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May 22, 2007 10:25 AM

GUESS WHO'S BACK!?!?!?!? It's Grown Zone, baby. States Rights Records' 3rd compilation in the Zone series is this labels largest project to date. It's a double disc comp, 38 songs, 36 bands, all new and unreleased material, all made for the comp with a very specific challenge. The artists were challenged to take a formative love of theirs (mostly music but a couple non musical) that had at some point become somewhat shameful (in their own eyes or peers or the critical public opinion) and to make a new song that embraces and pays a loving tribute to that GROANish influence. Some artists went straight for the GROAN jugular and went far from their current sound and straight to that influence and other artists tried to incorporate their love into their current vibe and aesthetic in a more subtle fashion. Each artists also provided us with a short statement about their song to maybe give a little insight into their groan or their process, which is a great help into this deeper experiment

GROW beyond the GROAN. I think we have. This is a really amazing collection of songs that is truly all over the map. From Op Ivy covers to disco and Enigma and System of a Down the influences are all over the place but as a group it all comes together and tells a story of early days of musical love being tapped into again in a new and refreshing way. To make it more about the artists and the process each artist on the comp is represented in the very special artwork by Rebecca Carlisle-Healy as a drawing of themselves.

2 CDs in a rad 2 pocket stumptown package with a beautiful 11x17 poster/insert. Such a tight little package!

I have been working on this project for a long time and i have so many feelings now that it is done mostly relief and pride and excitement to get it to people who might like it.

It is only $10 right now for a limited time (it was will be $12 after this wonderful sale) so it in on the ground floor of this wonderful new opportunity! YOU COULD BE RICH (in music and spirit)!

The artists are: Bad Weather California, Valet, E*Rock, Eats Tapes, Cains & Abels, Flaspar, White Rainbow, ctrl alt AWESOME, D'n'D, Panther, The Kallikak Family, S. American Agriculture, Manta, Powdered Wigs, This Song Is A Mess But So Am I, Okay, Dites Donc!, The Navin R. Johnsons, Jib Kidder, Dirty Projectors, Bobby Birdman, YACHT, World Court, Kixly, High Places, White Fangs, Golden Shoulders, Pash, The Mouth & The Bone, Nat Baldwin, Jason Anderson presents The Weather Channel, Atole, Andrew Kaffer & the Fun Hogs, Kanda, Best Friends Forever, & Lucky Dragons


Comments (15):

yes, yes, and more yes.
i have been waiting for this for oh so long.
although i can't get my hands on own zone,
bro zone has been a constant listen since i first got it.
and YACHT's france radio show mix was a great compilation as well. all of you here at states rights do amazing work,
and the newest unveiling in the 'zone' series is sure to soon be
classic. thanks again. be well.

Posted by Travis. @ May 22, 2007 4:30 PM


Posted by george @ May 22, 2007 5:34 PM

I was worried that there was no Adrian Orange track, but now I see that it is the bonus mp3. Love it. Can't wait to hear everything else.

Posted by Now Hereness @ May 22, 2007 10:48 PM


But White Fang as a band has come up with a winner in our OFFICIAL FAVORITE SONG FROM GROAN/GROWN ZONE.

And the winner is......

That fricking Jib Kidder song, dude.

I almost cried it was so overwhelmingly vast and amazing.

This doesn't mean that White Fang as a band isn't into the other songs, I mean they're all super badassed and completely rad, but... I don't know.



Posted by White Fang @ May 23, 2007 8:59 AM

wow, seteve good work on this. its a seriously fun listen, so many surprises!

Posted by e*rock @ May 23, 2007 1:10 PM

Awesome Steve! BBFFF!!

Posted by Black Shadow @ May 26, 2007 1:47 PM

Hey Travis,
I will make sure to get Own Zone up on itunes or something soon.

Posted by Steve Schroeder @ May 26, 2007 8:56 PM

thanks, steve.

Posted by Travis. @ May 28, 2007 3:10 PM


Posted by Matthew @ May 29, 2007 3:56 PM


Posted by Matthew @ May 29, 2007 3:56 PM

I got mine today too. I like luke's song. It's like the Peter Brotzmann / Fred Van Hove / Han Bennink record "Free Jazz und Kinder", except reversed: instead of free jazz by children its free jazz for children

Posted by jib kidder @ May 30, 2007 1:56 PM

amazing compilation dude(s)(ettes)!
fo rizzle. rulez.

Posted by daniella @ May 30, 2007 2:26 PM


Posted by Giancarlo @ June 1, 2007 12:18 PM

Grown Zone made it all the way across an ocean or two and is just now getting its maiden voyage in a cd shaped draw thingy.... 3....2....1.....play!!!!

Posted by Tim @ June 23, 2007 5:58 AM

can somebody bootlegg me a copy of 1991: The Year Punk Broke

Posted by JIB KIDDER @ July 2, 2007 2:31 PM

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