NYC orchestral punk-cabaret band The World/Inferno Friendship Society and punk-rock cartoonist Mitch Clem proudly present Turnstile Comix #2, a fusing of music, art and storytelling with a brand new 7” vinyl EP accompanied by a 40-page comic book depicting some of the group’s craziest road stories, embellishments and all. The band will be touring in March, including Irving Plaza in NYC on March 29th.
The EP represents World/Inferno’s first proper release since 2011’s The Anarchy And The Ecstasy on Chunksaah Records, and features the gang’s latest hits, “The Faster You Go The Better You Think”, “Second Chance Saloon” and “Pickles and Gin”.
The accompanying comic book was scripted and illustrated by Mitch Clem, known for his “Nothing Nice to Say” web-comic published free online and printed by Dark Horse, and more recent “My Stupid Life” strips for Razorcake Fanzine. Trimmed to 7×7 inches to fit comfortably in one’s record collection, the book delivers festive tales of anarchy, destruction and bad ideas.
The first pressing of 1,000 records is on custom mixed “Merlot” colored vinyl with each copy including an MP3 download code.
Turnstile Comix #2 is available now for advance mail-order directly from Silver Sprocket, and will be in stores March 12th with retail distribution direct from Revolver USA and Last Gasp. It will also be available from The World/Inferno Friendship Society along their upcoming east-coast tour dates and beyond (listed below).
This is the second issue in the Turnstile Comix series, with each issue including a 7” vinyl EP and tour-stories from the featured band. Issue #1 was about Minneapolis punk band The Slow Death, and the next issue (#3) this Fall will feature pop-punk favorites Lemuria.
3/20/13: Key West, FL @ The Green Parrot
3/21/13: Miami, FL @ Churchills Pub *
3/22/13: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum *
3/23/13: Orlando, FL @ The Social *
3/24/13: Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Tech *
3/25/13: Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger *
3/26/13: Richmond, VA @ The Camel *
3/27/13: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
3/28/13: Asbury park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
3/29/13: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *&
3/30/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *&
* = w/ Stolen Babies
& = w/ Rasputina