Thick Records


Best known for its semi-incestuous relationship with the Chicago legends [and now defunct] Blue Meanies and their amazing documentation of the Chicago scene with OIL, THICK Records has been producing records without care for trends or fads for 10 years. Based out of Chicago, the label has worked with bands as diverse as Alkaline Trio, Citizen Fish, ALL, Burning Airlines, Local H, Servotron, and At The Drive-In, and currently has a wide variety of sounds in their current stable of bands, which includes everything from the garage-soul revival of the Gadjits to the celt-punk of the Tossers and the angular post-hardcore of Haymarket Riot.

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Horace Pinker enters studio
Horace Pinker entered Sonic Iguana Studios to record their next record with Mass Giorgini. This will be the fifth release they have recorded with Giorgini (Pop Culture Failure, Copper Regret, Red-Eyed Regular, Texas One Ten) at Sonic Iguana. The band will be posting updates to their website to document the recording and have already…
2010-12-20 17:00:02

The Brokedowns: "That's A Bummer, Man"
The Brokedowns are streaming a brand new song. The song is called "That's a Bummer, Man" and comes from their upcoming split with Riverside, CA's Turkish Techno due out in early 2009 on Traffic Street. The group last released New Brains for Everyone in 2007. You can listen to the song at the band's MySpace…
2008-12-10 11:00:01

Blue Meanies: "Smash the Magnavox (live at Riot Fest 2006)"
Much loved ska/punk act Blue Meanies have posted a live track recorded during their much anticipated reunion for Chicago's Riot Fest. The band performed "Smash the Magnavox" from their 1997 album, Full Throttle. Through wonder of YouTube, you can also check out the original video…
2007-11-06 12:30:02

The Bomb (Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun) working on next record
The Bomb has posted an update on their website discussing their follow up to 2005's Indecision. There are those of you who are interested in the latest news, here it goes. Although we have been playing shows when we can, we are probably going to keep things pretty low key for the summer while we work on a new album. There are no promises on when it will be ready, but what we have so far is shaping up nicely. Ill be sure to drop in as soon as I can offer something new or maybe a ruff cut for you…
2007-04-18 20:00:03

Four Star Alarm
Four Star Alarm has announced the addition of Greg Mytych (Reputation/Horace Pinker) on bass. The band, consisting of Jeff Dean (The Bomb, Story So Far), Theodore Moss, Mike Horick & now Greg Mytych is headed west on tour in April in support of their recent album, the Four Star Alarm…
2007-03-20 10:00:03

Black Fur (Shanna Kiel of Sullen) announce tour dates, post video
Black Fur, which features Shanna Kiel formerly of Sullen, have announced a block of new tour dates as well as posting the newest video for the track "Kismet" from Shanna's solo album,…
2007-02-18 20:00:03

Hanalei (California)
Hanalei, the moniker for the solo work of Brian Moss (The Ghost), will be playing a string of dates throughout California next month. Joining him will be Drag The River, Tim Barry (Avail), and Des Ark. Many of the shows will be in duo form with the accompaniment of Josh Staples (of The New Trust, ex-The Velvet Teen, The Wunder Years). Josh is debuting his own solo material and for these particular dates, with him and Brian playing each other's material in split set…
2007-01-28 15:00:04

Thick Records signs The Brokedowns
Thick has announced the signing of Elgin, Illinois-based The Brokedowns. The band promises a sound that is "genuine, aggro, and gritty, with no frills, and a solid sense of humor to boot" and the label alludes to Dillinger Four, Crimpshrine, Leatherface and cheap beer. The band will make their debut for Thick on May 8th, 2007. You can check out some of their music on their myspace…
2007-01-09 17:46:27

Hanalei plans final full band shows, returns to solo format
Hanalei, the solo project turned band of former Ghost frontman Brian Moss has announced plans to return to the solo format. The band posted a full statement on their official website, including that the reason is "due to a severe illness in one member's family and Brian's decision to move to San Francisco come December." But before that, the band is planning two final shows with the full band performing and added: Letting go of this is hard for all of us, but it's something that due…
2006-09-28 10:10:02

Seven Storey Mountain signs to Thick Records
Seven Storey Mountain has joined Thick Records. The band previously released music on Deep Elm and Art Monk Construction including their 2002 full length, Dividing By Zero. The band will be releasing their new full length on January 23rd, 2007. You can check out some music on their myspace…
2006-09-27 15:30:02

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