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THIS RAZOR SOUNDS DEVINE: Saratoga Springs punk-rock trio Razors Never Die have been kicking around since the final hours of 2001—formed from area hardcore band Think Again—and they released a four-song EP, Breadcrumbs to the Birds, in August (produced by ex-Dryer, present-Sixfifteens frontman Bob Carlton, and recorded at both Albany’s Hyland Studios and Clarksville’s DMS Studios). In November, the band—drummer Seth Vanderkar, bassist Brian Linehan and guitarist-vocalist Nicholas P.—recorded a 15-song demo and are currently shopping it around to labels. Their opening slot for the Hudson Falcons show at Valentine’s on Feb. 2 is also their CD-release party for Breadcrumbs, and the first 30 paying customers will get a free copy of the disc.

SEX WAX: Our favorite glam-punk band are now a power trio, as the Erotics second guitarist Uzi hit the road prior to their recent mini-tour of the Midwest. Glamleader Mike Trash now handles all of the band’s guitar duties, and, according to Trash, “so far there have been no complaints.” Nuff said. Their aforementioned tour was a successful one. “Touring really is the key to success,” Trash notes. “We played these same places over the summer—this time around our audiences have doubled.” The Erotics have been working on a new record since last spring, with hopes to release it by this spring—and they have heard rumblings of major-label interest interspersed with that of the little guys. The Erotics will play their first area show in a while on Feb. 1 at Valentine’s (with the Charms, the Flying Buttresses, Hypnotica and Sorrow), which will also be their last for a while—they’ll hold off until they have a CD to offer. Go to for band info.

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS IN COHOES: Local instrumental trio Glitter of Cohoes recently wrapped up recording in drummer Jeff Fox’s home studio—“Unofficially named I Shit My Pants Studio,” he claims in all seriousness—and are working on finding a professional to mix it. The release, a long EP (“Probably seven songs,” says Fox), is slated for a February release, and contains songs a bit different than the GOC songs you may have grown to love (they’ve been available on the band’s Web site). “The new ones are more structured and rhythmically complex,” says Fox, “a little more melodic, and still instrumental.” Think Tortoise, Polvo and Mogwai. The band have been around since 1999; founding members Matt Heuston and Dave Welch were joined by Fox in November 2001 after their drummer split, and they’ve been performing together since last March. Fox also plays some guitar in GOC, and does the same with the Sixfifteens. We’ll keep you posted on GOC gigs, or check out, but they too are waiting until their CD is finished before committing to live shows.

HERE, KITTY KITTY KITTY: While sugar-high indie-popsters Kitty Little are busy booking a spring tour, they continue to play regularly (all of the chocolate definitely helps). Beginning Friday, they’ll travel to New Paltz, then on Sunday they’re in Utica, and following an end-of-the-month gig at Valentine’s (Jan. 31, with SNMNMNN), they will head to New York City in March. Also, look for Kitty Little to open a Mike Watt date at Valentine’s in April. Their EP Nice Noise is available through mail order ($5), as is their four-song 7-inch ($4) and T-shirts ($5)—all prices include postage. Make checks out to Matt Laque and send ’em to Peterwalkee Records, PO Box 14794, Albany, NY 12212.

—Kate Sipher

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