75ORLESS RECORDS PAST NEWS OCT 2012 – OCT 2009
Mark Cutler has released a video for the song Come Out to the Woods.
Louder Than War has a review of Found Dead in Trunk’s ‘Fried Demon Sessions.’
The August issue of Motif Magazine has a review of The Masons ‘Warm Days Long Shadows.’
Soda Shop has a review of Sweet Love’s ‘Motor’.
Bill Copeland Music has a review of Mark Cutler’s ‘Sweet Pain’.
Broadcaster has a new tumblr website.
Lloyd’s Llamas have a new video for their song ‘Alcoholics’ Heaven’.
Little Stories has a review of Crotchthrottle’s ‘Everything Odder Than Everything Else’.
Sweet Love’s ‘Motor’ is now released.
Captains Dead covers the new Mark Cutler album ‘Sweet Pain’.
Mark Cutler’s ‘Sweet Pain’ is officially released.
Bob Kendall’s ‘Midnight Flower’ is now released.
July issue of The Noise has reviews of new
albums by Minky Starshine, The Masons, Groundhawgs, Good Time Charlie, & The Sentimental Favorites, and a live review of Six Star General.
Providence Phoenix has a review of Mark Cutler’s pending 75orLess release ‘Sweet Pain’.
Providence Daily Dose has an interview with Mark Cutler.
Influenza 2011 has a review of the new Bob Kendall album ‘Midnight Flower’.
******** MAY 2012 *******
The May issue of The Noise has a review of Vertical Twin’s ‘Geezer Wheelie’ album.
The 2012 PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS have been announced and 75orLess has nine nominations.
Best Act – Coma Coma
Male Vocalist – Mark Cutler
Female Vocalist – Mandy Allan
Punk/Garage Act – Vertical Twin, Jesse Minute
Acoustic Singer Songwriter – Suicide Bill
Category Defying Act – Baylies Band, Hank Sinatra Jr
Best Song – Six Star General ‘Curved Nerves’
The Bay Magazine has a story on Coma Coma.
Meds self titled EP is now released.
Six Star General’s ‘Splinter’ is now available digitally.
Weed Temple has a review of Baylies Band ‘Man Ray & Vague Knitting’.
The Masons ‘Warm Days Long Shadows’ double cd is now released.
Groundhawgs ‘Warbirds’ is now released.
The April issue of Boston’s The Noise has reviews of The Uncomfortables, Galvanize, and bitch bros.
2012 Motif Music Award Nominees have been announced and 75orLess has a dozen nominees in 7 categories. Best Live Act
Vertical Twin, Punk Act The diePods, Female Vocalist Missa Hills and Mandy Allan, Male Vocalist Mike O’Donnell from The Skinny
Millionaires and Christian Calderone from Maria Monk, Band of the Year Six Star General, Break Thru Band Vertical Twin, and Album
of the Year Pile on the Dirt by Hope Anchor, Soma Nova’s self titled debut, the Split 12 inch by The Blood Moons & Six Star General
Six Star General’s ‘Splinter is now released.
The March issue of the Providence Phoenix has a feature on the new Six Star General album ‘Splinter’
Good Time Charlie’s ‘Old Wine New Vinegar’ is now released.
The Sentimental Favorites ‘The Unrelenting Sentimental Favorites’ is now released.
The March issue of The Noise has reviews of Crotchthrottle and the Maria Monk/Garage Sale Picasso split cd, as well as a live review of Maria Monk.
Power Popaholic has a review of the new Minky Starshine.
Minky Starshine’s ‘Womanity’ is now released.
Absolute Power Pop has a review of the soon to be released ‘Womanity’.
The February issue of Motif has a review of the new Soma Nova self titled cd.
Roctober has a review of Mike Mountain’s ‘Hiding in the Rock’.
Galvanize’s Battleship was the song of the day last Friday on WMBR.
Six Star General has a brand new video for the song ‘Sonic Boom’ off the split vinyl ‘These Woods Smell Like Grape’.
The Providence Phoenix has a feature on Vertical Twin and Galvanize.
Bitch Brothers self titled debut is now released.
The Uncomfortables ‘Across the Shields Vol 1 & 2’ are now released.
