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  1. A few months ago I released an album by Bask from Asheville, NC. It was definitely a different album for us, and but I'm really proud of how it came out and all of the hard work we put into it. As a label, we generally have stuck with a lot of indie/emo stuff in recent years, but we like diversity, you like diversity, blah blah blah. I'm not sure what the genre is, every time I try and explain Bask it doesn't do it justice. It's akin to Pallbearer and the whole melodic metal/rock thing that might owe a lot to Baroness. I've heard Bask called "Americana metal doom" but that sounds really dumb. If you like heavy bands, you'll dig this. They're going on tour with Pallbearer and Kayo Dot in August, so if you live in the area that the tour hits, then come say hello. Upcoming Shows: Sat. 8/19 - Missoula, MT @ Pub Station Sun 8/20 - Billings, MT @ Top Hat Lounge Tue 8/22 - Regina, SK @ Exchange Wed 8/23 - Winnipeg, MB @ Good Will Thu 8/24 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium Fri 8/25 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Sat 8/26 - Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe Sun 8/27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cafe Club Tue 8/29 - Detroit, MI @ El Club Wed 8/30 - Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace Thu 8/31 - Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey Fri 9/1 - Quebec City, QC @ Lanta Bar & Spectacles Sat 9/2 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB Tue 9/5 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall Wed 9/6 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery Thu 9/7 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival Fri 9/8 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Sat 9/9 - Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse vinyl: http://selfawarerecords.storenvy.com/collections/13827-all-products/products/18715495-bask-ramble-beyond-12-lp listen: https://selfawarerecords.bandcamp.com/album/ramble-beyond
  2. New Noise Magazine is streaming the FULL ALBUM!!! http://newnoisemagazine.com/exclusive-album-stream-sea-storms-dead-weight/
  3. PUNKNEWS is streaming a track from the new album. http://www.punknews.org/article/58095/media-sea-of-storms-pathos
  4. bump for preorders!!! http://selfawarerecords.storenvy.com/collections/6704-self-aware-releases/products/11074593-preorder-sea-of-storms-dead-weight-12-lp
  5. thanks so much for the support!!! this 7" is still available http://selfawarerecords.storenvy.com/products/11588193-alright-s-t-7-ep-w-digital-download
  6. Also, make sure you check them out on their upcoming tour. More dates TBA!!! Sea of Storms -- 2015 Tour Dates May 31st-Richmond VA @ Banditos June 1st-Philadelphia PA @ Kung Fu Neck Tie June 2nd-New York NY @ Bushwick Public House June 3rd-Providence RI @ AS220 June 4th-Boston MA @ O'Briens June 5th-Rochester NY @ Vineyard Community Space June 6th-Pittsburgh PA June 7th-Cincinnati OH @ Tacocracy June 8th-Louisville KY @ Mag Bar June 9th-Atlanta GA @ The Drunken Unicorn June 10th-Gainesville FL @ Loosey's June 11th-St. Augustine FL @ Nobbys Tavern June 12th-Charleston SC @ Tunnel of Lust June 13th-Columbia SC @ New Brookland Tavern June 14th-Greensboro NC @ Green Bean Coffee July 23rd-Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Planes Mistaken for Stars Oct 30th-Nov 1st-Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
  7. We are excited to announce that we are working with Sea of Storms (RVA) on their debut LP, "Dead Weight." We are co-releasing the LP with Tor Johnson Records. The cassette will be handled, at some point, by Protagonist Media. Preorders are available on our webstore and each label has their own specific color. The album is limited to 500 copies, with 100 copies on "yellow snow" (Self Aware) and 100 copies on "bumblebee" (Tor Johnson) limited edition preorder exclusive vinyl. The remaining copies will be on "onyx" (black). Please check out the new track(s) below via Brooklyn Vegan. 300 copies - black vinyl 100 copies - white w/ yellow marbling (SA exclusive) 100 copies - black w/ yellow marbling (TJ exclusive) http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2015/05/richmond_punks.html Head over to our webstore and reserve your copy today, we appreciate your support, you don't want to miss out on this album!!! http://selfawarerecords.storenvy.com/collections/13827-all-products/products/11074593-preorder-sea-of-storms-dead-weight-12-lp Jeff Byers (of Light the Fuse & Run, Best Practices) had this to say about the album: These songs won’t ever be on the radio, but they could’ve been. Growing up in the ‘90s, you wouldn’t have heard any of the songs, from Sea of Storms’s debut LP, Dead Weight, on the radio because they hadn’t been written