Friday, April 30, 2010

We No Fun sees the light of day... Hell freezes over

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 7:22 PM


Way back in January of 2009 a whole bunch of local bands who felt somewhat looked over by the hype surrounding director Matthew Robison's ATL rock doc. We Fun, band together to release a compilation dubbed We No Fun. It was a clever title -- a play on Brian Eno's seminal NYC no wave comp., No New York, and it promised a bad ass selection of songs from local bands that lived slightly to the left of cut-and-dry punk and garage rock. No malice was intended; it was just a comp. made by the bands for the bands as a gesture to untie the local DIY scene.

When the record release date came and went with no records in sight, it seemed like a business-as-usual flub up. People have record release parties with actually having the records in their hands all the time. But when weeks without records turned to months, folks just kind of stopped talking about it. Ask Hawks vocalist and comp. organizer Michael Keenan, what took so long, and he'll will rattle of a laundry list list of problems that he encountered along the way, ranging from cracked plates at the pressing plant and phone calls and e-mails being ignored to paperwork being mysteriously sent to the wrong person.

But all of this is moot now. Earlier this week while walking through Little 5 Points I bumped into Mr. Keenan, who was carrying a box of We No Fun LPs and he looked as giddy as a school girl to finally have them in-hand. He even gave us his three favorites songs from the record to post.

Vera Fang "Let's Go To Spain" mp3

Brass Castle "Sinister Thunder Bird" mp3

Retconned "Nien Ten" mp3

There were 500 records pressed, and another record release party is being planned at Criminal Records for sometime early in June, but there's no date yet.

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