We’re breaking up. As a close friend recently confided in me, “The Credentials was three people who should never have been in the same room together”. We did a lot in a short time–a tape, two LPs, and four 7″s, two full U.S. tours, countless weekends, fests, and Boston shows–and we’re pretty ready to give it a rest. This band gave us the opportunity to make amazing friends all over the country, to travel places none of us had ever been, to put out fucking records, play with insane bands, and to connect to people through love of music and punk.
Our final show will be Saturday, March 24th at the Democracy Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as part of the 2nd annual Smash It Dead Fest: A Benefit for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Other bands include friends Dead Uncles, Rations, Spraynard, Ampere, Aye Nako, Surrender, and a bunch more (the fest website will be launched with all the info in a couple of weeks).
Two songs we recorded during our second LP session, “Dear Mr. Breakey” and “This Town Means About As Much To Me As A Festering Bowl Of Dog Snot” will be on a forthcoming split 7″ with Steelhorse from Seattle, WA, out as a split release on Mindless Recordings/Rad Girlfriend Records. Mindless is Max from Ridgemont’s new label and RG is Josh from Rad Company and his partner’s new label. It’s really nice of them to put this out even though we’re breaking up. The record will be out sometime before the fest, and we should have some copies there too.
Our last LP is still available from all the fine people who put it out– It’s Alive, Dirt Cult, 86′d, and Muy Autentico. That shit is streaming over at the 86′d website. The Credentials/Dead Uncles split single can be picked up from 86′d. Our other records are presumably floating around in distros and toilets worldwide. I’ve got a new band called Peeple Watchin’ and we’ll have a 7″ out soon with another record to follow in the spring, and hopefully some tours. Jack’s got Ridgemont and probably a new project or two, and Tom will come up with something I’m sure…perhaps Juggalo Biafra will finally be actualized?
I think that’s everything. Thank you so much to everyone who helped us out over the years…it’s really difficult to express in words how much it all has meant to me…so come to the last show and freak the fuck out.
xo, zack/the credentials