by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: STATS - Marooned EP (Zipped MP3s) (donation button below)


Brooklyn mathematicians STATS (formerly known as Stay Fucked) are playing a show at Death by Audio in their home borough on 6/18 (tonight) with Upsilon Acrux and Clan Of The Cave Bear. It's STATS' first show since bassist Tony Gedrich returned from a European tour with his other band, Extra Life.

"STATS started life in the early days of the new millennium as three fourths of New York indie-pop group Super Lucky Cat. Bassist Tom Kelly, guitarist Joe Petrucelli (now of Hexa) and drummer Hank Shteamer (formerly of Aa) gradually discovered an affinity for stranger, more challenging forms of rock, and after SLC disbanded, the three regrouped to form Stay Fucked in 2002. This band, a largely instrumental trio, combined the driving force of punk with complex, eccentric song structures.

This lineup dissolved in 2003 after self-releasing a debut EP, but Shteamer and Petrucelli soon reformed the project, working with bassists Ben Haberland and Andres Marino to record two more EPs and embark on a self-booked 2006 U.S. tour. Soon after, Shteamer and Petrucelli recruited bassist Tony Gedrich, also of Extra Life and Archaeopteryx, who has worked with the band ever since.

STATS' NEW EP, Marooned, is currently available via the band or for download above. The three song effort was recorded in Sept 2008 by John Delzoppo (of Clan Of The Cave Bear), mixed by Ben Greenberg (of Zs) in Brooklyn and mastered by James Plotkin (of Khylst, Khanate) in Hoboken. If you dig, and my guess is that if Keelhaul, Don Cab, or Dazzling Killmen is your bag then you probably will, then consider donating to the Brooklyn trio by using the PayPal button at the end of this post.

James Plotkin's old band, Khanate, recently dropped their final LP, Clean Hands Go Foul. Stream that entire record here.

Meanwhile Ben Greenberg's band, Zs are prepping for a few dates of their own in the coming months, including local shows at Secret Project Robot on June 24th, Death By Audio on July 3rd, and Cake Shop on August 28th. The shows will serve as a coming-out party for their new 12" EP on The Social Registry, Music Of The Modern White, with the June 24th date serving as a record release party with 9/11 Thesaurus, Effi Briest, Grade 13, Earthbound, and DJ Jaiko Suzuki.

All Zs tour dates, the Marooned tracklist, and EP Paypal donation button, below...

STATS - Marooned - tracklist
1) Yo King
2) Sadcap
3) Crowds Press

Paypal donation button for the otherwise free EP above....

Zs - 2009 TOUR DATES
Jun 24 2009 Secret Project Robot Brooklyn, New York
Jun 25 2009 Now That's Class Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 26 2009 The Hideout Chicago, Illinois
Jun 27 2009 EVAC (East Village Arts Cooperative) London, Ontario
Jun 28 2009 The Boat Toronto, Ontario
Jun 29 2009 Divian Orange Montreal, Quebec
Jun 30 2009 Space 538 Portland, Maine
Jul 1 2009 Buoy Gallery Kittery, Maine
Jul 2 2009 Machines With Magnets Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Jul 3 2009 Death By Audio Brooklyn, New York
Aug 28 2009 Cake Shop New York, New York

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