Monday, February 5, 2007

Four Fifty Six on Actionboy records


Four Fifty Six - Four Fifty Six 7" (Actionboy) Featuring Todd Cook from Shipping News, Crain, For Carnation, Retsin, Papa M and Slint.
CORRECTION
I just got an email from Will Hancock who was the mastermind behind this project....sorry will, I didn't mean to single out Todd, it was the only reference I found in the admittedly little research I did:
I think this post is funny because Todd only plays on one song and I wrote all the music. He plays on Millenium Technology Incorporated, which is the only instrumental on the record. -Will Hancock
Go have a listen to some of Will's latest projects:
http://www.myspace.com/linyasso
http://www.myspace.com/wolverinebrass

This bassist played with everyone from Crain to Slint to the For Carnation....insane, this was the only 7 inch released by this side project. You can hear one track at the actionboy myspace page.
It still sounds good, even after 10 years.
Apparently it is still available from your local record store that orders touch and go records. I contacted soundfix in williamsburg to see if they can get one. This is a pretty obscure piece of that Louisville KY mathrock scene before it even was. It's amazing there are some of these left and it would be amazing to get a hold of one.

Four Fifty Six was one of several Louisville, KY, bands involving bassist Todd Cook, whose first high-profile gig was with local scene stalwarts Crain. After Crain's breakup at the end of 1996, Cook went on to collaborate with the cream of the Louisville indie scene: Slint's Brian McMahan and David Pajo in the For Carnation, Pajo again with Papa M, Rodan's Tara Jane O'Neil in Retsin, and Rodan's Jason Noble and Jeff Mueller in the Shipping News. He also played concurrently with Four Fifty Six, which performed on a mostly local basis; their lone release was a 7" single on the Actionboy label.

From Actionboy:
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
four fifty six singles available from touch and go records for a limited time, you can stock up on FOUR FIFTY SIX singles from Touch and Go Records!
PLEASE NOTE: this offer is only for STORES that order directly from Touch and Go already. Stores should contact: sales@tgrec.com THIS IS NOT A MAIL ORDER ITEM! you have to be a store that orders directly from Touch and Go.
got it? STORES ONLY...
SO, if you are just a regular joe and you want one, you should ask your local favorite indie record store if they order from Touch and Go, and get you one.


3 comments:

  1. omg! a review of the single ten years later! that is so cool! thanks Jason! -Actionboy Records

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  2. Te Hee. I'm surprised too. I met a nice girl in Rotterdam because of that vinyl. I think this post is funny because Todd only plays on one song and I wrote all the music. He plays on Millenium Technology Incorporated, which is the only instrumental on the record. -Will Hancock
    check out my new music:
    http://www.myspace.com/linyasso
    http://www.myspace.com/wolverinebrass

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  3. ooops, sorry about that will, it was the only info I came across about this release....I corrected the post. Hope I can get a hold of this, and will be sure to check out your new stuff.

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