Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Waylon Recordings, in partnership with Translation Loss Records, is proud to announce the release of Serpent Throne's almighty new slab of instrumental rock, White Summer - Black Winter, available for order now from the Translation Loss store.

Arguably Philadelphia's best kept secret, Serpent Throne will be celebrating the release of your new favorite album with a hometown show at Kung Fu Necktie this Thursday, October 14th...opening for THRONES (Featuring a little dude who played in seven of your favorite bands named JOE PRESTON).

Waylon agrees that in this sea of poseur nostalgia metal (where straight-edge hardcore kids decided to grow out their hair, stock up on High On Fire tees and sew Motorhead patches onto their denim vests) SERPENT THRONE represent an authentic and righteous linkage to the revered '70's acts of yore. And much like the best Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Blue Cheer, Leafhound, Pentagram, and Sir Lord Baltimore had to offer, White Summer - Black Winter sounds effortless because, well, it's a work of genius, folks. It's confident but not cocky, swinging and stomping and shredding in all the right places...and did I mention the goddamn RIFFS?

Play this record for your old man and watch that twinkle in his eyes return. Or beat the crowd and start learning those Serpent Throne covers that all the cool bands will be doing ten years from now...

Trust Waylon when he tells you that in a year full of false notes, White Summer - Black Winter is the one album that rings true.

So do me a solid and head over to SERPENT THRONE's official myspace page to sample the rock and remember that I would never, ever lie to you.



Sunday, October 3, 2010

Welcome to Waylon Recordings...

SLACKS live at Union Pool, Brooklyn.

Welcome to Waylon Recordings' home on the blogosphere. The label was founded by Christian McKenna (Slacks, Empty Flowers, 1965, Translation Loss Records) and Randy Larsen (Empty Flowers, Slacks, Cable), two gentlemen with way too much money and time on their hands. Mr. McKenna and Mr. Larsen figured what better way to invest all this disposable income than in the lucrative and thriving music industry. They are solely interested in releasing trendy, hip bands that will make money.

Waylon's first release, in conjunction with Translation Loss, is the latest extended play from Pennsylvania rock band SLACKS (featuring the co-owners of Waylon Recordings). Devotion of Climbing was engineered and produced by Joel Hamilton at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY. The album will be released on October 12th, 2010 and available through Translation Loss, iTunes and wherever else you might steal your music from.

Be sure to bookmark Waylon and keep an eye out for upcoming releases from Philadelphia's Serpent Throne and Total Fucking Destruction, featuring grind legend Rich Hoak of Brutal Truth.

Thanks in advance for your time (and money).

With Warm Regards,