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Cities In Dust by The Joy Thieves - A digital copy of The Joy Thieves' EP, Cities In Dust...FREE!

This 6-song, digital-only release features The Joy Thieves' version of the Siouxsie and the Banshees classic, Cities In Dust, as well as remixes of songs from This Will Kill That. Remixers include legendary producers John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Stabbing Westward, White Zombie) and Howie Beno (Ministry, Depeche Mode, Black Asteroid).

This Will Kill That by The Joy Thieves (deluxe, signed, edition CD)

The deluxe edition of the 'This Will Kill That' EP. Comes complete with unique artwork, a mini-poster signed by as many Joy Thieves as we can round-up, and two extra tracks. Edition of 250.

This Will Kill That by The Joy Thieves (CD)

The Joy Thieves killer debut on standard edition digipack CD.

This Will Kill That by The Joy Thieves (digital release)

A digital copy of The Joy Thieves' debut EP, This Will Kill That.

The End and the Beginning by Drownbeat - CD or download

From its inception, The End and the Beginning was meant to be the most hopeful and acoustic-sounding Drownbeat album yet, and that is exactly what it has become. Unlike the first two Drownbeat releases, which utilized many different songwriters and vocalists, The End and the Beginning was written by only two people: Dan Milligan and Bill Acuña of Chicago’s Despotic Hall of Fame. In addition, the lengthy list of performers was replaced with a small group of musicians, giving it a much more intimate and band-like feeling than the first two albums. And while it’s not necessarily a “concept album” in the traditional sense, the songs on the album are very tightly bound together with a common theme. The result is Drownbeat’s most consistent musical offering to date.

The Colors of the Night by Drownbeat - CD or download

Two years after the release of their debut album, To Be Something More, Drownbeat is back with their second full-length album, The Colors of the Night.

From the haunting, atmospheric sounds of ambient guitars melding with lonely keyboards to the steady pulsing electro bass, fans of To Be Something More will recognize many of the elements that originally defined the Drownbeat sound…however, The Colors of the Night was intentionally crafted to be a much tighter album than its predecessor.

Written in a very short span of time, The Colors of the Night deals with searching for simplicity and order in a world that is constantly threatening to become too complex to handle. Accordingly, the music on the album constantly ebbs and flows between simplicity and chaos, at times looming large enough to drown out the words of the voclists. All of the songs on the new album are obviously connected lyrically and thematically, but they are also quite literally connected together, creating an album that was crafted to be enjoyed much more as a whole, as opposed to individual pieces.

Drownbeat was formed by Chicago-area producer Dan Milligan in 2014, and it features a rotating cast of some of Chicago’s finest musicians and vocalists. Drawing from influences such as Massive Attack, NIN, Digital Daggers, Depeche Mode and Crosses, Drownbeat’s sound is strongly anchored in moody electronic music; however, the frequent use of live instruments expands the sound beyond the realm of simple electronica. A listen through Drownbeat’s catalog reveals layers of subtler influences, such as Slowdive, Porcupine Tree, The The, Zero-7, and at times, Dark Side of the Moon-era Pink Floyd.

There Is Light (single by Drownbeat) - MP3 download

Originally inspired by the 2017 Women's March in Washington DC, There Is Light was completed shortly after the recent events in Charlottesville. We are very proud of this song and everything it stands for...which is why we are giving it away for FREE!

To Be Something More by Drownbeat - CD or download

Cinematic. Ambient. Haunting. Atmospheric. These are some of the words that people have been using to describe Drownbeat; a dark alternative pop/electronica act formed by Chicago-area producer Dan Milligan in 2014. Along with Milligan, Drownbeat features a rotating cast of some of Chicago’s finest musicians and vocalists.

Drawing from influences such as Massive Attack, NIN, Digital Daggers, Depeche Mode and Crosses, Drownbeat’s sound is strongly anchored in moody electronic music; however, the frequent use of live instruments expands the sound beyond the realm of simple electronica. A listen through Drownbeat’s debut album, To Be Something More, reveals layers of subtler influences, such as Slowdive, Porcupine Tree, The The, Zero-7, and at times, Dark Side of the Moon-era Pink Floyd.

Drownbeat: dark, introspective, insomnia-inspired songs for the lost, the lonely and the forsaken.

