1-2-3-4 GO! IS RELEASING THE NEW BUZZCOCKS ALBUM "THE WAY"!

We are incredibly honored to announce that we will be releasing the new Buzzcocks album "The Way" here in North America. The Way is the follow up to 2006's Flat - Pack Philosophy LP and is the band's ninth studio album since their formation in Manchester in 1976. These 10 tracks penned by the groups long standing core of Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle were recorded this year in London, and were produced by the band and Dave M Allen (best known for his production work with The Cure, Depeche Mode and Neneh Cherry). The album packs the same classic UK pop punk punch you've known them for over nearly four decades. The album will be available digitally on October 10th 2014 with physical releases to follow on November 18th 2014. Pre-order the physical releases now in our webstore and listen to the song "It's Not You" now on soundcloud HERE!

 

 

Help us preserve our all ages venue and expand!

Happy New Year everyone!

        Hope everyone made it through safe and sound! There's big changes afoot here at 1-2-3-4 Go! that we want to tell you about....

      1-2-3-4 Go! is actually in a bit of bind at the moment. We have completely tapped out our current store front once again and we're starting to overflow. The store desperately needs more space for records and we also want to give people more of what they've been looking for here; Turntables, Needles, an expanded book/zine section, etc. We have been racking our brains to try and figure out how to come up with the space to accomodate all this in our existing store. Up until a few weeks ago the only option seemed to be to take up some of the show space. Something we really don't want to do because wants you start chipping away at it, it won't be long before it's all gone.

      Then a miracle of sorts happened. A few weeks ago we were told our next door neighbors would be leaving and we could take a section of their space for an expansion. The catch is that we need to take the space by February 1st or it would go to someone else. As a small business with employees to take care of and regular bills to pay we don't tend to have a lot of extra expansion capital on hand, especially on short notice. So we come to you, the good people who have supported us all these years and ask for you to join us in bringing the store to this next level and to continue to offer the great music and art we have been in our venue space.


In order to complete this expansion we need to do the following;
•Knock out the adjoining wall.
•Paint the interior and exterior to match our existing space
•All new lighting that will stretch the length of both spaces.
•Build additional custom fixtures; record bins, shelving etc.
•Purchase new product; Records, books, supplies, turntables etc.
•Purchase new Mic's, Cords and Stands for the venue.
•Close the store for 7 to 14 days (oof!)

Our plan is to have our Grand Re-Opening on March 15th to coincide with our 6th anniversary. We will have a sale during the day and a private event from 7pm to 10pm with food, drinks and music for supporters who come in at the $50 and above level who RSVP.

Whenever we expand or renovate we only use local independent artists and craftsmen so the money you give us not only helps us but carries right on through to the rest of the community.

What do you get in all of this besides the satisfaction of helping us grow? Mighty good question! We'd never ask for anything without wanting to give you something back. We've got a variety of Perks for every support level. Check out the list at the link below. There's something cool at every level!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/605539/wdgi/4279084

Anything you can give is HUGELY appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and here's to bigger and better new years for everyone!

BLACK FRIDAY/SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Anything going on at 1-2-3-4 Go! for these days? THERE IS! Friday we'll be open at 10am and all used items are 15% off! We'll have a ton of exclusive releases on hand as always. Saturday we're switching things up and all new items are 10% off. Tell your friends! Bring a date! Reunite with old school chums! Get something for your mom! Buy two things for yourself! Just get down here on November 29th and 30th!
 

HARD SKIN "WE ARE THE WANKERS" SHIPPING NOW!

After an unfortunate production delay due to a defect the new Hard Skin single so is shipping now! We're did 200 on fluorescent pink vinyl for mail order/in store pick up only and the rest are on Black. The 7" features an alternate version of "Two Bob Cunt", "Fuck It" (previously unreleased) and "We Are The Wankers" (previously released in Japan).  ORDER HERE

1-2-3-4 GO! WELCOMES TWIN STEPS TO THE FAMILY!

We are very proud to announce that Twin Steps are official members of the 1-2-3-4 Go! Records family now! We fell head over heals in love with their truly impressive live show and uncanny ability to infuse elements of classic soul, pop, and experimental rock 'n' roll. Fans of surfy guitar licks, syrupy '60's pop melodies with intricate drum beats, and yelping harmonies need apply!

To kick things off we've got a brand new 7" single called "Plague Songs" coming out August 13th and a very limited cassette release that has  the two songs from the 7" paired with their 10" EP "Serial Parade" and a special unreleased bonus track to boot! Both are available for pre-order now in our webstore by clicking this handy if a bit long link http://www.1234gorecords.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=73You can also stream both tracks from the single and do a digital pre-order over on BandCamp by going to this link http://1234gorecords.bandcamp.com/album/twin-steps-plague-songs .

