Violent Past/Sudden Death of Stars Split 7”
Hot off the presses!
So Violent Past is a band that is not necessarily on Oedipus, but everyone who works with Oedipus (including myself) plays in. We reached out to one of our favorite bands, France’s Sudden Death of Stars to ask if they wanted to do a split…and here it is!
It’s available for sale on our Bandcamp so go on over, check it out and pick it up if you’re into it!
It’s limited to 300 copies, and Sudden Death of Stars will have them also real soon to sell in Europe while on tour.
4 March 2014  / 2 notes
It’s Official: Merry Christmas is back in the studio.
7 November 2013  / 1 note
I know It’s been a while, but Oedipus Records actually has some stuff in the works! I can’t say too much, but here’s the skinny on some of the happenings:
- Violent Past is currently working on a split 7” with an amazing band from France. Still waiting for all the details, but as soon as we have them, it’ll be on the site.
- Merry Christmas is recording their album in November! more details soon to come.
- First ever Oedipus T-Shirt is designed! will go in to production very soon!
- the NBA season is back, and although our beloved Lakers seem somewhat doomed, Oedipus HQ still forked over the money to have league pass and spend a lot of cold, late nights suffering.
3 November 2013  / 1 note
Advance Base covers Magnetic Fields
It’s been a while, but we are still here, trudging away. While Oedipus is looking around for our next release our good friend Advance Base has released an complete cover of the Magnetic Fields “House of Tomorrow” EP.
It’s pretty incredible to see an artist you love cover an artist your love, so I’ve been gushing over this one all week. It’s really an amazing EP and Owen (Advance Base) puts his own particular spin on Stephen Merrit’s funny, melancholy music. I don’t know what else to say about it, just listen to it because it’s really good.
18 October 2013  / 1 note
Hey kids, I’m OOOO (out of the Oedipus office) for a little while in Uruguay & Argentina. Here I am on the streets of Buenos Aires
14 September 2013
Burger Records Article in RCN
One of the main reasons Oedipus is even a label is because of a guy named Mike Enzor, who is the father of Pat (Oedipus Co-founder) and Jeff (Merry Christmas). Growing up He exposed us to insanely cool music when we were just teenagers listening to bad skate-punk. We wouldn’t have become gigantic Guided By Voices, Minutemen, Sonic Youth fans without him.
Mike was in the 1970’s South Bay punk band the Skabbs who recently had their whole discography re-issued by Jackpot Records in Portland. If you haven’t heard this yet, please check it out!
So apparently when he’s not spending his lunch breaks digging through used record at Amoeba, Mike is also writing! He wrote a great piece for Record Collector News about one of our favorite record labels, Burger Records.
Read the Article Here.
4 September 2013  / 1 note
An old friend of Oedipus, Owen Ashworth AKA Advance Base playing at the Silent Barn.
You can buy any of Owens records, including his former project Casiotone for the Painfully Alone through his label Ordinal Records
19 August 2013  / 4 notes
"Matty and Mike Schmidt"
We drove down to Philly last yesterday afternoon to see our L.A. Dodger’s play the Phillies. Of course, Oedipus board of trustee member, Matty, came along. He was born and raised in the city of brotherly love and he’s a phuking phanatic.
19 August 2013