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.
Chunklet's Best of 2014
POSTED TUESDAY 01.13.15
Obliterations - Poison Everything (Southern Lord)
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads - Stay Home (Toxic State)
Nots - We Are Nots (Goner)
Raspberry Bulbs - Privacy (BEB)
Exhaustion - Biker (Aarght!)
The Gotobeds - Poor People Are Revolting (12XU)
The Blind Shake - Breakfast of Failures (Goner)
King Brothers - Hell Oh! USA (self released CD)
Good Throb - Fuck Off (White Denim)
Frontier Folk Nebraska - FFN (No Chaser)
The Young - Chrome Cactus (Matador)
Reigning Sound - Shattered (Merge)
The Unholy Two - Talk About Hardcore (12XU)
Watery Love - Decorative Feeding (In The Red)
Sleaford Mods - Divide and Exit (Harbinger Sound)
Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right (Hardly Art)
Wussy - Attica! (Shake It)
Ukiah Drag - Dirt Trip 7” (Wharf Rat)
Deaf Wish - St. Vincents 7” (Sub Pop)
Video - (Join The) Hate Wave 7” (Total Punk)
Jack Ruby - Hit & Run (only the good parts that weren’t wanky) (Feeding Tube)
Crime - Murder By Guitar (Superior Viaduct)
Night Cleaner Greensleeves (Geographic North) & live at 529
Circulatory System Mosaics Within Mosaics (Cloud)
Wymyns Prysyn Head In A Vice (State Laughter)
Ricer live at 529
The Rock*A*Teens live at Le Poisson Rouge
A Stunning Early Record by Thee Speaking Canaries Discovered!
POSTED TUESDAY 01.06.15
Before he was known as the drummer/octopus of Don Caballero, Damon Che had a one-man project called Thee Speaking Canaries. At the beginning of the 90s, before he recorded his debut record “The Joy of Wine,” Damon Che composed and performed an entire record’s worth of material. Now, twenty four years later, we get to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Playing all instruments and with a creative zeal that’s part Sonic Youth and part Van Halen, “Platter Base” serves as an essential release for fans of the Canaries, Don Caballero or just plain guitar histrionics. Get in on it now, because it won’t ever be reissued.
Limited to 350 copies.
Grandfathered-In, In North Career
Winning Son (unvoxed)
She’s Been Ethereal
You Should Have Sang On This One (Snowman)
MCMXLVII Mitchum Dope
Toblewee Uslywus (unvoxed)
Unless We’re Not Martians
Intent To Honor With Substance and Very First Fruits of Produce (This is Fine)
Hall of Force
Aqua Snoot (No Lie Version)
Hope Ye All Learn From This
Cut direct to lacquer at Chicago Mastering Service
Download code included
Design by Chunklet’s own Henry Owings
Olympia's Survival Knife (ex-Unwound) Get 'Survivalized' on Chunklet!
POSTED MONDAY 10.20.14
Olympia’s Survival Knife started out with a whalloping one-two punch of singles on Kill Rock Stars and Sub Pop last year which any/all discerning record buyer purchased. Hot off the heels of their blistering full length (Loose Power on Issac Brock’s Glacial Pace label) earlier this year, Survival Knife are back with a new release (Survivalized) just in time for their first east coast tour. Survival Knife’s sound embodies the fierce guitar work of Justin Trosper and Brandt Sandeno (both from the legendary Unwound) along with the husband/wife team of Kris and Meg Cunningham. Think Greg Ginn. Think John Reis. Think guitar rock. Plain and simple. “Thud of the Jackboot” bursts open five songs of unparalleled whoopass. Guitar rock in 2014. Admit it. You want it back. Now it’s time for Chunklet to have a piece of Survival Knife’s raw sturm und drang. Gorgeous front cover artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator Trevor Claxton. Vinyl only.
Artwork by Trevor Claxton
Available on tour (with Pink Avalanche & Hungry Ghost):
Nov 14: Chicago @ Subterranean
Nov 15: Grand Rapids @ Founders Brewery
Nov 16: Columbus @ Double Happiness
Nov 17: Cleveland @ Grog Shop
Nov 18: Philadelphia @ Boot & Saddle
Nov 19: Washington @ DC9
Nov 20: Allston @ Great Scott
Nov 21: Pawtucket @ The Met
Nov 22: Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Thud Of The Jackboot
Tropic Of Chaos
Gold Widow (Alt Mix)
Lasso Or Noose
Roman Fever (Live)
Cut direct to lacquer at Chicago Mastering Service
Available on clear vinyl thru the Chunklet site and on red vinyl (exclusively) via the band on tour