Hey now. Here’s a bunch of tape/demo reviews for you to read. We will have short updates in the next weeks focusing on New Haven bands/records, Rochester/Rotcore releases and an All Canadian update. So if your releases fall under those headings, please be patient. Other than that, we have more records reviews, zine reviews, Termbo print issue #3 coming in October and other surprises. Catch up on older zines and tapes over at the Loki Label. If anyone out there wants to contribute to the zine or the site drop us a line with some ideas: –

(picture by Dave Hyde)


I once spent a drunken late night peppering James Arthur with questions about Necessary Evils and Fireworks after A Feast of Snakes had just played. He was gracious enough to put up with the rambling questions of a drunken fan when I’m sure he had far better things to do. I always wished I had recorded some of the stories he told me, or least always meant to interview him for the site (while sober). Our newest correspondent Ryan Leach has done a great job doing the interview with James about his lengthy back catalog and what’s happening now, that I wish I had always taken the time to do. Please enjoy. And check out those Manhunt records if you haven’t yet, they’re something special. We’ll be back shortly with more reviews…


Hey there, it’s been a long time since we last rapped at ya. Here’s a large page full of overdue record reviews of the vinyl sort. Some older, some newer, we hope you find some thing you might like or have missed or are just finding out about. Still have another file full of vinyl reviews to edit and an even larger file full of tape/demo reviews to paste up, both of which should be happening soon now that we’re back from summer vacation. We also have a couple of interviews ready to roll as well. In other news, look for print Termbo Issue #3 around the end of summer, accompanied by a Giant Sized Best of Termbo as well. Back issues are still available via our friends at The Loki Label. And speaking of the Loki Label, the first annual Loki Fest is happening next weekend, July 18th at the Ace of Cups in scenic Columbus, Ohio with performances by Unholy Two, Mordecai, Cheater Slicks and Counter Intuits. There’s some more info about it here and we hope to see you there. Back soon. Direct all questions/comments/requests to the editor at



Hey now. We’re thrilled to present to you the latest installment of Dave Hyde’s CHEAP REWARDS column, this time dealing with Lehigh Valley’s legendary Several Species! Very timely considering the release of the “Destroy All Art” LP, ushering in the next wave of KBD-esque compilations. The 90s were so long ago…We will be back (very) soon with a big heap of record reviews (and perhaps our breakdown of aforementioned comp, but we’re still comparing notes here at HQ), the definitive interview with Montana’s Mordecai and then the tapes/demos review section, all before summer hits full swing if things go our way. Two closing items: Termbo is looking for contributors to both the online and print versions of the mag – we need interviews, columnists, features/articles, Garbage Can candidates and might have a spot open on the review staff if someone is serious about doing it. Contact the editor at Also, Termbo print editions are still available via our comrades over at The Loki Label. See you soon and thanks for reading/looking/dropping by.



TERMBO #2 and a second volume of Early Years are available now, along with the leftover copies of TERMBO #1 and the first Early Years comp. Last copies of those. Go get them and some tapes from our friends at The Loki Label here. Website will be upadted with new reviews soon as well…



Hey there, here’s a bunch of record reviews to keep you warm for the next few days. We’ve been sitting on some of these for a bit, some are fresh out of the oven, and we have more leftovers that will be published real soon. Dig into them right here. We hope you found our 2014 Year End Lists helpful, I’ve wanted to revise mine a few times already. One glaring omission I made was leaving out the Sheer Mag 7″ as one of the top singles of the year. But I didn’t hear it until January anyway, by my own fault. Check it out, it’s a great powerpop/rock’n’roll hybrid. Their upbeat rockers have done a lot to keep the heavy gray skies and snow at bay and out of mind this brutally cold month. As a bonus, we also have the next installment of The Garbage Can, this time from our pal Ryan “Dinosaur” Bell, of GG King and Predator infamy. I think he did a great job (including a Venn diagram) and you can check it out here. If anyone wants to sign up for the Garbage Can, drop the editor a line, we have tons of crap to go around and the Can is on a roll – all four recent attempts have been successful. Are you up to the task? Serious inquiries only….On deck are some more record reviews to clean off the desk (blog-style), then demos/tapes and the definitive Mordecai story is forthcoming as well. Plus, Termbo Issue #2 should be seeing print in the month as well. Watch this space for more info…


2014: DEAD

After some serious decision-making and last minute vote recounting, our “What We Liked About 2014” staff lists are available for review, just in case you might have missed anything this past year. Check that stuff out here. Up next we have a TONNE of reviews to get us caught up and into the new year plus a very special Garbage Can from our friend Ryan Dinosaur. All this and more very soon, including some print news as well….

Final review before press...


I. Tape Delay//Demo Zone reviews for the Fall season are complete and available for perusal here. Record reviews are on deck, hopefully ready for you to enjoy over the Thanksgiving holiday.


II. GARBAGE CAN! People are really stepping up to the can this year. Here’s the latest installment from our pals Sketchy Nick & Biff, in which they take on a selection of tapes and singles and talk about gribnage. We currently have another can installment brewing down South which should be ready soon.


III. On the interviews front, the latest is with Chicago’s NONES done by our Midwest correspondent Troy. Check out the Nones LP on Hozac, it’s worth your time. On deck: the definitive Mordecai story.


IV. In a shocking development, our print department has finally finished TERMBO #1, hopefully the first of many (or at least a couple) issues. All exclusive content, including JIMBO EASTER, FNU RONNIES, WHITE LOAD, BLACK FLAG, FOLDED SHIRT, films, poetry and records. There’s also a limited package that includes a TERMBO: THE EARLY YEARS zine reprinting some of the early TB interviews for bathroom reading/reminiscing. Jay Reatard, Ryan Rousseau, Alicja Trout, Shane White, Black Time, Armitage Shanks and more with some new commentary and a Statics article from the old Rip Off Records site. It’s thick and was a pain in the ass to assemble so we only made a few. Future versions of this sort of thing might happen as well. It’s all for sale via our friends over at THE LOKI LABEL, where you can also purchase their tapes and other odds and ends (including the last copies of the Giorgio Murderer live tape special edition, last copies of the first press of the latest from COUNTER INTUITS, last copies of the SECRETS IN WELSH zine…).


That’s all for now. Anyone wishing to contribute to Termbo online or in print should contact the editor:


Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! And speaking of (hard) labor, our success with the Garbage Can just keeps rolling on. And this time we have what might be the most phenomenal Can of all-time, from the razor sharp mind of our dear friend Theresa “Hillside Wrangler” Smith. Just take a look at this and have your mind blown. This sets the bar rather high for future installments, so anyone who wants to play better be prepared to step up their game. Heaps of thanks to Theresa for surely frying some synapses permanently in the pursuit of reviewing bad records for your entertainment. You can find her elsewhere on the web in places like this and this and also on stage with Homeblitz and Ballroom. One of the good ones, for sure.

Coming real soon:




Finally, I’ve managed to wrestle this reviews section into some kind of shape. Although there’s a lot more I would have liked to include, I had to cut bait here as we couldn’t delay any longer without feeling even worse about the editor’s tardiness. We still have a bunch more LP reviews cued up for use very soon. In the meantime, I have to edit an equally ample portion of demo/tapes reviews and get that organized. While you wait for that, we have an absolutely mind-blowing installment of the Garbage Can as well as an interview with Chicago’s Nones that you should see in the next week. Until then, take your time with the reviews section, sorry it’s so big…after a dozen years I’m still trying to figure out how to do this right…