The band, who combine a melodic rush with a deep knowledge of punk rock and hardcore noise made a big impression on us. We loved their single and gigs we saw them play.
The great news is that they are back with a new release. The UK noisy dinge-pop band and California weirdo scuzz renegades Cumstain 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 Cumstain. The cover artwork has been designed by Joe Prendergast ofex-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 Spotsâ 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 (coincidentally Burger is Cum Stainâs spiritual home). Though the two bands are coming at Wedding Dress from two different directions, and continents, theyâre united in playing a unique blend ofÂ dissatisfied pop thereâs a voyeuristic joy in Fawn Spots anguished pop tunes and Cumstains 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 â to work with them on this release is a dream come true.
When pursued for a quote, Oliver, guitarist/singer in Fawn Spots, managed, âmost of all I want to thank God for his supportâ¦mate I have no idea.
Sean, mastermind of Cumstain managed something slightly more coherentâ¦ âI am more than excited to be releasing a record with these friendly fellows from across the sea! Keep it warm and sticky ya’ll!
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 @ Leamington Spa
All three formats of the release can be ordered from the Bad Paintingsâ online store: