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Co-founded in 1978 by Chris Cutler, London-based ReR Megacorp remains a musician-led independent label after almost 40 years. Blithely disregarding market wisdom, it continues to release titles across a wide spectrum of genres.
ReR is home to cult bands This Heat, Henry Cow, Faust, Art Bears, The Necks...
Originally formed in Sydney, Australia during 2005, The Death Set relocated halfway across the world, settling between Brooklyn & Baltimore. Immediately on arrival they began dishing out incendiary live shows all over the place, shortly followed by the release of their debut CD To. That EP along with The Death Set’s performances earned them awards such as Baltimore City Paper’s Best Live Band 2006, and Best Show of 2006 from Pitchfork contributor Girl Talk (from a Pittsburgh performance with Dan Deacon).
In late 2006, after a short break from U.S. touring, the band travelled back overseas for an east coast Australian tour which included major launch parties. After resolving some immigration issues and wrapping up production on a new batch of songs, visual artist Beau Velasco and gifted producer/frontman Johnny Siera returned to the U.S. to complete their follow-up CD release: Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods. Still sporting jury-rigged equipment and throwing down fuzzed-out distortion laden vocals, The Death Set pick up right where they left off –12 great genre-smashing tracks to entice a diverse group of listeners with the band’s addictive pop-art parody. Ever-present are their blistering signature co-leads and searing guitar riffs, set against ingeniously crafted post-casiotone backing tracks.
Enhanced portion of the CD includes a live video of Negative Thinking, from the band’s stunning performance at the Mauled By Tigers Festival in Chicago. The standout single from the EP, Negative Thinking is an exploration of self-loathing and realization punctuated with the unforgettable individualist refrain “in hindsight, I don't want to be like the people I've liked. With timelessly catchy mantras like this, the music speaks to all ages of the disenchanted and disenfranchised.
CD features original artwork designed by world renowned artist Nolen Strals (posttypography.com), on gatefold cardboard packaging. The 1st 1000 copies of this ltd ed CD include a hand silkscreened 10" x 15" flag (full back patch size, also designed by Nolen) inside the package.
This CD contains remixes by Bonde Do Role (Distressed) and Dan Deacon (Impossible)