M.G. Lederman – I’m Ghosts – Release Date: Feb. 25, 2014 – STREAM NOW!

M.G. Lederman: I'm Ghosts I’m Ghosts, the second full-length album from M.G. Lederman showcases the trio at their most stark and jagged as the musical groundwork laid with their 2010 debut, What Ifs and Bad Memories comes to full realization.  Built around Mel Lederman’s haunting piano and emotionally charged lyrics, the band doesn’t hesitate to explore the darkest regions of heartbreak and isolation, all the while lightened by Lederman’s uncanny ability to inject his own wry humor into the seemingly hopeless narrative.

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A Holiday Classic Returns! Eldridge Rodriguez Holiday EP- Free Download for a Limited Time!!!

390906_10150397010856651_946536528_nThe holiday classic returns! We are getting in the holiday spirit and offering Eldridge RodriguezChristmas on the Allston-Brighton Line to you for free! This EP/Single will be available to download for free for a limited time and will go back to streaming on Dec. 20, 2013. It is a must have for your holiday party playlists. Check it out below.  Stream it! Download it! Happy Holidays from Midriff Records!

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Gondoliers – Tonight’s Whispering – Streaming!!!

Gondoliers: Tonight's Whispering

GONDOLIERS are back to pave your ears with that mighty steamroller of rambling guitar-synth terror.” – The Boston Hassle

On Tuesday Nov. 19th Midriff Records is super proud to release the new album by Gondoliers titled Tonight’s Whispering! It’s a jammer! It’s a noise-dance explosion!  It’s what our art damaged, dystopian future sounds like! Excited? Why wait till Tuesday?  You can stream and preview the album here! Now! Below!

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Guillermo Sexo – Dark Spring – Release Date 9/24 But You Can Stream It Now!

This Tuesday, September 24, 2013 marks the release date of Guillermo Sexo‘s magnum opus Dark SpringDark Spring is the 27th album release on Midriff Records and Guillermo Sexo’s  5th studio album.  Its a really great collection.  To prove it to you, we are streaming the album in it’s entirety here. Please take a listen and tell us we are wrong.  YOU CAN’T!!! Give it a spin and then please click over to the Midriff Records Store to purchase the download/CD/pre-order the vinyl or to Itunes or to where ever you buy your music. You purchasing our music is what keeps us able to bring super albums like Dark Spring to you year after year. We rely on your support. If you love Dark Spring, tell a friend. If you hate it, tell an enemy.

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Nostalgia Download!!! The Beatings Cover GBV!!!


We’ve been sorting through tons of disks and files, culling what will be the extra/bonus tracks  included on the upcoming untitled Beatings  remastered/reissued EP’s compilation due out later this year… and we came upon this gem.  If memory serves me, and it often doesn’t, this was somewhere around 2003/2004 after the  “Italiano” LP but before the “If Not Now, Then When” EP. The Beatings closed a headlining slot at the now defunct Continental, located off St. Marks in NYC with “Smothered in Hugs” by Guided By Voices.  The sound is taken from the booth which was close to the front, so the room sounds sparse.  But I don’t ever remember us not filling that room so I’m calling bullshit on the crowd mics.  I don’t know… maybe no one was there.  But I’d prefer to remember it packed… it’s a matter of pride, sue me.

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The Breen Machine Theme

293788_10101111718788440_1672374860_nMy friend Mr. Pat Breen is a film maker who has directed a slew of music videos, none more important than MiniBoone’s video for “Brand New Thing”, if only because he cast me in it.  A few months back we posted my review of both the video and my performance (spoiler…. I’m awesome!).   Lately,  I’ve been of the opinion that Mr. Pat Breen  needed a theme song.  Something that he could put up there on his site,  Garbagetown, and would play when you entered.  Something to, I don’t know,  help pull people passing by the storefront in and drum up business.  So I made a deal with Mr. Pat Breen and it’s a deal I’m not sure he ever official agreed too.  If he directed no fewer than 2 , but with a possibility of more, music videos for Eldridge Rodriguez I would in turn write and record a theme song for him.  Well, Mr. Pat Breen…. I’ve held up my end of the bargain.

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Free Music: Celebrity Handjob x0 -CHj vs K-Tel [Supastition DJ Mix]

           Celebrity Handjob x0 is the moniker David Grabowski (Louder My Dear , Eldridge Rodriguez,  Scuba (US)) uses when he’s making magic. There are a bunch of his remixes floating around the inter-tubes already, but we are going to start making you aware of free Midriff related stuff floating around on this here blog on a regular basis… starting with his K-Tel Mix.  It’s a 40 min. plus, ‘70’s wander-lust  that makes the decade seem sexier, creepier and more exciting than it actually was… well, maybe not creepier. Grab your slacks and enjoy your ‘stache. We’ve got the hi-fi covered for your 4th of July BBQ. We want you to know about free stuff.