Monday, September 28, 2009


Wantage List subscriber, this Bud's for you, as we say in the U.S. of A. Alright, maybe nobody says that. Anyhow, there are some new records and bere are buy now links that are going to officially hook you up with copies of these two new releases sooner than anyone else. First up: Pygmy Shrews: this is one of those bands that once we heard, we knew. From the first single when the band was roughly in its current form, add one member, and then called Cutter, we knew thing thing was real. We'd been fans of bands that these folks had been in, like Archaeopteryx, Wives, Zs and Little Women, and we knew that when this deal hit, it was going to be a megablast.

Roll forward a year, a great recording, lots of phone calling, and now we've got the vinyl! It's an epic'ly dark, disturbing and propulsive piece of classic noise, and we're stoked as fuck to have it. Click on this LINK right

here to purchase one of these limited LPs, if you live in the U.S. or Canada, click HERE if you live somewhere outside of the U.S. like Europe or Asia, or Australia.

Now, what's all this White Shit ruckus about? The message boards have been all humming about this new outfit, and now we've gotten our shit together just enough to have this thing loose. With Coady and Jared from Big Business/Melvins, Andy from Monorchid and Wrangler Brutes, and shady fourth member by the name of O.J. Tits, we're not sure how this came to be, but we like it. This 10" has got two originals, and one Gism cover, and it smokes like a Dodge Fury with loose rings, bad valves and dirty oil. You can purchase a copy of this by clicking BUY NOW, (I'M YANK/CANUCK )if you live in the U.S. or Canada, or BUY NOW, I LIVE IN TURKEY, OR INDONESIA, OR EUROPE, OR WHATEVER if you live somewhere else in the world, like say Turkey, or Switzerland, or Indonesia, or maybe even Luxemborg.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ach Zo, die Deutsche Amerikanische freundshaft hat beginen. Oder, We got some gut scheise from the Altin Village bros in Dresden, here it is.
Look sharp, Wantage friend! Import/Export business is hopping. The good fellers at Altin Village, a Dresden-based DIY punk label recently came through on their trade promise of a little while back. And how! Their stuff is nice! And when was the last time you bobbed your head to some Kraut-
nouveau? Yeah, that's what I thought. Here's what we picked up from them:

Japanther: Skuffed Up My Huffy LP
In our humble estimation, this 2007 LP is the jumping off point for Japanther fandom. It captures their most ambitious, Beach Boys-ass melodies and focused side and damned if you aren't singing along to their semi-appropriated (from movies like Wild Style) tunes after the first spin. This thing unfortunately has not been released into the wilds on the vinyl format yet. So, until that happens, we've got to get a little bit of a premium for it. $15. Buy it HERE.

Bad Dudes: Tour 7"
Los Angeles' Dudes of Badness crank out a head-turner of a synth-prog-punk tune. Technically wizardly and dope, but rooted in high quality song writing and ultra solid and light hearted musicianship. They went to Europe and this 7" came along with them. $5. Buy it HERE.

Parts and Labor: Tour 7"
B.J. and the other Parts' bros are a crazy handful of band, with bagpipe noises coming out fo keyboards, their patented "grind-pop" and at totally infectious and honest love for what they do. They toured Europe and this 7" came along. $5. Buy it HERE.

The Falcon Five: We're the Falcon Five and You Don't CD
Wurzburg's own ultra-party bros kick out the neu-Kraut punk jams like few others can. When the Pope went to Europe, the FF fellers hooked us up with a rad show and spot to stay, bier und essen, and dropped one of these rippers on us. Good, fun, brash punk rock. Javol. $10. Buy it HERE.

Japanther/The Good Good: Tour 7"
Two Brooklyn ultra-rippers team up for this thing. I think also a tour 7". Solid!
Japanther take the Screamers approach, get it more stoned, make a beat and then dump a sweaty, dancy love-jam on top of it. $5. Buy it HERE.

