Punks on Mars was formed as a recording/ art project by Ryan Howe in 2010. Emerging from his tenure as space-funk- cyber-punker Luke Perry, (2008-2010, r.i.p.) and a whole slew of other bizarro electronic projects, Howe began infusing rock n’ roll forms into his space-aged pallet , delivering low fidelity power pop and punk tunes alongside half-baked interstellar sewerscapes and radio jingles (see Punks on Mars, S/T).
After briefly touring America as a five-piece, Punks on Mars hit the studio to record the project’s first full band release, the forthcoming Bad Expectations, which features songs written by bassist/ pop mastermind Andrea Schiavelli (of The Eyes of Love, Polyester Raincoat).
Bad Expectations (Cat. #ZM012, LP & CD) comes out on October 30th, but mailing list subscribers will have the opportunity to buy it before it hits the shops- in a hot pink vinyl limited edition- only 200 made and those not purchased by mailing list subscribers will be distributed randomly to shops.
Plus,. as a thank you each mailing list purchaser will receive a gift from the ZooMusic back catalog: either a physical release (including out of print records) included with the hot pink vinyl Bad Expectations LP OR an immediate link to the entire ZooMusic catalog in MP3 format- election to be made at time of purchase.
Sounds like a boat load of reasons to sign up for the Zoo Music mailing list, if you’re not already on it. This seems distinctly similar to King Tuff, which ain’t a bad thing, and I’d say the only problem with this track is it’s too damn short. Keep your eye on Punks On Mars and Zoo Music.
Also if you can’t hardly wait, they’ve got a 4-track 7” available for sale now.