We are running a huge sale for the next two days. The entire catalog will be 15% for the next two days.
Life Stinks is Chud Kawamura’s (Outdoorsmen) new band, and as the name implies the downtime between bands has not had much affect on Chud’s stark vision of the world. Chud and three other like minded misanthropes make up Life Stinks and this is a band and a message I can get behind. On this, their first single, they trudge through two brooding punk jams that sound something like Crime’s deranged younger brother or if the Weirdos had written more songs as good as “Life Of Crime,” and while these two songs are great, they are only scratching at the surface. I got to see Life Stinks three times at SXSW and their entire set was killer. I am hoping this is only the beginning of a long relationship between Total Punk and Life Stinks but for now I’ll just be content to know we unleashed their first single on the world. Below is a crappy video I made for the single’s A side “Shadows On The Wall” as well as a live video from SXSW.
And if you don’t want to take my word for it you can read what Boston Hassle had to say about Life Stinks here.
Yep! Vacation was awesome, but sitting on the beach drinking rum runners doesn’t pay the bills, so its back to the grind. Just finished stamping the rest of the Bits Of Shit single and these puppies are moving. No reviews to post as of yet, but this is a beast of a single so I expect the gushing to start and day now. Speaking of gushing the now OOP Action Swingers got much love last week from both YellowGreenRed and Termbo.
Also the Gary Wrong Group 12″ is now sold out from us. Gary Wrong/ Jeth Row Records still have a small number of copies available as do most of your usual suspects. IF your local record store does not have the Gary Wrong Group 12″ in stock, go there and demand they carry it and all other Total Punk/ Floridas Dying releases. Revolver carries all of our stuff so they have no excuses.
Next up is the Golden Pelicans single, which should be out in the next week or so. Also head over to the catalog and get your very own Golden Pelicans embroidered patch.
We’ve got some new releases in as well including more copies of the amazing new Oblivians LP and Mordecia LP.
Any orders which have been placed before noon on June 4th have packed and shipped out, any orders placed between now and June 9 will not ship till June 10 at the earliest. I’ll be sitting in the Keys celebrating my birthday for the next five days. If it doesn’t rain the whole time I’ll be visiting Coral Castle, eating cuban food, drinking cocktails, deep sea fishing, hitting the Hemingway House, and looking at the freaks on the pier for the next five days. No laptop, not checking my email, and the only bands I’ll be seeing will be doing Jimmy Buffet covers. See you in a week.
Bits of Shit are the toughest gang in town. Four jean vested droogs out for a good time who aren’t scared to show some muscle if the situation arises. The club everyone wants to be a part of but no one wants to stand across from. Well the boys really delivers on this one. Two tracks of brain crushing punk. Ferocious, guitar damaged, and completely essential. Mid-era Flag with an unhinged loon as a front man who howls, growls, and sneers his way through both tracks. Equal parts Bonn Scott and Johnny Rotten. I don’t know what cave they dragged this guy out of, but they’re the better for it because he’s got the best voice in the game. The living embodiment of every character Lee Ving played in the early 80′s and just the kind of guy you want leading your club. TOTAL PUNK!!!!
I NEED TO SEE THIS BAND LIVE
Also Total Punk limited edition promo posters are back and this is my favorite one yet.
We finally got the updated system into a place and so far everything seems to be running smoothly. We are kicking this thing off with a 10% off sale on the entire catalog for today and today only.
For those of you not in the know Gary Wrong has been the solo outlet for Wizzard Sleeve mastermind, Captain Beyonce, for the last year or so. Total Punk attempted to put out his debut single last year but all the chicken magic in the world couldn’t set this doomed project straight. Endless setbacks from the pressing plant, four broken plates, and a neverending string of lies and misrepresentations from the shady “plant broker” later we were able to salvage 148 hideous, jaggedly cut, mislabeled singles before scrapping the project. Well here are rerecorded versions of those two songs as well as four more.
That’s right folks, Gary Wrong is back, and this time with a full gang of like minded miscreants. Six tracks of brooding, sinister punk created under the influence of ditch weed, on broken machines, in the late late hours of an Alabama night at an undisclosed location in the woods. A pummeling attack of pouding drums and biting guitars, covered in layers of whirling organ (provided by Quintron), eerie synth noises, and all accented by Mr Wrong’s menacing cackle. Think Chrome mainlining the ashes of Bobby Soxx. IT brings to mind images of swarming locust, WW II dog fights, Cthulu’s ascent from the primordial ooze, and backwoods ritual sacrifice. Out this week and TOTALLY PUNK!!!
Check out a video from the last track off of the A side here:
This is a big weekend for the Floridas Dying/ Total Punk family of bands. The Sleaze opened up the Blackout in Chicago last night and are heading to Cleveland’s aptly named Horriblefest for a two night stand this weekend. If you are lucky enough to be there prepare your self for two sets of start/stop, sloppy, fall down, ramshackle punk from Minnestoa’s biggest group of miscreants. Hopefully The Sleaze are on their worst behavior and teach the city of Cleveland just what horrible means.
While The Sleaze are ruining Cleveland, Buck Biloxi will be beating down the nerds in Chicago with their hate filled punk anthems. They are easily becoming one of my favorite bands, and I can’t wait to hang with them again in New Orleans this June. Look for a 7″ on Total Punk in the coming months.
Saturday night Cop City Chill Pillars and the Gary Wrong fronted Wizzard Sleeve are going to be bringing the weird opening for the almighty Chrome. I have yet to see the new line up of Cop City but I am sure its a head changer. The Saturday night line up for the Blackout is such a perfect fit and I am beyond bummed I can’t be there. For those lucky enough to be in these two towns for this weekend’s festivities make sure to buy all these guys merch, give them beer, and put roofs over their heads.
I’ll be back early next week getting the hype machine going for the incredible Gary Wrong Group 12″ that should be out in another week or two.
A few months ago a mystery package showed up at Floridas Dying HQ with a St. Pete, Florida return address. Inside was four copies of a 12″ record by a band called Gino & The Goons. I had never heard of them and did not know what to expect, but once I put on the record I was sold. It was like a lost broadcast from the airwaves of Radio X! A modern budget rock classic. Infectious, primal, completely rockin, and from FLORIDA!!! My kind of shit. I immediately contacted the band about scoring more copies and bringing them to Orlando. I had to see them live to make sure my ears weren’t deceiving me. I booked them for the Golden Pelicans tour kick off show and the live show set it in stone. This band rules. Most of the crowd had no idea who they were but by halfway through the first song the entire crowd was singing along. By the time it was over Uncle Lou’s was hot sticky mess. The room was covered in beer, sweat, broken bottles, and fallen bodies. The next day we left for tour and I could not wait to get back and see the Goons again. Well that 12″ has since sold out and Total Punk is proud to be repressing it in an edition of 200. Look for Gino & The Goons on their tour with Golden Pelicans this June(dates in the side bar), and new 7″ on Total Punk later this year. Plus they will be playing Goner Fest this September. These Goons is blowing up, so don’t miss the boat on this one.