The Koopas, originally from Sisbee Texas, were a short lived pop punk band, active from 1999 - 2002, They cranked out 27 killer songs in those three years, all of which were originally scattered over various projects. However, Moms Basement Records has partnered with Something To Do Records and remastered all 27 songs and finally released them properly on a limited numbered CD. "In Reverse - A Complete Retrospective 1999-2002" is a collection of every Koopas song. All three Koopas members are still active in various Texas bands, but for this release, it's time to say "Long Live The Koopas!"
The classic 1997 After School Special 'Wrong' EP on Mutant Pop Records is back, temporarily. The last 152 copies were recently discovered in the depths of the Shoe Hutch basement, and these copies have brand new
sleeve artwork, including an updated write up by Mutant Pop head honcho T. Chandler. Once these copies are gone, there won't be anymore, so I'd grab one while you can."
The album by After School Special — featuring the late David Jones of the Lookout–Panic Button band Enemy You — is being reissued on June 30 by Something to Do Records of Seattle.
The self-titled AFS album first appeared in 1997 as a Mutant Pop CD, the second one I did. STD labeldude Matthew Ostrom has been working closely with the two surviving band members. They had the thing remastered, and are bringing it out as Double CD and an LP. The CD version includes a bonus track and a second disc with the demo versions of the entire release. It's a gorgeous package, new comic cover, and I hope STD is able to introduce the immensely talented David Jones to a new generation. There are plans for two more AFS releases over the coming two years.
-T. Chandler (Mutant Pop Records)