Advice For the Lovelorn by The Monday Machine - CD or download

Genuine and heart-felt musical story-telling surrounded by lush production and rich harmony-laden vocals, including both male and female. For fans of Train, Fleetwood Mac and overall adult rock/pop genres.

Experiment by The Monday Machine - CD or download

A modern rock and pop record featuring several different vocalists both male and female against a beautiful backdrop of rich, musical soundscapes and lush production.

Heading West by Libido Funk Circus - CD or download

2012 saw the release of Libido Funk Circus' first all-original album, Roustabouts & Debutantes, which was an eclectic mix of rock, funk, country and pop music written to mimic the wide array of music the band plays at their live shows. Two and a half years later the band is back with a brand new offering called Heading West.

As opposed to wide variety of styles on Roustabouts & Debutantes, the band has narrowed the focus on Heading West, and the result is a focused collection of old AND new school country songs mixed with a healthy dose of Americana.

Roustabouts & Debutantes by Libido Funk Circus - CD or download

Little-known fact: Using different band names, the members of Libido Funk Circus have been writing, recording and releasing original music for much longer than LFC has even been around! Surprised?

Yup, it's true! Behind the scenes, we have been creating music in may different styles, including rock, pop, metal, rap, folk, electronica, hard rock, ambient, country and more. In fact, over the years, our members have collectively recorded upwards of 20 albums worth of original material...and we've even had our music played on radio ads, television shows and Discovery channel documentaries!

We understand...you have questions. We have answers. Let's get to it!

Q: After all those years of using different names to record, why release an album as Libido Funk Circus?

A: Simply put...the timing is PERFECT. In the past, using different band names allowed us to freely explore other types of music that might not fit within the "dance music" spectrum that people associate with us. Well, this time we set out to record an album that sounds like...well...sounds like Libido Funk Circus!


Q: What can LFC fans expect to hear on the new album?

A: At your average LFC show, you are bound to hear us perform a high-energy mix of rock, dance, pop, country and funk music...and that's EXACTLY the sound we set out to create on this new album.

Every Time It Rains by Random Carbon Atoms - CD or download

On the surface, Random Carbon Atoms could be easily defined as a female-fronted hard rock band; however, a quick look under the surface reveals much more…brooding layers of post-industrial punk and electronica.

Imagine the muscular, riff-rock sound of bands like Ministry, Tool or Alice in Chains. Now, add layers of caustic, industrial-inspired loops, a twist of electropunk, and top it with a versatile, powerhouse female vocalist, who is equally comfortable singing jazz as she is singing hard rock.

Not easily defined, Random Carbon Atoms have managed to straddle the fine line between straight-ahead hard rock and industrial rawness…aggression and melody…power and depth.

The result? Garbage, Muse and the Lords Of Acid on a road trip together…and Rob Zombie is the bus driver.

Smash and Grab with Bill Acuña & the Despotic Hall of Fame by Bill Acuña & the Despotic Hall of Fa - CD or download

Smash and Grab with the Despotic Hall of Fame is the 6th album. Recorded over a stretch of two years during the parallel sessions for The Fatigue & Failure of The Despotic Hall of Fame, it is the poppiest album yet by the band.


The album starts with a drum loop outtake from another album. Then the band joins in one at a time to make a full statement about the fear and doubt that Jeremiah felt when imprisoned in his well. Next, the band swings into Motown-inspired pop with Smooth Talker. On the 3rd track, singer Tammy Masau tells us that she can make a heart but she can’t win it back. This song was previously released as a single and described as Nashville meets Memphis. On the 4th track, Tammy asks why her lover runs so fast in a musical homage somewhere between Sanford & Son and Sesame Street. In the song The Quietest of Hours, Tammy sings of the intimacy found only at night. On All Flags Wave at Once, DC-bred drummer Brian Doherty leads the band through a joyous GoGo beat.


Side 2 starts off with an update on the Bonnie & Clyde characters that were first mentioned in Life of Crime, Part 1 from the Sing Along with The Despotic Hall of Fame. It is followed by Tammy’s most soulful vocals to date on Where Am I? The song Further On follows and carries the pop feel established on Side 1 with full and expressive horns. Rekha’s Smiles explores the Eastern sounds of a sitar and a harmonium with a Western pop band. It is followed by Everyone is Someone – written by Dan Milligan, it is the Despotic Hall of Fame’s first attempt at a jazz standard. The final song may be the band’s favorite – Resolve. It echoes the first song where a mellow groove is established before being overcome by a Wall of distortion.

