Freitag, 27. Dezember 2013

Jaya The Cat show in Münster is sold out!

The show tomorrow at Rare Guitar in Münster is sold out! There won't be any tickets at the entrance. Whoop whooop!

Freitag, 6. Dezember 2013

Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013

Work to do for a record label...

Monday: Ordering a repress of Jaya The Cat's "First Beer Of A New Day" LP
Tuesday: Ordering a repress of Jaya The Cat's "O'Farrell" LP
Wednesday: Ordering a repress of Jaya The Cat's "The New International Sound..." LP

I'm dying to know what I've got to do on thursday :)

Really Wicked!!!

Samstag, 12. Oktober 2013

ROFR 014 Jaya The Cat - O'Farrell - Release-Date

RING OF FIRE RECORDS presents O´Farrell, the unofficial first album by the band Jaya The Cat. Recorded back in 1999, it was never released until now, 14 years later. All the tapes were recovered and are now presented to the public for the first time as a white 180 gram vinyl limited edition (500 pieces), as a digisleeve-CD with vinyl-look and as download.

Back when singer Geoff wrote the songs for the album, he was living on the multi-cultural street O´Farrell in San Francisco - hence the album name. The typical Jaya The Cat sound is present on the album, however with more punk elements than usual: Distorted guitars with impulsive offbeat and above all Geoffs distinctive rough voice. Some of the songs were rerecorded for the album Basment Style. Highlights are the three brilliant cover songs Night Nurse by Gregory Isaacs, Walking The Cow by Daniel Johnston and Misunderstood, which was made famous by the Animals and is transformed to a rock-ska version by Jaya The Cat.

All photographs in the artwork were taken by Joseph Szymanski on and in the vicinity of O´Farrell street. Szymanski is a photographer from San Francisco who spends his time working mainly with analogous film material and developing his own photos in a darkroom, and also teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2013

ROFR 015 Koffin Kats - Born Of The Motor - EU Release-Date

Steeped in strong psychobilly roots, The Koffin Kats are an institution in punk rock ‘n’ roll. After a full decade of traveling the globe, The Koffin Kats return with their most definitive recording to date, Born Of The Motor – a swagger-filled album full of infectious riffs, fist-pumping punk cadences and hypnotic soulful bellowing that complete a sonically diverse masterpiece. 

With Born Of The Motor, The Koffin Kats continue their classic storytelling style, but with their most real, most personal lyrics to date. “Life is hard… life is uncertain – that’s something everyone understands. It’s not where you start or where you end up, it’s how you LIVE your life in between that matters,” says vocalist Vic Victor.

Both a sonic homage to their resident city Detroit and its blue-collar legacy, and a metaphor for being hard-wired towards hard work and persistent ambition, The Koffin Kats charge forward waving a proud flag soiled with blood, sweat and whiskey — defying the decay and chaos that has stained their city in recent years.

Loyal Koffin Kats fans will be satiated with Born Of The Motor just as new fans will be enticed by the majesty of their rock ‘n’ roll prowess.

Recorded at Stu Stu Studios in Livonia, MI and mastered by Adam Ayan (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Rolling Stones), Born Of The Motor is poised to drive the Koffin Kats to new distances with speed, power, and hell-raising fun. Buckle up and get ready for one hell of a ride!

Montag, 7. Oktober 2013

Ox doesn't lie!

Yeah, it's true. We're really proud to announce that ROFR will release the brand new studio album "Born Of The Motor" by the probably hardest working band on this planet: KOFFIN KATS

There will be a 180 gram colored vinyl version and also a nice Digipak. Stay tuned for more infos about this...

Check out their US label Sailor's Grave Records for more cool stuff from the Kats or other cool bands!

Montag, 16. September 2013

4.000 Cats

UNBELIEVABLE! Only 5 months after the re-release of Jaya The Cat's masterpiece First Beer Of A New Day on CD the first edition of 1.000 copies is SOLD OUT!!!

But don't worry, the postman brought us another 2.000 copies, cuz we think everbody with a good taste of music should have the chance to call one his own.

Furthermore we're really happy to announce that we will release the 'unofficial first record from Jaya The Cat' O'Farrell on the 25th of October for the first time ever as LP, CD & Download. Whoop!

2.000 CDs arrived and now we're waiting for the vinyls like a 4 year old boy one day before christmas eve :)

More infos about this will come soon...

And be prepared, there will be another amazing release this fall!

Freitag, 13. September 2013

If the postman rings twice...

...perhaps he has 4.000 CDs for you! :)

Any ideas what this could be?

More infos will come next monday!!!

