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The new Tijuana Hercules album is out and a few "pre-release" write ups have already gone up!  Here are some links:

"Tijuana Herculesdrop the trash-blues masterpiece they delayed for COVID " - The Chicago Reader

“a glorious hike through the humid landscape of America’s southern regions… like blues versions of the ragas that Hindu musicians use as a springboard for improvisation.” - Joyzine Review and Interview

"With Tijuana Hercules, John Vernon Forbes could be on the cusp of giving us the next Cramps.- TBone's Listen Up

"This bit sounds something like Nik Turner at Stonehenge jamming with the Captain – Beefheart not Sensible, Stonehenge or wherever the festival had been chased off to by the forces with no numbers on their police uniforms that time, where was it?  Nik Turner does come to mind at times, it sounds like outdoor music or sitting on the porch music, it sounds like communal music, music that needs to be shared, music made by people who are enjoying each other’s playing, music that rolls along, rolls along in a sometimes  elegant way…. and it almost beyond lazy to even bring up ZZ Top or the Captain or Mr Turner – that’s the kind of lazy music journalism that would get me a job at the NME or one of those glossy prog rock magazines that like everything shipshape and pigeonhole fashion and this is nothing like ZZ Top or the mighty Miraculous Mile, well maybe La Grange but keep that to yourself".  - The Organ

"I sent the track to a rhythm section I know in Marquette, Michigan, because there's a 5/4-vibe there that's all its own. (I suspect the isolation and natural brutality that is the root of the unique human nature there.) Despite being cut off from civilization at large by sheer geography, Marquette maintains more top-notch drummers and astute musicologists than anywhere I know. A true yaba yum". - John Vernon Forbes discusses recording "The Way It Is". - Expose

“pulses with a hypnotic backbeat and crackles with guitar crunch and harmonica beamed in from the Twilight Zone” - Video Premiere and Interview at Joyzine 

"Mudslod" is available digitally, as a vinyl LP and as a Glass-Mastered Compact Disc. The SKiN GRAFT shop exclusive Ultimate Edition includes a Chalk WHITE Vinyl LP, a Foot-Long Full-Color OBI, the Glass-Mastered CD in six-panel Gatefold Jacket plus an extended version of "Delta Alien" and a Digital Download. All formats include “Map of The Stars” cartoons dutifully delineated in duotone by the band’s John Forbes & laid out by Touch and Go Records’ design department alumnus David Babbitt.

We are also offering a number of one-of-a-kind Ultimate Edition bundles that come complete with your choice of original art as found on the "Mudslod and the Singles" album cover! The artwork measures 9" x 12" and was illustrated & signed by John Vernon Forbes. They make for a "be-all, end-all" LP insert and are certainly suitable for hanging in your sorority house, fire department sleeping quarters or dungeon.

To place an order - visit our Bandcamp page.

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Tijuana Hercules' frontman John Vernon Forbes is making a second appearance today. Also now available at ourBandcamp page is the long unavailable double single and comic set - SIDES 7-10 - an AC/DC tribute featuring John's previous band Mount Shasta - plus Killdozer, Tar and The Denison Kimball Trio (that is Duane of The Jesus Lizard & Tomahawk and Jim of Laughing Hyenas & Mule). You can order it HERE and read all about it below.

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SIDES 7-10 - CATALOG LISTING:
This deluxe 2021 digital edition of SIDES 7-10 has been tinkered with since it's physical release in 1998. All songs have been remastered by Todd Rittmann, the PDF comic book sleeve has been reworked & expanded, and Chicago's Tar now sits high atop Side Nine with their rendition of "Hells Bells". Please note, that you must download the files to receive the PDF comic book.

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DESCRIPTION:
SIDES 7-10 is four sides of Aussie-inspired rock straight off the bar-bie! Chicago's (pre-Tijuana Hercules) noise-rockin' nogoodniks MOUNT SHASTA kick off with "Whole Lotta Rosie", a balls out feast for the ears that will have you jumping around the house and digging out that long closeted, cigarette-stained jean jacket!

