Sunday, February 27, 2011

Do Bad Things for Close Only Counts

Fort Wayne's own Close Only Counts are currently working on the follow-up to last October's "You're Not Going To Like What I Have To Say" and are looking for a little help in the art department.

"Hey everyone. We need pictures for the album art of our upcoming full length "Do Bad Things". We need people to make these shirts, do bad things, and have someone take your picture while doing so. If you can make this happen just send us the picture and we will make sure to put it in the cd. Please send the highest quality photos possible (no shitty cell phone camera pics). Thanks. Hope to hear from you guys. Get gross with it."

Just try not to get yourself arrested.

Also, more copies of "You're Not Gonna Like What I Have To Say" will definitely be in stock around the first of March.  If you've already pre-ordered a copy we'll get it sent out as soon as they come in.  If you haven't then get on it.  They are sure to sell out again, and may never be re-pressed. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Midwestern Decline, Neat Neat Neat, and You

Fort Wayne finally has a proper record shop, which means we also have a proper place to sell our releases locally.  Starting today all in stock Midwestern Decline releases will be available at Neat Neat Neat Records and Music on Calhoun Street.

The shop, run by Morrison Agen, who also puts out some awesome records on his label of the same name, carries all sorts of vinyl from any genre as well as a selection of cd's and cassettes.

Aside from Midwestern Decline and Neat Neat Neat releases, fellow Black Heart Mountain Culture Collective member Adam Meyer will have his Sacred Phrases releases available there as well.  Sacred Phrases is responsible for a lot of excellent noise and ambient stuff and we recommend just about the whole discography.

If you're in the neighborhood stop by pick up some music and support a local business that's also supporting what we are doing.  Of course if you aren't in the area our webstore and bandcamp site are always an option.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Close Only Counts Re-Issues have been ordered

The second pressing of Close Only Counts' "You're Not Gonna Like What I Have To Say" is finally on order and will be at MXD headquarters early next month.  This pressing is limited to 100 CDs as the band is currently working on their follow up tentatively titled "Do Bad Things" which should see a spring/summer release.  We are currently taking pre-orders at the MXD store, and they will ship as soon as we get the CDs in.

If you'd like more information regarding Close Only Counts studio time you can follow them on twitter @CloseOnlyCounts.

Speaking of Twitter, Midwestern Decline has also joined the rest of the world and can now be found @MXDRecords.  We will mostly be using the account to tweet news regaridng upcoming releases as well as info on shows and other events in the area.  If you have something you'd like us to tweet just follow us, we'll follow you, and we'll retweet anything that's relevant.

Lastly, the new design on the blog is the handy work of the very talented Dusty Neal who found some time away from his tattooing and zine creating to create the totally badass new look to the blog.  Thanks dude.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Midwestern Decline on Bandcamp

The threat of blizzard like conditions, and terrible roads brought a level 1 snow advisory to most of Northern Indiana yesterday which meant work was closed. I fought the urge to build a snowman and instead stayed inside and uploaded the entire Midwestern Decline catalog to our new Bandcamp site.

This means that every song from all seven MXD releases is available for your listening pleasure. Many of the releases are also available to purchase in digital form for less than their physical counterparts if that's how you roll. The Cloud Rat record is the exception to the rule, as it was a joint venture between three record labels and to my knowledge neither of them are selling digital copies either. In respect to fairness and the hard work that both IFB and Otherwise Dead put in to make that record happen it will only be available to stream.

If you do make a purchase from our bandcamp site you should know that 60% of all sales, after paypal fees and other BS will go straight to the band. The rest will be put back into the label to ensure we can continue to release music in 2011 and beyond.

The bandcamp page can be found at

Happy Listening.