Here we are in 2013…the world did not end on December 21st, 2012 as promised. Here we are with our dicks in our hands. Doom Town has had zero news to report for the last 6 months; nothing since the Baby Tears "Rusty Years" LP was released last August. Truth be told, we were not pursuing any new projects because we were planning on the End Times. Our team of accountants warned of plagues, flooding, grasshopper infestations, and a world where the few survivors live without electricity; therefore future Doom Town releases would prove futile. Boy, were we wrong. There was no rapture, there was no giant meteor, there was no nuclear apocalypse, flooding was minimal… and so remains the human race, along with Doom Town's back stock of releases. We are approaching 2013 with a fresh new outlook on life and a realization that our time upon this Earth has been extended beyond December 21st of last year. We are currently hawking our huge surplus of canned goods, AA batteries, and ammunition to generate capital so we can release some new music this year. Big things are going down at Doom Town in 2013. Expect frequent news updates as developments unfold… in the works we have Church of Gravitron's long awaited "Mass for Shut-ins" full-length, a new Doom Town zine, cassettes, multiple online singles with exclusive tracks, and more.
Baby Tears "Rusty Years" LP, available in our online store, was named by Drag City as one of the best albums of 2012. Omaha's The Reader also named Baby Tears one of the Top-20 bands in Omaha. Check out the full list HERE.
Why You Care: Chances are, Baby Tears hates you and well, that's why we like them. The trio creates heavy, black-cast noise rock, taught by professors from the school of Big Black and Birthday Party. The band's Rusty Years LP is an angry, noisy and at times, angular blast of uncompromised fury. The four-track recordings careen through a sea of static as it presents a pre-industrial sounding mash of post-punk and garage noise. It's such a stark move for both Jones and vonStup that its rendered their past band histories (The Shanks, Ladyfinger) irrelevant as points of sonic reference.
Check Out: "Ryan White", "Hypochondriac Wetdream" and "Stygian Witches" at doomtownrecordsusa.bandcamp.com.
-- Chris Aponick
We still have limited copies of the DOOM TOWN USA compilation cassette w/ zine, featuring great bands such as: STNNNG, Yuppies, NYMPH, L.U.N.A.R. Revolt, Blind Shake, Vvervvolf Ghrev, Skin of Earth, and more. $6. Snooze and loose.
In other news, our friends The Fucking Party(featuring ex-members of Perry H. Matthews) just released a killer new video. Check it out below.