In stark contrast, The Denison Kimball Trio exercise more restraint than anyone would expect from the axeman of The Jesus Lizard and battering ram of The Laughing Hyenas. Duane and Jim deliver "Back In Blanc" (note: that's not a typo), an atmospheric salute that glides off the turntable, into the ether and plants itself deep in your right hemisphere.

The second platter picks up with the first new addition to the SIDES series in good long while. Chicago's TAR bring the thunder with their walloping take on Hells Bells. And the late great KILLDOZER brings it all down with "Let Me Put My Love Into You", a slow, touching dirge of unearthly heaviness. A fitting tribute from a band renowned for their tributes.

In the comic book, Todd Fischer (NOOD HAM) joins his brother Mark to help illustrate "North Pole Vaulting", as they continue to dismantle and pick apart the story introduced in SIDES 1-4. It stars the label's world famous mascot Hot Satan - plus Serious Brown, Chiller Whale, the Karate Chimp, The Incredible Not-Hulk and SKiN GRAFT Records CEO Art Ceaser (sic)!!!

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FUN FACT(S):
This comic is chock full of subliminal messages. SKiN GRAFT bears no responsibility for anything, anywhere, anyhow. See the back cover for details.

SONGS:
Mount Shasta - Whole Lotta Rosie
Denison Kimball Trio - Back In Blanc
Tar - Hells Bells
Killdozer - Let Me Put My Love Into You

All tracks (except 8) engineered by Steve Albini
Mastered in 2021 by Todd Rittmann.

Comic book "North Pole Vaultin'" by Mark and Todd Fischer
Cover Art by Mark Fischer
Thanks to Leech Soup for the color separations assist.

TIJUANA HERCULES "Mudslod and the Singles"
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SKiN GRAFT TRUCKER HATS from UNFIT APPAREL

Order 'em over at The DARK SLIDE HERE.
- and check out our line of shirts HERE from the likes of : U.S. MAPLE, DAZZLING KILLMEN, SPACE STREAKINGS, DOOMSDAY STUDENT, MOUNT SHASTA and plenty MORE!
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ITEM! - "ShaTooBog" from Tijuana Hercules' upcoming album "Mudslod and the Singles" has landed on all streaming and digital platforms! Here it is over on You Tube.



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tokyo’s Genre-Defying MELT-BANANA and SPACE STREAKINGS Unearth Rare Single and Comic Sets

From genre-defying to genre-defining, over the last 30 years SKiN GRAFT Records has curated a collection of music that would seem at home nowhere else. SKiN GRAFT initially sprang to life in 1986 as a punk-infused comix zine, but with a move to Chicago in 1991, it reinvented itself as a quirky, aesthetically driven record label specializing in noisy, no wave music. SKiN GRAFT Records first made its mark with a collection of seven-inch singles packed inside comic book sleeves that defined its irreverent, multi-disciplinary approach. Last year the label began reissuing these formerly “analog only”, out-of-print singles and comics in revamped digital editions over at Bandcamp.

Recent months have seen a steady stream archival releases from uncategorizable acts ranging from the “Jim O’Rourke / Cheer-Accident mash-up” Brise-Glace, to Boredoms spin-off UFO or Die, to Chicago’s “rock re-defining” U.S. Maple. Other reissues include a series of remastered tributes to AC/DC from the likes of Shellac, Yowie, Will Oldham (as Palace Contribution) and Zeni Geva

SKiN GRAFT built a reputation for it’s work with Japanese underground acts such as Koenjihyakkei and Ruins, but in it’s early days the label made waves with a pair of bands from Tokyo that sweat out wholly individual, super-adrenalized collisions of noise, pop and rock.  It’s testament to their pioneering spirit that with a quarter century laid down behind them, Japan’s Melt-Banana and Space Streakings still don’t sound like much of anything else.

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In 1991, Yasuko Onuki (aka Yako) started the band Mizu and enlisted guitarist Ichiro Agata to join the band. By November of 1992, Bassist Rika Mm’, and drummer Sudoh Toshiaki had joined and the newly energized, Mizu changed their name to Melt-Banana. Zeni Geva’s K.K. Null sent SKiN GRAFT Records a copy of Mizu’s demo tape and the band recorded today’s single shortly after laying down their debut album. On “It’s In The Pillcase”, frontwoman Yasuko O.’s aggravated pep squad proclamations and Agata’s cerebral gnashing slide guitar vie for supremacy across a neck-snapping rhythmic frenzy that is so brief, ridiculous, and precise, that cracking a smile is pretty much irresistible.

comicThe three-song single was engineered by Null who also provided inspiration for one of the comics inside… SKiN GRAFT’s Mark Fischer says “Though we had corresponded via fax for quite some time, I met Melt-Banana in person when they came to Chicago to record their first album over at Steve Albini’s house. This was for Null’s Nux Organization label. The band stayed at my place and to give you an idea of how long ago this was, we all watched the O.J. Simpson bronco chase live on TV between mixing sessions. Null was also recording an LP for his other band Yona-Kit at Steve’s - and Yako jumped in to provide additional vocals on the opening track “Franken-bitch”. Null’s lyrics were very funny and over-the top but when Jim O’Rourke added his guitar parts to the song, it suddenly took on an entirely different tone, and became more plaintive and reflexive.  When it came time to draw something up for the Melt-Banana comic, that song was one of the inspirations.”

Yako hand wrote the three songs’ lyrics across two of the comic book pages.  “All of the lyrics are in English. When I started the band, I was singing in Japanese, but I thought English would fit my vocal style more according to pronunciation or sounds, so I started singing in English.  I usually don’t decide on a certain theme when I write lyrics... I just write what I feel and think and see around me.” Yako added.

Melt-Banana followed up their single with the album “Scratch or Stitch” which brought the band wider recognition. Melt-Banana later formed their own record label, A-Zap, and after well over a thousand shows as a four piece, they considered breaking up in 2012. But it was an invitation to perform at the ATP festival in the UK from their old recording engineer Steve Albini’s band Shellac that encouraged Yako and Agata to carry on as a two-piece. Melt-Banana are still blowing minds to this day.

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An entirely different, though no less confounding kind of racket was made by fellow statesmen Space Streakings, who melded grindcore, jazz-funk-turntablist industrial music and japanoise glitch-hop into something no one had-ever heard before.

On Space Streakings’ origins, Ikuo Shimizu (aka Captain Insect) says “The band was formed in January of 1990. At that time, it was a trio of me, Stomach, and another guitarist who went by the name of Kashikari Rental Rocket. He can be heard on our early demos, before we recorded an album.” These demos were recently included as bonus tracks on the band’s debut album ”First Love”. “Condor and Bazooka joined the following year and there was a time when we were actually a five-member group, but Rental Rocket left soon after.” The core line up of Captain Insect (bass, programming), Kame Bazooka (vocals, alto saxophone), Karate Condor (turntables) and Screaming Stomach (guitar, trumpet) was in place by the end of 1991.

spaceLong rumored to be a quartet of moonlighting Nintendo programmers, Space Streakings actually took a decidedly analog approach to the their music - often building their own instruments - including the gasoline powered “Engine Guitar” which came complete with a chainsaw style pull cord; and the “Bazooka-Horn” which saw an 18-wheeler semi truck horn attached to an air compressor. Although Screaming Stomach still came in to provide backing vocals, by the time of 1995’s “Taco Beya” single, he had left and Space Streakings began experimenting with new techniques as a three piece. Artwork came under the purview of the band’s Nobtack Koike (aka Kame Bazooka) who’s surreal, sci-fi infused aesthetic perfectly complimented the band’s otherworldly, cacophonous sound. Space Streakings toured the USA with Chicago label mates Mount Shasta and even recorded a “super group” LP under the name Shakuhachi Surprise - which was comprised of the complete line-ups Mount Shasta and Space Streakings, again with Steve Albini behind the control deck. When reminiscing about those days, Mount Shasta’s John Forbes volunteered “Space Streakings were gigantic when it came to innovation. They were dystopian house music straight from the Asian Pacific Rim via Area 51.”

