Thursday, April 24, 2014

Upcoming tapes

The vaults have been raided for the next batch of tapes. I hope to have these ready in the next month or so, and each will be limited to 50ish copies. Here's what's on slate:

The Young Livers Songs for Fighting
This is something of an anthology for a trashy Murfreesboro, TN, punk band that only released a couple CD-Rs back in the mid-2000s. They started out as maybe more of a collective than a band -- probably 20 people played in the Livers at some point, and the lineup usually included whomever happened to be at the show that night. That side of the band is captured on the Dead Boys-worshiping Perfect 10 EP, while The Good Takes was recorded after the lineup solidified into something that moved a little closer to Sonics territory. Both EPs are on this tape, along with some live stuff.

The Massacre of Ellis Hanging With the Trainables
Another band from the Murfreesboro, TN, house show circuit of the mid-2000s that I'm pretty sure never released anything (See this compilation for more cool stuff from that scene). This is a "remastered" live recording from a house show at the Firestorm in 2005. Imagine I Get Wet played by a no-wave band and you'd have a pretty good idea what this sounds like.

German Castro The Passion of German Castro
This is my old band, and the motivation behind releasing this is mostly that we never put out a physical copy of an EP called Petrol Coast. So that's on here along with a handful of other tracks, plus everything from our first demo. There's a lyric sheet, too, even though the lyrics to two of the songs are embarrassingly bad