Band News

Rio de la Muerte’s old music now available for free online

Rio de la Muerte’s Anti-Creative Records release unfortunately fell-through some time back, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out on his older anti-folk (folk-punk? singer-songwriter?) works.

Rio de la MuerteEarlier today, Rio decalred that there was enough demand for his long out-of-print self-released first album that he has put it up for free online. From his personal facebook:

People always ask me about it, so I went ahead and made a page for free download of my first album, ‘Lovers in Winter and Other Short Stories.” Please tell your friends, burn them CD’s, sharing means love, and all that 😉 Thanks, and enjoy!

Have a listen and remember old times when folk-punk was all the rage.

Band News

Kylewilliam is NOT Dead

Just a quick update to refute some sad news that is fortunately not accurate.

There’s been a lot of new sources (such as this one) that didn’t bother to fact check that are claiming that Kylewilliam of imadethismistake was found dead on Thursday. This is FALSE. We’re happy to say he is alive and well! The rumors of his death were greatly exaggerated.

That is all.

Band News, Shit For Sale

Buy Yourself an Iafrate Shirt

Our friends Iafrate, who we helped distribute a free album for a couple months ago, are selling some classy looking shirts. If you like Iafrate, or the Washington Capitals, or bands that blatantly infringe NHL copyright to produce their own logo, you should definitely get one of these

Iafrate tshirt

The black shirts are $8 (plus shipping), white shirts have two-color ink and so cost a little more at $12 (plus shipping). Shipping will vary based on your location, but should be about $2 domestic. If you’re interested, contact Iafrate frontman Peter Evans by email at ninety7poundwuss [AT], or on twitter @Real_PeterEvans

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Free Digital Release! Download Iafrate’s Spring 2011 EP


Look, you like punk music. You also like free shit. So here, we’ll give you some free punk music shit. Depending on how this goes, this may be the first in a series of free releases from Anti-Creative Records!

We’re partnering up with the Indianapolis punk band Iafrate (and the website HockeyPunx) to bring you a free digital EP. Iafrate‘s “Summer 2011 EP” is their first album.

If you’re not familiar with the band, but are familiar with other Anti-Creative Records bands, imagine the band imadethismistake has suddenly developed a chip on its shoulder, causing it to become a little more aggressive. What results is Iafrate.

Go download the album for free by entering the download code:
at the following website:

Because you are getting this release absolutely free, why not consider donating a couple bucks to charity in lieu of paying for the songs? The band recommends the charity Child’s Play.

Band News, The Future!

Rio de la Muerte’s Album Release CANCELLED.

This little bit of sad news is actually a little old, however was never officially announced on our site. Although Rio de la Muerte’s long awaited album “May All Great Things Be Everywhere Collection” was finally completed and mastered in early 2010, the album will not be released on Anti-Creative Records, or any other record label.

Rio de la Muerte

Rio de la Muerte

“May All Great Things Be Everywhere Collection”  was an album that was first announced in 2005. It suffered many delays and setbacks. That it was ever even finished after 5 years seems like a miracle, and that it won’t see the light of day, although heartbreaking, seems like a bitter,  fitting end for an album plagued by weird impediments.

This decision was primarily Rio’s, due to personal reasons. However, in a era were small DIY labels are all but obsolete, Anti-Creative didn’t have the means to release this would-be emotional and beautiful album in a way that would do it justice. Therefore the decision is agreed to be one that is unfortunate, but ultimately better for both parties.

I’m not sure how much of Rio’s take on this I’m at liberty to share with the world, but I do want to share some of his thoughts on the issue. Below is an excerpt from an email exchange we shared. Please note that the excerpt is intentionally brief out of respect for Rio’s privacy.

…It’s been so long since I’ve made it and I just don’t feel the same things I did then.   My creative work has changed so much that the Rio de la Muerte project feels pretty dead to me right now.  In fact, I  played the last Rio de la Muerte show for a select group of my friends in Sarasota before leaving Florida.  Now when I perform musically it will be under the name of Riol Vida (as in “real life”).  I’m not really sure what the future of my music is going to be as of right now….

