Life Sucks Loves Sucks Dose Out
April 7, 2008 5:45 PM
It's a historic day, folks. This is it! We're packing it in. We've accomplished all our goals now. Grammys, Platinum Records, Corp. Jets, and now we've finally fulfilled our destiny. We're releasing our first album with Jason Anderson!!
We're not actually quitting, and we don't actually own our corporate jet (just leasing) but to be incredibly honest this is fulfilling a great destiny for us. Jason Anderson (and his previous incarnation as Wolf Colonel) was, probably, the greatest inspiration for the creation of States Rights Records. Back around '96 to '99 Jason would make tapes and distribute the few copies to people and these all became incredibly special albums to me. I would devour them listening over and over again. Wolf Colonel was my favorite band. It started to click to me that musical releases didn't have to be these magical things that showed up in record stores from these all powerful things call "record labels" but they could be personal and small in scale but still be just as powerful. Therefore we thought we might be able to help facilitate special music and make some releases that could become people's favorites.
So, needless to say, we are so so excited/stoked/jazzed to be announcing Life Sucks Love Sucks Dose Out the new album by Jason Anderson. For the last handful of years Jason Anderson has been creating explosions of good feelings and hope in his bombastic concerts of collective group feeling and singing. Jason's last few releases, Tonight from ECA Records and The Hopeful and the Unafraid from K Records, have represented that powerful electric group experience for the most part. Alas, there are other times and other feelings, and one of the things that made me fall in love with Jason Anderson's music back in 1996 was his ability to make the perfect song for those quiet, lonely moments of beautiful solitude. This is the album for those times.
Life Sucks Love Sucks Dose Out is the sound of reaching out and not knowing what's at the end of your fingertips. It is music to be played in the dark and maybe with candles lit. It is solitary but also somehow universal. It is beautiful and sad but at the right moments remembering hope. This album is 10 great songs that patiently unfold before you becoming a closer confidant and friend with every listen.
WE LOVE IT!
ALSO! Every copy of Life Sucks Love Sucks Dose Out comes with a FREE BONUS DIGITAL ALBUM called Thug Poet.
ALSO ALSO! We have copies of Jason's new LP+CD The Hopeful and The Unafraid for sale. You can buy both albums together for a special price.
P.S. Hey Portland States Rights is throwing a party show at 3626 SE 8th Ave on April 24th with White Fang, Flaspar, and White Rainbow!