June 30th, 2008: Bill Burr's Podcast is Hilarious. Looking to waste 20 minutes of your Monday every week? Aren't
we all? Check out Bill
Burr's Monday morning podcast to hear Bill rant on everything going
on in his life and answer questions form his well of faithful
listeners. Listen on Bill's
myspace page or on itunes.
13th, 2008: David Wilcox on the Road! David Wilcox begins his southeast tour tomorrow in
Tennesee. Make sure you check him out when he comes to your town! Click
here for all the dates.
April 21st, 2008: Pitchfork on Fancey Good things come to those who wait. We all know the saying
holds true for ketchup, it looks like it does for record reviews too.
Check out Pitchfork's review of Fancey's "Schmancey" here.
7, 2008: Buy WKUK Season 2 on Itunes! The new season of The
Whitest Kids U' Know has been off the charts funny. Don't have the
IFC channel? Good news is you can download the episodes from itunes.
April 3rd, 2008: Evil Monkey Man, New record from Yazbek! WAR? Alumni
and neo-Broadway songsmith David Yazbek has a great new record out,
"Evil Monkey Man", that is getting great reviews from all over the
place. Specifically here
Go over to Yazbek's homepage
to hear some tracks and show some love
March 19th, 2008: These United States' "A Picture of the
Three of Us At The Gate To The Garden Of Eden" now available in FLAC! Audophiles rejoice at our online store!
12th, 2008 Catch These United States on Tour
Jesse Elliot and his band of hairy pranksters are touring our fair
country. Catch their grand
experiment in a town near you. Get the fantastic new album here.
Hear what NPR has to say here.
18th, 2008: Bill Triumphant on Letterman
13th, 2008: Bill Burr to appear on Letterman show Friday night with
Charles Barkley. Bill Burr will be
returning to the David Letterman show on Friday 2/15. Also on the show
is the Round Mound of
Rebound, Charles Barkley. Check those local listings!
February 5th, 2008: The Whitest Kids U' Know Now $9.99
celebration of the premiere of Season 2 on
IFC and this,
we have slashed prices on The Whitest Kids U' Know's debut album. Buy
it for 9.99 from our online
January 30, 2008: Stephen Lynch #11 on Stand Up Showdown
Countdown Mr. Lynch's new special placed #11 on the Stand Up Showdown
Countdown this weekend on Comedy Central. Not bad considering the
special only aired once previously. Check out a youtube clip here.
January 9, 2008: Stephen Lynch to Premiere Second Comedy
Central Special January 11th! That's right, you heard right. Check your local listings.
January 3rd, 2008: The Whitest Kids U' Know Season 1 on DVD!
1 of The
Whitest Kids U' Know is available for pre order on Amazon.com.
This should tie every one over until the second season airs on IFC beginning
December 10th, 2007: House of Lare Sizes Reunion Shows! The What Are Records? offices got word last week that our
favorite band from Iowa, House of
Large Sizes, is reuniting for 4 holiday shows in the midwest.
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift for Mom. How about tickets to
one of the shows? See the dates here. Check out a free mp3
November 16th, 2007: Bill Burr and Stephen Lynch at the Las Vegas
Comedy Festival This Weekend! If you're in Vegas make sure you make it out to Caesar's this
weekend for the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Both Bill Burr and Stephen
Lynch will be holding it down Saturday night. Learn more here and here.
November 12th, 2007: Fancey featured on the Chillcast! AnjiBee's great podcast, The Chillcast recently featured Fancey's "Fader" on
her Americana Dream Pop episode. Take a listen here.
Buy Fancey's new record "Schmancey" here.
November7th, 2007: What Are Records? 100% Wind Powered! What Are Records? is getting close to finsihing up our first
year being 100% wind-powered. And it feels GREAT. Learn more abouw wind
November 6th, 2007: New WKUK Skit! "Air Dry" from Season 2. Its Hilarious. Check
November 5th, 2007: Whitest Kids Season 2 Premieres February
10th on IFC! Take a gander at the all new WKUK page at
IFC. Oh yeah, there is an album
October 29, 2007: Witches Night free all Halloween Week! Turns out New Pornographer and solo artist Todd Fancey's a huge fan of
Halloween, so we're making it a special day. First off, we're giving
away one of our favorite songs from his new album "Schmancey,"
the appropriately themed "Witches Night," all week long right here.