The January 18 issue of the Providence Phoenix has a feature on the split vinyl between The Blood Moons and Six Star General.
75orLess Record label 2012 Digital Sampler is now available for free download.
Vertical Twin’s ‘Geezer Wheelie’ is now released.
The January issue of Motif has the top local releases of the past year, including Hope Anchor, Lloyd’s Llamas, The Blood
Moons/Six Star General split vinyl, and the Garage Sale Picasso/Maria Monk split cd.
***** 2011 *****
Garage Sale Picasso & Maria Monk split cd is now released.
The Doll Eyes album ‘Too Many Feelings’ is now available as a free digital download.
Soma Nova’s self titled full length album is now available.
Hank Sinatra Jr.‘s ‘Grow a Pear’ is now released.
Galvanize self titled EP is now available.
Girl Haggard Halloween T-shirts are now available.
The November issue of Boston’s The Noise has a review of Deadlands self titled album.
The Blood Moons / Six Star General Split 12″ Vinyl is now available for pre-order.Limited to 200 copies. Get your download now and records ship November 25.
MW Ensemble’s ‘Songs for Piano, Cello and a Train’ is now released.
Mike Mountain’s ‘Hiding in the Rock’ is now released.
The October issue of The Noise has reviews of Vertical Twin, Baylies Band, The Failed Tribute Band compilation, and Lloyd’s Llamas.
Found Dead in Trunk’s ‘Fried Demon Session’ expanded edition is now released.
Crotchthrottle’s ‘Everything Odder Than Everything Else’ is now released.
The August 31 issue of the Providence Phoenix has a feature on Baylies Band.
The Noise reviews the 75orLess Anniversary show.
Hank Sinatra Jr’s ‘The Greatest CD You Will Ever Buy’ DVD and the Lloyd’s Lamas t-shirts are now available.
The Anniversary Party ‘Goat People’ and ‘Spaceman’ T-shirts are now available. There are very few quantities of each shirt remaining.
WRUV reviews Baylies Band ‘Risibility and Discourse’.
The Birkitt Transmissions ‘Cut in 3’ T-shirts are now available.
Vertical Twin’s self titled EP is now released.
The Valley Advocate has a article on Dennis Most.
The Birkitt Transmissions – Cut in 3 EP is now released.
A review of the new Lloyd’s Llamas album is in the July issue of Motif Magazine.
Dennis Most – I’m Not Dead Yet! Indiana Roadkillarama is now released.
Lloyds Llamas – self titled debut is now released.
75orLess is interviewed by the Warren Times.
Deadlands’ self titled debut is now released.
Congrats to the 75orLess Label Award Winners from the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll June 2011
Category Defying Act Baylies Band
Male Vocalist Tom Chace
Album Coma Coma
Breakthrough Act Broadcaster
Female Vocalist Mandy Allan
Singer Songwriter Suicide Bill
Song Six Star General
Local Act Coma Coma
Punk Garage Act The Jesse Minute
Baylies Band ‘All Clowns No Lions’ is now released.
Congrats to Mandy Allan for winning Best Female Vocalist and Girl Haggard for winning Best Album for ‘Country and Eastern’ at the 2011 Motif Music Awards.
David Tessier’s ‘Taurus’ is now released.
Hope Anchor’s ‘Pile On The Dirt’ is now released.
Congrats to the Skinny Millionaires for winning Best Band in the Mercury’s Love Awards 2011.
The Jesse Minute has a new video for ‘Left Behind’.
Empty Hands reviews The Doll Eyes ‘Too Many Feelings’.
75orLess artists have eleven nominations (Mark Cutler, Six Star General, The diePods, The Jesse Minute, Girl Haggard, Skinny Millionaires, Chris from The Blood Moons, Mandy from Girl Haggard, Mike from Skinny Millionaires) in this year’s 2011 Motif Music Awards.
75ORLESS 2010 WINTER SAMPLER IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD. Fourteen songs and artwork from various 2010 label releases including Girl Haggard, Coma Coma, The Jesse Minute, Suicide Bill, The Doll Eyes, Skinny Millionaires, Crotchthrottle, Six Star General, Eight Pictures, Found Dead In Trunk and Ming Toro.
Frost Watson’s self titled EP is now released.
