Torche/Part Chimp split 12 Reissued!
POSTED FRIDAY 04.03.15
Ten years ago, I (somewhat) intentionally started a love affair between London's Part Chimp and Miami's Torche. The Chunklet SXSW shindig that was held at Sound on Sound in north Austin was the place and the two bands were amidst 20 other bands, but clicked almost immediately. Back then, I suggested the two groups do a tour and a split release together and in 2011 it became a reality. The 12" you see here arrived at the first show with not a day to spare. Fortunately, it sold out in a flash, but to this day I still have people ask where they can buy one even though I have a grand total of two copies to my name. Well, here you go. In honor of this stellar release and the (now scrapped) dates the two bands will be performing together in May, here's a repress. 100 mail order copies come on clear vinyl.
Part Chimp turn in two scorchers, ‘Dr. Horse’ and ‘The Watcher’ while Torche send a love letter to the boys from Dayton and cover three Guided By Voices songs (‘Exit Flagger,’ ‘Unleashed! The Large Hearted Boy’ and ‘Postal Blowfish’).
This was available only during the band’s tour up the East Coast in November and the Chunklet website for a limited time.
2015 Reissue edition of 300.
100 clear (only available here)
100 gold (available only from the bands)
100 black (distro)
released originally on 06 December 2011
TREVOR CLAXTON did the artwork.
NOLEN STRALS did the type and layout.
HENRY OWINGS put it all to bed.
Legendary Wendy's Prank Call Released by Chunklet!
POSTED MONDAY 01.26.15
Prank calls are nothing new. The Jerky Boys took them to dizzying heights. Earles & Jensen took them to perverse lows. But the Corporate Office's calls stand in a league all their own. Whereas most calls revolve around the caller's shtick and the time before the other person hangs up, The Corporate Office relies more on action/reaction, less on routine. More than ten years ago this call was up on the Chunklet site and became an enormous hit. And now? It's available again, and now for the first time on vinyl! Available as a one-sided 12" in a deluxe Stoughton tip-on jacket in an edition of 100, this 6 minute Wendy's call immediately ends up in the prank call hall of fame. And yes, this call is 100% real.
Edition of 100
Mastered by Drew Crumbaugh
Thanks to Emmanuel
A Chunklet Industries Release
Manufactured & Assembled in U.S.A.
Thee Speaking Canaries "Moon Rock" mini-doc
POSTED WEDNESDAY 01.21.15
Thank you to Michael Seamans at Mind Cure Records for this magnificent vid.
Record still available for pre-order.
Chunklet's Best of 2014
POSTED TUESDAY 01.13.15
Obliterations - Poison Everything (Southern Lord)
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads - Stay Home (Toxic State)
Nots - We Are Nots (Goner)
Raspberry Bulbs - Privacy (BEB)
Exhaustion - Biker (Aarght!)
The Gotobeds - Poor People Are Revolting (12XU)
The Blind Shake - Breakfast of Failures (Goner)
King Brothers - Hell Oh! USA (self released CD)
Good Throb - Fuck Off (White Denim)
Frontier Folk Nebraska - FFN (No Chaser)
The Young - Chrome Cactus (Matador)
Reigning Sound - Shattered (Merge)
The Unholy Two - Talk About Hardcore (12XU)
Watery Love - Decorative Feeding (In The Red)
Sleaford Mods - Divide and Exit (Harbinger Sound)
Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right (Hardly Art)
Wussy - Attica! (Shake It)
Ukiah Drag - Dirt Trip 7” (Wharf Rat)
Deaf Wish - St. Vincents 7” (Sub Pop)
Video - (Join The) Hate Wave 7” (Total Punk)
Jack Ruby - Hit & Run (only the good parts that weren’t wanky) (Feeding Tube)
Crime - Murder By Guitar (Superior Viaduct)
Night Cleaner Greensleeves (Geographic North) & live at 529
Circulatory System Mosaics Within Mosaics (Cloud)
Wymyns Prysyn Head In A Vice (State Laughter)
Ricer live at 529
The Rock*A*Teens live at Le Poisson Rouge
A Stunning Early Record by Thee Speaking Canaries Discovered!
POSTED TUESDAY 01.06.15
Before he was known as the drummer/octopus of Don Caballero, Damon Che had a one-man project called Thee Speaking Canaries. At the beginning of the 90s, before he recorded his debut record “The Joy of Wine,” Damon Che composed and performed an entire record’s worth of material. Now, twenty four years later, we get to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Playing all instruments and with a creative zeal that’s part Sonic Youth and part Van Halen, “Platter Base” serves as an essential release for fans of the Canaries, Don Caballero or just plain guitar histrionics. Get in on it now, because it won’t ever be reissued.
Limited to 350 copies.
Grandfathered-In, In North Career
Winning Son (unvoxed)
She’s Been Ethereal
You Should Have Sang On This One (Snowman)
MCMXLVII Mitchum Dope
Toblewee Uslywus (unvoxed)
Unless We’re Not Martians
Intent To Honor With Substance and Very First Fruits of Produce (This is Fine)
Hall of Force
Aqua Snoot (No Lie Version)
Hope Ye All Learn From This
Cut direct to lacquer at Chicago Mastering Service
Download code included
Design by Chunklet’s own Henry Owings