It's the story of a young male haunted by an evil ex-girlfriend, so
we're guessing a few of you out there can more than relate. Simply
head over to www.WhatAreRecords.com
and click the download link.
October 26, 2007: Comedian Drum Off on XM This Weekend This weekend Bill Burr and Joe DeRosa face off in a live drum
off on their XM Radio show Uninfomred. World Series? Forget it, this is where the real action
October 26, 2007: Great Fancey Review The Boston Herald folks know the score. Check out a really
cool article on Fancey and the new record Schmancey.
Tip your bartender here.
October 11: 2007: Levinhurst Plays LA Tonight That is correct folks, The Levinhurst tour comes to a
triumphant conclusion tonight at the Good
Hurt in LA. Head onb over to Levinhurst's myspace page
to catch tour updates and a cool photo diary. So f you live in LA get
out there, tell your friends, suport good music! Levinhurst has a new
album, Learn more here.
October 9, 2007: Bill Burr Interview on Mo! Bill Burr
was recently interviewd on the Mo!
comedy blog. He discusses the finer things in life such as his
ambitions, hecklers, and whores. Speaking of Comedy Blogs, check out or
new Comedy Blog.
October 3rd, 2007: The Ocean Blue Waterworks EP Available Now! We are happy to release the pride of Hershey, PA, The Ocean
EP on our
online store as well as all other digital outlets. Learn more about
The Ocean Blue here.
October 2, 2007: Levinhurst Tour Starts Tonight! The long anticipated Levinhurst tour, the first in support of
their album House
By The Sea, starts tonight.Check out all
the dates here.
September 24, 2007: Missing Person, Please Help. Click here
for more info. Thank you.
September 17, 2007: Bill Burr Mondays The best way to start your week is with the Bill Burr
Podcast. Bill records a new podcast every monday and posts it here. Come
to think of it, its less a podcast and more Bill ranting as he drives
around Los Angeles or wherever he may be. Don't forget about Bill's new
September 6, 2007: Befriend Fancey Due to some myspace wackiness Fancey lost his old myspace
profile page and in the process all his myspace friends. Rather than
sit in a corner and sulk Fancey has created a brand new profile page.
Go check it out at myspace.com/fanceymusic
and be his new friend. There are also some streaming tunes from
Fancey's brand new and totally wonderful record Schmancey.
September 5, 2007: Fancey Schmancey We are really really really excited and proud to announce the
release of Fancey's
sophomore record appropriately entitled Schmancey.
The album will be available here in the next couple weeks. For now wet
your whistle with a mp3 of the lead track Lost
in Twilight. Fancey will be on tour supporting the New
Pornographers this fall. Check out all the dates here.
August 30, 2007: Announcing WhatAreRecords.com/Comedy If you haven't noticed we have amassed quite the comedy
roster here. We are proud to announce a new home for Comedians on What
Are Records? WhatAreRecords.com/Comedy
has all the latest news, downloads and hard to find videos from Stephen
Lynch, The Whitest Kids U' Know, Bill Burr, and Felicia Michaels. What
are you waiting for Check
August 28, 2007: Bill Burr Comedy Central Special to air this
weekend. Keep your TV tuned to Comedy
Central this weekend to catch
Bill Burr's half hour special. It is set to air at 10:45pm,
between specials by Louis CK and Jim Norton. Surely, three of the
funniest guys around. Also check out a free download from Bill's Emotionally
Unavailable: Expanded Editionhere.
August 23, 2007: Bill Burr's Emotionally Unavailable:
Expanded Edition Available Here! Now! We are extremely thrilled to add one our favorite stand up
comedians, Bill Burr, to our ever growing Comedy roster. Bill Burr is one of the
finest standups working today. You may have seen him on HB0, Comedy
Central, Chappelle's Chow, or heard him as a regular contributor to the
Opie and Anthony Radio show. We have reissued Bill's classic debut
Unavailable with 20 minutes of previously unreleased material.
Listen to and download a free mp3 here.
Check out up to date news from Bill and our other comedians at our brand new comedy page!
