"Flint. Imagine receiving a hard flint flake straight into your face at high speed.
This is the feeling with which I feel like describing listening to this record." (Except they said it in Italian)
Our vocalist, Scatter, was a guest on
TeenSet Radio on WAYO 104.3 FM in Rochester NY.
He was the first guest
on this episode,
if you want to listen to him complain about how bad the air is in Salt Lake City, and say vague/confusing things about whether
the band is mormon or not.
Hello, friends. It's been almost a whole week since we last posted an update here.
We got our first coverage in Italian! This takes the form of a small review in the
blog. If you don't understand Italian (which we completely do), one of the warnings they provide is that our album
"is certainly not one of those that is listened to while sipping a cognac in front of the fireplace".
While our vocalist, Scatter, has been known to enjoy a cognac from time-to-time, he does agree that our music may not
be best suited for those with a sensitive palate.
We expect to have news soon about availability of our album on cassette in Russia; possibly next month.
Scatter (our vocalist) is a guest on the new episode of
So, if you want to hear our vocalist answer a bunch of questions about our band, and say random stuff that nobody asked about,
give it a listen.
Do you want a sticker? Just ask us for a sticker.
We will then mail you a sticker. Easy.
Also, give a listen to
Teenset Radio on WAYO 104.3 FM.
The host, Will Carroll, is the publisher of a great zine called
National Teenset Outsider and spins 45s at the
Teenset 45 Party in Rochester, NY.
This guy has also impressed us this year with some other things that we're not going to mention here.
Let's just say this guy is legit, and leave it at that, capisce?
We also made a new instagram, because we're not going to let
the bastards grind us down. (They deleted us last month because we said something to @realDonaldTrump that wasn't very nice. You know,
community standards and other forms of censorship, etc etc).
Maximum Rocknroll described us as having a
"socially conscious UK82 style and strong DIY spirit" and
"a cross between latter-day EXPLOITED and something that would be at home on the Pogo Attack comp of yore",
which we take as a good thing.
Razorcake's review described us as
"a mix between modern street punk and the sly melodicism of early Orange County hardcore",
which I guess we can live with.
We also got reviewed in
Ear of Corn,
who used phrases like
"excellent aggressive hardcore" and "killer punk fury", and
said we have "great socio-political lyrics".
You can read all of the nice things they said
And if you want to obtain this zine, you can do so by writing to:
Food, PO Box 6061, Saginaw, MI 48608.
Another review was written by
Baby Detroit Zine.
They said tons of nice stuff about our record, like
"a breath of fresh air",
and that we "maintain a strong, unified sound and write excellent lyrics",
which was really nice to read!
We have also been getting regular play on
Punk Rock Demonstration,
and we want to give sincere thanks to Jack for featuring us so often.
Punk & Oi Worldwide made a cool video about our record:
Finally, we want to suggest you check out a couple of bands, which happen to both be based in Las Vegas:
Gob Patrol, who have a new record
Soldiers of Destruction,
originally formed in the UK in 1981, but now reformed with a new line-up in Las Vegas.
Ok, ok.. Its been pretty long since we've posted an update on here. But, you know, well.. the apocalypse is happening and stuff.
But, you already know that, and the last thing on your mind is probably what some completely unknown punk rock band is doing.
Regardless, some stuff has been happening with us, and I'm gonna write about it here, just-in-case some human somewhere looks
at this page sometimes.
First of all, we got featured on
recently, and they said a bunch of nice stuff about us, so that was pretty cool! We ain't done much, yet, to promote
our first record, so its pretty cool when someone like that notices us!
finally arrived! So, we have actual tangible stuff you can
get from us, now.
We also have
if you want it in a more portable-yet-permanent format.
The company that pressed our vinyl sent us some cool photos of it. Here's what the full package looks like:
The vinyl wasn't cheap to get done, so we have only made 500 of these. And we're selling them pretty damn cheap.
If you buy a copy,
that will give us some money we can put towards releasing our next record.
Also, completely unrelated note..
There's a great record that came out last year, which you may have overlooked, by a band called
Alternate Action, from Vancouver.
The record is called
and was produced by
We don't know these guys or anything.
It's just a great fucking record,
and much respect to everyone involved in making it.
I'll try to do a better job of keeping everyone updated a
little more frequently.
You can burn your own CD or make your own tape from the
MP3 files on the
Then print your own covers using the PDF files posted
on the same page.
You can do this instead of paying us for a tape or CD,
and its faster than mail order.
There's black and white versions, and full color versions.
Use whichever is best for the printer you've got.
There's a bunch of new
posted on the site.
These are PDF files that you can print out, and then cut out the black parts
to make stencils you can use for spray painting on jackets, shirts, walls, whatever..
There's also now some graphic design files that might be
useful to you if you know how to use Photoshop or Illustrator or shit like that.
You can use these to make Usurpers stickers or shirts or something and get rich selling them without
paying us a commission or anything. (Seriously, if you want to do it for some reason, be our guest.)
You could also use these to make a flyer for a show you've booked us on, or something.
Speaking of shows, we're planning to play a show on April 18th, in Pocatello, Idaho. Or maybe its going to be
in Idaho False (aka Idaho Falls). We aren't sure which city its going to be in, yet, but
Fifth and Main
is going to put together a show somewhere in East Idaho, and we're going to play it.
We also are trying to get a gig in Logan, Utah on April 17th, but we've yet to get confirmation on that date, yet.
And we want to play somewhere in March. Like maybe Vernal, UT, or Grand Junction, CO.. Or Cedar City?
Last time this
usurper went to Cedar City, some guy made a scene because my friend Albs didn't wash his hands in the bathroom.
So from now on, I'm making it a point of not washing my hands in Cedar City (because fuck that guy).
We recorded a Ramones cover.
I think we'll be releasing it on a flexi disc.
We also uploaded it to Youtube, but they busted us on copyright and are sending ad money to
some company in Brazil who somehow owns the rights to that Ramones song.
Why should some company in Brazil get money because we recorded a Ramones cover?
So fuck that. If you want it, email us and we'll send you the mp3.
We stuck our album on all the corporate music sites this weekend,
but you can download it from here for free, so don't bother paying them for it.
If you want to make copies and give it away (or even sell it), go ahead.
It saves us money, saves you money, and everyone wins.
We're going to post the album covers etc online so you can print your own sleeves and stuff.
We will be selling vinyl, tapes, etc soon, if that's more convenient for you.
(Or if you, like us, fetishize vinyl records, we will cater to those desires.)
Looking for shows in Idaho and Montana
starting in March.