again! Read their kind words and listen to all of Classically Trained here. Photo by Julian Larkin.


Live From SXSW: The Band Ice Cream March 16, 2017 18:02

The Band Ice Cream performs "Sand Dunes" at Impose/Baby Robot Media's SXSW showcase! Vinyl, cassette and digital copies of Classically Trained are available at our website. Catch an upcoming show near you on the second leg of the group's U.S. tour!


The Band Ice Cream's Classically Trained Charted! March 14, 2017 16:17

The Band Ice Cream

Classically Trained by The Band Ice Cream has charted in Canada! The group's debut album snuck into the Itunes Alternative Top 200 at #198 before climbing fourteen spots and settling at #184. The album is available worldwide for download and streaming! Get your hands on a physical copy at our web store. Photo by Julian Larkin.


"Thoughts We Had" Premiered on Paste! March 11, 2017 09:09

The Band Ice Cream

Paste Magazine has premiered a new song off The Band Ice Cream's Classically Trained! It's a banging write up. The album is now available worldwide! Photo by Julian Larkin.


New Noise Magazine brings you "Get Rich" March 08, 2017 06:12

Urban Scandal Records - The Band Ice Cream at Rickshawstop in San Francisco

Are you trying to "Get Rich"? New Noise Magazine has premiered a new song off The Band Ice Cream's upcoming full length! You can read a bit about the inspiration behind the song and listen right here. Photo by Julian Larkin.


"Sick Over U" on Popdust March 08, 2017 06:05

The Band Ice Cream - San Francisco Promo Photo

Popdust has brought you a new premiere off of The Band Ice Cream's new album, Classically Trained!

"[The Band Ice Cream] are uniquely and unapologetically carrying the torch of a new generation of noise makers, clawing their way to the international stage with nothing but fervor and irrefutable talent."

Get a first listen of the track here and pre-order the album in our webstore or on Itunes! Photo by Julian Larkin.


The Band Ice Cream - Classically Trained Tour February 14, 2017 16:53

Classically Trained Tour

3/1 Des Moines, IA @ Lefty's
3/2 Chicago, IL @ Quenchers
3/3 Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
3/4 TBA
3/5 Albany, NY @ Low Beat
3/6 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
3/7 Providence, RI @ Aurora
3/8 Boston, MA @ Middle East
3/9 Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary
3/10 TBA
3/11 New York, NY @ Pianos
3/12 Bowling Green, KY @ House Show
3/13 Athens, GA @ Caledonia
3/14 Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
3/15 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/20 Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive
3/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
3/23 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival
3/27 Spokane, WA - The Observatory
3/29 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
3/30 Chico, CA @ House Show
3/31 Sacramento @ Colonial Cafe
4/8 San Francisco @ Bottom of the Hill


The Band Ice Cream on Nectar February 14, 2017 09:13

The Band Ice Cream have two new songs featured on the the French radio show Nectar! Discover some new artists and get a teaser of what is to come on Classically Trained. Available worldwide on 3/10/17! Pre-order here.


Consequence of Sound Premieres "Jerk It Off" January 30, 2017 10:11

The Band Ice Cream - Photo

Are you ready to "Jerk It Off"? Consequence of Sound has been kind enough to premiere a new track off of The Band Ice Cream's upcoming full length! They say, "It’s garage pop for the stoned surfer, playful guitar licks skipping and swaying over sturdy drumming from Louie Rappoport." Peep the song here, and pre-order Classically Trained on vinyl, cassette or digital before the group hits the road this March!

 


Punknews presents "Sand Dunes" January 27, 2017 18:43

The Band Ice Cream

Punknews has spoken. Find The Band Ice Cream's newest track, "Sand Dunes", at their website! Pre-order the indie rocker's debut full length on vinyl, cassette or digital right here. Classically Trained is available worldwide on March 10th, 2017. Photo by Julian Larkin.


SF Weekly Premiere's "Mexico" January 26, 2017 18:21

The Band Ice Cream

SF Weekly has premiered a new song off of The Band Ice Cream's upcoming full length! You can stream "Mexico" here and pre-order Classically Trained on vinyl, cassette or digital right here. Available worldwide on March 10th, 2017. Photo by Julian Larkin.


