Total Life Society


"The group met and recorded tracks during 2007-2008 in Cleveland and Oakland. The vinyl version of NO ENDOWMENTS is available from TOTAL LIFE SOCIETY RECORDS (2008), while the CD version is available from TEXTILE RECORDS (2009). The album was mastered by Weasel Walter. The cover art is by Devendra Banhart. This Cleveland combo, led by Matthew Wascovich, has sounded a little random to my ears previously. But this effort, NO ENDOWMENTS, featuring Clevelanders Dave Cintron (Terminal Lovers, Downside Special), Ted Flynn (Theodore Vril), Andrew Klimek (X-Blank-X, Johnny & The Dicks, Death On A Stick, Ugly Beauty), Scott Pickering (Pufftube, Prisonshake, My Dad Is Dead, Spike In Vein, Happy Flowers), Nate Scheible (Self Destruct Button), Dan Wenninger (Oblique Orchestra) and Oakland, Californias Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers, XBXRX, Lake Of Dracula) is freeform skronk, but other parts are great rolling-CLE-word-spews in the Laughner/Kryss tradition, with instrumental moves jacked from Death of Samantha and Rocket From The Tombs, then updated like crazy. Crazy." - Byron Coley, Archivist.

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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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