Create to Destroy! Floridas Dying/Total Punk Records

20 07 2014

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MRR: When did you start Floridas Dying?
Rich Evans: It will be 10 years this coming January, and I’ve been doing Total Punk for about 3 1/2 years now.

What internet mediums do you use to do “business”?
The usual. My website, Discogs, the holy trinity of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I also advertise on message boards like Terminal Boredom, and buy occasional ads in zines and fest programs.

What do you mean by “Floridas Dying”?
Whenever I go anywhere on tour people are always shocked to find out that we have bands down here and that we actually leave the state. People think we have nothing other than swamps, roller coasters, and golf courses. Florida’s Dying was a bit of a joke on that assumption. You can’t put apostrophes in website names so it got dropped.

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What do you mostly specialize in?
Mostly punk, garage rock, some psych reissues. A few odds and ends. Mainly stuff I like.

How do you feel about the MC5?
They’re no Bob Seger.

Why Florida?
It’s where I’m from. I’ve been here my entire life and I love it. I sometimes toy with moving somewhere else, but I really have it made here.

What’s your community like?
I live in Orlando. Despite what most people believe, Disney World is not in Orlando. It is about 30 minutes south and has nothing to do with where I live. That being said, my community is awesome and just getting better. We have a large young population that is very active in the community. The area I live in town, all the bars, shows, restaurants that I want to go to are within walking distance. I only really jump in my car to go to the post office.

Shows here are awesome. Tons of young, enthusiastic kids going wild. People who don’t come down here because “Florida sucks” are really missing out. Most bands, once they make the trip once, change their mind about this place.

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Who supports you?
I support myself, but if anyone would like to throw some money my way to pay my bills, feel free.

I meant, like, where does most of your business come from, but I’m all for being self-supporting! Do you get a lot of international orders?
Yeah, I would say about 30-40% of my business is overseas. The international shipping rates have put a bit of a damper on that, but I allow overseas customers to build their orders to save money on shipping. I think that has really helped keep my overseas customer loyal.

How do you feel the internet has changed punk and garage distribution?
The same way it has changed everything. Stuff is more accessible than it used to be. Bands can get the word out about themselves a lot easier. Touring isn’t as integral to the process as it used to be. Neither is advertising. It’s easier to stay in contact with your customers.

Do you distro in person or are you just an internet presence?
Yeah, I have a record store set up in my dining room and people come over and shop. Also, I’ll bring records out to shows or on tour.

How do you feel about internet personalities?
I hope to one day be one.

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How do you have such an on-point and good collection of rock ‘n’ roll? Were you born with good taste?
I’d like to think so. I just buy what I like. Sometimes some stuff I don’t completely dig slips through the cracks, but luckily not all of my customers have as good taste as I do, and the bad stuff slowly makes its way off of my webpage to never be ordered again.

Any exciting new releases?
I’m excited about all of them, but I have 12″s coming out for GOLDEN PELICANS and BUCK BILOXI this September, as well as new singles from CUNTZ and MIDNITE SNAXXX. Also, I’m putting the finishing touches on a BROKEN TALENT LP that compiles the tracks off of their lone 7″, cassette tapes, and some unreleased demos and live tracks.

Any last words?
Florida rules. If you live here and disagree with me either do something about it or move.

July 20th, 2014 by Amelia


MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!

18 07 2014

It’s Friday Fuckin’ Funnies — the best comix section on the whole interwebs! Each Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to funnies {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!

NOTHING MATTRESS by Brian Connolly!

This mysterious photo was the only evidence we could find of Mr. Connolly’s creative works this week…
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More at www.nothingmattress.com and facebook.com/nothingmattress
Nothing Mattress book #2 is out now! Get it here.

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CAKE & COMIX by Melanie Matranga!

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See more by Melanie at rox-my-sox.tumblr.com

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com

July 18th, 2014 by MRR


Top Tens from MRR #374 • July 2014

15 07 2014

Each month we post our reviewers’ monthly top tens from the previous issue of Maximum Rocknroll. These are from MRR #374, the July 2014 issue.