Stephen Beebout Releases "Coat The Walls" Music Video January 18, 2017 12:50

Stephen Beebout has released a new music video for his song "Coat The Walls"! It features photographer Julian Larkin and freak folk mastermind Field Medic. Find the song on Stephen's live in-studio EP titled Morning Incense & God.


Classically Trained Pre-Order January 09, 2017 18:35

Classically Trained is now available for pre-order! The debut full length from The Band Ice Cream is an indie rock ripper from start to finish. Over the course of the 10 song LP the group displays scuzzy guitars, power pop hooks and a youthful tongue-in-cheek attitude that makes you swoon.


The Band Ice Cream announce details of their debut LP January 07, 2017 08:20

The Band Ice Cream at Rickshaw Stop

The Band Ice Cream have been featured on The Joy of Violent Movement website! Find out the details about their new LP, Classically Trained, here. Photo by Julian Larkin.


The Band Ice Cream December 21, 2016 10:47

The secret is out! Urban Scandal Records will be releasing the debut full length from The Band Ice Cream. The San Francisco group has been building momentum over the course of 2016 with performances at Bridge School Benefit, SXSW, Swedish American Music Hall, The Echo and tons of other venues across the West Coast. Pre-orders, music videos, streams and lots more to come in the new year. Happy Holidays!


Owl Paws Tour December 01, 2016 20:05

Owl Paws is hitting the road this December with Higuera!

Find Owl Paws' Urban Scandal Release here.


Public Service Announcement November 09, 2016 10:14

American Distress

Every person in this world deserves equality. We deserve the freedom to live a life that suits us and it's our obligation as humans to respect that in one another. Don't ever let an establishment belittle your existence or take away your rights.

-Stephen Beebout & Urban Scandal Records


SF WEEKLY WANTS YOU TO BARF! November 02, 2016 17:03

SF Weekly wrote about the upcoming Bay Area Record Fair that the label will be participating in! We will have vinyl, cassettes, cd's and hella tight hangs. Come chat and see what's up! Find the article here.

B.A.R.F. Interview with Stephen Beebout October 12, 2016 13:07

Stephen Muni

Learn a bit more about us through this new interview with Bay Area Record Fair! We will be posted up in San Francisco on 11/4 at The Swedish American Music Hall with a bunch of other great labels. Stop by!


Stephen Beebout shares his Journal September 30, 2016 14:46

Have you ever been interested in what the creative process looks like? That first moment of creation? We are pleased to present Stephen Beebout's journal. These entries make up the lyrics for the first two solo releases the musician has put out into the world. In them you can find omitted words, different song titles and a sense of urgency in the hurried mess of thoughts. Find both Hotel Eddystone and Morning Incense & God in our online store, Bandcamp, or through any streaming service. 


New music from Christopher Owens September 10, 2016 13:06

Are you ready for new music by Christopher Owens? We will be putting out the acclaimed musician's next release! Find out more from Christopher's interview in the new issue of SF Sounds.


Stephen Beebout on Radio Valencia August 25, 2016 10:41

Were you busy when Stephen Beebout was on Radio Valencia? Hear his new EP and get an insider scoop on what it's like to run a record label in 2016. Tracks by Field Medic, Derek Ted, Windmills and Christopher Owens are also featured! Listen to the entire interview here.

Bay Area Record Fair August 18, 2016 18:13

BARF!

We are pleased to announce that we will have a booth at the 2016 Bay Area Record Fair! There will be an unbelievable amount of local music to peruse. Come hang with us!

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/525321710998579/


Christopher Owens / Different Fur Collaboration July 27, 2016 17:19

It has been announced! We have teamed up with Different Fur to bring to you a special project from indie rock icon Christopher Owens. Expect a release around the end of 2016! The session was engineered by Derek Ted Schultz. Photograph by Julian Larkin. Pictured (left to right): Derek Ted Schultz, Christopher Owens, Stephen Beebout.


Windmills Performs "UNVRSL" June 23, 2016 11:44

We are pleased to present a new live video from Windmills! The musician sat down this last March and performed his song "UNVRSL" at The People's Gallery in San Francisco, CA. You can catch Windmills perform a full live set this Thursday, June 30th at Amnesia. He will be sharing the stage with Stephen Beebout, Natalie Moon, and Davis IL (of Growwler). 8pm / $7 / 21+


Morning Incense & God - Out Now! June 09, 2016 15:10

 

Urban Scandal Records is pleased to announce the release of Stephen Beebout's new EP titled Morning Incense & God. The folk album is as pure as they come. The San Francisco based musician walked into the studio last March and tracked each song live - from start to finish. The result is a true representation of Beebout's blossoming songwriting ability and fresh approach to an old musical tradition. Find Morning Incense & God at our website or any online retailer worldwide.

Find Morning Incense & God: Urban Scandal RecordsBandcampItunesSpotify 


Stephen Beebout Releases "When You Were Leaving" May 25, 2016 14:31

 

Stephen Beebout has released his first video off of Morning Incense & God. The whole thing is lip-synced. Yes, you read that correctly. The musician known for minimalist recordings and live performances has released a completely fabricated video. Though Stephen insisted on recording every track completely live for Morning Incense & God, the "artist" seems to have no problem faking an entire performance for the video. The label sought outside opinions on the matter from sources close to the musician. One source was quoted saying, "Yeah, it's cool that he recorded his record live but this lip-syncing catastrophe? He's obviously not a real artist." Another close friend stated, "I think he's lost it. Totally not punk." Everyone here at the label is still a little unclear on Beebout's sudden move toward the pop world but nevertheless, here it is...

Pre-Order: Morning Incense & God


No Hands Tour United States and Canada May 10, 2016 19:11

Have you been searching for that feeling? That indescribable moment when you are totally free and you've experienced something unmistakably real? The unstoppable force that is No Hands will be hitting the road this month. The band will be touring the United States and Canada with Toronto's two piece art-punk outfit, Shahman. Find your moment.


Field Medic - "Powerful Love" April 13, 2016 12:02

We had a chance to meet up with Field Medic over at The Kitty Kastle and film a live performance of "Powerful Love" off of the artist's latest release titled that beer called becks reminds me of a haiku i wrote! Pick up a copy at $RZ&$ and make sure to head out to The Lost Church in San Francisco, CA on May 11th to watch Field Medic perform with Stephen Beebout and Derek Ted (Owl Paws).


Stephen Beebout Premiere's new song. April 11, 2016 13:47

We have teamed up with Sunroom Recordz & Salon to present "When You Were Leaving" by Stephen Beebout. This live video was filmed in The People's Gallery at The Kitty Kastle in San Francisco, CA this last March. The unreleased song will be included in Stephen's upcoming release titled Morning Incense & God. Go watch him perform in person at these concert dates:

4/16 - 3020 Martin Luther King Way - Oakland, CA

5/11 - The Lost Church - San Francisco, CA

6/30 - Amnesia - San Francisco, CA


Morning Incense & God - Album Cover March 31, 2016 10:29

You've already heard a live version of "Coat The Walls" and we know...you need more. Urban Scandal Records is pleased to present to you the album cover of Stephen Beebout's new album, Morning Incense & God. Photo by Julian Larkin.


We've teamed up with The Matches! March 21, 2016 19:50

The Matches

We are stoked to announce that we have teamed up with The Matches to bring their new 7" to Bay Area record stores! You can also find both yellow and candy cane color options in our online store

Amoeba Records - Berkeley, CA
1,2,3,4 Go! Records - Oakland, CA
Econo Jam Records - Oakland, CA
Thrillhouse Records - San Francisco, CA
Amoeba Records - San Francisco, CA

1,2,3,4 Go! Records - San Francisco, CA

 


Mysterious New Video Surfaces March 10, 2016 10:06

As the damp morning fog rolled over Sutro Tower we noticed an unmarked email in our inbox. The only thing included in this email was a file containing a video of Stephen Beebout performing "Coat The Walls".

