Urge Overkill "What's This Generation Coming To?" Official Video Released

From their Stull EP, "What's This Generation Coming To?" was Urge Overkill's 1992 song foreshadowing the era where vinyl was disappearing as compact discs were on the rise. The white vinyl 10" reissue of the Stull EP in fall of 2015 celebrated the reversal of that trend. Order your copy HERE This brand new video is illustrated & animated by Berlin, Germany, based creative Sven-Norman Bommes/ SNOB desillustration.


Rachel's Music For Egon Schiele Turns 20! Let's Celebrate!

Amazing! It's been 20 years since the release of Rachel's acclaimed album, Music for Egon Schiele! As the soundtrack to a piece of dance and theater based on the life of the romantic and controversial Viennese painter Egon Schiele and presented in 1995 by the Itinerant Theater Guild in 1995 in Chicago, Rachel Grimes composed and performed Music for Egon Schiele with two string musicians during the run of the performance.

Released February 20, 1996, by Quarterstick Records on CD and LP, Rachel's second full-length album features Christian Frederickson on viola, Wendy Doyle on cello, and Rachel Grimes on piano. These songs are not sparse, they're beautiful. They build, they crash, and they capture expressions of colors and tones in musical notation.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Rachel's 'utterly transporting' album, the piano trio Longleash will perform the newly published compositions of Music for Egon Schiele at the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City on February 10th, 2016 (almost 20 years to the date of the original release!). Rachel will join the trio for arrangements of pieces from her 2015 album The Clearing (Temporary Residence) and the world premiere of her two-piano work "And Today Was Her Birthday."

For tickets to this 20th anniversary celebratory performance, click HERE


Silkworm's 'It'll Be Cool' Makes Its Vinyl Debut on 11/13/2015 (Black or White Vinyl)!

It'll Be Cool - the ninth album from Silkworm - was originally released in 2004 on CD. Now, 11 years later, Touch and Go will release It'll Be Cool on vinyl for the first time!

You can pre-order your copy of It'll Be Cool on LIMITED EDITION WHITE vinyl HERE
(Also available on trusty black vinyl!)

From now until October 21st, we are offering a pre-order only bundle comprised of a limited edition Silkworm record tote together with your choice of a white or black vinyl copy of It'll Be Cool. The record totes are natural cotton with a silkscreened RED Silkworm logo. Pre-order the tote+LP bundle HERE

Be sure to order before October 21st as we are not printing any extras!

Founded in 1987, Silkworm were: Andy Cohen (also in Bottomless Pit, and Mint Mile) on various stringed instruments with frets, Michael Dahlquist on drums and cymbals and occasional guitar, and Tim Midgett (also in Bottomless Pit, and Mint Mile) on bass and other guitars. With the core members in place, It'll Be Cool also includes Matt Kadane (Bedhead, The New Year) playing his natural instrument of piano as well as other keyboard-based devices.

Track Listing - 8 songs

Side A
Don't Look Back
Xian Undertaker

Side B
Penalty Box
Something Hyper
Shitty Little Yacht
The Operative

Tim & Andy performing at the Touch and Go 25th Anniversary in September 2006 below:


Urge Overkill's STULL EP Reissued on Limited Edition White Vinyl - 10/30/2015

Twenty three years after its original release, and over 20 years since Uma Thurman famously lip-synced to the Urge Overkill cover of "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon", we are pleased to reissue the long out-of-print Urge Overkill Stull 10" vinyl EP on October 30, 2015! And, yes, the version of "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" on the Stull EP is the same version used by director Quentin Tarantino in the 1994 cult classic Pulp Fiction.

Preorder now from Touch and Go Records HERE. Limited Edition White vinyl is available exclusively from the Touch and Go Records webstore. A forever faithful black vinyl is also available. All versions include a digital download coupon.

With their gold medallions polished and maroon velvet blazers fresh from the cleaners, UO recorded the Stull EP with legendary producer Kramer. Released by Touch and Go Records in 1992, the Stull EP is an eclectic collection of songs and musical styles that explore the themes of death, darkness, the depths of the Chicago music scene, the joy of vinyl and style - with a soon-to-be-international-hit "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" leading the way.

Song by song trivia straight from Urge Overkill themselves:

"Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon": Huge Neil Diamond fans, we recorded this cover with producer Kramer. It was later found by Quentin Tarantino at a record store in Amsterdam. His use of the song in the infamous Uma Thurman overdose scene in Pulp Fiction resulted in our version becoming an international hit.

"Stull (Part 1)": This song was inspired while passing through Kansas on tour. Stull, Kansas, is the home of an abandoned church said to be one of the Seven Gates of Hell. To celebrate the reissue of the Stull EP, we will play Kansas City, Missouri, on release day October 30th - just 40 miles west of the album's namesake town.

"Stitches": An Alan Milman Sect cover.

"(Now That's) The Barclords": An ironic boast of a fictional Rat Pack, the Barclords. We played a secret show as the Barclords, at the legendary Lounge Ax club in Chicago. The Barclords is a sort of alter-ego for us. This song was released as the A-side of a limited edition 7" as part of the Sub Pop Singles Club.

"What's This Generation Coming To?": Celebrating vinyl, a song foreshadowing the era where vinyl was disappearing as compact discs were on the rise. This reissue celebrates the reversal of that trend.

"Goodbye to Guyville": Summoning the ghost of Otis Redding, we paint an elegiac tone poem to the bleak male-dominated Wicker Park art scene we yearned to transcend. "Guyville": coined by us and subsequently used by Liz Phair in her debut album title Exile in Guyville.

Upcoming Urge Overkill shows:

August 29th Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field w/ Foo Fighters, Naked Raygun
September 18th Uncasville, CT - Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun
October 29th Rock Island, IL - Daytrotter Presents @ Rock Island Brewing Company (playing the Stull EP and more)
October 30th Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room (playing the Stull EP)
October 31st St. Louis, MO - Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill (playing the Stull EP)
December 7th Leon, Spain - Purple Weekend


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