Mayor Daley (the Mayor) is out, but thankfully MAYOR DALEY is still here with us. After a brief hiatus and a bassist change, the trio has returned to Rotted Tooth with an LP of epic proportions. Mayor Daley have their roots firmly planted in the Chicago art rock underground, but these players aint playin. Theyve become a forced to be reckoned with over the course of the last few years. Gonzo Chicago agrees: Something happened when EMILY ELHAJ joined Mayor Daley over a year ago, alongside KELLY MARIE CARR and PAUL ERSCHEN. They seem more focused and a little more mellow, but in a way that forces your attention and breathes its own air in the room. They let the fuzz and rhythm ooze out slowly, but eventually, undeniably, youre encompassed. These are slow, building, sonic war-cries. Ive heard the term best band in Chicago multiple times over the last year..Fans of Gaan and previous Rotted Tooth releases by Rind and Dreebs need this. Rotted Tooth pressed 300 copies. Oh yeah, and Mayor Daley is STILL one of the sexiest bands in Chicago. -Lance of Permanent Records. Limited to 300 copies with silkscreened jackets.
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.