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Why Bother? -  Lacerated Nights [White Vinyl] – New LP
Why Bother? -  Lacerated Nights [White Vinyl] – New LP
Feel It Records

Why Bother? - Lacerated Nights [White Vinyl] – New LP

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electric blue eels of electric sounds wrap around a crazed rhythm section that powers along like the engine in a tractor running alongside a freight train through the midnight blue storm of nightmares and dust devils, dropping its trailer to lighten the load, notching up the acceleration, bolting across the land and traveling through time, histories and stories, into the abyss and out to the limits, hellbound and southbound, down by the riverside, jump up and stomp it out and/or light up, lay down, click off the lights and strap on the headphones for this one, a floor cleaner and a dessert topping, outer-space basement punk rock from Iowa. -- winch

Talk about a band...WHY BOTHER? are not only doing it themselves, but doing it for themselves. With zero interest in performing live or promoting their music online - the Mason City, Iowa four piece have been back in the basement writing and recording highly original punk music faster than it can be pressed to vinyl in this day and age. Their earliest material was collected on 'A Year of Mutations' and issued on LP by Feel It in 2021 - since then, the band has been building towards their first full length, and hot damn does it deliver! Speck's guitar sound is cut straight from the ultra-trebly Killed By Death sound as Terry's vocals and '73 Univox 100 synth cut over top of the wildly dexterous rhythm section of Pamela and Paul. It's a sound both classic and futuristic from a group of Midwestern weirdos living outside the tech bubble, spinning their own web of sound straight from 8-track tape. So if you need a dose of true original punk rock in 2022 and beyond, WHY BOTHER? can give you that fix.

released September 16, 2022

MIXED BY PAUL GATO AT THE DELAWARE BOMB FACTORY.
MASTERED BY CAUFIELD SCHNUG AT MELODY MEN MASTERING.
VOCALS/SYNTH-TERRY.....GUITAR/VOCALS- SPECK.....BASS GUITAR- PAMELA......DRUMS- PAUL.......
ARTWORK BY BILL DOVER.

WHY BOTHER? WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THANKS TO MARTIN, IAN, DAVID, EDDIE, JOE AT PAPERFACE ZINE, NEIL CRUD AT LOUDER THAN WAR RADIO, STEPHEN AT EQUALIZING-X-DISTORT, PHIL AT EXTREME NOISE RECORDS, CLAY PIGEON AT WFMU, PETE, BAXTER, GINA, LEMMEMOTO, GORDY, ''SCREAMING'' LORD SUTCH, SIMONE, MAGNUS, PATRICK, STEVEN BERNARD, WALTER ''WALLY'' LAB, DT, COLIN, OTTO, NICK, MARIAN AND LASSIE, ADAM AND SYMPATHY FLOWERS, THE FLYNSTONED KIDS, WET BREAD, AND ''ITCHY'' ALFRED.....
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO SAM RICHARDSON AT FEEL IT RECORDS AND THE TREMENDO GARAJE YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR THEIR TIME AND SUPPORT.

In the heart of the heartland, a mere ten miles from where the airplane carrying Buddy Holly crashed into a frozen cornfield, lies Mason City, Iowa. A town so small that it's pre-pandemic punk scene (with 20+ bands) went almost entirely unnoticed. That is, until the music of WHY BOTHER? and the "Punk on the Plains" compilations (curated by WB? drummer Paul), were made available by Tremendo Garaje - one of YouTube's most obsessive gateways into contemporary underground punk music.

 


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