August 16, 2007 Levinhurst featured in NUVO! The Indianapolis alternative papaer NUVO has highlighted
Levinhurst in this week's edition. Read it here.
August 8, 2007: David Wilcox on Tour David Wilcox has his plate full with
tour dates all over the country in the coming months. David is
great live, don't miss him!
August 7. 2007: Lynch to tape second Comedy Central Special Stephen Lynch will be taping his second Comedy Centaral
Special on August 23rd. Stay tuned to Stephen's
message board and What Are
Records for the latest.
August 1, 2007: Levinhurst Tour Dates Coming Together Tour Dates are starting to materialize for the upcoming
Levinhurst tour. Check them out here.
30, 2007: Longevity We know something about longevity and consistency here
at the What Are Records headquarters. Keeping it going for 16 years is
no small feat for an independent label. Thats why we were thrilled to
see the induction of Cal Ripken
Jr. into the baseabll Hall of Fame this weekend. Sppeaking of The
Iron Man check out this
and this. Look here for
what we have accomplished in our 16 years.
July 24, 2007: W.A.R.? Headquarters get a facelift! Check out the pictures here.
July 23, 2007: Levinhurst to Tour!
Levinhurst featuring, founding The Cure member Lol Tolhurst ,will
be embarking on a tour this October. Keep your eyes peeled to What Are Records and Levinhurst.com for more
information and dates.
July 11. 2007: Whitest Kids move to IFC! The Whitest Kids U' Know
will have a new home for the second season of their critically
acclaimed and immensely popular show. IFC will have the honors of
airing season 2 which will begin taping soon. Read the article in
Check out a free mp3 from the Whitest Kids debut album here.
July 9, 2007: Trevor Moore talks about WKUK Season 2! Trevor Moore recently talked with the Deseret News about all
things Whitest Kids including what they have in store for season 2.
Check it out here.
July 6, 2007: 24-7 Spyz Interview The Talking Metal Podcast is featuring the 24-7 Spyz in their
episode. Check out the What Are Records Spyz catalog here.
June 20, 2007: Intern Brian's mp3 pick of the week Our jack of all trades intern Brian would like everyone to
take this moment to check out his favorite song of the week, House of
Large Sizes' "Lightning
Rod Salesman". The whole House of Large Sizes catalogue can be
Email Brian to tell him
what you think.
June 19, 2007: Levinhurst Podcast Head on over to Levinhurst's myspace page for the
first edition of the Levinhurst pocast. Don't forget to check out
Levinhurst's sophomore album 'House
By The Sea' here.
June 12, 2007: The Whitest Kids U' Know in The Village Voice There was recently a big article on everyone's favorite
sketch comedy troupe in the Village Voice. Read it here.
And while you are at it buy the new Whitest Kids album here.
June 11, 2007: Fancey to play dates with The New Pornographers Todd Fancey will be doing double duty on the upcoming New
Pornographers tour. In addition to Fancey opening up 7
dates of the tour his 'other'
band will be headlining each night. Get tourdates here . Check out an
mp3 from Fancey's criminally underlooked debut album here.
June 8, 2007: Celebrate Fathers's Day with What Are Records? Head on over to WhatAreRecords.com/DAD
for an online Father's day card with Stephen Lynch and The Whitest Kids
June 7, 2007: The Chillcast Levinhurst Feature Anji Bee's Podcast , "The Chillcast", will be
doing a feature on Levinhurst airing June 18th. Listen for a chance to
win a copy of Levinhurst's 'House By The
June 4, 2007: With a Digital Fist! You guessed it. Jeep's 1996 solo debut 'With a Fist' is now
available on our online
store. As always our mp3 downloads are DRM free!
May 30, 2007: A new tune from Fancey's other band Fancey's
other band, The New Pornographers, (ever heard of 'em?) have leaked an mp3
off their upcoming album. Check out Fancey on the road with the New
Pornographers this fall.
May 18, 2007: Velvet Underground vs. The Swayback Eric from The Swayback
just sent us over an unexpected morsel of audio goodness, a Swayback
cover of "Waiting For The Man." This just made my Friday. Hear it here.