The Fatigue and Failure of Bill Acuña & the Despotic Hall of Fame by Bill Acuña & the Despotic Hal - CD or download

The 5th album by the Despotic's Hall of Fame will sound quite different to our other albums. This album experiments much more with sound and content in order to make our only attempt at a cohesive album. This CD is meant to be listened as if it were a vinyl album with an A and a B side. Each album side starts with a chorus singing the introduction to the content of that side. The 2nd song on each side delivers that album side's them. The other 3 songs on each side feature our primary singer, Tammy Masau.

Side A is the universal; Side B is the individual.

Rise Above With the Despotic Hall of Fame by Bill Acuña & the Despotic Hall of Fame - CD or download

Rise Above by The Despotic Hall of Fame is the product of one year’s writing and rehearsals. It features some new guest members as the roster of Despotic Hall of Fame membership grows. On the second track, “Share the Load” features the pop/soul contributions of Woody Ma on trumpet and Josh Bell on saxophone (both former members of the Chicago-based band Cassius Clay). Jon Cutjaki debuts with his violin contributions to “Wait For Me” along with Erica Heiden. Janine Flores-Arrecco debuts with her vocals on “The Myth of Meredith.”

Sing Along With the Despotic Hall of Fame by Bill Acuña & the Despotic Hall of Fame - CD or download

Sing Along with The Despotic Hall of Fame is the 3rd installment of the soulful collaboration of like-minded musicians playing from a wide variety of influences and styles including 60’s inspired pop, rock, blues, reggae, mariachi, electronica, and bossa nova. Its intent is to defy comparisons to any other music you’ve heard before while sounding as familiar as the favourite songs from your past.

This album is the all-star group of musicians that record at Populist Recording (PopulistRecording.com) led by Bill Acuña. It compiles a group of songs in a myriad of styles written in 2012. The album starts with the virtuoso drum performance of “A Flag for Destiny,” featuring the duet vocals of Tammy Masau and Mike Nesbitt. This song was written in memorium of loved ones lost to cancer. It transitions into the electronica sounds of “I Am Deliverer.” This song features the first collaboration with inspirational circuit-bender Tom Stephenson, and more amazing drumming by Dan Milligan of the band Libido Funk Circus.

“Clairvoyance” marks the first of what hopes to be many more collaborations with members of the band Davenport Ed – John Perona and Mike Racky. “Life of Crime (the Waiter’s Out of Beer)” is suite with its Phil Spector-inspired “wall of sound” production complete with marimba, strings, horns, fuzzbox guitar, and xylophone and transitions abruptly into a gentle Bossa Nova. Listen carefully . The album then makes a short trip to the Southside of Chicago, with the blues-inspired “I Bought a Cape So I Could Fly,” which features the vocals of Andrew Farah of the band The JoyRyders. It is followed the 52 active tracks (a new record for Populist Recording) of the dub/reggae-inspired “The Drowners,” featuring the first ever steel drum solo on a track by The Despotic Hall of Fame. Side 1 ends with the gritty and rootsy pop of “Psalms,” which will be of special interest to any fans of the Black Crowes.

Side 2 starts with the 2nd collaboration with circuit-bending Tom Stephenson and creatively uses the vocals of Shayne Moore from the outtake vocals of a different song – reversed and looped – to give the song, “Cachidula,”a psycho-circus feel. The following song, “Easier to Stay,” reminds us of the reality of growing older and growing apart from our loved ones. “La Piñata,” the next song, is a song of tradition. It details the cultural significance of the celebration of Spring (and kids birthday parties) with the ceremonial Latin American Piñata. It features Jim Perona, classical guitarist of renown who studies under the great, Eliot Fisk, at the New England Conservatory. “Flight Without End” follows; it’s the kind of song to listen to on your iPod while exercising – straight rock’n’roll with an upbeat positive message featuring the duet vocals of Taran De Pablos of Skinwalker and Tammy Masau. “I’d Give You the Stars” is pure heartbreak in the form of a stax-inspired blues. Mike Nesbitt of Ateliers provides the vocals for the album’s final track “Redrawn.”

