Wednesday, December 15, 2004

News

(Left to right: Matthew Wascovich, Tom Watson, Raul Morales, Jonny Bell)

(Official site for the band Scarcity Of Tanks. Last updated 11 September 2019.)






IN PRODUCTION:



Scarcity Of Tanks 
Dissing The Reduction
(Total Life Society, TLS013, 2019)


Scarcity Of Tanks - Dissing The Reduction is its tenth album and features Jonny Bell (Crystal Antlers) - backing vocals, bass, engineer, guitar, keyboards, organ, piano, saxophone, synth, vibraphone; Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) - guitar; Dennis Callaci (Refrigerator) - guitar; Nels Cline (Wilco) - guitar; Don Depew (Flaming Telepaths) - guitar; Jimbo Easter (Druid Perfume) - artwork; Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices) - guitar; Don Godwin (Impractical Cockpit) - bass; John Talley-Jones (Urinals) - bass; Ulrich Krieger (Text Of Light) - saxophone, electronics; Raul Morales (Mike Watt And The Missingmen) - drums, percussion; Caleb Mulkerin (Big Blood) - bass, guitar; Nate Scheible - drums; Matthew Wascovich - vocals, percussion, captain; Tom Watson (The Red Krayola) - guitar; Mike Watt (Minutemen) - bass; and Norman Westberg (Swans) - guitar. 

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Buy Total Life Society albums from Tedium House (San Francisco, USA).

To book SOT, please contact Cactus Numberic at Total Life Society.


Check out Wascovich's other bands: Flowers DestroyHidden Rifles, Tramp And The Parasites, and Vicious Fence.


Scarcity Of Tanks and Vicious Fence will be releasing new music in 2019. Stay tuned.



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SOT (and other TLS releases) in Australia:


STOOGES FUNHOUSE FREAKS TAKE NOTE!!!! SCARCITY OF TANKS GARFORD MUTE 2xLP


"Cleveland's Scarcity Of Tanks have been kicking around since 2004, revolving around central member Matthew Wascovich and a steady cast of Cleveland royalty and central figures in the US rnr underground who provide a disparate array of repetitive noise rock / post-punk grooves for Wascovich to purge over.


Most notably, this record is one of the last records to feature the saxophone work from ex-Stooge Steve Mackay, who melted your ears on THE BEST RECORD EVER MADE AKA FUNHOUSE. Speaking of Stooges, this record also gets a bass run from current Stooges member and Minuteman, Mike Watt. There's a huge roll call to go through, and you might recognise members of Pere Ubu, Guided By Voices, X_X, and plenty more bands of merit, contributing their talents to this dense soup of noise, Scarcity Of Tank's latest album."  --- Lulu's, Melbourne, Australia



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LATEST SOT ALBUM (released 5 April 2018)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Hinge (Total Life Society, 2018, TLS010)



Scarcity Of Tanks is Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices): guitar, backing vocals; Don Godwin (Zlatne Uste): bass, backing vocals, engineer; Nate Scheible: drums; Matthew Wascovich: vocals; and Michael Yonkers (Microminiature Love): guitar, electronics. Hinge was engineered by Don Godwin at Tonal Park, Takoma Park, Maryland. Hinge artwork is by Chris Yarmock (Easter Monkeys) with liner notes from Jonathan Lethem (A Gambler's Anatomy) .

01. Every Little Pose (2:39)
02. Drug Pupils (4:07)
03. Ride The Ridge (4:16)
04. Walking On The Earth (3:27)
05. I Don't Want To See You (3:57)
06. Fairborn (3:36)
07. Frozen (3:59)
08. Rat Fink (3:38)
09. Hinge (3:18)
10. Minnesota Flowers (4:18)




ABOUT



Scarcity Of Tanks, a rock band started by Matthew Wascovich in March 2004, has released ten albums from Total Life Society.


