Beneath his hilarious persona, Chris Farren conceals the heart of a romantic. On his latest record album Doom Singer (Polyvinyl Records) the former Fake Problems singer weds massive riffs with intimate and funny confessions. Tune into Hotline as he answers 1-877-WASTOIDS calls about Bruce Springsteen’s son and why one caller’s girlfriends always dump him after Chris’ gigs.
Decoy Deloy joins artists like Blondie, Wilco, Portugal the Man, Sonic Youth, and more for #bandshirtday 2023—a holiday to celebrate our favorite kinda tees and raise money for worthy causes. Then, Decoy swings by Valley Bar to hang out with Los Angeles psych-punk quartet Frankie and the Witch Fingers to get the story about their new rager, Data Doom and pick up some tips and tricks for how to avoid the apocalypse.
Decoy Deloy shares all the important music news—like Jeff Rosenstock’s bold stand against merch cuts—and some music news that just made him laugh: like the story about how Stephen King became obsessed with Lou Bega’s “Mambo #5.” Plus, an all-new Video Mixup feature, featuring videos from Ty Segall, Meat Puppets, Say She She, Shabazz Palaces, and David Eugene Edwards.
🎶 Ring! Ring! 🎶 Grab your phone and dial 1-877-WASTOIDS to leave a message for Chris Farren, and look out for his answers on the next episode of Hotline. Known for his work with Floridian punks Fake Problems, Farren has returned with the “optimistic nihilism” of Doom Singer, a record inspired by sixties girl groups, the apocalyptic conditions of the modern world, and Farren’s sense of humor. “I love to reap, I hate to sow,” Farren sings on the anthemic “Cosmic Leash,” relatable as ever and supercharged by massive riffs. Call today!
indieplaza is once again coming to New York City on September 9th, presented by Rough Trade and Rockefeller Center in partnership with Dr. Martens. Members of the WASTOIDS crew will be hanging out at the official Band Shirt Day booth. Come say hello and check out music from Nation of Language, Narrow Head, Video Age, Death Valley Girls, Crime in Stereo, Debby Friday, Miss Grit, Sinkane, Purr, and Che onstage, plus DJ sets by Beach Fossils, Nothing, and Out.of.office
Decoy Deloy returns with music news for September 1, 2023: up first, Arizona metal titans Job For a Cowboy return with the hallucinogenic “The Agony Seeping Storm” on Metal Blade Records; Joseph Shabason announces a vintage skateboarding/Toy Machine inspired new jazz album Welcome to Hell on Western Vinyl; shredder Marnie Stern returns with The Comeback Kid on Joyful Noise; and Walker Lukens announces Accessible Beauty and contributes to Texas Wild.