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Y’all are in the mood for a fight, right? “Comes Out” is the third single released from Warm Red’s stellar debut, Decades of Breakfast (State Laughter Records). Stephen Lewis, Toni Gary, Bryan Sherer, and Jacob Armando … come out swinging all manic and muscular … kind of.
The video was shot and edited by Joshua Gary of Funguh Productions, and captures a brutal backyard mashup of wrestling, boxing, and biting, rendered in VHS fidelity—in SLP mode, of course.
With its gloriously grimy rhythm section and frontman Gary’s clipped caterwaul, Warm Red pushes the influence of the Jesus Lizard, the Birthday Party, early Public Image, Ltd., and Pere Ubu to new highs of confrontation.
Check them out on Saturday, October 10 , when they join Thousandaire to play The EARL’s Live Stream #1, a benefit to support the bar, venue, and restaurants staff who’ve been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Stoic Clown, aka Josh Feigert of State Laughter, will be DJing before, between and after the band’s live sets.
In the meantime, pick up Decades of Breakfast below. The band is donating its portions of the album’s sales to Solutions Not Punishment.
Thousandaire is sharing a pair of videos from a new digital 7-inch EP, featuring the songs “Fine” b/w “Old Sam.”
In July 2020, singer and guitar player Andrew Wiggins (Caesium Mine, ex-HAWKS, Wymyns Prysyn, Uniform, Blame Game), drummer Adam Weisberg (Rose Hotel, True Blossom), and bass player Chad LeBlanc (ex-Iron Jayne and Vegan Coke) convened to record these takes at C.J. Ridings‘ (BIG JESUS) home studio in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Each video was shot and edited by the SuperCanoe crew.
A physical 7-inch featuring these songs may or may not appear at some point in the distant future via Colonel Records. At their current length, they’re a bit too long for a proper vinyl pressing. But these guys are wizards; keep an eye and an ear out for more.
In the meantime, press play above and below!
Read more about “Fine,” and check out Thousandaire’s self-titled debut album LP, which arrived June 12 via the Colonel.
Colonel Records comes out of the gate strong with Protest & Survive, a friggin’ 42-track compilation of covers, rare, live, and unreleased songs that benefits ActBlue, and other legal aid organizations providing bail funds for protesters and activists who are rallying to fight police brutality.
GG King, WYMYNS PRYSYN, More, Hyena, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, Mongo, and many more Atlanta-based punk, post-punk, hardcore, and garage rock acts dominate a tracklist that also includes songs by Fletcher C. Johnson, U.S. Prisms, and the likes. Check out the full tracklist below.
The Protest & Survive comp is available via Bandcamp. It’s also pressed in a limited edition of 50 cassette tapes. Grab one before they’re gone, and support those on the frontlines, pushing for positive and lasting social change.
- Douglas Graham: “Angela Davis”
- Tropical Trash” “Messenger (Wipers cover)
- GG King: “Melt On You”
- Paralyzer: “Paranoid Youth”
- Hyena: “Divisions”
- Long Knife: “No Rule” (Leather Nun cover)
- KPF: “Stress City”
- Blackout: “Eating Gas”
- Ryan Dino: “North Star”
- WYMYNS PRYSYN: “Lifeform”
- Neuflesh: “Coward World (Fuck 12)”
- Tropical Trash: “Korgüll The Exterminator” (Voivod cover)
- The Wilful Boys: “Muttley”
- Bob Mann: “Can You Come Home”
- Fletcher C Johnson: “Eventually”
- Shaken Nature: “Pony Don’t Cry”
- Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks: “World On Fire”
- Groovy Movies: “If You Wanna Go”
- Baby Shakes: “Down”
- All Night Drug Prowling Wolves: “Not Messing Around”
- Metalleg: “Ride Along”
- Mongo: “Degenerate”
- Paint Fumes: “Guess Who”
- The Schamones (feat. Members of Paralyzer and All Night Drug Prowling Wolves): “I Wanna” (live Ramones cover)
- Ladrones: “Remedio”
- Snoopy and The Who?!: “My Regeneration”
- Cuss: “The Cause”
- More: “Hourglass” (Wurve cover)
- Subcults: “Quarantine Dreams”
- Jordan Jones: “New Year’s Eve”
- Rikky IV: “Capable Of”
- Bad Moods: “New Song About An Old Ghost”
- Fuck Knights: “We’re All Essential”
- U.S.PRISMS: “State Control” (Discharge cover)
- Pagan Girls: “Chezron (Time Prescribes the Medicine)”
- Space Program: “Smoke & Flames Engulfed The Secret Hideout”
- A Drug Called Tradition: “Killing Game” (unreleased)
- Warm Deltas: “Face of the Mountain”
- Vow: “Endless Roads”
- Brother Hawk: “No Room For Rust” (Live)
- Thousandaire: “Thumb” (Dinosaur Jr. cover live)
- Ian O’Neil: “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” (Chuck Berry cover)
Thousandaire’s debut single, “Fine,” offers a first look at the prime, no-frills indie rock and fuzz pedal symphonies the Atlanta trio has in store with its self-titled debut album, out June 12 via Colonel Records.
On the surface, “Fine” is a deceptively simple number. Singer and guitar player Andrew Wiggins (Caesium Mine, ex-HAWKS, Wymyns Prysyn, Uniform, Blame Game), drummer Adam Weisberg (Rose Hotel, True Blossom), and bass player Chad LeBlanc (ex-Iron Jayne and Vegan Coke) stir up a sentimental journey into early ‘90s indie rock. Heavy distortion sets the scene for a swelling guitar melody, rolling bass and drums, and a voice that drifts from a roar to a self-effacing admission, “While that might not do the trick it’s the best I could come up with. But since you’re leaving, fine.”
The song is a primer for a new take on Wiggins’ songwriting that’s been brewing since 2008, and finally coming to fruition with an album that’s built around the premise that good songs are uncomplicated and draw upon the eloquence of everyday life — work-a-day life that can be poetic, melancholy, and irreverent, all in the same distorted riff.
On stage, the group has been playing for about a year, letting each song follow its own lead. All the while, Wiggins has honed a presence that restores the archetype of the self-conscious guitar hero, leading a group that soars with simplicity and pure volume. It is, in fact, this reliance on visceral directness that elevates Thousandaire to a deeper, higher level of universal hooks, melodies, dirges, and storytelling. Press play.