Thu Aug 5, 11:52 PM
It’s Bandcamp Day, and definitely time for a new cover from Smallpox. This week’s cover is the band’s take on “Caribou,” by The Pixies. Despite the fact that we know he’s a Pixies fan, when we asked Dan about this one, here’s what he said:
Sun Jul 25, 04:38 PM
Check out “Drive” and “Eyes Without A Face,” the latest in the yearlong project from Smallpox called The Covers Album. We’ve been adding a new cover song to this ever-expanding album every other week (or so), and we’re up to 16 now. You can buy them for a buck each, or you can get every one of them (including the ones we’ll be adding as the year progresses) for $18. EIGHTEEN DOLLARS!
Go here: https://dromedaryrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-covers-album
Fri Jul 9, 11:47 AM
The latest from Cathedral Ceilings, I’m A Band!, premieres today over at New Noise Magazine.
Quick bursts of heavy pop, you can pick it up on the digital format of your choice, or, if you act quickly, you can snag a limited-edition lathe-cut 7”, here
Fri Jul 2, 11:04 AM
It’s summertime, and there can’t be anything more summery than two blasts of power pop from Cathedral Ceilings. We’re happy to announce the pre-order of I’m A Band, the band’s second single.
The single is out July 9. Preorder yours today here
Thu Jul 1, 04:24 PM
We missed a week of covers from Smallpox due to various busy-related issues. So this week we’ll bring you TWO different covers – one, of the Bruce Springsteen classic “I’m On Fire,” and a second, of Peter Gabriel’s “Red Rain.”
Listen to both tracks here. You can buy them for a dollar each, or you can buy the whole album for $18, and get the covers (there are 14 as of now) as we upload them every other week, plus the bonus tracks that we add from time to time.
Fri Jun 11, 09:44 AM
The latest track from Smallpox’ Covers Album is a cover of the Ryan Adams song “Come Pick Me Up.” Click to read more about the genesis of this cover from Daniel Smith.
Thu May 20, 11:47 PM
The eleventh track we’re offering as part of The Covers Album by Smallpox is a reimagining of the 1985 track “Voices Carry,” by ‘Til Tuesday (one of our favorite songs as well).
You can get “Voices Carry” for just one dollar here, or pick up the entire album for $18 and have immediate access to each song as we upload them every other week (plus extras).
Wed May 5, 11:48 AM
New Noise magazine was kind enough to premiere the video for “Snowglobe,” by Sugar Fight, calling the track “a wistful meditation on leaving the city, with melancholy that is belied by a joyful pop-punk melody and walls of guitar.”
You can read their comments here
Mon Apr 26, 03:39 PM
We’re thrilled to announce our first project with musicians from New York’s Hudson Valley: a brand-new single by Sugar Fight.
You can learn more about the project by clicking the photo, or just preorder the disc now at our webstore
Fri Apr 23, 10:28 AM
A brand-new installment in the Smallpox covers project, plus Al from Dromedary shares some memories of Joe Jackson’s early records, his later records, and the band’s re-interpretation of the elevator classic. Listen here
Tue Apr 20, 12:54 AM
Every once in a while we enjoy springing an unannounced release on you, so here’s a cool piece of psych from some of New Jersey’s indie rock royalty – Psych-O-Positive, whose new psychedelic single “Gummy Bear” is available today on limited-edition lathe-cut 7” and all digital formats via our webstore.
Fri Apr 9, 01:31 PM
This week’s Smallpox cover is their version of the Dead Milkmen’s “Dean’s Dream.”
You can download it for a buck here – or buy the whole album, with a new download every other week, for $18.
Fri Apr 2, 11:21 AM
When Jeff Hersch shared his first Civic Mimic release, it blew us away to the point where we almost immediately asked if he’d be into doing something on Dromedary. Deep Clean is the result of that initial discussion. Three outstanding songs that showcase the angsty, math-punk of Glazer but with a more angular edge. It’s available now in all digital and streaming formats, but we highly recommend the limited-edition lathe-cut 7”. Just be sure to pick it up quickly, because we don’t repress lathe-cuts – when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Thu Apr 1, 11:57 AM
Big Takeover premieres the new track “New Paint” by Civic Mimic, from the Deep Clean single, which is out TOMORROW on all digital formats, plus limited-edition lathe-cut 7”.