DISCOGRAPHY

Scarcity Of Tanks - No Endowments
(Total Life Society, TLS001, 2008)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Bleed Now
(Total Life Society, TLS002, 2010)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Sensational Grade
(Total Life Society, TLS003, 2011)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Vulgar Defender
(Total Life Society, TLS004, 2012)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Fear Is Not Conscience
(Total Life Society, TLS005, 2012)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Ohio Captives
(Total Life Society, TLS006, 2012)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Ringleader Lies
(Total Life Society, TLS007, 2016)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Garford Mute
(Total Life Society, TLS008, 2017)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Hinge
(Total Life Society, TLS010, 2018)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Dissing The Reduction
(Total Life Society, TLS013, 2019)




Scarcity Of Tanks - No Endowments
(Total Life Society, TLS001, 2008)


Dave Cintron - guitar
Theodore Wiggs Null Flynn – guitar
Andrew Klimeyk - bass, guitar
Scott Pickering – drums
Nate Scheible - drums
Weasel Walter - guitar, bass, drums
Matthew Wascovich - vocals
Dan Wenninger - saxophone
Devendra Banhart - artwork

01. Hedge Over Height (2:15)
02. Death Fast (4:55)
03. Growing 33 (4:00)
04. Tight Slope Fighter (3:22)
05. March Toward Crash (3:21)
06. Wrong Past (Cleveland) (1:10)
07. Motto For The Parked (4:31)
08. Head Of Electrons (4:20)
09. I See You (2:44)
10. Recalling Practice (2:44)
11. I Am Wrist (4:00)


Scarcity Of Tanks - Bleed Now
(Total Life Society, TLS002, 2010)


Theodore Wiggs Null Flynn – guitar
Scott Pickering – drums
Seb Wagner – bass
Matthew Wascovich – vocals
Tim Kerr – artwork

01. August (3:43)
02. Caravan Hooker (2:32)
03. Dignity And Privacy (4:16)
04. Defense Mechanic (4:08)
05. Requisite Fire (5:43)
06. Melt Dove Miles (0:57)
07. Cardboard (3:40)
08. Geometric Eyes (4:13)
09. Finger (2:56)
10. Nod To Be Forgiven (2:50)
11. Resentment (3:51)


Scarcity Of Tanks - Sensational Grade
(Total Life Society, TLS003, 2011)


Dave Cintron - guitar, bass, synth, piano
Jeff Deasy - bass
Theodore Wiggs Null Flynn - guitar, bass
Brent Gemmill - drums
Andrew Klimeyk - bass, guitar, drums
John Petkovic - guitar, synth, backing vocals
Scott Pickering - drums, bass
Matthew Wascovich - vocals
Aleksandra Waliszewska – artwork

01. Deaf And Divided (2:52)
02. Aisling Hospital (3:49)
03. Canister Fault (3:31)
04. Pill Hill (6:12)
05. Pathetic Circuit (6:02)
06. Treble Lusty (3:42)
07. King Of Nothing (2:00)
08. Blatant Memorial (4:13)
09. Jailed His Teeth (2:26)
10. All Equation (5:12)
11. Bleach Mold (4:37)


Scarcity Of Tanks - Vulgar Defender
(Total Life Society, TLS004, 2012)


Don Godwin - keyboards, backing vocals
Nick Lesley - guitar
Kid Millions - drums
John Morton - guitar, theremin
Jim Sauter - saxophone
Weasel Walter - bass
Matthew Wascovich - vocals
Chris Yarmock – artwork

01. Darkness Promises (4:36)
02. My Fist (4:58)
03. Tread On You (5:54)
04. Detached Abstract (5:02)
05. Let You Accident (4:14)
06. Sterling (3:03)
07. Proud Criminal (4:56)
08. Viper Arms (3:55)
09. Another Chance (2:48)


Scarcity Of Tanks - Fear Is Not Conscience
(Total Life Society, TLS005, 2012)


Nick Lesley - guitar
Kid Millions - drums
John Morton - guitar, theremin
Jim Sauter - saxophone
Weasel Walter - bass
Matthew Wascovich - vocals
Chris Yarmock – artwork

01. Stood Straight (3:55)
02. Never Private Clubs (4:11)
03. Winter Is Here (7:00)
04. Already Alive (3:17)
05. Slut's Rut (5:00)
06. Cathedral Hush (3:26)
07. Impaired Nominee (3:30)
08. Exhausted Down (1:52)
09. Fogiveness (2:57)
10. Gloomy Reason (2:13)


Scarcity Of Tanks - Ohio Captives
(Total Life Society, TLS006, 2012)


Elliott Hoffman - drums
Andrew Klimeyk - bass
Rich Raponi - guitar
John Petkovic - clarinet, piano, glockenspiel, backing vocals
Matthew Wascovich - vocals
Dan Wenninger - saxophone
Scott Pickering – artwork

01. Paco Unfolds (3:22)
02. Fox Back (7:37)
03. Quigley Dictum (1:49)
04. Glenville Hermetics (6:41)
05. Dear Pine (1:07)
06. Ohio Captives (3:33)
07. Authority Mountain (3:32)
08. Fractured Class (1:23)
09. Operational Choices (9:29)


