OUT NOW:

The Foreign Objects LP and the Dark Lion EP are both out now. Order them from the store or No Idea. Wholesale through No Idea. Trades and wholesale with people I have long term relationships through me.


In the wake of the the newest middle east conflict in 2002, Dark Lion erupted in Pensacola, FL, a poor Navy town. Dark Lion's lyrics and live show were so full of contempt and violence, so full of the frantic energy that they felt at the time. With the war, siblings joining the army, people in jail all the time and the basic, deep hatred you feel when you are young as the backdrop, they wrote 6 songs of no-wave meets riot grrl punk, but I'm not sure they had any interest in genre. The demo went basically unheard, sold on cassette and CD-R on their one and only tour, despite being a completely uncompromising, original and dangerous punk recording. Few bands are as representative of a time in the way Dark Lion were, Born Against and Bikini Kill come to mind. Musically they are somewhere between Teenage Jesus and Nog Watt, but all their own. RIP Dark Lion, long live Dark Lion.

I am very, very proud to release this. It is one of my favorite recordings ever. I feel honored to be a part of it and I thank Adee Roberson, Travis Fristoe, Scotty Mylxine, Static Gold and the band for all contributing. They were very expensive to make and we are basically selling them at cost because I want people to hear this thing. 300 copies, full color covers with art by Adee, big booklet with pieces by some people listed above, art and lyrics.




Foreign Objects blast through eight songs of upbeat punk, somewhere between Dangerhouse, '77 pogo, riot grrl and early post-punk. They get compared to Wire and Bikini Kill a lot, I hear more Electric Deads and X.



Up next is the 3rd in a series of DIET COKEHEADS singles entitled OCULAR. It's the best yet. Right after that we should have out D. VASSALOTTI-BOOK OF GHOSTS LP (formerly known as "( )"). It's a total exit from what both parties have done previously, so don't get your hopes up. Thanks.

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