Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, etc.) has launched a new label called Riverworm Records. The bassist’s “poly-electro, pan-genre” project with Sannety, SpermChurch, will release a new album, titled “merdeka atau mati,” through the label on September 3. The first single for that effort, “A Puzzle & Not Intended For Use,” can be found below along with the cover art and track listing:
“merdeka atau mati” Track Listing:
01. “The Unrestricted Gaze”
02. “What Street Is This”
03. “You Thoroughly Want The Thing That Mounts”
04. “Ovary Looping”
05. “A Puzzle & Not Intended For Use”
06. “Which Ways The Arrows Point”
07. “Martyrs, Badgers & Other Rodents”
08. “Put The Baby Online”
09. “There is Plenty Of Time To Be Saved”
10. “Consider Yourself Left-Handed”
Dunn said the following about the new label:
“Like most DIY labels, I started my own because I could find no appropriate home for this first release. The idea of a ‘label’ is nearly defunct as marketing is essentially all DIY, that is, unless you are a heavyweight influencer, corporation or actual rock star. This is mom and pop at its most niche-within-niche.
I know I’m absolutely insane or branding myself mid-pandemic in a world where art is nearly expected to be free for the consumer but the will to have this music heard is part of what drives me. I’ve never expected everyone to like everything. That goes against common sense. That’s why everyone has boundaries. Having total control of a very personal release is the core motivation, and the feeling that, at this ripe old age, my own branding is as relevant as any grass fed mammal.”
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