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Aug 13, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Madison garage-punk outfit Fire Retarded‘s debut full-length, ‘Scroggz Manor,’ crams a lot more melody, swing, and space into the thwacking frenzy the band has cultivated at its shows and on last year’s ‘High Horse’ EP. (Previously, they’ve teased the album online with “Meat Stairs” and “Nothing Said.”) The relatively new band still centers around guitarist Tyler Fassnacht’s raw, often screamed vocals and drummer Alex Ross’ direct, shambling rhythms. The addition of Hussy member Bobby Hussy on second guitar (full disclosure: Bobby and I work together a bit at MadCity Music Exchange), who also recorded the album, helps to flesh out the approach here, including new versions of two songs from the EP. The album’s closing track, “Overrated Kayak,” is a much bigger surprise, running longer than five minutes to the band’s usual two-minutes-ish, and slowing down for a bit of jangly, sweetly sad power-pop. But for now, I wanted to focus on what the band does with the one minute and 45 seconds of “Brain Burger,” cramming a catchy vocal melody into the verses even as Fassnacht and Hussy’s guitars cultivate a deceptively unstable, messy feel before tightening up for a prodding, shouted chorus. Stream the song above.

‘Scroggz Manor’ is due out in April on Big Neck Records. Fire Retarded’s next show is Saturday, March 22 at the Crystal Corner Bar.

- See more at: http://artsextract.com/2014/03/14/song-debut-fire-retarded-brain-burger/#sthash.SuK56zjw.dpuf
Jul 25, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

A band who seem intent on trying to be this year’s Old Firm Casuals when it comes to most mentions in The Uber Rock Singles Club are garage punk rock leg-ends The X- Rays. Seemingly not content with just releasing a mighty fine split 7" with The Hip Priests. Gary X-Ray and his bunch of reformed punk rock reprobates return via Big Neck Records with a 3 track pink vinyl 7 " all of their own. 'Jameson Shot' kicks things off in fine form too all squealing guitars and overdriven vocals, this is supershitty punk rock to the max make no mistake. 

'Drinking For My Baby' (I’m noticing a them here are you?) on the B side continues the frenzied attack bringing to mind Gary's days spent fronting those Hip Hop Priests. Whilst 'Retaliate Now' the final track here actually has guitarist G-Man conjuring up images of Wayne Kramer at times proving to be a welcome distraction to the usual nonstop chaos the guys conjure up. The X-Rays are back with a bang with this 7", but make sure you get your copy before it’s too late.

Jul 24, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Fire Retarded – Scroggz Manor

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Fire Retarded plays the kind of music that warrants onomatopoeia cards. It’s second nature to them. And on their debut, Scroggz Manor, you have to imagine a ticker of these wonderful wordnoises running behind of your eyes, twixt your auditory channels....

 
 

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Carrot Top

3716 W. Fullerton Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

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Midheaven/Revolver

USA Distribution

2745 16th Street

San Francisco, California 94103

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Get Hip 

1800 Preble Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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Dischord Records

2700-B North Washington Blvd

Arlington, VA 22201

www.dischord.com

  

Stores that carry Big Neck Swag:

Spiral Scratch Records

291 Bryant St.

Buffalo, NY

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Goner Records

2152 Young Ave.

Memphis, TN

www.goner-records.com

Chaz’s Bull City Records

2600 Hillsborough Rd.

Durham, NC. 27705

www.bullcityrecords.com

Permanent records

1914 West Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL  606022

www.permanentrecordschicago.com

1234 Go!

Oakland, CA

www.1234gorecords.com

2nd Avenue Records

Portland, OR

www.2ndavenuerecords.com

641RPM

Boone, NC

www.641rpm.com

Crooked Beat Records

Washington, DC

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Dave's Records

Chicago, IL

www.davesrecordschicago.com

Reckless Records Chicago

Chicago, IL

www.reckless.com

Lost Weekend Records

Columbus, OH

www.lostweekendrecords.com

Angry Young and Poor

Lancaster, PA

www.angryyoungandpoor.com

Blue Arrow Records

Cleveland, OH

www.bluearrowrecords.com

Boo Boo Records

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Deadbeat Records

Moscow, ID

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Everybody's Records

Cincinnatti, OH

www.everybodysrecords.com

Finder's Records

Bowling Green, OH

www.findersrecords.com

Groamy's

Lima, OH

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Haffa's Records

Athens, OH

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Hi-Voltage Records

Tacoma, WA

www.hivoltagerecords.com

Independent Records and Video

Colorado Springs, CO

www.beindenpendent.com

Kim's Video and Music

NY, NY

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Music Matters

St. Augustine, FL

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Omega Music

Dayton, OH

www.omegamusicdayton.com

Rainbow Records Barrington

Barrington, IL

www.rainbowrecordsbarrington.com

Silver Platters

Seattle, WA

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Spoonful Records

Columbus, OH

www.spoonfulrecords.com

Square Records

Akron, OH

www.squarerecordsakron.com

Sweat Records

Miami, FL

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TKO Records

Huntington Beach, CA

www.tkorecords.com

Twist and Shout

Denver, CO

www.twistandshout.com

Used Kids Records

Columbus, OH

www.usedkids.com

Vinyl Conflict

Richmond, VA

www.vinylconflict.com

Waterloo Records

Austin, TX

www.waterloorecords.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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