***** 2010 *****
Broadcaster’s Drunkard’s Walk is now released.
The Providence Phoenix has a feature on Six Star General’s new album ‘Six’
Here is the second video from Six Star General’s album ‘Six’ for the song Satellite Off the Axis and Engulfed in Flames
The January issue of Motif Magazine has reviews of new releases from
Suicide Bill and the Liquors, Skinny Millionaires, Broadcaster and Six Star General.
The Providence Phoenix has the Winter Music preview including Broadcaster.
We just launched the 75orLess YouTube channel.
Here is the video for ‘Guns N’ Moses’ by Six Star General.
The Providence Phoenix has Mark Cutler, Coma Coma and Six Star General in it’s 2010 Top Ten Local releases list.
Suicide Bill and The Liquors ‘Good Morning Breakfast, F*ck You Lunch’ is now released.
Six Star General’s “Six” is now released.
MAY 2010…. The diePods have been nominated for best band in the Newport Mercury.
75orLess has re-released Mustache Ride‘s 2006 full length disc “20,000 Leagues Under the Scene”. Recorded in 2005 at Satellite Studios w/ Emerson Torrey Sr and originally released in 2006 on Red Tide Records. Influences include Jawbreaker, Lagwagon, Decendents, and Against Me. You can download the tracks Blood in the Water and Show Me the Way To Go Home and order a copy over at the label website.
New Bedford’s Nature/Nurture have released EP002. Now expanded from a trio to a quartet, the shorter, noisier sound of EP001 has given way to longer, more nuanced songs with softer dynamics and a few keyboards added to the familiar wall of distorted guitars, bass, and drums. The entire mess was mixed and mastered into shape by Brian Cass of Overclock, Inc. Six songs in total, only 100 copies were made and are available at the label webpage.
Mark Cutler’s “Red” has offically been released. This will be limited to 225 numbered, silkscreened copies and is available over at the 75orLess label webpage. You will also find two tracks recorded live at the 75orLess house in June 2009 for exclusive free download.
The first review of Red can be found over at the Mad Archivists Club.
The Providence Examiner interviews Chris from The Blood Moons.
APRIL 2010.… Free 75orLess download of the week, Coma Coma covering Sparklehorse’s “Happy Man” live at The Common Pub.
It’s Music Awards time here in Rhode Island.
The Motif Magazine 2010 Music Awards have been announced. 75orLess has eight artists nominated: Suicide Bill and the
Liquors, Cliffs & Bangers, Mark Cutler, Missa (TJM), The Jesse Minute, Chris Evil (The Blood Moons), The diePods, and Six Star General.
The Providence Phoenix Music Poll has also been announced. The 75orLess music label has six artists nominated for awards this year. If you vote, keep an eye out for the following bands: Coma Coma, The diePods, Mark Cutler, Ben Pilgrim, The Jesse Minute, and Six Star General.
MARCH 2010 Tuesday March 8, Six Star General will be playing a 40 minute live set on Cambridge’s WMBR 88.1 FM Pipeline show at 9pm.Listen to the archived set here.
Power Pop Review lists their Top 100 Albums of the year, among them Minky Starshine’s Unidentified Hit Record.
For the third consecutive year, the 75orLess music review site has been nominated by the Phoenix for Providence’s Best Blog.
The March issue of Boston’s The Noise has a review of The Jesse Minute’s Do or Die.
***** 2009 *****
DEC 2009 Backwash – What You Don’t Understand About Backwash is now out. This release collects fifteen tracks recorded from 1991-1993. Backwash formed from the ashes of Collision Service and Two Guys And Another Guy in 1988. The band recorded a 7″ record in 1991 as well as their only album, the 6-song Approaching Joe’s Mangos, which was released in 1993. The band broke up in 1994 when bassist George Sullivan left the band. The other three members – Jack McKenna, Jon Jones, and Pete Burr – added a new bass player soon after and formed Mother Jefferson. The members continue to be active in various Providence-based musical projects. 15 tracks never before on compact disc and all digitall remastered, only $8.00 postpaid. You can download the track Dixie or pick up a copy over at the label webstore.
