Michael Whiteside and Andrew Srack of Muscle Beach Petting Zoo
Ashley Janelle


If you’ve been following us on social media at all for the last few months, you’ve probably already heard: we’re working hard on the first of three new compilation installments, and it’s already stacking up to be something really special.

We’ve gotten a ton of submissions already, but we before we get into the nitty gritty, above all we want to let people know there’s still time to submit! You’ve got just under two more weeks, with the official deadline being December 14th. That’ll give us a couple weeks to swerve through the holiday malarky and sequence the tracks, hopefully in time for an early January release.

Those are the two main highlights, but below we wanted to provide all of the details below for those that haven’t heard yet. We know some of you don’t use social media, and honestly, we feel pretty dumb for not posting about it on the main site before now, but better late than never! You can check out the original announcement on Instagram here.

So let’s get to it.

Point #1: This compilation, the first of the three, will focus on the Pacific Northwest and West Coast regions of the United States. Like you can see anywhere on our Bandcamp, all of our compilations thus far have had regional themes, and we thought this would be a good place to pick up the trail.

Point #2: For the most part, we want to focus on rare, unreleased, demo, and live material. This is because a) it’s cool, and b) it makes for easy content-ID i.e. no copyright issues uploading the song to Bandcamp. Like, we could just upload your most popular or your favorite song, but if it’s already uploaded somewhere else on Bandcamp, it could present a problem down the road. There are ways around it, and this was somewhat of a learning experience for the present generation of the team, so bear with us for a moment upon release to see if we need to further hash anything out! In the end, we are just trying to spread the good word about your hard work and nothing else, so we’ll do our best to get it right.

Point #3: If you’re on the West Coast or in the PNW region of the United States, and happen to have a track you want to send in, like we’ve said, you’ve got two weeks! Do it! You can send them to submissions@feckingbahamas.com or informashun@feckingbahamas.com. If you want to be clever, put the word “compilation” in the subject line – that way we can find you easily. Also, if you don’t hear from us after a week, send us another email! Or, as always, you can contact us on Instagram or Facebook.

Point #4: If you’d like to submit, but find yourself in a different part of the world, let alone the United States, fret not! Not only do we have the next two regions planned out, but there is definitely room for multiple volumes of the same region. We just haven’t gotten there yet.

Point #5: After our hopeful January release of VIII. US WEST COAST // PNW, we’ll focus on the next phase: IX: US EAST COAST // MIDWEST. The ‘curation’ phase will likely take until March or April, and depending what happens, but hopefully see a release by May. It might come together sooner than that, but we’re trying to be cautious. Once the East Coast slash Midwest edition is out, we can focus on the third and final compilation of the series: X. US SOUTH // SOUTHWEST.

That should be about it. Remember if you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to informashun@feckingbahamas.com. You ever notice how we spell that the way Greg Puciato says it at the end of “Good Neighbor” by The Dillinger Escape Plan. Well, now you do. Also, if you’ve got something new coming out, you can always send it to submissions@feckingbahamas.com – just remember to put some basic info in the email and we’ll see what we can do. We hope you are all making it through the horrendous holiday season. Keep up the great work!

You can check out all of our existing compilations on Bandcamp here, or if you want to be a standup math rocker you could buy us a cup of coffee over here. All good either way – tomorrow we have the final Tuesday Music Dump of 2022, which has some really interesting stuff on it, so we’ll see you then!