Iron Chic is a punk/indie rock outfit from Long Island New York and is one of the many bands that sprung from the ashes of the Latterman break up. Shitty Rambo is their highly lauded debut EP. Dead Broke Records has pressed the the EP twice, out of 500 each time, and has official sold out of both presses, you’re best bet in picking one up is from a physical record store who many still have a copy unclaimed. It has yet to be announced that there will be a third pressing, but it is likely.
1st press: 500 on purple and grey mixed
2nd press: 166 on opaque green, 333 on opaque red
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Review: Against Me! - Total Clarity
Artist/Album: Against Me! - Total Clarity
Release date: 5/23 (CD / vinyl / digital download)
Label: Fat Wreck Chords
This is the second release in Fat Wreck Chords’ Against Me! demo collections. The first was The Original Cowboy a collection of pre-album versions of the tracks originally presented on The Eternal Cowboy. Total Clarity does the same thing with the tracks found on their later album Searching For A Former Clarity. What makes this release so special though is that Clarity is the album that some Against Me! fans started to give them grief over for drifting too far away from their folk punk roots where they originated. Total Clarity being comprised of rough studio cuts should really excite those fans because the recordings are less polished and hark back to a sound that more closely resembles their Reinventing Axl Rose days. Some tracks like “Unprotected Sex With Multiple Partners” are drastically changed, it ditches the catchy hooks of the original and trades in melodies for a more spastic and throaty delivery, not to mention the track is shorter by over a minute. Other songs, “The Shaker” for example, differs very little from its forerunner aside from some subtle tempo changes. There are a few tracks that didn’t make the official album and are definitely worth a listen if you’re an AM! fan. My recommendation is that if you dig the earlier Against Me! records then picking up this is a no brainer, if you love the rock and roll of later recording then this isn’t a necessity for your collection.
Lyric sample: “All’s quiet, except for this song / So maybe while I’m not together I can feel like I’m not alone.”
For fans of: Red City Radio / The Riot Before / Strike Anywhere
Pick it up here.
Last August (2010), Six Feet Under Records re-pressed a 7” of Love is Dead by notorious Philadelphia-based hardcore act, Ink & Dagger, to celebrate the pseudo-reunion of the band at This is Hardcore. It is rumored that 55 of these were pressed with glow in the dark covers for the show. 666 were pressed on clear vinyl and sold online and at local record stores. While at the beach this past week, I managed to score a copy from Toilet Water in Ocean City, NJ.