Lion's Care Recordings

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Batt Lion / David Bay Leaf split 7″ now available!

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Lion’s Care Recordings’ first vinyl release, out at last, and we couldn’t be more proud. Side A. kicks off with the most low key of supergroups, Akron / Kent, Ohio’s DAVID BAY LEAF. Featuring the vocal and bass work of Robert Glen Ledyard III(RADAR SECRET SERVICE), the baritone guitar of Gabe Schray(HOUSEGUEST), and “Sexual” Scott Davidson(SEXUAL TENSION, former record store operator, dog owner) on drums, these two tracks alleviate the need for sparkles. Tribalistic dance beats hook and nail the bass lines, written by Robert as a cross punctuation to his dreamings of useless detectives and lack of desire to jet ski. Too bad. Rob on a jet ski would sparkle. Schray’s work here is what really makes this haunt– sparse, otherworldly, melodic, melodramatic– the baritone guitar wielded not as a gimmick, but a deeper cut.  “I don’t really mind being left in the dark. Don’t tell me your secrets. It just makes my life hard.” — R. Glen Led III.

Flip it over and BATT LION also has something grand to offer. Record collection fuzz from the planet Youngstown, Ohio, with surf tones meeting up with thick, Mudhoney-esque riffage– Roky fronting UFO, PAGANS and Gordon Lightfoot… “Part Earth”. “Witch’s Wheel” barf stars its way through a nightmare of wah-wah pretend to end at a completely physical riff. The drive train moves here as bass drops, amplifiers gargle, Stratocasters glide, and beauticians swell to the rafters of the sick church.

Hand silk screened cover, random color vinyl courtesy of Gotta’ Groove (Cleveland, Ohio), hand folded, glued insert, 4 songs plus download code that contains and additional two tracks. What a deal. Also, the other Lion’s Care releases are on sale! for a short time. All releases can be ordered here, for now.


There has been a terror of shows since last posting for BATT LION, DAVID BAY LEAF, FISHWIVES. I would especially like to thank FILMSTRIP for playing our record release show and not even accepting money for it, Joe Stilson and all who made Pabstolutely happen this year, plus all the bands. And then this past weekend, the MOON HAIRY / RADAR SECRET SERVICE / BATT LION show was awesome. Thanks JFK and Louie at the incomparable Royal Oaks, and thank you Aspasia, Billy and everyone at Cedar’s, too.

  • There has been a lot of effort put into upping the Lion’s Care distribution ante. If anyone can help with this feel free to contact me.
  • We want to hear more demos. The ones we got suck.
  • Things that might see the light of day this year: ULTRASPHINX 7″, RADAR SECRET SERVICE 7″, BATT LION 7″, SHEARED WING cassette. Also, some talk of older On / On Switch and Rock Action Records represses. A Rock Action box set has even been mentioned. Stay tuned.

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