Planet Groucho Records

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Leap Second Song by Fjord Kduggan

Our most mysterious singing Fjord Kduggan released a one second song entitled Takitaro as a free download on SoundCloud in celebration of the recent leap second.

He didn’t offer much in the way of conversation, but he did spare a second to state that “every second counts”. After which he made his way onto the street where he vowed to go door to door to perform his leap second song to as many people as possible. We’ve not seen him since.

Father's Day Special

We’ve reduced This Album Is Self Titled by The Kazoo Funk Orchestra to $2 for Father’s Day. At 50 songs large, that’s only 4¢ a song.

This Album Is Self Titled features the songs, Battery Powered Radio, Robots In Your Eyes and Tiny Little Hands.

Give your Pops some pop this Father’s Day.

https://gum.co/pgr-kfo-taist

Union Vinyl now stocking KFO, Oak Hero + Ramisco Maki

Union Vinyl (Academy St, Inverness) is now stocking our releases and currently has the following CDs in stock:

The Kazoo Funk Orchestra - Midnight Finger Painter
The Kazoo Funk Orchestra - Adventures In Fuzzy Felt Land
The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse - Squawk!
Oak Hero - Oak Hero

If you’re in the area be sure to stop by the store and check out their wares, they’ve got a fantastic collection of vinyl in stock and are genuinely awesome folks.

High fives to Nigel for hooking us up!

XpoNorth Day #2

Day two at XpoNorth was even more fantastic than day one, from an incredible sit down with Giles Perring and Christian Ulf-Hansen to geeking out at Raindance and James E. Marks’ PsychFi Live, where I got to try out Google Cardboard to a Simon Boswell soundtrack and watch an awesome Lee Hardcastle claymation.

I can’t count all the amazing folks I met during XpoNorth, y'all are the shizzle. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all again at XpoNorth 2016!

XpoNorth

Had a fantastic time at XpoNorth in Inverness today, met some awesome folks, got some great advice, and sold plenty wares at our Pop-up Record Store. High fives to everyone who stopped by!

We’ll be back at XpoNorth tomorrow from 11am - 5pm in the lower foyer of the Mercure Hotel, feel free to swing by for a chat or whatever. We’ve got free scratchcards for anyone who signs up to the mailing list and every card wins an EP or album download. The vinyl label samplers are running very low, so best get down early if you’d like one. We’ve also got CDs, cassettes and a limited edition MiniDisc version of Midnight Finger Painter by The Kazoo Funk Orchestra.

Huge thanks to Alex Smith for offering us the trade stand, we salute you!

Painting It on Tradiio

Lindsay Llewellyn’s song ‘Paint It’ soared up to #3 in the Tradiio Rock Chart at the weekend. Planet Groucho Records and Lindsay Llewellyn would like to thank the Tradiio investors who made this happen, we sure appreciate your support and hope you’ll re-invest in Lindsay again soon. 

Paint It is from Lindsay’s upcoming debut EP, Slideshow, due out on July 10th. Two more tracks from the EP will be available on Tradiio over the next day or so.

For those who are new to Tradiio, it’s an awesome music discovery platform where you get to invest fictional coins in the artists you love and then cash out your profits for rewards like festival tickets, headphones, etc…

Sign up @ http://www.tradiio.com/referral/54e4e0fc57ddf

And don’t forget to invest in your favourite Planet Groucho Records artists ;)

Vinyl Label Sampler

We’ve just put in an order to Mr Vinyls for a limited edition run of the Planet Groucho Records Label Sampler on vinyl. This 7″ limited edition sampler will feature one track from each of our artists and will come in both transparent and standard black vinyl. 

