About Schoolkids Records

SCHOOLKIDS RECORDS (Retail): Founded 1974 (I’m the second owner)


SCHOOLKIDS RECORDS (Label): Founded 2008






BLURT MAGAZINE: our online Magazine, Founded 2008






Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Website: http://www.drivinncryin.com/ 

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ formed in 1985 and are members of the Georgia Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They were inducted in 2015 by Peter Buck of R.E.M. who stated that DnC are “his favorite band of all-time”

Schoolkids will be releasing their 9th Full Length Studio Album (and first in 10 years) in March 2019.



Honeysuckle Blue (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_3CvrKWQe0

Fly Me Courageous (1991, #19 US Singles Chart): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6kplh51lPg

Build A Fire (1991, #15 US Singles Chart): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INXSTzGavec

Straight To Hell (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJDH76zY2IE

Underground Umbrella (2013, Live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1u1iBmX9PA

(watch the guitar solo on this one)


Documentary Trailer: Scarred But Smarter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfSx535zg5E

Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/26yYgoh7hehqYix76g3LcS?si=QhmxjOEzTi2f39rBoFYYEA



Hometown: Boston, MA

Website: https://www.buffalotom.com/

Buffalo Tom formed in 1986 @ UMASS in Amherst, MA.

Schoolkids Released their 9th Studio Album in March 2018. 

“Quiet & Peace” was #87 on the Billboard Album Sales Charts.



Overtime (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrRaBIYYtpU

All Be Gone (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG-p98KNCX4

Roman Cars (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylnPVrq78Qc

Taillights Fade (1992): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEjmJ1Ge00U

I’m Allowed (1993, live on Conan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgSHvHbm4lE

Sodajerk (1993): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EUOVya_5RQ

Velvet Roof (1992): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1LFwWyXs2I

The Only Living Boy In New York (Paul Simon Cover, 2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p_IK_y0X0c


Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6paRdA1dkAEb0dWcIS4TOp?si=jmN6hnvmSJiQ7CxL-ImIpA



Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Website: https://6stringdrag.com/


6 String Drag formed in 1993.

Schoolkids Released two albums in 2018. A reissue of their Americana classic “High Hat” and a brand new studio Album “Top Of The World”


Small Town Punks (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYOhgKcC0YQ

Top Of The World (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLten4QUWLs

Guilty (1997): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M8SblRB7K8

Gasoline, Maybelline (1997): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScmEuFpckW8

Ghost (1997): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkC_WPiB5Ng

Wrong Girl (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQa7juMopyA


Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4WvOP47oMCIksgyMLpiGNB?si=VGJhN3d0QMmB7tpEnj2GwQ




Hometown: Liverpool, UK

Website: https://martywillson-piper.com/


Marty Willson-Piper, originally from Liverpool in the UK is a member of the Australian Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with his former band, The Church.  Marty has also performed with: The Saints, All About Eve and Anekdoten.  His musician partnership with Producer Dare Mason is under the band name: Noctorum.

Schoolkids has worked with Marty for over 10 years.  Releasing multiple albums.  The new Noctorum studio album “The Afterlife” will be released in Feb 2019.



Noctorum (“The Afterlife”) private soundcloud link:


  • Check out tracks “Girl With No Love (first single); Piccadilly Circus In The Rain, Trick and Head On, which is a duet with his Wife: Olivia Willson-Piper (who also plays Violin on the album)


Spark (1998, live w/ The Church): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxXvf1NfUi4

Spark (live in 1998 w/ The Church): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0c4mMfGdE4

Questions Without Answers (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQj73G0z1XU

She’s King (1988): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOGJp0KqFkg

What’s In My Bag (2001, Record Shopping @ Amoeba Records in LA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOgRE8fXMUg


Spotify Pages

Marty Willson-Piper: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4FuGPMSRvk95Wrx8GcVUR7?si=F9rwE9glQrKT5em1q3BZTw


Noctorum: https://open.spotify.com/artist/14rNOocOS3RnmAKhT4GnU4?si=oV9X2hIAQu68DNB5mBLayg




Hometown: Bethesda, MD/Los Angeles, CA

Website: http://tommykeene.com/

Tommy passed away suddenly on Nov 22, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles.