Youtube has a great
stripped down version of this song performed by Lou Reed and John
May 15, 2007: The Whitest Kids U' Know picked up for a second
season on fuse tv!!! Cult heroes/fuse tv stars/karaoke superheroes The Whitest
Kids U' Know have been picked up for another 10 episode season on fuse
tv. It looks like the new season will start this fall! Oh yeah, The
Whitest Kids have a new
album here. Haven't seen the show? Watch some clips from the critically acclaimed first
May 14, 2007: Stephen Lynch Tours Europe! European Lynch fans, The wait is over. Stephen Lynch will be
playing 5 shows in Europe this summer. Check out the dates here!
May 11, 2007: Levinhurst Review Frequent visitors to the site know all about Levinhurst's
sophomore effort 'House
By The Sea'. Word is now spreading in the blogosphere. Check out a
great review here!
Visit the official Levinhurst Site.
May 9, 2007: The Whitest Kids U' Know featured on
CollegeHumor.com CollegeHumor.com recently interviewed Zack from The Whitest
Kids U' Know. Check out the interview here. And of
course a collegehumor clip of a parents weekend gone tremendously wrong
Check out The Whitest Kids debut album while
you're at it.
May 8, 2007: Glenn Tilbrook reunites with Squeeze! What Are Records recording artist Glenn Tilbrook has reunited
with old bandmates Squeeze. Squeeze plans to perform on both sides
of the Atlantic this Summer. Check out Glenn's WAR? release The
Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook here.
May 3, 2007: Fancey at The Railway Club in Vancouver May 11th Fancey (Todd Fancey of
The New Pornographers) will be bringing his summer sparkle to Vancouver's Railway Club on
May 11th. Go check it out. Grab a free mp3 from Fancey's criminally
underlooked debut here.
May 2, 2007: David Wilcox on the radio! David Wilcox is in the thick of a West Coast tour.
To promote these shows he will be doing a few radio appearances. Listen
for David on KRSH at 3:30pm on
Thursday, and KVMR at 2:00pm on
Friday. Not in California? Click on the station links to listen online.
All times are Pacific.
April 30, 2007: Habla Espanol? Levinhurst? The Spanish Cure fan site HispaCure
just published an interview with Lol Tolhurst discussing the release of
By The Sea'. Lucky for me and all other non-Spanish speakers the
interview is translated. Check it out in .pdf format here!
April 26, 2007: Joberg & Gurner - A Taste Of The Dirty
Sanchez MP3s Maybe you caught Stephen
Lynch on his current tour
and said to yourself, "Who is Stephen Lynch's new buddy and where can I
get some of his music?" Well friends, that buddy is David Josefsberg and you
can download his "A Taste of the Dirty Sanchez" here.
The album features the live classics 'The Dirty Sanchez' and 'Cream of
Wife in My Beard'.
April 25, 2007: The Swayback on line and in Boulder! The Swayback are set to
bring their face melting art school meets city bleak rock to Boulder's
favorite drinking hole The Sundown Saloon aka The Downer on May 3rd.
They will also be performing live in the Radio 1190 studios at 4pm on
May 4th. Listen online here.
Check out The Swayback's Forewarned
EP. Don't live in Colorado? Book
your flight now!
April 23, 2007: The Whitest Kids U' Know on Youtube! Everyone's favorite fuse tv, What Are Records deviants have
their own channel on youtube.
In addition to some of the fuse clips you can also check out the on
stage sketches that started it all! Oh yeah, The Whitest Kids have a
hilarious album available here!
April 18, 2007: This Day in Rock and Roll History. Couldn't resist adding this one. Today is the 14th anniversay
Lee Roth getting arrested in Washington Square Park buying 5$ of
marijuana. Way to stay classy Diamond Dave!
April 17, 2007: David Wilcox files up the bio-deisel truck
and hits the road. Next week David
Wilcox will embark on a two week jaunt that will see him hit all
the major west coast markets. Check out tour
April 16, 2007: David Wilcox's etown performance to air the
week of April 25th! David
Wilcox's performance on etown will be nationally broadcasted
between April 25th and May 1st. Visit etown.org
to find your local etown affilliate. David performed a few new tunes as
well as a bunch of songs from his latest album Vista
all backed by the E-Tones, etown's fantastic houseband featuring Hot
Rize's Nick Forster.
