The records you see below are part of the Too Much Rock Single Series – a collection of 45 RPM singles that marry great songs with great bands all for the love of vinyl. Each old-school two-song single features one unique song paired with one cover chosen by the site. We press 500 limited edition copies and then simply give them away to the bands. We lose money. Bands make a little. Vinyl lives. Everyone wins.

I've been getting a lot of questions about the series, so: Yes, it's always a local band. No, I'm not taking suggestions. No, once they're gone they're gone. Yes, I just give them to the band and they can do whatever they want with them. And, whenever I feel like it. For anything else visit the about page and drop me an email. I love to talk about this project.

Rev GustoStill There / Local Girls OUT NOW

The second installment of the singles series features Kansas City's Rev Gusto. The young band's brilliant blending of power pop and shaggy mod shines on A side "Still there," while the band nails the jittery emotion of Graham Parker's "Local Girls" on the B side. The limited-edition 45 is available directly from the band.

Still There:

Reviews and write ups: review (I Heart Local Music) Sneak preview: rev Gusto for Too Much Rock Singles Series (The Pitch)

Schwervon!Landlocked / Off Duty TripRELEASED 11/12/13

The singles series kicks off with Schwervon, a Kansas-via-NYC band (how often does that happen?) featuring guitarist Matt Roth and drummer Nan Turner. "Landlocked" is the first song written by the duo after moving to Kansas City, so it's only right that it appears on this release. Soon after witnessing the band's blending of Roth's ferious rock with Turner's fearless ingenuity, I knew that I wanted them to tackle the Raincoats' off-kilter 1979 anthem "Off Duty Trip." To get the 45 you'll have to talk to the band – I gave away all my copies.

Landlocked:

Reviews and write ups: The 7-inch record single is the newst old thing (Ink Magazine), The Pitch, Kansas City to Lawrence Vinyl Records, The Pitch, Riot on the Plaza, Kansas City Live Music Blog, Rock Star Journalist, Rock Star Journalist (again!), The Larryville Chronicles.

The second single in the series will be released in early 2014. Another is planned for Record Store Day (April 19th). Sorry no peeking, I wont announce the band or song until I actually have the single in my hand. Call it superstition.