Mytty Archer’s “if I had a shovel” has been released.This is debut album of Jen Turrell’s new band recorded over a 5 year period spanning 2 pregnancies and a number of appearances on albums with other hot rocking indie combos (Boyracer, Cheap Red, Possum Moods etc). At first, we all thought it sounded like the Breeders. We have since been told it sounds like “Boyracer with a chick singer”. More pronouced, raw and raucous than Jen’s solo material the songs are thick with emotion and dynamic. The band also includes Annah Winfield, (ex-Rabbit In Red), on bass and Stewart Anderson, (Boyracer, etc) on drums. Split cd release with 555 Recordings. Listen to the track “The Life You Wanna Live” .
Back in October, Hamin Reed stopped by the 75orLess house to record the song “Phantom in the Sky” at the 75orLess house. You can download the track Phantom in the Sky from our website..
The Providence Phoenix releases its’ Top Ten albums of 2009. The diePods and Six Star General made the cut.
The December issue of Motif Magazine has reviews of both the new Blood Moons and Six Star General albums. This week’s Providence Phoenix has a feature on “Take Your Teeth Out”, the new album by Six Star General… 75orLess Night at Houlihan’s in East Providence. CD RELEASE SHOW FOR SIX STAR GENERAL’S “TAKE YOUR TEETH OUT”, also playing COMA COMA & THE JESSE MINUTE. 21+. FREE.Six Star General has released “Take Your Teeth Out”, their fifth album of all new material and seventh album overall. Recorded over two days in November with Scott Rancourt (The Masons, The diePods) at Summing Point Studios in Newport. Eleven tracks, including one instrumental and a cover of Cat Power’s “Metal Heart”. Influences include Minutemen, Naked Raygun and Dinosaur Jr. Limited to 100 silkscreened copies on brown jackets. You can download the track Paint Throw..
Now available, a free twenty track digital download sampler from various 2009 75orLess label releases.download it here.
This week’s Providence Phoenix has a feature on Cliffs & Bangers. You can catch them this Saturday night at The 201 in Providence as part of the 75orLess Live Showcase cd release for The Blood Moons along with The Uncomfortables (ex-Pajama Slave Dancers) and Six Star General. 21+ and only $5.00 cover..
The Spectacular Fantastic “Avalanche Lane” has been released. Blasting through 10 songs in under 20 minutes, Cincinnati’s The Spectacular Fantastic return from the outer edge of obscurity to bring listeners another hefty dose of twangy power pop goodness. In this rapid fire assult of sugar coated ear candy, Mike Detmer takes listeners on a whirlwind journey exploring lost love, sunshine daydreams, and all points in between. Returning to his roots, this album finds Detmer striking a delicate balance between down-home acoustic romps and fuzzed out pop psychedelia. Distributed online by Cincinnati’s Ionik Recordings, you can download the track I try and I try.
Two Guys and Another Guy “Live” has been released. Rhode Island’s legendary punk band “Two Guys and Another Guy”. Produced by Stumpy and Rockin’ Rob George. Melodic riffs from guitar legend Jon Jones demonstrate his miraculous and long awaited return to form. With these songs, the band continues to build on their historic sound – they havebeen compared to the Replacements and Husker Du. Sixteen tracks in all. You can download the track No One Can Forget….
The Blood Moons twelve song debut is now out! Hailing from New Bedford, MA, the Blood Moons combine garage rock, country, power pop and more for your listening pleasure. This is limited to 225 silkscreened copies with orange print on black jackets and the label is limited to 25 copies. You can download the track Dead and Gone.
Baylies Band “Fort Thunder Flashback” has been released. Fort Thunder Flashback gets away from the band’s math and krautrock influences and back to it’s noise and experimental roots, a mix of instrumental improv with sound collages and noise. Previous releases have been described as “screeching down the track like a broken locomotive with their ugly riffs and diseased vocals, kind of like if Lemmy and Leslie West had gotten together and taken some really bad shit. Genius sound deconstruction, a reckless train of musical styles with flayed and reverb guitar noise, plunging off a cliff into a pit of explosives.” Featuring members of Temple Of Bon Matin and humans who have played with Arthur Doyle, members of the Stooges, Acid Mothers Temple, and Sun Ra. Limited to 225 silkscreened copies on brown jackets.