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
GOOD THROB-Fuck Off!-LP
PRIMATE RESEARCH-Final-EP
RADIOACTIVITY-LP / DISTURD-Inside-EP
GAS RAG-Beats Off-12”
AHNA/CETASCEAN-split 12” / OSK-10”
CONFRONT-LP / LUBRICANTS-45
THE ELSINORES-Dreams of Youth-LP
‘O’ LEVEL-Pseudo Punk-LP
ZYANOSE/FRENZY/ABSOLUT/ZANNA NERA-live
HIGH FUNCTIONING FLESH/CRIMSON SCARLET-live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
LIVE FAST DIE-Hit Stains-LP
RYAN DINOSAUR-Demo-EP
WATERY LOVE-Sick People/I Don’t Care-45
‘O’ LEVEL-LP / TEENAGE FILMSTARS-LP
1-800-BAND-Diver Blue-12”
LA PESTE-Better Off Dead/Black-45
THE ONES-Short Dress/Tightrope-45
LUBRICANTS-45
THEE TSUNAMIS-Delirium and Dark Waters-EP
BLACK AND WHITE-live

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
STREET EATERS-LP & live
KOHTALON KÄSINE-45
SHELLSHAG-live / DER-live
CADAVER EM TRANSE-live
DROPPED OUT-live
URUTU-live
MUKEKA DI RATO-live
MORTO PELA ESCOLA-live
THE LOWEST FORM-LP
COKE BUST-live / THE STOPS-live

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
GOOD THROB-Fuck Off!-LP
AUTISTIC BEHAVIOR-LP / NEOBOYS-2xLP
LOWEST FORM-LP
EX-CULT-Midnight Passenger-LP
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS-45 / MORBO-EP
AMA DOTS-LP
REMA REMA-45 / LA PESTE-45
‘O’ LEVEL-Pseudo Punk-LP
POISON IDEA-2xLP / FRANTIX-LP
GAS RAG-Beats Off-12” / NO BABIES-EP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
POISON IDEA-Kings of Punk-2xLP
GAS RAG-Beats Off-12”
HIGH SPIRITS-live
NO FRAUD-Revolt! 1984 Demos-12”
NO BABIES-Yo No Soy Como Tú-EP
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS-45
SUNSHINE WARD-live
STREET EATERS-Blood::Muscles::Bones-LP
GOOD THROB-Fuck Off!-LP
PROXY-Slow Suicide/Lawless-45

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
RADIOACTIVITY-LP
GOOD THROB-Fuck Off!-LP
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS-45
NO BABIES-Yo No Soy Como Tú-EP
GAS RAG-Beats Off-12”
MORBO-Me Llega al Pincho 2002-2004-EP
STREET EATERS-Blood::Muscle::Bones-LP
WARTHOG-Prison-EP
THE CROISSANTS-We’re in the Basement-EP
RADIOACTIVITY / SUSPICIOUS BEASTS-live

Kenny Kaos
THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMIS-Surfin’ With the Swamis-EP
SONIC AVENUES-Mistakes-LP
CRAZY AND THE BRAINS-Let Me Go-LP
MODERN PETS-B.I.Y.S./Sweet Frustration-45
EX-CULT-Ties You Up/New Virtues-45
THE CROISSANTS- We’re in the Basement-EP
MYSTERY DATE-You and Your Sister-EP
RADIOACTIVITY-LP
‘O’ LEVEL-Pseudo Punk-LP
THE DRIPS-Fountains/Destroy the Chemistry-45

Ray Lujan
CHANNEL 3-History/Kicked in the Teeth-45
CORRINA, CORRINA-American Short Stories-CD
COZY-Kiss Me Dummy/Show and Tell-45
THE CROISSANTS-We’re in the Basement-EP
GUIDA-Let’s Do It Again-LP
MYSTERY DATE-You and Your Sister-EP
RADIOACTIVITY-LP & live
RVIVR-LP / SONIC AVENUES-LP
THIRTY SIX STRATEGIES-Strategy Two-EP
SUICIDE NOTES-live / PERFECT PUSSY-live

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
GOOD THROB-Fuck Off!-LP / LOWEST FORM-LP
RADIOACTIVITY-LP / GAS RAG-12”
THE ELSINORES-Dreams of Youth-LP
‘O’ LEVEL-Pseudo Punk-LP
THE ONES-CD / NO FRAUD-12”
NO FRAUD-Revolt! 1984 Demos-12”
DHK-Extinciön-EP / WARTHOG-Prison-EP
AUTISTIC BEHAVIOUR-LP / SONIC AVENUES-LP
LVXVRIA-EP / LA PESTE-45
NO BABIES-Yo No Soy Como Tú-EP

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
RADIOACTIVITY-LP
RVIVR-The Beauty Between-LP
NO BABIES-Yo No Soy Como Tú-EP
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS-45
PROXY-Slow Suicide/Lawless-45
GOOD THROB-Fuck Off!-LP
NEO BOYS-Sooner or Later-2xLP
SONIC AVENUES-Mistakes-LP
LUBRICANTS-45
AMA DOTS-LP

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Diana Vashti

Ray Suburbia
RVIVR-The Beauty Between-LP
GOOD THROB-Fuck Off!-LP
THEE TSUNAMIS-Delirium and Dark Waters-EP
THE BUGS-The Right Time-LP
OLD SOUL-Tidal Lock-LP
SONIC AVENUES-Mistakes-LP
LOCKTENDER-Rodin-LP / RADIOACTIVITY-LP
EX-CULT-EP / EX-CULT-Midnight Passenger-LP
STREET EATERS-Blood::Muscles::Bones-LP
THE ELSINORES-Dreams of Youth-LP

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Top Ten Zines
Trematoda: Ultra Violent Art Brigade
As You Were #3
Your War #9
Smile Hon, You’re in Blatimore #17
Organ Grinder
Mishap #33
Hug It Out #1
Homeo-Empathy 9th & C
Satan Was So Over It
Different Times: Drag, Life, Rock ’n’ Roll

July 15th, 2014 by MRR


Monday Photo Blog: Chaos in Rumah Api!

14 07 2014

Choi checks back into the Monday Photo Blog with a few photos from the first installment of what is looking to be a reoccurring fest in Malaysia. The fest was held December 27 though 29 of 2013. The second edition will be held this year December 26 through 28. For more photos from Choi, check out this site.

Crowd at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2014 (photo by Choi)

Krass Kepala at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Intoxicated euphoria during the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Mass Separation at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Living the chaos in the crowd at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Endorphins Lost at the Chaos In Rumah Api fest 2013 (photo by Choi)

Rumah Api (photo by Choi)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: photoblog {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com. Include your name, a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever), and the band (or subject), date and location of each photo. Just send your best photos — edit tightly. Three to seven photos is plenty, and it’s best to send pictures of different bands. Please do not send watermarked photos. Please make your photos 72 dpi and about 600–800 pixels at the longest side. Not everything sent in will be posted, and a response is not guaranteed, but we do appreciate all of your contributions. Feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!

July 14th, 2014 by Matt Average


MRR Radio #1409 • 7/13/14

13 07 2014

Greg and Travis dig through the new tapes and records to find some hidden gems and increase their hit points. They also discover that they need to turn the mics up before recording the show.

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Intro song:
RATS REST – Little Maniac

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Greg plays some shits from under the moldy table
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS – Gnats in the Pisser
FARANG – Woggle
SICK THOUGHTS – I Got Hands
FUTURE VIRGINS – Centre
VACATION CLUB – Oh, Patty

Travis keeps Austin weird but also looks around to see what else is out there
KURRAKA – Lunar Eclipse
BLOOD PRESSURE – The Facts
MERCY KILLINGS –  F.B.A.T.P.
EKSTRAKTION – Deep in the Night
INSTITUTE – Putrid

Greg digs through the demo box.
VIAL – You’re Not Safe
MODERN DELUSION – Love of the Weird
PINK PILE – Nematodes
CCTV – ABAC
LONGINGS – In Essence

Travis says “Newerishesque shit”?!! Yes, he does!
BLOTTER – No Country for Old Kids
THE LOWEST FORM – Droppin’ Bad Boys
CONDOMINIUM – Perfect Gift
KURRO – Hey, Hey, Hey!
GREEN BERET – Violence Is Their Currency

Outro song:
SLEEPWALK – One

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJ’s picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!

July 13th, 2014 by Greg