Chunklet Podcast on Insect Radio
POSTED MONDAY 11.09.15
The kind folks at iNSECT asked us to curate a podcast. A pretty solid collection of jams. And we have nobody else but Tim Kerr (!!!!!) to thank for that lovely drawing of our beloved owner.
Brother Wayne Kramer Speaks Truth
POSTED WEDNESDAY 08.26.15
Working on a new website. Working on new projects (including a book). Watch and memorize this.
Torche/Part Chimp split 12 Reissued!
POSTED FRIDAY 04.03.15
Ten years ago, I (somewhat) intentionally started a love affair between London's Part Chimp and Miami's Torche. The Chunklet SXSW shindig that was held at Sound on Sound in north Austin was the place and the two bands were amidst 20 other bands, but clicked almost immediately. Back then, I suggested the two groups do a tour and a split release together and in 2011 it became a reality. The 12" you see here arrived at the first show with not a day to spare. Fortunately, it sold out in a flash, but to this day I still have people ask where they can buy one even though I have a grand total of two copies to my name. Well, here you go. In honor of this stellar release and the (now scrapped) dates the two bands will be performing together in May, here's a repress. 100 mail order copies come on clear vinyl.
Part Chimp turn in two scorchers, ‘Dr. Horse’ and ‘The Watcher’ while Torche send a love letter to the boys from Dayton and cover three Guided By Voices songs (‘Exit Flagger,’ ‘Unleashed! The Large Hearted Boy’ and ‘Postal Blowfish’).
This was available only during the band’s tour up the East Coast in November and the Chunklet website for a limited time.
2015 Reissue edition of 300.
100 clear (only available here)
100 gold (available only from the bands)
100 black (distro)
released originally on 06 December 2011
TREVOR CLAXTON did the artwork.
NOLEN STRALS did the type and layout.
HENRY OWINGS put it all to bed.
Legendary Wendy's Prank Call Released by Chunklet!
POSTED MONDAY 01.26.15
Prank calls are nothing new. The Jerky Boys took them to dizzying heights. Earles & Jensen took them to perverse lows. But the Corporate Office's calls stand in a league all their own. Whereas most calls revolve around the caller's shtick and the time before the other person hangs up, The Corporate Office relies more on action/reaction, less on routine. More than ten years ago this call was up on the Chunklet site and became an enormous hit. And now? It's available again, and now for the first time on vinyl! Available as a one-sided 12" in a deluxe Stoughton tip-on jacket in an edition of 100, this 6 minute Wendy's call immediately ends up in the prank call hall of fame. And yes, this call is 100% real.
Edition of 100
Mastered by Drew Crumbaugh
Thanks to Emmanuel
A Chunklet Industries Release
Manufactured & Assembled in U.S.A.
Thee Speaking Canaries "Moon Rock" mini-doc
POSTED WEDNESDAY 01.21.15
Thank you to Michael Seamans at Mind Cure Records for this magnificent vid.
Record still available for pre-order.