Ø JULY 2012 Ø

– Sweet Summer Saxophone… and scantily clad young men & women frolicking in the meadows, and on the beaches, and in the forest…
and lest we forget, the dark, dank bar on the
tri-lateral corner in south philly known as — J.R.’s…
dont let all the boring american crap get you down,
suck down a few cold ones and head on over,
it will be a mild evening,
with plenty of action.
preview some new Bad News Bats tunes in preparation for
their forthcoming cassette, due out on NØ-Man in early september…

“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” – Ernest Hemingway

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Ø JUNE 5th Ø

– that’s a cat approved summer tee hot off the press by L.U.N.A.R. Revolt…
we got sizes, they’re pretty soft, made in the u.s.a…. or, maybe somewhere u.s.a. friendly. im sure there’s some sort of sweatshop activity… there always is, isn’t there? grip one on your way out the door at ta-nøites local loc-dogs gig at KFN… they used to have “no free water,” but i think it might be free now.
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“It’s not the hair on your head that matters. It’s the kind of hair you have inside.”
– Gary Shandling

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Ø JUNE 2Ø12 Ø

– L.U.N.A.R. Revolt – “mind losers” – LP — available for loc-dogs, nation-wide gnarl-dogs, and international curb-dogs —
– philly –
– borderline records
– long in the tooth
– A.K.A.
– soon to be at marvelous
& B.W.S., record exchange…

– stickfigure distribution
– IODA distribution
– wantage usa
– and radio…

— richie charles of richie records / watery love / clockcleaner fame
writes & rights L.U.N.A.R. Revolt in the philly weekly —>

If you’ve visited a record store lately, you may have noticed a curious item of local origin. It’s a grotesque assembly of neon green and black, and if you can fight the repulsion of that color scheme for 20 seconds, you’ll see that it’s Mind Losers, the debut album from L.U.N.A.R. Revolt. The cover art sees some sort of otherworldly battle scene involving the moon, a dragon and a tangle of snakes that seem to form a potent beast. The whole scene, I’m told, was made from clay. Inside, you’ll find a depiction of a skull wearing a space helmet. Songtitles on the album include “Intergalactic Terrorists For Hire” and “Beyond the Oort Cloud, Non-Brother.”

“No man, we’re not some space rock band. Only a few songs are about space,” says Rod Binyone, bass/keys/vox in L.U.N.A.R. Revolt, before taking a pull from a bottle of beer and slumping further into a rotting bench. We’re on the patio at a bar in North Philly, and he’s talking about the band he plays in with a pair of longtime pals now going by the monikers Settington and Bouvier. Binyone maintains they’re not just some goof project for friendless spacey geeks.

He’s coy about any possible meaning to the acronym. “Does it stand for Living Under a Noble Alien Race?” I ask.

He laughs. “What? That’s pretty good. But, no man, that’s not it.” He bends down the brim of his ballcap a little further. It almost meets his nose. “All the sci-fi stuff … that’s just what we’ve been into. John Carpenter movies, soundtracks, stuff like that. And Mexican and South American psych rock.”

Hidden under some space-rock trappings like phased guitars and synths, Mind Losers (recorded in equal parts by Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording and at the band’s own Stewd Studios) is eight tracks of meat and potatoes, stiff-lipped, dirtbag hard-rock. The band owes about as much to Hawkwind’s airy explorations and Chrome’s robotic punk as they do to Phil Rudd’s stubborn 4/4 march and K.K. Dowing’s single-noted chugging. Take “Excuse Me For Living,” a stomping tune with a menacing blues metal riff that breathes like some of Iommi’s best work. It’s got some vacuum cleaner sounds on the guitar, but it pounds ahead hard enough that you barely notice. Any space nods are flourishes, not a blanket to hide under.

These are guys that should have no trouble conjuring up hard basement rock. They’ve been playing together in different combinations for the better part of two decades, notably in maximalist partiers Excelsior and Mountain High. Nimble-fingered guitarist Chris Staley was at the eye of those two storms, and L.U.N.A.R. Revolt’s stripped-down, three man lineup gives him the room to really work-over the fretboard.

Binyone tucks a marijuana cigarette behind his ear and eyes a discreet corner. He dodges any intergalactic interpretation of the lyrics. “The songs are mostly about ‘staying positive in a negative manner.’ We have no theatrics, no stage presence,” he says and wanders off past some rusted bikes and a trash can. “We’re just three guys attempting to rock.”

