Tonstartssbandht write-up in “Still Single” by Doug Mosurock

Check it out HERE.

I’m glad Doug Mosurock dug this because it was one of my favorites of 2009 and putting it out on tape was an honor. Now will somebody order this thing? it’s only 5, 6 bucks people! I’ll work with you on this.

A few quotes from DM:

“… There’s a good bit of presence here that lingers after the cassette has run to an end, the sort of garage-rock sensibility that borders on wall-staring mania …”

It’s just nice to hear a band trying to break rank from convention, and with this as well as their last single in tow, the confusingly named Tonstartssbandht (say it “TONN-starts-band-it”) are well on their way to making a really striking album of their own.”

Sure, I’ll buy that! E-mail orders via this address:


“Going to Extremes” compilation cassette artwork

I figured now might as well be the time to unveil these babies. These things are the audio equivalent of Slow Food: Hand-painted tape labels, hand-painted sleeves (which make up a single, large-scale painting) and a super-loooong running time of 92 minutes. Order one for $7.55 postage-paid in the U.S. …

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Tonstartssbandht – “An When” cassette READY TO ORDER!!!

Here are the first 15 copies; notice the hand-painted labels; yep, all 55 copies are unique.

“An When” isn’t actually the first release in the Uneasy Truce/Choose Yr Own Adventure catalog, but they got lucky, as I just happened to finish their release first. Run of 55 copies with hand-painted tape labels, the first 15 of which you can see above …

It’s a Cs40, it’s $5.55 and contains the following tracklist:

1. Tonstartssbandht_
2. Black Country
3. Little April Showers
4. 5FT7
5. Welsh Souper
6. Midnight Cobras
7. Andy Summers
8. M’old Jæp
9. Walken with Jesus
10. ORO
11. Imenope
12. Softly Kidding

Uneasy Truce Records is now operational!

This is a piece of my wife's art. She also paints for my record-label projects when needed. All said, she is a definite Uneasy Truce Records ally.

Hello everyone, I write this introduction just to give those interested a place to look at the projects we’ve got coming up. Our next update will constitute a full-art display of our first releases: the Going to Extremes compilations on Uneasy Truce Records and Choose Yr Own Adventure Tapes.

I’ll list the bands for you right now; that’s no problem. What I can’t do is promise a copy is available at this instant; I still have a few things left to tweek …

The bands on the Going to Extremes compilation are: Tonstartssbandht, Locrian, Smegma, KK Rampage, Andy Ortmann, Darlings, Book Of Shadows, Dinowalrus, Josh Lay, Beauty Apes, Vapid Apparition, Permanent Midnight, Insect Joy, Duo Bomber, NTELOS, Manual Zombie, Sailboats Are White, Mafia Crystals, hGG II, Hoor-Paar-Kraat, Timur Bimp-Jones, Cookeddd Booksss, Gorgonized Dorks, Babe Terror.

For a list of upcoming releases check out our not-built-yet Upcoming Releases tab … once it gets built, right! Yeah, right, fer sure-gnarly, bro!