James Scott of Populist Recording again deserves to be mentioned for his first-class production. His work made this album possible. Whatever sound that Bill Acuña could think of, James knew how to re-create it instinctively. Finally, Dan Milligan and Brian Doherty deserve additional recognition for providing the backbone of this album by providing the pace and patter on all of the tracks.

Kind Regards from the Despotic Hall of Fame by Bill Acuña & the Despotic Hall of Fame - CD or download

Kind Regards from The Despotic Hall of Fame is the 2nd installment of the soulful collaboration of like-minded musicians playing from a wide variety of influences and styles including pop, rock, Memphis soul, metal, flamenco, Nigerian, and folk. Its intent is to defy comparisons to any other music you’ve heard before while sounding as familiar as the favourite songs from your past.

This album is the journey of a soulful and spiritual group of musicians led by Bill Acuña. It compiles a group of songs in a myriad of styles written in 2011. The album starts with the motorcycle-inspired rocker of “Stay with Me Silver Rider,” featuring Tammy Masau and her powerful vocals. This song was written after a motorcycle rally in May 2011 with a benevolent group of riders known as The Unknown Few. It transitions into the cool African beat of “I Dey Your Side.” Co-written by Nigerian-born, Omakhai Imoukhuede, this song features the uplifting positive message of unity and strength and is delivered in pidgeon Nigerian.


“Better Be There” is spiritual pop song equally inspired by the New Testament as by The Staple Singers. Meant to be played at 45rpm, it features the virtuosity of Tammy Masau and her upbringing in the gospel choir of the Elim Baptist Church, located on the Southside of Chicago. “The Weeds” follows with its picture of the archetypical single soul who struggles with the weight of the universe. The album then makes a short trip to Spain, with the song “Nobody Move,” which gives a nod to the artistry and assimilation of heavy metal and its deep roots in the flamenco tradition. It is sung con gusto by Taran de Pablos of the band, SkinWalker. Side 1 ends with the pure pop of “Willing to Wait,” which features the song-writing debut of Tammy Masau.


Side 2 starts with a message of hope and joy led by Tammy, celebrating the delight of the impending “Jubille;” Shayne Moore co-wrote the next song, “Ezekiel in the Cosmic Phone Line,” inspired by the Old Testament and a hyperactive text messaging service. “The Moods and Fury,” the next song, is a song of defiance, regret, and self-realisation. It features Andrew Farah, the lead singer of The JoyRyders. “SkyWriting” follows; a sad ballad of love and longing, featuring the heartbeat and harmonies of Tammy Masau. “I Dey Your Side (Reprise)” captures the pure energy of the original demo that inspired the African calypso of the same song on Side 1. Mike Nesbitt of The Visitor provides the vocals for the album’s final track “Puppies and Lollipops.” This is pure punk and makes no apologies.


James Scott of Populist Recording again deserves to be mentioned for his first-class production. His work made this album possible. Whatever sound that Bill Acuña could think of, James knew how to re-create it instinctively. Finally, Dan Milligan and John Kay deserve additional recognition for providing the backbone of this album by providing the pace and patter on all of the tracks.

Number One Hits and Other Associated Masterpieces by Bill Acuña & the Despotic Hall of Fame - CD or download


Album Notes

This album is the journey of a soulful and spiritual group of musicians led by Bill Acuña. It compiles a group of songs written between 2001 and 2011.

After the orchestra warms up, the album starts with the protest-minded rocker of “Release the Hounds,” introducing Tammy Masau to the world with her powerful vocals. This song was written as a satirical commentary to the empirical nature of modern America. It transitions into the cool beat and global vibes where Brazil beats meet Indian strings in the song “The City and Sea.” Co-written by samba artist, Sergio Pires, this song defines the modern “saudade” of the North American (specifically the colder North) who endures long winters and dreams of a better life. Add poetry by Dakota Rhodes.

“Three Seconds” is soul pop equally inspired by Stax as by A Prayer for Owen Meany. Meant to be played at 45rpm, it features the virtuosity of Eric Norman of The JoyRyders on lead vocals and lead guitar. “Fool” follows with its delightful three-part harmony provided by Tammy Masau. Then the album makes a short trip to León, Spain, with the song “La Leyenda de Billy Tolín,” which gives a nod to the fun and folly of La Tuna and the Barrio Húmedo. It is sung con gusto by Taran de Pablos of the band, SkinWalker.

