UK noisy dinge-pop band Fawn Spots will release their split LP Wedding Dress on February 18th 2013 worldwide. The release features four tracks by the recently expanded three-piece Fawn Spots, and six tracks by California weirdo scuzz renegades Cumstain (Burger Records). The cover artwork has been designed by Joe Prendergast of ex-Tubelord and now JOEY FOURR acclaim. Burger Records is releasing a cassette version of the LP, and Bad Paintings will be releasing it on 12” pink vinyl and download.
To say the LP is schizophrenic is an understatement. Fawn Spots’ songs are laced with a deep seated love of the passionate college punk of Husker Du, driving rawness of Rites of Spring and the hook laden chants of early Buzzcocks; Cumstain’s tunes are true Burger Records riffs and rhymes, playing a tongue-in-ass version of The Ramones that sits comfortably alongside Nobunny . Though the two bands are coming at Wedding Dress from two different directions, and continents, they’re united in playing a unique blend of dissatisfied pop – there’s a voyeuristic joy in Fawn Spots’ anguished pop tunes and CS’ satirical relationship analysis.
Bad Paintings’ staffers have been lifelong fans of Californian sunkist punk, the dingy desperation of East Coast Hardcore and British alt-pop a la Comet Gain and Television Personalities. To bring together a band from a backwater in the UK and a band from the shores of California that share a twisted pop sensibility made perfect sense for the label. Burger Records and their artists have been a great inspiration behind Bad Paintings attitude and ethos – to work with them on this release is a dream come true.
Prior to the release, the two bands are touring California together in early 2013:
28th January 2013 @ Redwood Bar, Los Angeles
29th January 2013 @ Burger Records, Fullerton
30th January 2013 @ The Continental Room, Fullerton
31st January 2013 @ The Smell, Los Angeles
1st February 2013 @ RiT Gallery, La Puente
2nd February 2013 @ Harold’s Place, San Pedro
Fawn Spots have announced the first of several UK shows in support of the release:
15th February 2013 @ Flashback Records, London
16th February 2013 @ Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa