Wednesday, December 15, 2004

News


(Left to right: John Petkovic, James McNew, Kid Millions, Matthew Wascovich, Norman Westberg in Brooklyn, New York 2015 by Doug Gillard)

[Official site for the band, Scarcity Of Tanks. Last updated: 1 June 2017]


SOT has finished their next album, Garford Mute, from Total Life Society. The album is available via Tedium House on CD (see link on the right of screen). The 2-lp, gatefold vinyl version will be done soon. Please check out more information and album preview below.

There are East Coast Scarcity Of Tanks' gigs being booked for October and November. Contact TLS with questions.






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

Matt Wascovich’s voice [has] acquired [an] identifiable feel,” notes Byron Coley, “An urgent angularity with the melodic sense of Jack Brewer and some of the rhythmic attack of Mayo Thompson…. [C]ombined with the great avant-garage thunk of the players (really beautifully recorded … by Paul Hamann at the legendary Suma Recording Studio), and the raw imagist power of the lyrics, the material approaches classic status from its own oblique angle.”

The eighth album from Scarcity Of Tanks features: Dave Cintron - guitar (Terminal Lovers); Doug Gillard - guitar (Guided By Voices); Gnarlos - electronics (Bren't Lewiis Ensemble); Don Godwin - drums (Raya Brass Band); Tom Herman - guitar, bass, acoustic guitar (Pere Ubu); Elliott Hoffman - drums (Lawton Brothers); Andrew Klimeyk - guitar, bass (X-Blank-X); Scott Krauss - drums (Pere Ubu); Steve Mackay - saxophone (The Stooges); Rich Raponi - bass, guitar (Self Destruct Button); Weasel Walter - guitar, bass (The Flying Luttenbachers); Matthew Wascovich – vocals; and Mike Watt - bass (Minutemen). Artwork by Roger Ballen (South Africa).

01. Craven Adults
02. Beautiful Has-Been
03. Activate
04. Bullets Over Denison
05. When I Get Gone
06. Welcome To Life
07. Ascendance
08. She Stopped Over
09. West Eleventh Terminus
10. Status Place
11. Amateur Robbery
12. Everything Zenith
13. Disappointed Patriot
14. Us Pushy
15. Embrace
16. Adventures In Recluse Paradox
17. Lakeshore Sunset
18. Revealed
19. Idiot Reunion
20. Dunedin Signal
21. Repulsion
22. Asylum Agents
23. Sinner's Oath

Dave Cintron - guitar
Doug Gillard - 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

Engineered by Paul Hamann at Suma Recording Studio - Paineville, Ohio during November 2012 - November 2016.

Additional engineering by Doug Gillard at House Of Roxiana, Sunnyside, New York; Gnarlos at No Spray 205, San Francisco, California; Don Godwin and Mike Petillo at Airshow, Takoma Park, Maryland; Tom Herman at Tom's House, Cleveland Heights, Ohio; and Mike Watt at Studio Thunderpants, San Pedro, California.

Mixed by Paul Hamann, Tom Herman, and Matthew Wascovich at Suma Recording Studio - Painesville, Ohio.

Mastered by Paul Hamann at Suma Recording Studio - Painesville, Ohio.

Artwork by Roger Ballen.

Released on 22 April 2017 by Total Life Society (TLS008).

(c) & (p) Total Life Society / Matthew Wascovich 2017. All right reserved.

Thanks to Roger Ballen, Alan Bishop, Mike DeCapite, Paul Hamann, June Hony, Charles Nielsen, Michael Paterson, Scott Pickering, Jim Sauter, Aleksandra Waliszewska, and you.

In memory of Steve Mackay (25 September 1949 – 11 October 2015).



(Left to right: Roger Ballen and Matthew Wascovich)

(Left to right: Matthew Wascovich, Paul Hamann, Rich Raponi, Andrew Klimeyk, Elliott Hoffman, Dave Cintron)

(Left to right: Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Rich Raponi, Matthew Wascovich, Andrew Klimeyk, Steve Mackay, Weasel Walter)

(Doug Gillard)

(Don Godwin)

(Mike Watt)

(Gnarlos)



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SHOWS:

There are East Coast Scarcity Of Tanks' gigs being booked for November 2017. Contact Total Life Society to book Scarcity Of Tanks.

Contact TLS: totallifesociety AT gmail.com


ABOUT:



Scarcity Of Tanks is a band started by Matthew Wascovich in 2004 and has released eight albums from Total Life Society.



