Wood Chickens – Skunk Ape 7″ KITSCH 014

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Our next 7″ release is being announced! WOOD CHICKENS – SKUNK APE will be a 3 song vinyl single. Skunk Ape will be on their debut vinyl LP that will be out on Big Neck Records in the near future, but this supporting single will be backed with two 7″-exclusive tracks! The Wood Chickens have been touring the Midwest and beyond almost non-stop since we released their split cassette and this record reflects that and their current lineup–they are road tight, and ho-in’ down at turbo speeds, like Hank Hill’s riding lawnmower on nitro-boosters. Recorded by Bobby Hussy. COMING SOON!!!

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Oops, I did something and changed the site on accident…. actually… I kinda like it… I guess it’ll stay. That’ll do, pig.

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ZEBRAS – “THE CITY OF SUN” CS + 2 TAPE DEAL

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This weekend ZEBRAS (along with TENEMENT, The Hussy, American Dead, and The Moguls) packed the Majestic for an all Wisconsin (and nearly all local Madison) Isthmus Punk Fest and we had on hand, for the first time, the cassette version of Zebras’ newest album, “The City of Sun.”

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photo by Jen Loberg

YOU CAN NOW ORDER THIS BEAUTIFUL CASSETTE OF THRASH METAL PUNK NOISE POWER AT THE KITSCH STORE. For fans of Slayer, Today is the Day, Ministry, Child Bite, Oozing Wound, etc….

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE.

TELL EM WHAT THEY’VE WON, KITSCHY…

The Zebras were kind enough to open the vaults of their Secret Records and give me the very few remaining cassette copies of their 2012 self-titled full length. For a low price you can have BOTH tapes to load your deck with some prime-Wisconsin punk/metal.

The tape run for “The City of Sun” is limited to 100. And that’s what we had BEFORE the release show… And there’s just a handful of the self-titled tapes left soooooooo………………….> web-store is here.

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(bear not included).

 

 

Something Wicked This Way Comes… ZEBRAS – THE CITY OF SUN (kitsch cassette 011)

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I am elated to announce the next cassette release on kitschy manitou…

ZEBRAS – THE CITY OF SUN

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For those of you who don’t already know, Zebras are a Madison-Milwaukee based three piece thrash cult/family band. The City of Sun was released earlier this year on their own house label, Secret Records, but we have the distinct pleasure of putting it out on the format that metal lives and dies on — audio cassette.

This Wisconsin favorite has been slowly spiraling into the depths of metal for years, and its been well documented over the course of three 12″ releases. Starting as a weirdo art-spazz wave punk band, things got heavier and thrashier with the conscription of drum phenom, Shane Hochstetler, of Call Me Lightning and HOWL STREET fame. It all seemed fun and games at the time. As metal as the album gets, Vincent Presley’s love of Ministry-esque industrial and Lacey Smith’s dark synth bass lines and textures create an undercurrent that sets the band apart from genre-clutching tag-mongers. Call them whatever you want, it won’t save you or your sanity from the tortured descent into the deep/dank recesses of your of mind; carving and retching out every drop of wiener kid left in your pathetic mortal shell with savage geometry, hurled from unholy electric mechanisms, bound and beaten with skin-stretched traps, and seared clean with agonizing hellfire and spittle… until you are delivered, reborn at the gates of THE CITY OF SUN.

COMING SOON.

https://zebras.bandcamp.com/

COORDINATED SUICIDES BACK FROM TOUR/UPCOMING SHOWS – CHRISTIAN DIOR + WOOD CHICKENS TOURS

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HI ALL.

Coordinated Suicides is back from their/our 3 week East Coast Life is Beautiful tour. We played with a lot of amazing bands and people and it ruled. Thanks to everyone who helped us on our way, bought a tape, played with us, fed, sheltering, and hand-washed our bodies with sponges and sea anemones.Thank you. We have a few cassettes left over from tour, which you can get at the KITSCH store: http://kitschymanitou.storenvy.com/

We’ve got some KILLER show announcements including a Milwaukee show and an Appleton show with one of our favorites, Today is the Day. ALSO, some amazing Madison shows including noise trash rock royalty (oxymoron?) from Australia, the amazing: CUNTZ, and a show with some of the best and most interesting underground punk including: GAS CHAMBER, SCAPHE, TENEMENT, MELLOW HARSHER AND FALTER later on….

In addition, our chum-patriots in Christian Dior and Wood Chickens are going on tour very soon and you should check their dates out!

FINALLY… be on the look out for some upcoming announcements about future releases! We (I) have some things planned that you shan’t sleep upon….

