Same Rat, Different Hat
February 14, 2014 2:36 PM   Subscribe

Same Rat, Different Hat
The debut record from Out of System Transfer, a neo-old-timey band who sing punk-influenced folk songs about the assassination of William McKinley, hitting cops in the head with a brick, and riding the subway. Their sound has been compared to the Holy Modal Rounders, Mojo Nixon, and Mischief Brew. With physical media sales becoming less viable, it made little sense to get CDs printed (plus, no one in the band even had a working CD player), but it also felt wrong to forego the great potential offered by album covers and liner notes, not to mention the feeling of having a tangible thing for fans to have. Thus, the record was released as a zine, (also bundled with the download as a pdf) with original artwork commissioned for each song by various Brooklyn-based artists.

The recordings were produced at Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen, a community and record label for weirdo musicians in Brooklyn.
Role: trombonist, back-up vocalist, arranger
posted by Jon_Evil (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

That's some damn fine trombone playing. Thanks for sharing!
posted by this is a thing at 5:02 PM on February 15, 2014

I shall alert Stampfel post-haste!
posted by scruss at 4:26 AM on February 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

posted by The Whelk at 8:53 AM on February 23, 2014

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