Cherry Cheeks Cassettes out now

Really excited to finally be able to put these out into the world. I’ve known Kyle(Cherry Cheeks) for years now and have put out tapes for plenty of bands he’s played drums in Me Chinese, Tele & The Ghost of Our Lord, and Pasty Cline. But this is the first time putting out something that is 100% him.

The first EP Motivator came out back in April and I remember it blowing my wig back the first time I heard it. I’m a sucker for all this Devo worship shit that is bubbling up in the underground. It was hitting a lot of buttons for me and I loved the snark in the subject matter and lyrics.

Then literally the next month he drops EP number two No Ticket.

It was another four song slapper and with a sense that this thing could be evolving. Minimum Wage is probably my favorite track but they all bump. I believe it was around this time we first started talking about making these things into a real physical product.

We decided to put them both out at the same time in a super limited run to see what would happen. Naturally, we chose a cherry red cassette loaded with high-bias chrome tape that is double-struck pad printed with white imprint limited to 25 copies of each release each hand-numbered.

Due to the pandemic and its impact on the supply change not to mention the fact that NAC isn’t even selling tapes right now. This means you have to import and needless to say, it ended up taking eight whole weeks to get the tapes for these releases, such is life. But they are finally here and they are moving fast so if you want in on this don’t sleep.

Modern Mixtape Vol. 1 a Wet Nurse Tour gift

Today Godless America alumni Wet Nurse kick off their 2019 Canadian Adventure tour we have been friends for almost a decade now. From playing with Nina in Tam Tam The Sandwich Man & The Magical Sugar Cookies and Susana in ButterQueen to sharing a home with the twins for the better part of ten years. They have become more like my adopted family after I washed up on the streets of Orlando back in 2006.

I am so super proud of them and all the things they have accomplished since we cut that first EP together back in 2010 in the living room of iLLHouse. Now they have a brand new EP out on State Champion Records and they are on their way to playing Pouzza Fest in Montreal. Complete dates listed below.

Back in March I ended up moving out of iLLHouse now it wasn’t far just up the street but this is the first time in a while that they are leaving for a tour and I’m not gonna be the guy taking care of Walter(Nina’s cat) and the house. I felt that it was only right to make them a very special mixtape for the van. Modern Mixtape Vol. 1 is the first in what I hope to be a series of new mixtapes which will mainly be online playlists but crafted in the style of classic mixtapes. Each playlist will be made into a one-off physical cassette and gifted to somebody. This tape was given to Wet Nurse right before they left for tour. You can listen to the whole mixtape in the Youtube playlist below there are links in the description for Spotify and Google Play Music.

Modern Mixtape Vol. 1 Playlist