New compilation songs from RATIONS, plus more RATIONS NOISE/URD split 12" LP reviews back 28 Oct 2019

RATIONS (the band) is back (kind of)

The old band with a new lineup recorded four songs back in December 2018. With Social Dee living life in the Pacific Northwest and Tia spending time in myriad other endeavors, RATIONS added Ryan (FELLOW PROJECT, BEARCHILD, etc.) on drums and old pal Dave on bass to finish a set of songs Brian and Wells had been working on.

Two of those songs are available now on a couple new compilations.

"Capital," a song that had been brewing for years before finally being finished and committed to ones-and-zeros with this crop of songs. This track appears on the embarrassingly good "Dead Wax: A Rad Girlfriend Records" 2xLP compilation. Other bands featured include THE DOPAMINES, PARASITES, WONK UNIT, IRON CHIC, SLOW DEATH, STEVE ADAMYK BAND, VACATION, TODD C., AMYGDALA, CAPITALIST KIDS, and many more. Order from Rad Girlfriend Records' store page or hang tight and order from 86'd soon.

The next of the new tracks features Rob Fraser from KRUPTED PEASANT FARMERZ, ANGRY FOR LIFE, UTTER FAILURE, etc. on dueling lead guitar. Dubbed "Untitled 4" the band was lucky enough to land the track on a new compilation from the esteemed Bloated Kat Records called "Kat Music For Kat People Volume 3 - Picks of the Litter" along with luminaries like MIKEY ERG, NAVEL, NOTCHES, MIXTAPES (doing RIVETHEAD!), SKIMMER, SLOANE PETERSON, and many more. Order from Bloated Kat Records' Bandcamp page. Or again, hang tight and order from 86'd soon.

Another two recorded songs ("Love at the Heart of Empire" and "Wounds and Wails") are pending final destination.

No other real plans for RATIONS at the moment, but Wells, Dave, and Ryan have been jamming on some new songs for a different project that might get recorded at some point.


The last few reviews are trickling in for the RATIONS NOISE / UNKNOWN RIVER DRIVER split 12" LP/CS released back in January of this year. Click to see Robert Collins' review on the new digital MRR site and Matt Average's review on the Bad Transfer blog. Big thanks to these guys and ALL the people who have posted about and reviewed the record since January. For more of that stuff, check out the first bunch of reviews or a press round up that includes interviews, vids, more.

Or just order the damn thing and get it sent right to yr mailbox.

Next Up

No plans! I've got a bunch of new distro stock to put up, so hopefully a distro update soon?