L.U.N.A.R. Revolt perform Tues., June 5, 8pm. $5. With Doomed to Obscurity + Autolyze. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. kungfunecktie.com

“your rules are beginning to annoy me…” – Snake Plisskin

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Ø spring equinox Ø


– cover of the new L.U.N.A.R. Revolt LP – “mind losers”…
looks to be ready sometime around mid-april. the drummer, chess, is in a few other bands splaying forth a few tunes as of late….
there’s Beyonder, and Wrong World…
both to be had via
your nearest internet search engine.
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NØ 004 – Bad News Bats – “sports” cassette up next
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“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.”
– Bob Marley

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Ø Leap Year Day 2Ø12 Ø


– Leap Year, a day that comes every 4 years to balance out the insane math that is known as the revolution of the earth around the sun, or 1 earth year. celebrate with the new FNU ronnies
record… available from LOAD Records… long anticipated, heavy grooves…
and – L.R.’s new record is at the plant, preparing.
here’s a flyer for a shøw coming up, a FEST… Liberty Fest, brought to you by our friends
phonographic arts… art by the Wicked Wanderer…

“A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at?” – Ronald Reagan

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Ø January 13 • 2Ø12 Ø

– moving along – NØ-005 – L.R. “mind losers” about to go to press…
NØ-004 – bad news bats – cassette – “sports”,
just like huey, should be out shortly as well…
in the meantime, drop off into another-D over at the new spot – level room…
run by phonographic arts dudes.
right next to all the porn shops,
“porn-town” is what they call it…
21st & market
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“I am deluded enough to think I can bring something to the table.” – Huey Lewis

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Ø 2 • 0 • 1 • 2 Ø

– finally, 2012… well, we got a couple of things. there’s an LP from L.U.N.A.R. Revolt in march, or soon there after… we got a few possible tapes,
and the 1st issue of B.L.A.N.D. magazine… an arty, snarky, crappy zine
with pictures, drawings, screenprints, comics, interviews & long winded ramblings and so on and so forths…
L.U.N.A.R. Revolt have a “snippet” of a tune from their forthcoming record – “mind losers”up at their “bandcamp” site,
that’s mind losers

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Ø DECEMBER ’11 Ø















– KARP— screening at little bar – 12/3… L.U.N.A.R. Revolt / bad dream / laffing life as well.
not too much else going on… winter settling in, recordings resume… stay tuned.

“Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.” – Robert Anton Wilson

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ø NØVEMBER ’11 ø

– everybody likes art… even real crappy art. we’ll let you be the judge, here’s an art shøw w/ some
screen prints, airbrushings, paintings, collages, & t-shirts up on the wall
at atlantis: the lost bar… D’NOIT AIRBRUSH / AWESOME DUDES / MAGICK OUTLAW /JIM VAIL / PEACEFUL TRAVELER/WICKED WANDERER….

KARP: kill all redneck pricks — screening — dec. 3rd — little bar
– Bad Dreams (brooklyn)
– Laffing Life
– L.U.N.A.R. Revolt

L.U.N.A.R. Revolt – meandering thru their new recording, hoping to stuff a hot piece of vinyl down your ear-holes in february…

“I look like the kind of guy who has a bottle of beer in my hand…” – Charles Bronson

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•October ’11•


– that’s L.U.N.A.R. Revolt’s “s/t” cassette, hangin’ ’round a bob ross style painting…
there’s a few of these left, with a nice hand-drawn, hand-screened cover.
L.R. recently went into the studio with local curb-dog jeff zeigler,
splayed forth 8 tunes, and are currently working on vox in their home studio,

transcending the haste & filth of the city with some mild psychedelics & barbiturates…..

– NØ-Man & Molasses Manifesto & Phonographic Arts will be presenting the screening of
KARP: kill all redneck pricks — dec. 3rd — details TBA…

possible futures:
– Columboid – new cassette
– ShapeDENTER – new stuff
– FNU jim – solo project
– Zang Sign – “reflections”
– St.John Bouvier – “stalemate”

– also: art… if you like art, well, there’s an art show happening…

“CRAMMED PLANET: countdown to transcendent non-world”
– Atlantis: the lost bar — 1st friday – nov. 4th – nov.30th

featuring:
– magick outlaw
– awesome dudes
– peaceful traveler /
wicked wanderer
– FNU jim vail
– Kerry D’noit Airbrush

“…It’s the survival of the human race, Plisskin. Something you don’t give a shit about” – Bob Hauk

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