Monday, March 9, 2009

List-Only Wears: Peddled Here.
FIRE WITCH: JAPAN 10" Wantage's newest epic noise rock joint, courtesy of Melbourne's Fire Witch continues to cudgel folks in the guts with a half-ton of flying cement. We're mailing copies out to American and Australian distributors right now, and Here's what Andee at Aquarius Records said:
"The return of these Aussie low end heavies. Two basses, drums, NO guitar, recorded on the tail end of their recent Japanese tour, more of what we love from these guys, mathy, doomy low end heaviness. The A side is all one track, and it's a beaut. The basses loooow slung, thick and syrupy, streaks of feedback everywhere, the drums scattered, the whole thing gorgeously abstract, the bass lines sound woozy and warped, it almost sounds like one of the basses is being played with a slide, part way through it erupts into a full on free for all, drums going nuts, basses buzzing and roaring, the band managed to sound super tight, but also loose and improvised, slipping from droney to super complex to mathy to space-y to sparse and plodding to freaked out and frenzied. The flipside begins heavy and downtuned and mathy, sounding like a more metal ruins, super tight, locked into impossible grooves, before slipping into another stretch of drifting abstract free jam, before finishing off with a super rocking jam that is total early nineties Homestead worship. Awesome! Beautifully hand screened covers, black and metallic silver on white (peep the inside of the cover, they're all printed on recycled Oxes / Arab On Radar sleeves, haha), each one hand numbered and signed, LIMITED TO 355 COPIES! Includes a photocopied insert too. "
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NEW EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION TITLES: X-MIST Wäntage is distributed in Europe by X-Mist, which is also a great record label, the following are rare European pressings of which we've got very limited numbers. The following are available currently only to the elite Wantage List subscribers. All prices include U.S. postage. Foreigners: Y'all git ahold of us, y'hear. Actually, yes, if you want some of this stuff and don't live in North America, just send an email and we'll calculate postage. Ordering mutiple copies always works out in the foreign mailorder customer's favor.

BIG BOYS: Lullabies Help the Brain Grow/No Matter How Long the Line... DOUBLE LP. Legendary Texan skate-funk punk, on hard-to-find vinyl! Arguably as important/rad as the classic Minutemen double record, Double Nickels on the Dime. $17. Buy it HERE.

Wicked hardcore from ex-Born Against, Men's Recovery
Project, Monorchid, Fast Forward, etc. etc. Released domestically as a cassette. This band crammed more ideas into their grand-total of 35 minutes of recorded output than most bands do in whole, long careers. $14. Buy it HERE.

EX-MODELS: Chrome Panthers LP.
With Kid Millions on loan from Oneida, this line-up was my favorite, and Ex-Models brought
a bizarre wild, no wave-cum-punk approach, and it was like a breath fresh air in a time inhabited by Pixies worshipers and sycophants. $14. Buy it HERE.

THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY: It Takes a Nation of Assholes to Hold Us Back LP.
TMIBH are Ohio punks in the style of past Ohio punks (Dead Boys, Pagans, etc). With ex-Neon King Kong, Bassholes and Chargers Street Gang. A blazing set of blazers, here. Test drive their new
song, Obama right here on theirspace. $14. Buy it HERE.

VAZ: Demonstrations in Micronesia LP
Vaz are Jeff and Paul fro
m Hammmerhead, continuing with their spacious, midwestern, cosmos/future obsessed excellent noise rock. Demonstrations in Micronesia is our favorite Vaz record, because of its extreme focus and powerful crunch! If you believe that Hammerhead's Into the Vortex is a crucial record, you've probably already got this. If not, it's time. $14. Buy it HERE.

Red Fang Fans: Take Note. This is aimed at you. LIST ONLY SALE: LAST OF THE JUANITAS (TOP GEAR CHEAP).
Here's Special deal for you
Wantage List folks: It struck us that lots of folks are getting into Red Fang (with good reason) but before Red Fang was a twinkle in anyboydy's eye, Fangers Bryan Giles and David Sullivan (Along with Lana Rebel and Johnny Shier) rocked with Last of the Juanitas. The "Juanitas," in addition to being painfully overlooked, toured with the Fucking Champs, Drunk Horse and Rocket From the Crypt, and more importantly broke minds with their dense, metallic excellently wild scree. The Juanitas' music was a wee bit more psychedelic than Red Fang, and often instrumental. To encourage some more folks to check it out, we're selling their CDs for $5 and their LPs for $6, this deal is available to List members only. Oh, and if you're a Miss Lana Rebel fan and country-file, we certainly encourage stepping out side of your zone and checking out Lana's previous endeavors. She sang a fair amount on both Time's Up and In the Dirt.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009


Fire Wich: Japan 10" (grey-brown "Australian mud" colored vinyl)
$14 ea. Limit 4 per. North Americans (Canada, US, Mexico) click here to purchase copies.

$20 ea. To order copies with postage to anywhere in the world (outside North America) click here.

Red Fang: S/T 12" (Translucent red "Blood of the Fang" vinyl)
$15 ea. Limit 2 per person. North Americans click here to purchase copies.

$22 ea. To order copies with postage to anywhere in the world (outside North America) click here.