Welcome Recreation Drugs to the party!

Posted on August 20th, 2015

We here at CYLS are very pleased to welcome Recreational Drugs to the roster!

Anyone can tell you that being in an instrumental band better mean you are damn good at your instrument and creative enough to compensate for the lack of the vocals. The good news is Recreational Drugs pass with flying colors- which should be of no surprise, given the resume of Matthew Frank (Their/They're/There , Lifted Bells) and Josh Sparks ( Into It. Over It.Former Thieves). Still, in this project they really shine, with movement after movement of contemplative and thoughtful guitar layers and drums that fit together like a puzzle. Recreational Drugs is not a band you just put on in the background to study-on the contrary, Recreational Drugs is a band you stop everything else to study. Think Ghosts and Vodka meets Unwed Sailor.

We will be releasing the debut EP from Recreational Drugs late this year. Details coming soon.

Catch the band at their very first show ever, this Saturday at Quenchers in their hometown of Chicago, IL: https://www.facebook.com/events/417333788451528/

Happy one year anniversary to Empire! Empire!'s You Will Eventually Be Forgotten!

Posted on August 19th, 2015

Today is the one year anniversary of empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)'s "You Will Eventually Be Forgotten". To celebrate, we are having a one day sale only, alongside our friends Topshelf Records.

Get the LP for just $10 or the CD for $5, get the (paperback) version of Ribbon for just $5.

This is also the last day of our new website sale, so use the code ABOUTTIME until midnight to get 15% off any non-sale, non-preorder item. Which is pretty much everything!

Go get it, but don't wait! All the sales end today.

Stream a new track from the Dowsing "Still Don't Care" cassette tape at Half Cloth! Pre-order it in our store!

Posted on August 14th, 2015

Dowsing is back with their second discography tape.  The second volume "Still Don't Care" features acoustic songs, demos, rarities, and outtakes from their latest LP, "I Don't Even Care Anymore".  The cassette spans a mighty 27 tracks, with plenty of cool and different versions that eventually ended up on their sophomore LP.  The official cassette release date  is 9/18.

You can head over to Half Cloth to stream one of the new tracks, with the charming title of "IDECA Butt Fast".  With a title like that, it has to be good: http://www.halfcloth.com/premiere-dowsing-ideca/

Then come straight back here to pre-order the sucker.  Or just order it first, then listen.  C'mon, you know it's good!

Grab some other CYLS goods at 15% off with the code "ABOUTTIME" while you are at it.

Welcome to the brand new Count Your Lucky Stars website! Let's celebrate with a sale!

Posted on August 12th, 2015

It's here!  It's finally here!  We have a new website!  We've been building this sucker for a long, long time, and we are so proud to finally present it to you.  It's clean, it's sparkly, it's everything you want and need to know about CYLS.  You can check out our entire roster- from current, alumni, and affiliated, complete with pictures, bios, and links to all their social networking sites.  You can see every release we've ever done, complete with pressing info, track listing (both digital and vinyl), and links to all the places you can buy, download, and stream them.  We even have a page with all of the out-of-print releases!  

That's not all!  You can listen to nearly every song from the product page in the store.  You can purchase the digital download of nearly every release, even if the physical is long gone.  You want to see our bands live?  All of our current roster are listed on our "Tour" section, so you can see when they are coming to your town.  You can watch your favorite CYLS music video, or if you are feeling saucy, you can watch them ALL AT ONCE!  

We've also got a new mailing list, so if want to get in on the news and exclusive sales, sign up now.  We've moved over a portion of our old mailing list, but try and sign up for the new one regardless if you were on the old one.  It' s at the footer of the page, so keep scrolling after you finish reading this.  

Think we're finished?  Heck no!  You can now access this page via countyourluckystars.net as well as the classic cylsrecords.com.  It feels good typing the new one, give it a whirl.

We are so excited to finally be able to share this with you.  Welcome to a new era, welcome to a new CYLS.  

As for the sale, we are giving everybody 15% off!  Just enter "ABOUTTIME" at check-out.  Bask in the glory that is our new website and by great records at the same time!

We want to extend the warmest of thanks to Zack Parr, who is chiefly responsible for making this webpage fantastic and functional.  He poured countless hours into this and it shows.  He runs a record label with his girlfriend called Have Fun Records, and we'd really appreciate you taking a minute and heading over to their website to check out the great releases they have put out. Havefunrecords.org.  In fact, they are having the same sale right now- same code.  The other goofy label logo on the ad is the Have Fun cat. Thanks, Zack!