Shakuhachi Surprise performed live just once as the surprise show closer at Chicago’s 1995 Oops indoors Festival. As for Space Streakings themselves, the band ultimately wound down and stopped performing by 1998.

SKiN GRAFT’s Mark Fischer opined, “Introducing Space Streakings and Melt-Banana to new audiences has been one of the great pleasures of managing this label. They made a deep, deep impression on everyone who came into contact with them… and I’m excited for these early works to reach new sets of eyes and ears.

- Article reproduced from The BIG TAKEOVER

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SPACE STREAKINGS "Taco Beya" 7” Vinyl Single and Comic Set is now available physically and digitally at Bandcamp and the audio is now available on all digital platforms. MELT-BANANA "It's In The Pillcase" Digital Single & Comic Set now available at Bandcamp. The digital versions of both comic books have been expanded for their digital premiere. "Mudslod and the Singles", the new album from John Forbes' post-Mount Shasta band TIJUANA HERCULES will be released May 7th and can be pre-ordered at (you guessed it) Bandcamp.


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Howdy Pardners!
This is Mark - filling in for News Desk Reporter "Jazzy" Joe Romita who is out on special assignment. We have two announcements today - SHORTY's venerable "Kaput" b/w "Hot For Teacher" single and comic book set is making its digital debut over at our Bandcamp page and we'll be going into more detail on that in just a moment.

But first -
It is my pleasure to present the first-ever details on the long-awaited long player from Chicago's TIJUANA HERCULES... ladies and germs - put your heads together for "Mudslod and the Singles"!

ITEM (!): Years in the making and featuring the talents of more than 20 musicians, Tijuana Hercules's new "Mudslod and the Singles" finds the band deep-diving into its patented "hillbilly trance" sound: an oxygen-depriving bouillabaisse of boundary-busting blues, spaghetti-strung grooves, and tangled psychedelic roots music.

Hailing from the southern regions of the U.S., John Vernon Forbes has a long and storied history of making music, cartoons, and comical mischief. His illustrations recall the golden age of animation filtered through an absurdest lens - and this love of days gone by is rendered
with a futurist's ear in the blues-tinged music he's been creating for decades.

In Atlanta, John played in Phantom 309 (with Mac McNeilly, future drummer of The Jesus
Lizard
) and Dirt, before settling in Chicago where he formed Mount Shasta, one of the founding SKiN GRAFT Records acts. Mount Shasta went on to release three albums and a collaborative LP with Japan's Space Streakings before disbanding.

Forbes then formed Tijuana Hercules, initially taking inspiration from obscure rock, blues, and gospel songs from the '50s and '60s. The band later gamma-radiated those threads into something altogether different in the labs of Forbes's own Frogg Mountain Recording Studio, located squarely within Chicago’s historic meat-packing district.

Alongside last year’s SKiN GRAFT debut “Evening Dressings”, the band’s latest releases are a pair of collections that highlight their diversity: Bloodshot Records' “Six Pack to Go” 7” singles compilation (with Deer Tick, Elizabeth Cook, Kelly Hogan and Guided By Voices' Robert Pollard) and SKiN GRAFT's "Chicago vs New York" compilation (featuring The Flying Luttenbachers, Bobby Conn, Cheer-Accident and Child Abuse).

"Mudslod" will be available May 7th digitally and as a vinyl LP and Glass-Mastered Compact Disc. The SKiN GRAFT shop exclusive Ultimate Edition includes a Chalk WHITE Vinyl LP, a Foot-Long Full-Color OBI, the Glass-Mastered CD in six-panel Gatefold Jacket, an extended version of "Delta Alien" and a Digital Download. All formats include “Map of The Stars” cartoons dutifully delineated in duotone by the band’s John Forbes & laid out by Touch and Go Records’ design department alumnus David Babbitt.

We are also offering a number of one-of-a-kind Ultimate Edition bundles that come complete with your choice of original art as found on the "Mudslod and the Singles" album cover! The artwork measures 9" x 12" and was illustrated & signed by John Vernon Forbes. They make for a "be-all, end-all" LP insert and are certainly suitable for hanging in your sorority house, fire department sleeping quarters or dungeon. We are taking orders now at our Bandcamp page.

Here are pictures of the original artwork on offer.
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The front cover illustration is also available. but at a premium price. All artwork is one-of-a-kind and is first come, first served. You can preview the song "ShaTooBog" and get an order in HERE.

- And in honor of today's announcment, our pals at Ghettoblaster Magazine spoke briefly with John Vernon Fornes and alongside "ShaTooBog", have the exclusive premeire of the opening track "Atmospher"!"

As if that wasn't more than enough, the word on the street is that The Organ will be giving readers a verbal taste of what lies ahead by publishing their first impressions of the album as well!

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SHORTY
"Kaput" b/w "Hot For Teacher"

Single and Comic
(Newly Remastered Digital Release)

  • Digital remaster available now exclusively at Bandcamp. 
  • Includes a digital download of the remastered single and an instantly downloadable PDF of the comic book sleeve. Please note, that you must download the files to receive the PDF comic book.

"During their very first recording session, the now defunct noise-slash-art-slash-rock act U.S. Maple picked apart “Sin City” for an EP of AC/DC covers alongside the likes of Shellac, Big’n and Jim O’Rourke. Singer Al Johnson and guitarist Mark Shippy arrived at U.S Maple after years of honing their chops in the band Shorty with bassist Luke Frantom and drummer Todd Lamparelli. It is no coincidence that on Shorty’s final single they chose to cover another hard rock staple - Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher". - Excerpt from the Rebel Noise premiere

Out of print for years, SHORTY's SKiN GRAFT single is now available digitally for the first time! Includes a densely illustrated 18-page PDF comic book that reproduces the original 7" and comic book set packaging. Recorded in 1993 by Steve Albini and remastered in 2020, both recordings are exclusive to this release.

DESCRIPTION:
The debut SKiN GRAFT single of tourettes syndrome fits and diseased elephant guitar from Chicago's classic rock catastrophes! What to do? Find some lipstick (lay it on thick!), cock your hips, tilt you head back just a bit and get ready, cuz there's an Angel In The clubhouse! NOTE: Though both were recorded by Steve Albini, this version of "Kaput" differs from the one found on the "Fresh Breath" EP.

FUN FACT(S):
+ That's Charlie's Angel Jacqueline Smith in the cover's Clubhouse with the Boy and Kooter!!!

+ An earlier version of "Hot For Teacher" was recorded (and never released) at Idful Studio by Brad Wood.

+ The Jesus Lizard's David Yow borrowed Al's "microphone in the pocket" technique after Shorty disbanded. David credited Al in a series of interviews across the United States.

+ Prior to changing their name, Shorty was called Snailboy and were nearly included on the flipside of the very first SKiN GRAFT Records release with Dazzling Killmen.

gr25+ And prior to this 7", Shorty released singles on Worrybird and Bovine. Snailboy released singles Sympathy For The Record Industry and No Blow Records. A number of Snailboy songs recorded by Butch Vig remain unreleased.

LINE UP:
Al Johnson: vocals
Mark Shippy: guitar
Luke Frantom: bass
Todd Lamparelli: drums

Produced by Steve Albini
Cover art by Mark Shippy

COMICS:
+ "Twisted Tales Of Terror" & "The End" - by Mark Shippy
+ "Kookin' With Kooter" - by Mark Shippy with David Yow and Al Johnson
+ Additional strips by Mark Fischer, Rob Syers and Dan Grzeca

Shorty “Kaput” / “Hot For Teacher” is now available at Bandcamp, complete with its original comic book. The single will come to other digital services (sans the comic) in April 2021.

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BREAKING NEWS ( ! ) :
Three more CHEER-ACCIDENT tracks have been unlocked!


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You can now check out the archival PDF reproducing SKiN GRAFT's densely illustrated 1998 mail-order catalog without purchasing the 30th Anniversary Dazzling Killmen / Mother's Day split single (see below for details).

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Please note: Physical 7" and comic sets are from the original 1991 pressing. Quantities are limited. The 7" vinyl release includes an individually numbered printed comic book sleeve (edition of 500), translucent green vinyl single, a digital download of the single and an instantly downloadable PDF of the sleeve - plus a commemorative bonus download of SKiN GRAFT's 1998 mailorder catalog.