 Twin Steps are also headed out on a national tour that kicks off here in Oakland on July 24th! Do not miss them if they are coming through your town. They do not disappoint! Some of these dates will be filled in over the next week. We'll keep you updated or you can check out they're facebook page over at https://www.facebook.com/Twinstepss

WED 7/24 - Oakland, CA @ The Uptown w/ Creepers https://www.facebook.com/events/1388693954680811/

THUR 7/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Church of Fun w/ Michael Vidal + Mothers of Gut

FRI 7/26 - Long Beach, CA @ HOUSE SHOW! w/ Peg + Gorgeous + Wild Pack of Canaries

SAT 7/27 - Phoenix, AZ @ TRUNKSPACE w/ ST RANGER + Bear State + Webbs + Packrat https://www.facebook.com/events/212378112245443/

SUN 7/28 - ABQ, NM @ GOLD HAUS!

MON 7/29 - Denton, TX @ Andy's w/ Cleanup

TUES 7/30 - Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain w/ Boyfrndz + Party Girl (members of the Carrots)

WED 7/31 - Houston @ Dean's w/ B L A C K I E + more

THUR 8/1 - Montevallo, AL @ Eclipse Coffee & Books w/ Eleven Year Old + more

FRI 8/2 - New Orleans, LA @ Cirlce Bar w/ Bipoloriod + Natural Blonde

SAT 8/3 - Athens, GA @ Birdhouse Noun Factory w/ Black Moon + Future Ape Tapes

SUN 8/4 - Nashville, TN @ Cafe Co Co's w/ The Prophet Nathan + Child Brides

https://www.facebook.com/events/287853811361503/

MON 8/5 - Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza

TUES 8/6 - Arlington, VA @ CD CELLAR w/ Flower Girl

WED 8/7 - Philadelphia, PA - TBA

THUR 8/8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn w/ Alan Watts

FRI 8/9 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Ho_se w/ Alaskas

SAT 8/10 - Buffalo, NY - BUFFALO DIY FEST

SUN 8/11 - Ann Arbor / Detroit, MI - TBA

MON 8/12 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Today's Hits + Kansas Bible Company

TUES 8/13 - Omaha, NE / Des Moines, IA - TBA

WED 8/14 - Denver, CO @ The Meadowlark w/ Rubedo + TBA

THUR 8/15 - Las Vegas, NV - TBA

FRI 8/16 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA

SAT 8/17 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA

SAT 8/24 - Oakland, CA HOMECOMING SHOW TBA w/ Wide Streets(LA) + Michael Vidal (Abe Vigoda)

TWO NEW ZERO BOYS SINGLES

We're extremely proud to announce that we're releasing TWO Zero Boys 7"s in June. The first is a reissue of their KBD stone classic "Livin' In The 80's". Still one of the most sought after singles in all of US punk history, routinely  fetching $600 to  $800. Zero Boys came from what most in the early punk world would consider absolutely nowhere, Indiana. On the strength of their self released debut 7" (Livin' In The 80's) and their Nimrod Records issued debut LP (Vicious Circle) they broke through that land locked and corn bordered land in to the consciousness of every self respecting punk at the time and that still echoes today. Secretly Canadian reissued Vicious Circle as well as a compilation of rare early material on the "History Of..." LP a few years back making the bulk of their early catalog available again. With their blessing we're batting a little clean up by making this classic single available again on the format it was intended to be heard on.

You can stream this one over at BANDCAMP or order it directly from us at OUR WEBSTORE.

The second single contains the first new Zero Boys material in 20 years! Pairs nicely    with the "Livin' In The 80's" reissue in terms of speed and tone    exhibiting the more KBD punk rock and roll tendancies of that very    early period rather than the speed and angst of the Vicious Circle.    A great return to early form!

You can stream, download and pre-order the vinyl HERE or HERE. We did 100 on Yellow for this as well and 400 copies on Black.

The band is taking these songs and their classics on tour this summer including several dates with Night Birds! They're starting with the South and East Coast with the West to follow soon.


July 12th Newport KY @ The New South Gate House

Aug 23rd Columbus OH @ Ace of Cups w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 24th Cleveland OH @ Now That's Class w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 25th Pittsburgh PA @ Bevedere's - Skull Fest 5 w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 26th Richmond VA @ Strange Matter w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 27th Baltimore MD @ Ottobar w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 28th NJ @ TBA w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 29th NYC @ Europa w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 30th Hartford CT @ TNT w/ NIGHT BIRDS
Aug 31st Philadelphia PA @ Voltage w/ NIGHT BIRDS