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Geykido Comet RecordsOfficial Website: Geykido Comet Records
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(or GC Records for short) began as a small and humble bedroom operation in 1998 seeing the first release in January 1999: Intro5pect 7-inch EP "Education".
Since then Geykido Comet Records has released an entire catalog of CDs, vinyl and books not to mention the run-of-the-mill merchandise such as t-shirts, jackets, stickers, buttons and the like.
The husband-and-wife duo who own and run Geykido Comet Records are Shahab Zargari and Heela Naqshband and by choosing to limit production to only a few releases a year they can focus not only on creating quality musical releases that wow critics at home and abroad (see archived press reviews on official website linked below for sources and full excerpts), they also manage to find time to raise their child, Mahtab Zargari, who was born in 2004.
Aside from singles and full lengths, the label has also released many compilation CDs. One of the compilations which has received the most positive press reviews is the benefit CD for Afghan Women (Dropping Food On Their Heads is Not Enough: Benefit For RAWA) released in 2002 in response to the horrid atrocities done to Afghan women by the Taliban (See external links to featured magazine article below). This CD featured local unknowns as well as groups like Anti-Flag, Youth Brigade, Chumbawumba, Fleshies, and Jello Biafra. This project was one of the first of its kind after the tragic events of 9-11-2001 as it was set up to be raising money and awareness for those oppressed by the fundamentalist Taliban rule in Afghanistan as opposed to just fundraising for those families of persons on American soil killed by the Taliban on that specific date.
Holding on to Sound: "The Sea"
Our stream today comes from Las Vegas, NV-based Holding on to Sound. We've got a stream of the band's new full length, The Sea.You can check it out on their Punknews.org…
Geykido Comet unveils 12th anniversary compilation
Geykido Comet Records has posted a compilation celebrating the label's dozen years in the game. It features tracks from Toys That Kill, Fleshies, Intro5pect, Citizen Fish, Enemy You and a slew of others. Check it out…
Hounds & Harlots raising money for charity 7"
San Francisco, CA's Hounds & Harlots have announced plans to team up with Geykido Comet Records, Asian Man Records and Paper and Plastick for a charity 7-inch. The band has launched a Kickstarter…
Off With Their Heads, Riverboat Gamblers, Randy, Copyrights DVD out in June
The full trailer for the upcoming Chemical X DVD zine is now available for streaming on their MySpace page. The DVD will feature music from bands like Randy, Dan Padilla, the Copyrights, Peelander–Z, the Riverboat Gamblers, Off With Their Heads, Negativland, Japanther and more. The DVD is due out June 8th and you can see the trailer…
Geykido Comet launches digital-download store, posts 50 free tracks
Geykido Comet Records has launched a digital download store and have posted 50 free tracks available for download. Bands in the store include Jack Killed Jill, Enemy You, the 2005 Indymedia benefit which included bands such as Toys That Kill, Fleshies, The Spunks, I Farm, and Rah Bras. Also available is the new Vlad and The Impalers debut full length, which is currently streaming on the band's Punknews profile page. You can check out the site's entire catalog, and get your…
New Enemy You 7"
"Can't wait for LOOKOUT/PANIC BUTTON's release of the newest Enemy You full length? Well, Geykido Comet Records will be releasing a new 7" ep from the band to tide you over until then! It has a very 80s feel to it, with Atari-style graphics, clear green vinyl, and a cover of the theme song from a cartoon of yeasteryear, "Kidd Video." Ep also features other obscure covers and two original gems! Official release date for the 7" will be on April 25th. Check www.gcrecords.com for more…
RAWA benefit CD
Geykido Comet Records' RAWA benefit CD will be released May 31st. RAWA helps build hospitals and schools in Afghanistan and the cause has attracted bands such as The Jilting, Link 80, ESL, East Arcadia, Youth Brigade, Chumbawamba, Anti-Flag, Resist & Exist, Randy, Jello Biafra, Jack Killed Jill, Pistol Grip, Pinhead Circus, Iowaska, the Frisk, the Bouncing Souls, Co-Ed, Litmus Green, The Thumbs, The Fleshies and others. The CD is selling for $8 USD for 33 tracks with 50% of all proceeds going to RAWA. …
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