COORDINATED SUICIDES

SEPT 9TH -MADISON, WI w/ UTAH JAZZ, NORMAN TORONTO, WINNING UGLY @ vnsecret passavge

SEPT 11TH- MILWAUKEE, WI w/ ICE HOCKEY, DUSK, STATURES, SHORT WALK @ GROUND ZERO

SEPT 16TH – APPLETON, WI w/ TODAY IS THE DAY, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, ATALLA, FORCEFIELD

OCT 9TH – MADISON, WI w/ CUNTZ, SINKING SUNS, TBA @ teh v

OCT 17TH – MADISON, w/ GAS CHAMBER, TENEMENT, SCAPHE, MELLOW HARSHER, FALTER @ vnkown pleasvres

WOOD CHICKENS – PSYCHEDELIC RODEO TOUR

https://www.facebook.com/events/463524610495522/

9/26 – MADISON, WI – Mickey’s Tavern w/ Bron Sage, The Holy Alimonies
https://www.facebook.com/events/1487599438200060/1487599444866726/
9/29 – DUBUQUE, IA – The Lift w/ Psychic Heat
9/30 – IOWA CITY, IA – Gabe’s Iowa City
10/1 – ST. LOUIS, MO – Evangeline’s Bistro & Music House
10/2 – WARRENSBURG, MO – The Bay
10/3 – SIOUX CITY, IA – Vangarde Arts
10/4 – ST. PAUL, MN – Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
10/5 – ABERDEEN, SD – Red Rooster Coffee House
10/6 – FARGO, ND – Babb’s Coffee House Fargo
10/7 – GRAND FORKS, ND – El Roco Bar and Grill
10/8 – SIOUX FALLS, SD – Latitude 44 – live music bar
10/9 & 10/10 – RAPID CITY, SD – 445 Martini Lounge
https://www.facebook.com/events/1649966101905242/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1660639897512598/
10/11 – DENVER, CO – Lion’s Lair w/ Old Knifey and Good Neighbor
10/12 – SANTA FE, NM – El Paseo Bar & Grill
10/13 – EL PRADO, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing
10/14 – RIO RANCHO, NM – The Blue Grasshopper
10/15 – LAS CRUCES, NM – High Desert Brewing Co
10/16 – MIDLAND, TX – Kamiposi
10/17 – DALLAS, TX – The cOoompound
https://www.facebook.com/events/1026715207362149/
10/18 – HOUSTON, TX – Super Happy Fun Land
10/19 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – Sanchos
10/20 – AUSTIN, TX – Beerland, Texas
10/21 – TEXARKANA, AR – Hopkins Icehouse
10/22 – LITTLE ROCK, AR – Vino’s Pizza-Pub-Brewery
10/23 – EUREKA SPRINGS, AR – Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar
10/24 – CONWAY, AR – Bears Den Pizza
10/25 – DENTON, TX – Moonshine Shack
10/26 – NORMAN, OK – Red Brick Bar
10/27 – JOPLIN, MO – Blackthorn Pizza & Pub
10/30 – CHICAGO, IL – Honky Tonk Bbq

CHRISTIAN DIOR – DESIGNER TOUR

https://www.facebook.com/events/439409866269051/

OCT 22ND MINNEAPOLIS, MN

OCT 23RD DES MOINES, IA

OCT 24TH KANSAS CITY, MO 

OCT 25TH WICHITA, KS @ Kirby’s Beer Store

OCT 26TH FAYETTEVILLE AR

OCT 27TH ST LOUIS, MO

OCT 28TH TBA

OCT 29Th TBA

OCT 30TH CHICAGO, IL

OCT 31ST MADISON, WI 

Coordinated Suicides – “Life is Beautiful” Cassette Release Show + Mini Tour

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KITSCH 010 is here and it’s being released TONIGHT at the Vvenue. Coordinated Suicides’ “Life is Beautiful” is approximately 44 minutes of punishing, deranged punk noise and art sludge trash if there is such a thing…

This album was recorded this past winter, was mixed and mastered by underground metal demigod, Steve Austin,  and is now available on CASSETTE from kitschy manitou records. Just in time for Coordinated Suicides’ JAUNTAGE OF HECK-Mini tour. Below are the dates… STARTING TONIGHT.

JAUNTAGE OF HECK

5/28 – Madison – The Vvenue – w/ Flesh Lights (tx), MAMA (chic), and The New Villains, Spaceship Parts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1601164023503588/

5/29 – Chicago – Quencher’s – w/ Carnivores At Grace, MAMA, Ribbonhead
https://www.facebook.com/events/1414708588838292/

5/30 – Kalamazoo, MI – the Free Clinic (house)- w/ the Lippies, Mizzerables, UFOTOFU (IAN HOWELL’S BIRTHDAY)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1592237557726894/

5/31- Milwaukee – Bremen Cafe – w/ Beth Israel, Tim the Enchanter?, Evacuate the Earth
https://www.facebook.com/events/974024425964283/

6/5 – Minneapolis – Hexagon – w/ Animal Lover, Whatever Forever, Wastrels
https://www.facebook.com/events/377568852430788/

Wood Chickens / Paint SPLIT is here!

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The Wood Chickens / Paint SPLIT is here in all it’s Nickelodeon orange glory!

Acid-hay bailin’ Chickies meet punk blues barn-burnin’ Paint–each with some kind of Midwestern drawl of unknown origin.

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This cassette is a HOOT.

Available for order at our KITSCH store and available at the release show at Mickey’s Tavern in Madison June 5th. Paint’s farewell (for now? forever?) show with Wood Chickens and The Tea Heads.