BONGO BEAT DISTRIBUTING AMERICAN DEVICES
Dec. 31st, 2011
AMERICAN DEVICES NOW ON ITUNES THANX TO BONGO BEAT RECORDS
by Rick Trembles
Happy New Year to my 32-year-old band The American Devices, who are proud to announce their newly forged association with Bongo Beat Records! Bongo Beat will be distributing The American Devices’ official factory-made self-titled CD compilation of the best recordings from the 80’s, 90’s and 00s from now on!
We’re in good company at the new label with fellow acts such as Toronto’s Diodes (one of Canada’s first punk bands), Dave Rave (from another first, Teenage Head), Alternative TV, and more. Company prez, Ralph Alfonso is legendary himself; an industry vet (Warner, EMI, Attic, Nettwerk), he ran Canada’s first punk club Crash 'n' Burn & was a journalist/photographer for Bomp & New York Rocker. He went on to become a zinester in the early 90s with his own poetry mag “Ralph,” designed countless CD and LP covers for the likes of Tom Cochrane and Glass Tiger, and is now publishing books such as Liz Worth’s epic riveting violent history of Toronto’s first punk scene Treat Me Like Dirt (note:
The American Devices will be performing with Liz, January 8 at Casa Popolo, event link below).
CDs will soon be available via Bongo Beat’s website but for starters The American Devices’ catalogue has just been made available on iTunes! So what are you waiting for? Kick in 2012 by party-hardying with some patented American Devices “Freak Punk,” as Ralph calls it, and grab some tuneage from their spanking new iTunes page!
WAY TO START THE END OF THE WORLD, AMERICAN DEVICES!
Bongo Beat records here: http://bongobeat.com/bongoindex.php
The American Devices, Liz Worth, Danila Botha, and Corpusse event here: