San Pedro locals Lauren Freeman & Joey Centofani started BTJR as a two piece. They caught my ear,using no professionalism whatsoever, at our local dive, Harold’s, one night with some crazy catchy songs. They asked me to record a song for the WUB tape comp and that snowballed into an album’s worth, recorded here at Clown Sound. Shit started rollin’ and yours truly tracked some keyboards and was asked to play live with em. The album turned out awesome. Here it is!
“We Do What We Must” is the 5th studio record by Federation X. It was produced in Los Angeles, CA March 2013 by DEAF NEPHEWS (Dale Crover – Melvins & Toshi Kasai – Melvins, Big Business). This is a split release with Molasses Manifesto.
“This record is what I imagine it would sound like if Matt Dillon’s character from ‘Over the Edge’ had survived, moved to some other shitty town, got messed up on drugs, learned some lessons, & then started a really good band.” Ð Jared Warren – Melvins/Big Business
First up on restoring the Recess archives is the Bored To Death 7″. Released 500 copies (only) in 1993. One of my fave 7″s i’ve released. I hate to be “that guy” but this makes most current hipster hardcore sound like Kenny G after spilling his viagra. Gonna do a limited run of 300 copies one day but til then…download
White Night on tour!
saturday june 29 3PM san pedro, ca @ cali mucho w/toys that kill, audacity
RECORD RELEASE/TOUR KICKOFF
sunday june 30 fullerton, ca continental room w/jaill, alley cats, colleen green, and cosmonauts
wednesday july 3 tucson, az @ club congress w/lenguas largas, sleep money, suite cliff catering co., union pacific
thursday july 4 las cruces, nm. @ the trainyard w/low culture, our friend the mountain & smashmouth
friday july 5 denton, tx. @ tba
saturday july 6 jackson, ms. @ morning bell records w/overnight lows and ming donkey
sunday july 7 nashville, tn @ tba
monday july 8 florence, al. @ black owl trading co w/pine hill haints
tuesday july 9 hunstville, al. @ lowe mill w/pine hill haints
wednesday july 10 chattanooga, tn. @ sluggos w/pine hill haints and future virgins
thursday july 11 asheville, nc @ tba w/pine hill haints and dos tornadoes
friday july 12 baltimore/richmond/dc @ HELP!!!
saturday july 13 brooklyn, ny @ silent barn w/shellshag, extra feeler, love warz
sunday july 14 long island, ny @ obriens pub w/iron chic, plow united, too many voices, those hated hearts
monday july 15 brooklyn, ny @ intl house of buschwick w/japanther
tuesday july 16 york, pa @ tba
wednesday july 17 columbus, oh. HELP!!!
thursday july 18 carbondale, il. @ lost cross w/ autonomy & duffy the beer slayers
friday july 19 chicago, il. @ ultra lounge(early show 6pm)
saturday july 20 day milwaukee, wi. @ ground zero w/skamp and sex forcast
saturday july 20 night milwaukee, wi. @ bremen cafe w/uh oh, duffy and the beer slayers
sunday july 21 minneapolis, mn. @ tba
monday july 22 minot, nd. @ house party
tuesday july 23 missoula/billings @ HELP!!!
wednesday july 24 seatlle, wa. @ the victory lounge w/ the lopez (pittsburgh)
thursday july 25 portland, or. @ star bar w/the boom, piss test
friday july 26 portland, or. @ slabtown w/youthbitch
saturday july 27 san francisco, ca. @ hemlock tavern w/underground railroad to candyland and swiftumz
San Pedro knuckleheads made some GREAT songs that I recorded here at Clown Sound. That snowballed into yours truly playing keyboards and wanting to put out an album out. The album turned awesome and I can’t wait for it to surface Aug 6th!
Home. Alley Cat. Cement Overcoat. Summer Hatin’ (Happened So fast). Stand Around.
Don’t Call A Girl Tony Robbins. Wine Stained Teeth. Heart Attack. Aloha Mr Hand. Run.
“Some pretty lame news here. We had to cancel our upcoming Toys That Kill Europe tour due to a detached retina in my right eye. When the doctor diagnosed me last week she rushed me into the retina specialist for emergency surgery that same day. I told them I was going to Europe next wednesday and they both replied with “No your not! If you get on a plane you will lose your eye!”. It felt like a knife through my skull. I feel some horrible emptiness inside when canceling shows but this takes the cake. It’s gonna be tough to imagine where we should be every givin night for the next month. The great shows we are missing and the fun times that should be having. I’ll have my right eye to keep me company at least. It’s so hard to get all of us,due to work schedules, to go to Europe and we were seconds away. Bad timing to say the least. They said I was lucky to not be blind in that eye already so there is some positives here but still…shit! Very sincere apologies to every promoter who booked a show and especially Benny & Fanski/Klownhouse for booking the tour and the Rockstar Records/Aachen crew for their help overseas. We will try to make it up asap!” -Todd C.
Update:April 2014 will is the planned makeup time.
Click on cover to download "Viva La Silent Era"-20 song Recess Records Sampler!
TODD CONGELLIERE-Wrong Side LP
FUTURE VIRGINS-Late Republic LP
BENNY THE JET RODRIGUEZ-Home.Run. LP
SCREAMING FEMALES / TENEMENT Split 7"
WHITE MURDER-S/T LP
FEDERATION X-We Do What We Must LP
CAN OF BEANS-S/T LP
THE BANANAS-Nautical Rock N Roll LP
SCREECHING WEASEL-How To Make Enemies... LP
AUDACITY-Mellow Cruisers LP/CD
TOYS THAT KILL-Fambly 42 LP/CD/CASS
TREASURE FLEET-Cocamotion LP
SUMMER VACATION-Condition LP
SCREECHING WEASEL-Carnival of Schadenfreude 12"
JAPANTHER-Beets,Limes,and Rice LP/CD/CASS
BIG KITTY-Florence LP
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TO CANDYLAND-Knows Your Sins LP/CD/CASS
LANDLORD-Beneath The Wheel LP
LENGUAS LARGAS-S/T LP
THE ARRIVALS-Volatile Molotov LP
THE ARRIVALS-Goodbye New World LP
DWARVES-Free Coke & Lick It Reissues
FUTURE VIRGINS-Doomsday Raga LP
MEAT MARKET-Dig Deep LP
TOYS THAT KILL-New TBA LP (Mid-2016)