After playing some great shows in Austin and LA, Duck Fight Goose are back from their US tour, overweight luggage stuffed with freshly pressed copies of their new seven-inch, History. The band will play a homecoming show at YuYinTang on April 1 to present the new record, which comes free with every 40 RMB ticket. There are only 300 copies available in China, so don’t miss this chance to grab Duck Fight Goose on vinyl before it’s all gone!
Since their founding in 2009, we’ve been fans of Duck Fight Goose and long-time admirers of the members’ previous projects, Hard Queen, Boojii, Lava | Ox | Sea, and Miniless Records. In that time Duck Fight Goose have become one of Shanghai’s top bands, developing a unique mix of ambient post-rock and math-rock culminating with their widely acclaimed 2011 Maybe Mars debut Sports.
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This weekend we’re riding the bullet train down to Shanghai with the Genjing Records distro in tow. Saturday March 17th we’ll be at Uptown Records with our friends Alpine Decline and Torturing Nurse. The show is free and the perfect chance to hear some great bands while browsing the stacks. If you haven’t been to Uptown Records before (or even if you have), come hang out and check out the best vinyl store in China!
Come meet us this Saturday, March 10, at 798 for the kickoff to this year’s JUE Festival. From 11 to 6, we’ll be sharing a table with local indie label Maybe Mars, showing off our vinyl, drinking beer and checking out acoustic performances by Ben Ben (Skip Skip Ben Ben), Lucifer (Rustic), Zo (Hedgehog) and a bunch of other local and international acts. There will also be a ton of other vendors with locally produced food, beer and handmade goods. Come check out the vinyl, listen to the music and have a drink with us. You can find more info on the JUE Festival website. Hope to see you there!
After selling out the first pressing, the Fanzui Xiangfa 7” is back again, now on translucent red vinyl! Order your copies here.
Ingo Rohrer with Wu Wei (SMZB)
Ingo Rohrer is the man behind Sabbel zine and the German DIY punk label Depraved and Devilish. In 2004, he released Si Dou Le’s “A Dream in our Hearts” 7” and was instrumental in hooking up SMZB with Nasty Vinyl for their 2001 “Wuhan Punk” release. For over a decade he has been a friend of punks from across Asia and South America, helping to give world-wide exposure to great music from these often under-appriciated scenes. I caught up with Ingo over email to ask him about his connection to China, his anthropological research in SE Asia and Depraved and Devilish’s plans for the future.
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Genjing Records is now distroing “Shock & Awe” zine! Based in Kuala Lumpur, “Shock & Awe” is a quarterly zine produced by the Knot Collective and dedicated to the regional DIY punk scene. S&A boasts professional layout and is loaded with columns, interviews and reviews, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in the Malaysian and greater SE Asian DIY scenes. Get your copy of Issue #04 here.
Fanzui Xiangfa drummer Jonas Lyxzen moved from China back to his hometown of Umeå, Sweden in 2009, but that hasn’t stopped him from rocking out. His new project Sänkt plays fast 80’s-style hardcore mixed with Scandinavian mid-tempo punk reminiscent of bands like the Regulations. I caught up with him and the rest of his bandmates to ask about the band, releasing flexis and possible plans to tour China.
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Since they formed in 1996, SMZB has been recognized as one of China’s most important punk bands, not to mention the founders of Wuhan’s vibrant underground scene. In addition to being the country’s longest-running punk band, they are also only the second-ever punk band to be released on vinyl. In 2001 SMZB’s “Wuhan Punk” 7” was released on the German label Nasty Vinyl in conjunction with Sabbel Fanzine. Nasty Vinyl caught wind of SMZB when Sabbel creator Ingo Rohrer released a split tape including both SMZB and Si Dou Le. Excited over the new punk movement erupting in China, Nasty jumped at the chance to release the band’s 7”. The recordings, which were made in 2000, were completely financed by the band, though the songs also appear on Scream Records’ 2001 release “50,000.”
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While on tour in Europe with Fanzui Xiangfa this past summer, I had the opportunity to meet Ingo from German label Depraved and Devilish and pick up one of the the last remaining copies of Si Dou Le’s A Dream in Our Hearts 7”. Few if any copies of this release made it back into China and it remains an important lost classic of the Chinese punk scene.
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