yet. However, if the Richmond, VA power trio had released them roughly 20 years ago, you would’ve had a chance. Growing up in a post-Nevermind era throughout different Virginian cities, the members of Sea of Storms were gripping 7”s from Richmond bands when they could and ripping off a variety of sub-genres that blended together at the time in their high school bands. When the 3/5 of the post-hardcore outfit Mouthbreather formed Sea of Storms in 2012, they brought together a varied archive of influences from Jimmy Eat World to 400 Years to Coheed and Cambria. However, Dead Weight sounds nothing like these bands. What "Dead Weight" (to be released on Tor Johnson and Self Aware Records) does sounds like is a rock record from a time when Danzig and Smashing Pumpkins were considered fresh, filtered through the distilled punk essence of late-1990s angsty indie rockers such as The Get Up Kids and Blank. Having played together for six years, Sea of Storms’ dynamics are impressive. From bassist John Martin’s rolling bass lines to drummer Chris Brown’s propulsive, metered beats, Sea of Storms has found their groove. Singer/guitarist Brandon Peck makes an excellent front man, creatively filling in space with feedback, riffs and vocals. Take, for example, the hazy rock tracks such as “Weak Ones” and “Crimson Tide”. Dramatic moments ebb and flow with a series of guitar and vocal interplay as the rhythm section holds down the fort, calling to mind Walter Screifels’ projects or a more aggressive, spaced out Hot Rod Circuit. The greatest strengths on Dead Weight are the songs themselves. Sea of Storms are able to craft well-written emotionally-tinged rock anthems without veering into the embarrassing “emo” territory (because that word meant something completely different when they first heard it). Stand out tracks in this vein include “Snake Oil” and album closer “Cedar Run”.While nodding to the past, Sea of Storms looks towards the future, looking to expand on their musical roots how they can. If you’re a fan of big guitars and songs that make you want to drive along open roads with the windows down, Dead Weight is the record you’ve been waiting for.
  8. If vinyl isn't your thing, feel free to pick up the digital version of the tracks on our bandcamp. Preorders will be shipping soon, just got the vinyl in from Musicol, still waiting on jackets to be screenprinted. https://selfawarerecords.bandcamp.com/album/split-7-3
  9. FULL STREAM IS NOW UP!!! http://www.punknews.org/article/57464/streams-plow-united-plow-united-headies-split-7-inch
  10. We are super excited to be working with PLOW UNITED and THE HEADIES on their split 7″. Our buddies over at Punknews will be streaming the release in full today around 4pm!!! Preorders are live NOW on our webstore. We are really stoked about working with these two amazing bands. The packaging on this record will be really awesome. First off, the jackets are being screenprinted by Todd Purse (of The Headies), who also designed the cover art. The release is limited to 500, with 100 being on clear vinyl, 200 on light green, and 200 on light blue vinyl. Each release comes with a digital download card, because this is 2015, and we know what is up. http://selfawarerecords.storenvy.com/collections/13827-all-products/products/11602343-preorder-plow-united-the-headies-split-7-ep-w-digital-download Plow United will have some test press versions of the release that will be sold exclusively at Death To False Hope Festival V, which they will be performing at. Go pick it up there, or miss out on that. We will have all of these colors in stock, and also you can pick them up in one package if you are into that sort of thing. It’s seriously mind blowing to be working with such amazing bands. I’ve been a fan of Plow United for years and it is awesome watching them still kill it to this day. They have been on fire since the reunion, and we are super excited to help in a small way to keep that fire burning! Check out the webstore, go pick up the new split 7″ and some of our distro items and back catalog while you are at it. Thanks so much for the support! Will update the thread when the full EP stream is posted via Punknews. http://selfawarerecords.com/ http://selfawarerecords.com/
  11. printed on Gildan, but not the bottom rung crap Gildan.
  12. Thanks for your support with the picking up the shirt. Working hard to keep it in stock. Please be patient with us on shipping. Trying to take a few trips per week, so you should get yours asap! Feel free to email us if you have any questions, also if we are out of stock on a certain size of a different shirt, make sure you email us and we will try and rectify that. Thanks again!!! selfawarerecords(at)gmail(dot)com www.selfawarerecords.storenvy.com
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