To mark the label's 30th Anniversary, SKiN GRAFT Records' debut release is now available digitally for the first time ever. This Bandcamp edition of the DAZZLING KILLMEN / MOTHERS DAY split single includes a 24-page PDF booklet reproducing the original comic book sleeve and includes new liner notes by SKiN GRAFT's Mark Fischer on the origins of the label, how the single came to be, the problematic cover art and the shortcomings of the comic. Customers will also receive a bonus archival PDF reproducing SKiN GRAFT's densely illustrated 1998 mail-order catalog. Please note, you must download the files to receive the PDF books.

- DESCRIPTION:
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy joins St. Louis' Dazzling Killmen to put the chills on the A-Side, while Minneapolis' Project A-Bomb exports Mothers Day punch out two noisy pulse-pounders on the flipside. 500 copies hand-numbered and pressed on translucent green vinyl.

- FUN FACT(S):
( ! ) - Though Dazzling Killmen were a three piece at the time, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco / Uncle Tupelo played ambient guitar on "Killing Fever". Tim Garrigan would later join as the band's permanent second guitarist.

( ! ) - This first SKiN GRAFT record was a co-release with Sluggo Records. 500 copies were pressed on translucent green vinyl and the comic book sleeves were printed on the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's offset press.

( ! ) - Strangulated Beatoffs were originally slated to appear alongside Dazzling Killmen on the single, but the band chose not to release their intended song, "Lollipop Girl" at the 11th hour. Fortunately, Sluggo Records reached out to Mothers Day and the release was saved.

( ! ) - Dazzling Killmen's Nick Sakes suggested Dekalb's Snailboy be offered the flip, Both Strangulated Beatoffs and Shorty (formerly Snailboy) would join SKiN GRAFT Records in the years that followed.

( ! ) - Sluggo Records would go on to release a second book and record set - a split between St. Louis' Judge Nothing and Bent.

( ! ) - Dazzling Killmen's "Killing Fever" is unique among Dazzling Killmen's early singles. It was not re-recorded for the bands debut LP "Dig Out The Switch" or for the "Lounge Ax" cassette.

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Hi Everyone,
This is Mark
filling in for news reporter Jazzy Joe again. Here we are with a new year underway - and so far it feels a whole lot like 2020! - - So here is one more discount code to really get things ringing.

Once I started puting this together I had intended to make it a "21% off" sale in honor of the new year, but unfortunately Bandcamp's control panel doesn't offer that on our end, so - fittingly, this 21% discount is going to feel a whole lot like a 20% discount!

If you have some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket, you can deposit it right here - but by using the discount code TWENTYTWENTYONE you'll find that you can spread it just a little bit further.

SKiN GRAFT Records 20/21 SALE
Take nearly 21% off * of EVERYTHING (Digital and Physical) at the SKiN GRAFT Records Bandcamp Store.
Use the code TWENTYTWENTYONE
( * small print: actual discount is 20% )

The SALE IS LIVE HERE: http://skingraftrecords.bandcamp.com
Sale ends Monday, January 18th at 11:59 PM UTC

gr145And a friendly word of warning - while we have done a bang up job of getting orders out in a timely fashion, the same cannot be said for the postal services around the world. We've seen a big uptick in the length of time it takes for many orders to get to their destination - so please keep in mind that while you will get an immediate download with your bandcamp purchase, it is possible that you will be waiting a bit for the physical goods to arrive.

ITEM (!): Did you know that there is a new CHEER-ACCIDENT CD out? It iscurrently available only in that aforementioned physical format and can be picked up as a part of this sale. You can preview some of the songs at Bandcamp now - and be sure to check back because we will be unveiling three more tracks to Bandcamp streaming before the month is up!

And one more ITEM (!): - This is the last call to get a pre-order in on the new SHORTY and U.S. MAPLE shirts releasing this month from our UNFIT Apparel line over at the DARK SLIDE. You can read all about it below and place your orders HERE.

Thanks,

Mark Fischer


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