Merry Maximas: Save 15% on all orders, get a free PCC download, and receive a free t-shirt when spending $30 or more.

December 2, 2013

Gloom Covers

Tis the season for tunes. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, our holiday sale is the best way for you to save cash and get some extra perks. From now until December 18th you can get 15% off of everything on In addition to the savings, all orders will receive a download code for a previously unreleased recording session from the Poison Control Center. Plus if you spend $30 or more, you’ll also receive a free t-shirt. All you have to do is use the discount code “merrymaximas.

In case you need some help figuring out what to get:

LPs, CDs, posters, t-shirts – we have something for everyone! There is so much great Iowa art to share with loved ones . . . or keep to yourself.

Happy Holidays! Much love.

Live: Mumford’s & Gloom Balloon Release Shows Announced + Read: Reviews of Maximum Ames Artists + Look: Christopher the Conquered Sings “It’s Raining Men” + Shop: Cyber Monday Jams

November 26, 2013

Gloom Balloon Poster

It’s happening! Release shows for both Mumford’s Immediate Family and Gloom Balloon’s You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Disaster/Fix the Sunshine Pts. 1-7 (An Ode to Bill Doss) have been announced! The deets:

We’ll also be spinning both new records at both shows! So come get a listen to the live and recorded versions then head home with the goods! Can’t make it? Order Mumford’s record here and get Gloom Balloon’s here (still time for freebie downloads if you order before December 3rd!)

If you need a little more persuasion, we’ve got a few reviews of the new records from Gloom Balloon & Mumford’s, as well as some other fresh writing on our artists. Check it:


Check out the newest cover from Christopher the Conquered above, featuring special guest and friend Fishboy. Also, do yourself a favor and watch the original music video to “It’s Raining Men” here, then catch up on Christopher’s covers series here.

Last bit of news for the day, we’ve got some various tidbits of cool things you should know about:


AVAILABLE NOW: Mumford’s Immediate Family + LOOK: Mumford’s Teaser + LISTEN: Exclusive Gloom Balloon Hasty Revelations Session + More from Christopher the Conquered & Trouble Lights

November 19, 2013

Today marks a special day for Maximum Ames Records. Today is the official release date of Mumford’s Immediate Family. This band was the very first band in our stable, and we’re very proud of the work they’ve done. This new album signifies a big step forward for the group. But enough talk. Watch the video above (made by Greg of the Wheelers) to hear a mix of tracks taken from the record. Then buy it right here. And be sure to stay tuned to for news on the band’s upcoming release shows. The video below is of the band performing the opening track of Immediate Family last weekend at Little Big Fest in Des Moines.

More to come very soon, but here are some notes from our other artists:

We’ll leave you with this exclusive Hasty Revelations session featuring Gloom Balloon, performing live in Handwritten Recording Studio in Chicago.