Tarantulas Records

Tarantulas Records

Official Website: http://tarantulasrecords.com/

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Officially established in 2002, Tarantulas is a record label and art shop owned and operated by six people including Rama of Big Wheel Recreation fame.

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Darker My Love live at Amoeba
Los Angeles, CA's Darker My Love recently stopped by their hometown's Amoeba Records and recorded a live set. The folks at Amoeba went ahead and posted the video online. The group released the self-titled album Darker My Love in 2006. …
2008-12-29 11:18:37

Modern Life Is War, Ram and Ox, the Ergs to support final Explosion shows
The support acts for the final two Explosion shows have been announced. Modern Life Is War will perform at both the Philadelphia and New York City dates, with Ram and Ox playing Philly and the Ergs playing NYC. The gigs are set to take place on Friday, August 31st at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia and Saturday September 1st at NYC's Knitting Factory. The band broke up earlier this year, and still…
2007-07-03 23:00:02

The Explosion announce details on final shows
The Explosion have announced some details on their upcoming farewell shows. Although no supporting bands have been announced, the locations and dates have been. The first show will be on Friday, August 31st at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, and the second show will be on Saturday September…
2007-06-11 23:00:02

The Explosion (1998-2007)
Long running and oft-troubled Brooklyn by way of Boston act the Explosion have called it a day. In a MySpace blog posted today, the band offered no explanation, simply saying…
2007-04-30 14:47:13

The Explosion (Richmond, VA)
I'm not sure if anyone else notices this, but is there always that one band that you always end up seeing multiple times, on various tours, with different bands in both your town and elsewhere? That would be Boston, MA's the Explosion for me. Luckily, these guys never disappoint with their shows, fusing 77'-era street punk…
2007-04-19 22:00:04

The Explosion parts ways with Virgin Records
It looks like fans will have to wait a bit longer for the recently promised new release from The Explosion. The band has parted ways with their label, Virgin Records, and made this statement: We are writing you from the dead of winter here in Park Slope Brooklyn, with a long over due update about the Explosion and our record, Bury Me Standing. As some of you may know, the record label that we have been working with for the past 3 years, Virgin Records, has decided not to release our new album, and…
2007-02-13 16:00:51

The Explosion post new songs, promising spring 2007 release
The Explosion have posted two new songs and set a Spring 2007 target for their next full length. Tentatively titled Bury Me Standing, the album is the follow up to 2004's Black Tape. The record is expected via Virgin/Tarantulas, the latter of which…
2006-11-15 00:00:04

Tarantulas Records "relaunching" at CMJ
Tarantulas Records is "relaunching" with a CMJ showcase this Friday, November 3rd at the Delancey in NYC. The show will feature performances by the Explosion, the Loved Ones and Viva Viva. The show will also feature DJ sets from Damian of the Explosion, Jenny of the Warlocks and Drew of the Static Age. …
2006-10-31 17:25:03

The Lot Six (1999-2006)
Boston's The Lot Six have called it a day. The band formed in 1999 and included former members of Boxer. After releasing a few albums, the most recent of which was 2003's Major Fables on Tarantulas, members went on to form Frank Smith. The band has posted the entirety of their recorded discography for free downloading online, and you can check that out…
2006-09-06 17:30:02

The Explosion with Rancid (US) and AFI (UK)
The Explosion have announced European tour dates supporting AFI this October. The bands will visit Germany and the UK for a number of shows. Prior to those dates the Boston punk act will support Rancid on a handful of their US shows. Earlier this year the Explosion entered the studio with producer Tim O'Heir (Dinosaur Jr., Samiam, All-American Rejects) to work on the follow up to 2004's Black…
2006-08-07 11:35:01

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