Mike Watt, (whose massive resume spans from the Minutemen and fIREHOSE to the Stooges) seems to have an endless supply of new, interesting projects, which find him collaborating with an eclectic group of musicians across a variety of genres. On one of his newer projects, Ocampo, Ocampo + Watt, he teams up with Devin and Renata Ocampo. Devin hails from Dischord band The Effects. The trio performed together for the first time at DC venue The Black Cat’s 25th anniversary show. Their debut 7” was previously released for Record Store Day 2019, and is now widely available. Half of the pressing, randomly shipped, comes on electric blue color vinyl, the other half in standard black vinyl.
B1 Better Than a Dirtnap
1969 (Parts I & II): A Tribute To Scott Asheton (Color is RANDOM between Black & Yellow/Blue)
The Bobblymen EP (Light Blue/Black 7")
Ball-Hog Or Tugboat? 2x Black Vinyl
- Ball-Hog or Tugboat? 180gram 2xLP
Ball-Hog or Tugboat? is the debut solo album from bass legend Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Stooges). Watt recruited an all-star group of musicians to participate in the recording. This 20th anniversary pressing is the first since the original release, and it sounds better than ever. The pressing is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. The album comes on two 180g LPs, pressed at Pallas in Germany.
Contemplating The Engine Room 2x Black Vinyl
Hyphenated Man Black Vinyl
Twenty-six years after The Minutemen's landmark Double Nickels on the Dime, Watt returns to the familiar punk and jazz influenced sound he and his band made famous. This time, it's more refined and more mature without lacking any of the energy or urgency of yesteryear. Hyphenated-Man features thirty songs in 47 minutes with Watt on bass, his deep baritone singing melodies and reciting spoken word while the Missingmen (Raul Morales and Tom Watson) wail on drums and guitar.