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"I was raging through the last layout pieces of the "Partycrasher" album, getting inserts nice and tidy and the like. Busy times; lots of early mornings working while the world was all quiet (except for Europeans who were on the same schedule, haha). Anyhow I was in a fixed position and on this day I received not one, but two demos. I superstitiously worried that they would be awful and that I might be quizzed about this later. Regardless, I played one of them. Then I played it again, twisting the earphones a little tighter, turning it up another click. Hmmm… that one song reminds me of something… not overtly, but there's a vibe in there… is it… 1982 Psychedelic Furs?!? Ha! The next one up… now this one HAS to be awful, just to balance the Earth's axis. Nope, 30 seconds in I pause it. Jennifer needs to hear this one! And she said, "This sounds like something I'd listen to." DEAR LANDLORD, MEAN JEANS, BRUTAL KNIGHTS, and unhinged pop-punk in general? Yes please! Right then and there I decided that the fates had indeed aligned. I asked both bands on the spot if they would do a split. Both agreed without even hearing the other band… or even knowing the other band's name! A blind date between SUNSHINE STATE (Gainesville) and DEAD BARS (Seattle) was born! (Members of these bands have been guilty of involvement with Whiskey & Co., Big Eyes, and Against Me!) " —Var.

Sunshine State:
Troy Perlman - Vocals, bass
Warren Oakes - Drums
Mike Magarelli - Guitar
Kyle Fick - Guitar

Dead Bars:
John Maiello - Vocals, guitar, bass
C.J. Frederick - Drums
Andrew Robison - Guitar

1. DEAD BARS — Just Fine
2. DEAD BARS — Problems
3. SUNSHINE STATE — Lunchblood
4. SUNSHINE STATE — Long in the Tooth

Pressing Information

No Idea Records
Purpley Red Vinyl

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