The track-listing is as follows:

Side A
1. Talk On by Oak Hero
2. Baby You’ve No Eyes by The Kazoo Funk Orchestra

Side B
1. Slideshow by Lindsay Llewellyn
2. Under The Sky by The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse

The vinyl will also come bundled with links to the following related digital album / EP downloads:

Oak Hero by Oak Hero
Midnight Finger Painter by The Kazoo Funk Orchestra
Slideshow by Lindsay Llewellyn (available from July 10th, 2015)
Squawk! by The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse
The Mini Album by El Jugador

If you want to get your paws on this limited edition vinyl bundle, it’ll be available from our trade stand at XpoNorth, which takes place in Inverness on June 10th and 11th, 2015. 

Fair Digital Deal Declaration

Planet Groucho Records has proudly joined over 900 signatories from 28 countries in signing the Fair Digital Deal Declaration by WIN (World Independent Network).

See the full list @ http://j.mp/winfddd

Cinco de Mayo

To celebrate the 5th of May, we’re giving away The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse’s song ‘Papel Y Creyones’ completely free! 

Download ‘Papel Y Crayons’ @ http://j.mp/creyones

KFO’s Baby You’ve No Eyes covered by Elv Presidente

We just stumbled across an awesome cover of The Kazoo Funk Orchestra’s Baby You’ve No Eyes by Elv Presidente - have yourselves a swatch!

https://soundcloud.com/andrewcohen/elv-presidente-baby-youve-no

Over 7000 Plays on Tradiio

Over the past couple of days we’ve seen some of our artists gain healthy positions in the charts of the music discovery platform, Tradiio. 

At the time of writing, Lindsay Llewellyn’s song ‘Paint It’ was at #12 in the UK Rock Chart and Oak Hero’s song ‘Come Home’ was at #28 in the UK Folk Chart. And just yesterday, The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse made it all the way to #4 in the UK Country Chart for his song, ‘Manufactured By My Brain’.

This is all very exciting for the label. Our artists have been played over 7000 times on Tradiio since we signed up a few weeks ago. And when it comes to Lindsay Llewellyn, one in every two people who hear her songs on Tradiio decide to invest in her. 

Want to see what the fuss is about? Head over to Tradiio and check it out for yourselves: http://www.tradiio.com/referral/54e4e0fc57ddf

Thanks for sparing an ear folks, keep listening! 

- Ray

Happy Record Store Day!

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We’re quite partial to the dance mix on this here Tony Esposito jam “Papa Chico” (1987)

Hooves in the Studio

The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse has been quietly working on a follow up to Squawk! So quietly in fact, that even Planet Groucho Records have been locked out of the studio. 

Tradiio

Planet Groucho Records have submitted the following releases to the new music discovery platform and trading game, Tradiio:

Oak Hero by Oak Hero
Squawk! by The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse
Midnight Finger Painter by The Kazoo Funk Orchestra
The Mini Album by El Jugador 

You’ll also find a couple of demo tracks from Lindsay Llewellyn’s upcoming debut EP. 

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1FdzoiV

Lindsay Llewellyn EP Release Date

Planet Groucho Records are pleased to announce that Lindsay Llewellyn’s debut EP will be released on July 10th, 2015. The EP, currently untitled, will contain 6 songs. More details coming soon. 

Note: the release of the EP coincides with the launch of New Music Friday, the new global release date - read more at IFPI.

Midnight Finger Painter on Vinyl?

Planet Groucho Records would sure like to do something special for the 10th anniversary of the Kazoo Funk Orchestra’s debut album, Midnight Finger Painter, on May 29th 2016. 

How’d you all feel about a vinyl release of Midnight Finger Painter? 

A Few Words From Capt’n Groucho

For many a moon and then some, the Planet Groucho Records website sat un-changed and somewhat neglected on the dusty plains of the internet. While folks still frequented the website to partake in some musical wares, their experience was no doubt less exciting than discovering an odd sock. The internet of today expects more. We intend to give it more, starting today with a lick of paint and some new features. 

Buy This Record (Gumroad Integration)
You can now buy records directly from Planet Groucho Records via Gumroad without having to leave the website. Gumroad’s modest pricing plan means we can lower the price tags and still make more money for the artist and the label.

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