STR #012: Skurkarna 7″, STR #015: Brat Farrar one-sided 7″, STR #016: The Whip-Bats one-sided 7″ and STR #017: The Snookys / The Morbeats Split 7″

The last release is dated back already 4 months. In these 4 months I worked nearly every free minute on these 4 new releases, which are all finally completly done now. Some of these records come with the most elaborate and time-consuming record covers i ever made, though i tell this every time. Several things had to be done different than originally planned, i teached me a new spray paint art technique just for the brat farrar cover artwork and, as usual, it took a huge amount of manufacturing time longer than expected. At a rough guess I worked around 300 hours on these releases, I think. So well, here we go:

STR #012: Skurkarna – Route 91 7″ (Co-Release with Dem Bones Records)

About Skurkarna: Skurkarna is an all instrumental „Crime-Rock“ happening from parts unknown. Some call them criminally insane. Others describe them as a much needed remedy for the dull and static social rules of a goverment controlled society.

100 copies in a 1color 1-layer stencil sprayed cut-out 300g/m² paper cover; the backcover is stamped with 3 stamps and got a handdrawn frame (made with an acrylic-based hybrid paint marker with a calligraphy tip); grooved and folded 3 times by hand; numbered by stamp in the inside; black vinyl and b/w labels.

5 test-pressings in a 1color 1-layer stencil sprayed 300g/m² silver paper cover; stamped innersleeve and numbered by stamp.

STR #015: Brat Farrar – Should have walked away one-sided 7″

About Brat Farrar: Taking his DIY approach to the ultimate level BRAT FARRAR comes rumbling out of a Melbourne bedroom with tunes that sound like they were recorded in 1979 over a cassette version of the first Wipers record. Leaving behind his previous life as frontman of Digger and The Pussycats, BRAT FARRAR has been reborn a one-man all singing all dancing, new wave machine.

The record comes in a closeable cut-out cover with a (pretty exactly calculated) spacepainting artwork and is numbered by hand; printed on 300g/m² paper and UV lacquered; grooved and folded 4 times by hand; colored vinyl in a stamped 90g deluxe paper innersleeve and a „spider sprayed“ b-side; fixed photo taken by Christian Kock inside; there are two different editions: 79 copies in clear wax and a black „spider sprayed“ b-side and 77 copies in grey mixed wax and a silver „spider sprayed“ b-side; both editions come with a different photo inside.

12 test-pressings come with a 5color sprayed 3mm hdf wooden board cover and a photo taken by Christian Kock on the back; grey/blue marmor adhesive foil glued on the b-side; stamped innersleeve and numbered by stamp.



STR #016: The Whip-Bats – Chaos in the clocktower one-sided 7″

About The Whip-Bats: Horror movie/Euro Sleaze soundtrack music with punk/garage/deathrock/80s/early Nintendo-ish side FX!

68 copies in a by magnets closeable cover with a 5-layer stencil artwork; printed on 300g/m² paper and UV lacquered; light bluish/greenish(?) grey wax with blue/green mixed stamped label in a stamped 90g deluxe paper innersleeve; fixed pixel art photo inside; numbered by stamp.

STR #017: The Snookys / The Morbeats Split 7″ (Co-Release with Bedo Records)

About The Snookys: The Snookys are a garage punk band. They came out screaming from Bergamo, a cold city in Italy.
After a bunch of demos in pure italian punk style and a lot of gigs in Italy the band decided to focus on what they really loved, english punk with a really heavy dose of hi-speed r’n‘r inspired by the magnificence of 90′s US garage punk bands.