Check it out here
Sun Mar 28, 04:28 PM
This week’s Smallpox cover is a song that virtually everybody likes.
It’s “Don’t Change,” originally recorded by INXS.
Stream it here, where you can buy the download for a dollar or the entire year’s worth of covers – so far, seven – for $18, and have immediate access as we upload them.
Thu Mar 18, 05:33 PM
We’re thrilled to announce the latest installment in our limited-edition lathe-cut picture disc series: Deep Clean, by Civic Mimic. It’s a three-song picture disc! You can preorder it now, and we’d suggest you get one quick, because they’re super limited with no re-presses – and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Fri Mar 12, 04:56 PM
If you’ve been following along, you know that since the beginning of the year, we’ve been releasing a new cover song by Smallpox every other week, which we are offering for a dollar each, or for $18 for the entire album, imaginatively called The Covers Album.
We can promise you that there will be some surprises, and this week’s cover is one of them: Olivia Newton-John’s “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” popularized on the soundtrack to the movie Grease.
Sun Feb 28, 01:30 AM
We’re a couple days late with this one, but the latest cover from Smallpox is a haunting version of “Tea in the Sahara,” originally recorded by The Police. Thus far, the covers they’ve chosen have been all over the map, but a Police cover seemed, well, the least likely. Except that they’re Daniel Smith’s favorite band.
Enjoy the cover here.
Fri Feb 12, 12:32 PM
If you told us we’d be releasing a cover of “Daydream Believer” at any point, well…
And yet here we are, this week’s cover from the Smallpox Covers Album project is exactly that – Daniel Smith’s take on the Monkees’ classic. Dan says “For a minute, try to forget that The Monkees were the original corporate boy band. Forget that without the cheesy television show, they were just another cheap imitation of The Beatles. Forget that they didn’t write or record their own songs. Or even play their own instruments.”
Fri Feb 5, 12:00 PM
We are thrilled to release “Broken Glass,” the latest single by our friends Speed the Plough.
Another beautiful song from their wildly inventive series of monthly singles that they’ve released during the pandemic, this one featuring vocal contributions from Mayssa Jallad (Safar), guitar from Matt Davis (Campfire Flies, The Thousand Pities), and bass from Dan Francia.
Thu Feb 4, 10:02 AM
Daniel Smith, former bass player in Shirk Circus is the driving force behind Smallpox. As part of a series of covers we are releasing throughout 2021, Smallpox chose to record the Shirk Circus song “#10 (Under Acme)”, which we are releasing today as a free download. Click here to read Dan’s remembrance of Shirk Circus.
Fri Jan 29, 05:15 PM
We’re thrilled to announce the amazing next installment of our lathe-cut 7” series: “Broken Glass,” by New Jersey chamber-pop veterans Speed the Plough. Featuring guest vocals by Mayssa Jallad of the Beirut-based band Safar, we’ll be releasing it on limited-edition lathe-cut 7” and through both the Dromedary and Speed the Plough Bandcamp pages. It’s available for preorder now, with a February 5 release. Like all our lathe-cuts, this is a limited edition release with no re-presses: once they’re gone, they’re gone, so get your copy quick!
Fri Jan 29, 11:12 AM
The latest installment in the Smallpox series of covers is “Driver 8,” an outstanding take on the classic R.E.M. song. Guitarist/vocalist Daniel Smith explains his love of the song.
You can stream the song here where it is available for download for just one dollar. The full album, imaginatively titled The Covers Album, is available for $18 and gets you a new download every other week, plus a few extras throughout the year.
Fri Jan 15, 11:25 AM
The first track from the yearlong covers project by Smallpox, an aggressive version of Tears For Fears’ “Mad World,” is out today. The track was written by Roland Orzabal and originally appears on the 1983 Tears For Fears album The Hurting. You probably know it best because of the Michael Andrews/Gary Jules cover that appeared on the soundtrack to the film Donnie Darko in 2001.
Thu Jan 14, 12:24 PM
Smallpox is an open-ended, modern rock collaborative formed in 2019, featuring former members of Cupid and Psyche, Shirk Circus, The 65’s and The Subway Surfers.
Smallpox has been building a small library of excellent cover songs, and we feel like they deserve to be heard. 2020 was a miserable year by just about all accounts – heading into 2021, we all want a return to something familiar, something less, well, tense.