Side 2 starts with a bang and a crash and Tammy trying to “Catch My Breath;” a song of forgiveness and an answer to Sergio’s “The City and Sea.” Shayne Moore co-wrote the next song, “Baby Boy,” inspired an unique soul named Oliver who wasn’t even born when the song was recorded.

“Mirror Me,” the next song, is an apology in the country tradition. It features Andrew Farah, the lead singer of The JoyRyders, and Christina Meadowcroft, the lead singer of Deaf Tom Crow. Mike Nesbitt of The Visitor provides the vocals for the Old Testament-inspired “Babylon,” which blends into the album’s final track “Our Last Chance.” Shayne Moore sings again on this duet with Bill Acuña. This final track is a song of nostalgia and of crickets and of rusty swings.

James Scott of Populist Recording deserves to be mentioned. His first-class engineering and production made this album possible. Whatever sound that Bill Acuña could think of, James knew how to re-create it instinctively. Finally, Pete Drever and Brian Doherty, of Deaf Tom Crow, deserve an additional recognition for providing the backbone of this album by playing bass and drums, respectively, on almost all of the tracks.

Refuse To Do Nothing by Shayne Moore - MP3 download

Coffeehouse sound with a social justice message.

Shayne's music is inspired by her faith, her work in social justices causes such as the HIV/AIDS pandemic is sub-Saharan Africa and the atrocity of modern-day slavery. Believing we all can make a difference in the world, no matter who we are or where we are, Moore writes song to inspire change.

Pretty Close to Very Good by The Matt Burke Band - CD or download

10 solid tracks of Soulcoustic Beach Rock guaranteed to bring the party.

Restless by Lunation - CD or download

The Story:
Two complete strangers met for a brief period of time. Inspired by similar musical influences, they merged their talents and wrote an album’s worth of intensely heartfelt songs. And then they parted ways. Some things in life are simply meant to be…and for the two members of Lunation, the creation of their one and only album, Restless, was one of those things.

The Words:
Lyrically, Restless offers a peek into the fractured and dark recesses of the female mind. Written at a particularly trying period in her life, vocalist Kate Galluzzo’s introspective lyrical work leaves her utterly exposed. And her sultry, yet precise vocal style has a way of gently pulling the listener closer…as if the words were being whispered directly into their ear.

The Music:
Musically, Lunation serves up a crossbreed of densely layered electronica and moody guitar rock. Always a fan of “headphone music”, Dan Milligan achieved his sonically detailed musical vision by blending of organic instruments, such as piano, strings, fretless bass, saxophone, guitars and drums with electronic elements such as percolating percussion loops, sampled guitars and dark synth-based arpeggios.

The Magic:
Like so many memorable songwriting teams before them, the key to Lunation’s unique sound is not necessarily their talent as individuals, but more about how Kate Galluzzo’s lyrics and Dan Milligan’s music magically merge into a cohesive sound that is as focused as it is inspired. A sound that is multi-layered, and yet accessible. A sound that is dark, and yet hopeful.

Release's self-titled debut album - CD or download

Release’s self-titled, debut album was released in 2001. Affectionately known by fans as “The Blue Album”, this CD is a stream-lined, pop-rock monster, with every song as poppy and singable as the one before.

Deconstructing the Myth by Release - CD or download

After the release of their 2001 self-titled debut album, Release wrote and recorded 2 albums worth of material. Splitting the songs up into a “rock” album and a “smooth” album, they released both simultaneously in 2007. Deconstructing the Myth (or the “rock” album) is a collection of the best up-tempo pop-rock and rock songs this band has to offer.

16 Years by Release - CD or download

After the release of their 2001 self-titled debut album, Release wrote and recorded 2 albums worth of material. Splitting the songs up into a “rock” album and a “smooth” album, they released both simultaneously in 2007. Sixteen Years (or the “smooth” album) is a collection of the best mid-tempo pop songs and heart-wrenching ballads Chicago has to offer.

...Of Light and Shadow by RPM - CD or download

Formed in the summer of 2000, RPM is simply re-defining what live bands are capable of. Using a full arsenal of samplers, keyboards, guitars and drums, this phenomenal six-piece band gracefully balances between guitar rock and four-on-the-floor club music, with a healthy dose of goth darkness thrown into the mix. Slinky electro grooves give way to big rock choruses and vocal hooks you’ll be singing for days. Not only has RPM managed to avoid all of the trappings of the current rap/rock trend, they have upped the ante by forming a sound that is altogether new. Simply put, RPM is ready to take over the airwaves.