158 copies in a stamped 80g/m² packing paper cover fixed with photo prints of 3-/4-layer stencil paintings and stamped labels; numbered by stamp:

34 handnumbered copies in a stamped 300g/m² paper cover fixed with photo prints and stamped labels; these were made in advance in time for their tour in january:

10 test-pressings in a 280g/m² grey recycled cover with a fixed green metallic aluminum foil; 2-layer stencil sprayed and a stamped package sticker fixed on the front; stamped backcover and innersleeve; numbered by stamp:

Prices (excl. shipping costs):
Skurkarna lim. 100 7″: 9€
Brat Farrar lim. 79 one-sided 7″: 7,5€
Brat Farrar lim. 77 one-sided 7″: 7,5€
The Whip-Bats lim. 68 one-sided 7″: 10€
The Snookys / The Morbeats lim. 158 Split 7″: 5€

For ordering write to: stenciltrash@googlemail.com

Interview in the Renfield Fanzine #26 (german)

Here’s another interview (in german) with me from January 2013.
If you want to read it, click the following links for a higher resolution:
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3

Thanks a lot to Tim and the Renfield Fanzine for the interview!

Interview in the new CRKO Fanzine

About one year ago Roman from the Corporate Knock Out Fanzine conducted an interview with me, that finally got published in the newest issue of the great CRKO Fanzine now. If you wanna read it, click here to see it in a high resolution.

In the newest issue of the Corporate Knock Out Fanzine there are also interviews with some Stencil Trash Bands (Wild Mustang, Two Tears, Brat Farrar) and lots of other worth reading stuff. Check it out and get your copy here: http://crkozine.blogspot.de/

STR #014: The Bad News – s/t LP (Co-release with Close Up Records)

Out now is the 10-track debut LP by the French garage rock‘n'roll duo The Bad News, that is the new band from Mr Bonz One Man Band!
Co-Release with Close Up Records from Paris.

The Bad News is a garage punk duo from Rennes (France), that started in 2011. Playing the drums is Arno, ex-member of Umä (post punk) and D-Thrones (garage), both from Rennes. Michel, ex-member of Les Wangs (surf) and les Terribles (60s) and nowadays playing as the one man band Mr Bonz, is singing and playing the guitar. Their influences are pretty various, they range from garage to rockabilly while passing punk rock and blues. The Démolition doll rods, Oblivians and Hasil Hadkins count among to their numerous favourite bands.

300 copies in a full colored 300 g/m² cardboard sleeve (printed 5-layer stencil artwork; special thanks goes to Duniel for digitalizing the artwork!):

48 handnumbered copies with a 4color 2-layer stencil sprayed 3mm oaken wood board cover, cut and paste tracklist on the black innersleeve, clear orange wax and a 13×18cm photo print:

You can listen to the whole album here:
http://closeup.bandcamp.com/album/culp-005-the-bad-news

Prices (excl. shipping):
lim. 300 edit.: 10€
lim. 48 edit.: sold out!

Shipping costs:
within germany: 4,3€ (versichert mit Hermes)
outside of germany: If you just want one lim. 300 edit., it’s only 4,5€. If you want the special edition, both editions or more copies, please ask!

For ordering write to: stenciltrash@googlemail.com

STR #013: Pechsaftha – 4 Jahreszeiten 4″x8″

The release of this record has been clear for already about 1 1/2 years, but has been delayed over and over again due to a couple of problems with finding a good lathe-cutter for this, getting a nice and unique cover idea, saving enough money etc…

Details:
4″x8″ (1 record, 2 holes and 4 grooves) in a closable fold-out 300g/m² black paper cover; cut-out lettering front and 3color sprayed 2-layer stencil back on adhesive dark mahogany wood imitation foil that is fixed on the cover; photo print (photo by Martin Kircher) glued on the 3rd page of the cover; all cutting and grooves for folding (10 in total) made by hand with a scalpel and an empty ball pen; handnumbered by pencil; limited to 45 copies.

Dedicated to Martin Büsser.

Tracklist:
Frühling
Sommer
Herbst
Winter

Keep in mind when you play this record: there is no last groove, the stylus will run straight to the empty centre (this wasn‘t possible to change for technical reasons).

Sold out via reservation (manufactured in quantity of requests).