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Primary Information is happy to announce the release of the first ever DISBAND CD. Compiled from over three years of performance around New York from 1979 and 1982, the CD features 21 songs. While the DISBAND collective featured many members in its brief lifetime, the CD captures the group as Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Barbara Kruger (briefly), Ingrid Sischy, Diane Torr, and Martha Wilson. Wilson, inspired by the no-wave scene and club culture around her, in particular the Y-Pants, Theoretical Girls, Bush Tetras, and James White and the Blacks, started DISBAND in 1978. As Martha Wilson herself explained:-¢??Bands played at the Mudd Club, Tr3, AREA, CBGBs. But they all knew how to play instruments and I didnt, so I called up artist girlfriends who were long on concept and short on skills, and DISBAND, the all-girl band of artists who couldnt play any instruments, was born.-¢?¬ùWhile this sounds like the equation for badly played instruments and screechy vocals that became a hallmark of the late-70s New York music scene, DISBAND left the instruments behind and focused their efforts on crafting melodic all-vocal pop songs that were both sharp-tongued and tongue-in-cheek. Taking on the role of both band and artist collective, they blurred the line between performance art and live music.DISBANDs lyrics contributed to ongoing discussions on the art and social issues of their time yet they remain relevant. Sexual identity, gender inequality, cold war politics, and the daily struggles of artists and art workers all play a role in the bands lyrics.Mirroring the chaos and temporarity of that time, the band split up in 1982 having never produced a record. This is the first comprehensive look at their all-too brief career. - Primary Information

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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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