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Last of the Iron Chic Back Patches 5 October 2013


I’ve got exactly 9,8,7,6,5,4,3, 2 IRON CHIC back patches (or buttflaps if you’re a crusty) left in the store. I’ve marked them down $3 so get on ‘em before they’re gone.

These are leftover from the very first run of “Not Like This” CDs and were limited to 500… no plans to make them again.

When you’re done buying a back patch, make sure to pre-order “The Constant One” over at b9store.com/ironchic… but not before also buying this, this, and this from me.

New Releases, Bundle 1 October 2013


I posted two new releases along with a bundle of all the most recent 86'd stuff last night. Here are the links:

  • DEAD UNCLES "Stock Characters" 12"
  • CELEBRITY INTERNMENT CAMP s/t CD
  • 86'D RECORDS Recent Release Bundle

Either of these new releases is worth the price of admission, but that bundle deal will wind up saving you over 10 bones.

New Releases Ready For Purchase 30 September 2013


DEAD UNCLES "Stock Characters" 12" LP and CELEBRITY INTERNMENT CAMP s/t CD are both available in the store starting right now! Follow the links below to your product of choice:

DEAD UNCLES "Stock Characters" 12"

DEAD UNCLES "Stock Characters" 12"

DEAD UNCLES "Stock Characters" 12"

CELEBRITY INTERNMENT CAMP s/t CD

CELEBRITY INTERNMENT CAMP s/t CD

CELEBRITY INTERNMENT CAMP s/t CD

Also available is the 86'D RECORDS Recent Release Bundle which includes 4 recent 86'd releases for a reduced price.

Traffic Violation Records Distro Catalog 2001 26 September 2013

I scanned this whole thing a couple of years ago but never did anything with it. So, here it is. This is the 16 page distro catalog that I did for Traffic Violation back in 2001. Pretty cool looking through these short descriptions of records all these years later. Some of the writing is cringeworthy but oh well. Take a look:

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Two New Releases For October 1st 24 September 2013

We've got two new releases coming out on October 1st. Dead Uncles "Stock Character" 12" LP and Celebrity Internment Camp s/t CD.

First up is Dead Uncles "Stock Characters" 12"

The first and final LP from Connecticut's DEAD UNCLES. Originally released as a limited run cassette for the band's last U.S. tour, "Stock Characters" has been re-mixed and re-mastered for vinyl. Ten tracks of stripped down introspective pop punk that would fit perfectly in the early Lookout! Records catalog.

Issued posthumously through sheer force of will be by eight labels on 3 continents: 86'd, Different Kitchen, Hip Kid, Lost Cat, Sad Punk, Shitty Present, Trends Die, and You Look Like Shit.

One time pressing of 500 12"es on black vinyl with jacket and insert art by the band. Download cards include the band's entire discography.

Next up is Celebrity Internment Camp s/t CD

This 52-minute instrumental hip hop concept album blends together a collage of sonic vignettes from a dystopic future where war on American soil forces its celebrities into concentration camps. The beat collective of URBAN SASQUATCH, RED CARPET HOBO, and the HINDSIGHT GENIUS came together with beats created over the past 4 years to assemble this ambitious 36 track soundscape; rife with samples dug from record store crates across Long Island, the outer boroughs, and Manhattan.

Professionally replicated CD comes packaged in a gatefold cardboard mini-jacket and includes 11x17 full color poster.

Utter Failure "Eroding Forces" 12" Is Out Now! 23 September 2013


I'm very proud to announce the release of the epic debut full length from San Jose, CA's UTTER FAILURE! I've been playing on repeat in my car for the better part of a year and am very excited to finally be able to share it with the world.

Utter Failure's first LP - "Eroding Forces" - is the follow up to their staggeringly awesome 2012 7" EP. Black vinyl packaged in matte finish LP jackets with insert and download card. Recorded by Bart Thurber at House of Faith and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. First pressing limited to 800 copies worldwide. Split label cooperation including 6 US and international record labels

The band reunites brothers Rob and Dave Fraser from 90s Bay Area punk band Krupted Peasant Farmerz. Melodic punk/hardcore influenced by bands like Asta Kask, Articles of Faith, and Badtown Boys, that channel and evolve the spirit of K.P.F.: A search for meaning and the common good amid a visceral disgust for a fucked up world, set to guitar harmonies, haunting vocal melodies, Misfits-style "whoah" parts, with a driving rhythm section.


