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TROPICAL TRASH - Fear of Suffering

Louisville band, Louisville label; debut single. Kentuckys rejoinder to the MX-80 Messthetical Sound. Cold-Cerberus suzukis the Pilate(s)-Paunch, breathing fleshy light into familiar famials: Andrew Cyrille builds an aerial-drone of The Fall, Derek Bailey brushes the congressional hat of the Killed By Death Squad, Wisconsin-Churchill-Drunker-Than-900-Dollars tanks a German amphetamine bunker. When we post-rock", we circumnavigate the circumcised blanched-branch dressing of the shoe-gazer, and instead protend the protuberant tumescence of the non-paint-by-numbers approach to punk-rock-koans, a la the SST grass-mafia, and then we arrive at one of many trunk doors of Tropical Trash perception. Some of these skinny young men also dig glorious ditches in the SAPAT (SIltbreeze) hermit-kingdom labor camps. Sheaved in a sprastic-Pettibone inspired screen print. Limited first-edition of 200 on white wax." - Kapp Klaptain Molasses.

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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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