For their inaugural release, New York Citys Ever/Never Records extends their hand of friendship across a vast ocean and multiple time-zones. Proving their global ambitions, ever/never pluck a few gems from the extensive catalog of weirdo Australian collective Exiles From Clowntown. A three piece, featuring one member of 90s noiseniks 3 toed sloth, Exiles from Clowntown deconstruct rock music by injecting a healthy amount of world-weariness into their home-recorded sputter n swagger. (No) Original Thort is a noisy rant that coalesces around a lumbering bass line and beehive-like guitar sounds; the perfect soundtrack for drinking and bullshitting with your mates. Unless theyre squares. Into The Light rides a twangy guitar sketching out a vaguely VU-like motif, while the rest of the band makes like The Fall on one of their mid-80s C&N hybrids. This 7 is the third installment of The Holy Trinity of the Shapes series. Slitblogs Roland Woodbe put his stamp of approval on the preceding volume, and when it comes to this kind of subterranean squall, the man knows of which he speaks. Limited to 150 copies with no plans to repress. Select editions can be found taped and stapled to random objects throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Guerilla marketing never sounded better." - Ever/Never.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.