Monday, December 14, 2009

Fuck To Survive CS

This is our new cassette single entitled "Fuck To Survive"
It's on Youth Attack records (
Pressing of 200 but it's already sold out, and it just came out yesterday. Maybe people think this is going to be ebay gold? Fools. Anyway we'll be pressing 100 more, and there's one hidden in an unmarked box in Chris Dooley's warehouse, if you have the balls to go to Holyoke MA to search for it. It has three songs from the Gebo session. Apparently they're about sexual frustration...whatever that is. Thanks to Erin Lemkey for naming the first track, Succubus, inspiring all the drum fills on that song, and for having supernatural powers. Thanks to Mark McCoy for the insights :

After a quiet self-release of a debut tape limited to 50 copies, Western Mass' SQRM return with three new expositions on the horror of sexuality. Enhancing their sound with sharpened focus and production, this three piece ensemble perfectly capture the chaotic intensity of their unhinged live performances in this stylish new release. Commencing with "Succubus", SQRM ravages through several tight twists and jerks until dissipating into a crouching mechanical groan. "You're Addicted" has been reworked and revitalized into a ravaged cascading boulder that crashes down just in time for the climaxing title track. Here the band shines at their magical best: churning, guttural monotony under some of the most desperate and jaw dropping vocals ever captured. Pressed on purple pro-tapes with paper labels sheathed in purple inserts depicting singer Tony Pasquarosa's unsettling photography, YA is proud to present this thrilling release in an edition of 200 copies.

The survival of humanity lies in its self-destruction; therein sprawls a wide vista of impasses that, out of weakness of spirit, one is often tempted to retreat from and divert into spiritual mummification. The few who dare to persevere into the tempest of solitude can expect a horrifying and often disastrous confrontation with the self. Thankfully, our insufficient impulses deflect us headlong into passion. This prolonged storm of madness, insanity, and eventual death is exacerbated most effectively through the act of intimacy. Here one may concede for a lifetime. Through physical involvements with another, one can reflect the pain that life relentlessly rains upon us. To be motivated by weakness must be considered a sublime art; it is this colorful flaw that maps our race to the grave.

-Mark McCoy 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Gebo is an ill dude. He is a 27 year old man with a steady girlfriend, two dogs, and a beautiful house in Easthampton MA. He played guitar in the Prowl. He currently plays guitar in White Pressure and Libians who had a song on ROCKBAND. Most importantly he recorded three songs for us that are going to be on a cassette single called "Fuck to Survive" on Youth Attack records ( It's much more audible than the demo recording. The drums are louder in the mix, and the vocals sound better, and sean looked less like tom morello (only while we recorded). We recorded it in 15 min because I had to go work at some shitty Brewhouse kitchen in Williamsburg MA that fired me for liking Cro Mags "Best Wishes" better than Age of Quarrel. Gebo is a wizard and somehow made it sound pretty good in spite of that.

This Saturday Gebo is having a dinner party. We're going to stuff a leg of lamb with spinach and goat cheese and smoke it for 4 hours. Thats right he has a meat smoker too. This guy really has it all. While thats going on i'm going to braise some ribs then go down in the studio and start the thrash band ive been dreaming about since 7th grade. Come hang out. And don't forget to check out Gebo:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Next Show:

Vaccine (Wester MA straightedge powerviolence supergroup)
Waste Management (Boston Stomper style with way ignorant vocals)
Men's Interest (Last Show)
Boston Strangler, haven't heard them yet but it sounds like it will be good, same idea as WM

Sunday Dec. 13 6pm
At sir Chris Dooley's warehouse (VG Mill):
142 South Summer St. Holyoke MA

In case you didn't notice the flyer is a toast to Earth Crisis, seeing that this is a STRAIGHTEDGE show, and no one should be drinking or smoking at it. Period

Mind Eraser/Iron Lung Show

Our most recent show in Boston. Luckily this one didn't get broken up by the FBI. Good thing we didn't extort anyone this time. Above are some choice pictures. Our guitarist looks like if Tom Morello did acid, you can clearly see the Bathory influence in Tony's pics, and I'm going bald, either because I just picked up smoking again, or because I have H1N1.

Thanks to Brendan from Mind Eraser for helping set up drums. I have a really hard time with that. ME's set was a ball-breaker as usual. Unfortunately some asshole felt like he had to take off his belt, choke-slam some poor kid on the floor, and then go whipping it around at people. What kind of insecure, alpha-male dick do you have to be to do that? This isn't badluck13 riot extravaganza, or a haymaker show. As Al Quint commented, someone should have grabbed it and wrapped it around his neck. Cheers Al

While we don't condone violence, this was a really fun, positive show overall. Thanks to everyone who came out.


This is a blog about the band SQRM. From now on only believe about us what is written here. Everything else is complete bullshit. This isn't some springboard for self-perpetuated rumors (like some other band blogs we know of), or some snarky new-age guerilla-marketing scheme. Its just a way you can find out whats going on with the band. Thats it.

You can hear our demo here: