Two weeks after being dropped by new local label Neckbeard Records, Triangle hard-pop quintet I Was Totally Destroying It has now signed to excellent Portland imprint Greyday Records. The labelresponsible for releases from Head of Femur, Southerly, Mayday and a dozen otherswill release the band’s “double EP,” The Beached Margin/Done Waiting, on 12-inch vinyl on August 11. Printed in a limited edition of 250, each copy of the 11-track curio will include a digital download code for the entire EP and an exclusive digital bonus track. This EP was originally slated for CD-R release on Neckbeard in a similarly limited edition. The band’s second album, Horror Vacui, will chase the EP’s heels, as it’s due on Greyday October 13 on CD and through the expected digital outlets.

That’s not the only bit of news today for IWTDI: The band confirms its show Friday, May 22, at Local 506. Though the show remains a launch party for Neckbeard, IWTDI will play “because we want to share the stage with Lemming Malloy and Gray Youngnot because we support or agree with the recent decisions or business practices of Neckbeard Records.”

“We’re all happy over here for IWTDI regarding their recent signing to Greyday,” says Neckbeard co-founder Steve Salevan, “and we’re looking forward to purchasing their new album as fans. We wish them the best in their future endeavors.”

Lemming Malloy will release its debut LP, The Return of the Norfolk Regiment, that night. It will be the first release for Neckeard, whichin full disclosure modeis a new joint co-presented by longtime Independent Weekly contributor Bryan Reed. For the excellent covers of the EP and LP and the full text of the band’s statement, click that there jump.

And this is the statement:

We are honored and thrilled to announce that I Was Totally Destroying It has signed to Greyday Records! Greyday is a fantastic independent record label based in Portland, Oregon- You may know them from their work with Head Of Femur, Mayday, The Heligoats, Minmae, Piney Gir- just to name a few. Greyday is distributed by NAIL/Allegro throughout North America.

For more information on the label, please visit Greyday’s Web site.

On August 11th, 2009, Greyday Records will release our double EP album, ‘The Beached Margin/Done Waiting” exclusively on 12” vinyl. This release features 4 brand new tracks, as well as the previously digital-only ‘Done Waiting” EP. The 11-song vinyl will be a super-limited edition of 250 copies total, so when they’re gone, they’re gone! Each 12” comes with a free digital download code, with a digital bonus track not available anywhere else.

Our long-delayed sophomore full length, ‘Horror Vacui”, will finally see the light of day when it is released by Greyday on October 13, 2009 on CD and in digital outlets. It’s been a long time in the making, and we believe it has been well worth it, especially now that it has found the perfect home…

Because it bears mentioning, we just wanted to confirm that we will be playing the Lemming Malloy CD release party on May 22nd at Local 506- despite some confusion. We were never off of the bill, despite what you may have read- and we are playing the show because we want to share the stage with Lemming Malloy and Gray Young- not because we support or agree with the recent decisions or business practices of Neckbeard Records.


Joe, John, Rachel, Curtis and James