Mike Mountain’s self titled EP has officially been released. New Bedford-based Mike Mountain is a five piece post-everything rock n’ roll band with a blend of different rock styles and very abstract lyricism. Included in the six recorded tracks are unique and time sensitive descriptions of current events and moods that are captured with sounds and words. To get the most out of your Mike Mountain experience, pay very close attention and listen repeatedly until you can no longer tolerate the songs (if you ever could). Thank you for being a dedicated explorer of the musical pulse of the underworld. Influences include Mars, DNA, Landed, Faust, The Fall, Pil, Captain Beefheart, and the Jesus Lizard. Limited to 150 silkscreened copies, you can download the track Social Climber.
Six Star General – Do You Want Them to Dance, Then They Will Remember You…Live is now out. Their first live album has twenty six tracks recorded over the course of five shows throughout late 2008 and the spring of 2009. After multiple mixing delays and a successful four month battle for control of the original masters, Scott Rancourt from Summing Point studios stepped in to sort out the recordings and complete the project. Limited to 150 silkscreened copies and only $7.00 postpaid.
OCTOBER 2009 . The diePods self titled cd is now available. Five bastard children of sasquatch and the chupicabra, spawned while hurdling through space in the crater of an asteroid filled with ultrasonic punk sludge, formed a band and settled in Newport… ‘cuz the clams are good there.
The October 26th issue of the Providence Phoenix has a feature on The diePods. Their self titled cd release show is this Friday at the 75orLess Live Showcase at the Blackstone with the return of von Doom, The Propellers and Six Star General. Cheap beers, fun night, bring a date.
Hula Hoop – Ghost Of Last Summer 12″ Vinyl LP has been released. Hula Hoop where spawned from the same Ohio River water as Rodan, Palace Bros, Evergreen, King Kong and other Louisville contemporaries, but with a decidedly less obvious rock-ist stance due to their combined influences. This album contains twelve songs written & recorded with the powerhouse trio of Eric Stoess (Hula Boy), Chuck Geisler and Stephen “Monkey Boy” Jones. A stellar collection of tasty Americana pop morsels mined from the musical coal of Echo & the Bunnymen, New Zealand pop/rock, Television, & The Fall. Beautiful letter-pressed cover by Hound Dog Press. Edition of 150 copies split between 75orLess and 555 Records. All Vinyl LP’s also contains free download code. Only $12.00 plus shipping.
$7.00 S&H Included
$7.00 S&H Included
Garage Sale Picasso
- Long Gone
- Wasting Away
- Diamond Smile
- Ender’s Game
- Cave In
Garage Sale Picasso is an indie pop band from Providence and Worcester/central MA. They have a powerful female front, layering vocals on top of a sound-scape of guitars, melodic bass, and energetic drums. GSP has been described as being “richly toned” and having an “inherent motion,” seasoned with a deliberate undercurrent of chaos. They have been compared to Smashing Pumpkins and Guided by Voices.
Maria Monk is a rock band from Providence, RI. This split EP with Garage Sale Picasso is the band’s debut release. Diamond Smile references Dinosaur Jr’s guitar-driven attack, while Middle Man blends introspective and provocative lyrics with a loud punk rock drive. Live show favorite Ender’s Game delivers a fast, raucous and angsty performance. Cave In closes Maria Monk’s half of the EP with epic sounds and lyrics, conjuring vast space operas.
75OL-142 Hank Sinatra Jr – Grow a Pear CD
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$7.00 S&H Included
- Mini Man
- Whole Foods
- Hooray Hoorah
- L8 4 M8 D8
- America America
- Summertime Song
- Attack of the Killer Turds Theme Song
- Irregular Pirate
- (Theme to a Montage)
- Tiddlywinks Energy Drinks
- The 2nd Song On The Album About an STD
- Weigh Stations
- Coloring Book
It is a sure thing that Hank Sinatra Jr. will one day be a star. Until then, we are lucky enough to be able to pay $7 for his unreal geniusnessosity and be practically assured to get in to any of his shows without them selling out. “Grow A Pear” was performed, recorded, mixed, marstered, mustied and marbled by Hank. With reggae jams, rock anthems, club hits, sea shantys and more, this album proves the genre defying act worthy. 2012 will probably, most likely be the year that the last person, who has not heard of Hank Sinatra Jr., will die. So get hip, be yourself and do what I say… buy Hank Sinatra Jr.’s “Grow A Pear” while you still can.
