NEW AV OKUBO 7″ DROPS TODAY!

AV Okubo "Opium"

With physical record sales at an all time low the world over, we the mostly upstanding, quasi-entreprenurial people of Genjing Records are constantly looking for new and improved ways of ridding you, dear potential customer, of your hard earned cash. That’s (ostensibly) what decent, red blooded record labels do when it comes down to it, right?! Right. Well, during a recent, closed door brainstorming session, we figured out a sure fire way of pushing ourselves into the black for at least the remainder of the fiscal year! That’s right folks, you can now head over to our shop and purchase all of the Opium and Heroin you want! Wait a second, uhhhh, maybe I phrased that last statement incorrectly. Lemme clarify, Wuhan’s favorite genre-bending disco zombies sons, AV Okubo have hooked up with us to release a fancy-schmancy new, limited edition 7″ on kelly green and halloween orange vinyl which features a couple of tunes entitled, wait for it…Opium and Heroin. Okay, that’s better. Please retract any type of email to Interpol or the DEA or whomever that you began drafting in your head a couple of seconds ago, if you will. Thanks.

Continue reading NEW AV OKUBO 7″ DROPS TODAY!

FANZUI XIANGFA EUROPEAN TOUR GOSSIP

Fanzui Xiangfa 2014 European Tour

Listen up, Europe! We know heaps about you guys. Stuff like y’all never put enough ice in drinks and run around your “villages” and “high streets” with pockets full of gigantic coins that’re actually worth real money, like…savages! SAVAGES, I say! We also know you people are a continent with savagely good ears, too…and shitloads of hardcore fans who do it right – prolly more right than anywhere else on this miserable globe, actually! We like that side of your culture quite a bit – so much so, that we’re (literally) sending one of our/China’s brightest harshest your way for a whole 18 gigs – in 18 days, naturally.

Continue reading FANZUI XIANGFA EUROPEAN TOUR GOSSIP

All Dinged Up, an Interview with Joe Rankin

Big Red

After dropping the the Low Bow / Dinged Up split a couple weeks back those of us here at Genjing HQ haven’t been able to stop spontaneously humming the songs and quoting snippets of the lyrics to each other. We decided it was time to touch base with the Maryland based side of the split and man behind Dinged Up, the always affable Joe Rankin. Genjing Records founder Nevin Domer called up his high school friend to to chat about house shows, analog recording and to just generally catch up on mutual friends and the scene after well over a decade away.

Continue reading All Dinged Up, an Interview with Joe Rankin

BOOM! NEW SNAPLINE 7″ NOW AVAILABLE!

Snapline "Paper General"

This post is specifically crafted, designed, dedicated (insert similar adjective) to those of you who continually email us, on what seems like a daily basis, regarding the status of Beijing’s preeminent, dark, minimalist, industrial-leaning three piece, Snapline. Yes, they have new material! Yes, Paper General b/w Wasted is now available for purchase in our shop! Yes, it is everything you want from Snapline!

Continue reading BOOM! NEW SNAPLINE 7″ NOW AVAILABLE!

DUDE, WE INTERVIEWED “THE CRAW”!

Martin Crawford

Martin Crawford (aka The Craw) is the kind of DIY personality we love around here at Genjing. He skates, screen-prints and has roots the run deep with our very own GUIGUISUISUI, who’s latest 7”, The Court of Necro sports original artwork by none other than…wait for it, The Craw, himself! We dig Martin’s artwork so much, that we decided it best to investigate him a bit further in a little format known by most as an interview. As we found via J Date e-chat, The Craw is an extremely proactive, genuinely interesting dude, for a self proclaimed “moron”. Have a read below and see for yourself, why don’t ‘cha! Also, keep in mind that GUIGUISUISUI is currently out on tour promoting The Court of Necro throughout the wilds of Asia. Go see ‘em!

Continue reading DUDE, WE INTERVIEWED “THE CRAW”!

INTERVIEW: LOW BOW

Low Bow

As we’re sure all of you Netizens from Harbin to Helsinki are aware, our latest 7” release, now available for your eminent listening/purchasing pleasure over in our little ‘ol shop de jour, is a split between Beijing indie noise guys, Low Bow and sludgy Baltimore melodics, Dinged Up. In celebration of this must-own disc-o-wax we gave Richard and Michael the ‘ol interview treatment – the results of which you will find below. And here I just thought Low Bow were spending all of their time figuring out how to perfectly balance each and every piece of their live setup on a single skateboard for transportation around the Gulou neighbourhood here in the Red Capitol?!? Turns out there’s quite a bit happening in the complicated little lo-fi realm these gentlemen occupy. Go figure!

Continue reading INTERVIEW: LOW BOW

LOW BOW & DINGED UP JOIN FORCES FOR SPLIT 7″

Low Bow / Dinged Up split 7"

Remember when you were a kid and the Black Superman showed up out of basically nowhere and wanted to throw down with OG Red & Blue Superman? Sure you do. Even then, your tiny pre-pubescent mind knew there was deep shit going down in some of those hectic, illustration heavy pages dotted with that familiar, scented ink. Well, we here at Genjing Records World HQ Beijing China kinda have a similar type thing-a-ma-jig going on here with our newest foray into the world of unleashing seven inch in diameter slabs of wax into the world at large, your home, or local record store.. One thing we know for certain, dear reader, is Beijing based, reverb-saturated, indie blues soothsayers Low Bow and Baltimore math centric sludge-poppers Dinged Up do indeed have quite a bit in common, or at least a couple of things, that is:

Continue reading LOW BOW & DINGED UP JOIN FORCES FOR SPLIT 7″

“The Court Of King Necro” Release Tour

GUIGUISUISUI "The Court Of King Necro" Release Tour

After completing a successful jaunt through NE China, Korea and Japan, GUIGUISUISUI and his Hydeian split personality King Necro are back on Chinese shores for a homecoming run, culminating in four big record release shows. Dann is bringing his demonic punk-blues roadshow to every tiny village and hamlet up and down the east coast in an effort to spread the gospel of his dark lord so don’t miss your chance to spazz out with him, or just stand there with your jaw on the floor, and when you recover be sure to snag a copy of “The Court Of King Necro” for your own.

Full dates below the jump…

Continue reading “The Court Of King Necro” Release Tour

Sensitive Words: Interview With Tony Cheung

Sensitive Word Postcards

We’ve received heaps of praise for the cover of our recent split 7” between Beijing’s Carsick Cars and Minneapolis’ Flavor Crystals, and rightly so! The stunning original work was done by up-and-coming Guangzhou artist Sensitive Word. In order to present the man behind the pen we caught up with Tony Cheung, aka Sensitive Word, to ask about his work, life in south China and the relationship between art and music.

Continue reading Sensitive Words: Interview With Tony Cheung

Happy GUIGUISUISUI Record Release Day!

That’s right lovers of art damaged lo-fi troubadours, Beijing based one man DIY punk/blues/horror extremist GUIGUISUISUI (aka Dann Gaymer)’s latest exploration of auditory evil incarnate can now be yours courtesy of us, the mostly congenial, semi-well mannered mens and womens of Genjing Records!

Continue reading Happy GUIGUISUISUI Record Release Day!