Scarcity Of Tanks - Ringleader Lies
(Total Life Society, TLS007, 2016)


Dave Cintron - guitar, piano, keyboard, backing vocals
Nels Cline - guitar
Noah Depew - guitar
Doug Gillard - bass, guitar, acoustic guitar
Gnarlos - guitar, violin, keyboard, electronics
Paul Hamann - bass, engineer
Andrew Klimeyk - guitar
Pete Mazich - organ
John Petkovic - guitar, piano, backing vocals
Scott Pickering - drums, electronics, vibraphone, xylophone
Lee Ranaldo - guitar
Rich Raponi - guitar, bass
Sebastian Wagner - bass, electronics, synth
Matthew Wascovich - vocals
Tom Watson - guitar
Mike Watt - bass
Norman Westberg - guitar, fretless guitar, 12-string guitar
John Moloney – artwork

01. Over And Done (2:30)
02. Feeling Warsaw (3:14)
03. Oh Memory (3:31)
04. Demolished Ernie (2:34)
05. Tenderloin Submissive (1:07)
06. Most Cunning (2:16)
07. Cool It Conditioned (1:56)
08. Melina Pedestrian (2:37)
09. Trees (5:44)
10. Torch (2:05)
11. Casket (2:26)
12. Into Your Activities (2:03)
13. Beware The Drill (2:41)
14. Northeast Kingdom Vermont (4:42)
15. Mentor Screws (5:55)
16. The New Creations (4:17)
17. Psyche Hang-Gliding Accident (1:02)
18. Open (2:55)
19. Histamine Bunker (3:00)
20. Shot From Behind (3:37)
21. Marcy Havemeyer (3:00)
22. Slowly Down Clifton (4:45)


Scarcity Of Tanks - Garford Mute
(Total Life Society, TLS008, 2017)

Dave Cintron - guitar
Doug Gillard - guitar, acoustic guitar
Gnarlos - electronics
Don Godwin - drums
Tom Herman - guitar, bass, acoustic guitar
Elliott Hoffman - drums
Andrew Klimeyk - guitar, bass
Scott Krauss - drums
Steve Mackay - saxophone
Rich Raponi - bass, guitar
Weasel Walter - guitar, bass
Matthew Wascovich - vocals
Mike Watt - bass
Roger Ballen – artwork

01. Craven Adults (4:30)
02. Beautiful Has-Been (2:44)
03. Activate (3:18)
04. Bullets Over Denison (3:07)
05. When I Get Gone (0:39)
06. Welcome To Life (3:09)
07. Ascendance (3:24)
08. She Stopped Over (3:04)
09. West Eleventh Terminus (2:14)
10. Status Place (3:22)
11. Amateur Robbery (3:32)
12. Everything Zenith (2:35)
13. Disappointed Patriot (1:57)
14. Us Pushy (2:43)
15. Embrace (2:40)
16. Adventures In Recluse Paradox (4:19)
17. Lakeshore Sunset (2:30)
18. Revealed (2:05)
19. Idiot Reunion (1:26)
20. Dunedin Signal (2:17)
21. Repulsion (6:29)
22. Asylum Agents (0:35)
23. Sinner's Oath (5:48)



Scarcity Of Tanks - Hinge
(Total Life Society, TLS010, 2018)


Doug Gillard - guitar, backing vocals
Don Godwin - bass, backing vocals, engineer
Nate Scheible - drums
Matthew Wascovich - vocals
Michael Yonkers - guitar, electronics
Chris Yarmock – artwork

01. Every Little Pose (2:39)
02. Drug Pupils (4:07)
03. Ride The Ridge (4:16)
04. Walking On The Earth (3:27)
05. I Don't Want To See You (3:57)
06. Fairborn (3:36)
07. Frozen (3:59)
08. Rat Fink (3:38)
09. Hinge (3:18)
10. Minnesota Flowers (4:18)





CONTACT



















Total Life Society
P.O. Box 6592
Cleveland, Ohio 44101
USA

Contact TLS: totallifesociety AT gmail.com






SOTs In Memory

Theodore "Wiggs Null" Flynn The Younger 
(9 September 1966 - 11 April 2013)

Chris "5th Hanzo Mind" Grier 
(20 December 1972 - 10 July 2014)

Paul Hamann 
(22 March 1955 - 14 September 2017)

Steve Mackay 
(25 September 1949 -11 October 2015)

Mark E. Miller 
(14 September 1953 - 8 February 2015)





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