March, 2011

Vote for E.R. in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll

Eldridge RodriguezCongratulations are in order! Midriff’s very own Eldridge Rodriguez has been nominated by the Boston Phoenix as Best Male Vocalist in their annual Best Music Poll! In our humble opinions, this is a nomination that is long overdue. Please do your patriotic duty and get over to the Boston Phoenix and vote him to the top! Good luck, E.R.!

P.S. While you’re over there, consider writing in The Beatings for Best Video, won’t you? We ain’t too proud to beg.

Eldridge Rodriguez: You Are Released – Available now!

Eldridge Rodriguez: You Are Released Midriff Records is proud to announce the release of You Are Released, by The Beatings’ own Eldridge Rodriguez. You Are Released is the follow up to E.R.’s critically acclaimed debut full length, This Conspiracy Against Us.

You Are Released is Eldridge Rodriguez’s 10th studio album, 6 with his band The Beatings, 4 solo. Like his 3 previous solo albums, You Are Released was recorded with Ray Jeffrey and continues his tradition of deconstructionist pop, this time around relying heavily on beats, loops, post-punk arrangements and noisy orchestration. You Are Released was written and recorded between and during sessions for The Beatings’ 2009 Late Season Kids album. You Are Released features performances by members of Wheat as well as a duet with Sarah Borges.

Streaming of You Are Released is available now.

You can buy You Are Released in CD and digital format from the Midriff Records Store, iTunes, Amazon, and fine music retailers everywhere.

Tony Beatings interviewed in Jersey City Independent

The Beatings Tony Skalicky from The Beatings and Get Help was interviewed by his local paper, The Jersey City Independent, and talks at length about SXSW, his time in Boston, moving to Jersey, touring, songwriting, and his love for Aerosmith.

Midriff Records Sampler Vol. 2

Midriff Records Sampler Vol 2 So nice, we did it twice. Ten years, and a ton of music. We have once again assembled a plethora of our favorite tracks from our roster, and put them up as a totally free download. Because…well, we love you. Check out the Midriff Records Sampler, Vol. 2. It is a collection of what has been, what is, and what shall be. For a limited time only. This one is on the house.

Preview of You Are Released on Clicky Clicky Music

Our good friends at ClickyClickyMusic have posted a preview of Eldridge Rodriguez’s forthcoming album You Are Released, and also do a rundown of Mr. Rodriguez’s impressive discography. Go check it out!

VIDEO /// The Beatings: All The Things You’ve Been Missing

Director/Producer: Steven San Miguel at Mupalia Pictures.

From the album Late Season Kids.

Shot around Boston and at the world famous O’Briens in Allston, MA. Enjoy!