I’d like to point out that there are no hard feelings that led to or arose from this decision. The album is not being canceled due to any conflict or disagreements between Rio and Anti-Creative. We wish him the best, and we’ll keep you informed of anything we hear should Rio decide to work his way back into the music world.

Band News, Random Wackiness, Shit For Sale

Saw Wheel Record Photos

On his blog, RJ posted some pictures of the recently released Saw Wheel album. Check out the pictures below, and then head on over to our catalog to get a copy for yourself!

Band News, Shit For Sale

SAW WHEEL Seven Inch Now Available!

The 7″ announced previously is finally available! Saw Wheel (RJ — fromerly from One Reason — and friends) has been described as honest and sad but hopeful, country-influenced, punk rock with raspy vocals. Previously, the band has released records, CDs, and demos on No Idea Records, Plan-It-X Records, among others. This is their first “electric” record. This is a joint release from Anti-Creative Records and Covert Coercion Records!

view our catalog now to buy it (you can also buy it from Covert Coercion).


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New 7″ record from Saw Wheel coming soon!

Anti-Creative is very excited to be releasing a new 7-inch from Saw Wheel. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Saw Wheel, who you might have heard on a split album with Ghost Mice years back, or numerous full lengths and other projects since then. With the help of our good friends Cover Coercion Records, Anti-Creative will be putting Saw Wheel on wax, and for the very first time  Saw Wheel will be blasting electric! We’ll have this out as soon as possible, and definitely in time for THE FEST 8. Saw Wheel is all set and ready to record, we’ll keep you up to date.

For more Anti-Creative news, check out our Summer 2009 newsletter posted on the Plan-It-X message board (and other places).

Band News

Defiance, Ohio self-release a new digital album, benefit for The Icarus Project

Defiance, Ohio just posted the digital download for their Songs for the Icarus Project. The album is a benefit, and available for a sliding-scale donation. You can download the files and support the Icarus Project at After you donate, click on “Return to Merchant” to get a download page.

1. The Reason
2. You Are Loved
3. Everyone Else on the Other Side
4. Cigarettes

The donation amount will be your choice ($2-$50) and 100% of the donation will go to the icarus project.

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Site News.

NOTE: if you pre-ordered a Operation: Cliff Clavin/The Max Levine Ensemble gsplit, scroll down to the area in red – very important information!

It’s sure been a while.

Sorry for the lack of updates, kids. I’v been busy, and then I was in Bloomington, Indiana for a week catching great shows and hanging out with great people. But now I’m back, and I realize I have some work to do. Here’s the buzz –

I started to realize this week that my One Reason/Defiance, Ohio 7″ stash is dwindling. I’m down to the wire. Only a few left. I will eventually repress, but I don’t know when that will be, so there mightbe a long absence without them. Also, when I repress, it will not be on the awesome looking coke-bottle green transparent vinyl. So if you want a copy of this very awesome looking, soon to be out-of-print indefinitely 7 inch, then I’d hurry up.

Speking of seven inches, the Operation: Cliff Clavin/The Max Levine Ensemble split should be in my mailbox very soon, and consequently, in your mailboxes as well. If you preordered one of these, please email me at to let me know you address (I don’t know what your living arrangements arem and some of you pre-ordered this a very long time in advance, so i want to make sure all my information is current). Even if you still live at the same place, email me anyway. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! email me your name, your address, and remind me if I owe you anythign else besides the Op:CC/tMLE split (did you order a CD too or anything?). If you do not do this and your ordered is delayed (or overlooked entirely), it is your own fault.

Also, I’d like to point out that I am no longer accepting pre-orders for that split. Stop sending them to me, please!

And speaking of splits, the Pretty Hot/Ghost Mice CD is still available and is amazing as hell. Get yours today and hear two of the greatest bands on one solid CD.