When it comes to live performances, RPM is best described as a rock band with a DJ’s ethic. Bombastic break-beats seamlessly connect each song with the next one, keeping the dance floor jumping all night long. Visually, the band’s elaborately lit original costumes and their state-of-the-art laser/light show are rivaled only by the intensity of their own performances. With years of experience ripping up stages across the country, the members of RPM are especially proud of their live performances. Imagine The Crystal Method meets Depeche Mode meets Blue Man group and you’re starting to get the picture.

With this collaboration of man and machine, RPM has single-handedly re-defined the jam band for the 21st century.

Like A Dirty French Novel by Mary's Window - MP3 download

Although this "would be" sophomore release was in negotiation to be done by Steve Albini, Mary's Window parted ways with Slipdisc Records before this came to fruition.

Traveling Sky's Self-Titled album - CD or download

From the opening riff of One Trick Pony, the first song on Traveling Sky’s self-titled debut album it was clear they were forging their own path. It sounded way too country to be rock, but...it sounded too much like rock to call it country. So what was it? The fact is it doesn’t matter, because the sound struck a resonating chord with all who had the pleasure of hearing it.

Go ahead…turn on One Trick Pony and turn it up. Now try not to bob your head. I dare you.

This Too Shall Pass by Traveling Sky - CD or download

From the single-friendly sound of South of Santa Fe and Let You Down to the moody melancholy of Carmen Street and Weight of the World, This Too Shall Pass by Traveling Sky may be their most focused set of recordings. Having perfected their country rock sound, their focus shifted towards improving their already formidable songwriting skills. Towards the latter half of the album the band does begin to experiment a bit more, utilizing elements of blues, soul and reggae, but never at the expense of the song.

Reflections by Traveling Sky - CD or download

In the summer of 1994, 5 long-time friends from the western suburbs of Chicago got together to have some laughs, drink some beers and play some music. Turning a photo lab into a temporary rehearsal room, it took only a handful of weeks before they had created an album’s worth of songs they could all be proud of.

Traveling Sky was born.

Not concerning themselves with the industry trappings of styles, genres and singles they spent the next year writing songs for the shear pleasure of recording them and handing them out to friends and fans at live performances. Hard rock songs…country-tinged pop ditties…introspective ballads…the music flowed with no end in sight. By the end of their first year Traveling Sky had they secured a distribution deal, which resulted in their self-titled album. The remainder of those songs were recorded and release as this album…Reflections.

Miles & Time by Traveling Sky - CD or download

There are many different factors that can have an effect on songwriting and recording. Interactions between band members…relationships (both good and bad)…the kinds of music that are being listened to at the time…they can all have a very strong influence on the types of songs that a band may write. That being said, Miles and Time may be the most diverse albums released by Traveling Sky.

After spending way too many months in the recording studio perfecting the sound of their debut album, the guys in Traveling Sky were looking for a sound that was not nearly as polished. The result was several very raw tracks such as Keepin’ On and Slave. At the same time, the addition of a temporary keyboardist, along with a growing interest in funk and R&B led to songs such as Miles and Time, Grounder and Separate Lives.

Table for Two, one of the most poignant and beautiful songs ever recorded by Traveling Sky is harshly followed by In Defense Of…, the single heaviest song in their catalog. Wrapping up the whole album is Just a Ride…a nine and a half minute trippy, free-form, funk exploration.

No rhyme…no reason…just raw emotion worn right on their collective sleeve.

A History of Decay by Traveling Sky - CD or download

The darkest of all of the Traveling Sky CDs, A History of Decay is a picture of a band close to the edge. Mostly devoid of anything that even remotely resembles a single, this album is above all else, introspective. A great number of songs on this CD are stripped down to acoustic guitars and vocals, but when the full band makes an appearance it is nothing less than brooding.

Signed drum sticks! - One pair (2 sticks) of drum sticks signed by Dan Milligan

These signed drumsticks have been used by me for live performances and drum recording sessions...and to say that they have been "used" is an understatement! These are the perfect gift for beginning drummers, kids, and longtime fans of LFC and my other projects!