Happy bandcamp day! I worked on this with some friends the past two weeks. It is a benefit comp, the Caterwaul Society – Songs for Rainer Fronz. 21 (!) noisy rock songs, featuring exclusives from bbigpigg, Naw, Elephant Rifle, Super Thief, Multicult, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy and DEAD. Favorites from New Primals, Moon Pussy, The Tunnel and Vincas, and more… special version of songs from Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends and Hoaries and lots, lots more.
Seriously, It is a a LOT!
If you don’t already know, label impresario (and Caterwaul organizer) Ranier Fronz, has just had major heart surgery. He’s doing well, but is off his feet for awhile. He’s done a lot of all of us bands, as well as this particular back alley of freak rock. It is a thankless job at best.
The man is doing ok, and recuperating but has a family to support as well. There IS a GoFundMe around, but it was vital for us as a community to make a forceful response of appreciation for this lovely man and all he does. That means more than just money, but you also can’t pay bills with high fives.
Also, if you don’t me saying so, it is a hell of a comp.
We ask $10 for digital… more if you can afford it. For $2 more you can get a CD (Format of the future!) with the excellent Tom Hazelmyer artwork (STIGMATA GOAT). Additionally you get a download of the record with a purchase of the also excellent stigmata goat t-shirt.
The Caterwaul society is a loose coalition of like minded noiseniks, freaks, nerds and weirdoes built around CATERWAUL. The yearly festival/gathering for such things that was unfortunately denied by COVID-19.
LET IT BE KNOWN, the Caterwaul Society: Songs For Rainer Fronz compilation is now available, and we humbly ask that you consider it for your bandcamp day purchases.