Hank Sinatra Sr.
75OL-134 Galvanize – Self Titled CD
$7.00 S&H Included
$7.00 S&H Included
- Cupcake Face
- Back in Bed
- Audrey Meadows
- Sane Coupon
Galvanize are an indie rock group from Providence, RI. Combining muscular, angular riffs with imperial horsepower drumming, the group lays the foundation for emotive, honest lyrics of the daily societal grind to be dispensed with proper punch.
75OL-133 Soma Nova – Self Titled
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$9.00 S&H Included
- All This Time
- Closer to the Closer
- 72 Stones
- Remember Me
- Point Me To Judith
- Hope’s Lament
- In This World
- Lonely Street
- Take a Look Around
Soma Nova was recorded and mixed at Summing Point, Newport, RI, in the second half of 2011. This collection of songs infuses psych-pop and folk rock, a cure-all remedy for whatever befalls you. Being compared to Bob Dylan’s Infidels is definitely a jump start in the right direction for Soma Nova’s debut.
75OL-137 Girl Haggard – Ramones-style T-shirt
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$12.00 S&H Included
Girl Haggard made some special shirts for their Halloween 2011 performance as The Ramones. This design has the Ramones-style logo with the names of the Girl Haggard band members around the circle, centered on the front. Black short sleeve with white ink, pre-shrunk 100% Cotton Anvil t-shirts. Sizes are Small only.
$12.00 S&H Included
$12.00 S&H Included
The Blood Moons “Self Titled” EP
- You Don’t Love Me Anymore
- Glassy Eyes
- What You Do To Me
- Can’t Make You Mine
- You’re Alone
Six Star General “These Woods Smell Like Grape” EP
- Sonic Boom
- Manchester Divided
- No Know No
- There’s No Steak in Cake
- Life’s a Gas
- Requiem for Danny
Vinyl is limited to 200 hand numbered copies. The jackets were screen printed by the bands at the 75orLess house, on 18 point brown 100% PCW recycled chipboard, using red and black inks. Includes digital download.
New Bedford, Massachusetts’ The Blood Moons newest batch of songs about love gone wrong, relationships gone wrong, lust gone wrong, goodbyes gone wrong, and taxidermied lovers!
Providence, RI’s Six Star General recorded their EP in the summer of 2011 at Plan of a Boy Studio in Providence with Kraig Jordan. Seven songs, over 22 minutes of music, including a cover of the T. Rex classic ‘Life’s a Gas’ with Jodie Treloar on vocals.
75OL-127 The Birkitt Transmissions – Cut in 3 T-shirt
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$10.00 S&H Included
The front has ‘The Birkitt Transmissions’ centered in white ink, while the back has ‘Cut in 3’ centered in white ink on a black short sleeve pre-shrunk 100% Cotton/Cotton Anvil t-shirts. Sizes are S, M, L, XL or XXL. Please indicate size in Paypal notes when ordering.
75OL-125 Hank Sinatra Jr. – The Greatest CD You Will Ever Buy DVD
$8.00 S&H Included
$8.00 S&H Included
Hold on, let me switch pens. Okay. Now that I am in your head, let me tell you how much you already love this DVD. Not only do you love the music videos, skits, stand-up comedy, live performances, cartoons and easter eggs. But you also love the fact that it is the most damn DIY thing you’ve touched this year. Edited, shot, music, animations and funding by me. None of that kickstarter bullshit. Even hand drawn covers copies at Staples, hand cut and blah, blah, blah. You get it. 75orLess Records and I are releasing this thing old skool. 75 copies. Enjoy!
Hank Sinatra Jr.
75OL-126 Lloyd’s Llamas – T-shirt
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$12.00 S&H Included
Lloyd’s Llamas logo in three color print centered on front of white short sleeve pre-shrunk 100% Cotton/Cotton Anvil t-shirts. Anvil Pre-shrunk 100% Cotton short sleeve shirt. Sizes are S, M, L,XL or XXL. Please indicate size in Paypal notes when ordering.
Pre-Shrunk 100% Cotton/Cotton, Anvil