April 13, 2007: Levinhurst's 'House By The Sea' now available
at our online store. Until April 30th everyone that purchases of Levinhursts 'House
By The Sea' from our online
store will receive an autographed copy of the album. What are you
waiting for? Act Now!
April 13: 2007: The Samples Tan Mule now available digitally. Previously available only as a collector's package The
Samples Tan Mule is now available in mp3 format from our online
store. Warning: Although this is a beloved collection of classic
Samples tracks this might not be a wise choice for elitist
April 12, 2007: Levinhurst's 'House By The Sea' available
Tuesday. Make sure to go out Tuesday and pick up your copy of 'House
By The Sea'. Listen to an mp3 here.
Watch an old school video of The Cure here.
April 10, 2007: Demand The Whitest Kids to play your town. Go to our Whitest
Kids U' Know page and click on the blue box to be directed to eventful.com
and demand The Whitest Kids to play your town! Tell your friends to
visit the page too and you might get your town a Whitest Kids show.
April 9, 2007: Reggae On The Rocks collection now available
digitally. For three years What Are Records was at the legendary reggae
festival to capture the best moments and bring them to you. Featuring
Toots, Culture, Israel Vibrations, The Wailers and many more. A must
have for any reggae fan. Check it here.
April 6, 2007: Fancey
in the studio with The New Pornographers Todd Fancey and The New Pornographers are
back in the studio recording the followup to their 2005 smash 'Twin
Cinema'. In a recent Pitchfork interviewNew Porns leader AC Newman even called
Fancey the "secret weapon on this record." Check out Fancey's fantastic
debut album here.
5, 2007: Yazbek and his Warmest Regards David Yazbek and the Warmest Regards will make a rare
concert appearance playing a lot of weird new songs at Joe's Pub in NYC
on May 10th. Click here
for more info. Do yourself a favor and pick up a free mp3
from Yazbek's 'best of' release Tape Recorder.
2, 2007: Lynch Destroys Colorado. Stephen Lynch rolled into Colorado on Friday night and
Team What Are Records was there in full force. As was to be expected
Mr. Lynch brought the house down. A personal highlight was the new
tunes he sang with his Broadway buddy David Josefberg. If anyone didn't
know what a dirty sanchez was before the show they sure do now. Go out and see Stephen
March 28th, 2007: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tim Finn. The Jefito Bloghas compiled a stunningly comprehensive look at Tim
Finn's solo career and had great things to say about 'Say It Is
The Gods'. Don't forget to visit our mp3 page for a
free track from each one of our 100+ releases.
27th, 2007: What Are Records boldly travels to the near past..
by finally getting our own RSS feed. Subscribe and you'll know all the
latest for all our bands.
March 26th, 2007: The Whitest Kids U' Know take
Well, the newspapers anyway. See their weekend articles in the New York Times and the New York Post.
19th, 2007: Release Date set for Levinhurst's 'House By The Sea:" Being hailed as an electronic version of The Cure's
classic 'Pornography', 'House By The Sea' will hit stores and online
retailers nationwide on April 17th. Can't wait? Here's a sneak peak!
August 25th, 2006: David Wilcox performs in Studio C today! David will be performing on KBCO's Studio C out of
today at 12:30 MST. Listen on-line here
24th, 2006: Maceo to Join Medeski Martin And Wood at Vegoose. Maceo Parker will be joining MMW on stage at Vegoose
this Holloween weekend in
Las Vegas. Other Artists include Tom Petty, Widespread Panic, Keller
Fiona Apple and Ben Folds. Tickets and information can be found hereAugust
21th, 2006: Joseph Hill of reggae group Culture dies at 57. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug. 20 -- Joseph Hill, lead vocalist
and songwriter for the
roots-reggae group Culture, died on Saturday. He was 57. See the full
Culture contributed the song International Herb to the 1998
W.A.R.? release Reggae On The Rocks: Live & Direct. Download the MP3 here.
August 18th, 2006: Newest addition the the Reitsma
family! Former W.A.R.rior, Jillian Reitsma and her husband Ted
are proud to announce
the newest addition to their family, Farrah Jill Reitsma! She was born
Congrulations Jilly and Tedzo!
4th, 2006: The What Are Records? store is back up You can visit it right here..