The Cardboard Swords hit the West Coast!

Posted on December 9th, 2016

The Cardboard Swords are heading out to the West Coast for the first time next month! Check out the dates below:

1/7 Quad Cities @ The Island

1/8 Ames @ The Record Mill

1/9 Omaha @ Milk Run

1/10 Denver @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

1/11 Colorado Springs @ Weathertop

1/12 Laramie @ Babe Haus

1/13 Salt Lake City @ The Underground

1/14 Boise @ The Olympic

1/15 Seattle @ TBA

1/16 Portland @ TBA

1/17 Sacramento @ The Colony

1/18 San Francisco @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall

1/19 Fresno @ Dynamite Vinyl

1/20 Orange County @ OC DIY

1/21 San Diego @ Normal Records

1/22 Las Vegas @ TBA

1/23 Phoenix @ Rebel Lounge

1/24 Albuquerque @ Duke City Sound

1/25 Oklahoma City @ Power House

1/26 Kansas City @ TBA

1/27 St Louis @ Foam

1/28 Chicago @ SubT Downstairs

Read a neat little story at Substream Magazine:

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Posted on November 23rd, 2016

Happy Black Friday errr Thanksgiving,

Welcome to our craziest sale of all time. Take HALF OFF EVERYTHING IN OUR STORE (with the exception of the 4 specials that are on sale all the time- 10 for 10 CDs, random records, etc.). THIS SALE INCLUDES DISTRO. You can get all your holiday shopping done right here, right now! We've never had such a ridiculous sale! WHAT, YOU WANT MORE?! Well, ok. How about all digital via our Bandcamp is FREE/PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT?! Ok, ok, geez. BUY EVERYTHING! But hurry, because this sale only lasts through Cyber Monday at midnight. No code needed, just buy, buy, buy!!!!

Love your friends at CYLS. Happy Holidays!

CYLS Weekly Super Sale- The Cardboard Swords "S/T"

Posted on November 16th, 2016

After a couple weeks off, we are proud to bring you back this week's CYLS Weekly Super Sale! A little over a year ago, we released The Cardboard Swords debut S/T LP. and we are still bumping it to this day. If you love bands like The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball, Something Corporate Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, then this is the album for you!

Vinyl $8/CD $4/FREE download for one week! Sale runs until midnight Wednesday for this one:



CYLS Weekly Super Sale- Certain People I Know: S/T

Posted on October 25th, 2016

Another week, another good CYLS Super Sale. Get Certain People I Know's S/T album for only $8 on vinyl/$2 on CD/Free download!

Certain People I Know features members of Braid, Hey Mercedes, Lifted Bells, The City On Film and more! So yes, it's a super group! It's also super good, so get it for cheap while you can!



CYLS Weekly Super Sale: American Thunder Band- Neither Here Nor Thayer

Posted on October 20th, 2016

Apologies for the late CYLS Weekly Sale, it's been a busy week! This week's sale is for American Thunder Band's "Neither Here Nor Thayer" which is HALF OFF! $7.50 get you a copy of this jammer on vinyl. And hey- it's also a FREE download too! Sale runs until Monday at midnight.

Here is a short bio for those of you who don't know ATB: If you’ve been a listener for a long time, you might have known American Thunder Band as “Texas Instruments” before the calculator company and the group’s namesake decidedly sent a cease-and-desist order to change the band name. It’s probably because they couldn’t handle the raw power machine that is now known as American Thunder Band. No worries, fellow music listener- the name change didn’t change their brash and angular sonic delivery, gutsy vocals, or bad-ass attitudes. Your loss, calculator company. ATB would have been the best spokesmen money could buy.

Pick it up here: