OK if I am keeping it 100 with you people this is one of the better lineups I’ve seen in a minute in New York City, so I’m siked to be holding it down on the “1s and 2s” all night long. I got a lot of love for this show, hell I even put out a Gods Wisdom tape on THUNDER ZONE. Beyond anything else, I’m happy to finally get to see Lucy and Mal Devisa live for the first time. So check the flyer, do some research, come out, fight the darkness, don’t be afraid to change your life, eat McDonalds occasionally if it helps you get through the day, the world is fucked up, don’t ask me, I’m an idiot, whatever… Life. See you in the pit.
What is THUNDER ZONE? Well, for one, it’s a YouTube channel. You gotta follow your heart, know what I mean? Sitting in the parking lot and chugging an energy drink. Staying alive. Whatever. Life. Check it out, three brand new pieces of Zone-certified insanity. New DOGS IN ECSTASY video (featuring the pop singer MACYRODMAN) is above (shout to Paper Mag for the premiere). Plus below you got the newest GODS LUCAS content as well as a spirited MOLLY SODA unboxing video for the TWEEN DREAMS VHS. Check it out people! And cop it all on the webstore. Thunder Zone 2016.
Last fall for one night only, my label/energy drink/whatever Thunder Zone threw a “CMJ Party” in the form of THE THUNDER ZONE MUSIC ACADEMY. Yeah, we have all heard of The Red Bull Music Academy, but this is a whole different beast from a whole different kind of fucked up loser energy drink corporation. True “variety show” style insanity from a wide range of USA freakout heroes. It was a really special night for me because I’m a big fan of everyone who performed. You can watch a little “highlight reel” above and remember: there are no rules in this insane life, try your best and just keep going. Also remember: most labels are boring and predictable, but not Thunder Zone: the bad news bears of this whole damn “industry.”
What’s up, people. Got a long overdue THUNDER ZONE UPDATE coming your way. Been a busy fall no doubt no question. Where to start? You already know about THE THUNDER ZONE MUSIC ACADEMY and all of that shit (“the documentary” coming soon), but do you know about DOGS IN ECSTASY? Well, this might be too little too late but “Welcome 2 Hell” (TZ034) is out now on Thunder Zone and, in fact, tapes are sold out for the time being.
You can still dig into this fine release via all respected digital zones, though (cass repress soon). It is a masterpiece of 2015 style damaged electronic general MIDI power post rainbow rock insanity. For fans of Weezer and THEUSAISAMONSTER and maybe even freaked out PC Music style damage. Truly a singular pop rock record featuring longtime BOXXX collaborator Willy D. Fucking grip it and check out the video for “Do Me Ronnie” above.
On the publishing side of things, Thunder Zone also threw down a collaboration with the fresh American storyteller/artist NICK DEMARCO called “Here On Earth.”(TZ032) It is a full on shrinkwrapped screenplay that serves as a companion piece to his 2014 show at Interstate Projects. It features photos from the exhibition and even a poster. It is sick, a weird slice of soulful American culture and a perfect addition to the neverending Thunder Zone saga.. Buy one right now on the webstore or hit up FAMILY in LA for a copy. CHECK OUT A FRESH UNBOXING VIDEO FOR THE THING RIGHT HERE.
And that brings us to what is “on deck” for Zone… GODS LUCAS (TZ035) is the new collaborative tape/digital LP from young Western Mass legends DJ LUCAS and GODS WISDOM. This one right here! This is it. I’m so siked to present this piece of hard to classify Nu Americana to all you ragers out there. Really an “anything goes” type of record… The ideas (and hooks) are just motherfucking flowing. Anytown USA freakout magic that we can all believe in. Check out a music video (which, let it be known, premiered at THE FADER) below.