Dienstag, 9. Juli 2013

Summer time is Jaya time! Repress of the TNISOH LP out soon!

We're really happy to announce that soon the long awaited repress of the TNISOH LP by Jaya The Cat will be released via Ring Of Fire Records.
It will be a 180 gram black vinyl edition and now with colored label stickers.
A record as great as the current weather! So buy a Sharp VZ 3000 portable record player, suncream and a lot of beer and you'll be best prepared for the 2nd of august! Yeehaa!

Freitag, 28. Juni 2013

Rampires new record out now!


today is the official release date of the brand new Rampires record "bat boys never die". These 12 rockin' tunes will be released as LP with splatter look, Digipack and Digital by the cool label Longneck Records.

Here you can see a first video from the record!

Here is a nice trailer!

Here is a little wake up call!

And here you can get the Blood Pack Bundle, LP + Digipack CD for only 20 €.

See ya tonite at the Record-Release-Show!

Dienstag, 30. April 2013

Jaya The Cat and Dr. Ring Ding releases now available at interpunk

For all the americans with a good taste of music, the First Beer Of A New Day CD/LP and the Kalipso Times 10" are now available at interpunk.

Furthermore here are some nice words about Dr. Ring Ding, his Kalipso Times EP and ROFR :)

Check out the lovely Rocking Steady fanzine here

Donnerstag, 28. März 2013

This is the end of the world as you know it...

For a long long time this world was dark and cold, but now the sun is rising at the horizon. On 12th of april we will re-release the mighty record "First Beer Of A New Day" by our favorite drunks Jaya The Cat as 180 gram Vinyl, Digisleeve CD with Vinyl look and for the Apple Generation as Download.

Especially the CD version was sold out for too many years now and made rich men out of the black marketeers. But now the record is back and it's heavier (Vinyl) and prettier (CD) than it was ever before.

So we want to hear all good people saying together: "CHEEEERIO!"      ...or "EL CAMINO" :)

Mittwoch, 27. März 2013

Kalipso Times means summer time :)

Hey brothers & sisters,

tomorrow is a magic day. It's the official release date of the new Dr. Ring Ding 10" EP and so it is the unofficial beginning of summer! Bäm!
All you have to do is to place the needle on the wax, turn the volume to the max, put your bikini on, open the windows and dance with your neighbour trough the snow! Yeah!

Sonntag, 3. März 2013

New Dr. Ring Ding EP / First 10" on ROFR!

Dr. Ring Ding is well known for his versatility as a performer and producer in the most varied of musical styles. However, a large part of his heart belongs to the Caribbean sounds of the sixties – including, besides Jamaican Ska and Rock Steady, the Calypso from Trinidad.

With Kalipso Times, he covers several preferences and varieties of this genre. Four tracks that show different facets of the music and the doctor – adequately presented on ten inch vinyl, topped off with appropriately humorous artwork.

Perky grooving bass lines, sparkling percussions and glistening horn section, along with tongue in cheek and sometimes equivocal lyrics. This is music that makes you feel good and that conjures the carefree joy and the spirit of the Caribbean Carnival of the good old days.

The musicians (besides the Doctor himself) are a great bunch of versed musicians: members of Jazzkantine, the Swiss Reggae band The Scrucialists, Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza and, straight from the variety show stages, Götz Alsmann, Markus Paßlick and Altfrid M. Sicking.

The great respect for the legendary calypsonian Mighty Sparrow is documented twice on here. First in the original composition “The Cat And The Rooster”, a song crafted in the style of the master. Melodically and musically on one hand, but most of all lyrically on the other: the quarrel between two animals that symbolizes the battle of the sexes at the same time.  Playing with different narrative levels has a very old tradition in the history of Calypso, and here, it is cultivated further.
The other one is a reprise of the Sparrow-classic “Obeah Wedding” from 1966, the ‘Road March’ (most frequently played song in the Trinidadian Carnival) of that year and still a hit. Here, it is presented with a balladic intermezzo.
The original Composition “All Because I Love You” is a Reggae-Calypso that can also be found on the current Ska album of the Doctor (Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza – Piping Hot). It is written in the tradition of the Jamaican Stanley Beckford, who gets a ‘hats off’ in the last line of the song.
“The Needle” is a Reggae version of the tune “Dr. Kitch” by Lord Kitchener, along with Mighty Sparrow one of the greatest Calypsonians in History. This song from 1964 was already interpreted in a Reggae version by the British Reggae singer Judge Dread in 1974, here, you get a version with real horns. Dr. Ring Ding has accompanied Judge Dread as a musician for a few years at his shows in Europe; ever since he has presented his own version, it stirs some controversy sometimes…