I've gotten a few emails and questions regarding Church Whip naming their East Coast tour RAPING THE EAST, so I decided to reply publicly.
The modern domestic punk community is a shell of what it seemed to be in the 80's. I have absolutely no interest in being a part of it, appeasing it, or putting out records that are widely accepted by it. Vinyl Rites has always existed as a means to document music I love by people I am close with. The international punk community has and will always be more interesting, vital, and embracing of what we do, and I prefer it this way. We are truly a Network of Friends, unfortunately surrounded by a massive number of tourists and leeches. I feel no need to defend Church Whip, as they have done nothing wrong, only to explain that it is your scene, not mine.