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.
That’s right! Floridas Dying got some new threads. We’ve made our way into the blogosphere and should be able to update more regularly from now on. Expect record reviews, interviews, show video and what other garbage we feel like spewing across the interwebs. We are also undergoing some changes to the catalog, which you should start noticing in the next few weeks. We are adding a credit card option right on the site, and making some updates to the system which should allow us to go back to the old checkout model. We’ll keep you posted of all changes here.