Shea Stadium and Exploding In Sound Records Team Up for Live Archives Benefit Album

April 16, 2017


artwork by Mike Quigley. official vinyl art to be revealed soon.


Shea Stadium and EIS Records Announce “Exploding In Sound: Live at Shea Stadium” Benefit Compilation

Vinyl and cassette set to include 24 different bands from EIS past and present with all proceeds donated to Shea 

Remixed and remastered from the Shea archives

This summer, Exploding In Sound Records will be releasing Exploding In Sound: Live at Shea Stadium, a collection of live performances handpicked from the DIY venue’s extensive archive of live shows. The LP + cassette combined will feature tracks from 24(!) different bands, all of whom have both played at Shea Stadium and released music on the label. The compilation will include EIS bands both past (Porches, LVL UP, Palehound, Krill) and present (Pile, Ovlov, Baked, Big Ups) culled from shows dating as far back as 2012. You can see the full lists of artists below!

After Shea was forced to close it’s doors last month, the venue launched a Kickstarter campaign to help with their effort to reopen. These records will be offered as limited edition rewards from now until the end of the campaign on 4/20. While the venue reached it’s fundraising goal in less than a day, all parties involved are well aware that the road to returning is still a fairly uncertain one with unexpected costs at every turn. In the true spirit of DIY ethos, this record is a way not only to help raise money to sustain Shea, but to show the importance and the impact that these intersecting communities have had on each other. There is a tremendous amount of love and respect between these two factions, who have always worked tirelessly in the name of a thriving underground music scene in NYC and beyond.

A long time coming, this also marks the first live compilation of it’s kind (in physical format) from the venue or the label. The recordings were remixed by the venue’s founder Adam Reich, who has overseen Shea’s massive archive of show recordings from the past eight years.

In such heavy times, it’s more important now than ever that communities stick together! Support Shea (and your local DIY venues around the globe) and the excellent artists and labels who are responsible for bringing you all of the music you love.

Exploding In Sound: Live at Shea Stadium
features live recordings from:

Fat History Month
Big Ups
Two Inch Astronaut
Grass Is Green
Lost Boy ?
Bethlehem Steel
Kal Marks
J&L Defer
Jackal Onasis
& more

Pre-Order via Shea Stadium’s Kickstarter campaign until 4/20. After that you can find it at Exploding In Sound Records’ store.

Shea Stadium:
Official Site

Exploding In Sound Records:
Official Site

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