Founded in 1989, Gas Daddy Go! Records had been mostly inactive for the past 10 years. However, after the label’s relaunch in late 2011, the label has wasted no time in putting out some great local music. Their first release was the Smug Brothers’ Treasure Virgins EP, which coincided with the label’s relaunch. Treasure Virgins was the first in what will be a series of EPs released on cassette and accompanied by download codes.
“I’m excited to have the label up and running again,” said Don Thrasher, found of Gas Daddy Go! Records, upon the label’s relaunch. “I’m even more stoked that we’ve returned to our roots and are once again releasing new projects on cassette. Of course, now we have added the modern twist of being able to include a free download with each tape we release so we can offer the perfect balance of analog and digital.”
Thrasher has teamed up with Smug Brothers bandmate and Dayton Music Fest co-organizer, Kyle Melton for this incarnation of the label.
Saturday, February 25th, will mark two more releases from Gas Daddy Go!: new EPs from The Motel Beds and Oh Condor, both on the cassette/download format. Both EPs are currently available for pre-order at the official Gas Daddy Go! website. There will be a release party for the “Low Noise” and “Reflector” on February 25th at South Park Tavern featuring performances by the Motel Beds, Oh Condor, Roley Yuma and Pretty & Nice (Boston).
Look for more local releases from Gas Daddy Go! later this year including music from King Elk, Astro Fang, Me and Mountains, Roley Yuma, and The Esther Caulfield Orchestra.