Apple Stomp tickets onsale 4/12 at Noon!

April 12, 2013

apple stomp

2 day passes available at http://concerts.livenation.com/event/00004A89CC55DDCB
they’re going to go quick.. so get ’em while you can!!!


The Apple Stomp – the Ultimate NYC SKA FEST!

March 7, 2013


We’ve teamed up with promoter extraordinaire Christian McKnight, and our old friend Adam Fachler to bring NYC the Ska Festival it has long been lacking. Head on over to APPLE STOMP for all the announcements and news on the festival.

We’ve announced the first band, and we coudn’t be prouder than to bring all of you the reunion of Bostons premiere Metal/Ska bastard child THUMPER. They haven’t played a show since the closing show at New Haven’s TUNE INN and we personally cannot believe we’ve got them to reunite for this festival.


News you can use .. for 2013

January 30, 2013


Ok we had an absolutely insane 2012, releasing literally 4x more releases than we ever have in a single year.. and topped that all off with our first major label package tour.

Ok so all the TMBG fans can stop freaking out… John Henry is currently in production. Its going to be a slick 2xLP in a nice gatefold sleeve. We would have liked to get this out earlier than we are… but reissues are a huge expense, and apparrently major labels don’t believe in saving anything, so we’re once again tasking our amazing graphics guy to recreate and retouch the packaging. The vinyl plants are slammed.. so we don’t have any idea when this will be ready.. but we’ll get a preorder up once we have somewhat of an idea.

Secondly – we’re working on 3 more entries in our “Double Exposure 7″ Series”.. i don’t want to name any names yet, but its a handful of artists we’ve wanted to work with for years, and some old friends…. all doing some very interesting cover choices. We think you’ll enjoy them…

thirdly – we’re working on a super secret reissue of one of the best 3rd wave ska records ever… i think a ton of you are going to be beyond stoked as soon as we make the announcement ūüôā

Lots of other things in early stages of development as well.. additional reissues, more TMBG stuff, possibly more high profile ska shows & tours, and lord knows what else we can come up with as we hurdle towards release number 100.


Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

November 23, 2012

hit up the webstore and get 25% off everything you buy using code blackfriday

keep checking back as we’ve been adding long OOP stuff to the webstore for you to find and make your own!
and for all of our CT friends.. come see Bomb the Music Industry at Toads Place tonight in New Haven with us!


Double Exposure 7″ Series – VOL 1 – Franz Nicolay & Frank Turner

September 6, 2012

We’re kicking off our new Double Exposure¬†7″ series . The basic gist is this… 2 of our favorite artists on each record and both of them are covering the same band/artist.¬† We’re super proud of the first installment which features two amazing musicians. On the A side is Franz Nicolay (of World Inferno/Friendship Society, The Hold Steady, Against Me!, and collaborator with Amanda Palmer & Leftover Crack etc etc etc) and on the B-side and across the pond is Frank Turner (you might remember him from Million Dead, and singing on the opening ceremonies for the Olympics). Franz & Frank chose to both deliver their own renditions of songs by Engish Playwrite/Singer/Actor/Composer Sir No√ęl Peirce Coward. The record will be available at the FEST in Gainesville this October, but we’ll be posting a pre-order up in our webstore for those who can’t make it down to Florida.

We are already hard at work setting up additional volumes of this series with old friends, and old favorites… stay tuned for more info!


3rd Wave Preservation Kickstarter II – albums announced!

July 10, 2012

the kickstarter should go live in a couple days, just finishing up a couple small details!


Updated Skalapalooza Dates!!

July 10, 2012

and some very special guests on the NYC & Boston dates… stay tuned!


Ska is Dead Series II – Subscribe today!

July 10, 2012


6 brand spanking new split 7″ featuring¬† Five Iron Frenzy! Suburban Legends! The Fad! Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7! Vic Ruggiero! and many many more!


Well we’ve never ever been so busy… here’s a much overdo update!

June 1, 2012

Ok so we’re in full swing of the busiest year we’ve ever had, so just so you don’t think we’ve been dicking around not updating this site… heres whats in the works!

Out now!

They Might Be Giants – Factory Showroom LP

Infamous Jake & The Pinstripe Mafia – This is the Begining of the End LP

Out Next Week!!!

Pilfers – S/T LP

The Pietasters – oolooloo LP

Edna’s Goldfish – Before You Knew Better LP

Suburban Legends – Rumpshaker LP

Out Later in the Month!!!!!!!!

River City Extension – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger 2xLP

SUM 41 – All Killer No Filler LP

Up for Preorder!!!!

SKA IS DEAD 7″ CLUB series II¬† order here —>¬†www.skaisdead.storenvy.com

features tracks by Five Iron Frenzy, Suburban Legends, King Django and more to be revealed!!!!


More They Might Be Giants Reissues!

Ska Revival Kickstarter round II

Another Huge Surprise Reissue!!!!

some really amazing split 7″s


THE SKALAPALOOZA 2012 Tour – featuring The Pietasters, Pilfers, Spring Heeled Jack acoustic, and a ton of surprises!

www.facebook.com/asbestosrecords for info!

and oh yeah follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/asbestosrecords


Why is the World in Love again? Why are We Marching Hand in Hand?

January 11, 2012

Ok anyone who knows¬†me personally knows that¬†I’m a ¬†HUGE life long TMBG fan.¬† I spent the better part of my youth going to their shows, and driving around the state listening to all of the albums on cassette in my friend Dave’s car. They were responsible for me falling in love with underground music, and were the soundtrack for an absolutely amazing time in my life, and I met so many friends because of them. If there ever was a dream project for us to be involved with, it would be this…..¬†So you can imagine how excited we are to release, for the first time ever on vinyl.. the first two full band TMBG records “John Henry” and “Factory Showroom”.¬† Expect to see Factory Showroom available in March, and John Henry sometime this summer!!!!