Hey everyone. So, 2016, huh? Yeah. Well here is the 2016 recap from the Termbo staff. We like to wait it out so people have something to read in early February. Read on for more, but let me just say again, I’m deeply disappointed in myself for the lack of Termbo updates in 2016. Even if it couldn’t really be helped, it’s something that weighs on me. Termbo can be best described as my “hobby”, one that I love very much. However the time it requires and deserves is something that has become harder and harder to come by. I vow to improve and apologize for letting our audience down. 2017 can only be better. The one bad bit of news is that all the reviews that were supposed to be posted with this update will have to wait a few more days. There’s a lot of them, trust me, and it will get us slightly caught up to begin the 2017 season. The one bit of good news: the SHORT EYES tour diary/cassette is also available via The Loki Label as of today, as a special Valentine’s Day wish. Thanks to all involved for making it happen. I’m hoping everyone finds something of interest in our recap – as it was certainly an interesting in year in many ways. I’m also hopeful I can make 2017 a better year for Termbo – thanks to bands/labels for review materials and patience, thanks to all the staff, thank to the readers and lurkers and thanks to everyone on the Termboard. And anyone interested in helping with Termbo should reach out – we need you now more than ever – be back soon –
So, the Termbo mainframe has been repaired and moved to a new server, much thanks to Eric over at Windian Records for helping us out. The message board and this blog are once again firing on all cylinders. We have some updates ready, starting with this interview with the legendary Don Howland from our pal Ryan. It’s pretty in depth, thanks to Ryan and if you want to read more of his work go and grab his collection Bored Out via his label/store Spacecase Records. You won’t be disappointed. On the reviews front, we have a pile of LP/7″ reviews ready to go, Termbo print zine #4 is hopefully going to be ready for Christmas and year end wrap-ups shortly after that. And more….see you soon and thanks.
With the distractions of summer now becoming a pleasantly hazy memory this Labor Day Weekend, the Editor has finally taken some time away from gardening (i.e. turning on the sprinkler and drinking beer) to get together the latest round of cassette/demo reviews for your perusal. It was a large batch this time (as usual) and we thank everyone involved for suffering our procrastination (again, all the editor’s fault). When reviewing tapes, there always seems to be more than a few that get a listen and put aside without much in the way of words (i.e. not good, not pertinent to Termbo-related aesthetics, “blazingly mediocre”, etc..) and a few we of course just missed because we have to stop adding to the pile at some point. Anyway, let us know if you feel slighted, we apologize in advance. On top of this we have a large (very large) heap of record reviews coming posthaste, a section of zine reviews (which we will attempt to include some more tape reviews with) and Termbo #4 is nearing the print stage very shortly. Please stay tuned and thanks for hanging in there. Also of note is an update at the Loki Label store, with cool stuff left over from Lokifest 2 (thanks everyone who played, helped and came out to make it a great success) and new releases from Grady Runyan and Meat Thump. ‘Nuf Sed, Excelsior! and all that, we’ll be back soon –
In keeping with this month’s In the Red Records theme, here’s the third round of Termbo vs. Larry Hardy. This time Larry faces off against Ryan Leach, after taking on the editor and Todd Trickknee in past bouts. All reports from the ITR 25th Anniversary shows have been glowing, and we’re happy that the celebration of what is perhaps the greatest “underground” label of the modern era went smashingly well. We’ll be back with those tape reviews in a minute. And everyone should watch the Spacecase Records page for info on Ryan’s upcoming interviews collection ‘Bored Out’ which will teach you plenty about the Gun Club and Jeffrey Lee, The Consumers, Memphis punk and more.
In case you are not aware, Maximum Rocknroll is currently working on a mind-blowing archival project, and they could use our help. Our very own Dave Hyde spoke with coordinators Grace and Shivaun about what the project encompasses, what the future plans for the archives are and got us a peek and some of the rarities housed at the compound. Dive in and then go and donate! We’ll be back soon with tape reviews…
What we have here is an interview with KJEHL JOHANSEN of Urinals, 100 Flowers, Trotsky Icepick and much more. Please get into it here. Thanks Ryan! We’ll have those interviews up shortly and some more interviews as well. As always, contact us if you have content/ideas = termibore-at-aol.com – also of note, two new releases available at the Loki Label shop: Mordecai “Live! 2012-2014” and the Deutschland Jerky Rave EP. Go shopping here, Termbo zines still available as well.
Woah, what day is it? Early February? Shit, must be time to put up our Best of 2015 lists then! Better a little late than never. Plus, we like to take the necessary time to make sure all votes are counted accurately and make sure ample thought is given when considering late December releases. I mean, who publishes their Best of 2015 list in December? The year’s not even over. And for further justification of my tardiness in posting, I’ll add that we like to publish a bit later into the year so we don’t get lost in all the other lists in January. Right. So, thanks to all the staff who contributed, and thanks to all the readers, lurkers, bands and labels who participated. I know we’re waaaaay behind on reviews right now, but I will have us caught up shortly, with the review staff working overtime as we speak. Another poor excuse for these going up later than usual was gluing and stapling my fingers together on the latest print issues of the Termbo zine (#3 and Early Years #3), both of which are still available over at the Loki storefront. I hope you find these lists useful and perhaps catch some releases you might have missed out on in 2015 – back soon with reviews, and if anyone wants to help/contribute reach out to termibore-at-aol.com….
Hey now. Getting back into the swing of things for fall now that the MLB season is winding up and before the NHL season distracts us further. Our pal Ryan keeps the great interviews coming, this time with the one and only Walter Daniels. If you were buying garage records in the Nineties (like I was), seeing Walter’s name in the credits on the sleeve always urged me to buy. Because I’m a sucker for some harmonica, and Walter’s one of the best of the modern era. He’s got a vast discography I urge you to check out (linked in the interview) and is still going strong. Enjoy. We’ll be back very shortly to begin the next round of reviews and Termbo zine #3 is currently in the oven and almost fully cooked.
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…