Watching the Train Wreck
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Watching the Train Wreck

Omaha, Nebraska, United States | INDIE

Omaha, Nebraska, United States | INDIE
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"Watching The Train Wreck "Serve Very Loud EP"

Watching The Train Wreck "Serve Very Loud" EP
Hey, what a trainwreck of a name, huh?! Hey now! WTTW are from Omaha, home to...uh...Warren Buffett. And the Brimstone Howl. Cool dudes, all of them. "I Am The Machine" is a shit-fi blast of punk rock with eardrum-shattering guitar solos and a swirling rhythm not unlike a log hastily circling the bowl on its way to the sewer. I like this. "Money Don't Buy Happiness" is a dum-dum Midwest rocker, anthemic garage-metal almost. B-Side has "Soundman Scum" which is a plodding-punk middle finger and they close with "Rainy Road", a fittingly angry and pissy guitar blowout which summons some nasty stringed elements and has the best vocal of the bunch. A nice slice of shit-fi Midwestern rock that certainly isn't trying to be hip or trendy, just loud and loose. I'll keep an eye on these kids. Scum stats: 50 lathe-cut copies with silkscreened sleeves and download code.(RK)
(Rainy Road Records //

- Terminal Boredom


Gutted Mermaid Cassettes:
GMT-001-Watching the Train Wreck-s/t 9-song cassette.
Re-released on CD by Bad Track Records-BT-006

Rainy Road Records:
RRR-001-Watching the Train Wreck-s/t 7"
Lathe-cut 7", hand-numbered out of ONLY 30 copies!!

RRR-003-Watching the Train Wreck-Serve Very Loud-7"
Lathe-cut 7", screen-printed and hand-numbered out of only 50 copies! Comes with FREE album download!

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Watching the Train Wreck was formed in a basement in Kearney, NE in April of 2008, later relocating to Omaha in July. Original members include Ben Allen on guitar and vocals, brothers Kevin and Scott Cline on bass and drums, and later adding Jack Bailey on lead guitar. After Scott's leaving to play bass with Brimstone Howl, they added Jeff Lambelet to play drums. Scott still fills in once in a while when Jeff is on tour with Digital Leather.

Their sound is drawn from an older, more raw, and political style punk, with influences that include The Wipers, Velvet Underground, The Exploited, Joy Division, Black Flag, '77-style punk, as well as local heroes and friends such as The Shanks, Brimstone Howl, Ric Rhythm and the Revengers, The Terminals, and Digital Leather.

In March 2010, they started their own record label, Rainy Road Records, releasing limited edition 7" records and cassettes. Since then they have released their first two 7"s, as well as Brimtone Howl's Singles Collection on cassette. With worldwide distribution, including sales and trades all over the US, France, Italy, Germany, and even as far as Australia(!), this is only the beginning! Upcoming releases include The Shanks b-sides and rarities cassete, and The Fucken Snakes ep on cassette.