swear jar is playing two more shows. one in bethlehem, one in wallingford. all money we raise goes to buying Mitch a memorial plaque for his grave site. it is an honor to play with some of Mitch’s favorite bands, and with friends. we will have 7"s, we will have zines (email if you wanna write a small piece//want more info).   

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This is for Mitch:I made a new batch of posters to celebrate the remarkable Mitchell Dubey who was tragically lost to us all 2 years ago this weekend. Mitchell was one of the most amazing human beings I have ever had the honor of getting to know. I worked with him every day for a year and, both his approach to life and his wisdom well beyond his years will stay with me forever.

There are 100 posters hanging around New Haven right now. All are different and unique. The hat colors were mixed on the screen so the colors are all shifting and evolving. If you want one the only place to get it is to take one hanging in New Haven,or get someone to do it for you.

Mitchell Dubey Benefit Show

“On Thursday March 24th my best friend and room mate Mitch Dubey was shot in our own home in a completely unprovoked incident, he was rushed to the hospital but died shortly after. 2 Years prior we threw a benefit show for his family after his father had a tragic snowboarding accident and became paralyzed from the neck down. Needless to say the family could use a lot of help in this extremely difficult time. We are throwing a benefit show to raise the funds necessary for a proper funeral as well as honor the amazing life of Mitch Dubey. He was a great friend and an incredible person that touched the lives of everyone that he met. I find it difficult to put into words just how much mitch meant to me, I have known him for over 7 years, the last three of which were spent living with him in new haven. The thought of playing a show without him there still has me in tears but i know that this is the most fitting send off that we could possibly provide. We need to let mitch live on in all of us by honoring his memory and staying positive. We have assembled some of mitch’s favorite bands for a night of music that should be nothing short of amazing, please help spread the word and lets do our best to help out the dubey family as much as possible. We love all you guys and it’s horrible that it takes something like this for us to realize just how incredibly strong the people that make up the CT music scene are. Stay Radical.” - Andy Tabar, screamer in The Flaming Tsunamis

APRIL 3rd @ The Madison Arts Barn (8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT)

THE FLAMING TSUNAMIS :: playing Externalities and some old favorites
 :: Reunion
MY HEART TO JOY :: 2nd to last show ever

6 PM, $10 minimum donation

Please make every effort to attend this show.

Also, reblog this to spread the word.

Five years ago we teamed up with some amazing people to release a benefit compilation for a dear friend of ours named Mitch Dubey. Mitch was a close friend to a lot of our bands, the label, people within our scene and he was an all around great person. Not a day goes by that we don’t miss him in some way.

“The origins of this saying are remarkably hazy, but its starting point has never been of much relevance anyway. If I’m not mistaken, “fuck off all nerds” began as an incredibly vague reference to the Revenge of the Nerds movies, though even that’s probably somewhat of a stretch. Like most inside jokes or ensuing phenomenons that exist within this community, it all started with a single inadvertently-stated remark, which evolved uncontrollably to a point where its initial meaning was no longer identifiable or even of concern. At some point, though, Mitch Dubey picked up on this and adopted the words as a mantra of sorts, putting it at the forefront of his innumerable catch phrases. Considering that Mitch was practically teeming with enthusiasm and energy at any given time, it only makes sense that he would choose to endorse such an outlandish saying. Why “nerds”? Well, because actually using that word in the degradative sense is downright silly. But really, it’s just because somebody at some point watched Revenge of the Nerds and said something absurd. Truthfully, it really doesn’t matter why the saying is there, nor does it even seem worth trying to unravel. The phrase isn’t intended to be understood because there’s honestly nothing to comprehend. People say it because it feels good to open your mouth and be ridiculous, and because it’s just one of many seemingly mundane habits that, for whatever reason, merits holding onto - now, more-so than ever. It’s difficult to say how or why this became the thing that people say, but I have a feeling it had a lot to do with Mitch always being there to remind people of it. He didn’t invent the phrase, but he certainly owned it, and whatever it means, he meant it more than anyone.”

All money raised from sales on the digital and physical release still goes to the Dubey family and for the rest of the week we’ve lowered the price of the vinyl on the limited copies that we have left to a point so anyone can own this. We’ve also allowed for you to give more if you feel so inclined to as well.

Topshelf store:

You will never be forgotten.

for some of my best friends today is a very meaningful day; it was two years ago that mitch was killed. there are a lot of things that could be said about this, but i think there are two take-aways that resonate with me more and more over time:

1. do the things that make you happy*.

2. take care of the people who you love. 

and it may just seem like the most basic fucking stuff but those were the only things that allowed me to get to today with all my pieces put back roughly in place.  so today i am going to play my third round of minigolf in 18 hours, get breakfast with andy, visit mitch, listen to soul music, write, and tell the people i love that i love them etc etc.  

we are alive, and this is important to remember.  


*if the things that make you happy are oppressive and bullshit and tread on the humanity of others fuck you and don’t do them. change your life instead. 

Memorial Service for Mitchell Dubey

Tomorrow at 5PM, a memorial service for Mitchell Dubey will be held at Devil’s Gear Bike Shop, 151 Orange St., New Haven, CT.

Redscroll Records will be closing at 4:00 tomorrow.

If you are in the area, please make every effort to attend.

Please reblog this so everyone who is affected can be notified.

I never got to know him, but from what I have heard from his friends is that he was a radical dude and caring person. I’m sure his friends would appreciate this being made into a shirt.

Perhaps the profits could be donated to a cause that he would have liked.