The April selection(s) for our Record of the Month Club is a double-dose from Portland punk legends, DEAD MOON. We’ve selected two records from the band’s mid-1990’s output–Crack in the System (1994) and Nervous Sooner Changes (1995). Dead Moon is arguably the most underrated and overlooked punk band of ALL TIME! But the folks that know ’em really love ’em…like us!

Formed in Portland in 1987, Dead Moon released dozens of albums, most of which have been reissued by the excellent Mississippi Records label out of Portland. The founding members include singer/guitarist Fred Cole (Who recently passed away. RIP Fred.), bassist Kathleen “Toody” Cole (Fred’s wife), and drummer Andrew Loomis. Mississippi Records is releasing an exhaustive, coffee-table sized art book later this summer chronicling the bands history. We recently had a chance to see the book in person while attending Other Music’s Come Together record label fair in New York City at MoMA PS1. The book is stunning and we hope you’ll all snag one after these records seep into your brain. You can read more about the book here.

Toody sent along Dead Moon buttons and stickers to include with the ROTM Club shipments…an amazing treat. Club members will get the two records, a button, and a sticker!!! These are shipping out now! 

You can sign up for the ROTM Club here.


Check out Dead Moon’s official website here.

You can also find an exhaustive fan site here.

Here’s a great interview with Toody from the Noisy website.