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Curls: "Gentle And Kind" Premiere October 16, 2017 07:17

"Gentle And Kind" by Curls is now streaming on Stereogum! Check out the great write up. Pre-orders for Vante (vinyl or digital) are available at our website or any online music distributor. Curls will be touring the rest of the year! Get your tickets - some dates are already sold out. Cheers!


Curls - Reddit AMA October 13, 2017 07:10

Curls is doing a Reddit AMA on Indieheads!! Starts at 4pm on the West Coast on Sunday, 10/15/17. Get your questions ready!


"Emotion" On Apple Music's Breaking Alternative September 23, 2017 22:30

"Emotion" by Curls is featured on Apple Music's Breaking Alternative playlist in the U.K.! Pre-orders are available on iTunes. Vinyl can be found right here. Thank you Apple!!


New Single By Curls On Pitchfork September 18, 2017 09:00

Curls has officially signed to Urban Scandal Records! We will be releasing Vante on November 7th, 2017. The group features singer/songwriter Christopher Owens, drummer Cody Rhodes, and bassist Luke Baće. The EP is now available to pre-order on Itunes or right here at our website. Get a digital copy or a first press slab of 12" vinyl! Pitchfork has premiered the first track, "Emotion".


Carry On Turns Five! August 31, 2017 10:02

Owl Paws: Carry On

Carry On by Owl Paws was released five years ago today! To celebrate we are offering 50% off the EP at our website. Vinyl, CD's, and Digital!


Owl Paws at Outside Lands Music Festival August 01, 2017 09:57

Owl Paws Live

Going to Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco? Owl Paws will be performing on the Presidio Stage on Friday from 5:30-7:45 and Sunday from 12-2:15! Find their new EP, Smoke Rings & Diamonds, at our website or plug in via your preferred streaming service. Photo by: @valleytaylor


The Band Ice Cream: August Tour July 27, 2017 18:30

Urban Scandal Records: The Band Ice Cream

Grab your smokes! The Band Ice Cream is back on the road.

8/3: Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
8/5: San Francisco, CA @ House Show (email us for info)
8/12: Seattle, WA @ Lucky Liquor (4pm)
8/12: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Flip (9pm)
8/13: Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
8/14: Missoula, MT @ The Basement Fund
8/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
8/16: Boise, ID @ Nuerolux
8/17: Dever, CO @ Hi-Dive
8/18: Tucson, AZ @ Flop House
8/19-20: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Rising

📸:Stephen Beebout / The Dus Room


Windmills: "Gravex" Premiere July 05, 2017 12:36

Windmills is set to release a new LP titled Call Me Crazy on July 10th, 2017. The Owl Paws guitarist has been writing and recording between his time spent with the band and has put together some of his best work to date. The album's first single, "Gravex" features intricate acoustic finger picking that is backed by simple but effective programed drums and lead guitar. Lyrically Windmills is apologetic of his actions and is looking to make moves toward being a more open and compassionate friend - despite having a haunting past that plagues him. The music video for "Gravex" features many artists that are a part of Sunroom Recordz & Salon and gives you a lo-fi view into Windmills' life. Peep the new video and get a copy of Call Me Crazy on July 10th.


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.