– Jack Kerouac, Visions of Gerard

2nd Semester

February 2, 2010

Well, I just got back to school from break. Today I sent orders out to those who ordered CDs during the past week so you guys should be getting those within a few days. It’s good to be back and the blog will be rolling forward as strong as ever during the next few weeks.

While I was home, I acquired an old friend and gave him a (hopefully) permanent home. We’ve utilized his services before when we made the Cremation 186 tapes but he was only on loan, but now it looks like he’ll be staying with us (keep you fingers crossed!). Here’s what he looks like:

This is the Otari 4x tape duplicator that will be used on the I Create and 1994! tapes that are coming out soon. With his help we can duplicate over 100 tapes per hour. Awesome.

In I Create news, my computer crashed while I was working on the artwork. I didn’t save my work. I lost it. Redoing it. I promise it’ll be better now anyway. Lesson learned, though.

We’re setting up a show for Antilles at the end of May in either Spokane, Missoula or Idaho Falls depending on the date since it’s hovering around the time I’m graduating here in Spokane. Either way it is sure to be insanely good. Expect and Antilles post with some download links soon. Also, some other posts with download links will be coming up soon, too.

Also, it’s Cameron’s birthday on Thursday so be sure to wish him a good one. I might go over and visit him this weekend. Here’s us being awesome together:

Be good to each other,


blackwithsap news

January 19, 2010

So, after months of latency, we’re replicating inside the chromosomes of our viral host cells known as Spokane and Missoula. By using this biology metaphor, I’m trying to say that we’ve got plans for some new releases.

First up…

I Create – All We Are is Now (cassette format)

  • After a short hiatus, these boys from Georgia are back together and playing shows. We’ll be releasing this full length on cassette within the next month or so. We’re working on the artwork as I type this. I’ll post it when it’s finished. Expect post-rock influenced screamo in the vein of some of those euro screamo bands. Also, we’ve got copies of their Make the Years EP and will have some shirts of theirs shortly for sale. Here’s what they’ll look like:

1994! – Thank You Arms & Fingers (cassette format)

  • Originally released by Inkblot Records on 12″ format in October of 2008, Thank You Arms & Fingers will be released by bws in February on cassette. We’re super excited to be working with these dudes on this one. Mike is currently working on getting some new artwork done for this limited cassette run. I believe there will be 100 copies available to the masses. Regardless, with intricate guitars, solid drumming, and shouted vocals, you can’t go wrong with these guys. The best two piece band out there, in my opinion. Check out this review: http://www.punknews.org/review/8122

Other bands that we will be working with:

  • Lautrec – Discography Cassette
  • Boyfriends – Cassingle?
  • Merchant Ships?

Awesome. Stay tuned for more info in the next few days.