Check out the product page to look at some pics of the record and place your order.Over the years, members from Utter Failure have played in bands like Krupted Peasant Farmerz, Apeface, Shitkickers, Saros, Uzi Suicide, Whiskey Sunday, Angry For Life, Joe Q. Citizen, and tons more.

Tumblr Giveaway Results: Colossal Failure turned moderate success! 6 September 2013

The winner of our Tumblr Giveaway is a user called “Half Fiction.” I’m pretty sure that isn’t her/his real name, but they’ve won all the same!

Thanks to everyone who shared the image! We went from 5 notes to over 75 notes in the wake of our proclamation of failure. Go figure.

Our winner will be using their $100 at www.86drec.com. And while “Half Fiction” can’t get our discount (wink wink) of 86% off, that doesn’t mean you can’t!

Peep the new details on the sale below:

Tumblr Giveaway Shaping Up To Be Colossal Failure 3 September 2013

So this 86%-off-sale has been a smashing success so far. I sold a cubic ton of records last week and the orders are continuing to roll in.

The post I made on Tumblr, however, is not going so well.

On a whim I posted the advertisement image and wrote:

“Reblog this pic for chance to win a $100 gift certificate to 86drec.com. Winner will be picked at random and announced on 9/6/2013.”

This was at the beginning of the sale and I was really trying to get the word out there. It must have slipped my mind that I don’t really have many Tumblr followers and know next to nothing about “the Tumblr.”

A whopping 3 tumblr users shared the pic so far. I’ll thank them by name.

To djjohnnyvolume I say thanks. Cheer up sadddad I appreciate your reblogging and comment. And to fleaworldtradeagreement: Thanks homie.

Anyway, I’ll still be picking a winner at random on Friday 9/6/2013. It’s just going to be a big sad hat with 3 scraps of paper in.

Click here to hit up the original post. Oh, and you can reblog it for chance to win a $100 gift certificate to 86drec.com. OOF.

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Band Map Progress 26 August 2013

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Tons more bands added to the map

I've made a lot of progress since yesterday's post! Big thanks to all the people who e-mailed and replied on Facebook and Twitter! I was able to link up 3 out of the 5 bands that were giving me trouble. Also, the websites Discogs.com and BandToBand.com were both extremely helpful. The OmniGraffle program has been indispensable for putting this all together.

Here are some of the improvements since yesterday:

  • Through some heroics using Brian from Striped Basstards connection to Kevin from Beyond I was able to link up to Divide and Conquer and Robotnicka to the rest of the cloud - mostly thanks to Paint It Black. I also found an alternate path that goes back to Latterman through Paint It Black. It gets a little convoluted up there, so I'll probably try pruning it down as I move forward.
  • Arun from I Farm chimed in on facebook and improved the band's links back to the cloud.
  • Dave from If You Make It and Laura Stevenson and the Cans helped get Operation: Cliff Clavin connected. Thanks homie.
  • My buddy Micah on Facebook provided multiple helpful hints which helped add and connect a bunch of bands.
  • I filled in a lot of the important shared but non-essential bands linked to TVR stuff. ie. The Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay, Bonerz.

More to be done

So that leaves All The Answers as the only band not linked back to the cloud. I've got a feeling that the Whiskey Trench -> Omegas connection will somehow get us back to the rest of the map, but we'll see.

Once that's connected, I'll probably move the project over to a small group of people to finish up. I'm looking forward to some hard editorial choices on what bands to add and subtract from the basic structure. Then on to arranging the the flow of the thing to a more sensible configuration. After that, hopefully Lubrano will help me to illustrate the whole thing... then I'm thinking 33"x23" newsprint poster via Solid MFG.

Any homies looking to help

Anybody but with additional ideas about connections, please hit me up at wells.tipley@gmail.com. If you want to keep track of progress, you can sign up to follow this blog by e-mail over to the right. Thanks!

Traffic Violation Records 20 Year Anniversary 25 August 2013

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You're not old school, you're just old

We're coming up on 2015 which will mark the 20 year anniversary of the founding of my old record label Traffic Violation Records. The label released almost 30 records for a slew of DIY punk and hardcore bands from Long Island, NY and beyond. In it's short existence between 1995 and 2002 we released records by Splurge, I Farm, Operation: Cliff Clavin, Contra, The Insurgent, On The Might Of Princes, Latterman, and a bunch more. A lot of the folks from old TVR bands went on to be in bands like Bent Outta Shape, Small Arms Dealer, Sainte Catherines, Ghost Mice, Bridge and Tunnel, Fellow Project, RVIVR, Iron Chic, and more.