Tommy Keene was a legend in the “Power Pop” genre of US Rock & Roll.  A hero to many: R.E.M., The Replacements, Guided By Voices, Big Star and others


Places That Are Gone (1994, Live on Conan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBkr7rdYd90

Deep Six Saturday (2011): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJmoe8bBwP4


Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4nnvwFUhvSQ1WLcMbKJB9V?si=fV4l8UQ4SAaGvVXL6Mb3Aw



Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: http://www.bettieserveert.com/

Bettie Serveert formed in 1990 in Amsterdam. Fronted by lead singer, Carol Van Dijk, people often make the mistake of thinking that the singer is “Bettie” when in fact, it’s the band name translates to “Bettie Serves” or “Service to Bettie” which is the title of a book written by legendary Dutch tennis player, Betty Stove who made it to the Wimbledon ladies singles final in 1977. 


The Pharmacy (2010): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVOBJLN6KnQ

Love Sick (Featuring Peter Te Bos) (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJqcN69eD1k

Unsane (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6X3qVep7Jc

Never Be Over (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExOiSyOKKHU

You’ve Changed (2005): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=614AXzW_DZk

Tom Boy (1992): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaAXkwQBzYU

Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ZY9xX3ninRS8dDz82nRQS?si=p14THv-VRpCztY4e-wKv_A



Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Website: http://happyabandon.squarespace.com/


Happy Abandon formed in 2015 at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, NC. .


Heavy Lines (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78HsZT1aAtI

Choice (2017, live @ Sofar): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu9NF_izJ90

Severed Seams (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZdJy-hPFKs

Clutter (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PmzTqTjRvY

Stop Taking Care Of Me (2017, Live @ Ruby Sessions, Dublin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfRJCIwVj8A


Spotify Page:




Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Website: http://www.theveldtmusic.com/

The Veldt formed in 1998 and were named Spin Magazine “Bands to Watch” in the early 90’s.

Uniquely talented, the band is fronted by twin brothers, Danny and Daniel Chavis. Often associated with Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) the band is often compared to bands such as My Bloody Valentine, TV On The Radio, Cocteau Twins, Echo & The Bunnymen, Living Colour and others.  



Sanctified (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRAUd4_gD14

Slow Grind (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DZE61yu_7g

MTV Profile (1991): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I0YSf2ZNXQ

Soul In A Jar (1994): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfw6KIFeGSc

CCCP (1991): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc6VY365B8M


Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7hcJOolMkn9jRAAhaVSFnu?si=H8l9rwHkQYqvTRanYTmn9A



Hometown: Helsinki, Finland

Website: http://tuomomarkus.com/

Formed in 2017 as a new project by acclaimed Finnish Soul/Jazz artist Tuomo Prattala and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds.  “Dead Circles” released by Schoolkids Records in Sept 2018 is their debut album and was recorded in Tucson, AZ at studio sessions with various members of the bands Calexico, Wilco and The Jayhawks. 


Don’t Shut Down Your Radio (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMzrSA6P8gg

Over The Rooftop (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4VmJn8VfEY

Vanity Blinds (2018 live w/ Glenn from Wilco): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UP82huFAvY

Political World (Bob Dylan Cover, 2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q_TeE6koOA

Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Ab1JRVcEcWR0VqwID9IO5?si=9OkplRZ2RRGRlmjGI_52XQ


Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Website: https://www.facebook.com/athenaeumband/

Athenaeum formed in the early 90’s while high school in Greensboro, NC.   They went on to release four albums, including two for Atlantic Records in the late 90’s.  Their Atlantic Debut “Radiance” reached #3 in the Billboard Heatseekers Charts, selling over 90,000 copies and garnering the Modern Rock Radio hit “What I Didn’t Know” The band toured with country with The Goo Goo Dolls, Semisonic, Guster and others and disbaned in the early 2000’s.  They still, on occasion get back together for reunion shows, including a recent sold out show in Winston-Salem, NC (close to 1500 people) to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of “Radiance”


What I Didn’t Know (1998): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxj60CNxftc

Flat Tire (1998): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReB5sb-p4Pg

Comfort (1995): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2QvraAM7R0

No One (1998): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB_6Pjx06ZY

Sweeter Love (2001): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeLPYngdP-Q


Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2sGlDQ2sedrgzVGMvnBgOG?si=F3GwIu3JTR--Cs3FrU9XnA

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