Posts Tagged ‘noise pollution’

TRIM – Deerskull

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Here’s a real late update/post that should have gone up almost two months ago. Better late than never I guess!


In May of 1999, Doug Maxson’s old band Trim headed over to the Rocket House. Recording with Jon Cook, they managed to track 9 songs onto 1/2 8-track reel then do a “crappy raw mix to DAT”. Unfortunately, not too long afterwards the band lost interest and not much of anything happened to the recordings. Well, Doug couldn’t leave things alone and has wanted to do something with the records for years. Says Doug:

Because, I guess, I like having albatrosses around my neck. Trim was a trainwreck of a band, a crown of thorns I wore for 3 years. We played a couple brilliant shows, though mostly my live cassettes are labeled “Too Much Whiskey!” and “Too High To Fly!” The recording session was just as unpromising…we arrived at noon, got a bunch of beer, smoked a bunch of weed, but then technical difficulties shouldered in and we didn’t start playing until 9 in the evening. We finished up the vocal overdubs at 2 in the morning. Nevertheless, over the years, I remained convinced there was gold in them thar hills.

So finally after 12 years (exactly), Doug grabbed Brett Holsclaw and Trip Barriger to mix down the 9 songs at Treehouse Audio. He’s spent the last year putting together funding and layout, and put the songs out recently. You can pick it up at Hal Dolls shows and it is available via the Noise Pollution – $10 CD or for download.

New Chime Hours cd available now

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The new Chime Hours cd on Noise PollutionThe long-awaited Chime Hours CD has finally been released by Noise Pollution Records. Ear X-Tacy has the CDs or you can presumably get them from Noise Pollution and the band members. From the CD packaging sticker:

The fine folks of CHIME HOURS and NOISE POLLUTION have joined forces to bring you this incredible EP, and all for a great cause. Every single penny of the purchase price will be given to our friend, Jason Noble, as he continues to regain his full health. For more on Jason’s progress, please visit

The track list is as follows:

1. The Walking Man
2. Houdini’d
3. Bad Music Is Killing Home Downloading
4. Pawn To King
5. Held For Ransom Olds
6. Roger Babbitt

Free Noise Pollution sampler download

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Black Box - Noise Pollution compilationCheck out the FREE Noise Pollution label sampler over at All sorts of Louisville jams on here including The Web, Minnow, Lucky Pineapple, The Teeth, Straight A’s, Evergreen, Cerebellum, Chime Hours, Metroschifter, Kentucky Chrome Revue, Second Story Man, Trophy Wives and more. Hey, it’s FREE, so get on it.

Endpoint Weekend events

Friday, May 14th, 2010

I’m sure that if you’ve had your eyes and ears open lately, you know the next few days will be packed (CJ article). Here’s a (kinda-current) rundown of just about everything happening this weekend:

Endpoint, Sunspring, Big Wheel reunionsFriday –

Endpoint/Sunspring/Big Wheel/Shedding – 7pm @ Headliner’s (tickets may still be available). Proceeds go to Jason Noble, and Mark Brickey’s EP poster will be available, as will (likely) Rise: The Kinghorse Tribute Compilation.

Post-Endpoint show @ Lisa’s Oak St. with Centipede E’est (Pittsburgh), Ampire. $3, starts whenever EP is done.

Endpoint, Cerebellum, Face Value reunion showSaturday –

Straight A’s – free in-store @ Ear X-tacy at 4pm to support their new Noise Pollution release entitled “Self Help” (12″/CD)

Endpoint/Face Value/Cerebellum/Interstates – 7pm @ Headliner’s (tickets maybe available on the forums or craigslist). Keep in mind that Mark Brickey’s posters will be on sale, as well as the new Cerebellum 12″ AND Rise: The Kinghorse Tribute Compilation. All of which are top-notch (excluding usage of flange pedals). Bring $$$ and remember that all of this will be sending money to Jason Noble’s cancer treatments and recovery.

For those not aware, Cerebellum will be playing a second reunion show in support of the aforementioned Noise Pollution release on July 31st @ Skull Alley. More information sure to come.

Frontier(s), Open Fields afterpartyFrontier(s)/Open Fields – EP show afterparty @ Zanzabar on Preston St. 11pm, $3. – Frontier(s) will be playing a song from one of their former bands, which could be any of the following or more – Falling Forward, Elliott, Stay Gold, Champion, Mouthpiece, Automatic.. I don’t feel like listing the rest and those are the more likely candidates anyway.

Sunday –

Duncan Barlow will be signing his novel Super Cell Anemia. Carmichael’s Books at 2720 Frankfort Ave. 4pm.

And then at 6pm, Endpoint, Coliseum, and Straight A’s will be playing at Skull Alley. It’ll be $5. And it’ll probably be tight for space. Get there on time, your not-so-fashionably late ass will likely be left on the street.

If there’s anything that I’m missing, be sure to hit the contact page and let me know!!!

Straight A’s – Self Help

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Straight A's - Self Help

Straight A's - Self Help

Straight A’s are getting ready to release their first full-length record on Noise Pollution. Entitled “Self Help”, it was recorded in the Summer of 2009 by Trip Barriger at Studio K (hope you weren’t surprised by that) except for the song “Trestles” which was recorded by Brian Lueken at Skull Alley. With eighteen songs in about 35 minutes featuring guests appearances by Thommy Browne (By the Grace of God, Chime Hours, et al), Susan Crocker and Dan Moore (Lucky Pineapple) the A’s are seeking to outdo themselves in terms of flexibility and range from their self titled 7″.

Here’s a note from the guys about the record being released: “Straight A’s will play the SXSE festival. Friday April 23rd. We will be joined by Thommy Browne on 2nd drums and will have advance copies of our debut album “Self Help”. Come pick up a copy (or two) before that other guy and have some fun with us!”

Here’s a preview of the record: