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…
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: termibore-at-aol.com.
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…