Traffic Violation band map

One of the things I'm working on ahead of the anniversary is a band map charting the relationships among TVR bands by way of shared members. Think Seattle Band Map or Band to Band. My idea is to wind up with a nice big poster illustrated by someone like Righteous Indignation (wink, wink).

Here's what I've got so far:

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I have all the TVR bands on there in maroon boxes. I've connected them all to the best of my knowledge. In white I've added "connector bands." These are bands with shared members that help link TVR bands to each other.

There are a lot of related bands that I've left off so far. These are bands with shared members that are notable, but don't help in directly linking TVR bands.

Here's the list of those:

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Of course, these will eventually go in. But for now, I'm more concerned with clarifying what I already have and connecting the few remaining unconnected TVR bands.

Help me, please!?!

Here's what I need help with:

  • I need to figure out a way to connect the unconnected TVR bands to the larger cloud. I realize this may be a long chain, but if it's possible I'd like to do it. Here are the bands that I don't currently have connected:
    • Operation: Cliff Clavin
    • All The Answers
    • Divide And Conquer
    • Robotnicka
  • I'm sure I'm missing connections between bands already on the map. Any help with that would be appreciated. Examples: Does Nakatomi Plaza share members with any bands on the map besides The Insurgent and De La Hoya? Probably Bridge and Tunnel, right? I need to clarify stuff like that.
  • Some of the ways I used to connect bands to the larger crowd are probably not the best available. I think those pathways can be improved. Specifically I'm talking about:
    • Latterman -> I Farm
    • Disenchanted -> Striped Basstards

If you have any information you can add please, please, please, hit me up at wells.tipley@gmail.com or leave a comment below. Ideally I'd like to hook up with a few dedicated Traffic Violation nerds who can help me polish this thing off and get it into some kind of shape to pass off to an illustrator.

Other projects going forward

I've got some other ideas about ways to celebrate the anniversary by compiling audio, visual, and written documentation. My archives are spilling over with flyers, photos, records, tapes, DATS, VHS videos, zines, interviews, etc. Documenting our particular scene was always the mission of Traffic Violation, so it would be neat to revisit that mission 20 years later.

If you have any ideas or material, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Rations, Free Music Archive, and Creative Commons 10 July 2013


Thanks to the fine folks at Free Music Archive Rations new "Martyrs and Prisoners" 7" EP is available as a free download! You can check out the site and download the EP here.

Here's a bit about Free Music Archive:

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The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.

We were really psyched back in May of 2012 when we noticed the site was featuring our "How Much Land Does A Man Need?" EP as a free download. Since we had licensed the work as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike, Free Music Archive was able to make it available. Somewhere out on the interwebs (probably bandcamp) the ccCommunity curator came across our stuff and did us the favor of re-posting it on Free Music Archive. That album currently has over 1,200 streams and 2,300 downloads from the site.

Our experience using the Creative Commons license and seeing our stuff on Free Music Archive inspired a couple of things for our new record. First, we went with a bit more open Creative Commons license. This time we used the Attribution-ShareAlike. The difference being that this licence did not restrict any adapted works to non-commercial use. This licence carries with it the "Approved for Free Cultural Works" stamp by freedomdefined.org.

Here's a bit about freedomdefined.org's definition of Free Cultural Works:

sealThis document defines "Free Cultural Works" as works or expressions which can be freely studied, applied, copied and/or modified, by anyone, for any purpose. It also describes certain permissible restrictions that respect or protect these essential freedoms. The definition distinguishes between free works, and free licenses which can be used to legally protect the status of a free work. The definition itself is not a license; it is a tool to determine whether a work or license should be considered "free."

Secondly, we figured we'd include download cards with the physical record that pointed people toward our page on Free Music Archive. There was no sense going to the trouble of download codes if it was available for free online anyway! We used extra space on the sheets we used to print our covers and provided the link and info on the license. We were able to print 3 to sheet, so we wound up with around 3,300 cards - 1,100 to include with the record and an extra 2,200 for giving away.

In the 7 days since posting "Martyrs and Prisoners" it's received over 3,100 streams and 4,300 downloads. We thought that was pretty cool!

As a band, we're very grateful for all the work communities of people around the world have put into making things like Creative Commons and Free Music Archive a reality. Licensing and distributing our music online using these tools was a great way to extend some of the ideas of collaboration and decentralization that were a big part of other parts of the release.