This unreleased song has no explanation behind it but is rumored to be a part of the musician's upcoming release titled Morning Incense & God. Stephen has yet to make a statement.


Owl Paws Plays Noise Pop February 24, 2016 13:19

Owl Paws will be performing with Andrew Jackson Jihad, Battlehooch, and M. Lockwood Porter tonight! This show will be taking place at The Chapel in San Francisco, CA at 8pm. Noise Pop Official. Sold Out.


Stephen Beebout Performs in SF February 08, 2016 13:11

Stephen Beebout will be performing with Twin Cities, Second To Last and Alliances on Monday, 2/15/2016! Tickets at the door.


Stephen Beebout - "Before Bed" Music Video January 31, 2016 11:27

We are stoked to premiere Stephen Beebout's newest music video! The track "Before Bed" can be found on Stephen's 2015 debut release titled Hotel Eddystone. "Before Bed" has been declared the best British folk song of 2015 by non other than Rin Tin Tiger/Field Medic's Kevin Sullivan. That means you should get stoned and look into this. Find the EP in our online store or snag a cassette version through Sunroom Recordz & Salon. Hotel Eddystone is also available worldwide via your favorite online digital retailer!


Interview with Mathew Morand of No Hands January 14, 2016 15:30

I want to say congratulations on the release of your new single, "Left To Our Devices". The response has been great. How are you feeling about the song now that it has been out for a couple weeks? 
Thank you. This is one of my favourite songs from our recording session with Josh Korody back in the spring. I'm happy to have people listening and responding to it after all of this time.
Have you been playing the track on your recent tour dates?
We've played this song on and off since early in the summer. As time progresses the structure of the song gets looser and looser which has made it a lot of fun to play. I love watching a band work to hold it together and come out on top.
The sheer length of "Left To Our Devices" makes it stand out to the majority of punk rock out there. Was the length of the song a conscious decision or something that just felt correct while writing?
I like simplicity. If you can write a song that feels good and holds up without having to play to short attention spans then I would consider that a success. All of us share a very diverse background and taste in music and No Hands more or less functions as a broad means of artistic expression for all of us. Songs aren't going to be put on the chopping block because they don't fit in with other material. We play in this band because these are the people that we want to play music with, not for the sake of being a 'band' that is pigeonholed by a genre or a scene.
What is the lyrical subject matter of your new single?
lot of shitty art has been created on the topic of cell phones and social media lately but here we go: In our time it is very easy to create and present only your best-self through text messaging and social media. You're able to sit on every thought and work on it until it fits in with the leaning of your social circle, prospective partner or whatever else you see fit. I find that to be very fucking boring. I'd rather hear an honest thought, ugly and imperfect as it may be. The song is a frustrated response to that.
The lyrical content of "Left To Our Devices" is an observational based piece of writing. Would you say it is also interjecting an opinion on the current state of western culture?
It is my opinion but it is also something that I am very much guilty of perpetuating all the time. Even after saying this I had my partner proof-read this email to see if I sound right.
Interview is between Mathew Morand and Stephen Beebout.
Photo of Mathew Morand taken by Yosh Photography.

No Hands release "Left To Our Devices" December 29, 2015 00:00

 

Canada's No Hands has released a new single! "Left To Our Devices" pushes the boundaries of punk with a song structure similar to something you would find in hip-hop. The central focus of the track is on one riff. This guitar riff is catchy, haunting, and abrasive - a formula that has been nearly perfected by the group. Though the guitar work is great, the true beauty comes from how the band evolves that riff and builds around it. Find "Left To Our Devices" on our website or at your favorite online music retailer.

Upcoming Shows:

1/22 - Turbohaus - Montreal, QC

1/23 - The Treehouse - Albany, NY


Stephen Beebout releases Hotel Eddystone promotional video December 08, 2015 16:05

 

We have released a new promotional video from Stephen Beebout! Snag a copy of "Dinosaur Tattoo" and the rest of Hotel Eddystone at our web store.

 

12/10 - 6.5.4. House - San Francisco, CA

    - Performing with Field Medic, Derek Ted, John Miller and Windmills

    - Music at 8:30pm / Free Admission / byob & buds / Respect the house