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Scaterd Few : Sin Disease LP!

btv100One of my favorite punk albums of all time is Scaterd Few’s Sin Disease which was released in 1990. To mark the 25th anniversary, the album has been remastered and btv will be pressing the album on vinyl for the very first time. This is a limited, one-time vinyl pressing of this classic. It will come with a digital download and be in a gatefold jacket. This is a pre-order and will ship for the July 2015 release date. There is also an option to get the LP with an eBook download that Allan Aguirre is writing about the record.

“Merciless, brutal, neurotic, Tourettic, and consistently stunning, Scaterd Few’s debut didn’t push the boundaries of rock — it annihilated them. Allan Aguirre’s vocal delivery was chilling: a wild, unconstrained howl that went from gothic moan to banshee yelp within the space of a single lyric. He sings like a man on fire, wild-eyed and crazy, yelping out each dire prophecy as if every word might be his last. The band’s music is equally urgent. Scaterd Few summoned a mad-scientist hybrid of dub, reggae, post-punk, and heavy metal that outshone even visionary avatars like the Pop Group.” — Allmusic.com

Here they are on video from October 1990 when they toured the west coast with HR from Bad Brains.


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Williams Shift “Dock Ellis Spirit Animal” Premier

Williams Shift has been a long dream for Matthew Stone even while he was touring with Saxon Shore. “Dock Ellis Spirit Animal” represents a touchstone and transitional point from his work as guitarist in Saxon Shore and the more pop elements captured in We Were Wonderers. A track like “Sustained Combustion” from the Saxons’ It Doesn’t Matter was a Stone-penned melody initially conceived as a proto-Wiliiams Shift track. On “Dock Ellis,” Stone’s instrumental pop melody continues on that spectrum with Stephen Roessner’s production mixing in various guitar arrangements to heighten the pure pop energy. Thematically, Dock Ellis’ no-hitter story ranks high in the canon of crazy baseball stories and links back to some of the Ted Williams baseball themes on the album. Stream the track through the embedded bandcamp link below, pre-order the digital release through the band, pre-order the 2xLP /cassette package of We Were Wonderers from btv, and pre-order the We Were Wonderers Instrumentals cassette from our good friends at Flannelgraph Records in Bloomington, IN.

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Williams Shift : We Were Wonderers

This has been a long time coming, but now we’re ready to announce Williams Shift  We Were Wonderers

Williams Shift is a new project from Matthew Stone (Soporus, Saxon Shore) and Stephen Roessner (Saxon Shore, Small Signals).  We Were Wonderers was recorded in various home studios, produced and mixed by Grammy award winning producer Roessner in conjunction with Stone, and features the vocalist Jill Purdy. Williams Shift comes to life as an outgrowth of the poppiest elements incorporated in songs recorded as members of the instrumental band Saxon Shore combined with the concept of the “Williams Shift” where defenders would align themselves to better field naturally pulled hits from Boston slugger Ted Williams. The band blends soaring synth pop influences with an ever-expanding and spiraling Williams mythology and weight of the Cosmos. Captivated by theories of human cryonic suspension and the cagey details post-Williams mortem, the band embraces an actively dreaming suspended head and an alternate future of Williams’ awakening. His frozen head orbits the earth on a satellite with other cryonically frozen beings, a tragic Greek chorus echoing Williams’ thoughts through Brian Wilson-esque (musician, not reliever) melodies. This is an ode to melody, baseball, and the universe with a hefty dose of artistic license and imagination.

We Were Wonderers is available for pre-order as a 2xLP / cassette package. The 2xLP features a 4th side etching from John Ringhofer (Half-handed Cloud). The vinyl is pressed on blue vinyl with white marble veins and white vinyl with blue marble veins and presented in a gatefold jacket. The cassette is a limited edition instrumental version of Wonderers and released in conjunction with our good friends at Flannelgraph Records. The cassettes are also available directly from Flannelgraph by themselves. Cds are also available for pre-order and the digital version will arrive in conjunction with release to stores in March 2015. Cassettes will ship separately from the 2xLP when they arrive in mid-December and the 2xLPs should ship out in early 2015 for all pre-orders.

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