DISCOGRAPHY:

No Endowments - Total Life Society, TLS001 (2008)
Bleed Now - Total Life Society, TLS002 (2010)
Sensational Grade - Total Life Society, TLS003 (2011)
Vulgar Defender - Total Life Society, TLS004 (2012)
Fear Is Not Conscience - Total Life Society, TLS005 (2012)
Ohio Captives - Total Life Society, TLS006 (2012)
Ringleader Lies - Total Life Society, TLS007 (2016)
Garford Mute - Total Life Society, TLS008 (2017)

Find Scarcity Of Tanks' releases in your local record/cd store. For sales, please contact Tedium House by clicking here.



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CONTACT:

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

Contact TLS: totallifesociety AT gmail.com





LISTEN TO ALBUMS:




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

01. Craven Adults
02. Beautiful Has-Been
03. Activate
04. Bullets Over Denison
05. When I Get Gone
06. Welcome To Life
07. Ascendance
08. She Stopped Over
09. West Eleventh Terminus
10. Status Place
11. Amateur Robbery
12. Everything Zenith
13. Disappointed Patriot
14. Us Pushy
15. Embrace
16. Adventures In Recluse Paradox
17. Lakeshore Sunset
18. Revealed
19. Idiot Reunion
20. Dunedin Signal
21. Repulsion
22. Asylum Agents
23. Sinner's Oath

Dave Cintron - guitar
Doug Gillard - 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

Engineered by Paul Hamann
Artwork by Roger Ballen



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

01. Over And Done
02. Feeling Warsaw
03. Oh Memory
04. Demolished Ernie
05. Tenderloin Submissive
06. Most Cunning
07. Cool It Conditioned
08. Melina Pedestrian
09. Trees
10. Torch
11. Casket
12. Into Your Activities
13. Beware The Drill
14. Northeast Kingdom Vermont
15. Mentor Screws
16. The New Creations
17. Psyche Hang-Gliding Accident
18. Open
19. Histamine Bunker
20. Shot From Behind
21. Marcy Havemeyer
22. Slowly Down Clifton

Dave Cintron - guitar, acoustic 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, percussion, 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

Engineered by Paul Hamann
Artwork by John Moloney



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

01. Paco Unfolds
02. Fox Back
03. Quigley Dictum
04. Glenville Hermetics
05. Dear Pine
06. Ohio Captives
07. Authority Mountain
08. Fractured Class
09. Operational Choices

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

Engineered by Todd Tobias
Artwork by Scott Pickering


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


01. Stood Straight
02. Never Private Clubs
03. Winter Is Here
04. Already Alive
05. Slut's Rut
06. Cathedral Hush
07. Impaired Nominee
08. Exhausted Down
09. Forgiveness
10. Gloomy Reason

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

Engineered by Don Godwin
Artwork by Chris Yarmock



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

01. Darkness Promises
02. My Fist
03. Tread On You
04. Detached Abstract
05. Let You Accident
06. Sterling
07. Proud Criminal
08. Viper Arms
09. Another Chance

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

Engineered by Don Godwin
Artwork by Chris Yarmock



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

01. Deaf And Divided
02. Aisling Hospital
03. Canister Fault
04. Pill Hill
05. Pathetic Circuit
06. Treble Lusty
07. King Of Nothing
08. Blatant Memorial
09. Jailed His Teeth
10. All Equation
11. Bleach Mold

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

Engineered by Brent Gemmill
Artwork by Aleksandra Waliszewska



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

01. August
02. Caravan Hooker
03. Dignity And Privacy
04. Defense Mechanic
05. Requisite Fire
06. Melt Dove Miles
07. Cardboard
08. Geometric Eyes
09. Finger
10. Nod To Be Forgiven
11. Resentment

Theodore Wiggs Null Flynn The Younger – guitar
Scott Pickering – drums
Sebastian Wagner – bass
Matthew Wascovich – vocals

Engineered by Todd Tobias
Artwork by Tim Kerr



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

01. Hedge Over Height
02. Death Fast
03. Growing 33
04. Tight Slope Fighter
05. March Toward Crash
06. Wrong Past (Cleveland)
07. Motto For The Parked
08. Head Of Electrons
09. I See You
10. Recalling Practice
11. I Am Wrist

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

Engineered by Paul Mac, Nate Scheible, Weasel Walter
Artwork by Devendra Banhart









































BEHIND THE TOFU CURTAIN:



FOREVER RIPPERS:


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


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


Steve Mackay
(25 September 1949 – 11 October 2015)


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































































































what up, mang? are you clean from memory?