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BLACK HELICOPTER - Don't Fuck With The Apocalypse

"Since their first live performance in 1999 and subsequent first release, That Specific Function , to their third full-length release on Ecstatic Peace!, Boston's Black Helicopter have been riding a fine line between mechanical, grinding cyclical rhythms, sparse yet intricate airy psych-outs, and addicting pop melodies. Black Helicopter's Don't Fuck With the Apocalypse is no exception, with both meaty slashing layers filled with pounding intent and engaging melodic interludes that stick in your skull. Whether it's the plight of Soviet soldiers during the second East Prussian offensive ('Invasion of Prussia'), begrudgingly accepting the limitations of one's self ('In the Blood'), or pining for a bygone era ('Record Player,' 'Golden Days'), the tales told here are relatable to a broad spectrum, yet yield nothing to conventional 'product rock.' Black Helicopter takes no orders from passing trends, clearing their own wide swath as they go. Tim Shea's vocal delivery falls somewhere between Scott 'Spiral Stairs' Kannberg and J. Mascis, and is what makes Black Helicopter's rangy meat-and-potatoes workouts worth returning to. The man has a soft spot for all manner of sad sacks, erecting sturdy narrative windows into the depths of their doldrums. Comparisons have been made to bands like Shellac, Pavement and Mission of Burma." Featuring controversial Pettibon cover art." - Ecstatic Peace.
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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.
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